The Bookstore Night - La Noche de las Librerias 2017


On Saturday, March 18th, 2017, the City of Buenos Aires presents the 10th edition of The Bookstore Night (La Noche de las Librerías), with free activities in over 50 bookstores from 6 pm to 11.00 pm. This traditional event represents the publishing industry and pays tribute to bookstores and booksellers in the City, with activities in their premises, and the traditional festival on Avenida Corrientes.

During the Bookstore Night, the vehicular traffic will be closed on Avenida Corrientes from Libertad St up to Junín St, where multiple cultural activities will take place simultaneously in bookstores, bars, theaters and on the streets, including book presentations, workshops, story telling, talks with authors, live music, activities for kids, and more.

The main musical show will be at 10.00 pm, with the presentation of the popular folk artist Soledad Pastorutti on the main stage located on Avenida Corrientes 1100.
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The event is totally free of charge. Click here for the complete program (in Spanish only).
Will be suspended in case of rain.

St Patrick's Day Celebration 2017


Every March 17th, the most important day in its calendar, Ireland celebrates its patron saint, Saint Patrick. This special date will be celebrated with a big Fair and Parade in Buenos Aires on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.
This event is organized by the Irish - Argentine Association "William Brown" and the Government of Buenos Aires.
Stands representing the Irish community and other Celtic countries will be set up in Plaza San Martin, on Av. Santa Fe & Maipu, from 12 pm to 8  pm, where they will offer typical food, crafts, and different products.
The Saint Patrick's Parade will start at Arroyo and Suipacha at 3 pm to finish at Plaza San Martin, where Irish music groups will be presenting their traditional dances and music on the main stage.
The parade will include the traditional costume contest for "leprechauns" (gnomes) and "fairies" for adults and children. Visitors are encouraged to wear green.






The Irish community in Argentina is one of the largest in the world (calculated in 500,000 people). In recent years the celebration of St Patrick’s day has been extended to most of the pubs in Buenos Aires. Click here for a complete program of activities at different pubs throughout the week.

French Street Market in Recoleta - March 2017


Plaza Francia
On Saturday March 18th and Sunday March 19th, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, another edition of the authentic French Market called "Le Marché" will be installed at Plaza Francia, on Av. Del Libertador between Dr. Luis Agote & Av. Pueyrredón.

Over 25 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina will be offering their special dishes, among them: Beatriz Chomnalez, Chez Lucas y Laety, COCU, Fleur de Sel, Frenchie, Escuela de Gastronomía Mariano Moreno Argentina, Julep Tragos Ricos, Lépi boulangerie, Laban Pastelería & Catering, Le Beaujolais, Le Troquet de Henry, Les Macarons de Paris, Olivier Falchi (Les Olivier), Meli Melo, Myette Party + Original Catering, PARIS Burger, Pulpería Quilapán, Topinambour, Un, dos, crêpes., Almacén 1249, Dinas Salumeria, Compañia de Chocolates, Kakawa Chocolates & Diseño, Mauricio asta, The Crême Brûlée Co., Uria, Cocina, Pasteleria y Catering., and more.

Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like croque-monsieur, crêpes, quiches, crème brûlée, tarte tatin, macarons, croissants, éclairs, forêt noire, pains au chocolat, profiteroles, truffle brie,… and much more.

Live French music shows, live painting and activities for kids will be presented during the weekend.



Free entrance
The event will be suspended in case of rain

National Day of the Historical Monuments 2017


Cabildo de Buenos Aires
The National Day of the Historical Monuments 2017 will  be celebrated on Saturday March 18th and Sunday March 19th in many cities around the country. During the weekend hundreds of National Monuments and other historical buildings will be open with free entrance to all the public, with guided visits and special activities so visitors can learn about their history, architecture, and patrimonial value.

The activities in the city of Buenos Aires include:

Patrimonial Guided Visit (free): Start 2 pm at Cabildo: Meeting Point: Hipólito Yrigoyen 511
Continues 3 pm Catedral. Ends 4 pm at Plaza de Mayo

Church San Ignacio Loyola  – Bolívar 215. Saturday 8 am to  12 pm  and 4 pm to 9 pm. Sunday 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm. Guided visits, concerts, and liturgical celebrations.

Manzana de las Luces – Perú 272. Saturday and Sunday: Free guided visit at 3 pm.

Cathedral of Buenos Aires – Av. Rivadavia 437. 9 am to 6:45 pm. Special guided visit at 3 pm (continuation of the guided visit of Cabildo at 2 pm)

Parrish San Pedro González Telmo – Humberto 1° 340.  Sunday 3.30 pm to 7 pm. At 5.30 pm: Organ concert.

Palacio Paz – Av. Santa Fe 750. Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Guided visits every hour. Duration 45min. Limited capacity. Requires previous registration calling 11-2254-1091 (Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm). An ID must be presented to enter.

Casa del Teatro – Av. Santa Fe 1243. Sat and Sun 1 pm to 6 pm. Free access, no guided visits.

Former National Library /current Centro Nacional de la Música – México 564. Saturday and Sunday 2 pm to 7 pm. Guided visits 3 pm and 5 pm.

National Library -  Agüero 2502. Saturday and Sunday, guided visit at 4 pm.

Former Immigrants' Hotel – Av. Antártida Argentina (next to Buquebus Terminal). Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm. Guided visits at 2 pm and 4 pm (Museum of Immigration)  and 5 pm (Contemporary Arts Center).

Government House (Casa Rosada) – Balcarce 50. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Guided visits (last entrance at 5:30 pm). Requires previous reservation at: visitas.casarosada.gob.ar. An ID must be presented to enter.

Museum of Cabildo of Buenos Aires – Bolívar 50. Saturday and Sunday: Guided visit at 2 pm (Continues at the Cathedral at 3 pm). 

Chacarita Cemetery – Av. Guzmán 680. Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am only. Tour to visit the Pantheons and tombs declared National Historic Monument. Meeting point: aisle indicating "Área Patrimonio Histórico". Suspended in case of rain.

Water Palace – Riobamba 750, 1st Floor. Saturday 6 pm to 12 am. Guided visits every hour to the Museums of Water and Sanitary History.

Altos de Elorriaga – Adolfo Alsina  417. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.  a 18hs. Guided visits every hour.

National Historical Museum – Defensa 1600. Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.

Banco de la Nación Argentina -  Rivadavia 325. Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm. Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm. Guided visits. 

Museum Mitre (House of Bartolome Mitre) – San Martín 336. Saturday and Sunday 1:30 pm to 6 pm. Activities: workshops for childre; guided visits; musical concert.

French Embassy. Cerrito 1399. Guided visits Saturday 2 pm to 6 pm.

Residence of the Ambassador of Uruguay - Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3316. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Museum Casa de Ricardo Rojas – Charcas 2837. Saturday and Sunday open 11 am to 7 pm. Guided visit at 4 pm.

Association Friends of the Tramway – Departure from Emilio Mitre & José Bonifacio every half hour, from 5 pm to 8.30 pm, on the trams “Preston Nº3” and “Compañía Lacroze”, delcared National Historic Monuments.

Danish Evangelic Church – Carlos Calvo 257. Saturday 3 pm to 8:30 pm and Sunday 4 pm to 8:30 pm. Mass at 6 pm. 

Eco Park of Buenos Aires (former BA Zoo) – Av. Las Heras & Av. Sarmiento. Saturday and Sunday guided visits at 10 am and 3 pm. The visit consists in a tour around the different architectural constructions in the Park. Limited capacity. Requires previous registration calling 15-2254-1091 (Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm). Tickets must be picked up on the day of the event at the box office presenting an ID. The meeting point for the visit is at República de la India & Cerviño.

National Museum of Decorative Arts, Palacio Errázuriz Alvear – Av. del Libertador 1902. Saturday and Sunday 2 pm to 7 pm. Guided visits every hour.

Fishermans´Club – Av. Rafael Obligado S/Nº & Av. Sarmiento – Costanera Norte. Saturday and Sunday 3 pm to 8 pm. Members of the Club will receive the visitors (access to the Pier will be restricted).

House of Domingo Sarmiento – Sarmiento 1251. Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm. Guided visits 1:30 pm and 4.30 pm.

National Congress (House of Representatives) – Av. Rivadavia 1850. Saturday and Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm. Guided visits at 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm. Duration: 1.25 hrs approx.

Usina del Arte – Agustín Caffarena 1. Saturday and Sunday open 11.30 am to 9 pm. Concerts for adults and children. Photo exhibit Henri Cartier Bresson. Guided visits to the building at 2, 3, 4, and 5 pm. Limited capacity. Requires previous registration at;  www.ba.tours/actividad/visitas-guiadas-en-usina-del-arte-72781538 . An ID must be presented to enter.

Convent San Ramón Nonato – Reconquista 269. Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Guided visits at 1 pm and 4 pm. Visitas guiadas 13 y 16 hs. Require previous registration calling 15-2254-1091 (Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm). An ID must be presented to enter.
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Teatro Gran Rex – Av. Corrientes 857. Saturday Guided visits 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. Require previous registration calling 15-2254-1091 (Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm). An ID must be presented to enter.

Corvette Navy Ship ARA Uruguay. Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 550, Puerto Madero, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm.

Frigate ARA Presidente Sarmiento. Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 980, Puerto Madero, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm.

Hospital Militar Central Cirujano Mayor Dr. Cosme Argerich - Av. Luis María Campos 726. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Art Deco & Rationalist style. 

Superior School of War - Av. Luis María Campos 480.  Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Art Deco & Rationalist style. 

Headquarters Regiment Granaderos a Caballo “Libertador General San Martín” - Av. Luis María Campos Nº 554. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. 

Headquarters of Infantry Regiment 1 “Patricios”. Avenida Intendente Bullrich Nº 417 / 517. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm.

National Archives of the Army. Defensa 628, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

Archaeology of Buenos Aires. La Pulpería Quilapán – Meeting point: Defensa 1344. Saturday 2 pm.

Viewpoints of Buenos Aires. Fundación Cassará – Meeting point: Av. de Mayo 1190/94. Saturday 4 pm. ábado 16:00 hs. Limited capacity. Requires previous registration calling March 15, 16 and 17, from 11 am to 4 pm Tel 4339-1900 (int. 127).

Tour around Montserrat – San Telmo on calle Defensa – Meeting point: Monument to Don Pedro de Mendoza, Parque Lezama. Saturday 5:30 pm.

Show at Hotel Castelar. Marilí Machado Latin American Music – Meeting point: Av. De Mayo 1152. Saturday 8 pm.

Show at Bar La Academia. Martín Rodriguez. Rock, Pop & Folk – Meeting point: Av. Callao 368. Saturday 9 pm.

Zanjón de Granados – Meeting point 755. Sunday 11:00 am.  Limited capacity. Requires previous registration calling March 15, 16 and 17, from 11 am to 4 pm Tel 4339-1900 (int. 126). 

The Cafes and Avenida de Mayo – Meeting point: Av. De Mayo & Bolívar, corner of the Cabildo. Historical-architectural tour. Sunday 12 pm.

Archaeology of Buenos Aires. Former Pasaje Belgrano – Meeting point: Bolivar 375. Sunday 2 pm.

Viewpoints of Buenos Aires. Hotel Panamericano – Meeting point: Carlos Pellegrini 551. Sunday 4 pm. Domingo 16:00. Limited capacity. Requires previous registration calling March 15, 16 and 17, from 11 am to 4 pm Tel 4339-1900 (int. 127). 

Show at Bar El Progreso. Tagini-Merlino Dúo Tango – Meeting point: Av. Montes de Oca 1702. Sunday 8 pm. 

Show at Bar Iberia. Trío Martínez 2 – Lifschitz: Tango, Folklore and Candombe – Meeting point: Av. De Mayo 1196. Sunday 9 pm.

Centro Cultural Recoleta (former Franciscan Convent) - Junin 1930. Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 10 pm. Guided visits.

Recoleta Cemetery. Meeting point:  Junín  1760. Saturday and Sunday 10 am. Duration 2 hrs approx. Suspended in case of rain. (Visit to the tombs declared National Historic Monument)

For more information on other activities in cities across the country and additional sites to visit in Buenos Aires, go to:
https://dianacionaldelosmonumentos.wordpress.com/

Chacarita Cemetery

French Embassy


National Historical Museum

Decorative Arts Museum


Feria PuroDiseño 2017


The 2017 edition of Feria PuroDiseño, that will take place from March 16th to March 19th, 2017, at the Pabellón Ocre in La Rural, will exhibit the avant-garde works of the most innovative Argentine designers in the fields of:

Clothing
Fashion Acessories
Contemporary jewelry
Home decor objects
Contemporary craftsmanship
Textile development
Lighting,

Feria PuroDiseño is a space where design is the main protagonist. The goal of Feria PuroDiseño is to accompany and to promote this sector of the Argentine industry, as well as each and every one of its designers, as a platform for the promotion of local and international design and the stimulation to regional creativity.

Dates: March 16, 17, 18, 19, 2017
Location: La Rural, Pabellon Ocre. Av.Sarmiento 2704
Opening Hours: 2 pm to 10 pm
Admittance: AR$ 130
More information: Feria PuroDiseño website

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches March - June 2017


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

Don't miss the opportunity of attending one of these exciting games the easiest and safest way, with a service that includes tickets, transfers, and bilingual host, provided the leading companies in football tours. Contact me and make your reservation!

March 2017 
Wednesday 1: RACING vs RIONEGRO AGUILAS (Colombia) - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2017
Thursday 9: LANUS vs NACIONAL (Uruguay) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 11: SAN LORENZO vs BELGRANO
Sunday 12: RACING vs LANUS
Sunday 12: BOCA JUNIORS vs TALLERES
Sunday 12: RIVER PLATE vs UNION
Wednesday 15: SAN LORENZO vs PARANAENSE (Brazil) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 18: INDEPENDIENTE vs SAN MARTIN
Sunday 19; BOCA JUNIORS vs TALLERES
Tuesday 21: LANUS vs RIVER PLATE 
Thursday 23: ARGENTINA vs CHILE - QUALIFIERS RUSSIA WORLD CUP 2018
Saturday 25: SAN LORENZO vs QUILMES
Sunday 26: RIVER PLATE vs BELGRANO

April 2017
Saturday 1: INDEPENDIENTE vs VELEZ
Tuesday 4: INDEPENDIENTE vs ALIANZA LIMA (Perú) (Colombia) - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2017
Wednesday 5: SAN LORENZO vs SARMIENTO
Wednesday 5: VELEZ vs BOCA
Saturday 8: INDEPENDIENTE vs AT. RAFAELA
Saturday 15: RACING vs AT.TUCUMAN
Sunday 16: SAN LORENZO vs TEMPERLEY
Tuesday 18: LANUS vs ZULIA (Venezuela) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 22: RACING vs GIMNASIA
Sunday 23; ESTUDIANTES vs BOCA JUNIORS
Tuesday 25: SAN LORENZO vs UNIV. CATOLICA (Chile) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 29: VELEZ vs TIGRE

May 2017
Saturday 6: SAN LORENZO vs ALDOSIVI
Sunday 7: INDEPENDIENTE vs HURACAN
Saturday 13: RACING vs SAN LORENZO
Sunday 14: HURACAN vs BOCA JUNIORS
Wednesday 17: SAN LORENZO vs FLAMENGO (Brasil) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Wednesday 17: LANUS vs CHAPECOENSE (Brasil) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Sarurday 20: RACING vs ALDOSIVI
Sunday 21: SAN LORENZO vs RIVER PLATE
Saturday 27: INDEPENDIENTE vs OLIMPO 
Sunday 28: VELEZ vs SARMIENTO
Wednesday 31: HURACAN vs DEP.ANZOATEGUI (Venezuela) - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2017

June 2017
Saturday 3: RACING vs COLON
Sunday 4: SAN LORENZO vs BANFIELD
Saturday 10: INDEPENDIENTE vs LANUS
Sunday 11: VELEZ vs TEMPERLEY

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

Gourmet Festival at Hipodromo de Palermo - March 2017



The first edition of the year of the gourmet festival “Apetito” will take place on Friday 10, Saturday 11, and Sunday 12 of March, 2017, at Hipodromo de Palermo.

On Friday and Saturday the fair will take place in the evening, from 8 pm to 2 am, and will continue on Sunday, from 12 pm to 10 pm.

The best cooks and beer brewers will get together in the parking lot of Tribuna Paddock, with entrance through Av. Dorrego and Av. Libertador, with over 30 food trucks offering hamburgers, crepes, pulled, pork, bagels, Mexican food, empanadas, fish, vegetarian food, pizzas, smoothies, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, artisan beer, and more!

A special sector will be dedicated to Sushi in all its varieties, prepared by the restaurant Azul Profundo, with the presentation of Taiko (Japanese drums) shows.

Free entrance to the public.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.

Street Food Festival at La Rural




A new edition of "Food Fest BA" will take place on Saturday March 4th, from 2 pm to 1 am, and Sunday March 5th, from 1 pm to 9 pm at the central court of La Rural Exhibition Center, on Av. Sarmiento 2704, with free entrance to the public.

This is an open air event offering Street Food and music shows, where visitors will have the chance to try different kinds of food from the best Food Trucks in the city and stands offering international dishes from Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, India, Japan and Arabia, among others, as well as wines, beers and cocktails.

Various artists and music bands will be presenting live music shows throughout the weekend.

More information: www.foodfest.com.ar/

Central court of La Rural