French Street Market in Recoleta March 2018 - New Date

Because of the bad weather forecast for the weekend, the French Market "Le Marché" has been reprogrammed to Sunday, March 25th, 2018, an only date but with extended hours from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. The market  will be installed at Plaza Francia, on Av. Del Libertador between Dr. Luis Agote & Av. Pueyrredón.

More information here.

French Street Market in Recoleta - March 2018

Because of the bad weather forecast for the weekend, the French Market "Le Marché" has been reprogrammed to Sunday, March 25th, 2018, an only date but with extended hours from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. 

On Saturday March  17th and Sunday March 18th, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 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 stal+ls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina will be offering their special dishes. Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like Macarons, croissants, éclairs, croque-monsieur, boeuf bourguignon, crêpes, raclette, quiches, and much more!

There will be a sector dedicated to French produce, characteristic of the French cuisine, like cheese, cold cuts, bread, mustard, jams, among many other delicacies.

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

Free entrance
May be suspended in case of rain

The Bookstore Night - La Noche de las Librerías 2018

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, the City of Buenos Aires presents the 11th 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 and sofas will be installed 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 on the main stage located on Avenida Corrientes 1100, with the presentation of the renowned actress and singer Elena Roger with the jazz-fusion sextet Escalandrum paying homage to Astor Piazzolla.
The event is totally free of charge. Click here for the complete program (in Spanish only).
In case of rain the event will be held on March 17th.

Gourmet Festivals and Food Fairs this weekend

Three fantastic and fun gastronomic events will be taking place this weekend of Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th, 2018 at different outdoor locations around the city:


A new edition of the new gourmet festival “Apetito” will take place on Saturday from 10 am to 2 am, and Sunday from 1 pm to 12 am, at Hipódromo de Palermo.

The best cooks and beer brewers will get in a special sector, with entrance through Av. Dorrego and Av. Libertador, with food trucks offering waffles, ribs, crepes, wraps, pizzas, smoothies, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, and more!

At the same time, on Saturday 10th the Palermo Race Track presents "A Day at the Races", a special racing journey presenting the classics Saturnino J. Unzué (G2 - Mares - 1200 meters), Santiago Luro (G2 - Foals - 1200 meters), Arturo R. y Arturo Bullrich (G2 - 3+ year mares - 2000 meters) and Otoño (G2 - All horses 3+ years - 2000 meters).

During the same afternoon visitors will also have the chance to enjoy an art exhibition named "Lunatica, Arte & Turf" by Alfredo Segatori, with an exhibitions of art works and sculptures, tango music shows, and a fashion show.

All the events are with free entrance to the public.
May be suspended in case of rain.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.


The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 am to 7 pm, with free access to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at a promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at the square Parques Nacionales Argentinos located on Sucre & Av. Figueroa Alcorta, in the neighborhood of Belgrano.

More than 70 gazebos will be installed, 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.

There will be a special area with food trucks offering special menus for visitors and healthy food to go or to enjoy right there on the communal tables of this picturesque market.

Some activities for children will be held in a special space.

In case of rain the market will be suspended.
Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule.


A new edition of the Food and Music Festival "Food Fest BA" will take place on Saturday from 1 pm to 12 am, and Sunday from 11 am to 10 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. This weekend is dedicated to women.

Not suspended for rain
More information:

Buenos Aires celebrates Ireland and Scotland

The Scottish and the Irish communities of Argentina will be honored for the first time in a joint  event organized by the City of Buenos Aires, celebrating their history, gastronomy and traditions with music, dance, crafts, food and typical products, on Saturday, March 10th 2018.

The event will start at 12 pm, with the opening of the Celtic and Nordic Fair on Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar, with more than 50 stalls offering typical products, information, crafts and traditional food from both countries, such as Haggis, Shortbread, Scotch Broth, Scottish candy from Scotland; and Colcannon, Boxty and Coddle from Ireland, among many other specialties.

The traditional Saint Patrick's Parade will start at 3 pm, celebrating the 10th consecutive year in Buenos Aires. The Irish community will invite the Scottish community to participate in the parade.

During the day different shows will be presented on the main stage, including traditional folk and Highland Scottish dancing, music and pipes.

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.

In case of rain the event will be reprogrammed for Saturday, March 17th.

Teatro Colon 2018 Season

The prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its program for the 2018 Season, which starts on March 1st with one of the concerts by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 2018 season features, among its great performances, the outstanding presence of Daniel Barenboim, Ana Netrebko, Gustavo Dudamel, Juan Diego Florez, Bryan Terfel, Bruno Gelber, among many others.

The ballet program includes performances by Herman Cornejo and Daniil Simkin, first dancers of the ABT; Marianela Núñez, first dancer of the London Royal Ballet); Iñaki Urlezaga, and the return of Julio Bocca this time as revival choreographer.

The Festival Barenboim, in its fifth edition, conducted by the Argentine born Maestro Daniel Barenboim in front of the Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra, will feature 4 performances of the great Wagner's Opera Tristan und Isolde  and 5 symphony concerts with the Staatskapelle Orchestra at the auditorium of CCK.

The series of Great International Performers will consist of 5 concerts and recitals, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; the pianist Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak; the soprano Anna Netrebko; the bass baritone Bryn Terfel; and tenor Juan Diego Flórez. 

Among the Opera productions, one of the most important this year will be Aida, celebrating the 110th anniversary of the current Opera House that featured Aida as its inaugural Opera.



March 13, 16, 18, 20

May 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11

May 27, 29, 30, 31. June 2, 3, 5

July 11, 14, 18, 22

August 31. September 2, 4, 7

October 12, 13 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23

November 2, 4, 6, 9

November 30. December 1, 2, 4, 5, 7

December 13, 15, 16, 18


April 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

June 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24

August 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

September 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25

December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra (OFBA), directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of 18 concerts throughout the year, with the participation of outstanding soloists and guest conductors, such as: Bruno Gelber (piano), Yan Pascal Tortelier (director), Sergio Tiempo (piano), Mischa Maisky, and Jorge Federico Osorio (piano), among others.


July 13, 15, 19, 20

July 11, 14, 18, 22


March 10

July 15

August 12, 15

September 5

September 26

Domingos de Camara - Intérpretes Argentinos (Chamber Sundays): Series of FREE concerts on determined 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 2018 Season will come complete with the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón), a series of performances for kids and the whole family (Colon Para Chicos); the concert series at the Golden Hall, and the concerts performed at the Theater by private musical organizations like Mozarteum Argentino.

The complete 2018 Program can be downloaded on this link.

Individual tickets on sale from Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at the 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.

Free Open Air Music Festival

Il Divo
As the closing of a series of concerts that were held at Teatro Colon, some outstanding artists will offer two free, open air shows on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th of 2018, at the park located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Dorrego, Palermo.

The artists that will offer their shows on Saturday are the Argentine DJ Hernan Cattaneo, who will offer a symphonic show with 50 musicians on stage; the vocal group Il Divo, the British artist Rick Wakeman; and the Argentine pianists Horacio Lavandera and Miguel Angel Estrella.

Sunday will be an all Argentine show with Alejandro Lerner, Los Nocheros, and Palito Ortega.

2000 chairs for free use of the public will be installed, to be occupied on a first come-first served basis. Food trucks will offer different gastronomic options.


Saturday March 3rd
6.00 pm: Horacio Lavandera – Miguel Ángel Estrella
7.00 pm: Il Divo
8:30 pm: Rick Wakeman
10.00 pm: Hernán Cattaneo

Sunday, March 4th
5.00 pm: Alejandro Lerner
6.30 pm: Los Nocheros
8.00 pm: 20: Palito Ortega

Av. Dorrego y Figueroa Alcorta
Free entrance

Super Rugby 2018 - Fixture of matches in Buenos Aires

Super Rugby is one of the most important and exciting international competitions in the world. Being the cradle of All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks in the last twenty years, this competition now includes the participation of Argentina with a franchise called Jaguares, made up of some of the players who are regularly part of the Argentine rugby representative team, the Pumas.

In 2016 Season, the Kings from South Africa returned to the fray, along with the Jaguares from Argentina and the Sunwolves from Japan. The teams were arranged in four conferences within two groups: the Australasian Group features the Australian and New Zealand Conferences while the South African Group features all of the teams from South Africa, plus the Sunwolves and Jaguares.

In 2018 the 18-team, four Conference format will be changed to a 15-team, three Conference format. Gone from the competition were the Force (Australia), Kings and Cheetahs (South Africa). The Jaguares remain in the now one South African Conference while the Sunwolves joined the Australia Conference.

Australian Conference: Brumbies, Rebels, Reds, Waratahs, Sunwolves
New Zealand Conference: Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes
South African Conference: Bulls, Lions, Sharks, Stormers, Jaguares

Each team plays 16 regular season Conference matches, 8 home and 8 away. This includes eight matches within their own Conference (home and away) and eight matches against teams from each of the other Conferences (home or away).

These are the home matches that Jaguares will play in Buenos Aires, all at Velez Sarsfield Stadium:

March 3: Jaguares vs Hurricanes

March 10: Jaguares vs Wharathas

March 17: Jaguares vs Queensland Reds

March 24: Jaguares vs Lions

April 7: Jaguares vs Crusaders

May 19: Jaguares vs Bulls

May 25: Jaguares vs Sharks

June 30: Jaguares vs Sharks

Tickets for all Argentina's local matches on sale through this website.
There are also tours available that include transfers from/to hotel, bilingual guide and ticket for the game. Contact me to inquire about this service or just if you need help getting your tickets.

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches January - May 2018

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

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!

January 2018
Wednesday 24: Independiente vs Rosario Central
Sunday 28: Huracan Vs River Plate
Sunday 28: Boca Juniors vs. Colón
Monday 29: Independiente Vs Estudiantes
Tuesday 30: Banfield vs Independiente Del Valle - Copa Libertadores de América

February 2018
Friday 2: Argentinos Juniors Vs Defensa Y Justicia
Saturday 3: 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
Monday 12: Huracan Vs Rosario Central
Friday 16: Racing Club Vs Lanus
Saturday 17: San Lorenzo Vs Newells Old Boys
Sunday 18: Banfield vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 18: River Plate Vs Godoy Cruz
Wednesday 21: Lanus Vs Sporting Cristal - Copa Sudamericana
Friday 23: Huracan Vs Estudiantes
Saturday 24: Velez Sarfield Vs River Plate
Sunday 25: Independiente Vs Banfield
Sunday 25: Boca Juniors vs. San Martin de San Juan
Tuesday 27: Racing Club Vs Cruzeiro (Barzil) - Copa Libertadores de América

March 2018
Saturday 3: San Lorenzo vs Union
Sunday 4: River Plate Vs Chacarita
Sunday 4: Racing Club Vs Velez Sarfield
Monday 5: Argentinos Juniors Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 11: Independiente Vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 11: Boca Juniors vs Tigre
Wednesday 14: Estudiantes Lp Vs Real Garcilaso (Peru) - Copa Libertadores de América
Thursday 15: Independiente Vs Millonarios (Colombia) - Copa Libertadores de América
Saturday 17: San Lorenzo Vs Olimpo
Sunday 18: River Plate Vs Belgrano
Monday 19: Banfield Vs Union
Friday 30: Huracan Vs Banfield
Saturday 31: Independiente Vs Atlético Tucuman

April 2018
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs. Talleres
Sunday 1: Lanus vs San Lorenzo
Wednesday 4: Independiente Vs San Lorenzo
Wednesday 4: Boca Juniors vs Junior (Colombia) - Copa Libertadores de América
Thursday 5: River Plate Vs  Independiente Santa Fe - Copa Libertadores de América
Friday 6: Argentinos Juniors Vs Union
Saturday 7: Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia
Sunday 8: Racing Club Vs River Plate
Wednesday 11: San Lorenzo Vs Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) - Copa Sudamericana
Friday 13: Huracan Vs Argentinos Juniors
Saturday 14: Lanus vs Banfield
Sunday 15: Independiente Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 15: River Plate Vs Rosario Central
Monday 16: Velez Sarsfield vs San Lorenzo
Wednesday 18: Independiente Vs Corinthians (Brazil) - Copa Libertadores de América
Thursday 19: Racing Club Vs Vasco Da Gama (Brazil) - Copa Libertadores de América
Saturday 21: San Lorenzo Vs Chacarita
Sunday 22: Boca Juniors vs. Newell's Old Boys
Monday 23: Independiente Vs Defensa Y Justicia
Thursday 26: River Plate Vs Emelec (Ecuador) - Copa Libertadores de América
Saturday 28: Huracan Vs Atlético Tucuman
Sunday 29: River Plate Vs Estudiantes

May 2018
Thursday 3: Racing Club Vs Universidad De Chile - Copa Libertadores de América
Friday 4: San Lorenzo Vs Belgrano
Saturday 5: Argentinos Juniors Vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 6: Boca Juniors vs Union
Sunday 6: Independiente Vs Gimnasia
Saturday 12: Racing Club Vs Colon
Sunday 13: River Plate Vs San Lorenzo
Wednesday 23: River Plate Vs Flamengo (Brazil) - Copa Libertadores de América
Thursday 24: Estudiantes Lp Vs Nacional (Uruguay)  - Copa Libertadores de América
Thursday 24: Independiente Vs Deportivo Lara (Venezuela) - Copa Libertadores de América

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.

Free ballet performances by Teatro Colon ballet company

The Ballet of Teatro Colon, under the direction of Paloma Herrera, will offer a series of performances with free admission to be held in the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario. There will be three mixed programs for all ages on Friday March 2nd, Saturday March 3rd, and Sunday March 4th, at 7.00 pm.

The program will be made by the Pas de deux of Act II of the Swan Lake, with music by Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky and choreography of Mario Galizzi; Concert for violin Nᵒ 1 by Max Bruch, choreography of Clark Tippet; Adagietto with music by Gustav Mahler and choreography of Oscar Araiz; and A Buenos Aires with choreography of Gustavo Mollajoli and music by Astor Piazzolla.

All performances will take place at the Auditorium of Parque Centenario, located at Passaje Lillo and Leopoldo Marechal 1000.
Free entry tickets can be picked up at the venue two hours before the shows begin. Limited Capacity.
The performances will be suspended in case of rain.