What to do this week

Highlights in Buenos Aires for the week June 18 - 25.

What's on in Buenos Aires: highlights of the week

From World Cup football to ballet and photography: just a few of the highlights of what's happening in the city this week.

The World Cup in Buenos Aires

When? Every day!
Where? At the big screens in Plaza San Martín and Parque Centenario

Catch all the World Cup action with along together with passionate local fans live on the giant screens in Plaza San Martín (Av. Santa Fe and Florida in Retiro) and Parque Centenario (entrance on Leopoldo Marechal).

Coppelia at Teatro Colón

When? Tuesday June 19 and Thursday 21 to Sunday 24, at 8pm.
Where? Teatro Colón, Cerrito 628.
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A vigorous version of the ballet by Cuban choreographer Enrique Martínez arrives at the legendary Teatro Colón. The ballet tells the story of a doll that changes the life of a couple of villagers. Franz falls in love with the inhuman creature, creating distance from his partner Swanilda, who has to emulate the doll to save her relationship.


When? Tuesday 19 at 8.30pm.
Where? Centro Cultural San Martín, Sarmiento 1551.
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The cultural centre's Sala Muiño welcomes key figures from the jazz scene with Martín Iaies and Adrián Iaies performing their improvisation for free, offering classic pieces as well as new compositions.

Tiren Papelitos (Throw Papers) - the 1978 World Cup: between celebration and horror

When?  Until August 20, every day from 10am.
Where? Parque de la Memoria.
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To coincide with the current edition of the World Cup in Russia, this exhibitions analyses the complexities and terrible political situation of the country at the time of the 1978 World Cup 40 years ago, a competition that Argentina hosted and won causing much jubiliation in the country amid the backdrop of a brutal dictatorship. An excellent chance to learn about Argentina's difficult history and the relationship between soccer and politics.

FECIVE Venezuelan Film Festival 

When? Thursday June 21 until Sunday June 24.
Where? Centro Cultural San Martín, Sarmiento 1551.
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The third edition of this Venezuelan film festival shows select premieres and screenings of 16 films from different genres. You can also catch guest speakers and parties as part of the event.

Argentine Photography 1850-2010: contradiction and continuity

When? Until July 9, from 2pm.
Where? Fundación Proa, Av. Don Pedro Mendoza, 1929.
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Comprising around 170 photographs, this revealing exhibition examines Argentina's complex history and politics, highlighting the heterogeneity of Argentine history through photographic documentation as well as the talent of the photographers at different times.

Asteroids: Mission Extreme

When? Until July 1, Tuesday - Sunday at 1pm.
Where? Galileo Galilei Planetarium
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Take a journey through space and discover how astronauts could reach an asteroid and whether the venture would benefit mankind. Asteroids present a constant risk to the planet, but also a great opportunity. Join Mission Extreme to discover more about their mysteries!

Music in Bares Notables

When? Friday and Saturday evenings.
Where? Various bares notables throughout the city.
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Catch fantastic live music in the atmospheric setting of some of the city's most historic bares notables - cafes recognised for their historic, cultural and architectural importance. The programme covers a range of genres, with acts performing in different cafes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This Friday catch the singer Sandra Márquez at Bar Iberia (Av. de Mayo 1196) presenting a preview of her next album, which takes inspiration from a meeting between Evita and the tango singer Carlos Gardel with classic tangos and waltzes as well as original compositions. On Saturday, Marian Cortés presents Spanish music from flamenco to more modern hits at El Símbolo (Av. Corrientes 3787).

Love is Love: Marriage for all according to Jean Paul Gaultier

When? Until July 15. Wednesday - Sunday, plus public holidays, 1pm - 8pm.
Where? Centro Cultural Kirchner, Sarmiento 151.
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Touted as a must-see by Vogue, this exhibition shines a light on the French designer's bridal gowns and celebrates marriage in all its forms - heterosexual, gay, transgender and intercultural, complete with a three-metre high wedding cake and animated mannequins. 

Latin America: Back to the Future

When? Until March 2019.
Where? MACBA, Av. San Juan 328.
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This major exhibition explores connections among regional projects of modernisation and contemporary art with exhibits from more than 70 artists the 1950s to the present day.

Book your place for our guided tours!

The city offers all kinds of guided tours in English and Spanish. Explore the city on foot, by bike, by bus, running, rowing or even on electric scooters. Check out all the options for guided tours in Buenos Aires.

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