Italian Food Week 2017

The Tourism Entity of the City of Buenos Aires and the Italian Embassy in Argentina present the "Italian Food Week - Semana de la Cocina Italiana en Buenos Aires", a week dedicated to honor the Italian gastronomic traditions in Buenos Aires, that will take place from June 19th to June 25th, 2017.

This year the events will be organized in 4 different itineraries:

1. Mangia e Bevi: 28 of the best Italian restaurants in the city will offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices. Each restaurant will offer a menu with a fixed price of $250 Pesos or $450 Pesos, per person. Cover charge and Campari aperitif included. Drinks included only when mentioned.
Click here for a complete list of restaurants, contact details, menus and conditions.
Some of the menus are only available on certain days of the week and some are available by previous reservation only, so make sure to read about these conditions on the website.

2. Italian Pizza: 6 of La Continental restaurants will offer a menu dedicated to different varieties of Italian pizza for AR$250. For more info click here

3. Street Food and Beer: the beer brewery Antares will offer a menu combining the Italian street food with artisan beer, for AR$250). For more info click here

4. Italian Ice Cream: During the week a group of ice cream shops will offer typical Italian flavors (fiordilatte, cioccolato fondente, pistacchio, nocciola, tiramisú e stracciatella) for a special price of AR$195 a kilo. Complete list here.

The closing of the week will be celebrated on Saturday, June 25th, with a big Italian Food Festival, with free entrance to the public, at Usina del Arte (Agustín R. Caffarena 1, La Boca), from 11 am to 6 pm, with dozens of food stands: tastings and sale of typical products (pasta, prosecco, wines, olive oil, cool cuts, porchetta, mineral water, street food, bread, rice, among others). 
free tastings of Campari products; free concert of musical pieces by Giuseppe Verdi; and screening of the film La Stanza del Figlio, by Nanni Moretti.

Organic and Healthy Food Market in San Telmo - June 2017

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2017, from 10 am to 6 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 Parque Lezama located on Defensa & Brasil, in the neighborhood of San Telmo. The event is organized by Planeta Joy magazine and sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires.

More than 70 gazebos will be installed inside the park, 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.

On Defensa St between Brasil and Ave Caseros, more than 10 food trucks will be 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.

Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule.

World Environment Day celebration

In celebration of the World Environment Day, the city of Buenos Aires organizes the Festival "Los pies en el pasto" (The feet on the grass) on Saturday June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2017, at Parque Thays, Ave del Libertador & Callao, from 11 am to 6 pm, with free entrance to the public.

The programmed activities include:

° Live painting
° Photographic exhibit: 30 photos about the National Parks and landscapes of Argentina
° Talks about Climate change; Sustainable gardens; Greener cities; Food
° Cooking classes
° Theater plays (Saturday 2 pm and Sunday 1 pm)
° Urraka” Music with objects (Saturday 12 pm and Sunday 2 pm
° Movies from the Green Film Fest: TERRA Saturday 1.30 pm to 3 pm; WASTE LAND Sunday 1.30 pm to 3 pm
° Exhibition of electric cars by Renault 
° Yoga classes (Saturday and Sunday, 12 pm to 12.45 pm and 4 pm to 4.45 pm)
° Free workshops throughout the weekend 
° Gastronomic Fair with a space dedicated to French cuisine
° Closing of the events with a musical show by the band Sobredosis de Soda tribute to Soda Stereo, at 5 pm each day.

Visitors will also have the chance to see the installation "Nature and Harmony" (photo), a live artwork by french artist Francois Abelanet that plays with the points of view of the public and changes depending on the location of the viewer or the different angles when photographed with the cell phone. The artwork, located in Parque Thays next to the Botero statue, will remain open to the public until July 3rd, every day from 10 am to 6 pm.

Free entrance
The Festival will be suspended in case of rain

Buenos Aires celebrates Italian and Kosher traditions

Two simultaneous artistic and cultural events will take place this Sunday, June 11th, 2017, which are part of a program of festivities destined to pay homage to the different communities present in the city that is being carried out throughout the year. 

A Fair celebrating Kosher traditions will be held at Plaza Seeber (Av. del Libertador y Sarmiento), from 12 pm to 6 pm, with more than 50 stands offering a wide selection of products like books, crafts, paintings, and information about community activities, tourism, and Jewish shows.
There will be stands offering typical dishes from the traditional European and Mid-Eastern Jewish gastronomy, like knishes, shawarma, falafel, pastrami and bagles, and all kinds of Kosher food. 
In case of rain the event will be suspended.

The Italian community will have its celebration at El Dorrego in the neighborhood of Colegiales, starting at 11.00 am.
At the more than 30 stalls and food trucks, visitors will have the chance to taste typical Italian dishes, like cannoli, sfogliatella, crustoli, calzone and gelatti italiani; and purchase crafts from all regions in Italy, among other activities.
There will be musical shows by artists like Maxi Trusso and Hilda Lizarazu that will be performing Italian songs in their acoustic versions, and the presentation of the popular Italian artist Lucilla Galiazzi, that will travel specially to Buenos Aires for this event.
Espacio El Dorrego, Av. Dorrego & Freire
11 am to 8 pm
Not suspended for rain

Free entrance

International Auto Show Buenos Aires 2017

The VIII International Auto Show Buenos Aires (8° Salon Internacional del Automovil Buenos Aires 2017) will take place from June 10 to June 20, 2017 at La Rural Exhibition Center.

The Auto Show brings together the best automotive factories established in the country, with all their brands, as well as automotive importers with a presence in Argentina.

As in previous years, the Auto Show will be held in La Rural Buenos Aires, on a floor area to exceed 40,000 m² of exhibition occupying the Blue, Green, Yellow and ocher pavilions, plus an outdoor sector.

The participating brands that will be presenting their latest world arrivals include: Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Pagani, Peugeot, Baic, Chery, Chevrolet, Citroën, DS, Dfsk, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Geely, Honda, Iveco, Audi, Jeep, Lexus, Maserati and Volkswagen, among others.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center - Av. Santa Fe 4201 or Av. Sarmiento 2704 - Plaza Italia
Opening hours: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry fee: AR$ 200 (Children under 7 free).
More information:

Street Food and Music Festival at La Rural - June 2017

A new edition of the Food and Music Festival "Food Fest BA" will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, from 2 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 1 pm 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.

More information:

The Japanese Garden celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special event that will take place on Sunday, June 4th, 2017, from 10 am to 6 pm,

On this day the Garden will open its doors with free entrance to the public. During the day different dance groups, singers and music bands representing the Japanese community will offer their shows on the main stage.

More than 70 stands will offer typical Japanese dishes like Udon, Onigiri, Okonomiyaki, Bento, Ramen, Sushi, Tempura, Sashimi, Wagashi.

The event will start with a show with participate dance by Buenos Aires Taiko (Japanese Drums). Furthermore, the Asociación Japonesa Sarmiento will present a demonstration of Japanese dance and songs, and the band of Regiment Patricios will join in the celebrations.

The Japanese Garden is located on Av. Casares & Berro (Palermo)
The event will  be suspended in case of rain

May Revolution Celebrations

Argentina Polo Field

Commemorating the 207th anniversary of the May Revolution, Military parade with the participation of 6000 officers and 1000 musicians pertaining to the marching bands from Argentina and invited countries will be held on Saturday, May 27th, 2017, along Avenida de Libertador between Salguero and Av. Dorrego, finalizing with an exhibition at the Palermo Polo Field.

The start of the parade, at 11 am, will be accompanied by airplanes from the Air Forces and the Argentine Army that will perform an aerial parade. Starting from Av. Del Libertador & Salguero the troops will march towards the Argentine Polo Field, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, where at 2.30 pm the public will assist to the performances by the militarily bands, with free entrance, but with limited capacity.

The invited military bands from Uruguay, Chile, United States, and Morocco, will present a repertoire representative of the music of their respective countries.