The Strange Boys
Apolo, July 31st, 12.30am
- Arrástrame al inferno (Drag me to Hell) is a traditional horror flick from Sam Raimi who returns to his original medium after his mainstream Spiderman efforts. The Evil Dead director proves he still has an eye for terror with this traditional scream-fest.
- Desgracia, (Disgrace) is the film adaptation of JM Coetzee's book of the same title. It tells the tale of a professor who after having an affair with a student moves from Cape Town and gets involved in post-apartheid politics.
- Up is the latest animation flick from the clever people at Pixar and was the first animated film to open at Cannes earlier this year. It stars a cranky old man, apparently based loosely on Spencer Tracy and a slightly over enthusiastic outdoor adventurer.
CONCERT & CLUBS
- The Strange Boys are a feisty, cheeky band from Austin, Texas whose music is a boisterous homage to the greats of the rock and roll genre. They are here to promote their album The Strange Boys and Girls Club. Apolo, 11.30pm
- Nancy hole are four rockers from Madrid who were influenced by a diet of the hard rock bands of the seventies. Tonight they play the tracks off their latest album, Ângeles. Sidecar, 10pm
- Monica Green is a soul singer from New York but with years of experience of performing in Spain - you might have seen her sing the Barça anthem with 180 singers from Barcelona Gospel in 2004. Singing to a smaller crowd tonight she will perform songs from her latest work. Luz de Gas, 1am.
- As we reach the height of the summer it seems that there are only tourists left in town and a huge number of them will be purchasing some hideous artifacts to remember their time here. It is this effect that this new exhibition investigates, Efecte souvenir. Fetitxes de viatge, més enllà dels tòpics, (The Souvenir Effect. Travel Fetishes beyond the Cliches), looks at the way the souvenir industry relies on a sense of kitsch sentimentality and has commissioned 5 designers to invent and draw souvenirs of imaginary places. Disseny Hub Barcelona, until December 13th.
- A new concept that tests the skills of local musicians is being showcased tonight; a group of musicians get together to write and compose songs under general themes and then perform the brand new material later on in concert - and if that's not enough you can enjoy short-films from local film-makers and DJ sets. La cova de les cultures, www.lacovadelescultures.com - 9.30pm
CONCERT AND CLUBS
- Sara Flores is a world renowned star in the world of flamenco, the singer hails from the famous Carmen Amaya family and is performing a series of concerts as part of the Mas i Mas festival. Tarantos, 8.30, 9.30 & 10.30pm.
The technically brilliant Finnish DJ, Kiki is known for his maverick ways around the decks by using obscure and sometimes hilarious samples. High-energy and lots of fun. Sala BeCool, 1am.
- Sarah Valeri and Laura Rila have a new show at the Red03 Galeria. Sarah Valeri is a Brooklyn-based painter who is currently painting works that incorporate the influence of various musicians and writers. Rila is an Argentinean artist who is currently working mainly with oils but has been known to produce work using a multitued of other disciplines. Galeria Red03.
- Circuit is a week long party for gays and lesbians. The packed programme includes pool parties, waterpark parties, fashion parties, did I mention there would be parties?! Various venues throughout the city, August 1st to 9th.
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- Where better place to enjoy some classical music than on the terrace of the iconic Pedrera. Join Kalina Macuta and David Blanch as they perform as part of the Mas i Mas festival. 7pm and 8pm, €7.
- Another terrace but you won't find classical music here, tonight is a Moodmusic label night showcasing their considerable talent. Owner Sasse takes to the decks with fellow signing Gegenheimer. La Terrrazza, 6pm