This weekend’s entertainment in Tenerife

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. Updated 24 February: This weekend is quite a full one with something for all tastes, from tonight’s evening of boxing in Los Cristianos to La Laguna’s Night at the Museum. Also from tonight, and until next Thursday, there’s the Aqua Circus in Los Cristianos, and of course the Santa Cruz Carnaval has spilled onto the street now that the carnival queen has been chosen. For classical musical devotees, the first concert of FIMA…

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Güímar and Arona dog fighting gang arrests part of nationwide National Police investigation

Updated 24 February: An Adeje Ayuntamiento Policía Local officer has been confirmed as being connected with the case. In an official statement, the council said that it was utterly repulsed by what it had heard, and that it had suspended the officer without pay while he is a subject of the investigation. The council confirmed that internal disciplinary procedures have also been initiated which could result in further measures parallel to…

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Blevins Franks and Adeje FOCUS group post-Brexit presentation 22 February

Updated 24 February: Adeje ayuntamiento has released this report of the meeting. I was there myself and found it informative and reassuring. Brexit: “Stick to the facts and you’ll know what’s going on” Up to 100 Britons attended an information seminar organised by Blevins Franks at the Adeje Cultural Centre this week, invited by the Adeje international residents group Focus, with the support of the council. They heard from the financial…

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Las Burras de Güímar – a Witches’ Sabbath in Güímar

Photo: Asoc. Las Burras de Güímar. One particularly evocative event in the whole Carnaval season takes place in Güímar, where a modern twist on an old local legend is enacted on the day the sardine is buried. This year, that’s Friday, 10 March, and instead of the traditional drag-widows, wailing in black, Las Burras de Güímar are the witches who disguised themselves as donkey mares (burras) to infiltrate the public…

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Casting call for Jet2Holidays advert to be filmed next month in Playa Paraiso

Jet2holidays are looking for various extras for a new advert due to be filmed in Tenerife next month. The companies says that they will need various background extras (possibly 20) and three slim girls between 25 and 35 years old to be Jet2 reps. They will provide the uniforms, and although the rep parts are not speaking roles they involve slightly more work than the normal background extras. Filming will…

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RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Sleeping Beauty in Los Cristianos

It’s one of the most beautiful of ballets, visually stunning and highly entertaining with a simply gorgeous score, and now the RFB Ballet de Moscú is bringing Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty to the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos. It will be staged at 8pm on Wednesday, 10 May, and tickets are now available online HERE at €38, or €20 for groups of more than 12 people.  

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Carnaval in Tenerife 2017 – Semana Grande in Tenerife next week

Updated 23 February: Judith López representing Fuente Alta was chosen as Reina del Carnaval at the main gala in Santa Cruz’ Recinto Ferial last night. She was wearing a fantasia called Madame Soleil designed by Jorge Gonzalez. Judith is now the carnival queen, and with her selection, the full party moves onto the streets for Semana Grande – the “big week” of the Santa Cruz Carnaval. During next week, many businesses throughout Tenerife will be operating partial hours, and banks may…

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Night at the museum …

Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. Real life copies art this Friday night, 24 February, as the series of Night at the Museum films is brought alive by the Casa Lercaro in La Laguna. This is the History and Anthropogy museum of the Museos de Tenerife group, and it’s a fascinating and beautiful building, tracing Tenerife’s human, cultural, technical and scientific past, all in the surroundings of an old manor house which was the original…

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Electricity cuts for maintenance in Los Cristianos & Playa de las Américas next week

Updated 22 February: Endesa and Arona Ayuntamiento have announced electricity cuts for maintenance works in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas on Thursday next week, 2 March, between 8am and 1pm. The areas affected are C/Finlandia (Los Cristianos) and C/Antonio Domínguez (Las Américas). Updated 11 January 2017: Monday, 16 January, 9-11 am – El Mojón, Ctra. El Mojón, C/ Zona El Mojón. Updated 10 November 2016: Friday, 11 November, 3-5.30pm – El Mojón, Ctra. El…

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