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New "Gallery Day" in Palermo - July 2016

Gallery, the original circuit for art lovers around art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents this special edition of Gallery Day, that will take place in the neighborhoods of Palermo and Villa Crespo on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, from 12 pm to 5 pm.

The Palermo-Villa Crespo circuit covers the area surrounded by the streets of Dorrego, Av. Santa Fé, Lavalleja and Gascón, with more than 35 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 12.30 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.

The Night of Philosophy - and good food

On the night of Saturday, June 25th, 2016, from 7 pm and until the wee hours of the night, renowned Argentinian, French and German philosophers will meet audiences to exchange ideas and thoughts at the magnificent spaces of Centro Cultural Kirchner (Sarmiento 151).

The Night of Philosophy (La Noche de la Filosofía) is a format of an all-night philosophy happening created in Paris in 2010 by Mériam Korichi, that has been staged since in London, Berlin, New York, Athens, Rabat, and that arrived in Buenos Aires in 2015.

The international guest participants this year are: Anne Dufourmantelle; Julien Berjeault; Magali Bessone;  Marc Augé;Mathias Girel; Patrick Boucheron; Pierre Cassou-Noguès;  (France). Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez; Claudia Hammerschmidt; Johannes Völz; Katja Crone; Vittoria Borsò; Anna Biselli (Germany).

Every intellectual will offer a 30 minute theoretical presentation about a selected issue, in different matters such as philosophy, anthropology, sociology, semiotics, psychology, and history.

All the activities will be free of charge. The program includes:
  • A special place that represents the Greek Agora, dedicated to questions from the public and debate with philosophers.
  • Theater plays
  • Music: live bands and DJs 
  • Individual lectures
  • Cinema 
  • Visual Arts
  • Workshops for kids
In addition, the three participant countries - Argentina, France and Germany - will be represented in a Gastronomic Fair, offering Crepes, fondue, soupe à l'oignon, quiche lorraine, patisserie, frankfurters, goulash, carbonada, roasted meat, strudel, gluhwein, lamb pie, jambonneau, wines, cocktails, and much more.

Tickets: all the activities are free but limited to the capacity of each conference room or auditorium. Free tickets will be available for pick up on the same day, from 3 pm at the venue.

More information on La Noche de la Filosofia website

Gallery Nights June 2016

Gallery Nights is the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, organized by the art magazine Arte al Día that takes place once a month between April and December each year.

The next edition will be held on Friday, June 3rd, from 7 pm to 10 pm, in the neighborhoods of Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta in Buenos Aires.

The meeting point will be at Sofitel Buenos Aires (Arroyo 841), from where at 7 pm a guided visit through the main exhibition spaces will be offered to all visitors, and maps will be provided to the public so they can visit their favorite galleries and exhibitions at their own pace.

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

The traditional circuit of Gallery Nights covers from San Martín to Ayacucho 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.

Celebrations for the May Revolution


Two important events will take place this Wednesday, May 25th and Saturday, May 28th of 2016 for the celebration of the National Holiday, the May Revolution.

At the Festival that will take place on Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar on Saturday, May 28th, more than 40 foreign communities will gather to pay tribute to Argentina in one of the most important celebrations of the year.
The activities will start at 12 pm. The Festival will include more than 100 gazebos offering typical dishes, varied products and information about every participating country and community.
At the stands that will be placed on Av. de Mayo the public will have the chance to taste the typical products like pastelitos de membrillo, empanadas, locro, churros, carbonada, tamales, etc.
The opening will be by a chamamé group that will welcome the visitors, followed by the recreation of the battle of the first English Invasion performed by Asociación Civil Americana de Recreacionistas Históricos. 
There will be a parade of flags led by the Band of the Argentine Army that will perform patriotic songs together with the communities.
An Argentinian folk musical and dance show with more than 35 dancers will be presented on the stage, and bands from 8 of the communities will play their traditional music.
100 couples will dance the "Pericón Nacional", and there will be classes of popular dances for the public.

On the other hand, the Mataderos Fair - that celebrates it´s 30th anniversary this year - will start the celebration on Wednesday 25th at 11 am  with a grand Pericón, where all the audience is invited to dance together with traditional dance groups. 
Different music and dance shows will be presented during the afternoon at the main stage with the participation of renowened Argentinian folk singers and dance groups.
Visitors will be able to taste typical Argentinian products at the more than 700 stalls located on Av. de los Corrales & Av. Lisandro de la Torre, as well as purchase blankets, ponchos, leather and silver objects, and all kinds of handicrafts.
The Gaucho demonstrations will also be present during the day, with Pato (horseball) demonstrations, colt taming, ring races.

Two great opportunities to learn about Argentina, it´s traditions and this important National Holiday.

All events are free.

Feria PuroDiseño 2016

The 2016 edition of Feria PuroDiseño, that will take place from May 25th to May 29th, 2016, at the Pabellón Amarillo in La Rural, will exhibit the avant-garde works of over 350 innovative designers in the fields of:

  • clothing
  • accessories
  • contemporary jewelry
  • equipment
  • home decor objects
  • digital design
  • graphic design
  • contemporary craftsmanship
  • textile development
  • lighting, 

With special sectors featuring works by the representatives of the provinces of Salta, Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, La Pampa, Chubut, Santa Fe, and Jujuy 

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: May 25 - 29, 2016
Location: La Rural, Pabellon Amarillo. Av.Sarmiento 2704
Opening Hours: 2 pm to 10 pm
Admittance: AR$ 120
More information: Feria PuroDiseño website

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Internacional 25 de Mayo 2016

The Gran Premio Internacional 25 de Mayo, one of the most important classic races in the Argentine horse racing calendar, will take place on the National Holiday of Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at Hipodromo de San Isidro.

The race day will be made up of a total of 17 races, including 3 G1 Great Prizes, from 1:00 pm to 8.25 pm.

The main event of the day, the Great Prize Gran Premio Internacional 25 de Mayo – Copa Dr. Enrique Olivera (G1), run on a distance of 2400 meters on grass track, will take place at 6:05 pm, and is part of the international system "Win And You’re In The Breeders’ Cup Championship", by which the winner automatically classifies to compete at the Breeders´ Cup Turf in Santa Anita (USA).

During the day there will be activities for the whole family, including activities for children, and food trucks offering typical Argentinian dishes.

Entrance is free of charge.

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

arteBA´16 Contemporary Art Fair

Gentileza arteBA Fundación
arteBA Contemporary Art Fair, that will take place from May 19 to May 22, 2016, is the most popular cultural event in the city of Buenos Aires and the most important one of its kind in Latin America. arteBA is an art exhibition where art galleries display their best artworks, offering the general public the chance to come face to face with truly unique collectors’ pieces. It is also an opportunity for the newer art centers from all over the region to present their younger artists and reveal the very latest trends, which are simply absent from other art fairs.

43 foreign art galleries from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay, together with 42 Argentine art galleries, with 400 artists, will exhibit their most outstanding works at this great cultural event, that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

The Fair will be divided into several sections:
  • Main Section: Established galleries chosen by a renowned selection committee.
  • Cabinet: A specific area within the galleries booths in the main section of the fair. In Cabinet, one or more works by a single artist are exhibited. The aim of the section is to show important, unique, or emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists.
  • Dixit 25th Anniversary Edition:  an exhibition at the fair on “25 years of Argentine art.” This section will present works by outstanding Argentine artists for museums and private collections, through the artists’ galleries.
  • U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes Benz: A curator invites galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists and selects each work to be exhibited.
  • Solo Show Zurich: On this year’s proposal, it will explore the body as an artistic tool through multiple disciplines, such as painting, performance and video.
  • Barrio Joven Chandon: Section for young Argentine and foreign galleries focused mainly on Latin American artists.
  • Photobooth City: galleries present photographs by historical and contemporary artists.
  • Isla de Ediciones Fundación Proa: sale of individual volumes and collections that provide theoretical support and information on contemporary art.
The OPEN FORUM 2016 will be held with free admission in the fair’s auditorium with conferences by international lecturers.

These are just a few of the many activities programmed for this year's exhibition. For more information, visit arteBA'16 official website.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Blue and Green Pavilions. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Buenos Aires
Dates and hours: May 19 - 22, 2016 / 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Admission fees:
General: AR $160
Students and Senior citizens: AR $80
2 day pass: AR$ 250
4 day  pass: AR$ 320
4 day pass + catalog: AR$ 460 
Catalog: AR$ 200

8th Buenos Aires International Circus Festival

The 8th Buenos Aires International Circus Festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, will take place between May 12 and May 22, 2016, at Buenos Aires Polo Circo, Centro Cultural Kirchner, and Tecnopolis.

The Festival will offer the public unique experiences, outstanding artistic performances, and fun national and international shows and performances by Circus companies from France, Australia, Sweden, UK, and Argentina, focusing on contemporary circus.

This year the Festival will feature the French company Théatre Le Monfort with three exceptional works. Nube (Cloud): premiered at the Nuit Blanche in París, an open air performance that will be installed in the front of Centro Cultural Kirchner, a giant cloud floating in the air. An acrobat climbs on it, jumps and plays. Finally the cloud turns into snow that falls on the spectators, making them an active part of this fascinating spectacle. 
This free show will be presented on Saturday and Sunday, every half hour from 5.30 pm, and Monday to Friday at 6 pm, 6.30 pm, and 7 pm.
The other two shows by this company are Tu and Noos, at Buenos Aires Polo Circo.

The British company Upswing presents Bedtime Stories. From Sweden, David Eriksson, one of the most talented members of Cirkus Cirkör, presents the show for adults Pink on the inside; and from France, Florent Bergal, presents his magical show Oktobre.

Tickets for International shows have a cost between AR$140 and AR$80. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the following points of sale:
* Centro Cultural General San Martin: Sarmiento 1554, Centro. Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 7 pm
* Buenos Aires Polo Circo: Av Juan de Garay 2051 & Combate de Los Pozos, Parque Patricios, Monday to Sunday 2 pm to 9 pm

The shows presented at Tecnopolis and Buenos Aires Polo Circo with free entrance to the public include: Tigrou by the Swiss-Argentine group InnovaCirco;  Pasen y vean, by Shamblá; Desconectate, by Big Circus; Cuento con vos, by La Arena; Doblemantra y Cuerpusión, by Unsanm; among others, all free of charge. See the complete list here

Free tickets must be picked up at Polo Circo in advance, or at Tecnopolis on the same day of the show.

Several big tops will be put up at "Buenos Aires Polo Circo", Av Juan de Garay 2051, in the neighborhood of Parque Patricios, and there will be activities in these other venues: 
Centro Cultural Kirchner, Sarmiento 151
Tecnopolis, Av. de los Constituyentes & Av. General Paz

More information on each show and day by day schedules on this link.

International Show Jumping Competition "Gran Premio Sol de Mayo 2016"

The annual show jumping competition "Gran Premio Sol de Mayo" that takes place at Club Hipico Argentino with the participation of the best national and international riders, is one of the most important tournaments in the annual show jumping calendar in Argentina.

The main event will take place on Sunday May 15th, with activities for the whole family, like the presence of marching bands, vaulting exhibitions, free pony rides.

The complete program includes three international FEI events:

Thursday, May 12th
4.30 PM: International Preparatory for the Preliminary World Cup

Friday May 13th
3.00 PM: FEI World Cup Competition (1.6 m)

Sunday, May 15th
3.30 PM: International Grand Prize "Sol de Mayo" (1.5 m) 

Club Hipico Argentino is located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7285
Free entrance. Not suspended for rain.

Buenos Aires Cocktail and Bartending Week "BACóctel" 2016

The second edition of the Buenos Aires Bartending Week "BACóctel" will take place from May 15th to May 21st, 2016, bringing together more than 40 bars, dozens of bartenders, hundreds of drinks at promotional prices, with master classes, conferences, bar hopping, pop ups and tastings. 

Throughout the week the best bars in the city will offer a special menu of original cocktails at promotional prices, so people can learn about bartending and new bars and enjoy the best blends and drinks.

In order to promote the responsible drinking, the bars are grouped on different routes that can be covered on foot, around Recoleta, Palermo. Puerto Madero, and Retiro.

There will be master classes for amateurs and aficionados who want to learn about the world of drinks, and many other educational events at the participating bars. Some of the events are free and others require advanced registration and purchase of tickets. 

For more information on day-by-day events, participating bars and tickets visit BACoctel official website.

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