Christmas Fair at the British Ambassador's Residence

British Ambassador's Residence

The British Community Council in Argentina (ABCC) presents the annual "Christmas Fair", that will be held on Saturday, November 30th, 2019, in the Gardens of the British Ambassador's Residence in Buenos Aires, with entrance on Newton 2575, Recoleta, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

This charity event is a great opportunity to purchase all your Christmas presents at the Artisans' Fair, while spending a nice day with the whole family, enjoying the visit of Santa Claus, Santa's Elves, Carroll Singing, raffles, surprises, and much more. Food and beverages will be available.

Entrance: AR$100 contribution. Children under 12 free.
ID must be presented at the door for entrance.

To be suspended in case of rain.
For more information, visit the ABCC website.

The Night of the Temples 2019

Inmaculada Concepcion - Belgrano

On Saturday, November 30th 2019 locals and visitors will have the chance to discover the diverse religious cults that are practiced in Argentina. The main religious temples in the city will open their doors, showing their customs and traditions, with free admittance and without previous registration.

Starting from 8.30 pm and until midnight these sacred places will show the public their cultural, artistic and religious patrimony, reflecting the spirituality of their communities. 

During the night there will be a number of music concerts, talks, workshops, tasting of different typical dishes, and many other special activities. 

The opening of the Event will be at 7:00 pm at Plaza Manuel Belgrano (Av. Juramento & Obligado) with the presentation of Argentina Gospel Singers Choir.

Guided visits:  Accompanied by a guide (in Spanish) through different circuits visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the works of art and history of each participating temple. All the Circuits will start at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm from each starting point, to continue with the visit to temples around each particular areaVisitors must arrive 15 minutes in advance, and respect the customs of each cult and the requisites of each temple. In the case of entrance to Muslim temples it is required to have shoulders and knees covered for both sexes.

Starting point: Ejército de Salvación. Cuerpo Colegiales: Av. Álvarez Thomas 830 

Belgrano 1
Starting point: AMIJAI: Arribeños 2355

Belgrano 2
Starting point:  Templo Benei Tikva: Vidal 2049 

Belgrano 3
Starting point: Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción - La Redonda: Vuelta de Obligado 2042 

Palermo 1
Starting point: Parrish Nuestra Señora de la Consolación (Av. Raúl Scalabrini Ortiz 1073).

Palermo 2
Starting point: Catedral San Gregorio El Iluminador- Iglesia Apostólica Armenia:  Armenia 1353

Almagro - San Cristobal
Starting point: Parroquia San Cristóbal: Jujuy 1241 

Centro 1
Starting point: Catedral Anglicana San Juan Bautista:  25 de Mayo 276

Centro 2 
Starting point: Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento: San Martín 1039 

Centro 3
Starting point: Basílica San Nicolás de Bari: Santa Fe 1352 

San Telmo - La Boca
Starting point: Templo Piedras- A.C.I.L.B.A.: Piedras 1164

All the information on these activities can be downloaded from this link.
The activities won't be suspended in case of rain.

Yerba Mate Fair 'Matear 2019'

MATEAR, the only Fair dedicated exclusively to the world of Mate, organized by the National Institute of Yerba Mate (INYM) will take place on Friday, November 29th, Saturday November 30th and Sunday, December 1st of 2019 at La Rural Exhibition Center, from 11 am to 8 pm, with free entrance to the public.

During these three days visitors will have the chance learn and discover everything about Argentina's national infusion with talks, lessons and workshops, and find all the products necessary to prepare a good mate:

Yerba Mate: purchase and taste yerba mate directly from the producers, and even get some brands that cannot be found at the supermarkets; discover the many different uses of Yerba mate in gastronomy and drinks; find promotions and offers.

Accessories: thermos, holders, mate bags, yerba and sugar containers, bombillas and mate gourds made with all kinds of different materials. 

Snacks and cookies: delicious cookies and alfajores to accompany your Mate.

Mate Court: a special place to seat and enjoy some mates with family and friends.

Location: La Rural. Av. Santa Fe & Av. Sarmiento
Free entrance
More information:

November 2019 Jacaranda Season in Buenos Aires

Mid November is definitely the best time of the year in Buenos Aires. It's the time when the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom and the whole city gets painted in lavender blue. 

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.

The beautiful Jacaranda trees are in bloom until early December, making this the most beautiful time of the year to visit Buenos Aires and admire this wonderful spectacle of nature. Some of the most beautiful specimens of Jacaranda trees can be admired at Plaza San Martin in Retiro; along Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida Libertador; near Plaza Francia and the Fine Arts Museum (Recoleta); Plaza Italia; Plaza Alemania; Plaza de Mayo, Plaza Congreso, Palermo Parks, the Rose Garden, and many streets, avenues and parks across the city.

Enjoy the sights!

Teatro Colon 2020 Season

The prestigious TEATRO COLON OF BUENOS AIRES, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its 2020 SEASON PROGRAM.

The Season will consist of 8 Opera presentations (one of them in concert version); 5 Ballets, a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, with the Festival Beethoven in November; the presence of Martha Argerich, Gustavo Dudamel y Charles Dutoit; the Philharmonic Orchestra concert series, invited orchestras; concerts for children; and performances at Usina del Arte and Auditorio de Belgrano.

At the summer program that will take place in the month of February, "Star Wars. A new hope in Concert", a co-production between Teatro Colon and Disney, with musical direction by Enrique Arturo Diemecke in front of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, families will enjoy the music composed by John Williams  accompanied by projection of the film.


NABUCCO, Giuseppe Verdi
MARCH 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28

THE CONSUL, Gian Carlo Menotti
MAY 5, 7, 10, 12, 13

MAY 26, 27, 29, 31 JUNE 2, 3

TOSCA, Giacomo Puccini
JUNE 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30 JULY 1

DAS RHEINGOLD, Richard Wagner
AUGUST 18, 21, 23, 25

LUCIA DE LAMMERMOOR, Gaetano Donizetti
SEPTEMBER 29, 30 OCTOBER 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9

XERXS, Georg Friedrich Händel
NOVEMBER 6, 8, 10, 11

LA VIDA BREVE - Concert version, Manuel de Falla


The Permanent Ballet under the direction of Paloma Herrera, will present 5 classic titles with the presence of Marianella Núñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Misty Copeland, Cory Stearns, Herman Cornejo, Polina Semiónova, Roberto Bolle as some of the outstanding guest stars.

GISELLE, Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Gustavo Mollajoli
Guest dancer: Herman Cornejo*
APRIL 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17*, 18, 19*

LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE, Ferdinand Hérold
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Guest dancers: 
Misty Copeland*, Cory Stearns*, Herman Cornejo#
JULY 14, 15, 16, 17*, 18, 19*, 21, 22#, 23, 24#, 25, 26#

MANON, Jules Masnet
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Guest dancers: Polina Semiónova*, Roberto Bolle*
SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6*, 8*, 9, 11, 12, 13

SINFONIETTA / CARMEN, Leoš Janáček & George Bizet
OCTOBER 22, 23, 24, 25, 27

LA BAYADERE, Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Natalia Makarova
Guest dancers: Marianella Nuñez*, Vadim Muntagirov*, Herman Cornejo#
DECEMBER 17, 18#, 19, 20*, 22*, 23, 26#, 27, 29, 30


The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra (OFBA), conducted by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of 19 concerts throughout the year, with the celebration of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven as the main theme of the concert season, with the participation of outstanding soloists and guest conductors, such as: Martha Argerich, Boris Giltburg, Ray Chen, Ingrid Fliter y Midori, Pinchas Steinberg, el suizo Charles Dutoit, Emmanuel Villaume y Alexander Vedernikov, among others.


The Festival Beethoven will feature the integral of his five Concerts for piano and orchestra, with the participation of Martha Argerich and guest artists, such as Chales Dutoit, Homero Francesch, Dong Hyek Lim and Lars Vogt. The concerts will take place on November 7, 13, 17 and 19. 


The series of Great International Performers will consist of 6 concerts and recitals, with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by maestro Gustavo Dudamel; Viktoria Mullova (violin) with the orchestra Moscow Virtuosi; Mariella Devia (soprano), Pretty Yende (soprano); Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor); and Tokio Geidai Philarmonia Orchestra.


The 2020 season will feature 3 Symphonic-Choral concerts, presenting the Permanent Choir together with the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Children’s Choir and the Permanent Orchestra, with works by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Igor Stravinsky, and Ludwig van  Beethoven.


Conductor Nicolás Rauss

Conductor Leo Eylar

Conductor: Evandro Mattè


This new concert series proposes shedding light about the powerful and subtle connections between these two important musical talents, as well as being an opportunity to discover some of the soloists that will perform with the Philharmonic Orchestra this season.

Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Bach / Beethoven - May 10

Bruno Leonardo Gelber (Piano)
Beethoven: Sonatas - August 19

Benedict Kloeckner (Violoncello) - Cristian Budu (Piano)
Beethoven: Cello & Piano - August 23

Midori (Violin)
Bach: Partitas - September 13

Anna Reszniak (Violin) - Lars Vogt (Piano)
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas - November 15

Homero Francesch (Piano)
Bach: Goldberg Variations - November 29


Domingos de Camara - Intérpretes Argentinos. A Series of FREE concerts on determined Sundays at 11 am, by renowned Argentine chamber groups at the main concert hall of Teatro Colón.
Free tickets must be picked up the Friday previous to each concert, from 9 am to 8 pm. Only 2 tickets per person will be given out, limited to the theater's capacity.

The 2020 Season will come complete with the program Colón Contemporáneo (contemporary works); ISATC (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón) Concerts, a series of performances for kids and the whole family (Colon Para Chicos); the concert series Colon en La Ciudad with concerts at different locations around the city; recitals at Salon Dorado (Golden Hall.

The Complete 2020 Program can be downloaded on this link (available in Spanish only).

Only Yearly Subscriptions will be on sale until February 28th, 2020.
Individual tickets for all the performances will go on sale from Monday, March 9th, 2020 at the Theater's box office: Tucuman 1171
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

For more information, visit Teatro Colón official website.

Polo: The 2019 Argentine Open Championship

The most important polo tournament in the world, the Argentine Polo Open Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo), or simply "El Abierto", will kick off on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, with its thrilling Final to be played on December 14th. 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, with it's famous "after polo" and musical shows every night.

Tickets are on sale through Allaccess. Tickets may also be available on the same day of each match at the stadium's box office, but the Semifinal and Final dates may get sold out in advance.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. Contact me through this Contact Form to inquire about the special VIP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES; our EXCLUSIVE POLO DAY EXPERIENCE with a specialized guide, or if you need help getting your tickets in advance.

Participating teams:

League A
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10, David Stirling 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8, Juan Britos 8, Guillermo Terrera 8, Alejo Taranco 8. Total: 32.
La Aguada: Lucas Díaz Alberdi 7, Alfredo Bigatti 8, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 32.
La Ensenada: Juan Gris Zavaleta 8, Juan Martín Zubía 8, Facundo Fernández Llorente 7, Jeronimo Del Carril 7. Total: 30.
La Irenita: Juan Ruiz Guiñazú Jr 8, Juan Jauretche 6, Clemente Zavaleta Jr 7, Diego Araya 7. Total: 28.

League B
Ellerstina: Pablo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres 9, Nicolás Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 39.
Las Monjitas: Facundo Sola 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Gillermo Caset 10, Santiago Toccalino 9. Total: 38.
Cría Yatay: Valerio Zubiaurre 8, Cristian Laprida 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8, Iñaki Laprida 8. Total: 32.
La Albertina: Agustin Merlos 8, Francisco Elizalde 8, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Alfredo Cappella 8. Total: 32.
La Natividad: Camilo  Castagnola 6, Matías Torres Zavaleta 7, Bartolomé Castagnola Jr 7, Ignatius du Plessis 8. Total: 28.

FIXTURE (Results and updates will be published in red):

Date 1 
Saturday, November 16 - League A
2.00 pm: La Ensenada 14 vs. La Irenita 7
4.30 pm: La Dolfina Polo Ranch 17 vs. La Aguada 9
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 2 
Sunday, November 17 - League B
2.00 pm: La Albertina 7 vs. La Natividad 13
4.30 pm: Las Monjitas 17 vs Cria Yatay 9
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 3 
Saturday, November 23 - League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina 19 vs La Irenita 7
4.30 pm: La Dolfina Polo Ranch 16 vs La Ensenada 7
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 4
Sunday, November 24 - League B
2.00 pm: Ellerstina 15 vs La Natividad 8
4.30 pm: Las Monjitas 16 vs. La Albertina 9
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 5
Tuesday, November 26- League A 
2.00 pm: La Aguada 11 vs. La Irenita 16
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 18 vs. La Ensenada 8
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 6
Wednesday, November 27 - League B
2.00 pm: Cria Yatay 10 vs La Natividad 14
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 13 vs. La Albertina 11
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 7 
Saturday, November 30 - League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina Polo Ranch 16 vs La Irenita 6
4.30 pm: La Dolfina 18 vs La Aguada 6
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 8
Sunday, December 1 - League B
2.00 pm: Las Monjitas 11 vs. La Natividad 9
4.30 pm: Ellerstina 14 vs. Cría Yatay 9
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 9 
Thursday, December 5 - League A
4.30 pm: La Aguada 17 vs. La Ensenada 10
6.00 pm: After Polo
Saturday, December 7 - League A
2:30 pm: Semifinal Camara de Diputados Cup
4:30 pm: La Dolfina vs. La Dolfina Polo Ranch
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 10
Friday, December 6 - League B
4.30 pm: Cría Yatay 14 vs. La Albertina 17
6.00 pm: After Polo
Sunday, December 8 - League B
2:30 pm: Semifinal Camara de Diputados Cup
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs. Las Monjitas
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 11
Saturday, December 14 
2:00 pm: Final of the Ladies' Argentine Open
(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.

Burger Fest November 2019

A new edition of "Burger Fest", the gastronomic festival that brings together the best burger joints and gourmet burger cooks in Buenos Aires, will take place on Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th, 2019 at Hipodromo de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, from 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm, with free entrance to the public.

More than 30 stands and food trucks will be offering burgers in all its varieties, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

The Burger Fest will also include a sector specially dedicated to other forms of fast food, like hot dogs, arepas, crepes, bagels tacos and sandwiches; as well as a beer garden, and spaces dedicated to wines, cocktails and natural juices, ice cream and other desserts.

Free entrance.
The Festival may be suspended in case of rain.

International Show Jumping Competition Haras El Capricho 2019

The 21st International Show Jumping Competition CSI2*-W Haras El Capricho will take place between November 15th and November 17th, 2019, 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, live music shows will be presented at the stage located next to the main jumping course before the main competition. On Saturday 16th at 2:00 pm, a tribute to the the mythical Argentine group "Almendra". And on Sunday 17th, at 2 pm, the presentation of the popular group "Rafaga".

The most important events during the weekend are:

Friday, November 15:
1:00 pm: International Competition (1.40 mts)
3:30 pm: International Competition Grand Prix (1.50 mts)

Saturday, November 16:
10:30 am: Young Horses National Competition (1.30 mts)
2:00 pm: Music show
3:30 pm: International Competition Speed Derby (1.40 mts)

Sunday, November 17:
12:00 pm: International Competition (1.40 mts)
2:00 pm: Music Show
3:30 pm: International FEI World Cup Competition (1.60 mts)

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 to inquire about the complete package including transfers and specialized guide.

Festival Sabores de la Patria 2019

The Festival dedicated to the traditional Argentine gastronomy "Sabores de la Patria" ("The flavors of our homeland"), will be held at Barrancas de Belgrano on Sunday, November 17th, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am, offering a great variety of the most representative typical dishes of our country, such as: locro, carbonada, guiso de lentejas, humita al plato, polenta grillada, humita en chala, tamales, pastel de papas, empanadas, & asado, among many other local specialties.

There will also be a market with traditional Argentine products, like yerba mate, dulce de leche, wines, cold cuts, cheese, preserves, spices, honey, alfajores, and much more.

Location: Barrancas de Belgrano (Echeverría & 11 de Septiembre).
Will be suspended in case of rain.

The Bookstore Night - La Noche de las Librerías 2019

On Sunday, November 17th, 2019, the City of Buenos Aires presents a new edition of The Bookstore Night (La Noche de las Librerías), from 6:00 pm to 1.00 am. This traditional event represents the publishing industry and pays tribute to bookstores and booksellers in Buenos Aires, the city with most bookstores per inhabitant in the world, with free activities in over 50 bookstores, and the traditional festival on Avenida Corrientes.

During the Bookstore Night, the vehicular traffic will be closed and sofas for free use of the public will be installed along Avenida Corrientes from Libertad St up to Junín St, where multiple cultural activities will take place simultaneously in bookstores, bars, theaters and on the streets, including book presentations, workshops, story telling, talks with authors, live music, activities for kids, and more.

Musical shows will be be presented on the main stage located on Avenida Corrientes 2100 (corner Junin).
The event is totally free of charge. Click here for the complete program (in Spanish only).
In case of rain the event will be reprogrammed.