Frecuency 7 DJ shot
- As part of the 27ª Salón International del Comic de Barcelona, the Filmoteca is showing a series of animated films including Marjane Satrapi's Persépolis and Hellboy by Guillermo Del Toro. See website for full programme listings: www.gencat.cat/cultura/filmoteca
- The Boat that Rocked (Radio Encubierta) is the latest by Richard, (Four Weddings and a Funeral) Curtis and tells the tale of the pirate radio boats in the 1960s that were stationed in the North Sea in order to skip tight regulations by the BBC against the playing of rock 'n' roll music. All star cast includes Bill Nighy and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
-Following the huge success of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy you can now enjoy the first of the books on the big screen, Men Who Hate Women, (Los Homres que no Amaban a las Mujeres) is directed by Arden Oplev and opens tonight.
- The Uninvited - (Presensias Extrañas) is the remake of the highest grossing horror film in Korea, A Tale of Two Sisters by Ji-woon Kim, this time it is taken on by brothers Charles and Thomas Guard and tells the story of a troubled teen returning to her family after time spent in a psychiatric hospital.
- Henry Poole is Here (Milagro de Henry Poole) Mark Pellington directs the likeable Luke Wilson in a film that focuses on Henry Poole who on the news that he has only weeks left to live decides to shun his family and friends. He moves to a new neighbourhood to be alone only to be disturbed and ultimately saved by his neighbours.
- As part of Loop, the video-art festival and in collaboration with Casa Asia, this weekend sees the screening of This is Hong-Kong, a series of videos that investigate the post-colonial city and offer a unique look into the politics, history, architecture of the Asian territory. Fifteen artists took part and the project was directed by Para/Site boss Álvaro Rodriguez Fominaya.
Sala Samarcanda, Friday & Saturday, 7.30-10pm
- Andrés Cepeda, one of Columbia's most popular exports performs his new album. The Grammy-award winning singer fuses pop and latina for his own special blend of music. Sala Bikini, 9pm. €15
- A night of dance with two performances, the first from dance company Bacantoh, whose piece of the same name presents a new religion with the focus on priestesses and combines the force of African dance and contemporary themes, choreographed by Ana Leitäo. The second performance is a piece from Indómota called Descansos, choreographed by Carolina Carron.
Centre Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí. Comerç, 36. Free entrance. 9pm.
- 1ª Mostra Cine Dominicano en Barcelona is the first festival celebrating the variety and creativeness of cinema from the Dominican Republic. At Verdi Park and opening tonight with three sessions every day at 5.15, 7.30 and 10pm. Until June 4th, free entrance. www.cinema809.com
- The creative space Almazen plays host to Nicolas Acevedo and Pablo Navarro as they perform, "Es no es magia", which takes in hynosis, telepathy and teletransportation, allegedly. Funny and perplexing. Almazen, 10pm, €10
- At the 8ª Mostra de Cortmetratges in collaboration with the Associació Teatral La Jarra Azul, the aim of this festival is to reach audiences not previously familiar with the short-film genre. Spread over two nights, the first evening features nine films with titles like Alumbramiento, La Clase, The Werepig and Bichos Raros all chosen from among the 260 entries. The second night of screenings is on June 6th in the Plaça del Rei. Centre Cívic de Trinitat Vella, 8.30pm. You are asked to arrive if possible half an hour before the start of the films. Free entrance. www.mostra-drmabuse.org
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- Frequency 7 is the name under which Ben Sims and Surgeon shine and was taken from a track by Eighties techno outfit Visage, who laid the foundations of the two DJ's styles in the beginning. The pairing create a soundclash of musical themes, taking in techno, house and is always a improvised mash-up of influences. Razzmatazz.
- Untitled BCN Gallery was created by two friends, Jessica Casey and Xavier Kaye whose main tenet was that art should be accessible to all. This exhibition shows work by six artists from the UK and Spain. Until June 10th. www.untitledbcn.com
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- The Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra perform the works of Beethoven including Egmont, Concert per a piano, no. 4 and Simfonia no. 3, conducted by W. Rájsky. L'Auditori, 7pm. €15
- DJ Yoda plays alongside Duchess Says, John Maus, El Gremio, Juan B and 20jazzfunkgreats. Highlight of the evening is undoubtedly DJ Yoda, is there no end to this guy's talents? Not happy with being one of the world's most innovative audio-visual kings he then unleashed the album The Amazing Adventures of DJ Yoda that featured beats for Biz Markie and Princess Superstar. Now the likeable fellow is working on a new album which will no doubt be as creatively mixed and a mark of genius as all his previous work. Part of the Primavera Sound 09 series of nights. Apolo, 8.30pm, €12.
- Innmotion 2009. A rather perplexing festival at the CCCB that appears to aim to celebrate and investigate the fluctuation of the artist's role in today's economic climate and how they can alleviate people from their troubles. It features performance art, video shorts, theatre, live music from DJ djd, La Máquina de Turing and Telenokia. See website for more information, www.innmotion09.conservas.tk