Buenos Aires’s Top Shows and Evening Events
Probably the most obvious response to this title would be a list of various bar and boliches, but what happens if you’re after something that doesn’t finish at 6 AM and doesn’t include alcohol? Whilst Buenos Aires is probably one of the best cities in the World for nightlife, it is an incredibly cultured and dynamic city that offers plenty of opportunity to experience this. So if you’re a little tired of the all nighters and fernet induced hangovers or if you simply want to experience another side of the city, check out our suggestions below!
La Bomba de Tiempo
Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131
Every Monday 19:00
Tickets: $135 AR if bought before the show and $175 AR if bought on the Monday.
Can be bought online: http://www.ticketek.com.ar/lunes-bomba-en-konex/ciudad-cultural-konex
An improvised percussion party set in a disused oil refinery ensures an electric atmosphere that is bound to get you dancing. Feeling more like an impromptu party than a ticketed event, the energetic percussion players will keep you on your toes for the duration of the show and most likely leave you wanting more. You may be asking how a percussion show could truly be so entertaining but really it so energizing, and gives you a great taste of how diverse and vibrant Buenos Aires’ cultural scene can be. After all how many other cities would turn a disused oil refinery into a cutting edge cultural destination? Definitely has to be seen to be believed. The Ciudad Cultural Konex is also worth a look at for their many other events. A quick glance at their calendar offers an insight into immersive theatre, laser festivals and Patagonian music. One to watch.
Milonga – Salon Canning
Av Raul Scalabrini Ortiz 1331
Open every day, Monday, Tuesday and Friday are best.
23:00 – 5:00
Since you are in the World’s tango capital it would be a shame to miss out on tango in some way. Whether you are a seasoned-pro dancer or just prefer to watch, a Milonga is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the tango culture. A Milonga will also offer you a more authentically Porteño side to the culture rather than the more touristic side commonly experienced through tango shows in the city centre and tango dancers in La Boca. A great all round milonga to try would be Salon Canning located on Av. Scalabrini Ortiz 1331. The crowd is a balanced mix of young, old, professional and novice, making it a relatively relaxed Milonga. Tango is definitely an after dark event, so arriving around 23:30 or later would be your best bet. You can then sit with a glass of vino in hand and wait until the show really gets going after midnight.
Theatre land – Avenida Corrientes
Avenida Corrientes which cuts right through the centre of the city is well known as theatre land. This is the place to head to if you’re after a little bit of broadway in Buenos Aires. Here you can expect many international productions on worldwide tour. If you’re after something more Argentine, check out Teatro General San Martin (Avenida Corrientes 1530). A 70s style theatre that shows a range of national and foreign plays, currently showing Camuflaje! A play all about coincidence and the questioning of reality and fiction. Another theatre to check out would be El Teatro Nacional Cervantes, a stone’s throw from Corrientes on Avenida Cordoba 1155. This theatre is renowned for Argentine comedy, fantastic for learning a little more about Argentine culture and slang. Advice for buying tickets would be to head to the box office of the theatres themselves as the websites tend to be a little hit and miss.
Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junin, 1930
This show really has to be seen to be believed. A spellbinding combination of acrobatics stunning visuals and jaw dropping theatre stunts leave spectators speechless.There are many moments throughout the show in which you will question how is it humanly possible to do that? Part of the magic of this show is that it is full of completely unexpected surprises that keep the audience completely captivated right the way through to the end. Make sure to dress casually as you’ll be in for a watery surprise at the end. Whilst so popular the show is often on World tour, it is definitely worth checking if it is in town upon arrival in Buenos Aires.
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