Top events in Florence in January 2022
January 11, 2022 – 11:37 AM
FASHION / Pitti Immagine
Fashion fills Florence
The fashion festival in Fortezza da Basso spreads style throughout the city with Pitti Imagine Uomo 101 (men’s clothing) and Pitti Immagine Bimbo 94 (children) from January 11 to 13, and Pitti filati (textile) from February 2 to 4. Professionals can participate in Vintage Selection 37 January 11-13 in a throwback to old fashion favorites. The theme for this edition is Pitti Reflections, with Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester being a highlight as a special guest on January 12th. Unique collections, including the Scandinavian Manifesto exhibition project and those of big names in menswear, bring trends, talk and high-end design to Florence.
January 11-13 + February 2-4. Fortezza da Basso, viale Filippo Strozzi 1, Florence
DRINK / Birraio dell’Anno
Italian craft beer showcase
Organized by the Fermento Birra network, 20 producers compete for the Brewer of the Year award with tastings and street food stalls delighting drinkers in the Italian craft beer showcase. Five new entities compete for the title of emerging brewer with tastings and ceremonies to announce the winners. A 39 euro beer pass (including a reduced entrance fee if pre-booked) guarantees visitors samples of any beers they desire, with ample seating space for safe consumption. Entrance to the festival costs 5-10 euros.
January 15-16, Teatro Toscane Hall, via Fabrizio de André angolo lungarno Aldo Moro 3, Florence
Palazzo Blu in Pisa focuses on urban art
Seduction through Koen Vanmechelen is the next exhibition of the Uffizi Galleries which will be presented from January 18 to March 20. A fascinating online series takes place every WednesdayThursday at 5 p.m. via Facebook (@uffizigalleries) on various topics. Restored sculptures from Ginori Museum are on display until June 21 at Villa Medicie La Petraia (via della Petraia 40, Castle / [email protected]). With free entry, the beautiful setting becomes the temporary home for magnificent restored sculptures. Novecento Museum (piazza di Santa Maria Novella 10) hosts works by Vinicio Berti on the occasion of the centenary of the Florentine artist. Under the curatorship of Eva Francioli and Sergio Risaliti, the abstract works were produced in mixed media on hardboard which will be exhibited alongside documents, manuscripts and graphics. HELLO WOMAN! News from the future continue to Pretorio Palace Museum (piazza del Comune, Prato) until February 27 with 22 international artists focused on the concept of the Annunciation with various media used in contemporary works of art. A little further, PALP Pretorio Pontedera Palace (piazza Curtatone e Montanara, Pontedera) see Icons through Andy warhol fill its theaters until March 20 in an exploration of the radical figure who changed the world of art, music, cinema and fashion. Blue Palace (Lungarno Gambacorti 9, Pisa) projectors Attitude | Graffiti writing, Street Art, Neo Muralism in a fascinating show featuring 45 artists and over 70 works through April 3, in conjunction with the Keith Haring Museum Celebration.
Museo Marino Marini hosts fun family workshops
Marino Marini Museum (piazza San Pancrazio) dedicates Sundays to families with artistic workshops for children aged 5 to 12, interactive tours and storytelling. A treasure hunt in the corridors of Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (via del Proconsolo 12) will delight young visitors aged 6 to 12. The mystery filled with clues is titled Europe, Asia, Africa, America: the worlds compared, and takes place on January 16 at 3 p.m. Winter themed tours and games Giardino dei Semplici (via Micheli 3) at 10:30 am on January 22 in the impressive 19th century greenhouses. the Museum of Geology and Paleontology (via Giorgio la Pira 4) is the setting for another family challenge with a “Families at stake” event starting at 3pm on January 29th. Bring young fans of prehistoric beasts to the Dinosaur world exhibit via Costoli 16 in Vicchio for an experience of life as it was when huge creatures roamed the land.
Orchestra of Tuscany. Ph / Marco Borelli
Performances fill our winter evenings with wonderful sheet music and delicious drama. Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (piazza Vittorio Gui 1) brings Strauss’ Die Fledermaus on stage from January 16 to 23, with Cherubini Lo Sposo di Tre, and Marito di Nessuna takes over from January 22 to February 8. Pergola Theater (via della Pergola 12/32) welcomes Monica Guerritore as she conducts Bertolt Brecht Anima Buona di Sezuan from January 11 to 16, a tender political story unfolding in the Chinese province. Fabrizio Gifuni follows with Con il Vostro Iridente Silenzio from January 18 to 23. Do not miss The jungle Book from February 3-6, performed by Robert Wilson and featuring unique music by Cocorosie in the performance based on the much-loved Rudyard Kipling classic. Verdi Theater (via Gibellina 99) shows a familiar classic Phantom from January 14 to 16, the passionate love story of 1990 cinema, followed by the family favorite, Aladdin the musical from January 29 to 30. Other performances adapted to young audiences are available on Puccini Theater (via delle Cascine 41) with the Snow Queen January 15 and a puppet show by The Adventures of Pinocchio January 23. Older audiences, on the other hand, will enjoy Luca Ravenna Rodrigo on January 14 and Rhapsody of oblivion January 21, with a reimagined Rozzo Cappuccetto performed by Jonathan Canini on January 18. Prison for a man, written and directed by Claudio Suzzi, will be premiered at Teatro Cantiere Florida (via Pisana 111) on January 25 and 26, using digital resources in a theater project that will feature the inmates of the G. Meucci Penal Institute in Florence in real time. Orchestra of Tuscany conducted by Kazushi Ōno with Russian violinist Alena Baeva in a program by Wagner, Schumann, Fauré and Ravel taking place in Piombino on January 11, Teatro Verdi in Florence on January 12 and Empoli on January 14. Amici della Musica serenade us at the Teatro della Pergola on January 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30, with works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, Bartók and Brahms forming the program.
‘King Richard’ (2021) with Will Smith
Odeon Cinema Florence (piazza degli Strozzi) features the latest releases and popular classics, including Gucci House, king richard, Do not seek and The power of the dog in the original language with Italian subtitles. See their website for dates and times. French Institute in Florence (piazza Ognissanti 2) screens The Henri Pick mystery by Rémi Bezançon at 5 p.m. on January 17th. La Compagnia’s Cinema (via Camillo Cavour 50) varied schedule includes Pedro Almodóvar Madres Palaelas January 10, as well as The Italian Baba by Elio Germano and Omar Rashid, and La Casa Rossa by Francesco Catarinolo. that of Peter Bogdanovich The last picture show screened on January 11 and that of Paolo Sorrentino God’s hand is playing from January 12. Screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s classics are coming to the big screen from January 17, with well-known works such as The birds. Fondazione Stensen (viale Don Giovanni Minzoni 25) shows Doraibu Mai Kâ’s Drive my car at 8:30 p.m. on January 11 and 5 p.m. on January 12. Circolo Ricreativo Culturale Antella (via di Pulicciano 53, Antella, Bagno a Ripoli) screen films in English with Italian subtitles at 6 p.m. on certain Saturdays, with Pupi di Stac hosting puppet shows for the little ones and not just several dates this month. Check the websites for languages and times.
the International Women’s Network hold this month’s meeting at 8 p.m. January 19 with guest speaker Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group (worked with leading dating brands such as Tinder, Match.com, Hinge, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish), to discuss the world of online dating and life as a female CEO of the technology. Participation is open to mebres.
The British Institute in Florence (Lungarno Guicciardini 9) is hosting an Alan Pascuzzi talk titled “The Story of ‘Pudge’ in the Renaissance” at 6:00 PM on January 26 as part of the Wednesday Lecture Series at the Harold Acton Library. It will also be streamed online via Zoom. On January 27, however, will see a romantic piano recital by Simone Tavoni.
Multilingual speakeasy organizes Happy Hours on Wednesdays at the Fonderia Gastro Bistrot (via della Fonderia 61) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., priced at 15 euros for non-members and 13 euros for Speakeasy members. We recommend that you check the website as information about the event is currently pending.
Cib’aria is a series of cultural evenings to discover new recipes, music and experiences organized in Ostello Tasso (via Villani 17) from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. January 18 focuses on Morocco led by Kadija, January 25 looks at India as told by Shifali, and February 1 heads to Senegal with Ngone in the lead. See @cibariafirenze on Facebook, @cibaria_firenze on Instagram, or by email [email protected] for reservations and information.
It is sales season with the official launch date for this year’s purchase discounts set for January 5. Up to 60 days of lower prices can be found in many stores, making this the perfect month for a restocking of essentials and more.