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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.

Mas i Mas Festival: Ramón Valle Trio

Cuban pianist Ramón Valle is back at Jamboree with his new album, 'Take Off', recorded as part of a trio. The collection features his own tunes as well as very personal versions of diverse songwriters such as Jerome Kern, Stevie Wonder, Michel Legrand, Leonard Cohen, and a style along the lines of Sufi music with a Caribbean flair.

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Jamboree , El Gòtic Friday August 26 2016

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

Africanism at the CCCB: Mû & Sasha + animated film + DJ Conga

It's the last of the three nights of music and film brought to you by the CCCB and Radio Africa. First up is the energetic Afro-Latino beats that DJ Conga (9.30pm) spins, followed by a line-up of animated films by African film-makers (10pm), and finishing off with a concert by the duo of musician Mû Mbana from Bolama (Guinea-Bissau) and cellist Sasha Agranov, originally from Russia.

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CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona , El Raval Friday August 26 2016

Outdoor cinema: Dirty Dancing

Emile Ardolino. USA, 1987. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 97'.  

It's a new sing-along session during the summer nights cycle at Poble Espanyol, where you can sing à la karaoke with the subtitled songs in 'Dirty Dancing', that '80s classic set in the early '60s starring Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle, a dance teacher and consummate lover. Jennifer Grey is Frances 'Baby' Houseman, a bored and innocent 17-year-old who meets Johnny at the summer retreat where he works. They're from different social classes, but when the music plays and they dance to the rhythm of dirty dancing, the differences that separate them disappear.

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Poble Espanyol , Sants - Montjuïc Friday August 26 2016

Mas i Mas Festival: Marc Ferrer Trio & Convidats

Pianist Marc Ferrer, one of the swingingest musicians on the Catalan scene, presents his lastest album, '3 coffees', accompanied by his trio and special guest musicians who contributed to the record. Singing with them are Laia Porta and Agustín Burriel, and on sax are Big Dani Pérez and Giani Gaggliardi, and on guitar, Pablo Ruiz.

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Jamboree , El Gòtic Tuesday August 30 2016

Mas i Mas Festival: Cosmosoul

Made up of five musicians from five different countries (Guinea, Argentina, Nigeria, Spain and Italy), Cosmosoulis one of the acts to watch on the 'made in Spain' new soul scene with their sound based in black music from the African continent to Detroit and everything in between.

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Jamboree , El Gòtic Saturday August 27 2016

Vivian Maier. In Her Own Hands

The Fundació Foto Colectania hosts an exhibition of photos taken by this nanny who, since being discovered by chance a couple of years before her death in 2009, has captivated audiences with her images. The story of the photographic legacy of Vivian Maier has become part of her legend. In 2007, John Maloof, a young history researcher from Chicago, bought the belongings of an unknown woman called Vivian Maier in a small neighbourhood auction. What he couldn't have expected was that they contained an immense body of photographic work, more than 120,000 negatives, home videos and sound recordings, which would change the history of photography.  

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Fundació Foto Colectania , Sant Gervasi - Galvany Until Saturday September 10 2016

Festa Major de Sants

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

The Spanish guitar in concert: Barcelona Guitar Trio

Three top Catalan guitarists, Manuel González, Xavier Coll and Luis Robisco, get together in concert to offer a repertoire of music by Isaac Albéniz and Astor Piazzolla and guitar arrangements of jazz tunes and others by Paco de Lucía. They're accompanied by dancers Jose M. Álvarez and Carolina Morgado, and persussionist Paquito Escudero.

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Palau de la Música Catalana , Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera Wednesday August 31 2016 - Friday December 30 2016

Summer nights at La Pedrera: Marc Ferrer Trio & Gianni Gagliardi

This trio led by Marc Ferrer brings back the sound and style of the best of piano trios à la Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Junior Mance, among others. The trio is joined tonight by Gianni Gagliardi, originally from Barcelona but now living in New York. Have a look around the Espai Gaudí, and enjoy the concert with a drink.

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La Pedrera , Dreta de l'Eixample Until Saturday August 27 2016

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

Today's 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, 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

Mas i Mas Festival: Trio Pedrell

The classical music concerts organised in El Born Centre Cultral and in the Palau de la Música Catalana in recent weeks by the Fundació Mas i Mas are coming to an end. But before they do, next up is this trio featuring Christian Torres (violin), Ferran Bardolet (cello) and Jordi Humet (piano). The repertoire includes compositions by Franz Schubert, Enrique Granados and Johannes Brahms.

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El Born Centre Cultural , Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera Sunday August 28 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. This show is staged by the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, an iconic site on Montjuïc that houses the world's most important collection of Romanesque art and Catalan modernisme.

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

Festa Major de Sants

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

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