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Announcements

What's playing in class when students walk in

Tuesday, 00 November, 4:00 PM


This week:
Paco de Lucía: Luzía

Available through Timberland Regional Libraries here.

Watch Paco play"Calle munición" live.

Beginning Students!

Check out CARACOLA, kids' magazine from Spain at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library. It's colorful, fun and a great break from the kids' books.

Location:

Olympia Timberland Regional Library

313 8th Avenue SE

Olympia, WA 98501-1307



Intermediate Students!

Check out REPORTERO DOC, kids' magazine from Spain at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library. It's full of photos, drawings and great information.

Location:

Olympia Timberland Regional Library

313 8th Avenue SE

Olympia, WA 98501-1307

360-352-0595



 

Lengua Rica

Special Events In And Around Olympia

Bi-Monthly Milonga
Argentine Tango Dances 1st and 3rd Sundays 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Olympia Tango is holding a Milonga twice a month with no cover charge! Enjoy great food, wine and Tango music provided by DJs Kandace Johnson and Ken Brown. 5:30-9:00 pm on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month. All Ages.

Contact: Angela Alice Marinella 360.790.3554 http://www.olympiatango.com/

Urban Onion Restaurant
110 Legion Way
Olympia WA

Sunday, 23 November 2014
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Costa Rica Trip Info Night

What's it like to travel with Lengua Rica to Costa Rica? Please come listen to students who went with us last January. They'll share their experiences, tips, photos and more. (Our next trips are in mid-January, mid-February, early March and early April 2015)

The trip that my wife and I made to Costa Rica with [Lengua Rica] took the two-dimensional Spanish we had been studying in the classroom and made it a three-dimensional language by giving it a cultural context. We would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience Spanish within the cultural context of those to whom Spanish is their native language. The richness of the language is embodied in the warmth of the people who speak it.
---Bill Batstone, Costa Rica Trip 2007

There is a saying that 'the traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.' If that is true, the Lengua Rica trip to Costa Rica is not for tourists. The Lengua Rica trip is for people with a traveler's mindset looking for an authentic experience; for a cultural and language exchange. My thoughts and emotions were always active when I was in Costa Rica. I never felt like a passive outsider watching "others", even while on bus rides through the countryside. Instead, for a week, I was a participant in Costa Rican life.
--Kate O'Brien, Costa Rica Trip 2010

Loved the conversations with Jose Manuel [the owner of Hotel Pacand�]�very charming�that man could get a sack of rocks to talk. He was sincerely enjoyable company and very patient with my rusty grammar. The couple of days in Alajuela�loved the market scavenger hunt... could have done more of that. The market workers were the most friendly ever. Thank you for the opportunity to step up with a task and get local with the locals. I adored the days we spent in San Vicente... Having to speak in Spanish [the] entire family was a true treasure�they were so patient and helpful... I loved every minute of it. I treasured the gift the folks in San Vicente offered to welcome our group with open arms and tons of patience (the welcoming karaoke, tours, etc).... There's nothing to compare to living in someone's house, sharing their space, conversing in their language, and coming to a common respect and caring.
--Kara Steward, Costa Rica Trip 2012

"I have really been struck by what a nice balance it was to have had a few days in the city, a few days in the mountains and a few days at the beach. I am so pleased to have been able to experience several different Costa Rican environments, particularly given our short time in country. Extending the visit by staying at the beach for a few extra days was very, very, nice. When I got back I looked at a bunch of companies who do tours of Costa Rica, and almost all of them have a trip with roughly the same sorts of territory and itinerary. Every one of them is WAY more expensive. I really think we got a terrific bargain."
---Midge P., Costa Rica Trip 2014
"For me, the trip was perfect. Absolutely the best educational-adventure-vacation I've ever had. I was looking for something that gave me a sense of the real day-to-day Costa Rica (that is, as much of a sense as could be given in a week), and the design of the trip mirrored the pace of the country, and that worked for me. The design (i.e., the schedule of events, the structure of the experience) of the trip had a certain improvisational quality: things will come together when they come together, the bus will get here when it gets here, the fiesta will start when it starts.... a certain time-less quality that worked for me, because it fit the lifestyle of Costa Rica somehow. But the reason it worked for me is because my agenda was to experience what it would be like to live in Costa Rica because I've been thinking about moving there for awhile now. There was enough structure for me to know when we were going to start each day, and a general sense of what we were going to do. The rest was improv, and that was great. I loved Alajuela, and the Pacandé hotel. Loved the people at the Pacandé. I loved the walking through the mercado and asking about different foods. I loved eating as a group together and talking about the day and what we had discovered. I loved catching the buses to various places. I really liked my host family. They were wonderful. They were very nice to me, and the accommodations were perfect. Also, I really liked the hot springs and also the Hotel Huetares at Playa Hermosa. I think that was the perfect way to end the trip, at the beach resort. So basically, I am your most satisfied customer. It was a great, perhaps life-changing, experience for me."
---Frank L., Costa Rica Trip 2014

Location:

Studio Lengua Rica
303 1/2 10th Ave. SE
Olympia WA



Sunday, 23 November 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Flamenco Music and Dance Performance

Presented by Casa Patas, Honorary Consulate of Spain

Accompanied by talented cantaores and musicians, the explosive dances of Mariana Collado and Carlos Chamorro lead us into the mysterious world of flamenco -- with an allusion to metallurgy, in which primitive elements are extracted, refined and fused to new strengths and grandeur.

Mariana Collado, creator of this program, is a graduate of the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory of Spain and has performed widely with many eminent flamenco artists, including Cristina Hoyos and Antonia Gades, ranging from intimate tablaos in Spain to prestigious international festivals.

Carlos Chamorro’s acclaim both as dancer and choreographer led to his position of soloist and principal dancer of the Spanish National Ballet and recognition as “ambassador” of Spanish dance internationally, on stages from Moscow to New York. He has received major awards throughout his career, including Spain’s “Most Outstanding Dancer Prize – 2012”.

Tickets*:

Adults: $16 - $32
Seniors: $14 - $30
Youth: $8 - $16

*Plus the standard $3 Washington Center service fee

Location:

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360.753.8585
info@washingtoncenter.org



 

Lengua Rica

Ongoing Local Events

3rd Saturdays

Monthly Flamenco Performance

Location:

Pizzeria La Gitana
581 Capitol Way
Olympia



2nd Saturdays

Monthly Tango Perfromance

Location:

Pizzeria La Gitana
581 Capitol Way
Olympia



Monthly: First and Third Mondays, 6:00 PM

Olympia Spanish Conversation Meetup

"Casual, fun, relaxing events for getting together and practicing your Spanishmaybe never quite "perfecting" it, but getting just a little bit better each time, while meeting fun, kind, and interesting people (people like you!). Native Spanish speakers who would enjoy helping people learn their language are also welcome!! If you really enjoy using your Spanish, and enjoy meeting other people who like Spanish as much as you do, we would love to have you join us.

We meet on the first and third Mondays of each month, because your weekend is probably already busy, and having something to look forward to on Monday just allows that weekend feeling to last one day longer!"

Location:

Varies. See the Olympia Spanish Conversation Meetup web page.



Tango Dance
(with recorded music)
First Friday of every month Time TBA
Starts with mini-lesson at 7:30-8:00 PM

South Bay Grange
3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd.
Contact: 456-4373

 

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Lengua Rica

Past events

Author Talk with Felicia Luna Lemus
Msica Tradicional Apasionante: Mexican Music, Live (for families)
Glue
Law Of Desire
Super Amigos
Made in LA
The National Tour of Evita
Immigration Caf
Peru Negro
Eddie Palmieri in Concert
Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure
The Roots of Migration: Free Trade, Debt and Survival in Nicaragua
Maraca and The New Collective
Paul Anastasio
Self Determination and Self Expression in Oaxaca
Gloria La Riva
XXY
Made in LA
Father Rafael Gallego
Live Pablo Menndez Radio Interview
Talk: Pablo Menndez on Cuban music & the Cuba blockade
Los Lobos Acoustic
Oaxaca Film Event & Discussion
Afro Cuban Allstars
Immigrants' Rights Fundraiser
Witness for Peace Northwest Speaker Tour
Teatro Chicana with Hijas De Su Madre
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
El Viejo y Jesus: Profetas de Rebellion"
No Volvern
Latin American Solidarity Conference
Equinox Feast Spotlight on Latin America
Fiesta en el C.I.E.L.O.
Lo que me toc vivir
Immigration & the NW Detenion Center
Talk: The Struggle for Self Determination in Guatemala
NW Latin American Solidarity Conference
A Struggle for Justice in Latin America
The Heartsparkle Players present: Ancdotas de Nuevas Tierras (Stories of New Lands)
The Backlash Against Immigrants: It's Not Just Arizona!
Sin Fronteras
Living and Traveling in South America
Family Fundraising Party for Kusi Kawsay School in Pisac, Peru!
Travel to Nicaragua with the Thurston-Santo Tomás Sister County Association in July
BALLET FOLKLORICO QUETZALLI
"Tropical Immersion" at Wide World Books
Celso Duarte Sextet and special guest Laura Rebolloso
Venezuela and Colombia: Love or Hate?
Tales and Treats from Mexico, Central and South America
14th Annual Tango by the Fountain
Salsa at the Fountain
Salsa at the Market
"Make Olympia" Downtown Street Market
Ciro Hurtado
Tablao Flamenco
QUETZAL
Latin music withQUETZAL
Author Talk: Reyna Grande
Film: "Precious Knowledge"
Flamenco Casa Patas
Talk by lex Gmez, Salvadoran Labor Leader
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
Talk: Latin America's Challenge to Neoliberalism
Talk: A Nation at Risk: Drug Wars, Democracy, and Dependency in Mexico
Stories of Women Making a Better World: Their Struggles, Successes & Resilience
Talk: Honduras: Attacks on LGBTQ & Unions; Rising Resistance Front!
Che: Part One: The Argentine
Che: Part Two: Guerrilla
The Devils Backbone (El espinazo del diablo)
Land and Freedom
Los Folkloristas
Open House at CIELO
Carlos Núñez
TALK: Rivers for Life: Cultural Resistance to the Xalalá Dam NISGUA Fall Tour 2014
Nicaragua Community Delegation to Nicaragua Trip Info Night
CELEBRACIÓN DEL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS MASQUERADE PARTY
Los Flacos,
Correo Aereo
Salsa Night presented by Jalapeño Productions
Film: Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed)
Workers Assembly on Immigration
Rodrigio y Gabriela
Josefina Lazo: We Are Not Terrorists! Organizing IS Democracy!
The Festival of New Spanish Cinema

 

Lengua Rica

LENGUA RICA
Certified Spanish Language Instruction,
Interpretation, and Translation Services
P.O. Box 806
Olympia WA 98507
(360) 357-9924


This page was last modified: 11 February 2010.