Organic and Healthy Food Market in Belgrano - September 2019

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, from 10:00 am to 6:00 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 in Barrancas de Belgrano, Echeverria & 11 de Septiembre.

The participating producers will offer their 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.

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.

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

French Week in Buenos Aires 2019

The 11th edition of the French Week in Buenos Aires "Vivi Francia 2019" will take place from Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, October 6th, 2019, organized by the French-Argentine Commerce and Industry Chamber (CCIFA), and sponsored by the French Embassy, Alliance Francaise, 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 21st and Sunday 22nd, 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:

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, 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)

During the two weeks of the event there will be free guided visits to emblematic building representative of the French architecture, such as:
° Palacio San Martin
° Palacio Errazuriz (Decorative Arts Museum)
° Palacio Paz
° Palermo Race Track
° Museo de Arte de Tigre
All the visits are in Spanish and some of them require previous registration through this link.

Palacio Paz
Palacio Errazuriz

Several French restaurants and bakeries in the city will offer special menus and promotional prices during the week.

The Festival will also feature a movie series, art exhibitions, concerts, theater shows, French lessons, special visits to museums, 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.

The French Week will finalize with a big event on Sunday, October 6th, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with an open air Festival Av. de Mayo and Chacabuco, celebrating the French culture with a gastronomic fair and live music shows.

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

Urban Rosh Hashanah 2019

The Jewish non profit organization LimudBA presents a new edition of the popular event "Urban Rosh Hashanah", celebrating the Jewish New Year 5780.  The festivities will take place on Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Visitors will enjoy typical food, talks, activities for kids, and a stage with live music shows at the park located on Av. del Libertador & Av. Sarmiento, Palermo, from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm, with free entrance to the public.

Some of the programmed activities are:

° Lice Music shows 
° Activities for kids like story telling, board games, art workshops
° Cooking classes.
° Talks and debates
° Artisan Fair

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

Immigrant's Day Celebration 2019

The Government of the City of Buenos Aires celebrates Immigrant's Day with an open air Festival on Avenida de Mayo, on Sunday, September 15th, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Groups representing 40 different communities that reside in the city of Buenos Aires will offer their typical dances, gastronomy and culture, in an event for the whole family.
The main festivities will start at 2:30 pm with the intonation of the National Anthem, followed by the traditional parade of the foreign communities. More than 1500 people representing the different communities with their typical costumes and flags will depart from Av. De Mayo & Chacabuco towards the main stage located on Av. de Mayo & Bolívar, where each community will present their traditional dances.
Furthermore, there will be stands along the Avenue offering typical crafts, regional products, and traditional food and drinks.

Free entrance.
In case of rain the event will be held on Saturday, September 21st.

The Jockey Club Polo Open 2019

One of the most important polo tournaments in our country, the 55th Jockey Club Open Championship will kick off on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, with matches taking place at the magnificent fields of La Dolfina Polo Club in Cañuelas and The Jockey Club in San Isidro.
The final match will be played on Saturday 21st, at Palermo Polo Field.

The tournament will be played by 8 teams between 27 and 31 goals, with the participation of some of the best players in the world, including 7 of the 9 10-goal Argentine players: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, Pablo Mac Donough, Juan M. Nero, Facundo Pieres, Nicolás Pieres, Hilario Ulloa and David Stirling Jr.

SCHEDULE (Results in red)


Wednesday, September 11 
2:00 pm: LD Valiente 11 vs. LD World Polo League 9  (1) at La Dolfina Polo Club

Thursday, September 12
3.00 pm: La Cañada Angiocor Daily Racing Form 5 vs. Los Indios 6 (2) at Jockey Club San Isidro
3:00 pm: La Dolfina 17 vs. LD Betania 6 (3) at La Dolfina Polo Club

Friday, September 13

2.00 pm: Ellerstina Pilot 12 vs. Chapaleufú La H RUS 11 (4) at Jockey Club San Isidro


Saturday, September 14 
3:00 pm: La Dofina Valiente 9 vs Los Indios 5 (5) at La Indiana Polo Club

Thursday, September 19
3:00 pm: La Dolfina 12 vs Ellerstina Pilot 13 (6) at Ellerstina Polo Club

Final at Palermo Polo Field:

Saturday, September 21
3:00 pm: La Dolfina Valiente vs Ellerstina Pilot


LD Valiente: Bob Jornayvaz 1, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 31.
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, Adolfo ¨Poroto¨ Cambiaso 4, Diego Cavanagh 8, Juan M. Zubía 8. Total: 30.
Ellerstina Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 9, Nicolás Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 29.
La Cañada Angiocor Daily Racing Form: Agustín Obregón 6, Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario 8, Alejandro Muzzio 8, Jared Zenni 6. Total: 28.
Los Indios: Alberto Heguy  Jr 7, Jorge Monsegou 5, Juan M. Zavaleta Jr 8, Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 28.
LD World Polo League: Guillermo Terrera Jr 8, Juan Britos Jr 8, Gonzalo Ferrari 4, Jerónimo Del Carril 7. Total: 27.
LD Betania: Manuel Calafell 6, Juan Calafell 6, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Joao Paulo Gannon 7. Total: 27.
Chapaleufú La H RUS: Carlos María Ulloa 5, Hilario Ulloa 10, Francisco Elizalde 8, Cruz Heguy 4. Total: 27.

Free entrance.
The entrance to Jockey Club polo field is located on Avenida de la Unidad Nacional 2401 (Dardo Rocha) and Calle Panamá (San Isidro, Province of Buenos Aires).
Palermo Polo Field is located on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.

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.

Buenos Aires Photo 2019

The fifteenth edition of Buenos Aires Photo (BAPhoto), the most important art fair specialized in Photography in Latin America, organized by Arte al Dia Internacional, will take place at La Rural Exhibition Center, from September 6th through September 8th, 2019

This exhibition brings together the works from 35 art galleries from Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, USA, Chile, Venezuela and Peru.

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.
Links 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.
Tijuana Fair: dedicated to promote the contemporary production of photobooks in Latin America.
Fine Art Music Show: a special section of the Fair destined to establish relationships between photography and music.
Out of Box: a new section of the Fair dedicated to photosensitive productions created without the  use of a photographic camera.
The Argentine photographer Pedro Otero will be the honored artist this year.

For more information on participating galleries, exhibited works and schedule of lectures  and book presentations at the Auditorium ("Auditorio"), visit Buenos Aires Photo 2019 official website (in Spanish only).

Dates: September 6, 7, 8 of 2019
Location:  La Rural. Avenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo
Opening hours: 2 PM to 9 PM
Entry Fees:
General: AR$ 200
University students and pensioners: AR$ 100

San Jorge Open marks the start of the 2019 Polo Season

Adolfo Cambiaso
The 52nd San Jorge Polo Open, the tournament  that marks the start of the high handicap Spring Polo Season in Argentina, will kick off on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, with all its matches taking place at the Argentine Polo Field in Palermo.

The tournament will be played by 5 teams with the participation of some of the best players in the world, including 6 of the 9 10-goal Argentine players: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, Pablo Mac Donough, Juan M. Nero, Facundo Pieres, Nicolás Pieres and David Stirling Jr



La Dolfina Valiente: Bob Jornayvaz 1, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 31.
La Dolfina: Adolfo 'Toto' Cambiaso 4, Diego Cavanagh 8, Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, Juan M. Zubía 8. Total: 30.
Ellerstina Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 9, Facundo Pieres 10, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 29.
LD World Polo League: Gonzalo Ferrari 4, Guillermo Terrera Jr 8, Alejo Taranco 8, Jerónimo del Carril 7.  Total: 27.
Tortugas: Silvestre Hunter 3, Marcos Menditeguy 5, Isidro Strada 7, Tomás Fernández Llorente Jr 7. Total: 22.

SCHEDULE (Results in red)

Wednesday, September 4 
2:00 pm: (Quarterfinal) - Ellerstina Pilot 12 vs. LD World Polo League 9
4:00 pm: (Semifinal I) - La Dolfina 15 vs. Tortugas 3

Friday, September 6
2:00 pm: (Semifinal II) - La Dolfina Valiente 6 vs Ellerstina Pilot 10

Sunday, September 8
2:00 pm: Subsidiary Cup - LD World Polo League 13 vs. Tortugas 1
4:00 pm: Duke of Edinburgh Trophy - La Dolfina 9 vs. Ellerstina Pilot 7
La Dolfina Champion of the Duke of Edinburgh Trophy

Argentina Polo Field. Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo
Free entrance
Schedule subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check regularly for updates.

Buenos Aires celebrates the Argentine regions

On Saturday, August 31st, 2019, the Fair of the Argentine Regions will be held on Avenida de Mayo between Bolivar & Chacabuco, from 12 pm to 6 pm, with the participation of over 100 small producers and the representation of all the provinces from all over the country.

Visitors will find crafts, wines and beers, chocolate, jams, cold meats, diary, yerba mate, olives, among many other national products.

The Fair will also feature a food court offering typical dishes at accessible prices, including empanadas from different provinces, parrilla, ice cream, Andean food, as well as cooking classes to learn to prepare regional dishes.

In addition, a varied selection of artists will present traditional music and dance shows.

The event will be suspended in case of rain

Contemporary Art Fair Direct from the artists BADA 2019

A new edition of the art fair BADA - Boutique de Arte Directo de Artistas, will take place from August 29th to September 1st, 2019, at La Rural Exhibition Center.
The concept of this Contemporary Art Fair is to sell art works "Direct from the artists" in small formats from renowned and emerging artists, without intermediaries, for no more than AR$4000.
Visitors will have the chance to visit the stands of more than 250 artists, meet them in person, and purchase their works at accessible prices.
Each artist must present at least 10 "boutique" small works at a price of up to $4000 Argentine Pesos each, in a variety of techniques that include painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, photography, collage, installations, digital art, mosaic, street art. 
This is an ideal opportunity for those who want to start an art collection or bring home some original pieces by Argentine artists.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Yellow Pavilion. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: August 29 through September 1, 2019
Opening Hours: 2 pm to 9 pm
General AR$250.
Free pass: AR$450.
Students: AR$150
Children under 12: Free. 
More information:

Hi Matsuri - The Fire Festival at the Japanese Garden

On Sunday, August 25th, 2019, 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, from 10 am to 6 pm.

Upon entrance, visitors 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 until 4:45 pm or while they last. Additional boards: AR$30 each).

Through the ceremony of burning of 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: Japanese Drum Show by Ryukyukoku Matsuridaiko Argentina
3:15 pm: Japanese Drum Show by Mukaito Taiko.
3:45 pm: Japanese Drum Show Ryukyukoku Matsuridaiko Argentina
4:15 pm: Japanese Drum Show by Mukaito Taiko.
5.00 pm: Hi Matsuri ceremony. Closing of the Festival, with burning of boards accompanied by Japanese Drum Show by Mukaito Taiko..

Entry fee: AR150. Children under 12: Free
The event may be canceled in case of rain