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What to Do in Buenos Aires This Weekend: New Year’s Eve Edition

hermes-rivera-716243-unsplash(Photo via Hermes Rivera on Unsplash).

As another year draws to a close, it’s time to congratulate ourselves for surviving another tumultuous and unpredictable year. While the city empties out and scores of lucky porteños head to the coast for breezier climates and a holiday, it’s time for us fortunate staying in BA to make New Year’s Eve plans! With high temperatures and stifling humidity an obvious part of the agenda, maybe don’t hit the shots too hard without a quick sip of water, we’ve got your back everyone! If you’d like to treat yourself and your special someone(s) to some fine dining, check out our guide to where to eat this New Year.

See you on the other side people.


Damsel Talk will be performing tonight at Teatro Mandril. (Photo via Facebook / Damsel Talk).


For their final end of year extravaganza before the team go on their well-deserved summer vacation, Casa Brandon will be heading to San Telmo venue Teatro Mandril for a night that will include everything we love about the cultural center. Guests can expect to see erotic poetry readings led by El Cuerpo Expresivo, take part in a Voguing masterclass, and watch a live drag show all while self-described ‘cabaret nymph’ Damsel Talk will be performing a music set. Making sure you can party the night away, DJ PiWi will be playing a fusion set of funk, rap, trap, and dub.

9 PM | Teatro Mandril – Humberto 2758 | AR $150 | More info


If you’re looking for some heavy duty psytrance, progressive psy, Dancing Budhas, and Vox Club will be holding an unmissable night at the latter’s downtown based boliche. With around 20 artists set to take to the stage throughout the night, the two stages will have free entry until 1 AM and free shots will be given out to those arriving before 2 AM. Up and coming names on the scene like Glazz (Pulpa), Beck (World Psy) and Sismo (Full Connection) will be performing. If you get your name on the list by leaving a comment on their Facebook event, your entrance will be free until 1 AM.

11 PM | Vox – Hipólito Yrigoyen 968 | Free – AR $250 | More info


If you’d like to pretend you’re hearing legendary 70s British rock band The Cure in the flesh, head to Auditorio Kraft for an all-immersive experience listening to their eighth album ‘Disintegration’. Including hits like ‘Lullaby’ and ‘Fascination Street’, the night’s playlist will be played through their five-meter tall Holophonic speakers. Totally in the dark and counting on some of the country’s most advanced audio technology, it should be a great way to kick off your weekend. Tickets can be bought online or in person at the venue.

9:30 PM – 11 PM | Auditorio Kraft – Florida 681 | AR $200 | More info

Fiesta Plop! will be hosting one last party before the end of the year. (Photo via Facebook / Fiesta Plop!).


Closing out a raucous year of some of the most legendary nights on the porteño party scene, Fiesta Plop! will be holding their final event of the year. Both an Ariana Grande hit and summing up our thoughts on 2018, the night, ‘Thank u next’, will be a nostalgic ode to all the chart-toppers of the year gone by while we can all equally say thank f*** it’s all over and done with. If you’re eager to get the party started beforehand, check out their greatest hits playlist on Spotify. Tickets can be bought online or on the door.

Midnight – 6:45 AM | Teatro Vorterix – Av. Federico Lacroze 3455 | AR $150 – $200 | More info



As part of the Cine Gaumont’s December weekend midnight film series, Trasnocha, tonight both a selection of feature and short films will be screened. El Potro which tells the story of charismatic Argentine Cuarteto singer Rodrigo will be shown in Room One. Receiving lots of critique from his family who claim Rodrigo never had problems with substance abuse, the biopic has proved itself to be somewhat controversial. On at midnight in Room Two, Aterrados or terrified in English, is as the title suggests a heart-stopping horror movie that follows paranormal investigations in Buenos Aires.

11:45 PM | Cine Gaumont – Av. Rivadavia 1635 | AR $30 | More info

Bestia Bebé will be saying goodbye to 2018 at La Tangente. (Photo via Facebook / Bestia Bebé).


Rock and roll based band Bestia Bebé will be seeing off the year with a final set at La Tangente tonight. The Boedo-based group, who are inspired by the smooth tones of the 50s rock and roll era mixed with the more indie tunes of today have clubbed together to create their own original sound, which oscillates between soft guitar strumming, pulsing percussion, and smooth vocals. Made up of four, the group are known crowd pleasers so the evening will no doubt be a hit.  Tickets can be purchased online. 

Midnight – 5 AM | La Tangente – Honduras 5317 | From AR $150 | More info



Néstor Spado, the flamenco dancing extraordinaire, will be performing alongside live music today in his self-directed show Mi Flamenco at Recoleta located Centro Cultural Borges. Fueled full of passion and fire, the now Unesco declared intangible cultural heritage dance, dates back to the 18th-century and is one of enduring tradition. Reworking and re-interpreting the dance, Spado will perform a variety of different Palos (or styles, in non-flamenco speak). The six-part series which is on through until January 9th will include an invited dance partner each week, tonight being the turn of Alicia Fiuri.

7:30 PM | Centro Cultural Borges – Viamonte 525 | AR $600 | More info

Afro Mood will be performing tonight at JJ Circuito Cultural. (Photo via Facebook / Afro Mood).


Moving their usual Monday night slot to tonight, head to JJ Circuito Cultural to get a full-on dose of afrobeat, house, cumbia, trance, and funk. A classic after ‘bomba‘ Abasto night, doors will be opening around 9:30 PM with the Dub Haze Experience warming the crowd up at around 9:30 PM. 12 piece funk band, Afro Mood will then be taking to the stage. Formed by saxophonists, pianists, electric guitarists and drummers, performances are always energetic and are known to get everyone on the dance floor. If you haven’t got your fill of percussion just yet, make sure you wait for a set played by Lë Plumê Percussion.

9:30 PM | JJ Circuito Cultural – Jean Jaures 347 | Free (until 11 PM) | More info


Fiesta Piso Compartido will be taking over Niceto Club for a huge NYE celebration. (Photo via Facebook / Fiesta Piso Compartido).


If the holidays have got you tired of all the pressure to hang out with distant relatives, grab some amigues and let your hair down at super club Niceto. Fiesta Piso Compartido, the group that aims to connect students, travelers, and locals, will be holding one last blow-out to ring in the New Year at Niceto. With two different dance floors, and games on throughout the night, it’ll no doubt be the ideal antidote to any family overdose. Tickets can be bought in advance online.

Midnight – 7 AM | Niceto Club – Niceto Vega 5510 | AR $600 | More info


Trance DJ Javier Bussola famous for his non-stop ten hour DJ sets earlier this year in Estadio Malvinas will be presenting his new album Argentum tonight in Palermo club Groove. A journey from his roots to his visions of the future, the album will be presented as a grand finale to the rest of the electronic evening. Tickets can be bought online.

Midnight | Groove – Av. Santa Fe 4389 | AR $200 – $300 | More info

Malevo club will be pulling out all the stops for a wild NYE party. (Photo via Malevo / Facebook).


If you dig topless guys, drag performances and electronic music, there’s only one list your name should be on tonight – Malevo. The Palermo gay club, infamous for their ‘leche’ parties, will be going all out for their 2019 New Year’s Eve fiesta and, true to their signature style, no doubt be the liveliest, loudest and full-on night around. 

Midnight – 7 AM | Malevo Club – Gascón 1040 | AR $500 | More info


Sometimes it’s best just to dance the year out of your system. So for an electronic music-induced hole, die-hard techno, and house music bash, fans should head to riverside club The Bow. For a one-off NYE set by superstar Italian DJ and producer Stefano Noferini, party the night away and start 2019 off in the best way possible – watching the sunrise over the Río de la Plata in a drunken stupor. Tickets should be bought online. 

11:30 PM – 7 AM | The Bow – Punta Carrasco. Av. Costanera Norte & Sarmiento | From AR $680 | More info

For a classic NYE celebration head to Puerto Madero. (Photo via Buenos Aires Connect).


To see 2018 out with a worthy bang and start the New Year in the most classic way possible why not set off some fireworks? If the thought of being responsible enough to set them off without setting your neighbors’ house on fire is enough to put you off, head on down to the docks in the glam surroundings of Puerto Madero. Surround yourself with friends and enjoy the spectacle from below, or if you’re lucky from one of the impressive rooftops up above. Early in the evening crowds will no doubt begin to gather, so grab yourself a good spot, pop open some bubbles and dance alongside the DJs who will be setting up camp for most of the night.

Midnight | Puerto Madero – Normally near Dique 3 | Free

The dates, times, and locations for each of these events reflect the information that was available at the time this edition of ‘What to Do in Buenos Aires this Weekend’ was published. The dates, times, and locations are subject to change at the event organizers’ discretion. For the most up to date information, click on the ‘More info’ link when it is listed under the event summary. If you have an event you would like to include in this column, please send us an email [email protected]

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