It’s funny really. It doesn’t matter where you live, there are always some people that will complain that nothing happens. That all the days are the same. And they wished that they lived somewhere exiting.
I have been there and I guess still am. More so now I think, well I have actually gone from being in the city to living on an Island…
Oh, that made sense didn’t it.. oh well.
But on the bright side, every time something exiting DOES happen, I get to experience the feeling of REAL JOY !
My heart starts pumping. I feel like a kid on christmas eve. Now that IS pure joy!!!
This time it is a visit from Amerika that is making me exited!! The instrumental postrock band from Massachusetts , CASPIAN , is having a concert on FRIDAY 13.JUNE in Las Palmas , PAPER CLUB !!!
If you haven’t heard of them , check ’em out ! If you are on the Island that day, check ’em out !
La Carpa de la Cultura de Arguineguín , is organized by the Department of Youth, Culture and Celebrations of the City of Mogan in collaboration with the Cabildo of Gran Canaria and Performing Arts Circuit Gran Canaria, and they aim to bring leisure and alternative culture to citizens.
This project is part of the Neighbourhood Programme 2014 tour to the various towns of the municipality during the year .
Finally it is FRIDAY !! Time to relax ? Oh no, there is no time to chill this weekend.
This seems to be the weekend everything happens and thank god the calima is ending on Saturday !!!
Fiestas Del Carmen starts in Arguineguin tonight FRIDAY at 21:30 with gala queen election and late night party. Saturday 13th July at 18:00 in the church square, it is the celebration of Romeria. Get dressed in the lovely traditional Canarian dress and the celebration continues later on at 23.30h in the market square. You will be abel to buy drinks and food, so bring some cash 🙂
The festival which started in 1992, has musicians and groups most representative of jazz from all the different eras and countries playing the most diverse jazz styles. Meaning that you don’t have to be a jazz-fanatic or anything. However, here you have the chance to see proper good musicians preforming proper good music !!!
It all happens in beautiful Las Palmas in different venues, some concerts are free and some you will have to hurry up and get a ticket for.
If you have visited Gran Canaria before or are living here, you know it seem to always be a fiesta of some sort down here.
In Arguineguín and Puerto de Mogán the Fiestas del Carmen in July are very important. This is when the local residents take the statue of the Virgin Mary in a maritime procession from one end of the coastline of the municipality to the other, with a multitude of boats specially decorated for the occasion following the procession.
And THIS year it is the 100 anniversary. ( 1913 – 2013 )
However, DO NOT MISS the famous water parade “Bajada de la Rama ” on Saturday 20th July !!!!!!! Meet up at the park PINO SECO in Arguineguin (the street down from Hiper Dino ) at 18:00 o´clock ! Bring some drinks and prepare to get WET !!!
A little tip : put your mobile phone, money etc. in plastic bags with a zipper 😉
Cant really say the battle without thinking of the band The Battles, GREEEAT MUSIC!!!
However this is a competition down here on the Island. The last battle is this weekend, Saturday 28.July.
And The GRAND Final is Thursday 2.August !!! Great way to hear new music! The BIG prize is 1000 € , so you can imagine that all the bands are sort of playing for their lives and that will probaly bring a lot of sweat and tears ;D