Thing to do: Get Fit – Open doors free sport sessions

Monday… new beginning :D trying to promote healthy things to do, don´t miss this one that can help you to keep fit and try new things for free!!

Madrid´ Sport Institute (IMDER) wants you to try three sport centers: Puerta de Hierro Sport park, Canal de Isabel II and San Vicente de Paúl and in the program “Active your health, exercise”, offers to you all some days of free classes as part of the open doors initiative.


Modern sport facilities that are offering a lot of fun and diverse sport classes for kids and adults.

The classes are free but pre-register yourself online or by phone. If you like it don´t hesitate to attend the normals classes that shall start on October. This is the complete list of free classes available at the open doors days:

Day Activity Time
Monday 22 PILATES 10:30 – 11:30
CICLO INDOOR – Bike 11:30 – 12:30
GAP (glúteo-abdomen-pierna) 15:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 23rd FIT DANCE 10:30 – 11:30
POWER DUMBELL 11:30 – 12:30
PILATES 15:00 – 16:00
PILATES 19:00 – 20:00
CICLO INDOOR 20:00 – 21:00
Wed 24th POWER DUMBELL 15:00 – 16:00
FIT DANCE 19:00 – 20:00
POWER DUMBELL 20:00 – 21:00
Thurs 25th PILATES 19:00 – 20:00
CICLO INDOOR 20:00 – 21:00
Friday 26th ENTRENAM. FUNCIONAL 10:30 – 11:30
YOGA 11:30 – 12:30
CICLO INDOOR 15:00 – 16:00
YOGA 18:00 – 19:00
CICLO INDOOR 19:00 – 20:00
Monday 22 FIT DANCE INFANTIL 17:30 – 18:30
PILATES 18:30 – 19:30
AERÓBIC 19:30 – 20:30
FIT DANCE 20:30 – 21:30
Wed 24 FIT DANCE INFANTIL 17:30 – 18:30
PILATES 18:30 – 19:30
AERÓBIC 19:30 – 20:30
FIT DANCE 20:30 – 21:30
Friday 26 FIT DANCE INFANTIL 17:30 – 18:30
PILATES 18:30 – 19:30
AERÓBIC 19:30 – 20:30
FIT DANCE 20:30 – 21:30
Monday 22 CIRCUITO 10:30 – 11:00
CIRCUITO 11:00 – 11:30
CIRCUITO SENIOR (>65 años) 11:30 – 12:00
FIT CANAL 19:00 – 20:00
FIT CANAL 20:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 23 ESPALDA 10:00 – 11:00
ESPALDA 11:00 – 12:00
CIRCUITO 17:30 – 18:00
CIRCUITO 18:00 – 18:30
CIRCUITO 18:30 – 19:00
Wednesday 24 FIT CANAL 10:00 – 11:00
FIT CANAL SENIOR (>65 años) 11:00 – 12:00
KARATE (6-9 años) 17:00 – 18:00
KARATE (10-13 años) 18:00 – 19:00
Friday 26 ESPALDA 10:00 – 11:00




Thing to do: Madrid Runs for Madrid 2014

Madrid and MAPOMA organize this 10k race to promote sport in the city and nothing better than a nice run along the most beautiful streets of Madrid.

2 euros of the dorsal shall be donate to charity, so another great reason for participate.


It is important to support this type of activities obviously… running but if you are not ready this time remember also to cheer up all the runners!! A great support in the street by the public is also key to keep the party energy!

All details at the official website.

If you are interested in preparing a race… don´t miss the calendar of next ones in Madrid, that way you can start preparing yourself!! There are several pages where you can find next running events as for example this one:



Thing to do: Legion 501 – Star Wars Parade at Retiro Park

Don´t miss today´s thing to do, it will incredible to see the parade of Darth Vader troopers!! Legion 501 shall be at Retiro Park today !! So fun!!!


This stormtrooper unit shall be celebrating its training day and you all are invited. The event is free although they are trying to get some money for charity so if you are thinking to take a picture with them, think also to give them some money for a great reason: all the money shall be donate to FEAPS Madrid in favor of the intellectually disabled in the city of Madrid.

The 501st Legion, also known as “Vader’s Fist” is the world’s largest non-profit organization formed by and for fans that recreates Star Wars movie-quality costumes and armor of the Imperial costuming side of the saga. Founded in 1997 by Albin Johnson and Tom Crews in South Carolina, USA; today has over 6,500 active members around the world and is present in over 50 countries.

In Spain the 501st Legion: Spanish Garrison, was founded in 2004 by Guillermo Besada, and currently has over 130 members spread throughout the country, representing virtually all of the characters in the Imperial and related side the empire of the universe Star Wars.

The 501 Legion, headed by Darth Vader and escorted by his personal guards (the royal guards) and his troops, will land in the well known and central Retiro Park of Madrid, where a representation of all the imperial troops (Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts, TIE Pilots…) will parade together with some of the most feared Sith Lords like Darth Revan and other characters akin to the Galactic Empire like the well known bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett, the Sandpeople and the elusive Jawas.

  • The parade begins at 17:30 at Casa de Vaca and finish around 19:15h
  • Then you can participate at the Photocall and Blast a Trooper activity also near Casa de Vacas
  • The event is expected to finish around 21h but it is also plan to be extended depending on the public


Let the force be with you :D and enjoy!!

Thing to do: Madrid Oktoberfest – @MadOktoberfest

Since 1810, Munich started the celebration of the Oktoberfest a Bavarian culture celebration that you can enjoy nowadays all over the world. Beer and German food shall make you have a great time!!


Madrid celebrates its own Oktoberfest one week prior the original one that way you can be trained to go some days after to Germany :D

Paulaner, benches, music, friends, and food shall be waiting for you  at Palacio de los deportes.

Find all the information here

They are sold out in the pre reservations but you still can go and wait your turn to enjoy this special Oktoberfest if you want until Sunday. Entrance 15 euros.


Thing to do: Victor Ullate Ballet – South at @teatrosCanal

Always a pleasure to have the opportunity of see a great Ballet at Victor Ullate´s Ballet performing this time a very Spanish show – Sur (South) at Teatros del Canal.

Don´t miss the history of Estrella and her fight for freedom in this passionate show full of music, drama, love, with all the components of the ballet: pure dance, elegant and strong vibrations to transmit with their body an incredible history full of sensibility.

South is a feeling… you shall enjoy this performance full of details that shall remember you to Andalucia, passion and art in pure status!


Music of Enrique Morente sing by himself and his daughter Estrella Morente (another great flamenco singer). Enrique Morente is perhaps the most influential contemporary flamenco singer, who not only innovated, but it could also be said that he created tradition: some of his cantes have been performed by other singers such as Camarón de la Isla, Mayte Martín, Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda, Segundo Falcón and Arcángel.

Find all the details at the official website

15 euros entrance

>> Where: Teatros del canal – sala roja

>> When: until September 27th


Thing to do: Prepare researchers´ night

On September 26th, Madrid participates in the celebration of the Night of the researchers as other European cities. From 16h till 24h you can participate in tones of activities designed to make you feel as a researcher.


In order to life this Science party we recommend you to have a look to the list of activities and make all the reservations you consider to enjoy this day! Today´s thing to do is to prepare what you want to do that night: 25 activities in different scenarios to bring closer the Science!! Limited number of participants in each activity, don´t miss your spot!

Follow the instructions at the official website.

Free activities


Thing to do: Classic movies – @YelmoCineClub

Tuesday!! now Tuesdays mean Classic movies, a great way to watch again the best cinema and enjoy again amazing moments!! Go with your kids and watch together that film that you love or go with friends to laugh again as you did time ago.

Yelmo created Cine Club: the best old movies (70s, 80s and 90s) every Tuesday – big screen and original version.


Some of the scheduled films are:

  • Today: Volver – Pedro Almodovar
  • 23/09: Manhattan
  • 30/09: Million Dollar Baby
  • October theme is scary movies
  • November is dedicated to 80s films
  • December is about dance movies

General ticket 4,5 Euros.

What is your favorite movie? let us know at @365ThingsMadrid

Find the complete information at their website