Gluten Free Fair - May 2019 edition

A new edition of "Feria Sin TACC", the Food Fair completely dedicated to gluten free products will be held on Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th of 2019 at the Palermo Woods, on Av. Sarmiento & Iraola, next to the Rose Garden, from 11 am to 6 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.

Art&Swap, the most original art show from Belgium in Argentina

ART&SWAP is the art exhibition where works are exchanged for goods or services. This year's exhibition, called Ciudad Natural will be held from May 17th to May 19th, 2019 at MARQ (Museo de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires - Av. del Libertador 999 @ Callao), with a selection of artworks by Argentinian and Belgian artists, combinming art, nature and architecture.

This original event comes from Brussels, Belgium. Their organizers have decided to replicate the proposal in Argentina with the name of Art&Swap, under the curatorship of Helena Heukeshoven. The event brings together renowned and emerging artists from both countries that exhibit their creations and offer them in exchange for goods or services. Upon entering the exhibition, visitors receive a small Post-it block. Those interested in a work of art leave a note with their proposal of goods or services that are willing to offer in return. At the end of the exhibition, the artist chooses the best offer to exchange for his or her work.

Selected artists:
From Belgium:
Erika Schillebeeckx (Krjst) - Geoffroy Mottart (photo) - Justine de Moriamé (Krjst) - Michel Couturier - Nils Verkaeren.
From Argentina: Agustina Chalupowicz - Agustina Ocampo - Ana Casanova - Andrea Alkalay - Andres Agosin (MONK) - Arturo Aguiar - Belén Càrcano - Blanca Estela Vivas - Carla Melillo - Daniel Juarez - David Sisso - Emma Herbin - Facundo Quinto - Fer Pietra - Guadalupe Fernandez - Guido Chouela - Jaki charrua - Karina Glocker - Lia Porto - Maria Angela Rivero - Maria Ferrari Hardoy - Maria Martha Pichel - Masako Kano - Pablo Noce - Patricia Miani - Paula Cecchi - Raul Steingart - Rosana Schoijett - Rosario Arias Usandivaras - Santiago Azcuy - Sofia Mele - Vivian Galban.


Friday, May 17
6.00 PM - 10.00 PM: Inauguration to the public with tasting of Belgian gastronomic products and live music.
Saturday, May 18
11.00 AM - 7.00 PM: Ciudad Natural Exhibit. Belgian gastronomic food court.
5.30 PM: Cello, guitar and Sax Trio at the Marq (registration online).
Sunday, May 19
11 AM - 7.00 PM: Ciudad Natural Exhibit. Belgian gastronomic food court.
2.00 PM: Performance by Ikebana accompanied by a cello solo by maestro Nestor Tedesco (registration online).

Interventions in the City:
ART&SWAP will also be present at five parks in the City, with interventions by Geoffroy Mottart on six monuments by Belgian sculptors.

Thursday, May 16
10:00 AM: Plaza del Congreso (Av. Entre Rios y Av. Rivadavia). First intervention by Geoffroy Mottart on the Monumento de los dos Congresos (Belgian sculpture Jules Laglae, 1914)
Friday, May 17
10:00 AM: CCK (Viamonte y Leandro N. Alem) Intervention on the monument to Samuel Morse (Belgian sculptor Louis Bruninx, 1915)
11:00 AM: Fine Arts Museum (Av. del Libertador y Av. Pueyrredon). Intervention on the sculptures Reaper and Sower (Belgian sculpture Constantin Meunier, 1896)
Saturday, May 18
10:00 AM: Plaza Bélgica (Ramón Castilla y Alejandro M de Aguado, Palermo). Intervention on the sculpture "Huiselijke zorgen" (Belgian sculptor Rik Wouters, 1913)
11:00 AM: National Library (Aguero 2502). Intervention on the bust of Jose Marmol (Belgian sculptor Louis Bruninx, 1939).

All the events with FREE ENTRANCE to the public.

Buenos Aires Food Week - May 2019

Buenos Aires Food Week, the bi-annual event in which the best restaurants in the city offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices, will be held again from May 6th through May 19th of 2019 (previous week for Mastercard Argentina cardholders only).

The goal of this Food Week is democratizing access to haute-cuisine, offering the general public the opportunity to discover new restaurants and taste unique dishes at attractive prices.

Each restaurant will offer a fixed three step menu (starter, main course and dessert) with a fixed price of $400 Pesos for lunch and $680 Pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service charge, or tip, + an optional donation in a sealed envelope to the charity organization Fundación Banco de Alimentos.

Furthermore all the restaurants will offer a complimentary Aperol Spritz aperitif to each person that orders the Buenos Aires Food Week menu.

The 38 restaurants that participate in this edition are:
1. Aldo´s Restoran Vinoteca San Telmo
2. Aldo´s Restoran Vinoteca Palermo
3. Bahia Madero
4. Bis
5. Brasserie Petanque
6. Cabernet
7. Casa del Este
8. Club 31 Bar & Resto
9. Cucina Donore
10. Cohiba Atmosphere
11. Dashi House
12. El Quinto Belgrano
13. Fabric al Rio
14. Fabric Nikkei Palermo
15. Fabric Sushi Acassuso
16. Green Bamboo
17. Happening Puerto Madero
18. Komyun
19. La Causa Nikkei Palermo
20. La Causa Nikkei Recoleta
21. La Panadería de Pablo
22. La Pescadorita
23. Le Grill
24. Mizuki
25. Namida Nikkei
26. Novecento Cañitas
27. Oporto Almacén
28. Paru Deli Palermo
29. Paru Deli Olivos
30. Puerta del Inca
31. Puerto Cristal
32. Rufino Argentino
33. Sagardi Cocineros Vascos
34. Sorrento Recova
35. Sorrento Puerto Madero
36. The Brick Kitchen
37. Ureña
38. Villegras Restó

To see the complete list of restaurants and their menus, and for online reservations, visit Buenos Aires Food Week website.

Some restaurants offer lunch or dinner menu only. Check the conditions of participation of every restaurant before making a reservation.
If places are left available, people may also attend the restaurant of their choice directly without reservation.
Payments can be made in cash, debit card, or credit card at the end of the meal.

Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship 2019

The 2019 Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship will be held at different "milongas" and cultural centers across the city from Wednesday, May 8th through Sunday, May 19th of  2019.

The competition is on the look out for new winning couples in the categories Tango de Pista, "Milongueros" of the World, and Waltz, who will qualify to participate in the World Tango Dance Championship that will take place in Buenos Aires in August 2019.

The Qualifying rounds start on May 8th at Centro Cultural Julián Centeya (Av. San Juan 3255), with free admission. From Thursday, May 9th the competition will continue with qualifying rounds every day at the different Milongas and Cultural Centers across the city.

Schedule and venues:

Qualifying rounds:
Wednesday 8: Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya, Av. San Juan 3255 – 6:00 PM.
Thursday 9: Milonga en lo de Balmaceda, Av. Raúl Scalabrini Ortiz 1331 – 8:30 PM
Friday 10: Yira Yira, Adolfo Alsina 1465 – 8:00 PM
Saturday 11: Espacio Cultural Del Resurgimiento, Gral. José Gervasio de Artigas 2262 – 8:30 PM
Sunday 12: Milonga el Pial, Coronel Ramón Falcón 2750 – 3:00 PM.
Monday 13: El Motivo Tango, Av. Córdoba 5064 – 11:00 PM.
Tuesday 14: Espacio Cultural Carlos Gardel, Olleros 3640 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 15: La Milonga del Pueblo, Av. Sáenz 459 – 9:30 PM.
Thursday 16: La Viruta, Armenia 1366 – 11:30 PM

Semifinals at Usina del Arte:
Friday 17: Semifinals Milonga & Waltz, from 6:00 PM. Exhibition by Laila Resk & Leandro Oliver.
Saturday 18: Semifinals de Tango de Pista & Milongueros del Mundo, from 6:00 PM. Exhibition by the champions of Tango de Pista 2016, Silvana Prieto & Matías Batista.

Finals at Usina del Arte:
Sunday, May 19: Grand Finale, from 6:00 PM. Show by Alberto Bianco with the guitars of Tony Gallo.

All the events at Usina del Arte and Cultural Centers are free. The cost of admittance to the Milongas depends on the entry the price set by each venue.
Free tickets for the Semifinals and Finals at Usina el Arte will have be reserved online in advance through the Championship's website or through this link.

Click here for more information on venues and complete day by day schedule.

Usina del Arte

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Republica Argentina 2019 and Apetito Gourmet Festival

Hipodromo de Palermo

The "Gran Premio Republica Argentina" (GI), one of the most important classics of the year, will take place on Labor Day Holiday, Wednesday May 1st, 2019. This outstanding 2000-meter race brings together the best 3 years old and older pure thoroughbred horses of the national and foreign equestrian activity.

The Great Prize "Gran Premio Republica Argentina" will be the center of a spectacular racing day that will start at 1:00 pm. Other five big prizes (GI) are included in the day's schedule: Great International Prize of the Americas; Breeders' Prize; Great International Prize of Buenos Aires City; Great Prize Jorge de Atucha; and the Great Prize Montevideo.

This fantastic day will feature different activities for the whole family, such as:

° Historic tour: learn about the history and architecture of one of the most emblematic sites in the city of Buenos Aires. The tours start at 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM, and 6:00 PM from the Stand at the door of Rabieta.
° Train to the Start Line: a little train will take visitors near the gates to see the start of the races up close. From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
° "Sustainable" Hat Show and Fair will be held from 12 pm to 6 pm, where ladies will be able to purchase their hats to wear during the day. The proceedings are in benefit of EcoMujeres, a foundation dedicated to promote sustainable design. Closing by Maximiliano Guerra's Dance School.
° Special sector with games for kids.

At the same time, a new edition of the Gourmet Festival “Apetito” will take place on Wednesday, May 1st, Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM, at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo.

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 more than 30 food trucks offering hamburgers, crepes, pulled, pork, bagels, Mexican food, empanadas, fish, vegetarian food, pizzas, smoothies, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, artisan beer, and more!

All the events with free entrance to the public.
The gourmet festival may be canceled in case of rain.
Hipodromo de Palermo is located on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.

National Day of the Historical Monuments 2019

Cabildo de Buenos Aires
The National Day of the Historical Monuments 2019 will  be celebrated on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th in Buenos Aires and many cities around the country. During the weekend hundreds of National Monuments and other historical buildings and sites will be open with free entrance to all the public.

The activities include guided visits, historical circuits and special activities so visitors can learn about the history, architecture, and patrimonial value of these landmarks and historical sites.

Some of the activities and visits inside some of the buildings require previous online registration, which will open on April 25th. For information on sites to visit in the city of Buenos Aires and online registrations, go to:

For more information on activities and sites in other cities across the country go to:

(All information available in Spanish only)

Chacarita Cemetery

Decorative Arts Museum

Palacio Paz

Casa Rosada

Legislatura - Legislative Palace

Buenos Aires Coffee Festival April 2019 edition

A new edition of the Buenos Aires Coffee Festival (FECA - FEstival de CAfé) will be held on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at  Plaza República del Perú (Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Salguero, next to Malba museum), from 10 am to 9 pm, with free access to the public.

The best Notable and traditional Cafes of Buenos Aires will be present with their stands, as well as other modern and specialty coffee houses, all with options to taste their best coffees; a Market to purchase grains to take home; and food trucks with different gastronomic offers for lunch or sweet pastries to enjoy with your coffee.

At the Auditorium visitors will be able to attend a series of talks and workshops (all in Spanish), and special activities for kids. 

The Festival may be suspended in case of rain.

Buenos Aires International Book Fair 2019

The 45th edition of Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 25th through May 14th, 2019 at La Rural Exhibition Center in Palermo. It will feature over 1000 cultural activities, including conferences, round-tables, talks with prestigious national and international intellectuals, book presentations, shows, activities for children and teenagers, events for specialists and publishing professionals, and book sales of literature in all languages.

The Fair is the largest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world. It is considered one of the most important cultural and editorial events in Latin America, and a meeting point for authors, editors, book sellers, distributors, teachers, librarians, scientists, and over 1,200,000 readers from around the world that visit it every year.

One of the main features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. Some of the outstanding intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are: Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Julia Navarro, Rosa Montero, Santiago Posteguillo, Gael Faye, Sandro Veronelli, Carlos Fonseca, Anselm Grun, Sergio Ramírez, Bryce Echenique, Gioconda Belli, Laurence Debray (daughter of Regis Debray), Jul (draftsman of Lucky Luke since 2016), Victoria Schwab, Mackenzi Lee, Sara Búho, among many others.

The special activities of the Fair this year include: the International Poetry Festival between April 26 and April 28; the Book Reading Marathon on May 6th; as well as special sectors for kids and young adults; Story-telling; free workshops; musical shows; book signings... among many others.

The guest city at the Fair this year is Barcelona (Spain), which will offer a number of special activities and the presentation of some of its best authors.

"The Night of the Fair" will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27th from 8.00 pm with a free open air concert by Catalan artist Silvia Pérez Cruz, with a musical show at the outdoor court.

Professional Sessions: On April 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th, from 9 am to 6 pm, the Buenos Aires Book Fair is open exclusively to book professionals, offering an outstanding training program, the best business opportunities and chances for networking. Mark these dates and be part of the most intense and productive four days of the Spanish-speaking publishing world (requires previous registration through this link).

General Information:
DatesApril 25th through May 13th, 2019
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Access through: Ave. Santa Fe 4201; Av Sarmiento 20704; Cerviño 4476
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and May 1st Holiday: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry fees:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 120.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday and May 1st Holiday: AR$ 180.
3 Day pass: AR$ 270 (on sale online only).
Promotions and discounts:
Saturday, April 27th: Nigh of the Fair. Free entrance from 8.00 pm to 12:00 am.
Children under 12, free every day.
Monday to Friday (except May 1st) free for teachers, students, seniors, with  the corresponding accreditation.
*The entrance ticket includes coupons for 10% discount in book purchases.

For further information, visit the 45th International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

Buenos Aires Art Experience 2019

A new contemporary art festival, Buenos Aires Art Experience (BAAEX), will be held from April 12th to April 15th, 2019, from 3 PM to 9 PM, at the Buenos Aires Race Track, Hipódromo de Palermo, with free entrance to the public.
The Festival will feature Equine Art, Painting, Photography, Performance, Body Painting, Fashion, Drawing, Comics Digital, Multi Media and interactive art, as well as special activities for kids organized by Da Vinci Institute.
More than 150 artists will have the opportunity to promote and showcase their works. A percentage of the sales will be destined to the animal rescue foundation 'Fundación Aliento de Vida Animal'.
On Friday 12th and Monday 15th visitors will also have the chance to attend the horse races of the day.

Location Hipodromo de Palermo: Av. del Libertador y Dorrego.
Free entrance
Not suspended for rain

Buenos Aires Art Week 2019

Plaza Intendente Seeber, Palermo

Taking place from April 8th through April 14th, the Buenos Aires Art Week 2019 will be a unique opportunity for local and international visitors to discover Buenos Aires' art scene through public art exhibitions, installations, performances and events for all audiences. The Art Week includes an interdisciplinary and free program that will be held at the “Semana del Arte Park”, exhibitions and special activities at 30 participating institutions, museums and cultural centers, the program Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, the art fair MAPA, and the 28th edition of arteBA art exhibition.

Some of the activities at Semana del Arte Park include:

* Opening event for all public on Tuesday, April 9th, at 6:30 pm, to enjoy live music, food trucks and public art works.
* Five public artworks by Argentine artists Margarita Paksa (presented by Museo Sívori), Marie Orensanz (presented by BIENALSUR), Mariana Telleria (national representative at the Venice Biennale 2019), Luna Paiva (presented by Faena Art and Faena Festival) and Carlos Huffmann (presented by the Arts District).
* An architectural pavilion where several art performances will be presented. The Pavilion, in turn, will function as an information center, a meeting place and headquarters for a daily program of art and thought that includes, among others, guided tours, lectures, trainings and a drawing workshop for works of art for teenagers developed by Clave 13/17 (Recoleta Cultural Center).
* An open-air cinema series on art and culture, developed especially by BAFICI. From Tuesday to Sunday at 9 pm.
* Outdoor guided tours on heritage and contemporary art, from Wednesday to Sunday at 3 pm.

During the Art Week, the Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires Talk Program will also be held in this special edition in collaboration with arteBA Foundation. Started in 2017, and continued successfully in 2018, the Program of Talks will present a series of dialogues between more than 40 speakers from different parts of the world, representatives of the diversity of voices of the academic community, from April 12th to April 14th. The talks are free and will be held at the Semana del Arte park, and arteBA (La Rural Exhibition Center).

As part of the Buenos Aires Art Week, arteBA, the great Contemporary Art Fair, will take place from April 11th to April 14th at La Rural Exhibition Center. arteBA is the most important art fair of its kind in Latin America, an art exhibition where art galleries display their best artworks, offering the general public the chance to come face to face with truly unique collectors’ pieces. arteBA fair presents its 28th edition with more than 400 artists, represented by more than 80 galleries from more than 25 cities around the world, and new activities and sections.

Location Semana del Arte Park: Plaza Intendente Francisco Seeber (Av Sarmiento & Av. Libertador), Palermo.
Days and times:
Monday, April 8th through Sunday, April 14th, 2019
11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Access and all the activities at Semana del Arte Park are Free.
Free tickets for the activities that will be held at: arteBA, MAPA (Feria de Arte Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat), Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires), MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), Museo Sívori, Museo Xul Solar - can be picked up at the Semana del Arte Park Pavillion from April 8th to April 14th, from 11 am to 3 pm.
*Limited daily stock. Up to 2 tickets per person per day.

For more information on venues, activities and daily schedules you can download the full program through this link (in Spanish only)