Events – Basque Calendar

Everybody wants in on the klika.

Everybody wants in on the klika.

The calendar is updated continually as information becomes available. To have your event listed, e-mail Euskal Kazeta at You can also send your newsletter or information to Euskal Kazeta, 1812 Linden Ave., Venice, CA 90291.

Thursday, March 5
First Thursday on the Basque Block
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center offers free admission after 5:30 p.m. and tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House every half hour beginning at 6:30 p.m., and entertainment by local musicians. The Basque Market and Leku Ona restaurant also offer fun evening events.

Friday, March 6
Basque Film Series: “Basque Swastika” and Mus lessons
South San Francisco, Calif.

See our article on this film
7:30 p.m. The film focuses on the Nazi occupation of the Basque area of France.
Admission is free. Mus lessons will be held at 7 p.m.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, March 7
Biotzetik Basque Choir Fundraiser
Boise, Idaho

The Basque choir, Biotzetik, is holding its annual fundraiser & dinner Kantari Afaria.
The evening will include a silent auction, live auction, wine bar, and dinner prepared by Chef Jesus Alcelay.
Biotzetik will also perform a few of its favorite Basque songs. The cost is $30 per person.
For more information, email Al at
Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, March 7
Korrika event
Newport, Rhode Island

4 p.m. Meet at King Park
In commemoration of the international Korrika event that supports the Basque language, the New England club members will be taking a walk in this park, which overlooks the Newport Harbor. Then the group will gather for a meal at Yumi Garden Buffet, 872 W. Main Rd., Middleton.

Saturday, March 7th
Reno Mus Tournament
Reno, Nev.

Saturday, March 7th
Los Banos Mus Tournament
Los Banos, Calif.

Sunday, March 8th
Southern California Basque Club Mus tournament

Sunday, March 8th
Marin Sonoma Mus Tournament

Thursday, March 12
Book Talk: The Hammer of Witches
Boise, Idaho

5:30 p.m. Begona Echevarria, author of “The Hammer of Witches” and member of the music group, NOKA, will be traveling to Boise to discuss 17th century witchcraft in the Basque Country as well as her book based on this topic. The event is part of BMCC/BSU Second Thursday Presentations. For more information,contact the Basque Museum at (208) 343-2671.
This event is free and open to the public.
Basque Museum
611 Grove St.

Elko's Sheepherders Ball

Elko’s Sheepherders Ball

Saturday, March 14
Annual Sheepherder’s Ball
Elko, Nev.

5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Music with Jean Flesher
Elko Euzkaldunak Club
1601 Flagview Dr.

Saturday March 14
15th Annual Homedale Basque Dance
Homedale, Idaho

5:30 p.m. Doors open; Admission $5
Herribatza Dancers will perform, followed by the Oinkari Dancers of Boise; tug of War and weight-carrying contests, with cash prizes going to the winners.
A silent and live auction, featuring many unique homemade items, will be conducted. “Amuma Says No!” will provide music for dancing. Chorizos, chili, pop, wine and beer will be available.
Badiola Arena
406 Highway 95

Saturday, March 21st
Gardnerville Mus Tournament

Saturday, March 21
Mus Tournament and Dinner
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, March 28
Santa Rosa Basque Club Mus Tournament
Paradise Valley, Nev.

Paradise Valley Community Hall

Thursday, April 9
Lecture: Inventing the Basque Block
Boise, Idaho

5:30 p.m. The Basques strive to maintain their heritage landscapes to retain their cultural identify and educate present and future generations about their unique legacy. Furthermore, the local community in Boise has recently marketed their heritage landscapes to attract tourists and bring attention to this “invisible” ethnic group.
Lecturer Gretchen Hill-Marino will discuss the challenges and opportunities brought on by the development of an ethnic heritage site. Free.
Basque Museum
611 Grove St.

Friday, April 10
Basque Film Series: Jostunak
South San Francisco, Calif.

The film tells the story of the popular “It’s in your hands” initiative. Film is hosted by Aitor Inarra.
Admission is free. Mus lessons offered at 7 p.m.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, April 11
Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction for Basque Museum
Boise, Idaho

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m. Silent auction and live auction items will be sold.
Tickets are $50.
All proceeds will benefit the Basque Museum & Cultural Center as well as the Boiseko Ikastola.
If you would like to reserve your seat or a table of 8-10, please call the Basque Museum at (208)343-2671.
Event to be held at the Basque Center
601 Grove Street.

Saturday, April 11
Ventura Basque Club Mus Tournament

Saturday, April 18
Anniversary Dinner
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, April 25th
Susanville Mus Tournament
Susanville, Calif.

Saturday, April 25th
Basque Museum Mus Tournament
Boise, Idaho

Leku Ona Restaurant
117 S. 6th St.

Friday, May 1
Basque Film Series: Senales de Vida
South San Francisco, Calif.

7:30 p.m. The documentary shows the live and work of sculptor Nestor Basterretxea.
Film is hosted by Aitor Inarra.
Admission is free.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, May 2
Fresno Basque Festival
Madera, Calif.
9 a.m. Gates open
11 a.m. Mass
1 – 3 p.m. Barbecue lunch
3:30 Dance performances
Evening dance with Jean Flesher Band
Borba’s Rancho Vista del Rio

Full 2015 picnic schedule will be posted in March

July 28 – August 2, 2015
Boise, Idaho

Click here to see our article on attending this festival

Wednesday, July 29
Basque Soccer Game
Boise, Idaho
Boise State University Soccer Stadium

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
Basque Cultural Day – Pilota Eguna
South San Francisco, Calif.

Free Admission
7:30 p.m. Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.