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This weekend in Barcelona

Our editors' selection of the best galleries, concerts, gigs, cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs, films and more that you won't want to miss this weekend in Barcelona

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Our editors' selection of the best galleries, concerts, gigs, cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs, films and more that you won't want to miss this weekend in Barcelona.

The Blues Brothers

John Landis. USA, 1980. Original version, Spanish subtitles. 132'.

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star in this classic fast-paced musical full of cameos, rhythm and surprises. Jake Blues gets out of prison, and his brother, Elwood, tells him that the Santa Elena orphanage, the only home they ever knew as kids, is at risk of being closed down for financial reasons. So the guys try to raise money by getting the band back together by any means possible.

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Until Fri Jun 24

John Digweed + Undo

Critics' choice

It hasn't taken long for this clubbing master of ceremonies to make his name known around the globe. Labelled progressive, his sensual sessions provoke mass hypnosis, and can move 250,000 people at a time. We're not even going to bother listing all of his friends and collaborators or how many pies he's got his fingers in. Just know that tonight at The Loft, you'll want to be in the company of John Digweed.

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Until Fri Jun 24

Allioli Olé: Santa Petarda

On the last Friday of every month, the big gay Catalan party that is Allioli Olé turns the city upside-down in two counts: first, from 8pm to 9pm at Punto, get a two-for-one with 'pa amb tomàquet' (delish tomato bread). Get an invitation there that you can take to Tango starting at 1.30am to enjoy a wild night with go-go dancers in drag and DJs. They'll be handing out colour-coded stickers to make it clear if you're available (green), unavailable (red) or unsure (yellow). You'll be hearing lots of big Catalan music dance hits, testing out your drinking skills with the 'porró', and taking part in a photo contest that could win you a bottle of your favourite poison and ten mixers to go with for you and your friends.

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Until Fri Jun 24

30drop live! + DJ Kosmos + DJ Dafoe

The DJ 30drop started out in 1996 with a focus on Detroit techno and other seriously techno sounds, with a reference to industrial sounds of Birmingham as well. Over time he evolved more toward the industrial, the experimental and noise, and conceptually he started getting more and more interested in astrophysics, quantum physics and 'new science'. The music 30drop plays aims to relect the theory of multiverses via a solid techno with repetitive beats, cosmic melodies and syncopated harmonies.

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Until Fri Jun 24

Barcelona Eat Local Food Tours

Get an off-the-beaten-path cultural food tour experience within two of Barcelona's most iconic neighborhoods, Sant Antoni and Poble-sec. This tour in English takes you away from mass tourism and close to freshly made and local food from premium vendors who have been feeding Barcelona for generations and inspiring world-renowned chefs. On the Food Tour you will taste a dozen classic yet modern dishes, sip vermouths and cavas from old family-owned cellers, learn how locals source fresh products for their dinner tables, and discover modernista architecture from the 1900s, medieval routes and the people that shaped the history and character of these neighbourhoods. You'll cover approximately 2km in 3.5 hours.

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Mercat de Sant Antoni , Eixample Friday July 1 2016 - Saturday December 31 2016

Guided tours of La Torre de les Aigües

Following restoration works on this symbol of the  neighbourhood of Poblenou, it's now possible to take a journey through the history of the Torre de les Aigües del Besòs, one of the few remains still standing from the industrial past of Barcelona's coastal area. It was built in 1882 by the modernista architect Pere Falqués and is a quality example of local heritage. Standing more than 60 metres tall, it recalls the important project undertaken at the time to provide drinking water to the city of Barcelona. Today, you can appreciate the full significance of the space and its architectural structure with a visit to the Torre; the guided tour will take you back to Barcelona as it was in 1880, to the industrial past of Barcelona and Poblenou.

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Until Sun Jun 26

KDA + Wookie + Playless

KDA is a mystery. Nobody knows exactly who's behind those initials. Some say he's an English producer. Others say he's a famous artist who is well-known but for a different style. And you might hear that he's a new talent who just wants to hide his real name and identity. Whatever the truth is, his music speaks for itself with sublime remixes for artists including Chvrches, Vaults, Frances and Katy B. KDA's influences run the gamut from A Tribe Called Quest and Jill Scott to Maya Jane Coles and Tame Impala.

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Until Sat Jun 25

Mecal Air 2016

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.

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Poble Espanyol , Sants - Montjuïc Saturday July 2 2016 - Friday September 2 2016

Luis de Morales. Between the human and the divine

His name may not be as well-known as contemporary El Greco, but Luis de Morales was certainly one of the best Spanish painters of the 16th century. Dubbed 'The Divine' thanks to his concentration on works with religious themes, he painted using a style of extreme realism. Living at the time of the Counter-Reformation, and influenced by different schools including the Lombardy and Flemish ones, De Morales produced numerous portrayals of the Virgin mother and child, his meticulous, detailed approach creating rich, starkly memorable paintings that are very much of the Mannerist movement.

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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) , Sants - Montjuïc Until Sunday September 25 2016

Brian Hunt + Nacho Casado (La Familia del Árbol)

Double concert at Atrium with British/Spanish singer-songwriter and producer Brian Hunt, who was also a member of bands including Half Foot Outside and Templeton, and who was a key figure at the start of Russian Red's career. Hunt presents his latest EP, 'Love / Unlove' (2016). Sharing the bill with him is Nacho Casado, lead singer of La Familia del Árbol, which is his space-folk band that released 'Odisea' in 2015. His solo performance tonight features more intimate and stripped-down versions of his songs.

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Until Sat Jun 25

Time Out wine tasting

Travel round Catalonia via its wines, vineyards and wineries. From north to south, east to west, with this Catalan wine tasting you'll discover the terroir that makes Catalan wines so special and unique. Learn about traditional Catalan wine varieties and new trends. Each and every one of the wines you sample come from small producers who work their land using organic methods and with care and respect.

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25 Jun 2016

The Lumineers

The band from Denver (Colorado, USA) led by Wesley Shultz, who were nominated for 2013 Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album, bring their blend of folk pop to Barcelona. The Lumineers present their second album, 'Cleopatra' (2016), which they say was inspired by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, John Steinbeck, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

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Until Sun Jun 26

Brunch in the park: Magda + Benoit & Sergio + Bedouin + Hamid

Summertime also means the return of open-air electronica parties in the Joan Brossa gardens with Brunch in the Park. This is a great chance to enjoy the sunshine and top international DJs in stellar surroundings. The first session's headliner is Magda, a polish-born DJ who grew up in Detroit, and in 1998 hooked up with Minus and started opening for Richie Hawtin. With an open mind, Magda does whatever she feels like: from producing a high-quality tequila to collaborating in the fields of technoogy, fashion and art. She's on at 8pm, but from 1pm you can groove to tunes from Hamid, Bedouin, and Benoit & Sergio to warm up for a hot night.

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Until Sun Jun 26

Pride 2016: Illa Fantasia

To celebrate Pride family-style, what's better than a day with the kids splashing around on the infinite slides and pools at this water park? Good music, great ambience, sunshine and everyone in the pool!

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Until Sun Jun 26

Guided tours of La Torre de les Aigües

Following restoration works on this symbol of the  neighbourhood of Poblenou, it's now possible to take a journey through the history of the Torre de les Aigües del Besòs, one of the few remains still standing from the industrial past of Barcelona's coastal area. It was built in 1882 by the modernista architect Pere Falqués and is a quality example of local heritage. Standing more than 60 metres tall, it recalls the important project undertaken at the time to provide drinking water to the city of Barcelona. Today, you can appreciate the full significance of the space and its architectural structure with a visit to the Torre; the guided tour will take you back to Barcelona as it was in 1880, to the industrial past of Barcelona and Poblenou.

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Until Sun Jun 26

MiniGrec 2016: Opening party

Since it was first organised in 2013, the MiniGrec opening party has become a favourite with Barcelona families. It’s not a theatre performance, but you will get information about the family shows on the programme in July. Find out what’s on, and what you can’t miss in the fun setting of the wonderful world of the circus, the theme of this year’s party. The Amargós Rose Garden, that green foyer to the Teatre Grec, is the setting for activities and workshops linked to the circus arts. You'll find a master of ceremonies, live music and entertainment, as well as workshops to learn circus acts and a performance by Sabanni the clown with his magic show. It's an afternoon for the whole family to plan your summer full of stories, adventures and fun.

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26 Jun 2016

Tensal + Neiland + Audiolux

Héctor Sandoval (aka Tensal) is part of the PoleGroup label and one half of Exium. Two decades ago he released some of the best underground techno albums and toured the biggest clubs, and now he's opening the summer season of Astra Space Travel, along with resident DJs Neiland and Audiolux.

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Until Sun Jun 26

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