Circuit is more than just one of the biggest and oldest festivals on the LGBTI scene in the city (and beyond) – for the last several years it's also been committed to the LGBTI cultural and associative fabric. This year be sure to visit the exhibition 'El_Mal_Trato', by Ramon Guimarâes, a show about abuses related to gender issues, whether or not they have to do with the LGBTI community. The exhibition is curated by Franco de Toledo.
After a long 26 years, the authentic Cabaret Tropicana is back in Barcelona to freshen up August nights at the Teatre Apolo. This show features spectacular staging supporting 50 artists who interpret the essence of Cuba via a journey through the history of the island country's music.
Looking for something different and fun to do in Barcelona? Arte Bar offers no-experience-required painting parties in their studio. Join in on your own and meet new people or bring some friends and do something creative and fun together. Choose which painting you want to create and book your spot. Your instructor will walk you through the painting step-by-step, while you enjoy some snacks. At the end of the class you'll leave with your finished painting and a memorable experience.
Throughout summer, the church of Santa Maria del Mar offers guided visits for small groups. The crypt, neoclassical chapel and other spaces that are not usually open to visitors are included in this tour. Access to the rooftop terraces through the towers provides a new perspective on the church, and allows you to get closer than ever to the rose window, gargoyles and buttresses. Plus, from the different levels of the roof, you can gaze on the narrow streets of the Born, the main landmarks of Ciutat Vella and a 360-degree vista of Barcelona at night.