2018 Jacaranda Season in Buenos Aires

It is that time of the year again, when the city gets painted in lavender blue. The beautiful Jacaranda trees in bloom can be found all over the city from mid November to early December, 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.

Enjoy the sights!

Polo: The 2018 Argentine Open Championship

The most important polo tournament in the world, the 125th Argentine Polo Open Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo), or simply "El Abierto", will kick off on Saturday, November 10th, 2018, with its thrilling Final to be played on December 15th. 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 Ticketek Argentina. Tickets may also be available on the same day of each match at the stadium's box office, except on the final dates which 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 special VIP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES, Polo Day Experience including specialized guide, or if you need help getting your tickets in advance.

Participating teams:

La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
La Aguada: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Alfedo Bigatti 8, Miguel Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 33.
Alegría La Irenita: Fred Mannix 9, Juan Gris Zavaleta 8, Clemente Zavaleta 7, Matías Mac Donough 8. Total: 32.
La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8, Guillermo Terrera 8, Alejo Taranco 8, Ignatius Du Plessis 8. Total: 32.
La Ensenada: Facundo Fernández Llorente 7, Juan Britos 7, Juan Martín Zubía 7, Jerónimo del Carril 7. Total: 28. 
Ellerstina: Pablo Pieres Jr 10, Gonzalo Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 40.
Las Monjitas: Facundo Sola 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Guiller Caset Jr 10, Julián de Lusarreta 7. Total: 36.
Cría Yatay: Lerín Zubiaurre 8, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 8, Iñaki Laprida 8. Total: 32.
La Albertina Abu Dhabi: Francisco Elizalde 8, Nicolas Roldan 7, Guillermo Toccalino 8, Alfredo Cappella 8. Total: 31. 
La Cañada: Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 8, Agustín Obregon 6, Sebastián Merlos 8, Jared Zenni 6. Total: 28.

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

New dates because of the reschedule for rain:

Date 1 
Saturday, November 17 - League A
2.00 pm: Alegria La Irenita vs La Ensenada
4.30 pm: La Aguada vs La Dolfina Polo Ranch
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 2 
Sunday, November 18 - League B
2.00 pm: La Albertina vs La Cañada
4.30 pm: Las Monjitas vs Cria Yatay
6.00 pm: After Polo

Date 3 
Friday, November 23 - League A
2.00 pm: La Aguada vs La Ensenada
4.30 pm: La Dolfina vs La Dolfina Polo Ranch

Date 4
Sunday, November 25 - League B
2.00 pm: Las Monjitas vs La Cañada
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs Cria Yatay

Date 5
Tuesday, November 27 - League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina Polo Ranch vs La Ensenada
4.30 pm: La Dolfina vs Alegria La Irenita

Date 6
Wednesday, November 28 - League B
2.00 pm: Cria Yatay vs La Cañada
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs La Albertina

Date 7 
Monday, December 3 - League A
2.00 pm: La Dolfina vs La Ensenada
4.30 pm: La Aguada vs Alegria La Irenita

Date 8
Tuesday, December 4 - League B
2.00 pm: Ellerstina vs La Cañada
4.30 pm: Las Monjitas vs La Albertina

Date 9 
Saturday, December 8 - League A
2.00 pm: Alegria La Irenita vs La Dolfina Polo Ranch
4.30 pm: La Dolfina vs La Aguada

Date 10
Sunday, December 9 - League B
2.00 pm: La Albertina vs Cria Yatay
4.30 pm: Ellerstina vs Las Monjitas

Saturday, December 15
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.
*Note that because of the G20 Summit that will be taking place in Buenos Aires on November 30th and December 1st there won't be any matches on that weekend.

Yerba Mate Fair 'Matear 2018'

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 9th, Saturday 10th (Tradition Day) and Sunday 11th of November 2018 at La Rural Exhibition Center, 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
Dates and hours:
Friday November 9: 12 pm to 8 pm
Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11: 11 am to 8 pm
Free entrance
More information: http://matear.com.ar/

San Telmo Fest 2018

The second edition of San Telmo Fest will take place on Saturday, November 10th, from 6.00 PM to 2.00 AM, with a varied offer of cultural activities that characterize this cosmopolitan and bohemian neighborhood.

Visitors will enjoy open air milonga and candombe music and dance, concerts, book fairs, art exhibitions, gastronomic offers, as well as visits to museums and historical sites that will also be part of the Museum Night that will be taking place on that same day.


Plaza Dorrego. Defensa & Humerto I
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm: Second Festival of Youth Orchestras
Orquesta Escuela Juvenil de San Telmo & Guests

Chacabuco 800 St. between Estados Unidos & Av. Independencia
6:00 pm to 2:00 am: Antique, used and new Book Fair
Puppets at the Puppet Museum.
10:00 pm: Tango to dance in the street
Food and drinks from Casal de Catalunya

Pasaje Giuffra 300, between  Defensa & Balcarce
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Independent Books Fair
9:00 pm: Open Air Cinema

Carlos Calvo 400 St. between Bolívar y Defensa
6:00 pm to 2:00 am: Gastronomic walk
9 pm to 11:30 Music from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay: samba, candombe, milonga and tango.
DJ Zelmar Garín

Humberto I 600 St. between Perú & Chacabuco
6:00 pm to 2:00 am: Exhibition by artists from La Boca
9:00 pm: Live DJs andmusic bands

Defensa 1300 St. between  Av. San Juan & Av. Garay
6:00 pm to 2:00 am: Design Fair
Dance and music shows. Tango lessons.

This event may be canceled in case of rain.
For more information visit www.fiestaensantelmo.com.ar

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Recoleta - November 2018 - New Dates

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2018, from 10 am to 7 pm, with free access to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Plaza Vicente López located on Arenales & Montevideo, in Recoleta.

More than 70 gazebos will be installed inside the park, where the participating producers will offer products in the following areas: Oils; Alcoholic drinks (organic wines, beers); Soft drinks and natural juices; Cereals and seeds; Spices; Nuts; Fruits & Vegetables; Farm produce; Delicatessen; Gourmet food; Flour and derivatives; Mushrooms; Infusions; Vegetables; Dairy; Bakery; Jams; edible Flowers; Pasta; Herbs; Snacks, and more.

At the Food Court the cooks and restaurants will offer specialties from different countries and regions like the Middle East, Spain, France, Peru, Italy, Chine, Japan, Vietnam, USA, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as special menus, vegetarian and healthy food to go or to enjoy right there on the communal tables of this picturesque market.

Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule in case of rain.

Horse Racing 'Gran Premio Nacional' and Food Festival in Palermo


The "Gran Premio Nacional" (GI), the oldest and most important race in the Argentine turf calendar, will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 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, with different activities for the whole family, such as:

° "Behind the scenes" of horse racing: a guided tour led by specialized guides, that will be available every 30 minutes, from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
° Historic tour: every hour from 2 pm to 5 pm, a tour to learn about the history and architecture of one of the most emblematic sites in the city of Buenos Aires.
° Train to the Start Line: a little train will take visitors near the gates to see the start of the races up close.


At the same time, a new edition of the gourmet festival “Apetito” will take place on Saturday, November 10th from 12 noon to 2 am, and will continue on Sunday November 11th, from noon to 12 am.

The best cooks and beer brewers will get together along the racing track, 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, vegetarian options, and much more!

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

Museum Night 2018

Bellas Artes - Fine Arts Museum

The Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires presents the 15th Edition of La Noche de los Museos - Museum Night 2018, that will take place on Saturday November 10th, 2018, from 8 PM until 3 AM.

Every year 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 280 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 or the App for smartphones (sites in Spanish only).

Museo Fernandez Blanco


Museo de Ciencias Naturales - Natural History Museum

International Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2018

Between November 14th and November 19th, 2018, the International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ 2018 (BAJ.18) 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 14th, at 8.30 pm, will be starred by the legendary British artist Norma Winstone, along with two Italian musicians of proven quality, Glauco Venier (piano) and German Klaus Gesing (soprano sax and bass clarinet).

The closing concert will be held at the same venue on November 19th, at 8.30 pm, with Stefano Di Battista‘s quartet. He is accompanied by Andrea Rea (piano), Daniele Sorrentino (double bass) and Luigi Del Prete (drums). Their live performance promises musical moments of the highest quality and brings this great local celebration of jazz to a proper close.

The program of BAJ.18 will be divided into different sections, among them:

° International Concerts: by Sylvie Courvoisier, David Kikoski, Glauco Venier, Dan Tepfer y Gregory Privat, among others.
° Chamber Jazz Concerts: held at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte.
° Open Air concerts: In this edition the Open Air concerts held at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario. Parque Lezama and Usina del Arte will include the Jazzology series; Malosetti & La Colonia, Luis Salinas, Ligia Piro, Estévez&Magic3, Celebrating Ella & Louis Cuarteto, among others.
° "El Aula" (The Classroom): open classes, clinics, workshops and ensemble classes.

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
Julian Centeya Cultural Center: Av. San Juan 3255


Paid concerts and workshops:
For the Opening and Closing concerts, Piano Solos, Crossings and The Classroom, you can purchase your tickets as of Monday, November 5th, online at buenosaires.gob.ar/festivales or in person at:

Tu Entrada, Av. Corrientes 728
Weekdays from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturdays from 2 to 8 pm.

Usina del Arte, Agustín R. Caffarena 1
Wednesday 14th, from 5 pm to 9 pm
Thursday 15th, from 12 noon to 8 pm
Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and Monday 19th from 12 noon to 9 pm

Free concerts at Usina del Arte and Cultural Centers:
For the concerts and activities held at the following venues: Usina del Arte, Espacio Cultural Adán Buenosayres, Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya, Espacio Cultural Resurgimiento, Espacio Cultural Carlos Gardel and Museo del Cine, reserve your ticket online at buenosaires.gob.ar/festivales.
Limited to 1 (one) ticket per person per show.
Reserved tickets can be collected from 2 (two) hours before the event at each venue’s Information Desk.
Reservations will be valid until 30 minutes before the start of the show. After that time, the tickets will be released to the public.

Admission to activities and concerts held at the following venues: Plaza de la Usina, Amphitheater of Parque Centenario, Amphitheater of Parque Lezama is free, and no ticket is required.
It is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to venue capacity.

For more information, purchase of tickets and daily schedules, visit Buenos Aires Jazz 18 official website.

Buenos Aires Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

Organized by the Argentine Antiquarian Bookstores' Association (ALADA), the XII Antiquarian Book Fair will take place from November 7th through November 11th, 2018, 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 and hours:
Wednesday 7, Thursday 8, Friday 9: 2 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 10: 4 PM to 10 PM
Sunday 11: 3 PM to 8 PM

Location: Sarmiento 151, Buenos Aires
Free entrance

Gluten Free Food Fair - November 2018 edition

A new edition of "Feria Sin TACC", the Food Fair completely dedicated to gluten free products will be held on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th of 2018 close to the Rose Garden of Buenos Aires, on Av. del Libertador & Av. Sarmiento, from 10 am to 7 pm.

The Fair will be divided into two sectors:

Market: 40 stalls offering oil, spices, marmalade, jams, infusions, 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 and food trucks 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 will be run by restaurants and cooks with a vast experience in the elaboration of gluten free food.

In case of rain the Fair may be suspended.