What’s on this week in Barcelona: 13 – 19 January

No plans after your Spanish course in Barcelona? Blondie behind the music, Postcards from Argentina, Joy Division tribute band and much more…

Monday, 13th January

  • MONET – L’Experiència Immersiva: The exhibition combines state-of-the-art technologies to discover how Monet, in leading a whole generation of artists, knew how to observe and represent reality in a revolutionary way. Following the advent of photography, the challenge for artists like Monet was to paint the changing reality, the fleeting moments, understanding the art of painting as a spontaneous act.
    Large-format, high-definition projections will flood the central space of IDEAL, surprisingly telling Monet’s particular pictorial technique and the history of his most popular works. A tribute to the painter who changed the history of art.
    In the virtual reality area, visitors can stroll around the most important destinations in the painter’s life: from childhood in Le Havre, youth in Paris, stays in London, the Dutch refuge of Zaandam, family life in Argenteuil, until its final stage in Giverny.
    “Monet, the immersive experience” is a unique proposal worldwide that invites you to immerse yourself in the most extraordinary masterpieces of impressionism. Until the 29th of February from Wednesday to Monday from 11:00 to 20:00 at IDEAL Barcelona, Doctor Trueta 196-198, metro Llacuna (L4). 

Tuesday, 14th January

  • “Blondie Behind The Music” at Polaroid bar: The career of the punk band Blondie is talked about with interviews from the band. It also shows the band gearing up for the No Exit tour, ther first tour and album in 17 years. El Cine y Cena del Polaroid Bar: free entree, beer or soda + hot dog or nachos with guacamole 5€. Original version with Spanish subtitles.Tonight at 20:00 at the Polaroid bar, Carrer Còdols 29, Metro Drassanes (L3). 

Wednesday, 15th January

  • Salsa Night at Cubano de GraciaSalsa is back on Wendesdays at El Sabor. Cuban Salsa’s intensive Workshop with Rueda de Casino by Professional Instructor Yohana Beceiro who is giving away all of her energy. Bring your dancing partner and friends or just come on your own and you won’t regret it. We start at 21:30 hrs. Every Wednesdays. Free Entrance but a 5 euros minimum drink to attend the class. El Sabor, Carrer de Francisco Giner 32, metro Verdaguer (L4). 

Thursday, 16th January

  • Postcards from Argentina (illustrated concert): The pianist Ezequiel Sarubbi and the illustrator Claudio Villarreal propose a tour of Argentina through a selection of works by classical composers that will transport the public through different regions of the country. It will be illustrated with the projection of “postcards” painted with Argentine red wine. Tonight at 19:00 at Hall “Falkland Islands” of the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Barcelona, Paseo de Gracia 11 – Access B (entrance on Gran Vía) 2nd floor. 

Friday, 17th January

  • Barcelona Language Exchange: Practice languages, make new friends and have fun! Organised by a group of people keen to improve their second languages level and to meet new people in Barcelona. This is a FREE event, although there’s a minimum drink you’ll have to have, since the bar lend us their space (€3). The event is open to everyone, so you are all welcome to join us. (If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult). The group is big, so you’ll recognise them easily. There will be a host giving you a sticker with your name, native language and language you want to practice. Tonight from 20:00 at Estación de Francia’s Bar: 6 Marquès de l’Argentera Av. (3 minutes from Barceloneta metro station). There is just one bar INSIDE the train station, so no chance to miss it. 

Saturday, 18th January

  • Curtis “Joy Division Tribute Band”: CURTIS was created, almost by chance, to act in the official presentation in Belgium of “Control”, the mythical film by Anton Corbijn, which tells the last months of Ian Curtis’ life. What started as “a joke,” became a serious project. The JOY DIVISION tribute band, with more than 10 years of history, has performed in Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Spain … with great success. It is a real pleasure to have you with us again, three years later, after doing sold out in Madrid and having a great show in Barcelona. Tonight at 20:00 at Wolf, Almogavers 88, metro Boatel (L4). 

Sunday, 19th January

  • Barcelona Vintage Market: Vintage and second hand market, street food, concerts, kids activities, DJ’s and art. Free entree. From 11:00 to 20:00 at Nau Bostik, carrer Ferran Turné 11 (Metro La Sagrera L1 – Salida Jardins d’Elx, L5 – Salida Garcilaso).

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