January 2014 events in Florence

January 1-15

Editorial Staff
December 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY 1

CINEMA

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOW 3.15pm

Philomena

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 8.30, 10.30pm

THURSDAY 2

CINEMA

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOW 4.30pm

Philomena

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 6.30, 9pm

MUSIC & CONCERTS

La Traviata

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, with an introduction in English before each act

8.30pm, The English Church of St. Mark, via Maggio 18, www.concertoclassico.info

FRIDAY 3

CINEMA

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOW 6.30pm

Philomena

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 6.30, 8.30, 10.30pm

SATURDAY 4

CINEMA

American Hustle

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.30, 9pm

DANCE

Uau

Dance inspired by sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, the words of Dylan Thomas and poetry by Wistawa Szymborska

9pm, Teatro Cantiere Florida, via Pisana 111/r, www.teatroflorida.it

MUSIC & CONCERTS

La Bohème

Opera by Puccini, with an introduction in English before each act

8.30pm, The English Church of St. Mark, via Maggio 18, www.concertoclassico.info

THEATRE

A journey through the magical world of bubbles

Marco Zoppi creates shapes and stories through giant soap bubbles

9.30pm, Spazio Alfieri, via dell’Ulivo 6, www.spazioalfieri.it

SUNDAY 5

CINEMA

American Hustle

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.30, 9pm

SPORTS

Fiorentina vs Livorno

6pm, Stadio Artemio Franchi, viale Manfredo Fanti 4a, T 0555532803, www.violachannel.com

THEATRE

A journey through the magical world of bubbles

Marco Zoppi creates shapes and stories through giant soap bubbles

4.30pm, Spazio Alfieri, via dell’Ulivo 6, www.spazioalfieri.it

MONDAY 6

CINEMA

American Hustle

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.30, 9pm

MUSIC & CONCERTS

La Traviata

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, with an introduction in English before each act

8.30pm, The English Church of St. Mark, via Maggio 18, www.concertoclassico.info

THEATRE

A journey through the magical world of bubbles

Marco Zoppi creates shapes and stories through giant soap bubbles

4.30pm, Spazio Alfieri, via dell’Ulivo 6, www.spazioalfieri.it

TUESDAY 7

ACTIVITIES

Tales of a firebird

For children aged 3-6. Drawing and activities in the exhibition The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East

5.30pm, Palazzo Strozzi, www.palazzostrozzi.org

CINEMA

American Hustle

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.30, 9pm

MUSIC & CONCERTS

Schubert and Schumann concert

With Gloria Campaner on the piano

9pm, Teatro Verdi, via Ghibellina 99, www.teatroverdionline.it

WEDNESDAY 8

CINEMA

American Hustle

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.30, 9pm

MUSIC & CONCERTS

The Nutcracker

8pm, Teatro Verdi, via Ghibellina 99, www.teatroverdionline.it

SPORTS

Fiorentina vs Chievo

Time TBA, Stadio Artemio Franchi, viale Manfredo Fanti 4a, T 0555532803, www.violachannel.com

THURSDAY 9

ACTIVITIES

A train full of…

Live music by Unmade Bed, and free activities in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi

From 7.30pm, courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi, www.palazzostrozzi.org

CINEMA

The Immigrant

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.15, 9pm

FRIDAY 10

CINEMA

The Immigrant

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.15, 8.30, 10.45pm

Louis

Studio Art Centers International (SACI), Palazzo dei Cartelloni, Via Sant'Antonino, 11, Florence, www.saci-florence.edu,  | SHOWS 1pm

 

 

SPORTS

Slam FC 6

Slam Fighting Championships

6.30pm, Obihall, via Fabrizio de' Andre 2, www.obihall.it

SATURDAY 11

CINEMA

The Immigrant

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.15, 8.30, 10.45pm

MUSIC & CONCERTS

Whispers

Energetic jazz music

9.45pm, Circolo Vie Nuove, viale Donato Giannotti 13, www.pinocchiojazz.it

SUNDAY 12

CINEMA

The Immigrant

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.15, 9pm

MONDAY 13

CINEMA

The Immigrant

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.15, 9pm

TUESDAY 14

CINEMA

The Immigrant

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 5.30pm

WEDNESDAY 15

CINEMA

The Immigrant

Odeon Cinehall, piazza Strozzi, T 055214068, www.odeonfirenze.com | SHOWS 4, 6.15, 9pm

 

ONGOING EVENTS

ACTIVITIES 

Afternoon tea at the British 

The British Institute of Florence invites you to afternoon tea every Thursday afternoon. Open to all, sponsored by Tealicious 

Thurs 4.30-6pm, free (donations welcome), British Institute, Lungarno Guicciardini 9, T 055 26778270, www.britishinstitute.it 

Quirky Quilters 

Quilting group at St James Church 

Fridays at 10am, Meeting room, St. James church building, via Rucellai 9, T 335 657 2367, annebar@interfree.it 

CINEMA 

Philomena 

Until Jan 6, Spazio Alfieri, www.spazioalfieri.it 

EXHIBITS 

Braccia 

Works by international artists 

Until Jan 4, Marino Marini Museum, piazza San Pancrazio, www.museomarinomarini.it 

Melotti Looks at Melotti 

A portrait of Fausto Melotti by Marino Marini, 1937, and Theorem (1971), by Fausto Melotti 

Until Jan 4, Marino Marini Museum, piazza San Pancrazio, www.museomarinomarini.it 

Masterpieces from the Musèe d'Orsay 

The Impressionists. Includes works by Degas, Monet and Renoir 

Until Jan 5, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, www.polomuseale.firenze.it 

Matthias Corvinus and Florence 

Exhibition examining the relationship that King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary established with Florence and its artists 

Until Jan 6, The museum of San Marco, www.unannoadarte.it 

The Allegory of Patience

 Exhibit focusing on this important painting

 Jan 5, Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, www.polomuseale.firenze.it

 Gran Principe: Ferdinando de’ Medici 

A celebratory exhibit to this key figure, one of the most important collectors and patrons of the arts in the history of the Medici 

Until Jan 6, Uffizi Gallery, www.unannoadarte.it 

Il Poeta della Fotografia 

Photographic exhibit dedicated to French photographer Izis Bidermanas 

Until Jan 6, MNAF, piazza S. M. Novella 14r, www.mnaf.it 

Bronzino, De Chirico e altri restauri per Casa Siviero 

An exhibition of the restorations which have taken place over the last year at Casa Siviero 

Until Jan 6, free, Museo Casa Siviero, Lungarno Serristori 1, www.museocasasiviero.it 

Pietro Annigoni: the presence of an artist 

Until Jan 6, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, via Bufalini 6, emanuele.barletti@entecrf.it, T 0555384001 

Queens, Emperors, Princes and Heroes 

Rare works from the Ente Cassa di Risparmio collection 

Until Jan 6, free, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, T 0555384001, emanuele.barletti@entecrf.it 

Greetings from Perù 

Portraits and Images by Silvia Amodio 

Until Jan 7, Natural History Museum, Anthropology and Ethnology Section, www.msn.unifi.it 

Donato Di Zio 

Exhibition on Dante 

Until Jan 10, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, www.riccardiana.firenze.sbn.it 

Boccaccio- author and copyist 

Until Jan 11, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, www.bmonline.it 

Inspired Touch of Tuscany 

Oil paintings by Hawaiian artist Olivia Santiago 

Until Jan 11, B&M Books, Borgo Ognissanti 4r, www.bmbookshop.com 

The Russian Avant-Garde, Siberia and the East 

Kandinsky, Malevič, Filonov and Gončarova 

Until Jan 19, Palazzo Strozzi, www.palazzostrozzi.org 

Unstable Territory 

Borders and identity in contemporary art

 Until Jan 19, CCC Strozzina, www.strozzina.org 

24 artworks 

Exhibit by contemporary artist Gianfranco Baruchello 

Until Jan 31, Galleria il Ponte, via di Mezzo 42b, www.galleriailponte.com 

The art of Lolita Valderrama Savage 

An exhibition of neo-impressionistic paintings

 Until Jan 2, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, via Cavour 1, info@consphilflorence.it, T 0554628848 

Dietrofront 

The hidden side of the Uffizi's collections 

Until Feb 2, Uffizi gallery, info@amicidegliuffizi.it 

Never seen before 

Exhibition of never before seen works of art 

Until Feb 2, Uffizi Gallery, Sala delle Reali Poste, www.polomuseale.firenze.it 

A new homeland of the spirit 

Admire a selection of 66 works from the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi, dating from the early decades of the twentieth century 

Until Feb 9, Department of Prints and Drawings of Uffizi, www.polomuseale.firenze.it 

Vivi Sepultura 

Exhibit by artist in residence, Larissa Aharoni 

Until Feb 13, F_AIR Florence Artist in Residence, ia San Gallo 45/r, http://fair.palazziflorence.com 

La via al Principe 

Machiavelli from Florence to San Casciano 

Until Feb 28, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, www.bncf.firenze.sbn.it 

The Amazing Shoemaker 

Take a journey back to your childhood through fairy tales about shoes and shoemakers 

Until March 31, Ferragamo Museum, piazza Santa Trinita, www.museoferragamo.it 

Florence is a dream to save 

An exhibit outlining the life of Herbert Percy Horne 

Until April 7, Horne Museum, via dei Benci 6, www.museohorne.it 

Hats between art and extravaganza 

The first monographic exhibitition dedicated to hats 

Until May 18, Costume Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, www.cappelloinmostra.it 

The Carnival of the Animals 

Bronze sculptures of animals in the garden 

Until May 23, Giardino della Gherardesca, T 055 26261, claudia.porrello@fourseasons.com 

Cortona. The dawn of the Etruscan Princes 

Journey back 2700 years to the beginning of the Etruscan era in Cortona 

Until July 31, National Archaelogical Museum of Florence, www.archeotoscana.beniculturali.it 

GUIDED TOURS 

Planetarium: this month's sky 

On Sundays at 3pm and 4.30pm: viewing of the sky of the current month, with explanation (in Italian). Age 6-100! 

Via Giusti 29, reservation required T 0552343723, www.fstfirenze.it 

Baluardo a San Giorgio 

Last Sunday of every month, free, 9:30am to 12:30pm, T 0552616051 

Tours of the Misericordia Museum in English 

Visit the Misericordia museum to learn about the fascinating history of one of Florence’s oldest institutions. 

Every Monday 9am-noon, free, Misericordia Museum, Piazza Duomo, 20 

LECTURES & CONFERENCES 

Modern Art talks 

Three talks with the directors from the most important modern art centres about art and their projects 

Until Feb 31, CanGo Cantieri Goldonetta, via Santa Maria 23/25, for www.cango.fi.it

 Toastmasters 

Improve your public speaking skills and confidence in a structured and friendly environment. All are welcome. Bilingual English/Italian 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 6.30pm, Montedomini, via dei Malcontenti 6, (Dec 12 at Cruise bar, via XVII Aprile), tmfirenze@gmail.com 

MARKETS & FESTIVALS 

Ciompi Antique Fair 

Every weekday, but on the last Sunday of every month it's in a large version that expands to nearby streets. 

Piazza de' Ciompi, T 0553283551 

Farmers market in the city 

Fridays at the Parterre (near piazza della Liberta) 

Fridays, 8am-2pm, Parterre, piazza della Liberta 

Fierucola in piazza Santo Spirito 

Every third Sunday of the month, organic products market, every second Sunday regular market. 

Piazza Santo Spirito 

Porcellino Market 

Florentine arts and crafts with straw, handmade embroidery, leather, woodwork and flowers 

Every day, all day, Logge del Porcellino 

San Lorenzo Market 

Florentine arts and crafts, handmade embroidery, paper, leather and much more 

Every day, all day, streets around Basilica San Lorenzo

Sant'Ambrogio Market 

Open Monday through Saturday, 7am to 2pm; Wednesday and Friday, 7am to 7pm; Become a fan on Facebook: Mercato S.Ambrogio Firenze 

Piazza Ghiberti 

Fortezza da Basso Antique Market 

Every third Saturday and Sunday of the month, viale Filippo Strozzi, Firenze, T 0553283550 

Santo Spirito Fair 

Every second Sunday of the month, piazza Santo Spirito, Firenze, T 0552705272, www.comune.fi.it 

Small Antique Fair in Fiesole 

100 exhibitors sell their handicrafts and other collectibles. 

First Saturday and Sunday of the month, piazza Mino da Fiesole, T 0555961263, www.comune.fiesole.fi.it 

MUSIC & CONCERTS 

Live Jazz or classical music every Thursday night 

Thursdays at 8:30pm, free, Oblate Cafeteria, www.lospaziochesperavi.it 

Jazz Set 

Aperitivo with the house jazz band every Wednesday night starting at 7pm. 

Wednesday nights at Ideal, via il Prato 4b, T 0552654348, www.idealfirenze.it 

Careggi in Musica 

Free classical, jazz or light concerts every Sunday morning at 10:30am. 

Aula Magna del NIC, Nuovo Ingresso, Careggi, Padiglione H3, Largo Brambilla 3, www.agimusfirenze.it 

Opera at St Mark's 

Operas in the historic church, with an English introduction before each act. Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, Carmen, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro and more 

All year, usually 8.30pm (check website), The English Church of St. Mark, via Maggio 18, www.concertoclassico.info 

PARKS 

Boboli Gardens 

Nov to Feb, from 8:15am to 4:30pm (5:30pm during March), from April to Oct, from 8.15am to 6:30pm, piazza Pitti, ticket: €8, T 0552651838 

Giardino dell'Orticultura 

Pleasant family park & lawn. 

Year-round during daylight hours, via Bolognese 17 (Ponte Rosso area). 

Stibbert Park 

Pretty, shady park with pond and 19th century flights of fancy, good for picnics. 

Year-round during daylight hours, closed Thursday, via F. Stibbert 26. 

Villa il Ventaglio Garden 

Wide open lawn and a duck pond, plus shaded path up hill to a (closed) villa. 

Year-round during daylight hours, closed Monday, Via Aldini 10 (Le Cure area). 

Villa Peyron 

Year-round, via Vincigliata 2, Fiesole, T 055454791 

SPORTS 

Skating rink at Parterre 

Enjoy some festive ice skating over the Christmas period 

Until Jan 6, 8am-11.30pm, piazza della Liberta', Parterre, www.firenzeturismo.it 

Toscana Winter Park 

Skiing, ice skating and tobogganing 

Until March 2, www.firenzewinterpark.it 

Florence Badminton Club 

Try your skill on the court, lessons or own matches 

Every Friday (9.30pm-11pm) at Centro Sportivo Anchetta, Il Girone, via Aretina 42, and every Tuesday (9pm -10.30pm) at Palestra della Scuola Media Calvino, via Maffei 44 . Call 055242882 for info 

THEATRE 

Theater Creation Open Classes 

The students of the Helikos International School of Theater Creation present their own brief creations (in English) based on a theme they are assigned each week 

Every Friday, 3-5.30pm, free, Helikos International School of Theater Creation, via della Fonderia 51, no reservation is needed, see www.helikos.org or call Teresa on 3291398075 

CHILDREN'S EVENTS

ACTIVITIES 

Musei da favola

Tours and activities for children in Florentine museums; in English and Italian 

Until March 31, various museums in Florence, http://tinyurl.com/pyykars 

Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network 

For English-speaking mothers in Florence and surrounding areas. Various activities including playgroups, mom's night out, couples' night out and more. 

T 3335728946, www.firenzemoms4moms.net, infotiscali@firenzemoms4moms.net 

The Children's Lending Library of Florence 

An English-language volunteer run, non-profit lending library open to everyone. Childrens' books, DVDs & activities. See website for opening hours. 

St. James church building, via Rucellai 9, Florence, T 3283282757, www.childrenslibrary.altervista.org 

Reading Italian for foreigners 

Primary school children whose first language is not Italian are invited to participate in weekly group reading classes. The group is called 'Italiano 10+'. 

Every Monday at 5pm, BiblioteCaNova (Isolotto), via Chiusi 4/3A, Florence, T 055 710834 

THEATRE 

Teatrino del Gallo 

Puppet theatre, Pupi Di Stac, cinema workshop, concerts, exhibition, conferences, meetings and talk shows 

All year with monthly planning, Limonaia del giardino della Libreria Libri Liberi, via San Gallo 25r, Florence, T 3386024335, www.teatrinodelgallo.it

 

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