And November is here. We have been truly blessed with the very tropical weather all week across the whole island and though the warm weather should continue throughout the weekend, temperatures may drop a few degrees, except in the south which forecasters predict should maintain highs of around 30ºC in the shade. The weather continues its unpredictable Autumn behaviour with some possibility of clouds and even rain in places.
A lovely weekend to follow Halloween, the Day of The Dead and the Noche de Finaos, and includes a bank holiday on Friday. Culture and solidarity are the order of the weekend in the North West at Bioagaete, and the main event for this weekend has got to be the Canary Islands Regional Wine, Cheese and Honey fair up in Valsequillo.
Friday, 1st of November is a National bank holiday so government buildings, offices and banks will be closed, as may some of the Shopping centres and stores, though many never truly close their doors, so a good idea to double check. Try asking such questions on the Jobs & Help GC facebook group page…
Nos vemos el 1 & el 2 de noviembre 2019 en Puerto de las Nieves 😉
♥♥♥ ¡¡ Gracias por compartir !! ♥♥♥
Posted by Bioagaete Cultural Solidario on Saturday, September 14, 2019
The BioAgaete culture and solidarity festival had to be postponed due to the forest fire on Gran Canaria in August. The Festival was originally conceived with an ultimate goal of helping those who need it most, thanks to the collaboration of all participants. Each year, several causes are proposed, one of which will receive primary benefit from the annual edition of the event.
Despite being reduced to two days of activities, it will be compensated with a very rich programme of workshops, talks, music, sport and culture
During the festival in Puerto de la Nieves there is music, workshops, children’s activities, markets, dancing, crafts and them some.
You can see their full program of activities here
Thursday 31.10 and Sunday 3.11. LAS PALMAS MOJO SWING FESTIVAL
The fourth edition of Mojo Swing Festival takes place in Las Palmas from 31.10 to 3.11. It is billed as the greatest swing dance event in the Canary Islands and welcomes many local, national and international participants and top international teachers.
What is excellent about this festival that they take their dancing joy out to the public streets.
In Las Palmas you may very well spot dancers on Thursday in Vegueta from 19:00 and on Sunday 16:30 – 18:00 for the Swing for Fun farewell party by the Las Canteras beach (At the La Puntilla end).
Mogán town hall is also holding their ‘Noche de Finaos’ event in Pueblo de Mogan on Friday at 20:30 in Plaza Sarmiento y Coto. This is part of the XXI Jornadas de Tradiciones series happening in the Mogán.
The El Mocán Folkloric and Cultural Association, with collaboration of the Mogán Town Council, will hold the ‘Days of Traditions’ from November 4 to 9, which for its twenty-first edition will delve into basketry in the archipelago.
The Magic of Motown is one of the most successful British theatre productions in recent history, more than one million people have already seen the show. The timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated by a cast of front line singers and musicians.
This Friday, there are two shows during the evening, at 19:00 and 21:30. Tickets are still available and start from €30 and up. The show is 90 minutes long without brakes and doors open 45 minutes beforehand. You can get your tickets through Alfredo Kraus auditorium with this link here.
The 10th Regional Fair of Wine, Cheese and Honey of the Canary Islands is held this year in Valsequillo. ???
On Saturday and Sunday you will find institutional stands, commercial brands, tastings, farmers, producers, activities, music and much more.
On Saturday 10:00-19:00 (At 12:00 the official inauguration by the President of Cabildo de Gran canaria and at 18:00 concert by Salvapantallas ) and on Sunday 10:00-16:00
This Saturday you have a chance to visit the lovely western coastal agricultural market town of La Aldea.
Between 09:00 to 14:00 as well as the regular market, you can also visit the Living Museums located in the surroundings of the Market Place, there is children’s entertainment, music and a space for the practice of chess.