Buenos Aires is a vibrant city, renowned for its marvelous art and culture, welcoming people, great food and wines, and lively nightlife. In this site you will find all the information you need to know about Buenos Aires: current and upcoming cultural and sports events, places to visit, where to stay, the best museums, the most beautiful buildings and monuments. Below on the right you will find all this information listed by "Category".
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Street Food Festival "Buenos Aires Market at Night" - February 2016


The best food trucks in the city will gather again at night in an open air street food market in Buenos Aires, on Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th, 2016, from 7 pm to 2 am, with free access to the public, in an area specially located at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Av. Dorrego

A gourmet festival with the participation of the best representatives of the local foodie scene in their food trucks, including among others:  La Cabrera, La Mar, Don Julio, Paraje Arévalo, Nómade, Inés de los Santos, Zorrito Quintiero, Compañía de Chocolates, Logia, SoBagel, Bon Bouquet, Haru Sushi, Light Cooking, Digs, Moros en la Costa, Food Truck Japan, Rincón de Pau, Food Truck Argentina, La Arepería, Grass, Pizzatopic, San Genaro, Café Martínez, La Pianca.

Buenos Aires Market at Night will be a different outing for the weekend, with cocktail bars, aperitifs, premium beers, DJs and live music shows during the whole night.

In case of rain the event will be suspended.
Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any other change of schedule.

Carnaval Porteño 2016 - Buenos Aires Carnival


Every weekend from Saturday February 6th until Sunday February 28th, 2016, and on Carnaval Holidays, Monday February 8th and Tuesday February 9th, the “Carnaval Porteño 2016” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 17 thousand artists, 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, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and Monday 8: 7 PM to 2 AM.
Sundays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, and Tuesday 9: 7 PM to 12 AM

Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades:
  • Abasto: Av. Cordoba between Sanchez de Bustamante and Aguero: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Medrano and Gascon: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Boedo 1: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Boedo 2: Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14
  • Colegiales: Plaza de los Colegiales, Benjamin Matienzo and Conesa: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Coghlan: Av Congreso between Donado and Lugones: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Niceto Vega: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 27, 28
  • Saavedra I: Av. Balbín between Plaza and Estomba: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 
  • Saavedra II: Av. Balbin between Pico and Arias: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • San Telmo: Av. Independencia between Peru and Piedras: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
All the events are free of charge.

FIA Formula-e Championship 2016 in Buenos Aires


Formula-e is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series.
The 2016 Buenos Aires Formula-e race, or ePrix, will take place on Saturday February 6th, 2016. The circuit will be located in the modern Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

Formula E is a ground-breaking 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.

The Buenos Aires ePrix forms the fourth of 11 races on the 2015-2016 calendar. 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 urban festival area free for anyone holding a general admission, grandstand, Formula E Hospitality or EMOTION ticket.
This area will feature activities and entertainment that best showcase and promote the FIA Formula E Championship. Activities that celebrate Formula E’s messages of innovation, technology, sustainability and wellbeing will also play a part.
The eVillage will incorporate official Formula E merchandise, a partner activation area, entertainment, food & beverage.

Schedule - Saturday 6 February 2016

8:15 am - 9:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 1
10:30 am - 11:00 am: NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 2
11.10 am - 11.40 am: VIP pitwalk
12:00 pm - 12:06 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 1
12:10 pm - 12:16 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 2
12:20 pm - 12:26 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 3
12:30 pm - 12:26 pm: QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 4
12:45 pm - 13.00 pm: SUPER POLE
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Driver autograph session in the eVillage
2:10 pm - 2.40 pm: VIP pitwalk
2.40 pm - 3.00 pm: Buenos Aires ePrix parade
3:23 pm - 3:33 pm: Pitlane open/close
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm: RACE (35 laps)
5.05 pm: Podium ceremony in the eVillage

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

ATP Buenos Aires "Argentina Open 2016"

The ATP Buenos Aires tournament "Argentina Open 2016", will kick off with the qualifying rounds on Saturday, February 6th 2016 and Sunday, February 7th, 2016. The traditional tournament will receive 28 of the greatest world wide tennis players, including David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and John Isner, among others, from February 8th to February 14th, 2016, at the courts of Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Rafael Nadal has just accepted the invitation to defend the title, making this the best edition in the history of the tournament, with the participation of 4 of the 12 best world wide players.

The list of participating players this year includes:

Rafael Nadal - Spain - 5
David Ferrer - Spain - 7
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - France - 10
John Isner - USA - 11
Dominic Thiem - Austria - 20
Jack Sock - USA - 23
Leonardo Mayer - Argentina - 35
Alexandr Dolgopolov - Ukraine - 36
Pablo Cuevas - Uruguay - 40
Aljaz Bedene - UK - 45
Fernando Verdasco - Spain - 49
Federico Delbonis - Argentina - 52
Juan Mónaco - Argentina - 53
Albert Ramos - Spain - 54
Andreas Haider-Maurer - Austria - 63
Pablo Andujar - Spain - 64
Pablo Carreño Busta - Spain - 67
Paolo Lorenzi - Italy - 68
Santiago Giraldo - Colombia - 70
Iñigo Cervantes - Spain - 72

Alternates:
Nicolas Almagro - Spain - 73
Guido Pella - Argentina - 74
Daniel Muñoz de la Nava - Spain - 75
Dusan Lajovic - Serbia - 76
Diego Schwartzman - Argentina - 88

Schedule of matches:

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 Qualification (from 11 am) - Free entrance

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9: 2.00 pm

Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12:
Day matches from 2:00 pm.
Evening matches: 6:45 pm.

Saturday 13:
Semifinals Doubles 12:00 pm
Semifinals Singles: from 2:00 pm

Sunday 14:
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.

Summer 2016: Program of Free cultural activities in Buenos Aires

The government of the City of Buenos Aires presents a summer program of cultural activities that starts next Friday, January 15th, 2016, consisting of a number of free events, including: musical shows, drive-in movies, activities for children, and numerous musical events, every day until February 28th, 2016.

As every year, a drive-in movie theater will be set up at the Rose Garden, on Av Libertador & Sarmiento, with projections every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of January 2016, at 9:00 PM. There will also be stalls and chairs for spectators without a car. 

Program:
Friday 15: El Clan (Argentina)
Saturday 16: Cinderella 
Friday 22: Ant Man
Saturday 23: Mission Impossible: Secret Nation
Friday 29: La Patota (Argentina)
Satueday 30: Avengers

Movies for kids (also at 9 PM):
Sunday 17: The Minions
Sunday 24: Shaun the Sheep
Sunday 31: Inside Out

During the month of February 2016, a series of activities will take place at Plaza del Vaticano, on Cerrito and Viamonte, next to Teatro Colon.

Argentine Movie Series, at 8 PM:
February 1: La Calle de los Pianistas
Tuesday 2: Merello x Carreras
Wednesday 3: La Princesa de Francia
Monday 8: La Mujer de los Perros
Tuesday 9: Poner al Rock de Moda
Wednesday 10: El Acto en Cuestión

Live Music Shows: 
Monday 15, 8 PM: Daniel Melero, Ayelén Secches y Luciana Tagliapietra
Monday 22, 7 PM: Marcela Morelo
Thursday 25, 8 PM: Raul Barboza
Sunday 28, 7 PM: Closing of the Festival with Javier Malosetti & Gillespie (Jazz)

The program at Plaza del Vaticano also includes the performances from the Teatro Colon´s Summer Festival.

All the activities are free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis, limited to the capacity of each venue.

For more information Visit Verano en la Ciudad website (in Spanish only).

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches February - May 2016

The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the first half of the year 2016 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the National Tournament, "Torneo Argentino 2016", and the international tournament "Copa Libertadores 2016".

The "Superclasico" River vs Boca - Boca vs River, defined as one of the most fascinating sports experiences worldwide, will take place on March 6th at River Plate Stadium, and on April 24th at Boca Juniors Stadium.

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

Schedule:

FEBRUARY 2016
Monday 2: Huracan vs Caracas (Venezuela) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Saturday 6: Argentinos Jrs vs Tigre
Sunday 7: River Plate vs Quilmes
Monday 10: Racing vs Puebla (Mexico) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Saturday 13: San Lorenzo vs Sarmiento
Sunday 14: Boca Juniors vs Atletico Tucuman
Tuesday 16: Argentinos Jrs vs Velez
Wednesday 17: Independiente vs Rosario Central
Thursday 18: River Plate vs Godoy Cruz
Saturday 20: Argentinos Juniors vs Huracan
Sunday 21: Boca Juniors vs Newell´s Old Boys
Sunday 21: San Lorenzo vs Velez
Saturday 27: Velez vs Gimnasia
Sunday 28: River Plate vs Independiente

MARCH 2016
Wednesday 2: San Lorenzo vs Tuluca (Mexico) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Saturday 5: Argentinos Jrs vs Defensa y Justicia
Sunday 6: River Plate vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 6: Independiente vs Colon
Thursday 10: River Plate vs San Pablo (Brazil) or C. Vallejo (Peru) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Saturday 12: San Lorenzo vs Arsenal
Sunday 13: Boca Juniors vs Union
Sunday 13: Racing vs Lanus
Tuesday 15: San Lorenzo vs Gremio (Brazil) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Saturday 19: Independiente vs Patronato
Sunday 20: Lanus vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 20: River Plate vs Banfield

APRIL 2016
Saturday 2: San Lorenzo vs Belgrano
Sunday 3: Boca Juniors vs Ateltico Rafaela
Sunday 3: Racing vs Tigre
Wednesday 6: River Plate vs The Strongest (Bolivia) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Thursday 7: Boca Juniors vs Bolivar (Bolivia) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Saturday 9: Independiente vs Olimpo
Sunday 10: River Plate vs Sarmiento
Saturday 16: San Lorenzo vs Rosario Central
Sunday 17: Boca Juniors vs Aldosivi
Sunday 17: Racing vs Argentinos Juniors
Tuesday 19: San Lorenzo vs Liga de Quito (Ecuador) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Wednesday 20: Boca Juniors vs Deportivo Cali (Colombia) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Thursday 21: River Plate vs Trujillanos (Venezuela) - Copa Libertadores 2016
Saturday 23: Velez vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 24: Boca Juniors vs River Plate
Sunday 24: San Lorenzo vs Huracan
Saturday 20: Argentinos Juniors vs Boca Juniors
Saturday 30: River Plate vs Velez

MAY 2016
Saturday 7: Racing vs Estudiantes
Sunday 8: Boca Juniors vs Huracan
Sunday 8: San Lorenzo vs River Plate
Saturday 14: Independiente vs Arsenal
Sunday 15: River Plate vs Gimnasia
Sunday 22: Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia

Schedule subject to modifications. Please check periodically on this post for updates.

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