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Show jumping competition Derby General San Martin 2015


On Saturday, August 1st, 2015, at 2.00 pm, Club Aleman de Equitacion (German Riding Club) presents the 41st Derby General San Martin, with the participation of national and international riders. 

The Derby General San Martin is an annual show jumping competition that started in 1975, becoming one of the most important events in the calendar of Argentine equestrian activities.

The Derby courses, originally designed by Ronald Mulhall, are ruled by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) due to the demanding technical skills required, where top level horses and riders must complete a long course that includes natural slopes and varied obstacles.

The program of activities includes shows and activities for the whole family, Dressage and Vaulting exhibitions, military bands, and food courts.

Location: Club Aleman de Equitacion. Av. Dorrego 4045 (between Figueroa Alcorta & Av. Lugones).
FREE ENTRANCE
NOT SUSPENDED FOR RAIN

Organic and healthy food market July 2015 - New date and location

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 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 de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego. 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.





Exposición Rural 2015: 129th Exhibition of Cattle Breeding, Agriculture, and International Industry

The traditional Livestock and Agriculture Exhibition ("La Rural"), held every year in Buenos Aires for over a century, is one of the most important of its kind worldwide, bringing together more than a million visitors among producers, tourists and general public. In this year's edition, from July 23rd to August 2nd, more than 4500 animal exhibitors and 500 commercial brands will be showing their products: laboratories, leather goods shops, banks, automotive industries, farm machinery, and providers of services and goods for the agricultural industry.

Visitors will have the opportunity to attend activities that take place every day at the main court, like:
  • Cattle and equine competitions
  • Cattle and equine auctions
  • Traditional folk costumes contests
  • Rein skills
  • Polo exhibitions, 
  • Indoor Pato (Horseball) championship
  • Show jumping competitions
  • Carriage exhibitions
  • 4x4 demonstrations
  • Live music shows
As well as exhibitions of all kinds of farm animals, Argentine crafts, folk shows, and tastings of traditional products at the exhibition´s pavilions. 





Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: July 23rd to August 2nd, 2015
Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 8 pm.
Entry fees: 
Monday to Friday: AR$ 70
Saturday and Sunday: AR$ 90
Seniors and Pensioners: Monday and Tuesday: Free - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: AR$45
Exposicion Rural official website

Food Fair Caminos y Sabores (Roads and Flavors) 2015


The 11th edition of the food and crafts fair "Caminos y Sabores" (Roads and Flavors), will feature during 4 days, from July 9th to July 12th, 2015 the offers in typical food, tourism and handicrafts from all the regions in the country.

The Argentine provinces will be represented in the exhibition through their native foods and crafts. As every year from the first edition in 2005, visitors will be able to sample and buy olive oil; home made salamis; cow, sheep and goat cheeses; wines from family owned wineries; homemade jellies; yerba mate and tea; just to mention some of the products.

The new feature this year is the space "Masters of Bread", in which master bread bakers will elaborate their specialties live for the public.

There will also be a variety of handicrafts made with the typical materials and features of every region, including wool and leather products, jewelry with rodocrosite stone, and much more.

Dates: July 9th - 12th, 2015
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704.
Opening hours: 12 pm to 9 pm
Admittance:
General: AR$ 80
Children under 5: free
Seniors: 2x1
More information: Caminos y Sabores official website.

Celabrations of Independence Day and 121st Anniversary of Avenida de Mayo

Avenida de Mayo
On Thursday, July 9th, 2015, a big event will be held to celebrate Argentina´s Independence Day, and the 121st anniversary of the historical Avenida de Mayo. The ceremony is programmed to start at 11.00 am on Avenida de Mayo and Luis Saenz Peña, with the hoisting of the Flag and the intonation of the National Anthem with the participation of the band of Regimiento de Patricios, followed by the civic-military parade that will cover the avenue from Plaza Moreno to Plaza de Mayo, and the representatives of different foreign communities that will display their typical costumes, music and dance.

Regimiento de Patricios
The celebrations will continue at the big stages located at Plaza Moreno and Plaza de Mayo, by  different soloists, folk and tango music groups and dancers that will perform the "Gran Pericon Nacional", starting at 1 pm.

At 1.30 pm the passage at Palacio Barolo will be open to the public, with the projection of a video with the history of the building.

Along the 10 blocks of Avenida de Mayo there will be gastronomic stands from different provinces and artisans with typical products from every region of the country.

Palacio Barolo
The closing will be at 6 pm with music to dance on the streets.
In case of rain the event will be held on Saturday, July 11th.

Gallery Nights presents a new "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, July 11, 2015, from 12 pm to 4 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.

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.

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