Chamber of Secrets
Torremolinos. 13 May, 8pm. Montemar Theatre. 32.95€
An evening of magic, mind reading, comedy and music. Ticket price includes Sangria, beer or refreshments. 15€ of each ticket goes to Cudeca Hospice. Limited seating tel: 663083249.
Anniversary charity concert
Benalmádena. 26 May, 9pm. Moonlight Bar, Sunset Beach Club.
To celebrate their 30th birtday, the Sunset Beach Club are holding a concert presented by Rikki Lavazza with special guest Vikki Rae. they will be performing tributes to Michael Bublé, Robbie Williams and Adele. Tickets 10€ include canapés on arrival tel: 695887366. Funds raised will go to Debra (butterfly children), Barrets Town and Make a wish charities.
Open Gardens Charity event
Granada. 27, 28 May.
Three stunning gardens will be opening their gates to the public to raise funds for Acompalia, Valle Verde Animal Rescue and La Chocolatada charities. The gardens are Jardin de la Alpujarra, Orgiva Tea Garden and Jardin Nevada. Tickets which allow entry to all three gardens cost 5€, under 12s cost 2.50€.
Faber and Faber, 90 years of excellence in cover design.
Lecturer is Toby Faber. This lecture traces the history of Faber and Faber, one of London’s most important publishing houses, through its illustrations, covers and designs.
Fuengirola. 8 May, 4.30pm. Salon Varietés Theatre. Guests 10€www.costadelsoldfas.com
Nerja. 9 May, 6pm, Centro Cultural de Villa de Nerja. Guests 10€www.nerjanadfas.org
Talk on arthritis
Arroyo de la Miel. 15 May, 1pm. ELIM Church in Plaza Ibensa
The RAF Association Costa del Sol ahs organised a talk by Dr Alf Neuhaus on arthritis and what can be done to alleviate the symptoms without having to resort to pain relief. Tea and coffee available.
Cruces de Mayo
Benalmádena. 5, 6, 7 May
There is a guided tour of the May Crosses in Arroyo de la Miel 5 May. Meeting at the plaza of the Inmaculada church at noon. Free. Reservations email: email@example.com
Día del Níspero
Sayalonga. 7 May
Tastings of jams and liqueurs made with from loquats / medlars and local wines and products.
Fiesta de las Máscaras
Jubrique. Until 6 May.
The locals dress up in old, worn clothing to look like country folk from years gone by.
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.
Fashion show lunch
Marbella. 5 May, from 1-4pm. Sea Grill, Puente Romano Beach resort & Spa. Buffet 75€.
The fashion show will feature the couture swimwear collection by designer Virginia Macari. DJ Vogue Williams and models Roxy horner and Rosanna Davison.Gift bags and after show party at La Plaza. Reservations 639213956 / 646637187
Torremolinos Fashion Weekend
Torremolinos. Rescheduled 5, 6 May. La Plaza Costa del Sol.
Local boutiques and six designers will be exhibiting the latest fashions and trends on the catwalk. Masculine and feminine clothing, clothing for children and babies as well as Flamenco fashions. Rescheduled due to rain.
Sea Life Jurassic Oceans
Benalmádena. Sea Life Aquarium
The Plesiosauraus and the Megalodon lived in the oceans millions of years ago and are represented in the new exhibition at SeaLife Benalmádena. The exhibition includes an interactive activity for children which allows them to discover the skeleton of a Plesiosaurus and the tooth of a Megalodon with holgrams to help demonstrate the size of these extinct creatures and other dinosaurs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.lux-mundi.org
Patios of Cordoba with Nerja Lions
Nerja. 10 May, departure from Nerja, pick up from petrol station Cajiz. 35€
Ticket price includes travel, lunch, entrance to Viana Palace and shuttle bus to Medina Azahara. Bring the ‘over 65’ card if you have it to avoid paying extra to get in the palace and for the Medina. Payment by 1 May. Tel: 952 526 980 (English); 639 980 001 (French), 693 706 900 (German, English, Spanish).
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: email@example.com or go to www.lux-mundi.org or Torre del Mar tel: 952 543 334 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sardine and music festival
Torremolinos. 13 May, from 6pm. football ground. First 500 seats 15€ then 25€.
A street market, free ‘espetos’ (sardines on skewers) and live music from Malaka Youth, El Kanka, Ayax y Prox, La Pompa Jonda among others. Tickets from www.canalticket.es or from: SurfTown (Arroyo de la Míel), Loco Locals, Endher (Torremolinos), Connecting People, South Urban and Disaster (Malaga).
Noche en Blanco
Malaga. 20 May. From 7pm to 2am.
This year ‘White night’ is moving forward an hour and activities have been limited to a more cultural theme. It’s slogan this year is ‘217 reasons not to sleep’ and an app (Personal Dreamer) is available with information on the events. Details can also be found at: www.lanocheenblancomalaga.com
Trip to Orgiva Tea Gardens
Torre del Mar. 19 May. Various departure points. 25€
The price of 25€ includes coach fare and driver’s gratuity. Vist the beautiful tranquil garden covering about 5,000 sqm. English teas, homemade sandwiches, soups and delicious cakes are available as well as local crafts, plants and fresh produce. Payment required on booking. Information tel Gail on 951067723, email email@example.com or go to www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.
Lux Mundi open day
Torre del Mar. 19 May, 11am-5pm.
Learn about the history of Lux Mundi and its founder, the development of the centre in Torre del Mar while meeting new people and enjoying coffee in the garden.