Autumn sets in Madrid to the rhythm of exciting concerts, iconic exhibitions, and charming terraces that witness every idyllic sunset. But before that, let’s seize the moment and discover the talent of Robert Doisneau, the Parisian photographer who went down in history for a stolen kiss, at the Fundación Canal (calle Mateo Inurria, 2). This exhibition showcases the man behind the camera; an enduring myth that comes alive very close to your elegant Flat Sweet Home High Serrano.
The Majorcan Maika Makovski has also become a legend in her own right; in this case, in the new Spanish scene. Her high-quality pop caught PJ Harvey’s and the most demanding musical connoisseur’s attention since her debut in 2009. Don’t miss the opportunity to know the many virtues of the night in Madrid with her at the beautiful Lara theater (calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 15), on October 20. On that day, the festival She Makes Noise at a Madrid’s think tank known as La Casa Encendida (Ronda de Valencia, 2). This festival gathers all the female talent of the Spanish and international musical avant-garde, proving essential to keep up-to-date with new sounds.
Another kind of outspoken women are the protagonists of Afganistán: Mujeres, a beautiful portrait of the Afghan women who show their aspirations and realities. The Centro Conde Duque (Calle Conde Duque, 11) dedicates a much-deserved space to show the truth captured by Gervasio Sánchez’s lens during his travels through Asia. It’s cultural collage that you should not miss if you’re enjoying our cozy Flat Sweet Home Malasaña, a short walk away from this fascinating cultural venue. Another highly recommended exhibition is dedicated to the great Alfred Hitchcock at Fundación Telefónica (calle Fuencarral, 3). Here, you can get a personal view on the British director’s films. These make for great memories of memorable scenes that you can only experience in Madrid.
Don’t forget to check out the brilliant theater off venue, Nave 73 (street border clubs, 5), before October 27, to listen to the voice of those oppressed for their sexuality. Silenciados is a portrait of different historical times that move the viewer by building a mosaic of injustices. The play presents a hard but admirable look at the atrocities caused by intolerance. Outside that ship, which shows the most thought-provoking theater in the city, you can lose yourself in the streets of Madrid and enjoy autumn’s colors. If you’re lucky, it’ll start raining outside your Flat Sweet Home. It’s the best way to witness autumn working its magic in the streets.
Find out more about Flat Sweet Home’s agenda of events and shows.
Robert Doisneau – La belleza de lo cotidiano – Until January 8 – Opening hours: from 11 to 20h / Wednesday: 11 to 15h – Fundación Canal – calle Mateo Inurria – Free
Maika Makovski – October 20 – 22h – Teatro Lara – calle Corredera baja San Pablo, 15 -12€
She makes noise – 20-23 October – Different schedules – La Casa Encendida – Ronda de Valencia, 2 – from €3
Afganistán. Mujeres – Until November 27 – Tue to Sat, 10–14h – 17.30–21h. Sun, 10.30–14h – Centro Conde Duque – calle Conde Duque, 11 – Free
Alfred Hitchcock: Más allá del suspense – Until February 5 – Monday to Saturday, from 10 to 20h – Free
Silenciados – 20-27 October – 20.30h – Nave 73 – calle Palos the Frontera, 5 – 14€