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The May issue of Time Out Barcelona English Edition is out now, and the cover story gives you tips on how to be friends with the local environment during your time in the city when you eat, shop, travel round, get your hair done, choose accommodations and more. Find out how to do that and all that's going on this May with these 10 other reasons to check out Time Out Barcelona in English, your official guide to the city!
1. Sure Barcelona's known for it's stellar nightlife, but since so many visitors come for the sunshine, don't miss out on all there is to do during the day. Get great ideas for daytime activities
2. Art fans are in luck with the Making Africa exhibition on at the CCCB, where some 120 artists and designers from across Africa push the frontiers of their art beyond the continent
3. If reports have you believing that octopus tastes just like chicken, pay attention. The revival and reinvention of the classic Galician dish has given rise to some delicious new flavours, and we show you where to indulge
4. Shoppers can revel in a pretty, delicate new space in Sant Gervasi; timeless, well-made and reasonably priced pieces in the Barri Gòtic; and seasonal essentials and running necessities all over town
5. Feast your eyes on some 150 years of Barcelona's history in photos, from city planning in the 1860s through the war years, on to post-Franco punk culture and through to the present day
6. Among the art exhibitions you can enjoy in Barcelona at the moment, we highlight Impressionists and Moderns with works by numerous renowned 19th- and 20th-century artists, some being shown here for the first time; and exhibitions featuring the works of Modest Cuixart and Ramon Casas. Find out where and when to get your art fix
7. In our Food & Drink section, we feature Argentinian chef Estanis Carenzo and his eateries Têt and Libertine, part of the Casa Bonay hotel, both with Asian and Latin flavours; traditional local fare at Cal Robert; and Bar La Masia, a retro vortex with a distinctly Catalan identity. Plus, eight places you cannot miss if you're looking for the best G&Ts in town
8. Find out how La Sue BCN has managed to survive the ups and downs of the lesbian bar scene to become Barcelona's only permanent venue of its type
9. When it comes to clubbing in Barcelona this month, don't miss English DJ Dave Clarke at Sala Razmatazz, where his skill and intensity will have you sweating buckets all night long
10. Finally, if you feel like heading out of town while you're visiting, we give you a few ways to sample some of the region's unique cultural and gastronomic festivities