Barcelona’s best clubs

You may have heard there’s quite a nightlife in Barcelona. The rumours are true, and these are some of the city’s favourite clubs. Whether you want to groove to R&B, funk or jazz, bang your head to rock, dance until sparks fly to disco or pop, or squint and nod your head to the best…

Barcelona Sona

This twofold initiative aims to warn of the increase in noise, as well as promoting certain sounds (water jets in fountains, birds, bell towers etc.) as audible heritage. To this end, and coinciding with International Noise Awareness Day on 25 April, various free activities are being organised around the city for all sectors of the…

Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Concert Hall The violin concertos The Four Seasons are Vivaldi’s best known work, one of the most popular in classical music. The Palau de la Música is offering a chance to rediscover the work on 28 April with a concert by the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, the Cor Madrigal and the violinist and conductor Sergei Malov. Malov…

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite met each other thanks to John Lee Hooker. The legendary musician thought they should play together and so they recorded No Mercy in This Land, an incredible blues disc which they will be performing live at the Sala Barts on 27 April as part of their international tour. No Mercy in…

‘Inject Love’ at the Casa Batlló

The art exhibition ‘Inject Love’ can be seen in different parts of the Casa Batlló from 20 April to 12 March. The display consists of sculptures, photographs and installations offering a slightly ironic dialogue on love, and at the same time creative ideas on demonstrations of love. The Belgian authors Brusse and Hanse Cora have…

Spring festivities in Barceloneta

A new edition of Barceloneta’s spring festivities takes place from 20 April to 27 May. Once again this year the Barceloneta neighbourhood is gearing up to give spring a festive welcome. The numerous acts being organised include a tribute to the poet Paco Jover on Sant Jordi’s Day, and International Dance Day on 27 April….

April Fair at the Fòrum

The marquees for April Fair of Catalonia’s return to the Parc del Fòrum this year. The lighting up of the gateway to the enclosure officially inaugurates the event and will take place on Friday, 27 April. The enclosure is open until6  May. Sevillana dancing, a great atmosphere and typical pescaíto fried fish are central elements to a festival…

Auteur film

The latest in emerging talent, new trends and films which have been acclaimed at international events all make up the D’A Film Festival, the auteur film festival which also offers a chance to meet authors and chat with them about their work. The programme for this edition includes the first screenings in Spain of The Green…

Homage to Ada Lovelace

Zoe Philpott performs ‘Ada.Ada.Ada’, a show based on the British mathematician and physicist Ada Lovelace. The London dramatist Zoe Philpott performs Ada.Ada.Ada at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), an immersive show on technology and gender which condenses the life and legacy of Ada Augusta Byron King (London, 1815-1852), better known as Ada Lovelace. A…

La Nit del Drac

La Nit del Drac is held on the eve of Sant Jordi and pays homage to writers who have an anniversary of some sort this year. Literature fills Plaça del Rei at 8.30 pm on 22 April as La Nit del Drac, or Dragon Night, pays homage to figures from Catalan literature who have anniversaries…

Bioblitz

The botanical gardens in Montjuïc set the scene for this activity. Barcelona is one of the cities which for some years has been organising the Bioblitz, a nature discovery activity consisting of an intensive biodiversity census carried out by scientists with the collaboration of the general public. Bioblitz is organised by the Natural Sciences Museum…