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Here are my picks of the fun things going on in the Naples area this weekend.

GENERAL EVENTS

Tonight, Thursday 13th November, ‘A Most Wanted Man‘ is being shown in ENGLISH at the Cinema Modernissimo, as part of their weekly series of movies in original language.

Also tonight, ‘At Capodimonte among the moon and music‘, a very special event at the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte – speech by Prof. Vladimiro Valerio and a piano recital by Eugenio Fels.

On Saturday 15th November there’s a special event at the Nilo Museum Shop to celebrate the restoration of the ‘Statua del Nilo’, the statue in Piazzetta Nilo.  ‘Homage to the Nile, to Egypt and to their influence on Naplesis a reading of works relating to Hypatia of Alexandria, by the actor Peppe Barile.

For those Italian speakers, on Saturday 15th November, at the Duca di Martina Ceramics Museum, there will be a talk – La Compagnia delle Indie: forme e decori delle porcellane orientali per il mercato occidentale Chiara Visconti, docente di Archeologia e Storia dell’arte cinese, UNIOR.

This weekend (Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November) sees the last of the currently scheduled guided visits of the Terme di Agnano.  The tours visit the remains of the Greek walls, the Dog Cave and the ancient Roman baths.

On Sunday 16th November you have another chance to show your support for Givova Napoli Basketball Team when they play Pallacanestro Trieste at the PalaBarbuto.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Tonight, Thursday 13th November, at the Auditorium Salvo d’Acquisto, as part of Napoli Jazz Winter 2014, there will be a piano and saxophone concert by Mirko Signorile and Mattia Cigalini.

On Friday 14th November, Cesare Cremonini comes to Naples’ Palapartenope with his new album ‘Logico’, whilst also performing hits from his back catalogue.

Also on Friday, as part of Autunno Musicale 2014, the New Scarlatti Orchestra perform ‘Dialoghi Sonori’, at the Chiesa dei SS. Marcellino e Feste.

Starting on Saturday 15th November and running until 26th November, the San Carlo Theatre presents ‘Salome‘.  The work confirmed Strauss among the principal German composers of his time.  Taken from the poem by Oscar Wilde, the drama, which debuted in Dresden in 1905 after being refused for reasons of censorship in Vienna, was tremendously successful, also due to the curiosity for the scandalous reworking of the biblical subject.  In the visionary production by Schweigkofler, the setting is moved to modern times.

On Sunday 16th November at Castel Sant’Elmo, you have the chance, as part of the Alessandro Scarlatti Association 2014/15 Concert Season, to see ‘Sestetto Stradivari‘, a sextet of violins, violas and cellos.

Also on Sunday, the San Carlo Theatre presents the San Carlo Choir and Instrumental Ensemble, performing pieces by Jommelli and Scarlatti.

FAIRS/MARKETS

This weekend (Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November) the incredibly popular ‘Bimbinfiera‘ fair returns to the Mostra d’Oltremare.  A rich programme of appointments dedicated to the family: musical and theatrical performances, creative workshops, games, children’s entertainers, challenges and agility tests.  Also many seminars on the topics dearest to parents, like food, health and wellbeing, learning and child development.

The Naples Antiques Market is on this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November.  Whether buying or just browsing, the market’s eclectic assortment of antiques and junk will keep you occupied for hours and will make for a great weekend jaunt.  The market takes place on the Lungomare.

The Campagna Amica Coldiretti Market will be held on Saturday 15th (at Piazza S. Di Giacomo in Posillipo) and Sunday 16th November (at Piazza Immacolata in Naples, Viale Leonardo Da Vinci in Portici and Parco delle Acacie, Via E. Segrè in Casavatore).  You’ll find local products and healthy and affordable food with low environmental impact: fresh fruits and vegetables, wines, olive oil and vinegars, cheeses, honey, salumi, bread and bakery products, and plants and flowers.

STARTING THIS WEEKEND

Starting on Sunday 16th November, at the Castel dell’Ovo, there is an exhibition of work by Roberto Pagliaro, entitled ‘Ri-creazione‘.  It runs until 30th November.

FINISHING THIS WEEKEND

Finishing today, Thursday 13th November, is the ‘Permanenze: Images of a Multiethnic Campania‘ exhibition at the Castel dell’Ovo.

The Vincenzo Russo exhibition, ‘Sponda‘, finishes on 15th November, at the Chiesa di Sant’Aniello a Caponapoli.

Of course there are more events currently on around Naples, details of which you can find on our events pages.

I hope you all have a great time and enjoy whatever you get up to.