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Photo by Jean-Pierre Estournet
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Mayer HawthorneCool soul dude from the US stops off in Barcelona as part of his current European tour. Sala Bikini, May 14th, 8.30pm, 18 to 22 euros.
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Eva Hesse. © Gioia Timpanelli, Bearsville, New York. Photo © Abby Robinson, New York
Eva Hesse - Trabajos del Estudio (Untitled, 1964)The newly re-opened Fundació Antoni Tàpies hosts an exhibition by the minimalist artist and sculptor Eva Hesse. Although she died in 1970, aged just 34, but her short life left quite an impact on the 20th-century art world. Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Aragó 255, www.fundaciotapies.org), May 14th until August 1st.
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Janey GodleyPopular and prolific Scottish comedian Janey Godley returns to Barcelona courtesy of The Giggling Guiri, this time for two nights of stand-up laughs. May 14th, Las Cuevas del Sorte, 9.30pm; May 15th, Cafe-Teatre Llantiol, 10pm. 17 euros.
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Photo by Victoria Williams
Dead CertainPlay in English performed by British actors Janine Obagi and Daniel Ewing. The psychological thriller follows the fortune of an out-of-work actor who is invited by a wheelchair-bound woman to read a play that she has written. However, when they start, he begins to see some strange coincidences with real life. La Riereta, May 14th and 15th, 9.30pm, 10 euros.
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Photo by Jean-Pierre Estournet
Les Colporteurs - El fil sous la neigeA thrilling combination of dance and high-wire courtesy of this French group of skilled performers who feel no fear even when creating choreographies high up in the air. Mercat de les Flors (in a marquee next to the main venue), May 14th to 16th and 19th to 23rd. 22 euros.
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Lend Me A TenorAnother option for those who enjoy their theatre in English. This production comes to us from the Jocular Theatre Company who are performing Ken Ludwig's screwball comedy set in the Thirties, featuring a fiery-tempered, world-famous opera singer who disappears shortly after his arrival in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is to debut with the local opera group. Various levels of madness ensue. Fundació Cultural Hostafrancs (Torre d'en Damians 6), May 15th and 16th, 22nd and 23rd. Saturdays at 9pm, Sundays, 7pm. 12 euros.
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SWAB. Fira d'Art ContemporaniInternational contemporary art fair that provides exposure for young artists from different countries and backgrounds. Local and international galleries present work by a variety of emerging creators who work in many different genres. Pabellón Italia, Fira de Barcelona. Until May 16th. 10 euros.
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A Musical ExperienceEnjoy an evening of mixed music from US singer Gwen Perry, accompanied by the Michele Faber Quintet; expect jazz, swing and ballads sung in various languages. Reial Circle Artistic (Arcs 5). May 15th, 7pm. 20 euros.
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Metropolitan Walking Tour through SarriàJoin the second of our Barcelona walking tours, this time exploring the uptown neighbourhood of Sarrià, which has a long history of religion, literature and rural living. Our native English-speaking guide will reveal the real Sarrià and you'll round of the walk with a plate of arguably the best patatas bravas in Barcelona. May 16th, start at Casa Orlandai (Jaume Piquet 23). 12 noon. 12 euros (not including food).
It may be raining a lot today, but better weather is forecast and there's lots going on in Barcelona this weekend regardless of what's going on in the sky. Click on the slideshow above to find out more.
Slide 1: Mayer Hawthorne, Sala Bikini (www.bikinibcn.com)
Slide 2: Eva Hesse—Trabajos del Estudio, Fundació Antoni Tàpies (www.fundaciotapies.org)
Slide 3: Janey Godley, Las Cuevas del Sort and Café-Teatre Llantiol (www.comedyinspain.com)
Slide 4: Dead Certain, La Riereta (www.lariereta.es)
Slide 5: Les Colporteurs, Mercat de les Flors (www.mercatflors.org)
Slide 6: La Porta dels Somnis, Luz de Gas (www.theproject.es)
Slide 7: Lend Me a Tenor, Fundació Cultural Hostafrancs (www.joculartheatre.com)
Slide 8: SWAB, Fira Internacional d'Art Contemporani, Fira de Barcelona (www.swab.es)
Slide 9: A Musical Experience, Reial Cercle Artistic (details here)
Slide 10: Metropolitan Walking Tour in Sarrià (details here)