We have just started spring and many are already looking forward to summer. Do not blame them, the sun and the sea throw too much and like on the beach nowhere, but … will they be aware of all that we would lose in Barcelona if these months did not exist?
This is just a small sample of what we would not see if we erased April from the calendar:
Paint Nites in the Moja Palau
A good way to start the month (or to finish it, rather) is to get the painter inside. If you are struck by the plan, what we propose is to hurry up and grab you one of the entrances of the Paint Nites workshops organized by the Palau Moja. If, on the contrary, the subject has sounded to you to Chinese and you think that the only painter that you have inside is the one that makes scabs with the walls of your house, do not worry. The paint shops of the Paint Nites do not require any level, just want to have fun and get carried away by the atmosphere, the talk and a good glass of wine.
This Thursday and Friday will take place two of the workshops. In addition, the Friday is special, since for 10 euros more you can also enjoy an appetizing dinner. Do not cut yourself and enjoy the Picasso you always wanted to get into a successful activity wherever it happened.
The perfect occasion for many to take a vacation outside the city. But if your feelings can be more than the desire to travel or are simply those who appreciate any hint of artistic phenomenon, strolling through Barcelona in Easter must be mandatory. Of its processions we emphasize La Burreta, the one of Maria of the Angustias and the one of Our Father Jesus of the Great Power and Maria Santísima of the Hope Macarena. But not only in steps and cofrades is the thing, because it is a perfect time to take a good cod as is tradition on Good Friday. Not to mention the Fritters of Lent, the torrijas, the Tortell de Rams or the Easter Monas.
There are few things more ours than Sant Jordi. It is one of our most beloved days and roses and books fly from hand to hand. Everywhere we say that Valentine’s Day is Valentine’s Day, but we know that April 23 has so much or more love in the air. It does not matter if your rose goes for your partner, or for another person, what is certain is that in Sant Jordi love and literature breathe in every corner.
The Feria de Abril de Catalunya
It will not be like the one in Seville (could anyone match that?) But we also have our bit of Feria de Abril. We can find it in the Forum between April 28 and May 7. It will be smaller, but it has everything to consider a fair in conditions: from the traditional “Alumbrao”, the sevillanas or the fried pescaíto. It will be the 12th time to be held in the Parc del Forum and the 46th edition. It’s like traveling 1,000 kilometers without leaving Barcelona.
Although now known as Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, it will never stop being our Godó Tournament. This year will be held from 22 to 30 April in two phases, one on 22 and 23 and the final phase between 24 and 30. A classic for lovers of tennis and the perfect excuse for the best tennis players Of the world to go heating for Roland-Garros.
The Arenas Shopping Center is the headquarters of the first VeggieWorld in the city of Barcelona. What is VeggieWorld? It is the largest vegan fair in Europe, born in Germany in 2011 and has already toured other European cities such as Berlin, Paris, Munich or Zurich. From food, clothing, footwear and cosmetics … VeggieWorld touches a little of everything and in different formats (stands, conferences …). And when is it? Well this weekend, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April.
This month there are two movie proposals that stand out above the others. The first is the D’A International Film Festival d’Author, which will be held on horseback between the last week of April and the first of May. This year both the Aribau cinema, the CCCB, the Filmoteca de Catalunya and the headquarters of the SGAE will host the prestigious contest that already has names confirmed as the film ‘Bitter Money’, award in Venice for the best screenplay. The other element to be highlighted is the premiere of the Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival, focusing above all on the literary and artistic world. It will be held from 21 to 28 April at the Cinemas Verdi and will be opened by Richard Gere.
The arrival of spring comes accompanied by festivals that will make this April without voice. You can start the month at the 39th edition of Telecogresca in the Parc del Fòrum de Barcelona, also known as the biggest university party in the country. On the other hand, he points out April 22 in your calendar because that day you will get your most rocky vein in the Riff Ritual Fest in the Razzmatazz 3 room and in the Rocksound. Finally, you can finish the month at the Barcelona Independent Sessions that will take place at Almo2Bar on 29 April. What a festival month we are going to hit!