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BASQUE FEST 2019 Basque culture day in New London

Basque sports demonstrations, dance, gastronomy, concerts and theater in Downtown New London, CT Saturday, August 17.

Basque FEST! The New England Basque Club for the second time brings a festival that is the result of the collaboration of the city of New London and the Basque Government.  Therefore, the exciting festival presents attendees with Basque culture. You can watch traditional Basque dancing, Basque sporting demonstrations, and theater, listen to Basque music, and eat traditional Basque cuisine in the Parade Plaza.

BASQUE FEST has established itself as a great cultural festival in the city. The festival commences with a parade from City Hall at 11:00 am and traditional dance exhibitions and Basque sports.  Bonifacio Guenaga will provide the food to the Paella Party based in Miami and the “pintxos”, small plate appetizers. The tickets for the fest can be purchased on Eventbrite which includes a serving of paella and three “pintxos”.  Also, there will be an assortment of Basque wines available to purchase.  That is to say, the culinary experience is one of the most attractive callings for the Basque Fest.

Also, the Basque Fest program will continue with an exhibition of herri kirolak, Basque sports bought by the New England Basque Club team. Traditional dances with the Ardibaltzak from Reno, Nevada and musicians from the Basque Country. The festival will end with a dance performance from Ardibaltza called Gernika. 

The Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao

The Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao unveils three unpublished portraits of the Adán de Yarza family. They were painted by Francisco de Goya at the end of the 1780s. It is the first time they are presented in public. It will remain exposed until the month of September.

They will show the paintings that until now were known through academic bibliographical references. They are in the original box in which they were transferred to France in 1937, for the first time since the Basque government evacuated them during the Civil War thanks to the generosity of the owner family.

The experience of living in Mars

The experience of living in Mars, starting this summer in Cantabria for the very first time.

The arrival to Mars will begin next June in Arredondo. Astroland has developed the necessary technology to this simulation. A cave simulates the same living conditions on the red planet. As a result, they have created a scientific-tourist experience never seen before.

They will held the first mission on June 15 and they will select 10 candidates. They have to meet three requirements, certainly, be of legal age, be in good physical shape and pay 10,000 euros. So this includes a minimum stay of three days at the station. Astroland will choose only 100 people to participate in the 10 missions scheduled for 2019.

Astroland chose this cave intentionally. David Ceballos, its CEO, says about the martian environment: “is very hostile with low temperatures, strong winds and high stellar radiation, so the compatibility with human life is installed in the lava tubes or under the Martian surface. In this sense, these caves are the perfect location with greater similarities for the trials “.

Renoir in Bilbao coming soon in 2017

Renoir: intimacy brings together more than 60 works by the French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir  loaned from museums and private collections around the world. They have been selected by Guillermo Solana, artistic director of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. The aim of this collection is revealing the importance of tactile values in Renoir’s work. Referring to that aspect of the artist, his son Jean Renoir wrote some words. “He looked at flowers, women, clouds in the sky as other men touch and caress.”

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