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.
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.
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.