Hello! Welcome to another installment of The Bubble‘s ever-handy What to Do in Buenos Aires This Weekend guide. My mom recently disclosed to me that she reads this column weekly. My mom does not live in Buenos Aires and is not particularly interested in the kind of material we cover here, but I appreciate her enthusiasm and her support. So I’d like to dedicate this opening paragraph to give a shout-out to my long-suffering mother.
The weather has officially shifted into summer and we here at Bubble HQ are of two minds about it. On one hand, short shorts! On the other, it’s a little ridiculous to leave your house and then within a few seconds become drenched in several layers of sweat. So if you’re Team Verano, good for you. We hope you’re enjoying the suffocating heat. I’ll just stand in the corner and hate every second of it with the rest of Team Invierno.
Now without any further ado, here are this week’s selections!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND
RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Hey! There’s a Russian Film Festival happening in town this weekend! If you didn’t know that, it means that you missed the entire article that we wrote about it; don’t worry, it’s still up and available for your leisurely browsing here. We’ll just take this opportunity to give you the tl;dr of it all: The first-ever Russian Film Festival takes place across the next week in Cinépolis Recoleta (the movie theater formerly known as Village Recoleta – you know, the one with the extremely confusing concession stand). Over 14 films will be screened, many of which will feature Q&As with crew or cast members. It promises to be a good time, so get psyched!
Various times | Cinépolis Recoleta | AR $350 / ticket | More Info
BLOOD, GUTS & CINEMA
Whoa! Wait a second! What?! Two film festivals in a row?! The Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival is a veritable Buenos Aires institution and it’s celebrating its twentieth anniversary. If you’re unfamiliar, maybe check out this cool article we wrote about them last year, which goes into their backstory and mission statement. There are a whole bunch of awesome horror (and fantasy, and genre) films being screened this year, so check out their program and head on over to the movie theater.
Various times | Various locations | AR $100 / ticket | More Info
MUJERCITAS TERROR & DR. FAUSTROLL
Another Friday-night option is to head on over to Fiesta Alógena to check out a cool photography exhibit as well as live readings by Roberto Echavarren, Blanca Lema, Verónica Pérez Arango, Gabriela Bejerman y Marcelo Moreyra. Visuales de Mariana Bersten and Daniela Zahra. There will also be live performances by the bands Dr. Faustroll and Mujercitas Terror, which are some of the most interesting acts in the indie scene currently.
9 PM | PM the event for address | More Info
GET SILLY AT ‘LA WARHOL’
La Warhol! Just the name evokes images of brightly-colored silliness, pop art, and celebratory frivolousness. Several of these elements translate over to the party, which promises to be a mindless good time. Sing along loudly to pop megahits! Drink very reasonably-priced drinks! Dance your butt off! Sweat a lot, probably!
Midnight | La Warhol – Chacabuco 947 | AR $150 | More Info
LAS LIGAS MENORES LIVE AT KONEX
Ciudad Cultural Konex and live music go together… surprisingly well, for a former factory turned colorful event venue. Grab a refreshing smoothie at the bar and go watch Las Ligas Menores, a band that seamlessly blends the driving energy of punk rock with the languid listlessness of 90s slacker-indie-rock. Their melodies are super hooky, and their live show is a blast.
Midnight | Ciudad Cultural Konex -Sarmiento 3131 | AR $300 advance / $400 door | More Info
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD
BUENOS AIRES MARKET
A good way to spend your Saturday afternoon is to head on over to Parque Saavedra and hit up Buenos Aires Market, the sporadic food event that brings together gourmet food vendors from all over the city to peddle their wares in a wallet-friendly way. Sweets, savories, umamis, everything in-between will be on display for you to either gawk hungrily at or inhale whole. Those are your only two options.
11 AM – 7 PM | Parque Saavedra – Garcia De Rio esq. Pinto | Free entry | More Info
CONVERSATIONS ON CREATIVITY
If you’re looking for a plan that doesn’t involve getting black-out drunk, staying up super late, or eating potentially unhealthy foods, here’s something a bit different: Simbiosis is a project led by photographer Adri Godis who comes together with different subjects to have an open, candid and insightful conversation about the creative process. Through these illuminating conversations, Godis comes to interesting revelations about artistic creation, and attendees leave the event feeling invigorated and inspired. Do you want to feel invigorated and inspired? I bet you do.
3 PM | Haus Art, Craft & Innovation – Mendoza 2432 | AR $250 | More Info
All good things must come to an end, and so the beloved series Karaoke en Deconstrucción is boarding up its house and hanging up its boots and various other metaphorical expressions that refer to wrapping things up. So let’s go out with a bang. Come to La Gran Jaime, cue up your very favorite karaoke jam, and sing like there’s no tomorrow… because, for this event at least, there actually isn’t.
11 PM | La Gran Jaime – Aráoz 832 | Free entry | More Info
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH
XOLO MEXICAN POP-UP
We end this week’s recommendations with a Mexican pop-up. Come on over to The Tasting Company Club for a delicious four-course meal courtesy of the kind folks from Xolo. You’ll be able to eat onion honey mushroom tacos, stuffed cheese enmoladas, Tepache pork ribs, and a delicious cornbread. Make reservations! There are no walk-ins, so make sure to hit up the event and let them know you’re coming, as there is limited availability.
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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