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Will take place between 18 October 2017 and 7 March 2018
Flamenco Evenings

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. The Talia Theatre is embracing the spirit of traditional performance with “Panorama Flamenco”, a series of shows featuring an exceptional selection of flamenco artists. Singer Sandra Carrasco and guitarist Daniel “Melón” Jiménez will get the season off to a rousing start, while the closing performance will be given by David Carmona. WHEN AND WHERE. Six performances will take place between 18 October 2017 and 7 March 2018 at the Talia Theatre. Each performance will start at 20:00 WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. “Panorama Flamenco” is a unique opportunity to see leading lights from the world of flamenco. One such example is Pedro “El Granaino”, a performer who has received a great deal of popular and critical acclaim. He will be joined on the bill by the Miel de Romero trio and dancer Manuel Fernández Montoya, “El Carpeta”, who will also be accompanied by special guest La Farruca. The series also offers the perfect opportunity to discover the sound of the zambomba navideña, a percussion instrument originating in Jerez de la Frontera that will give a flamenco-inspired twist to this year’s Christmas Carols. Interested? Tickets are available at the online store of the Valencia Tourist Office and at the theatre’s own box office and website. Prices start at €12.

Venue:  Teatre Talia
Between 14 and 23 December

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. The dancer and choreographer Sara Baras needs little introduction. She is currently touring Spain with Sombras, a new and spectacular flamenco performance in which she takes audiences on a journey through time and explores the extremes of noise and silence, solitude and crowds, and light and shadow. Best of all, she is bringing her show to Valencia. WHEN AND WHERE. Eight performances will be taking place at the Olympia Theatre, between 14 and 23 December. The show starts at 20:30 WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. Sara Baras is one of the world’s most renowned ambassadors for the scenic arts. She is a dancer, director and choreographer, and since 1997 she has run her own company, the Sara Baras Flamenco Ballet, which has produced 13 different shows and given over 4,000 performances. Her new show owes much to the great La Farruca, who worked closely with Sara on its development and staging. Their collaboration is sure to take audiences to unexpected heights. INTERESTED? Tickets are priced from €30 to €54. They can be purchased at the online store of the Valencia Tourist Office and at the theatre’s own box office and website. A 10% discount is available for groups and there is one free entry per 20 group members.

Venue:  Teatro Olympia
http://www.teatro-olympia.com/ Purchase your tickets here >>
From October 2017 to May 2018.

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. The basketball season has begun! You can now watch Valencia Basket take on its opponents in the Liga Endesa and Turkish Airlines Euroligue. Don’t forget that the boys in orange are the current champions of the Liga Endesa, so we can hope for some early success-stories. WHEN AND WHERE. You can view the list of fixtures to be played at the Fuente de San Luis Arena (“La Fonteta”) from October 2017 to May 2018. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. Valencia is not only about football, and having a championship-winning team is a source of great pride for the city. It’s time to defend the title and cheer the team on! La Fonteta is set to host a series of excellent basketball teams, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Baskonia, Estudiantes, Olimpia Milano, Olympiacos, CSKA Moscow and Panathinaikos BC. INTERESTED? Matchday tickets can be purchased at the arena box office, online, or at one of the various points of sale located in shops throughout the city. You can also treat yourself to a season ticket, which is valid for all of the league, play-off and European matches that the team will play over the course of the season.

Venue:  Pabellón Fuente de San Luis
From 15 December to 7 January

The City of Arts and Sciences is not only an architectural and cultural icon for the city of Valencia, but also aims to become a focal point for social events, with a programme of Christmas activities designed for all the family. Visitors can browse the large Christmas market, indulge their appetite at the various food trucks, enjoy musical performances hosted (as always) by Pep “El Botifarra” Gimeno, and much more. Children’s activities include songs, games, puppet shows and piñatas, as well as the traditional sending of letters to Father Christmas and the Three Kings. All this and more will be waiting for you at Paseo de Arbotantes on L’Umbracle, from 15 December to 7 January and open from 11:30 to 21:30.

Venue:  Paseo de arbotantes de L'Umbracle
From 1st december till 7 january

What would Christmas be without market stalls and lights? Valencia is home to many temporary markets, but Christmas is when the truly special ones arrive. One such example is the Christmas Craft Fair, which can be found in Plaza de la Reina from 1 December to 7 January. Opening hours are 10:30 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 21:00. Ho, Ho, Ho Christmas Market is the slogan of the Christmas market at Mercado de Tapinería, which runs from 22 December to 5 January. Meanwhile, the City of Arts and Sciences will also host a craft market, running from 15 December to 7 January and open from 11:30 to 21:30. For those who leave their shopping until the last minute, the Three Kings Market in the El Cabanyal neighbourhood will be open from 3 January to the early hours of 6 January. Make sure everyone gets a present!

Venue:  Different places at the city
From december 1st to 22th january

The perfect choice for an outing with the family, friends or as a couple. The Christmas Fair offers you the opportunity to enjoy the music, lights, candy floss and other classic funfair attractions, such as the Ferris wheel, ghost train and dodgems. You can even try your hand at darts! The fair can be found between Calle Ingeniero Manuel Soto and Avenida de Francia from early December through to the end of January. Closing time is 23:30 from Monday to Thursday; 01:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and the night before public holidays; and 00:30 on Sundays and public holidays. Visit the website of the Valencia Funfair Association (Asociación de Feriantes de Valencia) to find out which dates offer discounts and special offers for the attractions. Let's spin that wheel!

Venue:  Marina de Valencia
From 2 december till 7 january

In a city where it rarely snows, ice skating is something of a privilege. And it’s even more special when you're skating in the open air, in a location as iconic as the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and surrounded by Christmas lights. The skating rink opens on the first weekend in December and will remain open until the end of the holidays, which this year falls on Sunday 7 January. The rink is open every day of the week from 11:00 to 23:00, except on 24 and 31 December when it will close at 20:00. Tickets can be purchased at the rink itself and cost €8 for adults and €5 for children. Discounts are available if you have made a purchase (receipt required) at participating stores in the historic city centre. The skating rink has two separate areas, one for adults and one for children, making it the perfect destination for Christmas family fun!

Venue:  Plaza del Ayuntamiento
9, 12, 15, 18 & 21 December

WHO, WHAT AND HOW. Plácido Domingo is opening the new season at the Palau de Les Arts with Don Carlo, Verdi’s magnificent and oft-performed opera about duty, desire, love and obedience between a people and its ruler. Ramón Tebar is the musical director for this new interpretation. WHEN AND WHERE. Performances are scheduled for 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21 December at the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía. WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT. At 76 years of age, Plácido Domingo continues to develop his remarkable talent and has received rich accolades for his portrayal of the Marquess de Posa, a role which extends his musical repertoire as a baritone. Don Carlo is also the opera with which he made his début at the Vienna State Opera House in 1967, at the tender age of 26. Interested? Tickets are priced from €38 to €135. They can be purchased at the online store of the Valencia Tourist Office and at the Palau’s own box office and website.

Venue:  Palau de les Arts
https://www.lesarts.com/ Purchase your tickets here >>
From 14th October to 23rd December

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
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