Friday, May 31, 2019

Romería La Corujera, Latin American Charm, Jazz at the Auditorio, Actúa Santa Cruz Festival, Wine Tasting Workshop, Tenerife Pride 2019, Romería de San Isidro Labrador in Los Realejos, Armed Forces Day

Romería La Corujera. Photo: Barrio de La Corujera - Santa Úrsula

Kicking off the weekend, on Friday 31 May from 4pm, the Romería La Corujera 2019 takes place in the neighbourhood of La Corujera in Santa Úrsula.

CONCERTS: Also Friday 31 May, at 8pm at the Hotel Meliá Hacienda del Conde, Calle La Finca, s/n, 38480 Buenavista del Norte, a classical recital, “Encanto Latinoamericano” (Latin American Charm) - part of the season of Los Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja (The Musical Caprices of Isla Baja) - Mara Jaubert (piano) and Javier Rodríguez (percussion), Francisco Feria and Cristina Calvo (vocals) will perform classical works of the repertoire of this continent. (via) If you prefer jazz, then head along to the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín at 8pm on Friday 31 May to see the Ken Norris Quartet. Ken Norris is described as "is one of the best US jazz singers at present." (via)

Actúa Santa Cruz Festival

More than 300 artists are taking part this weekend on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June in seventh edition of the 'Actúa Santa Cruz' festival, organized by the City Council with the collaboration of 'Cadena Ser'. Events center around the Plaza del Príncipe and begin at 11 am on both days. Apart from the musical and artistic performances, which make up the bulk of the program, this year sports activities such as crosstraining or calisthenics are included.

Wine Tasting Workshop

Saturday 1 June 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Casa del Vino de Tenerife, Calle San Simón, 49, 38360 El Sauzal, a wine tasting of Tenerife's pre-phylloxera varieties. The prefiloxéricos wines are wines whose plants are in pure state, that is to say, they have not been grafted. The advantage of these vines, is that the plant has a main root able to penetrate to great depth and extract the minerality of the soil to obtain wines of high qualities. This excellence and exclusivity have made the wines of pre-phylloxera varieties true gems of the oenological world. PRICE 18 Euros. Information and reservations: 922 57 25 35 (via)

Folklore in Tejina

Saturday 1 June 2019 at 8:30 pm at the Teatro Unión De TejinaCalle Arriba, 4, 38260 Tejina, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Agrupación Folklórica San Borondón (San Borondón Folk Group) are performing a show entitled, 'Tradición Viva' (Living Tradition). Entrance 3 Euros. (via)

Tenerife Pride 2019

Organized by the LGBTI Algarabía Association with the support of TransGirl, Chrysallis Canarias and Asociación de Mujeres Trans, the program for Orgullo de Tenerife 2019 (Tenerife Pride 2019) begins on June 1 and ends on the 29th June with the Gay Pride March in Santa Cruz de Tenerife starting at 7:00 p.m. from the Plaza Weyler. Activities in various municipalities of Tenerife (including Icod de los Vinos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna and Adeje), with recitals and parties, fairs and festivals, tables and meetings, and memorial events. More information and programe (in Spanish) here. (via)

Romería de San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de la Cabeza

On Sunday 2 June, Los Realejos hosts the Romería de San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de la Cabeza, declared of National Tourist Interest. The Eucharistic, sung by the Tigotán Folkloric Association, will take place in the parish of the Apostle Santiago at 12:00 noon. Once concluded, the Pilgrimage will begin, headed by the icons of both saints, accompanied by the Municipal Corporation of Los Realejos and the Queen of the May Festivities. Floats, carts pulled by oxen, folk groups, families and friends will join the celebration. The route will pass through the Avenida de Los Remedios and Reyes Católicos streets, El Llano, El Sol, La Pila, El Medio Arriba, until it reaches the parish of the Apostle Santiago. The icons of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza will be taken back to the temple at 5:00 pm, accompanied by the Sabinosa Folkloric Group from the island of El Hierro to the sound of whistles, chácaras and drums.

Sunday 2 June at 12:30 horas, the Tenerife Trombone Quartet play classical and popular selections in the Plaza de Los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte.

Armed Forces Day 2019

Not sure the concept has quite been grasped here, because Día de las Fuerzas Armadas 2019 (Armed Forces Day 2019) -  which is apparently celebrated annually on the Saturday nearest 30 May - in Tenerife consists of various events over the six days from Tuesday 4 June to Sunday 9 June. Starting with, on Tuesday, June 4, at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 6:30 p.m., a concert by the Música del Mando de Canarias, Banda de Guerra nº 2 de la Brigada Canarias XVI y Banda Sinfónica de Tenerife (Military Bands).