Entertainment

Horse Racing in Palermo

Hipódromo Argentino

Even if you’re not usually a fan, a few hours at the races in the glamorous grandstand of the historic Hipódromo Argentino is a fabulous afternoon outing (with first-rate people-watching, to boot). The big race of t…
Tango in Palermo

La Viruta

Popular basement venue. Good beginner tango classes are available before the milongas – translating into many inexperienced dancers on the floor earlier on – so if you’re an expert get here late (after 2am). Music c…
Folk in Palermo

La Peña del Colorado

The nightly music shows (mostly folkloric) are memorable at this rustic restaurant, and after midnight audience members pick up nearby guitars to make their own entertainment. There’s also northern Argentine food on…
Spectator Sport in Palermo

Campo Argentino de Polo

Located just across from the Hipódromo Argentino in Palermo, this stadium holds up to 30,000 spectators and hosts polo’s most important events, including the Argentine Open Polo Championship in November and December…
Jazz in Palermo

Thelonious Bar

Upstairs in an old mansion lies this dimly lit jazz bar, with high brick ceilings and a good sound system. Come early to snag a seat (or reserve one ahead of time) and choose something from the typically Argentine f…
Tango in Palermo

Salón Canning

Some of BA’s finest dancers (no wallflowers here) grace this traditional venue with its great dance floor. Well-known tango company Parakultural stages good events on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, involving orchestras…
Live Music in Palermo

Los Cardones

Come to this friendly, low-key peña (folk club) for mellow guitar shows, audience-participatory jam sessions (and possible dancing), hearty regional cuisine from northern Argentina and free-flowing red wine. A great…
Dance in Palermo

Tiempo de Gitanos

This venue in Palermo Hollywood offers flamenco shows in an intimate restaurant setting. There is an entrance charge of around AR$200, depending on the night, and food purchase is obligatory (chose from Spanish clas…