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What To Do In Buenos Aires This Weekend: May 20 Edition

By | [email protected] | May 20, 2016 8:34am


Besides netflix, the ArteBA fair and testing out our new Bible Palermo dating guide, here’s what you can do this weekend.

Friday 20th

*Heads up* There is a free performance at the Teatro Colón on Sunday morning for which you must grab tickets on Friday morning. Keep reading for more info.

MUSIC: Pink Floyd under the stars at the Planetarium from 8PM or 9.30PM but you need to get there for at least 40 minutes before. Tickets can be purchased here or at the Planetarium’s box office on the day from 6PM.

ART: A collection of works by 17 embroidery artists is being exhibited at the Espacio Cabrera (Cabrera 3641) from 7PM to 10PM. It is free but you must sign up online first.

POETRY: Poetry on the terrace is on again at 7PM at Club Cultural de La Memoria Haroldo Conti (Libertador 8151). It’s in the name, really. There is music too. It’s free.

MUSIC: If you’re done with Levitar or god forbid Kika, we suggest to go to Teatro Mandril (Humberto Primo 2758) from 11PM because a pretty sweet, eargasmic couple of DJs will be playing.

Saturday 21st

FAIR: Quite possibly the best second hand clothes fair in Palermo is on this Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 8PM. Ladies and gentlemen, whatever you need to get by this winter, in whatever size, color, style and at rather appealing prices, will be there. You’ll just have to fight and bargain for it. It’s taking place in a house in Palermo Hollywood with a gorgeous terrace, a live DJ, food and drinks. You must message the chicks who are organizing it for the exact address.

ART: At 3PM you can spray your heart out on the walls of Mercado de Las Pulgas (Dorrego 1650) as part of the Aerosol Urbano. It’s on every Saturday from 3PM to 7PM so if you are interested you must sign up online by clicking on the above link or by emailing [email protected]

PEÑA: From 7PM go to the Espacio Cultural Nuestros Hijos for an evening of peña clases, dancing, authentic food, drinks and worthwhile memories.

DANCE SHOW: A free dance performance under the name “BOICOT” is starting at 8.30PM at the 25 de Mayo theater (Avenida Triunvirato 4444).

COCKTAILS: As the Buenos Aires Cocktail Week comes to an end, head to the recently inaugurated BrukBar (Fray Justo Santamaría de Oro 1801) for the closing event, for the shots, for the cocktails, the music and the buena onda. It costs AR$450 and you can purchase tickets here. From 9PM to midnight.

MUSIC: Mad Argentine band Orkesta Popular San Bomba will be playing from midnight at the Club Cultural Matienzo (Pringles 1249) is always a safe bet. It won’t be a quiet one. But you already knew that.



Sunday 22nd

FOOD: This is essentially the day we have been waiting for, this is what it all comes down to. I shit you not that on Sunday morning at 10AM, the biggest empanada will be made on Avenida de Mayo (1200). Because… this is Argentina and there is no such thing as “too big” an when it comes to empanadas.

THEATER: There is a free tango music performance at the majestic Teatro Colón at 10.30AM. You must however, pick up tickets on Friday from 10AM. The earlier, the better. So you’re better off getting in that line from 9.30AM.

FOOD: Apparently Sundays in Palermo are for croissants, wings, crêpes, burgers and chilling all day with a fresh lemonade in hand so why don’t you head to El Petit Mercado in Galpón Milagros (Gorriti 5417) from 12.30PM to 9.30PM. As usual, there will be fairy lights, music and flavors from all over: France, Vietnam, Thailand, the US and more.

FAIR: Organic food fair at La Casa del Árbol (Fitz Roy 2483) from 1PM to 8PM: products, talks and workshops.

ART & MUSIC: From 5PM to midnight, if you’re not stuffing your face indulging at the Petit Mercado then you might wanna try out Convocatoria MILA at the Espacio Cultural Dinamo (Sarmiento 3096) for a celebration of independent local creativity, from music to literature to visual arts.

MUSIC: At 7PM make your way to La Trastienda Club (Balcarce 460) for some live music performed by the city’s live bands, DJs as well as some live mural painting and peng cocktails for the Ciclo Dorado.

MUSIC: Porteño rock band El Bordo is performing at Luna Park at 8PM. Get ready for some moshpits. Price tickets vary and can be purchased from here.