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OBC + Hilary Hahn

  • Critics choice

Japanese conductor Kazushi Ono leads the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC), for which he'll be music director starting in September 2015, in an interesting programme that includes the premiere of an OBC score. There

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Sun Feb 1
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Churros con Chocolate: Carnival in Rio

Carnival is just around the corner, and where's the biggest Carnival celebration in the world? Rio de Janeiro, evidently. Churros con Chocolate did not want to miss their chance to get in on the festivities and go with the theme for their monthly

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Feb 1
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16th Banc Sabadell Festival del Mil·lenni: Tweedy

When Jeff Tweedy, singer, songwriter, guitarist and leader of Wilco, started working on what would be his solo debut – in his free time he was already producing albums for Mavis Staples, Low, and White Denim – he started rehearsals with the help

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Mon Feb 2
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Are you a fan of the reality competition TV series 'RuPaul's Drag Race'? Are you in the mood for spending some time with other fans of the series and watching old and new episodes? All this and more  can be yours, along with your multi-talented

  1. Aribau, 33, Eixample
  2. Tue Feb 3 - Tue Feb 17
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The Near Death Ensemble + Joe Wray & Laura Page

  • Free

Barcelona-based band The Near Death Ensemble and UK artists Joe Wray and Laura Page are featured at the La Finestra art gallery/performance space. The art exhibition opening is February 6 and 7, and The Near Death Ensemble, an

  1. La Finestra Baixada de Viladecols, 2
  2. Fri Feb 6 - Sat Feb 7
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Peter Loveday

Australian pop singer-songwriter Peter Loveday is one of the regulars on the live music circuit in Barcelona, where he has been established for years. With a career spanning four decades and six solo albums, Loveday emerged from the same scene in

  1. Sarau08911 Ramon Martí i Alsina, 32, 08911
  2. Fri Feb 6
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Primavera Sound 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 celebrates its 15th edition May 28-30 at the Parc del Fòrum, which just so happens to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the debut album by The Strokes. The New York revival garage rock band was the first to confirm their

  1. Parc del Fòrum Edifici Fòrum, Plaça de Llevant, Sant Martí
  2. Thu May 28 - Sat May 30
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Sónar 2015

If you know anything about electronic music, you know about Sónar. Now in its 22nd year, with the official title of International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, these days the parallel activities generate as much excitement as the

  1. Fira de Barcelona Av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, Sants-Montjuïc
  2. Thu Jun 18 - Sat Jun 20
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La Traviata

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

After an absence from Barcelona stages for 12 years, 'La Traviata' is back at the Liceu with a magnificent production featuring the stamp of David McVicar's intelligent stage direction, and the wise and poetic musical direction of Evelino Pidò.

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Wed Jul 8 - Sat Jul 18
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Festa Major de Gràcia 2015

The neighbourhood of Gràcia was once an independent town, only absorbed into Barcelona proper at the end of the 19th century. Its community spirit remains strong, as evidenced by the consistent hard work put into this annual Festa Major (‘big

  1. Various venues
  2. Sat Aug 15 - Sun Aug 23
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