What to do: music and events

A satirical performance during the carnival celebrations.
A satirical performance during the carnival celebrations. / SUR
  • Music, lectures and much more - ideas for this week in and around the Costa del Sol

Music and dance

The Wall Bar

Malaga. Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, 11pm, entry free.

17 February. Susan Valery and Adrian Lombardi. Jazz and vocals.


Malaga. 17 February, 10pm. Sala Velvet Club, C/de las Comedias.

Mábu is an indie band from Bilbao.

H Mafia and LASAI

Malaga. 17 February, 10pm. Sala Trinchera, C/Parauta. 8€ in advance, 10€ on the door.

LASAI visits Malaga for the first time this weekend for his concert at the Sala Trinchera which also features H Mafia and other special guests.


Malaga. 18 February, 10pm. La Cochera Cabaret, Avd Los Guindos.

The band Nunatak will be in concert and are presenting the project ‘Entrada Verde’. People pay just two euros extra for their ticket and these extra funds will be sent to support the clean-up campaign of the Mar Menor in Murcia.

Dúo Duazzo

Torremolinos. 18 February, 8pm. Casa de Cultura. Free.

The duo made up of pianist David Caro and saxophonist Javier Carmona, both from Malaga, will be in concert.

The ABBA experience

Fuengirola. 18 February, 8pm. 19 February 7pm. Teatro Salon Varietés.

The golden years of 1970s pop with this ABBA tribute.

Classical concert

Mijas Pueblo. 19 February, 7pm. Parroquia Inmaculada parish church. Free.

Soprano Sonia García Quintero, Contralto Mariza Ruppmann and pianist Heather Bellene will be performing Stabat Mater by Pergolesi.


Fuengirola. 25 February, 8pm. Teatro Salon Varietés .

A tribute to the bands of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

‘Start spreadin’ the news’

Fuengirola. 26 February, 7pm. Teatro Salon Varietés.

Peet Rothwell and Martin Joseph perform tributes to the best crooners of all time such as Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé.

Rob Sas Band

Coín. 25 February 9pm. Coín Sports and Show Bar

The Rob Sas band are in concert.

Música Con Encanto

Marbella. 23 February, 7pm. Auditorium Trapiche de Guadiza, Av Oriental, San Pedro de Alcántara

Gabriela Montero, winner of a Grammy Latino, will be holding a piano recital. Tel: 689 000 944

Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra

Malaga. Teatro Cervantes,19 February, 12 midday.

Magic and adventure at the hands of composer John Williams with sound tracks from Indiana Jones and Harry Potter.

Noches de Burriana

Nerja. 17 February, 24 March. Playa & Sol Restaurant, Burriana beach

A new season of opera on Burriana beach. Tel: 690073871 or email:

Atarfe symphonic orchestra

Torremolinos. 18 February, 8pm. Iglesia de la Encarnación

Mozart’s Coronation mass and Mendelssohn’s Violin concerto with the Manuel de Falla, Almuñécar and ‘Los Arcos’ choirs. Conducted by José Antonio Guerrero.

Champagne Jam

Calahonda. 18 February, 10pm. Millenium Music Bar.

Champagne Jam is an international group playing 50 years of rock, blues and rythmn and blues.

Tangos de Siempre

Torremolinos. 19 February, 9pm. La Casa de Los Navajas.

Tango music performed by Gabriela Loria and Juan Seles.

Amaranto quartet

Torremolinos. 19 February, 9pm. Auditorium Casa de la Cultura.

‘Noches de Boleros’ with the Cuarteto Amaranto.

Finnish concerts

Malaga. 18 February, 8pm. Museo de Vidrio.

Fuengirola. 19 February, 5pm. Casa de la Cultura.

Benalmádena. 20 February, 7pm. Castillo Bil Bil.

Violin and piano recital

Vélez-Málaga. 23 February, 9pm. Teatro del Carmen

Ana Márquez González and Irene Guirado Isla. Entry by invite (from the Town Hall)

Stars of the West End

Mijas Costa. 24 March. Teatro Las Lagunas

The great hits of the West End performed by Mike Sterling, Jo Gibb and Michael Conway. Tickets 20 or 25€ promotions or One Stop Shop, La Trocha; Tel: 952 661 819 Dinner accompanied by the stars at Tamisa Golf 22 March; La Sala Puerta Banús 23 March and La Sala, Sunborn, Gibraltar 25 March.

Alexandra Grocheva

Marbella. 5 March, 7pm. Cultural Centre Contemporary Art Kunsthaus-Berlin, plo. La Nueva Campana. 5€

Pianist Alexandra Grocheva will be in concert playing music by composers Bach, Schumann and Schostakovich.


Almuñécar. 17 February, 8pm. Auditorium Casa de la Cultura

‘Sounds of my guitar’ Flamenco and dance performance.


U3A Lectures

Fuengirola. Lux Mundi reference Library, free to members, guests 5€.

Mixed bag talk: The battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9-12, 1917. 21 February 11am-12.30pm. How four days of tragedy and greatness forged Canada’s emergence as a nation. Speaker: Joyce Lewis.

Science and Technology: Mathematics can save your life. 22 February, 11am-12.30pm. Besides physics and engineering maths has a much broader importance. Speaker: Ian Phillips.

History and all that: 22 February, 11am - 12.30pm. Course leader Kay White.

Science and Christian Faith

Estepona. Anglican chaplaincy house, C/Juan de Fuca, Beverley Hill. 6-7.30pm.

Fractals and chaos, a window on infinity. 17 February.

Evolution, genetics, creation and design. 24 February.

Space, time and the end of the universe. 10 March.

Humanity, ethics, Frankenstein and redemption. 31 March.

DFAS lectures

Benahavís. 28 February, 6.30pm. Benahavís Town Hall

MGMand the birth of the silver screen. The lecture will examine how the Motion Picture industry developed in the late 19th and early 20th Century and how it revolutionised entertainment. Lecturer is Geri Parlby.



Alhaurín el Grande. 27 February until 4 March.

Benalmádena. 25 February until 5 March.

Cártama. 25 February until 4 March.

Coín. 24 February. Children’s party.

La Herradura. 17, 18 February. Fancy Dress competition 18 February, comparsas and chirigotas.

Malaga. Until 26 February. The Fancy dress competition and parade on 19 February, Battle of the Flowers and more fancy dress on the 25th and the burying of the anchovy on the 26 February.

Marbella. Until 4 March.

Torre del Mar. From 23-26 February. Fancy dress parade is on 23 February and processions on the 25th.

Torremolinos. From 6-12 March. The Carnaval Gay I Gala Drag Queen competition is being held on 4 March in La Plaza La Nogalera from 9pm.

Vélez-Málaga. 17 February. The opening speeches followed by the traditional competition of Murgas and Comparsas at 9.30pm.

Charity events

Golf: Greg Peck Memorial Trophy

Marbella. 17 February, 9.30am. Marbella Country Club.

Shotgun start, Individual Stableford. 100% funds to Cudeca Cancer Hospice. MGCC Members 25€, Non Members 65€, just lunch 15€. |or tel: 952 830 500

Climber's charity dinner

Mijas. 23 February, 7.30pm. Olivia’s, La Cala de Mijas. 55€

To raise funds for Cancer Research UK Milada Fitzgerald of deVere Spain, is going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. To help raise money a gala dinner is being held. The ticket price of 55€ includes a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal. Guests can also take part in a charity raffle, presented by TV personality and owner of Olivia’s, Elliott Wright, enjoy live entertainment and a late-night disco.

Rotary Club Gala Dinner

Estepona. 4 March, 7pm. Teatro Felipe VI.

A charity gala dinner with entertainment provided by band ‘Hybrid’, the School of Russian Ballet and ‘Chiquitina’, an adaptation of the musical ‘Mamma Mia’. There will also be performances by magician David Villalobos and the ‘La Voz Kids’ finalist Charlotte Summers.

Flamenco fashion for cancer

Antequera. 4 March, 7.30pm. Antequera Golf Hotel.

Flamenco fashion show by Patro Flamenca to raise funds for the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC). Guest of honour Adrián Martín. Vocals El Callejón.

Shenanigans with the Goldies

Calahonda. 18 March, 6.30pm. The Millenium. 10€

Acts appearing at this Cudeca Goldies charity event are Sam Oliver, Deborah Dee, Reality International Duo, Jochen Janz, Tina Hall, Marinella Graitsis, Carl Coulton, Susan Mohr, One Wish Steve, among others. Limited tickets: tel: Steve 952 934 793


Conservatives Abroad lunch

Cabopino. 17 February, 1.30pm. Albert’s, in the port. 35€

The event includes cava on arrival and a three course lunch with wine and water. Tickets from Maggie tel: 952 590 867 or

Rombosol Family Fun Day

Marbella. 17 February, 4-8pm and 18 February 10am-2pm. Rombosol

The Renault dealer Rombosol Marbella is holding two days of fun to celebrate the release of the new Renault Scenic. Story telling, workshops, balloon modelling, badge making, give-aways and more. Suitable for all the family. Reservations

Trip to Casares and Estepona

From Torre del Mar. 23 February. Various departure points. 20€

Coach trip to Casares and Estepona. Tel.952 543 334 or e-mail: Webpage:

Trip to see ‘Stars of the West End’

Mijas Costa. 24 March, Las Lagunas Theatre. Various departure points. 32€

Price includes concert ticket, coach fare and driver’s gratuity. Payment on booking. Tel Gail 951 067 723, email

Floral Art Club

Estepona. Agro Jardín, Cancelada. 21 February 3pm

Jilly Griffin is Vice Chairman of her local area of NAFAS, Sussex. An area demonstrator, judge and speaker, Jilly is also the Chief Steward in the Floral Design Studio at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Visitors 10€.

23 January 11am: Jilly Griffin workshop. Tel: 694 425 219 or email:

O.V. Film

SUR in English advises calling cinemas to check for any last minute time changes. Lunchtime and late night screenings weekends only.

Cine Albéniz

C/Alcazabilla 4, Malaga. Tel: 902 36 02 95 or visit or

La La Land: 17.00, 19.30, 22.00

Moonlight: 18.20, 20.20, 22.20

Jackie: 16.15, 19.45, 21.45

Cinesur El Ingenio

Avda. Juan Carlos 1, Vélez-Málaga. Tel. 667 77 31 87.

Resident Evil:The Final Chapter: 18.10 (Tues);

The Great Wall: 12.10 (Sat, Sun); 15.50 (every day)

50 Shades Darker: 12.00 (Sat, Sun); 15.50 (every day)

Jackie: 16.15, 18.15, 20.15, 22.15 (Tues)

La La Land: 15.50

Ballerina: 20.00 (Mon-Thurs)

Split: 19.00 (Mon-Thurs)

The Healer: 16.45, 19.00, 21.15 (Tues)

Cinesur Miramar

Avda. de la Encarnación, Fuengirola. Tel. 952 19 86 00.

La La Land: 11.50, 16.45

Split: 12.00, 16.45

Jackie: 16.15 (Mon-Thurs)

The Great Wall: 11.50, 16.00, 18.50, 21.10, 23.30

Lion: 20.05, 22.30 (Tues)

Manchester by the Sea: 16.10, 18.45, 21.25 (Tues)

50 Shades Darker: 12.00, 16.30, 18.50

Cines Teatro Goya

For tickets and information call 951196665.

Hidden Figures: 19.30 (every day)

Ballerina: 12.00 (Sun); 15.45 (Sat, Sun); 17.30 (every day)

Split: 22.00 (every day)

La La Land: 16.35 (Sat, Sun); 22.15 (Thurs)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: 15.50 (Sat, Sun)

50 Shades Darker: 11.30 (Sun); 17.45, 19.45, 21.45 (every day)

The Great Wall: 11.45 (Sun); 16.00 (Sat, Sun); 18.00 (Fri, Mon, Wed); 20.00 (Sat, Sun, Tues)

Yelmo Cines, Plaza Mayor

Centro de Ocio Plaza Mayor, Avda. Alfonso Ponce de León. Tel: 902 902 103 or visit www.

Ballerina: 14.15 (Sat, Sun)

50 Shades Darker: 16.00, 18.30 (every day)

Jackie: 12.10(Sat, Sun)

La La Land: 12.45 (Sat, Sun)

The Great Wall: 13.15 (Sat, Sun); 16.10 (Mon-Thurs)

Split: 15.45 (Sun)

Musica Con Encanto

Iglesia de la Virginia, Marbella. Bookings tel 689 000 944

Children of the Beijing Opera: 4 March, 7pm. 10€ (a film by Don Kent. English subtitles)