Antonio González, Jazz en tu Zona, Malaga. / sur

Live concerts, theatre and lots to do this autumn

All genres of music can be found across the province but Jazz tops the bill this autumn with concerts and festivals in Malaga, Vélez and Granada. The list of ideas for things to do grows longer with lectures and workshops, excursions and craft markets


Live music and concerts

OFM Concerts

Malaga.Various venues.

11, 12 November, 8pm. Teatro Cervantes.

Music by composers Beethoven, Brotons and Stravinski. Conducted by Pablo González. More information:

www.orquestafilarmonicademalaga. Twitter: @filarmonimalaga or Facebook:

Cazbah Live Lounge

Mijas Costa. Doors open 8pm. Avenida de Rota..

5 November. Echoes of the Beatles.

Facebook: Call or Whatsapp 602535710

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:

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

Jazz Concerts

Vélez-Málaga. From 5 November until 10 December, from 7pm. Centro de Arte Contempóraneo..

5 November. The Anachronic Quintet. Traditional jazz, swing and blues.

12 November. The Malaga Tomaselli Guzmán Quartet.

10 December. The Ana Sánchez Quartet.

El Arte de Violín

Malaga. Teatro Echegaray.

5 November, 8pm. Joachim El Maestro. With pieces by Clara Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven and Joseph Joachim

6 November, 8pm. El Virtuoso y el Diablo. Pieces by Paganini, Tartini and Spohr.


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:

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

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:

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

Painist 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: or from the box office.

The Concerts of Picasso

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

12 November. Piano and cello classical music concert.

23 December. Classical pianist Manuel López.


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.

Festival Internacional de Jazz en tu Zona

Malaga. Various venues.

5 November, 5pm Teatinos-Universidad. Auditorio del Parque Heroes del Combate de Teatinos. Nono García and Tito Alcedo Cuarteto.

6 November, 1pm Carretera de Cádiz. Parque de Huelin. 4 Chicas.

4 Chicas, Jazz en tu zona. / sur

6 November, 5pm Cruz de Humilladero. Plazuela María Santísima de Dolores y Esperanza. Antonio González Trío.

7 November, 1pm Este. Auditorio Playa Virginia. Fernando Brox Sexteto.

7 November, 5pm Bailén-Miraflores. Bulevar José Iturbi. Nono García and Tito Alcedo Cuarteto.

35th Festival Internacional de Jazz

Malaga. Teatro Cervantes.

6 November, 8pm Richard Bona and the Alfredo Rodríguez Band.

7 November, 8pm Kyle Eastwood Cinematic quintet.

8 November, 8pm Tino di Geraldo.

9 November, 8pm Tete Leal and Five Elements.

10 November, 8pm Robin Mckelle. Alterations.

Abierto Jazz Málaga

Malaga. Various locations in Malaga city.

In conjunction with the 35th Festival Internacional de Jazz, there will be over 70 jazz concerts around the city throughout the day between 4 and 7 November. A full list of the concerts can be found:

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.

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:

Concerts until Christmas

Almuñécar. From 31 October 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.

The International Andrés Segovia Guitar Competition

Andrés Segovia Guitar Competition, La Herradura. / sur

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.

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.


Flamenco Wednesday

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

Live flamenco performance weekly in the plaza.

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.


Salon Varietés

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

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. From 3 until 7 November. The Salon Varietés Theatre is thrilled to have obtained the performing rights for this play. Tickets: or call: 952474542

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

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 organsising 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.

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.

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

Costa Del Sol. 8 November, 4.30pm. Salon Varietés Theatre, Fuengirola.

Barcelona 1900: Wealth, poverty and violence in society and superb creativity in art. Lecturer Helen Sijsling.

Nerja.9 November, 6pm. Centro Cultural, C/Granada.

The same lecture as above live at the culture centre or watch it at home via zoom.

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€.

An Audience With

Gibraltar.Charles Hunt Room, John Mackintosh Hall.

8 November, 11am. Former politician and educator, Clive Beltran will discuss ‘Yodo Morao and all that...’ His recent book describes Gibraltarian customs, practices and sayings, based on his childhood and early youth, reminiscing on life in Gibraltar in the 50s and 60s.

8 November, 7pm. Dr Sam Benady. A Lifetime in Writing, from the medical history of Gibraltar and a biography of Sir George Don to the Bresciano novels and online blogging. Sam takes us through his life as an author exploring his different interests and writing styles.

9 November, 11am. Rosanna Morales and Justin Bautista will come together to talk about vegan food and lifestyle. Discussing Rosanna’s book Ageing in the Garden of Vegan and Justin’s cookbook, ‘Mama Lottie’s Vegan.

9 November, 7pm. Karl Ullger. The artist’s publication focuses on a selection of figurative paintings produced during the Pandemic and lockdown periods (March 2020 – June 2021), representing Karl’s creative escape and outlet, connecting with artists and others online.

10 November, 11am. Richard Garcia will discuss his trilogy of books on Gibraltar’s social history. His third book in the series sees the end of a project that has been 40 years in the making. His research ranges from the capture of Gibraltar in 1704, to the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, focusing on the Rock’s people and culture

10 November, 7pm. Rebecca Calderon. Ten Thousand Words is a collection of short stories, unusual in that each tale is exactly 1,000 words. The stories offer the reader a sharp and poignant glimpse into a variety of worlds, eras, and situations, aimed at hooking the reader and leaving them wanting more.

11 November, 11am. Humbert Hernandez and Cecil Gomez A Time Remembered is described as a slice of cultural history, and insight into the life of Cecil Gomez and his drama group’s journey, now known as Group 2000. Humbert has created a compilation reflecting 60 years of work; photographs, illustrations, reviews, and anecdotes covering over 200 productions.

11 November, 7pm. Dr Ballantine Perera and poet Trino Cruz, will discuss literary culture and art expression. They will engage with the backdrop of Gibraltar writings, and the complex set of linguistic, historical, and geographical underpinnings which render this space difficult to pin down.

12 November, 7pm. The writer and musician Gabriel Moreno will discuss his work looking at his poetry, lyrics and music. He will be discussing the idea of the fusing of Spanish and English to investigate Gibraltarian identity and delving into his inspiration. Accompanied by his guitar, he will be performing several songs and will talk about his experiences in relation to living abroad. Pre-recorded.

Information and tickets:

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

VI Orchid Fair

Estepona. 6, 7 November, 10am-7pm. Orchidario de Estepona, Calle Terraza.

A free workshop on the cultivation of orchids (in Spanish) as well as exhibitions of rare orchids and sales of various plants as well as orchids. Limited numbers so reservations recommended: or call: 951 51 70 74 during opening hours (10am-1.30pm and 3-5pm).

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:

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 from 6 November, 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.


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

Making Short Films. 6, 7 November, 9am - 2pm. Lecturer Javier Gómez Bello.

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: or call: 952590380

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

Trip to Caminito del Rey

Fuengirola. 9 November. 18€ if lunch required. .

The association Tecera Edad are organising a walk along the Caminito del Rey. Contact the town hall for more information.

Remembrance Day

Coín. 11 November, 11.30am. Coín Cemetery Chapel .

Service of Remembrance led by the TAPAS choir. Bell ringing ceremony with reading of the names of fallen heroes. Laying of wreaths attended by British Consul, Coín mayor, town counicillors and Guardia Civil. The Royal British Legion Riders Branch will also be attending. Further information and to add a name to the bell ceremony contact: 663157776 or

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 :- 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:

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 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

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.