what to do between exhibitions and festivals
Art, shopping, family initiatives: tell us who you are and us we will tell you what to do this weekend in Florence, with me best events scheduled Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October 2021. After a long stop, the cultural program gets into gear with 2 exhibitions-events, the restart of one of the main Florentine theaters and also the baby festival dedicated to the little ones. So let’s see the main events not to be missed.
PS For someone it will be a election weekend, given that on Sunday and Monday voting for municipal councils also takes place in Tuscany, in Sesto Fiorentino and Reggello.
From vintage, to the flower show, to the markets: shopping events in Florence (2-3 October 2021)
The programming of markets and fairs now travels at full capacity. Among the events not to be missed this weekend the autumn exhibition of flowers and plants returns to the Horticulture garden, while in Piazza Santa Croce on 2 and 3 October the Ceramics fair even with individual guided walks through Florence in search of porcelain and artifacts.
The “treasures” of the attics and under the stairs end up on the stalls of the Empty Cantine del Galluzzo and Gavinana, where a street fair is also held in the side streets of Viale Europa. Orange blossom then to the Fortress for Spouses 2021, while out of town, in Barberino it is time to Comics from Mugello. The list is still long: here the details on markets and fairs in Florence during the weekend of 2 and 3 October 2021.
The events of the “Firenze dei Bambini” festival (1-2-3 October 2021)
Must hurry. There is only time until 4.00 pm on Friday to book the (free) initiatives of the Firenze dei Bambini festival, which until 3 October offers events for the little ones. This year the festival is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, 700 years after the poet’s death.
Guided tours, meetings, animated activities. The schedule of appointments is long and winds its way through Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Maria Novella, Biblioteca delle Oblate, Istituto degli Innocenti and Santa Croce. The little ones who participate can then visit for free with an adult during the weekend Palazzo Vecchio, the Museo Novecento, the Bardini Museum and the cloisters of Santa Maria Novella. Just show the festival bracelet. Here the detailed program of Florence for children.
What to see, Jeff Koons in Florence: the times of the new exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi
Saturday 2 October 2021 a Strozzi Palace, opens the exhibition event dedicated to Jeff Koons, one of the highest paid living contemporary artists in the world: Florence hosts the largest exhibition ever dedicated in Italy to the neo-pop star. “Jeff Koons. Shine”Is a compendium of 40 years of career, between bright and colorful shapes.
The exhibition is open this weekend from 10.00 to 20.00, both Saturday and Sunday, and will remain open every day at the same time until June 30, 2022, except Thursdays, when closing is postponed to 11.00 pm.
Events in Florence 2-3 October: the exhibition by Jenny Saville
This is the first weekend to see the exhibition that Florence dedicates to Jenny Saville, one of the greatest living English painters. A widespread event because the works are exhibited until February 20 in 5 symbolic places of the city, in a continuous dialogue between ancient and contemporary.
To the Twentieth century museum take place a painting of paintings and drawings; In the Hall of the sixteenth century“Fulcrum”, the symbolic work of Saville, arrives in Palazzo Vecchio; another painting of considerable size dialogues with Michelangelo’s Pietà Bandini in Museum of the Opera del Duomo; the past-present confrontation continues in Museum of the Innocents thanks to the painting “The Mothers” and the drawing “Byzantium”. The path finally ends in the sales of Buonarroti House.
Again with regard to the current exhibitions in Florence on the weekend of 2 and 3 October, the digital exhibition “Inside Dalì” in Santo Stefano al Ponte on Friday and Saturday is open with extended hours until 20.00 (last admission at 19.00).
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Cinema: Middle East now 2021
Middle East Now 2021 is held in Florence until 3 October 2021, festival dedicated to the culture of the Middle East. It is hosted at the Company and al Stensen cinema, with many film screenings, as well as in the spaces of the MAD District of Murate Art, where the exhibition of the young Moroccan talent Tabit Rida is hosted.
On the big screen there are 19 short films and 39 previews including Italian, international and European previews. The details on the program in the in-depth analysis dedicated to Middle East Now 2021.
Theater events, from the Pergola to the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Finally the theater season in Florence starts again. The first big curtain to rise is that of Teatro della Pergola which from 1 October 14 proposes the national premiere of the show “The Dubliners “. Giancarlo Sepe together with the company of actors “I Nuovi” brings James Joyce’s literary masterpiece to the stage. Friday and Saturday 8.45 pm, Sunday 3.45 pm. From next week other prose houses will join, such as Niccolini and Teatro Puccini.
Meanwhile this weekend, al Teatro Dell’Affratellamento in Florence, Sunday 3 October at 4.30 pm and 9.00 pm, will be staged “The Direct”By and with Daniele Giuliani, satirical monodrama on male narcissism. Tickets are available online. The pure reopens Lumiere Theater in via di Ripoli 231, which on Sunday 3 October at 4.45 pm inaugurates its autumn season with the comedy “Couples – Happily unhappy” directed by Claudio Insegno.
As for the work, al Maggio Musicale Fiorentino weekend of events with reruns of Verdi’s Traviata, directed by Davide Livermore, and the new staging of Linda by Chamounix, a little-known work by Gaetano Donizetti. The direction is entrusted to Cesare Lievi.
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What to do in Florence on 2 and 3 October 2021: party in the Argingrosso park
Workshops for children, sports performances and tests, music, shows, picnics on the grass and the anti-racist world championships of UISP Florence: these are the ingredients of Argingred of all more, the party that District 4 organizes in the park of the same name near the Isolotto.
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October from 10 to 19 the green area of via delle Isole is animated by many free initiatives for families. There will also be guided walks in the park, shows of birds of prey, falconry and for the occasion the social gardens are open to the public. The whole program on the District site 4.
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