International Artisans´Fair 2016


At the International Artisans' Fair ("Feria Internacional de Artesanias de Buenos Aires"), that will be held from December 6th to December 11th, 2016 at La Rural Exhibition Center, over 400 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, including: ceramics; basket making; cutlery; leather; clothing; musical instruments; jewelry; wood; noble metals; paper; stone; textiles; glass, and more.

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 6 through December 11, 2016.
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Opening hours: 3 PM to 10 PM
Entry fees: 
General: AR$ 80
Pensioners: AR$ 65
Children under 8, free

Teatro Colon 2017 Season




The prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its program for the 2017 Season, which starts on March 2nd with one of the concerts by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 2017 season features, among other great performances, the outstanding presence of Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich, that return for the fourth consecutive year with the East-Western Divan Orchestra
The ballet program includes performances by Isabella Boylston, Marianela Nuñez, Anna Ol, Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo.
The Green Subscription returns with concerts by outstanding international artists, like the Mexican tenor Javier Camarena, the Brazilian conductor Isaac Karabtchevsky with the Argentine pianist Sergio Tiempo as soloist; and the soprano Jessye Norman.
Among the Opera productions, one of the most important this year will be La Traviata, with régie by Sofia Coppola and costume design by Valentino, in a production by Teatro dell´Opera di Roma.

2017 SEASON PROGRAM

OPERA PERFORMANCES

March 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

April 26, 28, 29, 30. June 2
THE BAN ON LOVE (Das Liebesverbot)

June 8, 9, 11, 13
GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO

July 18, 21, 22, 23, 25
THE KNIGHT OF THE ROSE (Der Rosenkavalier)

August 22, 25, 26, 27, 29
RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY

September 12, 14, 15,, 16, 17, 19, 20
LA TRAVIATA

October 17, 18, 20, 22, 24
THREE SISTERS

November 7, 10, 11, 12, 14
RUSALKA

December 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16
ANDREA CHÉNIER


BALLET PERFORMANCES

April 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
SYLVIA

June 25, 27, 28, 28, July 1
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

August 10, 11
INTERNATIONAL BALLET GALA

August 24, 25, 26, 27
CONTEMPORARY NIGHT

September 30. October 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
SLEEPING BEAUTY

December 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS


CONCERTS

The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra (OFBA), directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of 17 concerts throughout the year, with the participation of outstanding soloists and guest conductors, such Diana Damrau, Boris Berezovsky, Ángel Romero, Midori, Elena Bashkirova, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariano Rey and Claudio Barile, among others.

The Permanent Orchestra of Teatro Colón will offer a program of three concerts conducted by Mario Perusso, Rodolfo Saglimbeni and Mika Eichenholz.


FESTIVAL BARENBOIM

July 29, 30
MARTHA ARGERICH – DANIEL BARENBOIM
Duo of pianos

August 1, 2
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA & MARTHA ARGERICH
Conductor :DANIEL BARENBOIM
Soloist: MARTHA ARGERICH

August 5
DANIEL BARENBOIM & WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA


GREEN SUBSCRIPTION

May 14
SERGIO TIEMPO & PERMANENT ORCHESTRA OF TEATRO COLON

July 27
JAVIER CAMARENA & PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF BUENOS AIRES

November 15
JESSEY NORMAN

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 2017 Season will come complete with the program by the CETC (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colón), the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón), the Chamber Opera series, and the concerts performed at the Theater by private musical organizations like Nuova Harmonia and Mozarteum Argentino.

You can download the complete 2017 program from this link.

Tickets for individual dates will go on sale on date to be announced, subject to availability, after the sale of Season´s Tickets.

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.









Gallery Day - December 2016


Gallery, the original circuit for art lovers around art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents a new special edition of Gallery Day, that will take place in the neighborhoods of Palermo and Villa Crespo on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

The Palermo-Villa Crespo circuit covers the area surrounded by the streets of Dorrego, Av. Santa Fé, Lavalleja and Gascón, with more than 30 art spaces that will open their doors to show the latest works of their artists.

There is a free transportation service with buses with the logo of "Gallery Nights", with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit. A free walking tour around the most outstanding exhibitions will start at 5.30 pm from the meeting point at Espacio Pla, on Malabia 1841.

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne or premium beers. Maps will be provided to the public so they can visit their favorite galleries and exhibitions at their own pace.

This event is totally free of charge.
For maps and information on participating galleries: Gallery website.

La Gran Milonga Nacional 2016 - Open Air Tango Dancing


"La Gran Milonga Nacional", an open air event with live orchestras and street tango dancing along Avenida de Mayo, which is transformed for one night into a giant dance floor, will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.

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.

Free entrance. Suspended in case of rain.

Sabor USA Argentina American Food Week 2016



The first edition of Sabor USA Argentina Food Week, a gastronomic event that celebrates the best of the contemporary American cuisine, will be held from November 26th to December 3rd, 2016
A selected group of restaurants will offer menus at special prices representing the typical dishes of the USA. 
American and Argentine chefs will offer the opportunity to enjoy classics like smoked ribs, Philly Cheesesteak, chicken tacos, apple pie, and much more!
Sabor USA Argentina Food Week is organized by the American Embassy in Argentina and the Association of Hotels, Restaurants, and Coffee shops. 

Participating restaurants and menus (prices in Argentine Pesos)

The Embers - Ortiz 1865, Recoleta
* Pork ribs with barbecue sauce, coleslaw and baked potatoes with cream cheese, green onions, Parmesan and bacon + Apple pie with ice cream $260
* Pork with barbecue sauce, coleslaw and fries + classic waffle $217.

Fresco - Julio Roca 761
* Brooklyn Shrimp Sandwich: grilled shrimps, Philadelphia cream cheese, lime, carrots and cucumber $115.-
* Kale, shrimp and greens salad $130.-

El Picadero - Pasaje Santos Discépolo 1857
* Ribs BBQ + baked potatoes with cheddar and bacon + coleslaw salad $220

Fiera Parrilla Urbana - Av. Pedro Goyena 300 
* Ribs with barbecue sauce + potatoes with cheddar + 1 Jarra Fiera $400 (cover charge not included)

Almacén de Pizzas - O´Higgins 2081 / Elcano 304 /  Fitz Roy 1994 / Rivadavia 4718 / Av. Federico Lacroze 1802 / Av. Pueyrredon 2501 / French 230 /  Malabia 1825.
* Large Pizza New York style with cheddar and bacon + 2 sodas $319
* Large Pizza New York style with cheddar and bacon + 2 Corona beers $359

Down Town Matias - Echeverría 3195; Av. Pueyrredon 2501
* Ribs with coleslaw & smashed potatoes + Apple pie with ice cream $ 300.
* Premium Burger: 100% rib eye, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, cucumber, tomato & honey mustard + DTM Banana Split $250.

Urban Crepe - Paraguay 4978, (Distrito Arcos); Jerónimo Salguero 3172 (Alcorta Shopping); Moreno 809 (Hotel Intercontinental)
* Smoked Salmon Crepe, arugula, capers, Philadelphia cream cheese + Smoothie or Ginger $120

Banco Rojo - Bolívar 866, San Telmo.
* Sandwich Philly Cheesesteak with fries + artisan beer $135 + soda $85 - BBQ Pork Sandwich with fries + artisan beer $135 + soda $85

Poe - 3 de Febrero 2772, Belgrano
* Baltimore wings, potatoes with cheddar + beer Otro Mundo IPA $220.-

Mooi - Cuba 1985, Belgrano / Costa Rica 5468 - Palermo
* Kale salad with yamani rice koftas and coleslaw + lemonade Mooi $150.-
* Smoked salmon Bagel with cream cheese + lemonade Mooi $150.-

Sunae Asian - Humboldt 1626, Palermo
* Pao Marinade: steamed bread with marinaded pork, alioli with suka and cucumber kimchi & Gap Gimlet drink: vodka with ginger + basil + cucumber $200.-

La Puerta Roja - Chacabuco 733, San Telmo
* Chicken Tacos with potatoes + artisan beer $140 + soda $100 - Chicken wings BBQ + artisan beer $125 + soda $85.-

El Tejano - Honduras 4416, Palermo
* Brisket Sandwich with fries + 1/2 pint beer or soda $150.-
- Choriburger + 1/2 pint beer or soda $150.-

Urban Taco - Paraguay 4978, Palermo (Distrito Arcos)
* Burrito or Burrito bowl + soda or beer $120.-
* Three tacos with filling to choice + watermelon drink or beer $110.-

Franky Gourmet HotDogs - Paraguay 4978, Palermo (Distrito Arcos)
* Choice of Hot dog with rustic fries + soda or beer $110.-

Las Violetas - Av. Rivadavia 3899, Almagro
* Glazed Pound cake filled with raspberry jam and lemon cream + lemonade $150.-
* Chocolate chip and raisin cookies + herbal tea $70.-

Tea Connection - Sinclair 3027 /Cerviño 3550 /Migueletes 996 /Arcos 2102
* Homemade bagel with smoked salmon, avocado, arugula, cream cheese with dill and lemon + Homemade cheese cake with natural berries + tea or fruit water $ 281.-
* Chicken Caesar salad with greens, cheese sticks, croutons and Caesar dressing + Homemade cheese cake with natural berries + tea or fruit water $ 249.-

Selquet - Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 6402
* Seattle pork ribs with Fosters Hollywood potatoes + Cherry pie with ice-cream $ 350.-

Pablo Picasso Exhibition in Buenos Aires



The National Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, MAMBA) presents the exceptional exhibition Pablo Picasso: Beyond similarities, with drawings from the collection of the Musée National Picasso-Paris, selected together with the museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, that will be exhibited from November 18th, 2016 through February 28th, 2017.

This is a landmark for the history of art exhibitions in Argentina, being the first retrospective exhibit in the country dedicated to the drawings of Picasso, with 74 unique pieces, created by the artist between 1897, at 16 years of age, and 1972, one year before his death.

Organized chronologically, it showcases a wide range of art works from the artist that changed the history of occidental art.

Guided visits:
The museum will offer two daily guided visits by the museum´s guides, at 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
Guided visits by Laura Hakel, Assistant curator of the exhibition: Sunday December 4, Thursday January 19, and Tuesday February 21, at 5.00 pm.
All the visits have a limited capacity on first come first served basis with registration at the Reception of the Musum.

MAMBA is located on Avenida San Juan 350
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 7 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 11 am to 8 pm.
Admittance fee: AR$20. Tuesdays Free

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 7. Total: 29.

Fixture: (Final results and updates in red)

Saturday November 12 – League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina 22 vs. Cría Yatay 7 
4.00 pm: Alegría 18 vs. Washington 13 

Sunday November 13 – League B - Suspended for rain
New Date:
Monday November 14 - League B
2.00 pm: Ellerstina 17 vs. La Irenita 10 
4.30 pm: L.A. Las Monjitas 13 vs. El Paraíso 12 

Saturday November 19 – League A
2.00 pm: Alegria 9 vs. Cria Yatay 7
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 18 vs. Washington 8

Sunday November 20 – League B
2.00 pm: L.A. Las Monjitas 14 vs. La Irenita 10
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 13 vs. El Paraiso 8

Tuesday November 22 – League A
2.00 pm: Cria Yatay 13 vs. Washington 12
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 20 vs. Alegria 10

Wednesday November 23 – League B
2.00 pm: La Irenita 14 vs. El Paraiso 12
4.00 pm: Ellerstina 14 vs. L.A. Las Monjitas 9

Saturday November 26 - Quarter Final 1 - Suspended for rain
4.30 pm: Alegria vs. La Irenita

Sunday November 27 – Quarter Final 2 - Suspended for rain
4.30 pm: La Aguada vs Cria Yatay

New dates: 

Monday November 28 -  Quarter Final 1
2.00 pm: Ladies Polo Test Match: Argentina 13 vs England 3
4.30 pm: Alegria 13 vs. La Irenita 11

Tuesday, November 29 - Quarter Final 2
2.00 pm: Golden Cup: The Emerging 198 vs Patagones
4.30 pm: La Aguada 10 vs Cria Yatay 14

Saturday December 3 – Semifinal 1
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 27 vs. Cria Yatay 4

Sunday December 4 – Semifinal 2
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 15 vs. Alegria 11

Saturday December 10
1.00 pm: Final Copa Cámara de Diputados - El Remanso vs Alegría
4.30 pm: Final 123rd Argentine Polo Open
LA DOLFINA vs ELLERSTINA

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




48H Open House Buenos Aires 2016


Galeria Guemes
48H Open House Buenos Aires, the festival of architecture and urban planning of the city of Buenos Aires, will take place this year on Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th, 2016. An open house weekend at those buildings that cause admiration and curiosity.  Buenos Aires was the first Latin American city to adopt the Open House concept in 2013. 

Open House offers the opportunity to enter for free and explore those private or public places that are normally closed to the general public, with the help of volunteers who generously give their time to accompany and comment on the tours, This year more than 90 buildings selected for their architectural heritage and cultural value and which usually can not be accessed freely will be open to the public, including the Comega Building, Palacio Barolo, Teatro Colon, Bencich Building, National Library, Galeria Guemes, and much more.

Only those who are registered through the Open House website can get access up to 4 selected buildings each day. Registration starts on November 15th, at 5 pm BA time. The spaces are limited. To secure entrance it is recommend to arrive early. ID is needed to enter the buildings on the day of the event.

Some of the buildings do not require previous registration, and there are some additional free activities like bike tours, Open Foto, City Walks, and Open Muro.

For more information visit 48H Open House Buenos Aires website.