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Things to do this weekend in Barcelona

What's on this weekend in Barcelona


It’s Thursday, and as is now becoming habit, the moment to regale you with our programme for this weekend in Barcelona has come again. Sonar is the main player on this occasion, but man does not live by music and electronica alone, so here are some other ideas for having fun and enjoying the weekend.


Friday, June 15th


Sonar 2012BOSQUE URBANO (“Urban forest”) – If you’re bouncing off the walls and fancy monkeying around, don’t miss this new adventure park in Barcelona. More than 50 adrenaline-filled attractions for children and adults: bungee-jumping, zip-wiring, rope parks, highwires… Where: Parc del Fòrum. When: open every day. How much: from € 11 to € 27.  

SÓNAR 2012 –What else can we tell you about Sonar, that hasn’t already been said? It begins today, and offers more than 150 activities, concerts, exhibitions and shows with technology as their common ground. This year’s groups include New Order, The Roots, Lana del Rey, Fatboy Slim and Die Antwoord. Some concerts will be broadcasted on YouTube. Where and when: Sonar by Day in the CCCB/MACBA from the 14th to the 16th of June; Sonar by Night om the Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet from the 15th to the 16th of June. How much: Sonar by Day € 39; Sonar by Night € 60. Three-day passes have sold out.

Bike Show Barcelona 2012BCN BIKE SHOW – Prepare for some wheeler dealing: it’s bike week in Barcelona. There’ll be workshops, used bike markets, night-time routes and other activities in various parts of the city. As if all this weren’t enough, on the site of the Bike Show exhibitions, BMX competitions, roller-discos, freestyle circuits and much more will be organised. Where: Parc del Fòrum. When: from the 15th to the 17th of June. How much: € 3. Off-site activities are free. Here you can consult a PDF of the Bike Week programme.



Saturday, June 16th

Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones CINE DE MUJERES ("Women Film Festival") – Lights, camera… action! The International Women Film Festival celebrates its 20th birthday. It’s being celebrated with an anthology of the best films that have been seen in the festival to date and with an extensive and varied programme. There’ll be a parallel online version of the festival on the Filmin website. Where: various places in Barcelona. When: from the 7th to the 17th of June. How much: some projections are free, whereas others charge. Entrance costs € 4.  

EL MÓN A BCN ("The World in Barcelona") –If you fancy travelling around the world without leaving the city, head to El Món a Barcelona. This weekend, this festival of world music and culture will be putting on performances, concerts, exhibitions, dance, cinema, gastronomy, painting workshops, games and many more activities for all the family. This 4th edition will be dedicated to Asia. Where: P. Lluís Companys (Arc de Triomf), Casa Ásia (Av. Diagonal, 373). When: 16th and 17th of June from 11am to 9pm. How much: free. 




Sunday, June 17th

Lost & FoundLOST & FOUND –The saying that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” comes back to life this weekend, as you can once again exchange second-hand objects in Barcelona’s popular swap meet is back to Barcelona. Books, toys, records, clothes and many other items can find a second life in this market opposite the sea. Where: Pl. Mar, 2 (in front of the Sant Sebastià beach). When: from 11am to 7pm. How much: free.

FIESTA DE LA CIENCIA –Ready to begin the experiment, or do we need to wait for Dr. Sheldon Cooper? The Festival of Science and Technology is not in its 6th edition, showing its geekiest side with demonstrations, talks and activities dedicated to themes as diverse as robotics, volcanoes, astronomy and ants. Where: Parc de la Ciutadella. When: 16th and 17th of June. How much: free.

Spooky Cinema XVSPOOKY CINEMA XV – Get the popcorn and drinks ready for this Sunday’s 80s terror film special. The theme of choice this time is “terror in high school”, meaning that the short films and double feature will be focussed on proms and high-school massacres. The films that will be shown are: “Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2” ” (Bruce Pittman, 1987) and “Student Bodies” (Mickey Rose, 1981). Where: Espai Jove Les Basses (C/ Teide, 20). When: 17th of June at 6pm. How much: free.

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