ON THE TOWN

Restaurants and bars, movies, theater, dance, sports arenas, even the home… Keep abreast of what’s going on where, and how you can have the greatest fun.

EXPO FOOD TRUCKS FOR CELIACS & FOR FUN

Allergic to gluten? The Celiac Expo Food Trucks is opening on Tuesday 30 May. Not celiac? Well, you can still feast on the gourmet quality street food and have fun!

THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES AND THE PRESIDENT OF ITS JURY

“Grateful, honored and a bit overwhelmed”

ENTERTAINING: TWO-PART SPRINGTIME SPECIAL (2)

As promised in my "Springtime Special 1" here are the Sweetened Coconut for all you frustrated bakers and cooks who can’t find sweetened coconut at your supermarket, and the No Bake Nutella Swirl Cheesecake for special events.

SAN ISIDRO CELEBRATIONS: FREE CONCERTS ON PLAZA MAYOR & TEMPLO DE DEBOD, 14 & 15 May 2017 !

The zesty Marileños are binging on Smart, Dumb and St. Clare Donuts, squid sandwiches, Spanish omelet, oxtail stews, a religious pilgrimage to the tune of guitars and tambourines, street parties, bullfights and concerts. Lots of free concerts!

GOURMET’S CHOICE: FEAST OF MADRID’S PATRON SAINT, MAY 15TH, Where to for Lunch

Taberna-Restaurante Antonio Sanchez, Taberna Viña P, Casa Alberto, Bar Carmencita, Casa Domingo, Los Timbales, La Chata, Casa Toribio, El Burladeo, Casa Leandro, Tendido 7

PEDRO ALMODOVAR, FROM COUNTER-CULTURE REVOLUTIONARY TO JURY PRESIDENT AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

The Spanish democracy no longer needs revolutionary Almodovar to prop it up. Nor does Almodovar feel the need to provide inspiration to a once needy country.The intense romance during the days of La Movida Madrileña between Almodovar and Madrid is over.

SPAIN IS A WIN-WIN DESTINATION FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS !

Spain is the top favorite of Erasmus students. And Madrid has beaten Paris, Rome and London in the Erasmus 'popularity contest'!

SPAIN & PORTUGAL, THE BOTTOM & TOP OF EUROVISION 2017

From the absolute bottom, Spain “topped” the list of 26 finalists in the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest held last 13 May. On the reverse side of the list was Portugal represented by Salvador Sobral who scored a stunning 758 points and won the Contest.

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT’S EUPHORIA OVER “HISTORIC” DROP IN UNEMPLOYMENT

"The drop in unemployment during themonth of April 2017 is historic; is the second largest global power in tourism"

WILL THE STARS FINALLY ALIGN FOR ATLETICO MADRID UNDER THE BERNABEU LIGHTS?

Atletico will make the eight-kilometre trip across the city of Madrid to their rivals' stadium knowing it will be the most crucial 90 minutes of the season.

Best Airlines Goes All Double-Deck to Spain

The links between Madrid and Emirates extend way beyond the airline’s double daily service. Emirates has been a proud sponsor of Real Madrid since 2011.

Real Madrid Falter Underneath the Bernabeu Lights Against Barcelona

Real Madrid’s resilience under Zinedine Zidane buckled in an enthralling El Clasico derby at the Bernabeu on Sunday night.

HOW TO BOYCOTT COCA-COLA FROM THE FAR LEFT

In a protest event organized by the Unidos Podemos radical left coalition, their leader Pablo Iglesias told the crowd: “ Let’s go on not drinking Coca-Cola because Coca-Cola is attacking workers’ rights.” But standing out on his lunch tray the coalition's spokesperson in the Senate were two Coca-Colas.

THE ISLAMIST FACTOR IN THE EASTER CELEBRATIONS

So far the Spanish security forces have upstaged the terrorists. Still, one couldn’t help thinking realistically that no amount of beefed up security could stop a determined terrorist from carrying out his evil plans. . .

FERNANDO ALONSO TRADES F1 FOR THE INDY 500 IN SEARCH OF THE TRIPLE CROWN

Alonso will look to become the second person ever, after Graham Hill in the 1960’s, to achieve the motorsport triple crown winning the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and Le Mans.

THE REAL MADRID

Any and everything about the fascinating capital city of Spain — and the Autonomous Community of Madrid — from its rich history through its vibrant present to what the future holds, recounted from every angle imaginable.
This category, however, goes beyond Madrid; it embraces stories of what occurred, are occurring, and will probably occur in the Spanish nation whose capital is Madrid.