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MADRID, SPAIN. Where would you like to go today — without having to leave the city? MADbudget has prepared a weekly guide of activities for you to enjoy. Many of them are free, or for a small fee, so get ready to have fun in the city and be sure to check This week in Madrid regularly for weekly updates!

ARCO Madrid

ARCO Madrid 2011 | José-María Moreno García

ARCO Madrid 2011 | José-María Moreno García

Here comes a new edition of the International Fair of Contemporary Arts, organized by IFEMA. Participating galleries including Aanant & Zoo (Berlin), ADN Gallery (Barcelona), Adora Calvo (Salamanca) and Vera Coretes (Lisbon).

ARCO Madrid is celebrated from February 25th to March 1st. Professional visits will be the first two days (from 12 to 20 h), and the fair will be open to the public on February 24th,  28th, and March 1st.

The ticket costs 40 euros on Friday and Saturday, and 30 euros on Sunday. You are also able to purchase the ticket with a catalog for 66 euros. For students, the price is 20 euros. (50 euros with catalog).

For more information: http://www.ifema.es/


Sewing machine | Nacho

Sewing machine | Nacho

This two-hour workshop is intended for those who had never used a sewing machine. It will teach you how to make hems, cushions, and even bags. There are machines available to use, but you can also bring your own.

There are two different schedules:

  • Saturday, February 7: 17-19 h.
  • Saturday, February 14: 12:30-14:30 h.
  • Friday, February 20: 19-21 h.
  • Sunday, February 1, 15, and 22: 11-13 h.

The classes will be given in Teté Café Costura (C/ San Pedro, 7).

The price of the course is 30 euros, 80 euros if you select 3 courses, and 135 if you select 5. It includes: necessary materials and coffee/tea.

You can make a reservation by sending an email to info@tetecafecostura.com including your information, telephone number, and workshop hours you want to take.

For more information: http://www.tetecafecostura.com/


Madama Butterfly, by Benjamin Lacombe | Museo ABC

Madama Butterfly, by Benjamin Lacombe | Museo ABC

Benjamin Lacombe, a prestigious international artist, created a reinterpretation of Puccini’s opera, increasing the dramatic load and constructing a bound book in the form of an accordion, with drawings in pencil and watercolor. The exhibition displays a selection of originals and sculptures made in the book.

You can visit the exhibition from March 1st, Tuesday to Saturday from 11 to 20 h and Sundays from 10 to 14 h at Museum ABC (C/ Amaniel 29-31, Madrid).

For more information: http://museo.abc.es/


Hansel and Gretel in the chocolate factory | Biblioteca Nacional de España

Hansel and Gretel in the chocolate factory | Biblioteca Nacional de España

Illustrator Alberto Urdiales presents a show of more than two hundred editions of the stories that the Nacional Library preserves, with different titles and in the Spanish language, some versions published abroad and originals of The Chocolate House.

The exposition will remain opened until April 5th, in the Museo de la Biblioteca Nacional de España (Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22)

The hours are from 10 to 20 h on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and from 10 to 14 h on Sundays. (The last entries will be 30 minutes before closing).

The entry is free.

For more information: http://www.bne.es/