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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- August 3, 2012
August 03, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday August 3, 2012

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday August 3rd until Thursday August 9th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Ice Age 4
Prometheus 3D

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Dark Knight Rises
Prometheus 3D
Prometheus 2D

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2D
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 2D
Ice Age 4
The Dictator
Prometheus 2D
Prometheus 3D
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Dark Knight Rises

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Club de Conversación

Practice your Spanish while on holiday or pick up the language with Club de Conversación. This relaxed and informal language class is a great way to learn Spanish or keep up your Spanish. No need to study at home and do homework. Club de Conversación brings you to the real world to learn Spanish the "natural" way interacting with a Spanish teacher in front of a cup of coffee! This is a very friendly environment that promotes learning without effort. Click here to read more...

TIP: Classes meet at some of Marbella's best cafes, so you will discover a few new corners of the city while you are here too.

* Impact Gym

If you're looking to get fit over the summer, check out Impact Gym (formerly Kudo Academy). They are now offering 1-to-1 personal training sessions for only €35 (previously €50)! Impact Gym specializes in weight loss, toning and trimming, strength building, kickboxing or just helping you release stress.

Personal training is proven for fast results. Sessions are 1 hour for adults and 30 minutes for children. Impact Gym guarantees you will achieve your goals and see a difference in no time at all! So, don't delay, book today! Speak with Shaun or Nina to book your sessions now. Click here to read more…

TIP: Impact Gym has one of the nicest dojos on the Costa del Sol – clean, modern and very family friendly. Conveniently located too!

* Tarifa holiday rental

If you are visiting Marbella for more than just a few days, you HAVE to take a trip down to Tarifa. Check into CASA LA LUZ holiday rental to spend a few nights, or a whole week if you can. Prices starting from 50 euros a night for 4 people, so there's no better deal in town. Casa La Luz is a beautiful apartment conveniently located in the center of town where all the action is located. Click here to read more...

TIP: You absolutely MUST book in advance for anywhere in Tarifa for the month of August and early September. Places fill up very quickly!

* La Parisienne Café & Bakery

One of our favorite family friendly restaurants that you just can't miss while in Marbella is La Parisienne. This bakery & cafe has some of the best breakfast and lunch menus in town at Centro Plaza near Puerto Banus.

Choose from a wide range of French favorites from freshly baked croissants, an assortment of quiches, roast chicken a la Provençale and mouth watering desserts like dark saffroned chocolate mousse and traditional tarte aux pommes. Yum! Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are heading to the Saturday street market, get an early start and have breakfast on the beautiful terrace at La Parisienne, which is located on the same grounds as the market.

* The Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet

The summer sales continue at the Jeans Factory Outlet Marbella. Actually, sales go on all year round and you won't find a better bargain on brand name items here. They are open 7 days a week, so you can pop in anytime. I got my favorite pair of jeans here, so am a firm believer you will find something you like at the Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet. Click here to read more…

TIP: There is more than just jeans here. You can find men’s, women’s and children’s clothes including hoodies, polos, t-shirts, sandals, socks, underwear, suits, track suits, push-up jeans, belts, shorts, and party dresses.

* Bellaria Café & Bakery

How does a delicious chicken, tarragon and green pepper quiche or potato, cumin and cilantro with a touch of chili sound? You can get this and more at Bellaria Café in Marbella. You will also find the most delectable desserts at Bellaria, like Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Orange Cheesecake, White Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes and so much more.

We love Bellaria and know you will too! Click here to read more...

TIP: Bellaria is conveniently located next to the Casino in Puerto Banus and there is always parking available. A huge plus in summer!

* Galaxia playcenter

Looking for a way to escape the heat? Go to Galaxia playcenter in Guadalmina where the kids can play in over 1150 square meters of fun, which includes 14 slides, mazes, tunnels, zip wire, air cannons, trampoline, huge outdoor mega slide and much more. Parents can relax in the chill out zone with a coffee and their famous carrot cake! There's something for everyone. Click here to read more...

* Cake Couture

Cake Couture has some of THE most impressive cakes I have ever seen. If you're really looking for that WOW factor, just take a look at some of their creations. Cake decorator, Omaya, has hands of gold that can do just about anything you throw at her.

The only thing is that you need to book in advance, because they get booked quickly. So don't wait! Click here to read more…

TIP: You HAVE to take a look at the latest orchid decoration (on Facebook) made out of icing sugar. It looks so real and is totally edible. Impressive!

* Satellite or Sky TV in Marbella

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks, ” I am moving into a new home shortly and would like to have ENGLISH CHANNELS and movies. Does anyone know how I go about this, is there Sky or an equivalent over here?”

We have some nice answers for you if you are also looking to install Sky TV. If you have someone you can recommend, please let us know and add to our growing list. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Tapas Festival

Head to Avenida del Mar (near Old Town) this weekend for the Marbella Tapas Festival. The festival shows off the rich and wide variety found in the culinary tradition of Marbella tapas. Visitors have the opportunity to taste the high quality native delicacy at fabulous prices. Click here to read more…

* Thapa Thai restaurant

If you’re headed towards Estepona and looking for a nice place to eat, try Thapa Thai restaurant on the port. We just received another review from one of our readers touting the culinary delicacies of this Asian restaurant. If you’ve been there and have something to say, tell us about it! We would love to hear more from our readers. Click here to read more…

* Looking for Swans School uniforms

One of our readers is already planning for the school year ahead and asks, ”We are starting at Swans in September if you have uniform items in the above sizing to offer. Thanks. “

If you anything to offer, please contact Monica. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you have a school uniform you would like to buy, sell or get rid of, post it in our Marbella School Uniform section.

* Las Chapas Fair

Marbella Town Hall is organizing a complete and varied program for the Las Chapas Fair - Feria de Las Chapas - which is taking place August 3 to 5, 2012. There will be lots of different activities for all ages at this event which commemorates the Festival of the Virgin Carmen. Click here to read more…

TIP: Las Chapas is a beautiful area in Marbella near Elviria which boasts some of the best beaches of all on the Costa del Sol.

* Housekeeper & chef looking for work

If you are renting a villa or apartment in Marbella, you might want to hire someone to help out with the cooking, cleaning and shopping so that you can spend more time with family and friends. Check out the latest post we received for this service. Click here to read more…

TIP: Always check references before hiring anyone.

* Spanish concerts at the Starlite Festival

If you want some really good Spanish concerts, don't miss Rosario, Lolita and Antonio Carmona at the Starlite Festival tonight! A gastronomical touch will be made by Paco Roncero of world famous El Bulli Catering in the Starlite Lounge. Over 45,000 tapas (starting at 5 euro each) will be served to all concert-goers.

If you miss this concert, you can still catch Raphael and Julio Iglesias next weekend. Click here to read more…

TIP: You don’t have to be a ticket holder to enjoy the Starlite Festival. The Starlite Lounge is open to the public after the concerts are over. Tonight’s concert starts at 9:45pm.

* Disco under the stars tonight

“Disco Under the Stars” A night of disco classics featuring, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Odyssey and Jaki Graham” tonight (Aug 3) at the Puente Romano Tennis Club.

This concert will feature three disco legends performing together for one night only and will be sure to get you up dancing and singing along. Odyssey had five UK top ten hits in the 70s and 80s including number one single “Use it Up and Wear it Out” and “Going Back to My Roots” Click here to read more…

TIP: Concerts at the Puente Romano are very intimate and highly recommended.

* Summer beach capoeira

If you’re into capoeira you don’t want to miss the Summer Beach Capoeira Festival running from August 3 until August 5. The festival takes place at both Funny Beach and the Puerto Deportivo de Marbella. Workshops, shows, music, entertainment and more. Click here to read more…

* Malaga summer festival

Head to Malaga tomorrow for the Malaga Summer Festival where you can see DAVID GUETTA, ALESSO ERICK MORILLO, CARLOS JEAN at the Estadio Olímpico de Málaga.

Tickets (€40 advanced purchase - €60 at the door) can be purchased at Puerto Banús/Marbella - Hard Rock Café & FNAC La Cañada Málaga/Fuengirola - FNAC, Sala Gold, y Sushi Plaza Uncibai.

Tables - €1.000 (6 px including entrance, 3 bottles & mixers, prime location, and table service)

Info & Reservations: +34 633 919 261, BBM: 2621CF98 Click here to read more…

* MarbeMagic Festival

The 2012 Marbemagia Festival will be this weekend on Sunday August 5th at the Las Chapas Fair. This is the second edition of a festival that began a couple of years ago to show the citizens of Marbella different magic tricks. The programme is completely free to the public both young and old. A total of 10 magicians from all over Spain will participate in the festival, which has expanded its framework for action and will be shown in five different points of the city, starting at 21.30. Click here to read more…

* TweetMarbella meet up

The August montly TweetMarbella meet up is on Wednesday 8th August in the new Richard Lewis Living "bijou department store" in Guadalmina. The store has a bar and a lovely outdoor terrace perfect for TweetMarbella. Richard Lewis Living is owned by regular TweetMarbella attendees, Jonty Lewis & Sebastian McLeod.

As always, TweetMarbella is an informal, social networking event that is OPEN TO EVERYONE so please invite your friends & acquaintances. Richard Lewis Living have kindly offered Happy Hour 8-9pm and will provide complimentary canapes and a welcome glass of Pimms for the event as well as a raffle to win a €100 voucher.Click here to read more…

* International Opera Festival

Any opera lovers out there? Check out the XI International Opera Festival in Marbella August 8 to 11 at the Marbella Theatre (Teatro Ciudad de Marbella). Click here to read more…

* Family fun quiz night

Join the fun at La Fishita restaurant for a family friendly quiz night Wednesday August 8th at 7:00pm. Fish & Chips, prizes, quiz and charity donation. Proceeds go to the Debra Butterfly Children Charity. 10 euro per person. Contact 952 813 589 to book your table now! Click here to read more…

* VIII Acuatlon in Marbella

The VIII Acuatlon "Ciudad de Marbella" held at Levante Beach (Puerto Banus) in Marbella starting at 10:00am on Sunday August 5th. Over 300 people of all ages participate in this annual event. 2,500m run, 1,000m swim, then another 2,500m run.

If you want to participate, fill out your details here: Click here to read more…

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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