Saturday, August 30, 2008

BEATA FIESTA 2008 - SANTA MARGALIDA (selected events)

The Beata fiesta in Santa Margalida is considered to feature some of the most traditional aspects of Mallorcan fiestas, most obviously the actual celebration of the Beata Santa Catalina Thomas.

Here is a list of some selected events:

Saturday, 30 August:
22:00: Dance, with performances by Aires Vileros and Música Nostra. Place: Plaça de la Vila (town square).

24:00: Concert with Wonderbrass, Dinamo and Almasonora. Place: Es Colomer.

Monday, 1 September:
22:30 (approx.): Concert with the Catalina Moll Group. Place: Plaça de l'església (church square).

Friday, 5 September:
22:30: Fire run with demons. Place: Plaça de l'església.

24:00: Rock night with groups Es Reboster, Anegats, D-Nou. Place: Plaça de la Vila.

Saturday, 6 September:
19:30: Performance by whistlers and the Santa Margalida Band of Music. Place: Plaça de la Vila.

22:30: Party night to dawn with the groups Romantics, Oasis, Tumbet de Solfa, Horris Kamoi and DJ Toni. Place: Plaça de la Vila.

Sunday, 7 September:
10:00: The exit of the demons in the streets of the town.

11:00: Solemn service but with music and dance. Place: L'església parroquial. (The church in other words.)

17:30: Floats through streets in the centre of the town.

21:00: The Beata procession.

24:00 Grand closing party with performance by Tomeu Penya, Geminis and Perico Linde, Bing Band. Place: Plaça de la Vila.

Monday, 8 September:
24:00 (approx I'm guessing): Firework finale.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008


Firstly, there is an additional date for the final performance at this year's Pollensa Music Festival. And it is ...

Sunday, 31 August:
22:00: Gospel - Craig Adams and the Voices of New Orleans. Place: Saint Domingo Cloister, Pollensa. Prices: 30.00 / 40.00. Tickets available from tourist offices in Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa.

Friday, 5 September:
22:30: Club Zazou dance with black humour. Place: Saint Domingo Cloister, Pollensa. Free.

Friday, 12 September:
22:00: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff; the cantata based on the mediaeval poems. Place: Saint Domingo Cloister, Pollensa. Price: 25.00. Tickets available from tourist offices in Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa.

Saturday, 13 September / Sunday, 14 September:
Fira del mar. Sea fair. Puerto Pollensa.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


A reminder that the Alcúdia Jazz season starts this Friday with the invitation-only Skunk Quartet gig. Here is the listing again:

Friday, 29 August:
Skunk Quartet (piano, alto sax, double-bass, drums). Place: Biblioteca Can Torro, C/. Serra. Time: 22:00. Free with advance invitation.

Saturday, 6 September:
Miki Campins Septet (marimba, guitars. flute, keyboards, bass, drums and percussion). Mediterranean-flavoured mix of flamenco, jazz, Afro-Latino, rock and funk. Place: Auditorium Alcúdia. Time: 22:00. Price: 12 euros.

Saturday, 13 September:
Pybus Groove Quartet (sax, piano and keyboards, bass, drums). Jazz mix with influences from black American, hip-hop and rhythm and blues. Place: Auditorium Alcúdia. Time: 22:00. Price: 12 euros.

Saturday, 20 September:
Deborah J. Carter Quartet - Beatles tribute (vocals, bass, piano and drums). "One of the most exciting jazz vocalists on the current European scene." Place: Auditorium Alcúdia. Time: 22:00. Price: 12 euros.

Saturday, 27 September:
Avishai Cohen Trio (double-bass, piano and keyboards). Influential Israeli jazz bassist. Place: Auditorium Alcúdia. Time: 22:00. Price: 20 euros.

Festival season ticket - 45 euros for the four Auditorium concerts; the first 50 subscribers receive an invitation to the 29 August gig.

Information and bookings. Auditorium Alcúdia. Monday to Friday 08:00-14:00. Credit card bookings: (0034) 971 897 185. /

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Thursday, August 14, 2008


This festival lasts from 14 to 17 August and takes place in the old town of Pollensa. The objectives include the promotion of the contributions of women to society and of female solutions to the main problems facing the world. The festival comprises conferences, workshops (for adults and children), theatre, music and performance. The workshops etc are not listed here as one suspects they are all going to be Catalan or Castilian and so may not be of interest to an English-speaking audience. Here though are some events that may be:

Thursday 14 August:
22:15: Poetry to music. Maite Brazales and L'Ombra. Place: Pollensa Cultural Centre.

23:00 - : Xeremiers Orats, Show Business, la Fábrika del Funk (DJ Tito Fuster). Place: Pollensa Cultural Centre.

00:00-04:00: AMA "Electrònica" in the bars 14:40, Duna and Jam Bar.

Friday, 15 August:
21:30-05:30: Fuakaman & XGreen (reggae), Killing Cupid, Parsec, Jesús del Cerro, DJs Sergio Patricio, Alex G, Budi, Micha Klein & On-no Klein. Place: Sports Centre (I think this is the case for all these.)

Saturday, 16 August:
21:30-05:30: DJs Manuela M, Lucia Barbiero, Miss Erika, Cristina Molina, Dali & Dinamite, Fernandez Díaz, Núria Ghia. Place: Sports Centre.

Sunday, 17 August:
20:00: Maria Antònia Massanet, poetry and audiovisual, Mati (music), Leo Bassi (theatre), Riki López (music), Albert Pla and Diego Cortés. Place: Convent Cloister.

Prices: Thursday - all free; Friday & Saturday 10 euros; Sunday 20 euros (cloister concert). Sales points: Pollensa - Centre Cultural, Espai Tartan, 1550, Ca's Capella, Ca'n Moixet, Ca'n Bach; Puerto Pollensa - Gelat Valls. More information:

CHILL-OUT at Cala Carbó in Cala San Vicente:
Friday, 15 August:
10:00: Jesús del Cerro
13:00: DJ Ant
16:00: DJ Norai
18:00: DJ Pako

Saturday, 16 August:
10:00: PARSEC
13:00: DJ Edi
16:00: DJ in Lak´ech

Sunday, 17 August:
16:00: DJ K-Star and then surprise programme.

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Monday, August 11, 2008


More football from No Frills. Real versus the top Dutch side PSV.

Thursday, 14 August, Kick-off at 22:00.

Prices: 60 euros, children 56 euros. The prices are for the two games and include transport, guide and transport insurance.

No Frills contact - (0034) 971 897 066

Bookings for No Frills can be made at their office in Puerto Alcúdia on the above number or at numerous other sales points including most hotels. Online booking is not available at present.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

ALCUDIA EVENTS (Via Fora, Music, Folk dance, Sport) - August 2008

Here is a bunch of things going on in Alcúdia during August. (See also ALCUDIA EVENTS - COMING UP listed here)

Via Fora - Thursday, 7 August; Thursday, 14 August, Thursday, 28 August - Place: in front of the Moll gate, Plaça Carles V, old town. Time: 21:00.

Wednesday, 13 August: Concert for marimba and flute. Place: Biblioteca de Can Torro, C. Serra, old town. Time: 22:00.

Thursday, 14 August: Ball de Bot (traditional folk-dancing). Performance by Sarau Alcudienc. Place: Paseo Marítimo, Puerto Alcúdia. Time: 22:00.

Wednesday, 20 August: String trio concert. Place: Biblioteca de Can Torro, C. Serra, old town. Time: 22:00.

Monday, 25 August and Tuesday, 26 August: Beach volleyball tournament. Place: sports beach by the Hotel Ciudad Blanca, Puerto Alcúdia. Times: from 10:00-19:00.

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Sunday, August 03, 2008


A reminder that the Sa Pobla Jazz Festivalm 2008 starts with tis first concert this Wednesday, 6 August.

Here is the listing again:

Concerts take place in the Plaça Major, starting at 22:30

Wednesday, 6 August:
John Zorn Acoustic Masada

John Zorn - saxophone
Dave Douglas - trumpet
Greg Cohen - double bass
Joey Baron - drums
Uri Caine - piano
Cyro Baptista - percussion

Wednesday, 13 August:
Nicholas Payton Trío

Nicholas Payton - trumpet
Vicente Archer - double bass
Kendrick Scott - drums

Tuesday, 19 August:
Big Yuyu Hot Band

Joan Amaro - bass
Jaume Crespí - drums
Jordi Alvarez - guitars and vocals
Llorenç Barceló - keyboards
Josep Oliver - trombone
Jesús Díez - tenor
Pep Garau - trumpet

Tuesday, 26 August:
Jimmy Weinstein's Traveling School Band

Jimmy Weinstein - drums
Lilli Santon - vocals
Paolo Porta - sax
Antoni Miranda - guitar
Francesco Guaiana - guitar
Stefano Solani - double bass

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Saturday, August 02, 2008


Parades, workshops, crafts and shopping. The Paseo Marítimo, Puerto Alcúdia on the dates shown in the poster.

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Friday, August 01, 2008


This lists most of the events occurring. There are others, including some sports events.

Saturday, 2 August
22:00: Open-air dinner with accompaniment by Orquesta Manhattan. It says dinner, but you bring your own food; drinks are provided. Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Sunday, 3 August
19:30: Parade with the cornet band of Can Picafort.

20:00: Mass

Monday, 4 August
18:00: Sandcastle competition. Place: Club Gregal (main beach).

22:00: Open-air cinema (in Catalan). "Bee Movie". Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Tuesday, 5 August
19:30: Karate demonstration and then demonstration of rhythmical gymnastics. Place: Plaça Cervantes.

22:30: Ball de Bot. Traditional Mallorcan dance with music. Performances by Aires Vileros de Santa Margalida and Música Nostra. Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Wednesday, 6 August
20:00: Watermelon eating competition. Place: Plaça Cervantes.

22:00: Open-air cinema (in Spanish). "La Brújula Dorada" (golden compass). Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Thursday, 7 August
20:30: Presentation of the ecology fair (with wine and oil tasting). Place: Plaça Cervantes.

22:30: Foam party and disco. Place: Plaça Cervantes.

Friday, 8 August
22:00: The famous DJ party night. Carl Cox and others. Place: Sports arena.

Saturday, 9 August
13:30: Regatta. Place: from the old pier.

19:30: The evening ecology fair. Also performances by Sekarsari (21:00), Jaume Anglada Trio (22:30), Cris Juanico and Els Mags de Binigall (24:00). Place: Plaça Cervantes.

Sunday: 10 August
12:00: Regatta. Place: from the old pier.

23:00: Fire run with the demons. Place: from the nautical club to Plaça Cervantes.

Monday, 11 August
23:00: Open-air theatre. "Ventafocs, un musical". Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Tuesday, 12 August
18:00: The soapy pole. Place: old pier.

22:30: Evening of music and performance - Cumbres Flamencas, Oxalis. Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Wednesday, 13 August
10:00: T-shirt painting (kids). Place: Calle Bonavista next to Plaça Cervantes.

23:00: Comedy evening with "Agustin el Casta". Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Thursday, 14 August
19:00: Jewel runs. Place: Plaça Cervantes.

22:30: Concert with Qrquesta de Joaquín Moré, Romantics, Horris Kamoi. Place: Plaça de la Residencia.

Friday, 15 August
12:00: The traditional duck liberation (with rubber ducks and maybe some regular ones which are of course not allowed). Place: the sea.

20:00: Mass. Place: Church of Verge de l'Assumpció.

24:00: Fireworks and end of the fiesta. Place: Plaça Cervantes.

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