Things to do in lanzarote
Autumn is here, and the days are getting shorter. The leaves are falling from the trees and birds are beginning to migrate to warmer climes…like Lanzarote! We’re starting to see the arrival of the robin –Erithacus rubecula–from Central Europe and the yellow-browed warbler – Phylloscopus inornatus– from Siberia, coming to bask in the natural landscape and beautiful places the island offers.

Maybe you’re considering following the birds on their flight and snatching a few days away on this awe-inspiring Canary Island, to warm your bones in the sunshine and take in some of its spectacular scenery, such as the Timanfaya National Park, or some of Cesar Manrique’s architectural masterpieces. But…are you looking for a little more than that? If the answer is yes, then we have loads of cultural, musical and gastronomical options to fill your days with sensations, experiences and memories to cherish, and show off on your Facebook or Instagram profile!

What to do in Lanzarote this autumn:

1.It’s back! Ángaro, a musical about the Canary Islands

ángaro. espectáculo de música y danza

 

Still haven’t seen Ángaro? Following the success of its first season, this in-house production portraying the traditions of the Canarian people through music and dance, is well into its second season. Ángaro aims to move the audience, and there is no better setting: the fabulous backdrop of Jameos del Água, with prices from 29€.  Time: 12:30 Dates:  28 October, 25 November, and 23 and 30 December. Get tickets

2. Jameos Nights: gastronomy and timple

Jameos Nights is the perfect dinner and concert combo for springtime, whether you’re visiting or living in Lanzarote. We’ll start by savouring a gourmet dinner in the cosy setting of Jameos restaurant, selecting either the Classicor the Premium menu. Once finished, we’ll go down towards the lake, home to the famous white crabs, to enjoy a Canarian timple concert by several well-known artists like Alexis Lemes, José Vicente Pérez and Toñin Corujo and his band. Dates: Tuesdays and SaturdaysPrice: from €39.90. Book here

3. 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 fuses traditional Canarian cuisine with avant-garde international dishes. But this is more than just a gastronomical experience: background music from our resident DJ sets the mood, along with projections onto the Manrique-designed space and views over the port of Arrecife. All this with a backdrop of an 18th century castle. Dates: Fridays and Saturdays Book here

A CONCERT AT THE CUEVA DE LOS VERDES

 

Conciertos Cueva de los Verdes- Laura Cox

1. The season kicks off at CUEVA DE LOS VERDES with Laura Cox, and her name album DAYS OF DOOM.

The Lanzarote artist will give a first-hand performance of Days of Doom, a musical approach combining blues, rock, indie and jazz.Days of Doomarises as a form of protest that aims to touch people’s hearts in this plastic and superficial world.

Through tracks like “Unspoken”, “Save Them”, “Bubi” or “Dead & Alive”, based on the singer’s life experience and her time in Japan, she hopes that the public will enjoy her music, but above all, hear the message that her songs convey.  Dates:10 NovemberTickets: €20 Get tickets

2. Classical music for all, with Ensemble Kegelstatt

Four young talented musicians with great potential aspire to add a modern twist to classical music, bursting with energy and love. A show appealing to the general public, right on our doorstep at the magical Cueva de los Verdes Auditorium. Dates: 1 DecemberPrice: €20

CULTURE

 

Exposición All Tomorrows parties -Encuentros ponencias Fin de Fiesta , MIAC - Castillo de San José

1. LANZAROTE, CACTUS GARDEN – Documentary and photographic exhibition

“The Guatiza quarry and the cultivation of land on a volcanic island.”The title of this exhibition arose from the original Italian publication of Lanzarote, Jardin de Cactus, International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens,in 2017’s 28th edition published by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Recherche with publisher Antiga, in collaboration with the Art, Culture and Tourism Centres of Lanzarote, and now translated into Spanish for this exhibition.

This prestigious accolade was awarded to the Cactus Garden in 2017by the Scarpa PrizeScientific Committee, as part of a special cluster of cultivated quarries and craters that are shining examples of a fertile balance between nature and culture. A place that expresses the value of agricultural landscape and, at the same time, an important era in the history of an island that has, time and time again, managed to reinvent itself despite devastation and fragility. The exhibition takes place at Casa Amarilla(in Arrecife, Lanzarote) from5 October until 5 January 2019.Click herefor more information.

2. Encuentro Fin de Fiestas (End of Parties Encounter), All Tomorrow’s Parties Exhibition

Within the theme of the All Tomorrow’s Parties exhibition at the International Contemporary Art Museum, MIAC-Castillo San José, a series of conferences has been organised under the title “Fin de Fiesta”, featuring Pablo León de la Barra, the Curator of Latin American Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York, and architect Ángela Ruiz, at 20:00h on 4 October, in the MIAC collection room. The second session of the series features artist Irene Andrés and architect Cristina Maya, at 20:00h on 25 October, in the same room. More info here.

3. The participative work of César Manrique – Las Manos documentary

Cesar Manrique created wonders such as the Fire Mountains and Jameos del Agua, although he obviously didn’t do it by himself. Scores of workers took care of placing rocks, erecting sculptures and preparing the volcanic tunnels, under the watchful eye of the genius himself. The documentary Las Manos(see trailer) gathers accounts and tales about how these people built the Tourist Centres that we enjoy today. Dates: For more information call 901 200 300 or visit our website Price: included in Jameos entrance fee.

CANARIAN TRADITIONS

1. 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 Check the calendar and book online. 

When you’ve finished the workshop why not try out Lanzarote’s famous stews and its delicious local food, such as Sancochoor goat meat, among other tasty dishes!  And on Sundays you can enjoy a complete cultural experience by witnessing a traditional music and dance performance at noon.