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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.

Hipermerc'art by Moritz

Following in the steps of the emblematic exhibition of the Galería Vinçon, the Galería Safia and Moritz are hosting the 32nd edition of the Hipermerc'art, a market where you'll find paintings, sculpture, photography and graphic artworks from some 30 artists, among them the likes of Bruna Valls, Julia Mariscal, Marta R Gustems, Gemma Capdevila, Tatiana Blanque, TV Boy and Andreu Buenafuente. This year Korean artists have been invited to show of their works as well, and Amnesty International will also have a presence via five artists who participated in the exhibition 'No penso callar', which served as a marker to celebrate the organisation's 55th anniversary.

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Fàbrica Moritz , Eixample Until Sunday January 8 2017

Chelsea Davine: Element solo show

'Element' is a solo show of recent work by Barcelona-based British artist Chelsea Davine based on the five elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Aether. This body of work encapsulates those elements and contains work based on steel and canvas. Davine captures the four main elements in her work in their simplest form – the swell of the sea or moments when the waters are cold and calm, the land shaped by ‘lines of desire’, the air as it hangs heavy with a pending storm, or the hypnotic power of a fire in a hearth. Aether is a more intangible quality. For Davine it is where these elements connect: at the shoreline, as the sun sinks below the horizon, the atmosphere around a hunter’s moon or in the gloaming of a summer’s evening. It could even be where inspiration lies or the connection between the viewer and the artwork.

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Kaoni Gallery , Sarrià - Sant Gervasi Monday December 5 2016 - Friday January 6 2017

Ellyn Daniels: Free Pro Stand-up Show

Ellyn Daniels is an internationally touring comic who has appeared on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' and Oxygen's 'Funny Girls'. Her web series, '30, Debt Free & Far From Happy' will be in competition at the 2016 New York Television Festival. And now's your chance to see her headline her unseen extended set. Before Daniels takes the stage, some of Barcelona's funniest comedians get you warmed up for this recorded show. And afterwards, stick around for live music into the wee hours. The show is free, but space is limited, so be sure to RSVP on the Facebook page to ensure your spot, and be sure to get in some great craft beers from the bar as well.

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02 Dec 2016

POPair: 9th AnniBEARsary

POPair celebrates nine years of parties in five different venues (and a swimming pool), with dozens of guest DJs, hundreds of happy bears (and their corresponding chasers), thousands of hits to dance and sweat to, millions of stray beard and chest hairs... It's shaping up to be the most ursine party in POPair's history, with a photocall and DJs Souver and Albertoto. Don't miss your chance to toast the team surrounded by loads of big and hirsute friends.

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Until Fri Dec 2

Dusky + Lemmy Ashton

Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, known as Dusky, are part of the generation of English artists who are currently renovating house music. Their work mixes classic house, deep techno and avant-garde electronica. They've released music with Ajunadeep, Aus Music and 17 Steps. Their latest collection is 'Buckets' (2016).

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Until Fri Dec 2

Palo Alto Market: Extraordinary Projects

To celebrate the upcoming Christmas season and its own anniversary, Palo Alto, one of the most popular markets in the city, is putting on two editions this month featuring extraordinary works by contemporary designers and artisans. The first takes place as usual on the first weekend of the month, with projects that are highlighted for their creativity, social value, respect for the environment and, especially, for the human story behind them. Live music will be brought to you by the band Man Ex Máqina, Valencian artist Salfumán (aka Sandra Rapulp), Tonia Richards from London, Indian-Australian artist STAV, and Marion Harper with English and Uruguayan roots.

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Sunday December 4 2016

OBC for kids

The Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra (OBC), founded in 1944 and with a residency in Barcelona's L'Auditori, regularly performs concerts for schools and families, and this is one such session. On the programme are classic pieces by Mozart, Stravinsky, Händel, Back and Manuel de Falla, among others, to introduce the little ones in your family to the universe of symphonic music.

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03 Dec 2016

OSO WinterFest

The Sant Miquel Monastery in the Poble Espanyol and surrounds dress up for winter with this pre-Christmas festival to get everyone in the mood for the holidays. Over two days you can wander around among food trucks with delicious offerings, a market in the middle of a forest with items from local designers, cinema sessions with screenings of films such as 'Love, Actually', 'Home Alone', 'It's a Wonderful Life', and live performances by PAVVLA, Deco Pilot, Josh Parker, Gigi McFarlane and Enric Verdaguer.

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Sunday December 4 2016

Give Print a Chance

Give Print a Chance! Print Workers Barcelona organises the third edition of this silk-screen printing market, a must for anyone who loves limited editions and graphic art. For two days in their Gràcia headquarters, discover some 30 national and international artists, as well as creators linked to Barcelona such as  Miguel Bustos, Do the Print, El Marqués, Monostéreo, Clara Muro, Ramón Paris, Agustín Sousa and more.

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Sunday December 4 2016

Jain

This French singer-songwriter from Toulouse brings to Barcelona the songs from her first album, 'Zanaka' (2015), full of musical influences that go beyond pop, taken from different countries and cultures: Arabic percussion, African beats, electro, reggae, soul and hip hop.

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03 Dec 2016

D I R R T Y Barcelona: Hilarious Unsanitary Comedy

So wrong but so right, Elena Gabrielle and Rachman Blake perform a night of unsanitary comedy. They believe the best way to meet someone is laughing, talking and sharing a D I R R T Y experience, so they present D I R R T Y Barcelona –an event where people hear professional storytellers, singers, and performers talk about a time they got played, made, or just tangled up in that D I R R T Y stuff. (Due to popular demand, two shows are on tonight, one at 7pm and one at 9pm.)

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03 Dec 2016

Ultrapop

The party that has revolutionized Madrid's nightlife scene has come to Barcelona! Every Saturday it's an Ultrapop night, featuring renowned mistress of ceremonies La Prohibida; a heterofriendly ambience filled with hit songs from across genres and eras; DJs and regular artists from the Madrid scene (Las Juanettes, Abel Arana, Cascales, Kika Lorace); and a huge hall, Safari. The Barcelona version will also include local artists such as Purpur, Souver DJ and Bulma Beat. This Saturday it's Lolito Malibú and Perotutehasvisto at the decks.

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Under Club , Sants - Montjuïc Saturday December 10 2016 - Saturday January 21 2017

OSO WinterFest

The Sant Miquel Monastery in the Poble Espanyol and surrounds dress up for winter with this pre-Christmas festival to get everyone in the mood for the holidays. Over two days you can wander around among food trucks with delicious offerings, a market in the middle of a forest with items from local designers, cinema sessions with screenings of films such as 'Love, Actually', 'Home Alone', 'It's a Wonderful Life', and live performances by PAVVLA, Deco Pilot, Josh Parker, Gigi McFarlane and Enric Verdaguer.

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Sunday December 4 2016

Adam Beyer + DJ Herr

Swedish artist Adam Beyer bought his first set of turntables as a teen, and he was working in clubs practically the next day, spinning hip hop and acid house. With 'Drumcodes' in 1995, he started forming his hard and percussive style based on loops. Now his experience and youth have made him something of a young veteran, and he can go from tribal techno with touches of funk to a cold but groovy minimalism.

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Sunday December 4 2016

Churros con Chocolate: London... 19th Century

The gang at Churros dress up Victorian style and claim as their own the murky Thames of 19th-century London, Jack the Ripper and the bloodiest gangs, Pickwick, the Industrial Revolution and the hunting parties of the poshest and most inebriated lords. To liven up your journey back in time, the DJs on hand are Chica Barata, Cheap Son, Hidroboy and Boccachico. At the Anti-Churros party in Apolo's La [2], join the furry party with the guys from Bear Pride 2017 (The 2 Golden Bears, Heroe of Hits, Mr. Pin Up, Oscar Marandos, Morlex, and animation from Underbear). And if you still need to shake your booty, starting at 1am, and also in La [2], dance on with Chica B and Hernán Lagos.

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Sunday December 4 2016

Christmas: Fira de Santa Llúcia 2016

One of Barcelona's most traditional fairs, having been staged since the late 18th century, you'll find all manner of Christmas ornaments and gifts on sale there. The main attractions are figures for the nativity scenes than many Catalan families set up in their homes at this time of year. They come in many different sizes, and you'll find an amazing range of characters and accessories beyond the essential Holy Family, shepherds and three kings. Most surprising to visitors is the 'caganer' – which literally means the ‘defecator', and is usually a man dressed in traditional Catalan costume who squats in the corner of the crib, apparently to represent the returning to the ground of what we take out it. Some innovative soul decided to start creating caganers in the shape of contemporary celebrities, meaning you can buy likenesses of Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Leo Messi all doing their natural business, which could arguably be the most original Christmas present you'll find this year.

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Avinguda de la Catedral , El Gòtic Until Friday December 23 2016

Un Thyssen mai vist (Unseen Thyssen)

To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, which will be celebrated in 2017, Barcelona's CaixaForum hosts this selection of 62 works (with 8 paintings that are usually part of the MNAC's Thyssen collection) that, as the name implies, are on show outside of Madrid for the first time since the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection was acquired by Spain in 1993. The exhibition includes works by Fra Angelico, Bellini, Brueghel, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Cézanne, Pissarro, Picasso, Chagall and Hopper, among others.

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CaixaForum , La Font de la Guatlla Until Sunday February 5 2017

La Traviata

Following the success run of Bizet's 'Carmen', the Palau de la Música Catalana places its bets once again on opera, with the aim of reaching a wider audience. To that end, they've selected another popular title, 'La Traviata' by Giuseppe Verdi. With stage direction by Jesús Fernández and musical direction by Xavier Puig, principal vocals are by Marga Cloquell, Sarah Zhai Strauss, Sergi Giménez and Alberto Cazes, and music brought to you by the Orquesta Terrassa 48.

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Palau de la Música Catalana , Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera Monday December 5 2016

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Liam C
Liam C

I'm excited to be playing on the same stage as Chino & The Big Bet this Saturday, 3rd December. Sidecar Barcelona, one of Timeout's recommended live music venues. http://www.sidecarfactoryclub.com/component/eventlist/details/5028-liam-cloud-chino-the-big-bet - The night will be bluesy and also my EP Launch and tribute to this beautiful city. The night will have a myriad of folk, pop, r&b, blues and even rap. I don't like to be stuck in one genre and I take bits from multiple genres and roll them together without making it sound messy and random. Think of it like music sushi - Raw but still beautiful and precise...and you can't just have one. Liam Cloud is on Spotify and iTunes.