BARCELONA EVENTS: WHAT’S ON IN NOVEMBER

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

Barcelona Jazz Festival
30th October – 30th November

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

 

Expominer 2012 BarcelonaExpominer 2012

9th October – 11th October
Tickets: €7.50
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!

 

SKUNK ANANSIESkunk Anansie band

9th OCTOBER 8pm

Tickets: €31

SALA RAZZMATAZZ

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!!

 

 

 

 

Freestyle Masters MX LogoFREESTYLERS MASTERS MX BARCELONA

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

Plaza Catalunya

Barcelona Christmas Lights

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??

Adios!

Marie Obileye

BARCELONA STREET ART: LAS CALLES HABLAN – A GRAFFITI EXHIBIT

BARCELONA STREET ART: LAS CALLES HABLAN – A GRAFFITI EXHIBIT

BARCELONA STREET ART: LAS CALLES HABLAN - A GRAFFITI EXHIBIT

As you probably now by know, we love graffiti, street art and everything else that contributes to the beauty of our Barcelona. We’ve spoken about it hundreds of time, shown you millions of pictures and mentioned it not just once! But now it got serious and we’re even more excited! A project is mapping our city, collecting the art works and now putting it altogether for an exhibit! Could it be better? YES!! They have a documentary! And better? YES! There is a opening party! =]

Ok! Let’s answer some questions you have!

BARCELONA STREET ART: LAS CALLES HABLAN - A GRAFFITI EXHIBIT

What project is this?

It’s called Mapping Barcelona Public Art (MBPA) created by Katrine Knauer to collect images of street art in Barcelona in order to increase the importance people give to graffiti, for example. But that’s just the beginning, the idea is to make this project grow bigger by developing new things, stimulate discussions and anything else that can add value.

 

What is Las Calles Hablan?

Las Calles Hablan (‘The streets speak’) is the first exhibit the MBPA is doing! It’ll be about the evolution on Street Art in Barcelona, what might seams to be very simple, right? “Just show some pictures and put some little texts explaining them” one would say. Well, don’t count on that! Street Art is much more. It says a LOT about the cities’ history and, as stated in the website is “The very soul of the place“. That’s why these people are compiling the works, bringing together the artists, initiating discussions and even making a documentary – giving the streetart the importance it deserves.

The exhibition is focused on the evolution of the street art in the city since the end of Franco’s dictatorship. The streetart culture grows enormously in the 80′s, 90′s and 00′s and is currently facing new law’s restrictions. It also brings up things like how street art provokes and question political, cultural and social changes, how citizens interact with it and how it’s inserted in the different barrios.

BARCELONA STREET ART: LAS CALLES HABLAN - A GRAFFITI EXHIBIT

The documentary is exactly about the graffiti scene in Barcelona, it will show the most amazing graffiti areas, interviews with artists, gallery owners, graffiti lovers talk about the street art since Franco’s death. To be honest we can’t talk much about the documentary, since it’ll be released in the opening of the exhibit! One more reason for you to check the exhibit!

 

 

Where and when?

Mutuo Centro de Arte – Calle Julia Portet, 5

From Oct 25 to Nov 8

The opening party is exactly in the Oct 25 in the same place! Good music, probably some artists and a preview of the documentary! More at the Facebook’s page here.

 

BARCELONA STREET ART: LAS CALLES HABLAN - A GRAFFITI EXHIBIT

 

Jack

SuiteLife Instagram Competition Rules

SUITELIFE INSTAGRAM COMPETITION RULES

Here is your chance to show off your photography skills, show us Your Home, and win a great prize!

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SuiteLife’s Barcelona Instagram Competition

SuiteLife’s Barcelona Instagram Competition Begins Today!

SuiteLife is hosting its first Instagram competition and it’s SO easy to Win!

barcelona instagram competition

Theme: My Home in BCN

What to Do in 3 Easy Steps:

1. Snap a CREATIVE photo using the theme “your home in Barcelona” with Instagram, and edit as you please.

2. Hashtag the photo #MySuiteLifeHome and also tag us with @SuiteLifeBCN (very important otherwise we wont see your photo!).

3. Follow us on Instagram @SuiteLifeBCN and like our facebook page at www.facebook.com/SuiteLifeBCN. Feel free to share your photos on social media with your friends too!

That’s it! Sit back and relax! On Wednesday October 31st we will choose a winner. Make sure to checkout the official rules.

What’s the Prize?!

The prize for our one lucky winner is a 50 € gift certificate for the coolest home-ware store in all of Barcelona, Vincon! (www.vincon.com)

SuiteLife Instagram Competition

So get snapping Instagramers!! Looking forward to seeing your photographs!!

GOOD LUCK!

~Marie

YOUR BARCELONA CONCERT GUIDE: LIVE CONCERTS OCTOBER

YOUR BARCELONA CONCERT GUIDE: LIVE CONCERTS OCTOBER

barcelona concert guide october

Hey there! I am back with fresh update on the hottest live concerts in Barcelona for the rest of October! You know I was pretty straightforward in my previous concert guide posts so I will just present you my selection and cross my fingers that you like it!

 

EXTREMODURO – 06 OCTOBER

Just a day away – tomorrow, you will be able to see one of the most noted Spanish bands – Extremoduro! The guys have been around for more than 20 years and they are quite famous among most of the Spaniards! I guess the name originates from the municipality they come from (yeah, it is EXTRAMADURA!). Check out their music and if you feel in the right mood go to Parc del Forum!

MARIA COMA – 10 OCTOBER

An artist I just found while researching this article. And I was completely blown away by the young and talented Maria Coma. The contemporary piano player incorporates some indie elements into her fresh music, sang in Catalan. If you want to experience some local music, then this is the concert in Barcelona for you this October! Check out the official video for her song Tots els colors (all the colours if I am correct). She’s playing in La Pedrera on the 10th of October and the tickets are only 5 euros!

MAXIMO PARK – 13 OCTOBER

Looking for a typical brit-rock concert in Barcelona? I’ve got something for you, up my sleeve! Maximo park are energetic, crazy and ready to have fun! If you want to burn up some calories, put on your worn sneakers and head to Razzmatazz on 13th of October and dance as you have never danced before! Tickets are only 12 euros!

ELLEN ALLIEN – 19 OCTOBER

For all those who enjoy a more electronically-influenced style of music, I’ve set my eyes on the German producer Ellen Allien who will play on 19th of October in Nitsa Club!

KEANE – 24 OCTOBER

Our final live concert stop in Barcelona ends up with KEANE – probably one of the most bands playing here in October. They will be promoting their new album “Strangeland”! Obviously the tickets are a bit more expensive (30 euros) but in my opinion the price is justified!…ahh and they play in Razzmatazz

 

I hope you liked my selection and you will hear from me soon for another series of “live concerts in Barcelona”!

 

Cheers,

Ivo