As autumn begins, it’s a great time to get out of the house and put your language learning into practice! Here are some fun upcoming events for practicing Spanish. Our next round of classes begin at the end of October, so sign up soon!

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When: October 4
Where: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Auditorium
53 Washington Square South
What: Film Screening and Discussion of La grieta (The Divide)

Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde.

A panel discussion with filmmakers Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz will follow the screening.


 

When: October 11-28
Where: Teatro Círculo
64 E. 4th St
What: Theatrical peformance of El Burlador de Sevilla

Teatro Círculo brings back from Spain acclaimed director Mariano de Paco Serrano to direct a new version of Tirso de Molina’s masterpiece El burlador de Sevilla. This play, gave birth to the legendary character of Don Juan, a noble man who became the most infamous womanizer of his time. In Spanish with English overtitles.


 

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When: October 14
Where: 5th Avenue from 44th St to 72nd St
What: Hispanic Day Parade

The 54th Annual Hispanic Day parade in New York is attended by a million people a year and celebrates the cultures of Mexico, Central and Latin America, and the Caribbean. This year’s theme is The Empowerment of Women!


 

When: October 20
Where: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
What: Film Screening of Amanecer at Margaret Mead Film Festival

Carmen Torres never had a chance to ask about her birth mother because her adoptive mother died when Carmen was just 13. She lives in Spain, but decides to trace her biological roots to a rural community in Colombia where one question remains: why was she given up for adoption?