My fellow city dwellers: like the arrival of disappointing news about the state of economy, the weekend’s perpetual return is here! We’ve got a fresh list of ways to mask the abandonment issues that the pope skipping out on visiting his homeland have surely left you with. Best of all, Monday is a feriado which opens up an entire extra day of irresponsible possibilities. Long live the three-day weekend!
Friday, October 7th
If you are a car fanatic, consider it Christmas this weekend because Friday marks the start of Autoclásica, the biggest antique car show in the country. The event will take over the Hipódromo de San Isidro, and will feature 9 whole hectares of automobile glory. Special events this year will include an homage to Jaguar, the commemoration of the birth of Juan Gálvez a century ago, and a celebration of the Lamborghini Miura’s 50th birthday. You can peruse the breakdown of events here, and show up from 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM for a day of top gear fun. It’ll cost you AR $190 to get in and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Hipódromo de San Isidro | Av. Márquez 504 | 9:00AM – 6:30 PM
A focus on art and written word from the perspective of the inmate is not a new phenomenon, but is definitely a compelling one. The Encuentro Nacional de Escritura en la Cárcel will highlight these pieces in an afternoon centered around their effect on the politics, language, and actions within the jail system. The expo will include lectures, photographs, paintings, and presentations, and will last from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Here’s the full agenda, and your front row seat to witness the transformative power of art from unlikely sources is free!
Paco Urondo Centro Cultural | 25 de Mayo 201 | 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Here’s your opportunity to get a glimpse at the life of the original Argentine female diva mogul, Blackie. The documentary with the same title will be playing as part of the Malba movie cycle, and the saga of Paloma Efron’s life starts at 6:00 PM. You can check out the trailer for the film here to get a sneak peek of how she paved the way for all of the women in media who came after her. Tickets are AR $60 and can be purchased at the door.
MALBA | Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415 | 6:00 PM
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is presenting their latest exhibition surrounding artist Juan Carlos Romero. The opening will center around his recent book, Doble Residencia, de Juan Carlos Romero, which features a collection of masked photographic portraits of the artist. Taken by Gustavo Lowry, the portraits represent the relationship between established record and memory. Romero aims to demonstrate that the act of masking oneself is actually quite revelatory. See if his oxymoronic goals are achieved for free from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes | Av. Del Libertador 1473 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Gracias a la Vida is undoubtedly one of the greatest Latin American folk songs of all time. Come help commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the genius behind its lyrics, Violeta Parra. The evening in her honor will include an open mike hour, performances, and some Chilean home cooking. I’m just gonna leave this perfect version of her legendary hit right here in case you need any extra convincing. Tickets are a la gorra and can be purchased at the door. The concert gets going around 7:00 PM, but don’t show up too much later because space is limited.
Espacio Cultural Nuestros Hijos | Av. del Libertador 8151 | 7:00 PM
Mike Moreno and Jon Cowherd have landed in Buenos Aires and are bringing their distinct sound to La Usina del Arte. Trained by the superstars of the genre, the US jazz duo will be playing their set for one night only at 8:30 PM. Here’s where to read up on Moreno and Cowherd, but make sure not to click on their tour schedules unless you’re interested in experiencing the insane wanderlust jealousy that will ensue. Tickets are free and are limited to two per person.
La Usina del Arte | Caffarena 1 | 8:30 PM
Get your unique bar fix with the grand opening of the newest Chupitos. The colorful joint, known for exciting shots and helping to make beer pong legitimate practice in Buenos Aires, has expanded its turf to la Recoleta. Help them celebrate their progress in monopolizing weekend fun throughout the city by showing up for the party. They’ll be opening their doors at 9:00 PM with everything you’ve come to know and love them for. There’s no fee to get in, but drink prices vary.
Chupitos | Azcuénaga 1920 | 9:00 PM
Otra Dimension is the place to be to kick off your weekend in style. Fiesta Urge is bringing a chance to throw your cares to the wind, and shake away the weekday blues with DJs Le Freak Selector and Kunde at the turntables. Tickets are only AR $100 if you get them in advance by emailing [email protected], and are AR $120 at the door. Show up anytime after 11:55 PM for an epic start to the weekend.
Beatflow | Av Córdoba 5509 | 11:55 PM
Saturday, October 8th
The producer to consumer festival is back in full force this Saturday to bring you the best deals, and eliminate the middleman. Come spend some face to face time with the people behind your favorite products, and stock up on all your small batch goodies. Like always, vendors will be setting up their booths outside the Facultad de Agronomía starting around 10:00 AM and will be selling all day. There’s no charge to get in, but bring cash so you can scratch that shopping itch.
Facultad de Agronomía | Av. San Martín 4453 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Konex is taking the extended version approach to their birthday celebration, and we fully support their decision to do so. The venue is switching it up, and getting things started in the afternoon with an all day live music festival. The lineup includes favorites like Los Brujos and Bestia Bebé, and you can take care of all of your ticketing needs here. Your full day of Konex brand entertainment will only set you back AR $250, but you can check the full lineup of bands on deck here to make sure you’re getting what you paid for.
Ciudad Cultural Konex | Sarmiento 3131 | 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Afternoon parties are all the rage this Saturday, so skip that afternoon nap and make sure your dance moves are not too embarrassing for the light of day. Open Air is back for the spring season, and is throwing a coastline bash with french DJ, DJ W!ld. The Dijon native will surely make up for your foregone nap with his cool-kid international beats. Early bird tickets are already sold out, but you can get regularly priced tickets for AR $250 here.
PmOpenAir Punta Carrasco | Av. Rafael Obligado | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Keep it classical with one of Argentina’s own first-class Sopranos. Carla Filipcic Holm made her Teatro Colón debut in 2006 in Così fan Tutte, and has been killing it ever since. The international star will be serving some art song realness in an intimate performance featuring works by Hahn, Debussy, and Ravel. Brush up on your French, and get to La Boca to hear her show you why microphones are for sissies up close and in person. Tickets are free and are available starting an hour before the show.
La Usina del Arte | Caffarena 1 | 7:00 PM
Apparently Saturday is international “observe the moon” day. Who knew? The planetarium, obviously. They’re hoping you’ll join them for a chance to come together with other curious stargazers to look through telescopes, and see if the moon is really made out of cheese. There will be a live, big-screen projection of our lunar neighbor through one of the telescopes, and music and lectures to keep you entertained. There’s no charge to attend and no need to reserve your spot, so show up for some free educational fun.
Planetario Galileo Galilei | Av. Sarmiento and Av. Belisario Roldán | 7:30PM – 10:30 PM
Sometimes the spoken word gets overlooked as an art form, but not for the La Ene museum. They’re latest presentation Omphalos, features scenic, ephemeral episodes from some of the best examples of oral art from the 60’s and 70’s. Centered around the artist, critic, and writer, Marta Traba, the event will recreate some of her best work from those decades. The show is curated by Federico Baeza y Fernanda Pinta, and actress Sofía Brihet will be at the mike. There’s no charge to get in, but get there early because space is limited.
La Ene | Esmeralda 320 (2nd floor) | 7:00 PM
Pride isn’t quite upon us, but there are plenty of awesome events popping up around the city to start getting you excited about it. Saturday night is no different with Brandon’s Orgullo Afro glbt. Don’t be a square! Come out for an afro dance riot with live groups like Marisa Nascimento, Loly and Ale, and many more. There will also be Caipirinha tastings and Feijoada to keep you fueled for the evening. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the door.
Brandon | Luis Maria Drago 236 | 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
What’s the best part of October (other than Halloween, obviously)? Oktoberfest! Bust out your Lederhosen and prepare your stomach for the consumption of beer and pretzels, because Gay Oktoberfest Buenos Aires is upon us. If beer isn’t quite your thing, they will also be serving wine, champagne, and margaritas (because rules are for losers). Once you’re over the beer-drinking extravaganza, the whole crew will migrate to Rheo, where you’ll be welcomed for free and sans the annoying line. Tickets are a measly AR $200 per person.
Vavok Bar | Gorriti 5265 | 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Sunday, October 9th
Buenos Aires is all about the Sunday morning marathon vibes, and this Sunday is no different. The Nandu International Marathon gets going at 7:30 AM, and it looks like the weather for it will be just about as perfect as it can be. If running 42k sounds like something that won’t fill your day of rest with pain and regret, you can sign up to participate through Saturday at 7:00 PM here. There are shorter options for those who are slightly intimidated by that number, and of course you can always cheer your fellow athletes along from the sidelines. The starting line is at the Paseo de Las Américas, and you can see the whole trajectory here.
Paseo de Las Américas | Monroe and Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta | 7:30 AM
Get to the Parque Centenario for an introduction to (or continued practice of) Kundalini Yoga. Teachers, Carolina Giraldo Torres and Eva Sol Lopez will be staked out behind the Hospital Marie Curie, dishing out everything you need to know about the “yoga of awareness.” The class is a la gorra, so bring something to contribute, and don’t forget to bring a mat, blanket, or whatever else you need to make your yoga experience comfortable.
Parque Centenario | Av. Patricias Argentinas and Roentgen | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
It’s medieval times y’all. Make your way to the Espacio Cultural del Sur for Burgo del Sur, a straight up Renaissance Fair with all of the fixings. There will be music, vendors, sword fights, jousting, jugglers, and all other manner of medieval themed fun. Dress up in your best cloaks, tunics, kirtles, and capes, and you’ll surely fit right in. The event is free, but food and trinket prices vary, so don’t forget your pocket change.
Espacio Cultural del Sur | Av. Caseros 1750 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
For a more recently relevant celebration, get yourself to Palermo for the fifth edition of Feria Viva! Latinoamérica. The Latin American mashup will include your favorite regional food, music, and even a costume contest. Consider this an excuse to practice for Halloween, and see if you come away a winner. The event is free, but pay attention because this is important: the event organizers are hosting the afternoon in honor of a school in Cordoba that needs your help. Check out the list of items they are collecting to donate to the school here, pick your favorites, and don’t show up empty handed.
Pabellon 4 | Uriarte 1332 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The wait is over. The Argentine National Asado Championship is here, and the greatest pitmasters in the country will be setting up shop right in front of the Obelisco to compete for the crown. All 23 provinces will participate in the event, so come cheer on your favorites for free and taste the best bovine delicacies this country has to offer. Unfortunately, the judging panel positions have been long filled, so your professional opinion won’t exactly be considered in picking the actual champion.
Obelisco | Av. 9 de Julio and Av. Corrientes | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Take full advantage of your Monday off with an all nighter at Fiesta Delorean. They wanted to do something a little different with their Fiesta Nacional, and are mixing up the usual pop party hits with a journey through the 5-decade history of Rock Nacional. Tickets are AR $80 for your Sunday night shenanigans, and you can check out the full list of music and visuals here.
La Capilla | Suipacha 842 | 11:59 PM – 7:00 AM
Happy weekend y’all!