DigameXtra No. 1557 Friday, Feb. 28th 2020

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Friday 28th Feb is Andalucia Day, a regional bank holiday. Some food shops may open in the morning.
https://www.andalucia.com/calendar/bankholidays.htm

 

What’s On – Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open Sunday 10-4
Looking for a delightful day out on Sunday? Come and nourish your soul with art and music complementing the botanical garden!
See the sculptures you missed last time and relax to the sweet sounds of Bach, Telemann, Albinoni and other Baroque masters,
performed live for you by The Chamber Players.
You may be lucky enough to hear a Brandenburg Concerto, an Oboe Concerto and even one of Vivaldi’s Seasons!
Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden is open from 10 to 4 and is only 20 minutes from Almuñécar.
Directions at www.kittyharri.com
Jete, Granada 609 706 210

 

CANCELLED: Maika Lavera gig at Casa Grande- Nerja. saturday 29th of february cancelled and moved to sunday the 28th of march. Tel 0046 724 49 85 83

 

Cinema In English – February 28th to March 5th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/el-ingenio
-The Gentlemen – Dir. Guy Ritchie. With Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant. Fri/Sat/Sun 12:15, 16:30; Mon/Wed/Thu 16:30; Tue 16:30, 18:30, 21:00.
-Sonic The Hedgehog – Dir. Jeff Fowler. With Jim Carrey, James Marsden. Mon/Tue/Thu 16:00, 18:05.
-The Call Of The Wild – Dir. Chris Sanders. With Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan. Tue 18:00, 20:10.
-For opera lovers, there will be a screening of Puccini´s Tosca from La Scala, Milan. This will be on Tuesday 3rd at 20:00. This is a recorded performance, so shouldn´t be affected by the current closure of La Scala (due to Coronavirus).
-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 3rd they will be screening The Call Of The Wild (17:15), The Gentlemen (20:00) and The Invisible Man (19:30).
(Thanks Doug. -Ed.)

 

Fish+chips every Friday at La Tasca: La Tasca cafetería in Torre del Mar situated across from the old Police station have fish+chips each Friday. Plus lots more dishes on offer. Tel 640328051.

 

ON SALE: UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, the original band members, will perform all their worldwide hits including “Red Red Wine” and “Kingston Town”, and many more when they come to Marbella on Wednesday 5th August at the Marbella Arena. Top reggae band Heritage will open the event to create the best Reggae Party of the Year! Tel. 644 38 81 61
Av. Pilar Calvo Plaza de Toros Puerto Banus, Marbella 29660 FB Link
Tickets at Ticketmaster

 

From Bach to Piazzolla: Fri 13 March 7pm. Casa de la Cultura, Almunecar. €15 door, €13 adv. Info 958 838 862 & 676 929 479

 

MMA Fighting: RFC5. Sat 28 March, 5pm. Pavillion Enrique Lopez Cuenca, Nerja. Entry €15. FB Link

 

The Claddagh Irish Bar: Looking for some fun in the sun this St. Patrick’s day? Come enjoy the luckiest weekend of the year with us here at The Claddagh St. Patrick’s Festival!
Irish and international Music Concerts, 14-17 March 2020, 12 pm – LATE
Paseo Marítimo Marbella, Spain. FREE ENTRY  FB Link

 

Flamenco & Food for Dia de Andalucia: 28 Feb Friday. Food to be served from 2pm. Los Caracoles del Sevillano, Frigiliana / Torrox Carretera KM 4.5
Tel 635 700 568

 

Sami’s Beach Bar live evening by Jerry Fox: Saturday 29Feb 5pm. Rock & Folk on the terrace.
125 Paseo Marítimo del Rey de España, 29640 Fuengirola. +34 652 13 41 94

 

Honky Tonk Cats: We are pleased to announce the “STONES & ROSES FEST” to 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 FB Link

 

Bonnet Fuengirola: Dos Santos (acoustic duo) play live, Friday – 11pm – 28Feb. At 55 Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola Local, 29640. Covers- Nirvana, Mark Almond, George Michael, Jet, Chris Isaac, Daft Punk, Free, Sigma, Paolo Nutini, Eric Clapton, Kiss, RHCP, The Killers. FB Link

 

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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, by reservation only, on 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: FREE SPANISH CINEMA SERIES (short films) in Malagalingo, Torrox Costa, every Thursday at 4 p.m., starting on February 27
At the end of the short film we will also have a little chat in spanish to comment on the film and practice a little Spanish language
You are all invited to attend every Thursday (until full capacity)
You can also know more news in our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/malagalingo/
We are in Torrox Costa, just opposite Mercadona and BBVA, in the main entrance door that is between MAPFRE and ÓPTICA SALTO, in the first floor.
Our School is located one step away from Hotel Iberostar, so it has a very simple and free parking always available on the esplanade right next to the hotel. You also can find us on google maps as MALAGALINGO
https://maps.app.goo.gl/3hAt8raS4vNBm5Y97
Facebook:malagalingo
Tel./Whats:+ (34) 650 479 493
malagalingo@gmail.com

 

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Long Term Rental: 6-7 Month Rental in La Herradura
Do you know anyone who is interested in finding a very special sublet from March-September? Perhaps you’ve heard good things about La Herradura and would like to experience it first-hand before pursuing a longer term rental or purchase? My villa offers exceptional, unobstructed views to the sea, as well as a very quiet location on the Punta de la Mona. The villa is equipped with everything one would want for a unique experience in comfort and peace as you watch the birds flying over head, and listen to the sea from the terraces and inside the home. We have a Berkey water filtration system so no need to be carting large plastic bottles of water. We also have a clothes dryer and high end appliances, in addition to quality utensils, cookware and tableware. We’ve tried to think of every convenience that would make for a very special experience. This 2 bedroom and 2.5 baths home is exceptionally well equipped with 2 hair dryers, spices in the cabinet, paper products, laundry detergent etc. The master bath is exceptionally well designed with a wonderful large soaking tub and separate, large modern shower. Both baths are ensuite with the half bath upstairs by the open concept kitchen livingroom/dining area. Staying here will feel like you’re moving into a good friend’s or family member’s home. There are 2 terraces with plantings so if one loves to garden, you’d be put at the top of the list although having a green thumb is not a requirement as the watering is on an automatic sprinkler system. The rent is 2000€ per month.
Serious inquiries only please. I would be happy to send along photos and there would be an opportunity to view the villa. Please don’t hesitate asking any questions. Michelle/La Herradura. I can be reached at
michellerabin at gmail dot com

 

For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Upcycled Castillan reception desk/bar done in natural and Emile chalk paint clear wax. Measurements 148cms width 53cms depth 110 cms height Price 160€
-Double headboard with 2 matching bedside units. Measurements Width 148cms width 47cms depth 33cms height 58cms Price 50€ ( for the 3 pieces)
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Air Fryer. vpcok air fryer model 004513 oil free fryer. Unwanted gift. Never been used. Cooks chips , chops , chicken , steak , fish without using oil. Cost 65.90 euros but would accept 45 euros. Receipt available. Contact Mike 618408790
email mcauliffe99@hotmail.com ; Competa area

 

For Sale: Cookworks 3 bowl steamer. €10.00 Model 422/0783D 240v. 3 pin UK plug fitted. Good clean condition. Rarely used. Nerja area.
Please email me for further information. Thank you. David
olliedub @ gmail .com (No gaps). Thank you. David

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Travel cases. One Samsonite, one Delsey. Pull along cases. 10 € each 15€ for the two.
-1 single bed. Metal frame, mattress, headboard 10€.
Norman / Caleta. Mo. 636811376 on WhatsApp.

 

FREE For Collection: One sofa-sofa bed looking for a good home, very comfortable. Free to collector. Moving to UK hence free cycle. Maria / Frigiliana tel 60558543

 

Irish Bar For Rent: Always wanted to Run your own Bar ?
Due to other business commitments Irish theme bar to rent with option to buy lease (36,000) no commitment to buy. Terms 3 months deposit one months rental and 800 for existing stock. Rent 800 per month plus bills. Bar has a fully equipped kitchen popular for Bar Snacks and Sunday roast Bien Sports and 3 IPTV boxes serous enquiries only PM us
Ideally suit a couple one being a chef or cook. Full training on the bar given.
120 El zoco commercial centre Calahonda, Mijas, Andalucia, Spain 29649
+34 602 66 90 40  https://www.facebook.com/oreillysbarcalahonda/

 

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Stock Market Posts Huge Losses Thursday- The Dow’s biggest one-day point decline in history: Stocks fell sharply in volatile trading Thursday as investors worried the coronavirus may be spreading in the U.S. A slew of corporate and analyst warnings on the virus dragged down the major averages, tipping them into correction territory.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 1,190.95 points, or 4.4%, to close at 25,766.64. The S&P 500 slid 4.4% to 2,978.76 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.6% to 8,566.48. The Dow had its worst day since February 2018 while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 posted its biggest one-day loss since August 2011.
It was also the Dow’s biggest one-day point decline in history, surpassing Monday’s 1,031-point drop. The S&P 500 also closed below 3,000 for the first time since last October. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/26/dow-futures-fall-after-microsoft-issues-coronavirus-warning.html

 

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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

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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

Local Police
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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