Tango galore in Buenos Aires this week, as the international championship and festival continues. Here are just a few of the highlights of what's happening in Buenos Aires this week.
When? Thursday August 8 until August 21.
Where? Various venues
The Buenos Aires international tango championship and festival get underway this week with a packed programme of concerts, exhibitions, classes, talks and much more. This year, the festival takes place over an incredible 54 venues. The central focus will be on the Usina del Arte in La Boca, which will host the initial heats of the championship finals, the festival milonga and dozens of concerts, classes and talks. The opening of this year's festival is provided by the tango musical Aquí Cantó Gardel (Here Sang Gardel) directed by Nelson Valente and starring Roberto Carnaghi, with music and arrangements from Néstor Marconi and Juan Carlos Cuacci. Discover the passion of tango in Buenos Aires!
When? Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Where? Various "bares notables".
For the month of the city's international tango festival, the music programme at the city's historic bares notables is dedicated entirely to the genre. This weekend catch Trío Aquiles Roggero at Los 37 Billares (Av. de Mayo 1271) on Friday (August 9) at 6.30pm, Viviana Scarlassa at Café de García (Sanabria 3302) on Saturday (August 10) at 6pm, and Los Hermanos Rivas - En Familia at La Biela (Av. Pres. Manuel Quintana 596) on Monday (August 12) at 7pm.
When? Friday August 16, 23 and 30, 8.30pm to 10pm.
Where? Museo de la Ciudad. Casa Altos de Elorriaga, Defensa 187.
Take part in a mix of immersive performances in non-traditional spaces that deal with Argentine customs and traditions. Entry is free.
When? Thursday August 15 to Sunday August 18.
Where? El Dorrego. Distrito Audiovisual, Zapiola 50, Colegiales.
One of the city's biggest food festivals returns bringing together some of the best chefs and restaurants in Buenos Aires. Head along to sample some of the best local cuisine!
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