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Our Tuesday evening yoga sessions started again! Our yoga teacher Brenda @_brendahofman_ helped us through all the poses while we listened to the sounds of the ocean. Afterwards we felt very relaxed and ready for our next Spanish classes. Who’s signing up for next weeks session?

No plans after your Spanish class? Grec Festival, Fiestas in Raval, Soundeat! and much more…

Monday, 08th July

  • Grec Festival:  The Grec Festival of Barcelona is the main event in the city with theatre, dance, music and circus. It’s a festival with a long history which celebrates its forty-third edition this year. Not only has the Grec become the main cultural attraction of the summer, but also as a reference point in the European festival calendar. During the entire month there are shows you can visit in different venues around the city. Check out the program here.

Tuesday, 09th July

  • Sardines, Vermouth and Music: From today and throughout July, the Vespres al Mercat will be on Tuesdays from 17:30 to 21.30. We will have the best producers with their products from the season accompanied by good music and a good atmosphere! Parc de les Tres Xemeneies, metro Paral.lel (L2 and L3).

Wednesday, 10th July

  • Montoya Film Night: A new event curated by our Partner and film director Charlie Reader. For this first edition today, short films around the theme of Beneath the Surface will be shown. Tickets: 5€ (one drink included) Doors open at 20:00 First screening at 21:00. Montoya, Carrer d’Àvila 32, metro Llacuna L4.

Thursday, 11th July

  • XVII Festes Alternatives i Populars del Raval: From today until Sunday there are concerts, diners, vermouths and activities in Raval during this alternative and popular festival. Check out the program here.

Friday, 12th July

  • Watch “Isle of dogs” under the Barcelona sky: In July and August, Sala Montjuic is showing a selection of the best movies of all time, with concerts, picnics and short films. All this next to the old castle on top of Montjuic. Doors open: 20.30, Concert starts: 20:45, Film starts: 22:00. There is a free shuttle service from Plaça Espanya. The stop is located between the two towers and runs from 20.15 to 21.30. You can bring your own chair, food and drinks or you can hire a chair and buy food and drinks on the spot. Or you can choose for an Eco-picnic, these are packed meals that you can order in advance. They include a burger, chips and a soft drink or beer. All for just 10 euros when you order in advance (25% less than if you purchase one on arrival). Tonight you can watch Isle of dogs (Original version in English with Spanish subtitles)! Get your ticket in advance. 

Saturday, 13th July

  • SoundEat! de Nit: One of the most anticipated summertime events of the year amongst fans of open air electronics, as part of the Jardins Pedralbes Festival. Two stages, the Principal and The Garden of Delights, to create two different atmospheres under one common denominator: unleash the hedonistic dance in a unique site… And we love it! Tonight from 17:00 to 02:00 at Jardins de Pedralbes
    Av. Diagonal 686, metro Palau Reial (L3). Get your tickets in advance (€20).

Sunday, 14th July

  • Swing at La Iguana: The week ends with the last dance in La Iguana! Every Sunday from 20:00 to 23:00, enjoy the best music! Free entrance! Check the resident Djs of La Iguana! Carrer de Rosés 46, metro Para lel (L2 and L3).

It is such a good idea to watch a movie on the beach in the evening. Every year in July and August Cinema Lliure organises a cinema on the beach, they inflate a huge screen and project very cool movies every Thursday at the Barceloneta beach. Last week we watched Viaje al cuarto de una madre. We brought snacks and drinks and enjoyed it very much.

No plans after your Spanish class? Concerts Els Vespres UB, Festival of song, La Fira del Poble Nou and much more…

Monday, 01st July

  • Bach, Mozart and Stravinsky (piano concert):  Lucas and Arthur Jussen are brothers who have been performing in public since early childhood and often together as a piano duo. Tonight they will perform at 20:00 at Palau de la Música, C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, metro Urquinaona (L1 and L4). Get your tickets in advance. 

Tuesday, 02nd July

  • Concerts Els Vespres UB: In July (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) you can enjoy concerts in the garden of the University of Barcelona, a unique space in the center of the city. Discover the most personal proposals of the emerging music scene.  The afternoon concerts start at 18:00. And when you get hungry there is “Caravan Made” for some fresh food. Garden Ferran Soldevila. Historical Building UB. Entrance by Carrer Diputació with Enric Granados, metro Universidad (L1 and L2). Free entrance. Limited space.

Wednesday, 03th July

  • Josh Stone at Festival Pedralbes: This summer the Festival Jardins de Pedralbes is full with great concerts until the 15th of July. Tonight it´s Josh Stone´s turn. It is absolutely worth it to go at least to one of the concerts, because of the beautiful garden, a wide space, in the open air, in touch with nature and with a historic appeal all concerts feel extra special. Make sure you have some drinks before you get into the festival because they are very pricey at the festival itself and you can’t bring your drinks to the concert itself. Make sure you will get your tickets in advance. Jardins de Pedralbes,metro Palau Reial (L3).

Thursday, 04th July

  • Barcelona Festival of Song: A festival to promote the Iberian and Latin American Vocal Repertoire, the centerpiece of the Barcelona Festival of Song is a Summer Course for classical singers, collaborative pianists, guitarists & musicologists focused on the History & Interpretation of the vocal repertoires in Spanish, Portuguese & Catalan. From today until the 13th of July. The concert starts at 20:30 at various venues in the city centre Check out the full program here. Reserve your free tickets here.

Friday, 05th July

  • La Fira del Poble Nou: If you like to try different beers from different countries, listen to live music, chill in the park, cool off in the sea and have a beer again…then go to La Fira del Poblenou this weekend. Friday 16:00 to 00:00, Saturday 12:00 to 01:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 22:00 on the Passeig Calvell with Rambla de Poble Nou, metro Llacuna and Poble Nou (L4).

Saturday, 06th July

  • CRUÏLLA 2019: From Wednesday until today. At Festival Cruïlla you will enjoy yourself throughout a summer weekend with close to 40 live shows distributed in several stages at the Parc del Fòrum de Barcelona. The headliners for the 10th edition of Cruïlla are Black Eyed Peas, Kylie Minogue, Foals, Bastille, Zaz and much more. Check the distribution of artists per day and decide which type of ticket you prefer. Parc Pòrum, metro El Maresme | Fòrum (L4).

Sunday, 07th July

  • Fleadonia: The market dedicated exclusively to recycling, second-hand and vintage takes place today. Plaça Salvador Seguí, metro Liceu (L3), free entrance, 11:00-19:00.

Yesterday after class we organised a pica pica in the garden. So when the students came out of class there was a full table of food and ice cold sangría waiting for them under the shade of the palm tree. 

No plans after your Spanish class? Drag party, Open air cinema at the beach, Give’me 5! market and much more…

Monday, 24th June

  • ¡LunEuro! Tacos for 1€:  After a long night dancing on the beach during San Juan you might not feel like spending time in the kitchen to prepare your meal. Then come with your friends and family to enjoy our delicious tacos! In Tacos Tacos you will find tacos from beef and chicken, butifarra with mushrooms and pork cheeks. Visit us at our 2 restaurants, Tapioles, Carrer de Tapioles 9, metro Parellel (L2 and L3) and Tamarit, Carrer de Tamarit 85, metro Poble Sec (L3). We wait for you with tacos, nachos and sauces!

Tuesday, 25th June

  • Loom (exhibition): Discipline: Illustration and Textile Art. LOOM is the instrument used to weave fabrics. Célia Esteves, founder of the carpet brand GUR, the illustrator Julio Dolbeth and MISCELANEA join ideas in this project to curate a collective exhibition of Portuguese and Spanish artists, inviting them to express themselves through the rough but delicate weaving of these typical Portuguese handcrafted carpets. In addition to the textile pieces designed by the invited artists and hand-woven by GUR, the exhibition will feature original illustrations. Until the 7th of July at MISCELANEA, C/ Guardia 10, Raval, metro Drassanes (L3).

Wednesday, 26th June

  • Eco-Drag PARTY: Start off your Pride Barcelona and celebrate inclusion and diversity in this Eden we all crave for. Set in a futuristic nature where thought-provoking and incredible performers become the new norm. Come party with us while abolishing frontiers and pushing boundaries! Drag shows, dance, interactive workshops, DJ’s and much more!!! Dress code: Drag Xtravaganza, Amazequeen, Fabulicious, Fierce, wild, and be yourself!
    Photo call with your favourite local Queens. Meet and Greet (included with VIP ticket) Get your make-up done by an army of Professionals and let your most wild inner self out! Projection mapping and futuristic nature designed and projected by Chino Cob!
    Instagram photo competition, tag #EcoDrag19the best photo will get free entrance to our next event. Tonight at 21:00 at Sala Bikini, Avinguda Diagonal 547, metro Maria Cristina (L3).

Thursday, 27th June

  • Open air cinema at the beach: Until the 1st of August the Barceloneta beach (playa San Sebastia) will turn into an open air cinema each Thursday. The movie starts around 21:00, before the big movie there will be shown a short movie. The movie from today is Viaje al cuarto de una madre (in Spanish with English subtitles). Check the rest of the program here. Cinema Lliure, playa San Sebastia, metro Barceloneta (L4). We might see you there because we are going every year with our students 

Friday, 28th June

  • Watch “Carmen and Lola” under the Barcelona sky: In July and August, Sala Montjuic is showing a selection of the best movies of all time, with concerts, picnics and short films. All this next to the old castle on top of Montjuic. Doors open: 20.30, Concert starts: 20:45, Film starts: 22:00. There is a free shuttle service from Plaça Espanya. The stop is located between the two towers and runs from 20.15 to 21.30. You can bring your own chair, food and drinks or you can hire a chair and buy food and drinks on the spot. Or you can choose for an Eco-picnic, these are packed meals that you can order in advance. They include a burger, chips and a soft drink or beer. All for just 10 euros when you order in advance (25% less than if you purchase one on arrival). Tonight you can watch Carmen and Lola (Original version in Spanish with English subtitles)! Get your ticket in advance.

Saturday, 29th June

  • Pride! BCN: Today one of the most awaited moments of PRIDE BCN will take place. Thousands of people will join the celebration. Check out the full program here.

Sunday, 30th June

  • Give’me 5! Todo a 5€:  A market concept where you will find stands of gastronomy, vintage, design and fashion, art and music; And where everything, absolutely everything, costs no more then 5 euros. From 11:00 to 19:00 at El Centre de la Vila, Carrer Salvador Espriu 61, metro Ciutadella Vila Olímpica (L4).

No plans after your Spanish class? Tombolo, Fiesta LGTBI at Gaixample, San Juan and much more…

Monday, 17th June

  • Elvis Presley Tribute at Casa Batlló:  Visit the iconic building designed by Gaudí and enjoy carefully selected musical performances. On the Casa Batlló roof terrace, under the sky of Barcelona. Tonight at 20:00 A tribute to Elvis Presley and to the original rock & roll. Al Sánchez is a Barcelona-born artist who fell in love with the songs of Elvis at just 10 and who has been performing on national and international stages along with his band for many years. Casa Barlló, Passeig de Gràcia 43, metro Passeig de Gràcia (L4). Get your tickets in advance.

Tuesday, 18th June

  • Barcelona design week: BDW is an event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar (Best architecture, design and technology events for 2019 per Dezeen). You have time until the 20th to enjoy Awards, Conferences, Exhibitions + Installations, Films, Market, Open doors, Opening Parties, Presentations and Workshops. Check out the full program here.

Wednesday, 19th June

  • La ciutat dels passatges (photo expo): The Photographic Archive of Barcelona presents a selection of the photographs awarded to the drawings and photographs competition that the City Council convened at the end of January of 1908 with the aim of documenting all the streets, squares and different spaces that had to disappear with the opening of the Via Laietana. The photographs constitute the only record of that territory that has disappeared. This fact makes them one of the most important collections of the photographic heritage of the city of Barcelona. From today until the 31st of October at Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, Plaça Pons i Clerch, 2, planta 2a, metro Arc de Triomf (L1). Free entrance.

Thursday, 20th June

  • Festival Pedralbes: This summer the Festival Jardins de Pedralbes is full with great concerts until the 15th of July. It is absolutely worth it to go at least to one of the concerts, because of the beautiful garden, a wide space, in the open air, in touch with nature and with a historic appeal all concerts feel extra special. Make sure you have some drinks before you get into the festival because they are very pricey at the festival itself and you can’t bring your drinks to the concert itself.
    Make sure you will get your tickets in advance. Jardins de Pedralbes,metro Palau Reial (L3).

Friday, 21th June

  • Tombolo! 落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster (concert):  An innovative synth popband called 落日 飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster. During their tour of Europe in 2019, they arrive in Barcelona for the first time in the hands of Tombolo to present the album they released in 2018 “Cassa Nova”. The Taiwanese band formed by 6 members has burst it after the self-editing of their debut album ‘Bossa Nova’ in 2011 which led them to make an extensive tour that ended with a performance at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, where they were nicknamed as “Asian city pop icons”. Tonight at 21:00 at La Nou, C/Àlaba 30, metro Bogatell (L4). Get your tickets in advance.

Saturday, 22th June

  • Fiesta LGTBI at Gaixample: Market, crafts, food, kids activities and the expected LGBTI Festival! From 15:00: MasterClass Dance, Salsa, Pole Sport, Personal Defense and Chi Kung groups. And from 18:00 live music and DJ´s. Organised by Pride Barcelona, Diputació 163, metro Urgell (L1).

Sunday, 23th June

  • Celebrate San Juan: The Sant Joan festival is often called “night of fire”, a special event in some parts of Spain (especially Barcelona) that celebrates the midsummer eve during the evening of 23rd of June every year. This night is one of the biggest, noisiest and craziest parties in Barcelona and is celebrated by the Catalans with fire, fireworks, Cava and cakes. There are some public fireworks at Placa de Sant Jaume around 19.30 but most of the people from Barcelona celebrate the Nit de Sant Joan on one of the Barcelona beaches.If you prefer being more quiet in order to experience the fireworks in a different way and with a fantastic view over the whole city of Barcelona, then we advise you to go to Guinardó or the Carrertera de les Aigües. There you have a marvelous view over all Barcelona and it feels like new years eve.So enjoy this special night, have fun and happy Sant Joan!

Last Saturday we took the train from plaza Catalunya, after a 10 minutes train ride we got of at Baixador de Vallvidrera and as soon as the train left we heard the birds sing and smell the fresh air of the forest. We walked up the mountain in two hours and sat down on the terrace in front of the church. We spent some time wandering around, some students took the elevator up to have an 360 degrees view over the city and the mountains. It was a great Saturday morning.