There are just two games left in the Spanish league and if Real Madrid fail to win away to Zaragoza tonight (TV3, 21.00h) and Barça beat city rivals Español (Canal Plus, 21.00h), Barça will go top. With the one remaining game for Barça (June 17th) being away to bottom-of-the-table Nastic, Barça will have all but won the league.
If you don't get to the game, get to a bar and watch it on the telly. If Barça go top, head down to the top of the Ramblas after the game for the celebrations.
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Out with friends at Chatalet | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska
In the neighborhood of Gracia there are hundreds of bars. But there is a special one, called Chatalet, where I met my friends when I came to Barcelona over two years ago. I keep on going there not only because of the great panini they serve…
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Trash People, Plaza Real Barcelona | Photo: Tom Walton
Only for a week, until June 9, we have 300 of HA Schult's Trash People adorning the Plaza Real in the city centre.
Constructed mostly out of tin cans with the odd computer component thrown in, they occupy most of the square. "We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. Therefore HA Schult's 'Trash People' are images of ourselves", according to the Trash People website (link below).
To be honest, I'd have been more impressed if they didn't appear to be mass-produced, weren't laid out in rigidly straight lines and weren't all the same height… Perhaps I'm missing something!
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Sting and the Police at this week's Friday Club (June 8th)
Yeah, ok, Sting won't actually be here in person, but if you're a fan and failed miserably to get one of the 55,000 tickets that went on sale for the Police Barcelona concert on September 27, come along for an evening of music at this week's Friday Club language exchange.
About the Friday Club
The Friday Club meets every Friday, 19.00 to 21.00, in the bar at IH Barcelona.
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Igor Mitoraj exhibition, until July 1, on Rambla Catalunya, Barcelona | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska
Igor Mitoraj's enormous, enigmatic sculptures with their air of myth have made me feel like I'm at home again.
The work of the famous Polish artist influenced me a lot when I lived in Cracow, Poland, and I had these monuments right outside my apartment. It's a pleasure, and great a sensation, that now my new home — Barcelona — is hosting the exhibition and to see the reactions of pedestrians charmed by the stories of Icarus and Pegasus again.
Sculpture by Igor Mitoraj at the CaixaForum | Photo: Magdalena Urbanska
You can see more work by Igor Mitoraj [Wikipedia] at the CaixaForum, one of the most popular art museums in Barcelona, on Montjuic, just up from the Plaza España.
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