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Jaialdi 2015 Guide

via A Basque in Boise blog

Ongi etorri!

Jaialdi 2015 is here! The six-day festival includes traditional sports, dancing, music, food and drinks and much more.  Jaialdi started back in 1987 as a way to promote and sustain Basque culture in the United States and abroad; nearly 30 years later, it’s one of the largest Basque festivals anywhere in the world. You’ll be able to watch traditional sports and dancing, dance to Basque music, and — of course — eat and drink!

Check out the schedule to start planning your Jaialdi experience.

Jaialdi 2015 Schedule of Events 

Monday, July 27

7:00 p.m.

Basque Style Wine Education/Tasting

CWI Culinary Institute on the campus of BSU: $42.39, 7 - 9 p.m. 

The event will include 3 red and 3 white wines. Pre-paid reservations only; no tickets at the door. For more information and tickets contact Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or here. All proceeds will benefit the Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture.

 

Tuesday, July 28 

5:00 p.m.

Welcome to Boise 

Basque Block, 5 - 11 p.m.

Join us on the Basque Block for food and drink and listen to strolling musicians.

 

6:00 p.m.

The Mendigoizale and the Basque Culture 

Twisted Ewe 1738 West State Street Boise, ID 83702, 6 - 8 p.m.

The specialty knitting group, Beletxara, will feature the "Mendigoizale" garment commonly seen in the Basque Culture.

 

7:00 p.m.

Kepa Junkera: Live from Bilbao 

Basque Center and Jaialdi.com, 7 p.m.

Basque musician Kepa Junkera will live stream his concert from Bilbao to participants at Jaialdi 2015. Come to the Basque Center to watch on the big screen or log in to Jaialdi.com to view.

 

Wednesday, July 29

9:00 a.m.

Joan Etorri Basque Studies Symposium 

Room 4001, Micron Business and Economics Building at Boise State University, 9 - 12 p.m., 1 - 4 p.m.

2015 marks two 40th anniversary events: the inaugural Boise State Basque Studies Abroad program in Oñati and the publication of the seminal book Amerikanuak. Together, these events provide a broad spectrum of topics for the sessions, including identity, immigration, international contacts, etc.

 

11:00 a.m.

Historic Basque Boise - A Walking Tour by Preservation Idaho

$10 per person/$8 for Preservation Idaho members

More info and tickets at: www.preservationidaho.org

 

12:00 p.m.

Meet the Basques

Room 4001, Micron Business and Economics Building at Boise State University, 12 - 1:15 p.m.

The objective of this event is to meet the Basques through documentaries and films. One of this films, Gure Sor Lekua, the first Basque language film to date, was discovered in late 2013 with its soundtrack missing. This color documentary that premiered in 1959, depicts scenes of rural life and was aimed at Basques of the diaspora to help alleviate their nostalgia for the homeland.

 

5:00 p.m.

On the Basque Block

Basque Block, 5-11 p.m.

Food, drink and strolling musicians on the Basque Block. Basque handball and pala games at the Anduiza fronton. Family and friends, great atmosphere while enjoying food, drink, and visiting.

 

7:00 p.m.

Meet the Basques

Egyptian Theatre, 7 p.m.

Sessions on various aspects of the Basques and their culture.

 

Thursday, July 30

9:00 a.m.

Joan Etorri Basque Studies Symposium

 9 - 12 p.m., Room 4001, Micron Business and Economics Building at Boise State University

1:30 - 4 p.m., Boise State BoDo near the Basque Block (301 S. Capitol Blvd., at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Front Street)

*2nd and last session of the Joan-Etorri Basque Studies Symposium.

 

11:00 a.m.

Historic Basque Boise - A Walking Tour by Preservation Idaho

$10 per person/$8 for Preservation Idaho members

More info and tickets at: www.preservationidaho.org

 

12:00 p.m.

Meet the Basques

Boise State BoDo near the Basque Block (301 S. Capitol Blvd., at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Front Street), 12 - 1:15 p.m. 

3rd session of the Basque film and documentary exhibition.

 

Basque Block Open

Basque Block, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m

Grab some food, get a drink, and enjoy Basque music with old and new friends.

 

4:30 p.m.

GURE ESKU DAGO

Grove Hotel, 4:30 p.m.

“GURE ESKU DAGO” (It’s in our hands), a movement in favor of the right to decide in the Basque Country, will be in Boise for Jaialdi and would like to invite you to attend their conference on July 30th at the Grove Hotel. During the event, Boise’s mayor Dave Bieter will present Ibarretxe’s new book, The Basque Experience: constructing Sustainable Human Development. Juan Jose Ibarretxe is the former President of the Basque Country. Ibarretxe (Agirre Center) will be a main speaker, along with Jon Camio (GURE ESKU DAGO), and Dr. Joshua Fisher (Columbia University).

For more information, click here

 

7:00 p.m.

Sports Night

CenturyLink Arena, 7 p.m.

$15 (includes ticketing fees)

Weight lifters from the Basque Country will test their strength by lifting cylinders weighing 250-400 pounds and stone balls weighing 350 pounds. Woodchoppers will test their skills against each other, and traditional farm sports competitors will throw hay bales, lift wagons, and see who can carry milk cans the farthest.

 

9:00 p.m.

Street Dance

Basque Block, approximately 8:45 p.m.

Join us for dancing with music by Luhartz and The Crazy Wheels.

 

Friday, July 31

8:00 a.m.

N.A.B.O Delegates Meeting

Grove Hotel, 8 a.m.

Summer meeting of the North American Basque Organizations. Visitors are welcome to attend the NABO meeting as observers if space allows, but please obtain confirmation contacting Valerie Etcharren Arrechea at President@nabasque.org.

 

11:00 a.m.

Historic Basque Boise - A Walking Tour by Preservation Idaho

$10 per person/$8 for Preservation Idaho members

More info and tickets at: www.preservationidaho.org

 

12:00 p.m.

Reception hosted by the Lehendakari of Euskadi, Mr. Iñigo Urkullu Renteria

*By invitation only.

The General Secretary for Foreign Affairs has the honor of inviting you to a reception hosted by the Lehendakari of Euskadi, Mr. Iñigo Urkullu Renteria, on the occasion of his visit to the United States on Friday, July 31, at 12:15 p.m. at the Boise Centre on the Grove (850, W. Front Street, Boise). 

 

Basque-ing on the Block

Basque Block, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Grab some food, get a drink, and enjoy Basque music with old and new friends.

 

7:00 p.m.

Festa'ra (SOLD OUT)

Morrison Center, 7 p.m.

Festa’ra is a celebration of the traditional music and dance of the Basque Country, including performers from Euskadi and Boise’s famous Oinkari Dancers. Get your tickets — this event fills up fast! 

 

Historic Basque Boise - A Walking Tour by Preservation Idaho

$10 per person/$8 for Preservation Idaho members

More info and tickets at: www.preservationidaho.org

 

Saturday, August 1

10:00 a.m.

Basque-ing at Expo Idaho

Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds), 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Ages 10 and older: $6.50 online, $7 at the gate. Free for children younger than 10.

Dozens of dance groups from around the West will perform on two indoor stages. Basque vendors will be available in the Expo Idaho building with Basque novelties, souvenirs, and clothing for sale. Food, drink, a sports arena, and displays of sheepwagons will also be on hand.

 

7:00 p.m.

San Inazio Mass

St. Mark’s, 7960 Northview Street, 7 p.m.

The annual San Inazio Mass will be celebrated in Basque and English. The Oñati Dancers will perform a sacred liturgical dance on the altar at St. Mark’s, with assistance from the Oinkari Basque Dancers. 

 

Historic Basque Boise - A Walking Tour by Preservation Idaho

$10 per person/$8 for Preservation Idaho members

More info and tickets at: www.preservationidaho.org

 

9:00 p.m.

Dance

Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds), 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

$11.50 online, $12 at the gate

Join Amuma Says No and The Crazy Wheels in this celebration of music and dancing; open to all ages. 

 

Sunday, August 2

11:00 a.m.

Basque-ing at Expo Idaho

Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ages 10 and older: $6.50 online, $7 at the gate. Free for children younger than 10.

Join us for more of the same fun as Saturday’s events continue.

 

Historic Basque Boise - A Walking Tour by Preservation Idaho

$10 per person/$8 for Preservation Idaho members

More info and tickets at: www.preservationidaho.org

 

8:00 p.m.

Street Dance

Basque Block, approximately 8 p.m.

Join us for dancing with music by Luhartz and Amuma Says No.