This weekend might be a wash out in terms of the weather, but at least it delivers by having more than enough options to keep you entertained and most importantly, well fed. Brave the predicted storms and spend some time painting the town red.
FESTIVAL: Friday marks the start of the three day festival dedicated to rock music and culture. Provincia Emergente is a massive compilation of around 40 events including music (duh), poems, movies, stand up, dancing, etc. Big names like Los Brujos, Eruca Sativa, Carajo, and Onda Vaga, make up just a fraction of who’s gonna be there, and even Fuerza Bruta and the Babasónicos are scheduled to make an appearance. Fair warning: this is a bit of a trek, BUT: there are free micros to take you to and from, leaving from Plaza Italia, Plaza Moreno, and Plaza Rocha starting at 2:00 PM. Go here to find all the info you need about the event. Estádio único de La Plata (Av. 25, 1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires) 2:00 PM. Free!
LECTURE: MACBA is coming at you with a free lecture by author David Oubiña presenting his new book, “A propósito de Godard,” which follows conversations between German filmmaker Harun Farocki and American film theorist Kaja Silverman. The talk begins at 7:00 PM and is free, but seats are first come first served. MACBA (Av. San Juan 328)
ART: For an evening geared more towards ocular stimulation, head to Galería Nora Fisch for the opening of “Plan de Evasión. Espacios entre la fotografía y la escultura.” This new collection revolves around tensions, unions, and dialogs between mediums that appear dissimilar on the surface. Decide for yourself at 7:00 PM at Nora Fisch (Av. Córdoba 5222). Free!
ART: Openings abound! La Ira de Dios (walking distance from Nora Fisch b.t.dubs…) is hosting an open studio featuring some of its resident artists from all over the world. Come check out what the kids these days are working on. La Ira de Dios (Aguirre 1029) 7:00 PM. Free again!
MUSIC: Promising to deliver more than just music for your Friday night, “Mis Videos Mis Discos – ‘Cross’ de Justice” is happening at the Club Cultural Matienzo. Heroinax and Paperboat will be VJing one of their favorite albums, and they advertise a night of dancing “without fear of the cold.” Sounds pretty good to me. Club Cultural Matienzo (Pringles 1249) 8:15 PM – 10:00 PM. Free!
MUSIC: Tango Alert! La Usina’s Tango game is on point as usual with this homage to the great Mariano Mores. La Orquesta del Tango de Buenos Aires will be playing some of his greatest hits like “El Patio de la Morocha”, “Uno”, “Canción Desesperada”, “Taquito Militar”, “Cristal”, and “Cafetín de buenos Aires.” The concert is free and starts at 9:00 PM. La Usina del Arte (Caffarena 1)
MUSIC/DANCE: Wish you were headed to Brazil for the weekend? Go no further than the Mamerta Espacio Cultural for a night of live Samba and Forró. The lineup includes Trío de Forró Pé de Serra Hierba Rastrera and Conjunto Virou Samba, and tickets are only ARS 80. You can find out more about getting tickets for your staycation here. Mamerta Espacio Cultural (LaValle 4080) 10:00 PM.
PARTY: Don’t be sad that it’s over! Fiesta Plop is giving you a way to end the Game of Thrones season with a bang! Join them for an open bar and party like you’re in a medieval fantasy epic. The event starts at 11:55 PM, and the fun will last much longer than an episode of the series. Tickets are ARS 180 and can be purchased here. Teatro Vorterix (Av. Federico Lacroze 3455)
FESTIVAL: Buenos Aires Natural is taking over the Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya this Saturday for all of your eco-friendly and organic needs. Vendors will be selling their wares from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. No entrance fee so go stock up on local goodies. Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya (Av. San Juan 3255)
FESTIVAL: If you’re good on eco-friendly stuff, head to Le Local for the chic clothes festival established by three French friends living in Buenos Aires. With over 2,000 pieces, Feria Piaf is here to offer the latest fashions at discount prices. Again no entrance fee! Le Local (Serrano 725) 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
KPOP: Yes, I’ve decided it gets its own category. Come see the most important KPOP contest on the continent! (their words, not mine). Ciudad Cultural Konex is hosting this major competition where 15 finalists will compete for the title of best KPOP group in Latin America. Tickets are free and will be available starting 2 hours before the event. Arrive early because space is limited! Ciudad Cultural Konex (Sarmiento 3131) 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Explore the boundaries of your physical body with the Laboratório Intensivo de Relato Físico. This ‘lab’ is set up for you to address any discomfort or doubt you have about expressing yourself through your body. Head to the MUtA Espacio en Movimiento from 3:00PM – 6:00 PM to spend some time with yourself. Send an email [email protected] to reserve your spot. No ticket fee, but free-will donations are accepted. MUtA (Chile 1830)
ART: “Las Cosas que Nunca Existieron” is opening at Quimera. For an early afternoon alternative to art exhibitions, Nadia Martynovich will be showing her latest watercolor expo, curated by Benedetta Casini. The event kicks off at 12:00 PM (until 5:00 PM) and is free. Quimera (Humboldt 1981)
ART: Directly after Martynovich’s opening, you can go check out Ana Sokol’s first retrospective. Hosted by the Formosa Galería, the opening will present some of Sokol’s best pieces. Ana was categorized as a ‘naive’ artist, and created most of her works between the 60’s and the 80’s in Buenos Aires. See the world through her eyes from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Formosa Galería (Delgado 1235). Free!
FILM: Ok, really excited about this one – The MALBA will be playing Nosferatu (1922) with live music as part of their villain movie cycle! Fernando Kabusacki will be on synthesized guitar and Matias Mango on the keyboard to accompany your creepy silent movie going experience. The show starts at 10:00 PM and tickets are ARS 55 or ARS 28 for students and retirees. They can be purchased at the door. MALBA (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415)
MUSIC: Ukulele night is finally here. The Ukulele Club of Argentina is hosting an open mike night. What more could you ask for? The magic starts at 9:30 PM and tickets can be paid in the form of contributing to the hat being passed around during the show. La Casa del Árbol (Fitz Roy 2487)
PARTY: If you can’t make it out to Provincia Emergente, you can still celebrate rock right here in Capital Federal. The Fiesta Rocanrol del Pais will keep your head bangin until Sunday morning. Show up at the Teatro Flores at 11:59 PM for the fun. Tickets are ARS 100 and can be purchased here. Teatro Flores (Av. Rivadavia 7806)
MARATHON: In case you missed watching the runners last weekend, this weekend hosts another one for your viewing pleasure. The 2nd edition of the Carrera Ciudad Verde will be happening at 9:00 AM at the Plaza de Mayo. If you’re reading this before or on Saturday the 2nd, you can still sign up here! Otherwise, go cheer on your fellow city dwellers as they sweat it out on a Sunday morning. The event is free for both participants and spectators. Plaza de Mayo (Av. de Mayo entre Bolivar y Peru)
FESTIVAL: French food! If you need a French food fix, Le Petit Mercado is having their festival at the Galpón Milagros. The goodies are not limited to just France, and will include delicacies from places like Vietnam, Thailand, and even the good ol’ USA. Pace yourself though, there are two other food festivals you should check out… Galpón Milagros (Gorriti 5417) 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. No entrance fee!
FESTIVAL: Remember that spicy food festival I was telling you about last weekend? Me too. It was tragically cancelled due to weather. The bright side? You can now look forward to it again because it’s this Sunday! Come check out the promised capsaicin from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Palermo’s Little Italy. Again no entrance fee! (Gorriti between Arevalo and Bonpland)
FESTIVAL: Ok last one– for a serious Argentine culture hit, head to the Feria de los Mataderos for food, folk, and goodies from over 700 vendors. The massive fair is celebrating its 30th year and promises to provide your locro, choripan, and mate fix. The event will last from 11:00AM – 8:00 PM and is free! (Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Avenida de los Corrales)
DANCE: After feasting all day, give yourself a break and go watch other people move their bodies. The Taller de Danza Contemporánea del Teatro San Martín will be performing choreography by Ana Itelman at Parque Patricios. The event is free (but show up early to get your tickets beforehand) and starts at 3:00 PM. Parque Patricios (Av. Caseros and Monteagudo)
THEATER: If you feel like you can’t handle julio and agosto, the play “Despertame en Septiembre” is opening at PuntoArte. This very relatable play is about a woman with ‘winter phobia.’ Come identify with other warm weather seekers at 5:00 PM at PuntoArte (Bonorino 274) Tickets are ARS 120 and can be purchased at the door.
Happy weekend y’all.