We select for you the weekly events going on in Florence. In our events guide you can find music, art, cinema, markets, and much more happening in the city.
- Friday, February 21, 2014
International conference on the topic “Open Museums and Smart Cities. Storytelling and Connected Culture” at Palazzo Vecchio. The conference is dedicated to the relationship between museums and places of culture on the one hand and new paradigms of digital culture on the other, namely, social media, mobile tours, augmented reality.
Concert directed by Daniel Oren at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Concerto no.5 for piano and orchestra by Beethoven, soloist Alexei Volodin, An American in Paris by Gershwin and Ravel’s hypnotic Bolero. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Repeat performance on Saturday, February 22.
Info and booking: http://www.maggiofiorentino.com/content/daniel-oren-alexei-volodin
Live music concert by LNRIPLEY at Auditorium Flog. Drum’n’bass, future bass, electrofunk and following dancehall. Starting at 10:00 p.m. Tickets € 8
Info: T: 055 490437; https://it-it.facebook.com/AuditoriumFlogFirenze
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
Photography workshop & tour organised by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. One-hour theory lesson + lunch break + four-hour fieldwork expedition with your camera, with professional American photographer Nathan Smith and a professional guide. Also on Wednesday. Starting at 12 p.m.
Info and booking: http://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Exhibition on collecting in Florence – Artigianarte 2014 at Obihall. What can be found by turning over one of the many benches? Everything and more, because everything is collectible, from small furniture to vintage signed memorabilia, to collecting paper. In short, antiques, modern and contemporary creativity. From 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Amici della Musica (Music’s Friends) at Pergola Teather. The pianist Alexander Lonquich with Carolin Widmann on violin and Nicholas Altstaedt on cello for Trio no.2 in E flat major by Schubert and Trio in A minor by Ravel. Starting at 4 p.m.
Info and booking: T: 055 609012
Schwarze Frau Concert at Le Murate Caffè Letterario. Black music is the main theme of the Schwarze Frau. An overview ranging from funk of The Meters to the intimism of Bill Withers, from the classic Bob Marley and Michael Jackson to the vibrations of hip hop of The Roots. All interpreted in an experimental key by the three well-known and versatile musicians through improvisation and electronics components. Starting at 10:30 p.m.
Info: T: 055 2346872
- Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Florence Inferno Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A full-day Florence walking tour inspired by Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno. Enter some of the most amazing, mysterious, and famous places in Florence. The tour runs every day starting at 9.15 a.m.
Info and booking : http://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Brunch at Teatro del Sale, theater-club, lounge-inspired gourmet shop by chef Fabio Picchi. From 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Price € 20.
Booking: T: 055 2001492
Magic show by Magic Florence at Teatro Puccini. Magic Florence is the first magic show in Florence where the best illusionists are gathered, especially Italian and Tuscan.
A unique show where you can witness the most that magic has to offer, from the incredible appearance of parrots to the disappearance of people, through the difficult escape out of a straitjacket. Starting at 4:45 p.m.
Dinner at Library Brac. Brac is a library, tea room, cafè, cultural center, and internet point. You can find exhibitions and book presentations, and you can eat vegetarian cuisine with a Sicilian influence. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Price € 4-8.
Info: Libreria Brac, Via dei Vagellai, 18/R T: 055 0944877
- Monday, February 24, 2014
Exhibition “The Amazing shoemaker” at Museum Salvatore Ferragamo until May 18, 2014. The story of a man that seems to live in a fairy tale: “the shoemaker of the stars”, the founder of the house. Authors and artists from different disciplines participate with works and interventions. Visiting hours: every day from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
International Exhibition “Cutting Edge” Masters of Contemporary ART 2014 at Auditorium al Duomo. The exhibition aims to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue by establishing bilateral cultural exchanges and promoting contemporary art in the City of Florence. Until March 2, 2014. Free admission.
Info: email@example.com T: 345 1677704
Film Festival Italian Identities at Cinema Alfieri. Scheduled daily from Monday, February 17, to March 10, 2014. Exhibition dedicated to films of today that best define the Italian identity. Also on that evening, La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) by Paolo Sorrentino. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Free admission. The film is in original Italian language with english subtitles.
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Exhibition “Once in a lifetime. Treasures from the Archives And Libraries of Florence” at Palatine Gallery – Pitti Palace. 133 precious items will be (exceptionally) exhibited: archival documents, manuscripts, books, and drawings, mainly unreleased, coming from the public and private archives and libraries of the main cultural institutions of the city. Until April 27, 2014. Tickets €13. Closed on Mondays.
Info and booking: http://www.unannoadarte.it/unavoltanellavita/eng/index.html
Original-language Movies at Cinema Odeon. From Monday, February 24, 2014 until Wednesday, February 26, 2014: American Hustle, 10 Oscar Nomination (Usa, 129’).
A thriller that delves deeply into the secrets of American politics. How much corruption is behind the seemingly respectability of Congress? Showtimes: 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Exhibition “Aldo Fallai From Giorgio Armani to the Renaissance” at Villa Bardini and Museum Stefano Bardini until March 16, 2014. Over 150 photos, most of them in Armani colours (white, grey, sand) all printed under the supervision of the author. In Museum Bardini the “Renaissance” section and in Villa Bardini the fashion photos and ad campaigns.
Info: T: 055 20066206
Jazz Concert by Antonio Masoni at Golden View. The Golden View is the right place to listen to jazz music. The concerts take place every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Come and see some of the best jazz musicians from Tuscany and abroad.
Info: Golden View Open Bar, Via dè Bardi, 58/r T: 055 214502
Artistic performance “Can you please hug me” by Ruben Montini and Alexander Pohnert at Teatro Studio Scandicci. The performance is based on the investigation of resistance, confidence, and mutual understanding, where the artists are involved in a physical, sensual, and exhausting trial. Starting at 9 p.m.
- Thursday, Febraury 27, 2014
“DanzainFiera” Opening at Fortezza da Basso until March 2, 2014. Danza in Fiera is the biggest European event completely dedicated to dance. A unique and distinctive platform with exhibition spaces, stages, and classrooms enclosing a wide artistic dance format of all styles: ballet, contemporary, modern, tango, hip hop, Latin, country musical, folk, waltz, burlesque and much more. Thursday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Info: T: 0574 575618 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“God Save the Wine” at Palazzo Capponi sull’Arno. Evening of wine tasting, music and mingling dedicated to wine. From 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Reservation is required.
Info and booking: T: 055 281661 or e-mail email@example.com
Parkin’Son Performance at Teatro Cantiere Florida. The duet Parkin’son revealing the poetic and theatrical talent by Giulio D’Anna. Starting at 9 p.m.
We hope you enjoy!
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