How’s it going out there? Hopefully, everyone enjoyed winter vacation. If you have kids, that likely means you’re joining us with paint that has been stuck in your hair so long that it’s becoming a #lewk. If you’re joining us from an office, it might mean that you’ve spent this week off – wait for it – in your office, watching a bunch of beautiful people snowboarding and drinking wine by a roaring fire on Instagram. We feel for you. For those of you who were actually on vacation during the time off, welcome back! No matter how you spent your past few days, here’s everything you should know about events in Buenos Aires this weekend.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND
A free event is always nice at the end of the month, isn’t it? If you’re looking for a chill way to start the weekend, check out a free show at Camping. This week’s guest is Buenos Aires-based hip-hop trio Lxs Familia, which doesn’t shy away from commenting on tough subjects like machismo while mixing influences from genres such as reggaeton, trap and cumbia.
9 PM | Camping – Av. Pueyrredon 2501 | Free | More Info
Are you writing a book or just want an opportunity to connect with Buenos Aires’ literary scene? Brush shoulders with the best of the best at the 8th annual Feria de Editores this weekend at Ciudad Cultural Konex. This free, three-day festival kicks off on Friday and features talks with some of the most important names in the industry, as well as workshops to help you finish that novel or comic book collecting dust. Speakers include essayist Beatriz Sarlo, Gustavo Espinoza Ferréz and more.
2 PM – 9 PM | Ciudad Cultural Konex – Sarmiento 3131 | Free | More Info
Continuing with the theme of affordable entertainment, head over to audiovisual art space Kino Palais for Una nueva mirada, a cycle of free Argentine documentaries. This Friday’s featured movie is the 2019 film El escultor de los kilómetros by Mauricio Sallesses, which focuses on an artist who creates sculptures from peculiar objects.
7 PM | Kino Palais – Riobamba 985 | Free | More Info
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD
What’s sweeter than a cupcake festival? Save for bathing in chocolate, not much. In addition to finding plenty of treats to eat such as cookies, cupcakes and fine chocolate, you’ll find technical tools of the trade like stencils and molds to make your own creation. Teachers will be on hand to share their knowledge, so come with questions and, of course, room in your tummy.
1 PM – 8 PM | Jerónimo Salguero 1443 | AR $200 | More Info
Folk is one of those genres that brings everyone together, thanks to the inherent cuteness of the ukelele. But a band of them? I mean, how can you say no to that? Spend your Saturday at Club Cultural Matienzo to check out La Familia de Ukeleles, a six-piece of strummers that will surely brighten up your weekend. The band will be presenting its latest album, El Gran Rubí, and dancing is highly encouraged.
9 PM | Club Cultural Matienzo – Pringles 1249 | AR $300-350 | More Info
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH
If you have been waiting for a new month to start to cross a few items off your shopping list, the place to be this weekend is La Casa del Árbol for a blowout sale where everything is just AR $50. This cultural center is known for having an awesome array of art, music and food events, and we’re expecting that this sale of books, clothes and other random objects will be top-notch as well. For those chetos, there will also be some high-class items between AR $100-200. So bring a bag (or three), a game plan and a friend. Y listo.
11 PM – 5 PM| La Casa del Árbol – Avenida Córdoba 5217 | Free | More Info
SPORTS, MUSIC…AND VR?
It’s not every day that we hear about sports, technology, dance, design and music joining forces to create a festival, but it sounds like fun. On Sunday, electronic music venue Crobar will be hosting the first installment of 21K Fest, an event that will be happening each weekend in August to “explore the limits of your senses and emotions”. This week’s event features DJ Stuart and trap duo FLU OS, and talks about stuff like running, virtual reality, dancing, parkour and more. It’s definitely worth checking out, even just to see how all of this stuff is going to come together.
7:30 PM | Crobar – Paseo de la Infanta, Arco 17 | AR $630 and up | More Info
Disclaimer: 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.
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