Madrid events calendar 2014
Madrid City Centre
Madrid boasts one of the most extensive calendars of concerts, sports events and exhibitions in the world. Take a look at a selection of the most important events programmed for 2014: MARCH Exhibitions Cézanne. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. February-May. El Greco anniversary. The Greek of Toledo. Santa Cruz Museum (Toledo)* Festivals ELLAS CREAN. Multidisciplinary festival of music, literature, film, etc., organised by the Institute of Women's Affairs. Sacred music festival Local Fiestas Carnival Gastronomy Gourmet Show (10-13 March) Food fair with gourmet products. Restaurant Week. Week-long gastronomic fair with tastings, special prices, etc. Others Almoneda. Antiques, Collectors' and Art Fair. Noche de los Teatros. Special prices and free tickets for every theatre in Madrid. APRIL Exhibitions Cézanne. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. February-May. Le Corbusier. Monographic exhibition. CaixaForum. (to be confirmed) Others Noche de los Libros. Special prices and extended opening hours at every bookshop. Sports Madrid Half Marathon (6 April) Rock'n'Roll Madrid ½ Marathon (27 April) MAY Local Fiestas San Isidro. Concerts, gastronomy and fun activities in the streets of Madrid. Others Book Fair. (May-June) International literary fair in Madrid's El Retiro Park. Sports Mutua Madrid Tennis Open (2-11 May. Caja Mágica). JUNE Exhibitions El Greco anniversary. EL GRECO AND MODERN PAINTING. (Manet, Cézanne, etc.) Prado Museum. POP-ART. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Festivals Music Day. Multiple concerts at different venues around the city. Suma Flamenca. Flamenco festival. PhotoEspaña. International photography festival (June-July). Mula Fest. Multidisciplinary festival of art, music, urban trends, etc. (26-29 June). Local fiestas Gay Pride festivities. Concerts, parades and a variety of street activities. JULY and AUGUST Exhibitions POP-ART. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. El Greco anniversary. EL GRECO AND MODERN PAINTING. (Manet, Cézanne, etc.)* Prado Museum. Festivals Veranos de la Villa. Music and dance festival. Local Fiestas San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and La Paloma. Concerts, dancing and gastronomy in the streets of Madrid. Others Antonio Gades anniversary. Antonio Gades Company. Teatro de la Zarzuela (6-20 July). SEPTEMBER Exhibitions POP-ART. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Festivals Dcodefest. Indie music festival. Fashion MERCEDES BENZ MADRID FASHION WEEK. Cibeles Fashion Week. FASHION'S NIGHT OUT. Extended opening hours at the clothes shops in the Salamanca District. Others Apertura. Synchronised opening of all the art galleries in Madrid to mark the new season. Decoracción. (The grand decoration festival in the Literary Quarter. The streets are adorned with installations by well-known decorators and there are numerous outdoor activities). Sports Basketball World Cup. Final in Madrid. (30 August-14 September). OCTOBER Exhibitions Kandinsky. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. El Greco anniversary. EL GRECO AND MODERN PAINTING. (Manet, Cézanne, etc.)* Prado Museum. Gastronomy Millesime Madrid Others Architecture Week. A architecture-themed cultural event. Guided tours around architectural Madrid, talks, debates, screenings and contests. Theatre season starts Estampa. A contemporary art fair for all audiences. NOVEMBER "Exhibitions KANDINSKY. (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum). Festivals Jazz Festival Mostra Portuguesa. Multidisciplinary festival dedicated to Portuguese culture. Madrid en Danza Festival. International dance festival. Autumn to Spring Festival. International festival of performance arts. (Ends in April) Gastronomy Restaurant Week. Week-long gastronomic fair with tastings, special prices, etc. Others FERIARTE (15-23 November) Art, Antiques and Collectors' Fair. (16-24 November. Madrid trade fair ground). DECEMBER CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN Festivals Vía Magna. Grand festival of vocal music on the theme of Christmas. Gospel & Negro Spirituals Festival. Others Dabadum. Children's fair. Ifema. Sports San Silvestre Vallecana. Fun run. (31 December) (*) Grand event. 4th centenary of the death of El Greco.