Weekend: When the sun goes down it’s time for open-air film!

Watching films in the open-air becomes something of a ritual on summer evenings every year. Various film sessions are being organised in the city, mostly with free admission, offering a chance to enjoy quality films by the sea, next to a castle under the stars, or in front of a community centre converted into a…

Grec 2017

July sees El Grec fill Barcelona with theatre, music, dance and circus. The festival is over forty years old and has become the main cultural attraction in the city in the summer. The numerous spaces which make up the festival circuit have been grouped together under the names of Grec Montjuïc and Grec Ciutat. They…

July evenings at Montjuïc Castle

On Sunday evenings in July, Montjuïc Castle will be the scene for four open-air concerts. The first is on 2 July, with In The Mood, while on 9 July it’s the turn of Pixie Dixie and on 16 July it’s Laia Badrenes with her Ànima Groovera project. The series rounds off on 23 July with…

Music in the Parks

An enjoyable series of free open-air concerts are being offered up until the end of August as part of the 22nd edition of the Music in the Parks season, with classical music, jazz and groups performing in the city’s parks and gardens. The series offers classical music concerts, jazz, performances by the Barcelona Municipal Band…

Summer nights on the roof terrace at La Pedrera

The roof terrace at La Pedrera is offering live jazz concerts on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 June to 9 September. This is a chance to behold spectacular views of the city from this building, accompanied by quality music. This year’s programme brings together young talent from the local scene and leading figures from…

Sónar

The carefully planned line-up for this pioneering cultural event makes it a top class international festival. Once again this year, the Sónar combines artistic, recreational, avant-garde and experimental dimensions with the latest trends in electronic dance music. The trade fair venue in Montjuïc will be the scene for the concerts and showcases for Sónar by…

Festival Jardins de Pedralbes

Musicians and groups taking to the stage for this edition of the festival at the Jardins del Palau Reial de Pedralbes include Yan Tiersen, Sting, Rosana, Ludovico Einaudi, Rufus Wainwright, Noa y Pasión Vega, Manel and Tony Bennett. Family Music Day is on 11 June and includes a host of activities, workshops and concerts for…

Nou Barris holds its local festival

Thanks to the collaboration of residents’ associations, local organisations and retailers, Nou Barris is holding its festa major from 9 to 14 May, with a variety of activities for young and old alike. You’ll find processions, gatherings of giants, trade fairs, human towers, havanera singing, fire runs, concerts, dances, communal meals, theatre, competitions, a healthy…

Museum Night

This initiative by the Council of Europe involves thousands of museums across Europe and this year reaches its thirteenth edition. The activity forms part of International Museum Week and consists of open days at museums. Participating museums will be organising various activities such as concerts, poetry recitals, dance displays, workshops and guided tours, enabling the…

Weekend: Grand finale for the Sagrada Família local festival

The Sagrada Família neighbourhood goes into the final days of its local festival with a programme brimming with tradition and some thirty activities for all sorts of tastes. Culture also features strongly in the city over the three-day weekend with the children’s film session Un Dia de Festa at the Cinemes Girona, and the thirteenth…