That’s it! Summer has come to the end for some as vacation days have dwindled to zero and the bells of back to school beckon students to class. But the warm, sunny days aren’t over just yet—there is still a good three weeks before the autumnal equinox and a smattering of happenings that will help you ease into fall. Not to mention with the return of autumn means football season is officially on!
Videoarte India Throughout September
Showing throughout the month of September in the exhibition space dedicated to strictly to the art media of audio/visual is Videoarte India; a series of short documentaries by Indian artists that comment on the social and cultural environment within they live and the traditions that play a vital role in their daily lives.
La Caixa Forum (Espai de Media Art)
Avenida Francesc Ferrer I Guardia 6-8
Hours: 10am – 8pm
Antiphotojournalism Throughout September
Many look at photojournalists as modern day heroes. They tell the stories of the disenfranchised, marginalized and at risk populations of the world, right? The art critic Carles Guerra challenges this collective thought and examines the way new technologies and perspectives within photojournalism has changed the way the news is reported to the public.
El Palau de Virreina
La Rambla 99
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm
Singles Sunset Jazz Cruise September 4
Are you single and ready to mingle? Then the long going DateClub of Barcelona has an interesting event that will move the normal hunt for a partner (platonic or romantic) out of the bar/club scene onto the open water with a sunset sail on the luxurious Catamaran Orsom. Expect a friendly international crowd, soft music of a live saxophonist and tasty finger foods that go nicely with a cool glass of sangria.
DateClub /Catamaran Orsom
Moll de les Drassanes – Port Vell
Hours: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Admission: 32€ (includes welcome cocktail)
For more information on purchasing tickets and DateClub go to www.dateclubconnect.com.
La Vuelta a España September 7
Everyone has heard of the Tour de France but Spain has its own version that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The race culling together a group of top international cyclist, began on the 28th of August and runs through September 9th however for the first time ever in the history of the competition riders will make a stop in Vilanova I la Geltru on the 7th of September. It’s not exactly Barcelona but a short 40km away, the coastal town is an ideal location to cheer on cyclists before making their way farther north to Andorra.
Vilanova I la Geltru
Passeig del Carme
For more details on start-time and map of the course go to www.lavuelta.com.
National Catalonia Day September 11
It’s a holiday. It’s a free day. No work all play or at least a day honoring the Catalonia region and the local culture and pride of its people.
Limp Bizkit Concert September 16
The multi-Grammy nominated band Limp Bizkit and their indie-rocker lead man, Fred Durst will be blowing up the stage at Razzmatazz performing jams from their new album ‘’Gold Cobra’’ as well as hits from previous top selling discs.
Calle Almogavers 122
For more information on tickets and time log onto: www.salarazzmatazz.com.
Book Fair Paseo de Gracia 2010 September 19 – October 3
For the last 59 years, booksellers of antique and modern publications move from their normal indoor locations and set-up shop all along Paseo de Gracia encouraging bookworms young and old to forage through mounds of literary treasures.
Paseo de Gracia between Plaza Cataluyna and Calle Arago
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 9pm
Supertramp Concert September 18
British rock band that attained stardom during the 70’s and early 80`s, Supertramp is coming out of retirement to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of their first album. Their 70-10 tour will be making a much-anticipated stop in Barcelona for its Spanish fan base.
Caminada de Sants 2010 September 19
Up for a bit of exercise but prefer something fun that you can enjoy with others in the great outdoors? The Caminada de Sants is an organized 15.5 km stroll that passes through the neighborhood of Sants and areas of Pedralbes. People of all ages and fitness level are encouraged to come on the leisurely walkabout.
Leaves from Parque de l’Espanya Industrial
Start time: 9 am (approximate duration of 4 hours)
Fee: Free and no registration is required
For more information go to: www.euro-senders.com (website in Spanish and Catalan only)
La Cursa de La Merce 10k Run September 19
One of the popular events that takes place during the great La Merce Festival is the 10k run with a route along main avenues and streets throughout Barcelona. Event organizers are estimating 10,000 runners for this year’s race so register now! Additionally disabled athletes can also participate in a 2k route. If you aren’t a runner then go out and cheer folks on!
Leaves from Avenida de Rius I Taulet finishing at Plaza Espana
Costs: 5€ with chip or 8€ without
To Register: Go to http://www.bcn.es/cursamerce/es/inscripciones.html. Online Registration will close at 8pm on the 13th of September. Or until the 10th of September register in person at:
Oficina Permanente de la Carrera: Estadio Municipal de Atletismo Joan Serrahima
Calle Polvorin 5-7 (Montjuic)
Hours: Monday – Friday 4pm – 8pm
BAM Festival Barcelona September 23 – 25
BAM (Barcelona Accio Musical) is an annual music festival that is in its 18th year and is another event that falls under the activities of the La Merce Festival. Every year, city council organizes 3 whole days of outdoor concerts in top performance spaces throughout Barcelona including Plaza Reial and the Parc del Forum. This year’s concert series welcomes acts such as Belle & Sebastian and Goldfrapp among many other local top bands.
For more information on the schedule and performers go to: www.bcn.es/bam
Barcelona La Merce Festival September 23 – 26
Las Festes de la Merce is one big party for all of Barcelona celebrating the city’s patron saint, La Merce, and the cooler days of autumn. Over the course of the 4-day festival hundreds of events big and small focusing on Catalan culture, music and traditions will take place. Since this is a big attraction for the cities residents drawing big crowds the metro runs 24hours during the festival and many of the events have dedicated shuttle buses to transport attendees. And remember 24th is a public holiday!
To view the official program of daily events go to: http://www.bcn.cat/merce/es/merce-actual.shtml
Peter Gabriel Concert September 23
‘’Sledgehammer’’ was a huge hit on the radio and was accompanied by a visually striking music video that caught the attention of the MTV generation. Surely Peter will perform this along with other hits from his days as a soloist and as the front man of Genesis before leaving the throne for Phil Collins. However there is talk of a live performance with a full orchestra sin drums or guitars…
El Palau Sant Jordi Arena
Montjuic/ Passeig Olimpic
Ticket Prices: 45€ to 125€; go to www.ticktackticket.com to purchase
Expohogar Autumn September 24 – 27
The bi-annual interior home design trade show is back for its 43rd addition. Geared towards professionals within the home decorating sector, interior decorators, wholesales and distributers will descend upon the Fira Montjuic Exhibition Centre to exchange idea on new trends and product innovations for modern dwellings.
Fira Montjuic Exhibition Centre
Avenida Reina Maria Cristina
To attend or exhibit at the tradeshow go to www.expohogar.com for information on registrations and applicable fees.
La Merce Cross Harbor Swim September 26
On the 4th and final day of the La Merce Festival is the popular early morning swim in the Barcelona harbor. The Club Natacio Atletic is officiating body that organizes the swim meet gathering various groups of swimmers to swim distances from 400m up to 3000m. Taking place near at the dock just below the Columbus Monument, crowds gather to watch swimmers that were dropped of somewhere at sea head for the finish line at the Moll de les Drassanes harbor.
For more specific information on the race schedule go to:
Amy Macdonald Concert September 28
The multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician Amy Macdonald comes to Barcelona from her home in Ireland to play hits songs like ‘’Poison Prince’’ from her highly acclaimed This is the Life album and ‘’This Pretty Face’’ from her 2010 disc A Curious Thing.
Calle dels Almogavers 122
Tickets: 24€; to purchase go to salarazzmatazz.com
Liber International Book Fair September 28
The leading trade fair for the Spanish-language publishing industry directed at literary professionals. Publishers, book distributors and representatives of libraries throughout Spain and the Spanish speaking countries of Latin America will be under one roof to exchange ideas, learn about new development and open new markets.
Fria Gran Via Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 1
Calle Botanica 62
For more information on participating go to: www.liberbcn.com
Miguel Bose Concert September 29
The multi-talented musician and actor will be singing his heart out to fans when he takes the stage at the Palau Sant Jordi to throngs of fans. You may or may not know his work in French cinema but you should at least familiarize yourself with the Latin Grammy award-winning singer that is a one of the biggest music stars in Spain as well as Latin America.
Palau Sant Jordi Arena
Montjuic – Passeig Olimpic
Tickets: 30€ to 49€; go to www.ticktackticket.com to purchase
September Football Matches at Camp Nou, Calle Aristides Maillol
FC Barcelona vs. Hercules CF September 12
FC Barcelona vs. Panathinaikos September 14
FC Barcelona vs. Sporting Gijon September 22
Ticket Prices: 32€ to 102€; to purchase go to www.fcbarcelona.cat