What to do this week

Highlights in Buenos Aires for July 16 - 23.

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

From kids' activities to classical music and art: just a few of the highlights of what's happening in the city this week.

Winter holidays

When? Throughout July.
Where? Various venues.
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Argentina's winter holidays take place in July and venues throughout the city offer a huge range of activities for all ages, from theatre to music, museum workshops and much more. Search for activities on our site and enjoy winter in the city!

Barenboim Festival 

When? Wednesday July 11 to Sunday July 22.
Where? Teatro Colón, Cerrito 628. CCK, Sarmiento 151.
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Two superb spaces: the Teatro Colón and the CCK host a journey through the universes of Wagner, Brahms, Debussy and Stravinsky, with four performances by Berlin's Staatskapelle under the baton of renowned Argentine conductor Daniel Barenboim. Experience incredible music in two extraordinary venues. 

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 of the harsh political situation faced in Argentina 40 years ago when it hosted the 1978 World Cup, a competition that Argentina went on to win, leading to much jubiliation in the country despite the backdrop of a brutal dictatorship. It's an excellent chance to learn about Argentina's difficult history and the relationship between soccer and politics.

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 different photographers in their day.

Music in Bares Notables

When? Friday and Saturday evenings.
Where? Various bares notables.
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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 Friday and Saturday evening. This weekend catch traditional folk music from De la Raíz a la Copa at Bar Lavalle (Lavalle 1693) at 8.30pm on Saturday and from Cuadrigal at La Esquina de Aníbal Troilo (Paraguay 1500) at 9pm on Saturday. 

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.

El Mundo Entero es una Bauhaus (The Whole World is a Bauhaus)

When? Until August 11, Tuesday to Sunday from 12.30pm.
Where? National Museum of Decorative Art, Av. del Libertador 1902.
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An exhibition focusing on all aspects of the Bauhaus school, analysing the work and influence of this much-admired and controversial symbol of modern design. The exhibition is organised into eight different themes that bring together the trans-cultural crossover of the Bauhaus ethos. Entry is free.

Cindy Sherman & Richard Prince at MALBA

When? Until October 29.
Where? MALBA, Figueroa Alcorta 3415.
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One of the MALBA's most anticipated exhibits of the year features 34 large-format photographs from two artists who revolutionised their field, the contemporary American icons Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince, on display in Argentina for the first time. The pieces capture North American popular culture from the 1970s until present.

Ma Xiaohui with the Filarmónica

When? Thursday July 19 at 8pm.
Where? Teatro Colón. Cerrito 628.
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The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Enrique Arturo Diemecke, is joined by Chinese musician Ma Xiaohui, who will be playing the traditional Chinese erhu for the first time in the Argentina. Don't miss it!

A Story of Two Worlds: Experimental Latin American Art in dialogue with the MMK collection, 1944-1989

When? Until October 14.
Where? Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. Av. San Juan 350.
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The first exhibition at El Moderno following its renovation showcases two powerful artistic currents: the European-North American and the Latin American. At times they've run parallel to each other; at others they've merged or crossed paths. The exhibition establishes a dialogue between canonical works from the US and Europe, from 1955 to 1986, belonging to the Museum für Moderne Kunst de Frankfurt (MMK), and Latin American art from 1944 until the end of the region's dictatorships in the 1980s. Don't miss this excellent chance to learn more about Latin American art. 

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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