Circo de los Horrores
Location: Next to the Los Remedios bridge
Dates: 3 December - 8 January
Web:
circodeloshorrores.com
Still not over Halloween? If you're looking to celebrate a spooky Christmas then stop by the Circo de Horrores to get your fill of fright! Set up just next to the Los Remedios bridge, the circus is dedicated to spreading panic and fear in the audience so perhaps it's a good idea to leave the young ones at home. Tickets can be purchased in advance through El Corte Ingles and start around 11 Euros if you take advantage of special promotions. If you're looking for a circus less gruesome then check out the below listing!

 


Cirque Imaginaire: Storm
Location: Teatro Lope de Vega
Dates: 7 - 18 December
Web:
cirqueimaginaire.com
For just eleven days the Cirque Imaginaire comes to the Teatro Lope de Vega. In the style of the Cirque du Soleil but on a smaller scale, the circus is full of special effects to let you feel the force of nature (hence the name "Storm"). Many of the producers and artists have previously been with the Cirque du Soleil. The circus is part theatre, part musical and of course part circus! Tickets can also be purchased in advance through El Corte Ingles or at the Teatro Lope de Vega.

 

 

Cirque SoleilCirque du Soleil "Corteo"

Location: Charco de la Pava (Triana)
Dates: 8 September - 16 October

The Cirque du Soleil is back in Seville with "Corteo" for the month of September and October. The location is in Charco de la Pava, perhaps the future site of the Feria de Abril. Tickets will be going quickly, and can be purchased through El Corte Ingles among other places. We were there several years ago on opening night for Drailon, and were most impressed with the main features of the Chinese acrobats.

 

 

Cirque SoleilFeria Ecologico / Organic Trade Fair"

Location: FIBES (Sevilla)
Dates: 21 - 23 October

The The Feria Ecologico en Sevilla is a showdcase of all sorts of organic and natural products, including food, cosmetics, clothing, renewable energy, recycling, Eco Tourism and more! The organic movement does seem to be picking up steam in Sevilla and Spain, and you can get a peek at some of the latest offerings. FIBES is Sevilla's conference center which is located in Sevilla Este. You can reach FIBES by bus (Nr. 12 from the center).

 

 

 

"el flamenco entre lo figurativo y lo abstracto"
Location: Museo del Baile Flamenco
Dates: until October 19

Web: Museum Page

One of the many parallel events held during the Bienal Flamenco, the Flamenco Museum in Seville will hold an exhibit of paintings, figurative and abstract, as well as sculpture. Artists are mainly from Spain, with several from Germany, France and even Israel. Take the time out to visit the Museum itself where you can learn a lot about Flamenco through interactive exhibits.

 

 

Matisse and the AlhambraMatisse y la Alhambra
Location: Alhambra (Fine Arts Museum / Palacio Carlos V) Granada
Dates: October 15 - 28 Feb (2011)

Web: Museum Page

The exhibition includes some fifty works of Matisse, including oil paintings, drawings, lithographs, one ceramic piece and sculpture.  Another sixty works of Islamic art of extraordinary artistic value, such as ceramics, glassworks, bronze works, tapestries, miniatures, latticework and woodwork; also personal letters, postcards and photographs of the French painter, from the collection of the Matisse archives in Issy-Les-Moulineaux.

 

Restoration of the Santa Ana Altarpiece (Pedro de Campaña)
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: until October 17

Web: Museum Page

On display are the restored works from the Iglesia Santa Ana. The exhibit is divided into five different displays, and is an excellent example of Andalusian Renaissance art. Consisting of fifteen paintings depicting scenes of the Virgin Mary and her parents, San Joaquin and Santa Ana, thee works by Pedro de Campaña date between 1542 and 1557. Alongside the paintings are parts of the altarpiece.

 

 

Wayne Shorter comes to Sevilla Wayne Shorter
Location: Teatro Maestranza Sevilla
Dates: 31 October
web:
teatromaestranza.com
The legendary American jazz saxophonist and composer comes to Seville on Halloween night! Shorter is considered to be one of the most important American jazz musicians of his generation. Shorter played with Miles Davis in the sixties before moving on to found the Weather Report, a jazz fusion group. Over the years he has collaborated with a long list of jazz, fusion and rock musicians. You can buy tickets in advance through the above indicated web site.

 

 

U2
Location: Estadio Olimpico
Dates: 29 September 2010
web:
u2.com
Another big name which is sure to draw a crowd. This will be U2's 360° Tour which includes only one other stop in Spain, in San Sebastian. The band typically plays in Spain every 4 - 5 years, so you may want to get your fix now or you'll be waiting a while. Tickets are already on sale through ticketmaster.es.

 

Joven Murillo
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: until May 30

Web: Museum Page

There is still time to catch one of the best exhibits to hit the museum for some time. Some fifty plus works of Sevillian born Murillo are featured, many on loan from different museums. The exhibit focuses on Murillo's early work which is well displayed in the former chapel, now used as a gallery in the Museo de Bellas Artes. There are audio guides which accompany the exhibit for a small fee.

 

 

Joven Murillo
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: until May 30

Web: Museum Page

There is still time to catch one of the best exhibits to hit the museum for some time. Some fifty plus works of Sevillian born Murillo are featured, many on loan from different museums. The exhibit focuses on Murillo's early work which is well displayed in the former chapel, now used as a gallery in the Museo de Bellas Artes. There are audio guides which accompany the exhibit for a small fee.

 

50 Years of "El Carambolo"
Location: Museo Arqueolóico de Sevilla
Dates: 3 October - 10 January

The exhibit in the Archeological Museum of Seville focuses on the development of the interpretations and history surrounding the discovery of this treasure (El Carambolo), as it relates to the civilization of Tartessos. The discovery was made about 50 years ago in the hills outside of Seville, and represents proof of the oldest civilization known to this region (dating between 8th and 3rd centuries B.C. The highlight of the exhibit is the display of the original / actual treasure. Previously only replicas were on display in the museum.

 

 

Casa de Alba Collection
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: 16 October - 10 January
Web: Museum Page

The Casa de Alba, a wealthy Spanish noble family dating back to the 14th century, has one of the most impressive private art collections in all of Spain. Some of these, including one by Goya, will be on display in Seville's Museum of Fine Arts. Six centuries is a long time to collect, weather it's art or names. Consider the current Duchess of Alba's first name is María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva. Whew... thankfully I could copy and paste.

 

Seville's Metro is up and running! Seville's Metro
Date: as of 3 April
After a longer than expected wait (the norm in Seville for projects like these) the first line of the metro was officially operational just before Semana Santa. Sadly the system is not compatible with the bónobus: the cost per trip is higher than the bus. A shame, really! But this will open us up to new areas of Seville to explore easier than before. After several delays, the Puerta de Jerez Metro stop, the most central on the line, is finally open.

 

Casa de Alba Collection
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: 16 October - 10 January
Web: Museum Page

The Casa de Alba, a wealthy Spanish noble family dating back to the 14th century, has one of the most impressive private art collections in all of Spain. Some of these, including one by Goya, will be on display in Seville's Museum of Fine Arts. Six centuries is a long time to collect, weather it's art or names. Consider the current Duchess of Alba's first name is María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva. Whew... thankfully I could copy and paste.

 

50 Years of "El Carambolo"
Location: Museo Arqueolóico de Sevilla
Dates: 3 October - 10 January

The exhibit in the Archeological Museum of Seville focuses on the development of the interpretations and history surrounding the discovery of this treasure (El Carambolo), as it relates to the civilization of Tartessos. The discovery was made about 50 years ago in the hills outside of Seville, and represents proof of the oldest civilization known to this region (dating between 8th and 3rd centuries B.C. The highlight of the exhibit is the display of the original / actual treasure. Previously only replicas were on display in the museum.

 

Don Juan TenorioDon Juan Tenorio
Location: Iglesia San Luis de los Frances (c/ San Luis)
Dates: November - 8 December

web: clasicodesevilla.com
Zorilla's famous work was the fruit of his time spent in Seville, so there's not a better city in which to to enjoy this production. An interesting venue is San Luis Church, which is one of my favorites in Seville. The recently formed theatre company, Teatro Clasico de Sevilla, is in it's third round of performing the work. Shows weekly from Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets can be arranged for ahead of time by calling in the mornings: 902 021 952.

 

El Hilo de la Memoria: 300 Years of Spanish Presence in the U.S.
Location: Archivo de Indias
Dates: Held over (no official end date)
Web: mcu.es

The Exhibit focuses on the importance, duration, reach and influence of the legacy of colonial Spain in the United States. Just a fraction of the original documents held in the archives are on display, mainly focusing on the 300 year period between 1513 and 1822. The Spanish influence was much greater than most have considered. As well, a section of documents is dedicated to the aid that Spain provided to the U.S. as it broke away from England in the War of Independence in 1776.

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Carlos Franco "Tauromaquia"
Location: Galeria Concha Pedrosa
Dates: 9 October - 7 November
Web: conchapedrosa.com

The works of Carlos Franco between 2007 - 2008 are on exhibit in the Galeria Concha Pedrosa. The subject is the spectacle of bullfighting and the principal players: the bull, the torero, and the public. Franco's works stand out for the vivid colors, dynamic figures and fluid motions typical of the event. The principal themes: the "dance between the bull and bullfighter" as the finality of any bullfight: death.

 

Alpha Blondy
Location: Monasterio de la Cartuja
Dates: 28 May 2009
web:
territoriossevilla.com
Alpha Blondy hails from the Ivory Coast, and has had a very successful career because of his excellent music. He has avoided falling into dance hall and other terrible forms (in my opinion) of reggae. Speaking and singing in 5 different languages (English, French, Dioula, Hebrew and Arabic) always keeps things interesting for those who like to sing along. But he always puts on a great show.

 

Wilco
Location: Monasterio de la Cartuja
Dates: 29 May 2009
web:
territoriossevilla.com
As part of the "Territorios Sevilla" event, Wilco is perhaps one of the biggest names on the bill. Wilco has been around since the 1994 break up of Uncle Tupelo, although many members of the band have come and gone. While their music has evolved, you could put it somwehere in the genres of alternative country, rock, and perhaps a little pop.

 

De la Soul
Location: Monasterio de la Cartuja
Dates: 30 May 2009
web:
territoriossevilla.com
They started in NY in the late 80's, and while it's been a long time, you have to give De la Soul a lot of credit for changing the hip hop scene. Most notable providing new directions and sub-genres such as jazz and alternative hip hop. Those days seem so long ago, but who could forget the amazing amount of air time they got on a wide variety of radio stations.

 

Low
Location: Teatro Central
Dates: 8 December
web:
generaltickets.com
Call it slowcore, or whatever you want, Low is known for their minimalist style and excellent vocal harmonies, plus always unique live performances. The group, founded in Duluth, Minnesota in 1993, has built a loyal following, with 8 albums in 15 years.

 

 

"Sevilla, luz y reflejos" Jan Spielvogel
Location: Iglesia el Salvador - Patio de Naranjos
Dates: 6 - 20 July
While undergoing renovations the patio de naranjos of this church is a venue for music, conferences and exhibits. The best exhibit by far starts on July 6th, with a series of photographs by someone who curiously enough has my same last name! Ok, so she is my sister, but she has taken some excellent photographs around Seville and you will certainly enjoy this one. Entrance is free and you can take in a little history of the church while you're there.

 

The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
Location: Teatro Lope de Vega
Dates: 10 December

web: generaltickets.com; nkybrotherhood.com
The Brotherhood Singers started singing at the 9th Street Baptist Church in Covington, Kentucky. The Singers are among the few remaining Quartet style groups that perform in the old-school acappella fashion. They specialize in the intricate and emotional four-part harmony "jubilee" style pioneered by such groups as the Dixie Hummingbirds. the Golden Gate Quartet and the Soul Stirrers.

 

Body Worlds
Location: Casino de la Exposición (Avda de María Luisa)
Dates: 6 February - 3 May
Web: bodyworlds.es

The German anatomist Gunther von Hagens develop and designed this exhibit to educate us common folk about the human body. Von Hagens invented the “plastination” technique of preserving human bodies and body parts in the 1970’s. The exhibit features these preserved bodies to reveal the human anatomy up close. This is supposed to be a very fascinating exhibit, but it kind of gives me the creeps, as they say.

 

 

Sevilla vs. Real Madrid
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 26 April 2009

Real Madrid always draws a crowd from the north as well as a strong group of tourists looking to get a glimpse at the team. This could be a key game for both sides if Sevilla manages to cut into Madrid's lead in the table. And Madrid will likely still be looking to catch Barcelona for the league crown. I would expect this to be an expensive ticket, but it's worth it if you come to cheer for Madrid!

 

 

Betis vs. Atletico Madrid
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 3 May 2009

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
To begin the final month of the season, Atletico comes to town with a good group of fans following them. My dislike for the team would be less if it wasn't for the anooying fan who showed up at the bar when we were at the beach. After a few shouts of toma as his team scored two goals against Betis, I was ready for him to tomar something por su something in order to shut up. It will be a difficult match, and much will depend on which Atletico shows up - the competent team or the one that seems to screw things up when they need an important win.

 


Cirque Soleil

Cirque du Soleil "Varekai"

Location: Charco de la Pava (Triana)
Dates: 29 January - ?? March

After a very successful show two years ago, the Cirque du Soleil is back in Seville with "Varekai" for January, February and held over through some time in March. The location is in Charco de la Pava, the future site of the Feria de Abril. Tickets will be going quickly, and can be purchased through El Corte Ingles among other places. We were there on opening night for Drailon, and were most impressed with the main features of the Chinese acrobats. We hope to get there on opening night for Varekai!

 

Noches en los Jardines del Real Alcázar
Location: Real Alcázar Gardens
Dates: 25 Jun - 7 Sep
web:
Actidea.com
A chance to see a great series of concerts featuring music spanning the centuries in a great location and at a great price. The setting is the open air gardens in the Alcázar, and the music spanning many styles: Música Antigua (Medeivel, Rennasance and Barroque), Música Clasica (Classical Music) and Otro Musica (a variety of other music) Tickets cost just 4€ and are first come first serve at the Alcázar, or online through ServiCaixa. Shows last approximately one hour.

 

Peñas de Guardia
Location: Peñas Flamenca en Sevilla
Dates: Sep - Oct

One of the many activities to cooincide with the Bienal Flamenco, almost every night there is a performance scheduled in one of the peñas flamencas in Seville (city or surrounding towns). Many are free, while others will have an entrance fee of about 6 Euros. Some of the venues include the following peñas: Torres Macarena, El Chozas, Jumoza 3, Cantes al Aire, Niño Reicardo, Pies Plamo and Cerro del Águila.

 

 

 

Betis vs. Numancia
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 5 April 2009

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Numancia is having a hard time keeping things competitive this season in first division, and will likely enter this game near the very bottom of the league table. This will be an important game for both teams to keep moving towards the middle of the pack. Hopefully Edu will be back for Betis in time for this one - we need the extra offense and good things always seem to happen when he is in the game.

 

Sevilla vs. Getafe
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 12 April 2009

Getafe comes to town, certainly in a worse position than they would have hoped at this point in the season. Sevilla is fighting to keep their advantage over other teams looking for a spot in Champions, with likely very minimal hopes of reaching either Madrid and Barcelona. This game marks the end of the Semana Santa, and everyone's mind will be on finishing up the season as well as the Feria de Abril in just a few weeks.

 

Betis vs. Sporting
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 19 April 2009

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Sporting has quietly moved their way into a safer position in the league, but by this time the match could be very important, with few points separating the two teams. Betis will either be fighting to keep out of relegation or looking for a victory to move to safer territory. Either way, the match with our "neighbors" from the north should be a good one.

 

Betis vs. Valencia
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 22 April 2009

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
After a good start to the season, Valencia has been slumping recently, and after falling out of the UEFA spots will be looking for a win. As always there will be a warm welcome for Joaquín, but that should be short lived. Once the game starts thing should heat up as both teams battle for what will be an important three points at this stage of the season.

 

Sevilla vs. Barcelona
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 30 November

Sevilla has been cruising along this season, but unlike Betis a lot of the difficult teams have yet to come. They face a tough stretch, having tied against Valencia and now welcome Barcelona, who should be looking to score more after a disappointing match against Getafe. Tickets should be available the day of the match, but will be more expensive than usual.

 

Betis vs. Espanyol
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 7 December

Sandwiched between two national holidays, Betis will take on Espanyol, a team which is always a tough competitor no matter where they play. Espanyol is currently near the bottom of the league table, although things could change by the time they play this match. Betis should have their hands full in what should be an exciting game.

 

Sevilla vs. Villareal
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 14 December

Continuing the tough stretch of games, Sevilla welcomes Villareal, one of the toughest sides in the league this year. To keep themselves in position for the UEFA or Champions, a win is crucial against a rival in the same position in the league table. Villareal hopes to come in and spoil the happy holidays that Del Nido has planned.

 

Betis vs. Athletic Bilbao
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 21 December

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Athletic comes into town just one day after the new Metro opens in Seville! While the two are hardly related, and the metro line stops nowhere close to the stadium, surely some Betis fan from outside the center will enjoy a trip on the Metro, then transfer to a bus and arrive to see the game. Seriously, Bilbao will offer a good match, and they are one of the few teams which have never been relegated to second division!

 

Sevilla vs. Osasuna
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 4 January 2009

After several games against top competition, Sevilla will rest for the holidays and then get ready for the league's worst team, Osasuna, who only just won their first match of the year in late November. Sevilla should have no problems with Osasuna. But their is always that letter to Santa, or maybe I should say the Three Kings, which some little Osasuna fan will write, asking for a victory. They wouldn't want to disappoint a little kid, would they?

 

Betis vs. Malaga
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 11 January 2009

As the holiday hangover ends and the January sales begin, Betis will host their rival from the Costa del Sol, including several former Betis players such as Fernando and Miguel Angel. This is the second to last match before the first half of the season finishes. Both teams will be looking to finish on a high note before entering the final half of the season.

 

 

 

Feria del Belén

Feria de Belenes Location: Plaza San Francisco
Dates: 15 November - 23 December

A tradition throughout Spain and certainly in Sevilla is that of the belén, or nativity scene. Now is the time where people purchase the figures and scenery either for a new or to add to existing belénes. Christmas ornaments, cards and other decorations are available as well. This year the market is back in Plaza San Francisco, where it belongs! More information on the holidays can be found in this month's feature.



Feria del Libro Antiguo

Feria del Libro Antiguo

Location: Plaza Nueva
Dates: 20 November - 10 December
A gathering of local book merchants selling old and rare books, plus some normal more recent books. There are some interesting titles from the Ayuntamiento, including several published titles about history, art and architecture of Sevilla. Comics, old newspapers as well as a few antique and replica posters and photographs. More information on the holidays can be found in this month's feature.



Dulces de Convento

Muestra de Dulces de Conventos

Location: Reales Alcázares (Palacio Gótico)
Dates: 6 - 8 December
Once a year (conveniently timed before the holidays) 16 convents from Seville city and the rest of the province gather in the Reales Alcázares to exhibit, and of course sell, their traditional sweets. Each year there is a new twist to their offerings and each year there are long lines as sevillanos stock up before the Christmas holidays. While you can get many of these treats during the year, it's only once a year they are all together in the same place.



Inmaculada

Día de la Inmaculada Concepción

Location: Plaza del Triunfo
Dates: night before: 7 December
Celebrating the Immaculate Conception on December 8th, this is an official holiday in Spain, well, it's shared with Constitution Day. In Sevilla it is best known for the night before on the 7th when los tunos, university student musical groups or fraternities, dress up and head into the streets to play guitar and sing through the night. All end up in front of La Purisima, leaving flowers and taking turns serenading the statue representing the Virgin Mary. More information can be found in this month's feature: the holidays in Seville.



Mercado de Artesania

Mercado de Artesanía

Location: Plaza Nueva
Dates: 15 December - 5 January

This is perhaps the best place to find gifts for the holidays, with plenty of art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and more to choose from. All sold directly from the makers to you, plus a demonstration booth and even a bar at the far end of Plaza Nueva. This is one of our favorite stops when shopping for gifts. More information on the holidays can be found in this month's feature.




Reyes Magos

Cabalgata de los Reyes

Location: Center, Nervión, Triana
Dates: 5 January
This exists in many forms on the 5th of December. Much like a Christmas parade back home, the Reyes Magos throw candies to the children as they pass through the streets in a procession. There are many to see, from the larger procession in the center to the cabalgatas organized in many of the neighborhoods such as Nervión and Triana. The streets will be terribly sticky for a few days, so take off your shoes at the door when you get home!



SICAB 2008

SICAB - Salon International del Caballo

Location: Palacio de Congresos (Avda. Luis Uruñela).
Dates: November 25 - 30
Web: ancee.es
SICAB is an international fair devoted exclusively to Purebred Spanish horses. This is the largest equestrian event in the world to focus solely on demonstrating the virtues and attributes of one particular breed. SICAB has become one of the most prestigious and internationally recognized top-level equestrian events, attracting over 200,000 visitors each year.

 

 

Bienal Int'l de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla
Location: Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba
Dates: 2 Oct - 10 Jan
Web: fundacionbiacs.com

The III Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla will bring together over 150 artists from around the world to take part in the exhibits for ‘Youniverse’.  This year the works extend to the cities of Granada and Cordoba.  The theme centers on the individual interaction with the world around us to create our own universe.  The exhibit considers the relation between art, science, technology, architecture and the environment within the larger context of the information and communication society. Venues in Seville include the Airport and Santa Justa Train Station.

 


Rodin, scultpure from "The Gates of Hell"
Location: Plaza Nueva
Dates: 20 November - 7 Jan

La Caixa has sponsored several exhibits in Seville (and across Spain) to bring art to the streets. This is one of the best of in the last few year's, and a match to celebrate Seville's re urbanization projects in the city center. Six different sculptures from Rodin's "The Gates of Hell" will be on display in front of the Ayuntamiento, including perhaps his most famous work, "The Thinker".

 


Salvador Dalí sculpture
Location: Plaza Salvador
Dates: 2 Oct - 10 Jan

Unicaja is also helping Seville celebrate the re urbanization projects, especially the long awaited Iglesia and Plaza Salvador. Now that the work is done, Unicaja has brought 6 sculptures from Salvador Dalí, which were modeled in wax and cast in bronze between 1969 - 1976. This is a good place to take in some art while sipping on a coffee or a beer in one of the many outdoor bars and cafes in the plaza.

"Reencuentro" Manolo Franco and Calixto Sánchez
Jueves FlamencoLocation: Sala Joaquín Turina. Centro Cultural El Monte
Date: 15 May (21:00)

web: Cajasol Online ticket sales
The Jueves Flamenco series sponsored by Fundación El Monte (now Cajasol), is one of the best ways to see some of the best current flamenco artists. Concerts vary, from traditional dance or guitar to the more innovative, such as jazz and flamenco fusion. But the shows are always excellent, and occur just about every Thursday night except for a few holidays. The program ends in late May.

 

"Evocación" Rafael Utrera, Carmen Lozano and Paco del Gastor
Jueves FlamencoLocation: Sala Joaquín Turina. Centro Cultural El Monte
Date: 22 May (21:00)

web: Cajasol Online ticket sales
The Jueves Flamenco series sponsored by Fundación El Monte (now Cajasol), is winding down in May. T he second to last concert features Rafael Utrera, Carmen Lozano and Paco del Gastor, in what should be a great list of performances. If you have additional time to visit the Botero art exhibit in the same building it is well worth the trip.

 

"Festival de clausura" José Menese, Pansequito, la Macanita and Angelita Vargas
Jueves FlamencoLocation: Sala Joaquín Turina. Centro Cultural El Monte
Date: 29 May (21:00)

web: Cajasol Online ticket sales
The Jueves Flamenco series sponsored by Fundación El Monte (now Cajasol), is one of the best ways to see some of the best current flamenco artists. The series comes to close with a special line up including José Menese, Pansequito, la Macanita and Angelita Vargas. Tickets can be purchased online or directly at the venue, just a few blocks away from La Campana.

 


Instinct and Morals, Dalí, Goya and Picasso
Location:
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo
Dates: 1 February - 30 March

Take a trip across the river to the Monasterio de la Cartuja and an excellent exhibit: The brutality and savagery of instincts bereft of all morals were reflected by Francisco de Goya in his series of engravings, especially Los Desastres de la Guerra (1810-1815). In his Suite Vollard (1931-1937), Pablo Picasso expressed carnal and creative eroticism in the disguise of classical mythology, and, in 1934, Salvador Dalí illustrated the animal aggressiveness of language as the incarnation of evil in Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror.

 

 

Mes de la Fotografía Flamenca
Location: Many locations in Seville
Dates: 11 Sep - 10 Oct

The Museum of Flamenco Dance as well as several sponsors are the driving force behind the "Month of Flamenco Photography", set to feature photos of flamenco artists and themes from six countries during the Bienal Flamenco. The galeries include: Galería Concha Pedrosa, La Carbonería, Galería Carmen Carmona, Galería Félix Gómez, Galería el Fotómata, Galería Nuevo Arte, Studio Hache, Club Arte Vivo, Museo del Carruaje, Galería Weber, University of Seville, FNAC and the Museo del Baile Flamenco.

 

Betis vs. Barcelona
Location: ????
Dates: 30 March

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
In a match sandwiched between Seville’s two largest events (Semana Santa and the Feria de Abril), Barcelona comes to town in what will likely be an important match for both teams – to catch the league leader or keep in the middle of the league table.  Because of a bottle throwing incident, the stadium may be closed, As of the morning Friday 28 March no decision yet on the venue...

 

Betis vs. Real Madrid
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 28 Sep

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
As with every year, there is likely to be a whole truckload of new, and expensive players signed by the time Madrid rolls into town. Always full of stars, Real Madrid produces large crowds just about anywhere they travel. And with the AVE connecting Madrid and Seville there should be plenty of visitors from the capital in Seville for this one. I'd love to see the day they approve a salary cap to make things fair...

 

Sevilla vs. Villareal
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 7 April

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Villareal has hopes of a league title, and staying in positions for Champions next year. Sevilla hopes to make their way into Champions, or at least a spot in the UEFA as their chances for any kind of championship this season are now officially over. Villareal will return to Seville just a month later to play Betis, and hopes the city will treat them kindly.

 

Betis vs. Levante
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera o Estadio Olimpico
Dates: 13 April

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Levante is practically guaranteed a place in 2nd division and the players haven't been paid in who knows how long. Still, they are fighting every match, and Betis is fighting to stay in 1st division, with much better chances. We'll see where this match will be played out as the home stadium will likely be closed again unless the sanctions are reduced for the bottle throwing incident. Take in the match, then head to the Feria for the last night!

 

Betis vs. Villareal
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 27 April

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
In what will likely be the first match back in Ruiz de Lopera, the timing will be critical as Villareal could be playing for the league title, and almost certainly a spot in Champions. Meanwhile, Betis will likely need a victory to secure their future in first division for the coming season. There will be a lot at stake in this match which means it should be a good one.

 

Betis vs. Murcia
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 2 March

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Murica, currently in the position of relegation, will try to fight their way out in February and March, while Betis will do their best to further the distance from the bottom of the league table.  In the last month the teams have seen opposite fortunes, with Murcia on the decline and Betis more or less on the rise.

 

Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 23 March

A key match-up , certainly with UEFA and Champion’s implications for next year.  Atletico and Fernando Torres seem to have made the right moves, as both have seen more success since parting ways last year. And another game in which the city should welcome plenty of madrileños.  I for one welcome them, until they come to play Betis ;)

 

Betis vs. Atletico
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 2 December

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Atletico Mardird is having one their stronger years after several trying to break into the top level. Betis is struggling with a new coach, rumors of a sale and some anxious fans. A good group of rival fans should make their way to the stadium for the match which shuld make for a good atmosphere.

 

Betis vs. Almeria
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 16 December

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Atletico Mardird is having one their stronger years after several trying to break into the top level. Betis is struggling with a new coach, rumors of a sale and some anxious fans. A good group of rival fans should make their way to the stadium for the match which shuld make for a good atmosphere.

 

Don Juan Tenorio
Location: Iglesia San Luis de los Frances (c/ San Luis)
Dates: Feb - Mar

web: tcsevilla.com
Zorilla's famous work was the fruit of his time spent in Seville, so there's not a better city in which to to enjoy this production. An interesting venue is San Luis Church, which is one of my favorites in Seville. The recently formed theatre company, Teatro Clasico de Sevilla, is in it's third round of performing the work. Shows weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Tickets can be arranged for ahead of time by calling in the mornings: 954 214 814.

 

Sevilla vs. Betis
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 6 January

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
A big match on a special day - Reyes! Not much to be said for a game that speaks for itself. Betis - Sevilla is the city rivalry, and like any rivalry no matter where the teams are in the league table it is always a battle. This year Sevilla finds themselves on top, but not by much as they are struggling to meet last year's success. Betis should be ready to try and knock them down a place or two in the city derby.


Betis vs. Celta
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 7 January - 17:00

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
The second half of the season kicks off on the weekend of Reyes, and Betis takes on Celta in what should be an interesting first game for the new mister, Luis Fernandez. This is also the first game of the 100th year anniversary of Betis, as they hope to work their way out of the bottom of the league table.

 

Betis vs. Zaragoza
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 11 Nov
ember
web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Victor Fernandez (ex-coach of Betis) and Ricardo Oliveira (ex-player of Betis) come to Sevilla in what should be a difficult match-up for Betis. Zaragoza defeated Sevilla FC 2-0 a month ago, but has also failed to show up against stronger rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in recent matches.

 

Sevilla vs. Mallorca
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 25 November

Mallorca has started strong, while Sevilla has started poorly, but are just recently starting to come around in league play. Our old friend Prats is no longer the goalkeeper for Mallorca! Shuld be a good match and hopefully Mallorca will give Sevilla some prolems.

 

Tour Iglesia Salvador
Location: Plaza del Salvador
Dates: now until 2008!?

web: colegialsalvador.org
When you close down a church for 7 or more years you have to let the people in from time to time. The renovations and excavations going on in Sevilla's most famous baroque church are open for everyone to see...with an advance appointment. The ruins of a mosque and other very important historical items can be seen. And you'll want to take the tour again and again as the progress and new discoveries could happen at any time. It is unique to open up a building during this process. You can find out about the tours by calling 954 595 405. They have now started to hold a number of places for "walk ups", so if you arrive in the morning chances are you can get a slot for one of the tours the same day.

 

 

 

"Encuentros" La Tobala, el Junco, Pedro Sierra and Sergio Monroy
Jueves FlamencoLocation: Sala Joaquín Turina. Centro Cultural El Monte
Date: 27 March (21:00)

web: Cajasol Online ticket sales
The Jueves Flamenco series sponsored by Fundación El Monte (now Cajasol), is one of the best ways to see some of the best current flamenco artists. Concerts vary, from traditional dance or guitar to the more innovative, such as jazz and flamenco fusion. But the shows are always excellent, and occur just about every Thursday night except for a few holidays. The program ends in late May.

 

Fernando Romero
Jueves FlamencoLocation: Sala Joaquín Turina. Centro Cultural El Monte
Date: 3 April (21:00)

web: Cajasol Online ticket sales
The Jueves Flamenco series sponsored by Fundación El Monte (now Cajasol), is one of the best ways to see some of the best current flamenco artists. Concerts vary, from traditional dance or guitar to the more innovative, such as jazz and flamenco fusion. But the shows are always excellent, and occur just about every Thursday night except for a few holidays. The program ends in late May.

 

"Jerez puro esencia" María del Mar Moreno
Jueves FlamencoLocation: Sala Joaquín Turina. Centro Cultural El Monte
Date: 17 April (21:00)

web: Cajasol Online ticket sales
The Jueves Flamenco series sponsored by Fundación El Monte (now Cajasol), is one of the best ways to see some of the best current flamenco artists. Concerts vary, from traditional dance or guitar to the more innovative, such as jazz and flaemnco fusion. But the shows are always excellent, and occur just about every Thursday night except for a few holidays. The program ends in late May.

 

"El sendero de lo imposible" Santiago Lara and Mercedes Ruiz
Jueves FlamencoLocation: Sala Joaquín Turina. Centro Cultural El Monte
Date: 24 April (21:00)

web: Cajasol Online ticket sales
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El Greco: Toledo 1900
Location:
Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: 1 February - 30 March

A look at Toledo and El Greco at the beginning of the 19th century, when the Museo del Greco was founded.  Works by the painter, featuring the city, as well as a photography exhibit featuring the state of his works and Toledo at the turn of the century.  The exhibit will move on to other cities in Spain at the end of March.

 


Baltasar Lobo
Location:
Plaza Alfalfa, Plaza Pescadería, Plaza del Pan
Dates: 1 February - 30 March

The works of Spanish sculptor and artist Baltasar Lobo (1910-1993) are on display in several plazas in the center of Sevilla, all of which have been recently renovated. In his thirties he relocated to Paris, and soon after was awarded the Premio Nacional de las Artes Plásticas (1948). Much of Lobo's works can be found in his hometown os Zamora, in the Museo Baltasar Lobo.

 

dazaPainting on Paper, Fernando Daza
Location:
Galería Álvarez Quintero (c/Álvarez Quintero 48)
Dates: 21 February - 21 March

The latest collection of paintings by Fernando Daza. The paintings vary in themes from the Greek Medeterrenean to collages. All share the common medium of painting on paper. This is a new gallery which has opened in 2007 and has been hosting some interesting exhibits recently. You can find it just a few minutes from either the Cathedral or Plaza Salvador.

 

Dos Arquitecturas Alemanas: 1949 - 1989
Location: Ant. Convento Sta María Reyes. C/ Santiago, 33
Dates: until 25 Nov.

From 1949 to 1989 more than just a big wall separated West and East Germany. This exhibit follows the similarities and differences of the architectural movements on both sides, an explores the social, economic and political influences which determined the directions of each. The three part exhibit includes photos, text, 40 models, a DVD screening and interactive CD.


La Andalucia de Charles Clifford
Location: Fundación José Manuel Lara. C/ Fabiola, 5
Dates: until 25 Nov.

Born in Wales, Clifford spent the last 13 years of his life in Madrid. In the year before his death he spent two months in Andalucia accompanying Isabel II. An accomplished photographer Clifford made use of all of the latest techniques during his short time in Spain, from daguerreotype and calotype to albumen prints. He was one of the most important photographers in the country at the time, and one of the first early photographers who offered an artistic vision while employing skillful and practiced techniques to his photos. Photos in the exhibit include the Giralda, parts of the Alhambra, the port of Malaga and more.

 

BIACS - International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville
Locations:
CAAC - Monasterio de Sta. Mª de las Cuevas;
Reales Atarazanas de Sevilla

Dates: 25 Oct - 8 January
Tickets: fundacionbiacs.com
Presenting the artwork of 91 artists and creative groups from 35 different countries. The artists selected will present reflections on the Biennial’s conceptual theme, The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society, using a wide variety of artistic media: sculpture, painting, photography, audiovisual media and theatre, and drawing.

 

Don Juan Tenorio
Location: Iglesia San Luis de los Frances (c/ San Luis)
Dates: 23 Jan - 1 Apr

web: tcsevilla.com
Zorilla's famous work was the fruit of his time spent in Seville, so there's not a better city in which to to enjoy this production. An interesting venue is San Luis Church, which is one of my favorites in Seville. The recently formed theatre company, Teatro Clasico de Sevilla, is in it's third round of performing the work. Shows weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Tickets can be arranged for ahead of time by calling in the mornings: 954 214 814.

 

Rebajas - Sales!
Location: Just about everywhere
Dates: January, February
The holiday shopping season is over, and overstock is on sale. Stores are clearing inventory for spring and you can't pass a store without seeing a "Rebajas" sign. Anyway, as January is a slow month you can take a stroll through the center and find just about anything on sale
.

 

 

El Deseo Atrapado por la Cola
Location: Teatro Central
Dates: 11 - 28 January
web:
Teatro Central
Most think of paintings when they hear the name Pablo Picasso. El Deseo Atrapado por la Cola is Picasso's first play, written in 1941. Some classify this as a baroque comedy, others as something simply strange.

 

Don Juan Tenorio
Location: Iglesia San Luis de los Frances (c/ San Luis)
Dates: 23 Jan - 1 Apr

web: tcsevilla.com
Zorilla's famous work was the fruit of his time spent in Seville, so there's not a better city in which to to enjoy this production. An interesting venue is San Luis Church, which is one of my favorites in Seville. The recently formed theatre company, Teatro Clasico de Sevilla, is in it's third round of performing the work. Shows weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Tickets can be arranged for ahead of time by calling in the mornings: 954 214 814.

 

 

 

Sevilla vs. Betis - Copa del Rey
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 1 February - 21:00

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
February brings us something special, which has never happened before: 3 matches in one month between city rivals Betis and Sevilla. The first stars on 1 February with the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals being played in Sanchez Pizjuan, home of Sevilla FC.

 

Betis vs. Sevilla
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 10 February

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Not much to be said for a game that speaks for itself. Betis - Sevilla is the city rivalry, and like any rivalry no matter where the teams are in the league table it is always a battle. This is the regular league match between the two Copa matches. This year Sevilla finds themselves on top, but Betis should be ready to try and knock them down a place or two in the city's derby.

 

XXIII City of Seville Marathon
Location: Estadio Olimpico
Dates: 11 February

web: www.imd.sevilla.org
Now in it's 23rd year, the Seville City Marathon begins and ends in the Olympic Stadium, just outside the city center. Show up to see them start around 9 in the morning, or finish some 3 - 5 hours later. Many streets will be blocked so you can likely find a spot around the city to see the action.


Skiing: Women's World Cup 2007
Location: Sierra Nevadas (Monachil, Granada)
Dates: 23,24,25 February

web: sierranevadaski.com
After a four year absence on the World Cup scene, the Sierra Nevadas are hosting the women in an official weekend of World Cup skiing. It all starts with the practice runs on 23 February, and competition for the days of 24 and 25 February. The conditions have gotten much better over the last few weeks, so hopefully there will be good snow for the event.

 

Betis vs. Recreativo Huelva
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 25 February

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
The interprovincial derby! Ok, maybe that's reaching a little, especially in a month with 3 official derbys. But there is always a bit of tension in this match. This year Recre is doing very well and Betis is looking to continue a good start to the second half of the season. And there always seems to be a small, rowdy bunch who make the trip from Huelva to see the match.

 

Betis vs. Sevilla - Copa del Rey
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 28 February - 21:00

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
28 February is the Dia de Andalucia, or Andalucia Day! And the colors of Andalucia are...Green and White! A nice touch for the final of 3 matches between Betis and Sevilla. This one will decide who advances to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey and will be the 4th and final derby of the season.

 

 

 

Betis vs. Real Madrid - Copa del Rey
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 11 January - 21:00

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Sixteen teams are left in the Copa del Rey (King's Cup). Betis got a tough draw with Real Madrid, and a home and away series for the 11th and 18th of January. The first leg is in Seville at Estadio Ruiz de Lopera with Betis under the direction of new head coach Luis Fernandez.


Betis vs. Racing Santander
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 21 January

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Starting a one week, three game home stand, Betis takes on Racing Santander in a battle of the green-and-whites. This should be an important match for Betis who have a month filled with difficult competition: Real Madrid twice (Copa), Barcelona and Valencia.


Betis vs. Barcelona
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 24 January

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Originally scheduled for December, this match belongs to the first half of the season but was postponed for Barcelona to make a trip eastward. Now Betis will take on Barcelona during a difficult stretch of the second half of the season. This should be a good match!

 

Betis vs. Valencia
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 28 January

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
We welcome back Joaquin, who unfortunately will be playing for Valencia. Betis lost the the away match 2 - 1 with Joaquin on their side and will certainly be looking for a little revenge. Valencia has had an up and down first half of the season and will be looking for better results.

 

XXVII Jazz Festival in Granada
Location: Various Venues GRANADA
Dates: 3 - 30 November
web:
Jazzgranada.net
This year's line up includes: Ahmad Jamal, Joâo Bosco and Gonzalo Rubalcaba Group, Vince Benedetti with the Granada Big Band, Marc Copland Trio with Tim Hagans, Buena Vista Social Club™ Presents: Cachaíto López, Guajiro Mirabal, Aguaje Ramos Y Manuel Galbán, Javier Colina Cuarteto, Kenny Garrett Quartet, Dianne Reeves, Dave Holland Quintet with Robin Eubanks, Chris Potter, Steve Nelson y Nate Smith and Joe Lovano Nonet. Some events are already sold out but plenty of tickets are available for others. Aside from the large concerts many of the bars and clubs will be holding nightly performances as well as other events.

 

 

 

Alonso Miguel de Tovar (1678-1725)
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: until 19 Nov

web: Archivo General de Indias
Born in Higuera de la Sierra and trained in Seville, Alonso Miguel de Tovar was known for his religious paintings as well as portraits while serving as the appointed Spanish court painter. Tovar was also one of the best known copiers of Murillo's work. The exhibit has been organized by the Museum itself.

 

 

BIACS - International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville
Locations:
CAAC - Monasterio de Sta. Mª de las Cuevas;
Reales Atarazanas de Sevilla

Dates: 25 Oct - 8 January
Tickets: fundacionbiacs.com
Presenting the artwork of 91 artists and creative groups from 35 different countries. The artists selected will present reflections on the Biennial’s conceptual theme, The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society, using a wide variety of artistic media: sculpture, painting, photography, audiovisual media and theatre, and drawing.

 

 

 

Alison and Peter Smithson 1952 - 2002
Location: A. Convento Santa María Reyes (C/ Santiago)
Dates: 7 Oct - 30 Nov

Alison and Peter Smithson were among the most influential and controversial British architects of the mid-20th century. This exhibit focuses on their works from 1952 - 2002, specifically on the domestic dwelling, or more simply stated, the home. Through photos, drawings and sketches, videos and original furniture, two of the works most prominently featured are the House of the Future and Hexenhaus, a rural home constructed in Germany.

 

 

 

Month of Dance Festival - Mes de DanzaLocations: Various venues (plus outdoor performances)
Dates: 1 - 19 November
Tickets: laespiraldanza.com
In its 13th year the Mes de Danza is hitting it's stride. Featuring national and international dance groups from Europe, Africa and Asia, you can catch performances through most of the month of November. There are many free performances in outdoor locations throughout Seville. More information including schedules and venues can be found on the website.

 

 

Festival de Cine / Seville Film Festival
Location: Casino de la Exposicion, Teatro Lope de Vega and Cines Nervión Plaza.
Dates: 4 - 11 November

This year's theme is, again, 100% European! The main screenings can be seen in Cines Nervión Plaza, where there will be multiple films every day from the 5th to the 11th. The price is cheap, too: about 3€ for a movie or buy a bono and get 5 movies for 10€ or 10 movies for 15€. You can find more information on the official web site. This year's line up includes 11 films which are Oscar nominated for best foreign language film. The event also gives you the chance to attend conferences and roundtables with directors and producers if you are so inclined and of course pay a fee.

 

 

Colón desde Andalucia (1492-1505)
Location: Archivo de Indias
Dates: 1 Jul - 10 Oct

web: Archivo General de Indias
A look at the life on Columbus during his time in Southern Spain. The exhibit of over a hundred pieces includes paintings, documents, instruments, original maps books and coins. A Portrait of Queen Isabel La Católica by Juan de Flandes is a worthy of special mention.

 

 

Noria de Sevilla: Seville's new Ferris Wheel
Location: Prado de San Sebastian
Dates: Feb 18th - until...

web: noriapanoramicadesevilla.com
How long will it be here? At over 60 meters high, it seems permanent, but it's only temporary. Opened in mid-February, rides start at 8 Euros, but you can also rent a cabin with seating for up to 8. Or rent eh VIP cabin, complete with LCD television, plush leather seats, a phone, air conditioning and of course champagne! All for about 100 Euros for 4 people. This should provide some excellent views of the city, so enjoy it while it's here.

 

Ibn Khaldún: The Mediterranean in the 14th Century: Rise and Fall of Empires
Location: Real Alcázar
Dates: 19 May - 30 Sep

web: Ibnjaldun.com
Unknown by many, Ibn Khaldun is an historic figure with great cultural, political and economic relevance. His work is often considered responsible for the bases of modern methodology in fields such as sociology, history and economy. The figure of Ibn Khaldún serves as a pretext for a broad examination of his time, the 14th century. On display are more than 100 pieces from different parts of the world, in an original exhibition.

 

Obras Maestras del Museo de Capodimonte
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: 1 Jul - 10 Sep

web: Museo de Bellas Artes Sevilla
On display until early September is a collection from the Museum of Capodimonte in Naples, with works from the Farnese family, one of the most powerful families in Italy during the 16th century. Artists featured include Andrea Mantegna, Rafael, Tiziano, El Greco, Van Dyck and Ribera. Of course there are also plenty of other works to see in the permanent collection of the Museum.


Rogelio Salmona "Espacios abiertos / espacios colectivos"
Location: A. Convento Santa María Reyes (C/ Santiago)
Dates: 4 Jul - 17 Sep

The works of Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona are the focus of this exhibit. Never to take anything away from exhibits themselves, but I always enjoyed this former convent as an exhibit space itself.

 

 

 

 

World Games: Non-Olympic Sports
Location: Seville
Dates: Jul, Aug, Sep

web: sevilla2006juegosmundiales.com; Calendar (pdf)
Over three months in and around Seville you can watch many sports which may one day, or never, be in the Olympics. Seville is hosting the Juegos Mundiales de Deportes no Olímpicos this summer, and you can enjoy the following in a competitive format: motor sports, chess, padel, bowling, water rescue, kickboxing, polo, rugby, skating, fishing and more...

 

 

 

Betis vs. Athletic Bilbao
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 10 Sep

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Our neighbors from the north pay a visit to Ruiz de Lopera in the second week of league competition. Did you know Bilbao has always been in first division? Pretty impressive stat. I don't know what it is, but the Betis-Athletic matches always produce some kind of controversy. We'll see what pops up this time around.


Sevilla vs. Betis: The Derby
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 17 Sep

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
Perhaps the earliest the derby has ever been scheduled, things heat up between cross town rivals Real Betis and Sevilla FC in just the third week of league play. You could pull for Sevilla FC, but why? Green and white are the colors of Andalucia, and Sevilla is the capital of Andalucia. The return match will be played in February at the home of real fútbol, Estadio Ruiz de Lopera, or Benito Villamarin as I like to call it.

Betis vs. Real Madrid
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 24 Sep

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
There's no Zidane, but likely a whole truckload of new, and expensive, players will be signed by the time Madrid rolls into town. Always full of stars, Real Madrid produces large crowds just about anywhere they travel. And with the AVE connecting Madrid and Seville there should be plenty of visitors from the capital in Seville for this one.

 

 

 

Recreativo vs. Betis (Copa del Rey)
Location: Estadio Nuevo Colombino
Dates: 25 October: 21:30

web: www.realbetisbalompie.es
The first match-up this year in league play saw Betis give up two late goals. Now in the final 32 of the Copa del Rey, this is the first leg of a home and home series. At the end of October, it's a good time to hit the beaches in Huelva for perhaps one last warm day, and then head to Estadio Nuevo Colombino for the match that evening.

 

Fotos de Plató (Still Photography)
Location: Casa de la Provincia (Plaza del Triunfo)
Dates: 20 Oct - 12 Nov

Snapshots from some of the best known Italian photographers during the production of films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Raging Bull, Roma and Átame, as well as many others. Candid shots of personalities such as Sophia Loren, Robert DeNiro, Katherine Hepburn, Federico Fellini and Martin Scorsese. The exhibit is one of the many parallel activities taking place during the Festival de Cine.

 

 

Bruce Springsteen
Location: Plaza de Toros GRANADA
Dates: 22 October
web:
brucespringsteen.net
A train ride away and a walk to the Plaza de Toros, Bruce Springsteen presents his 21st album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. The songs are all personal interpretations, associated with the "legendary guiding light" of American folk music, Pete Seeger.

 

Joan Miró: Paisajes
Location: Museo de Cádiz (CADIZ)
Dates: 10 Jul - 3 Sep

web: Museo de Cádiz
If you're planning to spend some time by the coast, Cádiz is a little over an hour away by train, and the Museum of Cádiz is displaying the works of Joan Miró. The exhibit features works surrounding his interpretation of landscapes, exploring the concept of harmony between human experience and nature. When you are finished the rest of Cádiz is perfect for a day trip, or just a day at the beach.

 

La Velá de Santa Ana
Location: Calle Betis (Triana)
Dates: 21 - 26 Jul

A velá is a neighborhood fiesta, generally organized by a nearby church to raise funds. There are several in the months of June and July, but none more famous or bigger than the Vela de Santa Ana in Triana. Just along the river tents, or casetas, are set up for plenty to eat and drink at night. This is a celebration of Triana: painting and ceramics exhibits are on display, indoor football (soccer), fishing and petanca contests are held. At night movie screenings are held in the Plazuela de Santa Ana. For the children there are day time activities which include a scavenger hunt and other competitions. Sound like enough to do? There's still the main attraction! La cucaña, is a competition where the young folks try their luck balancing on a narrow (and greased!) plank over the river as they reach for a little flag suspended by a rope. Those who don't make it fall into the water, and those who do make it to the flag...well, they fall into the water as well.

 

 

 

Las Calles de Sevilla
Location: Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
Dates: until 20 Aug

web: Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
This photography exhibit from the 1920's and 30's surrounds the work the French photographer Charles López Alberty, popularly known as Loty. The photographs come from a larger collection of most of Andalucia, and focus on the city and province of Seville, surrounding five themes in the street: as a place of recreation, business, fiestas and events, communication and the residential.

 


The Rolling Stones
Location: Estadio de Santo Domingo (MADRID)
Dates: 16 Aug
web:
rollingstones.com
Will they ever stop touring? Well, some day they'll have to, and so maybe this is your last chance to catch this group of aging rockers who still manage to put on a pretty good show. Especially when they stay away from their most recent works and stick to play lists of older songs.

 




Depeche Mode
Location: Plaza de Toros (GRANADA)
Dates: 26 Jul
web:
depechemode.com
Return the 80's with the return of Depeche Mode. Join Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andrew Fletcher as they present their latest work, while others show up to relive their youth from several decades past. This is the groups only stop in Andalucia.

 

 


DJ Thorsten at Elefunk and Jackson
Location: Elefunk (c/ Adriano); Jackson (c/ Relator)

Dates: 1, 16, 26 Jul (in Elefunk)
Dates: 11 Jul (Jackson)
A regular DJ at Elefunk, Thorsten is know for his electronic beats (Nu Jazz and House), which will liven up just about any night. Elefunk has recently been renovated and is easy to find just behind the Plaza de Toros en the Arenal quarter. Jackson is the newest club from the owners of Elefunk, located just off Calle Relator in the Alameda.

 

Museo del Baile Flamenco
Location: Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3.
Dates: 1 April (Opening to public)

The grand opening of the Museum of Flamenco Dance was the 1st of April. Under the direction of Cristina Hoyos, the museums features permanent as well as changing exhibits. It also acts as a center of flamenco dance, including instruction in small class sizes, conference facilities and more. Located close to Plaza Alfalfa in the Santa Cruz neighborhood, it is easy to get to from just about any location in the center.

 

 

Zarzuela: La Verbena de la Paloma
Location: Teatro Maestranza (Paseo del Colón)
Dates: 20 - 24 March

First performed in 1894 in Madrid, the production of this classic Zarzuela arrives to Seville's Maestranza Theatre for several nights in late March. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling: 954 223 344. Find more information online at the Maestranza's web site: teatromaestranza.com.

 

 

 

Manolo Quejido: Pintura en Acción
Location: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo
Dates: 16 March - 16 June

Sevillian born artist Manolo Quejido's works are on display, featuring the best works from three periods of his career: La Dificultad (1964-1974), La Pintura (1974-1993) and La Resistencia (1993-2005). All three indicate the artists struggle and transformation with the constant theme of art as a medium of social, cultural and personal expression.

 

 

TERRITORIOS 2006:
IX Festival Internacional de Música de los pueblos

Location: Many sites throughout Seville
Dates: 20 May - 3 June
The ninth around and this event, dedicated to music from around the world, is still picking up steam. Venues throughout the city will feature various themes, or "Territorios": Solidarios, Mujer, Mediterráneos, Reggae, Tres Culturas, Contemporáneos, and Mestizos. Something for just about anyone. More information can be found, soon, at: territoriossevilla.com,

 

 

AFAL 1956-1963. El grupo fotográfico
Location: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo
Dates: 2 March - 18 June

This photography exhibit from the 1950's surrounds the work of several members of this loosely held association from Almeria. For seven years the group published a magazine, which is often looked at as a point of reference for modern Spanish photography. The exhibit features some of the best professional photographers in Spain from 50's, showing how their work and ideals proved to be influential in developing photography in Spain.



"Las Fábricas del Sur" (Photography)
Location: Real Artilleria de Sevilla (Avda Eduardo Dato)
Dates: 23 March - 18 June

There's no better place to hold an exhibit about industrial architecture than an old munitions factory! I've always wondered what was behind the doors of the enormous building just on the edge of the Buhaira Gardens. Now the public can take a tour and take in an photography exhibit of factories and industrial buildings in the south of Spain. There will be other events such as conferences which will attract scholars, but the exhibit itself should bring in the public.

 

Don Juan Tenorio
Location: Iglesia San Luis de los Frances (c/ San Luis)
Dates: 9 March - 2 April

Zorilla's famous work was the fruit of his time spent in Seville, so there's not a better city in which to to enjoy this production. An interesting venue is San Luis Church, which is one of my favorites in Seville. The recently formed theatre company, Teatro Clasico de Sevilla, is in it's second round of performing the work. Tickets can be arranged for ahead of time by calling in the mornings: 954 214 814.

 

 

Dos Arquitecturas Alemanas: 1949 - 1989
Location: Ant. Convento Sta María Reyes. C/ Santiago, 33
Dates: until 25 Nov.

From 1949 to 1989 more than just a big wall separated West and East Germany. This exhibit follows the similarities and differences of the architectural movements on both sides, an explores the social, economic and political influences which determined the directions of each. The three part exhibit includes photos, text, 40 models, a DVD screening and interactive CD.


La Andalucia de Charles Clifford
Location: Fundación José Manuel Lara. C/ Fabiola, 5
Dates: until 25 Nov.

Born in Wales, Clifford spent the last 13 years of his life in Madrid. In the year before his death he spent two months in Andalucia accompanying Isabel II. An accomplished photographer Clifford made use of all of the latest techniques during his short time in Spain, from daguerreotype and calotype to albumen prints. He was one of the most important photographers in the country at the time, and one of the first early photographers who offered an artistic vision while employing skillful and practiced techniques to his photos. Photos in the exhibit include the Giralda, parts of the Alhambra, the port of Malaga and more.

Viajero del Mundo - Ginés Serrán Pagán
Location:
Murnau Art Gallery Plaza de San Leandro, 10
Dates: until 15 Nov

The recent opening of Murnau Art Gallery features an exhibit which is certain to lure visitors. The exhibit is “Viajero del Mundo”, the latest work of Ginés Serrán Pagán, who has combined traveling the world with his art and social justice. Having lived in the East (Japan, Australia and most recently China) the west (Americas) his work as sculptor, painter and anthropologist comes together in his latest exhibit, including works done abroad as well as in his studio in the Sierras de Grazalema.

 

 

Reflejo del Quijote en Andalucía
Location: Fundación El Monte - Sala Villasís
Dates: 24 January - 7 April

A collection of works surrounding this most famous literary work, all by artists from Andalucia. Two drawings from Picasso stand out amongst the other works by artists such as Eduardo Cano de la Peña, Antonio Cabral and Manuel Rodríguez Guzmán. As with most of the exhibits put on by the Fundación El Monte, entrance is free. More info at: fundelmonte.es

 

 

 

Sevilla FC vs. Valencia
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 18 November (22:00)

Welcome back Joaquin, we sure could use you this season, and I am sure you will be less than welcome in Sevilla's stadium. Still, we will be pulling for you to help Valencia score some goals knock Sevilla down a notch or two in the league table!

 

 

 

Cirque du Soleil -Dralion
Location: Charco de la Pava (Triana)
Dates: 19 January - 26 February

After a very successful show two years ago, the Cirque du Soleil is back in Seville for January and February with Drailon, this time in Charco de la Pava, the future site of the Feria de Abril. Tickets are going quickly, but can still be purchased through El Corte Ingles among other places. We were there on opening night, and were most impressed with the main features of the Chinese acrobats.

 


José Guadalupe Posada
Location: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Monasterio de la Cartuja
Dates: 20 October - 12 February

Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) is perhaps best known for his images surrounding the fiesta for the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) in Mexico, whose events he helped organize and consolidate into the modern day event we know now. He was also well known for his works and caricatures, poking fun at politics and everyday life in his country.






De Velázquez a Herrera
"El primer naturalismo en Sevilla"

Location: Hospital de los Venerables, Pza Venerables
Dates: until 28 February

Thanks to the Fundación Focus-Abengoa and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, comes an exhibit which is creating a buzz in Seville, as well as long lines over the weekends. Located in the exhitbition rooms of Hospital de los Venerables,
(hours from 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm), it costs a little under 5 Euros, but there is more than just Velázquez a Herrera to keep you occupied in the three sections of the exhibit. If you plan on a weekend visit, arrive a little early.

 

 

Ingeniería Romana En España
Location: Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla, Plaza de America
Dates: until 6 January

The exhibition is the result of an enormous collaboration of researchers and scientists to display a wide range of technological knowledge the Romans employed in Spain. The exhibit focuses especially on the theme of civil engineering. The exhibition uses photos, models, documents and objects to show some of the basic and more intriguing bits of Roman engineering employed on the Iberian peninsula.

 

 

 


Manuel Vázquez "By Vázquez"
Location: Sala Caja San Fernando, C/ Imagen, 2
Dates: until 6 January

Madrid born illustrator Vázquez, dedicated almost 50 years to his work, bringing to life his most well known characters such as "Anacleto, agente secreto", "La Familia Cebolleta", "Mr Lucky", "Heliodoro Hipotenuso" and "Las Hermanas Gilda". These plus earlier works during his time in Barcelona are on display until the beginning of January.

 

 

Ignacio Tovar
Location: Galeria Rafael Ortiz, C/ Marmoles, 12
Dates: until 31 December

Born in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Tovar's works can be found in the most important museums and collections in Spain. His work has been supported by grants both in Spain and in the U.S., such as the Ragdale Foundation and Fund for Artist Colonies. The collection is of his latest work.

 

Chick Corea & Touchstone
Location:Teatro Maestranza, Paseo Colón
Dates: 9 November

The new double CD, Rhumba Flamenco, by Chick Corea & Touchstone, was the result of several members of Paco de Lucia's band joining Corea & Touchstone on stage in a November 2003 concert in Madrid. This live double disk certainly has an Andalusian flavor. Considering the influences and collaborations in this project it is no surprise to find Corea in Seville for a perfromance in the Maestranza Theatre, the best venue in the city. More information on the CD as well as the concert can be found at www.chickcorea.com.

 

La Casa Lonja de Sevilla. Una casa de ricos tesoros
Location: Archivo de Indias, Avda. Constitución, s/n
Dates: until 28 December

After four years of renovations the Archivo de Indias is now open to the public again. To mark the re-opening the Indian Archives building is holding an exhibit documenting the many purposes of the building since it's construction in the 16th century. Some of the building's many uses over the years: Casa Lonja de Mercaderes, typical "casa de vecinos", Murillo painting academy, warehouse for the Cathedral, Chamber of Commerce and central office for Work and Maintenance on the River Guadalquivir.



José Jiménez Aranda
Location: Sala Villasís, C/ Laraña, 4
Dates: 8 October - 30 November

19th century Sevillian painter José Jiménez Aranda is on display thanks to the work of Fundación el Monte. Spanning his entire career and following his evolution in style over time, this is an excellent collection containing scenes from Seville and around Andalucia.

 

 

Rosa Muñoz "El Bosque Animado"
Location: Galería Full Art, C/ Madrid, 4
Dates: 1 - 24 October
Using photographs of natural settings as a backdrop and adding the surreal by superimposing digital images, Muñoz creates some interesting contrasts. The results are a change of meaning, giving the "artificial" a different perspective when placed in the context of nature. In the end many appear to be stage scenes for a theatre.

 

 


Retablo de la Rioja
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: 6 September until...

After several years in restoration you can get an up close view of the individual works of the main altarpiece of the church of Santa María de Palacio de Logroño. This 16th century work is on display in the museum along with various displays and descriptions documenting the difficult restoration work involved. This is a good chance to see up close one of the most important altarpieces in it's time in Spain before it is moved back to the church.

 

 


Real Betis vs. Getafe
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera (Avda. Palmera)
Dates: 16 October, time tbd
League leader Getafe - yes that's right - league leader Getafe comes to Seville without a loss in this years competition. Betis hopes to hand them their first loss and climb out of the bottom of the league table. Edu should be ready to play and things look promising!
More info at www.realbetisbalompie.es

 

 



Real Betis vs. Real Madrid
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera (Avda. Palmera)
Dates: 29 October, time tbd
The history of Real Madrid - so many championships and great players bought with the finest Spanish money (and recently many, many bank loans) arrives in Estadio Ruiz de Lopera for a match up of two of La Liga's Champions League teams. This should be a good match up, and expect many from Madrid to take the AVE down, hopefully to watch their club lose.
More info at www.realbetisbalompie.es




Real Betis vs. Chelsea
(Champions League)
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera (Avda. Palmera)
Dates: 1 November, time tbd
Another clash of two champions from last season. Chelsea, the Premier League champion versus Real Betis, the Copa Del Rey champs. Chelsea has been coveting Real Betis player Joachín for several years, but he's thankfully stayed put. This is also a big family rivalry for me, with supporters of each team on both sides. ¡Viva er Beti!
More info at www.realbetisbalompie.es

 

Sevilla FC vs. Real Betis - The Derby
Location:Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan (Nervión)
Dates: 19 November, 22:00

The first of two league match ups takes place in Sevilla FC's stomping ground. This is a rivalry which gets downright nasty, so if you wear green and white you may want to avoid the area around the stadium and wait until the return match in the spring. The fans will be ready, Lopera will have some choice words for the "other" club in the week leading up to the match and of course Del Nido's bald head will be polished. ¡Viva er Beti!
More info at www.realbetisbalompie.es

Real Betis vs. Cádiz - The 2nd Derby
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera (Avda. Palmera)
Dates: 27 November, time tbd

Just 7 days after taking on intercity rival Sevilla FC and 4 days after a visit to Liverpool for Champions League, Betis welcomes Cádiz to Seville for an Andalucian and provincial derby. Cádiz was promoted to 1st Division just this year and has been giving other teams some trboule. There should also be a good crowd from the nearby city.
More info at www.realbetisbalompie.es

 

 

Steve Vai
Location: GRANADA: Sala Industrial Copera, C/ La Paz
Dates: 6 November

From flamenco-jazz to rock, and from the beach to the mountains. Steve Vai is certainly a contrast to Gerardo Nuñez, although both are certainly talented guitar players. If you miss the 90's metal scene and are longing for cooler November temperatures head to Sala Industrial Copera in Granada to remember the good old days with Steve Vai.

 

 

 

 

Marta Corcho Tarifa "Retazos de Glamour"
Location: Galería San Vicente, C/ San Vicente, 31
Dates: 7 Oct - 24 Oct
A look back at the age when some of the most beautiful women of Hollywood captivated America and the rest of the world. Marta Corcho Tarifa's digital art shows a lifestyle and time which perhaps defined the modern day idea of glamour.

 

 

 

 

Jovenes con Talento
Location: Museo de Artes y Costumbres (Plaza America), Sala Juan Mareina (C/ Arguijo, 2)
Dates: 20, 25, 26, 28 October
Young, very talented and in Seville for a series of piano concerts:
20 October (12:00 in Museo) Mari Tammik: Piano
25 October (22:00 in Sala J. Mairena) Hisako Hiseki: Piano
For guitar and string you can also catch on 26 and 28 October: Michel Perez Rizzi and Cuarteto Toldrá. More info can be found at www.elgiraldillo.es

 

 

 

"El Consort de Violas" Baroque Music
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes, Plaza del Museo
Dates: 22 October, 12:00 noon
In an effort to mix music in some of the most distinguished venues throughout Seville, the Cultural Department of Seville has launched a series of concerts. El Consort de Violas offers a selection of different styles of European baroque music, all with the baroque art in the Museum as the backdrop. Best of all the entrance to this afternoon concert is free.

 

 

 

 

Fuerza Flamenca
Location: Sala Joaquín Turina , C/ Laraña, 4
Dates: 6, 13, 27 October, 21:00
Kicking off the fall season of Fuerza Flamenca are a series of dance and music performances in the center, just a few blocks from La Campana. Performances include Eva Yerbabuena (Ballet), Rafael Requeni (guitar), Arcángel (voice). The venue is perfect for these performances and everyone I know who has attended a show from this series has come away very pleased with the artist and production.

 

 

 

Gerardo Nuñez
Location: CHICLANA: Teatro Moderno, C/ Nueva, 20
Dates: 14 October
A drive to the beach is always worthwhile, especially when Gerardo Nuñez will be in Chiclana. One of the most talented guitar players of any kind, his blend of jazz and flamenco offers a clean sound with spectacular skill. I highly recommend either "Calima" or "Jucal" two of his CDs which have made their way into my collection over the years. Plus after what I promise will be a good show you can hit the beach in the last few weeks before it gets too cold!

 

 

 

José de Ribera "Bajo el signo de Caravaggio"
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: 14 Sep - 23 Oct
Spanish born painter Jose de Ribera lived most of his life in Italy. Much of his early life went undocumented, although with this exhibit of his early works (17th century, mainly oil paintings) shows his adherence to the Caravaggesque style, which Ribera slowly strayed away from in his later years. Known as the "Little Spaniard" in Italy, he was one of the first famous Spanish artists, well-known in his time outside of his home country.

 

 

El Quijote de Carlos III
Location:
Real Alcázar
Dates: 23 Sep - 23 Oct
A collection of tapestries and their models (paintings) from the Royal Tapestry Factory of Naples can be viewed in the Real Alcazar as part of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Quijote. Five complete tapestries plus thirty paintings from the 18th century are on display, works which were commissioned by King Carlos III, and some of the few representations of Quijote created outside of Spain for any royal.

 

 

 

 

Exposición Álbum Familiar 1839-1939
Location: Sala Triunfo, Casa de la Provincia, Plaza del Triunfo
Dates: 15 September until...
Wonderful collection a photographs of scenes and people representing everyday life in Spain between the years 1839 and 1939. Approximately 100 photographs will be on display.

 

 

 

 

 

Real Betis vs. Barcelona
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera (Avda. Palmera)
Dates: 25 September, time tbd
There were two champions last year in Spain. Barcelona won the league title, while Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The two met this summer with Real Betis losing to Barcelona. Now that the league has begun this should be an important match-up which will influence the standings at the top of the table. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the stadium, or the day of the game if you show up a few hours in advance.
More info at www.realbetisbalompie.es

 

 

Sevilla F.C. vs. FSV Mainz 05
(UEFA Cup)
Location: Estadio Sánchez Pizjuán, (Avda. Eduardo Dato)
Dates: 15 September, 21:30
Sevilla came close to being in Champions last year, but thankfully Betis held on to deprive them during their 100 year anniversary. But Sevilla did make it into the UEFA Cup, and they take on German team FSV Mainz 05. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the stadium, as well as the day of the match. While not a Sevilla fan, it's nice to see both teams in European competition which brings a lot of visitors to Seville!

 

Real Betis vs. Liverpool
(Champions League)

Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera (Avda. Palmera)
Dates: 13 September, 20:45
The UEFA Champions League comes to Seville for the first time ever thanks to Real Betis efforts last year. This means visits from clubs such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Anderlecht this fall. If you are unfamiliar with the competition, think of it as the championship for the best clubs from all over Europe, and you have one of the best leagues in the world. Liverpool is up first in September. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium in advance. More info at www.realbetisbalompie.es

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Ciudad Placentera
Location:
Sala Villasís (c/ Laraña, 4)
Dates: until 30 June
Exhibit of focusing on artists renditions of city culture and pastime during the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century (1930's in particular). An interesting look at the artists different interpretations of the pleasures of city life. Paintings as well as illustrations by artists including: Sorolla, Picasso, Mongrell, Pinazo and many more.

 

 

 

 

"Sevilla, luz y reflejos" Jan Spielvogel
Location: Iglesia el Salvador - Patio de Naranjos
Dates: 6 - 20 July
While undergoing renovations the patio de naranjos of this church is a venue for music, conferences and exhibits. The best exhibit by far starts on July 6th, with a series of photographs by someone who curiously enough has my same last name! Ok, so she is my sister, but she has taken some excellent photographs around Seville and you will certainly enjoy this one. Entrance is free and you can take in a little history of the church while you're there.

 

 

 

TERRITORIOS 2005:
VIII Festival Internacional de Música de los pueblos

Location: Many sites throughout Seville
Dates: 23 May - 5 June
The seventh time around and this event, dedicated to music from around the world, is still picking up steam. Venues include the Monasterio de San Jerónimo, Alameda de Hércules and the Auditorio de Sevilla. More information can be found, soon, at: territoriossevilla.com, (at the time of posting this the information was still about the 2004 event).

 

 


Summer Festival 2005
Location: Algeciras
Dates: 30 July
web:
summerfestival2005.com

It's summer and perhaps your heading to the beach. Stop by in Algeciras for Summer Festival 2005 which includes lots of music, graffiti, breakdancing, video projections, mercadillos, and of course food and drink. 13,000 square meters all outdoors. If you are interested in catching a bus from Sevilla you can learn more by calling the following number: 687 933 108.

 

 


 

The Rounder Bluegrass Band
Location: Santiponce and Umbrete
Dates: 19 June (Santiponce); 21 June (Umbrete)
A Spanish Bluegrass band playing in the pueblos? I couldn't believe it myself, but in the spirit of Bill Monroe and the mountains around my home town, The Rounder Bluegrass Band is holding two concerts just outside of Seville. Put your dancing shoes on and head to the hills...well, maybe head towards Camas and then take the appropriate turns.



University of Seville: Big Band Jazz
Location: Patio del Rectorado (Univ. of Seville)
Dates: 21 June (22:00)
Just over 6 years old, this band was a project of the university jazz club to help develop local talent in jazz and improvisation. Offering a mix of music from local composers as well as classics they are offering this free concert in the University, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the University of Seville.

 

 

Carnaval and Carlinhos Brown
Location: Avda. de la Palmera
Dates: 26 June (20:00)
A free Carnaval roaming the streets of Seville, where you can enjoy percussion, dancers and more from Brazil. The main feature is a free concert by Carlinhos Brown, and everyone is encouraged to show up in casual dress with plenty to drink - it will be hot as can be at the end of June!

 

 

University of Seville: Big Band Jazz
Location: Patio del Rectorado (Univ. of Seville)
Dates: 21 June (22:00)
Just over 6 years old, this band was a project of the university jazz club to help develop local talent in jazz and improvisation. Offering a mix of music from local composers as well as classics they are offering this free concert in the University, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the University of Seville.

 

 

Carnaval and Carlinhos Brown
Location: Avda. de la Palmera
Dates: 26 June (20:00)
A free Carnaval roaming the streets of Seville, where you can enjoy percussion, dancers and more from Brazil. The main feature is a free concert by Carlinhos Brown, and everyone is encouraged to show up in casual dress with plenty to drink - it will be hot as can be at the end of June!

 

 

 


The Rounder Bluegrass Band
Location: Santiponce and Umbrete
Dates: 19 June (Santiponce); 21 June (Umbrete)
A Spanish Bluegrass band playing in the pueblos? I couldn't believe it myself, but in the spirit of Bill Monroe and the mountains around my home town, The Rounder Bluegrass Band is holding two concerts just outside of Seville. Put your dancing shoes on and head to the hills...well, maybe head towards Camas and then take the appropriate turns.

 

 

Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture
Location: Antiguo Convento de Santa Maria Reyes
Dates: 5 May - 19 June
There is almost always an architecture exhibit or conference in the Antiguo Convento de Santa Maria de los Reyes. This month is no exception, with an exhibit dedicated to the 2003 European Union Award for Contemporary Architecture. The prize is awarded by a jury of architects, architectural historians and critics. Over 35 of the participant's projects will be featured.

 

 

Joan Miró
Location:
Sala San Hermenegildo (Plaza Concordia)
Dates: 3 May - 29 May
Exhibit of close to 70 works by Miró, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics and more. There are likely to be lines during the weekends, so a weekday is often your best bet to get in. Still the lines should move quick enough!

 

 

 

 

Jan Hendrix: After Nature
Location:
Galeria Rafael Ortiz (c /Marmoles, 12)
Dates: 10 March - 30 April
Hailing from the Netherlands, but having spent 20 years in Mexico, Jan Hendrix has traveled through many parts of the world. After Natures features 20 watercolors as well as other works, all the artist's interpretations of landscapes and nature.
Visit the gallery home page.

 

 

 

 

REM
Location: Nuevo Estadio los Carmenes (Granada)
Dates: 25 May
Web: musiserv.com

REM made a stop in Madrid and Barcelona the first time around. There were plenty of people who had problems getting tickets as promised after online pre-sales failed. This time they plan four stops, with only Granada being the first date finalized. Will they make it to Seville as well? I doubt it, so it may be the best chance to see them down south.

 

 

Betis - Sevilla
Location: Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: 8 May (22:00, TV: Canal Sur)
They generally happen just twice a year and tickets can be hard to come by. But nobody wants to miss what is always a great rivalry match - the two first division fútbol teams in Sevilla square off with serious implications for the UEFA and Champions. If you head to the game it might be best to hide your team preference no matter who you pull for. At least until you get close to the stadium if you are a Betis fan. You can buy tickets in advance at the stadium or show up the day of and try your luck with resellers. Photos of Betis.

 

Sevilla - Real Madrid
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: 15 May (time/date can change due to television)
Real Madrid comes into Seville on a roll, hoping to close the gap with league leader Barcelona. Beticos everywhere will of course be pulling for a Real victory, hoping to overtake Sevilla in the league table. Why is there only the team crest for Real Madrid to the right? Well, I am a big Betis fan, and there is simply no way another Sevilla crest is showing up on my page. (It was hard enough just to put one up above!)

 

Christa Näher, "Paso Español"
Location:
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporania, Avda Americo Vespuci, 2
Dates: 20 January - 17 April
Naher's art has centered around the figure of the horse. The German born artist brings her art to Sevilla with large, life sized portraits of this animal in Spain. This is a collection of her works from 1998 - 2002, shown in an ideal venue for the topic: the Antiguo Monasterio de La Cartuja

 

 

 

Gustave Doré
Location:
Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: 10 March - 30 April
Exhibit of over 80 works by the French illustrator is on display at the Fine Arts Museum in Seville.. Best known for his illustrations works in the mid-19th century such as Don Quijote, Dante's Inferno, The Divine Comedy, The Raven and more.

 

 

Festival del Mosto
Location: Umbrete (15 minutes from Seville), Recinto Ferial (Fair grounds)
Dates: 5 - 6 February
Umbrete is a small town just 15 minutes from Seville which I've gotten know over the years because of family members who now call it home. It's a great place for a weekend lunch, and the Festival del Mosto y Aceituna is a good time to visit as well. The Festival has grown over the years and now features a wide variety of food and drink which is local to Umbrete. Umbrete is famous for it's mosto, a seasonal white wine which is at it's peak at this time of year. Aside from wine tasting there's plenty to eat as the bars and restaurants of the town set up stands and offer some of their best cooking.

 

 

 

Edgar Insuasty, "Presencias por ausencia. La escalera de maíz"
Location: Galeria Full Art, c/ Madrid, 4, Bajo 1
Dates: 28 January - 9 March
The Colombian born painter has been residing in Spain (Madrid) for over 6 years now. This exhibit is a mix of his latest works, and while similar, the differences are apparent in his studio work in Madrid versus others which were inspired by his recent return trip to Colombia.

 

 

 

 

Patricio Veléz, Dibujos (Drawings)
Location:
Galería Rafael Ortiz, c/ Marmoles, 12
Dates: 11 January - 27 February
From simple sketches of black and white to more vibrant and colorful examples like the one to the right, Veléz shows a range of works while exhibiting a constant of style. This is one of my favorite galleries if nothing else for the style of the exhibition space.


 

Edgar Insuasty, "Presencias por ausencia. La escalera de maíz"
Location: Galeria Full Art, c/ Madrid, 4, Bajo 1
Dates: 28 January - 9 March
The Colombian born painter has been residing in Spain (Madrid) for over 6 years now. This exhibit is a mix of his latest works, and while similar, the differences are apparent in his studio work in Madrid versus others which were inspired by his recent return trip to Colombia.

 

 

 

500th Anniversary of the University of Seville
Locations: Sala Villasis c/ Arguijo
Monasteria de Santa Maria Jesus c/ Aguilas, 22
Dates: 5 February - 17 March
All this year there will be events and cultural activities to mark the 500th anniversary of the University of Seville. To kick things off there are two exhibits featuring historical documents, manuscripts and instruments from the universities library and archives. The Monasteria de Santa Maria de Jesus itself is the exhibit, as it served as the first chapel for the University. Displayed are works of art including portraits of some of the university's most important historical figures.

 

 

 

Artesanía Cofrade
Location: Reales Atarazanas, (c/ Temprado)
Dates: 3 - 13 February
As someone pointed out to me the other day we're just a couple of months away from Semana Santa. The preparations are already beginning and there's no better way to get ready than an exhibit covering the art and objects which are part of the history and tradition. Items on display come from Andalucia and the rest of Spain. See them now up close, or you may only get a glimpse through the crowds come late March!

 

 

 

From sculpture to Architecture
Location: Sala Imagen c/ Imagen, 2
Dates: until January 31st
This exposition is the fruit of works of over 50 students of architecture, given the assignment to create an architectural model inspired by sculpture. Each miniature work is related to a sculpture by such well known artists as Chillida, Oteiza, Tony Smith, and Brancusi. Each is the expression of the student and their interpretation of the selected work, with the result showing what could be functional architecture.

 

Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla
Location: Monasterio de la Cartuja
Dates: October 3 - December 5
Just as the Bienal de Flamenco is winding down the First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville (I BIACS) will be gearing up. Under the title La Alegría de Mis Sueños (The Joy of My Dreams), the curator Harald Szeemann, is organizing a wide exhibition of contemporary art with installations, sculptures, paintings, photography, net art and more. Performances will be held at the spaces of La Cartuja turning the city into the world-wide epicenter of contemporary creation during the fall. Learn a whole lot more on the official page.

 

 
 

 

 

Circo Italiano
Location: Recinto Ferial - Feria grounds in Los Remedios
Dates: December 25th - January 10th
If you're looking for a traditional circus over the holidays the Circo Italiano is in town on the fiar grounds in Los Remedios. Animals, high-wre acrobatics, clowns and more from the traveling circus which has been all over Spain the last 6 months.

 

 

Sevilla - Betis
Location: Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan
Dates: December 19th
They generally happen just twice a year and tickets can be hard to come by. But nobody wants to miss what is always a great rivalry match - the two first division fútbol teams in Sevilla square off just before Christmas in what will likely test the holiday spirits of both groups of fans. If you head to the game it might be best to hide your team preference no matter who you pull for. At least until you get close to the stadium if you are a Sevilla fan. For the Betis fans you should wait until May for the match at home, and watch this one on pay-per-view somewhere.



Davis Cup Finals
Location: Estadio Olympico
Dates: December 3 - 5th

It's down to Spain and the U.S. in the end of this year's Davis Cup Championship. Sevilla is expecting tens of thousands of visitors who don't even have tickets! For Spanish side you'll see Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moya, Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo. For the Americans its Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish plus twins Bob and Mike Bryan. Tickets through El Corte Inglés, although the link is pretty much useless. There were only 3,600 available to the public in Sevilla, on sale on November 25th. They are all sold now and going for as much as 1000€ on the internet. More information on the Official Davis Cup page.

 


 

Betis-Barcelona
Location: Estadio Ruiz de Lopera
Dates: November 15th
Once again the league leaders march into town to face a Betis team which has been a little down on their luck recently. This time the league leader is Barcelona and the match should be a good one considering the fight Betis put up against Real Madrid and Valencia. Do come to pull for the home team, or even just see them take on a good team, not just to see Barcelona and their stars!

 

500th Anniversarry of the University of Seville

 

Pintura Andaluza: Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: October - January 15
As many as 80 works from the Museum in Madrid will be featured, all by Andalusian artists depicting scenes from the region. Works include those of Francisco Zurbarán, Julio José Moreno Villa, Aguado Bejarano, Romero de Torres, Domínguez Bécquer, Gómez Gil and others. The exhibit will then move to Malaga where it will continue through April. And of course there are plenty of works in the Museo de Bellas Artes permanent collection which perfectly compliment this exhibit.

 

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Photography & Architecture
Fotografía y Arquitectura

Noches en los Jardines del Real Alcázar
Location: Real Alcázar
Dates: July, August and now extended through September 12th
A chance to see music from around the world in a great location and at a great price. This has been so successful that they've extended the dates to the middle of September. Tickets cost just 2€ and are first come first serve at the Alcázar.


World Wakeboarding Championships
Location: Guadalquivir River
Dates: October 13-17th
Boasting 160 riders from over 26 countries, this year's Wakeboarding Championship makes it's first appearance in Spain. Three nights of music on Isla Cartuja will also be part of the festival, and no, Eminem will not be making an appearance. So what is wakeboarding? Think of a boat, a guy with a rope and a mix between surfing and water skiing. It should provide some fun along the river in October. More info on the official site.

 



Medieval Market
Location: Nervión: Avda. Diego Martínez Barrios
Dates: October 22nd - 24th
Take a step back in time in the modern neighborhood of Nervión with the Medieval Market. Celebrating a past when three cultures in Spain lived together: Muslims, Christians and Jews you can take a glimpse at the past and enjoy everything from foods to crafts, a little theatre and at night some music there will be plenty to take in. It all starts on Friday from 16:00 to 02:00. Then all day Saturday and wrapping up early in the evening on Sunday.

 



Feria Regional de Jamón y Cerdo Ibérico
Location: Aracena (hour and a half from Sevilla)
Dates: October 22nd - 24th
Get down and dirty with the beloved and tasty pig which is served up throughout Spain. I know that sounds terrible, but during the festival you can learn everything there is to know about raising these little guys and producing the cured meats that come from them. Likely to be a vegetarians nightmare, but a culinary aficionados' dream. Of course of interest to the major producers in the area.

 

 

 

Pintura Andaluza: Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Location: Museo de Bellas Artes
Dates: October - January 15
As many as 80 works from the Museum in Madrid will be featured, all by Andalusian artists depicting scenes from the region. Works include those of Francisco Zurbarán, Julio José Moreno Villa, Aguado Bejarano, Romero de Torres, Domínguez Bécquer, Gómez Gil and others. The exhibit will then move to Malaga where it will continue through April. And of course there are plenty of works in the Museo de Bellas Artes permanent collection which perfectly compliment this exhibit.

 

 

http://www.skype.com/

 

Artists from all over the world including countries such as Albania, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Moldavia, Pakistan, Portugal, Serbia-Montenegro, S. Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Philippines, Turkey, Uganda, USA, UK, and Vietnam. Learn a whole lot more on the official page.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reurbanización de la Alfalfa
Locations: Sede del Colegio de Arquitectos
Plaza Cristo de Burgos, 35

Dates: September 10 - September 30
Get a glimpse at what the plazas in the Alfalfa area will look like in 3 years. Take a look at the designs of the participants plus the final selection for renovations to some of the most important plazas in the Alfalfa including: Plaza Salvador, Plaza del Pan, Plaza Alfalfa and Plaza de la Pescadería. The renovations will begin next year and are slated to finish sometime in 2007.

 

Urban Art Festival
Location: Auditorio de Sevilla (Palenque)
Dates: September 23-25
All things urban, or at least music and graffiti, come together for three days and nights across the bridge. Music performances include theme nights: Sep. 23rd: Drum N' Bass; Sep. 24th: Reggae and Dancehall; Sep. 25th: Hip Hop. Graffiti at it's best will be on display plus other "urban activities". Certainly a unique event.

 

 

 

 

 


Carmen in Sevilla
CANCELLED!!
Locations: Plaza España, Parque María Luisa, Plaza de Toros
Dates: September 2 - 12
This was something you didn't want to miss, but you will. For the first time in history, Seville itself would have been the stage for Bizet's Carmen, perhaps the most popular opera ever written. In September 2004, the first Seville International Music Festival was going to present nine unique, all-star performances of Carmen in Seville, live, open-air, conducted by Lorin Maazel, directed by Carlos Saura, and using different historic locations in Seville.
Was it Maazel being ill, or was it a question of money? The truth may never be known. And I had an entire page dedicated to the event including links to sites about the production and more information.

 

IV Concurso Sevilla Música Joven
Location:
Prado de San Sebstián
Dates:
June 18
Web:
Sevilla.org

A battle of the bands of varying styles comes to an end with the finals on June 18th with special guest Katie King. The battle began with everything under the sun: rock, pop, hip hop, fusion and electronica. The bands in the semi-finals included: Llul, Entónado, Urban Glad, Jaffa Cakes, Territorial Pissings, El Hijo Pródigo, Camping Gas, Neumática, Gortesca Dulzura, Pepo Man, Sandasaun, Inner Silence, Soab, Los Kuruká, Binchuka, Protesta, Hybernia and Sunfire.

 


Territorios Sevilla: VII Festival Internacional de Música de los Pueblos

Location:
Palenque, Teatro Central, Auditorio de la Cartuja
Dates:
May 24 - June 6
Web:
Territoriossevilla.com

The festival returns to Sevilla with a larger number of acts and venues than years past. The main acts take place in the places listed above, but you can also catch performances in the Reales Alcazares, the Plaza del Pan, Plaza San Francisco and others. The music is as diverse as the type of venues: rock, hip-hop, ethnic, jazz, electronica and more. Everything fits just as long as it comes from the city and surrounding areas. Acts include: Akwid, Banda Ionica, Carlos Carvalho y la Cooperativa, Clotaire K, D'Brasil, Derviches de Konya, Divna Ljubojevic, El Bicho, Haze, Junior, Kilema, Las Niñas, Manuel Imán, Matmos, Matthew Herbert & Gilles Peterson, Mojo Project, Najwa Nimri, Nitin Sawhney, Oi Va Voi, Ojos de Brujo, Rebekka Bakken, Sidy Samb, Swayzak, Taller de compás Almanjáyar.

 

 

 

 


Londres, Ciudad y Arquitectura

Location: Convento de Sta María Reyes, C/ Santiago 33
Dates: until July 31st

Exhibits and conferences addressing modern architecture in London and it's urban evolution in the last 30 years. From technologial to political, cultural and economic consequences, the exhibit and conferences take a look at the architectural movement and development in the city of London, and furthermore as an example for other cities in Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Domingo Martínez en la estela de Murillo

Location: Fundación El Monte - Sala Villasís, c/ Laraña, 4
Date: until June 30th

Domingo Martínez was a follower of Murillo and by nature of birth the Sevillian school of the 17th century. He is perhaps overlooked when considering the notoriety of the movement in Sevilla from the century before his career. His works from the 18th century school have been gathered, and in some cases restored, by the Fundación El Monte. 35 works are part of the exhibit, including some from various collections in Sevilla such as el convento de Capuchinos, el convento del Buen Suceso, and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Sevilla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Santana: Transito de la luz

Locations: Sala de Exposiciones Santa Ines, c/Dona Maria Coronel, 5
Dates: until June 30th
A good one to see for Chicago natives, this is a series of photos from the 1980's onwards, many of Lake Michigan and the beaches during various points of the day, sunrise and sunset. In a city with much life, Enrique Romero Santa captures the changes of light and shadow over water without people or any of the bustle of the city.


 

 

 

 


La Vida de San Ambrosio
Valdés Leal

Location: Museo de Bella Artes
Dates: February - April 18th

If you finished with the exhibit on 500 years of Spain and America and want to see more of Valdés Leal, then head to the Museum of Bellas Artes for a special exhibit of seven paintings never before seen together, all portraying various scenes in the life of San Ambrosio, the Archbishop of Milan in the 4th century. Some of these paintings were missing since the early 19th century and then reappeared on the market in the 1970's. This exhibit just finished at the Prado in Madrid and has now come to Sevilla.

 

 

 

Museo del MarCésar Portela, Arquitecto
Location: Antigua Convento de Santa Maria de los Reyes (c/Santiago, 33)
Dates: March 4- April 25
Portela was born in Galicia and studied architecture in Barcelona. His work covers Spain with buildings and museums in Galicia such as the Museo del Mar del in Vigo as well as other northern provinces. Andalucia is no stranger to Portela where you can see his graceful touch in places such as Cádiz and Córdoba. Outside of Spain his work has reached as far away as Japan (Azuma Bridge). In 2002 Portela won the Premio Nacional de Arquitectura Española for the Estación de Autobuses in Córdoba and is now focusing on Sevilla's Metro among other things.

 

 

 

The Photographic Voyage of Carlos Pérez Siquier
Location: Estación de Trenes Santa Justa
Dates:
Siquier documents his voyage by train across Andalucia by way of Sevilla-Granada-Almería. His work displays the personal nature and direct experience of the traveler.

(April 16th) April/May update coming in 2 days

La Casa de la Memoria
(c/Ximénez de Enciso, 28)

 

3rd Black Music Festival 2004
Location:
Palacio de Congresos and La Industrial Copera (Granada)
Dates:
March 26-April 2
Web:
blackmusicfestival.com

Making it's way to Madrid and Girona, the closest stop to Sevilla will be in Granada at the end of March and early April. Some acts you don't want to miss and others who had more of a brush with fame rather than an actual dose of it, like the Former Ladies of the Supremes, who never actually performed with Diana Ross during her time with the group. Still a great show with acts such as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Soledad Brothers and Bob Log III (March 26); Fito y los Fitipaldis (March 27th); John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers and Joaquín Malahierba (March 28th); The Temptations Review and Former Ladies of The Supremes (April 2nd).

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imágenes del Quijote
Location: Museo de Bella Artes
Dates: March 1 - April 2

An excellent collection of some of the most famous illustrations from the various published editions of Quijote over the centuries. The Museum of Fine Arts in Sevilla has the luck of hosting a "collection of collections", ranging from the Legado Ashbee collection in New York to public and private collections in Spain such as samples from the Real Academia Española. An interesting looks at the artists interpretations of one of the most personajes in Spanish literature.

 

 

 

 

 

 


España y America: Un Océano de Negocios
500th Anniversary of the Casa de la Contratación

Location: Casa de la Provincia.
Dates: December 11th - March 1st

A truly wonderful collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, naval instruments, coins and much more, all documenting how the old and new worlds related to each other during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. For almost 300 years the Spanish monarchy organized their plans for controlling and directing the New World from the Casa de la Contratación. Works come from all over Spain, including the Prado in Madrid, Museum of America, Indian Archives and the National Library. Paintings on display include those of Goya, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal, Van Loo, Juan Pantoja de la Cruz and many others.

 

Miguel Pérez Aguilera: Última Década
Location: Monasterio de San Clemente.
Dates: December 12 - January 11th
Born in Linares but living most of his life in Sevilla Pérez Aguilera
is one of the most important vanguard artists in Sevilla. Pérez Aguilera continues to produce magnificent works at the age of 88. Working from his studio on Calle Asunción in Los Remedios, Pérez Aguilera has dedicated most of his time in working on smaller paintings. This exhibit covers some of his larger size paintings which are full of color and texture, continuing his unique form of abstract art.

 

Modigliani in the Heart of Paris


Location:
Sala San Hermenegido, next to El Corte Inglés in Plaza del Duque
Dates: November 4 - November 29





If you see one art exhibit this month make it this one - and best of all it's free! While the focus is Amedeo Modigliani, the Italian born painter who died prematurely at the age of 36, the exhibits purpose was to bring his works together with many of his contemporaries. Included in the exhibit are works by Picasso, Marc Chagall, Juan Gris, Diego Rivers, Max Jacob, Moïse Kisling, Tsuguharu Foujita, Nicolas Tarkhoff, David Seifert and more. Lines over the weekend were a little long, maybe 10-15 minutes, but it's worth the wait.

El Giraldillo


Location:
Reales Atarazanas
Dates: October 22 - December 21

If you've been to Sevilla over the last four years and thought you saw the Giraldillo (the weather vane woman standing atop the Giralda) you're likely wrong: that was a copy! After 600,000€ and four years El Giraldillo has finally been restored and is ready to perch above the Giralda again, with the Archbishop's blessing of course. Unlock a little of the mystery of Sevilla's most famous "woman" and see the process of restoration as it was documented along the way. Reales Atarazanas is located next to the Hospital de La Caridad near the river. I liked this exhibit more than I thought - great place to see it, too.