WHAT’S ON IN NOVEMBER
With winter settling in and the temperature starting to fall, you might think there would be less to do, but no, there are tons of great Barcelona events during this month! November has a whole array of events, music and shopping to keep you occupied. And with Christmas fast approaching, here is a short round-up of some of the best Barcelona events in November.
Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival
Free – €85
Various locations around Barcelona
November sees the continuation of one of the premier Jazz festivals in Europe. With world renowned performers such as Milow, (9/11) Sonny Rollins ( 20/11) Brad Mehldau Trio (29/11) Chick Corea (30/11) to name but a few. In total there will be over 50 concerts over the two month festival. For the first time this year, there will be a pre-festival warmup over the weekend of Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st October 2012 with fifty free jazz concerts and performances all over Barcelona. It aims to showcase some of what can be expected at the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival
9th October – 11th October
Fira Montjuic Barcelona 10am – 8.30pm
The 34th Edition of Expominer comes to Barcelona. There will be 140 exhibitors from 16 countries displaying a fascinating treasure-trove of precious stones, jewels, fossils and minerals. A celebration of natural gems and unique pieces. Another exhibition will be running in conjunction with Expominer; ”Colecciona Barcelona” is for all you stamp collectors and coin aficionados, so head down and see what treasures you can find for your collection!
9th OCTOBER 8pm
British rock group Skunk Anansie come to Barcelona!! Most of us will have heard of Skunk Anansie and their brand of rock and this would be a great opportunity to hear the band perform classic tracks as well as some newer material from their Black Traffic album! Relive some Hedonist moments of youth and sing along to what will undoubtedly be a high-energy, kick-ass, rock performance!!
18th NOVEMBER 6pm
Tickets: €30-€50 Gold Pass: €97PALAU SANT JORDI
Freestyle Masters MX comes to Barcelona for a night of pure-energy, high-flying daredevilry! Featuring some of the world’s deadliest motocross riders, including such great names like Dany Torres, Adam Jones, Josh Sheehan, Rémi Bizouard, José Miralles, Tom Pagés, Edgar Torronteras and “Taka” Higashino. Prepare for a night of madness, loudness and spectacular tricks.
BARCELONA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2012
Thursday 22nd November 2012 at 18.00 until Sunday 6th January 2013
I’m told Christmas in Barcelona has a very special feeling and it’s just one of those things that you have to experience for yourself. “Els Llums de Nadal” are turned on each year by the Mayor of Barcelona and they will be turned on this year in Plaza Catalunya. There will be a 12m Christmas tree and the covered, outdoor ice skating rink will also be present, so head down there and relive your childhood skating antics!! Also keep an eye out for Christmas decorations in over 300 streets and venues, all to help keep you in the Christmas spirit. A big Christmas tree will be displayed in each of the 10 Barcelona barrios and you can find them in one of their plazas!
I’m definitely looking forward to my first Christmas in Barcelona!! How will you spend your Christmas in Barcelona??