New Contemporary Art Fair FACA

A new Art Fair called FACA (Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Argentino), exclusively dedicated to Argentinian and Latin American Contemporary art opens in Buenos Aires. Its first edition will take place from Thursday, May 25th through Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo, with free entrance to the public.

The exhibition will be held in four large tents set at the outdoor patios of Palermo Race Track, with a total surface of 2200 sqm and with more than 30 stands for selected projects. The exhibit will come complete with interventions and performances in special sectors, video-art screenings in a giant LED screen located in the main racing track, and night projections of digital art on the external surfaces of the buildings. 

At the special event Sonante, music shows from independent artists and DJ sets will be presented after 10.00 pm and until the wee hours of the night, at the grandstands and special locations around the venue. 

Visitors will also enjoy from more than 20 food trucks and a beer garden for the duration of the Fair.

Location: Hipodrómo Argentino de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego
Opening times:
Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27: 3 pm to 10 pm
Sunday 28: 3 pm to 8 pm
Free tickets for the Art Fair and Sonante music shows must be reserved in advance through this link (click on Inscribirse)

arteBA 2017 Contemporary Art Fair

Gentileza arteBA Fundación
arteBA Contemporary Art Fair, that will take place from May 24 to May 27, 2017, 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.

This year the fair will showcase the most outstanding works from 91 art galleries from 20 different countries, including Germany, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, the United States, France, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Fair will be divided into several sections, such as, among others:
  • 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.
  • 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: this section focuses on Latin American artists who, along with their galleries are developing a critical conversation regarding contemporary art in their own countries.
  • Barrio Joven Chandon: Section for young Argentine and foreign galleries focused mainly on Latin American artists.
  • Isla de Ediciones: sale of individual volumes and collections that provide theoretical support and information on contemporary art.
The OPEN FORUM 2017 will be held with free admission in the fair’s auditorium with conferences by international lecturers. Claudia Fontes, who was chosen to represent our country at the Venice Biennale, Marta Minujín who is presenting her Parthenon of banned books at Documenta 14 in Kassel, and Fernanda Laguna that will be present at LACMA, will all be present at arteBA, participating in the Art Conversations series, part of the Open Forum program.

These are just a few of the many activities programmed for this year's exhibition. For more information, visit arteBA'17 official website.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Blue and Green Pavilions. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Buenos Aires
Dates and hours: May 24 - 27, 2017 / 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

New edition of Gallery Day - May 2017

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 La Boca, San Telmo and Barracas, on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, from 3 pm to 7 pm, with more than 15 art spaces that will open their doors to show the latest works of their artists.


Check Points: Register from 3 pm to get your #galleryfriend pin at the following spots:
* Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBA), Av. San Juan 350
* Usina del Arte, Caffarena 1, La Boca
* Fundación PROA, Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca

Showing your #galleryfriend pin enter for free at the following spaces and activities:
* Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno (MAMBA)
* Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA)
* Fundación PROA
* On Stage, 3 pm: Shino Ohnaga + guest musicians (Contemporary Instrumental Tango Concert)

Take a tour with a specialized guide
4.00 pm SAN TELMO. Meeting Point: Galería Buenos Aires Sur, Bolivar 1268
Tour around the Neighborhood and visit to Granada Tienda + MAMBA + MACBA 5.00 PM LA BOCA >> Meeting Point: Isla Flotante, Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1561
Tour around the Neighborhood and visit to Popa Galería + Studio 488 + PROA 6.00 PM BARRACAS >> Meeting Point: Usina del Arte,  Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca
Tour around murals of the program COLOR BA and visit Barro Galería. CLOSING.
7 pm COCKTAILS + DJ live set: Fundación el Mirador, Av. Brasil 301

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

Street Food and Music Festival at La Rural

A new edition of the Food and Music Festival "Food Fest BA" will take place on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 12 pm to 9 pm at the central court of La Rural Exhibition Center, on Av. Sarmiento 2704, with free entrance to the public.

This is an open air event offering Street Food and music shows, where visitors will 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 artists and music bands will be presenting live music shows throughout the weekend, and an exclusive DJ Truck 

More information:

Show jumping competition Gran Premio Sol de Mayo 2017

The International show jumping competition CSI-W "Gran Premio Sol de Mayo" that takes place every year 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 21st, 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:

Wednesday May 17th
4.00 PM: International Competition Series 1.40 m

Thursday May 18th
4.00 PM: International Preparatory for the Preliminary World Cup

Friday May 19th
2.30 PM: FEI World Cup Competition Qualifier for the WEG 2018 Tryon (1.6 m)

Saturday May 20th
3.00 PM: International Competition Series 1.40 m

Sunday May 21st
3.30 PM: International Grand Prize "Sol de Mayo" Qualifier for the WEG 2018 Tryon (1.5 m) 

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

Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship 2017

From Wednesday, May 10th until Sunday, May 21st of  2017, the Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship 2017 will be held at different "milongas", theaters, and cultural centers across the city.

The competition is on the look out for new winning couples in the categories Tango de Pista, "Milongueros" of the World, and Waltz, who will qualify to participate in the World Tango Dance Championship that will take place in Buenos Aires in August 2017.

The Qualifying rounds start on May 10th at Centro Cultural Julián Centeya (Av. San Juan 3255), with free admission. From Thursday, May 11th the competition will tour around the city: every day there will be qualifying rounds in the neighborhoods of Flores, Palermo, La Paternal, Boedo, Chacarita and Constitución. 

The Waltz and Milonga Semifinals will be held on Friday, May 19th, and the Tango de Pista Semifinal will be on Saturday, May 20th, all at 6.00 pm at Usina del Arte (Caffarena 1, La Boca), with free admission to the public (on a first-come, first-served basis). 

The Grand Final will take place on Sunday, May 21st, at 6.00 pm, also at the iconic building of Usina del Arte, in La Boca. The free tickets for the Final have to be picked up at Usina del Arte on Friday, May 19th, from 4.00 pm.

Click here for more information on venues and complete day by day schedule.

Gallery Day - May 2017

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, May 6th, 2017, from 2 pm to 8 pm.

The Palermo-Villa Crespo circuit covers the area surrounded by the streets of Dorrego, Gascón, Lavalleja, Córdoba and Santa Fé, with more than 25 art spaces that will open their doors to show the latest works of their artists.

As always, there will be live music 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 visit Gallery website.

Gastronomic Fair Masticar 2017

Feria Masticar, the food fair organized by ACELGA, an association entirely composed by chefs and entrepreneurs in the gastronomic business, will be held on May 11, 12, 13, and 14 of 2017 at El Dorrego, in the neighborhood of Colegiales.

This project arose from the common interest of the members of ACELGA, to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition. It also seeks to promote Argentine cuisine.

The real heart of the Fair will be the Market, where visitors will be able to purchase regional products from 20 Argentine provinces, specially selected by the experts, like, among other things: honey, cheese, mushrooms; papaya, banana y chilto from Jujuy; mandioc starch, corn flour, organic rice and traditional yerba mate from Corrientes; wild mushrooms from Pataonia; fresh pine mushrooms from Valeria del Mar; anchovies from Mar del Plata; quinoa and amaranth from Salta; organic sugar from Misiones; sweet potatoes and oranges from Entre Ríos; chestnuts from Buenos Aires; salamis from Colonia Caroya, herbs and infusions from Cordoba, and much more.

The special activities include cooking classes by renowned chefs, and talks with producers and food specialists.

At the Wine and Beer Bars premium wineries and beer makers of Argentina will present there best products for tasting.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste our typical food and the dishes from our most renowned restaurants at promotional prices, at $ 60, 80 or 100 Pesos per dish at more of 50 food stands and food trucks run by their own chefs, such as: Maru Botana, Italpast, Nucha, Yeite, Chila, Crizia, Basa, Pura Tierra, Mooi, Festa, Oviedo, Compañía de Chocolates, Eat, Gipponi & Rastellino, among many others.

Dates: May 11, 12, 13, 14 of 2017
Opening Hours:
Thursday 5: 2 pm to 11 pm
Friday 6 to Sunday 8: 12 pm to 11 pm
Location: "El Dorrego" Zpaiola & Matienzo
Admittance: $ 100 Pesos. 
Masticar Bills: for purchases inside the Fair visitors will have to acquire the ticket book of Masticar Bills, that will be on sale at the entrance and at the ticket booths inside the fair (no cash payment for products in the Fair will be accepted).
Ticket books: $ 250 Pesos, with $100, $50, $20 and $10 Pesos bills.