15th International Theatre, Dance and Music Festival, Las Palmas:
August 12, 9.30 pm, Á ópera de tres reás starring Luis Tosar. €3. Parque Santa Catalina
Musical events at the Fiestas de las Nieves, Agaete:
August 14, 8 pm, 23rd Classical guitar concert with José María Ramírez Martín
August 14, 9.30 pm, 23rd Marine Songs Festival with Parranda Araguaney and Aristides Moreno
August 15, 9.30 pm, musical: El Tormento by Abelardo
August 17, 8 pm, musical group Guayedra
August 17, 9.30 pm, tribute to Rocío Durcal with Mara Pérez
August 19, 9.30 pm, Pedro Manuel Afonso
To August 15, paintings: El mar que aguarda by Pablo Martell. Macabeo, Las Palmas
To August 19, El mar y sus sentidos. San Martín Centro de la Cultura Contemporánea, Las Palmas
To August 19, Festival Plátano Rock: exhibition of typographic design: Type It. Gabinete Literario, Las Palmas
To August 21, portraits from the Casa Colón Collection. La Caldereta, Vega de San Mateo
To August 21, graphics work from the engraving workshops. Casa de la Cultura, Santa María de Guía
To August 28, painted murals: El olor perfecto, by Jesús Zurita. Sala San Antonio Abad, Las Palmas
To September 4, photographs: Relaciones negativas. Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas
To October 9, Ron Gorchov: Donde se oculta el alma. CAAM, Las Palmas
To October 9, Juan Hidalgo: Desde Ayacata. CAAM, Las Palmas
To October 10, Riscos. San Martín Centro de la Cultura Contemporanea, Las Palmas
SPORT AND NATURE
Local councils in various areas of the island organise guided treks and other open-air activities. For more information, call UPNature, Guanarteme 928 270084 or 928 473265, Arucas 928 621754, Maspalomas 928 764201, Tablero 928 140640, Mogán 928 158805, Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino 928.891.252 or www.alberguelaaldea.com, or Valleseco 928 618740.
Guided visits to the principal digs in the island: Bentayga (Tejeda), Cenobio de Valerón (Guía) etc. For more information 928 219 229.
Arguineguín: Tuesday, Gáldar: Thursday, Mogán: Sunday, Puerto de Mogán: Friday, Telde: Saturday, Terór: Sunday, Vecindario: Monday and Wednesday – all 8am to 2pm. Playa del Inglés, every day except Sunday, 7.30 to 11.30pm. Rastro, Sunday 8am to 2pm, bus station, Las Palmas.
August 15, Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Candelaria
August 15, Fiestas de Agosto, La Victoria de Acentejo
August 16, Fiestas de San Joaquin, Fasnia
August 16, Fiestas and Romería de San Roque, Garachico
August 17 to 25, Fiestas de Santa Bárbara, Icod de los Vinos
August 19 to 21, Fiestas del Puertito, Adeje
August 24, Fiestas de San Bartolomé, Buenavista del Norte and Tejina
August 24, Fiestas de La Corujera, Santa Úrsula
August 25, Fiestas de Nuestra Señora Virgen del Buen Viaje, El Tanque
August 26 to 28, Fiestas de La Hoya, Adeje
MUSIC AND SCENIC ARTS
Playa de las Américas:
August 12, 5 pm, Arona Summer Festival with David Guetta, Rinocerose, Roger Sánchez, The Zombie Kids, Bikini Invaders and Jessy la Ley. Antonio Domínguez Stadium. Info at www.aronasummerfestival.com
August 12 and 13, 8 pm to 5 am, Sunset Ritual followed by dance event. Faro Chill Art
Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos:
August 13, 9 pm, Buenos Aires. Tango (music and dance).
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August 19, 8 pm, Youth concert: Un Canto por Arona. Plaza, Las Galletas. Entry free
Fiesta Mójate Tejina 2011:
August 14, 12 noon, Maquinaria Band, The Boys Machine, DJ Cuto and DJ Flaco. Cooperativa de Tejina, La Laguna
August 27, Járabe de Palo. Polideportivo Aregume. Tickets in advance at €15, from Ayuntamientos de Buenavista and Los Silos, Almacenes Buenavista, Deportes Ernesto and more, or on the night €20.
August 12, 16th Festival de la Canción, Candelaria (song contest)
To August 21, Ruta Gastronómica Marinera Arona en 1000 Sabores 2011. Tapa and drink for €3 at participating establishments
To August 26, Verano de Cuento, El Sauzal (storytelling)
To August 27, Sansofé 2011, El Médano and Los Abrigos. Concerts, workshops, cinema, sports, wine festival, new talent contest and more. Info at www.granadilladeabona.org
To September 25, Festival El Sauzal Respira. Concerts, workshops, cinema and other open air activities in various locations
CHILD AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
To August 31, Amaelandia – scenic arts and music workshops for children 4 to 8 years in Los Cristianos. Weekdays 9.30am to 1.30pm. For information call 922 795 771.
All summer, El Puntito de Verano. Workshops and excursions based at youth centres for 11 to 15 year-olds. Adeje, Armeñime, Tijoco, Miraverde and Callao Salvaje. Info and registration at www.adeje.es
To September 6, 8 am to 9 pm, Sumérgete Summer Camp. Sporting activities for children 3 to 13 years, and lunch. Municipal swimming pool, El Galeón, Adeje. Info and registration at www.adeje.es
To August 31, 7.30 am to 5 pm, Chayofita Summer Camp, Las Madrigueras Infant and Primary School, Los Cristianos. Registration at www.arona.org
To August 31, 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, Proyecto Veranito, summer activities for children 3 to 13 years, with lunch, at the infant and primary schools in Chayofa/La Camella and Parque de la Reina. Information and registration at www.arona.org
Arona, Las Galletas, Costa del Silencio:
Second Sunday of the month: barbecue with entertainment at Coral Mar Square.
Last Sunday of the month: buffet and entertainment at Habla Habla, Las Galletas. Call Cath 629 506 882.
The Lions shop in the Apolo Center is open Mon to Fri 11am to 3pm. The Costa del Silencio shop is open Mon to Fri 11am to 2pm. Donations of clothing, books, bric-a-brac etc welcome. Ken Sadler 670 647 765.
To September 4, Black Friday by José Arturo Martín and Javier Sicilia
To September 11, photos: Singularidades by young creators of Mali
To October 16, Nessun Dorma by Laura Gherardi
To October 16, Óscar Domínguez: Una existencia de papel
To October 16, guided tours of TEA exhibitions
To October 23, Retrospectiva by Pedro Garhel
To August 31, Doble o nada by Carlos Matallana. Museo de Bellas Artes
To August 31, El viaje by Alexis W. Espacio Cultural El Tanque (refinery)
To August 31, Acciones en casa. El Tragaluz Digital by Betsué and Vives. Museo Municipal
To September 12, Cándido Camacho: Al corazón. Museo de Bellas Artes
To August 31, 25ft 11. young artists group, Orientaciones. Pause, by Adrian Martínez. Sala de Arte Cabrera Pinto
To September 17, paintings and graphics: Arte cambiante. Galería de Arte Stunt
To May 29 2020, photographs: Sáhara. Casa Lercaro
Abama Golf & Spa Resort:
To August 15, Retrospectiva by Armin Damtsheuer
South, cultural and civic centres:
To September 7, photographs: Universidad de Verano 2011: Niños de los Dos Mundos. Adeje
To August 22, photos by Lenin. Cabo Blanco
To August 27, Refugiados: vidas en tránsito. Los Cristianos
To August 31, paintings by Sergio Linares. Arona Town Hall
To August 31, paintings by Aixa. Parque de la Reina
To September 2, photos from the Garabato camp. Las Galletas
SPORT AND NATURE
To August 31, sporting activities and courses for all the family, from babies to the elderly, in the Arona district. Also organised treks. Full list at www.arona.org
All 2011, La Laguna Big Sessions. Surfing enormous waves on La Laguna's coast, for those specialising in Tow-In. Information at www.lasantasurf.es
To September 30, on the fourth Sunday of each month, walks through Tenerife's food, history and heritage. August: Sendero de las estrellas (route of the stars). More information and bookings at El Cardón, 922 127938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Failte fun walks
Every Friday morning with Failte. Meet outside the Hotel Gran Arona in Los Cristianos for a trek over Guaza mountain followed by refreshments. Wear stout shoes, meet friends and get some exercise. New faces always welcome. More information, Tony on 628 689 306.
Tourist routes 922 127 938
Every Tuesday: Montes del Agua
1st Saturday of each month: Teide National Park
2nd Saturday: Masca ravine
3rd Saturday: Volcanic tube at Cueva de San Marcos
4th Saturday: Kayak trip off Los Gigantes cliffs, Punta de Teno
Tours by kayak for all abilities which may be combined with snorkelling, hiking, climbing or potholing. More info on 922 127 938 or www.elcardon.com
North: Escuela de Surf y Body Board OAD La Laguna, for over 12s. More information on 922 256 244 or wwwoadlaguna.com
South: Escuela Oficial de la Federación Canaria de Surf K16 (Playa de las Américas). Groups or individual training for over 7s. More information on 922 798 480 or www.k16surf.com
More information about trekking routes on 922 725 180 or www.arona.org
All year round, guided walks for groups through the most emblematic buildings of the lovely northern town of Los Silos. Contact Oscar on 922 841 086.
Barranco del Infierno (Adeje):
Guided trails for the general public:
The National Park’s interpretation service offers guided tours free of charge. You need to book in advance with the National Park Office (Tel. 922 290 129/922 290 183).
Writers circle: Hazel Bennett is a published writer and has started a writers circle in Parque de la Reina. Published or unpublished, all welcome. email@example.com
La Baranda Wine Museum, promoting local quality wines. TF-5 motorway (El Sauzal exit). More information on 922 572 535 or www.tenerife.es/Casa-vino
Castles Tours: Tenerife History Museum offers guided tours around the island's castles for schools and groups. More information on 922 825 949
Masonic Meetings in the south of Tenerife. Visitors always welcome. Tenerife Craft, Chapter, Mark. For more information phone 922 794 502 or 922 732 386.
Ciudadanos Europeos (European Citizens). Meet new friends, get help and advice on living in the Canary Islands and participation in Canarian culture. Social activities. Contact the President, Harry Davies on 922 781905 or Secretary, Chris Stanyer on 922 751507. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wednesday Club, your opportunity to meet people like you, ladies, gentlemen, couples or on your own. 1st. Floor Apolo Center, Los Cristianos, Wednesdays 11 am to 1pm. For further information phone Edna on 922 732386 or 619 059577
K9 car boot sales, first Sunday of every month from 8am to 12 noon at Happy Days, Costa del Silencio. Nearly new sales, the second Saturday of every month outside Shimmers Bar, Callao Salvaje from 9am to midday. K9 also have a stall on the Playa San Juan market every Wednesday, and Alcalá every Monday, from 9am to 2pm. For more information call Pat the Cat on 608 121081.
The Friends of the Animals car boot sale is on the last Sunday of every month at Tipsy Terrace, Los Gigantes from 8am to midday. They now have a good as new shop next to the Medical Centre in Playa de la Arena, open 10am to 6pm weekdays and 10am to 2pm Saturdays. A constant supply of goods is needed. Any full collection boxes, call Hazel on 667 638468 or Pat the Cat on 608 121081. www.k9tenerife.com. Email: email@example.com
The Wednesday Group of Friends. The Group meeting and lunch is held at Bar Tapas Luis, Plaza Charco, Puerto de la Cruz on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm. The Art and Social Group meets Wednesdays (Pam 922 368520). The Literary and Cultural Group meets Fridays (Suzi 922 368084). Other weekly meetings include Bridge and Whist. Residents and visitors are welcome - please contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Library, Calle Irlanda, Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz: Mon 3pm to 5.30pm, Weds 10am to 12 noon, Fri from 4pm to 6pm and Sat 11am to 1pm. Information: 922 383098 during opening hours.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in the South:
1st Floor Apolo Centre, Los Cristianos (next to bus terminal), Mon, Weds, Thurs and Sat: 5.45pm, Fri: 11.45am.
Costa del Silencio, Oasis Group: CC Coral Mar, Thurs 7.30pm
Callao Salvaje, Living Sober Group: Local 4 CC Buena Azul, Sueño Azul, Sun 6.30pm
For more information call 630 478 448 (24 hrs).
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