Hydrotopías - la escritura del agua
- Panic in the Streets by Elia Kazan was a cult hit back in the Fifties and tells the story of a hoodlum murderer and a doctor-turned-detective who has to find the killer against the clock. Part of a centennial celebration of films by the award-winning director; also showing tonight is Gentleman's Agreement. Filmoteca, 10pm.
- The exhibition Rastros tries to explore with photographic images a link with the past or the connection with our previously spent movements. The seven diverse artists on show here question the somewhat blurred link between reality and fiction, including the predominantly documentary-style pieces by Ulrich Gebert and Anna Ferrer and Gert Jan Kocken whose shots are weighed down by the presence of history. Fundació Foto Colectania, until July 31st.
- Razzmatazz is feeling the reggae vibe with acts like legendary band Aswad performing at the Barcelona Reggae Splash 09 night. Also headlining is Capleton, the dance hall king and social activist who is joined by Beenie Man whose career has been unfortunately marred by controversy over his overtly homophobic lyrics. Razzmatazz, 1am.
- The Pet Shop Boys hit the stage tonight in Barcelona as part of their current tour that is promoting album Yes. The electro-pop duo, who have managed to appeal to fans for 25 years, have impressed critics with their visually arresting show that no doubt involves Neil Tennant dressed in an array of outlandish costumes and Chris Lowe remaining stationary and silent behind his keyboard. Poble Espanyol, 10pm
- Anyone who has lived in the UK will no doubt be familiar with the BBC newsreader Martyn Lewis but less so with his folk singer daughter Sylvie Lewis. Classically trained musician Lewis has a soulful and bluesy style that has seen comparisons being made with Norah Jones. Tonight she is moonlighting at Apolo with a intimate concert but you might also have caught her performance with the L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio de Roma in an adaptation of The Magic Flute which was performed as part of Grec '09. Apolo, 10pm.
- Joint exhibition in the Area dos3dos featuring Argentinian Aldana Aramburu and Nikolai Atanassov. Aramburu is a textile artist by training but now currently focuses her talents on painting. Not to be confused with fellow Bulgarian long-jumping namesake, Nikolai Atanassov is a painter fast cultivating an international reputation and has had frequent shows in Europe and his adopted country America. Galeria Jose de Ibarra, until September 5th. www.galeriajosedeibarra.com
- Hidrotopías - La escritura del agua, is the latest installation piece by established artist Eva Lootz. Having won the Premio Nacional de Belles Artes in 1994, her work, which is mainly sculpture, has been gaining critical acclaim. Fundació Suñol, until September 12th.
- A new collective exhibition from three figurative painters with unique approaches to the genre, each show their latest projects; Mapi Gil presents Topografies; Ramon Sanmiquel shows a miscellaneous collection of his current work; and Paco Garcia Barcos shows El Libro de las Cabezas. Galeria Hartmann, until September 14th.
- The Tour de France hits Barcelona in a new stage that sees the riders take in the sights from Girona to Montjuïc and then the next day (10th) head off towards the Pyrenees and Andorra. The famously gruelling race has a huge following of supporters and now is your chance to cheer on the athletes. Take your position from 3pm, ready to cheer on Armstrong et al as well as to take advantage of the plethora of PR goodies that get handed out at the finish line. See website for exact route and for more information. www.bcn.cat/tour/es
- The Dø are an exciting new band that have the critics falling over themselves with glee at their eclectic mix of musical influences from jazz through to blues and dance, which all shine through in their quirky shows. They're here to show off their critically acclaimed debut album A Mouthful. Apolo, 9.30pm