DigameXtra No. 1695 Tuesday, August 4th 2020

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For One Night Only: The Vixens are coming to Fitzgerald’s Bar and Restaurant Nerja, situated under Super Sol by the town bridge with their superb tribute to Girl Power……Bananarama, Little Mix, Girls Aloud and of course THE SPICE GIRLS!
This Thursday 6th August at 9pm, Entry just €10 OR Entry and 2 x course meal just €18.50
Reservations or more information Telephone 951 550 585
Reduced Capacity due to Goverment guidelines…..so get your ticket now!


The Ruta del Espeto: Organised by SUR’s Málaga en la Mesa, is a chance to sample the local sardines cooked in this traditional way and started on Friday 31 July, ending on Sunday 16 August. During this time, participating restaurants will offer their espetos (made up of a minimum of 5 sardines) accompanied by a drink, for a price of between 4 and 7 euros, and customers will be able to rate them with marks of 0 to 10 points through the competition website. To register you must be over 18 years old and can only cast one vote per establishment in the competition. Participants will be entered into a draw to win a voucher worth 50 euros which can be spent in any of the designated restaurants.
Register: https://rutadelespeto.diariosur.es/
Full details at: http://www.surinenglish.com/lifestyle/202007/31/voucher-meal-while-tasting-20200731125636-v.html


The Salon Varietes Theatre ReOpening: After months of closed doors and uncertainty, our beloved theatre will reopen its doors on Thursday 3rd of September.
The Salon offers you four fabulous September shows:
-‘The Purple Revolution’ – Thomas Henry’s amazing show featuring the music of PRINCE (3rd to 6th)
-Cliff Richard and the Carpenters, an authentic and entertaining tribute presented by the talented Dunc Neil and Beverley Fox (one night only, 12th September)
-‘AIRE’, an exciting night of FLAMENCO dance presented by the Vicente Renero Dance Company (19th and 20th)
-‘Cowboys And Kisses ‘, a superb evening of country hits by the Costa del Sol Showman himself, Johnny G with Melissa Carver (24th to 27th)
For your safety, full social distancing measures will be observed and masks will be obligatory in the auditorium.
Tickets are available BY TELEPHONE ONLY on 952 474542 between 11 and 2:30 from Monday to Friday as of NOW!
Address: Calle Emancipacion [off church square], Fuengirola, 29640
Note: For those holding tickets for Evita, or those wishing to book, full details will be announced shortly.
The Salon Varietes Theatre looks forward to welcoming you once again!
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Sky Bar Veramar: Next Friday 07 of August at 8:30pm, we will enjoy a performance from Red Haze as they play the best versions of soul/blues and jazz.
Address- C/ Málaga, Fuengirola 29640  FB link


The Boardwalk- Marbella, Coming Events:
– Tuesday 4th We Have Mark Connor Live From 8pm Followed By Our 1st Karaoke Night at The Boardwalk!
-Wednesday 5th Jai Northover, aka Ed Sheeran
-Thursday 6th DJ Dan Costello Bringing Back All The Old School Hits
-Friday 7th The Beautiful Tabitha
-Saturday 8th Laura Carter Live from 8pm
-Sunday 9th Joe West Sharing His Vocals & Sax Skills
Have You Booked Your Table Yet? Reservations recommended. Address: Avda de la Fontanilla, Paseo Marítimo, Marbella 29602, For Bookings, please call 952 864 736  FB link


Schedule of the Seville Flamenco Biennial 2020: It will be held from September 5 to October 4, although, as a preliminary, during the weekends of the month of August, a cycle will take place in the Monastery of San Jerónimo. It will have fifty-one shows, seven different stages and will host various proposals dedicated to singing, dancing, guitar and other instruments that have recently been incorporated into this art by some of the leading figures in flamenco. This is, day by day, work by work, the programming of the XXI edition of the Seville Flamenco Biennial.
Here are the August Shows of the preliminary cycle-
-“Flamenco a voces”, M. de Puchero
Saturday August 8. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Rycardo Moreno
Friday August 14. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Raúl Cantizano
Saturday August 15. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
Friday August 21. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Los Voluble
Saturday August 22. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-Caliphate 3/4
Friday, August 28. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
– Gualberto.
Saturday August 29. San Jerónimo Monastery. 22 hours.
-“25 anniversary”, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía
September 5. Lope de Vega Theater. 20.30 hours.
The festival, after this previous cycle in the Monastery of San Jerónimo, opens with the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet, whose director is Úrsula López, celebrating its 25 years of history. He does this by featuring dance routines of teachers who passed through the company: Mario Maya, Manolo Marín, Javier Latorre, José Antonio Ruiz, Cristina Hoyos, Rubén Olmo, Álvaro Paños and Úrsula López herself.
-For the full schedule of all 51 shows, in Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/cultura/sevi-programacion-bienal-flamenco-sevilla-2020-completo-202008022013_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F
Ticket info, Call box office: 600 950 746, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. (closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).
This site has ticket prices and other details regarding all the acts, but none of the “purchase tickets here” links work!?! Call the Box Office is the best I can suggest.  https://www.deflamenco.com/revista/noticias/entradas-de-la-bienal-a-la-venta.html


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Hotel and Restaurant La Casa:
Come and have a few days away in our beautiful Hotel with amazing views!
We are situated in Torrox Pueblo and a very safe place to stay!
We are offering a special price of 65 euro per double room per night with breakfast included if you book direct!
We also have an amazing restaurant with freshly prepared home cooked food!
This week we are doing a special of mussels marinara
to book call us on 952535471/662039741
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Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
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For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 Notebook
UK “slim” business model. Super fast!
Direct from the Lenovo factory + additional upgrades
Factory Reconditioned by Lenovo, spotless, everything has been replaced with new components, looks brand new!
Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz
Brand new 8GB RAM, Premium quality from Komputer Bay
Brand new 128GB SSD, High performance model
Brand new DVDRW 8X speed
Windows 10 Pro v1909 x64, Legal copy from factory with product key sticker
Brand new HD 15.6-inch display
Brand new 4 hr. battery
Brand new UK keyboard
Connections: (1) VGA, (1) HDMI, (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0, (1) RJ45,
(1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, BT
Brand new Stereo speakers by Dolby
Integrated 720p HD Webcam & Dual Noise-Cancelling Microphones
Price: €400. Has 90 day hardware guaranty from Lenovo. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa.
Contact Naythan: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)


For Sale: Black glass entertainment unit. Metallic legs. 80 cm long x 45 cm wide x 53 cm high. 10 Euros. Good condition. Pickup only in La Noria, Nerja. Contact Valerie at 652 041 648 or
email at vsheppard 7 @ gmail. com (no spaces).


For Sale: Foldable, lightweight wheelchair. Good condition hardly used.
60 Euros. Contact Hamish, Torrox Costa, 685595352 or email
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Wanted: Electric Cylinder Lawnmower 32 cm – does anyone know where I can purchase one of these? I have a small grass area so the ones found here are too big- yes you’ve got it it’s for the dog!!! Please email me, Carol, with info which will be gratefully received:
carol ellul 18 @ gmail dot com. Thank you. Nerja.


Recommendations & Requests


Thanks to everyone who answered my request for help with Amazon returns: I want to thank Ron & Margaret who provided me instructions for having the return picked up at my door, which was done this morning. I am pleasantly suprised at how easy it was. I submitted the return on Friday, it was picked up Monday morning. Here are the tricks to get Amazon returns picked up from your door. After you click the RETURN button it only appears to offer two options, take it to Celeris or take it to Correos. BUT if you look closely you will find “see other options”, click on that and it offers you the pickup option. NOTE: If you have already initiated the return and have choosen Celeris or Correos, you will need to first cancel that return. Then start the return again fresh, click return, then you will see the “see other options” option. Naythan, Torrox Costa. doctorlaptop At protonmail d0t com


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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.


Malaga Airport Delays: Spain’s Malaga airport on the Costa del Sol announces security delays and advises that all travellers turn up at least 3 hours before planned flights. Supposedly they are sending text messages to customers to inform them of delays, however some passengers are reporting not having been contacted directly. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/03/spains-malaga-airport-on-the-costa-del-sol-announces-security-delays-with-advice-for-all-travellers/


Ex-King Exiles Himself After Suffering Corruption Scandal: A series of corrupt actions have come to light over the past few months, bringing with it reputational damage to the monarchy in Spain. The former king expressed his decision to move in a statement which was issued today, Monday.
He was recently shown to be involved in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia for which he received a $100 million from the late Saudi King. Furthermore, he was involved in an affair where his mistress received $65 million, which led to his abdication in 2014.
Jordi Sanchez, one of several separatist Catalan leaders jailed for their role in the region’s failed independence bid in 2017, said he remained incarcerated on the grounds that he was a flight risk. He called on the High Court to withhold the former king’s passport. “Where is justice in Spain?,” he tweeted.
PHOTO:Twitter @Morelos Sources: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-royals/former-king-juan-carlos-to-leave-spain-amid-corruption-allegations-idUSKCN24Z2B5?il=0


John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83: A veteran civil rights campaigner credited with kick-starting peace negotiations in a British region convulsed by bloodshed in the early 1990s, Hume shared the Peace Prize with Northern Ireland’s then-first minister, David Trimble of the Protestant Ulster Unionist Party.
He died in a care home in his native Londonderry in the early hours of Monday, his family said in a statement. PHOTO:REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-nireland-hume/john-hume-northern-irish-catholic-leader-and-nobel-peace-laureate-dies-at-83-idUSKBN24Z0ZL


Humanoid robots greet patients at Torre del Mar eye clinic to reduce Covid-19 risk: For the last few days patients with appointments at the Doctor Marcos ophthalmologist’s in Torre del Mar have been greeted by two humanoid robots, Cr-1 and NAO. The two androids are capable of taking patients’ temperatures and asking them general medical questions related to their appointments as soon as they walk through the door. PHOTO:SUR Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202007/31/humanoid-robots-greet-patients-20200731125634-v.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

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
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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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