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Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches February - December 2015

The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the year 2015 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the First Division National Tournament, and the international tournaments "Recopa Sudamericana 2015", and "Copa Libertadores 2015".

The "Superclasico" Boca vs River, defined as one of the most fascinating sports experiences worldwide, will take place on May 3rd at Boca Juniors Stadium.

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Friday 6: River Plate vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 15: San Lorenzo vs Colon
Sunday 15: Boca Juniors vs Olimpo
Sunday 22: River Plate vs Quilmes
Sunday 22: Velez vs Cruzero del Norte
Tuesday 24: Racing vs Guaraní (Paraguay) - Copa Libertadores 2015

MARCH 2015
Sunday 1: San Lorenzo vs San Martin
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs Rafaela
Wednesday 4: San Lorenzo vs Corinthians (Brazil) or Once Caldas (Colombia) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Thursday 5: River Plate vs Tigres (México) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 8: River Plate vs Union
Tuesday 10: Racing vs Sporting Cristal (Perú) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 15: Racing vs Colon
Sunday 15: Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia
Thursday 19: River Plate vs Juan Aurich (Perú) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 22: River Plate vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 29: San Lorenzo vs Lanus
Sunday 29: Boca Juniors vs Estudiantes

APRIL 2015
Wednesday 1: San Lorenzo vs Sao Paulo (Brazil) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 5: Huracan vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 5: River Plate vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 12: Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate
Sunday 12: Boca Juniors vs Nueva Chicago
Tuesday 14: Racing vs Táchira (Venezuela) or Cerro (Paraguay) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Wednesday 15: River Plate vs San Jose (Bolivia) - Copa Libertadores 2015
Sunday 19: Lanus vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 19: River Plate vs Banfield
Wednesday 22: San Lorenzo vs Danubio (Uruguay) - Copa Libertadores 2015

MAY 2015
Sunday 3: Boca Juniors vs River Plate
Sunday 3: Racing vs Lanus
Sunday 10: Independiente vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 10: River Plate vs Racing
Sunday 17: San Lorenzo vs Sarmiento
Sunday 17: Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia de Jujuy
Sunday 24: River Plate vs Rosario Central
Sunday 24: Velez vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 31: Racing vs Velez
Sunday 31: Boca Juniors vs Newell´s

JUNE 2015
Sunday 7: River Plate vs Temperley

JULY 2015
Sunday 12: Racing vs Sarmiento
Sunday 12: Boca Juniors vs Quilmes
Sunday 19: River Plate vs Colon
Sunday 26: Racing vs Belgrano
Sunday 26: Boca Juniors vs Union

Sunday 2: River Plate vs San Martin
Sunday 16: Racing vs Arsenal
Sunday 16: Boca Juniors vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 23: River Plate vs Huracan
Sunday 30: Racing vs Gimnasia
Sunday 30: Boca Juniors vs San Lorenzo

Sunday 13: Huracan vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 20: River Plate vs Lanus
Sunday 27: Racing vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 27: Boca Juniors vs Banfield

Sunday 4: Independiente vs River Plate
Sunday 4: Boca Juniors vs Cerro del Norte
Sunday 18: Racing vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 18: River Plate vs Aldosivi

Sunday 1: Velez vs River Plate
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs Tigre
Sunday 8: River Plate vs Newell´s

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

ATP Buenos Aires "Argentina Open 2015"

The ATP Buenos Aires tournament "Argentina Open 2015", will kick off with the qualifying rounds on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The traditional tournament will receive 28 of the greatest world wide tennis players, including World´s Number 1 Rafael Nadal, from February 23rd to March 1st, 2015 at the courts of Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

The list of participating players this year includes:

Rafael Nadal - Spain - 1
Tommy Robredo - Spain - 17
Fabio Foggini - Italy - 20
Leandro Mayer - Argentina - 28
Pablo Cuevas - Uruguay - 29
Pablo Andujar - Spain - 40
Pablo Carreño Busta - Spain - 49
Federico Delbonis - Argentina - 57
Diego Schwartzman - Argentina - 58
Juan Mónaco - Argentina - 59
Paolo Lorenzi - Italy - 60
Albert Ramos - Spain - 61
Thomas Bellucci - Brazil - 62
Jiri Vesely - Czech Republic - 63
Nicolas Almagro - Spain - 67
Carlos Berlocq - Argentina - 68
Jarkko Nieminen - Findland - 70
Blaz Rola - Slovenia - 79
Maximo Gonzalez - Argentina - 97

Schedule of matches:

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 (from 11 am) - Free entrance

Monday 23 and Tuesday 24: 1.45 pm

Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27:
Day matches from 1:45 pm.
Evening matches: 6:45 pm.

Saturday 28:
Semifinals 2:00 pm

Sunday March 1:
Final Singles: 2:00 PM

Location: Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. Olleros 1510.
Tickets: On sale though Ticketek
More information: Argentina Open official website.

Spectacular show of Fireworks and Tango on the sky of La Boca

One Night Stand by Cai Guo-Qiang. Photo: Thierry Nava, courtesy Cai Studio

On the night of Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 8 pm, the sky over La Boca will be covered with magic, color and music by the hand of Cai Guo-Qiang. Recognized internationally as the greatest creator of fireworks worldwide, Cai Guo-Qiang produced numerous artistic events, including the fireworks show for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

“La Vida es una Milonga: tango en fuegos artificiales para Argentina” (Life is a Milonga. Tango in fireworks for Argentina), is the first event that the artist designs and performs in Latin America, and will be the biggest event of this type in Argentina. Also for the first time is the tango his source of inspiration.

On this occasion the artist uses the most advanced pyrotechnical technology that coordinates fireworks and music in an event that captures the sensuality and traces a poetic journey throughout the history of tango, its music and choreography. The artists plans to get inspired live by the movements of several dance couples, creating figures in the sky with his pyrotechnics.

La Vuelta de Rocha becomes an outdoor milonga where each member of the audience is both a spectator and a protagonist, with fireworks, dancers and musicians.

Conceived by Fundación Proa and Cai Studio, the event is produced by Alon Foundation and the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

Address: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca
Free access to the public

In parallel with this event, the exhibition Impromptu is being held at Fundacion Proa until March 1st. It consists of works created by Guo-Qiang by explosions of gunpowder, and are based on two trips that the artist took in Argentina.

Fundacion Proa: Pedro de Mendoza 1929
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm.
Entry Fee: AR$ 25
On Saturday 24 Fundacion Proa will close its doors at 4 pm

Free open air Opera, Ballet and Concerts next to Teatro Colon

The Association “Teatro Colón Historical Center” presents the first Music Festival at the Vatican Square, that will be held from Thursday January 15 to Saturday February 7, 2015, always at 8 PM.
The festival, the first of its kind in our country, will consist of 11 projections of high class concerts, operas and ballets, from the best productions worldwide, that will be projected on the large high definition LED outdoor screen that is located next to Teatro Colon. Chairs for free use of the public will be installed
The complete program consists of three operas, four ballets and four concerts, with performances by Marta Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, and Zubin Mehta, and productions from Teatro Colon, Arpeggio, the Paris Opera, the Festival of Aix au Provence, the Teatro di San Carlo and Goethe Institut.
The Festival is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires.



Thursday 15: Sleeping Beauty. Ballet. Piotr I. Tchaikovski. Teatro Colón. 02:27

Friday 16: Johannes Brahms. Concert for piano Nº 1 in D minor Op. 15 Daniel Barenboim (piano); Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 00:51
Manuel de Falla. The Three-Cornered Hat (1st Part). Elisabete Matos. Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim. 00:40

Thursday 22: Don Quixote. Ballet. Ludwig Minkus. Choreography, Rudolf Nureyev. Opéra National de Paris Orchestra. 02:26

Friday 23: Rigoletto. Opera. G. Verdi. Festival Aix au Provence (2013) 02:06. Language Italian with French subtitles.

Saturday 24: Igor Stravinsky The Firebird. París Orchestra / Pierre Boulez (ARP) 00:46
Joaquín Rodrigo. Concierto de Aranjuez. Cañizares (guitar); Berlín Philharmonic Orchestra / Simon Rattle. 00:24

Thursday 29: Dido & Aeneas. Opera. Henry Purcell. 01:38

Friday 30: Mozart Requiem. Ballet. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Choreography Boris Eifman.
Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Saturday 31: Héctor Berlioz. Symphony Fantastique Op. 14 “An Episode in the Life of an Artist” Berlín Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons. 00:52
Maurice Ravel. Concert for piano in C major. Martha Argerich (piano);
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Yuri Temirkanov. 00:23


Thursday 5: Zorba the Greek. Ballet. Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Friday 6: La Traviata. Giuseppe Verdi. Opera. Orchestra and Choir of the Ópera Nacional de Paris. 02:54

Saturday 7: Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony Nº 9 Op. 125. Berlin Opera Choir; West Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim. Soloists: Angela Denoke, Waltraud Meier, Burkhard Fritz, René Pape. 01:13

Location: Vatican Square. Cerrito & Viamonte (Next to Teatro Colon)

Summer 2015: Program of Free cultural activities in Buenos Aires

The government of the City of Buenos Aires presents a summer program of cultural activities that starts next Sunday, January 11th, 2015, consisting on over 100 free events, including: musical shows, drive-in movies, theater plays, activities for children, tango shows, lessons and "milongas", and numerous musical events, every day during January and until February 11th, 2015.

For kids, Open air movie projections at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario, Av. Angel Gallardo & Leopoldo Marechal., on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm. And Circus shows at Polo Circo, Av. Juan de Garay & Combate de los Pozos.

The drive-in movie theater for adults will be set up at the Rose Garden, on Av Libertador & Sarmiento, every Saturday and Sunday from January 11 to February 1, at 9:00 PM. There will also be stalls for spectators without a car. 

Tango at Usina del Arte, Pedro de Mendoza 501 (La Boca). On Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 at 4 pm, shows by renowned artists and live orchestras.

Pop, electronic and classical music shows at the big stage on Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Pampa.
And Folklore music shows at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario, Av. Angel Gallardo & Leopoldo Marechal.

All the activities are free of charge, limited to the capacity of each venue.

Click on the links above to see complete schedule of activities or visit Verano en la Ciudad website (in Spanish only).

Teatro Colon 2015 Season

The prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its program for the 2015 Season, which features among other great performances the outstanding presence of the ABT principal dancer, the Argetine Paloma Herrera in her farewell from dance, the return of the Abono Estelar, with Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich, and a series of popular concerts celebrating the fifth anniversary of the reopening of the Theater.


April 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21
Music: Jules Massenet. Librett: Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann, based on The Shorrows of young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
New production of Teatro Colón
Musical direction: Ira Levin
Werther: Ramón Vargas
Charlotte: Anna Caterina Antonnacci
Sophie: Jaquelina Livieri
Albert: Cem Beran Sertkaya
Bailli: Alexander Vassiliev

May 8, 9, 10, 12, 14
Comic Opera in two acts (1832). Music: Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto: Felice Romani, based on Le Philtre by Eugène Scribe, on the original by Silvio Malaperta
New production of Teatro Colón.
Musical direction: Ivan Ciampa
Adina: Adriana Kucerová
Nemorino: Ivan Magri
Belcore: Giorgio Caoduro
Dulcamara: Simón Orfila

June 16, 19, 21, 23
Epic Opera (2011). Music: Luca Francesconi. Libretto: Luca Francesconi, based on the homonymous piece by Heiner Müller.
Argentinian premiere. Production of Teatro alla Scala de Milán / IRCAM (París)
Musical director: Brad Lubman
Stage director: Alex Ollè (La Fura dels Baus)
Marquise de Merteuil: Allison Cook
Viscount de Valmont: Robin Adams

July 14, 17, 18, 19, 21
Music: Pietro Mascagni. Libretto: Giovani Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, based on La malasangre, by Giovanni Verga.
Musical director: Roberto Paternostro
Turiddu: Enrique Folger
Santuzza: Guadalupe Barrientos
Alfio: Leonardo Estévez
Music: Ruggero Leoncavallo. Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo.
Production of Ópera de Lieja
Prologue: Luis Gaeta
Canio: José Cura
Nedda: Mónica Ferracani
Tonio: Fabián Veloz
Silvio: Gustavo Ahualli
Beppe: Sergio Spina

September 20, 23, 26, 29
Music: Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto: Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on Don Carlos, infante of Spain, by Friedrich Schiller
Production of Teatro Colón
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Stage director: Eugenio Zanetti
Don Carlos: Ramón Vargas
Elisabetta de Valois: Tamar Iveri
Princess Eboli: Violeta Urmana
Rodrigo, marquis de Posa: Fabián Veloz
Felipe II: Alexander Vinogradov
The Great Inquisitor: Alexei Tanovitski

November 3, 6, 8, 10
Music: Serguei Prokofiev. Libretto: Serguei Prokofiev, based on the homonymous novel by Valery Briusov.
New production of Teatro Colón
Musical Director: Ira Levin
Ruprecht: Vladimir Baykov
Renata: Elena Popovskaya
Agrippa von Nettelsheim / Mefistófeles: Roman Sadnik
Inquisitor: Alexei Tanovitski

December 4, 6, 9, 11
Music: Richard Wagner. Libretto: Richard Wagner, based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
New production of Teatro Colón
Musical Director: Roberto Paternostro
Stage Director: Katharina Wagner
Parsifal: Christopher Ventris
Gurnemanz: Stefen Milling
Amfortas: Ryan Mc Kinny
Kundry:Irene Theorin
Klingsor: Kay Stiefermann


March 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Symphony No. 29)
Choreography: Éric Frédéric
Music: Béla Bartók
Choreography: Mauricio Wainrot
Music: Serguei Rachmaninov
Production of Teatro Colon
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

August 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Music: Léo Delibes
Argentine premierte
New Production of Teatro Colon
Guest dancer: Alicia Amatriain (Stuttgart Ballet)
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

October 11*, 13*, 14, 15*, 16, 17*
Farewell of Paloma Herrera, first dancer of the ABT
Choreography: John Cranko
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
Production of Teatro Colon
Guest dancer: Paloma Herrera (American Ballet Theatre)*
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

December 20, 22, 23, 26 27
Choreography: Boris Eifman
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
New Production of Teatro Colon
Argentine premiere
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

May 24
Fifth anniversary of the reopening of Teatro Colón
Choreography: Éric Frédéric
Music: Alexander Balanescu
Choreography: Lidia Segni
Music: Astor Piazzolla
Primavera Porteña / Calambre / Invierno Porteño / Libertango / La Muerte del Angel / Nuestro Tiempo / Zum
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon

May 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Choreography: Peter Wright and Galina Samsova
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
Production of Teatro Colon
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra

August 16
Farewell performance of the first dancer Maricel De Mitri
First part:
Soloists of Ballet Nacional SODRE (Uruguay)
Soloists of Royal Ballet (London)
Soloists of Royal Ballet of Flanders (Belgium)
Maricel De Mitri – Alejandro Parente
Choreography: Oscar Aráiz
Music: Gustav Mahler
Second Part:
Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Final Pas de deux
Maricel De Mitri – Alejandro Parente
Choreography: John Cranko
Music: Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
First figures and soloists of Ballet of Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon Philharmonic Orchestra


The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of concerts dedicated to the integral interpretation of the nine symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the reopening of the Theater, and a series of 14 concerts throughout the year.


July 24, 25
Daniel Barenboim
Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
Pierre Boulez: Sur Incises

July 26
Duo of pianos

July 29 , 20

August 7, 8
Richard Wagner: Overture of “Tannhäuser”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple concert for violin, cello and piano
Arnold Schönberg: Pélleas et Mélisande

August 1: Centro Islamico, Av Bullrich 55
August 4: Teatro Colon
August 5: Templo Libertad 769
August 6: Metropolitan Cathedral


March 25
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

April 24

June 2

August 12

September 1
Eduardo Isaac, guitar
Polly Ferman, piano

September 4
LITO VITALE & guest artists

October 2
DINO SALUZZI, bandoneon

Domingos de Camara - Intérpretes Argentinos (Chamber Sundays): Series of FREE concerts on Sundays at 11 am, by renowned Argentinean chamber groups at the main concert hall of Teatro Colón.
Free tickets must be picked up from the previous Friday and up to 2 hours before every performance. Only 2 tickets per person will be handed, limited to the theater's capacity.

The 2015 Season will come complete with the program by the CETC (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colón), the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); and ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón). And the concerts performed at the Theater by private musical organizations like Nuova Harmonia and Mozarteum Argentino.

Season´s Tickets on sale according to this schedule:
Philharmonic orchestra: February 18 to February 27
Opera and Ballet: February 18 to March 6 
ABONO ESTELAR April 1. April 6 to 24: sale of remnant tickets

Tickets for individual dates on sale from date to be announced, subject to availability after the sale of Season´s Tickets.
Theater's box office: Tucuman 1171
Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information, visit Teatro Colón official website.
Click here to download the complete 2015 program

FIA Formula-e Championship 2015 in Buenos Aires

Formula-e is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series.
The Buenos Aires Formula-e race, or ePrix, the fourth of 10 races for the inaugural 2014/2015 season, will take place on January 10th, 2015. The circuit will be located in the modern Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

With a length of 2.44km, the cictuit has been designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi and features 12 turns including a mix of high-speed corners, chicanes and hairpins.

The race is one of two in South America along with Round Three that tool place in Punta del Este, Uruguay on December 13 2014.

The Buenos Aires ePrix will take place on 10 January 2015 with practice, qualifying and the race all taking place over the course of the day to minimize the disruption to the host city.

7:00 am - 6 pm: Gates open/close
8:15 am - 9:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 1
10:30 am - 11:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 2
12:00 pm - 12:10 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 1
12:15 pm - 12:25 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 2
12:30 pm - 12:40 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 3
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 4
3:23 pm - 3:33 pm: Pitlane open/close
3:50 pm: FanBoost implementation
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: RACE

The Circuit in Puerto Madero:

For more information, visit Formula-e website
Tickets on sale through Ticketek

The Dakar Rally 2015 Argentina - Bolivia - Chile

The 2015 Dakar will take place in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile from the 4th to the 17th of January, in an amazing course of 9000 km.

During the last thirty years, the race has forged itself a legendary reputation on the African territory that helped it grow and become one of the major events of the international calendar. A first choice sporting competition that mixes great champions and amateurs, the event has become extremely international throughout the years, uniting up to 52 different nationalities.

The 37th edition of the Dakar, the seventh to be held on South American soil, will bring back the loop format with a course starting in Buenos Aires on January 4 and ending in the same city on January 17. The 414 vehicles on the start list and their drivers and riders will tackle over 9,000 kilometres of roads, tracks and dunes in their quest through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. 

Schedule of events: 
  • January 1st, 2nd and 3rd: Administrative & technical scrutineer at Tecnopolis, the big exhibition center North-East of Buenos Aires
  • January 3rd: Start podium. The Podium will be located outside "Casa Rosada", the government house in Plaza de Mayo, between 3 pm and 10.30 pm.
  • January 4th to 10th: 2015 Dakar Rally in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
  • January 10 and 12th: Rest day in Iquique
  • January 17th: Podium, finishing ceremony at Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires
For more information, route maps and news, visit Dakar 2015 Rally official website.

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini 2014

The Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini, the most important classic race in the Argentine horse racing calendar, and one of the oldest in the history of Latin American turf, will take place this Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at Hipodromo de San Isidro, from 1:00 PM.

This prize was created in 1887, in honor of one of the founders and first president of Buenos Aires Jockey Club, Carlos Pellegrini, who was also President of Argentina. The race, run on a distance of 2400 meters by horses from different countries, marks the end of the horse racing season in Argentina.

The Pellegrini (G1) will be the 14th race and will start at 7.30 pm. The journey will consist of a total of 19 races, with other three Great Prizes: Copa de Plata (G1); Anchorena (G1); and  Alzaga Unzué (G1).

There will be activities for the whole family, including:
  • Playground for children
  • Exhibition of classic cars and carriages
  • Live Music
  • Food courts
At 5 PM different figures of the local sport scene will run a 500 meter race in aid of Santo Domingo Savio school. Among the participants are Magdalena Aicega (Las Leonas hockey player), Jose Acassuso (professional tennis player), Polito Pieres (polo), Manuel Contepomi (rugby), Lia Salvo (considered the world´s best female polo player), Ignacio Novillo Astrada (polo), among others.

Entrance is free of charge.

Access Hipodromo de San Isidro:
Av. Marquez & Av. Santa Fe, San Isidro
Rotonda Av. Marquez & Av. Fleming

73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship

The Final of the 73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship (Abierto Argentino de Pato), the most important tournament of this sport in Argentina, will take place on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, at 4 PM..

The preliminary stages of the tournament took place at the Campo Argentino de Pato, in Campo de Mayo (Buenos Aires), with the participation of the best players of our National Sport. Pato (Horseball) is a traditional Argentine equestrian sport, practiced since the beginning of the XVII century, and declared as Argentina's National Sport in 1953. "Pato" is an exciting game that combines polo and basketball, and in which two teams made up of 4 players each, by a series of passes and combinations to elude their adversaries, try to introduce the "Pato" (Duck) through a vertical ring. The rings, located at the center of each end of the field, are 1 meter (3.3 ft) diameter, and are located on 2.4 m (7.9 ft) high poles. The "Pato" is a ball with six handles. The player that is in possession of the "Pato" must hold it and ride with his right arm extended, offering the rivals the opportunity to steal it.

Pato is a similar, but earlier version, of the game of Horseball played in France, Portugal, and other countries.

The Campo Argentino de Polo is located on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo
Tickets will be on sale at the stadium on the same day, from 2 pm.

Gallery Nights December 2014 - Special and last edition of the year in Palermo

On Thursday, December 11th, 2014, from 7 PM to 10 PM, Gallery Nights, the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents this special edition, the last of the year, that will take place in the neighborhood of Palermo. Gallery Nights is organized by the art magazine Arte al Día, the second Thursday of every month between April and December.

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne. 

The Palermo circuit of Gallery Nights covers the streets limited by Dorrego, Gascón, Lavalleja, Córdoba and Santa Fé. 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 and more information: Gallery Nights website.

2014 Christmas Fair at the British Ambassador's Residence

The British Community Council in Argentina (ABCC) presents the annual 2014 "Christmas Fair", that will be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014, in the Gardens of the British Ambassador's Residence in Buenos Aires, with entrance on Newton 2575, Recoleta, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

This charity event is a great opportunity to purchase all your Christmas presents at the Artisans' Fair, while spending a nice day with the whole family, enjoying the visit of Santa Claus at 4:00 pm, Santa´s Elves, Carol Singing, the Salvation Army band, inflatable castle, raffles, surprises, and much more. Food and beverages will be available.

ID must be presented at the door for entrance.
In case of rain it will be postponed to Saturday, December 20th.
For more information, visit the ABCC website.

La Gran Milonga Nacional 2014 - Open Air Tango Dancing

"La Gran Milonga Nacional", an open air event with live orchestras and street tango dancing on Avenida de Mayo, which is transformed for one night in a giant dance floor, will take place on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.

This fantastic event, which every year occupies the traditional Avenida de Mayo, from Plaza de Mayo to 9 de Julio Av. is organized by the National Tango Academy and the Association of Promoters of Tourism, Hotel Business and Gastronomy (APTHGRA), in honor of the National Tango Day which is celebrated on December 11th.

La Gran Milonga Nacional will start at 8:00 pm, and will last until 3 am, with three central stages in the corners of Avenida de Mayo with Bernardo de Irigoyen, Piedras and Perú, and other smaller ones along the avenue, where the audience will be able to dance on the street to the music of live Tango orchestras, with their dancers and singers.

International Artisans' Fair 2014 at La Rural

At the International Artisans' Fair ("Feria Internacional de Artesanias de Buenos Aires") over 600 craftsmen from Argentina and Latin America will show their talent, creativity and skills, with live demonstrations of their work.

Individual artisans, official entities and delegations from the different Argentine provinces and neighboring countries will exhibit and offer their hand crafted unique pieces, while sharing their techniques and knowledge with the public. The stands are grouped according to the different kinds of crafts:
  • ceramics
  • basket making
  • cutlery
  • leather
  • clothing
  • musical instruments
  • jewelry
  • wood
  • noble metals
  • paper 
  • stone
  • textiles
  • glass
A great opportunity for visitors to purchase exclusive handicraft pieces at the best prices, while learning about cultural and artistic expressions from Argentina and Latin America.

Dates: December 3 through December 8, 2014.
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Opening hours: 3 PM to 10 PM
Entry fees: 
General: AR$ 45
Pensioners: AR$ 35
Children under 8, free

The Night of the Provinces 2014

The Night of the Provinces (“La Noche de las Provincias“) an yearly event that shows the cultural diversity in Argentina, will take place this year on Friday, November 28th, 2014, from 6 pm to 12 am.
The "Casas de Provincia" are the representation offices of each province in the city of Buenos Aires, and they will open their doors with free access to the public on this night to present their attractions, festivities, crafts, music, tourist services, food, and much more.

The main activities programmed by each province are:

CASA DE SANTA FE. 25 de Mayo 178
6 pm to 12 am : Folklore shows, Tasting of regional food and beer, Carnaval presentation

CASA DE TUCUMÁN. Suipacha 140
6 pm to 12 am Folkloric dances - Music shows

6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Music shows - Wine tasting 

5.30 pm: March of the Drums
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food - Folk music

CASA DE SANTA CRUZ. 25 de Mayo 277 1º Floor
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food

6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food. Dance group and “chamamé” music groups

6pm to 12am:  Live music - Exhibition from Museo Malvinas

CASA DE SALTA. Av Roque Sáenz Peña 933
6pm to 12 am: Empanadas. Tasting of typical food and wine - Folk show - Textiles. Art exhibition.

CASA DE ENTRE RÍOS. Suipacha 844
9 pm to 11.30 pm: Music shows - Folk dance groups
11.30 pm: Carnival of Entre Rios - Music shows and Carnival parades

CASA DE LA PAMPA. Suipacha 346
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food - Music and dance shows

6 pm to 12 am:  Live Music shows - Tasting of regional products

CASA DE CHUBUT. Sarmiento 1172
5 pm to 10 pm: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food
Celtic music group

CASA DE JUJUY. Santa Fe 967
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food: cheese, salami, sweets, and dishes based on quinoa - Music shows - Cooking lessons - Textiles and silverware.

CASA DE SAN JUAN. Sarmiento 1251
6:00 pm to 11 pm: Art exhibition - Tourist information - Tasting of typical products - Live Music shows

6 pm to 11 pm: Tasting of typical empanadas and wine - Textiles - Crafts
6 pm to 8 pm: Live music and magic shows at Plaza Houssay, Cordoba & Junin
9 pm: Main show with folk dance groups, tango, folk and cumbia

CASA DE SAN LUIS. Azcuénaga 1087
6 pm to 12 am: Tasting of typical products - Theater play about the life of Jose Maria Gaica - Guided visit to the House, built by Virginio Colombo in 1920. 

6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food - Music shows

6 pm to 12 am: Wine tastings - Regional  products

CASA DE CHACO. Callao 322
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Live Music shows - Fashion shows

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