PICK OF THE WEEK: Andorra (Pyrenees)

Main places:

Andorra la VellaEscaldes-EngordanySan Julia de LoriaLa MassanaOrdinoEncampCanilloPas de la Casa

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 21st – Sunday, 27th January, 2019


Monday, 21st January at 22h at Hotel Màgic, La Massana. (Free) Vibrand Concert in Clau de Soul. On Mondays the week starts with the best vibrations, with live music and with the songs you like to sing! We are waiting for you to enjoy a concert that is born of soul and goes through different styles such as funky, bag, jazz, reggae trip hop …, from the successes of current and evergreen performers such as Jamiroquai, Sting, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Joss Stone, Adele and Tom Jobim, Toquinho, among others. Also on Thursday, 24th at 20.30h at Piolets Centre Hotel, Soldeu and on Saturday, 26th at 21.30 at Anyòs Park, Anyòs.

Thursday, 24th January at 20h at the Centre de Congressos, Andorra la Vella. (35€ & 25€). The Morabanc Music and Dance season of Andorra la Vella. Concert by the Camerata RCO directed by Lucas Macias. This is a unique set formed by a select group of musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Since its inception, they have been working all over the world, offering a personal and intimate repertoire, which they decide individually for each audience. In Andorra they will present a delicious program with works by Mozart and Mahler. The Camerata RCO has residences in Spaamdam and Dordrecht, as well as in the Amfiteatrof Festival in Levanto (Italy). They have performed in cities such as New York, Minsk, Tokyo, Seoul, Vienna, Rome and Madrid. The group has recorded several CDs (Coreli, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ravel) with the label Gutman Records.

Friday, 25th January at 23h at the cafè teatre La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella.

Friday, 25th January at 22h at the Hard Rock Cafe, Andorra la Vella. Fritz & The Cat. Fritz & The Cat is a harmonious combination of guitar, voice and cello, in a style that oscillates between folk and indie. Let yourself be amazed!

Friday, 25th January at 21.30h at El Cabin, Arinsal. (Free) Concert of the band Shuffle Express. A traditional and contemporary blues night in different styles (swing, rock, shuffle, calypso …) versions of artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi and Jr. Watson, among others, with some compositions of the band. Musicians: Pablo Villar (vocals and guitar); Virginia Yañez (keyboard and vocals);  Marc Milian (bass and sound);  Dante Falótico (percussion).

Saturday, 26th January at 22h at Món Bohemi, La Massana. Concerts at Món Bohemi: Space Taxi. Space Taxi was created in Barcelona. A strange, strident and energetic mix of the best of rock and folk with a wide range of genres performed with an irreverent passion.

Saturday, 26thJanuary at 23h at the cafè teatre La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella. Concerts a la Fada: Bruno Sotos.

Saturday, 26th January at 19h in the National Auditorium, Ordino. Advance ticket: € 20 / Ticket the same day of the concert: € 25 +376 87 81 73 ). Ski & Concert with Classical Ordino: ‘Rituals.Spiritual borders’. Musicians: Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Música Catalana, Orquesta Nacional Clássica de Andorra. Xavier Puig: director, Gerard Claret: concertino.

Sunday, 27th January at 17h at FNAC Andorra, Pyrénées, Andorra la Vella. Presentation of the DVD of the White Heaven group at the FNAC Forum. A homage to Manhattan Transfer.

NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY. On 26th February, Sir Bryn Terfel comes to the Morabanc’s Temporada de Musica i Dansa. Tickets now on sale online.


Monday 21st to Thursday, 24th January at 20h at Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Glass. Directed by   Night Shyamalan. Starring:  James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, The Story: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Saturday, 26th January at 19h in the auditorium of the Palau de Gel ice rink, Canillo. Two sessions of Mountain and Adventure films.

CHILDREN (All children’s activities are in Catalan unless otherwise stated.)

Thursday, 24th January at 18h at the Communal Library, Encamp. Storytelling: El tresor més gran del món (The greatest treasure in the world) “The greatest treasure in the world” tells us the adventures of two mice living in the Sant Agustí de la Seu d’Urgell Library. Story by Mariona Mateu and Carolina Botella.

Saturday, 26th January at 10:30h at the Historical Archive, Escaldes-Engordany. (3€ aimed at children between 6 – 11. To register: Tel 802 255 ).  Secret Saturdays: Mirada d’Isabelle Sandy, (Isabelle Sandy’s Look) Do you want to know the country from a different point of view? The view of the French writer in love with Andorra, Isabelle Sandy (Ariège 1884 – 1975) will go hand in hand with your point of view.


Monday, 28th January during opening hours of the Communal Library of Pas de la Casa. A Week of Magic: Exhibition on Harry Potter with books, films and magic games.


Starting on Saturday, 19 January, the 11th La Massana Gastronomic Conference: ‘La Massana Fogons’ winter cooking. (For details of each menu go to your local Tourist Office and ask for the pamphlet.) Lo Mandongo lasts from 19th January to 3rd March and the Calçots Menu from 19th January to 22nd April. La Massana opens the gastronomic year in the Principality with the winter cooking initiative Lo Mandongo. This phrase defines the group of pork cuts and the special ingredients with which pork sausages are prepared on the day the winter pig is traditionally slaughtered and which has been for centuries one of the main ingredients of winter meals. The parish’s participating restaurants offer varied menus, which include original dishes with pork as a staple. At Lo Mandongo you will also find menus using other local products cooked in both traditional and more modern and creative ways, with a touch of other cultures. Another product that you can taste during these days of winter cooking are the calçots, a leek-like delicacy, which are also very popular at this time of year.

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