Another slew of sunny days is ahead of us, and the temperature isn’t even due to pass thirty degrees Celsius! Such stellar conditions probably won’t last for long, so we highly encourage you to get out there this weekend and soak ’em up (provided you’re wearing sunscreen of course). The Post is making its Argentine debut, and heaps of music are in the works. Chinese New Year shenanigans are also on the way, as is the 52nd Superbowl, that The Bubble will be celebrating with a special Viewing Party this Sunday. Bring your friends, your jerseys, and be prepared for some excellent craft beer. See all you fellow fans there!
Friday, 2nd of February
Steven Spielberg’s awarding-winning film The Post is a poignant reminder of the vital role the press plays in a functioning democracy. In an era of alternative facts, where politicians build entire realities out of denial and seek to turn the public’s opinion against the very institutions that protect it, Spielberg’s film couldn’t come at a better time. The Post shines a spotlight on American history — specifically, the publication of the Pentagon Papers — and the press’s role in holding the U.S. government accountable for decades of state-sanctioned lies. Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post opens in Argentine theaters this week — see it in English with Spanish subtitles from 2 PM and onwards in Cine Lorca.
2, 4:05, 6:10, 8:15, and 10:20 PM | Cine Lorca (Corrientes 1428) | More info
Argentine musical duo Bife is a highly eclectic, anti-romantic power couple that fusions cumbia, tango, and punk with attitude. Self-proclaimed musicians and poets, whose memorable performances are always delivered with relish, the group writes deeply politicized music that primarily tackles Argentina’s struggle with femicides and LGBTQ rights. Tonight Bife will be performing live outside of the Centro Cultural Recoleta from 8 to 11 PM. They will be joined by fellow soulful folk musician Sofía Viola. The performance is free.
8 PM | Centro Cultural Recoleta (Junín 1930) | Free | More info
The Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti is celebrating the arrival of February by offering live music on every Friday of the month. Inviting a diverse number of groups on stage that feature both national and international artists, the series seeks to bring Latin American music to a wider audience. This evening, the Orkesta Popular San Bomba will be playing in the Conti at 9 PM. Tickets are free and must be picked up at the cultural center’s box office an hour before the performance starts.
9 PM | Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti (Del Libertador 8151) | Free | More info
Saturday, 3rd of February
The Usina del Arte will be re-opening its doors this Saturday with the inauguration of Eduardo Basualdo’s Cabeza de Goliat (Goliath’s Head) installation. The piece, presented for the first time in Argentina, is an imposing mass of black that oscillates at mere centimeters from the viewer. In addition to inviting deep contemplation, the installation also toys with humankind’s fear of the unknown. Basualdo, who has been described as one of the most relevant young artists in the local scene, has achieved international acclaim for his pieces. Cabeza de Goliat can be visited from 10 AM to 9 PM on the weekends, and is free of charge to the public.
10 AM – 9 PM | Usina del Arte (Caffarena 1) | Free | More info
A mystic, self-titled “electro-picnic” will be going down in the Bosques de Palermo this afternoon. Organized by Roberto Corazon and Animal Dreams, the event will include live electronic music (including performances by Barda and Leonandro among others) as well as facial massages with essential oils and tarot readings. The event will kick off at 5 PM with a yoga class, so make sure to bring some water and your mat. For the event’s exact location in the Bosques de Palermo, click on the link here.
5 PM | Bosques de Palermo | Free | More info
The February edition of the city’s iconic ‘Food Fest’ is set to take place in La Rural this weekend. For those who haven’t been before, this open air food festival gathers together the best of the Buenos Aires’ food trucks, offering both time-tested favorites as well as adventurous options that encompass both Argentine and international cuisines. Live music is scheduled during the event, courtesy of several local bands and DJs. Admission to Food Fest is free, and entrance is via Avenida Sarmiento.
5 PM – midnight | La Rural (Sarmiento 2704) | Free | More info
Witches, an alternative party that has been a Niceto Club staple since its inauguration in 2014, is back for another night of haunting rhythms this Saturday. Handing the stage over to a wide range of underground artists that combine experimental, electronic, and ambient sounds, highlights from this edition’s line up include ex mujer, Shis Unusual, EMIRB, and LNGCHPS. Expect to be blown away by the talent of these local artists who have been pouring their hearts out into making music under the radar. Tickets to the party are AR $100 and can be bought online via Ticketek.
11:59 PM – 6:30 AM | Niceto Club (Niceto Vega 5510) | AR $100 | More info
Sunday, 4th of February
Tigre’s Chinatown will be celebrating the Chinese New Year this Sunday with an abundance of cultural activities. Kicking off at 2 PM, the day’s program is jam-packed, and includes traditional Dragon and Lion dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, Taichi-Tango performances, and live K-pop and Japanese percussion. The New Year — that officially falls on Friday the 16th in 2018 — marks the start of the Year of the Earth Dog. Chinese custom encourages participants in New Year’s festivities to wear brand new clothes, with the most auspicious color being red.
11 AM – 7 PM | Tigre’s Chinatown (Mitre 2) | Free | More info
A new edition of Locura Vegana (or Vegan Craziness in English) is once again upon us. Setting up in Abasto neighborhood’s Cooperativa Bar Casona Humahuaca, the food-fest is your one-stop-shop for delicious vegan food and cruelty free cosmetics, accessories, and gifts. A number of culinary workshops have been planned for the day, and several drawings are also scheduled to take place. Admission to the fair is free (as well as to all of the activities), but space is in the casona is limited, so make sure to arrive early.
1:30 – 5:30 PM | Cooperativa Bar Casona Humahuaca (Humahuaca 3508) | Free | More info
Ciudad Cultural Konex will be presenting another installment of its Festival Buena Vibra series this afternoon. Taking place in the venue’s outdoor patio, this Sunday’s line up is downright exceptional, and includes performances by artists Juana Molina, Sig Ragga, Francisco y los Exploradores, and Femina. Food trucks will be on site to assuage your hunger, and there will also be art, games, and a record sale to peruse. Tickets start at AR $200 and can be bought online here.
4 – 11:30 PM | Ciudad Cultural Konex (Sarmiento 3131) | From AR $200 | More info
For all those lovers of North American football who are still debating where to hunker down this Sunday, The Bubble cordially invites you to its Superbowl Viewing Party in Rabieta Bar. Located right inside of the city’s gargantuan Hipódromo de Palermo, the party boasts a live DJ set and happy hour prices on quality craft beer to kick off the night, providing the perfect opportunity to watch the most important game of the year on a big screen, and also, to bond with fellow football-loving expats. The game starts at 8:30 PM local time, but feel free to drop by earlier, around 7 PM. Tickets to the party are AR $170 online, or $200 at the door, and include a welcome drink.
7 PM | Rabieta Bar (Del Libertador 3949) | AR $170 online | More info
The dates, times, and locations for each of these events reflect the information that was available at the time this edition of ‘What to Do in Buenos Aires this Weekend’ was published. The dates, times, and locations are subject to change at the event organizers’ discretion. For the most up to date information, click on the ‘More info’ link when it is listed under the event summary. If you have an event you would like to include in this column, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.