Argentina Polo Tour 2017


Argentina Polo Tour, the Fall tournament created in 2006 by Adolfo Cambiaso and Gonzalo Pieres, announced its schedule for the year 2017, with the participation of eight teams up to 16 goals handicap. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the best polo in the world with free entrance for all the public.
The first phase of the tournament will be played at Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo and the Argentine Polo Association in Pilar, followed by three more stages that will be held at the fields of La Dolfina, Centauros and Ellerstina, three of the best polo clubs in the world.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending these world class events and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me and reserve the Polo package including transfers and specialized guide.

Schedules

STAGE 1 - PALERMO & PILAR
Friday February 24, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM - Campo Argentino de Polo, Palermo
Sunday February 26 - Campo Argentino de Polo, Palermo
Wednesday March 1 - Argentine Polo Association, Pilar
Saturday March 4 - Campo Argentino de Polo, Palermo

STAGE 2 - LA DOLFINA
March 7 - March 18

STAGE 3 - CENTAUROS
March 21 - April 1

STAGE 4 - ELLERSTINA
April 4 - April 15

Keep checking for updates on upcoming schedules.

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

FIA Formula-e Championship 2017 in Buenos Aires



The third round of the 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship will return to the only race that has featured on the calendar since the inaugural season - the Buenos Aires ePrix.  The 2017 Buenos Aires Formula-e race will take place on Saturday February 18th, 2017. The circuit will be located in the modern Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires.

Formula-e is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series. Formula E also operates as an 'open championship', allowing teams and manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their own electrical energy innovations.

At 2.479 km in length and featuring 12 turns, the circuit, designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi, consists of a mix of high-speed corners, chicanes and hairpins.


The eVillage is an entertainment area aimed at the whole family. Inside the eVillage, you will have the opportunity to get up close with a variety of fantastic displays and activities, ranging from the latest electric vehicles and hybrid cars and racing simulators. In addition to the latest and greatest in technology products there will be a wide choice of food and drink stands as well as fun Kid activities for children of all ages. You will also have the chance to meet the drivers at the autograph session and witness the raw emotion of the podium ceremony.


Schedule - Saturday 18 February 2017
8:00 am - 8:45 am: PRACTICE 1
8:55 - 9:15 am: Roborace Practice
10:00 am - 10:20 am: Qualifying Group Lottery
10:30 - 11:00 am: PRACTICE 2
12:00 pm - 12:36 pm: QUALIFYING
12:45 pm - 13.00 pm: SUPER POLE
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: ROBORACE
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm: eRace
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Drivers autograph session
3.00 pm - 3:18 pm: Drivers parade
3:30 pm: GRID POSITIONING
4:00 pm FORMULA E BUENOS AIRES ePRIX RACE 1
5.00 pm: Podium ceremony
6:00 pm: Gates close

For more information, visit Formula-e website
Tickets on sale through Top Show

ATP Buenos Aires Argentina Open 2017



The ATP Buenos Aires tournament "Argentina Open 2017", will kick off with the qualifying rounds on Saturday, February 11th and Sunday February 12th. 
The traditional tournament, that is part of the ATP World Tour, will receive 21 of the greatest world wide tennis players, including David Ferrer and Kei Nishikori, among others, from February 13th to February 19th, 2017, at the courts of Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

The list of participating players (and ATP ranking) this year includes:

Kei Nishikori - Japan - 5
David Ferrer - Spain - 21
Pablo Cuevas - Uruguay - 22
Albert Ramos - Spain - 27
Pablo Carreño Busta - Spain - 30
Paolo Lorenzi - Italy - 40
Federico Delbonis - Argentina - 41
Joao Sousa - Portugal - 43
Fabio Fognini - Italy - 49
Diego Schwartzman - Argentina - 52
Stephane Robert - France - 54
Facundo Bagnis - Argentina - 56
Tommy Robredo - Spain - 57
Alexandr Dolgopolov - Ukraine - 62
Gerald Melzer - Australia - 68
Horacio Zeballos - Argentina - 71
Guido Pella - Argentina - 80
Gastao Elias - Portugal - 81
Thiago Monteiro - Brazil - 82
Janko Tipsarevic - Serbia - 144
Leonardo Mayer - Argentina - 146

Schedule of matches:

Qualification - Free entrance
Saturday 11: from 11 am
Sunday 12: from 11:30 am 

Monday 13 and Tuesday 14: 2.00 pm

Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, Friday 17:
Day matches from 2:00 pm.
Evening matches: 6:45 pm.

Saturday 18:
Semifinals Doubles 12:00 pm
Semifinals Singles: from 2:00 pm

Sunday 19:
Final Doubles: 12:00 pm
Final Singles: from 2:00 pm

Location: Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. Olleros 1510.
Tickets: On sale though Ticketek or at the venue
More information: Argentina Open official website (in Spanish only).

Carnaval Porteño 2017 - Buenos Aires Carnival


Every weekend from Saturday February 4th until Tuesday February 28th, 2017, including Carnaval Holidays, Monday February 27th and Tuesday February 28th, the “Carnaval Porteño 2017” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 112 "murgas" (carnival bands), and over one thousand drums and percussion instruments.

Murgas and carnival are the artistic expressions of the marginal neighborhoods, their songs and urban folk customs. The lyrics of these songs are called "criticas", and combine the social denunciation with humor and dancing. What identifies the "murga porteña" from others are their costumes (frock coat, gloves, top hat, and stick), the drums with cymbals, and the various traditional rhythms used to differentiate every neighborhood.

The parades will be held on the following dates and times:
Saturdays: 7 PM to 2 AM.
Sundays, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28: 7 PM to 12 AM

Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades:

Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Bulnes and Billinghurst
Boedo Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia
Boedo Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza
Colegiales: Plaza de los Colegiales, Benjamin Matienzo and Conesa
Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Niceto Vega

Palermo: Plaza Unidad Latinoamericana: Acuña de Figueroa and Costa Rica
San Telmo: Av. Independencia between Peru and Chacabuco

All the events are free of charge.
May be suspended in case of rain.

Chinese New Year Celebration 2017



A special two-day festival celebrating the start of the Year of the Rooster will be held on Saturday, February 4th, from 2 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday, February 5th, from 12 pm to 9 pm, at the park "Plaza Parques Nacionales", located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta between Sucre and Echeverria,

This is the most important celebration in the Chinese culture, also known as the Spring Festival. The mega event will feature more than 50 gastronomic and cultural stands; the traditional Dragon Dance and Lion Dance, demonstrations of Oriental martial arts; Wushu Kung Fu; Tea Ceremony; Chinese Opera; Traditional Chines Puppets; Origami; dance and music shows. For the fist time the Beijing Ballet will be present with 22 artists on stage.

The closing of the festivities will be on Sunday with a spectacular fireworks show.

Free entrance.
The events will be canceled in case of rain.

Davis Cup 2017: Argentina vs Italy


Defending Davis Cup champions  Argentina will be hosting Italy for the First Round of the Davis Cup 2017 at Parque Sarmiento in Buenos Aires on February 3, 4, and 5, 2017.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two nations, and the third in the last four years. Argentina currently leads the head-to-head 2-1 after winning in last year's quarterfinal in Italy.

The dates and times of the matches are:
Friday 3:11 am
Saturday 4: 12:00 pm
Sunday 5: 11 am.

Team nominations:
Argentina: Diego Schwartzman, Carlos Berlocq, Guido Pella, Lonardo Mayer.
Italy: Paolo Lorenzi, Fabio Fognini, Andreas Seppi, Simone Bolelli.

Location: Parque Sarmiento: Triunvirato 6400, Buenos Aires.
Tickets are on sale at Ticketek Argentina website.
More information: Davis Cup official website.

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches February - June 2017


The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the first half of the year 2017 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the local Tournaments "Torneo Argentino 2017", "Supercopa Argentina", the Qualifiers for Russia World Cup 2018, and the international tournament "Copa Libertadores 2017".

Don't miss the opportunity of attending one of these exciting games the easiest and safest way, with a service that includes tickets, transfers, and bilingual host, provided by one of the leading companies in football tours. Contact me and make your reservation!

Notice: because of several problems at the local clubs, the start of the local championship has been postponed until March. The final schedule is still to be confirmed so keep checking for updates.

March 2017 
Wednesday 1: RACING vs RIONEGRO AGUILAS (Colombia) - COPA SUDAMERICANA 2017
Saturday 4: SAN LORENZO vs SARMIENTO
Sunday 5: VELEZ vs BOCA JUNIORS
Thursday 9: LANUS vs NACIONAL (Uruguay) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 11: INDEPENDIENTE vs AT.RAFAELA
Sunday 12: BOCA JUNIORS vs PATRONATO
Sunday 12: TIGRE vs RIVER PLATE
Wednesday 15: SAN LORENZO vs PARANAENSE (Brazil) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 18: RACING vs AT. TUCUMAN
Sunday 19: SAN LORENZO vs TEMPERLEY
Thursday 23: ARGENTINA vs CHILE - QUALIFIERS RUSSIA WORLD CUP 2018

April 2017
Saturday 1: INDEPENDIENTE vs ESTUDIANTES
Sunday 2: BOCA JUNIORS vs ARSENAL
Sunday 2: LANUS vs VELEZ
Saturday 8: SAN LORENZO vs ROSARIO CENTRAL
Sunday 9: ESTUDIANTES vs BOCA JUNIORS
Sunday 9: RACING vs GIMNASIA
Sunday 16: BOCA JUNIORS vs RIVER PLATE
Sunday 16: VELEZ vs TIGRE
Tuesday 18: LANUS vs ZULIA (Venezuela) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 22: SAN LORENZO vs ALDOSIVI
Sunday 23: INDEPENDIENTE vs HURACAN
Sunday 23: BOCA JUNIORS vs NEWELL'S
Tuesday 25: SAN LORENZO vs UNIV. CATOLICA (Chile) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Saturday 29: RACING vs SAN LORENZO
Sunday 30: HURACAN vs BOCA JUNIORS

May 2017
Saturday 6: RACING vs ALDOSIVI
Sunday 7: BOCA JUNIORS vs INDEPENDIENTE
Sunday 7: SAN LORENZO vs RIVER PLATE
Saturday 13: INDEPENDIENTE vs OLIMPO
Sunday 14: VELEZ vs SARMIENTO
Wednesday 17: SAN LORENZO vs FLAMENGO (Brasil) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Wednesday 17: LANUS vs CHAPECOENSE (Brasil) - COPA LIBERTADORES 2017
Sarurday 20: RACING vs COLON
Sunday 21: SAN LORENZO vs BANFIELD
Saturday 27: INDEPENDIENTE vs LANUS
Sunday 28: VELEZ vs TEMPERLEY
Sunday 28: BOCA JUNIORS vs UNION

Schedule subject to change of dates and addition of new matches, please check regularly on this post online for updates.

Cirque Du Soleil presents SEP7IMO DIA-No Descansaré in Buenos Aires



Soda Stereo SEP7IMO DIA - No descansaré by Cirque du Soleil is the name of the new production inspired in the history and music of Soda Stereo that will be presented in Buenos Aires between March 9th and May 14th, 2017, at the Luna Park Stadium, in the style the shows based on the life and work of great music icons, like The Beatles Love and Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour & One.

The show is the result of 2 years of planning and hard work between the team of Cirque du Soleil, Pop Art Music and Soda Stereo in a creative process inspired in the history of one of the greatest Argentine groups, that will feature unreleased material and new versions of their most emblematic songs.

Soda Stereo was formed in Buenos Aires in 1982 by the late Gustavo Cerati (voice and guitar), Hector "Zeta" Bosio (bass) and Charly Alberti (drums). It is considered the most influential and significant band in Latin America, with audience attendance and album selling records throughout it´s career. Soda was known for it´s innovative music and massive popularity. They broke up in 1997 and ten years later they reunited for their last, successful tour, with more than one million tickets sold.

The show will be directed by Michel Laprise (the director of Madonna's MDNA Tour and Kurios, the most recent show by Cirque du Soleil), and Chantal Tremblay (director of Love, the fantastic show based on The Beatles).

About the show in the words of Laprise: "SEP7IMO DIA - No Descansaré presents a 15 year old boy trapped in a cage, when he discovers a band that will become his favorite for the rest of his life. When he hears the music of Soda Stereo he sets himself free, living in a planet where time is elastic, as is the time of those who live in love. The show will talk about the emotional power and the intensity of the musical legacy of the band, and will explore the connection with it's fans."

SEP7IMO DIA - No Descansaré will be the fist show by Cirque du Soleil with a standing sector where the audience will have the chance to experience the show in a very special way. This sector will be called Movistar Zoom Zone.

After the premiere in Buenos Aires, the show will visit during 2017 the cities of Córdoba, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; Bogotá, Colombia; and DF, Guadalajara & Monterrey, Mexico.

More information and tickets: www.cirquedusoleil.com/sep7imo-dia
Contact me if you need help getting your tickets for this event.