DigameXtra No. 1528 Thursday, Jan. 30th 2020

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The Latin Soul Festival feat. Daddy Yankee: The largest Latin Festival in Spain this Summer set for the weekend of July 17 and 18 in Torremolinos.
The line-up announced so far: Reggaeton headliner from Puerto Rico Daddy Yankee, Bad Gyal (see video), Lennis Rodriguez & RVFV (Rafael Ruiz).
Tickets cost from €35 and can be purchased online at www.almalatinafestival.com


CARNIVAL in Velez-Malaga: February 7 to 9 weekend. The classic street procession on Saturday at 5.30pm. Starts in the Pilar district. Ending at Paseo de Andalucia, where there will be a carnival party with DJs providing the music. Sunday at 12 noon there will be another party on the Paseo de Andalucia with children’s entertainment from the Teatro La Carpa. PHOTO:Ayuntamiento de Velez-Malaga Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/29/axarquia-news-carnival-just-around-the-corner-velez-malaga/


Events in Almuñecar in February: Casa de la Cultura
1st, Sat: musical production of Alice in Wonderland
3rd, Mon: Concert by the Tamariz-Contreras sextet
6th, Thurs: Sounds of Argentina with a night of tango
7th, Fri: ‘One for my Baby’ Jazz and Funk concert
9th, Sun: Flamenco Night
14th, Fri: Best of Blues with Ray Farrell
23rd, Sun: Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
8th -22nd: Exhibition of erotic art in the Casa de Cultura’s exhibition hall.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/29/axarquia-news-packed-cultural-agenda-in-almunecar/


Stone Free band: Fri 31 Jan., 9pm. Live at the Ponderosa Roadhouse, Fuengirola. Join us for an evening of live entertainment with the fantastic Stone Fr3e!! Live music from one of the coasts top bands including music from Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix and much more! Starting at 9pm. As always we advise you book a table to guarantee a seat as we fill up fast!
Kitchen will be open from 17:30 serving you homemade food until late.
You can book your table by calling us on 636326057 or simply send us a message via Facebook. Everyone welcome!
Address- Camino de la Ponderosa 7, Fuengirola 29650. FB Link


Stones & Roses Fest: Hey!! We are pleased to announce the “STONES & ROSES FEST”. “Honky Tonk Cats” celebrate our 9th anniversary on stage with our pals “The Gunners” (Guns´n Roses Tribute) to recreate the mythical event that took place almost 30 years ago. Two of the greatest Rock and Roll music bands in the world together again on the same stage!! March, 6th, 22:00 hs, Sala Trinchera, Málaga. Sorry, 16+ only. http://salatrinchera.com/stones-and-roses-fest/


DJ NANDO’s Karaoke Party: Sat Feb 2nd, 8:30pm at Jack’s Bar, BLQ 86 Torrox Costa. FB Link


Bar Amsterdam: Live music with El Greco, Fri 31Jan, 5pm. A few old favourites in acoustic style. BLQ 89 Torrox Costa (Where the old I Love Pizza was located) FB Link


Legends Bar: Texas Ken, Sat. Feb 8th 2pm.
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G
Torre Del Mar, Andalucia, Spain 29740 FB Link


Early Spring Ball feat. Ricky Lavazza: Feb 21, 7:30pm. You only have a few weeks to book your ticket for the event of the year! Ladies don’t you just love the opportunity to get all dressed up in your posh frock!
We also have a maximum number of tickets so don’t delay, contact either Sue on 680 407 894 or Barbara on 616 264 067, or come along to Meson Sara in Puente don Manuel, to make your booking every Friday between 12.00 to 13.00.
Come & join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening with one of the Costa del Sol’s best know singers.


Free Latin Dance class: Fuengirola Town Council will hold a free Latin dance class on February 7 in the Plaza de la Constitución as part of the “Vive Fuengirola con Amor” program. Two classes are planned; the first at 7:00 p.m. and the second after 8:00 p.m. Tel. +34 952 58 93 00


Fleetwood Mac tribute by Rumours: ON SALE NOW! The Salon Varietes Theatre.
Rumours is a six piece multinational band formed here on the Costa del Sol. They’ve been together for three years now and present all your favourite Fleetwood Mac songs totally live with their well polished show.
TO BOOK: please visit our website www.salonvarietestheatre.com
or call in person or telephone the Box Office on 952474542 between 11:00 and 2:30 Monday to Friday or from one hour before any Salon show. FB Link


Ruta Tapa Nerja, new schedule: By massive request of foreigners and visitors, through social networks, to be able to perform this edition (like every year) the route of the tapa nerja 2020… POSTPONE THE DATE 4 days, to be able to, give The opportunity to many visitors, to be able to perform it.. and the route will be from 18 April to 17 may 2020. Thanks.
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DoctorLaptop’s February Special: Tower & Desktop Full Maintenence, €80. Look at your tower’s rear panel air vents and fan exhaust. Is it full of dust and cat hair? Then you need to open it up and clean it before you have an overheating problem and possibly damage your computer. See video below. Or you can bring it to me.
If you rely on your tower/desktop computer and want it running at peak performance, an annual professional servicing is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you?
I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: After an internal cleaning I verify all System files replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, update Windows+all drivers+programs, and finally optimize your settings for fastest overall performance. I use a special on-line scanner that will detect and remove malware that normal anti-virus programs cannot detect!
Job usually completed overnight. If you have multiple hard drives, or the hard drive is 1Tb or larger add €20. Sorry, no custom built computers, only brand name models. iMacs not included in this offer.
Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service.
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Choir: The Competa based choir, Coro de Competa, and a new group The Pop and Jazz Singers, are looking for new members. The Pop and Jazz group will be meeting for rehearsals starting on Monday 3rd February at the Ayuntamiento in Competa from 11.00 to 13.00. If you like to sing, do not read music, and wish to learn new songs of the pop/jazz variety, and have a good sing please come along to this session. This is led by our brilliant MD Anne, who will teach you new and old songs.
If you like to sing in a more traditional way in four part harmony, then come and sing with Coro de Competa. We are meeting at the Ayuntamiento, Competa, also, on Monday 3rd February from 14.30 to 16.30. This group is led by our fantastic MD Rick, who will help you to read music, and sing in four part harmony, with more traditional and classical songs.
This is not a “this or that” choir as some may like to do both. If you love to sing and want to join our forward looking choirs, why not do both?
You choose which or both, come along and meet us and enjoy the pleasures of singing.
For more information, please contact
greg starr at hotmail dot com
Thank you for your interest, and look forward to meeting you.


Art classes February: Taking reservations for my February art class. Would you like to discover the artist in you or improve your painting skills? Then I invite you to join my 4-week painting class in La Herradura on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to13.00. The class starts on Wednesday 5 February.
Space is limited, so if you are interested, feel free to book your space by contacting me, Renate, directly. Phone 0034 655211276 or via email renatevannijen@gmail.com. Want to know more, check out the following link: https://renatevannijen.com/weekly-painting-classes/
You can also book a private class or a great morning or afternoon out with a group of friends. More information about various options https://renatevannijen.com/art-classes/
Renate van Nijen


Carer required: Short term part time carer required to assist lady with mobility problems in the morning and evening in Penoncillo.
Please contact Carolyn 642149994 whatsapp


Wanted: 3D Graphic Designer.
Looking for person able to create a 3D graphic model of a house / architect.
We have 2 houses in Frigiliana that we want to join together, but in order to be sure that the result looks ok, we are looking for a person able to create a 3D- graphic model of both houses. The idea would also be to advise us on what can be done, as our current architect is always too busy. There currently is a .dwg file of one of the houses. Marina & Jan(We do speak Spanish). Please contact us at
Email: riedberg@drei.at

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For Sale: Black swivel office/desk chair. In very good condition. €15 Algarrobo Pueblo. Amanda 634316474


News & Articles

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Al-Andalus Bike Challenge 2020: In Cartama. The event, organised by the Club Ciclista Al-Andalus in collaboration with the Cartama Council Sport department, is set for April 4 and 5. This is a competition for pairs. It will be in two stages: the first is the 19-kilometre Flash Stage, while the second covers a 46.5-kilometre route. Registration until Apr 2 at http://www.andaluciaciclismo.com PHOTO:Ayuntamiento de Cartama
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/28/costa-del-sol-news-cartama-to-host-al-andalus-bike-challenge/


British discount store Dealz Opens in Motril: Brand new outlet in Motril’s Rambla de la Brujas commercial centre. Read article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/29/axarquia-news-british-discount-store-dealz-continues-andalucia-expansion-and-arrives-in-motril/


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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