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December 2015
Free

Wild Portrait: Art-science Exhibition

19 December, 2015 - 30 December, 2016
La Mandarina de Newton,
Carrer del Montseny, 12
Barcelona,
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wild portrait

Possibly the most fascinating and obscure exhibition Barcelona has ever seen! Wild Portrait is a tourist art-science exhibition co-produced by La Mandarina de Newton and Fundació MONA, with the support of Barcelona City Council. Chimpanzees are given brushes, paints and paper to create Wild Portrait paintings during their various moments of spontaneity. This enrichment project questions what is aesthetics and creativity? Is it something unique to humans? Or can these terms also be applied to other animals? Do other animals perceive their surroundings…

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January 2016

Metric Market ‘Sky and Earth’

January 1 - December 31
Metric Market,
Av. Diagonal, 505
Barcelona,
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Genesis

This funky restaurant, fabulously located in central Barcelona, will be hosting 7 exciting events throughout 2016. The events are based on the creation of the world and divided into 7 chapters. For each chapter an urban artist paints two murals in Metric space on two of the walls of the restaurant. Design, music, food and events is what defines them. The first chapter is ‘Sky and Earth’ will be held on January 5th between 18:00h-23:00h. They have selected Leon Ka a.k.a…

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May 2016
€10

Punk. Its traces in contemporary art

May 13 - September 25
MACBA,
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
Barcelona,
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punk

Born between 1976-78 in London and New York, the punk subculture is mainly associated with music, however, its influences are ever present in all forms of expression, including art. Usually straightforward with clear messages, and using minimalistic and satirical sensibilities, punk art is often concerned with political issues such as social injustice and economic disproportion. The use of images of suffering to shock and create feelings of empathy in the viewer is common, although alternatively, punk artwork may contain images…

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June 2016
€29

Magic Nights at Casa Batlló

June 9 - September 24
Casa Batlló,
Passeig de Gràcia 43
Barcelona,
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There’s no doubt about it, Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batllò is one of the most sophisticated and enchanting buildings on the opulent Passeig de Gràcia. This is the perfect place to discover the vibrant Modernist chapter of Barcelona’s history. Your curiosity will be rewarded as this unique house, full of colour and unusual perspectives reveals its many secrets. Its design is unlike anything you will have seen before, with intriguing materials and design ideas based on the natural world to explore in…

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€30

Summer nights at La Pedrera

June 17 @ 8:30 pm - September 10 @ 10:30 pm
Passeig de Gràcia,
Passeig de Gràcia
Barcelona,
Summer nights La Pedrera

Enjoy Casa Millà (La Pedrera) at night with live jazz music on the Roof-Terrace while comtemplating one of the most spectacular views in Barcelona. Includes a free visit to the Espai Gaudí (the attic) before the show, followed by a drink on the terrace. Fridays and Saturdays from 17 June to 10 September 2016.

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July 2016
€5 - €35

Sant Miguel Mas i Mas Festival

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - September 4 @ 11:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Barcelona, Spain
mas i mas festival

Summer in Barcelona would not be the same without the San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival! This event is now in its 14th edition and fills the city with good music during the hottest months. There is a wide variety of concerts performed in small venues like the Jamboree, Tarantos, Moog or the Born Cultural, and larger stages like the Palau de la Música Catalana, where a total of 8 concerts will be held, including the opening performance on 26 July,…

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September 2016
€10

Brazil Day Festival

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parc del Fòrum,
Rambla Prim 2
Barcelona,
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brazil

Brazil Day Festival will celebrate its eighth year with good music, food and film on September 4, 2016. Lenine, a two time Latin Grammy Award-winning songwriter, will be the festival’s headliner. The festival will feature more famous Brazilian music scene artists including Mariene de Castro, Veronica and Ferriani Chambinho do Accordion. The week before the festival, concerts are scheduled featuring Barcelona based Brazilian artists. Brazilian and Latino cuisine will be served by 18 restaurants in attendance this year. There will…

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Free

Brick by Brick exhibition at Museu del Disseny

15 September, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 29 January, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona,
(34) 93 256 68 00
Barcelona, 08018 Spain
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museu del disseny

The show features a selection of three hundred ceramic pieces applied in architecture, from Antiquity to the present. The works are from both the Museum’s own collections and from numerous European museums. It is the first exhibition that uses this type of ceramic, and works from the ancient world to the present. The exhibition highlights the importance and the continuing use of ceramic in architecture, as well as its traditions and innovations. Curated by the architect Pedro Azara, the show will start simultaneously with the Forty-Seventh…

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Free

Swab Contemporary Art Fair

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - October 2 @ 8:00 pm
Fira de Barcelona,
Avda. Reina Maria Cristina s/n Pavelló 2
Barcelona, 08004 Spain
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swab bcn 2016

Swab Barcelona is a Contemporary Art Fair at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona. This 4 day event is interested in the emerging art. 75 galleries such as In/Out, Focus Magreb and Cross-Bounders will participate to this 9th edition, throughout new curated programs. Swab offers a unique vision for the visitors making the contemporary art scene more accessible to the general public. Its committee is formed by gallery directors and art professionals not only make a selection of received applicants. Swab wants to…

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October 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Palau Sant Jordi

October 1 - October 2
Palau Sant Jordi,
Passeig Olímpic, 5-7
Barcelona,
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rhcp

Coming to Barcelona this October 1st and 2nd is world-renowned rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, at Palau Sant Jordi.  The American rock band formed in 1983, and has a unique genre style of playing rock with a primarily funk-like feeling, while taking elements from punk rock and psychedelic rock.  However, even if you’ve heard their recorded music, don’t miss out on seeing them live; the Red Hot Chili Peppers are known to improvise a lot during their concerts, so…

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