124th Argentine Polo Open Championship



Saturday, November 4th, 2017, will mark the start of the most important polo tournament in the world, the 124th Argentine Polo Open Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo), or simply "El Abierto", that will take place until December 2nd, 2017. 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) on sale through Ticketek Argentina. Individual dates will go on sale on October 22nd, subject to availability after the sale of abonos. 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 8, Miguel Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 32.
La Irenita: Juan Ruiz Guiñazú Jr 8, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr 8, Clemente Zavaleta, 7, Matías Mac Donough 8. Total: 31.
La Albertina: Francisco Elizalde 8, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Santiago Toccalino 8, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8. Total: 32.
La Esquina: Pascual Sainz de Vicuña 6, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 8, Mariano Aguerre 8, Rodrigo Rueda Jr 7. Total: 29.

League B
Ellerstina: Facundo Pieres 10, Pablo Pieres 9, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 39.
Alegría: Guillermo Caset Jr 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Facundo Sola 8, Frederick Mannix Jr 8. Total: 35.
Cría Yatay: Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 7, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8, Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 31.
LD La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 7, Guillermo Terrera Jr 8, Alejo Taranco 7, Ignatius Du Plessis 8. Total: 30.
Chapaleufú: Alberto Heguy Jr 7, Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 8, Julián de Lusarreta 7, Eduardo Heguy 8. Total: 30.

Fixture: (Final results and updates in red)

Saturday November 4 – League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina vs. La Esquina
4.30 pm: La Aguada L. M. vs. La Irenita

Sunday November 5 – League B
2.00 pm:  Ellerstina vs. Chapaleufú
4.30 pm: Alegría vs. Cría Yatay

Saturday November 11 – League A
2.00 pm: La Aguada L. M. vs. La Esquin
4.30 pm: La Dolfina vs. La Albertina

Sunday November 12 – League B
2.00 pm:  Alegría vs. Chapaleufú
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs. L. D. Polo Ranch

Tuesday November 14 – League A
2.00 pm: La Irenita vs. La Esquina
4.30 pm: La Aguada L. M. vs. La Albertina

Wednesday November 15 – League B
2.00 pm: Cría Yatay vs. Chapaleufú
4.30 pm: Alegría vs. L. D. Polo Ranch

Saturday November 18 - League A
2.00 pm: La Albertina vs. La Esquina L. M.
4.30 pm: La Dolfina vs. La Irenita

Sunday November 19 – League B
2.00 pm: L. D. Polo Ranch vs. Chapaleufú
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs. Cría Yatay

Saturday November 25 - League A
2.00 pm: La Irenita vs. La Albertina
4.30 pm: La Dolfina vs. La Aguada L. M.

Sunday November 26 - League B
2.00 pm: Cría Yatay vs. L. D. Polo Ranch
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs. Alegría

Saturday December 2 - Final 124th Argentine Polo Open
4.30 pm: Winner League A vs Winner League B

The schedule of matches is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.

Autoclasica 2017 - Antique and classic cars exhibition




Autoclasica 2017, the biggest festival for classic cars and motorcycles in South America will take place between Friday, October 13th and Monday October 16th, 2017, at the Gardens of San Isidro Race Track (Hipodromo de San Isidro).
Autoclasica features 900 antique vehicles in their original state, and in perfect working conditions, as they were at the moment of their manufacture, including cars, motorcycles, utilitarians, buses, boats, farm machinery and military vehicles.
The exhibition this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of Ferrari. with a historic reconstruction presenting the first models that succeeded on the race tracks, those that marked a milestone in the history of car making, and the ones presented in recent years.
For collectors, the classic "Autojumble" and "Motojumble", with over 100 stands offering antique pieces and accessories, books, models, and auto clubs stands from around the country.
On Sunday 15th a jury will award the most outstanding vehicles in every category of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) in exhibition, and the "Best of Show” between autos and motorcycles of the year.
There will be special sectors for kids and food courts, making this a great event for the whole family.

Dates: October 13, 14, 15, 16, of 2017
Opening hours: 10 am to 6.30 pm
Location: Hipódromo de San Isidro, Av. Santa Fe and Av. Márquez, San Isidro, Province of Buenos Aires.
Entrance: $ 260 Pesos. (cash only at the venue) Children under 12: free 
Parking: $ 160 Pesos (cash only) - to  be donated to San Isidro Children´s Hospital (entrance on Av. Santa Fe & Av. de la Unidad Nacional)
Not suspended for rain.

48H Open House Buenos Aires 2017

Former National Library
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 October 28th and Sunday October 29th, 2017. 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 100 buildings selected for their architectural heritage and cultural value and which usually can not be accessed freely will be open to the public.

Only those who are registered through the Open House website can get access up to 3 selected buildings each day. Registration starts on October 10th. The spaces are limited. An ID will be requested without exception in order to enter the buildings on the day of the event.

Some of the buildings do not require previous registration, but in order to secure entrance it is recommend to arrive early. 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.

Palacio Barolo Observatory

Polo: 124th Hurlingham Club Open Championship



The 124th Hurlingham Club Open Championship, the oldest Polo tournament in the world, will kick off this Friday, October 6th, 2017, with the participation of the ten best worldwide Polo teams and the top ranked polo players.

The Hurlingham Club Open is the second of the championships in the Argentine High Handicap Polo Season that make up the "Triple Crown", following the Tortugas Open Championship and preceding the Argentine Open Championship.

Some of the matches will be played at the Argentine Polo Association in Pilar (AAP) and different Polo clubs (to be announced), with the Semi Finals and Finals at Hurlingham Club. 

During the weekends of October 20-21 and the Final on October 28, visitors will have the chance to enjoy a Gourmet Market and live music shows, among other activities. 

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you, or a full Polo package with specialized guide.

Tickets on sale on arrival at the club.

Participating teams:

League A
Ellerstina: Facundo Pieres 10, Pablo Pieres 9, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 39.
La Aguada Las Monjitas: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 8, Miguel Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 32.
Cría Yatay: Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 7, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8, Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 31.
LD La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 7, Guillermo Terrera Jr 8, Alejo Taranco 7, Ignatius Du Plessis 8. Total: 30.
La Esquina: Pascual Sainz de Vicuña 6, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 8, Mariano Aguerre 8, Rodrigo Rueda Jr 7. Total: 29.

League B
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
Alegría: Guillermo Caset Jr 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Facundo Sola 8, Frederick Mannix Jr 8. Total: 35.
La Irenita: Juan Ruiz Guiñazú Jr 8, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr 8, Clemente Zavaleta, 7, Matías Mac Donough 8. Total: 31.
La Albertina: Francisco Elizalde 8, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Santiago Toccalino 8, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8. Total: 32.
Chapaleufú: Alberto Heguy Jr 7, Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 8, Julián de Lusarreta 7, Eduardo Heguy 8. Total: 30.

Fixture (Results and updates in red):

Date 1 - Friday October 6 
12.00 pm: La Albertina 9 vs La Irenita 10 - at La Dolfina Polo Club
2.00 pm: Cria Yatay 11 vs LD La Dolfina Polo Ranch 10 - at La Ensenada Polo Club
2.00 pm: La Aguada Las Monjitas 12 vs La Esquina 7 - at Jockey Club
4.00 pm: La Alegria 15 vs Chapaleufu 9 - at Hurlingham Club

Date 2 - Tuesday October 10 
11.00 am: Ellerstina 19 vs LD La Dolfina Polo Ranch 7 - at AAP
11.00 am: La Dolfina 10 vs La Albertina 6 - at AAP
2.00 pm: Alegria 18 vs La Irenita 5 - at AAP
4.00 pm: La Aguada Las Monjitas 11 vs Cria Yatay 10 - at AAP 

Date 3 - Saturday October 14 
11.00 am: La Dolfina 12 vs Chapaleufu 5 - at La Dolfina Polo Ranch
11.00 am: Ellerstina 15 vs La Esquina 8 - at Ellerstina Polo Club
2.00 pm: La Aguada Las Monjitas 14 vs LD La Dolfina Polo Ranch 10 - at La Dolfina Polo Ranch
4.00 pm: Alegria 8 vs La Albertina 7 - at Hurlingham Club

Date 4 - Tuesday October 17
11.00 am: LD La Dolfina Polo Ranch 14 vs La Esquina 6 - at AAP
11.00 am: La Albertina 11 vs Chapaleufu 10 - at AAP
2.00 pm: La Dolfina 17 vs La Irenita 4 - at AAP
4.00 pm: Ellerstina 17 vs Cria Yatay 6 - at AAP

Date 5 - Friday October 20
11.00 am: Cria Yatay vs La Esquina - at AAP
11.00 am: La Irenita vs Chapaleufu - at AAP
4.00 pm: Ellerstina vs La Aguada Las Monjitas - at Hurlingham Club

Date 6: Saturday October 21
4.00 pm: La Dolfina vs Alegria - at Hurlingham Club

Final: Saturday October 28
4.00 pm: Winner League A vs Winner League B

The schedule of matches is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.

Chinese Moon Festival 2017



The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, will be celebrated in Buenos Aires, in the streets of the Chinese Quarter in Belgrano, on Arribeños Street, from Blanco Encalada to Juramento on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th of 2017.
The activities will take place between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, together with the Chinese New Year. Sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival, traditionally on this day Chinese family members and friends gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and celebrate the end of the fall harvesting season.
More than 60 stalls will be placed in the streets that will be converted into a giant food court to offer traditional food and cultural items.
A large stage with lights and sound will be mounted on Arribeños and Olazabal for the public to enjoy a great event on Sunday 8th, that will feature the traditional Dragon and Lion Dance, Oriental Martial Arts, Traditional Dances music shows, among many other activities.

The events may be suspended in case of rain.

Gluten Free Food Fair October 2017



A food fair completely dedicated to gluten free products will be held on Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th of 2017 at Barrancas de Belgrano, on Echeverria & 11 de Septiembre, from 11 am to 7 pm.

The Fair will be divided into two sectors:

Market: 40 stalls offering oil, spices, marmalade, jams, infussions, soft drinks, delicatessen, diary, bread, fruits and vegetables, pasta, snacks, nuts, cold cuts, cereals and grains, cookies, juices, preserves, flour, frozen food, soups.

Food court: Stands offering prepared food to go or to enjoy at the communal tables, including sushi, meat, pasta, author dishes, vegetarian options, ethnic food, among many other options. The stalls and food trucks will be run by restaurants and cooks with a vast experience in the elaboration of gluten free food, including: La Arepería de Buenos Aires, Epa La Arepa, Kary’s Burger, The Crepe Factory, TeAdoro García, La Dorita, Pizza Vegana, Ciudad Madre, Anatani Yumy & Gluten Free, Cocelia, Sintaxis, Leofanti Senza Glutine, Granja Iris, Cremolatti, Bon Bouquet, Trixie, Citric, Queso Brulée, Platón & Wok.

In case of rain the event will be rescheduled.

FIBA - International Buenos Aires Theater Festival 2017


In Spite of Wishing and Wanting

Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, the International Buenos Aires Theater Festival (Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires -FIBA), will take place between October 5th  and October 21st, 2017.

FIBA takes place every two years, featuring diverse artistic expressions through contemporary theater, dance and musical theater. FIBA offers special free activities such us open talks with artists, workshops and masterclasses, films, and books presentations.

International Productions:
This year´s FIBA international presentations include 19 productions in diverse formats, such as: The Tiger Lillies perform Hamlet, featuring a Danish cast in a Teatro Republique/Osterbro Teater production alongside cult British band The Tiger Lillies; Nathan!? with German director Nicolas Stemann; the adaptation by French director Laurent Berger of 38SM, a co-production between FIBA and Teatro Cervantes, a contemporary adaptation of the 38 works by William Shakespeare through a production that combines theater, performance, video, dance and music; "2666", directed by Julien Gosselin, based on the novel by Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, the longest theater play (12 hours) premiered in the city; among many others.
As for dance, Portugal's Circolando presents Noite, an intensely physical dialogue between three male dancers and a DJ, and the great Belgian choreographer Win Vanderkeybus presents In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, an organic symbiosis of dance, theater and film..

National Productions:
A total of 46 national productions, including shows presented by institutions like Centro Cultural Recoleta, Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural San Martín, Instituto Nacional del Teatro, Agencia Córdoba Cultura and Teatro Cervantes - Teatro Nacional Argentino.

Tickets for the shows on sale online through: www.tuentrada.com/fiba/Online/

Or at the following venues:
Until October 4th at: Teatro San Martin,  Av. Corrientes 1530: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 8 pm
October 5th to October 21st:
Teatro San Martín, Av. Corrientes 1530: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 10 pm
Teatro Regio, Av. Cordoba 6056: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 10 pm
Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo, Av. Triunvirato 4444: Monday to Sunday 11 am to 9 pm

The price of tickets range from $ 90 Argentine Pesos to $ 220 Pesos. 
Packages from $550 Pesos.
Some of the activities are free of charge.

For more information on locations, and day by day program, visit FIBA 2017 official website.

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Recoleta - September 2017



The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 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 promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Plaza Republica Oriental del Uruguay located on Av. del Libertador & Tagle, in Recoleta.

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.

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.

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




Italian Festival Al Dente 2017


The fifth edition of the gastronomic, artistic and cultural festival "Al Dente! Día de la Italianidad en Argentina" will be held on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th, 2017, from 12 pm to 7 pm, in the neighborhood of Colegiales, with free access to the public. This year the Festival will be held again on Av. Dorrego and Enrique Martínez, Flea Market, in the neighborhood of Colegiales.

"Al Dente!" is a celebration of the Italian gastronomy, that also features cultural, artistic and musical activities. Communal tables, activities for kids, food trucks with vegan and gluten free options, more than 40 market stalls offering Italian and Argentinian products are some of the attractions of Festival Al Dente!

Several musical shows will be presented all day during the weekend.

Polo: 2017 Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship


Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship will kick off on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, with the participation of the six teams with the highest handicap in the world, that will be disputing the Emilio de Anchorena Cup. This is the first jewel of the three great Polo Open Championships that make up the honorable "Triple Crown" of Argentine Polo, together with the 124th Hurlingham Club Open and the 124th Argentine Open that will be played later this year.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you, or a full Polo package including transfers, tickets and guide.


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 8, Miguel Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 32.
La Irenita: Juan Ruiz Guiñazú Jr 8, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr 8, Clemente Zavaleta 7, Matías Mac Donough 8. Total: 31.

League B
Ellerstina: Facundo Pieres 10, Pablo Pieres 9, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 39.
Alegría: Guillermo Caset Jr 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Facundo Sola 8, Frederick Mannix Jr 8. Total: 35.
Cría Yatay: Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 7, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8, Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 31.

Fixture of matches (results in red):

Tuesday, September 19 
1:00 pm: La Aguada Las Monjitas 17 vs. La Irenita 8 (Match 1) - League A 
3.30 pm: Alegría 16 vs. Cría Yatay 13 (Match 2) - League B

Saturday, September 23 - League A - Suspended
3:30 pm: La Dolfina vs  La Irenita

Sunday, September 24 - League B - Suspended
3:30 pm: Ellerstina vs Cria Yatay

Saturday,  October 7 - FINAL
The Final will be played at Palermo Polo Field 1 (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego). Tickets on sale at the door.
Previously at 2.00 PM, the final of the Youth Argentine Open will be played at Field 2.
4:00 pm La Dolfina 12 vs Ellerstina 5
LA DOLFINA CHAMPION OF THE 2017 TORTUGAS OPEN

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check on this post online for updates in case of rain.

Tortugas Country Club is located on Ruta Panamericana Ramal Pilar km. 38.5.
Tickets on sale at the Club only.