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.
Casa Batlló invites you to spend a magic summer night on their Terrat del Drac (Dragon Terrace) enjoying a concert in their series that features a variety of genres, such as the Spanish guitar; soul, pop and R&B fusion; a truly Barcelona sound; or classic guitar accompanied by a flamenco performance. Choose a combination ticket for a full tour of the Casa Batlló, the concert on the rooftop terrace and two drinks; or the Magic Nights ticket, which includes the rooftop concert and two drinks without the tour of the building.Read more
Gloria Gaynor started her music career when she was just 19 years old, and in 1978 she recorded 'I Will Survive', which went on to become one of disco's major anthems as well as an empowerment song for many. These days Gaynor is just as active as ever, and in addition to singing she gives motivational talks, works with various NGOs and has published an autobiography. She performs at BARTS tonight as part of her 'Gloria Gaynor's Never Can Say Goodbye' tour, where she'll delight fans with the best disco tunes from the 1970s to today.Read more
The choreography from choreographer and dancer Eulàlia Bergadà alludes to festive delirium, mystical fever and physiological disorder, one of the fundamental concepts of the piece. It takes you a journey of sound and vision around the concept of delirium, understood as a cathartic state driven by the illusory fascination that allows a fetish of any kind, either sacred or profane, dragging you along and and bewitching you with its promise of happiness and infinite ecstasy.Read more
One of the supplemental events of Fire!! 2016 is this amazing exhibition of the work of French photographer Ferrante Ferranti, who plays with light and shadows to give viewers his own view of the sensuality of bodies, whether they're from here or there, men's or women's, clothed or nude, fleshy or bony. Erotica is everywhere.Read more
Tricia Evy is one of the new voices bringing freshness and originality to the current jazz scene. Born on the island of Guadalupe and now a residing in Paris, Evy comes to Barcelona's jazz mecca, Jamboree, for the third time with her repertoire full of jazz standards and traditional Antilles songs.Read more
If you love rock 'n' roll and you find yourself wanting more weekend on a Monday, you've now got a place to go and let yourself be taken over, body and soul, by the most primitive and speedy rhythms of rock: Motörhead, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Pixies, and whatever else DJ Nenazza feels like playing, who knows exactly how to get your heart pumping and your feet stomping. Summer Rocks!Read more
Jonathan Glanzberg has been a favourite on the Barcelona music scene for more than a decade. His music is inspired by the traditional blues of musicians like Robert Johnson and Son House, but his interpretation of their music is modern and very much his own. He has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Seattle Folk Festival, and El Festival Internacional de Blues de Cerdanyola. His music repertoire includes Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Bo Carter, Jellly Roll Morton, Mose Allison and his own compositions. He also plays regularly with local band The Dog Gones, of which he makes up one half of the duo.Read more
This show is dedicated to the drum, which symbolises the heart. In the end, everything is connection: from a rope to the smallest particle in our bodies. 'Brinca Bros' is also about connection: two elements that seek to connect, not only with each other, but also with the audience, with music, with movement and with the world as a whole. They seek this connection through improvisation and participation, because the show is open, so that each day it beats and is constructed differently. Positive energy, a cheerful attitude, hip-hop with a Mediterranean flavour and oodles of rhythm.Read more
For the eighth year in a row, Plaça del Baluarte in Poble Espanyol hosts the Mecal Air short-film festival, where the best shorts from the latest edition of Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Festival of Short Films and Animation, are shown. The screenings take place every Friday in June, July, August and September, and each session's programme features a specific theme: horror, sex, comedy, romance, etc.Read more
Plus, you won't want to miss...
Just 15 km from the city centre of Barcelona are vineyards that face the sea and produce salt- and mineral-infused wines from local grapes. Enjoy this day trip, where you can not only visit these vineyards but also experience an incredible wine pairing with a five-star menu prepared by the principal chef from SlowFood in Barcelona, Gonzalo Martínez. Catalan winemaker Oriol and Martínez will put on a dazzling food and wine show, and guide you on your exploration of wines from Alella and Mediterranean cuisine.Read more