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Cultural Events and Activities: DC

WEEK 13:

1. Spanish Films at FilmFest DC 29th (presented with the assistance of Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures at GW):

-Flowers (Apr 17, 8:45pm; Apr 19, 2:30pm) at AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.

(Spain) Directed by Jon Garano, Jose Mari Goenaga

Ane's life takes a turn when a bouquet of flowers is delivered to her house every week, always anonymously. Lourdes and Tere's lives are also affected by some mysterious flowers. A stranger leaves a weekly bouquet in memory of someone important in their lives. Flowers is the story of three women, three lives altered by the mere presence of flowers.

-Living is easy with eyes closed (Apr 19, 7:15pm) at Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW. (Apr 25, 6:30pm) AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300

(Spain) Directed by David Trueba

Spain, 1966: Antonio (Javier Cámara, from "I’m So Excited!") is a teacher and a Beatles fan – facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from “Help” in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almería (Richard Lester’s "How I Won the War") he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father.
 

2. Mexican Cultural Institute presents:

-Exhibition: 25Years/ 25 Artists (Feb 24-May 30; Mon-Fri 10:00am- 6:00pm, Sat 12:00pm- 4:00pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

This visual arts exhibition presents works from several generations and artistic movements.  From the contemporaries of the third stage of Mexican muralism to the members of the “Ruptura” in the sixties, this exhibit explores art that proposed new forms of expression and changes the ways art was seen in Mexico. (For students of all levels)

- Culinary: Pati’s Mexican Table (all sessions 6:45pm) at the Mexican Cultural Institute. The 2015 season kicks off on April 23rd when Mexican Table returns to celebrate the 25th Silver Anniversary of the MCI by preparing a menu in homage to Mexico’s Silver Route. In the colonial era, this route connected Mexico City to Zacatecas, the premier mining area, passing through Queretaro Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosi. The menu will take its inspiration from that era and route, so you will be sample both the flavors and the history.

*Students can learn about the Mexican cuisine popular culture. (For students of all levels)

http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org/

 

3. The Spanish Language Program at RGSLL sponsored by the Language Center presents:

Ciclo de Cine en Español.

-First film: Entre Nos (Apr 15, 5:30pm-8:00pm), at 801 22nd St., NW (GWU, PHIL 2009)

In Entre Nos, adoring mother Mariana has toted her two children from Colombia to New York City to indulge her husband’s whim. But when he abruptly abandons the family, she’ll have to rely on her own. (Group discussion after the movie)

-Second film: El Libertador  (Apr 27, 6:30pm-9:30pm), at the Eckles Auditorium , Mount Vernon Campus.  

 

4.  OAS/AMA presents:  

-Permanent Collection Exhibition Libertad de Expresión, The Art Museum of the Americas and Cold War Politics (Feb 19- Jul 7) (For students of all levels)

http://museum.oas.org/exhibitions/2010s/2015-libertad.html

 

5. Spain, Art & Culture presents:

-Literature: Sant Jordi 2015: Celebrating World Book Day (Apr 25, 11:00am-5:00pm), at Dupont Circle. (For students of all levels)

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/sant-jordi-2015-celebrating-world-book-day/

-Films: Spain at Filmfest DC:

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed (Apr 19, 7:15pm), at Landmark’s E Street, 555 11th Street

Flowers (Apr 17, 8:45pm), at AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Av. NW (For students of all levels)

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/flowers-and-living-is-easy-at-filmfest-dc/

-Performance arts:

-The Man of La Mancha (Mar 17- Apr 26) Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW (202-547-1122).

A musical comedy directed by Shakespeare Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul. A story of hope and idealism rises from the darkness and despair of a prison cell in Man of La Mancha, carried aloft by some of the most familiar and moving songs of the American theatre. As Miguel de Cervantes presents his tale of knight errant Don Quixote, his journey comes alive in a play-within-the-play, featuring loyal friends, troubled maidens, giant monsters and brave knights. (For students of all levels)

http://www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/man-of-la-mancha/

 

6. Gala Hispanic Theatre presents:

-Mariela in the Desert (Apr 16-May 10; Th & Fri 8:00pm; Sat 2:00pm & 8:00pm; Sun2:00pm) at Gala Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th Street, NW

By  Karen Zacarias. Directed by Abel Lopez.

Once the golden couple of the inner circle of Mexican artists, Mariela and José built a family and an artist colony in the desert to host friends Diego Rivera, Frida Kahla, and Rifino Tamayo. Now their daughter has grown and run away, Frida and Diego are too famous to call, and artistic inspiration has been strangled by isolation and lies. A profound look at what happens to a family when creativity is forced to dry and wither away.

* 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)

http://www.galatheatre.org/galita.php?cmd=loadEvent&id=178

 

7. Flight of the Butterflies 3D, presented by MÉXICOThis 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.(For students of all levels)

http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/index.html

http://www.si.edu/Imax/Movie/71

               

8. 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).

http://www.meetup.com/spanish-washington-dc/

 

9. 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.

http://www.spain.info/en_US/

 

Saludos,

Patricia

 

ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Students can gain up to 1 extra credit (added to the final grade) by attending cultural events approved by the instructor.

Página de información de eventos culturales en DC

1. The activity has to be all or mostly in Spanish and must be approved in advance.
2. Each assignment is worth .25 point towards your final grade percentage, for a total of 1 point for 4 assignments.

3. You need to go, stay for the entire performance, lecture, group meeting, etc., pay close attention and take notes if needed.

4. After the presentation, you must write in Spanish (a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 250 words) where you explain what type of activity it was, what was the topic and content, and what is your opinion about it.

5. Your .25 point will be granted at your instructor’s discretion only if the activity was relevant and the blog was well written.

 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

 Students can gain up to 1 extra credit (added to the final grade) by attending cultural events approved by the instructor.

Página de información de eventos culturales en DC

1. The activity has to be all or mostly in Spanish and must be approved in advance.

2. Each assignment is worth .25 point towards your final grade percentage, for a total of 1 point for 4 assignments.

3. You need to go, stay for the entire performance, lecture, group meeting, etc., pay close attention and take notes if needed.

4. After the presentation, you must write in your blog a paragraph in Spanish (a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 400 words) where you explain what type of activity it was, what was the topic and content, what is its relevance, and your opinion.

5. Your .25 point will be granted at your instructor’s discretion only if the activity was relevant and the blog was well written.

ADVANCED SPANISH

Students can gain up to 1 extra credit (added to the  final grade) by attending cultural events approved by the instructor.

Página de información de eventos culturales en DC 

1.  The activity has to be all or mostly in Spanish and must be approved in advance.

2.  Each assignment is worth .25 point towards your final grade percentage, for a total of 1 point for 4 assignments.   

3.  You need to go, stay for the entire performance, lecture, group meeting, etc., pay close attention and take notes if needed. 

4.  After the presentation, you must write in our blog a paragraph in Spanish (a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 400 words) where you explain what type of activity it was, what was the topic and content, and what is your opinion about it.

5.  Your .25 point will be granted at your instructor’s discretion only if the activity was relevant and the blog was well written.

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