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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French street market "Le Marche" and Culinary Week celebrating the French Revolution

A series of activities organized by Lucullus, the French Gastronomic Association in Argentina, will take place between July 11 and July 19, 2015 for the celebration of the French Revolution.

On Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12, 2015, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, an authentic French Market called "Le Marché" will be installed at the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, with over 25 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina, such as: Beatriz Chomnalez, Sébastien Fouillade, Olivier Falchi, Astor, Jérome Mathe, Paul Azema, Fleur de sel, L’épi, Laban pastelería, Myette Catering, Cocu, 1,2, Crêpes, Cabaña Piedras Blancas, Julep, Toute la soupe, Compañía de chocolate, La web gourmet, Instituto Mariano Moreno, Cabaña las Dinas, Guilab, Geson, Kakawa, La Suerte, L’atelier de Céline, Nomade, Bonjour Natural Bar, and more.


Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like Crêpes, flammekueche, terrines, spaetzle, vegetable and shrimp curry, poulleo aux achards, tarte au citron, Navarin, blanquette de veau, hot wine, cold cuts, goat/cow/lamb cheese, pissaladière, pain perdu, macarons, éclairs, madeleines, bread, grapefruit wine, waffles, boeuf bourguignon, jams, trufles, jambon à l’os, apple pie, ice creams, artisan cider, hot chocolate, brioches, pains au chocolat, croissants, sablés, pains au raisin, soupe à l’oignon, croque Monsieur, oysters, couscous, gavlax, fraisier, crème brûlée, topinambour soup, vichyssoise soupe, financiers, sacristain, mousse aux chocolat, bavarois, tarte tatin, aumônière au brie… and much more.
Free entrance.
In case of rain it will be held on July 18 - 19.

Furthermore, some of the best French restaurants, bakeries, creperies and patisseries in Buenos Aires will participate in the French Revolution Week offering special menus, guided visits and promotional prices on typical French products, from July 11th to July 19th, 2015.
For more information about participating restaurants, menus and reservations, visit Lucullus website.

Gallery Nights June 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, June 18th, 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 Ayacucho 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.

Mataderos Fair moves to Avenida de Mayo for one day

On Saturday June 13th, 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 crafts, traditional food and regional products.
The event, similar to the Fair held every Sunday in Mataderos, will be held from 11 am 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 Babel Orkesta, and performances by guest artists.
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, choripan, tortas fritas and pastelitos.
The Festival and all activities are free of charge, and will be suspended in case of rain.



Maori Art and Culture Exhibition


The largest exhibition of Maori art and culture exhibited in America arrives in Buenos Aires on June 10, and will remain at Usina del Arte until July 10, 2015.
The exhibition, which until now has only been seen in Asia and in Chile, features an important representation of Maori art including tattoo artists, dance groups, conferences, live music and more than one hundred objects including wood carvings and pounamu jewelry, green stone, bone, bronze and linen. All the objects that will be exhibited have been created by students and tutors of the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute (NZMACI), an organization that seeks to demystify this ancestral culture since 1926, protecting and promoting the arts and culture of this country.
The dance group Kapa Haka will travel to Argentina especially for "Tuku Iho". They are masters of traditional Maori performing arts. The group, composed of 12 Maori artists will perform at various venues in the city of Buenos Aires, from June 10.
There will also be demonstrations of "Ta Moko" or Maori tattoo.The tattoo is considered as a carving technique where an artist will display his work with chisels and pigment on face and body.

Program of Activities and presentations. All the activities are with free entrance to the public:

Wednesday June 10 
4 pm: Opening of the Maori Art and Craft fai “Tuku Iho” at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Friday June 12
11 am: Start of the activities by Carvers at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario: Riobamba 985.
6.30 pm: Presentation of the Group Kapa Haka Maorí. at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1, &. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Saturday June 13
6 pm: Inauguration of the photo exhibit “Live Legacy. Patrimony, Art and Reciprocity. Wich’i and Maorí people”. at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario: Riobamba 985.
7 pm: Presentation of the group Kapa Haka Maorí together with Pueblos Wich'í de Chaco at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario- Riobamba 985.

Sunday June 14
2 pm: Touch Rugby at El Rosedal - Av. del Libertador y Sarmiento – (It will be suspended in case of bad weather).
7 pm: 19h00: Presentation of the group Kapa Haka Maorí at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario- Riobamba

Tuesday June 16
6 pm: Presentation of the group Kapa Haka Maorí at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario- Riobamba 985

Friday June 19
6 pm Presentation of the group Kapa Haka at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Av. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Saturday June 20
6 pm Presentation of the group Kapa Haka at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Av. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Sunday June 21
2 pm: Farewell Presentation of the group Kapa Haka at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Av. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

The exhibition of Objects and Crafts can be visited until July 10 at Usina del Arte, Thursdays and Fridays 2 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11 am to 8 pm.

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - June 2015

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, 2015, from 10 am to 7 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 Plaza Unidad Latinoamericana, on El Salvador & Medrano, in the neighborhood of Palermo. The event is organized by Planeta Joy magazine and sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires.

More than 40 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; edible Flowers; 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 special menus for visitors and healthy food to go, and communal tables set on the street of this picturesque market.

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





arteBA´15 Contemporary Art Fair

Gentileza arteBA Fundación
arteBA Contemporary Art Fair, that will take place from June 4  to June 7, 2015, 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. 100 carefully selected galleries from Latin America, North America and Europe will exhibit works by the most outstanding contemporary artists at this great cultural event.

The Fair will be divided into several sections:
  • Main Section: Established galleries chosen by a renowned selection committee.
  • 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.
  • Dixit Axion: This section will offer works by artists to museums and private collections through their galleries.
  • U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes Benz: A curator invites galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists and selects each work to be exhibited.
  • Solo Show Zurich: A curator invites six artists and their galleries to participate with individual exhibitions.
  • Barrio Joven Chandon: Section for young Argentine and foreign galleries focused mainly on Latin American artists.
  • Photobooth City: galleries present photographs by historical and contemporary artists.
  • Isla de Ediciones Fundación Proa: sale of individual volumes and collections that provide theoretical support and information on contemporary art.
The OPEN FORUM 2015 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'15 official website.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Blue and Green Pavilions. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Buenos Aires
Dates and hours: June 4 - 7 2015 / 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Admission fees:
General: AR $120
Students and Senior citizens: AR $60
2 day pass: AR$ 190
4 day  pass: AR$ 240
4 day pass + catalog: AR$ 340 
Catalog: AR$ 150

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)
Tickets:
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.

Venues:
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.

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