Cultural Events and Activities: DC
1. Ibero-American Film, Showcase 2014 presents:
IberoAmerican Film Festival 2014 will be held at different Iberoamerican Embassies in the Washington DC area. There are a lot of awarded and remarkable films from our countries. They are free admission and with English subtitles.
-Peru: The bad intentions/ Las malas intenciones (Mar 5, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Guatemala, 2220 R St., NW.
-Chile: Dog flesh/ Carne de perro (Mar 6, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Chile, 1732 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
-Costa Rica: Puerto Padre (Mar 12, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Ecuador, 2535 15th., NW.
-Spain: Menú degustación (Mar 13, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Av., NW.
-Paraguay: Got a light?/ Fuego (Mar 14, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave., NW.
-Peru: Destiny has no favorites/ El destino no tiene favoritos (Mar 14, 7:15pm), at the Embassy of Argentina.
-Argentina: Las Acacias (Mar 14, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Argentina.
-Ecuador: In the name of the daughter/ En nombre de la hija (Mar 19, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Ecuador.
-Guatemala: 12 Seconds/ 12 Segundos (Mar20, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Guatemala.
-Cuba: La Película de Ana (Mar 21, 6:00pm), at the Embassy of Spain.
-Honduras: Who’s got the bill?/ ¿Quien paga la cuenta? and Garifunas in Honduras/ Garifunas en Honduras (Mar 21, 8:45pm), at the Embassy of Spain.
-Guatemala: Donde nace el Sol (Mar 26, 6:30), at the Embassy of Guatemala.
-Spain: Snow White/ Blancanieves ( Mar 27, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Spain.
-Uruguay: Bad day to go fishing/Mal día para pescar (Mar 27, 6:30pm), at the Embassy of Uruguay.
*Students can explore the Spanish and Latin America cinema from social topics. (For students of all levels)
2. OAS/AMA presents:
-Exhibition: Territories and Subjectivities, Contemporary Art from Argentina (Apr 3-Jun 7, Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm), at Art Museum of the Americas, 1889 F Street, NW (For students of all levels)
-Exhibition: Retrato en Voz alta/ Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists by Allan Fis (Mar 6-May 23, Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm), at Art Museum of the Americas (For students of all levels)
-Exhibition: Transforming Cityscapes: Winning Entries of the 8th IAUB (Jan 30-Mar 16), at AMA/Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St. NW.
The 8th IAUB focuses on works of architecture, publications and projects presented by architects and students of the Ibero-American community. (For students of all levels)
3. Mexican Cultural Institute presents:
-Lecture: “Pressure from the margin” by Adriana Zavala (Mar 13, 6:45pm), at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW.
This lecture explores the contributions of three dynamic women (Lola Álvarez Bravo, María Izquierdo, and Frida Kahlo) to the vibrant cultural “renaissance” that followed the Mexican Revolution. (For students of all levels)
-Exhibition: Diego Rivera’s “Man at the Crossroads” (Open through May 17, M-F 10:00am-6:00pm and Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm), at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW.
The exhibition centers around the mural Rivera painted in New York City, reconstructing its history with reproductions of previously unpublished material. (For students of all levels)
-Culinary: The 2014 season of Mexican Table (all sessions 6:45pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute. For more information on Patricia Jinich log on to patismexicantable.com or follow her on twitter @PatriciaJinich
The season kicks off on March 19th when Pati's Mexican Table returns with Diego Rivera's Table in conjunction with our Man at the Crossroads exhibition! Then, on Jun. 5th, Pati will present the engaging historical session True Fusion: Mexico of the 16th Century, followed
by Yucatán: Mexico's Culinary Outlier on Oct. 9th, featuring a guest chef from the Yucatán! The season will end on with the "AfroMexico: African Influences in the Mexican Table" session, highlighting the richly diverse heritage of Veracruz on Dec. 4th.
*Students can learn about the Mexican cuisine popular culture. (For students of all levels)
4. Spain, Art & Culture presents:
-Design: Tapas, Spanish Design for Food (Jan 24-Mar23, Gallery hours: Wed through Fri, 2:00pm-6:00pm; Sat and Sun, 10:00am-6:00pm), at Former Resident of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th Street NW. Free admission.
This exhibition provides a rich panorama of the most recent Spanish design as applied to cuisine. It is like a creative taster menu of ‘tapas’ from all the fields in which design plays a role in the act of eating.
*Students can learn about the Spanish cuisine popular culture. (For students of all levels)
-Film: Flamenco Legacies and Broken Dreams (Mar 10, 12:00-2:00pm)
Ellen W. Echeverria will tak about Isaki Lacuesta’s film ‘The Legand of Time’ at the Library of Congress as part of Flamenco Festival 2014, at the Mary Pickford Theater (3rd floor), James Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE.
- Cine-Club: ‘Menú Desgustación’ (Mar 13, 6:30pm).
This film is presented in the framework of ‘TAPAS’ exhibition. http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/cine-club-menu-degustacion/
*Students can explore the Spanish cinema from social topics. (For students of all levels)
-Music: Escolania de Montserrat (Mar 16, 3:00pm), at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tukerman Lane, North Bethesta, MD.
The exceptional boy choir from the Escolania de Montserrat performs in the USA for the first time in their 800 year old musical history. (For students of all levels)
-Music: Kiko Veneno in Concert (Mar 17, 7:00pm), at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St., NW. The pioneer in fusion of flamenco, pop and rock will be playing in Washington.
-Visual Arts: ‘El Greco: 400 years after’ (Mar 22, 12:00pm-4:00pm), at the National Gallery of Arts, West Building Lecture Hall, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue.
* Students can learn in this symposium about the art of El Greco. (For students of all levels) http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/el-greco-400-years-after/
5. Gala Hispanic Theatre presents:
-La señorita de Tacna/ The Young Lady from Tacna (Feb 6-Apr 9, Thurs and Sat 8:00 pm; Sun 2:00 pm), at Gala Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW.
By the internationally acclaimed Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa.
Directed by José Carrasquillo.
La senorita de Tacna is a moving and humorous portrait of a family and its secrets in which memories and the present are interwoven. (In Spanish with English surtitles)
* Students can optimize of their preparation, feeding their knowledge and critical appreciation of Latin American literature and culture by being exposed to the recreation of a cultural and historical context. (Particularly, for students of advanced courses)
- ArteAmerica Series: Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo (Mar 14-15, 8:00pm): a bilingual presentation featuring Ric Salinas from Cultural Clash, by Paul Flores, and directed by Michael John Garces.
A Salvadoran father is released from prison after tattoos that mark him as a gang member are removed –a cleansing of the skin in a hopeful effort to reunite his family and break a lifetime of violence, war, forced migrations and street crime. A story familiar in communities across the country.
*Students can learn about the Salvadorian popular culture. (Particularly, for students of advanced courses)
6. Teatro de la Luna presents: Argentinean comedy: La Vida Que Me Das y no me alcanza /Such a Life You’ve Given Me … and it’s not enough (Feb 13-Mar 19, 7:00pm), at Gunston Arts Center , Theatre 2, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington, VA
"...If I could go into and out of my body, I would never be in it..." With great humor and open-and-honest manner, three women find themselves tackling the issues of motherhood and sexuality, looking for ‘the desired balance’. (In Spanish with English Surtitles).
*Students can learn about the Argentinean popular culture. (Particularly, for students of advanced courses)
7. American University-Katzen Art Center presents:
Exhibition: Agustín Fernández: Ultimate Surrealist (Jan 25- Mar 16), 4400 Massachussets Avenue, NW. (For students of all levels)
Agustín Fernández (1928-2006) is remembered as a master of modern Cuban art. His surrealist oeuvre is characterized by the coincidence of opposites; it is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette.
8. Lisner Auditorium presents:
-Gala Flamenca: Antonio Canales, Carlos Rodríguez, Karime Amaya, Jesús Carmona (Mar 4, 8:00pm).
-Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena “Lluvia” (Mar 7, 8:00pm)
-Tomatito Sextet (Mar 18, 8:00pm)
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. GW Lisner and Jaleo are proud to be present Flamenco Festival 2014. Purchase the 3 shows and save.
*Students have the opportunity to experience lively folksongs, and passionate ballads. (For students of all levels)
9. Flight of the Butterflies 3D, presented by MÉXICO. This film is now playing at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, IMAX THEATERS. (Runtime: 44, 10:50-2:10, MPAA Rating: G).
The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and experience millions of them in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico.
10. Group for free Spanish conversation, cultural exchange, and fun: The Washington DC Spanish Language Meetup Group.
*Students benefit from continuous informal interactions in Spanish (which are available for learners of all levels in the DC area).
11. Web portal: Spain is the official tourism portal in the United States. It offers important information that students need to know before traveling to Spain.
Spanish Now: Meetup Group
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