Tapas Weekend: what to do in Madrid?

We have selected the best plans to make the most of the weekend in the capital.

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From Tapas we have compiled the best plans with which to make the most of the weekend in Madrid, and to indulge in hedonism between cultural and gastronomic experiences, festivals, events and museums. Grab your diary and take note of our weekly proposal.


The excitement of summer is already in the air, and our desire to make plans is growing all the time. This Friday, we’ll open the weekend in a musical key with the YellowStraps concert at The Bassement Club. The Belgian neo-soul prodigies will resound from the Madrid club with their lyrics in English and French, and their R&B sounds with jazz and electronic influences with which they have created iconic tracks like ‘Slowdown’. Get your pass here.

Without leaving the club, we will continue the night dancing wildly at the ‘THE TRILOGY II vol. II’ party at Laster Club‘, hosted by Paula Temple. The artist will activate her high voltage ritual in the club with refreshing techno sounds that have placed her at the forefront of the current techno scene. Don’t miss out and get your ticket here.


On Saturday morning we will visit La Causa Galería to preach ‘The law of minimum effort’ by Martin Kazanietz. The Argentinean artist has installed his kinetic art on the walls of the art space with a solo exhibition that revolves around the goalkeepers with which he once again explores the culture of football. Works in which one can appreciate his naive-influenced technique conceived from a contemporary paradigm of instant images.

Next, we will travel to the enigmatic atmosphere of the streets of 17th century China in the new Le Chinois restaurant. A space that refers to traditional Asian constructions, among wooden facades, lanterns or dragons that accompany the evening with proposals such as lacquered duck carved at the table with the traditional Hoisin sauce, its acclaimed steamed fish or its Cantonese-style handmade dim sum.

Saturday afternoon will be dedicated to the films of Luca Guadagnino. Specifically to the screening of his new film ‘Challengers‘ starring Zendaya. An internationally acclaimed film set in the competitive world of professional tennis, in which two tennis friends fall in love with a tennis player; distilling scenes with high levels of sexuality and eroticism, combined with an excellent soundtrack and large doses of queer coding.


On Sunday we will continue to discover the culinary novelties that the capital has to offer. We will eat at Desborre, the new restaurant by Lucía Grávalos, decorated with artistic works that break with its brutalist space. It is presented as a bistro-style restaurant in which the chef materialises her vision of sustainability through gastronomy. A synergy between organic producers, circular and KM0 philosophy translated into dishes from the garden, the sea, the bar and the pasture such as the squid sandwich to the cow in three passes, the torrezno soufflé or the cod Rioja style.

The closing of the weekend will be a spectacular concert by Eladio Carrión at the WiZink Center. One of the greatest exponents of reggaeton and Latin trap will take the stage to present his ‘Sol Maria Tour’ and make us dance and sing with vibrant songs like ‘Mama’s Boy’, ‘Bendecido’ or ‘Tu Ritmo’.