Madrid Events

Fiestas San Isidro

(This is compilation of Madrid events written for the Clarice app)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis @ Barclaycard Center (1 Apr)

Two years after their début at the Barcelona’s Cruïla Festival, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will finally land in the Spanish capital on the 1st of April.

Get down and dance to famous tracks like “Thrift Shop”, “Same Love” and their most recent hit “Downtown” – winner of Best Video at the EMA’s.

Following their performance at the Barclaycard Center, the American duo will continue playing across other European countries like Italy, Germany and the UK.

Fiesta de San Isidro 2016 (11-15 May)

Fiesta de San Isidro is a local festivity honouring Madrid’s patron saint, San Isidro.

Every year the city is filled with activities, from the Giants parade, to bullfighting and Zarzuela nights.

Treats like wine-infused lemonade and doughnuts are featured on every street and can be enjoyed at the Pradera de San Isidro. This is also where the fireworks display marks the end of the festival!

The Lion King (21 Jan-29 May)

Since it premiered in New York, The Lion King has become a worldwide phenomenon!

In Madrid, the African savannah is brought to life at the Teatro Lope de Vega. This Disney-adapted musical features magical creatures and sets that will enchant every audience.

Despite being a kid-friendly show, parents are advised not to bring children under 5 years old.

Also take in mind that the last date shown on their website may not be the final one!

Bosch. The Centenary Exhibition (31 May – 11 Sep)

Swing by the Prado museum and admire the work of Hieronymus Bosch.

To commemorate the 5th centenary of the artist’s death, the museum brings together pieces from its own collection (65 items) as well as other international contributions, like the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Not only you will be able to see emblematic pieces like The “Triptych of the Temptations of St.Anthony”, but you will also learn more about Bosch’s symbolisms!

Mulafest (23-26 Jun)

This urban culture festival is the number one trendsetter in Madrid!

Concerts, microtheatre, breakdance and tattoos are among the activities featured in the Mulafest’s programme.

Promoting creative ventures since 2012, the festival is an important platform for upcoming artists in the area!

The Cure @ Barclaycard Center (20 Nov)

On the 20th of November, the Barclaycard Center is hosting the British band The Cure!

This is your chance to relive the classics and sing “Friday I’m in Love”, “Boys don’t Cry” and other hits along with Robert Smith.

The 2016 tour will look back on their 37-year career and is also joined by the post punk band The Twilight Sad.

Yo, Carmen (7-24 Apr)

“Yo, Carmen” is a tribute to all women!

Based on the character of the Prosper Mérimée’s novel, María Pagés choreographed this contemporary ballet performance that includes eight female dancers and seven musicians.

Many songs featured on the show were composed by women, while others were taken from Bizet’s opera, who directed Carmen’s first stage performance in 1875!

National Dance Company (22-26 Jul)

The National Dance Company is occupying Teatro Real with a new programme!

Jerome Robbins, Uwe Scholz, José Carlos Martínez and Dimo Kirilov are the four choreographers in charge of the July performances.

Martínez is a lead dancer at the Paris Opera and he’s also a part of CND (National Dance Center), whose aim is to spread the art of dance throughout the world.

San Silvestre Vallecana (31st Dec)

Burn off you Christmas sweets with a run at the San Silvestre Vallecana!

This 10-kilometre race is divided into two sectors – the fun run, for anyone who is over 16, and another for professionals.

You will start at Calle Concha Espina and finish inside or outside The Vallecas Stadium, depending on the run.

Keep an eye out for registrations to ensure a place in this historical event, happening on the last day of the year since 1964!

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