Walking around Madrid in late November is a blessing that will let you discover its fascinating street culture and its colossal architecture. However, the city is also open to exploring other cultures beyond its fascinating history. For this reason, we suggest a look at the best of Indian culture in The Apu Trilogy at the magical Círculo de Bellas Artes (calle Alcalá, 42). Just like the character from The Simpsons, these three films show you the most sympathetic, dramatic face of daily life fascinating India. Its colorful, lively landscapes, will stay with you on your way back to your Flat Sweet Home Gran Vía Apartment.
You can take an even closer look at Indian culture in the steep streets of the multicultural district of Lavapies. And afterward, immerse yourself in La Cocina, a play by the great Sergio Peris Mencheta at the avant-garde teatro Valle – Inclán (Valencia Street, 1). His libretto transforms the original story by Arnold Wesker into a choral symphony where dance tells the story of a restaurant. A fusion of arts and cultures that will keep resounding in your mind when you reach your cozy Flat Sweet Home Prado Apartment.
The districts of Madrid are pure art, and you can see it especially on your nightly walks by the sleepless city center. If you would like to see for yourself how culture transformed Madrid’s districts, we recommend the exhibition Casa-Estudio-Calle-Barrio, a fascinating artistic interpretation that shows how the interaction between the environment and artists such as Tamara Arroyo, Juan Ugalde or Andrea Cenepa generates a catharsis worth admiring. Art lives in the streets, and until January 29 it will also live on the walls of CentroCentro. This exhibition is the perfect excuse to visit the impressive Palacio de Correos on Plaza de Cibeles.
Local culture and international sound
Beyond painting, there is a world in motion that many filmmakers try to capture in this city. For this reason, Madrid offers you several great samples of Spanish short films at Notodofilmfest. These short films cover deep, meaningful subjects that examine the grounds of our existence, and they will be available to you at the Cineteca: a place to enjoy interesting films within the refinement of Matadero on Plaza Legazpi, a cultural space that you cannot miss.
There are many excellent options for a soundtrack to your visit to the city, but the most electrifying are Ocean Colour Scene. The band from Birmingham transformed pop with their album Moseley Shoals 20 years ago; the perfect round figure to honor a whole era at the Riviera on November 30.
Near La Riviera, the popular Madrid nightclub, the Matadero will host a new edition of the Farmers’ market on 26 and 27 November. This gastronomic proposal brings you the tastiest Madrid products made with loving care by local producers, a flavorful farewell to a week where the city shows you its charms beyond your Flat Sweet Home Madrid.
Find out more about the FLAT SWEET HOME events and show schedule
The Apu Trilogy – until December 2 – Wednesday to Sunday – 16-20 h Círculo de Bellas Artes – calle Alcalá, 42 – tickets: 5.5€ / three-film pass: 3.6€
La Cocina – December 30 – from Tuesday to Sunday – Tuesday to Saturday: 20.30 h / Sunday: 19.30 h Teatro Valle-Inclán – calle de Valencia, 1, 6-25€.
Casa – Estudio – Calle – Barrio – from December 30 to January 29 – Tuesday to Sunday – 10-20 h – CentroCentro – Plaza de Cibeles, 1 – free
Notodofilmfest – 29 November – 20.30 h – sala Azcona. Matadero – Plaza de Legazpi, 4 – €3.5
Ocean Colour Scene – 30 November – 21.00 h – Paseo Bajo de la Virgen del Puerto s/n – €28
Madrid Productores – November 26 and 27 – 10-22 h – Plaza del Matadero – free access