Ciao! And welcome to Friday! There are a lot of wonderful events going on this weekend and into next week so here’s a highlight of a few.
If you are into classical music check out Gabriele Carcano performing on the piano at Aula Magna ,Universita La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo). He’s won the Casella Prize and has toured through the US. The show is Tuesday, February 5, 8:30pm and you can get tickets at www.greenticket.it
If you want to try a performance in one of the numerous gorgeous churches here in Rome, Sant’Antonio dei Portoghesi (between the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon) is hosting a classical performance this Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 pm and Sunday, Feb. 3, 6:30 pm. This concert is free so it’s a wonderful opportunity for something unique.
However if you are looking for something a little more upbeat check out Arisa “Amami tour”. This Italian pop star and judge on the “X Factor” of Italy will perform at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia this Thursday, Feb. 7, 9 pm. For ticket prices go to www.listicket.it
Personally movie nights are my favorite hangout but I’d always be up for a movie out as well. If you didn’t get the chance to see Les Miserables in America then check out the English showing at the Barberini in Piazza Barberini. Showings start at 3:45pm and at the Lux at 6:15 pm. There’s nothing like a mix of a French play shown in English while in Rome to shack up your cultural education.
If you are a museum wonderer like me then check out these openings:
Ana Tzarev- The Life of Flowers at Palazzo Venezia, Via del Plebiscito 118
Tuesday- Sunday, 10am – 7:30pm through February 15
Her exhibit includes a number of oeuvre which reflects her lifelong passion for flowers and her interest in the natural history of the world. Somewhat resembling Matisse and Van Gogh these brightly colored works have shown in NYC and across the world.
Roma Caput Mundi. Una città tra dominio e integrazione
This exhibition tells the history of the Eternal City from the perspective of domination and integration. Showing more than 100 works of different media and discussing cultural and religious influences, this show is bound to be insightful.
Anfiteatro Flavio, Colosseo Piazza Del Colosseo
Monday – Sunday, 8:30am – 6pm through March 10
A presto! and remember you never know what type of interesting adventure is lying just around the corner from you here in the Eternal City so feel free to explore and tell us about any great places you visit or happen to know about.