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Top things to do this weekend in Barcelona

Our editors' selection of the best things to do this weekend in Barcelona that you won't want to miss
The Calçot Festival
The Calçot Festival
By Time Out Barcelona |
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Looking for things to do in Barcelona this weekend? We've made our selection of the best happenings to give you a variety of options when deciding how you want to spend your precious free time. Whether it's live music, clubbing, shopping at weekend markets, appreciating art, catching special film screenings, things to do with the kids, seeing live comedy or theatre in English, or whatever else makes you get up and go, we've got something for you to do.

Top things to do this weekend in Barcelona

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Hotel Majestic
© Carlos Garralaga
Things to do

Passeig de Gourmets

icon-location-pin Various venues,
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Welcome to the second edition of this gastronomic festival on Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona's most popular street for shopping and lined with plenty of great places to eat. The festival, on from March 14 to 24, sees the avenue and adjacent streets featuring offers from 18 of the area's stand-out restaurants. There's a route of small dishes you can purchase for €7, sampling menus for €50, and all kinds of gourmet experiences with important local chefs.

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Art

Bermejo. The 15th-century rebel genius

icon-location-pin Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Sants - Montjuïc
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This monographic exhibition features the work of Bartolomé de Cárdenas (aka El Bermejo), an exceptional painter from the second half of the 15th century. His work stands out for its extraordinary technique and for its iconographic originality. The exhibition presents 21 oil panel paintings, almost the whole of what he produced, together with other works by contemporary artists, and it also reveals little-known aspects of the painter behind the 'Pietat Desplà'.

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Tribut a Bon Jovi i Bryan Adams
© Tribut a Bon Jovi i Bryan Adams
Music, Rock and indie

The Adams Family & Big Mouthers, tribute to Bon Jovi & Bryan Adams

icon-location-pin Luz de Gas, Sant Gervasi - Galvany
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The Adams Family and Big Mouthers come together for the second time in Luz de Gas to bring you the greatest hits from Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams. You'll hear many a classic tune, like 'It's My Life', 'Livin' on a Prayer', 'I Do It for You' (Bon Jovi), 'Heaven', 'Summer of '69' (Bryan Adams) and more. A perfect experience for fans of rock.

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Stanley Kubrick
Art

Stanley Kubrick

icon-location-pin CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, El Raval
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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.

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Hits
Theatre

Tricicle. HITS

icon-location-pin Teatre Victòria, El Poble-sec
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Tricicle are a wildly popular sketch act who formed in Barcelona in 1979, and after 40 years, they've decided to say adiós. With gestures, of course, as the trio perform without language, so everyone can get in on the fun. Their final set of performances are 'Hits', featuring a selection of acts chosen, we're told, by fans via the Tricicle website. Though this means there's not any kind of thread or theme running through the show as fans might be accustomed to, it doesn't take away at all from the humour and enjoyment of this 100 percent recommendable show.

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Live Band Karaoke
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Live Band Karaoke at Craft Barcelona

icon-location-pin Craft Barcelona, El Gòtic
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This is not your run-of-the-mill karaoke night – this is karaoke with a live band behind you playing the song, and you up front as the real star you've always known you are. Once you get to the bar, grab yourself a drink and sign up to be one of the performers for the night, choosing a song from the list of popular hits. Enjoy the huge selection of drinks and tapas on offer until your name is called up and you get your chance to shine.

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Oriflama
© Enric Sió
Art

Liberxina. Pop and New Artistic Behaviour, 1966-1971

icon-location-pin Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Sants - Montjuïc
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This exhibition aims to dignify the art created during the post-war period. Because half a century ago, in the middle of a dictatorship, some artists expressed themselves though pop art, Neo-figuration and psychedelia, having been influenced by international tendencies toward political and cultural freedom and breakdowns. Practices were fused with design, comics and experimental cinema, to address issues such as feminism, anti-capitalism, and opposition to the regime. ‘Liberxina’ rediscovers singular figures among other more classic artists. Likewise, never-before-exhibited and lesser-known pieces will be on display.

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