Buenos Aires is a vibrant city, renowned for its marvelous art and culture, welcoming people, great food and wines, and lively nightlife. In this site you will find all the information you need to know about Buenos Aires: current and upcoming cultural and sports events, places to visit, where to stay, the best museums, the most beautiful buildings and monuments. Below on the right you will find all this information listed by "Category".
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Feria PuroDiseño 2015

The 2015 edition of Feria PuroDiseño, that will take place from May 21st to May 25th, 2015, at the Pabellón Amarillo in La Rural, will exhibit the avant-garde works of over 350 designers in the fields of:
  • clothing
  • accessories
  • contemporary jewelry
  • equipment
  • home decor objects
  • digital design
  • graphic design
  • contemporary craftsmanship
  • textile development
  • lighting, 
With special sectors featuring works by the representatives of the provinces of Salta, Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, La Pampa, Chubut, Santa Fe, and Jujuy 

Feria PuroDiseño is a space where design is the main protagonist. The goal of Feria PuroDiseño is to accompany and to promote this sector of the Argentine industry, as well as each and every one of its designers, as a platform for the promotion of local and international design and the stimulation to regional creativity.

Dates: May 21 - 25, 2015
Location: La Rural, Pabellon Amarillo. Av.Sarmiento 2704
Opening Hours: 2 pm to 10 pm
Admittance: AR$ 70
More information: Feria PuroDiseño website

Hot Salmon Week 2015

After the success of the 2014 Hot Pastrami Week, Tzedaká Foundation presents The Hot Salmon Week, a new culinary event in which 40 of the best restaurants in the city offer lunch and dinner menus specially designed to include Salmon as main ingredient, that will take place from May 15th to May 25th, 2015.

This is a charity event, through which 50% of the price of each menu will be donated to the charity organization Fundación Tzedaká for its educational programs.

Each restaurant will offer a fixed two and three step menu (starter, main course and dessert) at a fixed price of $ 140 Argentine pesos for lunch and $ 280 Argentine pesos for dinner, including wine.

Everyone attending in the Hot Salmon Week will participate in a raffle for a Jewel from Jean Pierre or a stay in Bariloche, completing the coupon that can be requested at each restaurant.

For a complete list of restaurants, menus and online reservations, visit Hot Salmon Week website.

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - May 2015

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th, 2015, from 10 am to 6 pm, with free access to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at a promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Av. Dorrego. 

More than 70 gazebos will be installed, where the participating producers will offer products in the following areas: Oils; Alcoholic drinks (organic wines, beers); Soft drinks and natural juices; Cereals and seeds; Spices; Nuts; Fruits & Vegetables; Farm produce; Delicatessen; Gourmet food; Flour and derivatives; Mushrooms; Infusions; Vegetables; Dairy; Bakery; Jams; Pasta; Herbs; Snacks, and more.

Some activities will be held in a specially equipped space, like lectures and cooking classes by some of the main references of this culinary trend.
There will be food trucks with special menus for visitors and healthy food to go to enjoy at the communal tables.

The event is organized by Planeta Joy magazine and sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires.

Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule in case of rain.

Gallery Nights presents "Gallery Day" in Palermo

Gallery Nights, the original circuit for art lovers around art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents this special edition of Gallery Day, that will take place in the neighborhoods of Palermo and Villa Crespo on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 11 am to 3 pm.

The Palermo-Villa Crespo circuit of Gallery Nights covers the area surrounded by the streets of Dorrego, Av. Santa Fé, Lavalleja and Gascón, with more than 35 art spaces that will open their doors to show the latest works of their artists. 

There is a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.

This is a great opportunity to spend the weekend visiting diverse exhibitions discovering the talents of emerging artists.

This event is totally free of charge.

For maps and information on participating galleries: Gallery Nights website.

7th Buenos Aires International Circus Festival

The 7th Buenos Aires International Circus Festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, will take place between May 7 and May 17, 2015.

The Festival will offer the public unique experiences, outstanding artistic performances, and fun national and international shows and performances by Circus companies from France, Spain, Australia, Canada, Sweden, and Argentina, focusing on contemporary circus.

The Shows presented by the International companies are:
  • Circonferencia sobre el palo chino (La Scabreuse, France)
  • Pals (Cíclicus, Spain)
  • Vigilia (La compagnie du chaos, France)
  • A Simple Space (Gravity & Other Myths, Australia)
  • Acrobates (Stéphane Ricordel y Olivier Meyrou / Le Monfort, France)
  • Cuisine & Confessions (Les 7 doigts de la main, Canada)
  • Underart - Oda a un aterrizaje forzoso (Cirkus Cirkör, Sweden)
And the shows by Argentinian companies are:
  • Circo Barlovento (Barlovento)
  • Circo de Alta Alcurnia (Los hermanos Boloño)
  • Clake (Circo Amarillo)
  • Cinco pal peso (Circo El Conventillo)
  • Fuera! (Proyecto María Peligro)
  • Maravilla. Escenas de un mundo extraño! (La meteorológica del Circo Da Vinci)
  • Puro Bla Bla (Los Bla Bla)
  • Rauch (Rauch)
The shows by Argentine companies are free of charge. Free tickets must be picked up in advance at Centro Cultural San Martin, Sarmiento 1551, 11 am to 8 pm. Maximum of 4 tickets per show per person.
Ticket for International shows have a cost of AR$120, and AR$70 on reduced price days. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the following points of sale:
* Centro Cultural General San Martin: Sarmiento 1554, Centro. 10 am to 8 pm
* Buenos Aires Polo Circo: Av Juan de Garay 2051 & Combate de Los Pozos, Parque Patricios, 11 am to 7 pm
* Complejo Cultutal Teatro 25 de Mayo, Av. Triunvirato 4444 (Villa Urquiza), 10 am to 8 pm.

Several big tops will be put up at "Buenos Aires Polo Circo", Av Juan de Garay 2051, in the neighborhood of Parque Patricios, and there will be activities in these other venues: 
Centro Cultural San Martín, Sarmiento 1551
Complejo Cultural Teatro 25 de Mayo, Triunvirato 4444

For more information on each show and day by day schedules, visit the Buenos Aires International Circus Festival website.

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Republica Argentina 2015

The "Gran Premio Republica Argentina" (GI), one of the most important classics of the year, will take place on Labor Day Holiday, Friday, May 1st, 2015, at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, Av. Libertador & Dorrego.

This outstanding 2000-meter race gathers the best 3 years old and older pure thoroughbred horses of the national and foreign equestrian activity.

The Great Prize "Gran Premio Republica Argentina" will be the center of a spectacular racing day that will start at 1:00 pm. Other five big prizes (GI) are included in the day's schedule: Great International Prize of the Americas; Breeders' Prize - which winner will classify for the Breeders Cup Distaff; Great International Prize of Buenos Aires City; Great Prize Jorge de Atucha; and the Great Prize Montevideo.

This fantastic day for the whole family will feature a food fair with traditional Argentine dishes, folk dance and music, recreational activities for kids, skydivers from the Argentinian Air Forces, and a spectacular closing with a music show by popular Argentine folk group Los Tekis at 9 pm.

Free entrance.

Tango: Buenos Aires City Dance Champhionship 2015

From Wednesday April 29 to Sunday, May 10 of 215, the Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship 2015 will be held in different "milongas", theaters, and cultural centers across the city.

The competition is on the look out for new winning couples in the categories Tango de Pista, Milonga, "Milongueros" of the World, and Waltz, who will qualify to participate in the World Tango Dance Championship that will take place in Buenos Aires in August 2015.

The qualifying rounds and the Semi Finals will be held every night at a different Milonga or Cultural Center. Tickets for these events will be on sale at the respective venues.

The Final will be held on Sunday, May 10th, at 6 pm, at the cultural center Usina del Arte (Av. Pedro de Mendoza & Caffarena), in La Boca, with free entrance. Free tickets for this event must be picked up at Casa de la Cultura, Av. de Mayo 575, on Friday May 8, from 12pm to 4pm (2 tickets per person). Make sure to get in line early!

Click here for more information and complete day by day schedule.

41st Buenos Aires International Book Fair

The 41st Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 23rd to May 11th, 2015 at La Rural exhibition center in Palermo. As every year, it will feature conferences, round-tables, talks with prestigious national and international intellectuals, book presentations, shows, activities for children and teenagers, events for specialists and publishing professionals, and book sales of literature in all languages.

The Fair is the largest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world. It is considered one of the most important cultural and editorial events in Latin America, and a meeting point for authors, editors, book sellers, distributors, teachers, librarians, scientists, and over 1,200,000 readers from around the world.

One of the outstanding features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. 
Some of the outstanding intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are:  Rosa Montero, Arturo Pérez Reverte and Javier Cercas (Spain) John Banville (Ireland), Dan Wells USA); Michele Petit (France); Héctor Abad Faciolince and Jorge Franco (Colombia); Dacia Maraini (Italy), among others.

The special activities of the Fair this year include: a Book Reading Marathon; the International Poetry Festival; a Story-telling meeting; free courses and workshops; theater, dance, and music shows; meetings with "booktoubers"; kids and youth sectors.

On Friday, April 24th, the fair will join the celebrations of "The Day of the City", with special activities, games, raffles, book signings, and music shows. On that day the Book Fair will remain open until 1 am, with free entrance after 8.00 pm.

The guest city at the Fair this year will be Mexico DF, with the presentation of 50 of its best authors and special activities.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Ave. Santa Fe and Sarmiento, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Dates: April 23rd through May 11th, 2015

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, Sundays and Thursday May 1st (Holiday): 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Entry fees:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 35.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and May 1st Holiday: AR$ 50.
Children under 12, free
Friday April 24, after 8 pm: free.
Monday April 27: Free for holders of Tarjeta Sube
Chequelibro AR$35. With the purchase of each entry ticket visitors will receive a check with a value of AR$25 to use at any of the participating bookstores in the country.

For further information, visit the 41st International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

Spanish Gastronomy Week 2015

The Spanish Tourist Office of the Embassy of Spain in Buenos Aires presents the 2nd Spanish Gastronomy Week in Buenos Aires, which will be held from April 20 to April 26, 2015.

The Spanish Gastronomy Week offers quality Spanish menus at reasonable prices for both lunch and/or dinner throughout the week, at the best Spanish restaurants in the city of Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Each restaurant will offer a fixed tasting menu with a fixed price of $ 195 pesos for lunch and $ 195 pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service and tip.

The Regions of Asturias, Galicia and Madrid will participate actively through top-level chefs that will display their skills in some of the participating restaurants.

For a complete list of restaurants and online reservations, visit the Spanish Gastronomy Week Website.

Mataderos Fair moves for one day to Av. de Mayo

On Saturday April 18th, 2015, the traditional Mataderos Fair, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, moves to Avenida de Mayo with a festival where visitors will have the chance to enjoy folk music shows, and purchase craft stalls and regional products.
The event, similar to the Fair held every Sunday in Mataderos, will be held from 11 am to 8 pm on Avenida de Mayo between Bolivar & Chacabuco, in downtown Buenos Aires.
Dance and music shows will be presented on the main stage, with the presence of Tomás Lipán as main artist, and performances by: Candela Maza, Sikipura, Clave Santiagueña, Pancho Escalada, Los Bombos Zupay, Bellet Kapuy, Ballet Compañia de Arte Danzay.
The Fair will feature stalls with traditional crafts from our provinces, like “mates”, cutlery, silverware, textiles, leather and handicrafts of indigenous peoples, local products from around the country, including goat cheese, olives, wine, salami and alfajores, and traditional foods such as empanadas, locro, humita, tamales, meats, tortas fritas and pastelitos.
The Festival and all activities are free of charge, and will be suspended in case of rain.

Gallery Nights April 2015

Gallery Nights is the original circuit for art lovers around more than 60 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, organized by the art magazine Arte al Día once a month, between April and December.

The next edition will be held on Thursday, April 16th, 2015, from 7 pm to 10 pm, in the neighborhoods of Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta in Buenos Aires.

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne. Maps will be provided to the public so they can visit their favorite galleries and exhibitions at their own pace.

The traditional circuit of Gallery Nights covers from Plaza San Martín to Av. Callao and from Tucumán to Av. del Libertador. There is also a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.

This event is totally free of charge.

Maps, participating galleries and more information: Gallery Nights website.

Gastronomic Fair "Masticar 2015"

Masticar, the food fair organized by ACELGA, an association entirely composed by chefs and entrepreneurs in the gastronomic business, will be held on April 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2015 at El Dorrego, in the neighborhood of Colegiales.
This project arose from the common interest of the members of ACELGA, to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition. It also seeks to promote Argentine cuisine.
The real heart of the Fair will be the Market, where visitors will be able to purchase regional products specially selected by the experts, like, among other things: cheese, meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, pastries, honey and milk.

Cooking classes will be given by renowned chefs. At the Wine and Beer Tunnels ten premium wineries and beer makers of Argentina will present there best products for tasting.
Visitors will have the opportunity to taste our typical food and the dishes from our most renowned restaurants at promotional prices, at $ 30, 50 or 60 Pesos per dish at the more of 40 food stands and food trucks run by their own chefs, such as:

MÖOI by Jessica Lekerman
YEITE by Pamela Villar
CUCINA PARADISO - La Porchetteria
GIPPONI – RASTELLINO - 600 kg of shrimp
KENSHO Cocina Viva
El Bar ACELGA by Gran Bar Danzón

Dates: April 16, 17, 18, 19 of 2015
Opening Hours:
Thursday 16: 2 pm to 11 pm
Friday 17 to Sunday 19: 12 pm to 11 pm
Location: "El Dorrego" Zapiola 50. Between Dorrego and Concepción Arenal.
Admittance: $ 60 Pesos. Children under 12 free
Masticar Bills: for purchases inside the Fair visitors will have to acquire the ticket book of Masticar Bills, that will be on sale at the entrance (pack 160 = admittance 60 Pesos + ticket book of 100 Pesos), and at the ticket booths inside the fair (Ticket books of 100 Pesos).

Polo: Nations Cup 2015

The International Polo Series Nations Cup 2015 (Serie Internacional Copa de las Naciones 2015), organized by the Argentine Polo Association, will take place on April 18th, 22nd, and 25th of 2015 at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. Libertador & Dorrego).

This unique tournament is an important new addition to the national and international polo calendar.

This year the participating teams are the national selections of Argentina, England, and Rest of the World.

Argentina: Matías Benoit 6, Alejandro Muzzio 8, Felipe Martínez Ferrario 4, Francisco De Narváez Jr 8. Total: 26.
England: Oliver Cudmore 5, Mark Tomlinson 6, Max Charlton 7, Luke Tomlinson 7. Total: 25.
Rest of the World: Andres Samper 3, Nicolás Pieres 9, Ignatius Michael Du Plessis 8, David Jean Du Plessis 6. Total: 26..

Schedule of matches:

Saturday April 18

3.30 pm: Argentina vs. Rest of the World

Wednesday April 22
3.30 pm: England vs Rest of the World

Saturday April 25
3.30 pm: Argentina vs England

Tickets on sale through www.ticketek.com.ar or at the stadium on the day of the match.
Children under 12: Free

Check online for schedule updates in case of rain.

5th Edition of Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week, the new bi-annual event in which 46 of the best restaurants in the city offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices, will be held again from April 13th to April 26th of 2015.

The goal of this Food Week is democratizing access to haute-cuisine, offering the general public the opportunity to learn about premium restaurants and taste unique dishes at attractive prices.

Each restaurant will offer a fixed three step menu (starter, main course and dessert) with a fixed price of $ 150 pesos for lunch and $ 250 pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service charge, and tip, + an optional donation in a sealed envelope to the charity organization Fundación Banco de Alimentos.

The restaurants participating in this edition are: Sivela 465 - Mio Hotel; Le Grill; Plaza Grill - Plaza Hotel; Trattoria Olivetti; Contraluz - Alvear Art Hotel; CLUB 31 bar & resto - Buenos Aires Grand Hotel; Aldo's Restoran Vinoteca; Casa Cruz; Mercado Central; La Panaderia de Pablo; Tô; La Brasserie; Bice; Akira Sushi & Nikkei Palermo; Akira Sushi & Nikkei Olivos; Akira Sushi & Nikkei Barrio Norte; The Brick Kitchen - The Brick Hotel; Brasserie Petanque; Blanch; Peugeot Lounge; Captain Cook; El Faro - Hilton Hotel; Olaya; Green Bamboo; Astor Manduque Porteño; La Causa Nikkei; Unik; Sagardi; Ralph’s; Uco - Fierro Hotel; Marieta Restaurant; Dashi Palermo; Dashi Tortuguitas; Dashi Acassuso; De Quien? Restaurante; L'Adesso; Sipan Palermo; Sipan Centro; Paru Palermo; Happening Puerto Madero; Happening Costanera Norte; M Palermo; Alo´s; Rëd Resto & Lounge; Restaurant Topinambour; La Mar Cebicheria Peruana.

Furthermore many of these restaurants will offer a complimentary aperitif with Campari, Aperol, or Cinzano to each person that orders the Buenos Aires Food Week menu.

For a complete list of restaurants, menus and online reservations, visit: www.bafoodweek.com
Some restaurants offer lunch or dinner menu only. Check the conditions of participation of every restaurant before making a reservation.
If places are left available, people may also attend directly the restaurant of their choice.
Payments can be made in cash, debit card, or credit card at the end of the meal.

French street market "Le Marché"

An authentic French Market called "Le Marché" will be installed at the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, on Saturday April 11 and Sunday April 12, 2015, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with over 20 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina, such as: Sébastien Fouillade Catering Francès, Bonjour! Natural Bar, Un, dos, crêpes, L’Epi, Cocu Boulangerie, Laban Pastelería, Cuisine du Sud Catering et La Bourgogne, La Web Gourmet, Fleur de Sel, Beatriz Chomnalez, Olivier Falchi, Les Macarons de Paris, Cabaña Piedras Blancas, Kakawa, Compania de chocolate, La Suerte, Ay fidela!, Darto Republica Argentina, Goodies, Geson, Smeterling, The Crême Brulée Company, Nomade Comida Rica, Escuela Mariano Moreno, La bodega La Rivière Tourbet, Chez Manu, Astor, Mundo Christophe, Toute la Soupe, Cabaña Las Dinas, Julep, Cocu.
Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties of the French cuisine, like boeuf bourguignon, blanquette de veau, croque-monsieur, crêpes, soupe à l’oignon, cheese, as well as pastries, tarte aux pommes, financiers, macarons, chocolate, viennoiseries, pithiviers, gateau au chocolat, and much more.
Free entrance.
May be suspended in case of rain.

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