What’s On November 2019

Iglesia de Santa Maria, Velez-Malaga

The summer is seemingly never-ending in 2019, beach days are still on the agenda but as the temperatures cool and winter settles in we’re looking forward to cosy nights.

Winter in the Axarquia is all about culture. Music recitals, art exhibitions, sport events and the perfect weather to get out and about.

Here’s our pick of a few of the best things to do in November in the Axarquia…

Art Exhibitions

Until 25th November: Art from local artists displayed as part of El Arte de la Luz

Art Exhibition in Velez-Malaga Nov 19

Where: Convento de San Francisco, Plaza de San Francisco, Velez-Malaga

Plastihistoria de la Humanidad 28th November to 9th February

Art Exhibition Velez-Malaga

Where: Convento de San Francisco, Plaza de San Francisco, Velez-Malaga

Music Recitals & Talks

MVVEL Velez-Malaga November 2019

If you’re proficient in Spanish – or looking to improve – every Thursday during November there are music recitals and talks on history and archaeology at the MVVEL.


  • Thursday 7th November – A harp quartet
    Start: 20.00hrs
  • Thursday 14th November – Director of the Dolmens in Antequera gives a talk
    Start: 20.00hrs
  • Saturday 16th November – Arciological workshop for children
    Start: 11.30hrs
  • Thursday 28th November – Romanization on the Malaga coast

Where: MVVEL, Mvseo de Vélez-Málaga, Antiguo Hospital San Juan de Dios, 1 Calle Dr. Jiménez Poey, Velez-Malaga

Start time: 20.15hrs

Entrance: Free


Music & Dance

Every Thursday & Saturday: Live Music at the Mercado de San Francisco

What: Live music in Velez’s new gastro event space. First up in November: TBC

Where: Mercado de San Francisco, Velez-Malaga

Entrance: Free

Every Friday from 8th November: Flamenco Abierto

pena nino de velez flamenco show

The weekends in Velez are not quite the same without a Friday night of authentic flamenco down the peña. So we’re more than a little excited to say that Flamenco Abierto are back after the autumn break.

This month, the performing artists are in below. But regardless of who’s performing, we know it’ll be fabulous. We’ll see you there.

Flamenco Abierto Velez-Malaga


8 November – Nicolas Jurado (winner of the young flamenco competition Villa de Nerja)
Nuria Martin singing
Rubén Portillo on guitar

15 November – Sandra Cisneros
Delia Membrive singing
Rubén Portillo on guitar

29 November – Christmas Zambomba flamenca de Vélez-Málaga
with Carmen Ruiz, Geno Villalba, Gema Chicano, Jessica Peñas, Laura Guerra, Bastian Soto, Joaqui Soto, Rubén Portillo y el Mauro.

5 December – Christmas Zambomba flamenca “Azúcar y canela”

with Sefora Santiago, Monica Cortés, Nito Inza, David el Tomate, Rafa Nuñez, Mingui y Quintero.

Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez – Calle Tejeda, 10, Velez-Malaga

When: Fridays from 22:00 hrs (come early to get your seat and have a drink and tapas)

Entrance: From 10€. Reservations contact us or call: 639 963 848 (Español) / 692 897 273 (English)

Teatro del Carmen, Velez-Malaga

Teatro del Carmen, Velez-Malaga Nov 2019

Highlights are: –
Saturday 9th November – Magdalena, Un Ritual Flamenco
Start: 20.00hrs
Price: 12€ or 15€ on the door

Saturday 19th November – Giordana Komericki
Start: 20.30hrs
Price: 8€

Saturday 16th November – VI National Competition of Tunas

Competition of Tunas, Velez-Malaga
Start: 16.00hrs
Price: 5€

Tapas Route Velez-Malaga 22nd November – 8th December

What better way to sample different food and visit some new bars than a tapas route. Bars that are involved this year are:

Bar Restaurante El Rubio ( (C/ Alcalde Juan Barranquero)
Bar la Peña ( ( C/ Padre Tienda)
The End Tapas Pub ( C/Fina)
La Sastrería Tapería Asador ((Plaza de la Constitución)
Taberna Típica Los Cuñaos ( (C/Alcalde José Herrera)
Restaurante Tapería Taberna El Convento ( C/Los Moros)
Mesón EL Cofrade( C/ Albero)
Mc Claud Irish Pub (C/Fina)
La Bohemia (Pasaje Montera)
Restaurante ( Mercado San Francisco)
Sala Eiffel (C/ San Elías, junto al Teatro del carmen)
People Food &Drink ( C/ Rafael Alberti)
La Taberna de Ballix (C/ Parque Andalucía)

Organic Market

Mercado de San Francisco Organic Market

Last Friday of every month a organic fruit and vegetable market with artisan products, crafts and giftables.

Parking underneath the Mercado de San Francisco.

Ice Skating in Algarrobo Costa – 29th, 30th November and 1st December

Albarrobo Ice Skating

Active Highlights

Various Dates: Comares Zip Wire

What: One of the longest zip wires in Spain is in Comares and it’s open this weekend. It takes 15 minutes and has fantastic views across the Axarquia; you can choose to go down solo or in a pair.

How much: 30€ – call 697 218 289

More information: Facebook page.

1st December: Half Marathon Run in Velez-Malaga

Media Maraton 2019 Velez-Malaga

What: This 8km or half marathon gets underway from Vivar Téllez Football Stadium in Velez.

When: 9:00h

How much: 20€ in Deportes Base (Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar), Centro Comercial El Ingenio (Velez-Malaga), Triaworld (Rincon de la Victoria) and The Best Sport (antiguo Bikila) (Malaga).

More information: Atletismovelez.es.

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