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).

Jacaranda trees in bloom 2015

Plaza San Martin
Every year by mid November, springtime in Buenos Aires, the city gets covered in lavender with the wonderful jacaranda trees in bloom. Unfortunately this year the weather has been very weird and the flowering of the Jacaranda trees has started very late and has not been as spectacular as in previous years, but still some of the most beautiful specimens can be admired at: Plaza San Martin; along Avenida Figueroa Alcorta and Avenida Libertador near Plaza Francia (Recoleta); Plaza Italia; Plaza Alemania; Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Congreso, Palermo Parks, the Rose Garden, and many streets across the city.

Plaza Lavale
Plaza Francia - Recoleta
For this reason November is one of the best months to visit Buenos Aires, for the unique chance to admire these beautiful trees in full bloom.

For more pictures of Jacaranda Trees in bloom in Buenos Aires, visit my Photo Album.

2015 Record Stores Night

The record stores of Buenos Aires will remain open during the night of Thurday, November 26th, 2015, for the 7th Record Store Night (Noche de las Disquerías) an event similar to the "Record Store Day" celebrated in different cities around the world.

There will be three circuits to enjoy free live shows and important discounts at the participating music stores:


Zivals – Av. Callao 395
Live shows:
6:30 pm: Fernando Goin
7:30 pm: Luciana Jury
8:30 pm: Miguel Tallarita y la Con todo Jazz band
10.00 pm: Hilda Lizarazu
* 20% discount on CDs and DVDs.

Musimundo – Av. Corrientes 1753
7.00 pm: Tribute to Adele
9.00 pm: Cuentos Borgeanos Live
* 30% discount purchasing 3 or more CDs or DVDs.

Other music stores offering discounts and promotions: Silbando discos (Av. Corrientes 1543); El Perseguidor (Av. Corrientes 1718); El agujerito (Maipú 971 – Galería del Este – Local 10); CDisquería (Av. Corrientes 1274); Magimúsica (Av. Corrientes 1644); La cueva musical (Esmeralda 494), Oíd Mortales (Av. Corrientes 1145 – Local 17).


Notorious – Av. Callao 966.
Live shows:
7:30 pm: Los Romeos
8:30 pm: Jorge Alvarado.
9:30 pm:  Mariana Baraj.
10:30 pm: Jam session with guest musicians
Photo exhibit "Bajos y contras” by Laura Tenenbaum and Marta Casabene.
* Important selection of 1000 records for $50 Pesos

Galería Bond Street – Av. Santa Fe 1670
The Anthology – Shop 7: Live Shows from 6:00 pm: Valle de Muñecas - Mi Amigo Invencible
* 20% discount
Thor – Shop 51: 20% discount in metal music from Icarus label

Other music stores offering discounts and promotions: El Ateneo Grand Splendid (Av. Santa Fe 1860) - Backstage (Av. Pueyrredón 1537)


RGS Music - Av. Corrientes 5233 Shop 2
6:00 pm: Koufequin  (music for kids)
7:00 pm: Florencio Finkel
8:00 pm: Mauricio Mayer
9:00 pm: Marcos Ferragut & los Flying’ Changos
10.00 pm: La Cesar Pavón Orquesta (Balcanic music)
DJ Fioro - set among other shows
*20% discount and special promotions

Piccolo y Saxo - Av. Santa Fe 3591
* 20% Discount on CDs and DVDs

Miles Discos - Honduras 4969
* Important discounts

Compakta - Pasaje El Lazo 3156 Local 7
Live shows from 8 pm: Martín Elizalde
* Discounts and promotions all day

Mercurio. Av Santa Fe 2729. First floor shop 42
Surprise artists and special discounts

Tempo de Borges Disquería. Borges 1666
* Discounts and promotions

Other music stores offering discounts and promotions: Musimundo – Avenida Cabildo 1873
30% discount on CDs and DVDs purchasing 3 or more. Offers and special promotions

Gallery Nights November 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, November 12th, 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 Callao 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.

International Show Jumping Competition Haras El Capricho 2015

The 17th International Show Jumping Competition CSI2*-W Haras El Capricho will take place from November 12th to November 15th, 2015 at the in the international level courses of Haras El Capricho, located in the town of Capilla del Señor, 80 km North of  Buenos Aires.

This is one of the most important Show Jumping competitions in Latin America, sponsored by the Argentine Equestrian Federation and the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

The most important events in the competition are:

Friday, November 13:
3.30 pm: International Competition Grand Prix
Saturday, November 14:
3:30 pm: Speed Derby
Sunday, November 15:
3:30 pm: International Competition

As every year, there will be live music shows at the stage located next to the main jumping course:
Sunday, November 15, 12 pm: "Los Totora"

Haras El Capricho offers top level infrastructure and services to enjoy a nice day in the countryside for the whole family:
  • Nursery: playground and care takers for toddlers
  • Food court: "parrilla", pizza, ice cream, kiosks.
  • Exclusive stores: official merchandising, saddlers, equestrian art.
  • VIP lounge: for 500 special guests.
  • Free parking with security
  • 2 roofed grandstands
All the activities are free of charge, and are not suspended for rain.

For more information, online results, general rules and courses of the competition, access map, and schedules, visit Haras El Capricho official website.
Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me if you want to  arrange for  private transportation.

2nd Buenos Aires Ragtime Festival

A new edition of "Buenos Aires Ragtime", the international festival dedicated to this musical genre in the city, will take place from November 6th to November 8th, 2015, at Centro Cultural Recoleta Junin 1980, with free entrance to the public.
Ragtime is a rhythmic, syncopated musical genre previous to jazz, that was born in Mississippi on the last decade of the XIX century.
Some of the most outstanding musicians from USA and Canada will be participating in the festival: Brian Holland, Bryan Wright, Danny Coots, Brooks Christensen, Mimi Blais, as well as Yuko Eguchi from Japan, among numerous prestigious local performers, such as Manuel Fraga, Julio Remersaro, Guillermo Riportela and Héctor García, among others.

The program of activities includes:
  • Piano, tuba, banjo and washboard recitals
  • Dance lesson
  • Dance shows with period costumes
  • Silent movies with live piano accompaniment
  • Informative and didactic talks
Friday 6: 6 pm to 8.30 pm
Saturday 7: 2 pm to 8.30 pm
Sunday 8: 3 pm to 8.30 pm

Free entrance

Polo: the Match of the 21st Century


An 80-goal polo match, the “Match of the 21st Century”, will be played on Sunday, November 15th, 2015, at 4.30 pm, at the main field of the Cathedral of Polo, the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.

This new 80 goal polo match, with the participation of the eight players with the highest handicap in Argentina, will be played in Palermo leading up to the 122nd Argentine Polo Open, and in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first 80 goal match in the history of polo, that took place on November 1st, 1975, between the teams of El Trébol vs Venado Tuerto, two mythical teams in the sport.

The participating teams will be made up as follows:

Coronel Suárez: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Miguel Novillo Astrada 10, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 40.
Santa Ana: Pablo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 40.

Tickets on sale from October 22nd through www.ticketek.com.ar, or at the stadium on the same day of the match.

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Nacional 2015

The "Gran Premio Nacional" (GI), the oldest and most important race in the Argentine turf, will take place on Saturday, November 7th, 2015, at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, Av. Libertador & Dorrego.

On October 5, 1884, the Hipodrómo Argentino de Palermo inaugurated what would become the most important race in the yearly calendar, the Gran Premio Nacional. This great prize is also known as the "Argentine Derby".  This outstanding 2500-meter race is very attractive for the public since due to the distance the start is located facing the grandstands. Other classics (GI) are included in the day's schedule: Gran Premio Hipódromo de Palermo and Gran Premio Maipu.

The Great Prize "Gran Premio Nacional" will be the center of a spectacular journey that will start at 11:30 am, and that will include entertainment for the whole family, like a playground for kids, a gastronomic fair, and live shows.

Free entrance.

International Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2015

Between November 10th and November 15th, 2015, The International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ 2015 (BAJ.15) presents a program of concerts by national and international artists, offering the best of jazz in all its forms.

The opening night at Usina del Arte, on Tuesday, November 10th, at 8.30 pm, will feature one of the most prestigious guitar players in the New York scene, Peter Bernstein, accompanied by Peter Washington, Billy Drummond, and Sullivan Fortner.

The Closing Concert, that will be held on November 15th, at 6 pm at the main Concert Hall of Teatro Colon, will feature the legend of jazz, Branford Marsalis.

The program of BAJ.15 will be divided into different sections:

International Concerts: Apart from the opening concert, Peter Bernstein will also offer a Solo-guitar concert at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte on Wednesday 11th at 7.30 pm. Other international artists that will be presented during the festival are: Satoko Fujii (Japan), Camila Meza (Chile) Duo Maya Belsitzman & Mathan Ephrat and Omri Mor Trío (Israel); Manuel Rocheman (France), Furio Di Castri and Antonello Salis (Italy); Mario Rom’s Interzone (Austria), South American Reunion (Brazil), among many others.
A series of solo-piano concerts with free entrance to the public will be held at the Golden Hall of Teatro Colon and the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, featuring Satoko Fujii, Manuel Rocheman, Sullivan Fortner, and Omri Mor.

Unplugged Concerts: held at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, presenting two of the records of the year: Orillas, by the quartet led by Pablo Ledesma and Pepe Angelillo, and La habitación guardada, by Juan Pablo Hernández. Furthermore, concerts by the original trío Martín Sued, Sergio Verdinelli and Juan Pablo Di Leone, and one of the best kept secrets in the local jazz scene: Juan Ignacio Caino.

"Cruces" (Crossings): Meetings between international artists, such as Peter Washington, Billy Drummond, Wayne Krantz, Michele Weir with local artists like Juan Cruz de Urquiza, Jorge Armani, Rodrigo Domínguez, Ricardo Cavalli, at Thelonius Club and Cafe Vinilo.

Open Air concerts: In this edition the Open Air concerts held at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario. will include the Big Band of Conservatorio Manuel de Falla, Pipi Piazzolla Trío, Ángel Sucheras and  his New Orleans Spirit; Fernández 4; Karlheinz Miklin, Ayelén Zuker, the Artistry Big Band and Nora Sarmori, among others.

"El Aula" (The Classrroom): open classes, clinics, workshops and ensemble classes. Workshop for singers by the prestigious Michele Weir, all at Usina del Arte.
Branford Marsalis will offer a masterclass at the Golden Hall of Teatro Colón, that will consist of two parts: an interview with Ricardo Cavalli, followed by a concert by jazz students of Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla, of which Marsalis will make corrections and comments to the group and the audience.

The Jam Sessions: every night at 10 pm at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario with Gillespi as a host.

Jazz & Cinema: movie nights followed by live music performances, held at Margen del Mundo. The section will showcase four great films about giant artists, who will also be honored with a tribute concert. So after Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song, Eleonora Eubel will pay tribute to the diva of the The Blue Angel; Love you Madly will be followed by the concert titled Catu Hardoy Trío plays Ellington; Beto Caletti will play João Gilberto after the screening of Ensaio sobre o silêncio; and last, following Joni Mitchell - Woman of Heart and Mind, Florencia Otero will play a set of never-aging songs by the Canadian artist.

Chamber Jazz: intimate concerts at the Auditorium of AMIA.

Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza y Caffarena
Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario: Av. Ángel Gallardo y Leopoldo Marechal
AMIA: Pasteur 633
Teatro Colón: Libertad 611 
Café Vinilo: Gorriti 3780
Thelonious Club: J. Salguero 1884
TMargen del Mundo: Concepción Arenal 4865

For the Opening and Closing concerts, the guitar solo by Peter Bernstein, Cruces and El Aula, tickets will be on sale from November 2nd online though the Festival´s Website or at the following ticket offices:
*Teatro Colón: Tucumán 1171, Mon to Sat 10am to 8pm, Sun 10am to 5pm.
*Tu Entrada: Av. Corrientes 728, Mon to Sat 10am to 8pm, Sat 2pm to 8 pm

Jazz at Usina de Arte:
The admittance to the free concerts programmed at the Auditorium and Chamber Hall will be on a first-come first-served basis until completing the rooms´s capacity, except the following concerts that require pick up of tickets in advance:
*Satoko Fujii Tobira Quartet
*Dúo Maya Belsitzman & Mathan Ephrat + Omri Mor Trío
*Camila Meza Quartet
*Manuel Rocheman Trío + Dúo Furio Di Castri & Antonello Salis
*Sullivan Fortner Solopiano
These tickets will be given out 1 hour before the event at the Information Stand (1 per person)

Amphitheater of Parque Centenario: The admittance to the free concerts programmed at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario will be on a first-come first-served basis until completing the hall´s capacity

AMIA: For the concerts at the Auditorium of AMIA, the audience must arrive 1 hour before the start of the show with an ID or Passport.

Margen del Mundo: for the performances of Jazz & Cinema, entry will be on a first-come first-served basis until completing the hall´s capacity

Teatro Colón: tickets for solopianos at the Golden Hall will be given out 1 hour before the event at Teatro Colón box office.
Entrance to the masterclass by Branford Marsalis will be on a strict first-come first-served basis until completing the hall´s capacity

The rest of the activities and concerts in the Festival are free of charge until reaching the maximum capacity of the venues and don't require advanced tickets

For more information, purchase of tickets and daily schedules, visit Buenos Aires Jazz 15 official website.

122nd Argentine Open Polo Championship

Friday, November 20th, 2015, will mark the start of the most important polo tournament in the world, the 122nd Argentine Open Polo Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo, or simply "El Abierto"), that will take place until December 12th, 2015. This tournament, held every year at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego), brings together the best polo players in the world, and it is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the international polo calendar. It is also one of the main social events in Buenos Aires.

"Abonos" (full set of tickets for the 7 dates) and individual tickets are on sale through Ticketek Argentina. Tickets for the individual matches are subject to availability after the sale of the "abonos". Tickets may also be available on the same day of each match at the stadium's box office.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me to inquire about special hospitality packages, or if you need help getting your tickets in advance.

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: Alegría: Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Hilario Ulloa 9, Lucas Monteverde Jr 9, Frederick Mannix Jr 9. Total: 35
La Aguada: Agustín Merlos 8, Guillermo Terrera Jr 8, Guillermo Caset Jr 9, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 34.
Magual: Alejandro Muzzio 8, Francisco Elizalde 7, Marcos Di Paola 8, Santiago Toccalino 8. Total. 31.

League B:
Ellerstina: Pablo Pieres 10, Nicolás Pieres 9, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10 y Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 39
La Aguada Las Monjitas: Ignacio Toccalino 9, Sebastián Merlos 9, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 9, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 35.
Chapaleufú: Alberto Heguy Jr 8, Ignacio Heguy 9, Bautista Heguy 8, Eduardo Heguy 9. Total: 34.
Washington: Diego Cavanagh 8, Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 7, Facundo Sola 8, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8. Total: 31.

Fixture: (Final results in red)

Date 1 - Friday, November 20 (League A) 
Suspended for rain. Rescheduled to Monday 23
2:00 pm: La Dolfina 18 vs Magual 7 (1)
4:30 pm: Alegría 17 vs La Aguada 22 (2)

Date 2 - Saturday, November 21 (League B)
Suspended for rain. Rescheduled to Tuesday 24
2:00 pm: Ellerstina 14 vs Washington 10 (3)
4:30 pm:  La Aguada Las Monjitas 17 vs Chapaleufú 15 (4)

Date 3 - Saturday, November 28 (League A)
2:00 pm: Winner (2) vs Loser (1)
4:30 pm: Winner (1) vs Loser (2)

Date 4 - Sunday, November 29 (League B)
2:00 pm: Winner (4) vs Loser (3)
4:30 pm: Winner (3) vs Loser (4)

Date 5 - Saturday, December 5 (League A)
2:00 pm: Loser (1) vs Loser (2)
4:30 pm: Winner (1) vs Winner (2)

Date 6 - Sunday, December 6 (League B)
2:00 pm: Loser (3) vs Loser (4)
4:30 pm: Winner (3) vs Winner (4)

Saturday, December 12

Teatro Colon 2016 Season

The prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its program for the 2016 Season, which features, among other great performances, the outstanding presence of Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich, that return with the Festival of Music and Reflection, with the East-Western Divan Orchestra and Jonas Kaufmann; Renée Fleming, Lang Lang, Zubin Mehta with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcelo Álvarez, Bruno Gelber, Marianela Nuñez, Ludmila Pagliero, Joshua Bell and Herman Cornejo, among many other artists.

This year the Theater is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of birth of Alberto Ginastera, one of the greatest Argentine composers.

The good news of the 2016 season is that it starts on February 14th, with the Summer Festival, that will feature some free, open air performances at Plaza del Vaticano, located next to Teatro Colon, on Cerrito & Viamonte.


Sunday 14, Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17
8 pm - Plaza del Vaticano

Thursday 18, Friday 19, Sunday 21
6 pm - Plaza del Vaticano

Friday 19, Saturday 20
9.30 pm - Teatro Colon Main Concert Hall

Saturday 20
8 pm - Plaza del Vaticano

Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24
7.30 pm - Plaza del Vaticano

Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27, Sunday 28
Teatro Colon Main Concert Hall


March 15, 18, 20

April 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12

May 17, 20, 21, 22, 24

June 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

July 12, 15, 17, 19, 20

August 20, 23, 26, 28, 30, 31

September 27, October 1, 2, 4, 5, 7

October 23, 25, 25

December 6, 7, 10, 11, 13


March 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2

April 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

June 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

September 4

September 11, 13, 14, 15, 16

November 13, 15, 16, 17, 18

December 17, 18, 28, 29

December 28, 29


The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra (OFBA), directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of concerts throughout the year, performing the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies, and with the participation of outstanding soloists, such as Bruno Gelber, Nelson Goerner, Natasha Binder, Karin Lechner, Sergio Tiempo, Philippe Entremont and Joshua Bell, among others.
The OFBA will also offer a series of free concerts at Usina del Arte in La Boca. Free tickets for these concerts must be picked up Teatro Colon box office one day before the performance.
The Orchestra of Teatro Colón will offer a program of eleven concerts both at the main concert hall of Teatro Colon as well as at Usina del Arte in La Boca.


July 24, 25
Daniel Barenboim
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

July 29, 30
Daniel Barenboim
Alberto Ginastera & Horacio Salgán

July 31
Duo of pianos

August 1
Arabic music chamber concert

August 4, 5 

August 6


July 29

August 31

August 14

August 21 - 24

November 22 - 23

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 the previous Friday, 10 am to 8 pm. Only 2 tickets per person will be handed, limited to the theater's capacity.

The 2016 Season will come complete with the program by the CETC (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colón), the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón), the Chamber Opera series, and the concerts performed at the Theater by private musical organizations like Nuova Harmonia and Mozarteum Argentino.

You can download the complete 2016 program from this link.

Tickets for individual dates on sale, 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.