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MOORS AND CHRISTIANS IN ALCOY
Ok, technically we've known about this forever. This is just a reminder as the weather looks like holding and it's going to be a beautiful weekend. Alcoy's Moros y Cristianos are widely held to be the very best in the country. Celebrations started yesterday and continue until tomorrow. If you can't catch them in the flesh you can watch live on Canal Nou or Punt Dos
THE ROYAL BALLET COMES TO THE PALAU DE LES ARTS WITH CARLOS ACOSTA

Ballet returns to the Palau de les Arts in the hands of Carlos Acosta and The Royal Ballet. The Cuban dancer, one of the world's finest dancers and hailed by the press as the “successor of Nureyev” and the “new Nijinski” together with the UK's finest Ballet company, Covent Garden's The Royal Ballet will present a show with choreography by Robbins, Stevenson, MacMillan and Balanchine. In the pit, Paul Murphy, musical director of the Royal Ballet of Birmingham, will conduct the Orquestra of the Comunitat Valenciana. From tonight for 4 nights - MORE
VERY VERY SHORT NOTICE - TODAY, TONIGHT & TOMORROW!

Get your modern art books free!
TODAY 23 April, is International Book Day, To celebrate, IVAM, will share the experience of BookCrossing, or book liberation. More than 2,000 books related to different art disciplines 'released' ready for you to capture. MORE

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The Valencian folk group Quamlibet plays live TONIGHT Thursday, 23 April, in the Nexus Building at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, with a circuit of music named, in Valencian So de Sons. The concert begins at 8;00pm and is free!
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Valencian Saxophonist and Composer heads a strong group of Jazz Musicians tomorrow 24April at 11:00pm at IVAM for a session of Jazz Flamenco. Kiko Berenguer (sax and direction), Rafael Vargas " The Chino" (singer), Juan Carlos Gómez (flamenco guitar), Rogerio Campas (bass), Rafa Villalba (percussion) and Julia Gominelli (percussion) give the free performance of music and music from the films with a flamenco jazz twist.

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LENNY KRAVITZ LIVE IN VALENCIA 02 MAY
Lenny Kravitz will perform in Valencia opening his four date Spanish tour on May 2 at the Luis Puig Velodrome to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first album, Let LoveRule. If you can't make the Valencia date and don't mind travelling, the tour moves on to Cordoba May 3, Madrid on May 8 & Zaragossa May 9.
VALENCIA IS DANCE CRAZY FOR NEARLY 6 WEEKS!

Dansa València 24th April to 17th May all over the city
The International Dance Festival of Valencia, Dansa València, organised by the Valencian Centro Coreográfico de Teatres, celebrates dance and dance of today. This latest extended edition of this annual festival offers a few surprises, including the addition of new locations and stages
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TEATRO PRINCIPAL BECOMES A TABLAO FLAMENCO 20 May to 7 June
Flamenco music and dance are the order of the day when the Teatro Principal hosts a great line-up of big names in the genre.
The season starts with Pitingo's Soulería, featuring not just pure flamenco music, but the music of such diverse musicians as Bob Marley, The Beatles, Police, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Nirvana.
Nuevo Ballet Ezpañol, choreographed by Rodriguez & Rojas, a dancing duo who have been likened to the likes of Take That, present Sangre, a flamenco ballet.
María Pagés, one of Spain’s leading flamenco virtuosos presents her latest work, Autoretrato,
an innovative journey into the depths of flamenco and beyond.

Pitingo, 20 - 24 May, Soulería. - Nuevo Ballet Ezpañol, 28 - 31 May,Sangre (Blood). - Maria Pagés, 3 - 7 June, Autoretrato (Self-portrait). MORE

GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR SHOW JUMPING - 8 to 10 May City of Arts & Sciences

'Throughout the past four years the Global Champions Tour has proven to be the most prestigious event in the world of show jumping.'
Valencia has been chosen as host city to the Grand Prix of Spain when the Global Champions Tour travels here for the first time. This new 5* CSI takes place from the 8th to the 10th of May when the water areas of the City of Arts and Sciences will be transformed into a stunning arena. It all takes place over three days in early May and is open to the public.
II FESTIVAL DOS MARS DE VALENCIA

If you like folk music and you like celtic folk music, then this small festival is perfect for you. Organised with L'Amics de la Gaita (Friends of the Bagpipe) as a meeting of the music from the Atlantic/Cantabrian and the Mediterranean seas, the first hurriedly organised festival last year attracted an audience of over 1500. The main action takes place around Benimaclet and the Sherlock Holmes pub MORE

10db - DEU DIES DE BURJASSOT 7-17 May
This lovely festival returns to Burjassot for its fifth edition. Music, theatre, dance clowns and Jugglers: 36 performances throughout the ten days - 26 of them free. There is also an excellent medieval fair that winds through the plaza Ayuntamiento and up to the Patio. Absolutely not to be missed. MORE

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION. HOPE YOU LIKE THE NEW FORMAT
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