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Moog is a little club that, back in 1996, opted to differentiate itself from the prevalent mass market version of techno and go for a small underground format. Since then, the best international DJs have passed through here. The turntables and electronic rhythms are currently in the hands of Dj Loe and electronic music fans can enjoy a large number of proposals and a high-level musical program. Resident DJs Omar León, Gus Van Sound, Rubén Seoane, Uroz, David Lost and 6tma are in charge of ensuring the dance floor is always full.
Join our historians for a tour of Palau Requesens (14th C.), who will explain the fascinating life of Isabel de Requesens, the Vice-Reine of Naples, and everything they know about the Palace. For the first time the watchtower and the terrace will be open to visitors, with views over the whole Gothic Quarter.
The evening begins in the Palace courtyard with a welcome glass of cava followed by a guided tour of the building,
A dinner of medieval inspiration, served in the Tinellet room to the sounds of soft medieval music, will make you feel like an honored guest of the Vice-Reine.
After dinner, the show recreates the kind of medieval entertainment that Isabel de Requesens might have offered to her most illustrious guests.
An unmissable experience!
As the weather gets warmer and the nights become a more inviting time to be out and about, The Night of Museums is an excellent excuse to get an evening dose of culture. The concept is simple: one Saturday in May, the city's museums keep their doors open late into the night offering a different way to see the permanent and temporary exhibitions currently on show, as well as the chance to enjoy specially organised activities, such as family workshops, live performances and guided tours. It's actually a global event, one that started in Berlin in 1997 and is now celebrated in around 120 European cities. Here in Barcelona, the number of participating entities has grown significantly, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a museum that's not taking part. To make it easier to decide which ones to visit, check out the itineraries mapped out on the event website, which group together various institutions, providing an alternative late-night tour of the city.
"The perfect excuse to enjoy a night time injection of culture until the early hours. A night when museums open for free so you can enjoy all kinds of special activities."
For music fans, June in Barcelona has special meaning. It's the month when, for the past 24 years, the Sónar festival has filled the city with rhythm, creativity and technology. A unique energy swirls around Sónar weekend thanks to its mix of cutting-edge performers, big-name pop acts, and both experimental and star DJs combined with digital culture and enthusiastic crowds.
The festival is more than a weekend. Cultural activities of the highest order will take place throughout the city for the entire week of Sónar. Between Monday 11 and Sunday June 17, Barcelona will become an unparalleled stage for international contemporary culture. A wide range of activities and artistic formats will take place throughout city’s different cultural spaces, for an authentic Sónar Week, in all its forms as festival, congress and exhibitions.
Sónar encompasses a variety of spaces including an R&D area at the daytime venue, (Fira Montjuïc) and also Fira Gran Via L'Hospitalet. It's also enticing for music professionals, thanks to Sónar+D, an international conference that attracts experts from around the world. Sónar is more than three days to let loose, experience the meeting of creative minds, and celebrate the incredible results.
"The fact that it's been going for 25 years means that it must be good. Avant-garde music, creativity and technology brought to you by established artists and experts and emerging talent at a unique festival."
Only created in 2013, it's enjoyed a rapid rise to success thanks to three key features. The first is the setting. Pedralbes Palace is a splendid 1920s building located in the uptown part of the city, and its landscaped gardens of fountains, statues, lawns and many types of flora play host to the festival's concerts. The second key is the programme. From esteemed stars such as Tom Jones to cult figures including Patti Smith and relative newcomers like The Lumineers, the bill is always carefully curated. In addition, there's a special day dedicated to families (June 11st) and another focusing on electronic music. Finally, festival organisers Concert Studio have consistently made gastronomy a priority, collaborating with top chefs to ensure the whole festival experience is one to remember.
"A fantastic experience at the magnificent palace of Pedralbes with big names like Tom Jones and fine dining brought to you by prestigious chefs. It also hosts a day specially for families and another dedicated to electronic music."
Throughout the summer, most evenings see special cultural and gastronomic activities held at venues around the city. Many modernista spaces such as Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, Palau Güell, Casa Amatller, La Pedrera, Torre Bellesguard and Casa Batlló host concerts, suppers, drinks and audiovisual shows. In turn, several cultural venues, including Poble Espanyol, CaixaForum and El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria, open late at least one night a week, allowing you to enjoy their exhibitions and special activities away from the daytime crowds and heat. Film fans can head to open-air screenings such as Sala Montjuïc, which shows movies at the castle on top of Montjuïc, Gandules, a free event at the CCCB where the audience sits in deckchairs (gandules in Catalan), and Cosmonits, a programme of sci-fi films at CosmoCaixa. Finally, the city's parks host evening concerts and the Liceu goes al fresco with the screening of one its operas at the Arc de Triomf.
"It's impossible to get bored on a summer night in Barcelona. The art nouveau landmarks and other places in the city offer music, food and entertainments including open-air films."
For many Barcelona culture lovers, summer means one thing: the Grec Festival, a wide-ranging arts event that sees the city through one of the hottest months of the year and into its traditional holiday period. Theatre, dance, music, circus and children's activities fill Barcelona's venues, although it is the iconic Teatre Grec that not only gives the festival its name but also provides the location for some of the most atmospheric performances.
On 1 and 2 July, the Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company, a highly prestigious company directed by the choreograph Jacopo Godani, is officially opening this year's Grec Festival of Barcelona, with a Mixed program: Metamorphers, Echoes from a restless soul, Moto perpetuo. The Festival will be directed for the first time by Cesc Casadesús.
This year, the Grec Festival is divided into two sections: the Grec Montjuïc that gathers performances, often from international companies, which can be seen for a few days, offering a good display of contemporary creativity, particularly focusing on the Mediterranean. Some of the performances programed are the latest creation of the prestigious company, Complicité with the Schaubühne de Berlín, “Beware of pity” (8 and 9 July; Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver). The new creation by Dimitris Papaioannou, “The Great Tamer”, (2-4 July; Mercat de les Flors- Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany). The Aerites Dance Company will present the choreography “Cementary” (7 and 8 July; Mercat de les Flors- Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany) and with “Clean City” (13 and 14 July; Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver), Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris make all the cleaning ladies of Athens go up on stage.
Also speaking about Greece is Wajdi Mouawad, a producer of Lebanese origin, who brings to Teatre Lliure (21 and 22 July the diptych “Des mourants”, and the director Carme Portaceli, who directs “Troyanas” with actresses and actors such as Aitana Sánchez–Gijón, Ernesto Alterio, Míriam Iscla and Pepa López, plus others (Teatre Grec; 30 July). The new proposal from James Thierrée and the Compagnie du Hanneton, “La grenouille avait raison” will be held at Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver (26 and 27 July,) his new magical fusion of various performing arts.
At Grec Ciutat, we will find long-standing suggestopms by local companies such as a sala BARTS, Jamboree, Harlem Jazz Club and loads of theaters, from the Biblioteca de Catalunya “Bodas de sangre” (Blood Wedding) , directed by Oriol Broggi (until 28 July), to Teatre Romea with “E.V.A.”, by the T de Teatre (from 3 to 30 July), or Sala Beckett with “Un tret al cap”, by Pau Miró, interpreted by Emma Vilarasau, and others (from 5 to 30 July) and “Tender Napalm” by the Sixto Paz company, (8. 9. 15 and 16 July).
These are just some of the names that form part of a wide and diverse program, which this year is structured in itineraries in order to facilitate selection by spectators.
You will find the whole program and details of the itineraries in the website.
Enjoy the Grec Festival and have a good trip!
"I've seldom enjoyed such an eclectic culturefest. Theatre, dance, music, circus performances and activities for kids liven up the long summer days Barcelona. The iconic Teatre Grec hosts some of the most inspiring performances."
Gràcia is one of the most popular areas in Barcelona, thanks to its bustling squares, alternative ambience and this neighbourhood festival (festa major), which sees locals decorate many of its streets and is this year celebrating its 200th anniversary. But the decorations don't just involve throwing up some bunting and balloons. Associations for each street involved spend months coming up with a theme, collecting the items needed for their decorations (often recycled objects) and creating the papier-mâché constructions that they hope will win them one of the prizes for best dressed street. Beach scenes, creatures of all shapes and sizes, characters from literature, and simple but beautiful, light-filled abstract images – the fact that they will only be up for a week or so doesn't ever mean that participants stint on ideas and effort. It's not just about the décor though, with concerts, stalls selling food and drink and much more attracting visitors throughout the day and especially at night.
"I'd already enjoyed visiting the Gràcia neighbourhood, but when its main festival arrived and its streets were decked out in amazing decorations on different themes, and the squares hosted concerts and other events, all I could do was think of moving here to live."
Barcelona celebrates the end of summer with a city festival to honour one of its patron saints, La Mercè, whose feast day is September 24. It's a huge party with many free activities for all ages that take place across the city.
Among the most popular are the procession of 'giants' and 'big heads', elaborate papier-mâché constructions that represent both historical characters and fantastical beasts, the display of castellers ('human towers') in front of City Hall, and the correfoc, which literally means 'fire run' and sees demons with firecrackers dancing with well-protected members of the public under their showers of sparks.
There are also concerts, audiovisual shows and contributions from a guest city, this year Reykjavík.
Featuring at BAM this year are performances by the bands Reykjavíkurdætur, Grísalappalísa and Samarios. There is also the piano music of Kiasmos, the young singer Glowie and several other artists including Emmsjé Gauti, JFDR and Ólöf Arnalds.
Ciutadella Park hosts numerous events including theatre and dance shows.
At night, fireworks fill the sky with fabulous pyrotechnic displays befitting such an important fixture on the Barcelona calendar.
"The city pulls out all the stops to celebrate the festival dedicated to one of its patron saints. Hundreds of free activities all over the city blending tradition and the latest trends. You'll be able to see gegants and capgrossos as well as concerts by the latest big names."
It's a big year for the town of Sitges, situated just half an hour down the coast from Barcelona, as its international festival of fantastic and terror cinema celebrates its 50th edition. Already an attraction for movie fans from around the world, especially those who like to see gore, guts, shocks and fantasy on screen, this auspicious anniversary promises to present something really special.
This 50th anniversary is sponsored by Guillermo del Toro (who opened the festival with "The shape of water") and impregnated with the essence of Dracula.
Hundreds of films are shown during its ten days, with both blockbusters and small-budget indie productions included on the programme, while various stars of the silver screen also make appearances. Max Von Sydow, Christopher Walken and Dolph Lundgren were among the guest stars at the Festival.
Running in parallel to the screenings are exhibitions, master classes and Q&A sessions, special events focused on television series, the chance to see films using new virtual reality technology, plus a crowded Zombie Walk, which welcomes thousands of the living dead for a stroll through the streets of Sitges.
"An event that is a must for fans of gore, horror and fantasy film. I was one of the first in line. It was great to be able to enjoy film marathons, premieres and screenings of alternative movies. There's also a Zombie Parade through the streets of Sitges to kick off the festival."
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