The main event taking place this weekend in Buenos Aires is of course the International Women’s Day March on Friday, where women will be striking to protest the abuse, femicide, and inequality they face in Argentina. However, the movement doesn’t stop on the streets, so if you can’t make it to the march, there’s a whole selection of celebrations, music, dance, and female empowerment-themed events to head to across the city this weekend.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH
Over 700 tattoo artists from around the world will be converging at the 15th annual Tattoo Show of Buenos Aires this weekend for what is both a professional convention and an international cultural event. In addition to plenty of inking exhibitions, the event also offers a chance to explore tattoo culture, including live music, fashion shows, skateboarding displays, the annual crowning of Miss Tattoo, and an opportunity to meet the stars from the reality show Ink Master. Go for the fun, leave with a tat (but only if your mom says it’s OK).
12 PM – 10 PM | Friday – Sunday | La Rural – Av. Sarmiento 2704 AR $280 | More Info
It’s the Now are bringing together female creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs in Buenos Aires Friday morning at an International Women’s Day Brunch. Tickets are still available for this relaxed networking event where you’ll have a chance to meet like-minded and inspiring women. It will be held at Wellbar in Palermo, which will be offering a menu of avo toast, poached eggs, or vegan waffles – reason enough to attend! All proceeds from the brunch will be going to support the organization Economía Feminita.
10 AM – 12 PM | Wellbar – Malabia 1682 US $15 | More Info
Buenos Aires is going all out with its celebrations for International Women’s Day this year with PWR Festival on Friday night at the Luna Park. Tickets are still available for this girl power extravaganza which includes performances from a lineup of stars including Sofia Reyes, Malu Trevejo, Angela Torres, and many more. Again, all proceeds are donated to a great cause, in this case LALCEC, one of Argentina’s principle cancer research charities.
5 – 11PM | Luna Park – From AR $500 | More Info
If you’re really fired up after the #8M March on Friday and want to continue raging against the patriarchy then check out If the Girls are United III at Salón Pueyrredón in Palermo. This cool venue has lined up eight live music acts, photography exhibitions, a tattoo stand, and some fashion stalls to keep the party alive till the early hours of Saturday.
10 PM – 5 AM | Salón Pueyrredón Oficial – Av. Sante Fe 4560 AR $100 | More Info
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
For foodies in need of a little inspiration, Kaori Alimentación is taking over the trendy pop-up space Habitat.2127 this Saturday to run a three-hour cooking workshop to help you transform the way you cook. The aim of the class is to encourage more responsible eating habits while still keeping things realistic, fun, and delicious. The price includes the class, a tasting session, a cookbook, illustrated recipe notecards, and some seeds to plant at home.
2 – 5PM | Hábitat 2127 – Av. Dorrego 2127 | More Info
Usina del Arte may be commemorating Día Internacional de la Mujer one day late, but they are certainly making up for it with their jam-packed schedule of free events on Saturday celebrating female empowerment and creativity. From 3 PM you can attend talks on women in the music industry, artistic workshops to create your own female silhouette, photography exhibitions, Latin American female percussion concerts, glitter stations, cooking classes, and more. To top it off, the day will end with a collaborative concert in the main hall from Argentine musicians recreating classic songs by the female greats such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Natalia Lafourcade.
3 – 10PM | Usina del Arte – Agustín Caffarena 1 | More Info
If you blew your last salary partying at last week’s Carnaval, why not head to Violenta Josefina’s free gig this Saturday. She’ll be playing her first show as a solo artist since departing her dream-pop duo on the rooftop of the elegant Clásico Fernández in old town San Telmo. Blending chilled surf rock vibes with electro, and melodic vocals this will be a perfect way to spend a late summer’s evening.
9 PM | Clásico Fernández – Piedras 1020 | More Info
JAZZ & SWING
As part of its #LaCulturaNoEsUnLujo season, La Casa del Árbol are hosting gypsy swing band Club Caliente Jazz this Saturday evening. So if all you hope for from a Saturday night is to be transported back to Paris in the 1930s, then this musical quartet is your ticket. They reinterpret classic gypsy jazz with a lively, modern twist that will have you swinging around the room like it’s La Chope des Puces! If you’re more the listening type, you can also bop along at the back while enjoying the great range of artisanal beers on offer.
9 PM | La Casa del Árbol – Av. Córdoba 5217 | More Info
SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH
If there’s one thing Buenos Aires loves more than a strike, it’s a sporting event. And, in theme with the Día Internacional de la Mujer, DisfrutemosBA are running another edition of Chicas en Bici! For some fun on two wheels, head down to Av. Coronel Díaz and Arenales on Sunday morning where the 10KM route though Palermo will be starting. Just sign up online, bring your bicicleta, your helmet, and your gals. (If raining, the event will be pushed back to Sunday, March 17th).
9 AM | Av. Coronel Díaz and Arenales | More Info
To shop like the cool kids of Buenos Aires then head to the arty Cooperativa Cultural Qi in Villa Crespo this weekend, where prints and illustrations from local artists, photography, books, and more will be on sale at Feria Migra. If you already have one too many posters in your flat, then it’s worth going just to do some people watching while sipping a cocktail and listening to the poetry readings and live music.
Saturday & Sunday, 4 – 10 PM| Cooperativa Cultural Qi – Thames 240 | More Info
ADOPT DON’T SHOP
For the cutest event this Sunday, head to the Palermo parks where Adopt a Greyhound in Argentina are holding a happy galgos meet-and-greet to help promote their work and entice you into bringing home a furry friend. Sadly, greyhounds are one of the most mistreated breeds in Argentina, and the charity works to protect abused dogs and find them loving forever homes. There will be a chance to meet and play with the pups, and support the charity’s work by buying doggie accessories from their Shop Solidario.
3PM – 6.30PM | Av. Dorrego and Av. Alcorta | More Info
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. If you have an event you would like to include in this column, please send us an email to [email protected]