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Orquestra Nacional de Lió + Hélène Grimaud

  • Critics choice

The Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (also known as the OBC) participates from time to time in exchanges with other orchestras, especially French ones. Such is the case with the orchestra from Lyon, which is performing in

  1. L'Auditori Lepant, 150, Eixample, 08013
  2. Sat Jan 24 - Sun Jan 25
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(What’s the story) morning glory? Matías Inzunza

The classical music concerts in the Sala Apolo once a month are still going on, as a nice starter before lunchtime. The inaugural act in December was all about the piano, and this time it's a young guitarist on the bill who will perform a repertoire

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Jan 25
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Tankard + Crisix

This German band has been together for 30 years, doing what they call 'alcoholic metal', with thrash and speed where they sing the praises of getting really and truly legless, wasted, drunk. The self-proclaimed kings of beer present their 16th

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Sun Jan 25
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Jazz & Swing: Barcelona Jazz Orquestra

One Sunday a month, Sala Apolo gets all dressed up to welcome the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, and this time around Biel Ballester as well, who will perform jazz manouche from the 1930s. These sessions fill the hall with an almost magic atmosphere that

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Jan 25
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Ray Gelato & Barcelona Big Blues Band

Few musicians like the UK's Ray Gelato have managed to bring out such a playful, festive and communicative side of jazz as he has. As both a saxophonist and singer, Gelato has become the quintessential showman of swing without lowering the level of

  1. Jamboree Pl. Reial, 17, Ciutat Vella, 08002
  2. Sun Jan 25
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Untucked

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 Jan 27 - Tue Feb 17
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Club 4: Luca Fabiani + Pablo Luque

  El DJ torinès Luca Fabiani ve del món del goa trance i les raves però va ser a l’Space d’Eivissa on va desenvolupar el seu so més illenc. El 2011 esdevé resident del Club 4 de Paco Osuna i el 2012 engega un nou segell amb Stefano Lotti,

  1. City Hall Rambla de Catalunya, 2-4, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Thu Jan 29
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Frogs for Snakes

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The members of Barcelona-based acoustic trio Frogs for Snakes hail from the States (guitar/vocals) and England (bass and harmonica). Together, their music is anchored in the blues but encompasses a wide range of musical styles. The sound is both

  1. BlackLab Brewhouse & Kitchen Plaça Pau Vila, 1, 08039
  2. Sat Jan 31
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Cocktails & Jazz: Magnolia

Myriam Swanson, previously the volcanic voice of the band Mambo Jambo, takes the stage at the Milano to present her quartet, Magnolia. The band performs classics by Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, songs Swanson has been carrying in

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Sat Jan 31
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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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