Friday, July 05, 2019

West Side Story, Canarias Jazz y Mas Heineken, Garachico Crafts Fair, Güímar Hillclimb, San Benito Tapas Route

The musical West Side Story comes to the Auditorio de Tenerife 'Adán Martín' this week with five performances over three days on Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July. More information and tickets.

Canarias Jazz & Más

The 28th Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken takes place from 5 to 21 July 2019. There are concerts in Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz and Adeje in Tenerife, as well as on other islands. The first concert Tenerife takes place on Friday 5 July at the Plaza de los Alisios - the huge open air venue located next to the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Maceo Parker tops the billing in which female vocalists stand out with the best instrumentalists of the genre, up-and-coming groups, renowned & established artists, as well as local bands. More info (in English) here and you can download the full program here (PDF)

Garachico Crafts Fair

The 39th Regional Crafts Fair of Garachico will be held on Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July; from 12:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., for Friday 5, and from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the rest of the days, with island handicrafts and especially those elaborated in the north of Tenerife. More than 70 artists and artisans provide wide and varied range of products, completed with demonstrations and exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to learn about the history and the development of the main pieces that can be purchased at this fair. This edition will also feature traditional basket weaving in all its varieties: Palm, Wicker, Badana, Ristra, Rafia.

Güímar Hillclimb

The 46th edition of the Subida de Güímar (Güímar Hillclimb) takes place on 5 & 6 July - the main spectator events being on Saturday. More information (in Spanish) from the organisers.

Video: Subida Güímar 2018

San Benito Tapas Route

The Ruta de la Tapa por San Benito (San Benito Tapas Route), now in it's 12th edition, which launched on Monday 1 July and runs until 31 July has the aim of exceeding last year's figure of 200,000 tapas served. This gastronomic event has 49  establishments in the centre of La Laguna participating. Each tapa, which will be accompanied by a glass of Presas Ocampo wine, a Mahou beer or a bottle of Fonteide water, will have a total price of three euros.

There is a list of participating bars and restaurants here