Music, art, history, and much more. It's a holiday weekend in Buenos Aires this weekend, and here are just a few of the highlights of what's happening in the city.
When? Wednesday to Sunday plus public holidays, 1pm to 8pm.
Where? CCK. Sarmiento 151.
This exhibition explores the story of the Argentine-Hungarian inventor Ladislao José Biró and his most famous creation, the biro pen, through an extraordinary collection of hundreds of designs brought together by German collector Hans Georg Schriever-Abeln. The exhibition includes a vast array of biro pens including themed designs and versions designed for specific professions in a playful but also artistic and educational exhibition for all the family.
When? November 13 to 16 at 8pm and Sunday the 17th at 5pm.
Where? Teatro Colón Centre of Experimentation. A. Toscani 1168.
The Teatro Colón’s Centre of Experimentation presents Radioteatro Experimental Versión 2. The radiophonic work Man in a Room by Juan Muñoz and Gavin Bryars will be staged in this special programme adapted by Regina Lew and Miguel Galperín.
When? Thursday November 14 from 7pm.
Where? Various ice cream parlours.
Take advantage of 50% off at participating shops as the city celebrates craft ice cream week. On Thursday 200 craft ice cream parlours across the entire country will be offering the discount, along with special events, talks and more. Experience this local tradition.
When? November 14 to 19
Where? Various venues
Buenos Aires’ international jazz festival returns with performances from more than 500 local and international musicians across the city over a five-day programme featuring new bands, soloists, open-air concerts, swing classes in parks, and activities for kids.
When? Sunday November 17, 6pm to 1am.
Where? Avenida Corrientes, between Junín and Av. 9 de Julio.
Corrientes becomes a grand open-air bookstore to enjoy with all the family as the many stores along the avenue open late into the evening with more than 50 special free events and activities. This edition of the annual event features Lol Tolhurst, former drummer from The Cure; and the great Argentine writer Eduardo Sacheri, who will take part in an open talk with the public. With talks, book launches, workshops, live performances and much more, enjoy a special evening in the heart of the city.
When? November 13 to 17.
Where? At several milongas in the city.
The annual queer tango festival brings together dancers and teachers who enjoy tango beyond the dance’s traditional gender roles. The festival encourages people to dance tango in which ever role they prefer, promoting diversity.
When? November 16 to December 14.
Where? Argentine Polo Ground. Av. Del Libertador y Dorrego.
Witness the skill, elegance and passion of the world’s greatest polo tournament, as the most skilful players in the sport compete at the “cathedral of polo.” Discover for yourself what many consider to be one of the most exciting spectator sports around.
When? Desde el 31 de octubre hasta el 9 de marzo.
Where? Museo del Cine Pablo Ducrós Hicken. Agustín R. Caffarena 51.
A journey through the history of local cinema in the heart of La Boca neighbourhood. The exhibit includes items rangine from a Lumière chamber from 1896 to a poster from the Oscar-nominated 2015 Argentine film Wild Tales.
When? November 14 to 17 at 3pm.
Where? Teatro General San Martín, Av. Corrientes 1530.
Enjoy the classic tale of greed and power as the San Martín's contemporary ballet present one of Shakespeare's best know tragedies.
When? Sunday November 17, 11am to 6pm.
Where? Usina del Arte. Agustín Caffarena 1.
The Usina del Arte dons Italian colours this weekend for a day of tastings, produce markets, cookery classes for the young and old and even a pesto championship. There'll be live music too.
When? Friday November 15 to Sunday November 17.
Where? Four different venues.
The 9th edition of this children's literature festival takes place over four venues the Alianza Francesa (Av. Córdoba 946); la Casona de los Olivera (Parque Avellaneda, Av. Directoria y Lacarra); the Museum of Modern Art (Av. San Juan 350) and the Parque de la Estación library (at the junction of Perón and Gallo). The event features 30 activities and special guests, workshops, talks, readings and spaces for art, science and live music. Enjoy a fun event for all the family.
When? Every weekend.
Where? Various "bares notables".
Enjoy live music at some of the city's most historic and atmospheric cafes and bars, the listed bares notables. This week on Saturday November 16 at 9.00pm, catch popular Argentine and Uruguayan music María Roldán y Ariel Argañaraz at Bar Iberia (Av. de Mayo 1196).
When? October 31 to March 9.
Where? Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. Av. San Juan 835.
The first major solo exhibition from Ad Minoliti converts the Museum of Modern Art into a "Museo Peluche", a museum of cuddly toys. The exhibition delves into contemporary topics and includes an active feminist painting class as an installation within the exhibition.
When? Until December 30. Closed Tuesdays.
Where? Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. Av. San Juan 350.
Andrés Aizicovich is an artist-inventor who creates technologies that modify material and poetic conditions. In a new installation designed especially for the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, he proposes contact with extraterrestrial life, with our ancestors and even with dimensions of our own conscience through which we can find new keys to help us live together in harmony. Explore this ambitious proposal only here in Buenos Aires.
The city offers all kinds of guided tours in English and Spanish. Explore the city on foot, by bike, by bus, or even on electric scooters. Check out all the options for guided tours in Buenos Aires.
For more events, and to plan your itinerary, check out our Planner.