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Agenda

  • PS1 Warm Up Sessions
  • June 11 - August 27
  • PS1 Warm Up Sessions
  • Hang with the popular crowd! Go back to school at MoMa PS1! Each summer Saturday, the Public School-turned-art museum turns into a big hipster recess.

  • Brunch in the Park
  • June 26 - September 11
  • Brunch in the Park
  • Imported from Montréal, the run-away Sunday daytime summer hit in Barcelona.

  • WE Party Festival
  • June 29 - July 2
  • WE Party Festival
  • Taking a leaf out of Barcelona's Circuit Festival, six massive parties over Madrid Orgullo.

  • POP Air
  • July 1
  • POP Air
  • Rarely pretty, but certainly, as promised by their slogan, ‘furry and funny’.

  • Infinita 2016
  • July 2
  • Infinita 2016
  • The original mega party of Orgullo, Madrid’s pride celebration, is back.

  • Minitel Madrid
  • July 2
  • Minitel Madrid
  • Spain is different, they like to say, and this certainly is. Part performance, part freakshow, all party, and chock-full of WTF moments.

  • Palo Alto Market
  • July 2 - 3
  • Palo Alto Market
  • Hit this monthly market in Poblenou to browse, socialize and, in particular, eat and drink.

  • Que Trabaje Rita
  • July 3
  • Que Trabaje Rita
  • Quintessentially madrileño, a tea dance party chock-a-block with modernos.

  • Churros con Chocolate
  • July 3
  • Churros con Chocolate
  • Slightly bonkers and completely OTT, come to Sunday tea dance Choco Churros for some crazy fun with the locals.

  • Cockorico
  • July 3
  • Cockorico
  • Cock-a-doodle-doo; it’s time to show off what you’ve got at this no-holds barred party for the uninhibited.

  • Invasion of the Pines 2016
  • July 4
  • Invasion of the Pines 2016
  • If your idea of paying tribute to the Declaration of Independence involves dancing with half naked men and a boatload of trannies, then head straight to the Pines.

  • Churros con Chocolate
  • July 10
  • Churros con Chocolate
  • Slightly bonkers and completely OTT, come here for some crazy fun with the locals.

Festivals

  • New York Pride 2016
  • June 21 - 28
  • New York Pride 2016
  • The Big Apple turns into one big rainbow-coloured mess. An overview of the parties you don’t want to miss out on.

  • Orgullo 2016 Madrid Gay Pride
  • June 29 - July 3
  • Orgullo 2016 Madrid Gay Pride
  • By far the largest gay parade in Spain and one of the biggest pride events in the world. Programme highlights here.

  • VIVA! POP Festival
  • June 29 - July 2
  • VIVA! POP Festival
  • The alternative party festival for those who prefer great fun over great pecs during Madrid Orgullo.

  • Paris Gay Pride 2016
  • July 1 - 3
  • Paris Gay Pride 2016
  • Nowhere will Gallic gay pride swell greater or grander than in Paris. All the major parties here.

  • Brighton Pride 2016
  • August 5 - 7
  • Brighton Pride 2016
  • A chance to let loose in the country’s capital of camp. The UK’s biggest Pride parade and park party.

  • Copenhagen Gay Pride 2016
  • August 16 - 21
  • Copenhagen Gay Pride 2016
  • Scheduled at the end of summer, so join the Danish boys, tanned and back from their summer vacation.

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Exhibitions

  • Photo España 2016
  • June 6 - July 31
  • Photo España 2016
  • There’s something for everybody at this month-long festival.

  • Barbie
  • March 10 - September 18
  • Barbie
  • In homage to the Mattel icon, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is showing a 700-strong plastic-fantastic army.

  • Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
  • July 12 - November 27
  • Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
  • Examine the early and unpublished works of the “photographer of freaks” at The Met Breuer.