Live Music and Concerts
OFM Museum Concerts
13 June, 12pm Guillermo Ramírez Ortega plays music by Bach, Schumann, Prokofiev and Rosenblatt, followed by Carla Román Vázquez playing pieces by Schumann, Lizt and Albéniz. Museo de Málaga.
Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
17, 18 June, 7pm The orchestra will play El Reloj de Lucerna by Pedro Miguel Marqués in the first half followed by La Verbena de Paloma by Tomás Bretón. Accompanied by the Malaga Opera Choir among others. Tickets: https://www.teatrocervantes.com/
25, 26 June, 9.30pm Flamenco Sinfónica. The 25th in the Jardines Centro Cultural La Térmica and 26th in the Plaza de Toros in Estepona.`Tickets:https://entradas.mientrada.net/
Sala María Cristina
Malaga. Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina.
16 June, 7pm Josu de Solaun (piano), one of Spain’s greatest pianists, performs works by Chopin and Liszt.
La Cochera Cabaret
11 June, 8pm Nativa.
Malaga. 12 June, 6.30pm. Sala La Trinchera.
The rap trio from Barcelona are touring Spain with their show Desheradadas. Tickets: https://www.wegow.com/es-es/
Mijas. 11 June, 8.30pm. Teatro Las Lagunas, C/Albero.
A live tribute show to Mecano by Spanish band Mecanomania. Tickets from www.eventbrite.es, Corte Inglés or the box office two hours before the show.
Torremolinos. Mon - Sun, 11am - 2pm, 5 - 11pm.
To support local musicians who have been unable to work during the pandemic, will be allowed to perform in the sreets of Torremolinos (under licence from the town hall). They will be in the town centre, Parque de Bomberos, Av. Palma de Mallorca, Plaza Costa del Sol, Plaza de la Unión Europea, C/ San Miguel, Plaza San Miguel, Plaza de La Nogalera, Plaza Andalucía, Plaza del Remoand from the Paseo de La Carihuela to Plaza Chiriva, El Bajondillo and Playamar.
Marbella. From 18 June until 4 September.
The Starlite Festival is back this year with a wide variety of live concerts including flamenco, fusion, Latin, rock and pop. International stars such as Tom Jones, Bonnie Tyler, Alan Parsons, David Bisbal, Melendi, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Plácido Domingo, Estopa and many more will be performing on one of the two stages at the event. More information and tickets: starlitemarbella.com
Granada Blues Festival
Granada. 19 June, 6pm. Jardines de Palacio Alixares and Cementerio San José.
The Blues Band de Granada, Vargas Blues Band and Mississippi Martínez will be performing at the festival. Tickets: https://bravoentradas.es/.
Almuñécar. 21 June, 8pm. Sala La Trinchera.
Ricardo Rodríguez Cuadros is giving a piano recital organised by the Juventudes Musicales Almuñécar.
Relax and Piano Music
Benahavís. 19 June, 8pm. Torre Leoneras park. Free.
The concert will be held outside on the grass and attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or blanket and a pillow so that they can lie back and relax to pianist Herman Rijks playing a selection of soothing music from Sting, Pink Floyd and Adele mixed with some Beethoven, Chopin and various own compositions.
La Liebre de Marzo
Frigiliana, Almáchar and Cómpeta. 19 June - 10 July.
19 June, 1pm The Orquesta Barroca de Málaga will be playing Mozart’s quartets in the San Antonio de Padua church, Frigiliana.
20 June, 1pm The Orquesta Barroca de Málaga will be playing Mozart’s quartets in the San Mateo Apostól church in Almáchar.
26 June, 1pm The Coro de Cámera of Malaga University will be in concert in the San Antonio de Padua church, Frigiliana.
27 June, 1pm The Coro de Cámera of Malaga University will be in concert in the San Mateo Apostól church in Almáchar.
3 July, 1pm The Coro de Cámera of Malaga University will be in concert in the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church, Cómpeta.
10 July, 1pm The Orquesta Barroca de Málaga will be playing Mozart’s quartets in the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church, Cómpeta.
Tickets from the town halls.
CODA Jimena Festival 2021
Jimena de la Frontera. 12 June, 5.30pm. 70€.
A musical excursion to the CODA Festival in the Convento de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles. Guest violinist Hanych Elders and pianist Sander Sittig.Ticket price includes trip, concert and evening meal. Call: 654013232. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org / 654013232 / https://www.musicaconencanto.org/
Terral en tu Zona
Malaga. Weekends during June, in Malaga.
As a precursor to the Terral Festival a variety of live music performances are taking place in venues around Malagay. All concerts start at 8.30pm.
The Swing Machine 12 June, Plaza de la Inmaculada, Churriana. 13 June, Parque el Brillante, Campanillas; 19 June, Auditorio Parque Virginia, Malaga.
Flamenco 11 June, Rocío López La Boterita in the Plazuela María Santísima de Dolores y Esperanza. 20 June, Chelo Soto in the Parque Manuel Navarette and 25 June, Miguel Astorga at the Parque Virgen de las Cañas.
Malaga. From 5 until 31 July. Teatro Cervantes.
The Terral festival starts on 5 July and will present a varied programme of concerts and shows. More information:https://www.teatrocervantes.com/
Malaga. 26 June, 9pm. English Cemetery, Avda de Príes.
Arias from Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore by the Malaga group El Último Trovador. Tickets from eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-opera-lelisir-damore-en-el-cementerio-ingles-de-malaga-158313841963
Vélez-Málaga. From 2 until 4 July, 9.30pm. Claustro del Convento San Francisco.
Last year the festival was relegated to online viewing only because of the pandemic but this year the public will be able to attend the live performances. Reservations: 667 389 530 or email email@example.com
Marbella. 30 July. Marbella Arena.
Heatwave Promotions present Sister Sledge 2021 We Are Family. Tickets:629056720. https://www.heatwavepromotions.com/
Malaga. Sundays, 9.30 -11am. May and June. 10€.
26 June In the El Palo district.
Reservations call 687607526 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mijas. Every Wednesday, 12pm. Plaza Virgen de la Peña.
Live flamenco performance weekly in the plaza.
Malaga. 12 June, 8 and 10pm. Calle Héroe de Sostoa, 65. 10€.
Flamenco jam session with special guest, Jorge Pardo.Reservations: 679441801.
Concerts in the bull ring
Torremolinos. 11, 12, 13 June, 10pm. Plaza del Toro .
The bull ring is the venue for three live concerts based on flamenco music.
11 June Juanlu Montoya, grandson of Enrique Montoya, who meteoric rise to fame was fuelled by over a million hits to his Youtube video of his song, Arrebato de amor.
12 June Macarena de la Torre presents her show Rocio de Luz.
13 June Flamenco artiste Saramaya, part of Los Rebujitos.
Malaga. 11, 12 June, 8 and 10pm. Cal y Canto, C/Arquitecto Blanco Soler. 25€.
Two shows each night, each one around 50 minutes duration. Price includes a drink. Reservations: 687607526.
Theatre and dance
Almuñécar. 12, 13 June, 8pm. Casa de la Cultura.
Manten tu Mirada en Las estrellas is the title of this dance performance by Solange Janssens.
Medicina del Alma
Almuñécar. 19, 20 June, 12pm, 7pm. Casa de la Cultura.
Theatrical Tour of Medina Balish
Vélez-Málaga. 12 June, 10 or 11am, the Plaza de la Constitución. 15€.
A theatrical tour in English and Spanish, of the Andalusí Medina Balish will visit the mosques, cobblestoned streets, walls, the fortress, main gates and arches, strategic blind alleys etc. There will also be a chance to taste some of the typical products of that period such as dried figs, raisins and almonds. Three actors will talk about their lives in the Medina in its heyday. Optional: tour plus Arabic lunch 30€. Reservations: email@example.com or Whatsapp 689776488.
Alhaurín de la Torre Open every Sunday 9am - 2pm.
The ARCH team at the Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys has resumed its popular Sunday open mornings. Children can groom the donkeys and ponies, and volunteers are on hand to explain the charity’s work. No more than six in a group can be admitted and masks must be worn. More information on Facebook: Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos or https://www.horserescuespain.org/
Marbella. 19 June, Marbella Club Resort.
Mijas. 4 July, La Cala Resort, Campo América.
The golf competitions aim to raise funding to improve the quality of life for families with Butterfly Skin, support children with cancer and other terminal illnesses and to help provide accommodation for children spending long periods of time in hospital for treatment. The three charities which will benefit are Cudeca, DEBRA and Ronald McDonald. To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619 505 180. Tikets: 85€ for the first tournament and 65€ for the second.
Cat Charity Table Top Sale
Estepona. 13 June, 12-5pm. The American Club, C/San Roque.
AYGA (Asociación Gatos y Amigos are holding a table top sale to raise funds. There will be bric-a-brac, cloting, handmade cakes and pies, tombola and crafts. email@example.com
ACE Midsummer Lunch
19 June, 1.30pm. Restaurante la Sierra.
With live entertainment from Ricky Lavazza and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Price includes a welcoming glass of Cava followed by a three-course lunch (with vegetarian options), and beer wine, water or soft drink during lunch. Availability is limited, and all bookings must be made in advance. Tickets 36 euros (which includes a 10 euros donation to ACE) from Restaurante La Sierra (951741990); Ibex Insurance (Fuengirola); ACE (La Cala de Mijas); or call: 647647671 / 606145359. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures and Talks
Art history in focus
Online. Live lectures and courses throughout the year.
Founded by art historian and lecturer Siân Walters, Art History in Focus arranges regular courses, study days and visits in the UK as well as cultural holidays throughout Europe. Siân is a highly qualified and experienced tutor and events organiser, and lectures regularly for the National Gallery and NADFAS (The Arts Society). https://www.arthistoryinfocus.com/courses
Mijas. 12, 13 June, 10am-4pm. Casa Museo de Mijas. Free.
For anyone who wishes to learn how to make collages and let their creativity flow. Register by email: email@example.com or call: 952590380. Free but each participant should donate 3kg of non-perishable foodstuffs to the food bank at the start of the course.
Malaga Film Festival
Malaga. Until 13 June
The 24 edition of the Festival de Málaga presents the best of Spanish films and documentaries. Besides the screenings there are also exhibitions and tributes to individuals in the industry. More information: https://festivaldemalaga.com/
Auto Moto Retro Málaga 2021
Malaga. 11, 12, 13 June. Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga. 9€.
For lovers of classic cars and motorbikes, the Auto Moto Retro Málaga returns to the Palacio de Ferias for the eighth year. Besides classic cars and bikes, there are stands selling all types of accessories and parts as well as exhibitions and show cars. The event opens from 4-9pm Friday and 10am - 9pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets and more info:
Lux Mundi coffee mornings
Torre del Mar. Fridays, 11am - 1pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel.
Coffee mornings with coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of cake. A boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories and also a wide stock of second hand English books. Donations of clothing etc welcomed.
Craft Group. Mondays, 10am-1pm in the centre. The craft group will be making cards in various styles including Iris paper folding, decoupage and other projects. 5€.
Knitting and Crochet Group. Mondays, 10.30am-1pm in the centre.
Art Group. Wednesdays, 10am-1pm in the centre.
Taize Prayer. 25 June, 8.45pm. San Andrés church. Taizé prayer is a monthly invitation to join in prayer. Send an email to be included in them: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip to Gibraltar. 17 June. Various departure points.an opportunity to purchase Duty Free Items and typical English items of food etc but be aware certain items are not allowed to come across the border into Spain. Passport needed. 14€ with Friends of Lux Mundi card or 16€.
Fuengirola. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, C/Nueva 3
Call: 952474840 or email: email@example.com.
Taize Prayer. 16 June, 8.45pm at Parroquia del Carmen and 24 June 7pm at San José church. Taizé prayer is a monthly invitation to join in prayer. Send an email to be included in them: firstname.lastname@example.org
Botanical garden El Molino de Inca
Torremolinos. Jardín Botánico El Molino de Inca.
The site, which has been remodelled to make the gardens and facilities accessible to everyone, has now re-opened. The gardens cover 40,000 square metres of land and contain nearly a thousand plant species of which there are 150 varieties of palm. There are also several different species of birds, including some unique in Spain.