Madrid is a city where passion runs through every inch of its streets, and where love stories spring on every corner. Perhaps none of those romances are as idyllic as the love story from the legendary Dirty Dancing, the iconic film from the 1980s. The romance between a working-class rake played by Patrick Swayze and the good girl Jennifer Gray crossed borders and generations. For instance, their final dance has been endlessly imitated by those wanting to experience it firsthand. In the end, the myth has turned into a fun musical that will make you feel young again in your seat at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalá. You’ll find yourself singing Hungry Eyes or The Time Of My Life when you’re back to your cozy Flat Sweet Home Velazquez Apartment.
However, other dances are reserved for the best classical dancers, who turn to the Russian Ballet as the most demanding academy in the world. The world’s most prestigious ballet brings its peculiar revision Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, with beauty capable of overshadowing Christmas itself, in two special shows at the Nuevo Apolo Theater on December 12 and 21.
The Bolshoi’s magic is half way between your Flat Sweet Home Prado Apartment, located right in the center of Madrid at Barrio de las Letras, and the electronic spell of Crystal Castles‘ performance in the heart of the bohemian Malasaña district. This volcanic duo has transformed popular electronic music by merging the calm of our living rooms with stylish clubs, and vice versa. Evidently, the band’s powerful yet elegant style makes it essential in any situation.
Treat yourself with beautiful songs by Alondra Bentley. Through her beautiful voice, she seems to whisper her longing for freedom from a cage of gold. Naturally, her music has captivated folk fans and those who enjoy delicate stylish pop. Alondra will be at Contraclub on December 9 to release her power pop in this beautiful corner of Madrid. Her fine voice would be the ideal musical thread for the exhibition Sorolla in Paris, a retrospective that runs through the international success of the great Valencian painter through his most valued works. A sensational summary by the work of the master of the light available for a limited time in the Madrid museum, after a huge success in Germany and France.
Come Christmas, and you’ll want to get a gift for you and one for your loved ones after your unforgettable stay in Madrid. One of the classiest Christmas markets in the city is Molly Market at the headquarters of the College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), a few steps from your Flat Sweet Home Fuencarral Apartment Flat. In this market, you can find alternative fashion, elegant design proposals, surprising gastronomy, and various cultural events and activities for children. There’s no better way of feeling Madrid’s passion for the avant-garde and Christmas.
Find out more about the FLAT SWEET HOME MADRID events and shows schedule
Dirty Dancing – from December 1 – Tuesday to Thursday: 20.30 h / Friday to Sunday: 18 h and 22 h – Nuevo Teatro Alcalá – calle Jorge Juan, 62 – 19.9€-59.9€
The Nutcracker by the Russian Ballet – December 12 – 21.00 h / December 21 – 20.30 h – Teatro Nuevo Apolo – Plaza Tirso de Molina, 1- 31-€39
Crystal Castles – December 9 – 20 h – Barcelo Theatre – calle Barceló, 11 – €30
Alondra Bentley – December 9 – 22 h – Contraclub – calle Bailén, 16 – 11€
Sorolla en Paris – until March 19 – Tuesday to Sunday – 9.30 to 20 h / Sunday from 10 to 15 h – Museo Sorolla – calle General Martínez Campos, 37 – €3
Molly Market – December 10 and 11 – from 11 to 20.30 h – COAM – calle Hortaleza, 63 – free access