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Top six best events for the weekend - 05 April



Suite Festival: Norah Jones

American singer-songwriter Norah Jones, who has sold more than 47 million albums worldwide and has nine Grammys to her name, makes her Suite Festival debut and presents her sixth album, 'Day Breaks' (2016), where she returns to her jazz roots. She's accompanied in her live shows by musicians Brian Blade on drums and Chris Thomas on bass.

Holi Life

Holi Life fever comes to neighbouring town Badalona, where the only requisites are that you go dressed in white and ready to have a great time. The 5km route starts at 11am (Avenida del Guix), after some warming up of both body and spirits with the first shots of colour into the air of the day. Every 1,000m you'll find a Holi Blitz paint station, where you'll be hit with more multi-coloured paint powder. Each of these five check points is marked with colourful arches and music to keep the fun going. One of the big draws is the Holi Boom, the simultaneous launching of paint powders that cover everyone in a cloud of joy and colour. You can run or walk along the route. It's not a race, and the main thing is to have fun.

Cirque du Soleil: Totem

Cirque du Soleil is back in Catalonia with a new show, 'Totem'. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, 'Totem', which won the prestigious New York Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2013, invites you on a fascinating and acrobatic journey to the origins of humanity, following human evolution from its amphibian form to the present, with desires to take flight. It's been six years since the Canadian troupe has brought a new show to Barcelona, so tickets are expected to go fast.

Disney. The art of storytelling

This exhibition at the CaixaForum shows the passion Walt Disney had for illustration and the art of storytelling through animation. From the premiere of 'Steamboat Willie' in 1928, featuring the first animated drawings with synchronized image and sound, Disney has become one of the most powerful empires in the world and an icon of popular culture. With 'The art of storytelling' you can see a great variety of drawings, watercolours, digital prints, storyboards, and fragments of production notes that explain the process of adapting classic stories to animation. Pure joy for Disney fans of all ages.

40th Cursa El Corte Inglés

Barcelona's race of races turns 40 years old this year. This annual 10K is not only the one that brings in the most runners in Spain but it's one of the most packed in all of Europe and in the world. What makes it so popular? It's open to everyone, the route passes some great sights in Barcelona, and it's free to enter. If you're like us and wait until the last minute to do everything, you'll be running with loads and loads of others. But don't worry, it's not a race to beat your personal best, but a way to have some fun while you run along C/Aragó, Montjuïc, the Olympic Stadium and even Plaça Catalunya.


InDance™ Barcelona

InDance™ Barcelona is an international platform for dancers, choreographers and performers to compete and/or take workshops and classes. There are no limitations to join in, so if you're a dancer at any level, and you've got talent, you can perform on an InDance™ stage. The event kicks off on April 6 and 7 with dance workshops, photography sessions and competitions in the Ball Centre dance school, and then there's a gala finale on April 8 at BARTS. You can register for €10 to €25 at the InDance™ Barcelona website or at the Ball Centre in Sants. If you'd rather just sit back and enjoy the show, tickets for the competition are €15, and €20 for the gala.



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