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Things to do this weekend in Barcelona

What's on this weekend in Barcelona

It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot! The only thing I really fancy doing this weekend is soaking, in the sea or possibly in a swimming pool, until I begin to prune. But, in case you’re looking for a slightly more dynamic plan of action, there’s lots of things to do this weekend in Barcelona. Some of the largest Barcelona summer festivals, like the Grec and the Sala Montjuic, are cranking up, and (of course) there’s a host of concerts, parties and exhibitions.

Friday, June 29th

CINE LOW COST – Who said that you need lots of money to make good films? Cine Low Cost is a series of projections and chats which invite participants to reflect on the high points of low-budget films and changes in the world of the seventh art. Where: Arts Santa Mònic (La Rambla, 7). When: from the 26th to the 29th of June. How much: free.  

Sal Montjuïc 2012 BarcelonaSALA MONTJUÏC 2012 – A classic of the Barcelona summer: picnic, films on a giant screen and live music. In the open air, and an incredible place, this plan is one of the most tempting ways to combat the summer temperatures. And especially given that we love the film choice this year. Where: Sala Montjuïc (jardines de Montjuïc, foso Santa Eulàlia). When: from the 29th of June to the 8th of August, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. How much: € 5. Language: original language with subtitles.

VISUAL BRASIL –And so we keep our eyes glued to the screen: this time to watch the tenth edition of Visual Brasil, a festival of artistic performances dedicated to real-time sound and video. Videoart, mapping, debates and performances all take part in this event, in which more than a score of local and international artists will participate. Where: Punt Multimedia (Casa del Mig, C/Muntadas, 5). When: 29th and 30th of June. How much: free.

Saturday, June 30th

Festival Mini BCN 2012MINI BCN – Do you fancy going back to your childhood? Children’s theatre, magic shows, bubbles, circus, puppets, and many more performances designed especially for children. A total of ten theatres and 13 performances to enjoy as a family and travel through imaginary worlds without leaving Barcelona. Where: different theatres in Barcelona. When: from the 19th of June to the 8th of July. How much: prices oscillate between € 6 and € 12, according to the show.

ROMANISTÁN–Organised by the Fagic association, this festival dedicated to gypsy culture and music is a great opportunity to get to know the traditions of this people better. During the whole day, there’ll be concerts, arts and crafts workshops, family activities, games, exhibitions… and many more activities. Where: Parc de la Ciutadella. When: 30th of June. How much: free.

Festival Grec 2012GREC OPENING CELEBRATION –Around 70 national and international theatre, music, circus, dance, and other forms of performing arts show will make up the Festival Grec 2012, which, as usual, will an artistic touch to the nights of Barcelona. The big opening party is this Saturday, and will include concerts from local band La Troba Kung-Fú and Canteca de Macao, and aerial theatre from the Belge Theater TOL. And you said you were going to stay in? Where: Arc de Triomf, Passeig de Lluís Companys. When: 9pm. How much: free.

FADFEST –Barcelona will once again become the centre of European design in FADFest. Graphic and interior design, architecture, gastronomy, film, industrial design, fashion… all the different creative disciplines have their place in this festival dedicated to design, where all kinds of activities will take place. FADFest forms a part of the Barcelona Design Festival. Where: various places in Barcelona. When: from the 26th of June to the 12th of July. How much: some activities are free, and others paid.

Sunday, July 1st

Circo de los horroresGAMELAB – The international fair of videogames and interactive leisure in Barcelona will bring together the latest in digital entertainment and the added presence of the great gurus of the industry. This year, it will have a special focus on the latest games for mobile phones and social networks. Where: Fira de Barcelona, Montjuïc. When: from the 28th of June to the 1st of July. How much:  € 6 for a day’s entry.

CIRCO DE LOS HORRORES –The most terrifying Circus of Horrors you’ve ever seen is back in Barcelona. A show which takes place between the old tombstones of a cemetery, and which combines magic, theatre, circus and cabaret. Vampires, spirits and other creatures of the night wait to take you out for a different kind of evening. Where: Port Vell. When: from the 28th of June to the 15th of July. How much: from € 9 to € 19.

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