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Biocultura exhibit, 34th edition. Sustainable and enviromental everything, just about anything you can imagine. Architecture, clothing, food, travel and a whole lot more. Entry fee 7 euros adults, kids under 6 years old free. Where and when: Madrid’s IFEMA trade fair venue, halls 8 and 10 (egad. I remember when it started tiny in the Casa de Campo Palacio de Cristal). November 1-2-3-4, 10AM – 8PM, last day closes an hour early. More info at http://www.biocultura.org/madrid/informacion
Auschwitz exhibit. EXTENDED AGAIN! NOW ENDS FEBRUARY 3, 2019. DON’T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY! Disturbing, but fabulous, a must see. This exhibit was supposed to end in May but has been extended. If you haven’t seen it, please try. It’s well worth the time; and try soon as last weeks will probably be booked solid. You should get your ticket online, and my recommendation? Go early in the day, don’t plan anything afterwards as you might stay longer than you expected, and might not feel like doing much afterwards. That said, while this is a very very tough subject, the exhibit is very well laid out, gives a lot of historical background before you get to the really disturbing things, and ends with messages from survivors (which are also scattered through the exhibit). Audio guide has 60+ stops and that is not everything in the exhibit. Plan at least three hours (I was there a lot longer but I’m a see-everything person, and totally lost track of time while in there). (NOTE: the Canal exhibits are usually excellent I will try to advise of new one here. They usually start in December and run to May or June, this one is the exception). Where and when: Canal de Isabel II exhibit venue at Plaza de Castilla, until February 3. More info and tickets at www. http://auschwitz.net/
Exhibit World Press Photo 2018. ENDS SOON! These are usually excellent, and the COAM venue is near Chueca and Dos de Mayo, so you have plenty of watering holes for drinks / food before or after. (I saw it and it is indeed excellent, though you may end up wondering what humankind is doing to itself and to the environment). Where and when: Colegio Oficial Arquitectos de Madrid, calle Hortaleza 63, October 5 – November 4 More info http://www.coam.org/es/actualidad/agenda/agenda-coam/world-press-photo-2018
Vertical Race: Like running? How about running up and down 17 floors at the Eurobuilding Hotel? This is more or less an annual event, sometimes at other venues. Where and when: Eurobuilding hotel on calle Padre Damian, November 25. More info including how to sign up (you just KNOW you have to do this one!) at http://corricolari.eu/iv-carrera-vertical-nh-collection/
Exhibit Roy Lichtenstein posters. Big format pop-style posters. Where and when: Canal de Isabel II venue at Mateo Inurria 2 (near the Auschwitz exhibit), October 4 – January 5. More info at https://www.fundacioncanal.com/20315/roy-lichtenstein-posters/?par=exposiciones
Exhibit Tamara de Lempicka. oh yeah! really looking forward to this one. Art deco-ish works, often showing elegant and independent women from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Where and when: Palacio de Gaviria, calle Arenal 9, October 5 – February 24 More info at https://www.esmadrid.com/agenda/tamara-lempicka-palacio-gaviria
Exhibit Leonardo da Vinci, los Rostros del Genio (The Faces of Genius). Learn about the man and his life, not just about his works of art, inventions, etc. Where and when: National Library, Paseo Recoletos 20 (metro Colon), November 29 – May 19. More info at https://www.esmadrid.com/agenda/leonardo-da-vinci-rostros-genio-biblioteca-nacional-palacio-alhajas