ATP Buenos Aires Argentina Open 2020



The ATP Buenos Aires tournament "Argentina Open 2020", will kick off with the Qualifying rounds on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday February 9th. The traditional tournament, that is part of the ATP World Tour, will receive some of the greatest world wide tennis players, including Dominic Thiem, Matteo Berrettini, Diego Schwartzman, among others, from February 10th to February 16th, 2020, at the courts of Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

The list of participating players (and ATP ranking) this year includes:

Dominic Thiem - Austria - 4
Matteo Berrettini - Italy - 8
Diego Schwartzman - Argentina - 14
Guido Pella - Argentina - 25
Borna Coric - Croatia - 28
Cristian Garin - Chile - 33
Dusan Lajovic - Serbia - 34
Laslo Djere - Serbia - 38
Albert Ramos - Spain - 41
Pablo Cuevas - Uruguay - 45
Fernando Verdasco - Spain - 49
Juan Londero - Argentina - 50
Lorenzo Sonego - Italy - 52
Casper Ruud - Norway - 54
Pablo Andujar - Spain - 64
Marco Cecchinato - Italy - 71
Hugo Dellien - Bolvia - 75
Federico Delbonis - Argentina - 76
Nicolás Jarry - Chile - 77
WC Leonardo Mayer - Argentina - 101
WC Francisco Cerúndolo - Argentina - 228


SCHEDULE OF MATCHES:

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9: Qualification  (Free entrance) from 11 am 

Monday 10 and Tuesday 11: From 2.30 pm

Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Friday 14:
Day matches from 2:30 pm.
Evening matches: 7:00 pm.

Saturday 15:
Semifinals Singles: 2:00 pm

Sunday 16:
Final Singles: 3:00 pm

Location: Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. Olleros 1510.
Tickets: On sale online though Ticketek or at the venue's box officce.
More information: Argentina Open official website (in Spanish only).

Chinese New Year Celebration 2020



A special festival celebrating the start of the Year of the Rat 2020 will be held on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, at the park "Plaza Parques Nacionales Argentinos" located on Av. Figueroa Alcorta between Sucre and Echeverria, in the neighborhood of Belgrano, from 12 pm to 8 pm.

This is the most important celebration in the Chinese culture, also known as the Spring Festival. The mega event will feature more than 50 gastronomic and cultural stands where visitors will have the chance to taste traditional Chinese food, and purchase typical Chinese products and souvenirs.

At the main stage several dance and music shows will be presented during the day, including the traditional Dragon Dance and Lion Dance, as well as demonstrations of Oriental martial arts; and a parade showcasing Traditional Chinese costumes.

Free entrance.
In case of rain the event will be held on February 9th.

Carnaval Porteño - Buenos Aires Carnival 2020



The 2020 Buenos Aires Carnival (“Carnaval Porteño 2020”) will take place at different neighborhoods every weekend, from Saturday, February 1st until Sunday, February 23rd, and on Carnaval Holidays, Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th, with the participation of more than 100 "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 closing of the events will be on Monday, February 24th, with a big parade along Avenida de Mayo, from Bernardo de Yrigoyen to Plaza de Mayo, from 4 PM to 11 PM.

The Carnaval parades will be held on different streets, parks and cultural centers / clubs, all with free entrance to the public. Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades are:

Street parades:
Almagro: Av. Diaz Velez between Pringles and Gascon
Balvanera: Av. Independencia between Pichincha and Sarandi
Boedo I: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia
Boedo II: Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza
La Boca: Av Pérez Galdós between Av. Pedro de Mendoza and Gaboto
Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Gorriti
Saavedra: Av. Garcia del Rio between Conde and Zapiola
Villa Crespo: Av Raúl Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Padilla

Parks and clubs:
Palermo: Plaza Latinoamericana - Acuña De Figueroa & Costa Rica
Colegiales: Polideportivo Colegiales - Freire & Concepción Arenal
San Telmo: Anfiteatro Parque Lezama - Brasil & Balcarce

Dates and times:
Saturdays 1, 8, 15, 22: 7 PM to 2 AM
Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23: 7 PM to 12 AM
Monday, February 24: 7 PM to 2 AM
Tuesday, February 25: 7 PM to 12 AM

All the events are free of charge, and may be canceled in case of rain.

Chori Fest at Hipodromo de Palermo



The first edition of "Chori Fest", a gastronomic festival dedicated to Choripan in all its varieties, will take place on Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at Hipodromo de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, in a night edition from 5 pm to 1 am, with free entrance to the public.

More than 40 stands and food trucks will be offering Choripan (the typical Argentinian sausage sandwich) in all its varieties, from traditional to gourmet, produced with different kinds of meat, and prepared with a variety of breads and seasonings.

Chori Fest will also include a sector specially dedicated to other forms of fast food, like empanadas, hot dogs, asado and meat 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.

Football Soccer in Buenos Aires - Calendar of matches January - July 2020


The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the first half of the year 2020 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the local 1st Division "Superliga" and "Copa Argentina" Tournaments, and the international tournaments "Copa Libertadores", "Copa Sudamericana" and "Copa America" 2020.

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

JANUARY 2020
Sunday 19: Independiente Vs River Plate
Saturday 25: San Lorenzo Vs Estudiantes
Sunday 26: Racing Club Vs Atlético Tucuman
Sunday 26: Boca Juniors vs Independiente
Thursday 30: Velez Sarfield Vs Aldosivi
Friday 31: Huracan vs Gimnasia

FEBRUARY 2020
Saturday 1: Argentinos Juniors Vs Racing Club
Saturday 1: Independiente vs Rosario Central
Sunday 2: River Plate vs Central Cordoba
Sunday 2: Boca Juniors vs  Atletico Tucuman
Tuesday 4: Velez Sarfield vs Aucas (Ecuador) - Copa Sudamericana 2020
Friday 7: Argentinos Jrs vs Lanus
Saturday 8: Boca Juniors vs Atletico Tucuman
Saturday 8: Banfield vs Rosario Central
Sunday 9: San Lorenzo vs Velez Sarsfield
Sunday 9: Racing vs Independiente
Tuesday 11: Argentinos Juniors vs Huancayano (Perú) - Copa Sudamericana 2020
Wednesday 12: Lanus vs Universidad Católica (Ecuador) - Copa Sudamericana 2020
Thursday 13: Independiente vs Fortaleza (Brasil) - Copa Sudamericana 2020
Friday 14: Velez Sarsfield vs Godoy Cruz
Saturday 15: Huracan vs Aldosivi
Sunday 16: River Plate vs Banfield
Monday 17: Independiente vs Arsenal
Wednesday 19: Huracan vs Nacional (Uruguay) - Copa Sudamericana 2020
Friday 21: Argentinos Juniors vs Patronato
Saturday 22: San Lorenzo vs Racing Club 
Sunday 23: Boca Juniors vs Godoy Cruz
Friday 28: Racing Club Vs Newells Old Boys 

MARCH 2020
Sunday 1: San Lorenzo Vs Lanus
Wednesday 4: Velez Sarfield Vs Godoy Cruz
Saturday 7: Argentinos Juniors vs Rosario Central
Saturday 7: Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia
Sunday 8: Independientes vs Central Cordoba 
Tuesday 10: Boca Juniors vs TBA - Copa Libertadores 2020
Thursday 12: Racing vs Alianza Lima - Copa Libertadores 2020
Saturday 14: Independiente Vs Velez Sarfield
Monday 15: River Plate Vs Atlético Tucuman
Wednesday 18: Racing Club Vs Nacional (Uruguay) - Copa Libertadores 2020
Saturday 21: San Lorenzo Vs Gimnasia
Sunday 22: Racing Club Vs Rosario Central
Sunday 22: Boca Juniors vs Central Cordoba

APRIL 2020
Saturday 4: Huracan vs Racing Club
Sunday 5: River Plate Vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 5: Independiente vs Boca Juniors
Saturday 11: Racing Club Vs Colon
Sunday 12: San Lorenzo vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 12: Boca Juniors vs Patronato
Tuesday 14: Racing Club Vs Argentinos Juniors
Wednesday 15: Lanus vs River Plate
Wednesday 15: Boca Juniors vs San Lorenzo
Saturday 18: Independiente Vs Patronato
Sunday 19: River Plate vs Racing Club
Tuesday 21: Boca Juniors vs Libertad - Copa Libertadores 2020
Wednesday 22: River Plate vs Sao Paulo - Copa Libertadores 2020
Saturday 25: Racing Club Vs Lanus
Sunday 26: River Plate Vs Aldosivi
Tuesday 28:Independiente Vs Union
Wednesday 29: Banfield Vs San Lorenzo
Wednesday 29: Boca Juniors vs Velez

MAY 2020
Saturday 2: Racing vs Talleres
Sunday 3: River Plate Vs Rosario Central
Wednesday 6: Racing Club Vs Merida (Venezuela) - Copa Libertadores 2020
Thursday 7: Boca Juniors vs Caracas - Copa Libertadores 2020
Saturday 9: Huracan vs Lanus
Sunday 10: Independiente Vs Godoy Cruz
Sunday 10: Boca Juniors vs Banfield
Saturday 16: San Lorenzo Vs Newells Old Boys
Sunday 17: Racing Club Vs Estudiantes

JUNE 2020
Friday 12: Argentina vs Chile - Copa America 2020
Saturday 20: Argentina vs Paraguay - Copa America 2020
Friday 26: Argentina vs Australia - Copa America 2020
Tuesday 30: Argentina vs Bolivia - Copa America 2020

Schedule subject to change of dates and addition of new matches depending on the progress of the tournaments, please check regularly for updates.

FIBA - International Performing Arts Festival 2020



Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, the International Performing Arts Festival of Buenos Aires (13° Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires - FIBA), will take place between January 23rd  and February 1st, 2020.

The former bi annual event has now been converted into an annual Summer Festival, featuring diverse artistic expressions through contemporary theater, dance and musical theater.
In addition to the line-up of outstanding international guest artists and national productions, there will be many performances in outdoor public spaces. such as the Abasto Marathon, with a varied array of cultural and gastronomic offerings in this neighborhood that is a traditional hub of independent theater, and Ciudanza, a space for dancers to take over urban landscapes, bringing the art of movement close to the audience.

FIBA SECTIONS:

Opening Party:
On Thursday, January 23rd, from 10:00 pm at the Historic Downtown Center. The main event will take place on  Adolfo Alsina between Defensa and Bolívar, next to Museo de la Ciudad, with theater, music and dance performances in the streets.

International and National Productions:
The 13° FIBA will feature national and international productions from Germany, Brasil, France, India, Uruguay, Scotland, Italy, Suitzerland, Spain, Chile, Canada and Colombia. All with a common theme: the colective and individual body.

Abasto Marathon:
On February 1st, from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am, as closing of the Festival, the Abasto Marathon will offer an array of shows outdoors and at traditional theatres in the porteño neighbourhood.
This local neighborhood with a long tradition for independent theater and performing arts will offer a myriad of shows in and outdoors.
In addition to the variety of shows at playhouses in the area, in the streets there will be music, dance, visual arts, interdisciplinary performances and interventions in houses, roofs and shops. Apart from the long list of cultural activities, offered with free admission, a number of bars and restaurants will join in with an array of artistic and gastronomic offerings.

Ciudanza:
Joining FIBA this year, this section will offer performances in diverse urban settings across Buenos Aires. On January 24th, 25th, and 26th, dancers will perform in outdoor public spaces.
With the idea of bringing dance close to the audience and promoting the creativity of choreographers,  a series of short performances will be held in unusual architectonic spaces such as staircases, cliffs, pergolas and all kinds of urban furniture that could be used as a stage.

TICKETS:
For the International and National shows, you can buy your tickets as of January 13th, online through this link.

Or in person at:
From January 13 to February 1:
Teatro San Martín - Av. Corrientes 1530, from 12 noon to 9 pm
From January 23 to February 1:
Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo - Av. Triunvirato 4444, from 12 noon to 9 pm

Prices:
National shows: AR$150
International shows: AR$300

FREE ACTIVITIES WITH ONLINE RESERVATION:
Some of the activities in the Festival are free of charge but require reservation in advance.
Reservations will open on January 21st through this link.
*Only 1 free ticket per person for each performance. Reserved tickets can be picked up from 2 hours and up to 30 minutes before the start of each show at the Information Stand of each venue.
For all the activities on Abasto Marathon: Reservations will open on January 30th through this link.
*Only 1 free ticket per person for each performance. Reserved tickets can be picked up from 2 hours and up to 30 minutes before the start of each show at the Information Stand of each venue.

For all the rest of the activities that are free of charge and with free access (gratis, con entrada libre), entrance is on a first come first served basis, and subject to the capacity of each venue.

For more information on venues (Sedes), tickets and day by day program, visit FIBA 2020 official website.

Gourmet Festival 'Apetito' - December 2019



NOTICE: THE FESTIVAL ON DECEMBER 20th and 21st HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS.

NEW DATES:

The last edition of 2019 of the Gourmet Festival “Apetito” will take place on Friday, December 27th from 6.00 PM to 1.00 AM, and Saturday, December 28th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM, at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego).

The best cooks and beer brewers will get together with more than 25 food trucks offering hamburgers, crepes, pulled, pork, bagels, Mexican food, empanadas, fish, vegetarian food, pizzas, smoothies, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, and more. Furthermore, there will a a beer garden with more than 25 craft beer brewers, and a line up of musical shows each day.

For this Christmas Edition there will be special activities for kids, and the presence of Santa Claus on Saturday 21st, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The Gourmet Festival may be suspended in case of rain.
Free entrance to the public.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.

French Market in Recoleta, Night Edition - December 2019


The first Night Edition of the traditional French Market "Le Marché" will take place on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th, 2019, from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, at Plaza República del Perú (next to MALBA museum) on Av Figueroa Alcorta & Salguero.

For this special Christmas Edition, in addition to the traditional gastronomic specialties from the French cuisine - like Macarons, croissants, éclairs, croque-monsieur, crêpes, raclette, quiches, fresh oysters, among many other delicacies - visitors will have the chance to purchase their gifts from a selection of designers and entrepreneurs, including toys, bijou, knitwear, leather bags, pottery, maps, books, beauty products, and more!


Live French music shows and tastings will be presented during both nights.

Free entrance
May be suspended in case of rain

Night Edition of the Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo


The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather once again, this time for a night edition of the traditional Buenos Aires Market, on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, from 5.00 pm to 12.00 am, with free access to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy natural foods and beverages at promotional prices in an area specially located at Parque Las Heras, on Av. Las Heras & Coronel Díaz, Palermo.

More than 60 gazebos will be installed inside the park, where the participating producers will offer organic and natural products such as 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.

More than 10 food trucks will be offering special menus for visitors and healthy food to go or to enjoy right there on the communal tables of this picturesque market.

In case of rain the Fair will be reprogrammed.
Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule.

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 "Star Wars. A new hope in Concert", a co-production between Teatro Colon and Disney, that will take place on February 27th, 28th and 29th, families will enjoy the music composed by John Williams with musical direction by Enrique Arturo Diemecke in front of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanied by projection of the film. Tickets on sale through this link.

2020 OPERA SEASON


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

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

THE PEARL FIHSER, Georges Bizet
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
NOVEMBER 27, 29. DECEMBER 1,4

2020 BALLET SEASON

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

BUENOS AIRES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

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.

FESTIVAL BEETHOVEN

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. 

INTERNATIONAL GUEST PERFORMERS

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.

SINFONICO CORAL

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.

INVITED ORCHESTRAS

ORQUESTA DE CÁMARA DE CHILE - June 2
Conductor Nicolás Rauss

CALIFORNIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA (CYO) - July 3
Conductor Leo Eylar

ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA DE PORTO ALEGRE - August 13
Conductor: Evandro Mattè

CONNECTION BACH / BEETHOVEN

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

CHAMBER SUNDAYS

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).

TICKETS:
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.