The annual Verano en La Ciudad is here again! It is a summer program of cultural events organized by the city government. Not only they all take place in the outdoors (who doesn’t love to lounge around under the starlit sky in such wonderful Buenos Aires summer weather?!), they are also FREE to attend. This year from January 15 until February 28, you will get to enjoy musical shows, drive-in movies, activities for children, and numerous musical events at different locations.
In the month of January, a Drive-in Movie Theater, probably the most popular event during the summer, will be set up at Rosedale (Rose Garden), on Av. Libertador and Av. Sarmiento. An international or Argentine movie will be shown every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9PM. There will be chairs for those who don’t go with a car. The garden is huge but capacity is still limited. Spaces are up for grabs on a first-come first-serve basis.
In February, outdoor movie screenings will then take place at Plaza Vaticano, on Cerrito and Viamonte, right next to Teatro Colon. A series of Argentine movies will be shown at 8PM on the first two Mondays to Wednesdays. During the last half of the month, various live music shows will take over the stage, including the closing of the festival with a jazz performance on February 28 at 7PM.
To see the full schedule of the Verano en La Ciudad program, please visit their site here.
On a side note, Teatro Colon is having its very own 2-week Summer Festival as well. They are bringing several theatrical and musical productions to the outdoor stage at Plaza Vaticano. These will take place from February 14 – 28, 2016 and all are free admission! Go here for more information of their Summer Festival program.