Basque Country Arts Agenda October 2015

Regarding traditions and festivities:

  • In Gernika-Lumo. Cod fish day. An opportunity to see Basque traditional sports, and to taste local wines, vegetables, Basque handicrafts on sale in this historical town of Biscay. October, 4th
  • In Gernika-Lumo. Pyrenees cattle championship. Traditional cow market and auctions and stands with local cider, txakoli wine and cheeses. A special time to hear best poets in Basque language "bertsolaris". October 4th & 5th.
  • In Salvatierra - Agurain. Cattle exhibition with championships during Our Lady of the Rosary festivals. October 6th
  • In Pamplona. Week of the pot tapa and wine. From October 10th to 19th try best tapas served on a cooking pot with local Navarra wines. 
  • In Basauri & Durango. San Fausto Festivals. Try the local alcoholic drink "zurrakapote" (wine, lemon, suggar and cinnamon) in these famous local festivals. From October 11th to 19th. 
  • In Hondarribia. 9th Basque Country pintxo championship. Best chefs of the whole Basque Country (Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Bayonne, St Jean-Pied-de-Port, St Jean-de-Luz, Pamplona, Estella...) will come here to try to win this important award. Auditorio Itsas Etxea from October 13th to 15th.
  • In Biarritz. Festival of the Basque Traditions. Songs, dancings, Jai Alai, Basque pelota, traditional sports... In Sainte eugénie Church and Euskal Jaï Fronton. From October 20th to 30th.
  • In Espelette. Pepper festival. From October 24th to 25th.
  • In Gernika-Lumo. Last Monday Market. 900 stands including all kind of local delicacies: vegetables, fruits, flowers, cheeses, wine, honey... With local poems in Basque by "bertsolaris" and live music in the streets. October 26th. 
  • In Elizondo. Cattle and Vegetable fair. One of the most famous and interesting events in this fair is the "Atso Ferie" or "exhibition for women" where all fabrics are at a very competitive price. October 30th and 31st.
Regarding arts and exhibits:
  • In Biarritz,  Latinamerican cinema & Culture Festival of Biarritz. From September 28th until October 4th.
  • In Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum. “Parallax”, videoart by Shahzia Sikander, until November 22nd.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. 40th International Theater Festival. Until December 2nd.
  • In San Sebastián. San Sebastián Gastronomika - Euskadi Basque Country Congress. A meeting of international importance for the Haute Cuisine. This year Italy will be the guest country. From October 4th to 7th. 
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Edipo Sofocles King. Teatro Principal Antzokia Theater. October 15th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. "World Press Photo" Exhibit. Centro Cultural Montehermoso Center. From October 15th to November 15th.
  • In Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum. Alex Katz, herea & now. From October 23rd till January 31st.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. 'Best of you' Dance. Teatro Principal Antzokia Theater. On October 28th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. 'El beso' by the Basque group Tanttaka. Teatro Principal Antzokia Theater. On October 30th.
  • In San Sebastián. Fantasy and Terror Film week of San Sebastian. Teatro Victoria Eugenia Theater. From October 31st Until November 6th.
  • Semana de Cine Fantástico y de Terror de San Sebastián. 31 de octubre al 6 de noviembre. Teatro Principal, Teatro Victoria Eugenia
Regarding music:

  • In Biarritz. Latin American Festival. Cinema & Culture. From September 28th till October 4th. 
  • In Bilbao. Victor Manuel & Ana Belén "Canciones regaladas". Spanish pop famous musicians. Palacio Euskalduna. October 4th
  • In Pamplona. Cuba National Ballet performing 'Don Quijote'. Baluarte. October 9th
  • In Bilbao. Milladoiro. Traditional Galician Music. Teatro Arriaga Theater. October 14th
  • In Pamplona. Sister Act, musical. Baluarte. From October 22nd to 25th.
  • In Bilbao. The History of Rock. Palacio Euskalduna. October 23rd. 
Regarding sport:

  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. 12th walking event around the "Green Ring" by Fundacion Ataria. October 4th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. World Day of birds 2015. Fundacion Ataria. October 4th.
  • In Donostia - San Sebastián. 15km Running Race “La clasica de San Sebastian”. October 18th.
  • In Donostia - San Sebastián. 5,5km Run "Katxalin" to rise funds for the fight against breast cancer. October 18th.
  • En Biarritz. French Surf Championship. Grande Plage. Best French surfers will fight for the National Surf Award. October 17th to 26th
Picture credit: cc Jean Francoise