DigameXtra No. 1536 Friday, Feb. 7th 2020

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Events this Weekend at Nerja Cultural Center: C/ Granada 45, Nerja 29780
-Friday, February 7th. Tango nights. To Pure Tango.
Time 20:00; price 18€.
Directed by teachers and choreographers Alberto and Cristina “a pure tango” brings together 3 of the best dance couples of the moment in an exciting show with musicians and live singer who will transport us to the outskirts of the rio de la plata.
Tel. +34 952 52 38 63 Buy tickets online
-Saturday, February 8th. Flamenco Show with Antonio Guerra. 9pm. See video below for a sample of the local hero’s work.



Cinema In English – February 7th to 13th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Bombshell – Dir. Jay Roach. With Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman. Weekdays 16:45, Sat/Sun 11:50, 16:45.
-There will be screenings of several of the Oscar nominated films, including: 1917 (Tue 22:00), Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Wed 16:30) and Joker (Wed 19:45).
-For those in the West of the region, Tuesday is VOSE day at Yelmo – Rincon De La Victoria (https://www.yelmocines.es/cartelera/malaga/rincon-de-la-victoria). On the 11th they will be screening Judy (17:30), JoJo Rabbit (17:20), 1917 (17:15), and Bombshell (19:20). (Thank you Doug. -Ed.)


Opera Brunch Recital: Sat Feb 8th. First and only opera recital of this season, this year we change our usual space and our schedule, we move to the Parador de Nerja and the recital will be in the morning to enjoy the space in all its splendor.
This time we are accompanied by the soprano Alba Chantar and the tenor Francisco Arbós regular singers in the opera seasons of the Cervantes Theater in Malaga and in the opera seasons of Cádiz, Seville, Bilbao or the Teatro Real in Madrid.
On this occasion we will travel through famous opera arias in Italian, Le Nozze di Figaro or Magic Flute (Mozart); Don Pascuale or Elisir d’amore (Donizetti); La Bohème or Turandot (Puccini), among others. Welcome to the Ventana Abierta operas.
Alba Chantar – Soprano
Francisco Arbós – Tenor
Mª Carmen Pérez – Pianista
Day and hour: February 8th – 11’30 A.M.
Place: Hotel Parador de Nerja
Address: 8, Almuñecar Street – Nerja
Price: 50’00€
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com
Web: www.ventana-abierta.es


Olive oil mill tour and tasting: There’s a tour and tasting at the nevaillo Olive Oil Mill which has been organised by the Torrox association of friends and neighbours, Friday 7 February. Meet in large car park, Torrox at 12.30 prompt. Front entrance. Free for members or 5 euros for non- members. reservations advisable through this email: Caoimhem at cmannion dot com
M Riordan/Torrox


Here’s the latest lineup for Costa Del Sol Concerts 2020 in Marenostrum Fuengirola and the Starlite Festival Marbella:
26th June Marc Anthony – Marenostrum Fuengirola
5th July Alejandro Sanz – Marenostrum Fuengirola
10th July Il Divo – Starlite Festival Marbella
11th July Raphael – Starlite Festival Marbella
17th July Ozuna – Starlite Festival Marbella
22nd July Juan Magan – Starlite Festival Marbella
22nd July Nile Rodgers & Chic – Starlite Festival Marbella
23rd July Lenny Kravitz – Marenostrum Fuengirola
27th July Lionel Ritchie – Starlite Festival Marbella
29th July Roger Hodgson – Starlite Festival Marbella
29th July Juan Magan DJ Session – Starlite Festival Marbella
29th July Bad Bunny – Marenostrum Fuengirola
30th July – 1st August Coquin Rock – Marenostrum Fuengirola
31st July Simple Minds – Starlite Festival Marbella
1st August Carlos Rivera – Starlite Festival Marbella
4th August Antonio José – Starlite Festival Marbella
5th August José Luis Perales – Starlite Festival Marbella
5th August Julio Iglesias – Marenostrum Fuengirola
6th August God Save The Queen – Marenostrum Fuengirola
6th August Lérica – Starlite Festival Marbella
7th August Back to the 90s – Marenostrum Fuengirola
8th August The Kooks Viva Suecia – Marenostrum Fuengirola
12th August Ara Malikian – Starlite Festival Marbella
14th August India Martinez – Starlite Festival Marbella
14th August Juan Magan DJ Session – Starlite Festival Marbella
15th August Sara Baras – Starlite Festival Marbella
17th August Estopa – Starlite Festival Marbella
22nd Augusst Pirata Rock – Marenostrum Fuengirola
26th August Melendi – Starlite Festival Marbella
28th August Morat – Starlite Festival Marbella


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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek House. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 18:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, with reservation on the telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel: A Happy New Year from Casa Magel to all our past and future guests.
Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for the new year and spring breaks.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal are an unforgettable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.


Malagalingo: Are you going to do something NEW this year?
Come with us to have FUN while learning SPANISH
-less struggle, more joy > you’ll speak Spanish at last
-conversational approach
-also if your are just passing through
-single lessons for conversation from 5€
-relaxed and fun atmosphere. On our outdoor terrace when the weather is nice
-certified native Spanish teachers
-in Torrox Costa. Very simple and free parking always available
-also Skype or Whatsapp lessons
-Golden Club 50+ students aged
-you are invited to attend your first lesson for FREE!!!
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Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
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Mums Cafe, Torrox Costa: Hello All,
Now on Wednesdays we offer a 10% discount on all bills over 10€ all day.
We will soon have loyalty cards ready to use for all our customers and friends.
We can cater for parties either at the cafe or other locations as well as making cakes to take away for special occasions.
We are currently making home made Whisky marmalade for sale
Looking forward to seeing you. Avenida El Faro, Block 75, 29793, Torrox Costa.
Gary and Andrew. gizmo.73 At icloud dOt com

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Complete bedroom set consists chest of drawers matching mirror plus 2 bedside units. Measurements Width 84cms Depth 42cms Height 123cms. Width 48cms Depth 36cms Height 66cms Mirror Width 73cms Height 90cms Price 395€ (for whole set)
-Upcycled 4 drawer bedside tables stripped back to natural grey chalk paint clear wax Measurements Width 51cms Depth 37cms Height 75cms Price 180€ (for both)
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: House Contents. Sunday 10th/Monday11th February.
Various furniture items all in very good condition, we have sold our house and all has to go. We are on the Archez road between the Cruce de Archez and the Padel Court.
Please call Debs on 07879 071223 and I will give you directions, or email me debs.humphreys@hotmail.co.uk


For Sale: German fondue set complete with six plates and sauce bowls, hardly used. €25 ono collect. Karen/ Nerja.
Tel 609766712



Advice needed: I am situated in Torrox area and would like to find a shop where I could buy some spray adhesive, but not a permanent spray, I require it to be a repositional spray, I need it to temporarily attach a stencil in place while I paint the design.
If you can help with advice of any shops that sell this type of thing then I would be pleased to hear from you. I have tried the local Paint shops at Torrox Costa area and unfortunately they dont stock this item. Kathleen
email: km.hollington(at)btopenworld(dot)com
or mobile (whatsapp available) 654 905 185


News & Articles

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Sluggish January sees 244,000 jobs destroyed in Spain,
Registered unemployment rose by 90,248, making this the worst month of January since 2014: Together with the economic slowdown (motor vehicle registration, which is a good indicator, fell nearly 8% in January), these factors have made this the worst month of January in some time.


Concerts All Summer: The most anticipated international tours in Spain. See the full list here:


Carcinogens found in popular lipsticks: The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has warned this Thursday of the presence of toxic substances in some lipsticks of the brands L`Oréal, Bourjois, Kiko, MAC and Too Faced. Read full story here:


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Gorgeous Georgia the grumpy Siamese urgently needs a new home: Age unknown, history unknown before she came to live with an elderly neighbour of mine until he went into a nursing home and she moved in with me as I had been feeding her. She does not get on well with other cats, and gets grumpy when she is hungry as well as generally narked at being in her present predicament. I am leaving Spain in a few weeks and she needs to be somewhere safe preferably without other cats, and with a patient person who will let Georgia set the pace for what contact she wants. Recently she has been demanding attention and stroking at times, in a calm environment with undivided attention I am sure she will become a rewarding companion but for now what she needs is kindness, patience, shelter and food. I can’t abandon her nor can I take her as I have been very fortunate in finding a property to rent prepared to take as many as 10 cats as it is, plus she is ill suited to travel and living in less space with a number of cats. More pics on request. If you think you can offer her a home, please contact me urgently +447976 715409 or email me janet_bookworm@btinternet.com.


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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

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

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