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


This week and beyond...

Joaquín Sabina

After not having performed solo in five years, the maestro Joaquín Sabina returns to the stage to celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of his most acclaimed works, the unforgettable '19 días y 500 noches' (1999). It started out as a gift for his

  1. Palau Sant Jordi Pg. Olímpic, 5-7, Sants-Montjuïc, 08038
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 23
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Maria Stuarda de Donizetti

Inspired by the Schiller drama, and adapted by Donizetti for the opera – with the help of librettist Giuseppe Bardari – this is the tale of the confrontation between the queens of Scotland and England, Maria Stuarda and her cousin Elizabeth I.

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Tue Dec 23 - Sat Jan 10
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Taboo: Barcelona Burlesque Nights

Sala Apolo hosts the Taboo party, an evening dedicated to the best burlesque, a subgenre of variety shows and performing arts inspired by Vaudeville. National and international artists perform striptease numbers, live music, dance, comedy and magic.

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Tue Dec 23
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JjFox aka Chus Jodar

Chus Jodar (aka JJFOX) va néixer a Barcelona el 1978 i fa quatre anys que viu a Berlin, on dirigeix la seva pròpia plataforma musical, Shocked Music. És un dels habituals dels grans clubs de la capital alemanya (Katerholzig, Arena Club,

  1. Macarena Nou de Sant Francesc, 5, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Wed Dec 24
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Trilogia Mozart. Cosí Fan Dei Furbi

  • Rated as: 3/5

Script and direction: Gemma Beltran. With: Robert González, Queralt Albinyana, Anna Herebia, David Marcè and Albert Mora (alternating with Marc Pujol and Toni Viñals). The Dei Furbi company, winner of the Premio Max 2014 for best musical for

  1. La Seca Flassaders, 40, Born-Ribera
  2. Wed Dec 24 - Sun Jan 11
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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. Thu Dec 25
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Cocktails & Jazz: Chino & The Big Bet

Heading up bands like The Acoustic Blues Company, Down Home and Shine, Hernan Senra – better known by his nickname 'Chino' – has taken his music around Spain and Europe. Accompanying him are The Big Bet, featuring Rod Deville (double bass) and

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Thu Dec 25
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Concert de Sant Esteve 2014

  • Critics choice

St Stephen's Day wouldn't be the same in Catalonia without the traditional meal of canelons and the annual Christmas carol concert that's been organised for more than a century now by the Orfeó Català. The stars of the show are the Orfeó's

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana Palau de la Música, 4-6, Ciutat Vella, 08003
  2. Fri Dec 26
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Joan Colomo reinvents the radio format

For this special Christmas concert, singer-songwriter with an essence of punk Joan Colomo, along with his band, will do covers of the best songs from the radio format programming of yesterday, today and always: Camela, Sabrina, Raffaella Carrà,

  1. Sidecar Factory Club Pl. Reial, 7, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sat Dec 27
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Hard Resistance

Tralla de la bona. Sessió maratoniana de hard per la vena, a càrrec de Richie Gee (Barcelona), Barbers (Itàlia), Bels-on (França), Kanache (Veneçuela), Mark Rey (Barcelona), Cesc Zafra (Barcelona). Hard techno, nanos, hard techno!

  1. Upload Fooddanceclub Plaça Major, 9 (Poble Espanyol), Sants-Montjuïc
  2. Sat Dec 27
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