Friday, December 29, 2006

NEW YEAR / LIVE MUSIC / THREE KINGS - Alcúdia and Pollensa

NEW YEAR celebrations crack off in most towns just before midnight. Alcúdia and Pollensa are no exceptions. From 23:45 in both towns, people gather for the fun that lasts well into the wee small hours. In Alcúdia, the main centre is the Plaça Constitució; in Pollensa it is the Plaça Major.

Apart from this ...

30 December: Children’s party, Alcúdia. Plaça Carles V. 11:00
30 December: Live music. Kevin Ayers (blimey, Kevin Ayers; it really is him, one of the great names of British psychedelia), Alcúdia Auditorium. 22:00. 15 euros in advance; 17 euros on the night.

After new year ...
4 January: Live music. Petit / José Domingo. Folk pop and psycho crooner (whatever the heck a psycho crooner is). Sa Birreria, Pollensa. 22:30

Both Alcúdia and Pollensa celebrate the arrival of the Kings.
5 January: Puerto Alcúdia. 18:15 the kings arrive at the Moll Vell, and then there is a procession to the old town, having first stopped off at the church in the port for a bit of adoration.
5 January: Pollensa. The kings pitch up at 19:00. Different kings to the Alcúdia ones presumably.

Of the two, Alcúdia is the better celebration. Wrap up warm if you’re going to see them arrive at the pier (Moll Vell). It was bitter last year.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR - Lu Lu’s, Pollensa / JK’s, Puerto Pollensa

A couple of announcements as to what is happening at two fine establishments:

LU LU's BISTRO, C/. Temple 7, Pollensa:

During the Xmas period., opening will be:
Monday 18:30 till late
Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 until after lunch, then 18:30 till late
Sunday 10:30 until after lunch.

Christmas Eve: booked out lunchtime
Christmas Eve evening / Christmas Day: Some bookings left:

Reservations: 971 530 792 / 610 344 563

JK’s BAR, Ctra. Formentor 18, Puerto Pollensa

Open every day from 12:00

New Year’s Eve special: from 20:00. 25 euros per person for a huge spread of food plus cava and canapes.

Reservations: 971 865 458

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

MUSIC - Alcúdia / GUIDED WALK - Alcúdia / AGATA shop - Puerto Pollensa

3 December: Organ music from Rafel Riera. Time: 20:00. Place: Parròquia de Sant Jaume. Free.

7 December : Walk to the Puig Sa Talaia. Time: 10:00. Leaves from in front of the Sant Jaume church in Alcúdia. Lasts: three hours. To reserve: 971 89 71 00 / 607 91 70 86.

I’ve been asked by Miguel at Agata to point out that the Alcúdia shop will now be closed in the lead-up to Christmas, but that the Puerto Pollensa shop (in Paseo Anglada Camarassa) will be open six days a week. A good place for Christmas gifts: everything crafted from stone.

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