Last days and last appointments with Bookcity (all events are free, but with the obligation to book on the site: bookcitymilano.it). Among others: Saturday at 2 pm, Dal Verme, Roby Facchinetti and the 50th anniversary of the Poohs; 3 pm, Triennale, the thriller master Jeffrey Deaver presents his latest novel, “The Night Visitor”; 4 pm, Franco Parenti, Lilli Gruber talks about her book “The war inside”; 4.30 pm, Castello Sforzesco, Silvia Ziche and Tito Faraci present the book “Diabolik upside down”; 6 pm, Centro Asteria, Fabio Volo and “A new life”, his 11th book; 6 pm, Baldoni Auditorium, Franco Baresi talks about himself in “Free to dream”; 7 pm, Castello Sforzesco / Sala del Balla, meeting with Daria Bignardi and Michela Marzano; 10pm, Planetarium, Vinicio Capossela and his “Eclissica”; Sunday at 4 pm, Auditorium Baldoni, Pif and Marco Lillo together authors of “I can. Two women alone against the mafia ”; 6.30 pm, Castello Sforzesco / Sala Viscontea, Vittorio Sgarbi on Caravaggio. From Monday, then, it will be completely different music … It’s Milan Music Week.
Superstudio Max hosts the Culture Hall (via Moncucco 35, 10-20, 7 euro, salonedellacultura.it): vintage and antique books, collectibles, editorial news, meetings with authors and firmcopies. Among the guests: Al Bano, the virologist Roberto Burrioni, Giacomo Poretti.
From this weekend the rooms of Palazzo Morando-Costume Fashion Image (via Sant’Andrea 6, until March 20, 9.30-19.30, Thursdays and Saturdays until 22.30, 14 euros, mostrawonderwoman.it) host the exhibition “Wonder Woman. The myth”, Dedicated to one of the most iconic characters in the world of superheroes. Organized by Il Sole 24Ore in collaboration with Warner Bros and DC Comics, it is the first ever to celebrate the heroine symbol of female emancipation on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of her first appearance. On display original plates and comics, stage costumes from films, memorabilia from the sets, minifigures and screenings of clips from films and TV series, animated and otherwise.
All Galleries of Italy (piazza Scala 6, until March 27, 9.30-19.30, 10 euro, gallerieditalia.com) “Grand Tour. The dream of Italy from Venice to Pompeii”Tells in 130 works the myth and the charm of ancient Italy and its cities and vestiges among the intellectuals and artists of Northern Europe between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: no one could escape what was considered an essential educational journey.
The Gallery of Modern Art starting this weekend in the ground floor rooms of Villa Reale (via Palestro 6, until 6 March, 10 am-5.30pm, 5 euros, gam-milano.com) presents the exhibition “Divisionism. Two collections”: Thirty masterpieces tell a season of Italian art through the comparison between them. Among the exhibited authors Boccioni, Pellizza, Previati, Segantini, Balla, Branca.
The Base hosts the sixth edition of Photo Vogue Festival 2021 (via Bergognone 34, 11 am-9pm, photovoguefestival.vogue.it), festival of fashion photography and how it talks about social and costume changes. Dozens of meetings are scheduled, hundreds of images on the walls. And the “Reframing History” exhibition, in which 35 photographers and 12 video artists tell the variations of black cultural identity with images and videos.
From this weekend toNAME Design Museum it is possible to visit the exhibition “Bruno Morassutti 100 + 1. The culture of the project in Italy” (piazza Compasso d’Oro, entrance via Ceresio 7 and via Bramante 42, until 23 January, 10 am-8pm, free admission, adidesignmuseum.org) which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the great designers of the second post-war period.
The charity exhibition “Play It Well“. The protagonist of the exhibition is the special limited edition of 10 iconic Cozy Coupe machines by Little Tikes made with drawings sent by children from all over Italy. At the end of the exhibition these pop works will go on sale and the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Arché Foundation which has been working for mothers and children in fragile conditions for over 20 years. The exhibition, with free admission and sponsored by the Municipality of Milan, is hosted until November 26 by the Leo & Coco Kids Club in via Elba 14/2 (booking through the website www.escifuoricrescidentro.it or on Eventbrite until seats are available).
It’s been 40 years since the album “In Berlin… okay” by Garbo, a masterpiece (among the 100 most beautiful Italian records ever according to Rolling Stone magazine) of the new wave of the early Eighties. Now the Milanese singer-songwriter, standard bearer of the genre together with Diaframma and the first Enrico Ruggeri, celebrates the anniversary with a tour that starts on Saturday Space Theater 89 via Fratelli Zoia 89 (at 8pm, tickets € 22.55). An evening that adds words to the music to try to tell the Berlin split in the mid-eighties.
Sunday on the stage of Manzoni Theater (via Manzoni 42, 8.45 pm, 36/55 euros) sale Monica Bellucci: the former supermodel and movie star’s first time in a play. Interpret “Maria Callas. Letters and memoirs”By Tom Volf, former director of the film“ Maria by Callas ”. Two divine meet: great anticipation.
Latest replicas at Elf Theater from “Harbor front” (Corso Buenos Aires, Sat. 8.30 pm, Sun. 4 pm, 33 euros, elfo.org): after “Someone flew over the cuckoo’s nest”, second rewrite for the scene of a story that starts from the cinema by Alessandro Gassmann: from New York to Naples, from the 50s to the 80s. With Daniele Russo in the title role.
Saturday at Meet (via Veneto 2, until 24 November) the fourteenth edition of the review kicks off New Jewish and Israeli Cinema: on the program 15 films is a special guest, the director Etgar Keret who presents his own short film “Outside (Sunday, 4.30 pm, Castello Sforzesco).
At the Cineteca MIC (viale Testi 121) a tribute to Jean Gabin: scheduled for Saturday at 5.30 pm “The angel of evil” and Sunday at 7.30 pm “The great illusion” both directed by director Jean Renoir. And between one Gabin and another, the films of the “gorilla retrospective” which celebrates the presence of the big hand of King Kong by Carlo Rambaldi at the Museum.
At the Gregorianum Room (via Settala 27) and al Bruno Munari Theater (via Bovio 5) fans of gothic and horror cinema should not miss “Beyond the mirror Milano Film Festival 2021. The dark side of genre cinema ” (up to 24, 6/20 euro, oltrelospecchio.org), very recent films and some period gems (Sat. 3 pm, “L’astronave” from 1918).
Saturday atAllianz Cloud (piazza Stuparich, from 3.30 pm, € 14/30, grandprixdiginnastica.it) 28th edition of Gymnastics Grand Prix, maximum competition organized in our country for the disciplines of male and female artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, aerobics and acrobatics.
East Market, the Milanese vintage event dedicated to individuals and professionals, where everyone can buy, sell and exchange turns seven. Since the first edition in November 2014, the market has been a point of reference for international vintage. 300 selected exhibitors from all over Italy return Sunday from 10 to 21 in the over 6000 square meters of the former aeronautical factory in via Mecenate 88 (admission: 5 euros) with thousands of unusual and extravagant objects: to the most sought-after vintage clothing and crafts more refined, from the rarest vinyl records to colorful furnishing accessories.
Preparations for the holidays begin. To the Montanelli Gardens (via Palestro 14, 10 am-9pm, free admission, paid attractions, villaggiodellemeraviglie.com) opens on Saturday “The village of wonders“. As usual, the offer is very rich: skating, food houses, decoration market, rides, sledges and trains. With a little house of the Elves that offers workshops and moments of leisure organized for the little ones and shows, the home of Santa Claus and the Befana (you can meet here, but also in video call). And in streaming, a show created and presented by Ambra Orfei that can be seen from home.
Another inevitable symbol of Christmas is Panettone: this weekend stops at the Navigli Museum Hotel (via San Marco 40, 11-19.30, free admission) the “National Panettone and Pandoro Fair“, A catwalk of producers of excellence from all over Italy. Not to be missed, the “Dolce Dante” award and the contest “Amasciatore del Panettone” to the popular jury.
In view of Christmas, another large store dedicated only to toys has just opened in the center, that of Precious toys (Piazza Duomo at the corner with via Orefici). Which adds to the history of Lego (corso Monforte 2, corner of piazza san Babila) and to the very recent one of Fao black (via Orefici 15).
For decoration lovers, the address of these parties is the temporary store Nonna Luisa’s house (via Spiga 30): three floors of glass balls, Nutcracker soldiers of all sizes and materials and soft toys, wax cakes, candles, centerpieces and garlands, plates, glasses, tablecloths.