Mallorca What's On

16th September

Palma

Probably the most important cultural event of the year takes place this Thursday evening in Palma. La Nit de l’Art is when galleries and museums open their doors in the evening to inaugurate exhibitions and welcome visitors, until late at night. Thousands of people take to the streets for this great event and this year abcMallorca is also opening its offices for an exhibition of art by the late German artist Oscar Koller.

On Sunday, September 28th it’s the 6th edition of the "Kilómetros solidarios contra la Fibrosis Quística" – a non-competitive charity race organized by the Fundación Respiralia. It takes place over a 5km closed circuit on Palma’s Paseo Maritimo. You can run, walk or skate for a minimum of 5 km (up to 40 km if you want and can manage it) within three and a half hours, starting at 10am. You need to register to receive your sponsorship form, by visiting www.respiralia.org.

There’s a free Son Vida Café Concert this Thursday, September 18th at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida in Palma, with a night of soul and funk by the Norbert Fimpel Quartet. For more information or to reserve your free place phone 971 493 493.

Magaluf

Cricket fans should head to Magaluf this weekend, where Mallorca Cricket Club will take on the visiting Goring Cricket Club from Berkshire, at the cricket ground behind the Magaluf Sports Arena. They’re playing on both Saturday and Sunday, with wickets pitched at 1pm both days. Entry is free and you’ll be able to buy drinks and teas, as the clubhouse and bar will be open.

Santa Ponsa

Bridge players may be interested in taking part in the Calvia Lions’ charity bridge tournament and supper, to raise money for underprivileged children on Mallorca. It’s on Saturday, September 20th, starting at 5pm at the Santa Ponsa Golf Hotel. Gail Martin and Sandy Packer are organising it as a duplicate bridge tournament. Beginners can also take part, in a separate section. The evening will cost 25 euros, which includes supper and wine. It’s sure to be a fun night for bridge lovers, and more information is available from Gail on 971 137 785 or Sandy on 971 670 832.           

If you would like to add a baby to your life, a free open session at entitled ‘Taking Control of your Fertility’ may be of interest. It’s being presented by IBILAB, the Balearics’ leading fertility clinic.  The session – in English – is aimed at men and women in their 20s, 30s and 40s, and will cover lifestyle factors and reproductive health, the impact of sports and nutrition on fertility, the fertility clock and fertility preservation. It’s happening on Tuesday, September 30th, from 7pm until 8pm at Santa Ponsa Country Club. Entry is free but you need to book a place, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9th September

Palma

The Renaissance genius of the artist Leonardo da Vinci can be fully appreciated at an exhibition of reproductions of his many remarkable inventions. Full-scale models and reproductions of his sketches reveal the extent of his imagination and the influence of nature on design. The explanatory signage is also in English.  The exhibition is on until the end of September, Mondays to Saturdays from 5pm until 10pm, at Fundacion Sophia in Palma’s Calle Jaime Ferrer. Entry: a donation of 4 euros (free for children under 12). www.fundacionsophia.com.

If lighthouses interest you, don’t miss the chance to visit the Porto Pi lighthouse exhibition this weekend. The lighthouse has open doors on Saturday, 13th, from 10.30am until 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm. On Sunday it’s open from 10.30am until 2pm. There are guided visits at 11am, 1pm and 6.30pm. The weekend will include workshops, activities for kids and more.

Santa Ponsa

If you love the game of bridge, don’t miss the Calvia Lions’ bridge tournament and supper on Saturday, September 20th, starting at 5pm at the Santa Ponsa Golf Hotel. Gail Martin and Sandy Packer are organising it as a duplicate bridge tournament. Beginners can also take part, in a separate section. The evening will cost 25 euros, which includes supper and wine. It’s sure to be a fun night for bridge lovers, and more information is available from ~Gail on 971 137 785 or Sandy on 971 670 832.    

Lloret de Vistalegre

There are now quite a few artisan beers being produced on Mallorca and this Saturday, 13th, in Lloret de Vistalegre, there’s an exhibition of these, including a demonstration of home-made brewing, sale of local artisan beers and tapas.

Port Adriano

This summer, Port Adriano has been alive with entertainment in the evenings  - music, dance, comedy, mime and more – it was due to have ended last weekend, but the Fun Parade has now been extended until September 21st. It’s on from 8pm until 11pm every night except Monday and is great fun for all the family.

Santa Ponsa

The Rei en Jaume festivities continue in Santa Ponsa and tomorrow night, Wednesday 10th,  it’s the Night of Fire, starting on the beach at 10pm. On Thursday, it’s the medieval market, on the promenade from noon until midnight.

Lloseta

A gospel music charity concert is taking place in Lloseta this Friday, September 12th, at the Palau d’Aiamans. It’s in aid of the social kitchen in Inca, and features artistes including Bilonda, Silvia Fluixa, the city of Mallorca choir and the young Balearic orchestra. Entrance is a donation of 10 euros.

A week on Thursday, September18th, is Nit del’Art in Palma and as well as all the galleries and museums open during the evening, abcMallorca’s offices will be open for an exhibition of paintings by the late German artist Oscar Koller.

2nd September

Palma

The Renaissance genius of the artist Leonardo da Vinci can be fully appreciated at an exhibition of reproductions of his many remarkable inventions. Full-scale models and reproductions of his sketches reveal the extent of his imagination and the influence of nature on design. The explanatory signage is also in English.  The exhibition is on until the end of September, Mondays to Saturdays from 5pm until 10pm, at Fundacion Sophia in Palma’s Calle Jaime Ferrer. Entry: a donation of 4 euros (free for children under 12). www.fundacionsophia.com

Magaluf

Mallorca Rocks is coming to the end of its season – and its time on the island – so you may wish to grab the chance to see Kaiser Chiefs performing there tonight on the poolside stage. The gates open at 7pm for their gig. Next Tuesday, September, 9th, The Kooks – the first band ever to perform at Mallorca Rocks – is appearing. Get your tickets by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Port Adriano

This is the last week for the Fun Parade, that’s been happening throughout the summer in Port Adriano. The port comes alive with dancing, singing, miming, comedy and circus acts from 7pm until 11pm – but only until Saturday, September 6th

Deia

If you ever rode a Vespa scooter, you may be interested in an exhibition of vintage models happening at the Belmond La Residencia this Saturday, September 6th. The Vespa Club’s tour of Mallorca will be ending here at the hotel for people to come along and see the iconic scooters (free entry).

Vilafranca de Bonany

This coming weekend – as is usual for the first weekend in September – it’s the Melon Fair in the village of Vilafranca de Bonany.  Events take place during Saturday and Sunday, including stalls selling artisan goods, music, gastronomy and the largest melon competition!

Canyamel

This Sunday, September 7th, Mallorca Hiking Club has its first of 12 walks planned for between now and May. The first walk starts and ends in Canyamel and will include going up to the old watchtower Talaia Nova (204m), which offers fantastic views out to Menorca. When the walk is over, the group will drive to Cala Rajada for lunch, at an additional cost, at The Sea Club. If you’d like to find out more about joining the Mallorca Hiking Club, and taking advantage of some great walks over the coming months, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website.

Llucmajor

If you’re in business on the island and would like a chance to network with business people on Mallorca of different nationalities, the next abcBusiness lunch takes place on Friday, September 5th at the Hilton Sa Torre hotel, near Llucmajor. As always, lunch is preceded by drinks and a chance to mingle and talk to the other guests. Tickets are 40 euros for abcMallorca clients and 50 euros for others. Visit the website abc-mallorca.com and click on Business Club to reserve your place.

26th August

BENDINAT

This week the Hotel Bendinat has another of its monthly summer art exhibitions. This one features paintings by Miguel Reche and sculptor Klaus Peters, who share a studio in Sineu. You’re invited to the free inauguration cocktail at Hotel Bendinat on Thursday, August 28th at 6.30pm.

PORRERES

In a change from the usual venue, the Deià International Music Festival offers a concert of traditional African music at Hotel Rural & Spa Sa Bossa Rotja in Porreres. The Mwamba Children’s Choir – whose members range from six to 13 years of age – was started in 2008 to promote talent and change lives through music. The concert is on Thursday, August 28th at 9pm. Tickets available via www.dimf.com.

SANTA PONSA

If you love fashion, an event this Thursday is a must. Cala Nova Cancer Charity has organised another fantastic fashion show – an evening of glamour, fashion and fun to raise money for cancer charities. It’s at Santa Ponsa Country Club on Thursday, August 28th at 7pm. Tickets are 18 euros in advance, 20 euros on the door, and include canapes, cava and the entertainment. Get yours from Santa Ponsa Country Club, Estudio 3 in Portals Nous, or from the Calanova Cancer Charity shop.

PALMA

Next month is the 6th edition of the "Kilómetros solidarios contra la Fibrosis Quística" non-competitive charity race organized by the Fundación Respiralia. It takes place over a 5km closed circuit on Palma’s Paseo Maritimo. You can run, walk or skate for a mínimum of 5 km (up to 40 km if you want and can manage it) within three and a half hours. It’s on Sunday, September 28th starting at 10am. Register now to take part at www.respiralia.org to receive your sponsorship form.

SON ESPANYOL

This weekend (August 30th and 31st) is the first edition of the Mad Fox Festival, organised by Intec, an engineering and technical innovation firm. The Festival offers different activities, such as video games tournaments, expos and presentations of different innovative technological products – some not yet on the market. There’s a tournament – with prizes to the value of 950 euros – for the video games Star Craft 2 and League of Legends.  Entry to the Mad Fox Festival, at ParcBit, on the outskirts of Palma, is free.

LLUCMAJOR

If you’re in business on the island and would like a chance to network with business people on Mallorca of different nationalities, the next abcBusiness lunch takes place on Friday, September 5th at the Hilton Sa Torre hotel, near Llucmajor. As always, lunch is preceded by drinks and a chance to mingle and talk to the other guests. Tickets are 40 euros for abcMallorca clients and 50 euros for others. Visit the website abc-mallorca.com and click on Business Club to reserve your place.

21st August

PALMA

If you haven’t yet seen the musical that everyone is talking about – ‘El Tren de Soller’ – there are performances of it in English this week, at Sala Augusta in Palma, on:

Friday, August 22nd at 9pm.

Saturday, August 23rd at 6pm.

Tickets are priced from 19,50 euros and you can get yours through the website www.eltrendesoller.com, from the Soller train railway station, Palma tourist information offices and the Sala Augusta online box office – or on the door an hour before each performance.

Music and movement are on the agenda at PJ’s, a group for parents/carers and toddlers to sing together. They meet once a week on Thursday at 10.30am at the Anglican Church in Palma, to sing along to live music on piano or guitar or good quality CDs. The hour-long sessions end with refreshments. The cost is 2 euros per person (free for those under a year old) and a maximum of 5 euros for a family. Just turn up with a toddler to join in the fun.

Here’s notice of an event in September – but inscriptions are open now. It’s a charity race: the 6th edition of "Kilómetros solidarios contra la Fibrosis Quística", organized by La  Fundación Respiralia. The event takes place over a closed circuit of 5km on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma. It’s a non-competitive event in which you can run, walk or skate for a mínimum of 5 km (up to 40 km if you want and can manage it) within three and a half hours. The event is on Sunday, September 28th starting at 10am. Register to take part at www.respiralia.org and you’ll get your sponsorship form.

DEIA

The multi-award-winning pianist Winnie Wen performed her first official recital at the age of five and, at eight, was studying at the Conservatory of Music in China. She has performed extensively on the international stage, including two concerts at Carnegie Hall in NYC. On Thursday, August 21st she is playing some Chinese compositions for piano at Son Marroig, Deia, at 9pm. Ticket information on www.dimf.com.

DEIA

La Residencia Hotel in Deia celebrates its 30th anniversary with several events this summer. The next one is an ‘80s night on Friday, August 22nd. Well-known DJ Juan Campos will be at the decks spinning his original vinyl discs, and keeping the dancing going. It starts at 9.30pm and goes on until midnight. Entrance is free and there’ll be special prices in the garden bar.

ALCUDIA

Until Sunday, August 24th, the Conde de Barcelona Classic Sailing Regatta is taking place in the lovely Bay of Alcudia and it’s a chance to see some fantastic classic racing yachts in action. The racing pavilion is open to the public and entrance is free. Among the companies who’ll be exhibiting here is Sloane Helicopters. The pavilion is open until 10.30pm.

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