Adjacent to the Galerías Pacífico, the Centro Cultural Borges (Viamonte and San Martín, tel. 011/5555-5359, www.ccborges.org.ar, US$2.50) features permanent exhibits on Argentina’s most famous literary figure as well as rotating fine arts programs and performing arts events. Hours are 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Saturday, noon–9 p.m. Sunday.
Recoleta ’s Centro Cultural Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Junín 1930, tel. 011/4803-1040, www.centroculturalrecoleta.org) is one of the city’s outstanding cultural venues, with many free or inexpensive events. It’s open 2–9 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. weekends and holidays; there are guided visits (tel. 011/4803-4057) Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 5 p.m.
In recent years the ND Ateneo (Paraguay 918, tel. 011/4328-2888, www.ndateneo.com.ar) has set the standard for seeing top-quality musicians in an intimate theater setting. Styles include jazz, rock, folklore, and others.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition