Spending the Halloween week in Madrid can be a unique experience. Fear not, the spirits of the bewitching night are pure art in this city, as myths become music and poetry. That’s the case with Don Juan. The character created by Zorrilla keeps breaking hearts in his path, and his verses have turned into a musical that promises to be pure emotion, as the story of the rivalry between Tenorio and Luis Mejía moves along. With a brilliant choreography by Antonio Calvo, both will compete for the love of Ana de Pantoja in the Teatro Philips de la Luz (Gran Vía, 66). The Gran Via you will escort you to your Flat Sweet Home Gran Vía.
The funniest kind of terror on Halloween night in Madrid
On that night of wandering spirits, you have an opportunity to get spooked in a very stylish way at a spectral party, where you can have a whiskey and watch the legendary film The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick. A different way to watch a genuinely artistic film by a great director at Cines Palafox (Luchana, 15), at a short enough distance for you to stroll along the boulevards of Chamberí towards your Flat Sweet Home Alonso Martinez.
There are other ways to play with your mind without fear. Hypnotism is a door to the subconscious that only a few brave dare to cross, but it’s still worth it to test the limits of the mind at the Teatro Apolo (Plaza Tirso de Molina, 1), where television hypnotist Jeff Toussaint has prepared the show 1, 2, 3, Hipnotízame.
Besides Halloween, a little music
Madrid offers a schedule loaded with good music. This week, two of the most impressive young talents on the international folk scene come to Madrid. The talent and sweet sounds of Andrew Bird promise a special evening wrapped in the aura that only geniuses are capable of transmitting. The new chords from Are you serious? will be the best treat for your ears on November 1 at the Teatro Apolo (Plaza Tirso de Molina, 1). A day earlier, on October 31, James Vincent McMorrow will surprise you with his intimate pop show at Joy Eslava (calle Arenal, 11). Two concerts that go straight to the heart.
Madrid is open to many musical trends, but it still retains a unique flamenco spell. To enjoy the true “duende” of this ancient art, you just have to drop by the Café Chinitas (calle Torrija s/n). This mythical tablao is recognizable by the carnation adorning its façade, and by having the most sophisticated entertainment in the city. Flamenco and gastronomy merge into evenings of pure luxury, where every detail makes the difference.
Few artists are capable of seeing beyond the current and transforming the future of a discipline with a different vision. The great Renoir impressed the Bohemian 19th century Paris in such a way that he changed art forever by paving the way to the avant-garde. His legacy is as immense as the effort made by the Museo Thyssen (Paseo del Prado, 8) gathering 70 of his greatest works in one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. This week, you’ll have a hard time choosing between the heat of your Flat Sweet Home and the adventurous nights that await you beyond its doors. It’s up to you!
Find out more about our Flat Sweet Home schedule of shows and events
Don Juan – until December 4 – Three shows every day except Monday: 18.00, 20.30, 22.00h – Teatro Philips de la Luz – Gran Vía, 66 – From 19€
Fiesta Jameson El Resplandor – October 30 – 21.00h – Cines Palafox – Luchana, 15 – 7€
1, 2, 3, Hipnotizame – Friday and Saturday – 21.30h – Teatro Nuevo Apolo – Plaza Tirso de Molina, 1 – From 19€
Andrew Bird – November 1 – 21.00h – Teatro Nuevo Apolo – Plaza Tirso de Molina, 1 – 24€
James Vincent McMorrow – October 30 – 19.30h – Joy Eslava – Arenal, 11 – 23€
Flamenco en Café Chinitas – calle Torrija s/n – Every day except Sundays – 19.00 – 24.00h – Show + Dinner: From 36€
Renoir. Intimidad – Until January 22 – Tuesdays to Sundays: 10 – 19h / Saturdays: 10 – 21h – Museo Thyssen – Paseo del Prado, 8 – 12€