This week Macri said it’s time to bring in a new era, and we’re on the same page. A new season is upon us, and with it we’re adopting a new motto thanks to Bomba Estéreo. Are you with us? Hold your recorders high and paint the town red, because this weekend is full of options to make you feel like the fabulous individual that you are.

Friday September 16th


PROTEST: We are officially 40 years removed from the infamous Night of the Pencils. Exercise your right to protest with the Centro de Estudiantes de Filosofía y Letras. A right grossly denied to the members of the UES who disappeared four decades ago. The CEFyL is organizing a march on the Plaza de Mayo starting at 5:00 PM to pay homage to the kidnapped teenagers. Their main message? Justice for this and all genocide. The march is free to join and you can find out more about the CEFyL here. Plaza de Mayo (Av. Rivadavia and Bolívar)

ART: For a bit of a change from your run of the mill gallery opening, head to La Libre for an exposition of original film posters and advertisements from the Soviet Union era. Cineclub Dynamo is hosting the event and is calling it an opportunity for you to travel through a world that no longer exists. Your vacation through nonexistent worlds includes not only the old film memorabilia, but also original 16mm classic films from the era. The expo starts at 7:00 PM and is free to the public. La Libre (Bolívar 646)

MOVIE: Old films are definitely trending on Friday, and the MALBA wants in on the action. They will be presenting Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) with live music as part of their 15th anniversary celebration. The silent film will be projected on a giant screen outdoors at the neighboring Plaza República del Perú, and is totally free to attend! Bring a picnic, something plush to sit on, and check out the recently rediscovered historical gem. The movie starts at 8:00 PM, but get there early to secure a premium spot and set up your movie snack spread. Plaza República del Perú (Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta and Jerónimo Salguero)

MUSIC: Ukuleles are back, and you can hang out with the musicians behind everyone’s favorite tiny stringed instrument at Santos 4040. La Familia de Ukeleles is a sextet whose original songs recreate the Hawaiian vibe from the 1920s to the 1950s. They’ll be playing all of their latest hits, and their chill, vintage energy is sure to erase any lingering weekly woes. Click here to learn a bit more about the band, and check out a sample of their musical stylings here. Tickets start at AR $130 if you get them online or will set you back AR $150 at the door. Santos 4040 (Santos Dumont 4040)

MUSIC: Argentine folk is a big deal. In anticipation of the National day of Chamamé on Monday, the Centro Cultural Kirchner is hosting an Homage to Niní Flores. The legendary composer, accordion, and bandoneón player passed away last month, and his brother will be presenting the concert in his honor. The evening will include selections from his works that helped keep Litoral folk music alive, and guest performances by members of his original quintet. The show starts at 8:00 PM and tickets are free! As you well may know, free means crowded, so make absolute sure you reserve your tickets here before showing up. Centro Cultural Kirchner (Bouchard 350)

MEXICO: Argentina For All is back at it with its latest themed bar-hopping extravaganza. Mexican Bar Tour is here to cure your legitimate tequila and nacho needs. Join the crew of spicy adventure-seekers for free food until 11:00 PM, free tequila shots, waived entrance fees, and VIP access at each location. The fun starts at 10:00 PM and your AR $150 ticket can be purchased here. (Av. Coronel Niceto Vega 4984)

DRAG: If you missed Brandon’s previa a few weeks ago, here’s your chance to finally experience its glory. The drag queens are back and ready to compete for the fiercest crown in town. Get there by 10:00 PM to see if you agree with the judges picks, and for mega face beating inspiration for your night out. The show is totally free, but get there early for a spot with a solid view of the action. Brandon (Luis Maria Drago 236)

PARTY: Fiesta Plop is taking the pageant theme and running with it this Friday, with a unique take on the beauty competition, aptly titled Miss Plop. The one and only Robertito Funes will MC the extravaganza, and of course the will be dancing, prizes, and a barra libre! Channel your inner Honey Boo Boo and get to Vorterix starting at 11:55 PM to see who goes home with the tiara. Tickets start at AR $200 and can be purchased here. Teatro Vorterix (Av. Federico Lacroze 3455)

Saturday, September 17th


CARS: With all of the excitement surrounding the resurgence of horse-centric activities around the Hipódromo, it’s easy to forget the other racetrack in town. The Autódromo de Buenos Aires “Oscar y Juan Gálvez,” is hosting the fourth edition of Premium Track Day. What’s involved? Only the fastest luxury cars, motorcycles, and (of course) music and food trucks to keep you fueled. Tickets for the winning combination go for AR $290 if you get them in advance, or AR $350 if you get them at the door. The car party starts at 1:00 PM and goes until 9:00 PM. Autódromo de Buenos Aires (Av. Roca 6902)

FESTIVAL: Welcome the arrival of spring with the Feria El Mercat Spring Party. The inaugural event is taking over the Ciudad Cultural Konex with the design-centric offerings you’ve come to know and love. There will be more than 40 vendors and artists present to help boost your style cred. If it’s hanger-induced poor decision making you’re worried about, Mercat has got you covered. There will be a variety of food options to help ensure you don’t pick the wrong thing. The festival starts at 1:00 PM and is only AR $50 to get in. Ciudad Cultural Konex (Sarmiento 3131)

FESTIVAL: As part of immigration month, the Planetarium is playing host to the ancient tradition of celebrating the September full moon. The tradition that spans Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, and Japanese culture is taking over your Saturday afternoon with a full lineup of music, performances, and a giant lion and dragon dance to bookend your experience. The whole thing is free to the public, and a detailed agenda of what’s on deck for the day can be found here. Planetarium (Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán)

WOMEN: Don’t pay attention to Kardashian lunacy. Feminism is here to stay, and you can re-ignite your passion for the subject with Mujeres Que Hacen Historia. Head to the Biblioteca Popular José Ingenieros to hear lectures, poetry, and other performances highlighting the most important female figures in recent Argentine History. The stimulating talks will last from 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM and there will be a vegan buffet in case your empty stomach gets distracting. The event is free / a la gorra, but don’t be late because space is limited. Biblioteca Popular José Ingenieros (Ramírez Velaszco 958)

SIDEWALK: Vecina en la Vereda is back! The event that celebrates the community-centered nature of the simple sidewalk has returned with the turn of the season. Dust off the lawn chairs and pack up the mate for its return, featuring the original Vecina duo: Lau Ledesma and Nela Cuzzani. If this is your first time attending one of their events, here is the manual for what to expect. The sidewalk gets exciting starting at 5:00 PM and the event is free / a la gorra. (Gregoria Perez 3200)

THEATER: If you love an overwhelming amount of options for your weekend entertainment, this one’s for you. La Noche de los Teatros is the Ministry of Culture’s way of showing off the incredible amount of good theater being performed in this city on any given weekend. The night will feature eight free performances at two main locations, along with deep discounts at other theaters throughout the city. You can pick up your tickets starting an hour before each show, and can see the full roster of what’s playing here. Polo Circo (Av. Juan de Garay and Combate de los Pozos) and Anfiteatro Parque Centenario (Pasaje Lillo and Leopoldo Marechal)

THEATER: As if the previous option isn’t enough, the Teatro Regio is putting on Bululú for one night only. The play, which chronicles a performance of the legendary Spanish comedian, will be headlined by Osqui Guzmán. Take advantage of your chance to laugh at him in person and for free! The show starts at midnight, but get there at least an hour early to pick up your tickets. Teatro Regio (Av. Córdoba 6056)

JAZZ: We told you about Jon Irabagon’s improvisation clinic last week. This weekend, you can see him practice what he preached at Thelonius Jazz Club. Irabagon has graced some of the most famous jazz stages in the world like Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and the Village Vanguard. Named one of the top 25 New York City Jazz Icons, he’ll be hanging around the city just a little bit longer with his quartet in tow. Make sure not to miss his brief stint in Buenos Aires and reserve your tickets by sending an email here. The concert starts at 9:30 PM and tickets will run you AR $300. Thelonius Jazz Club (Jerónimo Salguero 1884)

PARTY: Frameless is turning two! Join the festivities around everyone’s favorite toddler with one of the epic evenings they’re infamous for. The event connoisseur will certainly keep your feet moving until the wee hours of the morning, and will likely leave you with some entertaining anecdotes for your Sunday brunch. You can get there as early as 10:00 PM if you like, but we’d recommend a bit later. As usual, no specific info on location or ticket pricing, so make sure you send a private message here to get your name on the list. (Balvanera)

Sunday, September 18th

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FRANCE: Le Marché is pulling out all of the stops this weekend, and setting up shop in front of the French Embassy to help celebrate the start of the weeklong festivities celebrating the country. Special guests Lucullus will be in attendance to present the latest and greatest in French cuisine, along with all of the goodies Le Marché is known for providing. Come between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM with an empty stomach and a few pesos in your pocket and pay homage to the original worshipers of refined carbohydrates. There’s no entrance fee for the market, and you can check out who’s coming to this special edition event here. Embajada de Francia en Argentina (Cerrito 1399)

BICYCLE: Gather up the family or your favorite homies, dust off the bikes, and sign up for Banco Ciudad’s Bicicleteada Familiar. The waistline friendly event will provide a little physical activity, and some great views of the Ecological Reserve and the coastline. Join the impromptu bicycle gang for free starting at 10:30 AM, and make sure you sign up here to secure your spot (and so that you can be entered in the running for prize drawings). You can check out and download the route here, or just follow the crowd when you get there. Anfiteatro Costanera Sur (Calabria 901)

ROSH HASHANAH: If the fam’s far away (or you’d just like a larger crowd to celebrate with), ring in the new year with Rosh Hashana Urbano. Organized by LimudBA, the event will include traditional food and musical performances by the likes of Kef, la Orquesta Infantil y Juvenil de AMIA, Tango Klezmer, and many more. The event is totally free so come between 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM, reflect on the year that has passed, and party like it’s 5777! (Agüero 2700)

BEER: Buenos Aires is not immune to displays of affection for the trendiest beverage around, and the second edition of Palermo Beer Fest is here to show its love. The day long event will bring together artisanal brewers, chefs, live bands, and beer lovers under the same roof. Come thirsty for a chance to taste the small-batch brewers’ latest concoctions, and pair them with treats from your favorite food joints. You can check out the full list of participants here, in case for some reason you need any further persuading to spend your Sunday Beer-ing. There is no entrance fee, and the festival will last from 12:00 PM until 9:00 PM (with a happy hour from 1:00PM – 3:00PM). Galpón Milagros (Gorriti 5417)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunday is your last day to check out the sixth edition of the Nano Photography Festival. The festival is hosted by FoLa, and prominently features the works of up and coming photographers. Why show up on the last day? Because prizes that’s why. Watch FoLa and FotoDoc dish out a $10,000 and $5,000 prize for the best pictures of the bunch. The exhibition goes from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and is free as long as you sign up here beforehand. FoLa (Godoy Cruz 2620)

JAM: March to the beat of your own drum with Sunday evening’s best AfroJam session. La Gran Jaime hosts this weekly opportunity to show off your skills, and this weekend they’re including Tam Tam Afrobeat to inspire you. If you’re too shy to put your music skills on display, get there around 8:30 PM for the dancing and upbeat tunes. The event is free / a la gorra, so you can enjoy the entertainment even if you’ve run out of your allotted weekend cash. La Gran Jaime (Araoz 832)

Happy weekend y’all!