Sadly this weekend is halved down from four days long to two. Indeed, real life is upon us once more (until the next feriado). But let’s not cry over spilt milk. “Normal” weekends aren’t all that bad. Here’s what you can do:
FOOD: Food trucks — and that means Don Julio’s food truck — are back at Palermo’s hippodrome (Avenida del Libertador 4101) from 7PM for the Buenos Aires food market.
POETRY: Vuela el Pez art club is once again hosting a poetry night. If you have a spare eight minutes to perform on stage, sign up and make your way to Cordoba 4379 at 11PM. Donate that which you feel is deserved.
MUSIC: Synthy 80s electronic music will be playing and projections will be, well, projected from 11PM through to 7AM at Espacio Cultural Mi Casa (Aguero 787) for WITCHES XVI. Tickets cost AR$40 and understandably it’s only for 18+. Way past your bedtime anyway, kids. (“It’s really cool and underground. It’s punky, kinda grungy, the walls are peeling and covered in paint” confirms an inside source.)
MUSIC WORKSHOP: Make your way to Palermo’s hippodrome for UNLOCK ARTLAB if you are interested in finding out more about electronic music. There will be demos, workshops and live performances from 6PM to 10PM. It is free but you must sign up here.
MUSIC: The Rolling Stones are performing their last of three shows in Buenos Aires. Don’t make a mistake you might regret. Don’t let us say I told you so.
FESTIVAL: Festival Apertura 2016, which is a trans art festival in Ambigué Cultural Space,(Teniente General Juan Domingo Perón, 1829) will be on all weekend from Friday through to Sunday, starting at 8PM each evening. There will be music, theater, dancing, photography and talks about gender, LGBTQ activism and inclusion. Pay what you see fit.
FOOD: Calling all singletons to San Telmo! La Pulpería Quilapán (Defensa 1344) is hosting an anti-Valentine dinner where NO COUPLES ALLOWED from 8.30PM for AR$400. But don’t be put off by the price too fast. Firstly, the location is peng. Secondly, the buffet includes mini choripans, garlic bread, crispy french fries, fugazzeta, tiramisú and unlimited beer, red wine and fernet con cola, AKA a metaphorical “screw you” romantic candle lit dinner followed by rose petals on the bed… Thirdly, there will be domino tournaments. Fourthly, quote: “Onda: Rock nacional, cumbia, joda.” You had me at choripán.
FAIR: A festival for all things new on the creative and food scene is returning for the sixth time to Espacio Cultural Dinamo (Sarmiento 3096). Free entry though it is recommended you donate a propina to the performers.