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Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra.
Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra.

Summer concerts, theatre and dance

  • The summer cultural events continue with live music and festivals up and down the coast as well as flamenco and contemporary dance, theatre and a drag show.

Live Music and Concerts

Noches de Gibralfaro

Malaga. Plaza del Armas, Castillo Gibralfaro. 10pm. www.malaga.eu.

30 July Paula Coronas: Esencia del Piano Español.

31 July Málaga y Jerez: Simetrías Flamencas.

OFM Concerts

Malaga.Various venues.

1 August, 12pm.

The Elemma Trío: soprano Elsa Vitória Meneses, harpist Emelyne Lobel and María González Morón playing the French Horn. Music includes pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Sphor.

More information: www.orquestafilarmonicademalaga.com Twitter: @filarmonimalaga or Facebook: www.facebook.com/FilarmonicaMalaga.

Thursday Concerts in the Museum

Vélez-Málaga. 8pm. Free.

5 August Romances de Zarzuela.

12 August Bienal de Flamenco.

19 August Los Tres Tenores.

26 August Piano recital with Paula Coronas.

All concerts by invitation email: mvvel@velezmalaga.es

El Portón de Jazz

Tenorism, Alhaurín de la Torre.

Tenorism, Alhaurín de la Torre.

Alhaurín de la Torre. Until 30 July.

30 July, 10pm. Tenorism. Saxophonists Daniel Torres and Enrique Oliver play original compositions as well as traditional modal and contemporary jazz.

Tickets:https://www.mientrada.net/

Gypsy puppeteers

Malaga. 30 July, 9.30pm. La Térmica. 6€.

Puppeteers, El Espejo Negro present La Cabra, a puppet show with flamenco music and songs, with authentic dancing by a Spanish gitano puppet troupe. Tickets: https://www.mientrada.net/

Jardines de la Térmica

Malaga. Until 31 July.

31 July, 9.30pm. Freyma, Festiboy DJ.

Concerts in La Fábrica

Malaga. Trinidad Grund, 29. Free.

30 July, 5pm. Queen of Magic

Queen of Magic, La Fábrica, Malaga.

Queen of Magic, La Fábrica, Malaga.

31 July, 5pm. 20th Century Band

Starlite

Marbella. Until 4 September.

The Starlite Festival is back this year with a wide variety of live concerts including flamenco, fusion, Latin, rock and pop. International stars such as Tom Jones, Bonnie Tyler, Alan Parsons, David Bisbal, Melendi, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Plácido Domingo, Estopa and many more will be performing on one of the two stages at the event. More information and tickets: starlitemarbella.com

Terral Festival

Malaga. Until 31 July. Teatro Cervantes.

More information:https://www.teatrocervantes.com/

Jazz and Blues Nights

Torremolinos. Until 3 September, 9pm. Parque de la Batería.

30 July Belle MC Quartet.

20 August Rachel Malka & The Jazz Makers

3 September Inoidal González.

https://www.torremolinoscultura.es/

Festival del Castillo

Celtas Cortos, La Herradura.

Celtas Cortos, La Herradura.

La Herradura. 19-22 August, 10pm. Castillo de La Herradura.

19 August La Blues Band.

20 August Pitingo.

21 August Celtas Cortos.

22 August J L Vaquero and Pepe Céspedes.

Blues Festival

La Herradura. 28 August, 10pm. Castillo de La Herradura.

The Vargas Blues Band, Patricia Kraus and Anne 4 (José Montalvo) will be performing. Tickets: www.bravoentradas.es. or from Librería Coral La Herradura and Pub La Cochera.

Tango Málaga 2021

Malaga.Rescheduled to 3, 4 September, 8.30pm. Teatro Echegaray. 15€.

Reborn in Buenos Aires on the 3rd September is a tribute to Astor Piazolla. It is followed on 4th September by the Binelli-Ferman Dúo. Tickets: https://www.teatroechegaray.com/

Andrés Suárez

Malaga. 30 July, 10pm. Municipal auditorium Cortijo de Torres.

Galician singer-songwriter who started his career playing in he subway in Madrid and now draws huge audiences to his concerts whether solo or with his rock band.

A Night of Jazz

Malaga. 30 July, 9pm. English Cemetery, St George’s Church.

With the Jitterbug Jazz Band. www.jazzparaeventos.com Tickets call: 638339691

Chiclana Music Festival

Chiclana de la Frontera. Until 23 August. Sancti Patri

The festival includes concerts by David Bisbal, Ara Malikian, Oreja de Van Gogh, Pablo Alborán, Miguel Poveda, Melendi, Sara Baras, Raphael, Vanessa Martín, Manuel Carrasco and tribute acts God Save The Queen and Abba Mania among others. https://concertmusicfestival.com

100% Estepona

Estepona. Until 9 September. Various venues.

The festival this year will feature eight concerts by Estepona musicians. A full agenda can be found on: https://ayuntamiento.estepona.es/

La Costa de la Música

Marbella. Until 28 August, 10pm. Parque de la Constitución auditorium.

6 August Maite Martín. Flamenco singer.

14 August Wild Side & Friends a Funk & Beyond.

21 August Daniel Casares accompanied by Jorge Pardo. Piano recital.

28 August Pilar Esteban ‘La Pili’, singer.

Tickets: www.mientrada.net or from the ticket office from 7pm.

Blues Festival

La Herradura. 28 August, 10pm. Castillo de La Herradura.

The Vargas Blues Band, Patricia Kraus and Anne 4 (José Montalvo) will be performing. Tickets: www.bravoentradas.es. or from Librería Coral La Herradura and Pub La Cochera.

Jazz and Flamenco

Almuñécar. Parque el Majuelo.

30 July, 10pm. Musical Chicago.

31 July, 10pm. Príncipes flamenco.

Parapando Folk

Íllora. Until 1 August. Anfiteatro Municipal Enrique Morente.

Traditional Spanish folk music festival. A list of concerts, workshops and other related events can be found on: https://www.parapandafolk.com/

Classical 2021

Estepona. Until 3 September. Plaza del Reloj.

6 August, 10pm. Piano recital.

3 September, 9pm. Duo Fajer, viola and cello.

Sister Sledge

Marbella. 30 July. Marbella Arena.

Heatwave Promotions present Sister Sledge 2021 We Are Family. Tickets:629056720. https://www.heatwavepromotions.com/

Flamenco

Flamenco Wednesday

Mijas. Every Wednesday, 12pm. Plaza Virgen de la Peña.

Live flamenco performance weekly in the plaza.

Paseo Flamenco

Malaga. Sundays, 9.30 -11am. 10€. Plaza de la Merced

Reservations call 687607526 or email: flamencamalaga@hotmail.com

Flamenco Show

La Herradura. 29 August, 10pm. Castillo de La Herradura.

A performance by María La Canastera.

Ciclo Flamenco

Torremolinos. Various venues. 10pm. Free with invitation: cultura@torremolinos.es.

7 August. Espectáculo Flamenco Isaac de los Reyes. Casa de los Navajas.

11 August. Manuel Roldán. Avda Marifé de Triana.

14 August. Cuadro Flamenco Fermín Calvo Mora. Casa de los Navajas.

25 August. Companía Manuel Roldán. Plaza Chiriva.

Theatre and dance

Theatre and dance festival

Benalmádena. Until 29 August. Municipal auditorium. https://www.auditoriobenalmadena.com/.

5-8 August. Annie the musical.

13-15 August. The Marvellous Wizard of Oz.

17-18 August. Michael Jackson tribute - Michael’s Legacy.

20-23 August. Jekyll & Hyde the musical.

24-25 August. The Magic of Broadway.

26-29 August. Peter Pan the musical.

The Season of Dance

Estepona. Until 4 September, 9.30pm. Various venues.

30 July. Peña Flamenca students. Plaza Fuerzas Armadas.

3 August. Mariví and La Marivilla. Plaza Antonio Guerrero

10 August. Danzaterapía with Inmaculada Chacón. Calle Villa.

17 August. La Milana, Gemma Sánchez. Parque El Calvario.

24 August. Eva Alarcón and Sara Perea. Parque El Calvario.

4 September, 9pm. El Taller de Arte with José F. and Inmaculada C. Parque El Calvario.

Charity events

ARCH

Alhaurín de la Torre Temporarily closed. 9am - 2pm.

The ARCH team at the Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys has resumed its popular Sunday open mornings. Children can groom the donkeys and ponies, and volunteers are on hand to explain the charity’s work. No more than six in a group can be admitted and masks must be worn. More information on Facebook: Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos or https://www.horserescuespain.org/

ACE Quiz

La Cala de Mijas. 31 July, 3pm. Bar Tuta, Urb Jardín Botánico.

Hosted by John Sharples with rock‘n roll bingo, raffle and grand charity auction to win an inflatable spa retailing at 499 euros and donated by Favells. Limited capacity. Tickets 5€: Bar Tuta 951515699. Food donations for ACE Dog Shelter gratefully received.

Lectures and Talks

Art history in focus

Online. Live lectures and courses throughout the year.

Founded by art historian and lecturer Siân Walters, Art History in Focus arranges regular courses, study days and visits in the UK as well as cultural holidays throughout Europe. Siân is a highly qualified and experienced tutor and events organiser, and lectures regularly for the National Gallery and NADFAS (The Arts Society). https://www.arthistoryinfocus.com/courses

More ideas

Lux Mundi coffee mornings

Torre del Mar. Fridays, 11am - 1pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel.

Coffee mornings with coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of cake. A boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories and also a wide stock of second hand English books. Donations of clothing etc welcomed.

Craft Group. Mondays, 10am-1pm in the centre. The craft group will be making cards in various styles including Iris paper folding, decoupage and other projects. 5€.

Knitting and Crochet Group. Mondays, 10.30am-1pm in the centre.

Art Group. Wednesdays, 10am-1pm in the centre.

Taize Prayer. 30 July, 8.45pm. San Andrés church. Taizé prayer is a monthly invitation to join in prayer. Send an email to be included in them: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org.

Summer workshops for children

Estepona. Until 31 August. Centro Cultural Padre Manuel.

Estepona town hall has organised classes for chess, flamenco guitar, drumming; Sevillanas, ballroom, Latin rhythm and flamenco dancing as well as workshops in Tiffany painting on glass. Registration open until 15 July between 10am and 1.30pm at the centre.

Verano Joven 2021

Torremolinos. Free classes and workshops. 12-35 year olds.

Paddlesurf and Volleyball. 5, 19 August. 10am-2pm. Playamar.

Get On Stage, Talent Contest. 31 July, 7, 12 August. 9pm. Plaza San Miguel.

Chess games

Estepona. Until 27 August, Mon-Fri 7-10pm. Paseo Marítimo.

The Escuela Municipal de Ajedrez (EMAE) has organised chess matches to be played on the six giant chess boards on the promenade as well as on tables. The free games are open to everyone. https://ajedrezestepona.com/

Drag Queen Show, Torremolinos.

Drag Queen Show, Torremolinos.

Dance and choreography workshops

Malaga. Until 30 July. Málaga Circo LOOM, Polígono Industrial La Estrella. C/Cuevas San Marcos. 60€ each course.

The Fernando Hurtado Dance Company will be holding two, week-long classes for dance and choreography. More information and registration: ciafernandohurtado@gmail.com

Sandcastle competition

La Herradura. 30 July, 10.30am. Playa La Herradura.

Opposite the Town Hall.

Talent competition

Fuengirola. 13, 14, 15 August, Salon Varietés Theatre.

All singers, dancers, jugglers, comedians, magicians, choirs, drag artists etc are welcome to take part (all ages and abilities welcome). Submit a one minute audition video (can be recorded on a phone) to fundraising@salonvarieties.com or send it by Whatsapp: 604135860 You’ll need to be available for short performances during the weekend of the 13-15 August.

Drag Queen Show

Torremolinos. 31 July, 7, 14, 21, 28 31 August. Torremolinos auditorium.

Gran Hotel de las Reinas is a drag show with humour, dance and live music, it stars Paca la Piraña, (from the series Veneno), as the hotel receptionist and with guests Arantxa Castilla La Mancha, Carmen Farala, Dovima Nurmi, Drag Vulcano,Hugaceo Crujiente, Inti, Killer Queen, Pupi Poisson, Sagittaria and The Macarena.

Botanical garden El Molino de Inca

Torremolinos. Jardín Botánico El Molino de Inca.

The site, which has been remodelled to make the gardens and facilities accessible to everyone, has now re-opened. The gardens cover 40,000 square metres of land and contain nearly a thousand plant species of which there are 150 varieties of palm. There are also several different species of birds, including some unique in Spain.

Cathedral rooftop tour

Malaga. 31 July, 10am. Meet on the corner of the Museo de Málaga and Calle Cortina del Muelle. 12€ (6€ under 12s).

An architectural tour of the roof of Malaga cathedral with information on the different stages of construction, styles and decoration.

Puppet Festival

La Herradura. 29, 30, 31 July, 10pm. Plaza de la Independencia.

The XXIII Festival de Títeres de La Herradura is for all ages and is free.

Puppet festival, La Herradura.

Puppet festival, La Herradura.

Sandcastle competition

La Herradura. 30 July, 10.30am. Playa La Herradura.

Oppsoite the Town Hall.

Night visit and theatre in the Botanical Gardens

Malaga. 30 July, 6, 20, 27 August, 3, 17 September, 9.30pm. Jardin Botánico la Concepción. 9€.

A theatrical tour of the gardens and the library of the old Casa Palacio belonging to the Marquis of Casa Loring. Reservations: 951926180.