Newsletter 4/28-5/12

Concerts, lectures, events, festivals happening in and near Florence between Friday April 28th and Friday, May 12th!

Friday, April 28thScreen Shot 2017-04-11 at 12.56.48 PM

La Cite Libreria Cafe
Borgo San Frediano 20/R, Florence

DE’ SODA SISTER band performs traditional Tuscan music with guitar, mandolin, and percussion.

For more information:

Saturday, April 29thScreen Shot 2017-04-19 at 12.57.27 PM

Odeon CineHall
3:45, 6:30, 9:15pm
Tickets 8 euro

If you liked Guardians of the Galaxy, check out the sequel in Florence’s Art Deco theater. Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.

For more information:

Sunday, April 30thIMG_7854
Notte Bianco

Due to the holiday the following day, May 1st, shops and restaurants will stay open extra late this Sunday. Wear white & take a stroll around the city to see the celebration and check out the Ponte Vecchio for a light show!


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Labor Day/Flag Throwing Contest

Most places will be closed, so keep that in mind, but you can attend an historic Flag Throwing Contest in Palazzo delle Signoria. Master flag handlers from various Italian cities come to Florence to compete in Il Trofeo Marzocco.

Wednesday, May 3rdScreen Shot 2017-04-21 at 12.31.32 PM
Music Festival
Basilica Santa Croce

This festival celebrates Santa Croce’s 720th birthday! The aim of the Festival is to create a bond with the audience through the language of music and to give visibility to young artists.

For more information:

Festival Santa Croce

Friday, May 5thScreen Shot 2017-04-26 at 10.44.17 AM
Aperitivo Around the World
Biblioteca delle Oblate Terrace
Via dell’ Oriuolo, 24 Florence
Free with RSVP

Lorenzo de’Medici hosts aperitivo with cuisine from all over the world.

For more information & to RSVP:

Saturday, May 6thScreen Shot 2017-04-26 at 11.07.20 AM
Europe Day Celebration

Villa Salviati
Via Bolognese, 156, Florence

Celebrate Europe Day at the Historical Archives of the European Union. A day of music, art, gardens, grottos, sculpture, etc!

For more information & schedule of activities:

Sunday, May 7thScreen Shot 2017-03-21 at 10.59.40 AM

Ospedale di Careggi
Aula Magna NIC – Padiglione 3
Largo Brambilla, 3 Florence

Violin and piano duet perform Bach, Ravel, and other composers’ works.

For more information:

Monday, May 8thoblate-lecture

Biblioteca Oblate, aia dell’ Oriuolo, 24 Florence

Lecture in Italian given by Francesca Klein, L’Archivio di Stato, memorial storica di Firenze.

For more information:

Wednesday, May 10thScreen Shot 2017-04-19 at 9.11.33 AM
Art Show

LdM, San Jacopo Church
Free (with aperitivo)

LdM presents Florence Beyond the Canvas: The public art challenge organized by the LdM Event Planning Class. After a short introduction by Prof. Justin Thompson, you can admire the artwork creations of the LdM Expanding Creativity Class, and the photography exhibition managed by the LdM Advertisement and Commercial Photography Class.

For more information:

Thursday, May 11thScreen Shot 2017-04-19 at 9.17.03 AM
Fragrance Experience

San Jacopo Church
via Faenza 43
Free with reservation at (50 max attendees)

The LdM Event Planning Class organized a Tuscan evening of fragrance experience, a sensorial and olfactive journey of typical Tuscan selected essences, fruits & spices, followed by a colorful cocktail and a special gift.

For more information:

Thursday, May 11th-Saturday, May 13thScreen Shot 2017-04-19 at 12.32.40 PM
Florence Creativity Fai
Fortezza da Basso
Tickets 10 euro

Selected exhibitors at the fair show their handicraft with gift items, yarns, fabrics, etc.

For more information:


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