Carlos López plays the reactable
Apolo 2, 10pm
- Bruno - the latest over the top character from Sacha Baron Cohen, a fake Austrian fashion reporter gets up to hilarious mischief.
- Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds star in this office comedy, The Proposal about a pushy boss who makes her assistant marry her in order to save herself from deportation.
- Gus Van Sant's latest Paranoid Park returns to common ground with a drama centred around the traumatic life of a young skateboarder as it starts to unravel after being involved in the accidental death of a security guard.
CONCERTS AND CLUBS
- Amaral take to the Poble Espanyol outdoor stage tonight, where Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre will perform their upbeat mix of pop and rock that has proved so successful ever since their emergence in 1997. Poble Espanyol, 9pm
- Lucinda Slim is the alter ego of Londoner Nia Shaw, known previously for her work with vocal group Zap Mama. Now, having been signed to German label Melting Pot Music her solo track 'All This Time', mixed by super produced Krewcial has seen fans flock to her performances eager to hear some more of her gutsy soulful sound. Apolo, 12.30am
- Anthony Collins is a relatively new face on the scene, the French minimal house DJ, a the son of an American father and French mother had the luck of being brought up in New York and the South of France. But after moving to Paris and plying his skills, he quickly became a regular booking in the clubs of the French city. Perseverance has paid off with some major league record labels registering their interest in the youngster. One to watch, this boy's star is rising. Boulevard Culture Club, 11pm
- Jo mateix i l'altre - Retrats en la fotografia Índia Contemporania (The Self and the Other - Portraiture in Contemporary India). Personal and cultural identity in the rapidly expanding country is examined through portraiture in this collective exhibition by contemporary Indian artists and photographers. La Virreina, Centre de la Imatge, until September 27th.
- The dance company Corella Ballet Castilla y Leòn are performing La Bayadère as part of the Grec 09 schedule. The three piece ballet by Ludwig Minkus is being danced by both Ángel and Carmen Corella as well as guest principal dancers Alina Cojocaru and Nehemiah Kish. Teatre Liceu, 10pm. Also showing on the 10th & 11th, 5pm & 10pm.
CONCERTS AND CLUBS
- If you've ever had the pub conversation of what's the best pop song ever made someone must have plumped for Toxic by Britney Spears and if they did then they should head down to see this three piece band who were the talent behind the almost perfect pop offering. Miike Snow's members have worked alongside the big guns of pop, bringing their trade mark dirty DJ sound to many a number so it might surprise that their sound here is a little more light and airy but worth watching all the same. Razzmatazz,
- The Boiler Room Weekender is a whole two days of funk and groove to celebrate their 6th anniversary. Bands and DJs to perform include Rob Messer from the UK and Organic Rhythm Generation and Midnite Special. Arrive early as space is limited - a weekender ticket can be bought on the door on Friday. The Jazz Room, 11pm. www.boilerclub.com
- Catch acclaimed Japanese electronic musician Keiichiro Shibuya as he plays his last stop on his tour and for the first time in Spain. Alongside him Juan Matos Capote uses a whole manner of diverse electronic devices to play his unique sound, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros plays a DJ set and Carlos López uses a reactable - a new and pretty weird looking instrument that uses single pucks that can be sound generators, samplers and loops, filters and effects, low frequency oscillators or step-pulse. It has to be seen to be believed. Apolo 2, 10pm.
- If you're a metal fan then you're in luck this weekend as some of the top names are here for Sonisphere, Metallica, Slipknot, Down and Lamb of God all rock out at the Parc de Forum, 3pm.
- Sergi Reboredo is an award-winning and heavily published travel and photojournalist whose work has taken him to as far afield places as Kenya to document the AIDS problem and Sri Lanka after the tsunami. His latest work is an intimate and all-access look at war-torn Iraq. Iraquians is now showing at the Institut Català Internacional per la Pau.
- Hispanic and Filipino artist Valeria Cavestany has created a new exhibition piece entitled Arxipèlags de la memòria, which looks at the present-day Filipino identity and the progressive 'creolization' it has experienced as a result of successive diasporas within and outside the population. Casa Asia, until 13th September.
- The only English language theatre at this year's Grec is the theatre piece The Man Who, an ambitious adaptation by theatre maestro Peter Brook from the best selling book The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. Teatre Llantiol, 9pm. €10.
- Dies de Dansa ’09 – XVIII Edición - Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea en Paisajes Urbanos is part of the Grec 09 festival and is an 5 day event that sees dance companies from around the world and aims to fuse dance with the public by taking it out of the theatres and into the streets there will be various free workshops as well as performances. Various locations, www.bcn.cat/grec
- Festival de Ritmes 09 is a free festival on a beach - lovely. Headline acts include Manos de Tipo, Love of Lesbian, Mendetz and DJ Luis de Nuit. Platje del Prat, 11pm.
CONCERTS AND CLUBS
- The ever-lastingly popular and compelling music of Nina Simone is performed by four of the big names appearing at the Grec festival this year. Singing the Truth sees some of Simone's best work performed by Angélique Kidjo, Diane Reeves, Simone and Lizz Wright. Teatre Grec, 10pm.
- The Electric Bar in Gràcia plays host to Barnouche - a band who play gypsy jazz with american swing influences. 9pm