What’s on this week in Barcelona: 03 – 09 December

What’s on this week in Barcelona: 03 – 09 December

 No plans after your Spanish class? Photo expo “Behind the door”, Christmas markets, BCN Makers Pop-Up market and much more…

Monday, 3rd December

  • Visit the Encants Market: When you don’t have much money to spend at the end of the year but still want to give Christmas presents, this is your market! Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 until 15:00 the vendors stall out their stuff under the huge mirror roof of the Encants market. Don’t miss the biggest flea market of Barcelona! You can find everything here, antique, vintage, new. Mercat dels Encants, Avenida Meridiana 69, metro Glories (L1). During our Poble Nou tour with students we always visit this market.

Tuesday, 04th December

  • Detrás de aquella puerta (photo expo): As part of the DOCfield Barcelona festival, Mutuo Centro de Arte will inaugurate the exhibition “Behind the door” by Bruno Crocianelli. The project approaches lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people (LGBTIQ) who left their countries of origin and moved to Barcelona. A reflection on whether there is a common reality for these people who, without knowing each other, share an identity. The project is based on images of an entrance to the building, a portrait and an object serve to investigate a plurality, which speaks of something as common and foundational as migration. Everywhere, there, behind that door. Today at 19:00 at Mutuo Centro de Arte, C/ Méndez Núñez 7, metro Arc de Triomf (L1). (until 15 December)

Wednesday, 05th December

  • Sol Felpeto exhibits “Picasso”: Minou was a French stray cat that Picasso adopted during a period of his very “blue” life in which he was depressed and ruined. The story tells that the painter had to return the cat to the street since he could not feed him. Minou found himself once again wandering around Montmartre and had the fortune to find a sausage. Without hesitation, he returned to his old master’s house to share the meal with him. This is how Sol Felpeto decides to recreate the most famous works of Picasso by reinterpreting the characters with his cat, Minou, returning the protagonism that has never been recognised, the tender bond that united the artist and the animal. Today is the opening, confirm attendance by writing an email to solfelpetopress@gmail.com.
    Sol Felpeto, Imagin Café, Calle de Pelayo 11, metro Universidad (L1 and L2).

Thursday, 06th December

  • Human Bodies Exhibition: Human Bodies is so much more than an exhibition or an anatomy class. It’s an unforgettable experience suitable for all ages. On this fascinating journey through the human body, you’ll discover the world that lies beneath your skin. Prepare to be amazed by life as you’ve never seen it before. From human development through to the nervous system, including the creation of a new human being and digestion. Once hidden to the human eye, the secrets of the human body are now on display for all to see. The collection of real specimens includes over 150 organs and 12 human bodies, all preserved using cutting-edge plastination techniques. From the 5th of October at Centro Comercial las Arenas, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 – 385, metro Espanya (L1 and L3). Open Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 21.30.

Friday, 07th December

  • Christmas market of Sagrada Familia: One of Barcelona’s traditional Christmas markets is the one that is in the vicinity of the Sagrada Familia. It has a stands with Christmas figures, Christmas trees and plants, ornaments, gift items and spaces with food products such as sweet potatoes, chestnuts, nougat and churros. Until December 24th, from 10:00 am to 21:00 from Monday to Friday, and from 10:00 to 10:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Saturday, 08th December

  • BCN Makers Pop-Up market: Market of new creators and makers of Barcelona in the upper part of Gracia. Furniture, clothing, accessories, plants and handmade bagels! Today and tomorrow from 11:00 to 20:30 at Betlem 53, metro Lesseps (L3).

Sunday, 09th December

  • Jazz & Swing at Sala Apolo: The Jazz & Swing session of Sala Apolo will become a “speakeasy” full of jazz, snitches, whiskey, red lips, glamour and excess. A tribute to the roaring 20’s where the Dry Law marked an era. Put your pair of suspenders on, striped pants and a Borsalino hat; fringed dress, ribbons in your hair and a pearl necklace. Perfume yourself with glamour! That will be your excuse to travel a century back and immerse yourself in the intensity and darkness that characterize those years. One Sunday per month, Apolo puts on its Sunday best for the popular and lively Jazz & Swing soirées with the Barcelona Jazz Orquestra. At these sessions, there is a magical and hypnotic atmosphere which takes us back to another era, where the big band puts music and rhythm to the meeting of Jazz lovers of all ages and more than a hundred dancers who make the concert a real party.
    Sala Apolo, c/ Nou de la Rambla 113, metro Paral.lel (L2, L3). Get your tickets in advance (€9,55).





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