The Time Out Barcelona hot list

The biggest and best things happening in Barcelona this week
Mercat de Mercats
Mercat de Mercats
By Time Out Barcelona |
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Read on for our guide to the week's coolest events and most interesting venues. If you manage to tick off all ten, head back to our home page for daily updates on the best restaurants, cultural events, nightlife, and whatever else Barcelona manages to think up before our next Hot List is published on Monday.

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Mercat de Mercats
Things to do

Mercat de Mercats

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The big celebration of Barcelona's produce and gastronomy is back from October 19 to 21. This food fair showcases quality, local products from Barcelona's markets. In the ninth edition of this 'Market of Markets', you'll find 13 stalls representing municipal markets from around the city that show off their products, and you'll also find a good representation of products from across Catalonia. Fourteen establishments offer tastings, four of which are located in a city market, while the other ten are from renowned market restaurants. What's new this year is the participation of non-food markets as well.

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Jason Derulo
Music, Pop

Jason Derulo

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The American singer, producer and dancer Jason Derulo is finally coming to Barcelona after dates were postponed previously. Throughout his career, this urban pop idol has written songs for Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston, and many more. He has also sold more than 50 million singles worldwide, and accumulated 2 billion streams on Spotify and 4 billion YouTube visits.

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BIG: Barcelona Improv Group
Comedy, Improv

BIG: Barcelona Improv Group, Filters

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In this brand-new format, Barcelona Improv Group takes points of view, prejudices and personal philosophies from the audience as inspiration for their improvised show. Sometimes comedic, sometimes dramatic, Filters follows three characters on an inward journey, uncovering the way their lives are shaped, and, ultimately, intertwined.

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Yo maté a mi madre
Film

Ohlalà! 50th anniversary of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight

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Coming to Barcelona from March 14 to 21, 2019, it's the second edition of the French film festival 'Ohlalà!', which pays tribute to French cinema and its diverse ways of looking at the world. But first, the French Institute puts on a special retrospective of the Cannes Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors' Fortnight), from October 19 to 21. French speakers and Francophiles won't want to miss this 'anniversary tour' of the French film festival that's screening six movies that have won awards in the famous independent section at Cannes during the last four decades.

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Charlotte Salomon
Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. © Charlotte Salomon Foundation
Art

Life? Or theatre? Charlotte Salomon (Berlin, 1917 – Auschwitz, 1943)

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Charlotte Salomon's life was short but intense, marked by love, death and a family history of suffering. Art was a refuge where she could overcome the past and come to terms with a present that saw her being deported to Auschwitz, where she would die in 1943. The Monastir de Pedralbes, continuing its commitment to resarch and disseminating information on silenced women, gives a voice to this Jewish artist and the time she lived in, with some of the 782 gouaches that make up her 'Life? Or theatre?'

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Gaudí's Pedrera: The Origins
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Things to do, Walks and tours

Gaudí's Pedrera: The Origins

icon-location-pin Dreta de l'Eixample
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If you're in Barcelona to devour as much Gaudí as possible, you won't want to miss 'Gaudí’s Pedrera: The Origins', a spectacular night-time experience that's full of surprises. A guide takes you on a memorable journey through different areas of La Pedrera, including the Passeig de Gràcia and Provença Courtyards, Espai Gaudí (the attic), and the Roof-Terrace, where you'll be wowed by a stellar videomapping. The unique architecture of this space is used to present an audiovisual show taking you back to the origins of life, the essence of Gaudí’s architecture, with multiple projections in the 'badalots' (stairwells), special lighting, and a soundtrack to go with it all. You also get a glass of cava to top off the evening.

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Give'me 5 Supermarket
Things to do

GIVE'ME 5: Supermarket

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Two Market gives birth to a new market, GIVE'ME 5, where you'll be able to search for second-hand and vintage treasures and more in the areas of design, fashion, art, illustration, gardening and gastronomy. And here's the best bit: you won't pay more than €5 for anything!

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Poetry & Storytelling Barcelona – Open Mic
Things to do, Performances

Poetry & Storytelling Barcelona – Open Mic

icon-location-pin Dreta de l'Eixample
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Poetry & Storytelling Barcelona gives you the chance to showcase your own work. The format is completely up to each performer, and includes but is not limited to: poetry readings, storytelling, slam, stage readings and inspirational speeches. If you're interested in getting a slot to do your thing onstage, just talk to the host at the beginning of the event. If you'd rather just relax and enjoy the performances, you're perfectly welcome.

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