The capital city continues, as usual, to be in full swing in terms of cultural offerings. Before Easter, which this year begins on 14 April, Madrid has a full agenda of leisure plans ranging from the most artistic to pure entertainment, including gastronomy. Once again, we bring you a selection of our favorite events.

 

IN FEBRUARY

Keep your faith in beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden,

in the Spring when it is gone.

—Roy R. Gibson

 

Unicorns do exist

Blanca Berlín Gallery

Until March 9

The Catalan photographer Isabel Muñoz exhibits a sample of her time in Deauville in one of Madrid’s most important independent galleries. In the French city, the artist captured a world that, in her gaze, seems to have been taken from a fairy tale where horses look like celestial creatures.

 

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ABC Museum

Until May 19

This exhibition on fashion illustration is part of the Madrid Design Festival programme. The display brings together 120 original pieces by 22 international artists, including Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Rosie McGuinness, and the Uruguayan Jordi Labanda, who lives in Spain.

 

Poetry Slam

Intruso Bar

February 6

This poet competition is held every month at the Intruso, a well-known bar in the center of Madrid. There, while tasting a cold beer, you can listen to the young promises of poetry in Spanish, which with the recital of their creations are completely open to the public.

 

Gastrofestival

Various venues

Until February 10

On its tenth anniversary, the City Council and Madrid Fusión present a luxury programme in which gastronomy has a place in culture, fashion or health. In addition to tasting delicacies, you will be able to participate in cultural activities and sensory experiences.

 

Chinese New Year

Various venues

Until February 24

The China Cultural Centre in Madrid will be celebrating the entry of the Year of the Pig in style. For the fifth consecutive year, the capital will be boasting a cultural programme that includes concerts, workshops, street markets and a host of activities that will transport you to the Far East.

 

ARCOmadrid

IFEMA (Feria de Madrid)

From February 27 to March 3 

The most important International Contemporary Art Fair in Spain arrives this year with Peru as guest country. Latin American representation takes on a special dimension in this 38th edition, which will feature 205 galleries from 31 countries in total.

 

 

IN MARCH

In March the days get longer.

Let those hours be used to make up for some winter mistake.

—Caroline May

 

Hybrid Art Fair & Festival

Hotel Petit Palace Santa Bárbara

From March 1 to 3

The fourth edition of Hybrid, self-proclaimed “festival of alternative art spaces”, arrives in March with a program still unknown but undoubtedly promising. The perfect opportunity to tour Madrid with a different perspective, where design and artistic manifestations are the protagonists.

 

Florence + The Machine

WiZink Center

March 21

The British band presents in Madrid their latest work, “High as hope”, one day after doing it in Barcelona. There are many expectations for this show, of which two new songs have just been released. The album was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.

 

IN APRIL

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

—William Shakespeare

 

VeggieWorld

Pabellón de cristal

April 13 and 14

VeggieWorld comes to Madrid for the first time after two editions in Barcelona. It is the most important vegan food and lifestyle fair in Europe. There you will find food, clothing, cosmetics and other products of plant origin as well as a program of talks and activities.

 

Mulafest

IFEMA (Feria de Madrid)

From April 26 to 28

For the first time, Mulafest is ahead of spring to bring the latest urban trends to Madrid. IFEMA will become for three days space where creativity reigns around music, art, skateboarding, breakdance or tattoos.