Art, music, culture and more

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra. / SUR
  • Summer along the coast of southern Spain is the season for outdoor music festivals and despite the restrictions this year there are plenty scheduled for this month and next


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.

Studio Exhibition

Gaucín. Until end of the summer Sat and Sun, 11am - 2pm only. La Huerta, C/Convento.

Jennifer Waterhouse, Christine Spencer Green, Silvia Franco and Chris Klees show their work in their studios. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, ceramic and photography.

Art Marbella

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

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.

Galería Yusto / Giner

Before 1881, Marbella

Before 1881, Marbella

Marbella. Until 10 September. La Ermita industrial estate, C/Madera, 9..

Before 1881 is an exhibition by Julio Anaya Cabanding. Open in August only by previous appt. Email: Call: 951507053

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.

David Sancho

Alhaurín el Grande. Until September. Sala de

David Sancho, Alhaurín el Grande

David Sancho, Alhaurín el Grande

Exposiciones, in the Municipal library.

Antequera artist David Sancho has travelled widely and has captured the colours of some of the countries he has visited on canvas. The exhibition includes works he completed after visits to Istanbul, Morocco and India as well as some of the Jardín Botánico La Concepción in Malaga and of his home town, Antequera.

Pepa Caballero

Malaga. Until 12 September. Estudio de Ignacio del Río, C/Lorenzo 29.

The exhibition consists of colourful paintings by the late Granada artist Pepa Caballero.

Museo Revello de Toro

Malaga Closed Mondays. C/Afligidos.

Félix Revello de Toro is a distinguished Malaga artist. Around 117 of his works are on display in the museum which regularly holds workshops and art classes for children and adults etc. More information call: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. The new annual exhibition features true-to-life works from the past three centuries. From still lifes of the 18th century to everyday scenes painted only a few months ago, the museum has created a tour consistings of 163 works in a succession of rooms.

The new annual exhibition features true-to-life works from the past three centuries. From still lifes of the 18th century to everyday scenes painted only a few months ago, the museum has created a tour consistings of 163 works in a succession of rooms. Until 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 new season’s exhibition running until 10 January 2021 is entitled Máscaras. Metamorfosis de la Identidad Moderna, and consists of over 100 works by national and international 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.

Lola Guerrero

Malaga. Until 8 September. Sala Alfajar, C/Císter.

Fragilidad-Es is the name of the new, seasonal exhibition at the Alfajar gallery in Malaga. The artist, Lola Guerrero, reflects the fragility of nature in a series of delicate ceramics.

Sueños Etiopes

Malaga. Until 4 September, Cultural Exhibition Space, Malaga City Hall.

Twenty photographs taken by Cristina Muñoz Gaspar, volunteer for the Findación Harena, capture the youth of a Muketuri, small town in Ethiopia.

Enrique Brinkmann

Enrique Brinkmann, Casa Gerald Brenan

Enrique Brinkmann, Casa Gerald Brenan

Malaga. Until 5 January 2021. Casa Gerald Brenan, C/Torremolinos.

Artist Enrique Brinkmann has an exhibition of 12 of his works entitled Estrellas para Brenan, Obra Gráfica, a personal tribute to the writer. Brinkmann has exhibited in the MOMA in New York as well as many other museums and art galleries around the world.

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.

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.

Painted satellite dishes

Almuñécar. Until 31 August. The facade of the Town Hall.

Members of Arte Sur Almuñécar are displaying 15 satellite dishes which they have decoratively painted and have suspended from the facade of the town hall.

Painted satellite dishes, Almuñécar.

Painted satellite dishes, Almuñécar.


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.


Jueves del Verano


13 August, 8pm Centro Pompidou. Proyecto Dasein accompanied by soprano Elena Garrido

Celtic Night

Mijas. 8 August, 9.30pm. Auditorio Municipal Miguel González Berral. Free.

Performances by Surpipes, Amigos de Guinness, Xábega y Percutora and Finndog Macrea with live music and dances by Mamen Garro. Reserve a place: or call: 952589034 Doors open at 8pm.

European Youth Orchestra, The Malaga Concert

Malaga. 17 August, 8.30pm. Teatro Cervantes.24€.

Directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, the orchestra will play pieces by Henry Purcell, Aaron Copeland, Igor Stravinsky and Ludwig van Beethoven. The Malaga Concert forms part of the European Music Gallery Festival 2020. Tickets:

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.

8 August, 11am, 12.15pm The wind quintet of the OFM will be playing extracts from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra


9 August, 8pm Patio of the Museo Picasso Málaga.Manuel Hernández Silva will conduct the orchestra playing pieces by Schubert and Beethoven.

16 August, 12pm Patio of the Museo de Málaga.Proyecto Daseín will perform Arnold Bax’s The Trío Elegiaco (flute, harp and viola); Bohuslav Martinu’s duet for violin and cello; André Jolivet’s Petite Suite for flute, viola and harp and Joseph Jongen’s Concert a Cinq for flute, viola, cello violin and harp.

Starlite Festival

Marbella. Until 29 August. Nagüeles quarry.

A shortened version of the festival this year with many of the original stars booked such as Tom Jones, Lionel Richie and Bonnie Tyler re-scheduled for 2021. Doors open at 8pm, concerts start at 10pm. Tickets and information: Ticketmaster and El Corte Inglés.. Tickets and information: and El Corte Inglés.

8 August Spanish copla and Flamenco - soul music with María Jiménez and Pitingo

Ara Malikian, Starlite Marbella

Ara Malikian, Starlite Marbella

12 August Violin maestro Ara Malikian.

15 August Renowned flamenco dancer Sara Baras.

18 August The voice of Latin pop, David Bisbal.

21 August Flamenco singer Miguel Poveda.

22 August . Spanish pop - rock star Luz Casal.

26 August Spanish pop legend Melendi.

La Costa de la Música

Marbella. Saturdays 10pm until 29 August. Auditorio del Parque de la Constitución. 5€.

The series of concerts include performances by África G.Project, Marcos Grimaldi & E-Gipsy, Pilar Estaban ‘LaPili’, Eneko Alberdi and la No Solo Blues Band, La Negra Mayté and Delola. Tickets:, at the box office (Tues-Sat 7-10pm) or call: 902646289

Terral de Málaga

Berna Perles, Terral de Málaga.

Berna Perles, Terral de Málaga.

Malaga. From 8 September. Teatro Cervantes.

A total of 16 concerts will take place including jazz, R&B, hip hop, rock, pop and flamenco. Tickets are onsale now and cost 12€ per concert. Performances by Los Tres Tenores, Ana Cisneros (jazz and Brasilian music), soprano Berna Perles and the group The Beatles Songbook among many others. More information and tickets:

International Chamber Music Festival

Malaga. 23 - 27 September.

The Echegaray Theatre, Museo Pompidou and Museo Ruso de San Petersburgo will be the venues for a series of concerts and recitals. The five concerts themed on ‘Málaga Clasica’ will take place in the theatre while the recitals, showcasing young talent, will take place in the Pompidou and Russian museums. More information and tickets:,


Fuengirola. Until 5 September. Castillo Sohail.

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

Tango Malaga 2020

Malaga. 18, 19 September. Teatro Echegaray. 15€.

Osvaldo Jiménez and Proyecto Tamgú perform classic tango music and dance. or Call: 952 076262.

Alhautor Festival

Alhaurín de la Torre . 14, 15, 21 August and 11 September. Finca El Portón.

A total of eight concerts by well-known Spanish musicians including El Kanka, Arco and Annie B will take place during the summer. Places are limited. Tickets on the webpages Oh Salvaje and King Ocio as well as from post offices.

Conciertos en la Cuarto Fase

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

7 August, 9.30pm Fon Román.

8 August, 9.30pm Arco.


Día de la Juventud

Torremolinos . 12, 13 August. Plaza San Miguel.

Torremolinos will be celebrating International Youth Day with various concerts and dance performances. The events start on Wednesday 12 August with a performance by the Mitad Doble group at 9.30pm in the Plaza San Miguel. The following day, from 9pm in the plaza will be performances by Abadá Capoeira, ESAEM, Artea-T and Shine School.



Malaga. Museo Picasso Málaga.

8 August, 8pm, 9.15pm ‘Kiko Peña and David Arahal.

Verano Flamenco

La Cala de Mijas. Every Saturday until end of August from 9pm. Plaza Tenencia de la Alcaldia. Free.

Performances by the Zambra Flamenco Group and a live Flamenco show every Saturday.

Theatre and Dance

Teatro Cervantes

Malaga. During September.

4 September, 8pm. ‘Plaza de la Merced. El Espejo negro is a show with singing, dancing and acrobatics.

5 September, 10pm. ‘Facade of the theatre. Æthêr. De la oscuridad a la luz is performed by the REA Dance company high off the ground against the facade of the theatre.

6 September, 8pm. ‘Plaza de la Marina. The Rolabola Circus Company combines circus characters, acrobatics, theatre and rock.

Magical Nights at the La Concepción Botanical Gardens

Malaga 15, 22 August, 4, 11 September, 9.30pm. El Jardín Botánico La Concepción.

Theatrical presentation of “Jardín Botánico: El origen” which tells the story of the history of the gardens (in Spanish). 18€ adults, 15€ concessions. Guided nocturnal visits 7, 8, 14, 21, 27 August, 3, 10, 17 September from 9.30pm for 7.50€. Reservations: 951926180 (limited places).

Lorca y Granada

Los Jardines del Generalife Until 29 August.

The award winning flamenco dance show, ¡Viva! is on until 12 August (except 9 August) with the Manuel Liñán dance company. For more information, tickets etc:

Charity events

Music and comedy night


15 August, from 7pm. Centro Comercial Sotomarket, Local 3C. 15€.

The event is to raise money for the charities Fate Foods, Free Meals On Wheels, Feeding The Community and ADANA. Includes a free drink and tapa. Reservations: 603226099 .

Cruz Roja Concert


29 August, 6pm. Municipal Auditorium. 20€.

This five-hour Festival of Legends concert to raise funds for the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) will feature tributes to Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Queen, The Bee Gees, Elvis and Tina Turner. There will be a bar and food. Limited seating. Tickets: El Corte Ingles and Eventbrite or call 609488572.

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:

The Dolmens


Until 30 September, 9am - 3pm, 8 - 10pm. From 1 October until 31 December, 9am - 6pm. Closed Mondays with some exceptions.

The World Heritage site, the prehistoric Dolmens of Antequera. On 19 July the Menga Festival of Music and Light will take place at 10pm. Free entry. Reservations: or call 952712206 / 07 or 670945453

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

Parque Orquidario, Estepona

Parque 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.

Selwo Marina

10am - 6pm.

Masks must be worn throughout the route and limited numbers allowed in some of the spaces and activities.