Your Weekly Event Roundup, Aug 17th – 23rd
A hand picked selection of our favorite things to do this week.
See An Art Show
Two very different photography shows wrap up. Iluminaciones is a photography exhibit that features photos taken by a group of prisoners at the Ezeiza Women’s Prison who were given pin hole cameras, the effect is blurry almost impressionistic photographs. You can catch the show Tuesday through Sunday at the Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti in Nuñez (Av. Del Libertador 8151). Matilde Marín presents crisp black and white landscape photography in Paisajes Indeterminados at the Recoleta gallery Del Infinito Arte (Quintana 325) through Friday from 10-7pm. The Marina de Caro Retrospective is filled with drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations at the MAMBA (Av. San Juan 350), and you can pop next door to the MACBA to catch The Importance of Being. Pro-tip, Tuesdays at the MAMBA are free.
left, photography by Matilde Marín, right, installation by Marina de Caro
Watch A Film
Argentine director Marcos Berger’s fourth feature film, Mariposa, wraps up its August release in the Centro Cultural San Martin (Sarmiento 1551). The movie imagines parallel universes for German and Romina, one in which they are brother and sister, and another in which they are lovers. You can catch it on Saturday at 9:45, or Sunday at 5:30. The MALBA (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415) also boasts a program with local independent films, including indie favorite Ezequiel Acuña’s La vida de alguien, a buddy drama about a musician who is approached by a small record label to revive his college band. The film plays on Saturday at 10pm. Cultural center La Gran Jaime (Araoz 832) continues their David Lynch series this Wednesday at 9pm.
Be A Tourist
The craft beer movement is hitting BA with a foamy vengeance and the team behind Buenos Aires Art Tours wants to you to sip on the best of San Telmo. Friday and Saturday they will be hosting their Inaugural San Telmo Beer Tour, a small tour for six guests that visits four San Telmo breweries to taste different cerveza styles and Argentine snacks, you can reserve your spot here. Tango BA wraps up its second week with free shows and concerts across the city at beautiful venues like Teatro Colon and Usina del Arte. For more complete programming, click here.
Eat Some Good Food
Beer lovers unite! The guys behind some of the best craft beer in Buenos Aires, Broeders, opened a brick and mortar called On Tap last Thursday with 20 beers on tap (obvio) and a menu that features artisan burgers and fries. Check them out Tuesday through Sunday, the bar opens at 6:30pm in Palermo Hollywood (Costa Rica 5527). Panachef (Sanchez de Bustamante 1470) continues their August Saturday series that celebrates Venezuelan street food. Not exactly food, but nourishment igual, BA Coctel kicks off this week with classes and special events every night at the week. Check out the full agenda here.
Fritanga is back for its third edition. The secret dance party boasts 4 djs playing moombahton, tropical cumbia, dancehall and kuduro. The event description also claims there will be trap and música twerk for anyone looking to shake it on Saturday. Party starts at midnight in Palermo, address sent privately. Fuerzabruta returns to the CC Recoleta (Junín 1930) to celebrate 10 years. The show is Wednesday through Sunday, hours vary. We recommend the Friday 11:30 show when DJ Zuker and Festa Bros will be playing sets following the show.
Check Out A Show
Stockholm based musician Elias Åkesson of Elias One Man Band will be joining La Plata frontman Rolando Bruno on Friday at Inboccalupo Teatro (Virrey Arredondo 2495) on Friday at 9pm. Åkesson’s smokey voice and electroacoustic guitar will be an interesting mix to Rolando Bruno’s explosive Sandro inspired dance music. On the other side of town at the ultra hipster bandnerd hangout Plasma (Piedras 1856), you can catch indie acts Tobogán Andaluz, Las Ligas Menores and El Hipnotizador Romantico starting at 11pm. Female duo Vecina debuts their second album at Cafe Vinilo (Goritti 3780) with a slew of special guests on Saturday at 9pm.
Did we miss something? Let us know what you’re doing this week below in the comments section.
The annotated version:
Throughout the week
- Iluminaciones photo exhibit @ Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti, Av. Del Libertador 8151, Nuñez **closed on Monday**
- Paisajes Indeterminados photo exhibit @ Del Infinito Art, Quintana 325, Recoleta, 10am-7pm **closed on weekends**
- Marina de Caro Retrospective @ MAMBA, Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo, 11am-7pm **closed on Monday**
- The Importance of Being @ MACBA, Av. San Juan 328, San Telmo, noon-7pm **closed on Tuesday**
- Tango BA @ various locations
- Fuerzabruta @ CC Recoleta, Junín 1930, Recoleta, various times **closed Monday & Tuesday**
- Craft beer @ On Tap, Costa Rica 5527, Palermo Hollywood, opens at 6:30 **closed Monday**
- BA Coctel @ various locations from Monday to Saturday
- David Lynch series @ La Gran Jaime, Araoz 832, Villa Crespo, 9pm
- San Telmo Beer Tour @ various locations, San Telmo, 6pm
- One Man Band and Rolando Bruno @ Iboccalupo, Virrey Arredondo 2495, Colegiales, 9pm
- Tobogán Andaluz, Las Ligas Menores and El Hipnotizador Romantico @ Plasma, Piedras 1856, La Boca, 11pm
- Venezuelan street food @ Panachef, Sanchez de Bustamante 1470, Recoleta, all day
- San Telmo Beer Tour @ various locations, San Telmo, 6pm
- Vecina @ Cafe Vinilo, Gorriti 3780, Palermo, 9pm,
- Mariposa @ Centro Cultural San Martin, Sarmiento 1551, Microcentro, 9:45pm
- La Vida de alguien @ MALBA, Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta, 10pm
- Fritanga, private address, Palermo, midnight
- Mariposa @ Centro Cultural San Martin, Sarmiento 1551, Microcentro, 5pm