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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 English Cemetery family tours and walking routes


Live music and concerts

OFM Concerts

Malaga.Various venues.

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:

Ventana Abierta Jazz Club

Nerja. Hotel Plaza Cavana, C/Granada..

15 October, 8pm. Nacho Loring Trio: Nacho Loring (trumpet) - Gregorio Herreros (piano) - Joan Massana (bass). Ventana Abierta

International Cello Festival

Marbella. Until 18 October, 7.30-8.45pm. Trapiche, San Pedro.

The Bach to Bach festival features Bach’s six cello suites plus new compositions, with a different international award winning cellist each evening. or

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


Malaga.Until 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.

Until 24 October. The smash hit Broadway musical The Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets: 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. Teatro Cervantes

Swan Lake

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

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

La Cochera Cabaret

Malaga. 16 October, 8pm. Avda de los Guindos.

La Comparsa de Kiko Remolino. A comparsa (folksong) group from Cádiz.

Michael Kevin Jones

Estación de Jimena. 16 October, 6pm. Convento Ntra Sra Reina de los Ángeles. 15€.

Cellist Michael Kevin Jones and harpsichordist Monica Forrester Becko will be playing compositions by Bach and Vivaldi.

Sueña el Botánico

Malaga. 15, 16 October, from 6pm. Jardín Botanico La Concepción.

Sixteen Malaga bands will be playing at the two day event. Luna Vieja, Rubio Americano, Soy La Playa, Respiro, No Picky, Buenas Noticias, Elphomega and Carlos Vudú on Friday and Esplendor, The Blackberry Clouds, Maenoba, Hairy Nipples, Fauces, The Oddballs and Sr. Chinarro on the Saturday. Tickets:

Concierto Jolis

Almuñécar. 16 October, 8pm. Casa de la Cultura.

100 years of Italian songs is the theme for the concert.

Jacke Sjodin

Almuñécar.20 October, 7pm. Casa de la Cultura

This concert has been organised by the Nordic Association.

Autumn Concert

Gibraltar. 18 October, 8pm. St Michael’s Cave.

The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society are holding an autumn concert with Saulo Guerra (clarinet) and the European Sinfonietta. Gérard Korsten will conduct. Tickets 22€ from: Concessions for senior citizens and students from Mackintosh Hall reception.

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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.

Guitar Concert

Marbella. 22 October, 8pm. Hotel Don Pepe.

Los Amigos de la Música have organised a guitar recital by Bernado García Huidobro in the Hotel Don Pepe. Tickets 25€ for non-members.

Piano Candlelight

Estepona. 22 October, 8.30pm. Centro Cultural Padre Manuel. Free.

Susanna Ikebana is holding a piano recital by candlelight.

The Concerts of Picasso

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

15 October. Óscar Barrio.

29 October. Javier García Moreno.

Danish choir

Torre del Mar. 21 October, 5.30pm. San Andrés Apostol Church.

The Danish choir will be performing Danish songs and hymns and classical European choral movements.

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:

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.


Flamenco Wednesday

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

Live flamenco performance weekly in the plaza.

Cuadro Flamenco

Malaga. Museo de Flamenco Peña Juan Breva, C/Ramón Franquelo 4

16 October, 8.30pm. Cuadro flamenco de Alejandro Estrada.

Facebook-Instagram: Flamenka Paco Roji.

Peña Flamenca

Estepona. 15 October, 9.30pm. Plaza Fuerzas Armadas.

Miguel Astorga (vocals), Camarón de Pitita (toque) and tati La Molineta and Nicolás Jurado (dance). reservation: 952803183 or 683141136.


Salon Varietés

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

Until 24 October. The smash hit Broadway musical The Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets: or call: 952474542

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. Teatro Cervantes

Eduardo II / Teatro Cervantes

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

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

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).

The Arts Society

Online. 18 October, 4.30pm.

The Nude in Art History. Lecturer Stella Lyons streamed live to your home via zoom.

Nerja. 19 October, 6pm. Centro Cultural, C/Granada.

The Nude in Art History. Lecturer Stella Lyons streamed live to the culture centre or watch it at home via zoom.

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The Arts Society

San Roque. 20 October, 11am. San Roque Golf and Country Club.

Rafael: A Master in the making.. Lecturer Sian Walters. Vistors: 12€ includes a glass of wine after lecture. / 634 287 821

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€.

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:

Beer Festival

Torre del mMar. 16, 17 October, from 12pm. Avenida Toré Toré.

German beers, sausages and other typical German foods will be available as well as music by local DJs.

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.

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

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: or send a Whatsapp to 626793465


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

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

Register: or call: 952590380

Winderlust Wine Tasting

Malaga. English Cemetery, Avda de Priés, 1.

Spanish Wine Explorer. 22 October. 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:

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:

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:

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 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.