January 30 - February 2, 2020 - Mrs Dalloway - Clarissa had made decisions in her life without taking into account what she truly wanted. Feb 6th-16th - A Chorus Line - One of Broadway's Greatest Musicals. Feb 10th, Koplariak - how these old and new songs have influenced popular music. Feb 17th - Haydn y Beethoven, Maestro y Alumno. See more dates at:
February 20-25, 2020. Carnival (Aratusteak, in Basque) season begins with the trial of Farolín and Zarambolas, and ends with the burning of the sardine. Parades, costume competitions, concerts, games, workshops, processions and dances take place during these six days
February 24 - March 8, 2020. Two-week international film/ performing arts festival at over 10 venues, all films with a G/L and/or transgender theme, shot on video or 35mm recently and never released theatrically within the Basque Country may compete in Zinegoak. Feature-length fiction, feature-length documentary films, and short films (fiction or documentary films (45 minutes or less).
May 8-16, 2020, at Casa de Cultura de Barrainkua, calle Barrainkua 5. Nine day annual festival of fantasy features and short films films from the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Jury Awards.
Mid-June, 2020. Friday through Sunday fiesta + Sunday Parade - rainbow flag boats sail the Atlantic Arc, past the Guggenheim Museum. Also drag shows, cultural events, concerts, film and food. See the full schedule at facebook or website below:
Mid-August, 2020. The city's major annual fiesta time, 8 days, lots of noise, music, strongman games, bullfights, street theater and cultural events, with bullfights, boxing matches, traditional dance performances and fireworks displays after dark from Plaza del Gas & Parque Etxebarria, plus the unusual Concurso de Feos, or "Ugly Competition."
Mid-November, 2020, eight days of screenings at Arriaga Theatre and other venues. Past year included 70+ films from 30+ countries: documentaries, fiction and animation, including Spain, France, Germany and the United States, along with a number of Basque films. See their website for details.