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The Time Out Barcelona hot list

The biggest and best things happening in Barcelona this week

Read on for our guide to the week's coolest events and most interesting venues. If you manage to tick off all ten, head back to our home page for daily updates on the best restaurants, cultural events, nightlife, and whatever else Barcelona manages to think up before our next Hot List is published on Monday.

Festa Major de Sants 2016

When the Grácia Festa Major finishes, it's time for Sants to throw their own big days-long neighbourhood party. This year, from August 20 to 28 you'll find Sants also decorates its streets in its own spirit, and you can watch and join in on 'correfocs' (fire runs), dances, lunches and dinners set up in the open air, and concerts in the Festa Major Alternativa, which include, for example, Troba Kung-Fu, who perform on Thursday the 27th at 9pm.

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Various venues Until Sunday August 28 2016

Brunch -In the Park: Tuskegee + Bas Ibellini + Maher Daniel + Jade

In August Brunch -In the Park has reigned over the Joan Brossa gardens every Sunday, and they close out the month in a big way on the 28th. The very special line-up is headlined by Tuskegee, an experiment that came out of the union of two heavyweights in the world of electronica and the name of the label that they share: we're talking about The Martínez Brothers and Seth Troxler. They'll give you a dose of Detroit house, with a cosmic taste that's just enough to send you into orbit. Up beforehand is Bas Ibellini, one of the biggest DJs on the London scene since the tender age of 14, when he started mixing hip hop with funk, rock, disco and anything he could put between himself and the turntables. And opening the day is Maher Daniel, San Francisco producer and DJ with a marked house and techno style, as well as Jade, with her deep, dark melodies and powerful basslines.

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Jardins de Joan Brossa , Sants - Montjuïc Sunday August 28 2016

Open Camp Europe

Open Camp is Europe's first theme park dedicated to sport. You'll find it in Barcelona's Olympic Ring on Montjuïc, giving a second life to many of the sport complexes that were built for the 1992 Olympic Games and have since been closed to the general public. The space is like a giant clock, and the idea is that you have one minute for each sporting experience – one minute of glory – and between each event is music for champions to keep you going. You can start off with Open Walk, which lets you imagine you're opening the Olympics for your country, carrying a flag and walking around the Olympic Stadium. Some events are self-explanatory, such as Open Sprint, Open Jump, Open Hurdles, Open Archery and Open Shooting. Test your skills at boxing, football, basketball, motorcycle racing and even shouting the loudest. There are plenty of other activities and experiences, some virtual and some real, and you can get videos and photos of your participation as souvenirs. Take advantage of these spaces made for Olympians that have long been only for show.

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Mas i Mas Festival: Zalon & The Gramophone All Stars Big Band

Teaming up tonight are British soul vocalist Zalon Thompson and The Gramophone All Stars, who have already played a successful show at the Blackmusic Festival and will now fill the Palau de la Música Catalana with soul and a tribute to singer Amy Winehouse. Thompson's confident voice makes him one of the UK's soul artists to watch.

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Until Tue Aug 23

CaixaForum Summer Nights: Concerto a tempo d'umore

This theatrical concert for all audiences comes to you from Jordi Purtí, author and director of 'Operetta'. A funny and musical show with a soundtrack made up of the best-known pieces of classical music by renowned composers. Twelve musicians and an orchestra director bring classical music to audiences via implausible situations. The idea is to reach a wide audience with famous tunes and fun gags, while still surprising those with more experience with classical music with peculiar musical arrangements and ingenious humour.

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Until Wed Aug 24

Bowie: The Session

This exhibition by British photographer Gavin Evans makes its Barcelona debut after passing through Berlin at the start of the year. Evans, known for portraits of such artists as Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Björk, Dusty Springfield, Juliette Binoche, Daniel Craig and Terry Gilliam, among others, dedicates this show to David Bowie. The exhibition includes plenty of shots of the iconic singer and composer that had never previously been seen by the public, including those done in 1995 for Time Out London.

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Espronceda , Navas Until Thursday September 1 2016

Toe + Caspian

A top contemprary instrumental music band from Japan makes their Barcelona debut. The quartet Toe, who've been together since 2000, present their third album, the minimalist 'Hear You' (2015). Sharing the bill are post-rock group Caspian, out of Massachusetts.

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Until Tue Aug 23

Art Nou: Rosana Antolí

The latest exhibition of the 'Cuando las líneas son tiempo' ('When Lines Are Time') cycle in Espacio 13 at the Funcació Joan Miró offers up the work of Rosana Antolí as a space where you can move under rules that you must constantly learn and unlearn. A space for multiple times, a gesture, a movement, a contact, dialogue and choreography.

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Fundació Joan Miró , Sants - Montjuïc Until Sunday September 11 2016


It's been 30 years since the death of Jacqueline, Pablo Picasso's second wife, muse and key figure in his life as well as in the development of the Picasso Museum. To commemorate that anniversary, the museum is putting on this special tribute exhibition.

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Museu Picasso , Ciutat Vella Until Sunday September 4 2016