After having won a few minutes ago against ATP world no. 1 Roger Federer in the Masters Series Monte Carlo final, Rafael Nadal, current ATP world number 2 tennis player, will head towards Barcelona in Spain, after disputing also the doubles final. Nadal liftet a 0:4 in the second set to win against Federer 7:5 and 7:5. It is his forth title at Monte Carlo in a row.
At the tennis tournament Conde de Godo at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona 1899 installations and with a total fund of 850 thousand Euro, the player, seeded number 1, will attempt to win his fourth consecutive Barcelona title. Twenty of the top forty ranked ATP players will be there and with a total of 15 Spaniards.
The Spanish Davis Cup player David Ferrer, who recently won the Valencia title, is seeded second, ahead of David Nalbandian from Argentina and the USA tennis player James Blake.
Today, Sunday 27, the Harlem Globetrooters with their unique basketball, being a mixture of sports and entertainment, are at the Palau Sant Jordi, next to the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, at 5 pm.
The Harlem Globetrotters have played more than 20 thousand games around the globe and amazed actors, politicians and religious people among others.
As from 9 am there will be entertainment for the children, including mini basketball competitions, games, surprises and gifts.
This coming weekend the Formula One race is back at Montmelo - Circuit de Catalunya, north east of Barcelona in Spain.
The pitlanes were visited today by 25 thousand people, and more than 100 thousand tickets were sold already one week ago, before the race qualifying sessions start tomorrow. The big day will be on Sunday, when more than 150 thousand people are expected to attend the F1 race.
As about 30ºC are expected for the weekend, it is advisable to wear a cap, sunglasses and comfortable clothes, apart from using sun lotion.
Due to huge crowds attending the F-1 Spanish Grand Prix, the best is to access the circuit with public transport. Options are a coach service from the center of Barcelona or by train to Montmelo station. From the station it is then a 20 minute walk. If you prefer to stay close, you can use the campsite during these 3 days.
For disabled people are special parking spaces at the race area as well as specially adapted toilets.
The female singer Noa from Israel, will present tomorrow at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona her new album Genes & Jeans, forming part of the traditional Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Barcelona.
After six years, she is back with an album full of songs with a style between folk and jazz, modern and traditional. You should not miss her and take the chance to see the wonderful Music Palace (Palau de la Musica) from inside, with the great acoustic it offers. The building by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, celebrates now 100 years of existence.
The Catalan theatrical group La Fura dels Baus, is back again in Barcelona with two operas at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
The operas, on until April 20, are Diary of One Who Disappeared by the Czech composer Leos Janacek and Bluebeard’s Castle by the composer Bela Bartok.
The group was founded in the year 1979 in Barcelona and has evolved with surprising productions that have been seen worldwide by over three million people in 4 continents.
For the last 15 years, the theatre group has performed in areas such as opera, classical and digital theatre, written drama, Italian style theatre, macroshows and awarded films.
The big breakthrough was in 1992 with the Olympic Games in Barcelona, as La Fura dels Baus produced the opening ceremony, watched live on TV by over 500 million viewers around the globe. Afterwards came promotional macroshows for many International companies. Special events include performances of all kind towards a large audience.
In case you are a fan of Mark Knopfler, or of his former music band Dire Straits, then you should not miss his concert tonight at the Palau Sant Jordi, in the Montjuic Olympic area of Barcelona. The Palau is actually just besides the Olympic Stadium.
Mark Knopfler will present his new solo album called Kill to get Crimson. Besides it is very likely to hear some great Dire Straits hits.
Doors for the music concert will open at 9.30 pm. Hurry and get your ticket.