Lanzarote offers you warmth this winter with a great cultural offer
Lanzarote doesn’t have ski slopes or snowmen, but we do have volcanic caves! And we are particularly blessed in winter because they are filled with music and good food, theatre and cinema, dance and performance. Come on: open that new diary they gave Christmas and make a note of these 10 awesome events that are bound to warm your heart in winter.
1. Ángaro, a musical about the Canary Islands.
Haven’t seen Ángaro yet? Will hurry up, there are only a few shows left! This in-house production portrays the traditions of the Canarian people through music and dance. Ángaro aims to move the audience, and there is no better setting for this: the fabulous backdrop of Jameos del Água. Dates: 28 January, 11 and 25 February, 11 March. Price: from €29
2. Jameos Nights: gastronomy and timple.
Jameos Nights is a dinner and concert combo, a perfect plan for the winter. We’ll start by savouring a gourmet dinner in the cosy setting of Jameos restaurant, choosing between the Classic or the Premium menu. Once finished, we’ll descend towards the lake, home to the famous white crabs, to enjoy a concert of Canarian timple by Toñin Corujo and quartet. Date: Saturdays Price: from €39.90. Buy online
3. Celebrating Valentine’s Day at the QuéMuac restaurant
“All you need is Muac” is a magic formula for enjoying a romantic evening on Wednesday, 14 February, the Castillo de San José, with a backdrop of Arrecife Bay and the horses by Jason dCaires playing Cupid, and email created especially for the occasion from 42€ without drinks, or 55€ including drinks.
5. The participative work of César Manrique.
Cesar Manrique created wonders such as the Fire Mountains and Jameos del Agua, although he obviously didn’t do it by himself… Under the genius’s watchful eye, a great many workers took care of laying stones, creating sculptures or refurbishing the volcanic tunnels. The documentary Las Manos gathers accounts and tales about how these people built the Tourist Centres that we enjoy today. Dates: Sundays at 12:30 Price: included in Jameos entrance fee
6. Contemporary dance in Jameos: Silencio
Well-known dance company Daniel Abreu presents Silencio in the Jameos del Agua auditorium. This contemporary dance performance explores life’s voids and how they always seem to become filled again. Silencio has the backing of a powerful visual effects and dancers with sophisticated technical skills, and is bound to blow you away. Date: 3 March
6. Lancelot Gastronomy at Monumento del Campesino
The Monumento del Campesino restaurant will present the Puerto Rico Menu from 20 January to 20 February, as a result of a collaboration with the San Juan de Puerto Rico Technical College and the 9th Lanzarote Art Biennial. The menu includes some of Puerto Rico’s most traditional dishes, at a price of 22€ including local taxes.
7. Enjoy some family time and learn about Canarian culture.
A fun activity for all the family, where you can learn about Canarian handicrafts with pottery, basket weaving and rosette workshops or prepare delicacies such as gofio and Canarian sauces for only 3€ per workshop. Enjoy and learn about our local culture, and spend an unforgettable day at Monumento del Campesino.
8. Jazz concert with the Yul Ballesteros Quintet.
The best jazz music in a unique place like the International Contemporary Art Museum, MIAC-Castillo San José, is the best way to enjoy a concert by the Yul Ballesteros Quintet. Yul is a musician, composer, arranger and producer and has a solid career as one of Spain’s most talented guitarists, who you can enjoy on Thursday 22 February for only €5.
9. Sculptures in motion.
Kor’sia, a cultural association, amazes us with a contemporary dance piece, as a tribute to sculptor Juan Muñoz. Cul de Sac will transform his distinctive grey sculptures into moving characters that use their bodies to communicate about the physical and mental limits of human desire, and their relation with society. Venue: Jameos del Agua. Dates: 17 March
10. Cultural dinner at Castillo San José.
If you enjoy culture and good food, book a table for Museum Nights. The evenings offer you the chance to savour a menu that fusions traditional Canarian cuisine with avant-garde international dishes. But this is more than just a gastronomical experience: your evening is enhanced with background music from our resident DJ, projections onto the Manrique-designed space and views over the port of Arrecife. All this within an 18th century castle. Dates: Fridays and Saturdays
Buy your tickets at Casa Amarilla on via the CACT Lanzarote website