Thing to do: Tapapies 2014

Lavapiés district is celebrating again the Multicultural tapa´s route, ten days to enjoy tapas. Several flavors in just one district: a multicultural food festival where people have the chance to indulge in various types of tapas, it’s no wonder Lavapies has become one of the most attractive tapas spots in Madrid. The barrio’s cosmopolitan character with Arabic, African and gypsy influences is genuinely reflected in its dining scene, offering visitors an incredibly diverse culinary experience.

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It takes place each October and offers participants the opportunity to try an amazing range of cheap tapas (1 Euro) including Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Italian and more, at almost 60 restaurants and bars shall prepare a tapa special for that day (1 euro tapa or 2 euros tapa + caña).

Enjoy trying as many tapas as you want and vote for the best one to win several gifts in this 4th edition!

They also shall have concerts and performances on weekends.

Check out all the details follow them on www.tapapies.com/

When: till October 26th

Where: Lavapies district

Enjoy!!

Thing to do: Bourio exhibit

Juan María Martínez de Bourio was the founder of the dance school God´s love and director of the national ballet company of Spain, the most popular dancers have been in this school as Antonio Gades, Víctor Ullate, Antonio Canales, Joaquín Cortés, Sara Baras or María Pag. His academy was one of the first ones in Spain to provide classes for dance and cante.

For those that love the dance and want to know more about the spanish Dance tradition (Ballet and Flamenco), don´t hesitate to have a look to this exhibit that is a travel though Bourio life and profesional carrer, a jewel in the Spanish Dance culture.

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This exhibit has 35 documents (letters, contracts, drawings, programes), 12 shows advertisers, 140 pictures of different artists as María Callas, Antonio El Bailarín, Carmen Amaya, Paco de Lucía, Lola Flores or Concha Piquer. And amazing suit designed by Pablo Picasso, used in a festival in 1965 and several dancer´s dressers as the flamenco dress of Trini España.

Several videos shall drive you to his time and life and to the classes.

Free entrance.

>> Where: Sala El Águila – C/ Ramírez de Prado, 3

>> When: until December 8th

Enjoy!

 

 

Thing to do: @PerrotonMadrid

Special Sunday,  very special run, join Perrotón today: you, your doggy, Madrid and tones of friends with their pets!!

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This is not a run to improve your time… it is a run for fun,  go for a walk and enjoy the company of your pet, this is what Perroton is about. 3 kilometer for fun!

As previous editions, this third edition has a charity purpose to support the responsible adoption. More has 3,500 pets and its owners joined in previous edition.

Meeting point to start the run at Plaza de Colón at 10h, and finish at Paseo de Coches at Retiro Park

Enjoy!

 

Thing to do: Malasaña Market – @somosmalasana

This weekend don´t miss the first edition of Malasaña Market!!

Another great initiative of Malasaña district! Malasaña Market it is a new pop up Market, 100% engaged to Malasaña and its spirit! Vintage design, recycling, art, small handmade productions, and a little bit of gastronomy!

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Each time you get something at Malasaña Market, no matter the price, you shall get a free beer! :D another great reason to go by and buy!

Music, food trucks and tones of surprises at this market.

Another great reason to go is to know more about the new Market at Madrid: Mercado de Barceló!! Gorgeous place!! Tones of butterflies shall welcome you!

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Enjoy #Ñmarket!

Thing to do: La Pepa – @sarabarass

Sara Baras is our best Female Flamenco Dancer, she is very popular in Spain and abroad as dancer, model, choreographer and director of her own flamenco dancer.

Until November 23th, don´t miss her and her flamenco dancer performing La Pepa, based on Cadiz between 1810-1812: the horror of the war, the amazing Cadiz as scenario, the time of the creation of the Constitution (called La Pepa),  the hope, the joy, and the freedom.

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Tones of passion, art, flamenco essence and sensuality. Amazing show. If it is your first time at Sara Baras´show you shall find her amazing, if you know her job.. you shall see her as gorgeous as always :D

General entrance: 20 euros.

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Enjoy!

Thing to do: Stephen Shore @mapfreFcultura

Until November 23rd don´t miss Stephen Shore exhibit at Mapfre´s space.

_3sStephen Shore is one of the most influential photographers of the past decades as his approach has affected many generations of artists. He was born in New York in 1947, and in this exhibit you can discover his art during different stages:

    • early work between 1969 and 1971, a series of works of a conceptual nature
    • Reflections on the snapshot
    • Uncommon Places and Road Trip Journal (1973)
    • Landscapes
    • Black and White decade: In the early 1990s Stephen Shore took another programmatic decision and for the next ten years he worked in black and white
    • Print on demand: In 2003 Shore embarked on a new project, this time of a publishing nature. Making use of a new programme for print-on-demand photo books which, with the exception of the actual printing, allowed for all phases in the production process to be controlled, he decided to produce a series of books that would take no more than 24 hours each to create.
    • Ukraine: The photographs in this project, taken between 2012 and 2013, depict some of the last survivors of the Holocaust who, due to their origins, were trapped between their past as Jews and the existence they had to endure under the Stalinist regime; lives experienced in the darkest crevices of history.

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Free entrance.

Find all the details at the official website.

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Enjoy!

Thing to do: Madrid Fruit Market Fashion Week (MFMFW)

This week, Madrid is celebrating again the Fruit Market Fashion Week, don´t miss this 3rd edition from today until Saturday 18th, 27 markets across Madrid shall be having a wide range of leisure, cultural and informative activities for the whole family to brighten up your shopping trips in the mornings and afternoons.

The little ones will learn about “healthy eating” in a fun way, with storytelling activities, children’s play areas and workshops.

There will also be a place for music, magic, opera, dance and flamenco, as the aisles of the 27 participating markets will be turned into makeshift stages during this five-day event.

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Fine food and drink will also make an appearance. Master chefs will delight even the most demanding of gourmets with their creations, with show cooking demonstrations and spectacular fruit sculptures.

At the Advice Point stands, food and health professionals will be providing information about the benefits of a healthy diet and will offer advice to anyone who asks about the best ingredients for healthy eating, which of course includes fruit, the star of the show during Fruit Week at markets across Madrid.

All the markets that are participating are:

  • Antón Martín  Calle de Santa Isabel, 5
  • Chamberí  Calle de Alonso Cano, 10
  • Chamartín Calle de Bolivia, 9
  • Diego de León Calle de Diego de León, 26
  • Guillermo de Osma Calle de Miguel Arredondo, 4
  • Guzmán El Bueno Calle de Andrés Mellado, 43
  • Ibiza Calle de Ibiza, 8
  • Jesús del Gran Poder Calle de Jesús del Gran Poder, 42
  • La Cebada Plaza de la Cebada, 15
  • La Paz Calle de Ayala, 28
  • La Remonta Calle de Bravo Murillo, 327
  • Maravillas Calle de Bravo Murillo, 122
  • Moratalaz Calle de Canadá, 17
  • Numancia Calle de Josefa Díaz, 4
  • Prosperidad Calle de López de hoyos, 81
  • San Antón Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 24
  • San Cristóbal Plaza de Andrés Monjón
  • San Enrique Calle de San Enrique, 16
  • San Fernando Calle de los Embajadores, 41
  • San Isidro Calle de San Patricio, 1
  • Santa Eugenia Calle Virgen de las Viñas, 16
  • Santa María de la Cabeza Paseo de Santa María de la Cabeza, 41
  • Tirso de Molina Plaza de Huarte de San Juan
  • Usera Calle de Amparo Usera, 46
  • Vallehermoso Calle de Vallehermoso, 36
  • Vicálvaro Calle de San Cipriano, 14
  • Villa de Vallecas Calle de la Sierra Vieja, 61

Check the detailed agenda here

Show cooking demonstrations, fruit sculptures, music, music and much more in this second edition of the Madrid Fruit Market Fashion Week.

- When: Until October 18th

. Where: 26 Madrid´s Markets

Enjoy!!