What’s On in November

roasting chestnuts in the axarquia

After the frantic pace of late summer and early autumn in Velez-Malaga, things slow down a little during November and December. However, there are still plenty of exhibitions to see, music to hear and sports to participate in during winter.

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

Art Exhibitions

Until 30th November: Lo Diurno. El Tiempo (Incision y Sombras). Lo Nocturno. Los Caminos del Sueno by Mati Moreno.

Where: El Posito, Plaza Constitucion, Velez-Malaga

Hours: Tues-Sat 10-14.00hrs and 18-20.30hrs

Until 2 December: Picasso: Amor y Deseo – CAC Velez-Malaga

51 pieces of Pablo Picasso’s work are curated in the CAC in Velez.

When: Open Tues – Sat 10 – 14hrs and 17 – 20hrs. Sun 10 – 14hrs

Where: CAC Gallery, Calle Feliz Lomas 27, Velez-Malaga

Picasso at CAC Velez-Malaga


Music Recitals & Talks

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.


  • 8th November: Talk on “El poblamiento romano en la costa malagueña” by Dr. José Beltrán Fortes. Catedrático del Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueología. Universidad de Sevilla.
  • 15th November: Concert “Quinteto Jábega”.
  • 22nd November: Concert “La canción europea. Del nacionalismo al imperialismo”.
  • 29th November: Talk on “El tren que se perdió. El tren Málaga-Ventas de Zafarraya” by Dr. Francisco Rodrígues Marín. Profesor titular Departamento de Historia de Arte. Universidad de Málaga.

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

Saturday 17th November – Children’s Prehistoric Art Workshop

Places are limited, contact the MVVEL to book.

MVVEL - Taller de Arqueologia Infantil

Music & Dance

Every Thursday: Live Music at the Mercado de San Francisco

What: Live music in Velez’s new gastro event space. First up in November: Maika Lavera, a rock/blues duet with a bit of soul thrown in for good measure.

When: From 1st November at 21.30hrs

Where: Mercado de San Francisco, Velez-Malaga

Entrance: Free

Every Friday from 9th 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 the poster below. But regardless of who’s performing, we know it’ll be fabulous. We’ll see you there.

Flamenco in Velez Nov 2018

What: Flamenco Abierto

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€

10th November: Tras el Cristal. Flamenco Performance

What: Flamenco dance performance from the dance school of Elsa and Antonio Guerra. Singer: Miguel Ángel Fernández; guitarist: Jesús Martín “El Maúro”; and percussion: Jesús Carmona

Where: Teatro del Carmen, Velez-Malaga

Start time: 21:30 hrs

Entrance: 8€

9-10th, 16-17th November: Cueva del Tesoro, Rincon de la Victoria

Festival de Musica - Cuevas del Tesoro

What: Live music in the Caves of Treasure in Rincon de la Victoria.

How much: Free Entrance, starts at 20.00hrs.

16th, 17th and 18th November: Food Trucks with Live Music

Food Trucks Velez-Malaga

What: Several different cuisines served up out of retro food trucks in the historic centre of Velez. Drink, eat, dance and be happy – this is the street food craze with live music over a weekend.

Where: Plaza de la Constitucion, Velez-Malaga

How much: Free but you have to pay for the food and drink


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.

18th November: Half Marathon Run in Velez-Malaga

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

When: 10:00h

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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