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The best events in Barcelona – what’s on this week

The Time Out hot list. The biggest and best events happening in Barcelona this week

By Time Out Barcelona editors
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Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open and events are still happening. 

Read on for our guide to the week’s best events on in Barcelona. If you manage to tick off all ten, head back to our home page for daily updates on the best restaurants, cultural events, nightlife, things to do, and whatever else Barcelona manages to think up before our next hot list is published on Monday.

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The World of Bansky
© Bansky

1. The World of Banksy

Art Espacio Trafalgar,

To talk about Banksy is to talk about one of the most recognised and admired artists among the younger generations and one of the leading figures in contemporary street art. But he's never stepped onto a stage to win any praise or awards because nobody knows who Banksy is. For the first time you can see some of his works in Barcelona, all gathered together in one space, and enter into his controversial artistic universe. The exhibition takes the form of a unique immersive experience, where you'll see more than 100 works by this elusive, provocative, iconoclastic and enigmatic British artist.

Antonio Díaz, Mago Pop
Photograph: Marta Pich

2. El Mago Pop: Nothing Is Impossible

Antonio Díaz, better known as the Mago Pop (Pop Magician), is one of the world's biggest illusionists right now. He won the Spanish National Award for Magic and, having enjoyed massive success both in Spain and abroad, he's now the owner of Barcelona's Teatre Victoria. The Catalan magician brings his latest show, 'Nada es imposible', to town, where he takes audiences on an extraordinary voyage full of surprises, fun and emotion. Be prepared for an adventure of illusions which confirm that when the Mago Pop takes to the stage, nothing is impossible. (In Spanish.)

Teatre Victoria, from September 2

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William Klein. Gun 1, Broadway 103rd St., New York, 1954
Photograph: William Klein / La Pedrera

3. William Klein. Manifest

Art Casa Milà (La Pedrera), Dreta de l'Eixample

William Klein is one of the key figures in 20th-century photography. His open, transgressive spirit and his artistic nature, which strays far from rules and tradition, made him one of the principal photography reformists of his time. Large formats, framing that took chances, the marked grain of the photos, a sense of architecture and a greatly impactful human vision are some of the fundamental characteristic features of his work. The La Pedrera Catalonia Foundation, advised by the exhibition's curator and by the artist himself, welcomes you to explore the artistic world of the American photographer through some 200 works in this first retrospective exhibition held in Barcelona. 

'Jamais', by Óscar Domínguez
Photograph: Museu Picasso. Private collection © Óscar Domínguez, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2020. Photographic reproductions, Gasull Fotografia

4. Jamais. Óscar Domínguez i Pablo Picasso

Art Museu Picasso, Ciutat Vella

The Picasso Museum has acquired 'Jamais', the gramophone by Óscar Domínguez that caused a sensation at the Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme in Paris in 1938. After finding a record of it in a book by critic Eduardo Westerdahl and in a photograph by Nick de Morgoli that showed the piece in Picasso's workshop, the museum has managed to track it down. 'Jamais' has been restored – it's got its original engine which once again rotates – and is surrounded by documents that show the relevance the Pathé gramophone had as it was transformed into an erotic and hypnotic object.

What's On: Music and Art in Barcelona

Best upcoming live music and concerts in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a city brimming with music that spans genres. Concert halls, bars, and big clubs invite all kinds of acts to their stages, from freshly pressed indie bands to globally famous international superstars. To make sure you don't miss any of your favourites, including major festivals, check here for our top picks for the best live music and concerts in Barcelona.

'El Liceu', Ramon Casas
Foto: CaixaForum

Top art exhibitions in Barcelona right now

Art

Calling all lovers of painting, photography, sculpture, and art in general: we know one of the biggest things to do in Barcelona for you is to check out the best exhibitions on in the city right now. This is our selection of what you won't want to miss in Barcelona's museums and galleries.

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