Football Soccer in Buenos Aires: Calendar of matches July - December 2019


The fixture of football (soccer) matches in Buenos Aires for the second half of the year 2019 has been announced. It comprises the matches in the local 1st Division "Superliga" and "Copa Argentina" Tournaments, and the international tournaments "Copa Libertadores" and "Copa Sudamericana" 2019.

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JULY 2019
Thursday 25: Independiente vs Universidad Catolica (Chile) - Copa Sudamericana
Friday 26: Racing Club vs Union
Saturday 27: Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate
Sunday 28: Boca Juniors vs Huracan
Wednesday 31: Boca Juniors vs Paranaense (Brasil) - Copa Sudamericana

AUGUST 2019
Friday 2: Huracán vs Colón
Saturday 3: Vélez vs Racing
Sunday 4: River Plate vs Lanús
Monday 5: Independiente vs Newell's
Saturday 17: San Lorenzo vs Rosario Central
Sunday 18: Racing vs River Plate
Sunday 18: Boca Juniors vs Aldosivi
Saturday 24: Independiente vs Colón
Sunday 25: Banfield Vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 25: River Plate vs Talleres
Saturday 31: San Lorenzo vs Union

SEPTEMBER 2019
Sunday 1: Racing Club vs Godoy Cruz
Saturday 14: Independiente vs Lanús
Sunday 15: Huracán vs River Plate
Sunday 15: Boca Juniors vs Estudiantes
Saturday 21: Racing Club Vs Arsenal
Sunday 22: San Lorenzo vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 22: River Plate vs Vélez
Saturday 28: Vélez vs Defensa y Justicia
Sunday 29: Independiente vs Talleres
Sunday 29: Boca Juniors vs Newell's Old Boys

OCTOBER 2019
Saturday 5: Vélez vs Independiente
Sunday 6: River Plate vs Patronato
Saturday 19: Independiente vs Argentinos Juniors
Sunday 20: Boca Juniors vs Racing
Sunday 20: Huracán vs San Lorenzo
Wednesday 30: River Plate vs Colón
Wednesday 30: Racing vs Banfield

NOVEMBER 2019
Saturday 2: Huracán vs Lanús
Sunday 3: Boca Juniors vs Arsenal
Sunday 3: Independiente vs San Lorenzo
Saturday 9: Racing vs Huracán
Sunday 10: Vélez vs Boca Juniors
Sunday 10: River Plate vs Rosario Central
Saturday 23: Argentinos vs Newell's Old Boys
Sunday 24: Independiente vs River Plate
Wednesday 27: Boca Juniors vs Unión
Saturday 30: Racing Club vs Defensa y Justicia

DECEMBER 2019
Sunday 1: Boca Juniors vs Argentinos
Sunday 1: San Lorenzo vs Patronato
Saturday 7: Argentinos vs Estudiantes
Sunday 8: River Plate vs San Lorenzo
Sunday 8: Independiente vs Banfield

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

Exposición Rural 2019


The traditional Annual Exposición Rural ("La Rural"), Exhibition of Cattle Breeding, Agriculture and International Industry, being held every year in Buenos Aires for over a century, is one of the most important of its kind worldwide, bringing together more than a million visitors among producers, tourists and general public. 

In this year's edition, that will take place from July 24th through August 4th, more than 4500 animal exhibitors and 400 commercial brands will be showing their products: laboratories, leather goods, banks, automotive industries, farm machinery, and providers of services and goods for the agricultural industry.


Visitors will have the opportunity to attend the many activities that take place every day during the Fair, such as:

° Cattle and equine competitions
° Cattle and equine auctions
° Cattle and horse breed exhibitions
° Traditional folk costumes contests
° Rein skills
° Rodeo
° Polo exhibitions
° Indoor Pato (Horseball) exhibition
° Show jumping competitions
° Carriage exhibitions
° Military bands
° Farm machinery exhibition
° Live music shows
° Activities and workshops for kids
° Professional lectures

Other activities at the exhibition´s pavilions include: exhibitions of all kinds of farm animals, sale of Argentine crafts and traditional gastronomic products, tastings of typical food, and much more.










Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: July 24th through August 4th, 2019
Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 8 pm.
Entry fees: 
Monday to Friday: AR$ 180
Saturday and Sunday: AR$ 250
Seniors and Pensioners: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: AR$125
Children under 8: Free
More information: Exposicion Rural official website

2019 Children's Book Fair



From July 13th to August 4th 2019, the 29th edition of the Buenos Aires Children´s Book Fair (Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil) will take place at Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), with free entrance to the public. The Fair is a place destined for the cultural and educational upbringing of children, in an entertaining and joyful environment.

Apart from the exhibition and sale of books, the Fair will offer more than 600 free activities for youngsters and kids:

° Workshops: drawing, story telling, painting, modeling, magic, science, illustration, comics, reading, cooking, creativity, music, puppetry, and much more.
° Theater, puppet, circus, and music shows
° Games and contests
° Story-telling
° Talks with writers
° Signing of copies
° Children´s Library
° Science corner

Kids will be able to meet their favorite writers, participate in the workshops, read at the library or enjoy the shows organized by the exhibitors, that will take place at their exhibition stands.

Dates: July 13th through August 4th, 2019
Location: Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), Sarmiento 151
Opening hours:
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14: 12 pm to 8 pm
Monday 15 to Friday 19: 9 am to 6 pm
Rest of the days: 12 pm to 8 pm

Free entrance
For more information: Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil official website. 

Gallery Night - July 2019


The next edition of Gallery Night, the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, museums and cultural centers, will be held on Friday, July 12th, 2019, from 6 pm to 9 pm, in the neighborhoods of Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta.

PROGRAM

CHECK POINTS: At the following Check Points visitors can get their maps and be oriented by Gallery Nights assistants about the activities and self guided circuits:

*Solsken (Av. Quintana 302)
*Fundación OSDE (Arroyo 807)
*Los Coleccionistas (Libertad 978)

GALLERY TOURS: These are the free guided visits that will be available, lead by a specialist in History of Arts, all starting at 6.00 pm at the following starting points:

*Fundación Osde. Visiting Rolf Art, Tango Espacio, Miranda Bosch, Del Infinito and Bresson Art.
*Bresson Art. Visiting Del Infinito, Colección Alvear, Smart Gallery, Fundación OSDE, finishing at Talenta with the After Gallery.
*Galería Arenales. Visiting Fundación Beethoven, Espacio OEI, Los Coleccionistas, Vikings, Galería NFCA.

The night will close with an After Gallery live performance show by DJ Ritmos Rojos at 9:00 pm at Talenta Galeria (San Martín 1109), sponsored by Stella Artois.

The traditional circuit of Gallery Nights covers from Plaza San Martín to Callao and from Tucumán to Av. del Libertador. Gallery Nights takes place once a month between April and December each year.

This event is totally free of charge.

Maps, participating galleries and more information: Gallery's website.

French Street Market in Recoleta - July 2019



Celebrating the 230th anniversary of the French Revolution, another edition of the authentic French Market "Le Marché" will be installed in Plaza Francia, on Av. Del Libertador between Dr. Luis Agote & Av. Pueyrredón on Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th, 2019, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Over 25 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina will be offering their special dishes characteristic of the French cuisine, such as boeuf bourguignon, carbonade flamande, crêpes, raclette, quiches, onion soup. Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties, like macarons, croissants, éclairs, croque-monsieur, pains au chocolat, crème brûlée, tarte Tatin, Paris-Brest, and much more!


There will be a sector dedicated to French produce, like artisan cheese, cold cuts, bread, mustard, jams, among many other delicacies.



Live French music shows, talks, tastings and activities for kids will be presented during the weekend.

Free entrance
May be suspended in case of rain

2019 Independence Day celebrations


Photo: perfil.com

Several special events will be held in the city of Buenos Aires next Monday, and Tuesday for the anniversary of the Independence of Argentina, which is celebrated on July 9th.

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 - 10 am to 6 pm
FESTIVAL SABORES DE LA PATRIA
A gastronomic festival dedicated to the Argentine gastronomy will be held in Barrancas de Belgrano, offering a great variety of hot dishes, traditional 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.
Barrancas de Belgrano (Echeverría & 11 de Septiembre).
Will be suspended in case of rain.

Tuesday 9 - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
EMPANADA FESTIVAL
The Argentine Independence will be celebrated at Feria de Mataderos with the Empanada Festival, where more than 20 gastronomic stalls will be offering the best empanadas of the country, as well as other typical dishes. Visitors will have the chance to attend the competition between the different provinces for the best repulgue, the best filling, and the best empanada.
The Mataderos Fair will be open as every Sunday and National Holiday with its more than 500 artisans' stalls, horse ring races, and large stage with musical shows. 
Feria de Mataderos (Av.Lisandro de la Torre & Av. de los Corrales).
In case of rain the event will be held on Sunday, July 14th.

Tuesday 9 - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
9 DE JULIO CRIOLLO EN LA USINA
Usina del Arte presents a special event with musical shows, a market with typical products and traditional food, dance lessons, cooking classes for kids to learn to prepare alfajores de maicena, and many other activities for the whole family.
Usina del Arte (Caffarena 1 & Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca)

Tuesday 9 - 12:00 pm
MILITARY PARADE
A Military parade with the participation of 3500 officers pertaining to the Armed Forces of Argentina, members of the Security Forces, Marching Bands from the Argentine Army, Federal Police, and Naval Prefecture, and veterans of Malvinas War, will be held along Avenida de Libertador between Salguero and Av. Dorrego.
The public will be able to take their places along Av. del Libertador from 10:00 am when the concentration of the Bands will start.
The Parade will start at 12:00 pm, when the officers will start marching, accompanied by 16 airplanes from the Argentinian Air Force. 

Food and Crafts Fair Caminos y Sabores (Roads and Flavors) 2019



The 15th edition of the food and crafts fair "Caminos y Sabores" (Roads and Flavors), will feature during 4 days, between July 6th and July 9th, 2019 the offers in typical food, tourism and handicrafts from all the regions in Argentina.

More than 400 producers from all the Argentine provinces will be represented in the exhibition through their native foods and crafts. As every year from the first edition in 2005, visitors will have the opportunity to sample and buy: olive oil; home made salamis; cow, sheep and goat cheeses; wines from family owned wineries; homemade jellies; yerba mate and tea; craft beer; dulce de leche; just to mention some of the hundreds of products available.

At the Food Court visitors will be able to try special menus, "picadas", and drinks at affordable prices.

In addition, every day visitors will have the chance to attend live shows and cooking classes.

There's also a sector where visitors will find a variety of handicrafts made with the typical materials and features of every Argentine region, including wool and leather products, jewelry with rodocrosite stone, and much more.


Dates: July 6th through July 9th, 2019
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Entrance through Av. Sarmiento 2704.
Opening hours:
Saturday 6, Sunday 7, Monday 8: 12 pm to 10.30 pm
Tuesday 9 (Independence Day): 12 pm to 9 pm
Admittance:
General: AR$ 200
Seniors: AR$ 100
Children under 12: free
2x1 after 8:00 pm

More information: Caminos y Sabores official website.

Festival celebrating the Argentine-Japanese friendship


On Sunday, June 30th, 2019, the Japanese community in Argentina celebrates the friendship between the two countries with an open air Festival showcasing traditional Japanese music, dance, martial arts, and gastronomy.

On this day the Japanese Garden will open its doors with free entrance to the public, from 10 am to 6 pm. During the day different dance groups, singers and music bands representing the Japanese community together with Argentine folk groups will offer their shows on the main stage on Ave Berro between Av. Sarmiento and Casares - which will be closed to the traffic - and inside the Japanese Garden.

Typical Japanese products, crafts, souvenirs and traditional food - like Yakimeshi, Yakisoba, Sushi, Nikuman, Harumaki, Karaage - will be on sale at more than 70 stands.


Program on Stage on Ave. Berro:
11:30 – 11:50 am: Presentation of the Choir from Nichia Gakuin Institute.
12:10 – 12:30 pm: Judo Exhibition. Dojo Jita Kyoei by Sensei Sebastián Dusetti.
12:40 – 1:00 pm: Aikido  Exhibition by Sensei Roberto Palma from Organización Argentina de Aikido.
1:10 – 1:50 pm: Karate-dō and kobudō exhibition by Sensei Rodolfo Geraldes from Dojos Ken -Villa Martelli.
2:10 – 2:30 pm: Japanese Dance and songs by Asociación Japonesa Burzaco.
2:40 – 3:00 pm: Taiko Show by Mukaito Taiko.
3:10 – 4:00 pm: Argentine Folk and Tango Show by Ballet Zapukay.
4:10 – 4:50 pm:  Dance, song and drums show by Futaba Daiko from Asociación Japonesa Sarmiento
5:00 – 5:20 pm: Closing of the event. “Eisa” taiko show by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko.

This Festival is organized by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, the Argentine-Japanese Cultural Foundation, and sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Argentina and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The event will be suspended in case of rain.

Polo: Triple Crown and XTreme Polo League dates 2019



The Argentine Polo Association (AAP) has announced the Schedule of the main tournaments in the Official 2019 Spring Polo Season. The program includes the three most important Polo tournaments worldwide, which make up the prestigious Triple Crown of Polo with the participation of players with the highest handicaps in the world: Tortugas Country Club OpenHurlingham Club Open; and the world-class Argentine Open Championship, played every year at the Cathedral of Polo in Palermo.

This year will also be the debut of the Xtreme Polo League (XPL), the first completely professional league, a tournament with its own rules designed to offer more attractive and intense games, with 12 franchises from from different countries. The teams will have a maximum of 34 goals and up to 2 players with the maximum handicap. The first tournament will be played in Argentina this year, and for 2020 four tournaments around the world are confirmed: Palm Beach (USA), England, Sotogrande or France, and the great final in Argentina. Each team will play at least two events abroad and the final in Argentina.

The most important championships in the 2019 AAP Spring Polo Season are:

SAN JORGE MILITARY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
August 31 to September 7

BUENOS AIRES JOCKEY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
September 11 - 21

XTREME POLO LEAGUE
September 21 to October 5

TORTUGAS COUNTRY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Emilio de Anchorena Cup
Organized by Tortugas Country Club. Tortuguitas (Province of Buenos Aires)
October 8 - 19

126th HURLINGHAM CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
The Ayrshire Cup
Organized by Hurlingham Club. Hurlingham (Province of Buenos Aires)
October 22 to November 9

126th ARGENTINE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association (Palermo Polo Field)
November 16 to December 14

CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS CUP
November 20 to December 13

Schedule subject to modifications. Please check periodically on this post online for updates on exact dates and additional matches.

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Buenos Aires celebrates Israel


As part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, the government of the city of Buenos Aires presents the festival Buenos Aires Celebrates Israel, that will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, on Av. Iraola y Montt (next to Av. del Libertador & Av. Sarmiento and the Rose Garden), with typical food, music, dance, and activities for the whole family.

There will be stands offering typical dishes from the traditional Israeli and Mid-Eastern gastronomy, like knishes, shawarma, falafel, hummus, and many other options.

Visitors will have the chance to learn about the work and cultural projects of Israeli organizations, schools, universities and other NGOs.

Musical shows will be presented in the big stage. An Argentine-Israeli couple will dance to tango with lyrics in Spanish and Hebrew, and a local dance group will offer a “Gaga” show, a style created by the Israeli choreographer Ohan Naharin, among other artists.

Free entrance.
In case of rain the event will be held on June 16th in the same location.