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.
Exhibition featuring a selection of drawings that make up part of the collection 'Los papeles del Siglo' ('The Papers of the Century'). This collection contains 2,546 forgotten papers that the artist has found in books over the years while working in a second-hand bookshop.Read more
La Veronal. Dir. Marcos Morau. Dramaturgy: Pablo Gisbert – El Conde de Torrefiel. Dancers: Joaquín Collado, Jony López, Joachim Maudet, Lorena Nogal, Shay Partush, Manuel Rodríguez, Marina Rodríguez and Giacomo Todeschi.
After transporting us to Siena, Russia, Iceland and Japan, dance company La Veronal plunges into the darkness and shadows that hold sway in the depths of the Voronja cave, an underground cavern more than 2,000 metres deep, located in Georgia in the Western Caucasus. It’s the ideal setting for an exploration of evil such as the one embarked upon by La Veronal – a company with an international reputation that is directed by Marcos Morau – which was formed in 2005 by a group of artists from the worlds of dance, film, photography and literature in search of new forms of expression.Read more
Spike Jonze. USA, 2013. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 126'.
A single man (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with the female personality and voice of a computer operating system (Scarlett Johansson). With a screenply by Jonze himself, 'Her' is an unsettling yet emotional fable that tells us a lot about the state of things today, where it's easy to confuse the real and the virtual. (Read the Time Out review.)Read more
Anyone who went to the first edition of Vida (which means 'life' in English) last year enjoyed rediscovering what a real summer festival is. No queues or overcrowding, and stages set up in lovely settings such as forests, lighthouses next to the beach and even on board a fishing-boat... Vida is life! This year it's back with a second outing that promises to be as memorable as that inaugural edition.Read more
The seventh edition of Barcelona Harley Days roars into town, an unmissable event for lovers of the motorcycle brand and speed machines in general. Three days of free activities for all ages including exhibitions of different motorbike models, test drives, guided tours, competitions and the iconic flag parade through the city's streets. With organisers expecting around 20,000 motorcycles and a million visitors, one of the highlights this year is the 1928 model JD, restored by Fanàtics Motos Històriques and which was used as part of the Guàrdia Urbana's fleet during Barcelona's 1929 International Exposition.Read more
Carlos Marques-Marcet. Spain, 2014. Original language, English subtitles. 98'.
The Sala Montjuïc opens its season in the Fossat de Santa Eulàlia with the screening of this contemporary love story with just two actors that shows a sign of our times: long-distance love in the midst of the era of globalisation. Before the film there will be an exclusive concert by the trio Joan Pons, Joan Colomo and Mau Boada (8.45pm).Read more
Stripart is an art exhibition that covers more than 600m2 and includes work by over 100 up-and-coming young creatives. For a fortnight each year, the Guinardó Civic Centre becomes a huge stage for expressive forms of art, where there are no set themes, no established disciplines, and the only requirements are that the projects, as a result of research and hard work, are innovative and break stereotypes. The programme includes exhibitions, performances, evening events, illustration and family workshops, plus other activities that you'll find on their programme (in Catalan).Read more
The Minnesota genius is back in town five years after his last appearance. One of the most influential singer-songwriters in the history of popular music, creator of classics that have impacted several generations, is, at age 74, still in top form, as evidenced by his latest (and 36th) album, 'Shadows in the Night' (2015), which features versions of ballads popularised by Frank Sinatra. He's also got the 2014-released 'The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete' out, which is a compilation of previously unreleased recordings Dylan made with The Band in 1967.Read more
Palo Alto Market inaugurates its Summer Edition, two seasonal editions that will feature its popuar street food, live music and workshops for the family alongside the stalls selling all manner of gorgeous items. A new feature is the Concept Gallery, which each month will bring together a number of labels that are hot tickets at the moment – this time around Twothirds (which will present its collaboration with Vans), Equals Equals For All, Elaine Van Ree, Papp Uv and Kupuri, among others, will be taking part.Read more