DECEMBER’S CULTURAL AGENDA

December is already here! It’s Christmas time! Check out our recommendations. We hope they offer you great ideas for this month. 

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

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Fira de Santa Llúcia. Traditional Christmas decorating and craftwork. Avinguda de la Catedral. Until 23rd December.

-Festivalet 2016. Craftwork and design handmade products. At Museu Martítim de Barcelona. 10-11th December

-Fira de Nadal del llibre (Book Christmas Market). At Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 10 th December.

Fantastic Handmade market. Craftwork. At Fundació Enric Miralles, 10th December.

Flea Market.  2nd hand products’ market. At Utopia 126, 17th December.

PLACES TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Let´s get skating in Barcelona!

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¡Feliz Navidad! You cannot miss the skating rink in the Christmas vacation! This year, in the center of l’Hospitaler del Llobregat, you will see the largest rink of Europe (1.200m2). The price is very lovely that 8 euros per hour!

Address: Centre Comercial La Farga, metro Red Line Av. Carrilet.

Enjoy the New Year Eve in Barcelona

According to the Spanish tradition, everyone has to eat 12 grapes in the New Year Eve. Well, in Barcelona, don’t forgot take grapes in Fuente Mágica de Montjuïc where will be lots of fancy things included music from 21.15 to 0.30.

After the show in Plaça de Espanya, let´s dancing! Here we recommend you guys some fancy bars to enjoy yourself. First of all, of course, it´s Razzmatazz with five Salas and all kinds of musics! Also, Sala Apolo and Poble Espanoyl offer you a plenty of shows. Get ready! If you want to see how is Barcelona in the Eve night, go to Tibidabo, there is a bar called Mirablau.

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Razzmatazz Address: Carrer Pamplona, 88, Barcelona

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Sala Apolo Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, Barcelona

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Poble Espanyol Address: Av. Francesc Ferrer I Guardia, 13, Barcelona

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Mirablau Address: Plaça del Doctor Andreu, s/n, Barcelona

CINEMA

Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford (USA)

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Estrena: 02/12/2016

This movie of Tom Ford is based on the Novel “Tony and Susan” written by Austin Wright is about an art gallery owner who is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson (USA)

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Estrena: 7/12/2016

WWII American Army Medic Desmond, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal Of Honor without firing a shot. After ten years without directing any films, Mel Gibson is back with this powerful and dramatic movie.

María (y los demás) – Nely Reguera (SPAIN)

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Estrena : 07/12/2016

This is the first movie of the catalan director Nely Teguera and talks about the everyday life of María, the main character. Ever since her mum died, María has taken care of her father and her siblings. That’s why her father’s announcement of marriage to his nurse brings María’s world crashing down around her. At the age of 35, she’ll have to change her fate.

Paterson- Jim Jarmusch  (USA)

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Estrena: 07/12/2016

Jim Jarmusch presents a film according to his own and special style, a quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

EXHIBITS

Sidecar: 1.-31. December 2016- 1.000 pòsters, 5.000 concerts 6

The month of December is dedicated to the history and evolution of the posters used over the past 30 years for the concerts in Sidecar. During this time, several graphic school showed their talent – and went out of date. Although style is temporary, the medium poster is not. Singers and bands still stick to this way of communicating visibly who they are and what they do. Even in times of modern media, posters are part of the culture of music and concerts. You will find all posters of these 5.000 concerts online, so that you can download them. Or you ask Sidecar to print your favourite poster in high definition – distribution home for free!

CaixaForum Barcelona:

16. December 2016-26. March 2017 – Arte y cine. 120 años de intercambios                               7

This exhibition shows the inspirations, enrichments and influences of art on cinema and vice versa. The works presented are chosen from the collections of the Cinémathèque française and complemented with creations of Spanish and French collections. Special focus shown chronologically: the dialogue between vanguard artists and cineastes.

IEFC: 10. November-23. December 2016 – El Norte Habitado 8

Cristina Sánchez Escandell shows in her photographs the enquiry into the aesthetic and narrative possibilities of the tryptic photograph on an experience background. The images’ visual dialogues transcribe and expound the beginning of emptiness, a space every human being should reach to complete and live again. The artist combines poetry and image.

Museu Picasso: 24. November 2016-20. March 2017 – Mitologías. Obra Gráfica en la Colección del Museo  10

This exhibition shows engravings in which Picasso recreated scenes and personalities of the Greco-Roman mythology. In a fusion of history, myth and narration, the artist describes myths and histories about natural phenomena and legends of heroes. The works presented illustrate Picasso’s genius creativity, using different materials.

IEFC: 10. November-23. December 2016 – Barcelona blanc i negre 1971-1992 9.jpg

José Antonio Andrés Ferriz, president of the Catalan Federation of Photography, captured in his photographies social, cultural and sportive aspects of a city searching for its own identity, during a historic phase which started with the political transition and finished with the celebration of the Olympic Games.

CONCERTS

11           CRYSTAL FIGHTERS

7.12.2016, Club Sant Jordi

A band ranked as great live acts, Crystal Fighters, is again in Barcelona. The British alternative band will perform almost all their songs at this concert.

12          PETITE MELLER

10.12.2016, Razzmatazz

Petite Meller is a newcomer to the pop scene who’s hard to pin down. On stage, she mixes Lolita-esque blushed cheeks and plaited hair with an array of dazzling costumes, and dances from start to finish with a childlike liveliness.

13       DUB PISTOLS

14.12.2016, Sala Apolo

West London crew Dub Pistols presents their new ska and hip hop album. At their concerts people can also find connections between reggae and rap and the past and present of urban music.

14             47th International Jazz Festival in Barcelona 2016

16.12.2016

The Barcelona International Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz festivals of its kind in the world, speaks for itself. Meticulous planning takes place all year round to produce a festival that manages to balance heavyweight artists with up-and-coming names.

THEATRE AND MUSICALS

ART

When: From October 19 to January 24

Where: Teatre Goya

Genre: Comedy

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It’s a … cloth, more or less, about six feet by six feet, painted white. The background is white and if you half close your eyes, you can glimpse thin, transverse, white stripes. Sergi’s a friend of mine a long time ago. He is a boy who has triumphed, is a dermatologist and is an art lover. Last Monday I went to see the painting that Sergi had bought the previous Saturday, a painting that had been pursuing for months. A white box with a white stripes.

EL PETIT PRÍNCEP: EL MUSICAL

When: From December 7 to January 8.

Where: Barts

Genre: Musical

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The show featuring Ángel Llàcer, Manu Guix and La Perla 29 combines music, songs, real actors, 3D virtual characters, surround sound and a spectacular and magical visual scenery that transports the viewer from the desert to the grass, passing by the asteroid B 612, the king’s planet or the geographer’s world. A show created for children of all ages, from 4 to 100 years, which brings us in a unique way to the fable of Saint-Exupéry.

LA TREVA

When: From October 25 to January 15

Where: La Villarroel

Genre: Drama

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Year 2009. The United States has invaded Iraq since 2003. The War continues. Sarah, a prestigious war photographer, returns from Iraq to her apartment in Brooklyn. She was seriously injured by a bomb exploding while covering the conflict. She is accompanied by James, a war reporter who, after suffering a nervous breakdown and leaving the scene of the conflict, has had to return to find his wife. Once at home, they should heal the wounds. The visit of Richard, editor and good friend of the couple, accompanied by his new girlfriend, young and naive Mandy, will have Sarah and James review their project of life and couple. A year of respite for everyone to finally decide what they want to do with their lives.

BOOK PRESENTATIONS

Past and Power: Public Policies on Memory. Debates, from Global to Local

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When: Tuesday 13th December at 20.00pm

Where: La Central del Raval

About it: Dialogue with the editor of the book, Jordi Guixé, and the professor of Contemporary History and Memory’s Programs comissioner of the city of Barcelona and one of the authors of the book, Ricard Vinyes. Moderated by journalist Sílvia Marimon Molas.


Hablar de todo y no saber de nada. Las tertulias y la nueva política, de Joan López Alegre

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When: Tuesday 13th December at 19pm

Where: Llibreria Alibri

About it: The event will be attended by Toni Aira, journalist and professor of Political Communication at Pompeu Fabra University, Quim Barnola, director of El Debat de La 1 (TVE Catalunya) and his author, Joan Lóper Alegre.

Hannah Arendt y la literatura

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When: Friday 16th December at 19,30pm

Where: La Central (C/ Mallorca)

About it: The event will be attended by Wolfgang Heuer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germán Garrido, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Cristina Sánchez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. It will be presented and moderated by Fina Birulés, Universitat de Barcelona.

Fam bruta, de Guillem Gavaldà. Premi Francesc Garriga de Poesia

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When: Wednesday 21th December at 19,30pm

Where: La Central (C/ Mallorca)

About it: The event will be presentated by the awarded poet Guillem Gavaldà and the editors Marc Romera (LaBreu Edicions), Pau Vadell (Adia Edicions), and Antoni Clapés (Cafè Central).

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