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A guide to What's On around the province

    Art Marbella
    Art Marbella
    • Malaga's museums and galleries offer a wide range of art and artifacts to visit as well as workshops and the occasional musical recital, for information on these and the concerts, festivals, exhibitions and other events that are going on during the summer see the listings below.

    Museums

    Museo del Patrimonio Municipal

    Malaga. Tuesdays to Sundays 10am - 8pm. Avda de Cervantes 4.

    With art collections from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century as well as artifacts, documents etc. relating to the economical, social and cultural development of the city of Malaga through the centuries.

    Museo Interactivo de la Música

    Malaga. Tuesdays to Sundays, 10.30am - 2.30pm. C/Beatas, 15.

    The museum holds workshops and has a varied display of instruments which recently included an exhibition of Aztec death whistles. https://www.musicaenaccion.com

    Museo de Málaga

    Malaga. Tuesdays to Sundays, 9am - 3pm. Palacio de la Aduana.

    The museum has an eclectic collection which includes art, sculpture and artefacts dating from prehistory up to the nineteenth century. Entry to the permanent collection is free to residents of the European Union but only in the morning.

    Exhibitions

    José María Córdoba

    Fuengirola. Until 20 September. Museo de la Ciudad, C/María Josefa Larrucea.

    The exhibition Odiseo consists of paintings and drawings created by José María Córdoba and influenced by James Joyce’s books.

    Studio Exhibition

    Gaucín. Until end of the summer Sat and Sun, 11am - 2pm only. La Huerta, C/Convento.

    Studio Exhibition, Gaucín

    Studio Exhibition, Gaucín

    Jennifer Waterhouse, Christine Spencer Green, Silvia Franco and Chris Klees show their work in their studios. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, ceramic and photography.

    Art Marbella

    Marbella. From 24 September until 3 October. Palacio de Ferias y Congresos.

    Art Marbella will be holding its sixth international modern and contemporary art fair. This year it will co-ordinating with Marbella Design for the first time.

    Galería Yusto / Giner

    Marbella. Until 10 September. La Ermita industrial estate, C/Madera, 9..

    Before 1881 is an exhibition by Julio Anaya Cabanding. Open in August only by previous appt. Email: galeria@yusto-giner.com Call: 951507053

    Before 1881, Yusto / Giner Gallery, Marbella

    Before 1881, Yusto / Giner Gallery, Marbella

    Francisco Martín Molina

    Nerja. Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 2.30pm. C/Pintada 27.

    The exhibition of art by Francisco Martín Molina has re opened to the public. More information on Facebook: Exposición Francisco Martín, Calle Pintada.

    Pepa Caballero

    Malaga. Until 12 September. Estudio de Ignacio del Río, C/Lorenzo 29.

    The exhibition consists of colourful paintings by the late Granada artist Pepa Caballero.

    Museo Revello de Toro

    Malaga Closed Mondays. C/Afligidos.

    Félix Revello de Toro is a distinguished Malaga artist. Around 117 of his works are on display in the museum which regularly holds workshops and art classes for children and adults etc. More information call:952062069 or email: museorevellodetoro@gmail.com

    Diálogos con Picasso

    Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

    The exhibition Diálogos con Picasso. Colección 2020-2023 includes 120 works by the artist among which is the cubist sculpture Copa de absenta (1914) and the painting Susana y Los Ancianos (1955). www.museopicassomalaga.org.

    The Russian Museum

    Malaga. Edificio Tabacalera, Avda Sor Teresa Prat.

    The two temporary exhibitions currently held at the museum are Rompiendo el silencio. El cine mudo en Rusia and Andrèi Tarkovsky. Maestro del Espacio. The cinema has for for decades been a way for attracting audiences, either indoctrination or for recreational purposes. Russian silent films have become universal icons over time. The second exhibition is about Andrèi Tarkovsky, one of the most influential Russian artists of the 20th century. He was the forerunner of innovative techniques in the cinema of the time, refining editing to make films more dynamic. In conjunction with this exhibition will be a series of silent movies, with some of the most iconic Russian, Italian and American films available until 4 April 2021. The new annual exhibition features true-to-life works from the past three centuries. From still lifes of the 18th century to everyday scenes painted only a few months ago, the museum has created a tour consistings of 163 works in a succession of rooms. Until April 2021.

    Tierra de Sueños

    Tierra de Sueños, Malaga.

    Tierra de Sueños, Malaga.

    Malaga. Until 3 August. C/Alcazabilla, 8

    Photographer Cristina García is exhibiting 40 photos she took during a trip to rural Anantapur. The images are mostly of women, children and the disabled that live in some of the poorest communities and are displayed on large screens next to the Alcazabilla in Malaga.

    Centro Pompidou

    Malaga. Muelle Uno.

    The semi-permanent exhibition is entitled De Miró a Barceló. Un siglo de arte español. Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel were precursors of new ways of seeing and creating and their legacy still lives on. This chronological journey through a century of Spanish art shows that the generation of contemporary artists has kept alive the spirit of the avant-garde with extraordinary energy.

    Centro de Arte Contemporáneo

    Malaga. Until 23 August. C/Alemania.

    The CAC Málaga reopened with an exhibition called Opus Nigrum by the Mallorca artist Pep Girbent. The display includes drawings and paintings inspired by film clips. The CAC also has an exhibition by Seville artist Juan Lacomba entitled Aqui A Lo Lejos consisting of 175 works on display until 30 August.

    Thyssen Museum

    Malaga. Until 13 September, 9.30 - 2.30pm. 7 - 9pm Tuesday to Friday. 9.30am - 9pm Saturday and Sunday. C/Compañía .

    During a brief stay in a sanatorium, Henri Toulouse - Lautrec created 39 drawings in crayon about the circus. These works were conserved after his death by his friend Maurice Joyant and reproduced in two stages using a photographic technique in 1905 and 1931. The reproductions were bound in two folders entitled Au Cirque. Thirty-nine prints of these drawings are on display in the museum until 13 September. The new season’s exhibition running until 10 January 2021 is entitled Máscaras. Metamorfosis de la Identidad Moderna, and consists of over 100 works by national and international artists.

    Cela - Picasso

    Malaga. Until 4 October. Museo Casa Natal Picasso.

    The exhibition entitled Trozo de Piel demonstrates the relationship between two geniuses, Pablo Picasso and Camilo José Cela. It consists of documents and photos symbolising the shared affinities and passions of the two friends.

    Sueños Etiopes

    Malaga. Until 4 September, Cultural Exhibition Space, Malaga City Hall.

    Twenty photographs taken by Cristina Muñoz Gaspar, volunteer for the Findación Harena, capture the youth of a Muketuri, small town in Ethiopia.

    Abrazo de Oso

    Alhaurín de la Torre. Until mid-September. Weekdays 6-10pm except Mondays. Finca El Portón.

    More than 20 artists from different countries have participated in the project Abrazo de Oso to create an exhibition presenting a diversity of styles with a theme of someone or something hugging an animal of their choice. The art is for sale and half the money raised will be donated to the Patitas Andaluzas and Equinac associations.

    David Sancho

    Alhaurín el Grande. Until September. Sala de Exposiciones, in the Municipal library.

    Antequera artist David Sancho has travelled widely and has captured the colours of some of the countries he has visited on canvas. The exhibition includes works he completed after visits to Istanbul, Morocco and India as well as some of the Jardín Botánico La Concepción in Malaga and of his home town, Antequera.

    18X2. Coleccionismo Institucional de Málaga

    Antequera. Until 30 September. Tues - Sun 10am - 2pm and 7pm - 9.30pm. MAD, C/Diego Ponce 12.

    The exhibition unites 36 works from the Diputación de Málaga and the Fundación Unicaja collections.

    Music

    Jueves del Verano

    Malaga.

    6 August, 9pm Museo Ruso. Proyecto Dasein with Miguel Ángel S Mirando (harp), Pablo Valero (flute) and Francisco Ruiz (viola) will play pieces by composers Borodin, Glinka, Dubois and Debussy.

    13 August, 8pm Centro Pompidou. Proyecto Dasein accompanied by soprano Elena Garrido

    Celtic Night

    Mijas. 8 August, 9.30pm. Auditorio Municipal Miguel González Berral. Free.

    Performances by Surpipes, Amigos de Guinness, Xábega y Percutora and Finndog Macrea with live music and dances by Mamen Garro. Reserve a place: turismo@mijas.es or call: 952589034 Doors open at 8pm.

    European Youth Orchestra, The Malaga Concert

    Malaga. 17 August, 8.30pm. Teatro Cervantes.24€.

    Directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, the orchestra will play pieces by Henry Purcell, Aaron Copeland, Igor Stravinsky and Ludwig van Beethoven. The Malaga Concert forms part of the European Music Gallery Festival 2020. Tickets: www.teatrocervantes.com

    Moraga Sound

    Malaga. Until 30 August. Auditorio Playa Virginia, Auditorio Parque Héroes de la Batalla de Teatinos, Skate Park Rubén Alcántara, Auditorio Eduardo Ocón.

    A series of concerts and dance performances including flamenco, funk, rock, jazz, hip hop, punk, folk, Indie and reggae organised by Malaga town hall. http://www.malaga.eu/

    Chamber music

    Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

    8 August, 11am, 12.15pm The wind quintet of the OFM will be playing extracts from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

    Jazz

    Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

    Brox & Pino Dúo, MPM

    Brox & Pino Dúo, MPM

    31 July, 8pm, 9.15pm Brox & Pino Dúo. Fernando Brox (flute) and Carlos Pino (guitar) play a varied repertoire from various eras: swing, bebop, jazz modal.

    The Hall

    Malaga. Calle Héroe Sostoa.

    1 August, 10pm. The Spanish Bee Gees tribute band reproduce the look, sound and vibe of the Gibb brothers. Tickets must be reserved in advance 10 euros. https://www.elcorteingles.es/

    The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra

    Malaga.

    31 July, 9.30pm Plaza del Santuario de la Victoria.Arturo Díez Boscovich will conduct the orchestra playing popular classics and symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven.

    6 August, 9.30pm Patio of the Museo del Málaga..Members of the orchestra will play pieces by Schubert and Beethoven.

    Málaga Gira

    Malaga. Until September. Cortijo Torres municipal auditorium.

    A series of rock, pop and flamenco concerts will take place until September. Information and tickets:www.malagadeporteyeventos.com/instalaciones/auditorio-municipal-cortijo-de-torres.

    Starlite Festival

    Marbella. From 30 July until 29 August. Nagüeles quarry.

    A shortened version of the festival this year with many of the original stars booked such as Tom Jones, Lionel Richie and Bonnie Tyler re-scheduled for 2021. Doors open at 8pm, concerts start at 10pm. Tickets and information: Ticketmaster and El Corte Inglés.. Tickets and information: www.ticketmaster.es and El Corte Inglés.

    8 August Spanish copla and Flamenco - soul music with María Jiménez and Pitingo

    12 August Violin maestro Ara Malikian.

    Ara Malikian, Starlite Marbella

    Ara Malikian, Starlite Marbella

    15 August Renowned flamenco dancer Sara Baras.

    18 August The voice of Latin pop, David Bisbal.

    21 August Flamenco singer Miguel Poveda.

    22 August . Spanish pop - rock star Luz Casal.

    26 August Spanish pop legend Melendi.

    La Costa de la Música

    Marbella. Saturdays 10pm until 29 August. Auditorio del Parque de la Constitución. 5€.

    The series of concerts include performances by África G.Project, Marcos Grimaldi & E-Gipsy, Pilar Estaban ‘LaPili’, Eneko Alberdi and la No Solo Blues Band, La Negra Mayté and Delola. Tickets: www.mientrada.es, at the box office (Tues-Sat 7-10pm) or call: 902646289

    Marenostrum

    Fuengirola. Until 5 September. Castillo Sohail.

    The Marenostrum ‘Edición Limitada’ festival offers more than 35 musical, cabaret and comedy performances. Find more information at https://marenostrumfuengirola.com/

    Acoustic July

    Villanueva del Trabuco. 31 July, 10.45pm. Plaza del Prado.

    Every Friday evening in July there will be a live concert taking place in the Plaza del Prado (main square) in the village. http://www.villanuevadeltrabuco.es/ or Facebook

    Antequera Suena a Blues

    Antequera. Until 1 August. Patios Municipal Town Hall.

    The Lito Blues Band, The Blues Stompers, Richard Ray Farrell and the Kid Carlos Band are just fourr of the bands scheduled to perform at the festival. Free entry but very limited places. To book call: 952702233 / 674045174 Mon - Fri 11am - 1pm. www.cambaya.com

    Festival Tendencias

    Salobreña. 5, 6, 7 August. Auditorio Villa de Salobreña.

    Tickets are on sale now for concerts by Kiko Veneno, the Solé Giménez Trío and Los Kikes. http://www.tendenciasfestival.com/

    Habana Vieja

    Habana Vieja, Almuñécar.

    Habana Vieja, Almuñécar.

    Almuñécar. 31 July. Parque El Majuelo.

    La Cochera Producciones present this concert with the Cuban band Habana Vieja.

    Tango Malaga 2020

    Malaga. 18, 19 September. Teatro Echegaray. 15€.

    Osvaldo Jiménez and Proyecto Tamgú perform classic tango music and dance. www.teatroechegaray.es or www.unientradas.es Call: 952 076262.

    Alhautor Festival

    Alhaurínde la Torre . 1 July 1, 14, 15, 21 August and 11 September. Finca El Portón.

    A total of eight concerts by well-known Spanish musicians including El Kanka, Arco and Annie B will take place during the summer. Places are limited. Tickets on the webpages Oh Salvaje and King Ocio as well as from post offices. https://ohsalvaje.com/conciertos/

    Conciertos en la Cuarto Fase

    Granada. 9.30pm. Plaza de las Culturas, Centro Cultural Caja Granada.

    31 July, 9.30pm Neuman.

    7 August, 9.30pm Fon Román.

    8 August, 9.30pm Arco.

    Tickets: http://www.entradascajagranada.es/

    Flamenco

    Flamenco

    Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

    1 August, 8pm, 9.15pm ‘Jorge Pardo Trío.

    8 August, 8pm, 9.15pm ‘Kiko Peña and David Arahal.

    Verano Flamenco

    La Cala de Mijas. Every Saturday until end of August from 9pm. Plaza Tenencia de la Alcaldia. Free.

    Performances by the Zambra Flamenco Group and a live Flamenco show every Saturday.

    Theatre and Dance

    Teatro Cervantes

    Malaga. During September.

    4 September, 8pm. ‘Plaza de la Merced. El Espejo negro is a show with singing, dancing and acrobatics.

    5 September, 10pm. ‘Facade of the theatre. Æthêr. De la oscuridad a la luz is performed by the REA Dance company high off the ground against the facade of the theatre.

    6 September, 8pm. ‘Plaza de la Marina. The Rolabola Circus Company combines circus characters, acrobatics, theatre and rock. www.teatrocervantes.com

    Magical Nights at the La Concepción Botanical Gardens

    Malaga 31 July, 15, 22 August, 4, 11 September, 9.30pm. El Jardín Botánico La Concepción.

    Theatrical presentation of “Jardín Botánico: El origen” which tells the story of the history of the gardens. 18€ adults, 15€ concessions. Guided nocturnal visits 7, 8, 14, 21, 27 August, 3, 10, 17 September from 9.30pm for 7.50€. Reservations: 951926180 (limited places).

    Lorca y Granada

    Los Jardines del Generalife Until 29 August.

    The first of a series of shows to be held in the gardens takes place on the 31 July. It is called Tesela by Estrella Morente. It is followed by a flamenco dance show, ¡Viva! from 3 until 12 August (except 9 August) with the Manuel Liñán dance company. For more information, tickets etc: https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/cultura/lorcaygranada/

    Charity events

    Mike Sterling Concert for Arch CANCELLED

    Alhaurín el Grande.

    7 August, 8.30pm. Hacienda Moreno. 15€.

    Mike Sterling, a well known West End performer, is now unable to come to Spain due to the present Covid situation. Tickets can be refunded at ARCH Centre, ARCH Charity Shop and Papeleria Cristina in Alhaurín el Grande, and the SOS Charity Shop in Coín or call: 656935613 www.horserescuespain.org.

    Music and comedy night

    Sotogrande.

    15 August, from 7pm. Centro Comercial Sotomarket, Local 3C. 15€.

    The event is to raise money for the charities Fate Foods, Free Meals On Wheels, Feeding The Community and ADANA. Includes a free drink and tapa. Reservations: 603226099 .

    Cruz Roja Concert

    Benalmádena.

    29 August, 6pm. Municipal Auditorium. 20€.

    This five-hour Festival of Legends concert to raise funds for the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) will feature tributes to Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Queen, The Bee Gees, Elvis and Tina Turner. There will be a bar and food. Limited seating. Tickets: El Corte Ingles and Eventbrite or call 609488572. www.thefestivaloflegends.com

    Visits and attractions

    El Caminito del Rey

    Ardales.

    Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

    Tickets: https://reservas.caminitodelrey.info/

    Centro de la Prehistoria de Guadalteba

    Ardales.

    Open from 10am - 2pm.

    More information call: 952458046 or email: turismo@ardales.es

    Iglesia Rupestre Mozárabe Bobastro

    Ardales.

    Open from 10am - 2pm.

    More information call: 952458046 or email: turismo@ardales.es

    The Dolmens

    Antequera.

    Until 30 September, 9am - 3pm, 8 - 10pm. From 1 October until 31 December, 9am - 6pm. Closed Mondays with some exceptions.

    The World Heritage site, the prehistoric Dolmens of Antequera. On 19 July the Menga Festival of Music and Light will take place at 10pm. Free entry. Reservations: dolmenesdeantequera.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es or call 952712206 / 07 or 670945453

    Alcazaba and Gibralfaro

    Malaga.

    Open from 9am -8pm. Last admittance at 7.15pm.

    Numbers to both monuments are restricted during the lockdown.

    Nerja Caves

    Nerja.

    Until 8 September 9.30am - 7pm.

    Entry is restricted and family units must retain five metres between them. A thermal camera measures the temperature of every visitor and gloves and hand sanitiser is made available.

    Ornithological park Loro Sexi

    Almuñécar.

    Open from 10am - 2pm, 6-9pm. C/Bikini, 1.

    Just 100 metres from the Castillo San Miguel, the Loro Sexi park has held an important collection of exotic birds for over thirty years.

    Parque Botánico-Orquidario

    Parque Orquidario, Estepona

    Parque Orquidario, Estepona

    Estepona.

    Tues - Fri, 9am - 2pm, 3-6pm. Sat 10am - 2pm, 3-6pm. Sun and bank holidays, 10am -2pm. Closed Mondays.

    The orchidarium is on two levels and contains a huge variety of orchids, many of which will be in bloom this summer as well as other species that are found in the orchids' natural habitat.

    Selwo Marina

    10am - 6pm.

    Masks must be worn throughout the route and limited numbers allowed in some of the spaces and activities. https://www.selwomarina.es/