Must see entertainment in Canary Islands

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    Teatro Chico

    Once located on the site of an old house-hospital founded in 1514, this magnificent but very petite former theatre originally opened in 1866 and reopened…

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    Auditorio de Tenerife

    One of Santa Cruz' top photo ops, Tenerife’s leading entertainment option has dramatically designed curved-white concrete shells capped by a cresting,…

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    Rock Island Bar

    For almost 30 years, Mandy and musician husband Gary have made this bar one of the most popular in town. There is acoustic music nightly, playing to an…

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    Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

    Designed by Catalan architect Óscar Tusquets, this spectacular auditorium is striking in its geometric modernity. Constructed partly of volcanic rock,…

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    This sumptuous historical mansion, about 1.5km southeast of the town centre, hosts classical-music concerts on Sunday evenings and traditional Canarian…

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    Blanco Bar

    As well as live music, there are also comedy acts here, which may not tickle your funny bone unless you speak Spanish (check what's on via the website…

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    Centro Cultural

    Offers a variety of cultural events, such as Cine de Verano, a summer festival of open-air movies (in Spanish) that show nightly except on Wednesdays. An…

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    Teatro Pérez Galdós

    Stages theatrical performances and music recitals. Guided tours (€5; 40 minutes) of the theatre are held from Monday to Friday at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12…

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    Multicines Monopol

    A multiscreen cinema with a good selection of films, including both mainstream and art-house. The cinema also holds film festivals.

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    La Pirámide

    This vast auditorium (one of the largest in Europe) regularly stages world-class shows that typically combine flamenco, opera and dance. There is an…

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    Unión Deportiva Las Palmas

    Better known as UD Las Palmas, this is Gran Canaria’s premier football team. To see them in action, join the throngs heading for the 31,000-seat Estadio…

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    Sax Bar

    If you like it loud, you like to rock and you are not averse to a mainly British clientele, then Sax may just well be your nightly boogy fix. Playing…

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    Blue Note

    In a lovely spot at the southern end of Marina Rubicón, overlooking the yachts, this blue-and-white-decked jazz bar and international restaurant (tapas €4…

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    Teatro Guimerá

    This fabulous art-deco theatre is a popular venue for highbrow entertainment, whether music or theatre. Sink a pre-dinner libation at the nearby Bar…

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    Casino Las Palmas

    If you feel like a flutter, don the glad rags, grab your passport and head for the casino in the northern part of the city, near Parque Santa Catalina.

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    La Guarida del Blues

    Live jazz, rock and, above all, blues concerts happen at 8pm on Thursday and Friday, 6.30pm on Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday.

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    Dunes & Tunes

    A long-running place with Irish music and Guinness on tap.