Classical music, literature, children’s theatre and swing for this weekend in Xàbia

There will also be a special weekend of fun and games for young people.

Friday 27th January 2023
Mike Smith

The last week of January comes to Xàbia full of culture with a book presentation, classical music, children’s theatre and dance.

Friday 27th January, 7.00pm

Author Antonio Magán, born in Albacete but now based in Xàbia, will be presenting his new book ’83 Cuentos de Mierda’ at the Municipal Library in Carrer Mayor in the heart of the historic centre. The book is a compilation or original, daring and politically incorrect stories that Magán began posting on his social networks during lockdown and has now collected together in this fun book.

Friday 27th January, 9.00pm

The Marinae Ensemble chamber orchestra, a group of young musicians from the Marina Alta led by Xabiero Sergio Camarasa, will be offering an evening of classical music inside the church of San Bartolomé, performing a repertoire of pieces from the 20th century. Admission is free.

Saturday 28th January, 5.30pm

Saturday offers a special show for the little ones as the first of the children’s theatre season kicks off with a performance with puppets by the Madrid company La Canica entitled ‘Chinchulina y el Ruiseñor de la China’ which tells the story of the emperor of China and his journey in search of a very special bird so that his daughter Chinchulina would find happiness again. The show, which is recommended for children aged four and above, will be performed at the Casa de Cultura in Plaça del Baix and admission will cost 3 euros.

Sunday 29th January, 12 noon

At Sunday lunchtime, the new swing festival ‘Swing Sun-Day’ opens on the Plaza Comare Maruja Varó in the port where Ocean Spray Trio will perform a free concert specially designed for lovers of lindy-hop dance.

In addition to this weekend of culture, the Department of Youth has organised free alternative leisure days in the Sala Polivalente in the Portal del Clot municipal complex and the Espacio Joves Plus with proposals that range from exhibitions, arcade and Trivial Friki tournaments, activities based around Marvel, Dungeons and Dragons, Age of Sigmar and Blood Blowl, talks about drawing as a job opportunity, cosplay, role-playing and women and gaming. There will be also be a toy library and board games as well as family games, suitable for age 8 and older.

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