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Friday 14th of December 2018

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Top ten: Madrid Summer Dances

1. The “Cross-Road” Scurry—a team dance, in which all participants hide in the shade near a road junction until the “green man” appears. Everyone then scurries across the sunlit street as quickly as possible, usually in small, quick steps.

Guitarras Ramírez

Whether you are an aficionado of Spanish guitars or not, the historic Guitarras Ramírez shop is certainly worth checking out. It was founded in 1882 by the madrileño José Ramírez, who used to make and repair string instruments. He started his career at the Rastro, but then took the step of opening a shop, which is now run by the fifth generation of the Ramírez family.


The latest exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza examines the work of the impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830-1903).

Estampas japonesas en el Museo del Prado

The Prado has been loaned two Japanese screens (from the Seikado Bunko Museum and the National Museum of Tokyo), which represent first-class examples of painting on paper from a period when Japan was

La vanguardia feminista de los años 70

As part of PHotoEspaña 2013, the Circulo de Bellas Artes presents this exhibition, drawn from the Austrian collection of Sammlung Verbund, which focuses on feminist art since the 1970s.

Darren Almond: El espíritu del tiempo

One of the most well-known artists of our generation, Darren Almond revolutionised international art in the 1990s.

Marilyn and Me and Others: América y los 60

Lawrence Schiller is known for his photos of the famous—people such as Robert Kennedy, Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and, of course, Marilyn Monroe.

Abba Mania

Mamma Mia! Here we go again. My my, how can you resist it? Has it really been more than 30 years since Abba topped the charts?

Sueños de Bollywood/Bollywood The Cabaret

The rhythm of Bollywood comes to Madrid this month, with British choreographer/dancer Mistri presenting two shows in one by drawing on the best of the songs and routines that she’s toured Spain with d

Enrique VIII

Directed by Ernesto Arias, Shakespeare’s historical drama returns to Madrid after gaining considerable public praise.

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

When A-punk first surfaced on the internet five years ago, its high-energy summery guitar riff, contrasting flute and African-inspired rhythms brought the indie world’s attention to the New York-based quartet Vampire Weekend.

Phoenix - Bankrupt!

Even though the French-based electronic rock band Phoenix have been around since 2000, it wasn’t until nine years later with their fourth release, Wolfang Amadeus Phoenix, that they rose to fame.

From ghosts and gore to Game of Thrones

"If there’s anything that defines ‘cine fantástico’,” says Luis Rosales, commenting on the theme of the Nocturna Festival, “it’s imagination. That’s what has made humans progress.

Robot & Frank… and Jake

Jake Schreier looks out of the window of the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Madrid, disappointed by the constant springtime drizzle. He shifts in his seat to get comfortable, and disregarding the depressing weather, he eagerly begins to answer questions about his first full-length film, Robot & Frank (Un amigo para Frank).

Take 5 - June

Robot & Frank (Un amigo para Frank) A gentle sci-fi comedy-drama starring Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) as a retired jewel thief whose son buys him a robot companion after he starts showing signs of senility. Initially suspicious of his new home help, Frank soon learns he can use him to restart his old career.

Lori Meyers: Making their mark

A showcase of the very best local, national and international music talent returns to Madrid’s Matadero on 21-22 June as part of the annual Día de la Música Festival. This year, the lineup includes a number of singer-songwriters, DJs and bands who have seen a massive rise in popularity in recent years largely thanks to their growing fan base and online following.

Axwell (fmr. Swedish House Mafia)@Fabrik

The king of the sun-kissed summer anthem, the mogul behind one of the hottest imprints on the planet, a superstar producer and DJ who’s never lost the giddy enthusiasm of a fledgling clubber, and one

Sven Väth@Fabrik

Sven Väth is a DJ who has produced a large body of work since his career began in 1982.

Disco Revival@Café Galdós

Madrid will be going back to its roots on the 22 June as the soul and sound of 1970s disco nights return to Café Galdós with Disco Revival.

De La Puríssima

Seriously, don’t miss this. De La Puríssima is a one-of-a-kind band, lead by Julia de Castro, who will definitely give you a night to remember.

Bad Manners

Formed in 1978, and fronted by the formidable Douglas Trendle, more popularly known as Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners have delivered ska and 2 tone for more than 30 years.

Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men are a rather lovely group of folky popsters from Iceland.


Experience the underground culture of Madrid at MULAFEST—a unique festival celebrating the urban trends of the city.


Born in 1998, the PHotoEspaña photography and visual arts festival has become one of Spain’s most well-known, showcasing veteran and upcoming artists.

III Festival Internacional de Fado

The theme of this year’s III Festival Internacional de Fado is “Los poetas y las palabras del fado” (The poets and the words of fado.) The festival, which brings the best from Portugal, will include t

Geneseo Chamber Singers

Under the Direction of SUNY (State University of New York) Chancellor’s Award winning Professor Gerard Floriano, the Geneseo Chamber Singers is a mixed collegiate chorus of international reputation wi

Festival de Videoarte IVAHM

The second annual International Video Art House Madrid festival is doubly exciting this year as the dates coincide with the opening of a brand new artists’ haven: an international artists’ residency c

Indian Fun Fair

The Indian Association of Madrid (ISAOM) is once again organising an Indian Fun Fair, to be held on Sunday, 16 June.

Día de la Música

The Día de la Música festival is now in its eighth year, and it’s not just one, but two days of live music at the Matadero.

Cycling with Sophistication

Lazing in the park on a sunny day in June, you doze off. When you reopen your eyes, you are surrounded by countless 1930s cyclists. No, you haven’t slipped through a wormhole and gone back in time; your sleepy spot has proved to be in the path of the Tweed Bike Ride, which is very much in the present.