Cruilla Barcelona 2013 is currently selling 2-Day tickets for 25 Euros (Plus 1.50 Euro booking fee).
It’s a risk since the artists haven’t been announced yet, but two days of shenanigans for the price of 26.50 Euros is well worth it. The artists almost don’t matter. Well okay they do, but history is on our side. Last year we saw the likes of Iggy Pop, Gogo Bordello, Cypress Hill, M.I.A, 2 Many DJs and The Specials (who gave me my first terrifyingly enjoyable moshing experience: it really is just about being beaten up to music. Heaps of fun. Honest!).
On Thursday the 21st this week the line-up will be released and the price of a 2-Day ticket goes up to 40 Euros ( + booking fee).
Question is, are you in a gambling mood?
Cruilla at Forum: one of the best venues
La Otra Carboneria, is a squatted community space next to mercat Sant Antoni. Every Thursday they host a vegan dinner, open to all.
The food is tasty, simple and satisfying. The atmosphere is loud, friendly and relaxed. Yes you will stand out a little as a guiri but nobody cares really. If you wanted to dip your toe in the social/community/alternative living scene in Barcelona, this is a good place to start. They also host art exhibitions, a free shop (exchange stuff you no longer need for stuff you do), workshops and talks.
Go with a group of friends and get a table to yourselves, or go alone and perch at the bar. It’s all good.
Payment is by donation. Give what you can, a euro, a couple of euros or more. Beer is one euro.
La Otra Carboneria describe themselves as free space for people to collectively create and fight a city model which wants to sell everything. A model which treats people as little more than scenery in the ‘Barcelona Theme Park’.
Visit them at the junction of Carrer Urgell with Carrer Floridablanca.
This summer been a season of bad movies. From badly executed super hero movies to __(insert name of favorite Disney movie)___ part 8 or 9, it’s all been a load of shite!
There is a good movie in cinemas though, and it’s called The Guard! It’s one of my top ten funny movies, right up there with Kickass and In Bruges. In fact the writer and director of The Guard, John Michael McDonagh, is the brother of the director of In Bruges, Martin McDonagh.
The hero of The Guard, is a provincial Irish policeman (played by Brendan Gleeson) with a blithe habit of racial stereotyping, a taste for drugs and hookers and a tendency towards honesty. This is Irish humour at it’s darkest and funniest.
If you want to watch a real movie this summer, watch The Guard.
You can watch the movie in English at the Version Original (VO) cinemas: Verdi in Gracia or Renoir on Florida Blanca.
At least I hope it is for Dr.Pepper. He decided to go belly up on the first day of my 30 day photo project, and I hadn’t even named the poor thing.
Since my husband won’t let me bury him in the sunflower pot, he gets an online memorial and a posthumously awarded name.
Dr.Pepper. He lived. He was a fish. He died with his mouth open. He will be briefly missed. Amen.