Summer is well on its way here and we’ve got a lot of celebrities on their way to the island over the next few weeks.
This Saturday (May 13th) you can spend an evening with former world heavyweight champion boxer Frank Bruno MBE at Mood Beach in Costa D’en Blanes. The night will include dinner and an insight into the career and personal life of Frank Bruno, former heavyweight champion of the world. It will be hosted by Jo Allon (an ex Chelsea and Newcastle professional footballer). There will be live music from Albie Davies, and Angel Flukes, plus a comic, and a DJ, so it sounds like a good night out! You can get tickets by contacting Ben on 602616484.
Or you can party with Placebo at the Mallorca Live Festival in Magaluf on Friday evening, and The Charlatans on Saturday evening.
If you want to go to a really fantastic fiesta then head up to Soller this weekend. One of the biggest festivals of the year in Mallorca and definitely one of the noisiest. It runs over four days with events being held in both Soller and Port de Soller. The main event is the re-enactment of the battle between the people of Soller and the invading “Moors”. Black face paint, lots of fireworks and a fairly Mallorcan disregard for health and safety make this one of the best days of the year to visit Port de Soller. The famous beach battle takes place on the Monday afternoon/evening.
There’s also still quite a bit of charity fundraising events going on. This Friday evening you can catch a performance of two comedy plays being performed at Agora School in Portals, and then another performance on Sunday in Alaro. All proceeds will go to charities in Mallorca, and also the Great Ormond Street hospital is set to benefit.
Also on Friday evening there will be a fundraising event for Ondine Association which seeks to preserve and protect marine environments around the island. It will be at the Coast Bar in Port Adriano with live music from The Valentines, drinks, dinner, an art auction and a raffle with some amazing prizes.
This Friday really is your chance to support local charity in some way or other as there is a third event as well! 2017 is the Centennial Anniversary of the Rotary Club movement. To celebrate, Rotary Club Calvia International is organising a “Charity Jazz Night” in the Restaurante Taronja Negre Mar which is found in the Club de Mar, around the corner from Porto Pi in Palma. The venue has magnificent views of the yacht harbour and of Palma Cathedral, and there is ample free parking. Not only will there be great gourmet finger food designed by the famous chef Tomeu Caldentey but the evening will feature classic jazz from the 20’s to the 60’s by the famous Dixie Swing Band, a sextet featuring some of the best jazz musicians in Majorca. The evening will start at 8pm and finish late. Tickets are 38€ which includes food and live jazz. This will include drinks until 22:00. If you can’t make it until later you can come in from 10pm for 10€ and drinks will be available at reasonable bar prices. You can get your tickets by contacting Michael on 626 174 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a tattoo festival and convention at the Recinto Ferial in Santa Ponca! It’s from the 17th to 24th May. It describes itself as an international showcase of traditional tattoo and cultural arts featuring indigenous tattoo artists representing the tribal cultures of Indonesia, Borneo, Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico, Taiwan, Naga Land, Alaska, Thailand, Denmark, Samoa and Native American Indian. Sounds fascinating. You can get more information on http://www.traditionaltattoofestival.com
Next weekend, on the 19th and 20th of May in Palma, and then the following weekend on the 27th of May in Deia you can take part in the Posidonia Festival of art, nature and sustainable tourism. This is dedicated to raising awareness about the environmental issues here in Mallorca, and also discussing how we can promote sustainable tourism. There are a lot of family activities planned so check the listings on their website posidoniamallorca.org
Also on the 19th of May you can enjoy an evening of music and art with Passage of Hope. It’s a performance to raise funds to help refugees. It will be at the Sa Nostra centre in Palma and starts at 8pm. To get tickets contact email@example.com
If your car needs a clean then why not take it to the Shambala Foundation’s car wash which will be on the far right wall of Puerto Portals every Sunday in may from 10am to 3pm. All proceeds go to the foundation which focuses on helping the youth of the island through sport and education.
Something which I know is happening but I can’t tell you much about yet is Gringos Bingo. It’s set to be a night of mayhem and G. W. A. s (grandmas with attitude). The opening night is May 29th at the Pirates Theatre in Magaluf and I understand it is to be a weekly event through the summer season.
Looking into June we have two big acts coming to see us: The Beach Boys on Sunday June 18th and Michael Bolton on Thursday June 15th. Both acts will be at Son Fusteret in Palma and tickets are on sale, and going fast. We’ve also got Steve Aoki, Tinie Tempah, Craig David, and Example all booked to come to the island soon… And if that weren’t enough, looking even further into the summer we can also prepare ourselves for Tom Jones on the 20th of July and George Benson on the 25th July, both gigs will be in Port Adriano. To get contact information you can head over to mallorcamatters.com and it will all be there for you.