PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 8th October – 14th October, 2018

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 8th October – 14th October, 2018

MUSIC

Thursday, 11th October at 20h at the cafè teatre La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella. Concerts a la Fada: Love It. Presentation and projection of their new video clip plus a mini concert.

Friday, 12th October at 22h at the cafè teatre La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella.. (15€) Concerts a la Fada: Andrés Suárez Vital, happy, expansive… In Andorra la Vella for the first time, the Galician Andrés Suárez, singer, composer and writer, one of the best and most acclaimed singer-songwriters in Spain, will offer us an acoustic concert full of wonderful songs.

Saturday 13th and Sunday, 14th October at (no time given) at the cafè teatre La Fada Ignorant (The Ignorant Fairy), Andorra la Vella. Semi-finals of the 2nd Competition of La FI Andorra of music by singer-songwriters.
Saturday 13th at 20:30h and Sunday, 14th October at 18h at the Centre Cultural, Sant Julià de Lòria. (Ordinary ticket 32€. For carnet jove, targeta magna, those under 18 and members of the Associació Andorra Lírica = 27€.

Season ticket for three operas: 88.50€ or 76.50€ at reduced price. Ticket sales: www.santjulia.ad/entrade) Opera Season: The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, a comic opera in two acts (Duration 2h with 1 intermission.) The Barber of Seville is Rossini’s most popular comic opera, remember the famous aria of Fígaro, Largo in factòtum or Rosina’s aria Una voce poco fa where beneath an appearance of simplicity and comedy there is a great vocal exhibition of Rossini’s coloratura technique. The story: Bribery, deception and disguise. Figaro needs all his wiles to help Count Almaviva out-wit Dr Bartolo and ensure true love wins the day. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr Bartolo. Rossini’s comic masterpiece fizzes with memorable melodies but who will marry Rosina? Who will receive the young woman’s dowry?

Cast : Fígaro – baritone: Jorge Tello, Rosina – soprano – Jonaina Salvador; Count of Almaviva- tenor – Carlo Giacchetta; Dr Bartolo – Alessandro Battiato; Don Basilio – Ferruccio Finetti. Piano: Riccardo Serenelli and the choir of Men from the Opera of Andorra.

CINEMA
Monday 8th October to Wednesday, 10th October at 20h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. A Star is Born. Directed by Bradley Cooper, starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott. The Story: A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Monday, 8th October at 20h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. (16€ – 5€ for students Organised by the French Embassy.) Cultural Season of La Comédie-Française at the Cinema (in French) The most beautiful works of the classical repertoire of the Comédie-Française are also available in Andorra. Three of its most beautiful creations, with exceptional and live performances at the Illa Carlemany Cinema. This season’s program includes: Lucrece Borgia by Victor Hugo; Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare; Electre / Oreste by Eurípides. A selection that also adapts perfectly to educational programs.

Wednesday, 10th October at 21:30h at the Centre Cultural La Llacuna, Andorra la Vella. (5€. Members, carnet jove and targeta magna 3€) Cicle de Cineclub. A Ghost Story (In English) Directed by David Lowery, starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr. The Story: In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

CHILDREN

Saturday, 13th October at 10:30h in the Kitchen of the Seniors’ Llar, Pavelló, Escaldes-Engordany. (10€ aimed at children 8 – 12 Registration Tel.: 00376 802 255 or email: centreart@e-e) Cooking Saturdays: Autumn panellets. It’s amazing what you can make with almonds, pine kernels and lots of imagination!

Saturday, 13th October at 11:30h in the public library, La Massana. (In Catalan, aimed at a family audience from 4 years upwards) Autumn Stories that make Grandma Maria’s cauldron boil with Eva Gonzàlez. Grandmother Maria de Cal Campaner used this cauldron to make a good stew, beside the fire, while the snow gently fell outside … This was the traditional space and time where Grandma Maria cooked and told stories. Now, Marieta, a sweet and amusing farmer, will make the cauldron boil again by telling you a collection of folk culture stories. And with the company of her porcelain bird and its songs, we will fly together in our imaginations to get back to this magical place.
Saturday, 13th October at 19h at the Museum Casa d’Areny-Plandolit, Ordino. (for children 4 – 12. 4€ per child with the obligatory accompanying adult free.)

El Conte de l’Ona i la Laia. (The Story of Ona and Laia. A journey into Andorra’s past – in Catalan) Ona and Laia are two sisters who, while their parents nap, quietly draw and sing. Without knowing it, everything Ona draws and Laia sings will become reality. And this will start an unexpected adventure: a trip into Andorra’s past. We meet Peter, a boy who will show us old Andorra, explaining some of the customs, legends, traditions and ways of living from the olden days, and who will make the girls value what they have and learn more about their little country.

PUPPET FESTIVAL IN ENCAMP & PAS DE LA CASA, 2018

ENCAMP PROGRAMME:
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October at 11h and 17h in the
Sala de Festes, Sports Complex, Encamp.
All in Catalan. FREE

SATURDAY: 11:00 La Rata amb Campi qui Pugui The engine of Alice, Kate and Fiona’s light airplane fails and they land in the middle of an abandoned farm … But they soon discover that they are not alone and that within this farm lives an animal that likes to have the stairs well cleaned. It’s the presumptive rat! It seems that Kate does not know the story, but Alice and Fiona tell her the age old tale helped by the the little rat’s friends and the rest of the animals on the farm. The little rat of the well known story that Alice explains, ends in the arms of a cat that wants to eat her, but the cat hasn’t taken into account the little rat’s friends. But luckily, in real life, there is still a rat on the farm, who lives happily with the rest of animals. The three adventurers stay on to take care of them.

17h ‘Laika’ with Xirriquiteula Theater. At the end of the show there will be a workshop. Laika, the first astronaut dog in history, inspires this show for the whole family that explains very visually a fundamental episode in the history of space travel, but that is also the story of abuse. Everything happened (because this story is inspired by real events) in 1957, when the Soviet Union sent an animal into space for the first time. It has ended up in history as the first being to orbit the earth. She was a dog named Laika, who, in this story, runs through Moscow’s parks and squares without imagining that her fate is to join the same stars she sees every night. So it was that she became the protagonist of a thrilling story that took her to Sputnik II spacecraft and to orbit around our planet. But, although it seems an exciting adventure, the story of Laika did not end very well, at least for the protagonist. That is why Xirriquiteula Teatre took the opportunity to tell us a parallel story: that of those who, like Laika herself, are victims of abuse and are immersed, unintentionally, in the struggles for power over others.

SUNDAY: 11h ‘Dragonci’ with the The Binèfar Puppeteers. Dragonci is a fun, festive and crazy version of the legend of Sant Jordi, with the Princess and the Dragon in a puppet setting with a design inspired by Gaudí and with live traditional music.

The Binèfar puppeteers have performed all over the world, from the Guggenheim of New York to the favelas of Sao Paulo, and were the winners of the National Theater Prize for Children and Youth, 2009.
17h ‘Tropic’ with Teia Moner. At the end of the show there will be a workshop. A tropical spectacle. Magic and puppets. The Tropics run parallel around the widest part of the Earth. The Tropic of Cancer is above Ecuador and the Tropic of Capricorn below. The Tropics go through a lot of countries with different cultures and ethnicities, all of them united by the tropical spirit. This is a show inspired by the stories of writers who live or who speak of the tropic of Capricorn, the tropic of Cancer and of Ecuador.

PAS DE LA CASA PROGRAMME:

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October at 11h and 17h in the
Sala de Festes, Pas de la Casa
All in Catalan. FREE

SATURDAY: 11h ‘Dairy tale’ with Xip Xip The protagonist of this story is a girl like many of the girls we all know: playful, full of fantasies and who likes to sing. On her birthday, her mother gives her a jug full of milk to take to the market. With the money that she’s paid for the milk she can buy what she wants: shoes, a dress or … Imagine what! On the way to the market, our friend meets a series of very funny characters: a hen that is covering her eggs, a pig that’s looking for agates for lunch and a very cowardly cow. They all advise the dairy maid to be very careful with her pitcher of milk: do not hit it with a stone and spill it or break it. Do you think they had a point?

17h La Rata Amb Campi Qui Pugui The engine of Alice, Kate and Fiona’s light airplane fails and they land in the middle of an abandoned farm … But they soon discover that they are not alone and that within this farm lives an animal that likes to have the stairs well cleaned. It’s the presumptive rat! It seems that Kate does not know the story, but Alice and Fiona tell her the age old tale helped by the the little rat’s friends and the rest of the animals on the farm. The little rat of the well known story that Alice explains, ends in the arms of a cat that wants to eat her, but the cat hasn’t taken into account the little rat’s friends. But luckily, in real life, there is still a rat on the farm, who lives happily with the rest of animals. The three adventurers stay on to take care of them.

SUNDAY: 10h ‘Tropic’ with Teia Moner. At the end of the show there will be a workshop. A tropical spectacle. Magic and puppets. The Tropics run parallel around the widest part of the Earth. The Tropic of Cancer is above Ecuador and the Tropic of Capricorn below. The Tropics go through a lot of countries with different cultures and ethnicities, all of them united by the tropical spirit. This is a show inspired by the stories of writers who live or who speak of the Tropic of Capricorn, the Tropic of Cancer and of Ecuador.
17h ‘Dragonci’ with the The Binèfar Puppeteers. Dragonci is a fun, festive and crazy version of the legend of Sant Jordi, with the Princess and the Dragon in a puppet setting with a design inspired by Gaudí and with live traditional music.
The Binèfar puppeteers have performed all over the world, from the Guggenheim of New York to the favelas of Sao Paulo, and were the winners of the National Theater Prize for Children and Youth 2009

SPORT
Friday 12th – Sunday,14th October starting and finishing at Plaça del Poble, Andorra la Vella. Andorra Bike Race 2018. The1st edition of the Andorra Bike Race, is an international off-road motorcycle competition for three-day-long stages. The route of the Andorra Bike Race will be about 160 km long, with a mostly negative difference that will facilitate the participation of competitors of all levels. There will be senior rankings, by age and by teams, both for men and women. The race, which will take place over tracks in Andorra, France and Spain, is part of the calendar of the Gran Fondo World Tour cycling circuit. The Andorra Bike Race is a test designed so that the maximum number of fans of this discipline can enjoy BTT in the magnificent Pyrenean landscape of Andorra and its surroundings. The Village, the centre of the race, will be located in the Plaça del Poble of Andorra la Vella.

In parallel to this race, the Andorra Electric Bike Race will also take place, on a separate, independent track, specially designed for electric bicycles, machines that have recently become popular among MTB practitioners.

NATURE

Friday 12th and Saturday, 13th October (no time given) starting at the Centre of Interpretation of Comapedrosa, Arinsal. ( Registration before October 11th at: cenma@iea.ad or Tel +376 742 630)

Tel: Mycology Days – The Mushrooms of Andorra. Once again the CENMA is organizing their Mushroom Days during which there will be conferences, field trips, workshops, etc. Fungi and mushrooms are a very important part of the biodiversity of any ecosystem and, in Andorran culture they are a highly prized product that arouses great enthusiasm. For this reason, since 2,000, the Institute of Andorran Studies has organized activities related to this world. This year, the studies have been structured over two days. On Friday there will be an inaugural talk in Catalan by the CENMA. And on Saturday there will be a field trip, plus a talk in Catalan and a workshop where you will learn to recognize the mushrooms of Andorra.

Culturally yours,

Clare.

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