PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 25th March – Sunday, 31th March, 2019

NOTES FOR YOUR DIARY

Wednesday, 3rd April at 21.30h at the National Auditorium, Ordino. (20€, or 15% discount with advanced booking. A very few seats left for James Rhodes’ world piano tour: Fire on all sides.

Thursday, 4th April at 20h at the Centre de Congressos, Andorra la Vella. (25€/35€ online). Stacy Kent – jazz singer. Originally from New Jersey, USA, Stacey Kent is one of the most important voices of today’s vocal jazz renewal. She adds fans at each concert due to her honesty on stage and for her ability to connect with the public, with her clean, down to earth style.

Over the years she has published more than two dozen albums, including the latest, I Know I Dream, from 2017 and Breakfast on the Morning Tram, nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007. Kent will be performing in Andorra with a quintet and will demonstrate why she is one of the most outstanding voices of current jazz.

MUSIC

Monday, 25th March at 22h at Hotel Màgic, La Massana. Vibrand concert in Clau de Soul. On Mondays the week begins with the best vibrations, with live music and with the songs you like the most! 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, 28th at 20.30h at the Hotel Piolet Central, Soldeu. Saturday, 30th at 18h at Ushuaia the Mountain Hotel, Arinsal and at 21.30 at Anyós Park, Anyós, La Massana.

Friday, 29th March 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).

Friday, 29th March at 21.30h at the Hard Rock Cafe, Andorra la Vella. Hard Rock Cafe Concerts with Harpo and the best pop-rock music in English and Castilian from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Saturday, 30th March at 23h at Món Bohemi, La Massana. Concerts at Món Bohemi: Ismael González. After the success of the Ahora soy tour, with more than 200 concerts throughout Spain, Ismael returns to review his musical career since he left his home town of Plasencia.

Saturday, 30th March at 21.30h at the Sport Hotel Village, Sodeu. (Free) Old School in concert. A concert born of soul that goes through different styles such as funk, bag, jazz, reggae trip hop … A repertoire of hits from 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 many others.

CINEMA

Monday 25th to Thursday 28th March at 20.10h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany.Usdirected by Jordan Peele. Starring: Lupita Nyong’o,Winston Duke,Elisabeth Moss. The Story: A family’s serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgängers begins to terrorize hem.

Thursday, 28th Marchat 21h at the National Auditorium, Ordino. Mountain and travel cinema series 2019 We make a country with the Andorra Ultra Trail Vallnord. An audio-visual followed by a discussion with Lídia Martínezand protagonists of the AUTV. Every summer, coinciding with the full moon, thousands of runners from all over the world have arendezvouswith the mountains of Andorra.One of the organizers’objectives is to publicize the beauty of our mountains andthe welcoming natureof theirresidents.

The Andorra Ultra Trail Vallnordis more than just a sporting event.ThroughAndorra Ultra Trail, values are transmitted that are the pillars of the trail, such as solidarity, the mountainsand the challenge of overcomingdifficulties.But today the organizers will also show you how, thanks to this race, we all jointogether to make a country.vWednesday, 27th March at 21h at Les Fontetes Theater, La Massana,Mountain and Mountain Travel Cycle La Massana-Ordino.

The Walking Travel: a trip in a van. (This is called a ‘conference’so it may not be illustrated–though see below about youtube –and will probably be in Catalan or Spanishalthough the title is in English. C.A.) SamaraCerezoand SamuelChicoarebasingtheir liveson traveling in all sorts of differentways, whichis how, in 2015, The Walking Travelwas born.In addition, they are documenting their entire trip so as to share it on their YouTube channel, on the web and on socialmedia. Last year they embarked on anadventure that entailed a great challenge: to go campingintheir Mercedes Benz Vito van and to travel around Europe for four months in order to reach Norway’s Cape North. We will learn of their experiences fromthe French Riviera, Switzerland and Norway, such as traveling with a dog, how to solve problems on the way andhow to combine work and travel. Both Samara and Samuel left their respective office jobs to be able to spend more and more time on their personal project. Lovers of adventure sports and mountains, both are self-taught in the creation and editingof all their content and are in constant full-learningmode.www.thewalkingtravel.com.

JAPANESE SPRING FESTIVAL, ANDORRA LA VELLA

Saturday, 30th March from 12h –20h in Parc Central, Andorra la Vella. Spring Festival, The cherry trees have already bloomed and spring is here.In Andorra la Vella we celebrate it with a great party! On Saturday, the Central Park will be filled with free activities for all audiences to enjoy the Spring and approach the Japanese culture:

12h Opening performance on Japanese drumsby the groupTaiko Enishi.

12.30h Workshop in Origami. 12.30h Workshop in Bonsaiby Tot Natura.

13.30h Exhibition of Kendoby the Sports Assocciacióde Lycée Comte de Foix.

15h Kimono Exhibition and traditional Japanese danceby Minna no Kimono.

16h Japanese drums by the groupTaiko Enishi.

16.30h Kimono workshop. 16.30h Exhibition of sumi-e art by Mitsuru Nagata withMaster of Taika, Keita Kanazashi.

16.30h Workshop in Origami.

17.30h Sumi–e workshop.

18h Japanese drums by the group Taiko Enishi.

19h Exhibition of Toyama Tyu by the Club Esportiu Ryubukan.

20h Shakuhaci performance byMaster Horacio Curti.

At 12h, 16h and 18h there will be Oriental makeup activities. Photocalls on Japanese themes will take place all day.

CHILDREN (All events are in Catalan unless otherwise stated.)vSaturday, 30th March at 17h at the Auditorium of the Palau de Gel d’Andorraice rink, Canillo. (5€free for those under 3 but they still need a ticket from the Plau de Gel Tel 800 840).

La Ratita Presumida (The presumptuous baby rat)a musicalperformed by Replà ProdiccionsThe original well-known Spanish story: There was once a little rat that was very presumptuous.One day she was sweeping the doorstepof herhouse when she found a gold coin.

As soon as she saw it, she began to think about what she would do with it. In this musical the story is different. Here there is a very presumptuous littlegirl who isfed upthat everyone tellsher story in the same way, year after year.

One day she makesthe decision to declare herself on indefinite strike until herrequests for change aretaken into account.What happens then to the story?

Saturday, 30th March at 17h intheSala de Festaof the Sports and Sociocultural Complex, Encamp. Children’s musical: Los tres porquets (The three little pigs–presumably in Spanish) by the company Magatzem d’Ars, a productionthat has a band of musicians composed of a bassist, saxophonist and pianist who accompany the story’s unfolding. The action takes place in the Porc City, a place where all kinds of pigsand piglets live. Thanks to the local hero, Super Ham, peace prevails in the area. But one day, the wicked wolf arrives and threatens to eat all the citizens.Fuet and his daughter Bacon will help the Super Ham stop him.

Can the three pigs beat the wicked wolf? This is so sad: two children’s musicals on the same day and at the same time but it is hard to see how it can be avoided unless Agenda.ad can set up a central ‘booking’websitewhere organiserscan register their events well in advance).

Saturday, 30th March at 11h intheUniversity Municipal Library, Sant Julià de Lòria.(For children from 0 to 3. Pre-booking required:Tel.744 [email protected])Session Born to read: Bim Bom les campanes de Salom (Bim Bom the bells of Salom),with Montse Dulcet. Synopsis:Using imagination, words, sounds and music we will accompany you to discover together with your child the incredible world of animals and their movements.

The Born to read courseis a program that promotes reading pleasure among children 0 to 3 years old.Many of the studies carried out corroborate this idea and show that to explain or read a story aloud from the first months of life:-Strengthens the affective bond between parents and children.-Favoursthe acquisition of linguistic competence.-Powersthe ability to observe, attend and concentrate.-Stimulatesimagination and creativity.

Develops the taste to learn.-Helps to establish a constant relationship between the child and the world around him.

OTHER

Saturday, 30th March from 16h –18h at the Museum Casa Areny-Plandolit, Ordino.(6€. For over 16s. Places limited to 15.Reserve [email protected] tel. 836 908) The enigma of the writer –an Escape room gamein Catalan. The Writer’s Riddle, an Escapegame based on the motoof the Areny-Plandolit familyand the novelLast summer in Ordino(1998), by Joan Peruga, aboutthe Areny-Plandolit family. The activity will allow you to get to know the history of one of the most important housesin the country throughan educational game.

The game of escape will pose an intellectual challenge to the participants, who will have toput on the mantleof Perugawhile he wrote the book.

The participating group will have an hour to solve several challenges, while remembering the family history of the Plandolits.If you do not pass the tests, you will not find the key to leaving the house of Areny-Plandolit.(It is recommended to have read the novelLast summer in Andorrafirst!)

Culturally yours,

Clare.

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