Madrid begins this October with a lively social life that’ll make you get out of your comfortable Flat Sweet Home apartment to experience new horizons in leisure. For instance, trendy music will flood the city at the most authentic festival in Madrid. In different venues around the city, Villamanuela unfolds the electronic talent of Death in Vegas, the elegance of John Grvy, the mythical Kraut Rock, Faust, and an endless array of good music, activities for foodies, and shopping tours.
In Madrid, street art is tangible, and a proof of this is the photographic exhibition Ópera: Instantes de Realidad at Plaza Isabel II, close to your Flat Sweet Home Calle Mayor and the heart of Habsburg Madrid. This open air exhibition combines art with the environment of the Teatro Real in 20 essential, everyday pictures that help understand the city better.
Madrid loves Autumn theatre. A stage classic starts this month at the Teatro Nuevo Alcalá. Evita returns to the city to captivate us with the story of a showgirl turned first lady in Argentina; a story that has fascinated audiences from the stage and the cinema screen. If you’re looking for less conventional theatre, then you can’t miss Los tragos de la vida, a whole new experience at the Teatro Infanta Isabel. Playwright Daniel Guzmán, who received a Goya award for New Director, gives us a 360º experience in the colorful 1930s. As a plus, it includes a tasting of Tanqueray gin tonic at a gin bar created for the occasion. You can just let yourself go and drink comfortably, and your Flat Sweet Home Alonso Martínez will be waiting for you only a few steps away.
All around Madrid, design markets and their unique catalogues in dreamlike landscapes populate the city. The Mercado de Motores is already a classic. The market’s location within the Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid (Madrid Railway Museum), among old train carriages, make it an esthetical referent and delight. Strolling along its stalls, where you can eat well, buy unexpected treasures and listen to good music, will leave you with great lasting memories of your stay.
An excellent way to finish this weekly tour around Madrid is by awakening your ecological awareness at Another Way Festival, with its wide range of activates and 13 committed films. The festival will help you become more aware of nature, and observe the harmful effect humans have on their environment. This autumn, Madrid has many surprises for you outside the doors of your Flat Sweet Home.
Find out more about this week’s FLAT SWEET HOME events and shows
Villamanuela – October 7 and 8 – Different venues – 40€ two-day pass, 25€, one-day pass
Ópera: Instantes de realidad – October 6 to 9 – Plaza Isabel II – Free
Evita – October 4 to 23 – Teatro Nuevo Alcalá – calle Jorge Juan, 62 – From 18€
Los tragos de la vida – October 6, 13, 20 and 27- Teatro Infanta Isabel – calle Barquillo, 24 – 10€
Mercado de motores – October 8 and 9 – Museo del Ferrocarril – Paseo de las delicias, 61 – Free
Another Way Festival – October 7, 8 and 9 – Different venues – From 0€