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What's On In Barcelona March 2016
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What's On In Barcelona March 2016

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Updated: 5 April 2016
By the end of March the winter will already feel far behind us here in Barcelona, and the first edition of Brunch Electronik of 2016 taking place on the 6th is a surefire sign of the good times to come as the weather warms up. We take a look at March’s cultural highlights with everything from a special screening of Temps D’Écoute at the Filmoteca de Catalunya in honour of International Women’s Day, to the Vaccines at Sala Razzmatazz. Hold on tight – it’s going to be a good one!

TUESDAY 1st – SUNDAY 6th MARCH


© ShivHans Pictures / © Quinn Dombrowski / © Daniel García Peris / Courtesy of Let’s Drunch!

FILM  |   Americana Film Festival

Thu 3rd – Sun 6th  March

Celebrating its third edition this year, Americana, a three-day American independent movie festival boasts a line-up you won’t want to miss. 

FOOD   |   Barcelona Beer Festival 

Fri 4th – Sun 6th March

Join in the celebrations with the fifth edition of Barcelona’s very own Beer Festival and pay homage to your favorite golden nectar.

DESIGN  |   Palo Alto Market

Sat 5th – Sun 6th March

Yes, it’s that time of the month again! Make your way down to Poblenou for Barcelona’s trendiest outdoor market, featuring live music, some of best street food in town and stalls from a whole range of designers, artists and more.

FOOD  |   Let’s Drunch!

Fri 4th – Sat 5th March

Looking for something a little different this weekend? Let’s Drunch! is fast becoming one of Barcelona’s most talked-about pop-ups, and for good reason!

DESIGN  |   Two Market

Sun 6th March

Get ready for the cheapest second-hand market in the city as Two Market returns to Poblenou this weekend with prices starting from just €1!


MONDAY 7th – SUNDAY 13th MARCH


© Hiroshi Sugimoto / © Mamma Team Productions / © Lohen11 / © Tim Burton Productions

ART  |   Black Box by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Mon 1st March

Hiroshi Sugimoto is a multi-disciplinary Japanese artist, who has resided in New York since the seventies, the exhibition Black Box is a journey through his best works in the field of photography.

FILM   |   Temps d’écoute by Mamma Team Productions

Tue 8th March

The Filmoteca de Catalunya will be presenting the documentary Temps d’Écoute, to shed light on the reality of women in Congo and their struggle for equality.

MUSIC   |   Pavel Haas Quartet

Wed 9th March

Don’t miss your chance to indulge in some of the greatest masterpieces of the classical register as the Pavel Haas Quartet returns to the Palau de la Musica Catalana once again for one night only.

FILM   |   Big Eyes by Tim Burton

Fri 11th March

Tim Burton’s biographical feature film Big Eyes is based on the true story of artist Margaret Keane, who created her unique ‘big eyes’ paintings in the 50s, only to find her husband claim credit for it in the 60s.

DESIGN   |   El Flea

Sun 13th March

El Flea’s motto is ‘one man’s garbage is another man’s gold.’ Explore this second-hand market where people sell and exchange clothes, accessories, books or music in good condition, at a reasonable price.


MONDAY 14th – SUNDAY 20th MARCH


© Henry Laurisch / © Steve Jurvetson / © MECAL Film Festival / © Amadeusz Jasak

MUSIC   |   The Vaccines

Thu 17th March

English indie-rock band The Vaccines are currently on tour presenting their third and newest album English Graffiti, which is, according to Pitchfork, ‘their best record yet.’

ART   |   Shen Yun

Thu 17th – Fri 18th March

Don’t miss Shen Yun, a performing arts entertainment group originating from New York which base their shows on Chinese folk dance accompanied by a live orchestra.

OTHER   |   Celebrations in honour of Sant Josep Oriol

Thu 17th – Sun 20th March

Join in the celebrations of Sant Joseph Oriol, a native Barcelonian who was honored as a saint and buried in the church of Santa Maria Pí.

FILM   |   MECAL Pro Film Festival

Thu 17th – Sun 20th March

One of the most important short film festivals in Spain, Mecal PRO presents 350 different films from more than 110 different countries. 

DESIGN  |   Lost & Found Market

Sat 19th – Sun 20th March

Back for the first edition of 2016, Lost & Found Market is every vintage and secondhand shopper’s dream, with everything from retro-chic furniture to second-hand designer labels.

LITERATURE   |   Poetry Slam Barcelona

Sat 19th March

Don’t miss the Poetry Slam Barcelona, where participants, also known as slammers, present their poems orally to the spectators and a jury selected at random from the public.

MUSIC   |   Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Sat 19th March

Get ready, as British singer-songwriter Frank Turner prepares to take to the stage in Barcelona once again with his unashamed British twang and usual combination of folk, rock and the odd bit of punk.


MONDAY 21st – SUNDAY 27th MARCH


MUSIC   |   Mozart’s Requiem

Mon 21st March

L’Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia, together with the Chamber Choir of the Council of Girona, are performing at Palau de la Música, featuring two of Mozart’s famous pieces.

MUSIC   |   Lang Lang

24th and 26th March

Don’t miss your chance to hear world-renowned Chinese concert-pianist Lang Lang playing in Barcelona, including chamber music pieces by Chopin, Bach and Tchaikovsky.

MUSIC   |   Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra (BGKO)

Sat 26th March
The BGKO may be a regular act on the stages of Barcelona, but that’s no reason to miss out on this chance to dance the night away to the rhythm of this Balkan and klezmer-inspired seven-piece band.

ART   |   Romanesque Portraits exhibition by América Sánchez

Thu 28th Jan – Mon 28th March

The exhibition presents a contemporary look on the romanesque art collection of the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), through the artistic talent of América Sánchez.

MUSIC   |   CÉU

The 31st of March

Nominated for several Grammy awards, Brazilian singer-songwriter Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças is now performing in Barcelona.