The LandingPadBA weekly summary of things to do, tours, free events and activities in Buenos Aires for the week of March 22nd through March 27th.
For a more general list of activities, tours and travel information that are not so time sensitive check out our article Buenos Aires Must Do’s. It covers all of the basic things you should see and do in Buenos Aires including tango milongas, where to try good steak, how to get football tickets and much more.
Random Things You Should Do This Week:
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Velez vs Deportivo de Quito, Copa de Libertadores, Thursday, March 22nd
Kick off: 7:45 pm
Pick up from meeting points starts at: 5:00 pm
+Transportation to and from the game from meeting points in Palermo and Centro
+Ticket to deck, midfield seating
($85 pesos deposit, $365 pesos paid in cash after pick up)
To make a reservation please email us at email@example.com with the subject line Velez/Quito
Budget game of the week:
Racing Club vs Union, March 24th @ 8:30 pm
+Guided public transportation to and from the game from meeting points in San Telmo
+Bilingual guides who are also experts in Argentinean football (both are published reporters for international press)
+Upper deck section, individual seating ticket
+Limit of 10 people maximum (limited spots) so it is a more genuine, “real experience”
(Payment in full only, electronic or cash at front desk)
To reserve your spot send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line Racing vs Union.
Boca Juniors vs Lanus, Sunday, March 25th
Kick off: 6:15 pm
Pick up from meeting points starts at: 2:00 pm
+Transportation to and from meeting points in Palermo and Centro
+Lower and middle level ticket, bench seating, behind goal
+Choripan and beers, pregame snacks
($100 pesos deposit, $530 pesos due in cash after pick up)
To make a reservation please email us at email@example.com or visit our soccer tickets section
Velez vs Newell’s Old Boys, Monday, March 26th
Kick off: 10:00 pm
Pick up from meeting points starts at: 7:00 pm
+Transportation to and from the game from meeting points in Centro
+Ticket to deck, midfield seating
($85 pesos deposit, $395 pesos paid in cash after pick up)
To make a reservation please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Velez/Newell’s
*Suggestions for Activities, Tours and Events this Week*:
Thursday, March 22nd
Del Dolor al Amor concert will be playing at Teatro Colon tonight only. Tickets will be on sale at the Teatro Colon box office located at Tucuman 1171. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to see a show at the Teatro Colon, one of the nicest theaters in the world!
-Cafe de los Angelitos is quickly making a name for themselves in town after just a few years of operation. It has won our vote for the best overall value. We are one of the only places that offer electronic payment in full. They offer transportation to and from, a 3 course dinner, bottomless wine glass and 1.5 hour tango show for $130 USD. Contact us directly at LandingPadBA@gmail.com or visit the tango tickets reservation section.
-Start your Palermo Thursday night out with some funk & hip hop at Magdalena’s Party located on Thames and Costa Rica (near Plaza Italia in Palermo Soho). DJ’s, 2 x $30 pesos happy hour until 12 midnight, 2 x 3 pizzas, California burritos, tacos and more.
The alternative theater group Avitantes has begun their 2012 spectacle “Ojos Cerrados” or blind theater. It is a very unique theater experience where theater goers are blind folded and… well, we don’t want to spoil it for you! A definite thing to do in Buenos Aires- most of us from LandingPad BA have gone and all have loved it! Highly recommended*. Teatro La Comedia, Rodríguez Peña 1062 on Thursdays at 9 pm, Saturdays at 11:00 pm. Show up 30 minutes early for tickets or contact email@example.com
10:00 pm to 12 midnight: Cuban salsa y Latin jazz trio plays every Thursday at Pan y Arte, Boedo 880 for free. Excellent piano player.
Friday, March 23rd
2:00 pm: One unique thing to do in Buenos Aires is visiting the Hippodromo horse track and see the horses race on a nice afternoon and evening at Libertador 4101 (corner of Libertador and Dorrego). Entrance is free, betting optional. No alcohol on the premises*. Races start around 2 pm and run until 10 pm.
-Add a bit of Malbec into your Buenos Aires exploration with a wine tasting with Anuva Wines for $46 USD. Includes 5 regional wines from Argentina plus tapas.
11:59 pm: You dig jazz, cat? Head over to Club Notorious on Callao 966 in Recoleta for free entry at midnight. 2 for 1 Warsteiner beers and a jazz jam session. Good way to start your Friday night.
Saturday, March 24th:
The Super Healthy Activity Friends (Vitruvian, Jueves a la Mesa, Biking Buenos Aires, BAFA, Buena Onda Yoga, YaYa Bean and La Fabrica del Taco) have teamed up to form a fun day dubbed simply “Actividay“. Starting at 1 pm (until 2 pm) registration with a light snack and fun to follow that will include:
- Vitruvian fitness class (nice and light)
- Biking Buenos Aires bike tour around the park
- Buenos Aires Futbol Amigos futbol games
- Capture the Flag
- Steal the Bacon
- Water balloon toss/egg carry
- Tug of War
- 3 legged races and more!!
For more details hit the link above. $50 pesos advance purchase, $60 pesos the day of the fun day.
-Flea markets, outdoor artisan markets, hand made goods- check out one of Buenos Aires’ many ferias on Saturday or Sunday. Everything from antiques and collectables to modern leather purses and silver work. Here’s a link to our list of the best markets in Buenos Aires.
-The photography based scavenger hunt Foto Ruta will be running in the Monserrat neighborhood, at a to be determined cafe from 2 pm until 6 pm. $100 pesos to participate, sign up in advance through email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 25th
-4:00 pm kick off for San Lorenzo vs Colon. Details above to attend the match.
-Go get a tasty Sunday morning/early afternoon Buenos Aires brunch before visiting the San Telmo Sunday fair. Lots of suggestions for eggs benedict, hash browns, bacon, mimosas, bloody mary’s and more.
-While visiting the San Telmo fair, try to find local hot sauce peddlers and celebrities Ya Ya Bean. You’ll know when you find them-
Want to hear real tango music without all the bells and whistles? Check out “Cuarteto” at Caff in the neighborhood Abasto. Located at Sánchez de Bustamante 764. $40 pesos cover charge
Monday, March 26th:
If you have not already gone, Bomba del Tiempo is worth it! $45 pesos to enter and listen to a massive drum circle, big beers, fun atmosphere and always a few surprises. Located at the Konex Center, Sarmiento 3131. Fun starts around 8:00 pm.
-We are continuing the promotion for Verde Manzana, Urban Spa for $37 USD 1 hour massages or $200 pesos for a 2 hour massage. Feel free to schedule an appointment directly and mention the promotion or if your Spanish skills are lacking or you just have “fiaca” request a reservation for a massage through LandingPadBA.
Tuesday, March 27th:
Going out on Tuesday in Buenos Aires? Go with the big night out starting at Sugar with happy hour drink specials on well drinks and pints until 1 am. And then make your way to the famous Palermo club Kika where you attend…
Hype. An indie, electronica, hip hop night at club Kika run by DJ Matt Ashley and crew.
-Feel like a break from Spanish? Check out the Gringo weekly stand up comedy show in English at Bar Absinth, Bartolome Mitre 1695 at 9 pm. $25 pesos entry includes music and comedy show.
Wednesday, March 28th:
La Pasión según San Marcos opera will be playing at Teatro Colon Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets will be on sale at the Teatro Colon box office located at Tucuman 1171. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to see a show at the Teatro Colon, one of the nicest theaters in the world!
-Group polo lessons run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 1:30 pm, beginners and experts welcome. Transportation, all equipment, bilingual instructor all included: $110 USD
To make a reservation please email us: LandingPadBA@gmail.com or visit the polo lessons section of LandingPadBA.
-7:00 pm – 09:00 pm: Try out Spanglish (English and Spanish language exchange) where tables of locals and internationals are paired (native Spanish speakers with native English speakers) in a series of 10-minute conversations (five in English and five in Spanish). Participants get to practice one-to-one with at least five different native speakers. Meet other travelers, Argentinians and have a good time. “Koh Lanta” located at Gorriti 4647 in Palermo Hollywood, Check-in until 7:30 pm.
-Join Buenos Aires Futbol Amigos and play with travelers, expats, students and locals alike on Wednesday. Five-a-side football matches organized by BAFA. Matches starting at 7pm and 8pm at Soler 3231. Cost is $30 pesos per game.
Get up, get out and do something this week in Buenos Aires!
The LandingPadBA Staff