First weekend of December, with cold temperatures but warmed by the Christmas atmosphere that reigns in many corners of the city, from the center to the suburbs.
Time for Christmas shopping, and there is no shortage of opportunities in the city where you can find many special ideas. There are many craft and vintage markets, where you can buy unique items or where you can give solidarity to those who need it most. Christmas lights and attractions for a magical weekend for children and the whole family in one of the main parks of the city. Christmas is approaching and it’s time to taste one of the typical recipes of this period, the panettone. Do not miss the appointment with many shows in various theaters of the city and the art exhibitions, which can only be visited for a few weeks.
What to do in Rome on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December
The tastings are back, that of the Christmas time of the Panettone Festival in Rome and Lazio at the Boscolo Circo Massimo and that of beer with a party dedicated by Eataly. At Ragusa Fuori shopping becomes Christmas time with the ChristmasLand market in Rome, and for a purchase that leaves its mark and is in solidarity there is the Christmas Space at the Emergency Info Point. Space for exhibitions, with Sebastião Salgado’s shots at the Maxxi Museum and with a journey to discover Caravaggio’s “Judith and Holofernes” discovered at Palazzo Barberini. Not only the magic of Christmas at Cinecittà World, where the White Circus show “Digital Circus in Wonderland” arrives for two days. All the appointments to make the weekend in the city a little more magical, and beyond.
Here, then, are the events not to be missed on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December in Rome and its surroundings:
Sunday 5 December – from 11:30 to 19:30 – Panettone Maximo 2021 – Agrimontana, the third edition of the Panettone Festival in Rome and Lazio, will be held at the Boscolo Circo Massimo. An enchanting high-ranking Christmas market that will include, in addition to the panettone tasting counters, show cooking by great catering pastry chefs and in-depth talks on the theme of craftsmanship. The Beer Festival at Eataly ends on Sunday. Saturday is in the Cargo Burger Lab program with many different and very tasty sandwiches. Sunday is the time for Made in Food and Steak Sandwich. There will also be selections of bottled beers at shelf prices and guided tours of the Brewery, to get to know the production that takes place on the first floor of the Roman store.
The craft and vintage markets
The Pigneto Vinyl Fest is back at the Ellington Club, with many vinyls but also vintage and second hand proposals. During the day there will be music, played strictly on vinyl and brunch combined with mixology cocktails. The second Swap Market dedicated to women, men and children arrives on Sunday in the Together Mansion spaces in Trastevere. A perfect event to exchange clothes and accessories, and find sustainable Christmas gifts. In Castelnuovo di Farfa, in the cloister of the Abbey, on Sunday there is “Per le vie del Borgo”, the antiques, crafts, modern antiques and vintage collectibles market. A great way to spend a day among the beauties of Sabina and also enjoy the gastronomic tradition of this area.
The shows at the theater
At the Ambra Jovinelli Theater the show “The invisible husband” is staged, with Maria Amelia Monti and Marina Massironi. A hilarious comedy about the disappearance of our relationship life. The two protagonists accompany us with their very personal comedy on a journey that gives the chills for how hot and current it is. At the Teatro degli Eroi the director Marco Balocchi stages “The betrayal of Don Quixote”, a polite, amusing, melancholy text, with ironic metateatral incursions that reveal its scenic play. At the Teatro de ‘Servi the show “I dedicate a song to you”, a family autobiography in which everyone has their own habits and gestures that intertwine, generating a series of comic and humorous ideas.
The Christmas market at Ragusa Off
At the Ex Deposito Atac in Piazza Ragusa there is Christmas Land, colorful and magical stands where you can look for gifts for relatives and friends. Hundreds of exhibitors in an area of 6 thousand square meters offering the most disparate objects: Local crafts, Artists and Illustrators, Vintage, Home Decor, Design and Stylists, Vinyls and Books, Clothing and games for children, Plants and flowers and Activities Specials. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Sebastião Salgado’s photographs at Maxxi
The exhibition on the Amazon, premiered in Italy, with more than 200 works immerses us in the universe of the forest by combining Salgado’s impressive photographs with the concrete sounds of the forest. The exhibition highlights the fragility of this ecosystem, showing that in the protected areas where they live Indian communities, guardians, the forest has suffered almost no and invites us to reflect on the ecological situation and the relationship that men have with it today. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The exhibition on Caravaggio
In the new rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Barberini, the exhibition celebrates fifty years since the acquisition by the Italian state and seventy years since the discovery of the famous painting by Caravaggio kept in Palazzo Barberini: Giuditta and Oloferne. A series of masterpieces coming out of museums all over the world document the disruptive novelty of the Caravaggio revolution in painting and in him contemporary. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The White Circus at Cinecittà World
On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December the Circo Bianco will stage the show “Digital Circus in Wonderland” in the Cinecittà World park. The artists and professional acrobats of this contemporary circus to recreate music, choreography, sets, costumes and tricks that will take young and old into the labyrinthine forest of Alice in Wonderland, involving them in colors, music and fantastic 3D projections. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Jazz plays in San Basilio
The courtyards of the lots of the public houses of San Basilio for the first time become an exceptional location for the live performances of some of the best musicians of the Roman jazz scene. Made in Roma Est and Circolo Arci Poppyficio present “Made in San Basilio – Lotti in musica”. An appointment not to be missed following the map of a traveling route that will stop in different lots. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Emergency solidarity market
Many gift ideas with the EMERGENCY logo, but also many products from the countries where the NGO works or from social recovery and cooperation realities, made in respect of the environment and rights. EMERGENCY Christmas gifts can be purchased in the Christmas space open in the city at the Infopoint EMERGENCY, in via IV Novembre 157 / B. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Art and activism at the Queer Art Festival
The multi-year project DRAG ME UP – Queer Art Festival starts again, now in its second edition. Shows, conferences, talks with international connections, screenings, exhibitions and installations for a moment of reflection on social issues linked to inclusion. “Gayround The World” by and with Karma B will be staged on Saturday (repeated on December 9th at the Centrale Presente Teatro). Sunday 5th December, the “MDLSX” show, by Motus, with Silvia Calderoni. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The film “Rocky Giraldi – Crime at Porta Portese” at Cinecittà Studios
On Sunday, in three screenings, people smile again with the new film by Roman director Mirko Alivernini “Rocky Giraldi – Crime at Porta Portese” premiered at Cinecittà Studios, in the prestigious Federico Fellini room. The work, dedicated to the Italian-style policeman, took about three months to complete and avails itself of the extraordinary collaboration of Massimo Vanni. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]