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.
This week you won’t want to miss the Ethnic Carnival taking place in the historical city center, and the Firenze Urban Trail, a night run through the alleys and stairways of the old part of Florence.
- Friday, February 28, 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. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking : www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Original-language movies at Cinema Odeon. From Tuesday, February 27, 2014, until Monday, March 10, 2014: 12 Years a Slave, (USA, 2013, 133′).
The true story of Solomon Northrup, a free man that was abducted off the streets of Washington in 1841 and sold into brutal servitude on a Louisiana plantation. A gruelling epic of endurance and fortitude in the face of seemingly insurmountable oppression. Showtimes: 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 8
Info: 055 214068
Live Concert by Giovanni Guidi at Sala Vanni. One of the hottest names of new Italian jazz, the pianist at the head of the late Blue Trio, which involved the American bassist Thomas Morgan and Portuguese drummer Joao Lobo. Starting at 9:15 p.m. Ticket price: € 12
Info: T: 055 240397; www.eventimusicpool.it
Live Concert by Boxerin Club at Tender Club. The British magazine MNE has invited them for their special party… Now it is time for their debut album, Aloha Krakatoa, a mix of pop/rock, world music, and wild rhythms. Starting at 11p.m.
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
Exhibit A misura di libro. 50 Years of Centro Di 1964-2014, divided into two sections, runs from February 19 until April 23, 2014 at the Exhibition Space of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, and from March 1 until April 26 at the Marino Marini Museum. At the ECR are showcased some of the most important catalogues from the 1960’s until today, printed by the Centro Di. Through an essential anthology of art work born in Florence during this era, the exhibit demonstrates the dialogue that existed between graphic editorials and the contemporary artistic context. Conversely, as part of the exposition in the Marino Marini Museum, the personal archives of Alessandra Marchi are on display. Ms. Marchi references direct relationships between herself, Ferruccio Marchi, and many other artists, musicians, architects, critics, and editors.
Info: T: 055 5384001; firstname.lastname@example.org
Firenze Urban Trail: 13 km by night. A night run through the alleys and stairways of the old part of Florence, a city that lends itself perfectly to this type of race, with its old streets, cobblestones, and steps that lead from the city center to the Piazzale Michelangelo, and then back to the heart of town. The race is open to all competitive athletes, but also in the form of non-competitive recreational.
Enrollment is required.
Concert conducted by Roberto Abbado at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Concerto no.1 for violin and orchestra by Shostakovich and Ancient Greece dreamed by Ravel in Daphnis et Chloe. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 35/ € 25/ €15
Live concert by DUB FX & Cade at Viper Teather. Italian tour of the Australian musician known to the world for his famous “street-video”, in conjunction with the showcase of his new album “Theory of Harmony”. Showtime: 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
Ethnic Carnival in the historical center of Florence. A parade that will kick off from Piazza Ognissanti and will end in Piazza della Signoria. Participants: musicians of the Florentine historical parade, floats, parades of horses from Equestrian Center Toscano, carriages, carriage drivers, foreign community in historic and traditional costumes, masked groups also reminiscent of foreign traditions, dancers, dance schools, other volunteers. At the end of the day a masquerade party will take place at Disco Rio Grande. Starting at 3:30 p.m. Free admission.
Info: T: 055 2768030
All-day Brunch at Red Garter. Includes pancakes, waffles, bagels, hamburgers, milkshakes, and live sports…
Booking: T: 055 2344904
Exhibition Il potere dello Sguardo (The Power of the Stare) at Museum of the Medici Chapels until March 15, 2014. Aurelio Amendola, an artist from Pistoia and an expert in the photography of art, will display 23 photos in black and white – all printed in large dimensions – that reinvent Michelangelo’s distinctive form. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:15 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Ticket price: € 6
Tuscany Winter Park in the Ex Area Kontiki, next to Obihall. Snow lovers can go skiing, ice skating, and snowtubing directly in the city. In addition to these sporting activities, one can attend events and collateral public performances, taste food and drinks, and go shopping. Starting at 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
- Monday, March 3, 2014
Exhibition The Warm Statues sculpture, body, action – 1945-2013 at Museum Marino Marini until March 8, 2014. Thirty works to investigate the relationship between sculpture, body, and action, designed to be manipulated visitors, who can touch them, raise them, and even kick them.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesday, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket price: € 6
Film Festival Italian Identities at Cinema Alfieri. Running 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, L’Intervallo (The Interval) by Pif. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Free admission. The film is in the original Italian language with English subtitles.
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Exhibition The Rooms of the Muses at Uffizi Gallery until May 11, 2014. The conductor Francesco Molinari Pradelli brought together a collection preserved in Bologna: 100 paintings documenting how the world-renown conductor has privileged Italian painting dating between 1600 and 1700. Closed on Mondays. Opening hours: 8:15 a.m. – 6.50 p.m. Ticket price: € 11
Carnival concert and aperitif afterwards at Villa Bardini. Piano recital by Anthony Fiumara consisting of music by Brahms, Prokofiev, and piano class by Maria Teresa Carunchio. Starting at 5 p.m. Price concert + aperitif: € 6. Reservation is required.
Info and booking: T: 055 20066206; email@example.com
Carnival Concert at Teatro Verdi. Maria Cassi’s first performance accompanied by the Orchestra della Toscana on stage at the Teatro Verdi, where she will interpret a classical repertory, directed by Leonardo Cantelli. Music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Beethoven, De André, J.Strauss, and many others.
Info and Booking: T: 055212320; www.boxofficetoscana.it
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Florence Photography Adventure Tour organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. Discover Florence with your camera and with a professional photography teacher and a great Florentine guide at your side. Photography workshop & tour: 1-hour class + lunch break + 4-hour photography tour. Every Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 12 p.m. Tour price: € 139 per person.
Info and booking: www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Guided Visit in the English language of the Museum of La Pergola Theater. A journey inside the places that were once the seat of the “City Theatre”, a great self-sufficient factory in which all the trades of the world of theatre were implemented. Starting at 9:30 a.m. Reservation is required. Ticket price: € 8. Every Wednesday.
Info: T:055 2264364; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture Documentary Photography: Through The Lens at Villa Sassetti – NYU Florence. A series of talks and workshops by renowned documentary photographers who will present their work and talk about the importance of contemporary documentary photography. Starting at 6:00 p.m. Reservation is required. Free admission.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
Photographic Exhibition Non Luogo (No Place) at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Sala Barducci, until March 12, 2014. An Olympian in sports shooting, Luca Tesconi now fixes his camera lens on the mental hospitals in Italy that were abandoned after the Basaglia Law 1978. Ticket price: € 7, hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed on Wednesdays.
Rich evening aperitifs at Dolce Vita. Oriental fusion buffet, sushi by Momoyama, dj set “Fusion” by One shot dj and guests. Starting at 7:30 p.m – 10:30 p.m.
Info: Dolce Vita, Piazza del Carmine n. 5, T: 055 284595
Concert Italian Opera Love Duets at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Two Opera Singers perform duets and arias from La Traviata, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Neapolitan Love Songs, and Le Nozze di Figaro. Starting at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket price: € 20.
Booking: email@example.com; T: 340 811 9192
We hope you enjoy!
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