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Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

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Derrick May@La Riviera

Put your hands up for Detroit’s Derrick May as he joins Spanish homeboy Cristian Varela for a night of techno and razor-sharp beats at Reverse this month.

ASOT 600: The Expedition@Florida Park (Retiro)

From podcast to party: the popular online radio show A State of Trance lands in Madrid this month as it kicks off its world tour.

Yves V@Zoológico Club

Direct from the Tomorrowland Festival, Benilux DJ Yves V will be in Madrid to spin at the city’s Zoológico Club.

Top ten Valentine’s gift responses

1. A CD! But… the Berlusconi Love Songs album???

2. A Venus Fly Trap is not a substitute for roses!

3. Anti-ageing cream??

4. A saucepan? Yes, I love it, because if I raise it like this…

5. I don’t care if you’ve lined up the mushrooms in the shape of a heart, it’s still a pizza!!!

Streetguys: The Puppeteer

If music be the food of love, play on! Could there be a better candidate for this month’s street artist than this serene, beautiful puppet, whose soulful strings have attracted two stray cats, one of which is so relaxed by her music that he’s dozed off?

Pompeya, catástrofe bajo el Vesubio

With more than 600 items on show from the world-famous site on the coast of Italy, Pompeya, catástrofe bajo el Vesubio (Pompeii, catastrophe under Vesuvius) looks to examine the vibrant city before, d

Impresionismo y aire libre. De Corot a Van Gogh.

This exhibition presents more than 100 works, dating from 1780 to 1900, to examine and study the practice of painting in the open air, particularly looking at the theme as a factor within the transfor

Robert Adams: el lugar donde vivimos. Una selección retrospectiva de fotografías

Born in 1937, Robert Adams took up photography in the 1960s in order to try to capture the rapid topographical changes he was witnessing in his home city of Denver.

David Hockney. Seis cuentos de los hermanos Grimm

Six tales by the Brothers Grimm—popular ones such as Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin, together with the lesser-known Old Rinkrank, Fundevogel, The Little Sea Hare and The Boy who Left Home to Learn Fear—

ARCOmadrid 2013

The 32nd edition of ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair, includes the participation of 202 galleries from more than 30 countries.

Paperback Book Exchange

The Asociación Educativa Oscar Wilde, based in San Sebastián de Los Reyes, is organising a Paperback Book Exchange from Mon, 25 to Thurs, 28 February.

6th Annual Jarama Walk

The 76th anniversary of the Battle of Jarama takes place from 14-17 February, with the main event being a Jarama Walk on Saturday 16th.

Argentina: danzando en carnaval

Argentina: danzando en carnaval provides a chance to see traditional Argentinian dances typically performed during popular celebrations, including a look at how Incan, Spanish colonial, and European s

XIII Festival Escena Contemporánea

Twenty four theatre and dance companies are involved in 13th Festival Escena Contemporánea, and their works will be performed in 16 locations in the city.

Madrid es Negro Festival

Enlace Funk magazine and Club Maderfaker present this festival of black music, now celebrating its third anniversary.

JaJaHa!—Comedy in English

The JaJaHa! English comedy group continue their monthly stand up and improv show on the 16 and 21 February.

CBA Carnaval

Returning once again with the boundless enthusiasm and flagrant originality of previous years, the Circulo de Bellas Artes Carnaval takes place on 9 February.

Haneke season at the CBA

Austrian Filmmaker Michael Haneke has given the world such well-known gems as The Piano Teacher and Caché.

II Encuentro Gastronómico

After last year’s successful gastronomy fair at the ABC commercial centre, Atlas Gourmet hosts its second annual gastronomy meeting on 18-19 February.

InMadrid Feb Launch Party and Social Night

It’s been a while since InMadrid last had any sort of celebration, so on Wed, 6 Feb, we’ve planned a night of music, fun, and English conversation for all of our friends and readers.

Crystal Castles

Electronic experimentalists Crystal Castles are a Canadian duo, known for their frenzied gigs and homemade sound productions. Ethan Kath met Alice Glass in Toronto when they were teenagers.

Spin Doctors

New York’s Spin Doctors have been around since the late ’80s and made a name for themselves with perfect melodies such as “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes”.

Napalm Death

Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1981, Napalm Death are rightfully credited with helping to invent grindcore. What is grindcore, you ask?

Glen Hansard

Once a teenage busker on the streets of Dublin, Glen Hansard started laying the groundwork for his charming stage persona and raw sound early in life.

The perfect place for lips to meet

Kisses, and especially first ones, are not always successful. Closing your eyes and leaning forward to touch lips, only to discover that your partner has turned their head, can be extremely embarrassing, particularly if your nose ends up in their left ear. “Sorry” or “whoops” just don’t seem enough to cover the failure.

Hindú heaven

Curiously, the first thing that draws a visitor’s attention to Madrid’s Swagat Indian restaurant is its shiny brass doors. They suggest a hidden elegance may await, and in fact the interior décor of Swagat certainly provides a visual treat. The restaurant is designed in two bright colours—a lower part in pink, and then at the back, at the top of a small stairway, an upper part in blue.

I Am Kloot

Manchester trio I Am Kloot follow up their 2010 Mercury-nominated album with a set of songs that sound suspiciously like Elbow.

Matthew E White

Matthew E White sports a sharp, white suit on the cover of his début album, but it’s the beard and mane combo that’s the bigger clue to its laid back, seventies sound.

Take Five - February 2013

Django Unchained (Django desencadenado) Riffing off his beloved spaghetti westerns, Quentin Tarantino returns with this characteristically violent story of freed slave Jamie Foxx rescuing his wife from psychotic plantation owner Leonardo DiCaprio with the aid of German gunslinger Christoph Waltz. Samuel L Jackson plays DiCaprio’s loyal house slave.

40 El musical

A Spanish musical that has now reached more than 1,000 performances nationwide, and been seen by more than one million spectators, 40 El musical returns to Madrid for one month only.

La Traviata

Verdi’s dramatic opera, La Traviata, presents the story of Violetta, a famous courtesan, who falls tragically in love with Alfredo, a nobleman.


If you have ever wanted to attend a real Indian wedding, with all the spectacular colour and energetic dancing, consider IndiaFest, at the Teatro Figaro this month.

Swing dancing: it’s the cat’s pyjamas!

Katie Sewell wears big flowers in her hair, polka dot and vintage pattern fabrics, and generally looks like she might have stepped right out of the 1940s, especially when she is doing a Charleston dance routine to some Big Band sounds. She is, however, simply a young British resident of Madrid who teaches English and gives classes in, of course, swing dancing.

The Comets’ tale

Inspiration for songs from the Madrid-based group, Autumn Comets, comes from unusual sources: whilst they include their favourite bands, they also mention nightmares about snakes and even a drunk woman at a concert.

The colourful memories of Doris White

Every one of the thousands of people who pass each other in Madrid has a story to tell, but we usually pay little attention to those around us. The trend seems to be to avoid eye contact or bury our head in our digital gadgets. Just occasionally, however, by a chance comment or remark, one’s curiosity can be aroused and satisfied.

Curiosity Shop: Menkes

Menkes was inaugurated in Madrid in 1950, initially as a modest establishment that only sold typical regional costumes from all around Spain, including of course the famous flamenco dresses. Since then, it has become one of the most famous fancy dress shops in the city and was visited by Hollywood stars such as Vivien Leigh and Ava Gardner during the fifties.