Buenos Aires International Book Fair 2018


The 44th edition of Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 26th through May 14th, 2018 at La Rural Exhibition Center in Palermo. It will feature over 1000 cultural activities, including 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 that visit it every year.

One of the main features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. Some of the outstanding intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are: Yasmina Reza, Paul Auster, Mario Vargas Llosa, John M. Coetzee, Juan Villoro, Dan Wells, María Dueñas, Piedad Bonnet, Camilla Läckberg, Elvira Sastre, Richard Ford, among many others.

The special activities of the Fair this year include: a Book Reading Marathon on May 7th; the International Poetry Festival between April 27 and April 29; as well as kids and youth sectors; Story-telling; free workshops; musical shows; book signing; among many others.

The guest city at the Fair this year will be Montevideo (Uruguay), which will offer a number of special activities and the presentation of some of its best authors.

"The Night of the City" will be celebrated on Thursday April 26th from 8.00 pm with a free open air concert by Jorge Drexler on Av. Sarmiento.

On Saturday April 28th, the "Night of Montevideo" will be celebrated with free entrance from 8.00 pm, presenting music shows, a jazz tribute to Julio Cortázar, murgas (carnival bands), hip-hop, poem readings, and many other performances.

Professional Sessions: On April 24th, 25th and 26th, from 9 am to 6 pm, the Buenos Aires Book Fair is open exclusively to book professionals, offering an outstanding training program, the best business opportunities and chances for networking. Mark these dates and be part of the most intense and productive three days of the Spanish-speaking publishing world (requires previous registration).

DatesApril 26th through May 14th, 2018
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Access through: Ave. Santa Fe 4201; Av Sarmiento 20704; Cerviño 4476
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fridays: 2.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Saturdays: 1.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Sundays and May 1st Holiday: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry fees:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 80.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday and May 1st: AR$ 120
3 Day pass: AR$ 190.
Thursday, April 26th and Saturday April 28th: Free entrance from 8.00 pm.
Children under 12, free
Monday to Friday (except May 1st) free for teachers, students, pensioners, with  the corresponding accreditation.
*The entrance ticket includes coupons for discounts in book purchases.

For further information, visit the 44th International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

Gastronomic Festival of the Foreign Communities 2018 - New Date


A giant food court representing more than 40 different foreign communities living in Buenos Aires will be set up on Avenida de Mayo & Bolivar next Saturday, April 21st of 2018, from 12:00 pm to 9.30 pm.

The typical dishes of every region will be offered in over 60 food stands along Avenida de Mayo, as well as crafts and traditional products from every represented country. Different traditional groups will offer their performances along the avenue and on the main stage through the afternoon.

This year more than 30 cooks will present their typical dishes to participate in the second "Foreign Communities Cooking Challenge", a contest that will consist of three stages, and a final round on the main stage, where a jury made up of renowned chefs will select the winning chef.

After the winner is announced the event will be closed with a music show by the DJ Maxi Trusso.

In case of rain the event will be suspended.

Free entrance

Buenos Aires Celebrates Japan 2018


The Festival Buenos Aires Celebrates Japan and the Artistic Japanese Parade celebrating 120 years of friendship between Japan and Argentina will take place on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 on Avenida San Juan & Avenida Jujuy, from 12 pm to 7 pm.

This Festival is organized by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and the Nikkei Federation in Argentina (FANA), and sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Argentina, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Argentina.

Visitors will have the chance to see karate and kendo demonstrations by martial arts groups, artistic shows, Japanese drums "Taiko", and "ondo" - dancing to Japanese music with the participation of the public.

Typical Japanese products and food, including Udon, Onigiri, Okonomiyaki, Bento, Ramen, Sushi, Tempura, Sashimi,Wagashi, will be on sale at more than 50 stands.

Commemorating the 120 years of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Trade and Navigation between Argentina and Japan, an Artistic Parade will be held on Avenida San Juan with the participation of more than 800 people from the Japanese community in Argentina.

In case of ran the event will be held on Saturday April 21st.

Buenos Aires Food Week - April 2018



Buenos Aires Food Week, the bi-annual event in which the best restaurants in the city offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices, will be held again from April 9th through April 22nd of 2018 (the previous week was for Mastercard Argentina cardholders only).

The goal of this Food Week is democratizing access to haute-cuisine, offering the general public the opportunity to discover new 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 $ 290 Pesos for lunch and $ 450 Pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service charge, or tip, + an optional donation in a sealed envelope to the charity organization Fundación Banco de Alimentos.

Furthermore many of these restaurants will offer a complimentary Aperol Spritz aperitif to each person that orders the Buenos Aires Food Week menu

For a complete list of restaurants, menus and online reservations, visit Buenos Aires Food Week website.

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 the restaurant of their choice directly without reservation.
Payments can be made in cash, debit card, or credit card at the end of the meal.

Gourmet Festival and Horse Racing - April 2018

NOTICE: THE GOURMET FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR RAIN. IT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 14th AND SUNDAY 15th


A new edition of the gourmet festival “Apetito” will take place on Saturday, April 7th from 1 pm to 2 am, and Sunday, April 8th, from 1 pm to 12 am, at Hipódromo de Palermo.


The best cooks and beer brewers will get together in a special sector, with entrance through Av. Dorrego and Av. Libertador, with food trucks offering waffles, ribs, crepes, wraps, pizzas, smoothies, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, and more!

At the same time, on Saturday 7th the Palermo Race Track presents "A Day at the Races", a special journey presenting the Great Prizes Premio de Honor (G1) and Gilberto Larena (G1), and the classic Benito Villanueva (G2), among other races.


During the same afternoon visitors will also have the chance to enjoy "Wine and Art", an exhibition of contemporary artworks by over 50 artists from different regions of Argentina, and wine tastings from ten high end wineries.
As part of the exhibition, seven renowned artists present "Portraits of Jockeys", depicting the seven best jockeys of Argentina. These works will be on sale in benefit of Fundación Equino Argentina, which will donate the proceedings to the School of Jockeys of Hipódromo La Punta (San Luis). The jockeys and their artists are: Jorge Valdivieso by Hugo Diez; Aníbal Etchart by Jorge Rajadell; Marina Lezcano by Adriana Schaefferer; Pablo Falero by Michel Fassi; Jorge Ricardo by Iñaki Pavlovsky; Juan Noriega by Maximiliano Bagnasco; Altair Domingos by Martina Elisa Montoya.

All the events with free entrance to the public.

"A Day at the Races" is not suspended for rain.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.

Gastronomic Festival of the Foreign Communities 2018


NOTICE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR BAD WEATHER FORECAST. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

A giant food court representing more than 40 different foreign communities living in Buenos Aires will be set up on Avenida de Mayo & Bolivar next Saturday, April 7th of 2018, from 12:00 pm to 9.30 pm.

The typical dishes of every region will be offered in 100 food stands along Avenida de Mayo, as well as crafts and traditional products from every represented country. Different traditional groups will offer their performances along the avenue and on the main stage through the afternoon.

This year more than 30 cooks will present their typical dishes to participate in the second "Foreign Communities Cooking Challenge", a contest that will consist of three stages, and a final round on the main stage, where a jury made up of renowned chefs will select the winning chef.

After the winner is announced the event will be closed with a music show by the DJ Maxi Trusso.

In case of rain the event will be held on April 15th.

Free entrance

Nuestros Caballos 2018 (Our Horses 2018) Equestrian Exhibition


The 2018 edition of "Nuestros Caballos" (Our Horses), the most important equestrian exhibition in Latin America, will be held at La Rural Exhibition Center from April 4th to April 8th, 2018, with equestrian and recreational activities for the whole family.

Children and adults alike will have the chance to see, in the heart of the city, over 700 horses specially brought from different spots in the country for this exhibition, from the main breeds that are raised in Argentina: Criolla, Árabe, Cuarto de Milla, Polo Argentino, Silla Argentino, Tiro Argentino, Percherón, Petiso, Peruano de Paso, Appaloosa, Paint Horse and Pura Raza Española.


The program of activities of "Nuestros Caballos" will include a variety of attractions, such as:

° Indoor Show Jumping competition
° International "Pato" (horseball) competition
° Polo exhibitions
° Dressage Exhibition
° Argentine Final of the "Golden Gag Bit" of "Criollo" breed.
° Election of the national champions from the different breeds
° Breed exhibitions and auctions
° National Rodeo Championship
° Exhibition and auction of carriages
° Blacksmith´s contest
° Intelligent and Indian taming clinics
° Vaulting Competition

Visitors will also have the chance to purchase all kinds of traditional Argentinian products, as well as horse equipment and tack.

At the same time, the canine Exhibition "Nuestros Perros" (Our Dogs) will  be held at the Green Pavilion of La Rural, with access with the same entrance ticket.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: April 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of 2018
Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Entry fee: $ 120 Pesos. 
Seniors: Wednesday Free.
Children under 8: Free every day
For More information go to the Exhibitions official websites:
Nuestros Caballos
Nuestros Perros
(In Spanish only)

Masterpieces from Hungary at the Fine Arts Museum



On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, the Bellas Artes Museum (National Museum of Fine Arts) inaugurates the fantastic exhibition "Masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Romanticism", a selection of 58 artworks from the Museum of Fine Art (Szépművészeti Múzeum) - Hungarian National Gallery.

The works in the exhibition span from the XV to the XIV centuries and include masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci, Rafael, El Greco, Van Dyck, Lucas Cranach, among others. This exhibition, that has already traveled to London, Madrid and Paris while the Hungarian National Gallery is being renovated, will be complemented by the works at permanent exhibition at the Buenos Aires Fine Arts Museum, formed initially by European works from the XVI and XVII centuries, offering visitors an interesting tour throughout the history of occidental art.

The Italian Renaissance is represented by oils from Lorenzo Lotto, Tiziano and Giorgio Vasari, and by a Lenonardo da Vinci's sculpture.

The Baroque movement can be appreciated in the works of Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck, Pieter Claesz, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Annibale Carracci; Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán. El Greco and Francisco de Goya.

A group pieces by Hungarian artists such as József Borsos, Mihály Kovács and Károly Brocky complete this group of magnificent works that will be exhibited for the first time in Argentina and South America.

The Exhibition will be open from March 27th through July 29th, 2018.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta
Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10 am to 8 pm
Free entrance.

French Street Market in Recoleta March 2018 - New Date



Because of the bad weather forecast for the weekend, the French Market "Le Marché" has been reprogrammed to Sunday, March 25th, 2018, an only date but with extended hours from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. The market  will be installed at Plaza Francia, on Av. Del Libertador between Dr. Luis Agote & Av. Pueyrredón.

More information here.

French Street Market in Recoleta - March 2018



Because of the bad weather forecast for the weekend, the French Market "Le Marché" has been reprogrammed to Sunday, March 25th, 2018, an only date but with extended hours from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. 

On Saturday March  17th and Sunday March 18th, 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 stal+ls 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, 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, and activities for kids will be presented during the weekend.

Free entrance
May be suspended in case of rain