In Madrid’s calendar, there are always nods to magical, unexpected places. The city heightens any artistic experience, such as the exquisite exhibition by Chema Madoz. This incredible artist has traveled to the depths of Asturias, a lovely mountain landscape loaded with history. Here, Madoz captures their traditions and customs without relying on conventions. His transcendental work creates a unique intimacy with the audience.
In Madrid, art still shows some faint echoes of a carnival. This time, we’ll take you from your Flat Sweet Home San Miguel Market to the luxurious Teatro Real. It’s a place built for the aristocracy and royalty, and now you can enjoy it, as well. La Gran Gala de Carnaval is a peak moment at the theater. In this colorful carnival special, you’ll enjoy classics such as Nessum Dorma or Bernstein’s Mambo. Here, the passion for music shines through. Stop by and enjoy performances by the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and prestigious tenors such as Piero Guilacci or Guillermo Figueroa.
This week, you can’t miss two original design markets. One of these is the Mercado del Diseño, which dedicates 63% of its space to female designers in this edition. The women will rule this lovely gallery of fashion, street food, art, and music at the Matadero. Indeed, it’s the perfect excuse for shopping wrapped as a unique cultural experience.
If you’re looking for the healthy side of the city, head over to the Mercado de la Buena Vida. Find this healthy food showcase is at Plaza de Santa Ana, close to your Flat Sweet Home Santa Ana Apartment. Here, you can find artisanal beer, organic products, and many producers committed to your health and the environment. Discover foods that will save the planet at Madrid’s plazas.
The best way to understand this city’s streets is the sound of Soledad Vélez, an icon of street folk. The tenderness and wisdom in her lyrics have made Soledad into a referent of a newly awakened genre. She’ll present her new album Dance and hunt in a live performance at the Moby Dick Hall. With her unique sound, she’ll take you in her arms and transport you to the boundaries of a sound both personal and universal.
Lastly, you can’t miss ‘El turbio caso de Miranda T,’ a captivating thriller at the Off La Latina hall. With its fantastic script and acting, the play portrays the murder of a successful actress. The shadows of fame and hidden interests lie as a background in this peculiar case. This play will keep you glued to your seat. But when it’s over, you’ll get to walk around this bohemian neighborhood on you way back to your Flat Sweet Home; the perfect place to regain your strength for another adventure in this fantastic city.
Find out more about the Flat Sweet Home calendar of events and shows.
Chema Madoz. Miradas de Asturias – until April 16 – Tuesday to Saturday: 10-14 h/17.30 – 21 h / Sunday: 10-14 h – Centro Conde Duque – Calle Conde Duque, 11 – free
Gran Gala de Carnaval – March 2 – 20h – Teatro Real – Plaza Isabel II, s/n II – 25-95€
Mercado de Diseño. #FemmeCreators – March 4 and 5 – Saturday: 11-22 h / Sunday: 11-17 h – Matadero – Paseo de la Chopera, 14- free entrance / Creators House: 3€
Mercado de la buena vida – March 11 and 12 – 11-17h – Plaza de Santa Ana – free entrance
Soledad Vélez – March 4 – 21h – Moby Dick – Avenida de Brasil, 5 – €9
El turbio caso de Miranda T – Until March 25 – Friday and Saturday: 20.30 h-Off de La Latina – Calle Mancebos, 4 – 12€