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What to Do in Buenos Aires This Weekend: June 7th Edition

The Bubble’s signature, eclectic guide to making the most of your weekend.

By | [email protected] | June 6, 2019 3:21pm

gianandrea-villa-452965-unsplashVintage Fair (Photo via Unsplash)
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How’s it going out there? Without any major feriados to speak of for a few more weeks (how unfair!), it’s understandable if it seems like the weekend is taking longer to arrive than that bursting-at-the-seams bondi 20 minutes after you were already supposed to be at work. But, tranqui. We’re just a few stops away from two days of bliss, even if we’ve really gotten used to having at least three due to all those holidays.

As usual, there’s plenty to do – so don’t worry if you forgot to secure your tickets to La Noche de las Bodegas in Recoleta on Friday or ask Movistar for a code to see Fito Páez at the Hipódromo de Palermo. The tent-lined cultural fairs of BA Celebra, for example, will help keep our bellies full until we can start digging into the first-ever Japanese Food Week starting June 12th. Here’s your guide to that and everything else you should check out this weekend.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH

STORYTELLING SOIREE

We all have that friend with the superpower of captivating an entire table with their epic sagas–or maybe that friend is you. If you’ve ever been thinking about widening your audience beyond your usual happy hour crew, start your weekend off at Palermo institution Sheikob’s Bagels for an English-language storytelling night. First-Hand Buenos Aires hosts this event every month, inviting four to six people to spill their guts about a specific theme. The latest one is about choices, ranging from the good to the naughty. 

8 PM | Sheikob’s Bagels – Uriarte 1386 | Free | More Info

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Buenos Aires’ cultural centers are truly a citywide institution, providing spaces for visual arts, theater, music and classes ranging from painting to Tai Chi. La Minga Club Cultural has been providing that space for creativity in Boedo for the past six years, and on Friday it’s throwing a party to celebrate its birthday. The event will feature renditions of Brazilian songs by Nico Napoli, poetry from Agus Downes and more.

9:30 PM | La Minga Club Cultural – Maza 1165 | AR $100 suggested | More Info

BANDS AND ZINES

Indie shows are pretty plentiful in Buenos Aires, but we recommend heading over to the Club Cultural Matienzo for the Festi Indiana to experience a more feminist approach to the genre. In addition to tunes from punk rockers Las Vin Up, power trio Brishit Bardo, surf punk from Las Vilma, and indiepop from Querida Dária, there will be plenty of poetry and a fanzine fair.

11:30 PM – 5 AM | Club Cultural Matienzo – Pringles 1249 | AR $100 in advance, AR $150 at the door | More Info

SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH

SOUND & VISION

Photo by Paola Galimberti on Unsplash

It’s not hard to find a good dance party in the city on any night of the weekend, but el Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires’ Baile Urgente en el Moderno (B.U.M.) party takes electronic music to the next level. It will feature an “anarchic” projection screen for experimental visuals and a “hi-fi dance floor” among other works. Art, visuals and sounds will be provided by Federico Lamas, Jorge Haro, Leandro Frías, Dany Nijensohn, Violett, Zoe Di Rienzo and Emilio Bianchic. There’s limited space, so make sure you get there early.

 8 PM – 2 AM | Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires – Av. San Juan 350  | Free | More Info

PROGRESSIVE PARTY

It’s not hard to lose track of time when you’re out on the dance floor–especially when the DJ plays a six-hour long set. Rosario’s Fernando Ferreyra, known for his residency at Frisky Radio, will be spinning his unique take on the progressive house style. His tunes have a soothing quality, yet somehow also make you want to dance for hours. Check the event’s Facebook page for some tips on how to get free entry to the show.

12 AM – 7 AM | Niceto Club – Niceto Vega 5510 | AR $350 | More Info

CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Photo via Buenos Aires Ciudad

If the tasty tacos at last week’s BA Celebra Mexican fair left you wanting to sample even more foods from around the world, you’re in luck. On Saturday, head down to the Plaza de Mayo to celebrate Russia and Belarus. You’ll be able to browse more than 30 stands to sample traditional foods like stuffed cabbage and dumplings and take in traditional dances.

12 PM – 6 PM | Plaza de Mayo – Av. De Mayo & Bolivar | Free | More Info

VINTAGE FAIR

If you’re going to all of these artsy parties this weekend, it’s not a bad idea to add a new twist on your wardrobe with some old threads. The beloved Vintage Affaire is back this Saturday, providing a one-stop shop to collect all those vintage basketball windbreakers, overalls and chunky sweaters that will help take you back to that time when the only thing you had planned for Saturday was feeding (and then cleaning up after) your Tamagotchi. This event is always at an undisclosed location, but you can follow the link below to ask for the address.

3 PM – 7 PM | Casa Azul – DM for Info | Free | More Info

SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH

DESIGN FAIR

If you haven’t checked out the tree-lined streets of Villa Devoto yet, Sunday is a great time to head over to the barrio for the latest installment of Feria Estilo Diseño. Here you can find clothes, shoes and more from 90 local exhibitors, plus chow down on food (we see burger and donut emojis) at the gourmet patio.

2 PM – 7 PM | Bellazona Eventos – Fernández de Enciso 4567 | Free | More Info

FOODIE FEST

(Photo via Sal Pimenta).

If you’re looking for a good ‘ol food fest, the Buenos Aires Market will be setting up shop for the first time in Palermo’s Plaza Güemes. This outdoor market features both a food patio with big tables to enjoy food from restaurants, bakeries and ice cream, as well as a huge selection of artisanal products like jams and cheese to take home for later when you have a little bit more room in your stomach.

10 AM – 6 PM | Plaza Güemes – Salguero 1744 | Free | More Info

JAPANESE FAIR

If you can’t wait until Japanese Food Week, the Japón Made in Argentina fest hosted by Hanami Eventos will help hold you over in the meantime. In addition to tasty treats like ramen, the indoor event promises Japan-themed products from artists and designers.

12 PM – 7 PM | Hanami Eventos – Av. Medrano 1230 – 1232 | Free | More Info

MULTICULTURAL MARKET

Pretzel (Photo via Unsplash)

If you haven’t gotten your fill of international foods and culture, BA Celebra will host another big event on Sunday in honor of several more countries: Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Slovakia. In addition to more than 50 stands selling traditional products and foods (sausages! strudel! spätzle!), expect entertainment from dance groups and an orchestra.

12 PM – 6 PM | Plaza de Mayo – Av. De Mayo & Bolivar | 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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