In case you’re still wrapped up in last weekend’s devastating futból news, you may not have realized that this week we’re being gifted with a long weekend. While Independence Day feriado celebrations will be happening on Monday, there’s no reason not to take advantage and party a little harder or live a little more, safe in the knowledge that your morning alarm can be snoozed for as long as you like. Since it’s safe to say everyone has reached a saturation point with all things World Cup related, we recommend a return to culture and creativity; don’t miss the Nicolás García Uriburu’s exhibit at Bellas Artes or fashion designer Mary Tapia’s in Buenos Aires’ National Costume museum.
FRIDAY, JULY 6TH
Tonight is the first edition of visual and musical arts festival Ciclo Hédra. Combining graphic design fairs, local artist exhibits, and live performances, the evening aims to explore the relationship between music, art, and design. Indie rock bands Para Establecer un Río, Boedo Band Camp and El Hombre Anormal will all be taking the stage along with a few other special guests who will be playing acoustic sets. Including vegan food options, the festival will take place at cultural center Casa Dasein.
8 PM | Casa Dasein – Av. Estado Israel 4116 | AR $100 | More info
As part of La Gran Jaime’s series screening Argentine film, director Giorgelli’s feature film “Invisible” will be shown for those looking for a laid back way to spend a Friday night. The film’s realistic and bleak outlook tells the story of Ely, a young pregnant woman living life on the edge of society. A sad and reflective tone ensues while exploring the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship and the difficulties of abortion in a country where it is outlawed. The short film “Be Girl” will also be shown.
8.30 PM | La Gran Jaime – Aráoz 832 | Pay what you can | More info
Legendary drag queen and total icon Detox has returned to Buenos Aires once again to provide a show full of extravagance and drama. Back by popular demand, it’s a rare opportunity to see one of the drag world’s biggest stars right here in your own backyard. Legendary party La Plop is the perfect backdrop for a night of fun, freedom, and fabulosity. A great way to celebrate Buenos Aires’ flourishing LGBTQ+scene, tickets should be bought beforehand online. If you’re lucky, she’ll revive her famous “Evitox” routine – don’t miss it.
Midnight | Teatro Vorterix – Av. Federico Lacroze 3455 | AR $400 | More info
Band Parodia Del Absurdo blends a mix of hip-hop, rock, and funk and will be playing a gig tonight at San Telmo’s Caras y Caretas. Part of the venue’s year-round Sesiones 2037 series, the cycle looks to show off Buenos Aires’ pulsating music scene. Hard rock and psychedelic band COYA alongside afrobeat and rock fusion group Antropofónica will also take to the stage. To feel clued up on who are Buenos Aires’ upcoming bands, this is your night. Tickets can be reserved online.
9 PM | Caras y Caretas – Sarmiento 2037 | AR $200 | More info
SATURDAY, JULY 7TH
Head to one of Buenos Aires’ most grand theater houses, Teatro Cervantes for classic play “The Man Who Lost His Shadow.” Losing their shadows and with them, a part of their personalities, the protagonists head into the unknown, discovering imagined realities and experiences which exist beyond the body. Cleverly combining visual projections on the back wall, live music, and good old-fashioned acting, it’s an all-encompassing experience that’s sure to leave an impression. Tickets can be bought beforehand.
3 PM | Teatro Cervantes – Libertad 815 | AR $150 | More info
Having recently passed the 50th anniversary of Uriburu’s turning the Venice Canals green during the Biennale, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes has just opened an exhibition to pay homage to the Argentine artist’s work. Aiming to raise awareness of human impact on the environment, Nicolás García Uriburu was arrested at the time and even raised suspicious of terrorism. Managing to push artistic boundaries, Uriburu generated plenty of conversation regarding his installation and further work that detailed his frustration with human pollution. The newly inaugurated exhibit also includes a few paintings, showcasing his designs to bring his trademark green dye to other world landmarks like Trafalgar Square and the Eiffel Tower.
10 AM – 8 PM| Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes – Av. del Libertador 1473 | Free | More info
Black comedy group, Las Mujeres de Súperman will be doing a live set tonight at the NUN – Teatro Bar. Comedy sets revolve around three women waiting in a hospital for news of their pilot husbands who have all been involved in an airplane accident. United in their surprise and shock, the three women bond quickly and are able to tackle the unexpected events together, making what could be rather dire and tragic into something darkly comical.
8:30 PM | NUN – Teatro Bar – Juan Ramirez de Velasco 419 | AR $250 | More info
Gordon Raphael (music producer of The Strokes) will be presenting a night of visual and audio chaos, which will include a performance by The Wild Cards and an acoustic set by Rocco Posca. Taking care of the visually artistic side of the evening, a nostalgic photography exhibition reviewing some of Raphael’s best moments in the rock world, as well as a psychedelic video series will be on display.
8:30 PM | Espacio 37 – El Salvador 4607 | AR $200 | More info
SUNDAY, JULY 8TH
For the creatively inclined head on down to Usina del Arte where artist Laura Ferreiros will be showing you how to create your very own artwork to take home. Using materials like India ink, tempera, and colored paper, the emphasis will be on using bright colors and letting your creative thoughts run wild. Budding artists from any level are welcome and no reservation is needed.
3 PM | Usina del Arte – Agustín R. Caffarena 1| Free | More info
El Museo Nacional de la Historia del Traje is hosting a new exhibition about pioneering fashion designer Mary Tapia. Choosing to bring European fashion to Argentina, Tapia found herself to be one of the most iconic designers on the local fashion scene during the 1960s. Highlighting Tapia and her many different sides – activist, designer, and actress – the exhibition will explore her iconic work and life.
11 AM – 7 PM | Museo de la Historia del Traje – Chile 832 | Free | More info
Celebrate the fact you have no work tomorrow with the luxurious possibility of a Sunday evening out dancing. Paying homage to samba culture from Rio de Janeiro, the night will see various musicians pass through the doors of cultural center and music venue El Quetzal. The AR $100 ticket includes cerveza and there’ll also be a fair stocking Brazilian sweet treats for you to sample either in their relaxed bar or on their open-air patio.
7 PM | El Quetzal – Guatemala 4516 | AR $100 | More info
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. If you have an event you would like to include in this column, please send us an email at email@example.com.