Fernando Hurtado dance, Alhaurín el Grande. / sur

Live concerts, theatre and lots to do this autumn

Blues, jazz, flamenco and classical concerts are planned all across the province as well as opera and dance performances


Live music and concerts

OFM Concerts

Malaga.Various venues.

2, 3 November, 8pm. Teatro Cervantes. Music by composer Jean Sibelius with violinist Clara-Jumg Kang. Conducted by José María Moreno.

16, 17 December, 8pm. Teatro Cervantes. Music by composers Mahler and Forrest with soprano Cristina van Roy, mezzosoprano Eglè Šidlauskait and the Carmina Nova and Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga choirs. The orchestra will be conducted by José María Moreno

www.orquestafilarmonicademalaga. Twitter: @filarmonimalaga or Facebook: www.facebook.com/FilarmonicaMalaga

Ventana Abierta Jazz Club

Nerja. Hotel Plaza Cavana, C/Granada..

12 November, 8pm. Cookin Organ

Cookin Organ, Nerja. / sur

Reservations: Ventana Abierta

Jazz Concerts at The Jorge Rando Museum

Malaga. C/Cruz del Molinillo, 12 ..

17 November, 7pm. The German Cuarteto Mandelring will be holding a recital in the museum. Free but by reservation: https://www.eventbrite.es

26 November, 7pm. Advent concert with singers Katharina Gruber and Sam Simons. Reservations: info@museojorgerando.org

Jazz Concerts

Vélez-Málaga. Until 10 December, from 7pm. Centro de Arte Contempóraneo..

12 November. The Malaga Tomaselli Guzmán Quartet.

10 December. The Ana Sánchez Quartet.

The Clarence Jazz Club

Torremolinos. C/Danza Invisible..

12 November, 8.30, 10.30pm. Javier Denis tribute quartet.

13 November, 8.30, 10.30pm. Scopes, Age of Reason.

18 November, 10pm. Jazz jam session.


A Touch of Class

Los Boliches. 12 November, 7pm, 13 November, 4pm. St Andrews Church Hall. 10€..

Remember The Days is a concert celebrating the songs from the war years. Call 684395018 or email: touchofclasstickets@gmail.com

From Bach to Piazzola

Almuñécar. 13 November, 8pm. casa de la Cultura. 15€ on door, 13€ in advance..

With guitarist José Luis Merlín, violinist Daniel Hurtado and dancers Arlene & Luis. Tickets from the box office.

Coplas y Boleros

Malaga. 13 November, 8pm. St George’s Church, Avda de Pries.

Soprano Elena Ramos Amores will be in concert. Tickets: www.stgeorgemalaga.com

Danza Málaga 2021

Malaga. Until 30 December. Teatro Echegaray / Cervantes.

The new edition of Danza Málaga consisits of eighteen shows of contemporary dance including, flamenco and classic dance styles, from companies such as Nieves Rosales, Fernando Hurtado and David Segura among many others. https://www.teatroechegaray.com/ Teatro Cervantes

Pianist Ben Roels

Pianist Ben Roels, Estepona. / sur

Estepona. 19 November, 8pm. Auditorio Felipe VI. 10€.

Belgian pianist Ben Roels will be playing pieces by composers beethoven and Chopin. Tickets: www.tafestepona.com or from the box office.

La Cochera Cabaret

Malaga. Avda de los Guindos.

12 November, 10pm. Space Surimi.

13 November, 12pm. J. J Fuentes.

13 November, 9pm. Sex Museum. Garage rock.

The Concerts of Picasso

Torremolinos. 8pm. Centro Cultural Pablo Ruiz Picasso..

12 November. Violinist Klara Gomboc.

23 December. Classical pianist Manuel López.

Tickets: wwwlatiendadelasentradas.com

Rob Sas Band

Estepona. Louie Louie Bar, Estepona Port.

10 December, 10.30pm. The Rob Sas band returns for a night of live rock music.

11 December, 10pm. Benavista. The Rob Sas band will be playing in the Melòdia bar and restaurant.

International Jazz festival

Granada. Until 13 November, 9pm. Teatro Municipal Isabel La Católica.

With the Moisés P. Sánchez Trio, Jazz granada Ensemble, Ernesto Aurignac, Chucho Valdés, Cecile McLorin Salvant, The Andrea Motis Quintet and Myles Sanko.

Bill O'Haire

Almuñécar. 20 November, 8pm. Casa de la Cultura.

Blues music concert.

Blues at Moonlight

Benalmádena. From 25 until 28 November. Hotel Sunset Beach.

The thirteenth edition of the Blues at Moonlight Festival includes international blues, American roots, Honky Tonk, Country and Rockabilly bands with French rocker Jake Calypso and Red Hot topping the bill. British rockabillilly band Lobo Jones and the Rhythm Hounds will also be among the line up of renowned musicians. Tickets: www.bluesatmoonlight.com

Popular Brazilian music

Popular Brazilian Music, Almuñécar. / sur

Almuñécar. 28 November, 7pm. Casa de la Cultura.

Judith Facio, Carlos Martín, Camilo Edwards and guest drummer Carlos Cortés, will be playing popular Brazilian music.

Concerts until Christmas

Almuñécar. Until 18 December. Casa de la Cultura.

The Joven Orquesta Mediterránea and the Orquesta de Cámara Mediterránea with the Ópera de Granada choir, will be presenting a programme of twelve concerts leading up to Christmas. www.almunecar.info

The International Andrés Segovia Guitar Competition

La Herradura. From 16 until 20 November. Centro Cívico.

This year the event is in honour of the centenary of Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla. The competition is one of the most important in the world of classic guitar. www.certamenandressegovia.com

Santa Cecilia Concerts

Rincón de la Victoria 20 November, 12pm. El Auditorio Municipal. Free.

The Banda de Música will be celebrating the day of the patron saint of music and musicians, Santa Cecilia, with a concert.

Almuñécar 28 November, 1pm. Plaza de la Constitución.

The municipal band will be playing in the square conducted by David Pino Campos.

Almuñécar 22 November, 8pm. Casa de la Cultura..

The Trío Schönes Lieder, Lourdes Arias, pianist, Lorena Fernández, trumpeter and Laura Sánchez vocalist, will be in concert to celebrate Santa Cecilia, World Music Day


Winter Musical Agenda

Torremolinos. Until 23 December, 8pm. Picasso Cultural Centre.

11 December. Isaac de los Reyes, flamenco, ballet and contemporary dancer.

23 December. Classical pianist Manuel López.


Flash mob Flamenco

Almuñécar. 13 November, 1pm. Parque El Majuelo.

Flash mob flamenco performance for International Flamenco Day.

Peña Flamenca

Malaga. 13 November, 9pm. Museo de Arte Flamenco Peña Juan Breva.

The Eva Bravo flamenco group with dancers Alberto Bataná and Eva Bravo, singer Vicente Román and guitarist Francis Cerdán. Reservations: 687607526 / 952221380.

Semana Flamenca

Benalmádena. Until 22 November, Casa de la Cultura.

Details of the various concerts and performances : https://www.guiaflama.com/festivales-flamenco/semana-flamenca-de-benalmadena/

Peña Flamenca

Estepona. 12 November, doors open 8pm. Plaza Fuerzas Armadas.

Delia Membrive (vocals), José Fernández (toque) and Paula Salazar and Alberto López (dance). Reservations: 952803183 / 683141136

International Flamenco Day

Malaga. From 16 November. Various venues.

16 November, 7pm. Final del Concurso Cantes de Málaga at the Centro Cultural María Victoria Atencia in Calle Ollerías.

17 November, 8.30pm. Rosi Campos - La Morena at the Peña Juan Breva, Calle Ramón Franquela.

18 December, 8.30pm. José Chaparro, Pepe de campillos and Antonio Contreras at the Peña Juan Breva.

19 November, 8.30pm. Chelo Soto at the Peña Juan Breva.

20 November, 8.30pm. Amparo Heredía and Alejandro Estrada. at the Peña Juan Breva.

Borracho de Arte

Antonio Gómez, El Turry, Almuñécar. / ur

Almuñécar. 4 December, 7pm. Casa de la Cultura.

Flamenco singer Antonio Gómez, “El Turry” presents his new recording Borracho de Arte.

Theatre and dance performances

Tutto Puccini

Malaga. 13 November, 8pm. Teatro Cervantes.

Kazuki Yoshida, Malaga. / sur

Sopranos Shoko Okada, Amanecer Sierra and Guiomar Cantó, tenor Kazuki Yoshida and baritone Luca Bruno perform opera songs from Puccini’s most popular compositions such as Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Turandot and Tosca among others. www.teatrocervantes.com

Fernando Hurtado

Malaga. 13 November, 8pm. Teatro Antonio Gala.

Fernando Hurtado and his company will be performing Lo(w) Cos(t), a tribute to the ideals of the dance company since its creation and carrying forward into the future.

Charity events


Alhaurín de la Torre.9am - 2pm.

The ARCH team at the Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys have resumed their popular Sunday open mornings. Children can groom the donkeys and ponies, and volunteers are on hand to explain the charity’s work. More information on Facebook: Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos or https://www.horserescuespain.org/

Opera for the Regeneration of the Sierra Bermeja

Estepona. 12 November, 8pm. Centro Cultural Padre Manuel. 15€.

Clarice Williams, opera and classical singer and singing tutor is organising a night of classical music and opera for the Ayuntamiento de Estepona’s Fund For The Regeneration of the Sierra Bermeja. She will be accompanied by baritone David Geary, the Magnum Mysterium choir, painist Katie Rowlands and flautist Cat Wadell. All the performers and sponsors are donating their talents 100% pro bono. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by the sponsors. Tickets on the door.

Fashion Show for Cudeca

La Cala de Mijas. 17 November, from 1pm. Olivia’s Restaurant. 35€.

Mapuchi Moda is a ladies fashion boutique in La Cala owned by Sara Haley. She is organising the fashion show with the support of Olivia’s Restaurant to raise funds for Cudeca. After the lunch with unlimited Prosecco a team of professional models will model items from the boutique which can be purchased after the show. Seats must be prebooked: reservations@oliviaslacala.com or call 952494935

Art and gifts evening for the Triple A charity

Marbella. 19 November, from 7.30pm. Bar Tamasis, Avda Arias Maldonado.

Roz James will be selling her abstract flow art (fluid art can be applied to most substrates canvas, glass, wood, stone, marble etc. It is the art of layering paint in different ways and then manipulating it using all sorts of different techniques including air, heat and tools. All proceeds are to raise funds for thr Triple A charity.

Christmas Concert for Cat Rescue charity

Alhaurín el Grande. 0 December, from 1pm for a meal, 3pm for the concert only. Venta la Recta.

The cabaret-style concert will be in two parts with the first half consisting of popular songs and the second half dedicated to Christmas songs and carols. Tickets for the concert from Papelería Cristina, 10€. The meal is an extra 11€. Reservations: 627293609.

Christmas Gala Dinner for Cudeca

Marbella. 16 December,7.30pm. Villa Tiberio.

Gala dinner in aid of Cudeca with aperitifs, three-course dinner, wine and coffee included, live music, dancing, tombola. Price per person 75€, 25€ of which goes to Cudeca. Further information call: 952771799.

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

The Arts Society

San Roque. 17 November, 11am. San Roque Golf and Country Club.

Travels in Rajasthan with Rudyard Kipling: Palaces and Temples, Monuments and Forts in the land of Kings. Lecturer Elizabeth Merry. Vistors: 12€ includes a glass of wine after lecture. delafrontera@theartssociety.org / 634287821

Guernica: Pervivencia de un mito

Malaga. 18, 19 November. Auditorio, Museo Picasso Málaga or online.

This is an international seminar on Picasso’s contemporary painting Guernica. With dialogues and conferences with Pepe Karmel, professor of the History of Art atNew York University and comissioned associate of the Colección 2020-2023 of the Museo Picasso Málaga; W.J.T. Mitchell of the University of Chicago; Timothy J. Clark of the University of California, Berkeley; Andrea Giunta of the University of Buenos Aires and South African artist William Kentridge. Fee 90€. www.museopicassomalaga.org

More ideas

Inspiring Futures Course

San Pedro de Alcántara. 15 November.

The free Inspiring Futures programme is aimed at supporting those who are seeking torebuild their lives and careers in the aftermath of the pandemic. It is organised by Collective Calling, a non-profit organisation and consists of two mornings a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, a total of 27 hours. hours. The course includes modules on building confidence and self-esteem, efficient problem-solving and SMART goal setting. Also pro-tips on CV-building, mastering job interview techniques and basic IT-skills comprehension. Call 951742495, send a WhatsApp to 655 679007 or email jacqui@collectivecalling.org

The Nao Victoria Sailing Ship

Nao Victoria, Benalmádena. / sur

Benalmádena. Until 14 November, 10am - 7pm. Marina at Benalmádena.

The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world 500 years agoand is visiting Benalmádena port as part of its Anniversary tour. This historical ship is open to the public Tickets: www.fundacionnaovictoria .org

Tapas Route

Rincón de la Victoria. Until 21 November.

Thirty-six establishments in the town are taking part in the Tapas route. More information including participating bars and restaurants: www.turismoenrincon.es

Night Market with Live Music

Alcaucín. Every Friday and Wednesday from 7.30pm. Scirocco, Cruce de Periana, Puente de Don Manuel.

Live music at Luna Chill ecological and artesanal market. There is a children’s area and food and drinks are available. Musicians are invited to join in.

Lux Mundi

Fuengirola. Fridays, 10am - 1pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, C/Nueva 3.

Taizé Prayer. 25 November, 8pm at San José church. Taizé prayer is a monthly invitation to join in prayer. Send an email to be included in them: luxmundif@gmail.com.

Lux Mundi

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.

Catholic Mass in English Every Saturday, 5pm at the Ecumenical Centre.

Trip to Gibraltar. 18 November. 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€.

Christmas trip to Puente Genil. 15, 16 December.. Various departure points. Visit the Nativity Scene Museum in Mollina and lunch at a local restaurant. Staying at the 3 star Hotel Carmen in Puente Genil. On day 2 visit Fuente Alamo witha guided tour in English of the archaeological site. Tickets 119€ per person sharing a double room. 135€ single room. Discount for Lux Mundi card holders.

Lux Mundi

Fuengirola. Fridays, 10am - 1pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, C/Nueva 3.

Taize Prayer. 25 November, 8pm at San José church. Taizé prayer is a monthly invitation to join in prayer. Send an email to be included in them: luxmundif@gmail.com


Mijas. Aula de Danza Teatro Las Lagunas. Donation of 3kg of non-perishable foodstuffs on first day of course.

Acting in front of the camera. 13, 14 November 9am - 2pm. Lecturer: Pedro Ortega.

Therapeutic Dance. 28 November, 10am - 1pm, 4-7pm. Modern dance with María Fernanda Tello. Rhythmic movements for the body to agilise the mind and improve positive thinking.

Production and Financing Films. 12 December, 9am - 2pm. Lecturer: Pedro Ortega. Register: cultura@mijas.es or call: 952590380

Diabetes Day

Vélez-Málaga. 14 November, from 11am. Parque de La Vega de Algarrobo Costa.

Menu planning and advice for diabetics (in Spanish) at 12.30pm, paella lunch, sports and other activities for children. The Virgen de Los Remedios la Fuente de Ntra. Sra. del Carmen hermitage on the seafront will be lit-up blue to symbolise the importance of the day. Reservations: adiaxa@hotmail.com

Walking for Health

Almuñécar. 9am, Mondays leaving from the Francisco Bonet Stadium. Free.

Routes of approximately 5km organised by the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC). Anyone who does little or no exercise is invited take part. Register: Infocáncer 900100036 or 658086232 stating you wish to take part in the Ruta de Almuñécar.

Andalusí Market

Rincón de la Victoria. 15-17 November.

Belly dancing performances and workshops, pottery workshop, procession of giant heads, glass-making workshop plus stalls selling crafts, typical Arabic and Turkish foods and a corner especially for children.

Friday Activities for Pensioners

Torremolinos. From Friday 12 November. Palacio de Congresos.

Aimed at the older generation, Torremolinos Town Hall have announced three new events starting with Viernes de Guateque which will take place once a month between 5pm and 9pm and will include a light afternoon tea and live music. This Friday, 29 October, 9am, there will be a walk from the town hall to the Molina de Inca park where participants can enjoy breakfast in the open air and see the bird aviaries. The town hall has also organised a trip to Cadiz from 26 until 28 November visiting Chipiona, Costa Ballena, Cádiz, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera. Price is 180 euros per person. Registration for all these events at the El Pozuelo, Playamar and Plaza Goya centres or call: 952371486


Estepona. 20, 21 November, 10am-3pm, 4-9pm. Caseta Municipal del Parque Ferial Deportivo.

The V Salon de Manga los Videojuegos y la Cultura Alternativa is aimed at all the ‘Geeks’ in Andalucía. Proceeds from the event will go towards paying for heart surgery here in Spain for a child who is unable to get this type of operation in their own country with the NGO Infancia Solidaria.

TIMS Choir

Los Boliches. Wednesdays 7-9.30pm. St Andrew’s Church.

The choir has recently resumed rehearsals and would love to welcome new members. The International Music Society has an extensive repertoire singing excerpts from musical theatre, ballads, popular songs of yesteryear up to present times and also Christmas songs including some in German and Spanish as well as English. There are no auditions and the ability to read music Is less important than enthusiasm and commitment. Visit their Facebook page or their website :- www.timschoir.org call: 654891790.

Coral Coraxalia

Vélez-Málaga. Thursdays until June 2022, 5.30-8pm. Casa Hermanidad de la Cofradia de los Estudiantes, Plaza del Sastres.

The choir are welcoming new members call: 689111352 (Spanish) or 657951755 (English). Email: eucorax@hotmail.es

Las Luces del Botánico: Christmas garden

Malaga. From 27 November until 9 January 2022, 6.30 - 9.30pm. Gates close at 11pm. Malaga Jardín Botánico La Concepción.

A two kilometre route around the gardens will be lit by over two million lights and accompanied by music. Some of the lights will be in the form of some of the fauna present in the garden such as owls and squirrels and some flora such as a huge ‘biznaga’ lighting up one of the lakes. There will also be illuminated silhouettes of king Alfonso XIII, Sissi Emperatriz and Queen Isabell II.

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.

Family English Cemetery Days

Malaga. Saturdays, 10.30am-3pm. Avda de Priés, 1.

The English Cemetery was founded by the British Consul William Mark in 1831 at a time when non Catholics who died in Malaga, had to be buried on the beach at night. An enthusiastic gardener, he also created a garden. The English Cemetery is now listed by the Junta de Andalucía as being of Cultural Interest and is maintained by a not for profit Foundation. Are you looking for a family activity for Saturday mornings, which is fun, educational and in the open air? Book a family visit to the English Cemetery and they will provide a route to follow to discover some fascinating Malaga history, and games to play along the way - in both English and Spanish. Reserve a time slot on https://cementerioinglesmalaga.org/ under the “visits” tab.

The entrance fee, (5€ per adult, 4€ per child) is payable on arrival and includes all materials for the games, which are adapted to all age groups.

German style Christmas Market

Los Boliches. 20 November, 10am-2pm. St Andrew’s Church Hall.

Stalls, games and refreshments.

Diocese of Malaga Living Nativity

Malaga. 17 December in the afternoon, 18 December all day. Casa Diocesana Málaga.

Students from diocesan schools will interpret different passages from the Gospels telling the story of Jesus’ infancy. there will also be a bouncy castle, Royal Post Box, Christmas crafts and workshops as well as as live music. Every year the organisers, with the help of the Children’s Oncology Volunteers (AVOI) collect toys and gifts for disadvantaged children.

Hacienda Almoguera Christmas Fair. / sur

Christmas Fair

Almoguera. 27, 28 November, from 11am until 8pm. Hacienda Almoguera, Crtra Vieja de Los Barrios.

Asiatic and vegetarian foods, sushi, cheese, honey, jewellery, clothing, ceramics and gifts etc. The organisers will also be collected non-perishable foodstuffs and good second-hand clothing for the Food Bank and Red Cross. feriachristmas@gmail.com