Our editors' selection of the best galleries, concerts, gigs, cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs, films and more that you won't want to miss this Saturday in Barcelona.
The summer Festa Major season is underway, and now it's Poble-sec's turn for its big neighbourhood party, with things to do on every day from July 14 to 23. We've made a selection of activities that are on each day to give you a starting point for getting out and having fun day and night, featuring family activities, traditional events, food and drink, and loads of live music and DJ sessions.
On Saturday July 22, you can check out the 9th Meeting of the Sant Jaume de Barcelona Giants in Plaça de la Mercè and throughout the streets of the Barri Gòtic. Starting from 5.30pm, the giants are on display in Plaça de la Mercè, and at 6pm they start their parade through the Gothic Quarter. At 7.30pm they'll be ready to head back home, but first a little party with dancing, again in Plaça de la Mercè, and featuring the participating groups and your hosts, the Gegants de Sant Jaume.
A story as well-known as Cinderella needs no spoken language to be told. In this case, it's told in the language of circus. The show was awarded the Roncalli prize in 2011, and now you and the kids can see it with acrobats, trapeze artists, clowns and more circus acts paying tribute to classic circus. And you'll be wowed by the costumes – there are more than 150 dazzling outfits worn throughout!
This concert brings you today's most festive essence of Latin American beats. That's the musical cocktail that Chico Trujillo mixes up. The band got its start in 1999 when the punk and ska band La Floripondio split up. Some of the members founded Chico Trujillo in order to work with rhythms suck as bolero, sounds of traditional Latin American music, and of course, cubmia. They've managed to keep all the elements that made up their past in their current music, especially cumbia from before the days of the Pinochet dictatorship, but there's also a current alternative culture note to their sound as well. The result is a musical repertoire based on the new Chilean cumbia, an exuberant musical fiesta made of danceable beats that translates into big fun and a sound that's heard all around the Americas.
The current season at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona's splendid opera house, is reaching its end, and the penultimate item on the programme is one of Verdi's most popular works, Il Trovatore, directed here by Joan Anton Rechi, with musical director Daniele Callegari. There will be a total of nine performances between July 17 and 29, with a double cast featuring Artur Ruciński, George Petean, Kristin Lewis, Tamara Wilson, Marianne Cornetti, Ekaterina Gubanova, Marco Berti and Yonghoon Lee, among others. The orchestra and chorus will be those of the Liceu.