The Rugby Championship 2016



The Rugby Championship, the tournament that started in 2012 in replacement of the Tri Nations tournament, with the inclusion of Argentina joining the three rugby powers of the Southern Hemisphere (New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa) has become one of the most important international rugby competitions worldwide. During the tournament each team play a home and and away fixture against each opponent in a round robin format.

The Argentine team, Los Pumas, will dispute three matches as locals during the tournament, against South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, in the cities of Salta and Buenos Aires (Argentina) and London (England).

The debut of Los Pumas in our country will be on Saturday, August 27th, against South Africa's Springboks, at the stadium Padre Martearena, in the city of Salta.

The second match will be against New Zealand´s All Blacks, at the Estadio Velez Sarsfield (Buenos Aires), on Saturday, October 1st 2016

Tickets for Argentina's local match will go on sale through this website.
There are also tours available that include transfers from/to hotel, bilingual guide, ticket for the game + Fan Zone + Post Match with live DJ + free beer and food trucks. Contact me to inquire about this service or for assistance getting tickets and/or transfers.

Italian Food Week 2016


The Tourism Entity of the City of Buenos Aires, and the Italian Embassy in Argentina, together with Pietro Sorba, renowned gastronomic journalist author of numerous local restaurant guides, present the "Italian Food Week - Semana de la Cocina Italiana en Buenos Aires", a week dedicated to honor the Italian gastronomic traditions in Buenos Aires, that will take place from August 29th to September 4th, 2016.

In this year´s event, 23 of the best Italian restaurants in the city will offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices. Each restaurant will offer a menu with a fixed price of $ 195 Pesos or $ 350 Pesos, per person. Cover charge is included. Drinks included only when mentioned.

During the week those who order the special menu will be invited with a complimentary Cinzano, Aperol Spritz,  Campari Orange or Cynar Julep aperitif.

Click here for a complete list of restaurants, contact details, menus and conditions.
Some of the menus are only available on certain days of the week and some are available by previous reservation only, so make sure to read about these conditions on the website.

On Saturday, September 3rd, a big Italian Food Festival with free entrance to the public will be held at Usina del Arte (Agustín R. Caffarena 1, La Boca), from 12 pm to 8 pm, with the following activities:

Argentine-Italian pizza competition
Free tasting of Cinzano aperitifs
Free tasting of Segafredo espresso coffee
Sale of Italian products at promotional prices
Italian Street Food
Live Music

Hi Matsuri, the Fire Festival at the Japanese Garden




On Sunday, August 21, 2016, the Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires (Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Casares, Palermo) presents the festival "Hi Matsuri - The Fire Ceremony", one of the most important festivals of the year.

Upon entrance, the public will receive small wooden boards where they can write about those bad feelings or experiences they want to leave behind. Through the ceremony of burning the boards, the energy of the fire will make all the negative experiences turn into positive energy to continue on the chosen path, to face new projects o continue those that are already underway.

The Festival of Fire will be accompanied by traditional dances and songs, Karate Do exhibitions, and a show of Japanese Drums by the group Mukaito Taiko

Program of Activities:
3 pm: Karate Demonstration by Dojos Ken Institute
4 pm: Taiko Show (Japanese Drums) by Matsuri Daiko
5 pm: Hi Matsuri. Closing of the Festival, with burning of boards and Taiko

Entry fee: AR$70
Children under 12: Free
Seniors over 65: Free (presenting ID)

2016 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup


The 2016 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will be held between August 18th and August 31st, 2016.

This new edition features more than 200 shows and free activities including concerts and dance performances, popular "milongas", shows, conferences and clinics, exhibition and sale of products, dance classes in various levels and styles, and the competition for the Tango Dance World Cup, in which the best couples of dancers from Argentina and the world will be participating.

The Great Opening of the Festival will be on Thursday, August 18th at Usina del Arte, with a concert at 8.30 pm by the renowned singers Chico Novarro, Néstor Fabián, Raúl Paiva and Hugo Maciel

Many other concerts will be held at 42 venues during the Festival, including cultural centers, notable bars and theaters, playing tribute to Horacio Salgan, in the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Throughout the World Tango Festival classes of different levels and styles will be given by renowned dancers and instructors from recognized schools.

TANGO DANCE WORLD CUP:
This is the celebration that makes Buenos Aires the mecca for tango dancers around the world. The event rewards the best couples in the Tango de Pista category, which stresses the social dance as a practice rooted in Buenos Aires, and Tango Escenario, which aims to enrich the dance from a choreographic point of view. More than 500 couples from around the world measure their talents in this competition.
The qualifying rounds and semifinals will take place at Usina del Arte. The World Cup culminates in two major Finals, Tango de Pista on Tuesday 30th, and Tango Escenario on Wednesday 31st, at the Luna Park Stadium.

FREE TICKETS FOR SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES:
Admission to all the activities and shows of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and World Cup is free.
Free tickets for the shows at Usina del Arte, Teatro 25 de Mayo, Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya, Espacio Cultural Carlos Gardel, Espacio Cultural Adán Buenosayres and Teatro Gran Rivadavia, will be given out at the Information Stand on the same day of the show, 2 hours before each performance (2 tickets per person per event), limited to the room capacity.
Tickets for activities held at Museo del Cine must be picked up 1 (one) hour before start time at the desk located in the entrance hall. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person for each event until venue capacity is reached.
Tickets for the show María de Buenos Aires, at Teatro Colón, will be given out on Monday 29 August, starting at 12 PM at Teatro Colón. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
Tickets for the show Infinito tango, by Leonardo Cuello, at Centro Cultural Borges will be given out on Friday 26 August, starting at 4 PM at Usina del Arte. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
For activities at Notable Bars, no ticket is required. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis until venue capacity is reached.
For the Clinics at Sala de Cámara, no advance registration is required. Admission is with tickets that will be given out 1 (one) hour before start time at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte.
For Dance Classes that require advance registration, participants must register as a couple by sending an email to clasestangoba@festivales.gob.ar and show up 30 minutes before start time at the Information Stand in the classes hall of Usina del Arte. Those who were unable to register by email may put themselves on a waiting list at the Information Stand.

Dance World Cup
Admission to the Qualifying Rounds is without ticket and will be on a strict first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the Semifinals is with ticket only. They will be given out 1 (one) hour before start time at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
Tickets for the Finals of the Dance World Cup that will take place at Lunar Park on August 30th and 31st will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 22nd at 12 pm at Usina del Arte. 2 (two) tickets for each event will be given out per person until reaching the capacity of 10,000 seats.

For more information, address of venues, and complete schedules, visit Tango Buenos Aires official website.
Or download the complete brochure in Spanish and English here.

For people who want to secure their places for The Semi Finals and Finals of the World Cup, there´s a full package includes admission and specialized guide. Contact me to receive information about this service.

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches August - December 2016


The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the second half of the year 2016 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the National Tournament "Torneo Argentino 2016" and the international tournament "Copa Sudamericana 2016".

The "Superclasico" River vs Boca, defined as one of the most fascinating sports experiences worldwide, will take place on Sunday, December 4th at River Plate Stadium.

Don't miss the opportunity of attending one of these exciting games the easiest and safest way, with a service that includes tickets, transfers, and bilingual host, provided by one of the leading companies in football tours. Contact me and make your reservation!

August 2016
Sunday 14: LANUS vs RACING
Saturday 20: RACING vs TALLERES
Sunday 21: LANUS vs BOCA JUNIORS
Tuesday 23:  BANFIELD vs SAN LORENZO - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2016
Wednesday 24: ESTUDIANTES vs BELGRANO - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2016
Thursday 25: RIVER PLATE vs INDEPENDIENTE (Colombia) - RECOPA SUDAMERICANA 2016
Thursday 25: LANUS vs INDEPENDIENTE - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2016
Saturday 27: SAN LORENZO vs SAN MARTIN
Sunday 28: RIVER PLATE vs BANFIELD
Sunday 28: LANUS vs BOCA JUNIORS

September 2016 
Sunday 11: INDEPENDIENTE vs GODOY CRUZ
Sunday 11: BOCA JRS vs BELGRANO
Sunday 11: VELEZ vs ROSARIO CENTRAL
Tuesday 13: SAN LORENZO vs BANFIELD - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2016
Wednesday 14: INDEPENDIENTE vs LANUS - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2016
Saturday 17: INDEPENDIENTE vs TIGRE
Sunday 18: RIVER PLATE vs SAN MARTIN
Sunday 18: BOCA JRS vs QUILMES
Sunday 18: VELEZ vs RACING
Saturday 24: RACING vs PATRONATO
Sunday 25: SAN LORENZO vs AT.RAFAELA

October 2016
Saturday 1: INDEPENDIENTE vs AT.TUCUMAN
Sunday 2: BOCA JRS vs SARMIENTO
Sunday 2: VELEZ vs COLON 
Saturday 15: RACING vs ARSENAL
Sunday 16: SAN LORENZO vs ESTUDIANTES
Saturday 22: INDEPENDIENTE vs GIMNASIA 
Sunday 23: BOCA JRS vs TEMPERLEY
Sunday 23: VELEZ vs TALLERES
Saturday 29: RACING vs NEWELLS
Sunday 30: GIMNASIA vs BOCA JUNIORS

November 2016
Saturday 5: INDEPENDIENTE vs SAN LORENZO
Sunday 6: HURACAN vs RACING
Sunday 6: BOCA JRS vs ROSARIO CENTRAL
Sunday 20: SAN LORENZO vs BOCA JUNIORS 
Saturday 26: HURACAN vs COLON
Sunday 27: BOCA JRS vs RACING
Sunday 27: INDEPENDIENTE vs RIVER PLATE

December 2016
Saturday 3: RACING vs OLIMPO
Sunday 4: SAN LORENZO vs UNION
Sunday 4: RIVER PLATE vs BOCA JRS
Saturday 10: INDEPENDIENTE vs BANFIELD
Sunday 11: BOCA JRS vs COLON
Sunday 11: LANUS vs SAN LORENZO
Saturday 17: RACING vs LANUS 
Sunday 18: SAN LORENZO vs BELGRANO

Schedule subject to change of dates and addition of new matches, please check regularly on this post online for updates.