We are made of star stuff, author videos, The Messiah in Santa Maria del Mar and shopping in the Maritime

Carl Sagan, in the TV series "Cosmos", told us that our star, the Sun, is second or third generation and that all the material we step on, the iron that travels through our blood, the calcium that forms the teeth and the carbon in our genes they were created a billion years ago inside a giant red star. Sagan concluded his explanation with one of the most famous phrases of the series "we are made of star stuff". The phrase helped us to become more interested in the universe. With this guided visit to the Fabra Observatory, you will not travel as far as Sagan proposed, you will stay in our Cosmos neighborhood, but you can feel the experience of coming into contact with the Universe.

Children, Conference/Debates, Shows, Special
01/12/2018 to 01/06/2019
Guided night tour at the Fabra Observatory

Among the various tasks of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, one is to bring the cinema projected on the big screen to children. And when it comes to the Filmoteca, we talk about films of recognized quality. Each week they offer two sessions aimed at children and their families, with films chosen for their pedagogical and cinematographic value.

Children, Cinema
01/12/2018 to 30/12/2018
Family programming of the Filmoteca

Bcn Makers returns to Wallnwood, a creative and versatile space in the upper part of Gràcia, which was originally an old chocolate factory and maintains its industrial atmosphere with its exposed brick walls and Catalan roof. Bcn Makers is a market with clothes, accessories, decorative objects, designer furniture and much more. All handmade, unique and made in Barcelona.

Local markets - Flea markets
08/12/2018 to 09/12/2018
Free event
Bcn Makers

The author video festival FLUX presents works by artists working in the field of video creation: video art, video installations, documentary, etc. In this thirteenth edition, the central authors of Flux are three artists linked to the city of Madrid: Fernando Baños-Fidalgo, Ana Rodríguez León and Zavan Films. At the inauguration the installations will be presented and the colloquium with the main authors will take place. The inaugural day will end with INFLUX - Mix-en-scene: performance by Amaranta Velarde & Alba Corral (DJ set choreographic audiovisual).

Festival, Video
11/12/2018 to 05/01/2019
Free event
Flux - Festival

The oratorio The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Händel will be represented in Barcelona in the Basilica Santa Maria del Mar. Händel composed this work in London in 1741 in only three weeks, and although it is an oratorio associated with Christmas, this work is about all life of Jesus. Performed by the Atlàntida Choir and the Jove Filharmònica Catalana (Joficat), directed by Rafael Ibarra. Performers: Charo Tris (Soprano), Maria Melnychyn (Mezzo), Carlos Julio (Tenor) and Fernando Álvarez (Bass).

Concerts, Opera
13/12/2018 to 14/12/2018
Händel's Messiah concert in Barcelona

Festivalet is an independent craft fair with handmade or manufactured products on a small scale which takes place every December in Barcelona and that in the course of time has become an important industry benchmark. In the 2018 edition, the twelfth, there will be four sections: craft area, gastronomy area, materials area and bar area. Gustavo Gili, an independent publisher specializing in visual culture, will be a special collaborator.

Local markets - Flea markets, Trade fair/Congress
15/12/2018 to 16/12/2018

From December 22 to January 6, L'Aquàrium of Barcelona proposes many Christmas activities, that are an excellent opportunity to get to know the marine center of Barcelona, which is again present in the alliance of 106 aquariums from 33 countries that have joined the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Program with the objective of combating the pollution of plastics in the oceans and seas. The alliance is called "World aquariums #ReadyToChange to #BeatPlasticPollution".

22/12/2018 to 06/01/2019
Christmas at L'Aquàrium de Barcelona