Here we provide you with the weekly events happening in Florence. Our events guide provides you with all you need to know about music, art, cinema, markets, and many other activities going on in the city.
This week, the place to be for all sports lovers is Florence Bike Festival at Parco delle Cascine. Also, don’t forget the last day of Florence Korea Film Fest at Cinema Odeon on March 30, 2014.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Exhibition Zeffirelli Filistrucchi Memorie di un sodalizio artistico (Zeffirelli Filistrucchi Memories of an artistic partnership) at Teatro della Pergola until April 16, 2014. The Filistrucchi Workshop of wigs and theatrical make-up has been running since 1720. His glorious career is on display concurrently with the theatrical history of the great Florentine director Franco Zeffirelli. Sketches, photographs, letters, programs, posters, and accessories are the cultural heritage of original or new archival records that highlight the moments of this career. In conjunction with the shows in the theater. Free admission.
Concert conducted by XU ZHONG at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The Chinese director performs a chromatic concert opened by Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune and closed by Symphony in D minor by Franck. Set to the Concerto for piano and orchestra n.9 by Mozart, Jeunehomme.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. Ticket price: € 35/25/15. Replica on March 29, 2014.
Info and booking: http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[evento]&id_evento=1201059
Classica for dummies at Spazio Alfieri. Italian artists Luca Domenicali and Danilo Maggio playing and interchanging a mixture of musical instruments to produce an amazing and harmonious medley; classical songs by great composers (Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Beethoven, etc.) take on a new life and come out magically enhanced. Replica until Sunday March 30, 2014. Starting at 9:30 p.m. Ticket price € 15/13/10.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Artisan Market at Palazzo Strozzi until March 30, 2014. A weekend-long shopping event of Tuscan artisan handy crafts. Bringing alive one of Florence’s most famous piazzas with fabulous jewelry, lamps, tables, wall plates, paintings, hand-painted accessories, windows, frames, and upholstery. All one-of-a-kind craftsmanship from materials such as ceramic, wood, crystal, marble, stone, wax, glass, and much much more.
Info: +39055213789; Ifabbrini@firenze.cna.it
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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/photography-workshop/
Isla Grande Trio at Grif. Live Cuban music in an unusual location. Grif is an old Anglican church beautifully restored and converted into a restaurant in Piazza del Carmine, the same one that houses the Brancacci Chapel and Masaccio’s frescoes.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Brunch at L’Amblé, near Ponte Vecchio, in a lovely square. The Amble has quickly become known in town for its excellent sandwiches stuffed with fresh fruits and vegetables found on location and its vintage furniture and design, in which each piece is for sale. The formula includes a brunch dish with a soup, a side dish, a dish of meat or vegetarian pie, and a sweet one. Price € 12; drink not included.
Uffizi & Accademia Tour in One Day organized by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A fascinating walking tour in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of the two most famous museums in Florence: the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. An experienced guide fluent in the English language will ensure that you experience the best that each gallery has to offer by providing an historical and artistic path among each of its astonishing masterpieces. The tour runs every day except on Monday. Starting at 2 p.m. Tour price: € 75 per person.
Info and booking: https://www.florenceinferno.com/uffizi-and-accademia-tour/
Florence Bike Festival at Parco delle Cascine. Three-day event dedicated to biking in one of Florence’s most beautiful parks. Free admission. Organized bike rides, performances, expos, workshops, typical products, and gastronomy.
Info: +390558953651, email@example.com
Choreographic show Elsa at Cantiere Florida. Francesca Lettieri and Paola Vezzosi explore the fantasy world, encounters, and environments that fueled the creativity of Elsa Schiaparelli, the Italian fashion designer who faced the sublime Coco Chanel. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: € 15/12.
Info: +390557130664; http://www.teatroflorida.it/
Last day of Florence Korea Film Fest at Cinema Odeon.
Bellatsì Apericena at La Citè in Borgo San Frediano 20. Live DJ set with Lorenzo Hugolini. Starting at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 31, 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: https://www.florenceinferno.com/guided-tour/
Concert at Teatro della Pergola. The Camerata Salzburg and Angela Hewitt present piano concertos by Bach including Concertos BWV 1052-1058 and the Brandenburg n. 5. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price € 25.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Original-language movies at Cinema Odeon. From Tuesday, April 1, until Thursday April 3, 2014: 300: Rise of An Empire by Noam Murro, a follow-up to the 2007 film 300 (fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae during the Persian Wars), taking place before, during, and after the events of that film with a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Salamis. The Greeks and the Persians are once again at odds, with Themistokles confronting the villain Artemisia. Starting at 5:45 p.m. Ticket price € 8.
Last day to attend the Concert by Claudio Baglioni at Mandela Forum. Claudio Baglioni, one of the greatest songwriters/singers in Italy and one of the greatest figures in Italian pop music presents Con Voi Live. Starting at 9 p.m. Ticket price: €70/ 60/50/40/ 35.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Conference Community Gardens and Public Health: The Impact of Green Spaces on Citizen Health and Well-Being at NYU Florence, Villa Sassetti. The dialogue will address recent research, public policy, and practice in the area of community/urban gardens and public health, and will also explore the larger impact that the integration of green spaces into the urban fabric has on surrounding communities. Starting at 5:30 p.m. Reservation is required. Free admisssion.
Jazz Concert 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
The Crimson ProjeKCt Concert at Viper Theater. An event not to be missed for lovers of progressive rock: the opportunity to listen again to King Crimson becomes a reality with The Crimson ProjeKCt, a supergroup that peers into three members of the historical formation. The six musicians together on stage performing songs by King Crimson from 1981 to the mid-90’s. Starting at 9:30 p.m. Ticket price € 25.
Info and booking: http://www.mailticket.it/index.php/it/categorie/details/2184-the-crimson-projeckt_6d14.html
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Sunset Trip from Florence to Fiesole in the Tuscan Hills organised by Florence Inferno and ADAGIO con BRIO. A sunset trip from Florence to Fiesole, a small village situated in the hills of Tuscany. It is from this settlement that the City of Florence seems to have originated. Enjoy scenic routes, see breathtaking panoramas, visit Fiesole’s Abbey and Roman Amphitheatre, and taste delicious local wine and food. The tour runs every day. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Tour price: € 45 per person.
Info and booking: https://www.florenceinferno.com/day-trip-to-fiesole/
Dialogue The Raw and the Cooked with Peter Bialobrzeski at NYU Florence, Villa Sassetti. The Raw and the Cooked is a metaphor for the conscious and unconscious biographical experiences and emotions that constantly interact with Bialobrzeski documentary photography. Throughout all of his work over the last fifteen years, his overriding concern has been the ever-changing dialogues of culture and identity, and in particular the individual’s search for a place to call home.
Starting at 6 p.m. Reservation is required. Free admission.
Info: +390555007202 ; http://www.lapietradialogues.org/dialogues_sch.php?cat=9&id=126
We hope you enjoy!
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