So, who else recently awoke from a food coma and having a hard time believing it’s already the weekend again? With stomachs still full of empanadas and pockets lighter after stocking up on all that fancy olive oil at the Caminos y Sabores festival, it’s understandable if the prospect of another weekend full of food festivals, concerts, and arts events might be a little overwhelming. But luckily, we’re here to guide you through this time.
If you didn’t get your fill of cultural events over the extra-long weekend, there are still a few long-running celebrations happening all over Buenos Aires to get your fix. For a step back in time, enjoy a special cycle of musical events at one of the city’s many bares notables, or finally try tango at one of the BAMILONGA events. Here’s everything else going on this weekend.
FRIDAY, JULY 12TH
Argentina certainly has nostalgia for all the old rock songs, but one of the most fun parts about Buenos Aires is that the music scene is always changing. To check out one of the city’s newer bands, head over to the Camping terrace in Recoleta to check out all-girl group Isla Mujeres. Mixing indie with touches such as 80s synths and catchy vocals, the foursome mixes elements reminiscent of bands like Metric and Joy Division but in a style all their own. It’s a tranqui way to start the weekend, for sure.
9 PM | Camping – Av. Pueyrredon 2501 | Free | More Info
SOUNDS OF URUGUAY
Uruguay has a wealth of talented musicians (Jorge Drexler, No Te Va a Gustar, etc.) but this Friday you won’t have to hop on the Buquebus to enjoy the sounds of the nation next door. This Friday, Usina del Arte will be hosting talented singer and guitarist Pablo Riquero. With a band consisting of Nahuel Carfi on piano, Paco Cabral on bass and Agustín Lumerman on drums, Riquero will be presenting his latest album, Se Marea. With poetic lyrics and melodies, this show is a great way to experience a new facet of the rioplatense genre. Reserve your free tickets at the link below.
8 PM | Usina del Arte – Agustín R. Caffarena 1 | Free | More Info
Looking for something a little crazier on Friday, or want to add some exercise into your routine before heading to yet another food festival on Saturday? Head over to Niceto for its famous Bresh bash. With its huge foil balloons, confetti, and DJs playing hit after hit, you can expect to hear your favorite tunes all night long and all the fanfare to go with it. Not celebrating anything in particular? No worries: recognizing the fact that you’re done with a three-day work week is reason enough to party.
12 AM | Niceto Club – Niceto Vega 5510 | AR $405 | More Info
SATURDAY, JULY 13TH
VINO & TAPAS
Who’s down for a little day drinking? I mean, it’s Saturday, after all. For a classy and cultural take on the pastime, head over to San Telmo for the 7th edition of El Vino Celebra, an event featuring wine from more than 40 bodegas at different locations around Boulevard Caseros. You’ll have a variety of wines to choose from (Red! White! Rosé! Bubbly!) while munching tasty tapas and taking in street art, live music and “other surprises.” When you arrive, you’ll receive a bottle of water and a map of all the things to check out on the circuit. Kinda like those excursions at summer camp – but with WINE!
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Tasso – Defensa 1575 | AR $180 – $650 | More Info
We know, we know – you’re stuffed. But seriously, consider checking out Le Marché, an irresistible festival of French food. I mean, the latest installment of the event will be celebrating the 230th anniversary of the French Revolution, so it’s a good excuse to save room in your tummy. Of course there will be the usual staples like cheese and pastries, but this edition will also feature some heartier dishes like coq au vin and raclette to warm the bones. The festival extends into Sunday, too.
11 AM – 6 PM | Plaza Francia – Av. del Libertador & Dr. Luis Agote | Free | More Info
Need some new clothes, moving into a new place or looking for a gift? Head over to Palermo for the latest edition of Feria Sí o Sí, a design fair that brings together more than 35 local designers, music and even family-friendly craft activities for the kids. Designers include Maria Aurea, Ceremony, Miniaturas, Le Baiser and more.
1 PM – 7 PM | Niceto Vega 4866 | Free | More Info
Sometimes it’s nice spending a night in, drinking mate (or Fernet) and listening to Soda Stereo and Spinetta. But if you’re looking for a plan to go out on Saturday night and have been wondering what all the kids are listening to lately, consider heading over to Ciudad Cultural Konex for the third birthday of internet radio station Futurock. Here you’ll find a who’s who of some of the coolest rock bands in the city, including Barbi Recanati, Peces Raros, Paula Maffia, Sudor Marika and Tu Vieja.
11:30 PM | Ciudad Cultural Konex | AR $573, 2×1 for Futurock members | More Info
SUNDAY, JULY 14TH
You gotta love those BA Celebra fairs, which showcase a culture’s best food and traditions across several open-air stands. The latest edition will showcase India, which has shared a friendship with Argentina for 70 years. At the event, 16 talented groups coming together to entertain crowds with dances, music and yoga among other events. You can even get a henna tattoo, buy tea, and browse beautiful clothing. Oh, and of course there will be lots of things to eat.
12 PM – 6 PM | Av. de Mayo & Bolívar | Free | More Info
So, have you bought a gift yet for your BFF in honor of Día del Amigo (July 20)? If not, you still have some time to pick up a special, handcrafted gem. Feria Juntas will be hosting this month’s edition for not one, but two days. That’s right – you’ll have both Saturday and Sunday to browse a seemingly endless array of jewelry, clothing, stationery and more from some seriously talented designers in Colegiales.
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Apartments 1, 2 and 3 – Ciudad de la Paz 502| Free | 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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