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 Best Things to Do This Week in Barcelona
The second-hand market with the biggest pirate spirit in Barcelona is back. Find the most unusual stuff, including clothes, electronics and more, all for €1 or less. If you're all about second-hand shopping and getting a great bargain, if you practice recycling and reusing, and if you want to get into the spirit of flea markets of old, visit Two Market. Get there first thing to get the most ridiculous bargains.
Head to the Arenas Shopping Centre for this biggest Lego art exhibition in all of Europe. Walk among more than 100 iconic figures made from 7 million Lego bricks spread across 12 themed areas. Highlights include a 7-metre Batmobile made of 900,000 Lego pieces and a reproduction of the Titanic that's 11 metres long and 3 metres high made from half a million Legos. You'll also find a representations of human internal organs, the Berlin Wall, the Moon landing, the Taj Mahal, the Tower of London, and the Colosseum in Rome.
Head to the Teatre del Raval on any given Sunday until February 23 for 'Lawrence's Outer Space Adventure', a play in English for kids from ages 8 to 12. With a retro look and lots of humour, Lawrence shows audiences that with a bit of imagination and creativity, or even a crazy idea like heading to outer space can become a reality.
The CCCB invites you to play in this exhibition dedicated to video games that goes back to the origin of video games, analyzing the language used and putting a value on the impact they've had on popular digital culture as well as art and society. You can make your way through in a traditional way, or you can interact with the machines via 28 game points. There's room for nostalgia here, with the first consoles, famous characters and landmark games, but also for discovering names and movements that have helped advance the video game universe, as well as various devices that have made us into a video game culture. Donkey Kong, Monument Valley 2, Pac-man, Super Mario World, Bubbles, Asteroids and many more await you.
This exhibition of works by Peruvian artist Daniela Ortiz brings together a selection of 31 pieces made during the last decade, from her initial works, where she questions Hispanic Day as a celebration of colonialism, a warlike and onomastic exaltation of white supremacy, to a set of works that explore legalised violence against the migrant population, white privilege and aggressions by the upper classes toward domestic workers. Daniela Ortiz has thoroughly investigated all these processes and institutions on which the system of persecution, exclusion and criminalisation of racialised people is based.
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 the new owner of Barcelona's Teatre Victoria. The Catalan magician kicks off this new phase for the theatre bringing to town his latest show, 'Nada es imposible', 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.)
'New name, same vibe.' That's how the energetic and festive bunch at Locamente define YASS!, the Saturday night party that took the baton from Ultrapop in 2019. With a special taste for danceable music and cheesy fun as a starting point, this soirée has already become a favourite on Barcelona's LGBTQ+ nightlife scene. You'll find two halls, one with pop and hits, and the other especially for lovers of house music.
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The Agency, who brought the hugely successful Jim Gaffigan show to Barcelona's Coliseum back in July, are bringing the five-time Emmy Award–winning comic back to Spain for another Spanish tour, this time adding Valencia and Madrid to the route. In Barcelona, Gaffigan takes over Club Capitol on La Rambla for back-to-back shows on February 29 at 7pm and 9.30pm. These shows will feature completely new material, so if you liked what you saw in July, definitely get a seat in February. Why two shows in Club Capitol? They'll be recorded for a Netflix Special! So fix your hair and make sure you're looking your best. Get your tickets while they last.
Actor and comedian John Cleese brings his 'Last Time to See Me Before I Die' show to Barcelona! Cleese, who you'll know as one of the original members of Monty Python, and Basil Fawlty himself, takes the stage for one night only at Barcelona's Coliseum theatre on April 13, 2020. You'll want to be there for this very personal show as Cleese makes you laugh and also looks back at some of the most entertaining and memorable moments of his amazing career, even sharing never-before-seen clips. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to see a (still) living legend of British comedy live and in person while you still can. Brought to you by A Comic Soul.
Reginald D. Hunter’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award for three consecutive years. His television appearances have included 'Have I Got News For You', '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown', and the hugely popular BBC2 series 'Reginald D. Hunter’s Songs of the South' and its equally successful follow-up 'Reginald D. Hunter’s Songs of the Border', both of which documented the growth of American popular song. After 20 years of gifted storytelling and effortless dark humour, Hunter is bringing his highly anticipated new show to Barcelona, where you can see him at his honest, controversial and hilarious best. Some 200 people bought tickets for the show Hunter was set to perform last November, which had to be postponed, so this date looks like it will sell out. Get your tickets now! For mature audiences: 18 years and over only.
What's On: Music and Art in Barcelona
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.
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.