Gourmet Festival, World Cup and Horse Racing at Hipodromo de Palermo


A new edition of the Gourmet Festival “Apetito” will take place on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th, 2018, from 11 am to 11 pm, at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego).

The best cooks and beer brewers will get together 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 much more!

At the giant screen visitors will be able to watch the Third Place play-off and Final matches of Russia World Cup 2018, with games and entertainment for the whole family:

Saturday 14th - 11 am: Third place play-off - Belgium vs England
Sunday 15th - 12 pm: Final - France vs Croatia

On Sunday 15th from 3 pm to 8 pm visitors will have the chance to enjoy the horse races of the day.


All the events are with free entrance to the public.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.


* The Gourmet Festival may be suspended in case of rain.

Exposición Rural 2018: Annual Exhibition of Cattle Breeding, Agriculture and International Industry


The traditional Livestock and Agriculture Exhibition ("La Rural"), 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 18th through July 29th, 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
° Polo exhibitions
° Indoor Pato (Horseball) exhibition
° Show jumping competitions
° Carriage exhibitions
° Military bands
° Farm machinery exhibition
° Live music shows
° Activities and workshops for kids

As well as exhibitions of all kinds of farm animals, sale of Argentine crafts, folk shows, and tastings of traditional products at the exhibition´s pavilions.







Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: July 18th through July 29th, 2018
Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 8 pm.
Entry fees: 
Monday to Friday: AR$ 120
Saturday and Sunday: AR$ 150
Seniors and Pensioners: Monday and Tuesday: Free - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: AR$75
Children under 8: Free
Exposicion Rural official website

Gallery Nights July 2018


Hispanic Art Museum Isaac Fernandez Blanco
The next edition of Gallery Nights, the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, will be held on Friday, July 13th, 2018, 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)
* Norte Arte Argentino (Florida 860, Local 104)
* Hotel Panamericano (Av. Carlos Pellegrini 551)

Guided Visits: These are the guided visits that will be available, lead by a specialist in History of Arts, all starting at 6.30 pm:

* GALERÍA PEÑA - visit to: DEL INFINITO, SOLSKEN, RUBBERS ALVEAR DE ZURBARÁN, MUSEO MARQ. Finish at Espacio Bresson at AFTER GALLERY
* FUNDACION OSDE - visit to: CENTRO CULTURAL BORGES, NORTE ARTE, FUNDACIÓN KLEMM, VAN RIEL, ESPACIO TOMADO.
* MUSEO MARQ - visit to: HENRIQUE FARIA, ZURBARÁN, ESPACIO TOMADO, COLEGIO ABOGADOS, ALVEAR ZURBARÁN.

The night will close with an After Gallery live performance show at 8:00 pm at Espacio Bresson (Av. Callao 1880), 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 is organized by the art magazine Arte al Día once a month between April and December each year.

This event is totally free of charge.

Maps, participating galleries and more information: Gallery Nights website.

Polo: Official 2018 Spring Season


The Argentine Polo Association (AAP) has announced the complete Schedule of tournaments in the Official 2018 Spring Polo Season. The program includes the most important Polo tournaments worldwide, which make up the prestigious Triple Crown of Polo: Tortugas Country Club OpenHurlingham Club Open - the oldest Polo tournament in the world; and the world-class Argentine Open Championship, played every year at the Cathedral of Polo in Palermo.

The most important championships in the 2018 AAP Spring Polo Season are:

SAN JORGE MILITARY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Duke of Edinburgh and Coronel Francisco Reyes Carrere Cups
Organized by: San Jorge Club, in AAP (Pilar) and Hurlingham (province of Buenos Aires).
From August 29. Final: Saturday, September 8 at Palermo Polo Field 

BUENOS AIRES JOCKEY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by Buenos Aires Jockey Club. San Isidro (Province of Buenos Aires)
September 10 - 22

TORTUGAS COUNTRY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Emilio de Anchorena Cup
Organized by Tortugas Country Club. Tortuguitas (Province of Buenos Aires)
September 25 to October 6

REMONTA Y VETERINARIA CUP - QUALIFYING FOR HURLINGHAM CLUB OPEN AND ARGENTINE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
September 24 to October 4

125th HURLINGHAM CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
The Ayrshire Cup
Organized by Hurlingham Club. Hurlingham (Province of Buenos Aires)
October 9 to November 3

125th ARGENTINE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
November 10 to December 15
Palermo Polo Field

CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS CUP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
24 goal teams and over.
November 26 to December 14

PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES AND JOSE C. REYNAL CUPS
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
19 to 23 goal teams
From November 14

GUILLERMO SOJO AND ALFREDO LALOR CUPS
Organized by Argentine Polo Association 
13 to 18 goal teams.
From November 13

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

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending one of these world class events. Contact me through this Contact Form or by email to: sandra@batravelguide.com to inquire about the Exclusive Polo Experience including transfers and specialized guide, if you need help getting tickets, or to arrange for private transportation to the clubs.

2018 Children's Book Fair



From July 9th to July 29th 2018, the 28th 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 numerous 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 9th through July 29th, 2018
Location: Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), Sarmiento 151
Opening times:
Monday 9 (Holiday), Saturdays and Sundays: 1 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday 10  to Friday 13: 9 am to 6 pm 
Monday 16 to Friday 20: 11 am to 8 pm
Monday 23 to Friday 27: 11 am to 8 pm

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

Culinary Week and French Street Market celebrating the French Revolution



A series of activities organized by Lucullus, the French Gastronomic Association in Argentina, will take place between July 10th and July 15th, 2018 for the celebration of the French Revolution.

Some of the best French restaurants, bakeries, creperies and patisseries in Buenos Aires will participate in the French Revolution Week called "Cuisine et Liberte" offering promotional prices on typical French products and exclusive menus.

In the Bread Route a group of selected French bakeries around the city will present their star products for a taste of the best French specialties.

Special menus will be offered at La Bourgogne (as a farewell before its closing); Hotel Club Frances; Fleur de Sel; Ureña; Villa Ocampo; Un Dos Crêpes; Le Bistrot par Le Beaujolais; Pulpería Quilapán; Paris Burger; Le Troquet de Henri; Frenchie; Merci; Wine Force.

As a special promotion, visitors will be able to pick up the card "Degusta la Paris de Sudamerica" at any of the participating shops. After visiting at least 5 of these venues they will receive a special gift from Lucullus.

For more information about participating restaurants, menus and reservations, visit Lucullus website.

As closing of the events, on Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 22nd, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the French Market called "Le Marché" will be installed at Plaza Francia, on Av. del Libertador & Av. Pueyrredon, Recoleta, with over 25 gastronomic stalls run by some of the most renowned French chefs and restaurants in Argentina, with free entrance to the public.

Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like: crêpes, soupe à l’oignon, boeuf bourguignon, quiches, croque-monsieur, macarons, éclairs, canelés, moelleux au chocolat; petit salé aux lentilles, quenelles, chicken waterzoi, cassoulet; cheese, cold cuts, home made terrines, wines, bread, chocolates… and much more.

* The street market may be suspended in case of rain

Food and Crafts Fair Caminos y Sabores (Roads and Flavors) 2018



The 14th edition of the food and crafts fair "Caminos y Sabores" (Roads and Flavors), will feature during 4 days, between July 6th and July 9th, 2018 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.

The new feature this year is the Food Court where visitors will be able to try special menus, "picadas", and drinks at affordable prices.


There will also be 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.

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

Dates: July 6th through July 9th, 2018
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Entrance through Av. Sarmiento 2704.
Opening hours: 12 pm to 9 pm
Admittance:
General: AR$ 150
Children under 12: free

More information: Caminos y Sabores official website.

Gourmet Festival, Horse Racing, and World Cup at Hipodromo de Palermo


A new edition of the Gourmet Festival “Apetito” will take place on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2018, from 11 am to 11 pm, at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego).

The best cooks and beer brewers will get together 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, and much more!

At the giant screen visitors will be able to watch the matches of Russia World Cup 2018, that will be played at 11 am and 3 pm on both days, with Argentina playing France for a chance to pass on to the quarter finals on Saturday at 11 am.


At the same time, on Saturday 30th the Palermo Race Track presents the 28th Edition of "Carreras de las Estrellas", with six G1 Great Prizes, among other races in a format similar to the Breeders' Cup, from 1.30 pm to 9 pm, in a special journey featuring art and fashion shows.

During the afternoon, from 1 pm to 7 pm, at the Hall of Tribuna Oficial,  the Art exhibition Epona - Arte Equino will be open to the public,  reflecting the beauty, strenght and nobility of the horse as Argentinian cultural patrimony, with works by 7 artists: Teresita Martínez Gondra, Connie Müller, Adriana Zaefferer, Hugo Diez, Jimena Sundblad, Filio Acosta del Rio and Lucas Beccar Varela.
At Tribuna Paddock the exhibition Live Artists will feature Elizabeth Iasci, Ana Romero, Guillermo Irmscher, Hernán Cagliano and Mariela Monges Arejola painting live for the public.
The renowned designer Adrián Brown will present his collection Crucero 2018 with a fashion show at the stairs of Tribuna Oficial, at 3.30 pm.


Visitors will also have the chance to learn about the "behind the scenes" of Carreras de las Etrellas on a 20 minute guided tour, that will be available every 30 minutes, from 2.30 pm to 4 pm. Registration will be required at the Stand located between the bar Rabieta and tribuna Paddock.

All the events are with free entrance to the public.
Hipodromo de Palermo, Av. del Libertador & Dorrego.


* The Gourmet Festival may be suspended in case of rain.

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. A genuine invitation to dialogue for artists from Belgium and Argentina.

This original event comes from Brussels, Belgium, where it is known as Art Truc Troc. 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.

The exhibition will be held in a sector of Mercado de los Carruajes, an historic building located in the heart of the City of Buenos Aires, which was formerly used to house the horses that pulled the presidential carriages, converting this old presidential garage into a vibrant space of art, culture and integration. In a short time this "presidential garage" will be transformed into a gourmet market, in the style of La Boqueria in Barcelona, ​​the Borough Market of London, Chelsea Market in Manhattan or San Miguel de Madrid.

Selected artists:
From Belgium: Arnaud Kool, Brahim Rachiki, Mickaël Bursztejn - Mickey.
From Argentina: Adelaide Aronio, Arturo Aguiar, Axel Jaroslasvsky, Carla Melillo, Carlos Ricci, Catalina Hollmann, Celina Baldasarre, Christian Riffel, Daniel Juarez, David Sisso, Diego Alexandre, Emma Herbin, Emma Livingston, Ever, Ezequiel Montero Swinnen, Guido Chouela, Leticia Polaco, Lola Erhart, Luis Medici, Maria Causa, Maria Luz Seghezzo, Maria Martha Pichel, Marina Goldenberg, Masako Kano, Monk, Pastel, Patricia Miani, Romeo Emanuel Sosa, Rosario Arias Usandivaras, Sam Elgreco, Sebastian Andreatta, Sol del Rio, Victoria LLorens.

Program:

June 29, 6 PM - 10 PM
Inauguration to the public with the participation of the Belgian DJ and producer Michael Bursztejn and Buddha Beats, the duo of Argentine producers composed by Joaco Giorgiutti and Giuliano Caldarelli.
A 45-minute artistic performance will merge music, dance and painting to take the final form of a 20 sqm canvas. Dance, painting and music are three main arts, when they are mixed they give birth to a new dimension. The collective work of the three Belgian artists Arnaud Kool, Brahim Rachiki and Mickaël Burztejn will be donated in full for the benefit of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the auction "Soñarte, Sueños Pintados" that annually organizes the foundation, the work will be exhibited again in August at the Paseo de las Artes of the Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires prior to its auction.

June 30, July 1. 11 AM - 7 PM
The public is invited to discover the works of the selected Argentine artists together with the works of Belgian artists and a selection of award-winning works by students of the National Superior School of Visual Arts of La Cambre in Brussels and the Faculty of Design and Communication of the University of Palermo.

Location: Mercado de los Carruajes: Av. Leandro N. Alem 852
FREE ENTRANCE

Gluten Free Food Fair - June 2018 Edition



Another edition of the Food Fair completely dedicated to gluten free products will be held on Saturday June 23th and Sunday June 24th of 2018 at Plaza República del Perú, on Figueroa Alcorta & Salguero (next to MALBA Museum), from 10 am to 6 pm.

The Fair will be divided into two sectors:

Market: 40 stalls offering oil, spices, marmalade, jams, infussions, 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 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 and food trucks will be run by restaurants and cooks with a vast experience in the elaboration of gluten free food.



In case of rain the event will be rescheduled.