What's On: music and culture around Malaga province

  • More venues have concerts and music recitals scheduled, albeit for smaller audiences this summer and galleries and museums are exhibiting new and permanent collections

Girbent exhibition at the CAC Malaga
Girbent exhibition at the CAC Malaga


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.

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.


Gallery Art Club

Fuengirola. Until 24 July. Calle Quemada. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11am - 2pm.

Exhibition of art works by Lars Hedin and Edom Alemu as well as Magga Nancy and Klas B. also on Facebook.

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.

Art Marbella

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

Art Marbella

Art Marbella

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.

Irene Grant

El Morche. Until 8 July. Bio Beach Club, Paseo Maritimo El Morche.

An exhibition of paintings by Irene Grant, a British artist resident in the Axarquía.

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.

Museo Revello de Toro. Closed Mondays. C/Afligidos.

Félix Revello de Torois a distinguished Malaga artist. Around 117 of his works are on display in the museumwhich regularly holds workshops and art classesfor children and adults etc. More informationcall:952062069 or email:

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).

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.

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 museum also has a permanent exhibition of paintings by famous 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.

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.

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.


Festival of Legends

Torremolinos. 4, 5 July. The Amber Plaza Club, La Carihuela.

Entrance for each day is 10€ and tickets can be purchased by calling 951136519 or from Rubens exchange. For more info on the bands, start time etc see The Festival of Legends Facebook page.

Noche de Blues

Mijas. 11 July, from 9pm. Auditorio Municipal de Mijas. Free.

The Noche de Blues Festival has become a popular annual event attracting national and international bands. This years event will include The Lito Blues Band, The All Women Bluesers and Richard Ray Farrell and The Leisure. Limited places, call: 952 58 90 34, or email: to book.

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.

Chamber music

Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

4 July, 8pm, 9.15pm A piano concert by Claudio Constantini playing works by Astor Piazzolla and George Gershwin.

17 July, 8pm, 9.15pm Trío Mainake will play works by Franz Schubert and Beethoven.

25 July, 8pm, 9.15pm Cuarteto con Fuoco play works by Astor Piazzola, Edith Piaf, The Beatles, Chick Corea and Maurice Ravel.


Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

3 July, 8pm, 9.15pm The Ernesto Aurignac Quartet.

Ernesto Aurignac

Ernesto Aurignac

10 July, 8pm, 9.15pm The Arturo Serra Trío

24 July, 8pm, 9.15pm The Nacho Loring Trío.

The Hall

Malaga. Calle Héroe Sostoa.

3 July, 9.30pm, 11pm. Daniel Torres Cuarteto. Saxophonist Daniel Torres with José Carrá (piano), Andrés litwin (drums) and Dimitri Skidanov (bass).

9 July, 9.30pm. Enrique Oliver with a combo formed by students of EMMDAT.


Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

11 July, 8pm, 9.15pm Virginia Gámez, a young Malaga flamenco singer accompanied by Andres Cansino on the guitar.

18 July, 8pm, 9.15pm ‘Alba Molina sings to Lole and Manuel’. The daughter of two icons of flamenco demonstrates the character of her voice in this tribute to her parents. Accompanied on the guitar by Joselito Acedo.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra

Malaga. Castillo de Gibralfaro.

9 July, 10pm Members of the orchestra will play pieces by D. Shostakovich, A Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky.

Malaga. Patio of the Centro Cultural La Térmica.

17, 18 July, 9.30pm Members of the orchestra will play pieces by Mozart and Bellini in the first half and Sorozábal, Chapí, VivesSoutoullo/Vert, Torroba and Giménez in the second half. With soprano Berna Perles and baritone Damián del Castillo.

Málaga Gira

Malaga. From 25 July. Cortijo Torres municipal auditorium.

A series of rock, pop and flamenco concerts will take place from July to September. Information and

Starlite Festival

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

A shortened version of the festival will include David bisbal, El Arrebato and Pablo López, flamenco performers Diego El Cigala, Miguel Poveda and Sara Baras as well as Spanish comedy duo Los Mornacos. Many of the original stars booked such as Tom Jones, Lionel Richie and Bonnie Tyler have been re-scheduled for 2021. Tickets and information: and El Corte Inglés.


Fuengirola. From 11 July until 5 September. Castillo Solhail.

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

Acoustic July

Villanueva del Trabuco. 10, 17, 24, 31 July, 10.45pm. Plaza del Prado.

Every Friday evening from 17 July there will be a live concert taking place in the Plaza del Prado (main square) in the village. or Facebook

Jazz On The Costa

Almuñécar. From 22 - 25 July. Parque El Majuelo.

The 33rd edition of the international jazz festival held in Almuñécar. The full line-up of acts, start times and tickets can be found: or

Arizona Baby

Arizona Baby

Conciertos en la Cuarto Fase

Granada. 3, 4 July, 9.30pm. Plaza de las Culturas, Centro Cultural Caja Granada.

This evening is a concert by Marlango followed by the acoustic guitar rock duo Arizona Baby on Saturday evening. Tickets:

Theatre and Dance

Lorca y Granada

Los Jardines del Generalife

From 30 July until 29 August.

The first of a series of shows to be held in the gardens takes place on the 30, 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:

Visits and attractions

El Caminito del Rey


Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.


Centro de la Prehistoria de Guadalteba


Open from 10am - 2pm.

More information call: 952458046 or email:

Iglesia Rupestre Mozárabe Bobastro


Open from 10am - 2pm.

More information call: 952458046 or email:

Alcazaba and Gibralfaro


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

Numbers to both monuments are restricted during the lockdown.

Nerja Caves


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


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

Orquidario Estepona

Orquidario 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.