This week and beyond
Micah P. Hinson
American musician Micah P. Hinson, no stranger to Madrid's stages, is back again to present his latest album, 'When I Shoot at You with Arrows, I Will Shoot to Destroy You', inspired by some of the darker and more shocking events happening around the world. It's not all doom and gloom, however, as he'll no doubt be performing some favourites from his extensive catalog too.
With more than 40 years' experience in the music biz, Cuban artist Pablo Milanés has more than earned his place as one of the most respected singer-songwriters in the industry. This year, he's incredibly busy touring around both the USA and Europe. But before he takes off, he's in Madrid on his 'Esencia' tour, where you can enjoy his biggest hits in an intimate setting.
After living abroad in the UK for a decade, Juan Zelada decided to come back to Spain to start composing in Spanish. That doesn't mean he's forgotten all the British influences that have always had a place in his music. This year he's back with a new album, so it's a great chance to get to see him live and enjoy the fruits of all his recent labours.
Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid
Feel the feverish heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a flamenco show at one of the country’s most prestigious ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Choose the show time that best suits your schedule, then make your own way into the heart of Madrid Old Town to enjoy a night of passionate flamenco.
Flamenco Lesson and Show at Tablao with Drink or Dinner
Feel the heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a 3-hour flamenco lesson and show at one of Madrid’s top ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready to stamp and clap along as you are taught how to flamenco by some of the city’s top dancers during a 1-hour class.
Arabian Baths Experience at Madrid's Hammam Al Ándalus
Seek serenity at Madrid’s Arabian baths, Hamman Al Ándalus, and spend 1.5 hours relaxing body, soul and mind! The zen-like oasis with candle-lit walkways boasts three thermal plunge pools and a steam room – all decorated in resplendent Arabian décor.
Ocho y Medio
Ocho y Medio is the perfect stop on your hedonistic tour of the town if you're looking for an alcohol-fuelled mass of party energy. DJ Smart makes it all sound very '80s and '90s, thrashing out an eclectic mix of indie, electro-clash, electro-pop, new wave and New York rock. It takes a master to meld Blur and Depeche Mode. On arriving here you’ll be met by a sea of flannel shirts and horn-rimmed glasses since this is Madrid’s hipster haven. You’ll also find interesting concerts by local and international bands like La Habitación Roja.
This club in La Latina that has everything that nocturnal fun seekers need. Commercial music to dance to and the occasional live performance make for a mix that attracts scores of young people every weekend. Miniskirts, tight dresses and polo shirts move around the dancefloor here, changing colour along with the LED lights. The clientele, which is around 20 years old, obviously spends some time at the gym and applying make-up in front of the mirror. On Thursdays, there’s a ‘kisses’ session and an open bar with the ‘Kiss Kiss Bang, Bang’ session, while Sundays are given over to hotter beats like urban, latin and reggaeton.