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What To Do In Buenos Aires This Weekend: May 6 Edition

By | [email protected] | May 6, 2016 10:04am


If you aren’t stuffing your face at Feria Masticar all weekend (which you should be), here are some other options for ya…

Friday 6

ART: From 6PM to 10PM, Espacio Cabrera (Cabrera 3641) is hosting an evening dedicated to 15 mural artists whose work will be exhibited to the background music of live DJs. It is free but you have to sign up here.

FOOD: 11 different types of Caribbean burgers at Panachef (Sanchez de Bustamente 1470) from 7PM.

ART: At 7PM MACBA (San Juan 328) is launching its Galban Goes exhibition by photographer Vivian Galban whose work you can check out here.

MUSIC: Argentine rock band El Plan de la Mariposa are performing at Niceto Club (Niceto Vega 5510) at 8PM. Tickets cost AR$150 and can be purchased here.

MUSIC: If you missed St Patrick’s day or simply long for the sounds of Ireland (and we don’t mean the sound of your pint being filled or fat ginger men singing The Irish Rover, though you may be in luck), make your way to Cruzat Beer House (Sarmiento 1617) at 9.30PM for the Na Fianna evening. It costs AR$100.

PEÑA: Make your way to San Telmo at 10PM for dancing, interior-style, to the sound of singer Jose Simon and live music by EL TIERRAL y La Casimiro brass and JANA de TUNA. It’s at the Buenos Ayres Club (Peru 571) and they charge AR$90.

MUSIC: Music and Jägermeister from 11PM at Makena (Fitz Roy 1519). Say no more.

MUSIC: 80’s night at Newton (Honduras 5309). It costs AR$80 on the door. Dancers, live music. Come dressed accordingly. You’ll get a prize, they say.

Saturday 7

WEED MARCH: If you’re not too hungover or altered by some other means, you might be interested in going to Plaza de Mayo to share your love for the green stuff with all the other pot heads who do too, at 11AM.

FAIR: The Roxy Live is hosting a vinyl fair for the day from 11AM to 8PM (Niceto Vega 5542).

MEDIEVAL FAYRE: Harken to me! I know what I’m doing this weekend. There will be music, talks, workshops, goods for sale, food, duals, etc. Your average medieval weekend, you know. The fun will be taking place at Corredor Aerobico from 12PM to 10PM.

FILM: The Museo Histórico Sarmiento (Juramento 2180) is projecting 1945 Mexican film Crepúsculo (Twilight) at 7PM for free.

FAIR: Get your bargains at a roof top flea market-kinda thing in Palermo from 12PM to 6PM. You must send a message to the event organizers to get the exact address. (“There will be beer and music” I’m listening).

WALK: To pay tribute to US-Canadian author and activist Jane Jacobs, who heavily influenced urban studies, a walk through the city has been organized to celebrate urbanism and the lady herself, starting at 3PM from the Polo Cientifico Tecnologico (Godoy Cruz 2320).

ART: Bring your sketch pads, your pencils and your mate (both senses of the term) to the Carlos Thays Botanical Gardens (Santa Fe 3951) at 3PM for some drawing club fun.

ART: At 3.15PM, 4PM or 4.30PM make sure you’re at the MALBA (Figueroa Alcorta 3415) for a dance performance circling Jeff Koons’ Ballerina and the museum as part of the “This As Not A Guided Tour” initiative. It is free.

PARTY: Get to Circo del Arte (Chacabuco 629) in San Telmo for food, drinks, dancing, circus acts, live music and “surprises” for AR$60 at 9PM.

MUSIC: Club Cultural Matienzo (Pringles 1249) is hosting its Latin American Afrobeat Festival (FELA) again. From midnight there will be live bands, DJs, African dancing, percussions and projections. It doesn’t stop there. More surprises are lined up but you’ll have to go to find out. It costs AR$100.

BAR CRAWL:#CincoDeMayo WEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYY get yourself to Vavok Bar (Gorriti 5265) at midnight for a Mexican bar crawl. One assumes sombreros will be involved. Probably tequila shots too. (Or as they spell it, TEKILA SHOTS #stayclassy.) It costs AR$100 and you’ll be taken from bar to bar as your vision simultaneously blurs.

Sunday 8

ZEN TIME: Just go, from 10AM to 7PM, and be zen, be free, don’t think, leave your worries behind. Your bills will get get paid, Facu isn’t worth it and the emails in your inbox are just a number. It’s going to be ok. There will be talks on throughout the day at Trueque Cultura El Arca (Piovano 3962), check the schedule out here.

FAIR: Latin American Fair at Galpón Milagros (Gorriti 5417) from 11AM to 9PM. Can’t go wrong with food from the continent, pibes.

FAIR: This is in San Isidro but chances are you’ll already be there — woken up in Facu’s bed, whose bedroom views looks onto the 20 meters squared pileta — from last night’s joda in Brandy’s. Where were we? FAIR! Food, clothes, bargains, drinks, vintage stuff, antiques, probably lots of useless inanimate objects but who cares, it’s fun. Stroll around from 11AM to 6PM.

VEGAN FAIR: Get in vegans, we’re going eating. For once. A vegan fair is taking place from 1PM to 7PM on Guardia Vieja and Bustamente. Everything about this sounds evil, but the selection looks surprisingly appetising for the lack of cheese. It’s free slash a donation is welcome which will go towards helping save more animals.

READING PARTY: Less of a party, more of a chill Sunday afternoon of reading in La Casa del Árbol (Fitz Roy 2483). Go there from 4PM and disconnect.