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".
And for the planning of your visit to Buenos Aires, I can offer my personal assistance organizing your itinerary and finding accommodation, as well as booking different services and activities, such as: City Tours; Day Trips; Tango Lessons; Tango Shows; Polo Lessons; Polo Vacations; Soccer Experience; Art Tours; Exclusive "off the beaten path" shopping tours, Argentine Cooking Classes, and much more!! (click for details).

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - September 2015

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 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.





Urban Rosh Hashana 2015

The Jewish non profit organization Limud BA presents a new edition of the "Urban Rosh Hashana", a popular event to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

The festivities will take place on Sunday, September 6th, 2015. This time, for the celebration of the Rosh Hashana 5776, visitors will find typical food, talks, activities for kids, and a stage with live music and shows at Plaza Republica Oriental del Uruguay, on Av. del Libertador & Austria, Recoleta, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Activities:

  • Jewish cooking workshops
  • Live music shows 
  • Food court with the best of the Jewish cuisine
  • Handicrafts 
  • Documentaries
  • Talks and workshops
  • Recreational activities for kids
Click here for the complete program of activities.

15th Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture

The 15th Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture BA15 will bring together the world's most prominent architects, turning the city of Buenos Aires into the center of global architecture. The Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, that takes place since 1985, is one of the most important exhibitions along with the Venice and San Pablo Biennials.

The traditional architecture exhibition will be held at Centro Cultural Recoleta from September 5th to October 4th, 2015. For the first time the Design and Architecture Festival DyA Fest, specially aimed to young students and professionals, will be held between September 21 and 35 at the Auditorium El Aleph.
A series of lectures and conferences will take place at Auditorio Buenos Aires (Av. Pueyrredón 2501, 2nd Floor) from September 8th to September 11th, where over 40 renowned speakers will show their works, share their experiences and creative processes, including the architects from the studios BIG –Kai Uwe Bergmann- and COOP HIMMELB(L)AU –Wolf Prix-, as well as Jan Gehl, Andrés Jaque, Alex Brahm and César Pelli, among others.
Conferences and lectures are paid activities and require previous registration through: inscripciones@bienalba.com

Multiple and diverse activities will also be held at other important museums and cultural centers around the city, like the MALBA – Latin American Art Museum; MARQ – Architecture and Design Museum; MAMBA – Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires; Usina del Arte; Fundación PROA; CMD – Metropolitan Design Center. Some of the activities of the Biennial will also be held at some of the Architecture faculties of numerous public and private Universities

Free entrance
For more information, visit BA15 official website.

Buenos Aires celebrates Kosher food and traditions

As part of the Rosh Hashaná celebrations, the government of the city of Buenos Aires organizes a Fair celebrating Kosher traditions that will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2015, from 12 noon, at Barrancas de Belgrano, on Av. Virrey Vertiz & Echeverria, with more than 50 stands offering a wide selection of products like books, crafts, paintings, and information about community activities, tourism, and Jewish shows.
There will be stands offering typical dishes from the traditional European and Mid-Eastern Jewish gastronomy, like knishes, shawarma, falafel, pastrami and bagles, as well as cooking lessons to learn about the new trends in kosher food. 
Musical shows will be presented in the big stage.

The event will be suspended in case of rain.
Free entrance

Italian Food Week 2015

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, from August 24th to August 30th, 2015.

In this year´s event, also called  “Mangia che ti fa bene”, 35 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 $ 135 Pesos or $ 240 Pesos, per person. Cover charge is included. Drinks included only when mentioned.

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.

Organic and Healthy Food Market at the Flea Market in Colegiales - August 2015

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, from 10 am to 6 pm, with free access to the public, for the first time in an area specially located at the Flea Market (Mercado de las Pulgas), on Av. Alvarez Thomas & Concepción Arenal, in the neighborhood of Colegiales. 

So apart from browsing through the best antique furniture, decorative and vintage objects, visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy natural foods and beverages at a promotional prices at the more than 80 stands that will be installed next to the Flea Market, 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.





In this occasion the food trucks will also be the protagonists. More than 15 food trucks will offer sandwiches, tapas, crepes, author cuisine, as well as special gluten free and sugar free menus  for visitors 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.

2015 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup

The 2015 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will be held between August 14th and August 27th, 2015.

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 Friday, August 14th at Usina del Arte, with a concert at 8.30 pm with Orquesta del Tango de Buenos Aires dedicated to Leopoldo Federico, with the participation of all his musicians and special guests.

Many other concerts will be held at Usina del Arte and Teatro 25 de Mayo during the Festival.

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 FinalsTango de Pista on on Wednesday 26th and Tango Escenario on Thursday 27th, 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 and Semi Finals of the Dance World Cup at Usina del Arte, will be given out at the Information Stand on the same day of the show, 1 hour before each performance (2 tickets per person per event).
Tickets for the Finals of the Dance World Cup that will take place at Lunar Park on August 26th and 27th will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 17th, from 11 am, at the Casa de La Cultura, Av. de Mayo 575. 2 (two) tickets for each event will be given out per person until reaching the capacity of 10,000 seats.
Tickets for the shows at Pista Urbana will be given out at the venue on the same day of the show, 1 hour before each performance.
Tickets for the screenings at Museo del Cine will be given out at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte, on the same day, 1 hour before each performance (1 ticket per person)
Tickets for the shows at Teatro 25 de Mayo will be given out on the day of the event starting at 6 PM at the Information Stand in the lobby of the theater. Only 2 (two) tickets per person, per event.
To participate in the (Intermediate/Advanced) classes held at Usina del Arte, attendees must register by email at clasestangoba@festivales.gob.ar and arrive up to 20 minutes before start time. The number of participants is limited.
For dance-floor tango classes (Beginners), attendees must register in person 1 hour before start time at the Information Stand in the classes area (Sector Classes).
For the practice sessions taking place at La Milonga del Dique 0, no advance registration is required.

For more information 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 Finals of the World Cup, there are tour companies offering a full package that includes admission, access to VIP sectors and special souvenirs. Contact me to receive information about this service.

Polo: 2015 Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship


The Argentine Polo Association has announced the fixture for the traditional Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship. This is the first of the three great Polo Open Championships in the Official Spring Season of the Argentine Polo Association that make up the honorable "Triple Crown" of Argentine Polo, together with the 122nd Hurlingham Club Open and the 122nd Argentine Open in Palermo that will be disputed later this year.

Tortugas Open will kick off on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, with the participation of the six teams with the highest handicap in the world, that will be disputing the Emilio de Anchorena Cup,

Participating Teams:

League A
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
Alegría: Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Hilario Ulloa 9, Lucas Monteverde Jr 9, Frederick Mannix Jr 9. Total: 36.
Chapaleufu: Alberto Heguy Jr 8, Ignacio Heguy 9, Bautista Heguy 8, Eduardo Heguy 8. Total: 34.

League B
Ellerstina: Pablo Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Nicolás Pieres 9. Total: 39
La Aguada Las Monjitas: Ignacio Toccalino 9, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 9, Sebastian Merlos 9, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 35.
La Aguada: Agustin Merlos 8, Guillermo Terrera 8, Guillermo Caset Jr 9, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 34.

Fixture of matches:

Tuesday, September 29 - League A
4:00 pm: Alegria vs Chapaleufu (Match 1)

Wednesday, September 30 - League B
4:00 pm: La Aguada Las Monjitas vs La Aguada (Match 2)

Saturday, October 3 - League A
4:00 pm: La Dolfina vs Loser Match 1 

Sunday, October 4 - League B
4:00 pm: La Dolfina vs Loser Match 2

Saturday, October 10 - League A
4:00 pm: La Dolfina vs Winner Match 1

Sunday, October 11 - League B
4:00 pm: Ellerstina vs Winner Match 2

Saturday,  October 17 - FINAL COPA EMILIO ANCHORENA
3:30 pm: Winner League A vs Winner League B

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check on this post online for updates in case of rain.

All matches will be played on the fields of Tortugas Country Club, Ruta Panamericana Ramal Pilar km. 38.5 

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you (at least 24 hours in advance) or a full Polo package.

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - August 2015

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th, 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.

"Dondoh - The Fire Ceremony" at the Japanese Garden

On Sunday, August 23, 2015, the Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires (Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Casares, Palermo) presents the festival "Dondoh Matsuri - The Fire Ceremony", from 11 am to 6 pm.

This is an ancient tradition celebrated before the times of the Samurais at the Dondoh Yaki. In this ceremony, the God of Fire is invoked so the God of Earth wakes up from his winter sleep. The God of Fire warms up the Earth so the seeds germinate, and also protects the harvests.

The public will receive small wooden boards that will be hung on the iron tree and burnt, so the flames raise their prayers and all their wishes come true. These are the steps to follow to complete the wooden boards:
1) Reflect on the past year.
2) Think on the facts or things that made you uncomfortable.
3) Write them on the board
4) Hang the board on the metallic tree.
5) During the bonfire, repeat mentally your desire that those disturbing things won't happen again and that they become energy that the soil needs for the crops to grow strong.
The main goal is to become free of the bad omen, and desire that the bad energy turns into prosperity.

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:
2 pm: Karate Do demonstration by Nitenki Dojo
3 pm: Karate Do demonstration by the school Shohei Ryu Okikukai Argentina
4 pm: Sumo demonstration by Sebastián Videla from Asociación Argentina de Sumo
5 pm: Taiko (Japanese Drums) by Mukaito Taiko
5.30 pm: Closing of the Festival, with burning of boards and Taiko

Admission: $50 Argentine Pesos
Children under 12 and pensioners free

Antique Car Race - Great Prize Recoleta-Tigre


More than 60 classic cars and motorcycles manufactured before the 1920´s will be exhibited in Recoleta, before the start of the XIX Great Prize Recoleta-Tigre. The vehicles will be on exhibition on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, on Quintana Ave. between Ayacucho & Ortiz, between 1 pm and 5 pm. After the exhibition the cars will take a short tour around the area and will be garaged until the next day.

The race itself will start on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, at 9:30 am at La Biela (Quintana & Ortiz); from there the vehicles will take on Av. Figueroa Alcorta, Tagle, Av. Del Libertador all the way through Vicente López, San Isidro Cathedral (where the drivers will be able to make a pit stop) and San Fernando, taking Cazón and Paseo Victorica until arriving around midday at Museo de Arte de Tigre. The pilots and their companions will be wearing the typical costumes of the time (early XXth century), making this a fun and picturesque event for adults and children along the route.

This is an historical recreation of the first road race in Argentina, that took place on December 9th, 1906 between the neighborhood of Recoleta and the suburbs of Tigre.

The Great Prize Recoleta-Tigre is unique in South America for it´s singularity and the good state of preservation of the participating vehicles.

Rugby: Los Pumas vs The Springboks


The Argentine national Rugby team, Los Pumas, will meet the South African team The Springboks on a test match on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, at Velez Sarsfield Stadium (Av. Juan B. Justo & Alvarez Jonte, Buenos Aires), at 4.40 pm.

This match has been organized by the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) as a tribute to the Argentine team that 50 years ago, on June 19, 1965 defeated the Junior Springboks 11-6 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, giving birth to the name of "Los Pumas" for our national team.

This will also be the last presentation in the country before the 2015 World Cup that will start on September 18 in England. 
Tickets on sale through Tuentrada.com

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

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