EMERGENCIA 2013, EXHIBITIONS, FREE TOUR AND MORE THIS WEEKEND IN BARCELONA!
The weekend is here again and it is time for our suggestions for what is hot this weekend in Barcelona!
As always Barcelona has a big variety of activities to offer for everyone.
Free tours: When you choose to live in Barcelona, usually you miss the tourist experience to go for touristic tours. Yes, you learn all the important sights, but miss some of the stories behind them. If you want to fix this, we have an offer for you. La Escuela Oficial de Patinaje Inline offer free tours every 2nd Saturday at 18 pm for everyone who wants to join, and here is the small catch – you have to be able to roller skate (at least basically) and of course to have roller blades. In our opinion this is a great opportunity to get to know the city we live in better and to make some exercise. For more information you can check their website.
Barcelona guidebooks exhibition: Speaking of guide tours in Barcelona, there is another interesting suggestion – but this time in the form of Exhibition. ”Barcelona at hand: city guidebooks” can be seen in the History Archives of Barcelona (Arxiu Historic de la Ciutat de Barcelona AHCB – located at Santa Llucia 1) and the idea is to show the image of the city the guidebooks presented during the centuries. The exhibition includes urban guides from the 18th century till the beginning of 21st century. The opening hours are from 9 to 20.30 from Monday to Friday and from 9 to 13 on Saturdays and there is no admission fee.
Photo exhibition: Another suggestion for an exhibition is “The calm before the storm”. The exhibition takes place in Fundacio Casa America Catalunya (located at Corsega 299) and is made up of around 100 photos taken by Baldomero Alejos in the period of 50 years while he was living in Ayacucho (Peru), where he depicts social life in this town and allows us to become witness of life there before the terrorism started. He is considered one of the best photographers from Peru in the last century and his portfolio includes over 60000 images. The exhibition opened doors on 12th February and you can visit it from Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 14.30 and from 16.00 to 20.00. There is no admission fee.
Emergencia! 2013: One of the first associations everyone makes with Barcelona is music (maybe after Gaudi and the sea). As you have probably already realized it is not a coincidence. This weekend marks the start of one of the many independent music festivals in Barcelona – Emergencia! 2013. The artists this year include Tashaki Miyaki, Tiger Menja Zebra, Diego Hdez, VIVA, Pájaro Villarroel and Ocellot. The performances will take place in CCCB (Montalegre 5) on Saturday 16th February from 18.00 to 24.00. The general entry fee is 7 euros and there is advanced sale of tickets on the desk of CCCB and through Tel-Entrada.
Cinema: Today at 17.00 and Sunday at 19:00 Filmoteca (Carrer de Salvador Segui 1) is showing the movie “The Deep Blue Sea” (2011). If you are a fan of the romantic/drama movies you definitely will like this one. It is an American-British co-production and won various awards at movie festivals for “best movie”, and “best actress” (Rachel Weisz). The movie is shown in original version and the fee is 4 euros.