From November 9 to 25, the 11th edition of Tapantoni is on! This tapas route through the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni offers a tapa plus a drink for €2.50, and you can also get special Tapantoni set menus in some participating restaurants for just €25. You can also help judge the competition for the best tapa this year.
A satirical, offbeat parable about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, runs away from home and begins to reveal his thoughts on pretty much everything, including life and death, love and politics. Humorous and self-reflexive, as well as challenging us to reconsider the significance of life, 'In Praise of Nothing' was researched through 20,000 pages of the most eclectic bibliography, shot over eight years by 62 cinematographers in 70 countries, narrated in verse by Iggy Pop and scored by cabaret grandmasters Pascal Comelade and The Tiger Lillies.
Czech composer Leóš Janáček became a celebrated name in the world of opera in the 20th century with his later works, among them 'Kátya Kabanová', which you can see at the Gran Teatre del Liceu for the first time in some 15 years. David Alden is the stage director, while Josep Pons is at the helm of musical direction, and the orchestra and chorus are the Liceu's own. Highlighted performers include Patricia Racette, Rosie Aldridge, Nikolai Schukoff, Vladimir Ognovenko and Francisco Vas.
An Irish filmmaker grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late documentarian Arthur MacCaig, through MacCaig's archive spanning decades of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Drawing on over 30 years of unique imagery, 'The Image You Missed' weaves together a history of the Troubles with the story of a son's search for his father. In the process, the film creates a candid encounter between two filmmakers born into different political moments, revealing their contrasting experiences of Irish nationalism, the role of images in social struggle and the competing claims of personal and political responsibility.
Stanley Kubrick's brain was a perfectionist, neurotic machine. It expressed itself with the calm voice of Hal 9000 but behind the wild eyes of an axe-swinging Jack Nicholson. This exhibition at the CCCB is impressive, a peek into the labyrinthine mind of the genius. From Kubrick's beginnings as a photographer for 'Look' magazine and his time documenting the life of boxer Walter Cartier to all the works he left unfinished, the exhibition takes you on an electrifying journey that's at times diabolical, at times satirical, at times pure pop pleasure.