Lewis Baltz(Mapfre Foundation. Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. Till 4 June): First great retrospective of the Californian photographer following his death in 2014.
Houdini. The Laws of Wonder (Espacio Telefónica Foundation. Till 28 May): The history of modern magic told through the life of the most famous magician of all time.
Bacon. The Question of Drawing (Círculo de Bellas Artes - Sala Goya. Till 21 May): An exhibition comprising drawings, pastel drawings and collages given by the Irish artist to the owner of the collection, Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino, between 1977 and 1992.
Barbie, Beyond the Doll(Canal de Isabel II Foundation. Till 2 May): First major exhibition dedicated to Mattel’s famous doll, from its origins to the present day.
Acordes con Solidaridad III(Teatro Real. 28 March): Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct the Madrid Symphony Orchestra at a charity concert to relieve child poverty in Spain.
Dulce Pontes (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 30 March): The renowned Portuguese fado singer will be performing as part of the Atlantic Sons Festival.
Andalucía Flamenca (National Music Auditorium. Till 7 May): The new season of this fantastic programme of flamenco music features eight unmissable concerts.
Bruno Mars (WiZink Center. 3 April): Grab the chance to listen to one of today’s most powerful voices as the American musician embarks on his international concert tour 24K Magic.
Bomarzo (Teatro Real. 24 and 28 April; 2, 5 and 7 May): A striking performance based on the novel by Manuel Mujica Láinez.
Shawn Mendes(WiZink Center. 9 May): The young Canadian singer-songwriter will be heading to Madrid as part of his Illuminate World Tour.
Love the 90s!(WiZink Center. 13 May): The largest electronic music festival featuring some of the best artists of the time.
Anne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider (National Music Auditorium. 26 May): The internationally acclaimed mezzosoprano will join forces with the American Quartet to perform some of our most iconic pop songs.
Pat Metheny Unity Band (National Music Auditorium - Sala Sinfónica. 28 May): The band led by the artist from Missouri are taking to the stage in Madrid.
Joyce DiDonato (Teatro Real. 2 June): The renowned singer returns to Madrid’s opera house to perform works by Pucell and Händel, among others.
Guns N’ Roses (Vicente Calderón Stadium. 4 June): One of the greatest rock legends of all times will stop over in Madrid on the band’s world tour that’s reunited Axl Rose and Slash.
The Cranberries (WiZink Center. 5 June): Dolores O'Riordan and co are returning to the stage to perform their greatest hits, accompanied by a string quartet.
Suma Flamenca (Various venues. 6-18 June): Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing.
Download Festival (Madrid Caja Mágica. 22-24 June): The famed British rock festival is coming to Spain, featuring bands like System of a Down, Linkin Park and Prophets of Rage.
Aerosmith (Auditorio Miguel Ríos de Rivas VaciaMadrid. 29 June): The iconic American band will bid their final farewell to Europe with their Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour.
Deep Purple (WiZink Center. 3 July): The legendary band are launching their 20th studio album in a career spanning almost five decades.
Mad Cool Festival 2017(Madrid Caja Mágica. 6-8 July): Foo Fighters and Green Day will be headlining the 2nd edition of this eco-friendly music festival.
Macbeth(Teatro Real. 11, 14, 17 July): Plácido Domingo returns to Madrid’s opera house to play the lead role in Verdi’s opera, conducted by James Conlon.
DCODE Festival 2017 (Campus de la Universidad Complutense. 9 September): Interpol, Band of Horses, The Kooks, Milky Chance and Carlos Sadness are headlining one of the year’s top festivals.
JAZZMADRID17(Main venue: Conde Duque. November): Madrid’s international jazz festival brings together some of the world’s top musicians.
El Rey León (Teatro Lope de Vega): over 75 million people have already watched this musical version of the Disney classic set in the stunning fauna of Africa that was born in Broadway and is now being staged exclusively in Madrid in Spanish.
Sara Baras - Voices (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 23 Feb-30 Apr): After taking all five continents by storm, the flamenco legend returns to the Spanish capital with her latest show.
TAO, Samurai of the Drum (Teatros del Canal. 21-26 March): An amazing drum battle by the international sensation that is the Martial Art of Drumming.