As Walt Disney himself put it: “I think our films have brought new adult respect for the fairy tale…” (Mar 23 – Jun 24)
Barcelona’s most important short film festival celebrates its 20th edition with a return to various locations. (Mar 15 – Apr 2)
Núria Guiu questions the presence of the body in an age where much of our social interaction takes place online. (Feb 17–18).
Andy Warhol has to be the world’s first true multimedia artist (Sep 14 – Dec 31).
Choreoscope returns to the city with another exploration of dance through film (Nov 8–12).
After two centuries of humanity messing up nature, the damage is irreversible and we are now in the Anthropocene era (Oct 24 – Apr 29).
Expertly curated events take place across 24 of the city’s galleries and multipurpose spaces (Sep 28 – Oct 1).
Barcelona’s biggest performing arts festival has now spread out around the city (Jul 1–31).
This ethereal Icelander is the ideal musical icon for a mixed media experiment (Jun 16 – Sep 1).
The initial exhibit, held at London’s V&A Museum in 2013, was one of the most popular ever held there (May 25 – Sep 25).
Chefs, designers, architects, wineries and restaurants reflect on Spain’s blending of design and food (Mar 9 – May 21).
Barcelona’s first virtual reality arcade.
The collective exhibition showcases works by sixteen of 3 Punt’s most representative artists. (Dec 22 – Feb 25).
The new pop-up club from the Piknic/Brunch stable… (Dec 7 & 18).
Barcelona’s arthouse film festival par excellence raises smart questions and discusses trends in cinema and society (Nov 11–20).
| Market-fresh Mediterranean food is their game, but Asian influences assert themselves too.
The three founders curate the revolving collection at this trendy clothing exchange.
A ‘30s and ‘40s-inspired collection of wedges, slingbacks, sandals and pumps…
This curated design project brings together “made in Barcelona” design (Jun 11).
Not just in music, but across many forms of art, punk lives on… (May 12 – Sep 25)
This Naparbier-backed brewery cements Beerxample’s reputation.
The touring exhibition arrives in Barcelona with more than a million LEGO bricks (Mar 17 – Jun 12).
The music festival is a postmodern mix of visual and audio styles (Feb 19–21).
Awarded the 2015 Ceres Prize for Best Show, Shakespeare’s famous tragedy returns for a second year (Dec 17 – Jan 31).
Museu del Disseny’s exhibition explores distinction through a century of fashion photography (Nov 26 – Mar 27).
This architecture festival invites us to look beyond the façade of Barcelona’s buildings… (Oct 24–25).
Sylvia Rimat’s piece is intended to remain etched on the memory of each attendee – forever (Sep 25–26).
One of the highlights of Barcelona’s festival season (Jul 10–12).
Alongside the rise of Sónar, another phenomenon has had equal success (Jun 17–20).
Hiroshima revitalizes Poble Sec with a trifecta of spaces intersecting dance, theater, music and more.
Food, art and performance come together in the sensory experience of the season (Apr 16 – Jun 7).
In 1979, the documentary The Secret Life of Plants changed people’s perspective on the flora around us.
The calçotada is a time for family and friends to gather together and to share food, stories and laughter.
Santi and Viqui have handpicked a selection of Barcelona’s finest gastro artisans (Dec 20).
| Nyamnyam uses food as a catalyst to open conversation among locals.
Newly eco-renovated space Yök shines with a more responsible approach to urban living…
BCN Roller Dance is hosting the International Roller Dance Jam over La Mercè weekend (Sep 19–21).
Barcelona has just acquired its very own Fringe (Jul 6–27).
It is with a warm welcome that we can announce the debut of a brand new alt-football film festival (Jun 6–8).
Barcelona is taking small yet steady steps in becoming as dog friendly as other forward-thinking European capitals.
Circus Today is a showcase of Europe’s best contemporary circus taking place at Mercat de les Flors throughout April.
Mass brunch has yet to be attempted. Enter Brunch Electronik... (Mar 16, Apr 20 & May 18).
The world’s third most-popular drink after water and tea, this beverage has been in existence for over ten thousand years.
Technology is progressing faster than anyone could have predicted, but there has arguably been no better time for handmade crafts (Dec 14–15).
The beauty of the collaborative consumption business model is the mutually beneficial situation that it offers up.
We purchase too much and spend hundreds of euros enriching brands that are doing little to support the communities creating their empires.
Small on budget but big on style. Backpackers coming to Barcelona shouldn‘t have any trouble finding this here.
The ambitious mission of Piknic’s creators is to offer up a world-standard electronic music party that could be an experience for the whole family (Jun 2 – Sep 22).
The Mini Maker Faire in Barcelona is the first time the reclusive brainiacs as well as those who dabble will be brought together in one place (Jun 29).
The story of Primavera Sound is like a rose. A rose with thorns. (May 22–26)
The simplest definition of a natural wine is one that is made with minimal chemical or technological intervention.
The revolution consisted in this: a new technique and cement which allowed for mass-producing floor tiles without an oven to harden them.
Knitting and crocheting are becoming hotter than ever, with young professionals creating and selling their products online or in jam-packed craft fairs.
This is the tale of a blue-eyed man with a thousand-yard stare, who scuttled around Barcelona with a collection tin to complete a dream. A dream that, 130 years later, remains unfinished.
A day’s festival of electronic music and visuals, celebrating its sophomore edition this month at Barcelona’s newest contemporary art space (Nov 10, doors 3:30pm).
The work of eight street artists is shown through photography, painting and a specially commissioned documentary (Oct 25 – Nov 8).
The former industrial district is flourishing as a hub of creativity and innovation (Tallers Oberts de Poblenou, Sep 14-16).
It has been identified as a type of third-wave feminist empowerment, a creative post-modern take on a formula produced by vintage Americana. This is Roller Derby.
Next year Sónar will celebrate its 20th birthday. A look at the first ever line-up back in 1993 – Miss Kittin, Laurent Garnier, Sven Vath – reveals a group of artists who are as relevant today as they were 20 years ago.
While Madrid gets its share of celebrity sightings at ARCO and Miami’s Art Basel has become a three-ring circus of sex, drugs and masterpieces, Swab has become the cool cousin with sun-kissed skin vying for its place on the art circuit.
“This isn’t for me,” we vow, Huck Finn-style, with regards to so-called conventional, monotonous 9-to-5 life.
It’s taken a decade of planning, but the Filmoteca de Catalunya has finally moved into its brand-new headquarters.
The sad truth is that Barcelona is a rather miserable place to be right now.
We spoke with Diane Pernet, creator of A Shaded View on Fashion Film festival.
AIRAM, the Asociación Independiente Recreativa de Autocultivo y Medicinal, describe themselves as "the medical alternative."
We spoke with festival director Christian on Beefeater In-Edit’s meteoric trajectory.
This second hand flea market’s ethos is based on "the three Rs": recycle, reuse and reduce.
It’s official: summer has landed and the rooftop lifestyle can begin.
Having firmly established itself as one of Europe’s biggest and brightest LGBT festivals, Pride Barcelona returns this month.
Poble Sec is less like Raval’s "little sister neighborhood" and more like a fun eccentric uncle who returned to town to shake things up a bit.
So you thought that clowns were all about kids’ parties, red noses and a certain multinational burger chain of questionable morals? Think again.
If you’re planning on hitting this fiesta there’s a few things you should know.
A new music scene has slowly but surely crept up on Barcelona’s hungry party people…
Cupcake-mania, like most cultural phenomena, has taken a little while to hit Barcelona ... but there’s no mistaking its arrival…
A month of interdisciplinary art performances breathes new life into the city’s historical hallway kiosks.
Designer toy fun for fanatics, collectors and those with their inner child still intact.
We talk about something nearly everyone craves – good fast food – where you can find it, the people behind it and the kinds of crowds these places attracts.
We tell you about individuals investigating theories on small but powerful groups working toward world domination.
We decided to let a bit of fresh air on the slightly taboo topic of gay cruising, where it’s happening, and what to watch out for.
Spring is coming, grab your bike, but if you want to be cool make sure it’s a fixed-gear; that’s right, no gear shift, no handle brakes, just you, the bike, and the world.
Our editor unwittingly attended a Meneo concert, and then delved into the retro-futuristic 8-bit world of music and art...
After receiving an email from an online eco-shop and then seeing news about solar paneling in cemeteries and other wild eco-moves, we decided to jump headfirst into the green movement.
As BCN looks for its hero nail polish turns turquoise, a hip-hop festival breaks free and umbrellas double up as Samurai swords.
Statues with life, naked swimming, jeans that give back, summer drink spots, peace in the park and 3D porn, this summer is gonna be a hot one.
Burlesque beauties, Nasty Mondays, straight-friendly locations and hair trends for below the belt, this is going to be one hell of a season.
Space hotels, metallic Converse, sinks with style, and modern day group love ... now this is one big step for mankind!
The clubs you want to be in, city style in a stylish city, cool music, dream art, the perfect French bistro, and gifts that keep on giving.
Core Culture, Obama mania, festival info, film reviews, steampunking, Kosmopolis, euro-trashion, and delicious sushi.
Techno Troubles, festival info, film reviews, eco-fashion, popular Asian art, and delicious wine.
EuroGames ‘08 - a very Spanish transition, festival info, book recommendations, tap dance, fashionable hats, and sandals.
H2(N)O - running out of water, LOOP 2008 video art, fashion on Montseny, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, stylish iTaser, apartment-restaurant Kokun.
Barcelona’s "fringe" theaters, Oscar ceremony & US writers‘ strike, Vegetable Orchestra, sticky sensations, a new way of surfing.
Firing-Up Foundation Fashion, Japanese jazz, caganers, Groovin‘ Barcelona, Primavera Club, Filmoteca interview, Drap-Art.
The Art of Displacement (on parkour), Sitges Film Festival, In-Edit Festival, Barcelona Jazz Festival, Break Da Rules, Art Futura, organic gears, Viktor & Rolf.
Mediterranean at stake (feat. interviews with Josep Enric Llebot, Sergio Rossi and Ferran Adrià), Tomatina, Indoor Karting, Gracia Arts Project, music festival reviews.
Summer festivals, Sónar and "off" Sónar parties, Catalan dubbing politics, Balinese massage, environment friendly sex, booze perfumes, urban art forms.
Scooter culture, live music bars, Woody Allen’s Barcelona film, Primavera Sound, Barcelona Asian Film Fest, LOOP videoart, Primavera Sound.
US migrants in Barcelona, bourgeois squatters, art events, fashion spotlight on Penélope Cruz, luxurexia victims, sneakers for the poor.
Helping the homeless, music festivals, Barcelona-only Bread & Butter, Barcelona love hotel, art exhibitions, movies, concerts.
Financial slavery , Barcelona’s ’speed culture‘, Pichiglas interior design, the city’s jazz history.
Disturbance of the Peace, attack of the jellyfish, human beatbox Beatmaster G, ‘Festa de Gràcia‘, Eidur Gudjohnson, Actors Workshop.
Singles, Babyshambles‘ Pete Doherty, long life of Spaniards, banned smoking on beaches, summer festivals, sneaky snipers.
Changing Spanish work schedules, Penélope Cruz‘ latest movies, Barbie & Ken urban legends, Bluetooth bonnets, dishes on vinyl, BCN Sensations.
Stories about a new law in town, Lenny Kravitz in Barcelona, Bread & Butter, toys for the girls, Sushi Sensation, the Lord of the Boards.
Stories about dress codes, cheeky monkeys, FC Barcelona, Pulgas Mercadillo Mix, Raval Shopping Revival, urban eyewear.
Stories about Dog-Collar Rocker, Bread & Butter arrives in Barcelona, Real Sex in the city, Solar Stadium of light, Moonlight flicks.
Stories about fashion victims, Air Heads, Courting Royal Disaster, Communication Solutions, Imitation of life, being reborn again.
Stories about Foreign Invasion: A Culinary Hot Potato, Princesa 23, the real thing: Catalan cola, mind play pays dividends.
Stories about Enric Granados: Urban Oasis feed your need for Calm, Night & Day Top Locations, Shopping Paradise.
Stories about Rollerblading in Barcelona, Night & Day Top Locations, Shopping Paradise.
Stories about Maria – a stranger in the night, Fòrum 2004 Top Tips, Parks: Urban Paradises.
Stories about Maria’s retrotrip, Indulgence – just like in Hollywood, Hip Hop in the Monastery, Hangover-curing breakfasts.