What to do this week

Highlights in Buenos Aires for August 12 to 19.

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

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.

A Gift for Evita

When? Until August 26, every day except Tuesdays.
Where? Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta.
This exhibition revolves around the dresses given by the Government of Spain to Eva Duarte de Perón in June 1947 and investigates the role of the First Lady as well as the artistic value of this collection set against an international political context in which an isolated and impoverished Spain received support from Argentina. The selection of costumes given to Evita represented each of Spain's provinces through dresses, hats, shoes, jewellery and accessories.

Tango BA | Festival and Word Cup

When? Thursday August 8 until August 21.
Where? Various venues
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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!

Tango at historic cafes

When? Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Where? Various "bares notables". 
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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.

Argentine customs

When? Friday August 16, 23 and 30, 8.30pm to 10pm.
Where? Museo de la Ciudad. Casa Altos de Elorriaga, Defensa 187.
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Take part in a mix of immersive performances in non-traditional spaces that deal with Argentine customs and traditions. Entry is free. 

Feria Masticar

When? Thursday August 15 to Sunday August 18.
Where? El Dorrego. Distrito Audiovisual, Zapiola 50, Colegiales.
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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! 

Laboratorio de Impresiones (Recording Lab)

When? Every day.
Where? Carlos Gardel House Museum, Jean Jaures 735.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the first record produced in Argentina, and the revolution that this entailed through the mass distribution of music, this exhibition explores how Gardel and his contemporaries recorded before the invention of the microphone and the recording techniques they used. There's also behind the scenes details of the record factories and musicals of the era, and much more. Take a trip back in time at this fascinating exhibition.

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