What’s on this week in Barcelona: 17 – 23 February

No plans after your Spanish course in Barcelona? Carnaval Costume Contest, Carnaval in Sitges, Vintage Market and much more…

Monday, 17th February

  • Carlos Pérez Siquier (photo exhibition): The essence of what makes Carlos Pérez Siquier’s photography so valuable and interesting is the attention he pays to the real world around him, a world to which he has devoted his entire extensive career. His innovative approach, an ability to see the possibilities where seemingly there are none and his passion for photography all help make up one of the most powerful and important bodies of Spanish photography work of the last few decades. Pérez Siquier is not a photographer who constantly looks from one side to the other, instead he constructs his own world without attempting to follow a traditional format. Step by step he creates a compact work in constant evolution: an original, extraordinary, local, small, reduced and yet at once universal world, which has given meaning to his life. Until May 17th at Fundación Mapfre, Diputació 250, metro Passeig de Gracia (L2, L3, L4). General admissions: €3 per person. Free entry Mondays from 14:00 to 20:00.

Tuesday, 18th February

  • Watch “Hacia La Luz” (Radiance) by Naomi Kawase: At a firm specializing in creating audio descriptions for films to serve the visually impaired, a descriptive video transcriber comes to know one of the panel members who is a formerly successful photographer who has lost much of his eyesight. As the man loses his main mode of connecting with the world he also yields his other means away. The new acquaintanceship leads to man and woman coming to terms with their lives and professions and seeing the world in new ways. Watch this movie tonight at 19:00 at Caixa Forum, Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia , 6-8, metro Espanya (1 and L3). Get your ticket in advance (€6).

Wednesday, 19th February

  • EL Dirty Carnaval Costume Contest: Tonight in Razzmatazz, the traditional costume contest with a free admission prize to El Dirty for all of 2020. Read the contest rules carefully. Be original, try to surprise the costume. Of course, a purchased costume will have much less value than a handmade one. Tonight from 24:00 to 05:00. Razzmatazz, Almogàvers 122, metro Bogatell (L4).


    Thursday, 20th February

  • La Ruta del Pincho – Carrer de Blai: In addition to being known for its beautiful places and history, Barcelona is known for its gastronomy. Los pinchos, a tradition that comes from the north, has reached the Mediterranean, and on this route we want to take you through the best restaurants. Every Thursday, in Carrer de Blai organises a pintxo route. Each venue participating has its own personality and charm. Come and enjoy a pintxo + a drink for € 2 in Carrer de Blai, metro Para•lel (L2 and L3) More information here.


Friday, 21th February

  • Solo el fin del mundo (movie)The adaptation of the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce, a key figure in French theater and the victim of AIDS, recounts the family chaos that sets off a dying writer when he returns to his hometown after 12 years of absence and faces an irresponsible atmosphere. Tonight at 17:00 at Filmoteca, Plaça Salvador Seguí 1 – 9, metro Liceu (L3).

Saturday, 22th February

  • Carnaval de Sitges: If you would like to celebrate carnaval, then take the train to Sitges this weekend! Check out the full program here.


    Sunday, 23th February

  • 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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