What to do this week

Highlights in Buenos Aires for the week September 17 to 24.

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

Art, music, mate and meat, Cirque du Soleil and the city's annual marathon! Just a few of the highlights of what's happening in the city this week.


When? Tuesday September 18 at 8.30pm.
Where? Centro Cultural San Martín. Sarmiento 1551.
More info

The San Martín cultural centre's Sala Muiño opens its doors to receive leading figures from the jazz scene every Tuesday, with free entry. This Tuesday, September 18, don’t miss the Sophie Lussi Quinteto. The talented Swiss violinist and her group mix classic and modern jazz elements with other contemporary styles to display a multifaceted artistic personality.

Musical September festival

When? Wednesday September 12 to Saturday September 22.
Where? Teatro Colón. Libertad 621.
More info

For the first time, the Instituto Superior del Teatro Colón presents the Musical September festival, featuring seven free concerts from students at the city's most iconic theatre.

Mate and the dagger

When? Until September 30, Tuesday to Sunday.
Where? Museo José Hernández. Av. del Libertador 2373.
More info

The mate and the dagger, two objects deeply connected to Argentine identity, are the stars of an exhibition that forms part of the 80th anniversary events at the Museo Hernández. Curated by Juliana M. Lozada and Laura Hernández and based on an essay by Leonel Kodnia, the exhibition displays these recurring elements from Argentine literature.


When? Until September 30.
Where? Museo de la Ciudad. Defensa 217.
More info

Another one of Argentina’s great passions is the subject of this exhibition at the Museum of the City, where you can learn all about the history and development of cattle raising in the Pampas, the salting business and the political intrigue involved in the growth of what became one of Argentina’s most important industries. The exhibit also commemorates 50 years of the 1968 film Carne (Meat) directed by Armando Bó and starring Isabel Sarli.

Gardel and sport

When? From Thursday August 30 until March 21, 2019.
Where? Carlos Gardel House Museum. Jean Jaurés 735.
More info

Gardel was not only a legend of tango. This exhibition gives an insight into lesser known aspects of the singer’s life, with photographs, personal documents, films and other objects that pay testimony to Gardel’s sporting passions, separated into three sections: football, horse racing and other sports.

Music in Bares Notables

When? Friday and Saturday evenings.
Where? Various bares notables.
More info

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 in the evening at weekends. This Friday September 21 at 9pm, choose from the folklore of Florencia Dávalos at El Viejo Buzón (Neuquén 1100) and the Latin American music of Yuruná at La Academia (Av. Callao 368). On Saturday September 22, meanwhile, you can catch a feast of jazz from Romina Fuchs at Bárbaro (Tres Sargentos 415) at 9.30pm.

3rd Federal Barbecue Championship

When? Saturday September 22 from 10am to 6pm.
Where? Mataderos between Lisandro de la Torre, Av. De los Corrales and Av. Directorio.
More info

Roll up for the most gaucho festival going, and a feast for carnivores: Argentina's annual asado contest in which all of the country's provinces plus the City of Buenos Aires enter a team of two asadores who compete to be crowned Argentina's best barbecuers. Honouring the national tradition of the asado, it makes for a fine day out for all the family.

Buenos Aires Marathon

When? Sunday September 23 from 7am.
Where?  Av. Figueroa Alcorta, 700.
More info

Attention runners! The annual Buenos Aires marathon takes place this weekend, taking in many of the city's main attractions on the 42km route. Whether you're competing or watching, turn out to witness one of the biggest marathons in the southern hemisphere.

The Japanese Garden in September

When? From Saturday September 15 until the end of the month;
Where? Japanese Garden. Av. Casares and Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta.
More info

The Japanese Garden has a special programme of events for the month of September. Don’t miss the opening of the Ikebana exhibition, focusing on Japaneses floral artwork.

Festival of Light

When? Until September 28.
Where? Various venues.
More info

The Festival of Light involves 27 associated photography exhibitions held at venues all over the world. The Argentina edition aims to promote local photography and discover up-and-coming talent as well as showcase established Argentine and international artists. With the participation of 350 artists from 30 countries, the whole event will feature 160 exhibits in 90 spaces across 36 cities in Argentina. The launch takes place at the Centro Cultural San Martín with the participation of 12 international artists.

Cirque du Soleil: Sep7imo Día

When? September 21 - 23.
Where? Luna Park Stadium, Av. Madero 420.
More info

The international circus giant Cirque du Soleil's tribute to the Argentine band Soda Stereo returns to Buenos Aires, where the show began, following record shows throughout the Americas, with more than 1.5 million tickets sold. Take advantage of this final chance to catch one of the biggest spectacles in recent years!

Romeo and Juliet

When? Tuesday September 18 to Tuesday September 25 at 8pm.
Where? Teatro Colón, Cerrito 628.
More info

Under the direction of Paloma Herrera, the Teatro Colón's ballet company present this classic based on the play by William Shakespeare, choreographed by Susan Jones and Clinton Luckett. Don't miss this chance to catch a universal classic at one of the world's greatest opera houses.

Jaguar at Usina

When? Sunday September 23 at 6pm.
Where? Usina del Arte. Agustín Caffarena 1.
More info

Giants of Argentine national rock together in one supergroup: Lito Epumer (guitar), Daniel Ferrón (bass and vocals), Rodolfo García (drums and vocals), Julián Gancberg (keyboard and vocals) together form Jaguar, performing their own compositions as well as major hits recorded with other artists. This is a chance to experience Argentina's homegrown rock scene.

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.

For more events, and to plan your itinerary, check out our Planner.