International Show Jumping Competition Haras El Capricho 2017




The 19th International Show Jumping Competition CSI2*-W Haras El Capricho will take place from November 23rd to November 26th, 2017 at the international level courses of Haras El Capricho, located in the town of Capilla del Señor, 80 km North of Buenos Aires.

This is one of the most important Show Jumping competitions in Latin America, sponsored by the Argentine Equestrian Federation and the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

As every year, a live music show will be presented at the stage located next to the main jumping course before the main competition on Sunday, November 26, at 2 pm, this time with the presentation of the popular folk group "Los Nocheros".

The most important events during the weekend are:

Thursday, November 23:
1.00 pm: International Competition (1.4 m)
3.00 pm: International Competition (1.5 m)

Friday, November 24:
1.00 pm: International Competition (1.4 m)
3:30 pm: International Competition Grand Prix (1.5 m)

Saturday, November 25:
12.00 pm: Special event Selection for YOG2018 (1.35 m)
3.30 pm: International Competition Speed Derby (1.4 m)

Sunday, November 26:
12.00 pm: Special event Selection for YOG2018 (1.35 m)
2.00 pm: Musical Show
3:30 pm: International Competition World Cup FEI (1.6 m)

Haras El Capricho offers top level infrastructure and services to enjoy a nice day in the countryside for the whole family:

° Nursery: playground and care takers for toddlers
° Food court: "parrilla", pizza, ice cream, kiosks.
° Exclusive stores: official merchandising, saddlers, equestrian art.
° VIP lounge: for 500 special guests.
° Free parking with security
° 2 roofed grandstands

All the activities are free of charge, and are not suspended for rain.

For more information, online results, general rules and courses of the competition, access map, and schedules, visit Haras El Capricho official website.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me if you want to arrange for private transportation or for a complete package including specialized guide.

Gourmet Festival and Horse Racing in Palermo



The "Gran Premio Nacional" (GI), the oldest and most important race in the Argentine turf calendar, will take place on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, Av. Libertador & Dorrego.

On October 5, 1884, the Hipodrómo Argentino de Palermo inaugurated what would become the most important race in the yearly calendar, the Gran Premio Nacional. This great prize is also known as the "Argentine Derby".  This outstanding 2500-meter race is very attractive for the public since due to the distance the start is located facing the grandstands. Other classics (GI) are included in the day's schedule: Gran Premio Hipódromo de Palermo and Gran Premio Maipu.

The Great Prize "Gran Premio Nacional" will be the center of a spectacular journey that will start at 11:30 am, and that will include entertainment for the whole family, like a playground for kids, an art exhibition, and a gastronomic fair.

At the same time, a new edition of the gourmet festival “Apetito” will take place on Saturday, November 11th and will continue on Sunday November 12th, both days from 12 pm to 11 pm.


The best cooks and beer brewers will get together in the parking lot of Tribuna Paddock, with entrance through Av. Dorrego and Av. Libertador, with over 30 food trucks offering waffles, ribs, crepes, wraps, pizzas, smoothies, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee.

The Festival will also feature an Art Sector with large format sculptures, live painting, activities for kids, live music, art performances, and more!

All the events are with free entrance to the public.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.


2017 Jacaranda Season in Buenos Aires



As every November it's Jacaranda Season in Buenos Aires, and the city gets painted one more time in lavender blue. These beautiful trees can be found all over the city, making this the most beautiful time of the year to visit Buenos Aires and admire this wonderful spectacle of nature.

The first specimen of Jacaranda, a tree original from the North-west of Argentina, was planted in Buenos Aires in 1875 with the inauguration of the 3 de Febrero Park, and since then it has been spread all over the city for its ornamental value in the different plantation programs.

Some of the most beautiful specimens of Jacaranda trees can be admired in Plaza San Martin; along Avenida Figueroa Alcorta; Avenida Libertador near Plaza Francia (Recoleta); Plaza Italia; Plaza Alemania; Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Congreso, Palermo Parks, the Rose Garden, and many streets, avenues and parks across the city.










International Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2017


Between November 15th and November 20th, 2017, the International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ 2017 (BAJ.17) presents a program of concerts by national and international artists, offering the best of jazz in all its forms.

The opening night at Usina del Arte, on Wednesday, November 15th, at 8.30 pm, will be starred by the legendary double bass player and composer Gary Peacock with his Now This Trio, featuring Marc Copland and Joey Baron.

The closing concert will be held at the same venue on November 20th, at 8.30 pm, with the duo Terramondo, made up by Jacky Terrasson and Stephane Belmondo. 

The program of BAJ.17 will be divided into different sections:

International Concerts: Trío Matthew Shipp; Chicuelo and Marco Mezquida (Spain); André Marques (Brazil); Ralph Alessi (USA) with Sergio Verdinelli trio. Eva Klesse's quartet (Germany); The ChuffDrone Quintet (Austria); Rita Marcotulli trio (Italy); Lina Nyberg and her group (Sweden).

Chamber Jazz Concerts: held at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, presenting  the Sweddish guitar player Gustav Lundgren with his Gipsy Jazz trio; Gino Sitson; Jan-Luc Fillon together with Guillermo Romero Trío; and Joey Baron (USA).

"Cruces" (Crossings): Meetings between international and local artists, at the intimacy of Thelonius Club, Cafe Vinilo and Bebop Club.

Open Air concerts: In this edition the Open Air concerts held at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario. will include the Jazzology series; Quinteto Enraizados and Orquesta A Saidera from Brasil; Nicolás Ibarburu and his group;  and the Uruguayan trio Daniel Maza, Hugo Fattoruso yand Fabián Miodownik, among others.

"El Aula" (The Classroom): open classes, clinics, workshops and ensemble classes.

Jazz & Cinema: This section will showcase four great films about giant artists of jazz.

VENUES:
Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza y Caffarena
Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario: Av. Ángel Gallardo y Leopoldo Marechal
Teatro Colón Golden Hall: Libertad 611 
Café Vinilo: Gorriti 3780
Thelonious Club: J. Salguero 1884
Bebop Club: Moreno 364
Bower of Barrancas de Belgrano: 11 de Septiembre 1901
Las Nereidas Fountain, Av. Dr. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 140
Julian Centeya Cultural Center: Av. San Juan 3255

TICKETS:

Paid concerts and workshops:
For the Opening and Closing Concerts, Solo Pianos, Solo Set, Crossings and The Classroom, you can purchase your tickets starting on 6th November online at buenosaires.gob.ar/festivales or in person at:
- Tu Entrada, Av. Corrientes 728, Mon to Fri: 10 am to 8 pm, and Sat: 2 pm to 8 pm
- Usina del Arte, Agustín R. Caffarena 1, La Boca
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November: 12 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday 15 November: 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Monday 20 November: 12 pm to 9 pm

Free concerts at Usina del Arte and Cultural Centers:
Free tickets will be given out 1 hour before the event at the Information Stand of each venue (2 per person)

Amphitheater of Parque Centenario, Bower of Barrancas de Belgrano and Las Nereidas Fountain, Plaza de la Usina: The admittance will be free, on a first-come first-served basis until completing the seating capacity.

The rest of the activities and concerts in the Festival are free of charge until reaching the maximum capacity of the venues and don't require advanced tickets.

For more information, purchase of tickets and daily schedules, visit Buenos Aires Jazz 17 official website.

Gastronomic Fair Masticar Spring 2017 Edition



Feria Masticar, the food fair organized by ACELGA, an association entirely composed by chefs and entrepreneurs in the gastronomic business, will be held on November 9, 10, 11, and 12 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: blueberries, boysenberries and blackberries from Entre Ríos; asparagus from Córdoba; cherries from Mendoza; peaches from General Rodríguez; tropical fruits from Jujuy; tapioca starch and corn flower from Corrientes; yerba mate from Misiones; fresh pine mushrooms from Valeria del Mar; 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 $70, $90 or $120 Argentine Pesos per dish at more of 50 food stands and food trucks run by their own chefs, such as: Leandro Cristobal from Café San Juan, Christina Sunae from Sunae Asian Cantina, Mauro Colagreco with his burger joint Carne, Gastón Acurio with Tanta and the Asian restaurant Una canción coreana. And as always: Maru Botana, Elena, Tegui, Italpast, Nucha, Yeite, Crizia, Basa, Pura Tierra, Mooi, Festa, Oviedo, La Panadería de Pablo, Los Petersen, Pablo Buzzo, Don Julio, La Cabrera, Compañía de Chocolates, Juan Pedro Rastellino, among many others.

Dates: November 9, 10, 11, 12 of 2017
Opening Hours:
Thursday and Friday: 2 pm to 11 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm to 11 pm
Location: "El Dorrego" Zpaiola & Matienzo
Admittance: $ 130 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: $ 300 Pesoss.

Buenos Aires Antiquarian Book Fair 2017



Organized by the Argentine Antiquarian Bookstores Association (ALADA), the X Antiquarian Book Fair will take place from November 9th to November 13th, 2017, at CCK Cultural Center, Sarmiento 151, with free entrance to the public.
This annual event emphasizes the highly valuable cultural heritage of antique books, manuscripts, documents, engravings, maps and photographs available in the antiquarian bookstores of Buenos Aires, placing the city in an outstanding position among other cities where similar fairs are held, like Paris, Madrid, New York, or Milan.
A the Fair visitors will be able to appreciate and purchase a varied selection of antique books in different languages, historical documents, maps and photographs, primitive Argentine prints, first editions, and a great amount of diverse, carefully selected printed material.

Dates: November 9 - 13, 2017
Opening hours: 2 PM to 8 PM
Location: Sarmiento 151, Buenos Aires
Free entrance

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 VIP 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 Irenita 14 vs. La Esquina 11
4.30 pm: La Aguada L. M. 13 vs. La Albertina 10

Sunday November 5 – League B
2.00 pm:  Cría Yatay 18 vs. Chapaleufú 8
4.30 pm: Alegría 17 vs. L. D. Polo Ranch 12

Saturday November 11 – League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina 24 vs. La Esquina L. M. 6
4.30 pm: La Aguada L. M. 12  vs. La Irenita 7

Sunday November 12 – League B
2.00 pm: Ellerstina 21 vs. Chapaleufú 7
4.30 pm: Alegría 14 vs. Cría Yatay 11

Tuesday November 14 – League A
2.00 pm: La Aguada L. M. 11 vs. La Esquina L. M. 8
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 22 vs. La Albertina 6

Wednesday November 15 – League B
2.00 pm:  Alegría 18 vs. Chapaleufú 10
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 12 vs. L. D. Polo Ranch 11

Saturday November 18 - League A
2.00 pm: La Albertina 17 vs. La Esquina L. M. 8
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 21 vs. La Irenita 4

Sunday November 19 – League B
2.00 pm: L. D. Polo Ranch 10 vs. Chapaleufú 8
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 14 vs. Cría Yatay 6

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.

Gluten Free Fair November 2017



A food fair completely dedicated to gluten free products will be held on Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th of 2017 at Plaza Francia, on Av. del Libertador & Av. Pueyrredon (opposite the Fine Arts Museum) 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.

In case of rain the event will be rescheduled.

Museum Night 2017


CCK
The Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires presents the 14th Edition of La Noche de los Museos - Museum Night 2017, that will take place on Saturday November 4th, 2017, from 8 PM until 3 AM.

Since 2004 one Saturday night the museums of Buenos Aires stay open all night offering different cultural activities, all of them free of charge, in the same way as in other 130 cities around the world.

Over 240 museums and art spaces all across the city will be participating in this edition. During this special night visitors will be able to enjoy free guided visits, special exhibitions, as well as conferences, shows, theater performances, dance, screenings, video, multimedia, and diverse concerts of classical music, jazz, tango, folk, and rock.

More than 80 bus lines will offer free rides during the night, presenting the Free Pass that can be printed through this link.

For more information and complete program, visit La Noche de los Museos official website or download the full program and Map in PDF (sites in Spanish only).

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