Buenos Aires Coffee Festival 2018



The 2018 edition of the Buenos Aires Coffee Festival (FECA) will be held on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th at  Plaza República del Perú (Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Salguero), from 10 am to 8 pm, with free access to the public.

The Festival will feature a sector with 25 stalls from the best Notable Cafes of Buenos Aires, as well as other modern and traditional cafes, all with options to taste their best coffees; a Market to purchase grains to take home; and 8 food trucks with different gastronomic offers for lunch or sweet pastries to enjoy with your coffee.

At the Auditorium visitors will be able to attend a series of talks and workshops (all in Spanish): 

Saturday 19
10.30 am: Identity of the Notable Bars as a tourist and cultural product. 
11.30 am: The Italian espresso. The tradition of espresso and the Italian imprint in the local cafes. 
12.30 pm: Sustainability in the process of coffee production.
1.30 pm: Introduction to roasting and the differences according to the origin and variety.
2.30 pm to 4.3 pm: Workshops: • Author coffee • Latte Art • Tastings
5.00 pm: The success of coffee in the social media.
5.30 pm: Tango Class
7.00 pm: Music Show by Punto Caramelo

Sunday 20
11.00 am: Why is coffee good for us? Nutritional contents.
12.00 pm: The boom of cold coffee. Class by baristas
1.00 pm: The ABC of the coffee at home. Tips for conservation, preparation and home methods.
2.30 pm to 4.3 pm: Workshops: • Cocktails and coffee • How to order? Difference between cortado, macchiato, flat white and cappuccino • Three ways of being a barista at home.
4.30 pm: Theater play
6.00 pm: The dilemma of espresso. The customs of the porteños versus the correct preparation.
7.00 pm: Music Show by Punto Caramelo

The Festival may be suspended in case of rain.

arteBA 2018 Contemporary Art Fair


Courtesy of arteBA Fundación
arteBA Contemporary Art Fair, that will take place from May 24th to May 27th, 2018, is the most popular cultural event in the city of Buenos Aires and the most important one of its kind in Latin America. arteBA is an art exhibition where art galleries display their best artworks, offering the general public the chance to come face to face with truly unique collectors’ pieces. It is also an opportunity for the newer art centers from all over the region to present their younger artists and reveal the very latest trends, which are simply absent from other art fairs.

This year the fair will showcase the most outstanding works by over 400 artists from 80 art galleries from 27 different cities.

The Fair will be divided into several sections, such as, among others:

° Main Section: Established galleries chosen by a renowned selection committee. It will include 52 galleries, 9 of which will participate in the new Stage IRSA modality.

° Cabinet: A specific area within the galleries booths in the main section of the fair. In Cabinet, one or more works by a single artist are exhibited. The aim of the section is to show important, unique, or emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists. 

° U-TURN Project Rooms: will be curated by Magalí Arriola, establishing dialog between 12 galleries with specific projects.

° Solo Show Zurich: will include the participation of 9 Latin American artists from important galleries invited.

° Barrio Joven: is the section dedicated to independent, emerging and alternative projects that represent artists of a young career at the Fair, and this year 15 galleries will be present, featuring different proposals with a particular impetus in performance, set in a specially designed space.

° Isla de Ediciones: with the support of Fundación Proa invites 5 international publishing projects, offers a library space specialized in contemporary art and a collective table with independent labels by Panorama Pulse. Designed by Federico Churba with materials from Ternium. Isla de Ediciones also has its own auditorium with programming of tables and book presentations.

The OPEN FORUM 2018 will be held with free admission in the fair’s auditorium with conferences by international lecturers.

These are just a few of the many activities programmed for this year's exhibition. For more information, visit arteBA'18 official website.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Blue and Green Pavilions. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Buenos Aires
Dates and hours: May 24 - 27, 2018 / 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Admission fees:
General: AR $200
Students and Senior citizens: AR $100
2 day pass: AR$ 300
3 day pass: AR$ 350
4 day  pass: AR$ 450

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Recoleta - May 2018



The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm, with free access to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Plaza Vicente López located on Arenales & Montevideo, in Recoleta.

More than 70 gazebos will be installed inside the park, 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; edible Flowers; Pasta; Herbs; Snacks, and more.

More than 10 food trucks will be offering special menus for visitors and healthy food to go or to enjoy right there on the communal tables of this picturesque market.

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








French Street Market in Recoleta - May 2018



On Saturday May  12th and Sunday May 13th, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, another edition of the authentic French Market called "Le Marché" will be installed at Plaza Francia, on Av. Del Libertador between Dr. Luis Agote & Av. Pueyrredón.

Over 25 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina will be offering their special dishes. Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like Macarons, croissants, éclairs, croque-monsieur, boeuf bourguignon, crêpes, raclette, quiches, onion soup, and much more!


There will be a sector dedicated to French produce, characteristic of the French cuisine, like cheese, cold cuts, bread, mustard, jams, among many other delicacies.

Live French music shows, tastings and activities for kids will be presented during the weekend:

Saturday 12
1:00 pm – French-gastronomic visit to the Fair
2:00 pm – Quiz Le Marché
3:00 pm – Tasting of walnut oil
4:00 pm – Show con Caro Freda & la crème brûlée
5:00 pm – Hip Hop

Sunday 13
12:30 pm – Quiz Le Marché
1:00/3:00/4:30 pm – Puppet shows
1:30 pm – Tasting of Zuelo Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Zuccardi
2:30 pm – ¿How to design a fun menu for kids? with Karina Gao & Jacqueline Albajari
3:30 pm – Croquembouche live with chef Olivier Chéreau
4:00 pm – Show by Aglo, French music acoustic duo

All day:
Pottery Demonstration by  IDEARIOS
Makeup workshop for kids

Free entrance
May be suspended in case of rain

National Day of the Historical Monuments 2018


Cabildo de Buenos Aires
The National Day of the Historical Monuments 2018 will  be celebrated on Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th in many cities around the country. During the weekend hundreds of National Monuments and other historical buildings will be open with free entrance to all the public.

The activities in the city of Buenos Aires include guided visits and special activities at so visitors can learn about the history, architecture, and patrimonial value of these historical sites.

Some of the activities require previous registration by phone or online. For information on sites to visit in the city of Buenos Aires and online registrations, go to:

https://monumentos.cultura.gob.ar/ciudad-autonoma-de-buenos-aires/

For more information on activities in other cities across the country:

https://monumentos.cultura.gob.ar/dia-nacional-de-los-monumentos/

(All information available in Spanish only)

Chacarita Cemetery

Decorative Arts Museum

Galeria Guemes

Palacio Paz

Casa Rosada

Legislatura - Legislative Palace

Gluten Free Fair May 2018 Edition



A food fair completely dedicated to gluten free products will be held on Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th of 2018 at Plaza Francia, next to the Rose Garden of Buenos Aires, with access through Av. Sarmiento & Av. Iraola, from 11 am to 6 pm. This edition coincides with the International Coeliac Day which on May 5th.

The Fair will be divided into two sectors:

Market: 40 stalls offering oil, spices, marmalade, jams, infussions, soft drinks, delicatessen, diary, bread, fruits and vegetables, pasta, snacks, nuts, cold cuts, cereals and grains, cookies, juices, preserves, flour, frozen food, soups.

Food court: Stands offering prepared food to go or to enjoy at the communal tables, including sushi, meat, pasta, author dishes, vegetarian options, ethnic food, among many other options. The stalls and food trucks will be run by restaurants and cooks with a vast experience in the elaboration of gluten free food.

In case of rain the event will be rescheduled.

Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship 2018


The 2018 Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship will be held at different "milongas", theaters, and cultural centers across the city from Wednesday, May 9th through Sunday, May 20th of  2018.

The competition is on the look out for new winning couples in the categories Tango de Pista, "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 2018.

The Qualifying rounds start on May 9th at Centro Cultural Julián Centeya (Av. San Juan 3255), with free admission, with the presentation of the singer Pablo Ramos and the orchestra Los Herederos del Compás. From Thursday, May 10th the competition will tour around the city: every day there will be qualifying rounds in the neighborhoods of Flores, Palermo, La Paternal, Boedo, Chacarita and Constitución. 

The Waltz and Milonga Semifinals will be held on Friday, May 18th at 6.00 pm; the Tango de Pista and Milongueros of the World Semifinals will be on Saturday, May 19th, at 6.00 pm at Usina del Arte (Caffarena 1, La Boca), with free admission to the public. Free tickets must be picked up 2 hours before the start of each event.

The Grand Final will take place on Sunday, May 20th, at 6.00 pm, also at the iconic building of Usina del Arte, in La Boca. The free tickets for the Final have to be picked up at Usina del Arte from 4.00 pm on the same day.

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

Usina del Arte

The Festival of the Argentine Horse and Gran Premio Republica Argentina 2018


A day full of fantastic events for horse lovers and for all visitors in general will take place on Labor Day Holiday, Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo and the Argentina Polo Field, on Av. Libertador & Dorrego.

The first edition of The Festival of the Argentine Horse will showcase a variety of demonstrations of equestrian sports such as Pato (Horseball), Polo, and Show Jumping; exhibition of the different horse breeds: Arabian, Appaloosa, Polo Argentino, Percheron; a food court; and activities for kids, at the Argentina Polo Field and on Avenida del Libertador, from 12 pm to 7 pm.





At 5 pm a show by the popular folk singer Chaqueño Palavecino will be presented at the main stage on Av. del Libertador.

At the same time, the Great Prize "Gran Premio Republica Argentina" (GI), one of the most important classics of the year, will be the center of a spectacular racing day at Hipodromo de Palermo (Palermo Racetrack) that will start at 1:00 pm. This outstanding 2000-meter race gathers the best 3 years old and older pure thoroughbred horses of the national and foreign equestrian activity. 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 in Kentucky; Great International Prize of Buenos Aires City; Great Prize Jorge de Atucha; and the Great Prize Montevideo.

"Sustainable" Hat Show and Fair will be held from 12 pm to 6 pm, where ladies will be able to purchase their hats to wear during the day. The proceedings are in benefit of EcoMujeres, a foundation dedicated to promote sustainable design.

Visitors will also enjoy a food fair with the best food trucks in the city, and recreational activities for kids.





All the activities with free entrance.
Check for updates in case of rain.

Fair of the Argentine Regions 2018



On Saturday, April 28th, 2018, the Fair of the Argentine Regions will be held on Avenida de Mayo between Bolivar & Piedras, from 12 pm to 9 pm, with the participation of over 100 small and producers from all over the country.
Visitors will find crafts, wines and beers, chocolate, jams, cold meats, diary, yerba mate, olives, among many other national products.
The Fair will also feature a food court offering typical dishes at accessible prices, including empanadas from different provinces, parrilla, ice cream, Andean food, as well as cooking classes to learn to prepare regional dishes.
In addition a varied selection of artists will present music and dance shows, and a Carnaval parade will showcase the magic, color and music of the regional carnivals.
The event will close with a show by the fun music group Los Autenticos Decadentes.

FREE ENTRANCE
May be suspended for rain

Polo: Nations Cup 2018


Campo Argentino de Polo

The International Polo Series Nations Cup 2018 (Serie Internacional Copa de las Naciones 2018), organized by the Argentine Polo Association, will take place on April 25th, 27th, and 28th of 2018 at the Field 1 of Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. Libertador & Dorrego) with Free entrance to the public.

This unique tournament has been an important addition to the national and international polo calendar since 2009.

This year the participating teams are the selections of Argentina (with two 10 handicap players), Colombia, and North America, the latter represented by a team made up of 2 American and 2 Canadian players.

On Wednesday and Friday two Youth 4-chukker matches will be played at Field 2 of the Argentina Polo Field between the teams Argentina A and Argentina 1 vs North America.

Teams:
Argentina: Guillermo Caset Jr 10, Juan M. Nero 10, Rufino Bensadón, Manuel Novillo Astrada. Total: 26..
North America: Julian Mannix 6,Jesse Bray 5, Frederick Mannix Jr 9, Jared Zenni 6. Total: 26.
Colombia: Federico Uribe 6, Juan Esteban Uribe 6, Martín Huertas 6, Felipe Márquez 6. Total: 24.   

Schedule of matches (results in red):

Wednesday April 25
1.30 pm: Children´s Polo (Field 2)
3.00 pm: Colombia 15 vs North America 2

Friday April 27
1.30 pm: Children's Polo (Field 2)
3.00 pm: Argentina 13 vs North America 8

Saturday April 28 - SUSPENDED FOR RAIN. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
3.00 pm: Argentina vs Colombia

Check on this post online for schedule updates in case of rain.

Children's Polo match