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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.

Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure

Nearly three years after launching his epic circumnavigation of the globe, international celebrity Eddie Izzard – comedian, actor and Europhile – is about to celebrate his unofficial comedy world record of performing in more than 28 countries (and in three languages), from Moscow to the Hollywood Bowl, with sell-out shows in London’s West End and 49 of the 50 US states. Izzard’s next challenge is bringing 'Force Majeure' to Spain and performing it in Spanish. Renowned for his love of languages, this autumn Izzard embarked on his first Spanish tour attempting to perform much of the show in Spanish. After taking the show to Madrid, he's back in Barcelona for another ten shows! These very special performances offer a unique opportunity to witness Izzard’s work in progress as he attempts to master a new language. As with his French and German shows before, Izzard began the run with a very basic grasp of the language, and, through performance and interaction with his audiences, he's still working to build up to performing the whole show in Spanish by the end of the run.

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Cafè Teatre Llantiol , El Raval Friday January 20 2017 - Sunday January 22 2017

Can't Stop the Music

Nancy Walker. USA, 1980. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 124'

This biopic is inspired by the biography of the Village People, who made a clear path for themselves in teh world of disco music. The band members themselves participate in this curious musical, where they're hired by a composer who uses them to get his songs known.

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Phenomena , Sagrada Família Friday January 20 2017

Joan Fontcuberta. Trauma

Photographs, says the artist Joan Fontcuberta, are born, grow, reproduce and die. The father of the manifesto on post photography now poses the question, 'What remains of the photo when all that's left are the residues, some chemical spots sensitive to light?' The result is a small selection of pieces in a 'state of trauma', extracted from the Photographic Archive of Barcelona. Some are enlarged and printed on paper, like the one of the girl at her first communion with her face disfigured by humidity, giving off a ghostly air; or the happy couple that has (so far) put up a resistance to a stain that threatens part of the scene. There are also damaged original plates and some transformed in light boxes, where the wounds are sinuous lines of a new composition. All the works are proof that nothing escapes time and the effects of chemistry. 

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Àngels Barcelona , Ciutat Vella Until Friday February 3 2017

DNIT: Divendres amb… Cristina Otero

The 'Divendres amb...' (Friday with...) series brings in young creators in the world of visual arts to share their experiences with the public in informal surroundings. Tonight it's all about Cristina Otero (Pontevedra, Galicia, 1995), who discovered her passion for photography when she was just 13 years old, and at 15 she had her first exhibition at the Kir Royal Gallery in Valencia, making her the youngest Spanish artist to have a solo exhibition. Currently her photos make up part of important collections in Germany, Canada, the UK, Spain and Brazil. Otero's work has been a revelation on social media as well. (In Spanish.)

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CaixaForum , La Font de la Guatlla Friday January 20 2017

Somoslas: DJ Supermarkt + DJ Coco + Ferdiyei

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The gay indie party in Sala Apolo's smaller hall, La [2], brings in German DJ Supermarkt to heat up the night. Founder of the Bungalow label, half of the Le Hammond Inferno duo and author of the music blog 'How do you are?' is the star of this session.

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La [2] de l'Apolo , El Poble-sec Friday January 20 2017

Eat Street: Desayunos all day long

It's Eat Street's first edition of the new year, where you can sample quality street food in the city. The date is at Nau Bostik and this time it's a mega yet very chilled-out breakfast edition, on from noon to 8pm, featuring breakfast dishes from around the world: Mexico, India, Venezuela, Turkey, Catalonia, Greece and beyond. You'll find litres of coffee, rest areas and good music spun by various DJs.

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Nau Bostik , La Sagrera Saturday January 21 2017

5th Sant Antoni craft beer fair

To coincide with the Sant Antoni neighbourhood's annual Festa Major street party, for the fifth year in a row, the Craft Beer Fair is back, where all day long you can sample various types of craft beer made by producers in Barcelona and Catalonia. You'll find them on C/ de Urgell, between Floridablanca and Tamarit, and each glass is €2.

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Carrer del Comte d'Urgell / Tamarit , Eixample Saturday January 21 2017

The Rubinoos + Suzy & los Quattro

Veteran California power pop band The Rubinoos are back in Barcelona a year after their last visit with this concert at a 'family friendly' time of day, where minors can also get in with their parents. The band, who started out in 1970, will play tunes from their latest studio album, '45', as well as some of their infectious hits from over the years, including 'I Think We're Alone Now' and 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend'. Opening for them are local band Suzy & los Quattro, disciples of The Rubinoos themselves, who will give you a sneak peek at their new album, 'Faster & Louder', set for a March 2017 release.

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Sala Apolo , El Poble-sec Saturday January 21 2017

Death Valley Girls + Los Wilds

Here's a presentation concert for you from the new label Ataque Records, which aims to release limited editions of vinyls by national and international artists, with a double bill of rock 'n' roll. One is American band Death Valley Girls, an explosion of glam, punk, garage, riot grrrl and classic rock 'n' roll. Opening the night are Los Wilds from Madrid, one of the best bets on the rock scene out of the Spanish capital, with their new single, 'No me toques mama', the first from the label on 7" vinyl.

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Sidecar Factory Club , Ciutat Vella Saturday January 21 2017

Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure

Nearly three years after launching his epic circumnavigation of the globe, international celebrity Eddie Izzard – comedian, actor and Europhile – is about to celebrate his unofficial comedy world record of performing in more than 28 countries (and in three languages), from Moscow to the Hollywood Bowl, with sell-out shows in London’s West End and 49 of the 50 US states. Izzard’s next challenge is bringing 'Force Majeure' to Spain and performing it in Spanish. Renowned for his love of languages, this autumn Izzard embarked on his first Spanish tour attempting to perform much of the show in Spanish. After taking the show to Madrid, he's back in Barcelona for another ten shows! These very special performances offer a unique opportunity to witness Izzard’s work in progress as he attempts to master a new language. As with his French and German shows before, Izzard began the run with a very basic grasp of the language, and, through performance and interaction with his audiences, he's still working to build up to performing the whole show in Spanish by the end of the run.

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Cafè Teatre Llantiol , El Raval Friday January 20 2017 - Sunday January 22 2017

Will Saul + Youandewan + Jodie Ingram + DJ Fra

Will Saul is the DJ and producer behind the Simple Records and Aus Music labels. His sound dances between disco, house and techno, with sparks of soul and irresistible melodies that flash back to the early days in Detroit.

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Sala Apolo , El Poble-sec Saturday January 21 2017

(What's the Story?) Morning Glory: Marco Mezquida

The classical music concert series named after an Oasis album, '(What's the Story) Morning Glory', is back with daytime performances at Sala Apolo every Sunday for a month at noon. Today you can take in a concert by Marco Mezquida, a pianist who plays classical pieces with a different and innovative touch. At just 29 years old, Mezquida has become one of the most sought-after musicians on the jazz scene and in improvised music. Praised by critics and audiences for his versatility and strong musical magnetism, Mezquida is one of the most well-rounded and expressive artists of his generation.

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Sala Apolo , El Poble-sec Sunday January 22 2017

Kids: Salta baixet

Silvia Santfunk and Krishoo Monthieux are behind this show that's a sensory voyage where live music, perception games and bodies in movement create a fun and educational interaction between the stars of the show and their audience. Ages 3 and older.

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Fundació Joan Miró , Sants - Montjuïc Sunday January 22 2017 - Sunday January 29 2017

Cubism and War. The Crystal in the Flame

Cubism and the First World War don't have anything to do with each other, except for the fact that they existed at the same time. But if that loose connection is what it takes to bring out a great exhibition, we're all for celebrating it. In the middle of the 100th anniversary of WWI, curator Christopher Green, under the umbrella of Barcelona's Picasso Museum, has brought together 21 paintings, 8 sculptures and 39 works on paper by cubist artists resident in France between 1914 and 1918: Picasso, Braque, Gris, Rivera, Matisse, María Blanchard, Léger, Lipchitz and Severini. Some 70 masterpieces belonging to some of the world's most prestigious museums, including New York's MoMA, the Pompidou in Paris, and London's Tate.

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Museu Picasso , Ciutat Vella Friday January 20 2017 - Sunday January 29 2017

Strauss Festival Orchestra

The Strauss family waltzes and polkas return to the Promoconcert season, courtesy of the orchestra that has paid Barcelona a visit on more than a few occasions. Concerts will take place throughout various auditoriums in the city, mainly in the Palau de la Música Catalana, L'Auditori and the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

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Palau de la Música Catalana , Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera Sunday January 22 2017

Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure

Nearly three years after launching his epic circumnavigation of the globe, international celebrity Eddie Izzard – comedian, actor and Europhile – is about to celebrate his unofficial comedy world record of performing in more than 28 countries (and in three languages), from Moscow to the Hollywood Bowl, with sell-out shows in London’s West End and 49 of the 50 US states. Izzard’s next challenge is bringing 'Force Majeure' to Spain and performing it in Spanish. Renowned for his love of languages, this autumn Izzard embarked on his first Spanish tour attempting to perform much of the show in Spanish. After taking the show to Madrid, he's back in Barcelona for another ten shows! These very special performances offer a unique opportunity to witness Izzard’s work in progress as he attempts to master a new language. As with his French and German shows before, Izzard began the run with a very basic grasp of the language, and, through performance and interaction with his audiences, he's still working to build up to performing the whole show in Spanish by the end of the run.

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Cafè Teatre Llantiol , El Raval Friday January 20 2017 - Sunday January 22 2017

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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.