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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
Organized by the Asociación de Iniciativas Turísticas, the contest will continue through next week, ending next Sunday, 1 August.

Participants must try a minimum of 3 tapas in order to vote. All bars have an urn in which to deposit your voting sheet, and voting is open util August 2.

Following is the program:
Friday, 30 July at 10:30 p.m. in the Convento: Conference on flamenco with Manuel Bohórquez “El Cartel Maldito”. Aperitivos and drinks courtesy of Vinos de Gaucín.

Saturday, 31 July, 10:30 p.m. in the Pabellón Municipal:
Singers: Andrés Lozano, Juan Pinilla, Laura Román, Diego Reyes, Melchior Gavilán (a local fan of flamenco).
Dancer: Juan Andrés Maya.
Al toque: Paco Javier Jimeno, Juan Habichuela, Pepe Maya, Alberto Torres, Javier Pineda Patajito.
Presented by Paco Vargas.
The Asociación de Iniciativas Turísticas organizes a contest for the best tapas every year, and everyone, locals and foreigners included, are invited to visit the bars and restaurants of the village and to vote for their favorites.

The contest takes place between July 16 to August 1, and each bar/restaurant has its own specialties. Voting papers are found in the bars and can be deposited in the urns until August 3.
In the foto: José Prieto Martín, last year´s winner, at his bar/cafe El Puente.
The Municipal Band is organizing a concert in the Convento.  It will take place on Friday, July 23, at 8p.m. at the Casa de Cultura, the Convento.

There will be a bar and tapas. The event is planned to raise money for the Band, which is in dire straights given the economic situation at the Town Hall. The Town Hall is collaborating in this project. Don´t miss it, and let´s be generous with contributions.