Elodie Casola

Top 10 Items for your Agenda in Guía de Isora and Tenerife in November

Nightlife in Tenerife

Guía de Isora and Tenerife offer a wealth of cultural activities year-round. So many, in fact, that it can be difficult to choose. This week we offer a selection of our top 10 picks for November, for those wishing to spread their wings and explore other parts of the island.

1. Miradas Doc: Documentary film festival

30th of October – 7th of November

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Guía de Isora’s MiradasDoc, one of the most important documentary film festivals in Spain. The festival focuses particularly on works of a social nature that have been produced by or created in third-world countries, and attracts nearly 14,000 guests every year. See website for details and the upcoming programme.

Calle de la Cruz, 0, 38680 Guía de Isora

2. Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias: Concerts

5th of November – Daniel Amat and his AfroCuban Jazz Quartet (Entry 10€)
25th of November – Blanca Valido/Ricardo Francia (Free entry)
27th of November – Dhafer Youssef (Entry 10€)

For more than 15 years, CajaCanarias has carried out their Otoño Cultural cultural programme featuring music, lectures, art and more in October and November. This year, at their cultural space in Tenerife, don’t miss some terrific concerts by international artists.

CajaCanarias Cultural Venue
Plaza del Patriotismo, 1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

3. Mendelssohn and Schumann Performances by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra

6th of November

Pianist Roberto Prosseda and Conductor Víctor Pablo Pérez join the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concertos No. 1, Op. 25 and No. 2, Op. 40, as well as Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97. Tickets available through the Tenerife Auditorium.

Adán Martín Tenerife Auditorium
Av. Constitución, 1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

4. Villa de la Orotava Short Film Festival

12th – 14th of November, 20:30h

This off-the-beaten-path short film festival also celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and continues to bring surprising and delightful new entries in the genre to the fore. Entry 6.50€/day.

Teobaldo Power Auditorium
Calle Cantos Canarios, La Orotava

5. Tegueste el Nuevo, Tracing the path of D.O.: EnoHistorical Tour

14th of November, 9:00h

This tour, led by enologist Pablo López and historian Tomás Rodríguez, will take you through Cruz Grande, Molino El Portezuelo, Casas Viejas, Valle del Borgoñón, El Infierno, Llanos de San Gonzalo and Casa Amaro Pargo, and includes a visit to 4 bodegas, wine tasting and appetizers.
Medium level of difficulty, 6 hours in duration, 12€/person.

Contact the Tourism Office of Tegueste to book:
Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-15:00h; Sunday 8:00-13:00h
Plaza San Marcos, 1, Tegueste
Tel: 922 316 122 // Email: turismo@tegueste.org

6. “Tapeando Isora” Tapas Tour, Guía de Isora

16th of November – 6th of December

The 6th edition of this local gastronomic tour will be held in various participating restaurants around Guía de Isora, where on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 16/11-6/12 you’ll get a featured tapa and a beverage for just 2.50€. Save your signed programme and you can also enter it to win a prize.

For more info and the participating restaurants’ locations, contact the Consejalía de Turismo at info.guia@guiadeisora.org.

7. Verdi’s Il Trovatore: Classical opera

24th – 28th of November, 20:30h

This second classic opera in Verdi’s popular trilogy, which also includes Rigoletto and La Traviata, will make its way to the Tenerife Auditorio Adán Martín this coming month. Starring Yolanda Auyanet and Giuseppe Gipali, the opera will be performed on three dates within five days.

Adán Martín Tenerife Auditorium
Av. Constitución, 1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tickets available through the Tenerife Auditorium.

8. Degusta.me in Adeje – Cheese, Honey and Gofio: Tasting festival

26th of October – 29th of November

Degusta.me will present the 2015 edition of the “Muestras Gastronómicas Adeje”, bringing together restaurants and gastronomic associations throughout Adeje to present some of the area’s best food samples. Among the events are a tapas route from the 14th to the 29th of November and special deals for theatregoers on Fridays throughout November.

Download the entire agenda at http://www.adeje.es/muestrasgastronomicas/presentacion.

9. Tablas de San Andrés: Local festival

29th -30th of November

The San Andrés celebrations are held yearly throughout the islands, and one of the most entertaining traditions is the Tablas de Icod de los Vinos, where participants slide down the hills of Icod de los Vinos on whatever means of flat transportation they can create. Combined with local wine and roasted chestnuts, it makes for a worthwhile trip up the coast of Tenerife.

For more information as the dates approach, contact the Government of Icod de los Vinos:
Plaza Luis de León Huerta, 38430 Icod de los Vinos
Tel: 922 869 600 // http://www.icoddelosvinos.es/

10. FotoNoviembre 2015: International photographic biennial

November 2015 – January 2015

FotoNoviembre begins this coming month and, as in editions past, strives to bring you the best in contemporary photography by established and emerging artists. The festival will also be accompanied by workshops, seminars, projections and various expos in most municipalities throughout the island.

For locations and activities, consult fotonoviembre.org.

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