Hello hello! How are we all doing this fine Thursday? Enjoying the sunshine and slightly warmer temperature? Let’s keep our fingers crossed it stays this way!
As always, there are loads of great things to do this weekend, and in particular: on Saturday 28th, in connection with ‘Notte degli innamorati’, there is the ‘Festival del bacio 2015‘. Like last year, there will be a 6km route where shops will decorate their windows in the theme of hearts and will be open until 22:00, but this year it will be in the “heart” of Naples, the Centro Storico (Historical Centre); on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, it’s ‘FAI days of Spring 2015‘ – a whole weekend of open days and guided tours. Houses, monuments and more will be open extraordinarily, for one weekend only!
If you don’t fancy the film tonight, then on Tuesday 31st, at the Cinema Academy Astra, there is one of CLA’s series of movies in original language. This week the film is ‘Hannah Arendt‘.
On Saturday 28th March, there is a ‘Night time visit to the crater‘ – a special opportunity to visit the crater of the Solfatara. Visitors will also be able to try some Agnanum Falanghina wine and try some fish cooked geothermally, over the steam holes.
Also on Saturday, and Sunday, there are guided tours of the Terme di Agnano (Roman thermal baths), organised by GAN (Gruppo Archeologico Napoletano).
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are ‘Social Change Weekend‘, the innovation and social change competition, organised by the Project Ahead cooperative. A chance for people of all ages to present their ideas for a new business relating to social change. If you want to take part, you must enrol TODAY, Thursday 26th March. The weekend’s events will take place at the Fondazione Quartieri Spagnoli.
There is an incredibly exciting guided tour on Sunday 29th, of the hidden treasures of the Reggia di Caserta. “Cose mai viste“ takes visitors on a tour of the vaulted ceilings and hidden parts of the palace.
There are also two sporting events on Sunday 29th – Givova Napoli vs Aurora Jesi basketball match, at the PalaBarbuto and Briganti Napoli vs Aquile Ferrara American football match, at the Stadio Comunale Di Grumo Nevano.
Every weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), until 29th March, there are evening guided tours of the Catacombs of San Gennaro. ‘The Lights Inside‘ is a hugely successful guided tour, a journey of lights, sounds and images that rewrites the Catacombs of San Gennaro, seen not only as a burial place, but as a real womb where life takes shape. There will also be the virtual figure of Andrea De Jorio, archaeologist and ethnographer from Procida (born 1769), author of an important guide to the catacombs, who will host the visitors as an ironic and elegant “presence”.
‘Fare arte a Scampia‘, an art exhibition of a project aimed at uniting the district through art, will take place on Monday 30th March at CasArcobaleno.
On Wednesday 1st April, at Barril, there is the monthly ‘Naples International Happy Hour‘. Your chance to meet new people from all over the world, make new friends and business connections.
MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE
Tomorrow night, there is a concert as part of the Seven Centuries of Sacred Organ Music in Naples series of concerts – Antonio Varriano – at the Chiesa dell’Immacolata.
On Friday 27th March, Monday 30th March and Wednesday 1st April there is something special for English speaking children (and adults!) – ‘Romeo and Juliet…. Maybe!‘ – part of the series of shows as part of ‘Teatro dei Piccoli‘ at the Mostra d’Oltremare. This show is special because it is the only one in English, and is being put on by English actors.
Another show as part of ‘Teatro dei Piccoli‘ is ‘Pulcinella Che Passione‘, in Italian, on Sunday 29th March.
Every Friday night, at the Casa d’Arte, there is a date with Teatro nel Piatto, an exciting blend of cabaret, singing and theatre of the absurd, seasoned with touches of Mediterranean cuisine, orchestrated by Pasquale Della Monaco, to raise money to help restore and re-open the Villa Ebe and its gardens to the public.
‘Turandot‘ started at the San Carlo Theatre on Saturday 21st March, and runs until 1st April. Alongside the main performances, on the morning of Saturday 28th March there is a special performance – ‘Turandot for families‘.
On Sunday 29th, there is ‘Caravaggio at the Museo Diocesano – 21 Tableaux Vivants‘. 7 actors enact the masterpieces of the great Master, at the Museum of the Naples Diocese.
This Sunday, there is the 14th edition of ‘DiscoDays‘, the record and cd fair designed to promote music and the culture of listening, and which hosts musicians, critics, teachers and experts, who will take courses and seminars on music and listening – at the Palapartenope. This edition will be dedicated to Pino Daniele.
On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March, the Campagna Amica Coldiretti market will be in Naples and Bagnoli. You’ll find local products and healthy and affordable food with low environmental impact.
From 7th March – 12th April, in the Decumani area of the Centro Storico, there will be the IV Easter Fair. The workshops along Via San Gregorio Armeno will be open, there will be food tasting and folk music.
Every Sunday at the Hippodrome Park of Agnano, there is an antique, craft and flea market.
Every Sunday at the Fiera di Nocera Inferiore, there is the Salone Dell’Usato, a large, covered market, selling crafts, antiques, collectibles and modern antiques/art.
FINISHING THIS WEEKEND
The exhibition ‘Posillipo, mare… Napule‘ by Gennaro Guzzi, at the Monumental Complex of San Severo al Pendino, finishes today, 26th.
Another art exhibition finishing this weekend (Saturday 28th) is ‘Teatime Cabbage‘, by Bruno Agolini, at Fiorillo Arte.
This weekend sees the last few days of ‘Marzo donna 2015 – Campaign for prevention at the Terme di Agnano‘. A series of events which are trying to raise awareness of women’s health, and the importance of prevention rather than cure.
Of course there are more events currently on around Naples, details of which you can find on our events pages.
I will be back next weekend…. a year older and with less hair! 😀
Have a good one. 🙂