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FIA Formula-e Championship 2015 in Buenos Aires


Formula-e is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series.
The Buenos Aires Formula-e race, or ePrix, the fourth of 10 races for the inaugural 2014/2015 season, will take place on January 10th, 2015. The circuit will be located in the modern Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

With a length of 2.44km, the cictuit has been designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi and features 12 turns including a mix of high-speed corners, chicanes and hairpins.

The race is one of two in South America along with Round Three that tool place in Punta del Este, Uruguay on December 13 2014.

The Buenos Aires ePrix will take place on 10 January 2015 with practice, qualifying and the race all taking place over the course of the day to minimize the disruption to the host city.

Schedule:
7:00 am - 6 pm: Gates open/close
8:15 am - 9:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 1
10:30 am - 11:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 2
12:00 pm - 12:10 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 1
12:15 pm - 12:25 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 2
12:30 pm - 12:40 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 3
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 4
3:23 pm - 3:33 pm: Pitlane open/close
3:50 pm: FanBoost implementation
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: RACE

The Circuit in Puerto Madero:

For more information, visit Formula-e website
Tickets on sale through Ticketek

The Dakar Rally 2015 Argentina - Bolivia - Chile


The 2015 Dakar will take place in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile from the 4th to the 17th of January, in an amazing course of 9000 km.

During the last thirty years, the race has forged itself a legendary reputation on the African territory that helped it grow and become one of the major events of the international calendar. A first choice sporting competition that mixes great champions and amateurs, the event has become extremely international throughout the years, uniting up to 52 different nationalities.

The 37th edition of the Dakar, the seventh to be held on South American soil, will bring back the loop format with a course starting in Buenos Aires on January 4 and ending in the same city on January 17. The 414 vehicles on the start list and their drivers and riders will tackle over 9,000 kilometres of roads, tracks and dunes in their quest through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. 

Schedule of events: 
  • January 1st, 2nd and 3rd: Administrative & technical scrutineer at Tecnopolis, the big exhibition center North-East of Buenos Aires
  • January 3rd: Start podium. The Podium will be located outside "Casa Rosada", the government house in Plaza de Mayo, between 3 pm and 10.30 pm.
  • January 4th to 10th: 2015 Dakar Rally in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile
  • January 10 and 12th: Rest day in Iquique
  • January 17th: Podium, finishing ceremony at Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires
For more information, route maps and news, visit Dakar 2015 Rally official website.

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini 2014


The Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini, the most important classic race in the Argentine horse racing calendar, and one of the oldest in the history of Latin American turf, will take place this Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at Hipodromo de San Isidro, from 1:00 PM.

This prize was created in 1887, in honor of one of the founders and first president of Buenos Aires Jockey Club, Carlos Pellegrini, who was also President of Argentina. The race, run on a distance of 2400 meters by horses from different countries, marks the end of the horse racing season in Argentina.

The Pellegrini (G1) will be the 14th race and will start at 7.30 pm. The journey will consist of a total of 19 races, with other three Great Prizes: Copa de Plata (G1); Anchorena (G1); and  Alzaga Unzué (G1).

There will be activities for the whole family, including:
  • Playground for children
  • Exhibition of classic cars and carriages
  • Live Music
  • Food courts
At 5 PM different figures of the local sport scene will run a 500 meter race in aid of Santo Domingo Savio school. Among the participants are Magdalena Aicega (Las Leonas hockey player), Jose Acassuso (professional tennis player), Polito Pieres (polo), Manuel Contepomi (rugby), Lia Salvo (considered the world´s best female polo player), Ignacio Novillo Astrada (polo), among others.

Entrance is free of charge.

Access Hipodromo de San Isidro:
Av. Marquez & Av. Santa Fe, San Isidro
Rotonda Av. Marquez & Av. Fleming

73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship

The Final of the 73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship (Abierto Argentino de Pato), the most important tournament of this sport in Argentina, will take place on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, at 4 PM..

The preliminary stages of the tournament took place at the Campo Argentino de Pato, in Campo de Mayo (Buenos Aires), with the participation of the best players of our National Sport. Pato (Horseball) is a traditional Argentine equestrian sport, practiced since the beginning of the XVII century, and declared as Argentina's National Sport in 1953. "Pato" is an exciting game that combines polo and basketball, and in which two teams made up of 4 players each, by a series of passes and combinations to elude their adversaries, try to introduce the "Pato" (Duck) through a vertical ring. The rings, located at the center of each end of the field, are 1 meter (3.3 ft) diameter, and are located on 2.4 m (7.9 ft) high poles. The "Pato" is a ball with six handles. The player that is in possession of the "Pato" must hold it and ride with his right arm extended, offering the rivals the opportunity to steal it.

Pato is a similar, but earlier version, of the game of Horseball played in France, Portugal, and other countries.

The Campo Argentino de Polo is located on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo
Tickets will be on sale at the stadium on the same day, from 2 pm.

Gallery Nights December 2014 - Special and last edition of the year in Palermo

On Thursday, December 11th, 2014, from 7 PM to 10 PM, Gallery Nights, the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents this special edition, the last of the year, that will take place in the neighborhood of Palermo. Gallery Nights is organized by the art magazine Arte al Día, the second Thursday of every month between April and December.

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne. 

The Palermo circuit of Gallery Nights covers the streets limited by Dorrego, Gascón, Lavalleja, Córdoba and Santa Fé. 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 and more information: Gallery Nights website.

2014 Christmas Fair at the British Ambassador's Residence


The British Community Council in Argentina (ABCC) presents the annual 2014 "Christmas Fair", that will be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014, in the Gardens of the British Ambassador's Residence in Buenos Aires, with entrance on Newton 2575, Recoleta, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

This charity event is a great opportunity to purchase all your Christmas presents at the Artisans' Fair, while spending a nice day with the whole family, enjoying the visit of Santa Claus at 4:00 pm, Santa´s Elves, Carol Singing, the Salvation Army band, inflatable castle, raffles, surprises, and much more. Food and beverages will be available.

ID must be presented at the door for entrance.
In case of rain it will be postponed to Saturday, December 20th.
For more information, visit the ABCC website.

La Gran Milonga Nacional 2014 - Open Air Tango Dancing

"La Gran Milonga Nacional", an open air event with live orchestras and street tango dancing on Avenida de Mayo, which is transformed for one night in a giant dance floor, will take place on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.

This fantastic event, which every year occupies the traditional Avenida de Mayo, from Plaza de Mayo to 9 de Julio Av. is organized by the National Tango Academy and the Association of Promoters of Tourism, Hotel Business and Gastronomy (APTHGRA), in honor of the National Tango Day which is celebrated on December 11th.

La Gran Milonga Nacional will start at 8:00 pm, and will last until 3 am, with three central stages in the corners of Avenida de Mayo with Bernardo de Irigoyen, Piedras and Perú, and other smaller ones along the avenue, where the audience will be able to dance on the street to the music of live Tango orchestras, with their dancers and singers.

International Artisans' Fair 2014 at La Rural

At the International Artisans' Fair ("Feria Internacional de Artesanias de Buenos Aires") over 600 craftsmen from Argentina and Latin America will show their talent, creativity and skills, with live demonstrations of their work.


Individual artisans, official entities and delegations from the different Argentine provinces and neighboring countries will exhibit and offer their hand crafted unique pieces, while sharing their techniques and knowledge with the public. The stands are grouped according to the different kinds of crafts:
  • ceramics
  • basket making
  • cutlery
  • leather
  • clothing
  • musical instruments
  • jewelry
  • wood
  • noble metals
  • paper 
  • stone
  • textiles
  • glass
A great opportunity for visitors to purchase exclusive handicraft pieces at the best prices, while learning about cultural and artistic expressions from Argentina and Latin America.

Dates: December 3 through December 8, 2014.
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Opening hours: 3 PM to 10 PM
Entry fees: 
General: AR$ 45
Pensioners: AR$ 35
Children under 8, free

The Night of the Provinces 2014

The Night of the Provinces (“La Noche de las Provincias“) an yearly event that shows the cultural diversity in Argentina, will take place this year on Friday, November 28th, 2014, from 6 pm to 12 am.
The "Casas de Provincia" are the representation offices of each province in the city of Buenos Aires, and they will open their doors with free access to the public on this night to present their attractions, festivities, crafts, music, tourist services, food, and much more.




The main activities programmed by each province are:

CASA DE SANTA FE. 25 de Mayo 178
6 pm to 12 am : Folklore shows, Tasting of regional food and beer, Carnaval presentation

CASA DE TUCUMÁN. Suipacha 140
6 pm to 12 am Folkloric dances - Music shows

CASA DE NEUQUÉN. Maipú 48
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Music shows - Wine tasting 

CASA DE SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO. Florida 274 1º
5.30 pm: March of the Drums
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food - Folk music

CASA DE SANTA CRUZ. 25 de Mayo 277 1º Floor
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food

CASA DE CORRIENTES. Maipu 271
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food. Dance group and “chamamé” music groups

CASA DE TIERRA DEL FUEGO. Sarmiento 745
6pm to 12am:  Live music - Exhibition from Museo Malvinas

CASA DE SALTA. Av Roque Sáenz Peña 933
6pm to 12 am: Empanadas. Tasting of typical food and wine - Folk show - Textiles. Art exhibition.

CASA DE ENTRE RÍOS. Suipacha 844
9 pm to 11.30 pm: Music shows - Folk dance groups
11.30 pm: Carnival of Entre Rios - Music shows and Carnival parades

CASA DE LA PAMPA. Suipacha 346
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food - Music and dance shows

CASA DE MISIONES. Santa Fe 989
6 pm to 12 am:  Live Music shows - Tasting of regional products

CASA DE CHUBUT. Sarmiento 1172
5 pm to 10 pm: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food
Celtic music group

CASA DE JUJUY. Santa Fe 967
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food: cheese, salami, sweets, and dishes based on quinoa - Music shows - Cooking lessons - Textiles and silverware.

CASA DE SAN JUAN. Sarmiento 1251
6:00 pm to 11 pm: Art exhibition - Tourist information - Tasting of typical products - Live Music shows

CASA DE CATAMARCA. Córdoba 2080
6 pm to 11 pm: Tasting of typical empanadas and wine - Textiles - Crafts
6 pm to 8 pm: Live music and magic shows at Plaza Houssay, Cordoba & Junin
9 pm: Main show with folk dance groups, tango, folk and cumbia

CASA DE SAN LUIS. Azcuénaga 1087
6 pm to 12 am: Tasting of typical products - Theater play about the life of Jose Maria Gaica - Guided visit to the House, built by Virginio Colombo in 1920. 

CASA DE BUENOS AIRES. Callao 237
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Exhibition and sale of Crafts - Tasting of typical food - Music shows

CASA DE MENDOZA. Callao 445
6 pm to 12 am: Wine tastings - Regional  products

CASA DE CHACO. Callao 322
6 pm to 12 am: Art exhibitions - Live Music shows - Fashion shows

Gallery Nights November 2014

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, AdnCultura (La Nacion newspaper), and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires once a month, between April and December.

The next edition will be held on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, 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 San Martín to Ayacucho 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 Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2014

Between November 19th and November 24th, 2014, The International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ.14 presents a program of concerts by national and international artists that will offer the best of jazz in all its forms. The program of BAJ.14 will be divided into different sections:

International Concerts: The opening night at Usina del Arte, on Wednesday, November 19th, at 8.30 pm, will feature the American guitar player Pat Martino and his Organ Trio.
Other international figures that will be present at the Festival are: Henri Texier (France), Marcin Wasilewski (Poland), Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg USA), Yotam Silberstein (USA-Israel); Paolo Di Sabatino and the duo Soupstar (Italy); Rom-Schaerer-Eberle (Austria); Clara Luna (Spain), among many others.

"Cruces" (Crossovers): Meetings between local and international artists at Thelonius Club and Cafe Vinilo.

Open Air concerts: In this edition the Open Air concerts will be held at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario.

Jazzologia: honoring the traditional jazz, with concerts at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario and Usina del Arte.

"El Aula" (The Classrroom): open classes, clinics, workshops and ensemble classes. Workshop for singers by the prestigious Dena DeRose, all at Usina del Arte.

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

Chamber Jazz: intimate concerts at the Auditorium of AMIA.

VENUES:
Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza y Caffarena
Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario: Av. Ángel Gallardo y Leopoldo Marechal
AMIA: Pasteur 633
Café Vinilo: Gorriti 3780
Thelonious Club: J. Salguero 1884

TICKETS:
For Cruces, El Aula and the following international concerts:
*Pat Martino Organ Trío
*Henri Texier Quintet + Marcin Wasileski Trío
*Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg + Yotam Silverstein
Tickets can be purchased online at: www.tuentrada.com/jazz/Online/ or in person at: Tu Entrada / Av. Corrientes 728 / Mon to Fri 10 am to 8 pm, Sat & Sun 12 pm 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:
*César López Quinteto + Horacio Fumero Trío
*Leo Genovese Trío + Rom-Schaerer-Eberle Trío
*Aca Seca + Diego Schissi Quinteto
This 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. 

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

For more information and daily schedules, visit Buenos Aires Jazz 14 official website (in  Spanish only) or download the complete Program in PDF (Spanish-English).

Museum Night 2014 - La Noche de los Museos 2014

The Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires presents the 11th Edition of La Noche de los Museos - Museum Night 2014, that will take place on November 15, 2014, 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.

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.

Over 180 museums and art spaces will be participating in this edition.

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).

International Show Jumping Competition Haras El Capricho 2014

The 16th International Show Jumping Competition CSIOW Haras El Capricho will take place from November 13 to November 16, 2014, 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 contest will take place in 2 of the 4 international level courses of El Capricho, with two qualifying rounds for the Pan-american Games Toronto 2015.


The most important events in the competition are:

Thursday, November 13:
1:00 pm - 3.00 pm: International Competition
Friday, November 14: 
3:30 pm: International Competition Grand Prix La Caja (Qualifying for the 2015 Toronto Pan-american Games)
Saturday, November 15:
3:30 pm: Speed Derby
Sunday, November 16:
3:30 pm: International Competition Ericsson (Qualifying for the World Cup and for the 2015 Toronto Pan-american Games)

As every year, there will be live music shows at the stage located next to the main jumping course:
Sunday, November 16, 12 pm: Karina "la princesita"

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.

Mataderos Fair moves for one day to Avenida de Mayo

On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, the traditional Mataderos Fair, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, moves to Avenida de Mayo to offer a festival that will feature craft stalls, regional products, parades of carriages and horse riders, and folk music shows. The event, similar to the Fair held every Sunday in Mataderos, will take place from 11 am to 8 pm on Avenida de Mayo between Bolivar & Chacabuco, in downtown Buenos Aires.
Several music shows will be presented on the main stage, with a tribute to Carlos Saravia, founder of the folk group "Los Chalchaleros", with Lorena Astudillo as guest artist, and the presence of  Pancho y sus Manos Brujas, Pancho Escalada, Norma Aguero, among others. 
Folk Dance shows will also be presented, with Sol Argentino and Percusion Buenos Aires.


The Fair will feature stalls with traditional crafts from our provinces, like “mates”, cutlery, silverware, textiles, leather and handicrafts of indigenous peoples, local products from around the country, including goat cheese, olives, wine, salami and alfajores, and traditional foods such as empanadas, locro, humita, tamales, meats, tortas fritas and pastelitos.
The Festival and all activities are free of charge, and will be suspended in case of rain.

6th Festival of India in Buenos Aires

The Embassy of India in Argentina presents 6th Edition of the Festival of India in Buenos Aires, to be held between November 14 and November 24, 2014 at Centro Cultural Borges (Viamonte 525- Galerias Pacifico), Buenos Aires. All cultural events including music and dance and handicrafts exhibition during the festival are free entry to everyone. Some of the events are also planned in other parts of the city coinciding with the main festival.
This edition of the Festival features a grand exhibition with almost 40 stands displaying and selling unique products from India, like exquisite Indian handicrafts, jewelry, decoration items, silverware, woodcraft, traditional Indian wear, every day of the Festival from 12 pm to 8 pm.
Apart from the handicrafts fair, the Festival also features an extravaganza of music and dance of India including classical dances of Odissi, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam and also the popular Bollywood ensembles with a bevy of talented artistes from India and Argentina, with Pooja Gupta and Janaki Rangarajan as special guests. Also featured are performances of classical Indian music , both vocal and instrumental. 
Seminars on Yoga, Spirituality, Indian Cuisine, Indian Theatre, Ayurveda system of medicine and Indian studies which draw popular support are also featured this year with eminent speakers and subject matter experts sharing their knowledge on various topics. 
A Film festival, bringing the magic of Indian cinema to the city, with a film show every night between November 15 and November 22, at 7.15 pm, will be presented at the Borges Centre, with free entrance (for those above 18 years of age)
Apart from the Centro Cultural Borges, the Festival also features two mega events for the people of Buenos Aires at the Planetarium (Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Av. Sarmiento) on November 15 (Saturday), from 10 am to 1 pm, featuring a grand Yoga Event "Buenos Aires OM"; and on November 16 (Sunday) a spectacular open air Bollywood Show featuring almost 100 dancers, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
On November 22, the Festival also features the Copa de la India cricket tournament at the St George School, Quilmes. And on November 23 the "India Polo Cup" at the magnificent Estancia Villa Maria.
Between 19 and 23 November, a Food festival is also being organized at the Sheraton Retiro (call Sheraton for reservations), bringing the gastronomical delights of India to Argentina.

Click on this link for complete schedule of activities.

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