The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center, Basque reference for the entire west coast, commemorated its 35th anniversary last weekend in style. The program ran Saturday and Sunday with musicians, and pilotaris from the Basque Country who were joined by local players. Many people from San Francisco and surrounding areas and states attended, resulting in a successful celebration. Zorionak!
Two dozen members and friends of the Baskos de la Confluencia Basque Club enjoyed nature together, specifically to the “Mirador de la Confluencia” (View point of the Confluencia) where they not only drank mate, but where they also flew the Ikurriña. Encouraged by the nice experience, members of the new Basque club are already thinking about doing it again, and are also planning a cooking course, film series and txalaparta workshops for 2017.
The Stella Restaurant at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, California, is not a typical restaurant. Instead of providing nightly dinners like other restaurants do, they specialize in custom dining options for groups and families, including a “Pop up Dinner Series” several times a month. This Friday, February 25th, diners will have a rare opportunity to experience Basque food in this small mountainous community.
Victor Mendizabal, originally form Ordizia, was a relevant member of the Basque-American Diaspora in Argentina, one of the supporters of the school and the Euskal Echea Association in Llavallol, and patron and selfless contributor in several of its support initiatives, in both the Basque and local Argentine communities, as in his hometown of Ordizia. The Victor Mendizabal Foundation in Ordizia has opened the application period for the scholarships bearing his name in various research fields.
The Saltoko Euskaldunen Taldea has proposed two important goals for 2017: the organization of an International Meeting of Basque Clubs, with the participation of clubs in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Chile; and the consolidation of the Bodega Harriague Cultural Space. Besides these, the Basque club has already begun its activities with Euskera and a talk on the 80th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika.
The Center for Basque Studies Press, at the University of Nevada, Reno, announced two new titles in its February e-Newsletter. As part of the Center’s mission to “conduct, facilitate and disseminate original Basque-related research in the humanities…” publishing in English has become one of the Center’s main activities. The latest publications e-newsletter announced these new titles: Macbeth in Basque and Contemporary Basque Literature.
They will participateg in "Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country" (BAC) on March 18 with a stand. After that, the Chamber announce a large number of activities especially aimed at the business world, at home and abroad. The last proposal of the first semester will be the second edition of the Basque Gastronomic Week that will coincider with the celebration of San Fermin,.
Iñaki Goirizelaia, who recently stepped down as the University of the Basque Country’s President, is currently at Boise State University as the first Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair. As part of his residence at Boise State University, he will teach a one-credit course as part of his activities, along with participating in the Provost Lecture Series and giving a community talk on Basque dance.
Their names are Florecia Aristegui and Ayelen Artuch and “Zumaia” is the brand they have created in the south of the Province of Buenos Aires. They are as young as they are active, and they split their time between studies, Basque dance, and crafting. A big part of their large stock of bracelets, chokers, ankle bracelets and necklaces have Basque names, and can be purchased in Argentina, although they are ready to fill all orders.
The San Francisco Basque Cultural Center, the meeting place for Basques in the Bay Area and beyond, will celebrate this weekend its 35th anniversary. The weekend will be full of pilota, good food, music and dancing.