Festivals

Green is the new black

The Real Argentina guide to tourism that gives a little back. Saving the world is not guaranteed by following this guide, but by considering how and where you spend your time and money, it may make a little difference and some better memories.

 

Foodie Heaven On Four Wheels.

Food trucks are coming to satisfy your street food cravings. Buenos Aires’ streets are about to get a whole lot tastier. The first ever gourmet gorge fest on wheels, aptly named, Luxury Food Truck Station, has hit the city. This weekend (25th-26th July) is the last chance to catch the taste making trucks in action, for now at least. Find here some news & tips to enjoy…

 

Three New Designers Shaking Up the Buenos Aires Fashion Scene

In spite of the country’s ongoing economic woes, Argentina’s fashion scene continues to thrive but faced with ever rising prices, Argentine designers (and shoppers) are being forced to be smarter and more resourceful in their methods (and shopping habits). As a result, emerging designers are looking beyond mainstream fashion trends and proposing a smarter, more conceptual attitude towards shopping and fashion; one that favours quality over quantity and universal, timeless pieces over fast fashion. Sophie Lloyd spotlights three new Argentine fashion designers to look out for.

 

Happiness is Felicitas

When Felicitas Pizarro’s stuffed steak, green salad and chimichurri won Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube Search For A Star competition two years ago, it was more than a turning point for the young Argentine – it was life changing. Discover what this Argentinean young woman and Argento have in common… passion, dedication, creativity…

 

Argentinian underground bands you should be listening to.

Buenos Aires is filled with great places to hear music and go dancing. But especially there is a recent movement of underground bands that soon will be the talk of the town. Here is a little insight on some of the Argentinian bands you should be listening to: Callate Mark Callate Mark is one of…

 

Buenos Aires Autumn – Winter 2015 Cultural Agenda

2015 Autumn & Winter in Buenos Aires? Temperature may be dropping but the cultural calendar is just warming up. Argento guides you to the city’s upcoming artistic and cultural agenda.

 

Pantalla Pinamar Film Festival 2015

Four years ago, I was bronzing myself on the sandy beach in the morning, attending embassy-organised cocktail luncheons in the afternoon while slyly earwigging film critics to help me decide what movie to watch later that evening. Ah, the glamorous world of cinema. Welcome to Pantalla Pinamar. While those essentials plus the obligatory red carpet still form the core of this Argentine-European film festival, now in its eleventh year, there have been a few changes during the intervening years…

 

Independent Tango Music in Buenos Aires

In our own way we all have an idea of what tango is, even if that comes down to stockings, stilettos and men rocking enough hair gel to fill the Río de la Plata. But an independent revolution’s going on in Buenos Aires and the protagonists want to shout it from their barrio’s rooftops. Tango’s not a crop, it’s culture and it’s not just for export.

 

Celebrating Easter in Argentina

Steak, super-sweet desserts, chocolate and Malbec are the highlights of an Argentine dining experience at any time of year. But when Easter Sunday rolls around, you’ve got the perfect excuse to indulge even more. The Easter Bunny may not be making an appearance, but that just leaves more time to savour a special version of a classic Argentine Sunday – a long, lively lunch with family and friends, and a bottle or two of vino tinto. And before the main event, you’ve got 40 days to sample a variety of tradiciones de Pascua. Here’s a must-eat guide to Easter, Argentine-style.

 

Vendimia Harvest Festival in Mendoza

Vendimia or “grape harvest” holds huge importance in all 18 corners of the province, bringing together mendocinos from Malargüe in the south to Rivadavia in the east and Luján de Cuyo in the west. Named one of the top 10 harvest celebrations in the world by National Geographic, the main aim is to give thanks to the patron saint of grape harvests, the Virgen de la Carrodilla.

 
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