2018 Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship

Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship will kick off on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, with the participation of the eight teams with the highest handicap in the world, that will be disputing the Emilio de Anchorena Cup. This is the first jewel of the three great Polo Open Championships that make up the honorable "Triple Crown" of Argentine Polo, together with the 125th Hurlingham Club Open and the 125th Argentine Open that will be played later this year.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me through this Contact Form so I can arrange transportation for you, or a full Polo package including transfers, tickets and specialized guide.

Participating Teams:

La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
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.
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 II: Diego Cavanagh 8, Guillermo Terrera 8, Alejo Taranco 8, Ignatius Du Plessis 8. Total: 32.
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. 

Fixture of matches (results will be published in red):

Tuesday, September 25 
12:00 pm: La Aguada vs. La Dolfina II  (B)  
3.00 pm: La Dolfina vs Alegría La Irenita (A)

Wednesday, September 26
12.00 pm: Las Monjitas vs La Albertina Abu Dhabi (D)
3.00 pm: Ellerstina vs Cria Yatay (C)

Saturday, September 29
12.30 pm: Semifinal Subsidiary Cup (G): Loser A vs Loser B
3.30 pm: Semifinal Open (E): Winner A vs Winner B

Sunday, September 30
12.30 pm: Semifinal Subsidiary Cup (H): Loser C vs Loser D
3.30 pm: Semifinal Open (F): Winner C vs Winner D

Friday, October 5
4.00 pm: Final Subsidiary Cup: Winner G vs Winner H

Saturday,  October 6 - FINAL TORTUGAS OPEN
3:30 pm: Winner E vs Winner F

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check on this post online for updates in case of rain.

Tortugas Country Club is located on Ruta Panamericana Ramal Pilar km. 38.5.
Tickets on sale at the Club only.

The Federal Championship of Asado 2018

The third edition of the Federal Championship of Asado, dedicated to honor the Argentine identity through its more emblematic food ritual, will take place on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm, in a giant open air event with free entrance to the public in the neighborhood of Mataderos, on Lisandro de la Torre betweeb Av. de los Corrales & Av. Directorio.

The 23 Argentine provinces and the Capital city of Buenos Aires will participate in the barbecue ("asado") competition. The participants, that will be evaluated by a panel made up of cooks from best Parrillas of Buenos Aires, will compete in four different categories for the title of best Asador of Argentina.

During the event visitors will be able to enjoy traditional Argentine dishes at the large Food Courts, as well typical national dances, gaucho skills demonstrations, a Pato (horseball) demonstration, ring races, live music shows, and lots of special activities.

The artisans´ stalls on Av. de los Corrales, where the traditional Mataderos Fair takes place every Sunday will be open to the public offering their products.

This fantastic day for the whole family will be closed with a music show by popular Argentine folk group Los Nocheros, at 5.45 pm.

The event will NOT be suspended in case of rain.

The Jockey Club Polo Open 2018

The magnificent fields of the Argentine Polo Association in Pilar and Buenos Aires Jockey Club in San Isidro, North of Buenos Aires, will be home of the Semifinals and Final of the 54th Jockey Club Open Championship, with the participation of 4 teams between 23 and 36 goals, and the presence this year of four 10 goal handicap players: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, Pablo Mac Donough, Juan M. Nero and Hilario Ulloa.

At La Dolfina Valiente, the defending champion, Agustín Nero will replace Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, who will play for the team La Dolfina Brava I together with his son “Poroto”. 12 year old “Poroto” Cambiaso will mark a record as the youngest player to participate in this tournament.


Saturday, September 15 - Semifinal 1 - AAP Pilar
11.00 am: La Dolfina Valiente vs. La Dolfina Brava I

Wednesday, September 19 - Semifinal 2 - Jockey Club San Isidro
3.00 pm: Las Monjitas vs. Pilará Etiqueta Negra

Saturday, September 22 - Final - Jockey Club San Isidro - SUSPENDED DUE TO BAD WEATHER FORECAST
12.00 pm: Pilará Etiqueta Negra vs. La Dolfina Brava I.

Participating teams:

La Dolfina Valiente: Rob Jornayvaz Jr 1, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 31.
La Dolfina Brava I: Poroto Cambiaso 1 (replacement Ignacio Laprida 8), Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Diego Cavanagh 8 y Adolfo Cambiaso (h) 10. Total: 27 (34).
Las Monjitas: Facundo Sola 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Guillermo Caset Jr 10, Julián de Lusarreta 7. Total: 36.
Pilará Etiqueta Negra: Julio Novillo Astrada Jr 7, Juan A. García Grossi 7, Alejandro Muzzio 8, Matías Torres Zavaleta 7. Total: 29.

Free entrance.
The Jockey Club is located on Avenida de la Unidad Nacional 2401 (Dardo Rocha) and Calle Panamá (San Isidro, Province of Buenos Aires).

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you, or your Exclusive Polo Experience with transportation and specialized guide.

French Week in Buenos Aires 2018

The 10th edition of the French Week in Buenos Aires "Vivi Francia 2018" will take place from Saturday September 15th to Sunday September 30th, 2018, organized by the French-Argentine Commerce and Industry Chamber (CCIFA), and sponsored by the French Embassy and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, with a series of activities to enjoy French culture, art, gastronomy, fashion, music and architecture, free and open to all.

Some of the most outstanding scheduled activities are:

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, 10 am to 5 pm 
Joining the celebration of European Heritage Days (Journées Européennes du Patrimoine), the French Embassy in Argentina will open its doors to the public. This will allow visitors to discover the Palace Ortiz Basualdo, home to the French Embassy since 1939, built by French architect Paul Parter in 1912.
Besides the main entrance and the honor staircase, the public will be invited to visit the reception halls in the first floor, which make the Palace Ortiz Basualdo a significant example of the French influence in the Argentine architecture.

Accessing the second floor, visitors will admire the main dining room, the music room in a Louis XV style with Chinese decoration, the ball room, its mirrors and its painted boards, as well as the XVI century English style winter garden.
The visit is Free and does not require previous registration. Entrance will be on first come - first served basis (be prepared for long lines). 
The French Embassy is located in Cerrito 1399, Recoleta.

During these two days an authentic French Market will be installed next to the Embassy, on Cerrito & Arroyo, offering typical French specialties, crafts and live French music:


Sunday 16th, 10 am to 6 pm
Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties of the French cuisine, such as boeuf bourguignon, blanquette de veau, croque-monsieur, crêpes, soupe à l’oignon, cheese, as well as pastries, tarte aux pommes, financiers, macarons, chocolate, viennoiseries, pithiviers, gateau au chocolat, and much more, in over 20 gastronomic stalls.
Cerrito & Arroyo
(The market will be suspended in case of rain)

Palacio San Martin
Palacio Errazuriz (Decorative Arts Museum)
Palacio Paz
Centro Naval
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (Water Palace)
Museo de Arte de Tigre

Some are free and others for a fee, all are in Spanish and require previous registration through this link.

Several French restaurants in the city will offer special menus at promotional prices during the week.
Visits to bakeries, cooking lessons and tastings. 

The Festival will also feature a movie festival, art exhibitions, concerts, theater shows, French lessons, activities for kids, special visits, conferences, and more. All the activities are open to the general public, most with free entrance but some of them with a limited capacity and admittance charge. 

For more information and complete day by day schedules, visit the official website: Viví Francia (in Spanish only).

Buenos Aires Photo 2018

The fourteenth edition of Buenos Aires Photo (BAPhoto), the most important art fair specialized in Photography in Latin America, will take place at La Rural Exhibition Center, from September 7th through September 9th, 2018

This exhibition brings together the works from more than 30 art galleries from Argentina and different countries.

This year's program is divided into several sections:

Main Section: comprised of a group of pre-selected local and international specialized galleries.
Out of Focus: a project section designed for the exploration of different procedures, languages, and materials that are available to photography.
Link Project: a space that strengthens curatorial practices in photography in Argentina.
Wunderkamer: dedicated to heritage photography. It emphasizes the beginnings of photography in its various technological processes and social practices. It also takes on the challenge of putting value in historical photographic material and documentary.
Photobook Tijuana: dedicated to promote the contemporary production of photobooks in Latin America.
Fine Art Music Show: a new section of the Fair destined to establish relationships between photography and music, with Roberta Bayley as guest artist.
The Argentine photographer Pepe Fernandez will be the honored artist this year.

For more information on participating galleries, exhibited works and schedule of lectures ("Auditorio"), visit Buenos Aires Photo 2018 official website (in Spanish only).

Dates: September 7, 8, 9 of 2018
Location:  La Rural. Avenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo
Opening hours: 2 PM to 9 PM
Entry Fees:
General: AR$ 180
University students and pensioners: AR$ 90

Art Basel Cities Week Buenos Aires 2018

Usina del Arte - Planetarium - Cerveceria Munich
Taking place from September 6 to 12, 2018, the Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires will be a unique opportunity for local and international visitors to discover the Buenos Aires' art scene through public art exhibitions, installations, performances and events across the Argentine capital, a multilayered experience that connects visual arts, urban spaces and the city’s histories in unexpected ways, accompanied by a Cultural Partner Program organized with over 20 of the city's leading arts institutions and a Talks Program of over 30 Artist Talks and Masterclasses. 

Taking place across the neighborhoods of La Boca, Puerto Madero-Costanera Sur and Palermo-Recoleta, this year’s program is titled 'Hopscotch (Rayuela)', borrowing its name from the  groundbreaking 1963 novel by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. The novel follows a non-linear narrative that can be read in multiple sequences, jumping from chapter to chapter, as suggested by the title inspired by the ancient children’s street game popular in many cultures. Like the book and the game, the public art program hopscotches through the city, shaping possible journeys and different paths through urban space, creating unexpected connections between sites and artworks. Through this exploration of the city, local audiences and international visitors alike will discover neverseen-before venues and forgotten landmarks that will host artworks realized specifically for the Art Basel Cities Week, from sitespecific sculptures and experiential installations to live performances and participatory actions. Artists have been commissioned to create works that will function as platforms for different encounters with art against the unique background of the city of Buenos Aires.

Alongside 'Hopscotch', Art Basel Cities Week will present a cultural partner program of exhibitions, performances and special events at the city's leading museums, foundations, associations and non-profit organizations. Click here to download the complete map.

Events highlights:
Opening event: Thursday September 6, 9.30 pm at Plaza Sicilia (Av. del Libertador, between Av. Sarmiento and República de la India)
Lunar Party: Saturday September 8, 11.00 pm at the National Library, Agüero 2502.
Closing Party: Wednesday September 12, 5.00 pm at Cervecería Munich, Av. de los Italianos 851, Costanera Sur.

Coinciding with Art Basel Cities Week, arteBA Foundation and Meridiano, the Argentine Chamber of Art Galleries, in collaboration with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires are launching the very first Gallery Weekend Buenos Aires (GWBA) on September 7, 8 and 9. Spread throughout the three cultural circuits of Recoleta-Retiro, Palermo-Villa Crespo-Chacarita and La Boca-San Telmo, GWBA will offer a special program of exhibitions in more than 40 galleries, visits to artists’ studios, performances, and art talks. Further information can be found here.

Info Points:
From September 6 to 12, from 10 am to 7 pm, visitors will be able to get information and directions at the following info points:
1. Palermo/Recoleta: Plaza República del Perú - Av. Figueroa Alcota & Salguero, next to MALBA museum
2. Costanera Sur/Puerto Madero: Plaza Fuerza Aérea, Av. del Libertador 50
3. La Boca, en Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1890

All the activities are free of charge.

For more information visit Art Basel Cities official website.

Gastronomic Fair Masticar 2018

Feria Masticar, the food fair organized by ACELGA, an association entirely composed by chefs and entrepreneurs in the gastronomic business, will be held on September 6, 7, 8 and 9 of 2018 at El Dorrego, in the neighborhood of Colegiales.

This project arose from the common interest of the members of ACELGA, to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition. It also seeks to promote Argentine cuisine.

The real heart of the Fair is the Market, where visitors will be able to purchase regional products from 20 Argentine provinces, specially selected by the experts, like, among other things: organic blueberries and oranges from Tucumán; white grapefruits from Formosa; artichokes from La Plata; galangal and passion fruit from Misiones; different varieties of garlic from Mendoza; one of the first harvests of Argentine truffles from Coronel Suárez; dehydrated mushrooms from Córdoba; yerba mate barbacuá from Misiones; and much more.

The special activities include cooking classes and talks by renowned chefs, such as Germán Martitegui, Donato De Santis, Christophe Krywonis, Maru Botana, Pablo Massey, Narda Lepes, Pamela Villar, Tomás Kalika, Iwao Komiyama, Osvaldo Gross, Juan Braceli, Ximena Sáenz; the presence of Mauro Colagreco, the only Argentine chef with 2 Michelin stars; Gaston Acurio and Virgilio Martinez, who have created a revolution in the Peruvian cuisine; and talks with producers and food specialists.

At the Wine and Beer Bars premium wineries and beer makers of Argentina will present there best products for tasting.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste our typical food and the dishes from our most renowned restaurants at promotional prices, at $90, $120 and $150 Argentine Pesos per dish at more of 50 food stands and food trucks run by their own chefs, such as: Narda Lepes, Germán Martitegui, La Panadería de Pablo, Maru Botana, La Mar, Don Julio, Oviedo, Los Petersen, Crizia, Carne, Elena, Italpast, Basa, Compañía de Chocolates, Puratierra, Eat, Juan Pedro Rastellino, El pobre Luis, Café San Juan, La Cabrera, I Latina, San Gennaro, Mil mares, Chan Chan, Austria y Alo’s, among many others.

Dates: September 6, 7, 8, 9 of 2018
Opening Hours:
Thursday: 2 pm to 11 pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm to 11 pm
Location: "El Dorrego" Zpaiola & Matienzo
Admittance: $ 150 Pesos at the door.
Tickets in advance through Ticketek: AR$130 + service charge 
Masticar Bills: for purchases inside the Fair visitors will have to acquire the ticket book of Masticar Bills, that will be on sale at the entrance and at the ticket booths inside the fair (no cash payment for products in the Fair will be accepted).
Website: www.feriamasticar.com.ar

Urban Rosh Hashanah 2018

The Jewish non profit organization LimudBA presents a new edition of the popular event "Urban Rosh Hashanah", celebrating the Jewish New Year 5779.  The festivities will take place on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018. Visitors will enjoy typical food, talks, activities for kids, and a stage with live music shows at the park located on Av. del Libertador & Austria, Recoleta, from 11 am to 6.00 pm, with free entrance to the public.

Some of the programmed activities are:

° Music shows by Orquesta Kef, Proyecto Tango Klezmer, Tiembla el Mohel, Jonathan Yelin DJ aka 3J selector, Tali Lubi Trio, AMIA Youth orchestra, and Enrique Grinberg.
° Projection of films related to the Jewish and Israeli thematic.
° Activities for kids and the whole family, like story telling, board games, art workshop, Cooking workshops.

As every year the event will include a sector with stands selling Jewish dishes like Strudel, knishes, bohios, pleztalej with pastrami, baklava, among many other options.

* In case of rain the event will be postponed to September 23rd.

Hi Matsuri, the Fire Festival at the Japanese Garden

On Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, the Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires (Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Casares, Palermo) presents the festival "Hi Matsuri - The Fire Ceremony", one of the most important Japanese festivals of the year.

Upon entrance, the public will receive a small wooden board where they can write about those bad feelings or experiences they want to leave behind (one board per person will be given out. Additional board AR$10).

Through the ceremony of burning the boards, the energy of the fire will make all the negative experiences turn into positive energy to continue on the chosen path, to face new projects or continue those that are already underway.

Program of Activities:
2.30 pm: Musical Show by Mo Ikkai
3.30 pm: Musical Show by Mo Ikkai
4.30 pm: Japanese Drums Show by Mukaito Taiko.
5.00 pm: Hi Matsuri ceremony. Closing of the Festival, with burning of boards accompanied by Japanese Drums.

Entry fee: AR120. Children under 12: Free
The event may be canceled in case of rain

Gallery Day September 2018

Gallery, the original circuit for art lovers around art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, presents a new special edition of Gallery Day, that will take place in the neighborhoods of Palermo and Villa Crespo on Saturday, September 1st, 2018, from 3 pm to 7 pm.

The Palermo-Villa Crespo circuit covers the area surrounded by Ravignani, Ramírez de Velazco, Av. Estado de Israel, Gascón, Lavalleja and Plaza Italia, with more than 25 art spaces that will open their doors to show the latest works of their artists.

As always, there will be live music shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne or premium beers. Maps will be provided to the public so they can visit their favorite galleries and exhibitions at their own pace.

Visitors can get information and be oriented about the different self guided routes at these art spaces:
° ADRIANA BUDICH - Gurruchaga 1145
° CASA O - Oro 2248
° TALLERES COSTA RICA - Costa Rica 4684, timbre 8

Free guided tour with specialized guides:

° Departure 3.30 pm from ADRIANA BUDICH: Gurruchaga 1145
Visit to: 7 DE AUTOR: Gurruchaga 1060, CENTRO CULTURAL TEKEYÁN: Armenia 1329, ARTE X ARTE: Lavalleja 1062, LAURA LAMBRE: Gorriti 4187, EL BLANCO: Gascón 1437, Finishes at ESPACIO FTALO with an After Gallery. Gorriti 3864 (between Salguero and Medrano)

° Departure 3.30 pm from GALERÍA UNION: Costa Rica 5929
Visit to: PALERMO. H. Honduras 5929, BMA- BOLMANI MODERN ART: Honduras 5550, MILO LOCKETT: Cabrera 5507, ATELIER AGUIRRE: Aguirre 1551 2º 4, RUTH BENZACAR: J. R. de Velasco 1287, ESPACIO ARTE PAR: Thames 808, Villa Crespo, GALERIA NORA FISCH: Av. Córdoba 5222

° Departure 4.30 pm from CASA O: Oro 2248
Visit to: TALLER C. DARTIGUELONGUE: Oro 2246, ESPACIO SOLER: Soler 5072, DAIN USINA CULTURAL: Nicaragua 4899, TALLERES COSTA RICA: Costa Rica 4684, timbre 8, EL BLANCO: Gascón 1437, Finishes at ESPACIO FTALO with an After Gallery. Gorriti 3864 (between Salguero and Medrano)

From 7.30 pm at ESPACIO FTALO. Gorriti 3864 (between Salguero and Medrano), closing of the event with a performance by Mario Astutti with DJ set live.

This event is totally free of charge.
For maps and information on participating galleries visit Gallery Day website.