With the cooler winds finally blowing, Buenos Aires can once again live up to its name and we can enjoy the city sweat-free. Fortunately the cultural offering doesn’t change with the seasons, and there’s just as many live music events, unique workshops, and foodie festivities for you to enjoy.
This weekend also marks the anniversary of the 1976 coup that brought the military junta into power. Consequently, Sunday is in fact a public holiday, the Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia, and will see a number of major demonstrations take place around the country. Read on to find out how Buenos Aires will be marking this important historical occasion.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND
Female trio the Bourbon Sweethearts will be playing tonight at La Tangente in Palermo. Taking to the stage with a guitar, double bass, and trumpet, they’ll be reinterpreting classic swing, jazz and blues from the 20th century. It’s likely to be an extra fun gig in honor of the trumpeter’s birthday as well. Get your tickets online or on the door.
8.45 PM | La Tangente – Honduras 5317 | AR $350 online, AR $400 at the door | More Info
VEGAN FOOD FAIR
Start your weekend off with some guilt-free wining and dining at BIO terra’s vegan food fair. They invite you to come and enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer accompanied by some of the best vegan delicacies. There’ll also be music, metegol, board games, and a stand-up show on offer to keep you entertained.
9 PM – 1 AM | Casa Jache – Aranguren 213 | Free | More Info
The Big Band Sonora Marta La Reina will be performing a one night special this Friday in Thelonious Club. This band of eight wind instruments, a double bass, traditional percussion, an accordion, and backing singers will be bringing the tropical tones to this popular jazz club in Palermo Hollywood. Interpreting rhythms from America including cumbia, merengue, and vallenato, this will be a jazzy and loud show that takes you back to the great tropical big band orchestras of the mid-50s.
11.30 PM – 2 AM | Thelonious Club – Nicaragua 5549 | AR $250
Two of the most current Carioca DJs, Diogo Reis and Badenov, are coming from Rio de Janeiro to The Shamrock Basement tonight to bring us Fun Fun, a night of pure house and underground techno. They have recently become two of the most established acts on the Rio electronic scene, thanks to their infamous parties, MOO. Entry is free before 1 AM, and AR $100 afterwards.
11:30 PM | Shamrock Basement – Rodríguez Peña 1220 | More Info
SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD
If there’s one thing worth getting out of bed for on a Saturday morning, it’s the chance to spend the morning at the incredibly elegant Casa Cavia. They’ve set up a cycle of morning talks, kicking off with the first one this weekend on everyone’s favorite subject: food. A panel made up of journalist Soledad Berruti, scientist María Sance, and chef Daniela Dagatti will be discussing (with audience involvement) the importance of transparency in the food industry, how to transform your eating habits and where to find the best natural resources.
9.30 AM | Casa Cavia – Cavia 2985 | Free (Reserve Online) | More Info
Montón Junto de Diseno is putting on a three-hour Taller Intensivo Bordado Botánico – Intensive Botanical-Themed Embroidery Workshop – this Saturday for anyone looking to learn how to stitch, sew, and crochet like a pro. You’ll learn six of the fundamental techniques used in embroidery, while practicing on a flowery template. The class will include all materials, illustrated diagrams, and a complete kit to continue practicing your skills at home.
10 AM | Montón Junto de Diseno – Nicaragua 5587
Last weekend’s vegan market was unfortunately rained off, but this being Buenos Aires means there’s always another one right around the corner. And right on cue, Mini Supers Veganos, the self-proclaimed first vegan supermarket in Argentina, is back this Saturday. These guys stock it all, so whether you’re looking for vegan ice cream or nail polish this is your one stop shop for all your cruelty-free purchases.
1 PM – 7PM | Campichuelo 472 | Free | More Info
Now that the heat has really subsided and you can actually exercise outside again without melting after jogging just one cuadra, why not enjoy some free yoga? Arte Neo Yogui is hosting a harmonious yoga session this Saturday at the Floralis Genérica, the huge steel flower in the heart of Recoleta. It’s open to everyone, just bring your mat and, if you want to hang around afterwards, some snacks to share at the group picnic after.
3 PM | Floralis Genérica – Parque de las Naciones Unidas | Free | More Info
SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH
Ever wanted to know the secret to the perfect pulled pork, or how to crisp your brisket just so? Well, thanks to multiple requests from diners, Lekker Smokehouse have stepped up and created this one off meat-smoking masterclass to teach you how to perfectly prep and smoke all your favorite American-style BBQ. They’ll be covering the best techniques and rubs for pork and cow ribs, pulled pork, brisket, burnt ends and chicken; and to top it off, there’s an all you can eat smoked meat tasting at the end. The price is AR $1,500 (for 1) or AR $2,400 (for 2), by bank transfer or deposit. Additionally, women will receive a 50 percent discount. Send them a message to book your spot.
2 PM – 8 PM | Lekker Smokehouse – Honduras 4416 | AR $1,500 (for 1), AR $2,400 (for 2) | More Info
MEMORIA & JUSTICIA
This Sunday is the National Day of Remembrance in Argentina and, like every year, human rights groups have organized a march calling for memory, truth, and justice. The parade will be led by the Madres y Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo, starting at Congreso and leading along Avenida de Mayo to the Plaza de Mayo. There’ll be bands playing and thousands are expected to attend. This is a moving event and a chance to see the impact that the county’s tragic past still has on it today. All are welcome to participate.
1 PM – 7PM | Plaza del Congreso | Free | More Info
Panda Rojo are opening up their doors this Sunday evening to host a beautiful musical soirée, Conjunción en Pares, in memory of the 30,000 desaparecidos during the military dictatorship. They felt there was no better way to honor their tragic loss and call “Nunca Más” then with a night of musical collaborations. Artists lined up to perform include Fernando Hadad, Antonio Grondona, the Gala Magalí Trio, and Emily And. The show starts at 10 PM sharp, so get there early to secure your spot.
10 PM | Panda Rojo Espacio Cultural – Sarmiento 3096 | Free | 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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