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What to Do in Buenos Aires This Weekend: October 18th Edition

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

By | [email protected] | October 17, 2019 2:15pm

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Howdy! Another weekend approaches. And boy oh boy, do we need one. If you’re anything like me, you’re still reeling from that bizarre debate from a few days ago (and if you didn’t watch it, we have a nifty little explainer for you) and quietly freaking out about your own place in this rapidly disintegrating universe. If you’re not like me, good for you! But you’d probably still enjoy a nice weekend.

Especially with the weather we’re having. Remember just a few days ago, when everybody was all gung-ho about the start of springtime? Remember that it was actually sunny and nice for a few days? Now look outside. It’s cold again. It’s rainy. It’s grey. It feels like we’ve been cheated out of a season, doesn’t it? No matter; the weather forecast for the weekend is looking pretty…  passable…  and there’s tons of stuff to do out there.

So without any further ado, here are this week’s selections!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

THE CROSSOVER YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU WANTED

Come on. You know Sheikob’s Bagels. You love Sheikob’s Bagels. Sheikob’s Bagels might be one of the few things that provides your life meaning. And you also know San Telmo’s Saigon Noodle Bar. Put those two great things together and you get the second-most ambitious crossover event in history (the first being when The Jetsons traveled back in time and met The Flintstones. What? What’s an “MCU”?).

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

ANDREI TARKOVSKY RETROSPECTIVE – STALKER

We like to get silly here at The Bubble, which is why we often recommend fun, whimsical weekend activities. But you know what? We’re also pretty gosh darn cultured. Have you noticed the amount of book-related activities we’ve recommended over the last several months? Well, here’s another awesome and high-minded activity you can engage in: the awesome folks at Espacio MoPa are screening a different film each month by Russian filmmaker (and visual poet) Andrei Tarkovsky. This month? His undisputed surrealist post-apocalyptic masterpiece Stalker. Go get brainy with some contemplative Soviet filmmaking!

 8 PM | Espacio MoPa – PM the event for address | Pay what you can | More Info

COSTUME PARTY AT THE MUSEUM

Who doesn’t like to dress up? I mean, it’s October, isn’t it? So what if the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales is celebrating Halloween a whole week early? Costumes are fun! And wearing costumes at a museum of natural science? At a two-day celebration that includes audiovisual exhibits and all kinds of fun stuff? We’re there, and we’re dressing up like a zebra, and nobody can stop us.

8 PM | Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales – Ángel Gallardo 490 | AR $250 | More Info

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

THE DUDE ABIDES

Speaking of dressing up! The fourth installment of the Buenos Aires version of Lebowski Fest rolls back around to El Bar de Kowalski for another night of White Russians, 1970s rock music, and burly dudes with bad beards. If you’re at all a fan of the seminal Coen Brothers masterpiece from the late 90s, you should come to this event. And wear a costume! The Dude! Walter! Donnie! Maude! Bunny! Jesus Quintana! Whoever Philip Seymour Hoffman plays! It’s always a heck of a lot of fun.

10 PM | El Bar de Kowalski – Billinghurst 835 | Free entry | More Info

IT’S BRITNEY, BITCH


One of the interesting things about turn-of-the-century millennial nostalgia is how certain pop culture figures of the past have gone through a process of re-examination and lionization. Take Britney, for example. Emerging as little more than a teenybopper, developing into a respected performer, going through a bit of a personal crisis, falling from grace and into the seas of mediocrity, and then seemingly disappearing for several years. Now though? She’s back to being a revered figure with a passionate following, and it just kind of happened by itself. Check out this Britney Spears drag tribute at Palermo’s Maricafé to see the phenomenon yourself!

10 PM | Maricafé – Honduras 4096 |  More Info

FERIA JUNTAS

Feria Juntas is a female-led fair that prides itself in being filled with beautiful things. Everything from home decorations to clothing to pieces of art to makeup; if it’s pretty and affordably priced, you’ll find it here. Tap into that inner hipster aesthete and live your best life.

4 PM | Ciudad de La Paz 502 | Free entry | More Info

DANCING THROUGH SATURDAY

Do you like to dance? Me too. Are you good at dancing? I’m not. But that’s okay. Because sometimes dancing is not about looking good. It’s about having a mindless good fun. The folks at Baile Liebre know this, and that’s why they’re having a Saturday-afternoon dance event. For you to let loose and start your Saturday night off on the right foot.

6:30 PM – 8 PM | Baile Liebre – Costa Rica 4863 | AR $250 More Info

IT’S A FELABRATION!

I just had to share this event. Not just because it purports to celebrate the spirit of legendary afrobeat performer Fela Cuti, features several fantastic live performers, and takes place in one of my favorite spots in town– it also has a deliciously bad pun in its title. “Felabration”! Get it? Like Fela Kuti + celebration? Seriously, so good. This event deserves your patronage for that alone.

11:30 PM | El Emergente – Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 1030 | Free entry | More Info

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

WINE AT KEBAB ROLL

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Here’s another crossover! Are you a fan of wine? Are you a fan of Indian food? Boom — the Vino Natural pop-up at Kebab Roll this Sunday is guaranteed to scratch both of those itches. Enjoy a nice drink, some delicious food, and think about how good you’ve got it. Stave off the bad thoughts, if only for a couple hours. You deserve it.

7 PM | Kebab Roll – Honduras 5761 | More Info

MORCHEEBA IN BUENOS AIRES

We wrap things up with a live show recommendation. The mighty Morcheeba — whom I’ve had the pleasure of seeing live a couple times now and can assure you put on a fantastic live show — return to Buenos Aires for another go-around, injecting us with their feel-good dance grooves and catchy melodies. Let’s dance.

9 PM | Teatro Coliseo – Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125 | AR $1,000 | 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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