This weekend is a busy one in Basque America!
Film Screenings in San Francisco and Chino
On Friday, October 7th, the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center will be the site for the film Amama, with producer and director, Marian Fernandez and Asier Altuna also attending. The event will begin with a meet and greet sponsored by the Basque Educational Organization with the film's creators at 7pm followed by the film. The event is free and open to the public. For complete information click here.
At the Chino Basque Club they will be hosting a movie night on Saturday, October 8th. Tapas and Cocktails will begin at 5:30pm followed by the screening of Amama with the film's producer and director, Marian Fernandez, and Asier Altuna, also in attendance. Amama will be followed by another film, Basques in Santazi that was done by Dr. Sandra Ott during her fieldwork in that village in Xiberua. Dr. Ott will also be present to answer questions as well as present the film. Cost of the event is $25 per person. For complete information visit the club's website.
Iparreko Ibarra Weekend Festivities
Saturday, October 8th is also a big day at the Iparreko Ibarra Basque Club in Rocklin, CA. Not only are they hosting the fall NABO meeting, but also Kantari Eguna, and a day full of fun, good food and entertainment. There will be a Mus Tournament as well as a weight carrying competition, so something for everybody. Come out and support them, and show off your singing talent while you are at it! For complete information, including directions, visit them on Facebook.
Gayaldi at New York's Euzko Etxea
On the East Coast, the Euzko Etxea of New York will be hosting its fourth annual edition of "Gayaldi," this year in conjunction with "Maritxu Kajol." The festivities will begin at 8pm at the clubhouse (307 Eckford Street, Greenpoint, NY (Subway: Green Line, exit Greenpoint). The bar will be open and snacks will also be available for purchase. Everyone is encouraged to dress elegantly, in black. For complete information, including the history of this celebration, click here.