Mallorca What's On

5th August

PALMA

Something very exciting is coming to Mallorca this summer: the world premiere of a new musical, created here on the island. It’s called ‘El Tren de Soller’and is a production of the Isla Theatre Company. It’s being staged in the newly converted theatre space at Sala Augusta in Palma’s Plaza Espanya and opens on Thursday, August 7th, with the Spanish version of the show. It’ll be staged three times a week in English. A highly professional international production team is behind ‘El Tren de Soller’ and you’re guaranteed a unique and unforgettable night of musical theatre. Tickets range from 21 to 35 euros and are available 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.

POLLENSA

The 53rd Pollensa Festival offers a performance by the Balearic Symphony Orchestra of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ on Wednesday, August 6th at 10pm. The concert takes place in the Santo Domingo Cloister in Pollensa. Tickets start at 30 euros and are available from ticketmaster.es or from the festival box office. Call 971 534 011 for more information.

SA POBLA

The 20th Sa Pobla Jazz Festival continues with a concert on Wednesday 6th August, featuring the Marco Mezquida Trio playing in the town’s Plaza Major. The concerts are free but a 4 euros donation is required to be in the seating area.

LLUCMAJOR

The Mallorca Gay Men’s Chorus is giving a concert on Wednesday, August 6th, in Llucmajor. It’s happening at Sant Bonaventura Cloister and starts at 10pm. Tickets are 8 euros on the door.

BANYALBUFAR

Banyalbufar’s summer jazz festival, Banyalbujazz continues on Thursday, 7th August, with a performance by the Saxophobia Funk Project. This free concert is in Port d’es Canonge, in the Plaza de la Mare, at 8pm.

ANDRATX

On Friday, August 8th, there’s a summer concert in Andratx at the Son Mas Castle cloister. Jaume Sureda and Caterina Ross will perform at 10pm. Tickets are 10 euros and you can get yours in advance at the tourist office and Andratx town hall. For more information, call 971 628 018.

DEIA

La Residencia Hotel in Deia is marking its 30th anniversary with several celebration events this summer. The next one is an ‘80s night on Friday, August 22nd. 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.

22nd July

PALMA

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Son Vida Golf Course include a concert by Mallorcan rock star Jaume Anglada, performing with a mini orchestra, this Thursday (24th) at the 18th hole of the course. The charity concert is in aid of Arabella Golf’s ‘12 Under Par’campaign, and a minimum donation of 5 euros is requested from those who attend. The concert starts at 9.30pm.

Spanish composer/pianist David Gomez continues his summer recitals on the island with a performance in the atmospheric setting of . . . Palma Cemetery! The concert – illuminated by 200 candles – is this Thursday (24th) and starts at 10pm. Tickets are from 20 euros and available from www.davidgomezpiano.com

MAGALUF
If you have never been to a concert at Mallorca Rocks, make sure you do so soon, as it’s recently been announced that this is the last season at Mallorca Rocks Hotel. Tonight top singer Ed Sheeran performs on the poolside stage. Get your tickets by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ANDRATX

Art, music and tapas are the elements of the Summer Nights programme at CCA Andratx and this Friday (25th), the entertainment is courtesy of Christa Elmer, performing jazz, soul, funk and blues. The concert starts at 8pm and entrance is 8 euros, including access to the art exhibitions at the centre.  Book your place by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 971 137 770.

BANYALBUFAR

There’s a free jazz concert on Thursday (24th) as part of this year’s Banyalbujazz festival. The venue is Plaza de la Mare in nearby Port d’es Canonge; the music from the Victor Uris Quartet, and the start time is 8pm.

INCA

If you love animals, then a visit to Inc’Animal in Inca on Saturday (26th) should be a must. The fair is focusing on promoting animal adoptions and is in collaboration with organisations dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats. The event includes a dog parade and if you take yours along it could win a prize. There’ll be stalls relating to animal training and therapy, animal photography and a raffle. It all takes place at the Plaza des Bestiar in Inca, on Saturday, from 6pm until 9pm. The canine parade starts at 7.30pm.

BUGER

You might have heard about a new initiative on Mallorca in which British expats volunteer to help out in primary school classrooms, alongside teachers, as part of the “Education in English” programme. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, there’s a chance to find out more about the project tomorrow, Wednesday (23rd) at a meeting at Restaurant Menestralia, at the Buger roundabout near Pollensa. Kate Mentink looks forward to meeting you at 10.30am.

DEIA/SOLLER

This Friday (25th), it’s the monthly abcBusiness lunch, taking place at Ca’s Xorc, between Deia and Soller. The networking event starts at 1.30pm and will be followed by a delicious lunch. If you’re a client of abcMallorca you pay 40 euros, otherwise it’s 50 euros. Places are limited and must be booked by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

15th July

PALMA

Summer in Palma means ‘Cinema a la fresca’ – free outdoor film screenings in Parc de la Mar, most nights during July and August – with films being shown in a mix of Spanish and Catalan, and just a few in English. Tonight (15th) they’re showing the original language version of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ (with Spanish subtitles) at 10pm. For information about the other movies this summer, visit www.cultura.palma.es

Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Son Vida Golf Course include a concert by Mallorcan rock star Jaume Anglada, performing with a mini orchestra, at the course’s 18th hole. The charity concert is in aid of Arabella Golf’s ‘12 Under Par’ campaign, and a minimum donation of 5 euros is requested from those who attend. The concert is on Thursday next week, July 24th, starting at 9.30pm.

 

SANTA PONSA

Calvia Lions holds its Charter Night this coming Saturday (19th) – a celebration and thanks to all who have contributed to another successful year of fundraising and community work. It’s at Santa Ponsa Country Club and anyone can attend. The evening starts with a welcome drink at 7.30pm followed by a BBQ and buffet. Then you can dance under the stars to all your favourite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Dress code is black and white. You’re asked for a donation of 30 euros, which covers the wines throughout dinner. You need to book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEIA

This Friday (18th) you have the perfect excuse to dress in your hippie gear and head to Deia: the Belmond La Residencia hotel is hosting a live music night, with the local Pa amb Oli band playing hits from the 70s. Entrance is free for this evening do, starting at 9.30pm and continuing until midnight.

ANDRATX

Sa Taronja – the not-for-profit cultural centre in Andratx – has an interesting night of authentic Balkan music coming up on Saturday (19th), with the Bulgarian group La Romani Chave playing gypsy music from Serbia, Macedonia and Romania. You can also enjoy dancing and eat some Balkan food while you’re there. Tickets are 8 euros for the concert, which starts at 9.30pm.

Phone 971 235 268 to book your place.

BANYALBUFAR

The picturesque terraced village of Banyalbufar is the venue for the third edition of the gastromusical event ‘Eres Negre’ on Saturday (19th). This one day celebration of gastronomy and black music offers a tapas route of 7 restaurants between 12 noon and 5pm, a sunset DJ session from 6pm until 9.30pm and a host of concerts from 10.30pm until 4am. For more information see www.eresnegre.com.

DEIA/SOLLER

Looking ahead to Friday, July 25th, the monthly abcBusiness lunch takes place at Ca’s Xorc, between Deia and Soller. The networking event starts at 1.30pm and will be followed by a delicious lunch. If you’re a client of abcMallorca you pay 40 euros, otherwise it costs 50 euros. Places are limited and must be booked by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8th July

PALMA

This Thursday sees the start of a new art exhibition at Rialto Living in Palma – the first in the new gallery space in the store’s extension. It’s a solo exhibition titled ‘Blue Water’ and features work by the Danish artist Katrin Kirk who lives and works on Mallorca. Her three-dimensional work features some of the creatures that are found around the shores of our island. The exhibition will continue until August 10th.

Planets and Stars is the title of a participative event for children aged four and over – and part of the CaixaForum Kids series. It will give youngsters an introduction to the world ofastronomy, awakening their interest in observing the sky. Entrance is 2 euros per child and places are limited so booking is recommended. It’s happening this Friday, July 11th at 6pm at CaixaForum Palma – the old Gran Hotel. Tel  971 178 500 to book.

SANTA PONSA

Calvia Lions holds its Charter Night on Saturday, July 19th – a celebration and thanks to all who have contributed to another successful year of fundraising and community work. It’s at Santa Ponsa Country Club and anyone can attend. The evening starts with a welcome drink at 7.30pm followed by a BBQ and buffet. Then you can dance under the stars to all your favourite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Dress code is black and white. You’re asked for a donation of 30 euros, which covers the wines throughout dinner. You need to book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VALLDEMOSSA

What could be more romantic than listening to piano music by the light of 200 candles, on a balmy summer’s evening? This Thursday, July 10th starting at 10pm you can hear David Gomez playing his grand piano by candlelight in the gardens of the chapterhouse in Valldemossa. Tickets from 20 euros and available through www.davidgomezpiano.com

There’s more piano on Saturday, July 12th, when this year’s Pianino Classical Music Festival comes to a close, with a recital by the Swedish pianist Anna Buchenhorst, playing music by Chopin in the chapterhouse in Valldemossa. The concert starts at 9pm and tickets are 15 euros, via www.pianino.es

DEIA

CHANGE OF DATE: The live vintage music night at the Belmond La Residencia hotel in Deia originally scheduled for this Friday has been moved to Friday, July 18th – due to unforeseen circumstances. The local Pa amb Oli band will play music from the 70s. Dress code is hippie and entrance is free.

Deia Cultural is the title of a programme of events happening in the village throughout the summer. This Friday (July 11th) you can enjoy a free night of entertainment entitled ‘Flamenco Passion. It’s at the anfiteatro in Deia, at 10pm. More information about this and other summer events on www.ajdeia.net.

1st July

MAGALUF

Tinie Tempah is on the poolside stage on Tuesday (July 1st) at Mallorca Rocks, in Magaluf, as part of this summer’s amazing line-up of concerts. Tickets are available from 40 euros and you can book yours via Jellyfish Events, paying by Paypal and receiving your tickets by SMS. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book yours.

SANTA PONSA

The Wimbledon Men’s Finals are played on Sunday (July 6th) and Calvia Lions has a special event at Santa Ponsa Country Club.  It starts with a welcome glass of cava at 2pm, then a full buffet lunch. The match will be shown on an extra large TV screen. There’ll also be strawberries and Pimm’s, music on the terrace and you can chill out in the pool. You can enjoy all this for 30 euros a head, including wines and water. All proceeds will be donated to the Fundacion Rafa Nadal. You do need to book your place by calling Ronald Hawes on 608 531 211 or emailing him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Calvia Lions has also arranged their Charter Night for Saturday, July 19th, a celebration and thanks to all who have contributed to another successful year of fundraising and community work. It’s at Santa Ponsa Country Club and anyone can attend. The evening starts with a welcome drink at 7.30pm followed by the venue’s renowned BBQ and buffet. Then you can dance under the stars to all your favourite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Dress code is black and white. You’re asked for a donation of 30 euros, which covers the wines throughout dinner. You need to book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PORT D’ANDRATX

Every summer, composer and pianist David Gomez performs a series of recitals in Spain with his grand piano and 200 candles in an unusual setting. This summer’s concerts begin on Mallorca this Thursday (July 3rd) at the large lighthouse at Port Andratx. The recital starts at 10pm and tickets are from 20 euros each, and available from www.davidgomezpiano.com 

 

CANYAMEL

The University Choir of the Balearic Islands is performing Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’ at Torre de Canyamel in the northeast of the island this Saturday (July 5th). The concert is a fundraiser for two cancer charities on Mallorca: DIME – the association of palliative care volunteers – and Angeles Sin Alas. It starts at 9.30pm and tickets are 20 euros. Get yours by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEIA
Here’s one for next week: on Friday, July 11th there’s a vintage live music night at the Belmond La Residencia hotel in Deia. The local Pa amb Oli band will play music from the 70s. Dress code is hippie and entrance is free.

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