Thursday, March 30

Agenda for the weekend: The rhythms of Mayumana and Guoman put the soundtrack to a very cheese weekend

The weekend arrives with good weather forecast and loaded with leisure proposals to enjoy the spring temperatures. In Extremadura several festivals with very different themes coincide. The Guoman is celebrated in Guareña, Termarium in Baños de Montemayor and Badakadabra in different towns of Badakada.

Castuera and Acehúche will be filled with cheese, while Cherry Blossom will continue to be the protagonist in the Jerte Valley and Plasencia will be filled with the sounds of Mayumana.

We review some of the most outstanding proposals. Do not miss it!


conferences and concerts

The Cultural Area of ​​El Corte Inglés hosts this Friday at 8:00 p.m. a conference by restorer Ricardo Pereira Kantowitz (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1979) on restoration and religious imagery entitled ‘The technique of restoration in religious imagery’. The lecturer will give as an example the interventions he has made in some of the most representative images of Holy Week in Badajoz, such as Christ tied to the column of the Brotherhood of La Soledad, the Dolorosa of the Parish of San Andrés, Los Apóstoles del Paso of the Borriquita de San Roque, Jesús de la Humildad and María Sta. Del Mayor Dolor of the Brotherhood of Prayer in the Garden.

Ricardo Pereira Kantowitz. /


The rest of the weekend you can also enjoy music. The Chat Noir pub offers various concerts throughout these days. Sertucha performs on Friday, presenting ‘Horizonte’. Afterwards there will be a music session with Dj Luci Bom. A day later, on Saturday, the Portuguese singer and composer José Mateus will present his work Ar do Sol. Afterwards the party will continue with Dj BWitch.

Portuguese singer and songwriter José Mateus. /


On Saturday there will be a new guided tour within the program ’12 Months, 12 Stories’. On this occasion, ‘Badajoz Day’ will be treated from the dioramas of the Battle Room of the Luis de Morales Museum. For this visit the capacity is already full.

Starting this Thursday, the city hosts a multitude of musical events. The Primavera Festival, which brings together up-to-the-minute electronic and urban music groups and well-known national and international DJs, will take place this Thursday at the Recinto Hípico. They will be Nino Vargas, Camin and Jalezz, among others.

On Friday, El Drogas will offer an acoustic concert and present his new book of poems at the Gran Teatro. A day later, on Saturday at the Palacio de Congresos, Paco Candela will sing.

Archive image of a concert by ‘El drugs’. /


On Friday the City Council has scheduled another guided tour focused on disseminating the natural heritage of the city. On this occasion there will be a thematic visit on pits and another entitled ‘The sleepy dormouse’.

On Saturday at 8:30 pm the Gran Teatro will host the dance show ‘La tetraplejia de cor’, directed by Santi Senso.

Author Gemma Camblor and illustrator Esther Gili show some of the female characters from their book ‘Call Them Witches’. It will be at the La Puerta de Tannhaüser bookstore on Saturday at 12 noon.

Theater and dance are part of the leisure offer of the capital of Extremadura. ‘Vierdingo’, a play written by Esteban Garrido and directed by Antonio Hernández, will arrive this Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Sala Trajano. ‘Going out partying from a Friday to Sunday’, is how the subtitle of this montage says. This same space will host a day later, on Saturday, the dance work ‘Cortejo’ at 8:30 p.m.

The spring program takes this Saturday to the theater of ‘New City’ the show ‘Bell and the magic baton’.

In the musical chapter, ‘Red Lips’ will give a concert at the Maruja Limón Rock pub starting at 11 pm.


The sounds of Mayumana

The Alkázar theater hosts the show ‘Mayumana Currents’ this Friday at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the singer-songwriter Vicky Gastelo will offer a concert at the Santa Ana Auditorium in Plasencia.

Singer-songwriter Vicky Gastelo. /


The author Gemma Camblor and the illustrator Esther Gili repeat an appointment at the La Puerta de Tannhaüser bookstore in Plasencia this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Province of Badajoz

From Guoman to Cheese Day

Music, magic, comedy and gastronomy will be the protagonists in the province of Badajoz. This Friday and Saturday the Guoman is celebrated in Guareña, where ‘Les Motriz’, ‘Let’s say I’m talking about Sabina’ and ‘The Locos’ will be among others.

This weekend Herrera del Duque hosts the first edition of the ‘Vive la Comedia’ series. It is made up of three shows, some of which are performed on Madrid’s Gran Vía with top-level companies.

The magic will come to Valle de la Serena, Calzadilla de los Barros and Valdivia thanks to the fourth edition of Badakadabra.

On Saturday, Cheese Day will be held in Castuera, a day that will offer tastings, workshops, music and elaborations. The auditorium of the Cultural Center of this same town hosts this Friday at 9:00 p.m. the play
‘Heroes’ by Isidro Timon.

The Carolina Coronado theater in Almendralejo hosts ‘The Island of Slaves’ on Friday at 9:00 p.m. and a day later at 8:30 p.m. the show ‘My Great Night of Humor’ with José Luis Calero.

The Imperial Theater of Don Benito hosts this Friday at 9:00 p.m. the performance of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ by Samarkanda.

In Zalamea de la Serena they will have a few days to lick their fingers. The
‘Cover Path’, which this year reaches its XI edition, will be held again in the town two years later. In this way, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy and taste for two days, on April 9 and 10, the tapas prepared by the different bars in the town.

Campanario will enjoy a work of level, as it is
‘The wind is wild’, from Las Niñas de Cádiz. It will be staged this Friday at the Teatro Olimpia.

Quintana de la Serena will be the scene this Saturday of a flamenco party at the rock
‘Candido de Quintana’.

The second edition of the circuit of hiking routes of the Diputación, called ‘Camina Badajoz’, continues this weekend. On April 9, the routes ‘Las Cumbres’ will be held in Cabeza la Vaca and ‘La Pretura de la Hoz de Benazaire’ in Herrera del Duque.

On the other hand, fans of flora and fauna will be able to participate this Saturday in the ornithological route
‘Sierra del Castellar and its surroundings’. This Sunday there will also be a route of about 8 kilometers in the
Archaeological-Natural Park El Rebellao.

Province of Caceres

Between cheeses and Romans

This weekend continues to be a good time to visit the Jerte Valley and enjoy one of the most characteristic sights of this season: cherry blossoms. At this time the most flowery areas are the middle areas (Jerte, Cabezuela del Valle and the cherry trees that are in the middle of the mountainside (around the villages on the slopes of the mountains). The area at higher altitudes is starting to bloom (Tornavacas towards the Port of Tornavacas).According to the report on the situation of the cherry trees in blossom prepared by the Valle del Jerte tourism website, the forecast is that the flowering will last until April 10. In addition, these days continue Developing activities within the Cherry Blossom program, storytelling, theater and routes, are some of the proposals for these days.

Baños de Montemayor recreates its Roman past with the celebration of ‘Termarium’ this Saturday.

It will also be a very cheese weekend in Acehúche, where the XVI Iberian Goat Cheese Fair will be held. It will have 15 exhibitors in the Constantino Julián pavilion in this town of Cáceres.

In Jaraíz de la Vera this Saturday the cross and the solidarity route ‘Camino de la hermita de la dehesa’ will take place.

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