Newsletter March 17-March 31

Concerts, lectures, events, festivals happening in and near Florence between March 17th and March 31st!

Friday, March 17 Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 11.13.04 AM

Concert Tam Tam Band
Le Murate Caffe, Piazza delle Murate, Firenze

Sax, guitar, bass, drums play jazz to blues music!

Saturday, March 18Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 2.02.13 PM
Pasta Making Cooking Course
Via de’ Martelli, 22, 50122 Firenze
30 euro per person

In this class you will prepare:
Gnocchi alla curcuma
Fazzoletti di farina di ceci
Cannelloni rustici

Sign up online!

Monday, March 20thScreen Shot 2017-03-09 at 11.10.44 AM
Spring Equinox
Santa Maria Novella

Witness the Spring Equinox at Santa Maria Novella. The façade of Santa Maria Novella has the distinction of being “astronomical”, thanks to the ancient instruments installed by Egnazio Danti (1536-1586) between 1572 and 1575: the astronomical dial, the equinoctial armilla and two gnomonic holes projecting the image of the sun on the basilica floor at solar noon

For more information about the Spring Equinox:

RSVP for the free event:

Tuesday, March 21stScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.57.34 AM
Writing Workshop

St. Mark’s English Church
via Maggio 16, Florence
10 euro

Lisa teaches Creative Writing, Journalism and Academic Writing. In Florence she edits for EUI and teaches English and Presentation skills for Polimoda.

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Movie Showing The Tiger and the Snow
SACI Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall
Palazzo dei Cartelloni

The film is a romantic comedy set in contemporary Rome and in occupied Baghdad during the Iraq War. The story, inspired by the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” features singer-songwriter Tom Waits as himself in recurring dream sequences, and a surprise ending. The opening scene is a celebration of love, with an abundance of poetic references mentioned in the closing credits.

Wednesday, March 22Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.00.02 AM

Lecture in English presented by Loyd Grossman
British Institute
6 euro for 24 hr membership, which is required for event

Recent events have caused many commentators to declare that we are now living in ‘the post truth era’. How will this affect how we define and protect our heritage? How can heritage help us reassert the value of truth?

Thursday, March 23- Sunday, March 26Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 11.59.30 AM
Giotto Jazz Festival 

Teatro Giotto, Vicchio
Tickets 15 euro

Take a train from Santa Maria Novella to Vicchio for the 2017 Jazz Festival!

Friday, March 24thScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.54.39 AM
Art Show Submission Deadline

We want to see your art! To be featured in the Marist Italy Fine Arts show, please submit your artwork by March 24th. All medium accepted.

The juried exhibition will take place at the Marist Office on April 4th, 2017 from 6-10 pm. If you have questions, please contact Elisa Checcacci.

Friday March 24th-June 23rdScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.49.10 AM
Opening of Exhibition, Maria Lassnig: Woman Power
Palazzo Pitti
Tickets 8 euro

Throughout the 2017 year, the Uffizi and Pitti Palace will host exhibitions focused on female artists. Maria Lassnig is an important visual artist, especially in the context of feminism. Most of her works were self-portraits, bringing into question issues within the larger world.


Saturday, March 25theaster-parade-florence
Festa della’Annunciazione
All day!

The traditional Florentine New Year, on the feast of the Annunciation, begins in the Palazzo Vecchio with a morning parade filling the streets with elaborate medieval dress and music.

Sunday, March 26thScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 11.52.21 AM
Yoga Workshop
Radici Yoga
via Guelfa 116 nero, Florence Italy
25 euro

Breath of Life workshop. Learn different methods of breathing and how these affect our overall wellbeing.

To register, email:

Tuesday, March 28thscreen-shot-2017-03-02-at-9-36-37-am
Classical Concert

Villa Bardini
Costa San Giorgio 2, Florence
Tickets 8 euro, including aperitivo

Professional quartet performs at Villa Bardini


Wednesday, March 29Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 2.31.57 PM
Book Presentation
Museo Novecento

Presentation on famous and versatile singer Liliana Poli.

Wednesday, March 29thScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 11.28.57 AM
Poetry Open Mic Night

St. Mark’s English Church
via Maggio 15, Florence

Share your poetry in English or Italian!

Thursday, March 30Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 10.51.32 AM
Classical Music Concert
Institut Français Firenze, Piazza Ognissanti, 2

Cello and Piano duet perform ‘Sounds of Europe.’

Friday, March 31stScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 12.23.47 PM
Empoli Mercado Europa

Piazza Matteotti & Piazza Ristori in Empoli

Try traditional dishes from various European countries at this festival.

For more information, check out their Facebook page:

Check back in two weeks for the next Newsletter!

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