Friday, May 10, 2019

Adeje Rally, Olive Oil Tasting Workshop, Popular traditions, games and crafts, Ópera de Tenerife does La Traviata, Los Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja 2019, Romerías

Adeje Rally

This weekend on Saturday 11 May on the Rally Calendar is the 29th Rallye Villa de Adeje. It's a huge event for the south of the island and great fun if you like motor sports, but does also result in road closures and resultant disruption if you don't. You can also download maps and plans showing the various parts of the route (PDF)
Video: Rally Villa de Adeje 2018

Museo Casa del Vino en La Baranda, El Sauzal

Tasting Workshop of the Extra Virgin Olive Oils of Tenerife and the Canary Islands

On Saturday 11 May 2019, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Casa del Vino de Tenerife, La Baranda, El Sauzal, you can take part in a theoretical and practical tasting workshop of the Extra Virgin Olive Oils of Tenerife and the Canary Islands, in which the olive oil culture, its elaboration and characteristics will be discussed. More information and reservations on 922 57 25 35.
Image: bea & txema [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Popular traditions in San Isidro

Canarian Stick Fighting
The Plaza de la Cultura in San Isidro this Saturday 11 May, will host a festival of folk traditions with crafts, workshops, exhibitions of local games, folklore and gastronomy. Organized by the Department of Culture in Granadilla de Abona, events begin at 10.00 am and are scheduled to conclude at around 3:00 pm.

The event is scheduled to start with the craft and gastronomy fair that will offer basketry and blacksmithing, cheese making, bags and jewelery, handmade bread, Canarian products, pastries and artisanal honey. Also, there will be an exhibition of domestic and farm animals, bulldog and podenco dogs. For the youngest children; workshops, traditional games and an exhibition of wooden carts.

From 11.00 am there will be displays of Juego del palo (Canarian stick fighting), Salto del pastor (Shepherd's Leap) and the release of pigeons by the Club Colombófilo Abona Sur. The Canarian food tasting will start at 2:00 p.m. And at 8:00 pm, the 'V Alisios del Sur Folklore Festival' will be held with the participation of Tamadiste, Andares Isleños and Alisios del Sur cultural associations.
Las tradiciones populares se dan cita el sábado en San Isidro

Ópera de Tenerife presents La Traviata

Ópera de Tenerife present La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi, at the Magma Arte & Congresos de Adeje this weekend, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and has the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Ministry of Tourism. It is a production made entirely on the Island that the Cabildo program outside the Auditorium of Tenerife in order to bring this genre to new audiences.

Tickets can be purchased via the Tenerife Auditorium, at the box office from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., from Monday to Saturday; at or by phone on 902 317 327. In addition, for the functions in Adeje, at the box office of Magma Arte & Congresos from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Ópera de Tenerife presenta este fin de semana La traviata en el Magma Arte & Congresos

Los Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja

Former Convent of San Sebastián in Los Silos
"Los Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja" started in the region fourteen years ago. This edition of 2019, taking place between Saturday 11 May and Saturday 20 July 2019, consists of 18 concerts and 4 training courses in the beautiful settings and enclaves of the Isla Baja; mainly old convents and squares of the municipalities of Garachico, Los Silos, Buenavista del Norte and El Tanque.

The former convent of San Sebastián, in Los Silos, will host the inaugural concert on Saturday, May 11, at 8:00 pm. Attendance at the concerts is FREEConsult the program online (in Spanish) (or download PDF) for details of dates and venues for these classical and opera concerts and recitals, as well as pop, world music, jazz, pop, funk & soul ...

Traditional Romerías

There is an ample program of Romerías to choose from this weekend in Tenerife:

On Saturday 11 May 2019, is the Pilgrimage in Honor to San Isidro in El Pico de Tejina, La Laguna 

On Sunday 12 May 2019, there are: