Newsletter 5/12-5/26

Concerts, lectures, events, festivals happening in and near Florence between Friday, May 12th and Friday, May 26th

Friday, May 12thScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 11.37.32 AM

Tickets 8 euro

Classic Woody Allen movie, Manhattan, in its restored version plays at the Odeon for three nights. The award winning movie follows the intertwining love story of several characters living in New York City. Great cinematography and soundtrack.

For more information:

Saturday, May 13thScreen Shot 2017-05-10 at 11.22.32 AM
Art Show

Piazza San Lorenzo and via Faenza 43

Don’t miss out on Art is in the Square’s 11th edition celebration of LdM students’ artistic skills. You can look forward to art and design, cultural readings, and dance performances. During the day, art and design will be exhibited in Piazza San Lorenzo. At 5pm, a dance recital will take place in San Jacopo Church on via Faenza.

For more information:

Sunday, May 14thScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 12.06.40 PM
Festa della Ceramica

Piazza Mino, Fiesole

Local and international artists display and show their work in the square of Fiesole. Bus 7 from San Marco is the easiest way to get to Fiesole.

For more information:

Sunday, May 14thScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 12.20.51 PM

Depart from Lungarno Zecca Vecchia
18 euro

Participate in a 5km or 10km marathon which takes a route through Florence and ends in Piazza Signoria. After the race, a DJ will perform outside Santa Croce.

For more information & to register:

Monday, May 15tScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 2.38.38 PMh
Music talk

Biblioteca Thouar
Piazza Torquato Tasso, 3, Florence

Conversations on music created by Amici del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

For more information:

Tuesday, May 16thnewdesignback

San Jacopo Church, via Faenza 43

Old Stuff! Marist MA Museum Studies students have worked on curating an exhibition throughout the last semester. This exhibition highlights Etruscan archaeological findings from Tuscania. Special thanks to CAMNES and LdM!


Wednesday, May 17thScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.00.02 AM

British Institute of Florence
6 euro 24/hr membership

Jeremy Boudreau, head of Art History at the British Institute of Florence, speaks on tapestries commissioned by the Medicis for places in Florence such as Palazzo Vecchio.

For more information:

Friday, May 19thScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 3.30.21 PM
Graduation Day!

Congrats to all the MA & BA graduates!



Tuesday, May 23rdScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 1.36.53 PM
Art Competition

Palazzo Strozzi
11 am

This year, three contemporary artists have been chosen to compete in the Anna Morettinni Prize. Their work looks into Florentine culture. A jury will choose and announce the winner at this event. The winning artists gets to display his/her artwork in Florence and then Paris.

For more information:

Wednesday, May 24thScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 10.00.02 AM

British Institute of Florence
6 euro for 24/hr membership

Lynn Catterson of Columbia University will present on the relationship between Stefano Bardini and Maurice de Bosdari.

For more information:

Wednesday, May 24th-Sunday, May 28thScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 11.31.11 AM
Florence Jewelry Week

Presentation of artists work, lectures, and conferences take place over the course of 4 days highlights a dialogue between traditional and contemporary jewelry design.

For more information:


For a full detailed schedule:

Thursday, May 25thScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 12.49.33 PM
Festa del Grillo


Ascension Day is celebrated every year at the Cascine. Literally a festival for crickets. Enjoy the day walking around the park!

For information on the history of the event:


Thursday, May 25th-Sunday, May 28thScreen Shot 2017-05-03 at 11.02.42 AM
Dance Festival

Various locations
Prices vary

Join the 2nd annual Florence Lindy Exchange. Sign up for one day, two days, or the entire time!

For more information & to register:


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