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Off-Campus Events

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month!

October is Italian Heritage Month!


Hispanic-Americans: some familiar names, and perhaps some who are not so well known
Check out this collection of brief profiles of individuals who emigrated from many different countries in Spanish-speaking America, showing the diverse fields in which Hispanic-American migrants have excelled.
(The list is representative, not complete, and there are many others who could be included.)

Music: Lalo Schifrin (Argentina)
Education: Jaime Escalanta (Bolivia)
Science: Franklin Chang-Diaz (Costa Rica)
Entertainment: John Leguizamo (Colombia)
Business: Roberto Goizuetta (Cuba)
Fashion: Oscar de la Renta (Dominican Republic)
Medicine: Hermann Mendez (Guatemala)
Art: Julian Touceda (Honduras)
Business: Romana Banuelos (Mexico)
Education: Horacio Peña (Nicaragua)
Medicine: Antonia Novello (Puerto Rico)
Medicine: Baruj Benacerraf (Venezuela)

Holyoke Community College Film Festival
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Leslie Phillips Theater in the Fine & Performing Arts building

Oct. 15: Analfabetas (Illiterate)
For more information, please visit the HCC Event Page.

Ibero Film Festival PosterIbero-American Film Festival
every Tuesday & Thursday until Thursday, October 30 at 7:00–9:00 pm
Photonics Building, Room 206
A month-long film festival celebrating Ibero-American cultures. The films will be presented by consulates of the participating countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, México, Portugal, España, El Salvador, Argentina, and República Dominicana. For more information, please visit the Boston University Event page.


Italian Heritage Film Series
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
West End Branch, Boston Public Library
Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with these films:
October 15- The Great Beauty (2014, 141 minutes, NR)
October 22- Caesar Must Die (2013, 76 minutes, NR)
October 29- The Best Offer (2014, 131 minutes, R)

Photo for Italian Heritage Films event

Films for Italian Heritage Month Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:00 – 7:20 p.m.
North End Branch, Boston Public Library
In Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy(run time 70 min.) actor John Turturro takes audiences on an intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily. There, while exploring the island's vanishing traditions, he is taken under the wing of one of the puppet theater's few remaining practitioners.

The West End Museum Celebrates Italian Heritage Month:

Tony DeMarco at the Boston Garden
September 16 through October 25, 2014

Members Gallery Exhibit

Italian Heritage Month Film Series

Life and Death in Herculaneum - Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 pm

Love and Anarchy - Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 pm

The Great Beauty - Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 pm

West End Annual Dinner Dance Reunion
Friday, October 17 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Malden Irish American Club

For more information on any of these events, please visit the West End Museum webpage.

Boston Public Library

“Latino Life” Booklist
Check out recent books concerning the Latino experience, available online and at all library locations, as part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Sacco-Vanzetti Case Revisited
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
North End Branch
Christopher Daley recounts the saga of Italian immigrant anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, including the robberies in Bridgewater and Braintree, the famous trial at Dedham, and seven years of attempts to receive a new trial. He illustrates the case through period photographs, including many rare, unpublished images.

Spanish-English Language Exchange
Every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Connolly Branch
English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class.

More information on any of these events can be found on the Boston Public Library Events Calendar.

French Cultural Center


Future events can be found on The Events Page at the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française Boston.

Harvard Film Archive

October 6 at 7:00 PM - Horse Money
October 10 at 7:00 PM - Dust in the Wind
October 10 at 9:15 PM - Flight of the Red Balloon
October 11 at 7:00 PM - Good Men, Good Women
October 11 at 9:15 PM - Café Lumière
October 12 at 5:00 PM - Growing Up
October 12 at 7:00 PM - A Time to Live, A Time to Die
October 13 at 7:00 PM - Jauja

Please check the Full Film Series for the most updated schedules.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Spanish Art and Culture Course
Wednesdays Oct 1 through Dec 10
In this 10-week course, immerse yourself in the great culture of Spain. With curators, scholars, and performers, appreciate art and culture from Medieval through the early 20th century inspired by the exhibition "Goya: Order and Disorder," opening October 12. For more details, please see the Course Information page.

Introductory tours in French occur every Wednesday at 11:15 am.

Introductory tours in Spanish occur at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Boston University

For future events, please check the BU Department of Romance Studies Site.

Boston College

For future events, please check the BC Romance Languages and Literatures Calendar.

Harvard University

For future events, please check the Harvard Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.


For future events, please check The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Events page.

Suffolk University

For future events, please check Suffolk University Modern Theatre Events page.

Tufts University

For future events, please check The Department of Romance Studies News and Events.

Wellesley College

For future events and information, please check The French Department website and Facebook page, The Italian Studies website and Facebook page, and The Spanish Department website and Facebook page.

Yale University

For more events, please check the Department of French Calendar, the Italian Department News and Events Page and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Calendar.