What’s on this week in Barcelona: 07 – 13 November

What’s on this week in Barcelona: 07 – 13 November

No plans after your Spanish class? Check out our list of top things to do in Barcelona this week: Dance party to save the world, Asian film festival, World Press Photo exhibition and many more…

Monday, 07th November

  • Casa Asia Film Festival: The Barcelona’s Asian Film Festival’s programme covers a wide geography that integrates nation and narration in Asia. This year’s choice covers a wide geographical space that begins in the former Soviet Republics, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and that extends to Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. The festival runs from the 4th until the 13th of November in CaixaForum and Cinemes Girona. Check out the program here.


Tuesday, 08th November 

  • Plástico Tuesdays at Sidecar: A huge Rock ‘n Roll party, a musical journey full of emotion, and spectacular staging of light and magic. Plástico is all that and more. Every Tuesday at Sidecar, Plaça Reial 7, metro Liceu (L3) but better go by feet, bike or taxi because the party starts at 24:00! until 05:00. More info here.

Wednesday, 09th November

  • International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona: Choreoscope is THE International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona. Choreoscope is made for dance lovers and also, film lovers. Dance films need their own space; they need their home, their temple, a gathering place. Its audience is not limited only to people interested in dance and movement, but it also includes people interested in different approaches to the cinematographic language, those who prefer non-commercial movies, experimental movies, those who are eager to experience different types of movie narrative. From the 8th until the 13th of November. More info here.


Thursday, 10th November

  • World Press Photo ’16: From today in Barcelona, the 59th edition of the World Press Photo exhibition and our city’s 12th. See the 155 winning photos in this prestigious international photojournalism competition. The Foundation Photographic Social Vision complements the exhibition with guided visits, workshops and other activities to generate debate about the value and challenges of photojournalism, and to explore the themes of the winning projects. Check it out.
    Starting today until the 11th of December in CCCB, Montalegre 5, metro Universitat (L1 y L2).


Friday, 11th November

  • Dance party to save the world (Musical Theatre): “Festa de Balls per salvar el món” is a journey through human history, pop culture and its choreographies. From Lindy Hop to Reggaeton or the Lambada. Stand up, let the seats catch fire: you are the dance floor and if we don’t dance this choreography, no one is clear of danger.Purists may want to know whether this piece is a play, an audio-visual remix, a live concert, or a dance competition; it is none of those and all of them at the same time. If we must be serious, we could say it’s a rumba through the collective unconsciousness, through pop dances and between dimensions. But be warned: it’s really just a party where, if you don’t dance, the world will end. Starting today at 21:00, Saturday at 21:00 and Sunday at 21:00 (running time 75 min) at the Antic Teatre, c. Verdaguer i Callís 12, metro Urquinaona (L1). Tickets €12 get them in advance here.


Saturday, 12th November

  • The Exploding Plastic Fest 2: The Exploding Plastic Fest comes back with its tribute party to Andy Warhol. A unique meeting between dancers, musicians, choreographers and nonconformist performers who, through improvisation, will turn Hangar into the epicenter of the scenic and musical exploration for a day. In this second edition, artists  will offer several interventions, they will enlarge the variety of musical styles, they will foster creative heterogeneity, and they will leave space to all the moments of public engagement, remembering the Warhol style in his plastic parties. Entrada €9,-. Today from 18:00 until 00:00 at Hangar, Emilia Coranty 16, metro Poble Nou and Selva de Mar (L4).


Sunday, 13th November

  • Hospital Sant Pau: Sunday is a great day to visit this amazing work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Built in two phases between 1902 and 1930, it is the largest representation of Catalan modernist architecture. With a surface area of 13 hectares, Domènech i Montaner, with his son Pere Domènech, created a hospital divided into pavilions connected by underground passageways. Plan your visit here.
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