Entertainment

Top Choice Stadium in La Boca

La Bombonera Stadium

Seeing Boca Juniors play at La Bombonera is one of the world's top spectator sports experiences, especially if the game happens to be the 'superclasico' derby match against River. Tickets are hard to come by – it's …
Top Choice Milonga in South of Palermo

La Catedral

This grungy warehouse space is very casual, with unusual art on the walls, thrift-store furniture, dim, atmospheric lighting and the occasional cat wandering among the tables. It’s very bohemian and there’s no impli…
Top Choice Concert Venue in La Boca

Usina del Arte

This former power station has been transformed into a spectacular concert venue in an effort to regenerate a somewhat sketchy area of La Boca. It’s a gorgeous red-brick building complete with scenic clock tower and …
Top Choice Tango in The Center

Centro Cultural Borges

This excellent cultural center has many quality offerings, including recommended, reasonably priced tango shows several times per week. Bien de Tango, on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, is especially good and com…
Top Choice Tango in San Telmo

Maldita Milonga

Maldita Milonga, held on Wednesdays and Sundays at Buenos Ayres Club, is a well-run and popular event, and one of the best places to see tango being danced by real couples. The highlight of the night is when the dyn…
Top Choice Live Music in South of Palermo

La Bomba de Tiempo

One of BA’s most unique events takes place every Monday when the long-running percussion group La Bomba de Tiempo plays at Konex. You'll find it impossible not to dance to the rhythms when the drummers get into thei…
Top Choice Live Music in João Pessoa

Bolero at Sunset

Almost every Brazilian tourist in João Pessoa heads to the north of the city to Cabodelo (10km from Tambaú) for sunset to see saxophonist Jurandy play Ravel’s Bolero while being paddled up and down the Rio Paraíba i…
Top Choice Stadium in Zona Norte

Maracanã Football Stadium

For a quasi-psychedelic experience, go to a futebol match at Maracanã, Brazil’s temple to football (soccer). Matches here rate among the most exciting in the world, particularly during a championship game or when lo…
Top Choice Dance in Centro & Cinelândia

Ginga Tropical

For a look at Brazil's rich folkloric dances, book a ticket to an evening performance of Ginga Tropical. Some 16 different dance styles are represented, including a somewhat spooky Orixás performance, lightning-fast…
Top Choice Live Music in Copacabana & Leme

Bip Bip

For years Bip Bip has been one of the city's favorite spots to catch a live roda de samba (informal samba played around a table), despite it being just a storefront with a few battered tables. As the evening progres…