Animal shelter visit
Benalmádena. Benalmádena Animal Rescue Shelter. First Sunday of every month, 12pm-3pm.
The animal rescue centre will host visitors to see the shelter. Includes a visit by a dog trainer and vet to answer questions. Bric-a-brac stall, raffle, homemade tapas and soft drinks. 600721794 for more information.
Sunday markets for Cudeca
Los Boliches. 16 April. From 11am. Ilunion Hotel, Plaza San Rafael. Free entry.
Everything from quality bric-o-brac to antiques as well as art. To book a stall tel: Tom Allan of the Cudeca Goldies 661402134
Cudeca’s 25th anniversary
Marbella. 21 April, 7.30pm. Nikki Privé bar and restaurant. 69€
The Cudeca Goldies are celebrating Cudeca’s 25th anniversary at the Nicki Privé bar and restaurant, Marbella. Guest are welcomed with canapés and cava, followed by a message by Cudeca’s founder and Honorary President Joan Hunt O.B.E. Live entertainment is provided by Mr Maph and Simone Lisa, Mel Williams, the trumpet player Rubén Hernandez as well as DJ’s Antonio and Junior D’Acosta. There will also be a raffle and auction. A complimentary bus will be supplied from the Shell petrol station Benalmádena (6.30pm) and also from Roman archways at Fuengirola fairground entrance (6.55pm) leaving the venue at 12.30am so please book your seat : Carlos: email@example.com or tel: 663 083 249. Twenty-five euros of which goes to Cudeca Hospice. Reservations: https://cudecanikkiprive.eventbrite.es
Laude Charity Gala 2017
San Pedro. 31 March, from 6pm. Laude San Pedro International College, Urb. Nueva Alcántara, Avda de la Coruña. 10€ in advance 15€ on the door.
The charity gala is aimed at raising money for two local and international charities Aldeas Infantiles and Save the Children. There will be welcome drinks, luxury auction, raffle, live music, fashion show and a disco. Tickets tel: 952 799 900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand National Cudeca
Mijas Costa. 8 April, 1.30pm. Tamisa Golf Hotel. 35€
A running buffet including wine, beer and refreshments, coverage of the race from the Tamisa terrace and many performances from the coasts best acts. 10€ of every ticket goes to Cudeca Hospice. Tel: Carlos White 663 083 249 or Tamisa Golf reception 952 585 988.
A.R.C.H open day
Alhaurín el Grande 2 April, between Alhaurín el Grande and Coín on the A404 behind Venta Miralmonte
ARCH the Andalusian Rescue Centre for horses, ponies and donkeys is holding an open day and fun dog show on Sunday 2 April. Paella, bar, barbecue, raffle and stalls. Fun races for kids and their dogs and obstacle races for adults. Best male, female, puppy and veteran classes judged by vets. Visit our newborn foal Patricio and our other horses, donkeys and pony.
Mijas Costa. 14 April, 8pm. Tamisa Golf Hotel. 33€
A three course menu and welcome drink, live entertainment and raffle to raise money to support the Refugio del Burrito (Donkey Sanctuary) in Fuente de Piedra. Tel: Tamisa Golf reception 952 585 988 or Inga 654 513 380 email: email@example.com
Music and dance
ZZ Pub 26 years celebration
Malaga. 3-8 April, 10pm. ZZ Pub, C/Tejón y Rodríguez
The ZZ Pub is celebrating its 26th anniversary with a week of concerts. Bands such as Lito Blues Band, Bud Spencer Band, El Trío de Saco and Silver Beats will be performing. More info: tel 678643450 or Fb ZZ PUB
The Wall Bar
Malaga. Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, 11pm, entry free.
31 March. Billy Preacher and Dani Harp. Blues, rock’n’roll, American folk. Guitar and harmonica
1 April. Willy James and Eneko Alberdi play Blues, Rhythm’n’ blues, Soul, Rock&Roll
Mijas. 31 March, 8pm. Teatro Las Lagunas. Free.
The Villa de Mijas choir will be in concert.
Farataos Jazz Band
Nerja. 31 March, Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja.
The Farataos are a traditional jazz band who concentrate on the sounds of the 1920s to the 1950s.
Religious music concert
Vélez-Málaga. 1 April, 8pm. Iglesia de las Carmelitas, 2 April, 8.30pm Iglesia de la Caleta.
The Amigos de la Música choir will be performing at this concert of sacral music.
Coín. 1 April, 8.45pm. Convento de las Hermanas Clarisas.
The San Juan Bautista choir celebrate their 25th anniversary with this concert which includes compositions by Palestrina, Victoria, Prieto, Otaño, López Sálazar and Gámez.
Vélez-Málaga. 5 April, 8pm. Teatro del Carmen.
A concert by the orchestra of the Vélez-Málaga Music and Dance school.
Rob Sas Band
Fuengirola. 8 April, 10pm. The Cabaret Club
The Rob Sas band are in concert.
Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Malaga. Teatro Cervantes
31 March, 8pm. Borodin’s unfinished symphony nº3, Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky and symphony nº5 by Glazunov.
Benalmádena. 1 April, from 9.30pm. Forever Beach Club, Benalmádena port.
Tickets 8€ tel: 609 488 572
Nancy Ruth Jazz
Malaga. 1 April, 8.30pm and 10.30pm. Clarence Jazz Club, C/Cañón 12€ in advance, 15€ on door.
International jazz musician Nancy Ruth will be performing songs from her latest track, Sangría Jam.
Benalmádena. 6 April, 8pm. Salón Valero, Hotel Polynesia, Holiday World.
Direct from the USA for an exclusive concert, SABS (Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers) welcome GQ and old school quartets to perform in a 90 minute show. The convention conntinues until 9 April with competitions, classes, workshops and shows. www.ticketsource.eu
Joys Live anniversary party
Marbella. 6 April, C/ Muelle De Ribera, Puerto Banús. Free.
Joys Live team will be joined by the new Joys Live Band, along with special entertainers including fire-eaters, jugglers, stilt walkers and more. Reservations tel: 952 814 283 www.joyslive.com
Kempinski Easter jazz
Estepona. 12 April, Kempinski’s La Cabaña del Mar.
Live jazz from the Cotton Jazz band at Kempinski’s beach side restaurant. Book a table: www.Kempinski.com/estepona
Torremolinos. 15 April, 9pm. Auditorio Municipal Principe de Asturias. 25€. VIP from 250€
Marco Carola is one of the most important international artistsof techno and house music. Tickets from www.local29.com
Jazz festival weekend
Alozaina. 29-30 April, Casa del Rio.
Weekend of live jazz and art in 19th Century Villa. Bands play jazz classics, smooth, jazz funk & jazz improvisation. Scheduled are Siobhan Riordan (Sarah Vaughan & Ella Fitzgerald), Carlos Pino (jazz funk), dmcq (improv jazz) and Jose Carra (smooth jazz). One free beer/tapa and other discount packages available when booking through Diario Sur Oferplan. Book now: http://oferplan.diariosur.es/ Website: https://clubjazz.eu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kempinski Easter jazz lunch
Estepona. 16 April, Kempinski’s La Cabaña del Mar.
Live jazz from the Cotton Jazz band and a three course meal. Book a table: www.Kempinski.com/estepona
Fuengirola. Lux Mundi reference Library, free to members, guests 5€.www.u3acostadelsol.org
Mixed bag talk: ‘The Spanish Bullfight. 4 April , 11am-12.30pm. A group discussion led by Geoff Cooke and John Smith.
Science and Technology: The Future for Mankind. 5 April, 11am-12.30pm. Does mankind have a future? Will developments in artificial life and artificial intelligence make humanity redundant, or will we create a future where death is obsolete? Speaker: Ian Phillips.
Science and Christian Faith
Estepona. Anglican chaplaincy house, C/Juan de Fuca, Beverley Hill. 6-7.30pm. www.costachurch.com
Humanity, ethics, Frankenstein and redemption. 31 March.
Torre del Mar. Bar La Vega
10 April. 12.30pm. An informative talk on several topics including residence and registering at the town hall by Myra Cecilia Azzopardi from the Citizens Advice Bureau, Spain.
Tel: 951067723 or email: email@example.com, web page: www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.
Fairs and festivals
Almuñécar. 1, 2 April, Parque el Majuelo.
The Feria de los Días Europeos de la Artesanía takes place in the Parque el Majuelo from 10.30am. with workshops (making soap, grass mats, macramé etc.) face painting stalls and exhibitions. Also ‘buñuelos and hot chocolate.
Malaga 8pm. Museo de Arte Flamenco Peña ‘Juan Breva’, C/Ramon Franquelo 15.€
6 April. Bastián Jiménez.
8 April. José Lucena.
15 April. Bastián Soto.
Kempinski Easter events
Estepona. 13 April, Kempinski’s La Cabaña del Mar.
Retales flamenco group will perform while guests enjoy a Spanish meal at La Cabaña del Mar beachfront restaurant.
Torremolinos 2 April, 3-7pm. Flamenco El Norte, C/ La Cruz. 25€
Live flamenco show and special afternoon menu including wine. Tel: 667 076 709
Weekly flamenco shows
Malaga. Kelipe Flamenco, C/Muro de Puerta Nueva 10.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9.30pm. For private workshops and more information tel: 34 665 09 73 59 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine tasting and flamenco
Nerja. 8.30pm. La Taberna de Volapié, C/Antonio Millón
Wine tasting with a Flamenco twist. Discover Málaga Province’s premium wines accompanied by a Flamenco dance show. Reservations www.ventana-abierta.es
5 April.Wine from Bodegas F. Schatz.
Vélez-Málaga 8 April, 9pm. Teatro del Carmen. 10€
A flamenco show.
Mijas. Parque Andalucía. Second Sunday of the month and the last Sunday of the month in the Bulevar de La Cala.
Ecological food and environmentally friendly products are on sale.
Wine and chocolate tasting
Antequera. 31 March, 8.30pm. Visita Antequera, C/Encarnación.
An evening of tasting Andalusian wines and chocolate from the Serranía de Ronda. Reservations: email@example.com or tel: 605 787 919
Marbella. 1 April, 6-10pm. Restaurante La Veranda Verde – inside Tennis Royal Club at “El Rosario”.
If you are single and between 50 and 65 years and wish to have a great time with other like-minded people Marbella Singles Events has organised a special evening with buffet, free drinks (House wine, draft beer and refreshments) all night long and lots of surprises. Price is 50€ per person. Tel: 617492929 or www.facebook.com/events/1900887160147150/
Día del Perro
Fuengirola. 2 April, between the Plaza de España and the Castillo Solhail gardens.
The 8th edition of the event with participants given small bags in the shape of bones to emphasise owner’s obligation to clean up after their pets.
RAFA coffee morning
Alhaurín el Grande. 3 April, 11am. Venta Los Morenos.
Come for a coffee and a chat, it is hoped that this will be a regular social get-together on the first Monday of every month. There is also Menu del Día available from 1:30pm. www.rafacostadelsol.co.uk
Estepona. 7-9 April. Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones
The second Salon de Manga, Videojuegos y Cultura Alternativa de Estepona (better known as Estepongo). With Cosplay World Master competition, characters from films, books and videogames especially the Japanese genre of manga and anime.
Lux Mundi Trip to San Roque
Fuengirola. 5 April, Various pick up points. 27€
Includes travel insurance, transport and train ticket (Ronda- San Roque) Tel: 952 474 840, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.lux-mundi.org
A Tomb with a View
Fuengirola. 7-11 April, nightly 8pm, Sunday 7pm. Salon Varietés Theatre
Agatha Christie meets the Adam’s family in this comedy thriller. Written by Norman Robbins and directed by Lynn Halliday. http://www.salonvarietestheatre.com
Visit the patios of Cordoba
Fuengirola. 8, 9 May, various pick up points. 95€ dble, 125€ sgle
Price includes B&B accommodation in 4* Hotel Selu, bus and transfers, guided tour of the patios, travel insurance and VAT. Tel: 952 474 840, e-mail email@example.com or go to www.lux-mundi.org
Lux Mundi. 8 - 12 May, various pick up points. 403€ double, 455€ single
Price includes B&B accommodation in 4* Hotel Rey Don Jaime. Tel Fuengirola: 952 474 840, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.lux-mundi.org or Torre del Mar tel: 952 543 334 e-mail: email@example.com
Weekend in Morocco
Torre del Mar. 5-7 May. Various departure points. 225€ pp. 35€ single supplement.
Price includes coach, catamaran and coach in Morocco, half board accommodation,quarter bottle of wine and water with dinner. Gratuities are NOT included. Travel Insurance mandatory. Information tel Gail on 951067723, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk
Trip to Gibraltar.
Torre del Mar. 20 April. Various departure points. 12€ (
Coach trip to Gibraltar. Passports required. Tel.952 543 334 or e-mail: email@example.com. Webpage: www.lux-mundi.org