Saison Culturelle 2017: Orquestra Simfònica Perpinyà-Mediterrani. Thursday, 25th May at 21h in the National Auditorium, Ordino. (20€ or 5€ for schoolchildren) The orchestra will interprets a wide repertoire which includes works by Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
36th Coral Aplec/ Gathering of choirs from the northern Zone of Lleida and Andorra. (Free) Sunday, 28th May starting at 11h in the Place de les Fontetes, La Massana when each choir will sing two songs and then, at 18h, at the National Auditorium, Ordino, the massed choirs will pack the stage to sing together five songs, each conducted by a different choir director.
Mimicry by the folkdance group, Esbart Sant Romà. Saturday, 27th May at 22h and Sunday, 28th May at 18h in the Sports Complex, Encamp. (8€. All proceeds will go to AAMA (l’Associació Andorrana per la Malaltia d’Alzheimer.)
THE FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF CANÒLICH, Sant Julià de Lòria.
Saturday, 27th May starting at 7.30. At the ITV car testing station on the road to Os de Civis: a popular climb up to Canòlich by the old way through the meadows. (Great fun and not as arduous as you might think.) 8h Fireworks in Sant Julià. 8h Mass in the Sant Julià Parish Church. 10h Mass at the Sanctuary of Canòlich. 11h Sardana dancing in the square outside the church accompanied by the Sardana dance band, the Coble Principal de Berga. 12h Mass and traditional blessing with the dancing of the Canòlich Dance by the Esbart Laurèdia folk dancers. 13h Blessing and distribution of the Canòlich bread.
GET OUT. (suspense/terror for over 16s) Monday, 22nd May at 17.30 and Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May at 20.15 at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams Bradley Whitford. THE STORY. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. (The film has grossed $214 million worldwide against its $4.5 million budget!)
GASTRONOMY & MUSIC
TAST MUSIC, Nit de la Gauche Divine at the RACÓ DELS AMICS, La Massana. Thursday, 25th May from 21.30 at the restaurant. (22.50€ includes IGI but not drinks. Booking must be made by 22nd on 836 628.) (The Divine Left were a group of artists and intellectuals active in the 60s and 70s in France and Barcelona.)
Coco Chanel and her friends. At the Centre d’Art, Escaldes-Engordany.. Photographs from the the life of the remarkable Coco Chanel. Paintings and sculptures by her friends. People like Picasso, José María Sert, Jean Cocteau, Apel·les Fenosa and Salvador Dalí. Plus samples of her haute couture, jewellery and perfume. The exhibition closes on Saturday, 27th May.
Surrealism in Catalonia: the artists of Empordà and Salvador Dalí. Until Friday, 26th May at the Museu del Tabac, Sant Julià de Lòria. The exhibition brings together 42 works of art and is part of a much larger exhibition presented by the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. The exhibition is about the ‘Empordà School’ of Surrealism, chiefly based around the Empordà towns of Figueres, Cadaqués and Portlligat and its most famous son, Salvador Dalí. The world’s foremost exponent of Surrealism and yet he remained very much rooted in Catalonia. In the first half of the 20th century, it was the region of Empordà that became the chief centre for Surrealist experimentation in the brilliant flourishing of Catalan art. The Empordà artists on display and who worked in parallel with, and who influenced Dalí are: Joan Massanet, Àngel Planells, Ángeles Santos, Esteve Francés, Jaume Figueras, Evarist Vallès, Jaume Turró and Antoni Pitxot.