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Gallery Nights April 2014

Gallery Nights is the original circuit for art lovers around more than 60 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, organized by the art magazine Arte al Día, AdnCultura (La Nacion newspaper), and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires once a month, between April and December.
The first edition of the year will be on Friday, April 11, 2014, from 7 pm to 10 pm, in the neighborhoods of Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta in Buenos Aires.
As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne. Maps will be provided to the public so they can visit their favorite galleries and exhibitions at their own pace.
The traditional circuit of Gallery Nights covers from San Martín to Ayacucho Callao and from Tucumán to Av. del Libertador. There is also a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.
This event is totally free of charge.
Maps, participating galleries and more information: Gallery Nights website.

3rd Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week, the new bi-annual event in which 40 of the best restaurants in the city offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices, will be held again from April 1st to April 14th, 2014.
With similar editions in New York, San Pablo, Milan and other major cities worldwide, the goal of this Food Week is democratizing access to haute-cuisine, offering the general public the opportunity to learn about premium restaurants and taste unique dishes at attractive prices.
Each restaurant will offer a fixed three step menu (starter, main course and dessert) with a fixed price of $ 140 pesos for lunch and $ 220 pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service charge, and tip, + optional $ 1 Peso to be donated to the charity organization Fundación Banco de Alimentos.
Some restaurants offer only the lunch or dinner menu. Check the conditions of participation of every restaurant before making a reservation.
The restaurants participating in this edition are: Agraz – Caesar Park Hotel; Akira Nikkei Acassuso; Akira Nikkei Palermo; Aldos Vinoteca Restoran; Aquilino Bistro; Aramburu Bis; Astor- manduque porteño; Azema; Bernata; Bice; Blanch; Brasserie Petanque; Captain Cook; Cardon Nuestra Cocina; Casa Cruz; Chira; Club 31 – Buenos Aires Grand Hotel; Dashi Palermo; Demuru; Francesco; Hernan Gipponi Restaurant; Italpast La Reserva Cardales; La Brasserie – Plaza Hotel; La Rosa Nautica; Le Grill; Leopoldo; M Palermo; Mercado Central; Mullu -Alimento Para dioses; Olaya; Paru Inkas Sushi & Grill – Pacheco Golf Club; Paru Inkas Sushi & Grill – Palermo; Peugeot Lounge; Pizza Cero; Plaza Grill – Plaza Hotel; Primafila; Sipan Centro; Sipan Palermitano; Sivela 465 – Mio Hotel; Unik.
Furthermore the following restaurants will offer a complimentary Gancia Spritz welcome aperitf to each person that orders the Buenos Aires Food Week menu: Akira Nikkei Acassuso, Akira Nikkei Palermo, Aldos Vinoteca Restorán, Aquilino Bistro, Aramburu Bis, Azema, Bernata, Bice, Blanch, Brasserie Petanque, Captain Cook South Asian Food, Cardón Nuestra Cocina, Casa Cruz, Chira, Club 31, Dashi Palermo, Demuru, La Brasserie, La Rosa Náutica, Le Grill, Leopoldo, Mercado Central, Mullu – Alimento Para dioses -, Olaya, Peugeot Lounge, Plaza Grill, Primafila, Sivela 465, Unik.
For a complete list of restaurants, menus and online reservations, visit: www.bafoodweek.com
If places are left available, people may also attend directly the restaurant of their choice.
Payments can be made in cash, debit card, or credit card at the end of the meal. 

Polo 2014 – Official Fall an Spring Seasons

The Argentine Polo Association has announced the complete Schedule of tournaments in the Official 2014 Polo Season. The program includes three of the most important Polo tournaments worldwide: Tortugas Country Club Open; the oldest Polo tournament in the world, Hurlingham Club Open; and the world-class Argentine Open Championship.
The most important championships in the 2014 Argentine Polo Season are:
ARGENTINA POLO TOUR
CENTAUROS POLO CLUB
March 25 to April 5
INTER-CIRCUITS WITH HANDICAP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
“COPA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA”
March 27:
2 pm and 4 pm at AAP (Argentine Polo Association) – Pilar
1 pm and 3 pm: Palermo Polo Field – Free entrance
March 28:
2 pm and 4 pm at AAP – Pilar
1 pm and 3 pm: Palermo Polo Field – Free entrance
LA AGUADA OPEN
La Aguada Polo Club
April 
EDUARDO HEGUY (A) – JORGE SAUZE (H) CUPS
ORGANIZED BY AAP (Argentine Polo Association)
13 to 20-goal teams
From April 5
OTOÑO – AMISTAD CUPS
ORGANIZED BY AAP (Argentine Polo Association)
6 to 12-goal teams
From April 5
ARGENTINA POLO TOUR
ELLERSTINA POLO CLUB
April 8 to April 19

JOCKEY CLUB DE BUENOS AIRES WORLD CUP

ALFREDO LALOR CUP

For teams up to 20 goals
From April 15

INTERNATIONAL POLO SERIES – NATIONS CUP
ORGANIZED BY AAP (Argentine Polo Association)
Argentina – Colombia – England – Rest of the World
April 22, 24, and 26
Campo Argentino de Polo – Palermo
SAN JORGE MILITARY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
San Jorge and Coronel Francisco Reyes Carrere Cups
Organized by: San Jorge Club, in Hurlingham (province of Buenos Aires).
Up to 24 goals; 1 military player per team, and no more than 1 high handicap player (8 to 10 goals) per team.
August 26 to September 9
Finals in Palermo

SPRINGBOK TOURNAMENT
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
Between one civil team and one military team
September 17 and 19
BUENOS AIRES JOCKEY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by Buenos Aires Jockey Club. San Isidro (Province of Buenos Aires)
September 9 to September 21

TORTUGAS COUNTRY CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Emilio de Anchorena Cup
Organized by Tortugas Country Club. Tortuguitas (Province of Buenos Aires)
September 23 to October 12
QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT FOR 121st HURLINGHAM CLUB OPEN AND 121st ARGENTINE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
From September 27

MUNICIPALIDAD DE PILAR TOURNAMENT
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
24 goal teams and over
From October 13

121st HURLINGHAM CLUB OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
The Ayrshire Cup
Organized by Hurlingham Club. Hurlingham (Province of Buenos Aires)
October 14 to November 2

JUAN B MILES CUP

Organized by Argentine Polo Association
23 and 24 goal teams
From October 28
121st ARGENTINE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
November 15 to December 6
Palermo Polo Field
CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS CUP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
24 goal teams and over.
From December 11
GUILLERMO SOJO CUP
Organized by Argentine Polo Association 
13 to 18 goal teams.
From November 13
Final in Palermo

ANNUAL PONIES EXHIBITION
Tortugas Country Club.
Not suspended for rain
November 10
PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES AND JOSE C. REYNAL CUPS
Organized by Argentine Polo Association
19 to 23 goal teams
From November 14
JULIO NOVILLO ASTRADA INTERNATIONAL CUP
Organized by La Aguada Polo Club, Open Door (Province of Buenos Aires)
November 
LA AGUADA – GUARDS POLO CUP
Organized by La Aguada Polo Club, Open Door (Province of Buenos Aires)
November 
LA AGUADA SPRING CUP
Organized by La Aguada Polo Club, Open Door (Province of Buenos Aires)
December
LA AGUADA LADIES CUP
Organized by La Aguada Polo Club, Open Door (Province of Buenos Aires)
December
Schedule subject to modifications. Please check periodically on this post online for updates.
Don´t miss the opportunity of attending one of these world class events. Contact me to inquire about special packages, if you need help getting tickets or want to arrange for private transportation to the clubs.

Nuestros Caballos 2014 (Our Horses 2014) Equestrian Exhibition


“Nuestros Caballos 2013″ (Our Horses 2014), the most important equestrian exhibition in Latin America, will be held at La Rural Exhibition Center from March 26 to March 30, 2014, with equestrian and recreational activities for the whole family.
Children and adults alike will be able to see, in the heart of the city, over 700 horses specially brought from different spots in the country for this exhibition, from the main breeds that are raised in Argentina: Criolla, Árabe, Cuarto de Milla, Polo Argentino, Silla Argentino, Tiro Argentino, Percherón, Petiso, Peruano de Paso, Appaloosa, Paint Horse and Pura Raza Española.
The program of activities of “Nuestros Caballos” will include a variety of attractions, such as:
  • Show Jumping competitions
  • “Pato” (horseball) exhibitions
  • Indoor Polo exhibitions
  • Dressage Exhibition
  • Argentine Final of the “Golden Gag Bit” of “Criollo” breed.
  • Election of the national champions from the different breeds
  • Equine Therapy Exhibitions
  • Breed exhibitions
  • Loose jumping National Championship
  • National Rodeo Championship
  • Joint exhibition “Nuestros Perros” (Our Dogs)
There will be a sector specially designed for children, where they will be able to take their first steps in horse back riding and have fun at the recreational area called “Los Potrillitos” (The little foals), with activities specially designed for toddlers and small kids.
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Av. Sarmiento 2704
Dates: March 26 – 30, 2014
Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Entry fee: $ 50 Pesos. 
Wednesday 26, pensioners Free
Children under 8: Free every dat
More information: Nuestros Caballos official website

Mozarteum Argentino 2014 Concert Season

Mozarteum Argentino, the private non-profit musical institution created in 1952, and one of the most important of its kind in Argentina, presents its program of extraordinary concerts for the 2014 Season
All the concerts will be held at Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, always at 8:30 pm:

April 21 and 22
MUNICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Soloist: Hakan Hardenberger, trumpe

May 7 and 9
BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Soloist: Mitsuko Uchida, piano

May 12 and 13
NELSON GOERNER
, piano

May 26 and 27
LI BIAO PERCUSSION GROUP

Soloist: Emmanuel Pahud, flute

June 23 and 24
JERUSALEM CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Elena Bashkirova, piano
Michael Barenboim, violin
Axel Wilczok, violín
Madeleine Carruzzo, viola
Tim Park, violoncello

August 12 and 13
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

August 18 and 20
Joyce DiDonato
, mezzo-soprano
Soloist: David Zobel, piano

September 1 and 2

DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor, Michael Sanderling
Soloist, Carolin Widmann, violin

October 6 and 7
BASEL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Soloist: Sol Gabetta, violoncello

November 3 and 5
ENSEMBLE ARTASERSE

Soloist: Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor

Subscriptions and Tickets will be on sale from March 31 at Teatro Colón box office, Tucumán 1171, or through this website.

And as always, the Mozarteum continues with its series of Free Entrance Midday Concerts every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, from April 23 to October 29, at Teatro Gran Rex, Av. Corrientes 857. Click here for the complete program.

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Caballito – March 2014

The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 10 am to 7 pm, with free access to the public. 
Visitors will have the opportunity to taste free samples and buy at a promotional prices natural foods and beverages in an area specially located at Parque Rivadavia, on Av. Rivadavia 4800, in the neighborhood of Caballito. The event is organized by Planeta Joy magazine and sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires.
More than 40 gazebos will be installed, where the participating producers will offer 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.
Some activities will be held in a specially equipped space, like lectures and cooking classes by some of the main references of this culinary trend.
There will be special menus for visitors and healthy food to go, and communal tables set on the street of this picturesque market.
Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any change of schedule in case of rain.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration 2014

As every March 17th, the most important day in its calendar, Ireland celebrates its patron saint, Saint Patrick, and this special date will be celebrated in Buenos Aires on Saturday, March 16th, 2014.
This event is organized by the Irish – Argentine Association “William Brown”, the Government of Buenos Aires, and sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland.
Stands of the Irish community and other Celtic countries will be set up on Plaza San Martin, from 12 pm, where they will offer typical food, crafts, and different products.
At 2.30 pm an historical representation of the Battle of Martín García, led by the Irish Admiral William Brown will be presented in the square, with the participation of more than 100 artists. This year is the 200th anniversary of this battle, and the Government has declared 2014 as the “Year of Brown”.
Before the parade, the Irish community will pay homage to the Jewish community at Arroyo & Suipacha, site of the bombing of the Israeli Embassy, in commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attack.
The Saint Patrick Parade will start at Arroyo and Suipacha at 6 pm to finish at Plaza San Martin with a show with Irish music and dance. The groups Celtic Argentina and Emeraldance, and the band MacManus, will present their traditional dances and music. The parade will include a costume contest for “leprechauns” (gnomes) and “fairies” for adults and children.
In case of rain the event will be postponed to Saturday, March 29th.
The Irish community in Argentina is one of the largest in the world (calculated in 500,000 people). In recent years the celebration of St Patrick’s day has been extended to most of the pubs in Buenos Aires, specially on Reconquista Street in Retiro, where people of different nationalities and ages gather to party all night long around the pubs in the area. Click here for a complete program of activities at different pubs.