April Monthly Meeting!

BAIN DOWNTOWN THIS FRIDAY!

Join us at the April Monthly Meeting for Buenos Aires International Newcomers!  We’ll be socializing over baked goods from Sugar and Spice; discovering new information about our adopted country, Argentina; and just having fun.

Place: ICANA, Maipú 672, (between Viamonte and Tucumán) in the city center. Our meeting will be on the ground floor in the library.

Date: Friday, April 26

Time:
4.00 p.m. – members and guests begin to arrive

4.30 p.m. – the program begins

5.30 p.m. – after-meeting social at Filo, San Martin 975 – a fantastic spot for pizza as well if you’re hungry!

Program:  The topic of this month’s presentation will be; The Direction of Argentina: Socially, Politcally and Economically by John Richards.  John Richards was born in Panama and spent his childhood in the US before moving to Argentina in 1984.  His years in Argentina have been spent in multiple industries all of which have used his mulitnational experience and bi-lingual skills.

Fees:  BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Non-members/Guests – AR$50

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

 

Buenos Aires Food Week & Spanish Gastronomy Week

Two simultaneous gastronomic events will be taking place in Buenos Aires on the week of April 15 – April 21, 2013. 


Buenos Aires Food Week, a new annual event in which 25 of the best restaurants in the city will offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices, will be held for the first time in Buenos Aires from April 15 to April 21, 2013.

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 $ 99 pesos for lunch and $ 169 pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service and tip.

The restaurants participating in the first edition are:

  • Agraz – Caesar Park Hotel
  • Astrid y Gastón
  • Azema
  • Bice
  • Blanch
  • Brasserie Petanque
  • Cardon
  • Casa Cruz
  • Club 31 restaurant-Grand Hotel
  • Drift
  • Doppio Zero
  • Dos Mares
  • Honor y Causa
  • La Brasserie – Marriot Plaza Hotel
  • La Rosa Náutica
  • Le Grill
  • Mooi
  • Mullu
  • Piegari Vitello e Dolce
  • Plaza Grill – Marriott Plaza Hotel
  • Pony Line Bar – Four Seasons Hotel
  • Root – Intercontinental Nordelta
  • Sivela 465 – Mio Hotel
  • Social Paraíso

For a complete list of restaurants, menus (“Carta”) 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.

The additional 15% discount with Mastercard Black or Platinum cards only applies to cards issued in Argentina.

 

semana-gastronomica-espanolaAt the same time, The Spanish Tourist Office of the Embassy of Spain in Buenos Aires organizes the 1st Spanish Gastronomy Week in Buenos Aires, which will also be held from April 15 to April 21, 2013.

The Spanish Gastronomy Week offers quality Spanish menus at a reasonable prices for both lunch and dinner throughout the week, at the best Spanish restaurants in the city of Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Prices range from $ 99 Pesos to $ 199 Pesos.

The Regions of Asturias, Galicia and Madrid will participate actively through top-level chefs that will display their skills in some of the participating restaurants.

 

For a complete list of restaurants and online reservations, visit:www.semanagastronomicaba.com

 

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for the information above.  To keep up with this an other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

International Polo Series 2013

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for the information below.  To keep up with this an other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

The International Polo Series 2013 (Serie Internacional de Polo), organized by the Argentine Polo Association, will take place on April 9, 11, and 13, 2013 at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego).
This unique tournament, with the participation of three high handicap international teams (Argentina, England, and South Africa), is an important addition to the national and international polo calendar.
Teams:

Argentina: Diego Cavanagh 7, Pedro Falabella Jr 6, Manuel Plaza de Ayala 6, Martín Joaquín 3. Total: 22.
South Africa: Dirk van Reenen 3, Christopher MacKenzie 5, Jean du Plessis 6, Ignatuis du Plessis 8. Total: 22.
England: Matthew Perry 3, Oliver Cudmore 5, Mark Tomlinson 7, Luke Tomlinson 7. Total: 22.
Calendar of matches:
April 9 – 2 PM: South Africa vs England (Match 1)
April 11 –2 PM: Argentina vs Loser Match 1
April 13 – 2 PM: Argentina vs Winner Match 1
All matches are open to the public with Free entrance. 
The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions, so keep checking for updates.

BAFICI

BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) is an international film festival that takes place from April 10 – 21 in different theaters all over Capital (including the Planetarium in Palermo!).  BAFICI was born in 1999 and has ever since grown to become one of the most prominent film festivals in the world.

With its wide range of films including Argentine, Latin American and worldwide premieres as well as well-deserved retros, BAFICI is the greatest, most prestigious event for the independent cinema in Latin America.

Ticket pre-sales are available now, online and at two venues in the city; Casa de la Cultura (Av. de Mayo 575), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mon-Fri) and at Village Recoleta Mall (Vicente López and Junín, 4th floor), same hours (every day).  Tickets are AR$20 at full price with discounted tickets available at AR$15.

Visit the official website for BAFICI: buenosaires.gob.ar/festivales for more information.  The site is available in English and Spanish.

You can keep up with this and other festivals to visit Buenos Aires by visiting the Buenos Aires Festivals website , or following them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FestivalesGCBA.

 

 

TC2000 Street Car Race in Recoleta

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for the information below.  To keep up with this an other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

Be aware – Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta streets will be closed from Callao to Tagle beginning Friday morning, March 29.

For the second time after sixty years the city of Buenos Aires will organize a car race on a street circuit. This will occur when Super TC2000 strolls the city streets of Recoleta on the first date of the Argentine Championship Super TC2000 on March 31st, 2013. 

The circuit will have an extension of 3200 meters and will run on Av. del Libertador and Av. Figueroa Alcorta, between Tagle and Ayacucho.

The TC2000 (Turismo Competicion 2000) is a touring car racing competition recognized as one of the world’s best in its category for its sports quality and famous drivers. 28 top level drivers will participate in this event, racing at a top speed of 230 km/hour on the stretches.

 

The streets where the circuit will be held will be protected from both vehicles and partial elements ejected, by concrete structures of 1.10 meters, and above them a mesh 1.9 meters high.

The classification rounds and promotional activities will take place on Saturday, March 30th, and the Gran Prix will be run on Sunday, March 1st, with it’s start at the ACA on Av. del Libertador y Tagle. The activities on both days will begin at 10:00am, with the following schedule:

Saturday 30:
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Training 1
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Training 2
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Qualification
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Training 3

Sunday 31: 
11:10 am: Previous lap
11:12 am: Race 14 laps FLC
12:30 pm: STC2000 Opening boxes
12:40 pm: Grid show
12:45 pm: National Anthem
1:00 pm: Previous lap
1:05 pm: 36 lap race
2:10 pm: Podium
The event is open to the public with free access.
There are preferential seats and access to Paddock and Boxes on sale through http://www.ticketek.com.ar

Fair at the British Embassy: April 6

 

 

eng Join the folks at the British Embassy for a Fall Fair on Saturday, April 6 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

AR$20 to enter, children under 10 enter free.

Address: Newton 2575 (close to Gelly Obes in La Isla in Recoleta)

**Remember!  Bring your ID, to enter the property, you need to show a valid ID.

RAIN DATE: Saturday, April 13

Visit www.abcc.org.ar for more details!

February Monthly Meeting… in March!


BAIN DOWNTOWN FRIDAY, March 1!

 

BAIN Downtown members and their guests are invited to the Buenos Aires International Newcomers Downtown monthly meeting on Friday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m.  Come join us!  We’ll be socializing over cookies from Sugar and Spice; discovering new information about our adopted country, Argentina; and just having fun.

 

Place: ICANA, Maipú 686, (between Viamonte and Tucumán) in the city center

 

Our meeting will be on the ground floor in the beautiful library.

 

Please note that the entry is at Maipú 686, and NOT at Maipú 672

 

Date: Friday, March 1 (Due to the short month, our February meeting is taking place in March!)

 

Time: 4.00 p.m. – members and guests begin to arrive

 

4.30 p.m. – the program begins

 

5.30 p.m. – after-meeting social, venue To Be Announced

Program:  The topic of this month’s presentation will be Argentine popular culture and its heritage, by anthropologist, Mara Tissera Luna.  Ms. Luna studied in the Universidad de Buenos Aires Facultad de Filosofía y Letras and focused her studies on Sociocultural Orientation. She currently works for NGO Relaf, www.relaf.org, which deals with the fulfilment of children’s rights and public policies for the care of children without parental care.  Starting this past December, she is also a professor at UBA.

 

Fees:  BAIN Downtown members – no charge

 

Non-members/Guests – AR$50

 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

 

Recommended Concerts in February, March, and April, 2013

From My Buenos Aires Travel Guide:

Recommended Concerts in February, March, and April, 2013

FEBRUARY 2013
 
Friday 15
JAMIROQUAI returns to Argentina. Jay Kay and his band will be presenting “Rock dust light star”.
Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium, Av. Avellaneda 1240
Saturday 16
MOLOTOV, the alternative rock Mexican band presents “Desde Rusia con Amor” Tour
Luna Park Stadium, Av. Corrientes & Bouchard
MARCH 2013
 
Saturday 2
ELTON JOHN presents his Rocket Man – Greatest Hits Live show.
Velez Sársfield Stadium, Av. Juan B. Justo 9200.
Sunday 10
IAN ANDERSON, the member of Jethro Tull, returns to Argentina to present “Thick as a brick Tour”
Teatro Gran Rex, Av. Corrientes 857
Sunday 31
THE KILLERS. The band from Las Vegas presents their latest album “Battle Born”
Club GEBA. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 5575
APRIL 2013
 
Tuesday 2 – Wednesday 3
PEARL JAM, THE BLACK KEYS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, HOT CHIP and ALABAMA SHAKES are the groups that will be presented at “El Festival Más Grande de La Historia” (The Biggest Festival in History)
Costanera Sur, Av. España y Pareja
Saturday 6
REGINA SPEKTOR will present her new album “What we saw from the cheap seats”
Club GEBA, Av. Figueroa Alcorta 5575
Thursday 11 – Friday 12
KEANE, the British band lead by Tom Chaplin will offer two shows in Buenos Aires
Luna Park Stadium, Av. Corrientes & Bouchard
Friday 12
THE CURE returns to Argentina, with Robert Smith, Simon Gallu, Jason Cooper, Roger O´Donnell, and Reeves Gabrels.
River Plate Stadium, Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7597
Sunday 14
CHUCK BERRY, the legendary father of Rock & Roll, presents a show in Buenos Aires as part of his farewell tour.
Luna Park Stadium, Av. Corrientes & Bouchard
More events may be added in the upcoming weeks so keep checking on this post for updates.
Contact me if you need help getting tickets for any of these concerts.

Gastronomic Festival Jan 15 – Feb 28

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for the information below.  To keep up with this an other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

Gastronomic Festival with important restaurant discounts

The website Restaurant.com.ar organizes its yearly Tour Gourmet Buenos Aires, an opportunity for all foodies (member of Restaurant.com.ar and the general public alike) to enjoy some of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires with incredible discounts.

In this edition of the Tour Gourmet, from January 15 to February 28, 2013, all participating restaurants offer a 35 % to 50 % discount every day on the total of the check when ordering “a la carte”. There will also be special discounts on wine tastings at the  Sheraton Buenos Aires on specific dates. This is a free event for the general public and doesn’t require registration.

To use this benefit, enter Tour Gourmet website, (in Spanish only) choose a restaurant, print the discount coupon clicking on “Certificado de Beneficio”, and present it when arriving at the restaurant or asking for the check (note some of the discounts are only applied for cash payments).

The list of participating restaurants will be updated every day.