Buenos Aires Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017-2018

Buenos Aires Fashion Week (BAFWeek), the most important event for the Argentine fashion industry, will take place on August 23, 24, and 25, 2017, at the Pavilion 8 of La Rural Exhibition Center, bringing together the most established brands in the fashion world and independent designers for the launching of their new Spring/Summer 2017-2018 collections.

BAFWeek features several daily fashion shows by top brands and Argentine designers. At the Showrooms around 30 designers will showcase and offer their creations in an exclusive space, including accessories, shoes, bags, jewels, underwear, and men's and women's clothes.

As always, BAFWeek supports University of Buenos Aires students through the Seed Plot contest (Semillero UBA), so they can show their first collections, together with the famous designers. 

Entrance is free, but registration in advance is required in order to assist to the Fashion shows, from 3.00 pm at the venue, presenting an ID, on the same day of the fashion show of your choice.

Schedule of fashion shows

Wednesday 23
5.00 pm: Juana de la Paollera - Carolina Ceballos
6.00 pm: Alter BA + Umbral
7.00 pm: Mis Intimos Amigos
9.00 pm: Kosiuko

Thursday 24
5.00 pm: UADE Prisma
6.00 pm: NOD
7.00 pm: Paula Cahen D'Anvers
8.00 pm: House of Matching Colors
9.00 pm: AY Not Dead

Friday 25
5.00 pm: Semillero UBA
6.00 pm: Bestia
7.00 pm: Mila Kartei
8.00 pm: Las Pepas
9.00 pm: Custo Barcelona

Dates: August 23, 24, 25 of 2017 
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Santa Fe 4201 - Av. Sarmiento 2704 
Opening hours: from 3 pm to 10 pm 

Free entrance.
Access to the fashion shows is subject to capacity.
For more information: BAFWeek official website.

The Federal Championship of Asado 2017

The second edition of the Federal Championship of Asado, dedicated to honor the Argentine identity through its more emblematic food ritual, will take place on Sunday, August 20th, 2017, from 11 am to 6 pm, in a giant open air event with free entrance to the public in downtown Buenos Aires along Av 9 de Julio, from Corrientes to Av. de Mayo.

The 23 Argentine provinces and the Capital city of Buenos Aires will participate in the barbecue ("asado") competition. 24 grills (parrillas) will be installed at Plaza de la República next to the Obelisco. The participants, that will be evaluated by a panel made up of cooks from best Parrillas of Buenos Aires, will compete in four different categories for the title of best Asador of Argentina.

During the event visitors will be able to enjoy traditional Argentine dishes at the large Food Courts, as well typical national dances, live music shows, and lots of special activities for kids.

The event will be suspended in case of rain.

2017 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup

The 2017 Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Tango Dance World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will be held between August 10th and August 23rd, 2017,  featuring more than 200 shows and free activities including concerts and dance performances, popular "milongas", shows, conferences and clinics, exhibition and sale of products, dance classes in various levels and styles, and the competition for the Tango Dance World Cup, in which the best couples of dancers from Argentina and the world will be participating.

The Great Opening of the Festival will be on Thursday, August 10th at Usina del Arte, with a concert at 8.30 pm Osvaldo Piro and his great orchestra "Azul Noche", with guest singers Patricia Barone, Alberto Bianco and Carlos Casado.

Many other concerts will be held at different venues during the Festival, including cultural centers, notable bars and theaters. Throughout the World Tango Festival classes of different levels and styles will be given by renowned dancers and instructors from recognized schools.

On the 25th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s death, the Festival will celebrate his work in a variety of styles, and commemorate Raúl Garello with the premiere of a tango dedicated to him. The Festival will also include A Historical Rescue, Women’s Perspectives, recent album debuts, international ensembles and career recognitions; shows for children, films and talks, music and history clinics and an array of more than thirty dance classes, in addition to its usual milonga with a live orchestra and a special exhibition dedicated to Alberto Castillo.

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. Starting on Monday, August 14th, more than 500 couples from around the world measure their talents in this competition.
The qualifying rounds and semifinals will take place at Usina del Arte. The World Cup culminates in two major Finals: Tango de Pista on Tuesday 22nd, and Tango Escenario on Wednesday 23rd, at the Luna Park Stadium.

Admission to all the activities and shows of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and World Cup is free.
Tickets for all the shows at Usina del Arte (Sala de Cámara and Auditorio), Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo and El Cultural San Martín can be picked up 2 hours before showtime at the venue’s Information Stand. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
For shows at Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya, Espacio Cultural Carlos Gardel, Espacio Cultural Adán Buenosayres, Espacio Cultural Resurgimiento, La Casa del Tango, Teatro Monteviejo and La Academia del Tango, tickets can be picked up 1 hour before showtime at the venue’s Information Stand. A maximum of 1 (one) ticket will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
Activities at Notable Bars do not require a ticket. Admission is on a first come, first served basis until venue capacity is reached.
For the Clinics at Sala de Cámara, no advance registration is required. Admission is with tickets that will be given out 1 (one) hour before start time at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte.
For Dance Classes that require advance registration, participants must register as a couple by sending an email to clasestangoba@festivales.gob.ar and must show up 30 minutes before start time at the Information Stand in the Classes Hall of Usina del Arte. Those who were unable to register via email may put their names on a waiting list at the Information Stand.

Tickets for Dance World Cup:
Admission to the Qualifying Rounds is without ticket and will be on a strict first-come, first-served basis.
Admission to the Semifinals is with ticket only. They will be given out 1 (one) hour before start time at the Information Stand of Usina del Arte. A maximum of 2 (two) tickets will be available per person until venue capacity is reached.
Tickets for the Finals of the Dance World Cup that will take place at Lunar Park on August 22nd and 23rd will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 18th from 11.00 am at Usina del Arte. 2 (two) tickets for each event will be given out per person until reaching the capacity of 10,000 seats.

For more information, address of venues, and complete day by day schedules, visit Tango Buenos Aires official website.

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches August 2017 - May 2018

The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the second half of the year 2017 and the first half of 2018 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the local 1st Division Tournaments, the Qualifiers for Russia World Cup 2018, and the international tournaments "Copa Libertadores" and "Copa Sudamericana".

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August 2017
Thursday 3: Estudiantes vs Nacional Potosi (Bolivia) - Copa Sudamericana
Saturday 5: San Lorenzo vs Peñarol
Tuesday 8: Lanus vs The Strongest (Bolivia) - Copa Libertadores de América
Tuesday 8: River Plate vs Guarani (Paraguay) - Copa Libertadores de América
Thursday 10: San Lorenzo vs Emelec (Ecuador) - Copa Libertadores de América
Friday 25: Banfield vs Belgano
Saturday 26: Independiente vs Huracan
Sunday 27: Boca Juniors vs Olimpo
Sunday 27: San Lorenzo vs Racing
Monday 28: Estudiants vs Arsenal

September 2017
Tuesday 5: Argentina vs Venezuela - Qualifiers for Russia World Cup 2018
Saturday 9: Racing Club Vs Temperley
Sunday 10: Lanus Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 10: River Plate vs Banfield
Sunday 10: Racing vs Temperley
Tuesday 12: Inependiente vs Atletico Tucuman- Copa Sudamericana
Saturday 16: Independiente Vs Lanus
Sunday 17: Boca Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz
Sunday 17: Independiente vs Lanus
Thursday 21: Racing Club vs Corinthians - Copa Sudamericana
Saturday 23: Velez Sarfield Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 24: River Plate Vs Argentinos Juniors
Saturday 30: San Lorenzo Vs Colon

October 2017
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs. Chacarita
Sunday 1: Independiente vs Velez
Thursday 5: Argentina vs Peru - Qualifiers for Russia World Cup 2018
Saturday 14:  River Plate vs Tigre
Sunday 15: River Plate Vs Atlético Tucuman
Saturday 28: Independiente Vs Patronato
Sunday 29: Boca Juniors vs. Belgrano

November 2017
Saturday 4: Racing Club Vs Talleres
Sunday 5: San Lorenzo Vs Banfield
Sunday 5: River Plate vs Boca Juniors
Saturday 18: Independiente Vs River Plate
Sunday 19: Boca Juniors vs. Racing Club
Sunday 26: River Plate Vs Newells Old Boys

December 2017
Saturday 2: Independiente Vs Rosario Central
Sunday 3: Boca Juniors vs. Arsenal de Sarandi
Saturday 9: San Lorenzo Vs Atlético Tucuman
Sunday 10: Estudiantes Lp Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 10: River Plate Vs Union

January 2018
Saturday 27: Independiente Vs Estudiantes
Sunday 28: Huracan Vs River Plate
Sunday 28: Boca Juniors vs. Colón

February 2018
Saturday 3: Racing Club Vs Huracan
Sunday 4: River Plate Vs Olimpo
Sunday 4: San Lorenzo Vs Boca Juniors
Saturday 10: Independiente Vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 11: Lanus Vs River Plate
Sunday 11: Boca Juniors vs. Temperley
Saturday 17: San Lorenzo Vs Newells Old Boys
Sunday 18: Banfield Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 18: River Plate Vs Godoy Cruz
Saturday 24: Independiente Vs Banfield
Sunday 25: Velez Sarfield Vs River Plate
Sunday 25: Boca Juniors vs. San Martin de San Juan

March 2018
Saturday 3: Racing Club Vs Velez Sarfield
Sunday 4: River Plate Vs Chacarita
Sunday 4: Argentinos Juniors Vs Boca Juniors
Saturday 10: Independiente Vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 11: Boca Juniors vs. Tigre
Saturday 17: San Lorenzo Vs Olimpo
Sunday 18: River Plate Vs Belgrano
Saturday 31: Independiente Vs Atlético Tucuman

April 2018
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs. Talleres
Saturday 7: San Lorenzo Vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 8: Racing Club Vs River Plate
Sunday 8: Boca Juniors vs. Defensa y Justicia
Saturday 14: Velez Sarfield Vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 15: Independiente Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 15: River Plate Vs Rosario Central
Saturday 21: San Lorenzo Vs Chacarita
Sunday 22: Boca Juniors vs. Newell's Old Boys
Saturday 28: Racing Club Vs Arsenal
Sunday 29: River Plate Vs Estudiantes

May 2018
Saturday 5: San Lorenzo Vs Belgrano
Sunday 6: Boca Juniors vs Union
Saturday 12: Racing Club Vs Colon
Sunday 13: River Plate Vs San Lorenzo

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

Street Food and Music Festival at La Rural - August 2017

A new edition of the Food and Music Festival "Food Fest BA" will take place on Saturday, August 5th, from 1.00 pm to 12.00 am, and Sunday, August 6th, 2017 from 1.00 pm to 10.00 pm at the central court of La Rural Exhibition Center, on Av. Santa Fe 4201 (Plaza Italia), with free entrance to the public.

This is an open air event offering Street Food and music shows, where visitors have the chance to try different kinds of food from the best Food Trucks in the city, as well as wines, beers and cocktails.

Various emerging artists and music bands will be presenting live music shows throughout the weekend, and an exclusive DJ Truck will liven up the atmosphere of the event.

More information: www.foodfest.com.ar/