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The best gigs, festivals and nights out in Barcelona – find shows and book tickets


This week and beyond...

Bach in Barcelona

Dutch cellist Jurgen van Win is promoting this series of concerts that take place every Thursday. Every show features two of the six Bach Suites. Enjoy baroque music in Romanesque surroundings. (Reservations: 679305718 / 935892855).

  1. Sant Pau del Camp Sant Pau, 101, El Raval, 08001
  2. Mon Apr 27 - Wed Apr 29
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Carmen

  • Critics choice

The Gran Teatre del Liceu brings in this production, directed by Calixto Bieito, which caused a scandal when it was originally released in 1875, but over time has it been increasingly accepted. In the lead roles are Béatrice Uria-Monzon and Nikolai

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Wed Apr 29 - Sat May 2
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Morrissey

Morrissey must love Barcelona as much as we do. The former Smiths frontman is back in town just six months after his last visit with his latest album, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' (2014), the tenth of his solo career. The album is in line

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Wed Apr 29
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Opera and flamenco: History of a love affair

Maybe this is designed with the tourist in mind, but isn't it what we're here for? Enjoy this concert that brings together two genres that are theoretically very different, flamenco and opera, with a bit of zarzuela thrown in for good measure. The

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana Palau de la Música, 4-6, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Wed Apr 29
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BCN Gin Tunes & Roses: Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock has been one of the most respected names in rock and psychedelic folk since the late '70s, when he led the seminal Soft Boys. He himself has said that at that time they were trying to mix The Beatles with Captain Beefheart. In his

  1. Jamboree Pl. Reial, 17, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Thu Apr 30
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Boys in heels

Shoes with high heels were part of the basic uniform for mounted Persian soldiers – they helped in maintaining balance when the soldiers rose to shoot their arrows. In the 16th century, Shah Abbas, who had the world's largest cavalry, sent his

  1. Axel Hotel Aribau, 33, Eixample
  2. Thu Apr 30 - Thu May 21
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Round About Midnight: Jane Monheit

The precocious talent of this talented vocalist sparked when she was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition in 1998. Her first album was awarded the best debut album by the American Jazz Journalists Association, and the second topped the

  1. Coliseum Gran Via, 595, Eixample, 08007
  2. Sat May 2
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Tarantina

Tarantina is a weekly party for lesbians that until recently was held in C/Casanova. Now they're changing venues to the Best Sellers bar. Every Saturday night, you get a fun party where you can move your body to pop and dance hits and sip on some

  1. Best Sellers Bar Musical Aribau, 132, Eixample, 08036
  2. Sat May 2 - Sun May 3
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