What's on in Barcelona
October 29-November 1
Packed, but a must-see for comics fans, as is it's older sibling, the Saló Internacional del Còmic de Barcelona (celebrating its 34th editon, 5-8 May 2016).
From October 20
Supposedly one of the best in Europe (but then that does tend to get added to just about everything that is on in Barcelona), with this year's program (the 46th edition of the Festival) still to be announced.
November 12–December 13
The truly outstanding World Press Photo exhibition, at the CCCB, includes some of the breathtaking images taken by photojournalists around the world in the last year.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00-20.00.
Locking the world's leaders up inside on a starvation diet for a week or so would surely fix quite a number of the world's problems...
Concerts coming up in Barcelona include Justin Bieber (Palau Sant Jordi, November 22); Pixies (Sant Jordi Club, November 20); Europe (Razzmatazz, November 22); The Cure (Palau Sant Jordi, November 26); and The Damned (Razzmatazz 2, December 13).
For what is on in the way of classical music, opera and the like, see what's on at the Palau de la Musica and the Liceu Opera House (two places well worth visiting for their architecture, even if you are not that keen on that sort of music). Tickets for these can be obtained from ServiCaixa (see below)
Classical music is also on at the Auditori, home to Barcelona's Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC). Tickets for this can be obtained from Telentrada (see below).
ServiCaixa is one of best sources of tickets for concerts and other events in Barcelona, being run by La Caixa, the city's major bank. Tickets can be bought online or at cashpoints throughout the city.
Telentrada is the online ticket service from rival bank Caixa de Catalunya.
Tickets for many concerts can also be purchased at FNAC.
For football fans, one of the big attractions of Barcelona is its world famous club, Barça [website], with a visit to its stadium (preferably to actually see a game) high on your to-do list.
Your next chance to see Barça in action at home this season is the Barça vs Málaga game in La Liga (November 19), the one home game they have this month. There's then the small matter of the Barça vs Real Madrid game (December 3).
TimeOut Barcelona had an article recently on 15 Barcelona bars with big screens (content in Catalan) which you might find handy if you find you're not going to spend that kind of money on 90 minutes watching 22 blokes boot a bit of synthetic leather about.
A visit to the Barça museum includes a look inside the stadium itself, one the world's biggest.
Espanyol [website], Barcelona's "other" first division side play in a new stadium out in Cornellà (to get there, take the FGC train line from Plaza Espanya and get off at either Cornellà-Riera or Almeda).
Coming for Espanyol we have Athletic Bilbao (November 6); Leganés (November 27); and Sporting de Gijón (December 11)
For utterly one-eyed reporting, see our Newspapers page.
See also our Barcelona Sports page.
For non-football fans, it's frankly hard to understand quite what all the fuss is about.