Art, music and cultural events around Malaga

    Exhibition Máscaras at the Thyssen museum, Malaga
    Exhibition Máscaras at the Thyssen museum, Malaga
    • The Centro Pompidou and the Centro de Arte Contempóraneo in Malaga have new seasonal exhibitions and along the coast there are music festivals and charitable events taking place


    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

    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.

    Nicolas de Staël

    Nicolas Staël, Centro Pompidou, Malaga.

    Nicolas Staël, Centro Pompidou, Malaga.

    Malaga. Centro Pompidou, Muelle Uno.

    Born in St Petersburg in 1914 but exiled in France, Staël exhibited for the first time in 1944. His abstract works reflect an austere and sombre time which gradually incorporate more light and colour towards 1952 when he adopted a more figurative style of painting.

    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.

    Until 30 August. .The CAC has an exhibition by Seville artist Juan Lacomba entitled Aqui A Lo Lejos consisting of 175 works on display .

    Until 25 October. American artist Nan Goldin is the author of a sequence of video clips entitled Siren in Espacio 5 of the gallery.

    From 4 September until 6 December. Ergo Sum is the first solo exhibition by Bosco Sodi in Spain. It consists of 30, large, black, monochromatic paintings and several golden sculptures.

    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

    Lola Guerrero, Sala Alfajar, Malaga.

    Lola Guerrero, Sala Alfajar, Malaga.

    Malaga. Until 8 September. Sala Alfajar,


    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.

    Ángeles Caídas

    Malaga. Until 20 September. Archivo Municipal, Alameda Principal, 23.

    Artists Paco Aguilar, Pilar Bandres, David Burbano, Carmen Campos, Pablo Caro Revidiego, Juanjo Fuentes, Isabel Garnelo, María Gkaliata, Julia Holtman, Mister Kaikus, Ismael Kachtihi, Roy Laguna, Marta O Nilsson., Eryk Pall, Cayetano Romero, Javier Roz, Tina Sánchez, Sara Sarabia, Cristina Savage and Marta Troya have collaborated to present this exhibition of their work which includes canvases, ceramics, videos and photographs.

    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.


    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.


    Al Fresco

    Skafeinados, La Cala de Mijas.

    Skafeinados, La Cala de Mijas.

    La Cala de Mijas. Plaza del Bulevar. Free.

    15 August, 9.30pm IVFestival Internacional de Folclore.

    22 August, 9.30pm The Skafeinados play the greatest Ska and Reggae hits.

    29 August, 9.30pm Adriana ‘La Pimienta’, flamenco fusion..

    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:


    Malaga. 15 August, 8.45pm.The English Cemetery. 10€.

    The Malaga tenor Rodrigo Domínguez, soprano Elena Ramos and pianist Tania Moya, will offer 40 minutes of some of the best known works of Spanish operetta. www.cementerioinglesmalaga

    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.

    The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra


    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.

    Malaga Inquieta

    Malaga. Until 16 August. Plaza de Toros La Malagueta.

    More than 50 Malaga musicians will participate in a series of 10 concerts in the bull ring including Pasión Vega, La Mari from Chambao and La trinidad Airbag. Entry is free but by ticket:

    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.

    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

    Municipal band

    Estepona. Every Sunday in August, 9pm. Plaza del Reloj.

    To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Banda Municipal de Música de Estepona there will be a concert every Sunday in the square.

    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

    Proyecto Tamgú, Teatro Echegaray, Malaga.

    Proyecto Tamgú, Teatro Echegaray, Malaga.

    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.


    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.

    Carmen Linares

    Granada. 15 August, 10pm. Teatro de Generalife. 35€.

    Joining Carmen Linares in an evening of flamenco and copla are Arcángel and Marina Heredia.

    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 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.

    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.

    ACE Charity Golf Tournament


    13 September, Miraflores Golf Club.

    The popular Texas Scramble format has been chosen for the event, with the first team of four players teeing-off at 8.27am. Prizes to be competed for include Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive Ladies & Men, and Individual Ladies and Men. The Tournament will be followed by a two-course lunch (with choice of menu), served on the Golf Club terrace accompanied by live entertainment, as well as the Awards Ceremony and a Charity Raffle. Fees are 80€ per player which includes green fee, shared buggy and lunch. Non players pay 25€ each for lunch. Reservations: or call:606145359 / 647 647671.

    Visits and attractions

    Guided tour of the English cemetery


    4 September, 5pm. The English Cemetery. 6€.

    Visit the first Protestant cemetery on mainland Spain in a unique tour and discover what stories are hidden behind the gate of Avenida de Pries, 1. https://cementerioinglesmalaga

    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, Antequera.

    The Dolmens, Antequera.

    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


    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.