The weekend is coming and we are looking forward to resting, doing nothing, simply lazing around, without getting up early, without looking at the clock or the messages on our cell phone. But how can we waste these beautiful days, with so much light and good weather. You have to move, go out, enjoy with family or friends, and cities are an inexhaustible source of possibilities with an agenda full of events and a lot of plans to make: festivals, concerts, art, gastronomy… you don’t have to sign up for everything, but in case you lack ideas, here we leave you some proposals that can help you select what best suits you.

Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, the Kimpton Vividora has proven to be a good patron in the promotion of music and culture, becoming an emblematic stage for local and national artists. On May 19, it will host, in its various spaces, the singer Blanca Paloma, the group La Cámara Roja and Carlos Librado ‘Nene’, one of the most recognized stand-up comedians in our country, among others. The capacity is limited and intimate, as well as free, since attendance is only by invitation or by participating in the raffle that the hotel itself will activate on its social networks.

The Purple Tiger has reopened its doors, in Ibiza, in a privileged and unknown place, on the beach of Port d’es Torrent, on the seashore with idyllic views of the ocean. A beach bar restaurant perfect for savoring fusion dishes of Mediterranean and Peruvian cuisine or for having a delicious cocktail at any time of the day. There are hammocks on the sand to sunbathe during the day, and an interior area with natural materials to sit and wait to watch the island’s fantastic sunsets.

The roof of the emblematic Pedrera building will become, every Thursday and Friday from May 16 to July 26, a wonderful stage on which young musical talents from the world of jazz will perform. In total there will be 22 concerts with more than 120 artists who will show their creativity during the summer nights in a very special environment.

Inspired by the dancer Josephine Baker and the crazy, clandestine bars of the 1920s, Lovo Bar opens its doors every night in the Las Letras neighborhood, located at number 20 Echegara Street. Led by master mixologists Frank Lola and Felipe Esparza, this year they launch a new menu that is a tribute to the disruptive concept of emotional cocktails. Once upon a time, the wolf, the feast and the totem are the themes on which the new cocktails that talk about the story of this bar deal.

On May 17, 18 and 19, the streets of the historic center of the city of Ibiza will become the main stage for a festival full of creativity. It is the second edition of an event that celebrates the culture, art and imagination of local and international performing arts musical artists that, coinciding with the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the island as a world heritage site, will take place in emblematic locations, such as the Reina Sofía park, the Sant Pere bastion, the Plaza del Parque, the Vara de Rey promenade. There will also be round tables and giant sculptures made with plastics collected from the sea.

The Cranc Festival is an event that took place on the island of Menorca for seven editions and is also held in Palma for the second year. The chosen place is the old fire station of Palma, from May 16 to 18, with a musical lineup that brings magic to the island. The group The Nash returns to perform after years of inactivity and are the head of a large number of artists, such as Joe Crepúsculo, Mainline Magic Orchestra,… djs such as Lola von Dage, Fabian Roelandt, FreeNipples, Tali Carreto and Sonidero Mandril. The Alua Leo hotel, sponsor of the event, has created a code that bears the name of the festival: CRANC24, and offers a discount for those who want to stay in their rooms during these days.

On Saturday, May 18, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Hotel Astoria, on the Paseo de Gràcia in Barcelona, ​​it will open its doors so that everyone can admire the most important permanent exhibition of the artist Ricard Opisso i Sala, draftsman, illustrator and painter. from the modernist stage of Els quatre gats. There are more than 400 pieces collected over more than 50 years by the Clos family, which include drawings, illustrations, oil paintings, watercolors and posters that present the multiple facets of the artist.

Eating in front of the Cantabrian Sea, above the waters, at the western end of Zarautz beach (Gipuzkoa), is what Villa Aiten Etxe offers us, a restaurant located in an old original villa from 1944 converted into a cozy hotel , which opened its doors this month, and whose name, Ur Bare (“calm waters”) refers to the tranquility that is breathed in the environment. The place is unique and the materials have been selected to provide serenity and calm even on days when the waters are turbulent. Chef Javier Sierra cooks in this restaurant with top quality local ingredients, among his dishes we can find txuletón or low yearling loin, and all washed down with Rioja wines.

There are few places in the city that are as secret as this one. In the charming Passatge de Sert, near the Arc de Triomphe, the Bru Barcelona restaurant is located, a place to eat the best brunches in Barcelona without stress, as it is away from the busiest places and is a passage that very few know about. Among the emblematic dishes are the avocado toast with creamy cheese and roasted tomato, as well as the French toast with mascarpone and pistachio cream and the Huevos Rancheros, as well as natural juices and coffees of all kinds.