Bizbarcelona

Bizbarcelona, the fair for entrepreneurs, SMEs and the social economy, is being held at the Montjuïc trade fair venue on 30 and 31 May. The event offers 190 conferences and activities, over 100 points offering advice from experts, 40 networking sessions and 70 exhibitors. The main new feature at this edition is the Biz Digital…

Tast a la Rambla

Tast a la Rambla is a culinary event being held from 7 to 10 June, bringing Rambla de Santa Mònica its usual wide range of gastronomy and complemented with the activities at the Aula Tast, located at the Arts Santa Mònica. The event includes live cooking displays, chefs’ recipes and tastings of cava, wines and…

Magic Nights at the Casa Batlló

Visitors can look around the different parts of the house and explore the universe of its architectural genius thanks to augmented reality. The visit concludes on the roof terrace, with a chance to try two drinks and enjoy live music. Performances will be given by a selection of artists, alternating periodically and offering concerts in…

The Fire!! festival returns

This year’s Fire!! film festival is devoted to minors, one of the most vulnerable LGBTI collectives. For several years the festival organisers have wanted to devote an edition to children who not only suffer as they feel different to others, but who also often have to face incomprehension by their family and school environment at…

Sónar 2018

The Sónar has been at the forefront of the electronic music and digital creation scene for a quarter of a century. The festival is an excellent barometer for the advanced music scene, bringing together renowned artists and emerging talents in musical and audio-visual production. Some of the names performing around the various stages for this…

Barcelona Design Week

Barcelona Design Centre (BCD) and the Fostering Arts and Design (FAD) association are joining forces this year to organise Barcelona Design Week between them. The event thus sees June’s annual FADFest festival become part of Barcelona Design Week. The Museu del Disseny and the Biblioteca de Clot are also collaborating, helping to highlight the social…

Primavera Sound

This year’s extensive line-up includes the comeback tour by the Arctic Monkeys; the first visit to the festival by Björk; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, presenting Skeleton Tree; The National; The War on Drugs; A$AP Rocky; Migos; Lorde and Jane Birkin, who will be singing songs in homage to Serge Gainsborough with an orchestra made…

Festival Matsuri

  Once again this year traditional Japanese culture comes together at the Moll de la Fusta wharf. The fifth edition of the Matsuri festival is on 26 and 27 May and is also an opportunity to meet Barcelona’s resident Japanese community. Over the weekend there’ll be traditional Japanese music and dancing, craftspeople and artists, street…

Twenty five years of Ciutat Flamenco

Ciutat Flamenco marks its 25th anniversary this year with eleven shows around nine different venues in nine different city neighbourhoods. The festival has become firmly established as a leading flamenco event in Barcelona, not only because it brings top names and the most interesting acts to the city, but also as it acts as a platform…

Barcelona’s taste trends

Dining out in Barcelona is a dizzying affair. With around 7,500 bars and restaurants scattered citywide, culinary allegiances run deep and turnover of new ventures is high. Catalunya’s is a cuisine of contrasts—be it sweet and savoury, or mar y montaña—and it should come as no surprise that strong regional pride and ties to Catalan identity…