Events – Basque Calendar

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

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Saturday, May 28
Growing Up Idaho
Boise, Idaho
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children 6-12. Celebration of Idaho Archeology and Historic Preservation Month through the lens of children on Idaho’s frontier. Will showcase artifacts from the Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga House.
Basque Museum & Cultural  Center
611 W. Grove St.

Saturday May 28
Kern County Basque Festival
Bakersfield, Calif.

8 a.m. Mus Tournament: $35 per player
10 a.m-5 p.m. Pelota Biltzarra Youth & Adult Handball Games
12-2 p.m. Lunch- $12
5 p.m. Pelota/Handball game
Kern County Basque Club
2301 S. Union Ave.

Sunday May 29
Kern County Basque Festival
Bakersfield, Calif.

10 a.m. Mass celebrated by Monsignor Craig Harrison
11 a.m. Aizkolariak & Herrikirolak Exhibition (Wood Chopping Competition)
12-2 p.m. Lunch: BBQ Lamb Adults – $22, Honorary Members & Children 12 & under – $15
2 p.m. Dance groups & Klika perform
4:30 p.m. Lukainka Sandwiches and Ham/Cheese Sandwiches -$8
5 p.m. Pelota/Handball Game: Players from Euskadi
7:30 p.m. Dance: Music by The Jean Flesher Band
8:30 p.m. Drawing: $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20
Kern County Basque Club
2301 S. Union Ave.

Monday May 30
Basque breakfast
Bakersfield, Calif.

8 a.m. through the afternoon
Woolgrowers Restaurant
620 East 19th St.
8 a.m. through the afternoon

Thursday, June 2
June First Thursday
Boise, Idaho
5:30 – 8 p.m.
The Basque Museum will be open late for free guided tours of the Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga restored boarding house, as well as live music and beer/cider tasting.
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
611 W. Grove St.

Sunday, June 5
San Francisco Basque Picnic
Petaluma, Calif.

9 a.m. Gates open
9:45 a.m. Procession followed by mass with Father Lastiri
Noon – rack of lamb lunch
2:45 p.m. Afternoon entertainment including Zazpiak Bat folk dance groups, klika and Los Banos dancers
5 p.m. Txorizos for sale
Petaluma Fairgrounds
175 Fairgrounds Dr.

Monday, June 6
A Basq Kitchen’s First Anniversary Celebration
Redondo Beach, Calif.

This waterside Basque restaurant is celebrating its first anniversary with a special menu of staff favorities June 1 – 6.
6-8 p.m. June 6 – Anniversary party: Pintxo-covered bar, Donosti-style, a whole suckling pig and a dance performance by Gauden Bat
For more information, call (310) 376-9215
Basq Kitchen
136 N.International Boardwalk

Thursday, June 9
Symbolic “Guernica”
Boise, Idaho
6 – 8 p.m.
Eneko Tuduri, intern at the Basque Museum, will be presenting the meanings behind Pablo Picasso’s famous painting “Guernica.”
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
611 W. Grove St.

Saturday, June 11
NABO Mus Finals
Rocklin, Calif.

Barbecue dinner and celebration

Saturday, June 11
KCBC Dancers’ Reverse Drawing
Bakersfield, Calif.
6 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Dinner
Tickets are $75 and include dinner. The Reverse Drawing is a fundraiser for 25 dancers from the KCBC. They are raising money to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival from July 7-11. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or donating an item, please contact:Maria Toretta: 587-9642/ ttoretta@bak.rr.com or Nikki Iturriria: 203-2315/ pinski90@yahoo.com.
Kern County Basque Club
2301 S. Union Ave.

Sunday, June 12
Aitaren Eguna—Father’s Day Lunch
South San Francisco, Calif.
12:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for Club members. RSVP by June 10th to Anita Arduain at 650-583-7018 or RSVP@SFBCC.us.
San Francisco Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Friday, June 24
Basque Film Series: Song of the Basques
South San Francisco, Calif.
7 p.m.
“Song of the Basques” will be presented by the film’s director Emily Lobsenz.
Click here to read our story about how the movie was made.
San Francisco Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Thursday, June 30
Gatibu Concert
South San Francisco, Calif.
8 p.m.
Gatibu – one of the Basque Country’s premiere rock bands will perform.
San Francisco Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave

Wednesday, June 29 – Monday, July 4, and Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, July 10
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Washington D.C.

Be part of the most amazing national street festival in the country, which will be highlighting Basque culture.

Friday July 1 – Sunday July 3
Elko National Basque Festival
Elko, Nevada

Saturday July 2 – Sunday, July 3
NABO Summer Convention
Chino, Calif.

Sponsored by the Southern California Basque Club

July 10 – 22
2016 Udaleku Summer Camp
Salt Lake City, Utah

Saturday July 16
Reno Basque Festival
Reno, Nevada

10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Wingfield Park
300 W 1st St.

July 29-31
San Inazio Festival
Boise, Idaho
The San Inazio Festival is an annual event to honor St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Basques. It began more than 25 years ago and now thousands come to the Basque Block at the end of every July to see local musicians and dancers as well as Basque sporting events.
Basque Block
601 W Grove St.

Saturday August 6
Mountain Home’s 56th annual Basque Picnic
Mountain Home, Idaho

Basque Park, next to Bengoechea Hotel
Oinkari Dancers will perform

Saturday August 13
Gardnerville Basque Festival and Kantari Eguna
Minden, Nevada

Minden City Park
Esmeralda and 6th Street

Monday, August 15
Big Horn Basque Club Festival
Buffalo, Wyoming

Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28
Euskal Etxeko Jaialdia
South San Francisco, Calif.

Anniversary weekend celebration will include the NABO Pilota Finals
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Sunday, Sept. 4
Chino Basque Festival
Chino, Calif.

Chino Fairgrounds
5410 Edison Ave.

Monday, Sept. 5
Basque Breakfast
Chino, Calif.

Centro Basco
13432 Central Ave.

Friday, Sept. 9
Basque Film Series: Ten Years
South San Francisco, Calif.
7:30 p.m.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Marin-Sonoma Basque Festival
Penngrove, Calif.

Penngrove Community Park
11800 Main St.

Saturday, Sept.17
September Dinner
Boise, Idaho
The Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Friday, Oct. 7
Basque Film Series: AMAMA
South San Francisco, Calif.
7 p.m.
“AMAMA” will be presented by the film’s director Asier Altuna.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Iparreko Ibarra – Rocklin Besta
Lincoln, Calif.

Sunday Oct. 9
Las Vegas Basque Club Picnic
Blue Mountain, Nevada

Saturday, Oct. 15
October Dinner
Boise, Idaho
The Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Mortzillak Dinner, Bazaar and Bingo
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Sunday, Dec. 10
Eguberri Besta – Christmas Celebration
South San Francisco, Calif.

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Sheepherders Ball
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Gala
South San Francisco, Calif.

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 & 12, 2017
Anniversary Weekend Celebration
South San Francisco, Calif.

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
70th annual Ontario Basque Dinner Dance
Ontario, Oregon

Read our story on the history of the event
6 p.m. Traditional Basque dinner
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave.

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Kantari Afaria
Boise, Idaho

Annual fund-raiser for the Biotzetik Basque Choir.
Dinner by Chef Jesus Alcelay and a special performance by the choir.
Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday Mass and Lunch
San Francisco and South San Francisco, Calif.

9:00 a.m. Mass at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, with the Elgarrekin Choir and Klika, followed by hot chocolate and croissants at Notre Dame Church hall
566 Bush St. in San Francisco
Pilota, Lunch and Easter activities to follow at the Cultural Center
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Los Banos Picnic
Los Banos, Calif.

Los Banos Fairgrounds
4th and F Streets

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Txitxiburduntzi Celebration
Suffield, Conn.

Noon – New England Basque Club members and friends are invited to participate in the club’s Txitxiburduntzi Celebration
It will include exhibitions of Basque rural sports, including aizkolaris (wood-chopping), sokatira (tug of war), txingaruten (weight carrying), txokor batzen (corn cob pick-up) and harrijasoketa (weight lifting).
The meal will consist of: roasted pig, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and side dishes, and desserts
Riki Lasa’s farm, 426 South Grand St.