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Our Agenda will give you all the information you need about what’s going on in the city. Festivals, concerts, exhibitions, shows, etc. — a comprehensive events listing.

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Gastronomy
From 19 to 29 October
CUINA OBERTA: HAUTE CUISINE TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Valencia Cuina Oberta is back. Over the course of 10 days, this gastronomic event sees some of the city’s leading restaurants offer tasting menus at special prices: Specifically, €20 at lunchtime and €30 in the evening (drinks not included). A surcharge of €15 is added if the establishment has a Michelin star. This is the 17th edition of Valencia Cuina Oberta, which takes place in spring and autumn each year. WHEN AND WHERE. From 19 to 29 October at various restaurants throughout the city. The full list can be found on the Valencia Cuina Oberta website. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. Valencia Cuina Oberta offers a unique opportunity to sample dishes by Valencia’s top chefs - such as Quique Dacosta and Ricard Camarena - at affordable prices. The event has also been embraced by other big names in the local restaurant industry, such as Riff, Sucede, Askua, Kaymus, Contrapunto and Macel.lum, all of which have designed menus and pairings, with dishes developed specially for the occasion. Interested? Then follow the link below. Tables can be booked from 16 October onwards. The booking process is very easy: just choose a restaurant (you can choose as many as you like) and follow the simple steps. As in previous years, members will be given additional and exclusive opportunities to access the website and make their bookings.

Venue:  Valencia
http://www.valenciacuinaoberta.com/ Purchase your tickets here >>
Miscellaneous
26th October
SHOPENING NIGHT RETURNS

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Valencia Shopening Night is when the best shops in the city centre (more than 200) open their doors until midnight, whilst offering exclusive customer discounts. But there is more: it is also an evening filled with music and entertainment. WHEN AND WHERE. October 26, from 20:00 to 00:00, featuring more than 250 shops in the city centre, with premises in Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Calle Ruzafa, Plaza Porta de la Mar and along Gran Vía del Marqués del Turia. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. In addition to special offers, the night will be enlivened with a large number of musical acts, performances, tasting events, photocalls, blogger activities, instagrammers, photographers and prize draws. Following the success of previous events, the central theme of this 12th edition is "It's in Fashion", focusing on the world of design and dressmaking. INTERESTED? Keep the night of the 26th free, have a look at the participating shops on the event website and get shopping!

Venue:  Streets of Valencia
http://shopeningnight.es/
Shows
23 & 24 October
THE RUSSIAN BALLET TAKES THE OLYMPIA BY STORM

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. The prestigious Russian National Ballet arrives in Valencia, more specifically, on the stage of the centrally located Olympia Theatre, to perform 'Swan Lake' and 'Sleeping Beauty', the latter with music by Tchaikovsky. WHEN AND WHERE. The company will take to the stage on Monday 23 with 'Swan Lake', and on Tuesday 24 they will perform 'Sleeping Beauty'. There will be a single performance of each ballet at 20:30. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best ballet dancers in the world and a company that, since its foundation in1989, has received constant praise from international audiences and critics alike. INTERESTED? Tickets are on sale at 23, 30 and 35 euros and can be purchased via the Valencia Tourism website, on the theatre's website or at the theatre's ticket office.

Venue:  Teatro Olympia
http://www.teatro-olympia.com/ Purchase your tickets here >>
Music
From 17th September to 26th November
BAND PERFORMANCES AT THE PAVILION

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. We have good news. Valencia City Council has brought back the series of concerts by the Marítim Musical Associations and scheduled them at an iconic location in the area: the recently renovated Pavilion. The Municipal Band will provide the inaugural performance. WHEN AND WHERE. There are different events scheduled to take place at the Pavilion in Valencia Marina from 17 September to 26 November. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. This is the perfect musical event for promoting Valencian cultural heritage and enjoying good traditional music, such as the Santa Cecilia del Grau Music Group, the Nazaret Music and Dance Centre, the Port Musical Athenaeum Society and the Seaside Villages Musical Association. Interested? Then follow thes link below to find the times, dates and bands. Performances are completely free.

Venue:  Marina de València
http://googleshortener.com/QZXUVG
Exhibitions
From 28 June to 10 December
MANOLO VALDÉS’S GIFT TO VALENCIA

The work of Manolo Valdés travels from Paris to Valencia. From 28 June to 10 December, the work of this native artist, with international prominence, comes back home. Specifically, six of his sculptures will be exhibited in one of the artificial lakes in the City of Arts and Sciences: 'La Mariposa', 'Los Aretes', 'La Diadema', 'Mariposas', 'La Doble Imagen' and 'La Pamela’. Between them, visitors will vote for the piece they want to remain in the city, because just one will be donated by the artist. The monument will be permanently installed in the Marina.

Venue:  Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
http://www.visitvalencia.com/es/blog/exposicion-manolo-valdes/
Shows
From 19 to 29 October
INTAMURS: FESTIVAL ENTRE MURALLAS

A FESTIVAL BETWEEN THE WALLS WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Valencia welcomes the fourth edition of the Intramurs Festival, which was developed in order to promote contemporary art in the area that lies within the city’s ancient walls. The activities taking place at the festival include action art, public performances, music and poetry. The aim is to showcase Valencian contributions to today’s cultural panorama. WHEN AND WHERE. From 19 to 29 October various activities are taking place at Solar Corona, Espacio Ideo, La Trastienda, Mesón de Morella and the home of Intramurs itself, as well as other long-standing venues within the old town. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. The festival offers an opportunity to get to know the city from a much more vibrant perspective. It is the ideal time to stroll through Valencia’s historic streets and see them rejuvenated through the work of artists such as Alberto Lomas and Angel Birth (action art), Carles Gispert and Dibo & Trigricia (performance art), and the music of DJ Eiffel Insulin. Interested? Click on the link below and take a look at the festival programme. There are 10 days filled with a wide variety of activities, so something is sure to catch your eye!

Venue:  Valencia
http://www.intramurs.org/festival/
Exhibitions
Up to 26 November
A FASCINATION WITH COMICS AT IVAM

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Fanzination! Comic Fanzines in Spain is an exhibition comprising a careful selection of up to one hundred different fanzines from the collection donated by Álvaro Pons. The exhibition takes visitors on a visual journey through the history of this unique art form, from the classicism of the 1960s to the comic fanzines of the present day, with a special focus on Spanish publications. WHEN AND WHERE. From 27 July to 26 November at the IVAM. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. It offers the perfect opportunity to discover a piece of Spanish cultural history that remained hidden when fanzines were an underground movement. The works on display, along with many others, will form part of the future fanzinoteca, or fanzine museum, which the IVAM hopes to create. Interested? General entry is €6, but there is a 50% discount with the Valencia Tourist Card. The IVAM can also be visited free of charge on Sundays and on Fridays from 19:30 to 21:00.

Venue:  IVAM
https://www.ivam.es/visita
Miscellaneous
From 21 to 29 October
CIRCUITO BUCLES: DANCE... EVEN IN THE STREETS

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Circuito Bucles is a city dance festival that aims to make dance a part of society by creating a circuit that encompasses the whole city and attracts new audiences. To achieve this aim, the festival is focusing on short, small-scale dance displays in unconventional contexts, such as residential neighbourhoods and the unique spaces they contain, whether public or private. WHEN AND WHERE. From 21 to 29 October in libraries, restaurants, art galleries, shops and pavement cafés in the Benimaclet district. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. Circuito Bucles is a unique event and the perfect opportunity to discover the world of dance naturally. During the festival there will also be numerous parallel activities taking place free of charge, including talks, public performances, debates, workshops and classes open to all. Interested? Tickets can be obtained via the website up to 30 minutes before the start of the performance. Some activities are free, but even those that charge have affordable prices ranging from €4 to €25.

Venue:  València
http://circuito-bucles.com/ Purchase your tickets here >>
Music
From 14th October to 23rd December
MÚSICA PARA LUNÁTICOS

MUSIC FOR LUNATICS WHO, WHAT AND HOW. ‘Llunàtic Jazz’ is the title given to this edition of the Botanic Garden's music season, featuring jazz music, with up to eight performances taking place between May and December. WHEN AND WHERE. On 14 and 21 October, 18 November, and 2 and 23 December in the Joan Plaça Auditorium in the Botanic Garden, performances will commence at 19:30. A new feature of this year's programme is two concerts aimed at children, set to take place at 12:00 on 14 October and 2 December. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. The offer of jazz and classical music has attracted a loyal following to the Botanic Garden, which affords an incomparable natural setting for the performances. In 2017, collaboration continues with the Sedajazz group of musicians, who will take part in a programme where each performance is named after one of the eight phases of the moon. INTERESTED? Tickets are on sale for €4 in the Botanic Garden ticket office, 15 days prior to each concert.

Venue:  Jardí Botànic
http://jardibotanic.org/?apid=llunatic_jazz-197
Sports
From 1st to 5th November
VALENCIA BOAT SHOW: CINCO DÍAS EN ALTA MAR

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. The Valencia Boat Show is a trade fair set up by and for the nautical industry that, in addition to the extensive range of boats on display, will also feature other sports, such as surfing, paddle surfing, kayaking and diving. You can try your hand at sailing and engage in other sea-related activities. WHEN AND WHERE. From 1 to 5 November in the Valencia Marina. As a result of the overwhelming success of previous editions, an additional 16,000 m2 has been added to the exhibition space. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. It is a perfect idea for sailing professionals, but also for families taking a stroll around the port, who can enjoy a range of activities and immerse themselves in the marine world in an emblematic area of the city. INTERESTED? Tickets cost 5 euros and can be purchased online. The event runs from Wednesday to Saturday. There is an open day on Sunday. Furthermore, people who live outside Valencia and come to the city by train will benefit from a 30% discount.

Venue:  La Marina de València
http://valenciaboat.com/es/
Sports
22 & 23 November
SPORTS BUSINESSPEOPLE NOW HAVE THEIR OWN FORUM

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. The Sport IP Forum 2017 is here, the biggest event on rights management and digital trends linked to sport, which aims to bring the best international experts within the sector to Valencia. During the event, guest speakers will reflect on the current situation and future of intellectual property, whilst a forum will be set up with a markedly business and commercial nature. WHEN AND WHERE. 22 and 23 November in Feria Valencia WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. The conferences, grouped into four thematic areas, will address two main topics: management of the rights to sports competitions and the rights of sportsmen and women. Given the international profile of the event, all conferences will be delivered in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish. In addition, the Sport IP Forum will boast an area set aside to afford visibility to the most innovative start-ups. Interested? You can participate as a speaker or a sponsor, which will require contacting the organisation, but you can also register as a visitor. A 2-day pass, with access to all areas within the programme, costs 590 euros.

Venue:  Feria Valencia
https://www.sportipforum.com/es/ Purchase your tickets here >>
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