These Pilares, the boys and girls of Zaragoza eat in the streets

Andthis year hThere’s something for every audience and every taste in programming for boys and girls.

If you want theater and puppets, the traveling theater of “Títeres de cachiporra” of Teatro Arbolé in Plaza de Los Sitios and Parque de las Marionetas in José Antonio Labordeta Park will be your two allied places. There you will find a program for almost every day of the festivities at different times.

In the Expo area, you can also have fun with the various games that are organized, but if what moves you is something more modern and technological, you can go to the Multipurpose Hall in the city, where ZZamer, with tournaments, virtual reality and video games for all audiences.

And of course, almost every day there will also be giants, big heads and Tragachicos all over the city, every day at a different point. Be careful with them and with them, for sure this year after so much rest they come loaded.

Teatro Arbolé: Pelegrín and the blackjack puppets, an important tradition

During Pilar, the company Teatro Arbolé presents its “Títeres de cachiporra” with its traveling theater on Calle Moret (next to Plaza de Los Sitios), a performance that unites the oldest tradition of puppet theater. Y pFor these puppets he has built a traveling theater, a shack containing a theater that reaches everywhere. It is a traveling theater that wants to restore trade. There are already several generations of children and girls those who have enjoyed this show, an essential tradition for children and families during these Pilar holidays and continuous for almost three decades (25 years ago in 2019). recommended by two years.

Blackjack puppets are a theater classic and hold the keys to audience participation and dialogue, the frenetic rhythm of their puppets and the cathartic effect of blackjack. The most famous character of these shows is Pellegrin, with endless adventures, a character who grew up with the participation of several generations of children and girls and that this year he is celebrating his 40th anniversary with the company.

Works from the Arbolé repertoire or puppet adaptations by famous authors are performed, such as “Pelegrín sailor”, “El ladrón de watermelons”, “El sereno y el diablo”, “Robaculeros”, “El paseo de Pelegrín”, “Las tres” Evidence”, “Pelgrim and the Dragon”, “The Haunted House”, “Morillo’s Ghost”, “The Devil’s Pot”, “Ghost Street” or “Renata’s Circus”.

Multipurpose room: video games, tournaments and virtual reality

The ZGamerthe biggest video game event in Aragon, brings these back Pillar parties in the multifunctional hall of the Zaragoza Auditorium. Over three days, from October 14 to 16, video game and esports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy up to 150 booths in a 2,000 square meter space fully themed for the occasion, which will feature tournaments, virtual reality, raffles, streaming , arcade machines and an arcade area.

This event, which is recovering after the pandemic and which in the last edition held in 2019 attracted nearly 20,000 people, is the star dish of Pillar Young 2022schedule of healthy recreation intended for young people who, due to their age, do not have access to other places.

The Youth Service of the Municipal Council offers in this way safe spaces so that boys and girls between 12 and 18 can enjoy Fiestas del Pilar in a healthy way.

This is the main goal of the young pillar, to which one more is added: promoting the work of young artists of the city, as the winner of the music competition requestEsther Vallejo, who will be visiting the stage at Station North on October 15.

In addition, there will also be a cycle of musical comedies in the community centers with three different plays, “La Celestina”, “Cien dias” and “Opening windows”, including a musical performed in sign language.

AndBetween October 7 and 16 there will be circus workshops, parkour exhibition, championship condition of break dancing, batucada, musicals in community centers and the most massive event of all, ZGamer, which is back after the pandemic hiatus.

For three days and Free accesslovers from video games and e-sports will be able to enjoy more than 150 gaming stations and a program full of surprises. Tournaments, challenges, free play, virtual reality, simulators, raffles, trade stands or the game stands of the Municipal eSports Academies Cierzo and Augua are examples of what can be found.

The event will also feature guests from the gaming world, who will showcase their shows on the main stage and share experiences with the audience in the “meet&greet” meeting space. Mery Soldier, Recuerd0p, Galadinelle, Ache, Poetite, Carlitus or Valorant’s pro team from ZETA are some of them.

ZGamer’s doors open on Friday 14 October 16.00 until 21.00 hours, and on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, in the morning from 10 a.m.00 until 14.000 hours, and in the afternoon from 4 p.m.00 until 21.00 o’clock.

Giants and big heads

The Giants and the Big Heads, all those popular characters and even real people who lived in the city, they will dance in the rhythm of the music and encorethey will of the smallest in the streets of Zaragoza.

Since La Cigarrera became a member in 2015, the comparsa consists of 14 giants and 11 big heads and has become one of the most popular acts at parties for minors and adults. Today, these figures cannot be missing in the Fiestas del Pilar or in other celebrations of the Aragonese capital such as San Valero.

They will visit different areas of the city. On Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m., they will make a proclamation parade from Paseo María Agustón to Plaza del Pilar; DSunday, October 9, at 12 noon they will depart from PDM Garrapinillos; on October 10, Monday, from 12:00 p.m.hours, from the city’s Amusement Park; on Tuesday the 11th, at 12:00 noon, he will tour Actur, starting from CEIP Río Ebro; after a few days rest, jThursday 13th at 18:00 they will be in La Jota, leaving from the La Jota Sports Center Pavilion; on Friday the 14th at 19:00 they will also visit Puerto Venezia; on Saturday, October 15, they will start from Plaza de España in Casetas and finish on Sunday, 16 with a parade through Torrero and La Paz, starting from the CPRS in Varanda.

Giants and big heads in the procession of the proclamation of the Pillars 2019. Photo: @igoiz17 (AraInfo)

Games and puppets for every audience

In addition to the famous Comparsa of giants and large heads boys and girls from the house have endless fun offers.

Río y Juego, in the Expo area, will open its 18 gaming areas on Sunday, October 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. This will be in the afternoon.

While the Puppet Park, in José Antonio Labordeta Park, will host 22 companies: 7 international, 8 condition and 7 Aragonese, which will represent a total of 290 performances, to which will be added four introductory reading workshops, four more introductory circus workshops and interactive introductory puppetry.

El Tragachicos, all over town

Also returning, as always, is the traditional Tragachicos, which will be moving around the city. It will start that Saturday, the day of the proclamation, and from there I will make a route through different neighborhoods. Morning hours are from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and afternoon hours are from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

On Sunday, October 9, he will be in Almozara in the morning and afternoon, on Ignacio Menaya Avenue; on Monday 10, in Las Fuentes in the morning and in the afternoon, in the Calisthenics park; on Tuesday 11, in San Isabel, in Plaza Serrano Berges, also morning and afternoon; on Wednesday, 12, in the Parque de Oriente de Vadorrey in the morning and afternoon; the following day, Thursday the 13th, in the Vistabella de Miralbueno park, only in the afternoon; on Friday the 14th in San Jose’s Plaza Mayor, also in the afternoon; on Saturday, October 15, in Rosales del Canal, specifically in Calle Enrique Granados, morning and afternoon and will end on Sunday, October 16, in Plaza de España de Garrapinillos, in the morning and also in the afternoon.

swallows. Photo: AZ

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