From The State Ballet of the Russian Art Academy to Egyptian belly dancing, the Orquestra do Algarve to the Peña Flamenca of Huelva, the 28th Algarve Music Festival has it all. The festival begins next Friday (May 14) with a performance by the State Ballet of the Russian Art Academy, in the Conservatório Maria Campina in Faro at 9.30pm. Tickets cost 10 euros and are on sale at the Algarve Tourist Board (RTA) offices or at the venue. For more information, telephone: 289 800 484/444/441, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.rtalgarve.pt/28fima. A full programme of events taking place as part of the music festival will be listed in next week’s The Resident.