O Sister, Teatro Cervantes, Malaga. / sur

Theatre, music and things to do this month

There are lots of events happening across the province this month from classical music recitals and jazz festivals to foodtrucks and running and walking routes


Live music and concerts

OFM Concerts

Malaga.Various venues.

14, 15 October, 8pm. Teatro Cervantes. Music by composers Wagner, Bruch and Rachmaninov conducted by José María Moreno.

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

Siente Málaga

Malaga.Until November. Various venues.

The festival Siente Málaga will offer seventy shows around the city centre, the majority of which will be free. There will be copla, flamenco and verdiales concerts as well as theatrical processions about the tradition of the Malaga Feria. More information about the acts can be found on https://www.malaga.eu/


Malaga.5-17 October. Malaga, Marbella and Torrox..

National and international stars of jazz and blues will be performing at a series of concerts that will take place in the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella, La Plaza de la Constitución in Torrox and El Centro Cultural María Victoria Atencia in Malaga city.

Salon Varietés

Fuengirola. 7.30pm Friday, Saturday. 7pm Sunday. The Salon Varietés Theatre, Calle Emancipación.

14 - 24 October. The smash hit Broadway musical The Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets: boxoffice@salonvarietestheatre.com or call: 952474542

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/

Swan Lake

Swan Lake, Estepona. / sur

Estepona. 16 October, 5.30pm. Teatro Auditorio Felipe VI.

The Russian National Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Tickets: www.tafestepona.com, Agencia López or the theatre box office from two hours before the show.

Gala Concert

Torremolinos. 8 October, 4-6pm. Palacio de Congresos.

The Semana de Mayor festival in Torremolinos closes on 8 October with a gala concert featuring Xenon Spain and María Jesús and her accordion.

Granada Urbana Festival

Granada.9 October. Cortijo Del Conde.

With Lola Indigo, Omar Montes, Yung Beef and Camin, others to be confirmed. https://www.entradasatualcance.com/tickets-granada-urbana-2021#/

Echo of the Beatles

Mijas. 9 October. 9pm. Teatro Las Lagunas, C/Albero 16.

A tribute to the four Liverpool legends. Tickets: El Corte Inglés, Eventbrite, Atrápalo, Ticketmaster and Rubens Exchange or WhatsApp 633647260

O Sister

Malaga.9 October, 8pm. Teatro Cervantes.

O Sister is a Swing group who recreate the Golden Age of American jazz in the 20s and 30s with special tributes to The Boswell Sisters and Ella Fitzgerald. https://www.teatrocervantes.com/

II Festival de Jazz en Otoño

Almuñécar. 9-11 October. Auditorio José Martín Recuerda, Casa de la Cultura.

With Portuguese pianist Júlio Resende; French trumpet player Raynald Colom and American saxophonist Jean Toussaint. Tickets: https://www.giglon.com/ or Viajes Ecuador Almuñécar or the Casa de la Cultura one hour before the start.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Trio

Malaga.12 October, 7pm. Teatro Cervantes.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki follows the style of traditional Greek music with contemporary and Mediterranean influences. https://www.teatrocervantes.com/

Granada Bull Festival

Granada. 16, 23 October. Cortijo Del Conde.

Fusion and rock, rap and urban music concerts are planned for the two festival days. More information: https://bullmusicfestival.com/

Rob Sas Band

Estepona. 22 October, 10.30pm. Louie Louie Bar, Estepona Port.

The Rob Sas band returns for a night of live rock music.

Dream Beach Halloween

Granada. 30 October. Cortijo Del Conde.

With Armin Van Buuren, Netsky, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Brian Cross, Dub elements and others on the main stage and 999999999 Live, I Hate Models and Spartaque and Gonçalo among others in the Dream Tent. Tickets: https://www.dreambeach.es/granada/

Concerts until Christmas

Almuñécar. From 31 October until 18 December. Casa de la Cultura.

The Joven Orquesta Mediterráneo 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


Flamenco Wednesday

Mijas.Every Wednesday, 12pm. Plaza Virgen de la Peña.

Live flamenco performance weekly in the plaza.

Young Flamenco

Nerja.8 October, 8.30pm. Paseo Balcón de Europa. Free.

Flamenco music, song and dance. Includes dance performance by 12 year-old Matías Campo.


The Barber of Seville

Malaga.10 October, 9pm. Teatro Cervantes.

As part of the XVI Ciclo Malagueño de Zarzuela by the Teatro Lírico Andaluz, the theatre troupe will be performing the comic opera The Barber of Seville. https://www.teatrocervantes.com/


Pinocchio, Teatro Echegaray, Malaga. / sur

Malaga.10 October, 11am, 1pm. Teatro Echegaray.

The puppeteers Ultramarinos de Lucas present this children’s classic. https://www.teatroechegaray.com/

Eduardo II, Ojos de Niebla

Malaga.16 October, 8pm. Teatro Cervantes.

The La Nariz de Cyrano, Conturbenio and Pentación Espectáculos present this tale of Edward II’s irrepressible love for Hugo LeDespenser; the resentment of his wife, Queen Elizabeth and the hatred of Mortimer, Baron of Wigmore.

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/

RBL Poppy Walk

Nerja. 17 October, 11.30am. From Al Andalus Hotel.

The walk finishes at the Chapel Bar in Calle Jaén. For sponsor forms contact Dorothy Allen: 643212944

Collective Calling Beach Olympics

Puerto Banús.9 October, from 11am. Paradise Beach.

Teams of at least five and maximum ten will prove their fitness, strength and endurance. https://collectivecalling.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

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

International Bridge Tournament

Mijas. 17 October, 11am. Casa Danesa, Urb. Haza del Algarrobo, 31.

The tournament is conducted as a Mitchell tournament in one or two rows depending on the number of players. There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in both rows. 15€ includes lunch. Restaurant opens from 10am. Register no later than Wednesday 13 October to Gudrun Lund-Andersen, tel: 618 834 224 or email: gudrunluna@hotmail.com

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 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.

Trip to Motril and Almuñécar. 14 October. Various departure points. Visit the pre-industrial sugar cane museum followed by a guided tour of the Ron Montero (Rum) distillery. Tickets 24€ or 19€ if a Lux Mundi card holder, available from the Lux Mundi Centre.

Salon Varietés, Little Shop of Horrors. 23 October. Various departure points. Tickets 34€ or 30€ if a Lux Mundi card holder, available from the Lux Mundi Centre.

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.Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, C/Nueva 3.

The Boutique is holding a sale until 15 October, open Tues - Fri 10am-1pm. Call: 952474840. E-mail luxmundif@gmail.com

Urban Run

Estepona. 9 (children) 10 (adults) October.

Estepona town hall has announced that registration for the annual Carrera Urbana is now open. More information and registration: http://www.dorsalchip.es/

Walking Route

Rincón de la Victoria.16 October, 10.30am. Meet in the Parque Arqueológico del Mediterraneo next to the Cueva del Tesoro.

Everyone is invited to a tour of the urban parks and gardens of the town. The route is between three and four kilometres long. Register: medioambiente@rincondelavictoria.es or send a Whatsapp to 626793465 https://www.almunecar.es/


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

Photography: Using a hand -held flash. 9, 10 October, 9am - 2pm.

Introduction to Photoshop. 16, 17 October. 9am - 4pm.

Register: cultura@mijas.es or call: 952590380

Winderlust Wine Tasting

Malaga. English Cemetery, Avda de Priés, 1.

Women in Wine: Meet the Maker. 8 October.

Spanish Wine Explorer. 22 October. www.winederlustmalaga.com for ticket information and booking. A percentage of the proceeds go to St George’s Church.

El Pinar Market and Festival

Malaga. 15, 17 October. El Pinar Riding Stables, Camino de los Almendrales.

Concerts and DJs, stalls selling fashion, children’s activities and circus and a variety of international foods. Tickets 8€ in advance, 10€ on the day: www.marketfest.es

Gaming Convention

Granada.23, 24 October. Fermasa Stadium.

Film, manga, animation, fantasy, K-Pop, Japanese culture and Cosplay Ficzone with videogames, e-sports, freeplay and new innovations and technology will be at the Feria de Muestras de Granada stadium. Tickets: https://www.ficzone.com/https://www.granadagaminghttps://www.meeplefactory.es

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.

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

Foodtrucks Xperience

Rincón de la Victoria.8-12 October. Plaza Al Andalus.

International food such as Argentinian empañadas, German sausages, Venezuelan arepas as well as vavriety of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Live music will be provided by Maika Lavera y Banda, Soundshine Duo, Supergroove, Adriana

Rogan, Supernova, Fat Beat, Money Makers and Los Ejecutivos Duo.