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Things to do this weekend in Barcelona

Things to do this weekend in Barcelona

Yes, we’ve already finished up another month, and we’re pulling pages off the calendar like daisy petals… will I have a good time this weekend in Barcelona? Won’t I? Will I? Of course you will! How could you not, with the bucketload of concerts, festivals and activities on in the city. Add in the fact that beach season has officially started, and all signs point to having loads of fun in Barcelona.

Friday, June 1st

Primavera SoundPRIMAVERA SOUND – More than 230 concerts, 8 stages in the Fòrum and a string of activities spread out through the city. The only problem with Primavera Sound is deciding which concerts to go to. Luckily, tonight the choice is obvious… The Cure! Furthermore, all weekend in the Arc de Triomf and the Parc de la Ciutadella, free music and concerts will flourish. Don’t miss it! Where: various places in Barcelona. When: from the 30th of May to the 3rd of June. How much: 1 day ticket € 70, festival pass € 190. There’s also various free activities and concerts.

Festival Campi qui Boogie!CAMPI QUI BOOGIE! –The first International Festival of Boogie Woogie in Barcelona has arrived! Grand pianos, funky beats, cocktails and well-known musicians will be in charge of making this party a success. The maestros at the piano will be legends Bob Seeley, Lluís Coloma, David Giorcelli and August Tharrats. Where: Fàbrica Moritz (Rda. Sant Antoni, 39) and Hotel Palace (Gran Via, 668) When: from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June. How much: from € 8 to € 18.

Gin Festival SitgesGIN FESTIVAL SITGES 2012 – A G&T, please! This will probably be the most oft-heard prase of Sitges during the weekend. If you’re a fan of the blue ruin, you’ve got a date waiting to pay homage to this drink and enjoy it in all its brands, forms and combinations. Exhibitions, competitions, tastings and guided tours through Sitges are the ingredients of the Sitges Gin Festival this year. Where: Sitges Centre de Disseny (C/ Ramón de Dalmases, 18.Sitges) When: 4.30pm professional opening, open to the general public from 7.30pm. 

Saturday, 2nd of June

Caperucita RojaUN DIA DE CUENTO ("a day of storytales") – Once upon a time, a load of fairytale figures came to life. In 2012, the 200th anniversary of the publication of the Grimm Brothers’ fairytales will be celebrated. Hansel and Gretal, Little Red Riding Hood, Tum Thumb and the Pied Piper are some of the characters who will be at the celebrations, enjoying crafts workshops, costumes, music, theatre, films and storytales. Where: Casa Golferichs (Gran Via, 491). When: from 11.30am to 8pm. How much: free entry.

JORNADAS ROMANAS ("Roman Days") –¡Ave César! “Barcino Colonia Romae est…” or at least it will be again during a few days, in which one of the most historic periods of the city will be recreated with chats, ancient music, artists, dances, Roman food, gladiator fights, games and other activities. We’ll see each other in the market… Where: C/ Creu Coberta, 104. When: Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of June, from 11am to 8pm. How much: free.

Fira Modernista de BarcelonaMOSTRA DR. MABUSE - Dr. Mabuse is back to Barcelona to hypnotise us with a selection of short films that you won’t be able to resist. Now in its 11th edition, this festival has an impressive programme, and in the final day of the festival you can see various shorts that have triumphed in worldwide festivals. Where and when: 2nd of June in the Trinitat Vella Centre Civíc ( C/ Foradada, 36), 9th of June in the Pl. de la Mercè and 16th of June in the Nau Ivanow. How much: free.

Sunday, June 3rd

BARCELONA MODERNISTA – The 8th Modernist Fair of Barcelona invites us to dress up in period dress to celebrate the 100th birthday of La Pedrera, one of Gaudi’s most famous buildings. Workshops, period games for children, markets, shows of ancient crafts, puppet shows, a tasty culinary trail and many more activities to go tack you back to one of Barcelona’s golden ages. Here you can see the programme in PDF. Where: C/Girona (between Av. Diagonal and Valencia) and the Mercat de la Concepció (C/ València, 317). When: from the 1st to the 3rd of June. How much: free.

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