Ladies and gents, your weekend awaits…
Friday February 26th
ART: A two week exhibition of street artist Luxor is on in NYC Bar & Bistro’s basement (Nicaragua 6002) and it’s worth the visit. No but really, what this guy does with spray cans is unreal.
ART & MUSIC: Independent porteño publisher Humo is showcasing the works of ten young contemporary Argentine artists using Risograph, a high-speed digital printing system at Galería Ruth Benzacar (Juan Ramírez de Velasco 1287) from 5PM to 9PM. You can take a look at the pieces here. Anything this quirky calls for live DJ sets, naturally.
MUSIC & WORDS: Poetry on the terrace is just as endearing and delightful as it sounds. A bunch of musicians and poets will be doing their thing from 7PM on Conti’s Terrace (Avenida del Libertador 8151).
FOOD: Fellow foodies, world cuisine is taking over Palermo’s Hippodrome (Libertador and Dorrego) in the form of trucks, again. Yes, take your taste buds to Africa, Asia, Europe and the US this weekend. Let’s pray that temperatures won’t exceed those we suffered at the last Buenos Aires market (not that it prevented us all from going and indulging.) Cocktails, wines, beers and music are of course on the cards. Entrance is free and doors open at 7PM. Eat your way through the continents all the way until 2AM.
MUSIC: Chilean Matias Aguayo is giving a talk at 8PM as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Sessions and a DJ set kicking off at 10.30PM (which is what you’ll want to come for) followed by five more DJs through to 5AM at Centro Naval (Florida 801). Tickets go for AR$150.
Saturday February 27th
DRAMA: The Shakespeare festival is on and there are three events going on throughout the day on Saturday. Check out the full program here and get your culture on.
PARTY: PM Open Air from 3PM at Oasis Punta Carrasco. You know the drill.
PARTY: We’re just havin’ a backyard party with live DJs in the bosques from midnight with “lots of love and lots of dancing” and probably lots of drinking. There will be beer. It is free, open to all and if you can be bothered to leave your Palermo previa to head towards the Hippodrome then Mansa en la Rua could be a fun option.
MUSIC: Make your way to Niceto Club from midnight as it morphs into Zizek Club for the night. There is a seriously impressive line up of Latin American DJs ready and good times are surely to be had. Entrance is AR$150.
PARTY: Try not to get too white girl wasted under the stars on the terrace of Palermo’s Congo Bar (Honduras 5329). The line up? “Techno and house from outta space”. Chamuyo? Maybe. You’ll have to decide for yourself. Free entrance until 2.30AM.
Sunday February 28th
WALK: Assuming you didn’t hit the sack two hours before this event starts, a Shakespeare walk is taking place from the Planetarium at 10.30AM and ends in the Museo Sivori (which, by the way, is completely worth the visit.) And don’t worry they won’t charge to make you walk around the city.
FOOD: La Pulpería Quilapán somehow gets better with every event. Make your way to the French-Argentine restaurant slash bric-a-brac heaven (Defensa 1344) between 5PM and 9PM armed WITH YOUR PICNIC, yes, your own picnic, and some friends to make use of the wonderful outdoor space.
CIRCUS: Buenos Aires Polo Circus is on from 3PM to 10PM with a bunch of free shows, music, activities and surprises. Great for the kids too.
ART: It is the last exhibiting night of English artist Jeremy Deller’s “El ideal infinitamente variable de lo popular” at the Fundación Proa (Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1929) and if you stick around…
MUSIC: Afromama is on, as per, for a night of hip hop, soul and R&B at Makena Cantina Club (Fitz Roy 1519) in Palermo y’aaaaaall from midnight.