DigameXtra No. 1564 Friday, March 6th 2020

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Bar Atila’s 1st outside afternoon gig: Share an afternoon with the fantastic Rolling Stones tribute ‘The Honky Tonk Cats’ starting at 2.00pm on Saturday 21st March. Reserve your place now. Puente don Manuel. FB Link
Contact Frank at Bar Atila to reserve a table.
atilabarpuente@gmail.com ; 663 393 987 (WhatsApp)


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


Phoenix Events: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
-April 3rd – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
-April 10th – Trip to Puente Genil to see the Easter Processions with Guide €24
Holy Week is commonly known as “la Mananta”, presents the processions of biblical figures from the Old and New Testament. These are dressed in period costume and carry the martyrs or identifying attributes and are shrouded in veils. The Roman soldiers and centurions wear helmets in a live representation of the Bible. The biblical figures, currently of the Corporations (Groups governed by statutes and that have houses, known as Cuarteles [residences], where they get together all year and especially during Lent and Holy Week), accompany the processions that run from the Friday before Holy Week to Easter Sunday and they have existed since 17th century. These include the Roman Empire, which is noteworthy due to its number, martial nature, beauty of the costumes and original music marches.
-April 17th – Trip to the Botanical Gardens in Torremolinos and to Viveros Guzmans in the afternoon. €15.50pp
All our trips include the driver’s gratuity of €1. Pick ups in Maro, BP Garage Torrox, Algarrobo, Torre del Mar and the A1 Garden Centre – depending on direction of travel. For more information contact Gail on 951067723, by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page


Cinema In English – March 6th to 12th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Onward – Dir. Dan Scanlon. With Tom Holland, Chris Pratt. Sat/Sun 12:00; Mon/Tue/Thu 17:00.
-The Gentlemen – Dir. Guy Ritchie. With Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant. Tue 18:30, 21:00.
-The Invisible Man – Dir. Leigh Whannell. With Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Tue 18:35.
-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 10th they will be screening Onward (20:15), Bloodshot (22:45), The Gentlemen (19:50), 1917 (21:30), and The Invisible Man (19:30). (Thank you Doug. -Ed.)


St Patrick’s Day celebrations: Saturday March 14 organised by the Irish Association of Spain in Benalmadena. Starting at 12.30am with a short procession from the Arroyo de la Miel Renfe station to the Plaza de la Mezquita, just 300 metres away. More info at: http://www.irishassociationspain.com/


One For The Kids- Rock en Familia: Is dedicated to bringing rock music to children but in a manner which they will enjoy and parents will be happy with. On Saturday March 14 at 6pm, families can enjoy EiSi/DiSi and their “Highway to Party” Tour 2020 allowing youngsters to discover AC/DC at the Felipe VI Auditorium in Estepona with tickets costing €15 online.
The show is performed by a live band with professional musicians who perform songs from the repertoire of the different stages of AC/DC with spectacular lights, choreography, scenery, costumes, special effects and many surprises. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/05/rock-for-all-the-family-on-the-costa-del-sol-spain/


International Women’s Day is March 8th: In Nerja, see schedule of events at: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/05/nerja-puts-the-focus-on-equality-throughout-march-to-mark-international-womens-day/


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


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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: Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for spring breaks and summer getaways.
-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 Language School: 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
Facebook:malagalingo ; See lessons info on poster below.
Tel./Whats:+ (34) 650 479 493


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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: Beo 9000 CD Radio/Tuner. FOR REPAIR OR LIMITED USE AS TUNER ONLY. The CD player is not working any more. The mechanism to run the CD’s no longer works. Price: € 50 Jan, 633661957, Canillas de Aceituno


For Sale: Children’s twin bed system, stow away with storage below.
Hardly used mattresses, slight wear and tear to frame. Dismantled for transport. More pics on request. Buyer collects. Ian / Frigiliana. 75 euro ono.
Tel. +447747112999


For Sale: Cot with mattress. Excellent condition. 30 euros. Jenny, Capistrano Village, Nerja



Internet: I live in Maro close to the Caves of Nerja. I receive internet from a Local supplier. Like the naughty girl, when it’s good it’s good, when it’s bad as all too often it is, it is useless. Has anyone living in my area found a provider who can consistently deliver reliable internet?
George, Maro. dobmick AT hotmail DoT co dOt uk


Bella Vista – New Restaurant Recommendation on Torrox Costa: Tried the new Bella Vista restaurant on the paseo in Torrox Costa yesterday, fabulous! Located at the bottom of Avenida America, it has amazing choices for the three-course Menu del Dia at 9.50 euros; we were a group of 7 so tried most of the 4 choices of starter, 5 main and 4 dessert, and all were delicious! Mains include hake, pork with pepper sauce, chicken with brandy sauce, spaghetti bolognese or beef burger. A la carte also available with a great range and good prices. We enjoyed delicious food, excellent service and of course a beautiful outlook to sea, and would all thoroughly recommend this lovely new venue. Stephanie / Torrox Costa
StephanieJones2403 aT hotmail dOt com


Temporary residency in Spain after Brexit: I am not sure if this subject has already been covered in the daily Digame Newsletter, if so I have missed it unfortunately. Has anybody gone through the process of applying for Spanish temporary residency this year on the Costa del Sol? I understand that if you plan to spend more than 3 months of the year in Spain from 2021 you need to apply for a special permit in 2020 and I am looking for any advice or information.
Look forward to hearing from you. I am based in Torrox. Deborah
(Have you tried the Brexit Hotline posted in DigameXtra, below the Currencies Quotes? -Ed.)


Robbery in Torrox Update: On the off chance, I called into the ‘policia local’ in Nerja today to ask if my purse, that was stolen on Saturday night in Torrox, had been handed in. As soon as I gave my name the police man pulled out a big box containing loads of evidence bags and it was there. There clearly was no communication between Guardia Civil, who I reported it to, and the local police. It had been thrown on the road at Punta Lara. So thank you to whoever handed it in and for anyone else who has had their purse or bag stolen in may be worth going round the local police stations to ask, rather than to assume you will be contacted.
Dawn, Nerja, Towellfamily at Hotmail . com


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Fuengirola introduces first electronic pay point for taxes on the Costa del Sol: This is a paypoint that allows the payment of taxes by card or mobile phone, in addition to accessing official certificates such as the registration form and the individual census history.


Scam Alert: The ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam that’s claimed at least 1,500 victims in Spain so far. Investigators have traced threatening phone calls to jailed criminals in South America who demand a quick ransom from victims, convincing them that their loved ones are in danger.
This is an extortion scheme in which criminals call a person – often randomly selected – and try to convince him or her that they have kidnapped a relative. They start out by demanding €10,000, then typically bring this amount down significantly, sometimes to €500. In the last five years, experts say that the criminals have perfected their technique. “Sometimes they exploit the fact that victims have shared personal information on social media, to make the story sound more credible,” says the Civil Guard expert. Source: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-03-03/the-virtual-kidnapping-scam-thats-claimed-at-least-1500-victims-in-spain-so-far.html



Cats: 5 cats, all under 1 year old, desperately need a home. Has anyone got a large space they could live in? They have been spayed and wormed. This is an urgent appeal because the residential home where they live in the garden are about to contact the town hall to go and catch them. Their lives are now in danger! 2 male tabby’s, 1 female tabby and 2 black, green eyed female cats. I can catch them and then what? I have 7 dogs who would kill them. Please save their lives.
Contact: Jennifer Joule, 605624551, 952523599


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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
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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