By: Emily Hurley, MA, 2019
Events, concerts, movies, and festivals happening between March 30 to April 5 in and near Florence.
Blue Man Group
Mandela Forum, piazza Enrico Berlinguer 5
This world-renowned performance art company will come to Florence at the end of the month for their first ever tour in Italy. Their shows performed by “blue men” typically combine music, cinematic elements, and avant-garde technology. For more information about these performances or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Via Pascoli/ Via Pantin, Scandicci
Scandicci will be hosting a European market complete with food, wine and beer, and typical local products. These products and food come from all over Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, Holland, Poland, Great Britain, and of course Italy. For more information about this event, please visit their Facebook page here.
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Cinema la Compagnia, Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Pulp Fiction, Cinema la Compagnia is showing a series of films by Quentin Tarantino in celebration of his work. The next film shown will be Kill Bill Vol. 1, which tells the story of a former assassin who wakes from a coma four years after her former lover had tried to kill her on her wedding day. Fueled by revenge, she devises a hit list enduring injury and enemies along the way. For more information about this film or other films at Cinema la Compagnia, click here.
Florence and the Birth of Opera: Documents and Virtual Reconstruction
April 3- May 15
Casa Buonarroti, Via Ghibellina, 70
Some of the Marist Master’s in Museum Studies students have been working hard as guest curators for this upcoming exhibition at Casa Buonarroti. It tells the story of the beginnings of opera in Florence, a genre that has now become popular worldwide. With original documents, virtual reconstructions, and a 3-D experience, it’s an exhibition you won’t want to miss! For more information on this museum, click here.
Museums in Florence
Gino Bartali Cycling Museum
Via Chiantigiana, 175
Open: Friday and Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Located outside the city center is the Gino Bartali Cycling Museum, an institution dedicated to the champion cyclist in the area where he was born and began his competitive career. On display are bicycles, sweaters, memorabilia, newspaper articles, publications, and videos that documents the history of cycling and the exploits of Bartali and other champions. For more information on this museum, please click here.