Museum Night 2016 - La Noche de los Museos 2016

The Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires presents the 13th Edition of La Noche de los Museos - Museum Night 2016, that will take place on Saturday October 29th, 2016, from 8 PM until 3 AM.

Since 2004 one Saturday night the museums of Buenos Aires stay open all night offering different cultural activities, all of them free of charge, in the same way as in other 130 cities around the world.

Over 240 museums and art spaces all across the city will be participating in this edition. During this special night visitors will be able to enjoy free guided visits, special exhibitions, as well as conferences, shows, theater performances, dance, screenings, video, multimedia, and diverse concerts of classical music, jazz, tango, folk, and rock, and move around the city on more than 80 bus lines that will offer free rides during the night, by printing this free pass.

For more information and complete program, visit La Noche de los Museos official website or download the full program in PDF (sites in Spanish only).

123rd Argentine Open Polo Championship

Saturday, November 12th, 2016, will mark the start of the most important polo tournament in the world, the 123rd Argentine Open Polo Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo), or simply "El Abierto", that will take place until December 10th, 2016. This tournament, held every year at the Cathedral of Polo, 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´s also one of the main social events in Buenos Aires.

"Abonos" (full set of tickets for the 11 dates) and individual tickets on sale through Ticketek Argentina. Tickets may also be available on the same day of each match at the stadium's box office, except on the final dates when they may get sold out in advance.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me to inquire about special hospitality packages, Polo Day Experience including specialized guide, 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.
La Aguada Las Monjitas: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 35.
El Paraiso: Agustín Merlos 9, Ignacio Toccalino 9, Ignacio Heguy 9, Santiago Toccalino 8. Total 35.
Cria Yatay: Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 7, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Joaquin Pittaluga 7, Ignacio Laprida 7. Total: 29.

League B
Ellerstina: Pablo Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Nicolás Pieres 9. Total: 39
Alegría: Guillermo Caset 10, Hilario Ulloa 10, Lucas Monteverde Jr 9, Frederick Mannix Jr 8. Total: 37.
Washington: Diego Cavanagh 8, Ezequiel Martinez F 8, Facundo Sola. 8, Alfredo Capella B 9. Total: 34.
La Irenita: Juan Ruiz Guiñazu Jr 7, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr 7, Matías Mac Donough 8, Clemente Zavaleta (n) 7. Total: 29.

Fixture: (Final results and updates in red)

Saturday November 12 – League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina vs. Cría Yatay (1)
4.00 pm: Alegría vs. Washington(2)

Sunday November 13 – League B
2.00 pm: Ellerstina vs. La Irenita (3)
4.00 pm: L.A. Las Monjitas vs. El Paraíso (4)

Saturday November 19 – League A
2.00 pm: Winner 2 vs. Loser 1
4.00 pm: Winner 1 vs. Loser 2

Sunday November 20 – League B
2.00 pm: Winner 4 vs. Loser 3
4.00 pm: Winner 3 vs. Loser 4

Tuesday November 22 – League A
2.00 pm: Loser 1 vs. Loser 2
4.00 pm: Winner 1 vs. Winner 2

Wednesday November 23 – League B
2.00 pm: Loser 3 vs. Loser 4
4.00 pm: Winner 3 vs. Winner 4

Saturday November 26 - Quarter Final 1
4.00 pm: Second League A vs. Third League B

Sunday November 27 – Quarter Final 2
4.00 pm: Second League B vs. Third League A

Saturday December 3 – Semifinal 1
4.00 pm: Winner League A vs. Winner Quarter Final 2

Sunday December 4 – Semifinal 2
4.00 pm: Winner League B vs. Winner Quarter Final 1

Final Saturday December 10
4.00 pm: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2

Schedule subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.

1st Burger Festival at Hipodromo de Palermo

The first edition of "Burger Fest", a gastronomic festival that will bring together the best burger joints and gourmet burger cooks in Buenos Aires, will take place on Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd 2016 at Hipodromo de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, from 11 am to 8 pm, with free entrance to the public.
More than 65 stands and food trucks will be offering burgers in all its varieties. Among them: Big Sur, Dellepiane, Kon Kon, Mi Barrio, Negroni, Nucho, On Tap, Burger Mood, Delirio, Deltoro, Diggs, El Rodazo, Hard Rock Café, Luciano López Fuentes, La Dorita, Los Infernales, Rodrigo Toso, Nómade, San Gennaro, The Embers, Amics. 
The Burger Fest will also include a sector specially dedicated to other forms of fast food, like hot dogs, tacos and  sandwiches, as well as a beer garden where some of the best brands in Argentina will offer the best pairings for each type of food. The participating brands are: Cervelar, The Craft Beertruck, La Membresía, Antares, Sol, among others.
There will also be a wine food truck and a cocktail food truck, for those who prefer other types of drinks.
Free entrance.
The Festival may be suspended in case of rain.

French Street Market in Recoleta

Plaza Francia
On Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd, 2016, 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, with over 25 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina, such as: Bonjour Catering, Chez Lucas y Laety, Chomnalez Catering, Fleur de Sel, Frenchie, Instituto Superior Mariano Moreno, L´épi Boulangerie, Labán pâtisserie, Le Beaujolais, Le Bistrot, Le Troquet de Henry, Les Olivier, Méli Mélo, Myette Catering, Paris Burger, Pulpería Quilapán, Topinambour Catering, Un, dos, crêpes, Cabaña Las Dinas, Compañia de Chocolates, Geson, Gourmand Place, Laboratorio de helados, Ifisa, Julep, Kakawa, Le Gratin, Mauricio Asta, Nomade Comida Rica, Porto, Quesos La Suerte, The Crème Brûlé Co., and more.

Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like crêpes, macarons, strawberry charlotte, éclairs, profiterolles, moelleux au chocolat, confit lamb, salmon terrine, soupe à l’oignon, quiches, pissaladière,… and much more.

Live music shows and activities for kids will be presented during the weekend.

Free entrance
The event will be suspended in case of rain

Gourmet Market and Polo at Hurlingham Club

Hurlingham Club
A fantastic event featuring food trucks, a gourmet market, polo games, live music shows, a fair of vinyl records, a beer garden, and an exhibition of classic cars will be held at the magnificent Hurlingham Club on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, and Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of October 2016, from 12 pm to 8 pm, with free entrance to the public.

This special edition of Buenos Aires Market will be held next to the main polo field where the matches of the Hurligham Polo Open will be played at 2 pm and 4.30 pm.

At the Gourmet Market visitors will be able to purchase delicatessen from local producers, like cheese, bread, spices, chocolates, patisserie, artisan beer, and much more.

The food trucks will offer their irresistible proposals for lunch and after polo, in French, Italian, Japanese, Arabic cuisine, as well as vegetarian options, Argentine parrillas, and much more, in a special sector with communal tables and picnic area.

There will also be a beer garden, as well as offers of cocktails, drinks, and free tastings of wines and champagne.

At the center of the Fair there will be a stage where the orchestras of the most prestigious English Schools in Buenos Aires will be playing together with bag-pipers and other bands.

Another attraction, specially for collectors, will be the exhibition of antique cars and the fair of vinyl records.

Hurlingham Club is located on Julio A. Roca 1551, Hurlingham, Province of Buenos Aires.
Contact me to inquire about transportation, or the Full Polo package with specialized guide.
The events will be suspended in case of rain.
Free entrance.