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SUMMER NIGHTS ON THE ROOF AT LA PEDRERA

July 3, 2017

The roof terrace at La Pedrera is offering live jazz concerts on Friday and Saturday nights from June 9th  till September 9th . This is a chance to behold spectacular views of the city from this building, accompanied by quality music.

This year’s program brings together young talent from the local scene and leading figures from the world of jazz.

The admission price includes a free visit to the Espai Gaudí, a unique journey through the work of the architect, followed by a concert on the roof,  an emblematic and suggestive place that invites you to experience architecture, night, city and music all at once.

 

For this edition, the following groups will be on scene:

 

Friday June 30th  and Saturday July 1st : The Black Barbies & Wet Dreams

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of July:  Marco Mezquida & Felix Rossy

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th : Pol Omedes with strings & Mallorca

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July :Underpool 5

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th :Jose Carra Verso

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August :Mayte Alguacil Trio Feat Enrique Oliver

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August :Guillem Arnedo alias Celeste & Band Feat. Jorge Rossy

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 August :Outerspace

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August :Martín Leiton Quartet

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September :Sofia Ribeiro Quartet

Friday 8th and Saturday  9th September : Michael Olivera Quartet

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Where: La Pedrera (Casa Milà) c. Provença, 261, 08008. Barcelona

Visiting hours:  Opening doors: 20:30h, Concert: 21:00 – 22:30h

Tickets: General admission: 30€ (includes visit to the Gaudi Space, concert and drink) https://tickets.lapedrera.com/site/LaPedrera/?linkref=125-nits-estiu-2017&_ga=2.135152561.1068303988.1496054897-1586595931.1496054854&lang=en

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MAKER FAIRE BARCELONA 2017

May 31, 2017

Let’s reveal the inventor, creator, engineer, innovative craftsman that lives inside of you! Let’s share experiences with others and get closer to the latest technologies and maker initiatives.

If you are a ‘Maker’, you have an appointment on 17th – 18th June at Barcelona Maker Faire 2017 (Fira Barcelona Montjuic, Pavellò Italià). Save the date and come with your family and your friends!

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Barcelona Marker Faire hosts the most inspired, talented and ambitious makers, enthusiastic to share all their knowledge and creativity through exhibitions, workshops, and interactive demos.

With the participation of leading international experts that will present and discuss the latest results and contributions in education, society, and economics, Barcelona Maker Faire wants to contribute promoting imagination, creativity, innovation and learning of new skills and ideas.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

Barcelona Maker Faire will be organized by Sonar+DFab Lab Barcelona and Soko Tech, with the support of Make magazine, Barcelona City HallIN(3D)USTRY and Obra Social ‘La Caxia’

 

Where:  Fira Barcelona Montjuic, Pavellò Italià)

When: 17th– 18th of June, 2017

Tickets: free, but must register in: http://barcelona.makerfaire.com/tickets/

“A VISTA D’HOTEL”: HOTEL TERRACE WEEK

May 31, 2017

This year 73 hotels in Barcelona have organized over 250 free activities for the Hotel Terrace Week, including live music, dances, cooking workshops, family and children’s activities, synchronized swimming and more.

For ten days, the public will be able to discover the a vista d'hotelterraces of many of the city’s hotels and enjoy their views in a summer atmosphere with family and friends.

The entrance to the terrace of the hotels taking part will be free of charge during certain hours in the schedule of activities, which can be consulted at www.mesqhotels.cat
Held in: H10 Port Vell – HB-004568.

Held in: Gran Hotel Havana Silken – HB-003916.

Held in: Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona – HB-004190.

Held in: Hotel Diagonal Barcelona – HB-004207.

Held in: Hotel America – HB-004153.

Held in: Gran Hotel La Florida Barcelona – HB-004263.

Held in: Hotel H10 Urquinaona Plaza – HB-004591.

Held in: Hotel Vincci Gala – HB-004592.

Held in: Hotel Barcelona Princess – HB-004302.

Held in: Hotel Claris – HB-003933.

Held in: Expo Hotel Barcelona – HB-003580.

Held in: Hotel Barcelona Catedral – HB-004271.

Held in: Hotel Barcelona Center – HB-004296.

Held in: Hotel DO: Plaça Reial – HB-004530.

Held in: Hotel Duquesa de Cardona – HB-004147.

Held in: Hotel España – HB-000073.

Held in: Gran Hotel Central Barcelona- HB-004280.

Held in: Majestic Hotel & Spa – HB-000038.

Held in: Hotel Mandarin Oriental Barcelona – HB-004403.

Held in: Hotel Miramar – HB-004370.

Held in: Hotel Novotel Barcelona City – HB-004414.

Held in: Hotel Ohla – HB-004451.

Held in: Hotel Olivia Plaza – HB-004389.

Held in: Hotel Pulitzer – HB-004213.

Held in: Hotel Pullman Barcelona Skipper – HB-004318.

Held in: Hotel Villa Emilia – HB-004329.

Held in: Hotel Granvía – HB-000012.

Held in: Hotel SB Icària Barcelona – HB-004247.

Held in: Hotel NH Collection Podium – HB-003985.

Held in: Hotel Royal Passeig de Gràcia – HB-004545.

Held in: Hotel Jazz – HB-004227.

Held in: B-hotel – HB-004319.

Held in: Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel – HB-004155.

Held in: Hotel Granados 83 – HB-004239.

Held in: Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I – HB-003961.

Held in: Hotel 1898 – HB-004349.

Held in: Hotel Bagués – HB-004440.

Held in: Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar – HB-004202.

Held in: H10 Universitat – HB-004211.

Held in: H10 Casanova – HB-004363.

Held in: Hotel Melia Barcelona Sky – HB-004358.

Held in: Hotel Arts Barcelona – HB-003984.

Held in: Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza – HB-003967.

Held in: Hotel Catalonia Eixample 1864 – HB-004249.

Held in: Hotel Catalonia Ramblas – HB-004379.

Held in: Hotel Ciutat de Barcelona – HB-004456.

Held in: H10 Art Gallery – HB-004616.

Held in: Hotel H10 Metropolitan – HB-004625.

Held in: Hotel Yurbban Trafalgar – HB-004627.

Held in: Hotel Cotton House – HB-004691.

Held in: Hotel Internacional Ramblas Cool Hotel – HB-000035.

Held in: Hotel The Serras – HB-004647.

 

Dates: From 2nd to 11th of June, 2017

Ticket: Free entrance

PRIMAVERA SOUND 2017

May 31, 2017

Groups and artists taking to the stage for one of Europe’s biggest independent and alternative music festivals include Arcade Fire, The xx, Frank Ocean, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange, Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, The Magnetic Fields and Mac DeMarco.

Artists from closer to home include Mishima, Anímic, El Petit de Ca l’Eril, Rosalía & Raül Refree and Les Sueques.

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The festival also seeks to bring music to the city in general with initiatives such as Primavera als Barris and Primavera als Bars, consisting of free performances at cultural centres and bars to promote up-and-coming local talent and offer more intimate shows.

Where:  Pl. Forum, 1, 08019 Barcelona

When: 31st of May – 4th of June, 2017

Tickets: Pass Primavera Sound 2017: 215€ + management costs, Admission Day: up to the beginning of the festival or while supplies, 80€ (www.ticketmaster.es , FNAC shops, Box office of El Parc del Fòrum)
Web:  http://www.primaverasound.es/index?lang=en

“DAVID BOWIE IS” – THE EXHIBITION

May 31, 2017

From May 25th 2017 the Design Museum of Barcelona will host the exhibition “Is David Bowie.” The show, a production of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, has already received over a million and a half visitors in eight cities over the world, between them Berlin, Paris and Chicago. This exhibition is the most visited in the 164 years of history of the British museum.

The Design Museum of Barcelona will be the only place in Spain to host the exclusive “David Bowie Is” exhibition. The always innovative and multidisciplinary dimension of the works of Bowie, connects with the commitment shown by the Museum and explore the connections between art and design, especially in the field of graphic design and fashion.

David BowieThe exhibition features more than 300 objects, including photographs, record covers, handwritten lyrics, original costumes, stage designs and new material of the artist during the past five decades, facilitated by David Bowie Archive. “David Bowie Is” is an in-depth look at how music and the radical individualism of David Bowie has inspired other artists to challenge conventions and look for freedom of expression.

The exhibition focuses on the diversity of the work of David Bowie, the variety of sources of inspiration and the close relationship between many disciplines and forms of expression. His music and his radical individualism not only influenced by artistic movements of fashion, design and contemporary culture, but Bowie also left their mark in these fields.

The exhibition revises retail career of this exceptional artist since the early years of David Robert Jones as a young artist until he became David Bowie, the famous global superstar.

In the exhibition you can see more than 60 costumes used in Bowie concerts, including the bodies of Ziggy Stardust (1972) designed by Freddie Buretti; the Kansai Yamamoto ostentatious creations for the Aladdin Sane tour (1973) and coat made from the fabric of the Union Jack designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the cover of the album Earthling (1997).

All this coexists with the greatest amount of personal belongings of the artist who has never been exhibited before: storyboards, handwritten letters and directories, as well as sketches, musical scores and texts that shows that Bowie is the result of the evolution of his creative ideas.

Where: Design Museum of Barcelona, Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08038, Barcelona

When: From 25th of May to 30th of July.

Visiting hours:  Monday from 16:00h to 20:00h, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10:00h to 20:00h, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00h to 21:00h

Tickets: General admission: 14,90 to 24,90€, Special: Children 3 to 11 years and over 65 years – 9:90€

LA VANGUARDIA – THE STATE OF THE RENTAL MARKET

March 29, 2017

We have scanned an article from the newspaper ‘LA VANGUARDIA’ that talks about the rental market in Barcelona. The headline says: ‘The flats that are for rent ‘fly’ with just 7 visits, and in the article it also says that the flats are rented sometimes in a few hours after being exposed in Internet. Although this article is from Barcelona, the situation is similar in Madrid.

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PETER HUJAR: SPEED OF LIFE

March 29, 2017

The exhibition ‘Peter Hujar: Speed of Life’ is the most detailed narration to date of the work of the American photographer Peter Hujar, with over 150 of his photos from the fifties through to the eighties.

Peter Hujar started his career as a commercial photographer in the fifties. However, he soon chose to move well away from the commercial sector and switched his focus to artistic photography instead. Closely linked to counter-culture movements from the time, he captured fragments of New York life in the seventies and portrayed the underground socio-cultural scene by photographing renowned artists and writers such as Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag and William S. Burroughs, as well as anonymous downtown characters.

peter-hujarPeter Hujar’s work falls within the photographic tradition of portraiture: he was a portraitist in everything he did. Whatever the subject – a lover, an actor, a horse, the surface of the Hudson River, or the gentle features of his own face – what moved and motivated Hujar was the spark in the encounter and the exchange between the artist and his subject, establishing a direct relationship with whatever he portrayed thereby revealing its true nature.

The route followed by the exhibition reflects the preferences of the artist, who systematically chose to present his photographs in vibrant, surprising and sometimes disturbing ways. Most of the photographs are grouped into sets, some of which reflect the artist’s recurrent concerns, while others exemplify his interest in emphasizing diversity and the internal contradictions in his work.

A distinguishing feature of his art is the invisibility of technique in his photographs and yet simultaneously his preoccupation with and care over it. Hujar produced his own copies and was also considered a good printer.

 

Place: Sala Fundació MAPFRE (carrer Diputació, 250, Barcelona)

Time: Exhibition available until 30th April 2017. Mondays from 14:00 – 20:00h, Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00, Sunday and holidays: 11:00 – 19:00h

Price: General admissions: 3€