11th Annual Spanish Wine Tasting and Tapas Dinner – October 28, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

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Dear Friends,
Join us this year in a new and exciting location

THE 11th ANNUAL SPANISH WINE TASTING AND TAPAS DINNER

 We will feature the foods of Extremadura

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Location:
27 School St, 4th FL
Boston MA 02108
Efron Consulting Inc.

 MBTA Stop – Green Line: Park Street

A Wegmans gift certificate will be offered as a raffle, as well as a gift certificate from Estragon Tapas Bar. Brookline Wine Mart will offer 20% off all wine purchases that night, excluding sale items.

The cost is $55 per person.

The capacity is limited to the first 50 people that RSVP.
To make reservations please respond to: contact@aceinboston.com prior to
October 22nd.
RSVP with a check for $55 per person made to Spanish Cultural Association and mail by October 22 to the following address:

Spanish Cultural Association
P.O. Box 610176
Newton MA
02461-0176

Hope to see you there!!

 

The Political Origins of the Banking Crisis in Spain, March 9th, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

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Topic: The political origins of banking crisis in Spain

Presenter: Sebastián Royo, Professor Department of Government, Vice Provost for Student Success, Suffolk University.

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Suffolk University, 10th floor, Conference Room 10100 – 73 Tremont Street.

Summary: 

A study on the Spanish banking and financial systems from role model to problem child:  How the construction and real estate bubble exposed the weaknesses in policy and regulatory frameworks and its impact and lasting effects on the Spanish economy.

Free, in English and open to the public

Refreshments will be served

In a Place of La Mancha, Whose Name is …. Orgaz: Anatomy of a Creative Encounter Between Cervantes and El Greco – Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 6:00pm

A talk by Francisco Prado-Vilar, “Scientific Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Santiago Cathedral Project”

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00 p.m.

This talk will explore the creative confluence between two major works, the novel Don Quijote De La Mancha by Cervantes and El Greco’s painting, El Entierro Del Conde De Orgaz.  We will begin by reconstructing the historical circumstances of a plausible setting in which Cervantes would have been able to contemplate the painting.  This is the premise for a parallel reading of both works through the analysis of various themes, such  as the visual sensitivity of Cervantes, his interest in both physical and textual portraits, the fluidity of identity, ekphrasis, meta-painting, self-reflexivity, and other questions.  To conclude and using El Greco’s painting as a frame of reference, we will analyze two essential passages from the novel, chapter 19 (Part One), where El Quijote assumes the name of “Caballero de la Triste Figura”, and the final chapter, in which the protagonist dies after recovering his sanity.

At
Real Colegio Complutense
26 Trowbridge St. Cambridge MA 02138

rcc@harvard.edu

10th ANNUAL WINE TASTING AND TAPAS DINNER – With a focus on Andalusian cuisine Friday, October 23, 2015 @6:30pm

Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:30pm

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Please join us to taste a variety of exquisite wines and delectable Spanish food, with a special focus on the Andalusian Region’ cuisine.

A Wegmans gift certificate will be offered as a raffle and Brookline Wine Mart will also offer 20% off all wine purchases that night, excluding sale items.

The cost is $55 per person. The capacity is limited to the first 50 people that RSVP. To make your reservation please contact us at contact@aceinboston.com prior October 19th. In order to confirm your reservation you will need to send a check with the correspondent amount before the indicated date to the following address:

Spanish Cultural Association

P.O. Box 610176

Newton MA

02461-0176


Venue: Brookline Wine Mart
1354 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston

GUILLERMO FESSER. A CIEN MILLAS DE MANHATTAN. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

One Hundred Miles from Manhattan is a fresh, funny, positive and affectionate portrait of life in small-town America—and beyond. Although he had given up interviewing movie and rock stars, writers, kings and prime ministers, he didn’t miss it. Chatting every day to the people of Rhinebeck was equally satisfying. “Every life is interesting,” Fesser says. “All you need is the time and commitment to pull out a good story. Many reporters wait for the big story and miss out on a lot of fascinating tales that happen right before their eyes.”

This book is filled with the stories of people Fesser met, the places he visited and the things he learned during his year in Rhinebeck. From the German neighbors who welcome in the New Year by jumping back and forth from the couch to the coffee table to a Texas rancher who follows Native American traditions at his bison ranch. From a guide who leads fishing expedition into Alaska’s Kuskokwim Mountains to the engineer responsible for the steam conduction system in Manhattan’s underbelly. And from a former follower of Reverend Moon turned track coach, to the man who created Big Bird.


Event held at the Real Colegio Complutense
26 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge


Fifty “One Hundred Miles from Manhattan” books to the first 50 people to sign up for this event (courtesy of Banco Santander).

GALDÓS IN HIS LETTERS BY PROFESSOR ALAN E. SMITH. Wednesday, April 15 @ 6:30 pm

In more than 1200 letters written by Benito Pérez Galdós, this recognized master of the modern Spanish novel and prominent leader in the progressive movements of his time reflects on the nature and purpose of art and the novel, as well as the political and religious struggles of the Spanish people and his own capacity for friendship and love.

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Alan E. Smith

Professor of Spanish Department of Romance Studies, Boston University

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Real Colegio Complutense 26 Trowbridge St. Cambridge MA 02138

Self-Organization in nature by Alberto P. Muñuzuri. Tue, March 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

SELF-ORGANIZATION IN NATURE

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

It is a fact that Nature self-organizes in spite it shouldn’t. Basic principles in Physics predict the evolution of the Universe to complete uniformity. Nevertheless at the temporal scale we all live, complex structures emerge everywhere being a good example life itself. During this presentation, we will give some clues to understand some of the amazing mechanisms that Nature chooses to self-organize.

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Alberto P. Muñuzuri is a professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela where he leads the Group of Non Linear Physics, and has been collaborating with different scientific groups in Europe and the USA.  Alberto is currently a Visiting Research Scholar in the laboratory of Perez-Mercader at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University.

Event held at Real Colegio Complutense, 626 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge MA