In the Screening Room: Nicolás Pereda →
The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is screening several films by Mexico-based Pereda throughout October. For a schedule and descriptions of the films, ¡Haz clic aquí!
Quien no buscó amigos en la alegría, en la desgracia no los pida.– Dicho
LoCura: Album Release Party →
So, I just discovered Oakland, CA - based band LoCura. I was walking around town and saw a poster for their upcoming CD release show on October 8th…was intrigued and checked out their music online. Love it! This is really a band to watch that has a beautiful sound with influences from Spain and Latin America.
Mill Valley Film Fest →
For those of you in Northern California, the Mill Valley Film Fest is coming up: October 6-16. There are quite a few films in Spanish this year.
Ready for some tongue twisters in Spanish?? “Erre con erre, cigarro, erre con erre, carril…..”
Cataluña bans bullfighting →
Cataluña is the first region in Spain to ban bullfighting. They recently held the last bullfight in Barcelona. So will other regions in Spain follow suit? Time will tell.
45th Anniversary of Theatre Flamenco →
Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco is celebrating 45 years of bringing Spanish dance and music to the Bay Area. Festivities are listed on their website.
La sabiduría nos llega cuando ya no nos sirve de nada.– Gabriel García Marquez
On Exhibit in SF: American Sabor →
American Sabor is at the Main Library in San Francisco until November 13th. To quote from the project website, this is “a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, (that) presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and...
Guilty Pleasure: People en Español →
It all started with a home subscription so that I could tear articles out for use in my Spanish classroom. Short stories from the magazine were fun class-starters and usually got students talking. Now, even though the subscription ran out, I am still receiving copies. I can’t keep up! But this is a guilty pleasure that definitely serves a higher purpose: practice Spanish and keep up on the stars.
Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar.– Antonio Machado
SF Latino Film Fest →
The San Francisco Latino Film Fest is here!! It runs from 9/16 to 9/25 in locations throughout the Bay.
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Colibrí →
To celebrate Mexican Independence Day (nope, it’s not Cinco de Mayo) head over to this week to Colibrí Mexican Bistro in downtown SF. They are offering a special 3-course menu all week and music on Thursday, September 15th to celebrate “El Grito de Independencia”.
christine|in|spain: spain travel blog: Guest Post:... →
Here is a post from two bloggers I love! Both are based in Spain. christineinspain: The lovely Erin from La Tortuga Viajera is providing today’s post. A fellow American expat in Spain, she lives in Madrid where she blogs about her adventures in Spain, and most recently her travels around exotic locales like Georgia (the country, not the state!), and Turkey. Today she’s…
SF Jazz Offerings →
This fall, the SF Jazz Festival has amazing offerings as usual. There are quite a few performers from Spanish-speaking countries this year: Cuba, Argentina, and more.
¿Qué tal las vacaciones? Spanish Holiday... →
Notes in Spanish has a great page here for all those who want to talk about their vacation in Spanish…a typical beginning-of-the-school-year topic!
Sept. 1st is....
…the first ever International Tempranillo Day! Check out special events around the world for this wine here. If you’re in San Francisco like me, head on down to Vinyl Wine Bar on Divisadero St. They’ll be pouring Tempranillo starting at 7pm.