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What To Do In Buenos Aires This Weekend: April 22 Edition

By | [email protected] | April 22, 2016 8:46am

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If passover, gefilte fish and matzo ball soup aren’t going to be taking up your weekend, here’s what you can do.

Friday 22nd

BOOKS: The Buenos Aires International Book Fair just started so knock yourselves out my little book worms. You can go from 2PM to 10PM today and on Saturday and Sunday you’re free to roam about La Rural (Sarmiento 2704) from 1PM to 10PM for the humble fee of AR$70.

TALK: In the light of the Buenos Aires International Book Fair, a talk will be held dedicated to Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, by her son Paulo Valente. It starts at 6.30PM and it is taking place at La Rural (Sarmiento 2704).

ART & MUSIC: Jam & Collage, which is quite literally and evening jamming to blues music and sticking papers together with glue sticks, it is on from 7.30PM at el Bardo (Cochabamba 743).

SHOTS: Um, if I am not mistaken, every yanqui’s favorite bar is opening in San Telmo. Let’s hope this will help cut down the cuadra-long lines in Palermo. CHUPITOS INAUGURATION GET YOUR PLATAFORMAS OUT!!! It’s on Bolivar 693 from 8PM.

MUSIC: Live acoustic music from 8PM at Vuelva El Paz art club (Cordoba 4379) for AR$180. Chancha Via CircuitoMiriam García and others will be performing.

MUSIC: Live African music. Percussion and voices performed by various artists from 9PM at Despierta Espacio (Federico Lacroze 3578). Donations are, of course, welcome.

POETRY & MUSIC: Get swept away by the words and music of the various artists who will be performing at Galpon Artistico de Caballito (Avellaneda 1359) at 9PM. It costs AR$70.

BOAT PARTY: From 10PM to 5AM there won’t be any leaving the party, because you’ll be on a boat, cruising the river my friend. Chicken bros are throwing a boat party with chicken, music and buena onda on waves. It costs AR$400 and it looks pretty fly.

MUSIC: REGGAAAAEEEEEE PARTAY! Jamming Fiesta Reggae is on from 11.30PM at La Sala Buenos Aires (Diaz Velez 4820). They charge AR$60.

MUSIC: Elrow, from Barcelona (barthelona) is performing at Crobar (Marcelino E. Freyre) from midnight. Check out their soundcloud here. All about that techno. You can still purchase tickets here for AR$250.

Clarice Lispector (newyorker)

Clarice Lispector (newyorker)

Saturday 23rd

FOOD: Get your Venezuelan empanadas and arepas at Panachef (Sanchez de Bustamante 1470) from 11AM to 7PM. Yum.

FOOD: From 12PM to midnight (and on Sunday) you take part in gourmet cooking classes for free. But they aren’t just any gourmet cooking classes, they are food truck gourmet cooking classes. It’s at Luxury Outlet (Libertador 4401).

FOOD: From 12PM to 5APM indulge in more Venezuelan empanadas at La Carbonera. There will also be craft beer, and other delicious things.

POETRY: Poetry on the terrace is on again at 7PM at Club Cultural de La Memoria Haroldo Conti. It’s in the name, really. There is music too. It’s free.

PEÑA: Live music, folk dancing, criolla food. Embrace the authenticity. Forget KIKA. The dance classes start at 7PM and there will be a concert at 8.30PM for which a AR$50 contribution is more than welcome in the Espacio Cultural Nuestros Hijos (Libertador 8151).

WINE: There is a wine tasting session on at Il Posto Mercato (Soler 5502) at 8.30PM with only wines from our favorite frenemy, Chile. If you’re interest, you must contact [email protected] and they will provide you with more tinto information.

MUSIC: Following the day-long book fair, hang around at La Rural (Sarmiento 2704) for a concert by Argentine alternative rock band, Cuentos Borgeanos at 9PM.

MUSIC: Psychadelic porteño artist Rascolnikoff is on at 9PM in Experiencia Hiedra (Guevara 202).

MUSIC: Listen to the sound of Argentina, fernet in one hand, Quilmes in the other at Club Cultural Matienzo (Pringles 1249) from 11.30PM for LLENA MI ALMA DE CUMBIA. Live bands and DJ sets.

ART & MUSIC: From midnight go to BE WATER for art and techno. It costs AR$50 and you must send a message to get the exact address.

PARTY: Guys, apparently a “UNIQUE” (all caps) night is coming to Buenos Aires. It’s going to be “CRAZY, very CRAZY!” they say. It’s a bar crawl. Shots. Shots. Shots. FREE SHOTS. (all caps) So.many.free.shots. Free entry into “one of the best clubs in Buenos Aires with VIP access and no line!”. Crazy it sure sounds. It kicks of at Vavok bar (Gorriti 5265) and it costs AR$150. Was that free shots you said in all caps? Hmm.

Venezuelan arepas (craveto)

Venezuelan arepas (craveto)

Sunday 24th

VEGAN PARTY: Leave your steak at home and come to the Galileo Galilei planetarium for music, workshops, vegan activism, meditation, yoga and more. Find your inner hippie. It’s on from 12PM to 7PM. All the other info you might need can be found here.

FAIR: Books and food fair. The dream. It’s taking place from 12PM to 10PM at Margen del Mundo (Concepción Arenal 4865). There will be food trucks, talks and a guided tour called “From Walsh to Lanata, 40 Years of Journalism in Argentina.”

VIGIL: Following the tragic deaths of five young people at TimeWarp last weekend, the city government decided to ban electronic music festivals until further notice, so people have decided gather at the Obelisk (9 de Julio y Corrientes) at 2PM in support of electronic music and those who passed away.

CRAFT: A lithography workshop (printing method) is being taking place at 2PM and it’s free so if you want to get creative or think this could soothe your hangover, get to the Museo de la Carcova (España 1701).

FAIR: From 3PM to 8PM rummage through the textiles, buy the chocolate, chug the drinks, munch on the food and enjoy the music. PUENTE fair is on at La Casa del Árbol (Fitz Roy 2483).

FOOTBALL: If you haven’t got your hands on some tickets for the Bombonera, there are a bunch of places where you can enjoy the footie, the battle of the year, the Super Clasico: BOCA VS. RIVER. Kick off is at 4.15PM so get to The Gibraltar (Perú 895), Sugar (Costa Rica 4619) or every other bar/restaurant/random’s house (they’ll probably let you in as long as you support the right team) and get those pints down ya, son.

MUSIC: Latin America’s ultimate punk pioneers Los Violadores are back in town. They will be rocking, yelling, performing at Luna Park (Eduardo Madero 420) at 9PM. Tickets are available here. I don’t even want to picture the mosh pits.

Los Violadores (youtube)

Los Violadores (youtube)