French Week in Buenos Aires

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The French Week "Vivi Francia 2013" is taking place in Buenos Aires until September 22nd, 2013, 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. A series of activities to enjoy French culture, art, gastronomy, fashion, music and architecture, free and open to all, including free guided visits to French buildings in Buenos Aires, a movie festival at Alliance Francaise, make-up and fashion shows, art exhibitions, concerts, and a gastronomic festival.

Some of the scheduled activities are:

French market "Le Marche":
On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, an authentic French Market will be installed in Buenos Aires, in Plaza Francia (next to the the Fine Arts Museum), to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties of the French cuisine. 
Pic Nic: Visitors will be able to bring their own food and have a pic nic on red and blue blankets in the park.
French Music Live: with the presentation of "La Boheme", "Fiesta Noz… música de la Bretaña", "La Impertinente Señorita Orquesta", "Alex Dionesalvi" and NANAeNADA,
Art: The artists of "Le Petit Montmartre" will be painting live, recreating the Parisian spirit..

Free Guided visits:
Thursday 19, 3:00 pm: "Plaza San Martín" - Meeting Point:: Av. Santa Fe and Maipú, Retiro
Friday 20, 3:00pm: "Justice Palace" - Limited capacity with previous appointment at 4114-5791: Meeting Point:: Talcahuano 550
Saturday 21, 3:00 pm: "Avenida Alvear" - Meeting Point: Cerrito & Av. Alvear
Sunday 22, 3:00 pm: "Palermo Chico" - Meeting Point:: Cerrito & Av. Alvear

Piano Festival "Les Amateurs":
Free Piano concerts by amateur musicians from all over the world, all winners of renowned awards.
Concerts at Auditorio Beethoven, Av. Santa Fe 1482:
Wednesday 18, 8.30 pm.
Friday 20, 8.30 pm.
Saturday 21, 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Sunday 22, 5.00 pm
Closing concert at Usina del Arte, Caffarena 1 corner Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca:
Sunday 22, 8.00 pm
All concerts with free entrance to the public, with limited capacity on a first come - first served basis.

Projection of the magnificent equestrian show "Battuta de Bartabas", on the large screen located at Plaza del Estado Vaticano, next to Teatro Colón (Viamonte & Cerrito), on Thursday 19, 6.15 pm.

All the activities are open to the general public, some of them with a limited capacity.
For more information and complete daily schedules, visit "Vivi Francia 2013" official website (in Spanish only).

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