Main events on the socio-cultural and sports circuits.
“I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday [27 April], I became a father. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child.”
Flamenco Festival is dedicated to the promotion of flamenco artists outside of Spain, its annual international events showcasing the leading names in flamenco today, from world renowned artists and icons of traditional flamenco to the most innovative, emerging young stars. Flamenco Festival USA is a showcase for Spanish artists in New York, Washington DC, Miami, Boston, and other cities across the US. The New York City Center Flamenco Festival 20/20 celebrates the 20th season of this citywide event from March 27 to April 5.
When the almond trees bloom, the Parque de Los Molinos will be calling to you. Which is about NOW! Don’t be deaf to the call. Letting the delicate lovely flowers in great profusion enfold you is a sensorial bliss. And it’s only a dozen Metro stations from Plaza de Callao in the heart of the Spanish capital!
Madrid’s Sustainable Fashion Week reflected a growing awareness that fashion needs to be more sustainable. Actually, “circular economy is bubbling everywhere, in every sector, in everything we do here in Spain,” Patricia Astrain, founder of Recircular, observes. “It’s a great moment for us to move forward and push for it.”
FITUR is the Spanish International Tourism Trade Fair which has been held for the last forty years at the IFEMA Convention Centre in Madrid. Professionals from over 165 countries were present during the week of January 20th – 26th, 2020 and a record of participation with 10, 487 companies in a vast variety of sectors including Hotels, Travel Agents, Restaurants, Food Product Suppliers, Cruiselines, Spas, Wineries, Airlines, High Speed Train Lines, Coach Companies and over 8,000 journalists and photographers.
In 2020, being the YEAR OF THE METAL RAT, the New Year begins on the 25th of January, per the Gregorian calendar, and lasts five days through the 8th of February. Rats are clever and quick thinkers, successful but content with a layback life. They symbolize wealth and the beginning of a new day. The Chinese celebrate their New Year’s Eve with a “reunion dinner”, the most important meal of the year. After which, the children will receive red envelopes stuffed with money. The Lantern Festival signals the end of the Chinese New Year. . .
With the Don’t Let Daddy Know World Tour in full swing we can’t wait to invite you to the second edition of #DLDKMADRID! After a sold out night to remember at IFEMA in 2018 it is time to top the first edition with a unique and even more spectacular show on March 14th 2020.
If you’re planning on joining the New Year fiestas (the “pre-uvas” on the 30th of December, and the “campanadas” on 31stDecember-1st January) in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, you’d better double check on the ways and means of getting there before setting out. Read on!
Hear ye, hear ye, Madrileños and everyone else who’ve come to visit: Mk2 and Sunset Cinema, bringers of the smash-hit Cibeles de Cinema at the CentroCentro in Madrid, in the summer, have come to fill your stockings with 24 NAVIMAD classic movies that invoke the Yuletide spirit.
In Madrid, as in any other self-respecting city, there are stands roasting chestnuts in strategic streets. They don’t come cheap, though. At least not in Madrid. A dozen costs between €2.00 and €3.00. But they’re veritable health food, on top of the Christmassy feeling they evoke. They can even improve brain function! Happy eating!