We know the weather has been crummy and we gave you a fab Argentine classic movie starter pack to keep you indoors this weekend, but resist the temptation! Subway fares are staying low (for now), the rain has stopped, and there’s plenty going on to beat your face for.
CONVOCATION: Before you don your weekend party hat, take a moment to remember the tragedies that occurred during the 1976 dictatorship with 40 Años de Memoria Viva. Join those who were directly or indirectly affected in listening to stories of resistance and the rebuilding of human rights at the Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos. A narrative will be built via articles, poems, illustrations, photographs, and stories. The event is free and open to everyone. Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos (Av. Del Libertador 8151)
ART: UV Estudios is bringing together five artists to redefine the notion of the still life in Still Life Finissage. Go find out how curator Luciana Berneri defines the style with unexpected mediums and live music. The exhibition is open from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM and you can check out a list of the artists represented here. UV Estudios (Humboldt 401)
ART: For a double gallery extravaganza, go see Christian Riffel’s latest opening at the hidden gem, Galería Union. Curated by Pablo Frezza, the exposition includes drawing, sculptures, and installations aimed towards exercising the act of observation. Riffel is an urban artist with a background in graphic design who is best known for his geometric murals with striking colors. The event gets going at 7:00 PM and is free! Galería Union (Costa Rica 5929 – don’t be fooled, it looks just like a house, save for the tiny sign above the doorbell… so exclusive)
ART: For a different kind of art, head to Mindszentynum Cultural Húngara for a rowdy night of drinking and painting! Tagged as a ‘different sort of program to help you disconnect from everyday life,’ Art, Drink & Fun will give you materials, a painting class, and bottomless booze to liven up your evening. ARS 350 is will buy you the entire evening’s activities, and you even get to go home with your oeuvre. The fun lasts from 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Reserve a spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and add to your priceless art collection. Mindszentynum (Araoz 1857)
MUSIC: Here’s your chance to simultaneously check out why the Teatro Colón is hallowed ground for classical music aficionados, and see Argentine great Daniel Barenboim do what he does best. He will be conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra as part of his Festival Barenboim de Música y Reflexión at 8:00 PM. For reference as to why this is awesome, click here. The program will include works by Ginastera and Salgán, and tickets start at ARS 135. Teatro Colón (Cerrito 628)
MUSIC: Classical music not really your thing? Get yourself to the Bebop Club to hear jazz trio Bourbon Sweethearts before they head out on tour. You can check out their folky style here so you know what you’re in for before you show up. They’ll start their set at 11:50 PM, and you can purchase your tickets in advance here or at the door. Tickets are ARS 150 and don’t forget to order a smoky bourbon to match their musical stylings. Bebop Club (Moreno 364)
PARTY: I’m sure by now you’ve at least heard of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. Vorterix is banking on it by throwing a Pokémon themed version of their weekly Fiesta Plop, with an open bar to boot. Catch ‘em all starting at 11:55 PM. Tickets are ARS 180 and can be purchased here. Vorterix (Av. Federico Lacroze 3455)
PARTY: Cumbia gets a lot of attention around here, but El Nuevo Orden and Al Mango want you to shift your focus to Salsa for the night. They’ll be playing an all Salsa party at the La Quince Espacio Cultural. Dust off your neglected moves, and set the dance floor on fire starting at 11:59 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are only ARS 60 if you arrive before 1:00 AM (ARS 70 afterwards). La Quince Espacio Cultural (Av. Corrientes 5426)
PAINTBALL: If living in the urban jungle has got you feeling like you can’t enjoy the great outdoors by shooting paint pellets at your closest frenemies, fear not! Urban paintball will be hosting open games starting at 11:00 AM to help you let out all of your aggression. ARS 180 will get you all the gear you need to play GI Joe safely, and you can reserve your spot by sending a Facebook message here, or by calling 4702-1002. Club Centro Naval (Sede Nuñez 1429)
ART: Here’s another chance to take something home for your personal art collection. Bring any key you have to the Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos, and local artists will create a work of art around it. The event is an initiative by the artists working towards building the Monumento a la Mujer Originária in the spot and is free! Find out more about the space, listen to some music, and pay homage to your favorite key starting at 2:00 PM. Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos (Av. Del Libertador 8151)
FOOD: Arepas! Legit tacos are hard to come by in this city, but if you can replace your taco cravings for those of the Arepa variety, you’re in for a treat. Il Posto will be hosting an Arepa tasting from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Arepada 3.0 will include 3 varieties to try and you can purchase your corn masa flour on the spot. A three arepa tasting will only set you back ARS 120 and it’s ARS 60 for just one (so basically you should get 3). Il Posto Mercato (Soler 5502)
LECTURE: If Friday’s convocation has you curious about what actually happened during the dictatorship forty years ago, the Asociación de Reporteros Gráficos is hosting a lecture to give a little more insight and to shed light on their role during the time. Photographers Eduardo Longoni y Pablo Lasansky will be at the Palais de Glace starting at 4:15 PM to talk about the ordeal, and the event is free. Palais de Glace (Posadas 1725)
MUSIC: Combine a morning of paintball with an afternoon of rap for the perfect ‘rebel may care’ day off. Xxl Irione will be playing a free, all-ages show at Technolpolis with his latest flow. The show starts at 4:00 PM and he will be joined by Coqueé Flow and Cancun La51. Technopolis (Av. General Paz and Av. De Los Constituyentes) Free!
MUSIC: Maybe you need something a little more rock and roll to get you pumped for a night out. Los Guasones will be tearing it up at the Estadio Malvinas with all the hits from their latest live album “Locales Calientes.” You can check out some of their music here before banging your head with them in person. Tickets are ARS 350 and can be purchased here. The show starts at 7:00 PM. Estadio Malvinas Argentinas (Gutenberg 350)
HARRY POTTER: Any Harry Potter fan worth his salt is aware of the latest addition to come out of the series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Wait for the release of the official rehearsal script with CHP Argentina, and be the first to get your copy. The event kicks off at 9:00 PM and you are encouraged to show up in your most fabulous wizarding gear. The event is free, but obviously you should pay for your book. (Conde 1990)
PARTY: Feel like you’re the only one still into The Smiths? You couldn’t be more wrong. Club V is dedicating the entire night to the group and specifically their album, “The Queen is Dead.” They’re celebrating with live bands, food, and vjs, and are kicking off the night at 11:30 PM. Tickets are ARS 100 at the door, but you can get two for ARS 150 if you show up before 1:00 AM. Club V (Av. Corrientes 5008)
PARTY: This promises to be a wild one: La Apocaliptica is being sold as a party for ‘unembarrassed bodies.’ What does that mean for you? Music to shake your booty to until the wee hours of the morning, and an in-house tattoo artist in case you’ve been waiting for an audience to get your latest ink. The party starts at 10:00 PM and tickets are two-for-one if you show up before 11:30 PM. They run ARS 80 and can be purchased at the door. Teatro Mandril (Humberto Primo 2758)
MARATHON: Burn off those hibernation love handles with the Carrera Ciudad Verde. The marathon kicks off at 9:00 AM and procrastinators rejoice! You can still sign up here through July 31st (before the race). The course starts at Avenida de Mayo between Bolivar and Peru and is only 4K, so don’t worry if you haven’t gotten quite gotten all of your full marathon training sessions in. (Av. De Mayo and Bolivar) Free!
MARKET: Buenos Aires Market will be in San Telmo this weekend and the math is easy: the most famous outdoor market in the city, plus the best weekend food market in the city equals an afternoon of shopping and eating glory! The official start time for the food is 10:00 AM, but trucks and vendors will be up and running all day to keep your body fueled for shopping. Parque Lezama (Brasil and Defensa) Free!
FESTIVAL: This is your last weekend to check out the ExpoRural! Get up close and personal with all of your favorite animals before they’re shipped back to the farm until next year. La Rural has been full to the brim with livestock, gauchos, machines, contests, and over 4,500 vendors for the past couple of weeks to give you a fair to remember. It runs from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM and will only set you back ARS 100. La Rural (Av. Sarmiento 2704)
ART: Everyone’s favorite Palermo Italian food staple will be hosting an “artist’s encounter” afternoon featuring artist, Guillermo Decurgez (also known as Decur). Come check out why the illustrator is making a name for himself, and get your carboloading on while you’re at it. The event is from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM and is free! Il Ballo del Mattone (Gorriti 5737)
FOOD: While your carnivore friends are enjoying their Sunday asados, you can get your feast on at the Veganpaluja. Branded the biggest vegan festival in the city, it promises tasty treats, food workshops, and even a tattoo artist onsite (apparently this is a good weekend to get tattooed). The party starts at 1:00 PM and is free! (Avenida Montes de Oca 1517)
MUSIC: Wrap up the weekend with some free jazz at La Usina del Arte. Esteban Sehinkman’s Pájaro de Fuego, along with Mariana Bianchini and the Marco Sanguinetti quintet will be playing two shows back to back starting at 7:00 PM and again at 8:30 PM. Check out the new trend towards jazz with electronic and pop influence with these two, and decide for yourself whether it’s worth the hype. La Usina del Arte (Caffarena 1) Free!
Happy weekend y’all!