Organic and Healthy Food Market in Recoleta - August 2017



The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th, 2017, from 10 am to 6 pm, with free access to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Plaza Francia located on Av. del Libertador & Pueyrredon, opposite the Fine Arts Museum in Recoleta. The event is organized by Planeta Joy magazine and sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires.

More than 70 gazebos will be installed inside the park, 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.

More than 10 food trucks will be offering special menus for visitors and healthy food to go or to enjoy right there on the communal tables of this picturesque market.

Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule in case of rain.







San Jorge Open marks the Start of the 2017 Polo Season


Adolfo Cambiaso
The 50th San Jorge Polo Open, the tournament  that marks the start of the high handicap Polo Season in Argentina will kick off on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017.  with matches at Club Militar San Jorge, in Hurlingham, Argentine Polo Association in Pilar, and finals at the Argentine Polo Field in Palermo.

The tournament, divided into two categories, High Handicap (24-28) for the Duke of Edinburgh Trophy, and Medium Handicap (9-16) for the Colonel Francisco Reyes Carrere Cup, will be played by teams made up of some of the best players in the world, like Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, David Stirling Jr, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr, Bartolomé Castagnola, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr, among others. 

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me to reserve your Exclusive Polo Experience with transportation and specialized guide.


DUKE OF EDINBURGH TROPHY

TEAMS

Valiente / La Dolfina: Bob Jornayvaz 1, Diego Cavanagh 7, David Stirling Jr 10,  Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10. Total: 28.
La Natividad: Santiago Cernadas 6, Bartolomé Castagnola Jr 6, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 8, Bartolomé Castagnola 8. Total: 28.
Indios: Alberto Heguy Jr 7, Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario 8, Julián de Lusarreta 7, Jorge Monsegou 5. Total: 27.
La Esquina: Segundo Miguens 4, Matías Benoit 6, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr 8 y Martín Tassara Jr 6. Total: 24.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 1 - Semifinals at Argentine Polo Association in Pilar
1.00 pm: Valiente / La Dolfina vs. La Esquina 
3.00 pm: La Natividad vs. Indios.

Wednesday, September 6 - Final at Palermo Polo Field
3.30 pm: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2



COLONEL FRANCISCO REYES CARRERE CUP

TEAMS

League 1
SJ Los Pingüinos: Martín Vilaró 1, Horacio Henry 2, Salvador Ulloa 7, Juan I. Taverna 6. Total: 16.
SJ La Natividad: Guillermo Venier 1, Felipe Dabas 3, Javier Guerrero Jr 3, Bartolomé Castagnola 8. Total: 15.
SJ Miralejos: Ernesto Urien 1, Segundo Caimi 3, Juan M. Gramajo 3, Juan C. Gramajo 3. Total: 10.

League 2
SJ La Natividad / Miraflores: Martín Scortichini 2, Ignacio Velasco Gallo 2, Lucas Torales 6, Bartolomé Castagnola Jr 6. Total: 16.
SJ La Estacada: Edgar Echezarreta 2, Juan M. Sabina 3, Alejandro Palomeque 5, Pedro Gutiérrez O´Farrell 5. Total: 15.
San Jorge: Santiago Porreca 1, Rubén Lucarino 1, Eduardo Fredes 3, Lorenzo Larumbe 4. Total: 9.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 29 - Date 1 at Club Militar San Jorge
11.00 am: SJ Los Pingüinos vs. SJ Miralejos
2.00 pm: SJ La Natividad / Miraflores vs. San Jorge

Thursday, August 31 - Date 2 at Club Militar San Jorge
12.00 pm: SJ La Natividad vs. SJ Miralejos
2.00 pm: SJ La Estacada vs. San Jorge.

Saturday, September 2 - Date 3 at Club Militar San Jorge
12.00 pm: SJ Los Pingüinos vs. SJ La Natividad
2.00 pm: SJ La Natividad / Miraflores vs. SJ La Estacada

Wednesday, September 6 - Final at Palermo Polo Field
1.30 pm: Winner League 1 vs Winner League 2

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.

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. 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.

FREE TICKETS FOR SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES:
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.