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December 2018

Please note that opening times and fees could be changed without notice.

Any changes from the monthly issue are highlighted in yellow.

On Sunday 2nd December all the following public museums are free:
Castello Sforzesco, Museo del Novecento, GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Acquario, Museo Archeologico, Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Studio Museo Francesco Messina, Palazzo Morando, Palazzo Moriggia, Cenacolo Vinciano (booking requested), Pinacoteca di Brera, Gallerie d’Italia.

Every day from 16.30 (last opening hour) and every Tuesday from 14.00 admission free to the following Municipal museums:
GAM – Gallery of Modern Art (Villa Reale);
Archaeological Museum;
Palazzo Moriggia – Museo del Risorgimento;
Palazzo Morando. Costume Moda Immagine;
Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano;
Studio Museo Francesco Messina;
Natural History Civic Museum;
Civic Aquarium;
Sforza Castle Art Gallery;
Museum of the Pietà Rondanini;
MUDEC – The Museum of Cultures;
Museum of Decorative Arts;
Museum of Prehistory and Protohistory;
Musical instruments Museum;
Egyptian Museum;
Ancient Art Museum

With the exception of the Duomo (Cathedral), all the city churches and their art works can be visited without a ticket.

The Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) is an authentic open-air museum, freely accessible every day

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Prima Diffusa

From 1st to 9th  December. More than fifty free events related to the opening of the Opera theatre season with a screening of the Grand Opening live from Teatro alla Scala on December 7th in 37 places in all areas of Milan and out of town. More info at https://www.facebook.com/primadiffusa/

Saturday 1st from 12.00 and Sunday 2nd December from 10.30 to 18.30. Historical re-enactment that will bring the protagonists of Giuseppe Verdi’s work back to life. Attila, the terrible king of the Huns, settled in Milan in 452 during his campaign in Italy, just before meeting Pope Leo the Great on the banks of the river Mincio. You can visit the camps of the Romans and of the barbarians, watch duels between Germanic warriors and games of skill among Huns, shoot arrows with historical bows, follow the activities of the artisans engaged in forging iron, discover the origins of falconry … www.milanocastello.it in Italian

 

The City hall presents a masterpiece and a Nativity Scene

Until 13th January. 9.30-19.30, Thur. until 22.00.  On the 1st and 6th January until 19.30. Like every year at Christmas, Milan City Hall presents a masterpiece. This year it is the turn of the “The Adoration of the Magi” by Perugino, a Renaissance masterpiece on loan by the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria. Admission free. Palazzo Marino, Sala degli Alessi, Piazza della Scala 2 • M1/3 Duomo

Until 6 January. 10.00-20.00. According to the tradition, the Nativity Scene exhibited this year in the Town Hall represents Assisi, the city of S. Francesco (patron saint of Italy) and of Santa Chiara. It is no coincidence that the city was chosen for the setting, sincethe poor of Assisi gave life for the first time to a Nativity Scene, in Greggio, in Umbria, on December 25, 1223. Inside the Town Hall courtyard, the exhibition is 3.50 meters wide and 4 meters long, made of wood, polystyrene and cork, carefully engraved and modeled, to obtain the natural effect of the stones subsequently painted with various colored hands up to take on a dated and worn-out look. The characters are modeled in terracotta and hand painted. The effect of snow is obtained with the use of bicarbonate. The overall picture is made even more suggestive by a skilful lighting that reproduces the alternation of day and night. Admission free Palazzo Marino, Sala degli Alessi, Piazza della Scala 2 • M1/3 Duomo

 

Musical

Until 2nd December. “Grease” in the Compagnia della Rancia version, directed by Saverio Marconi. With its electrifying soundtrack, from Summer Nights to You’re the One That I Want, and irresistible choreography, full of rhythm and energy. All info at www.grease.musical.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

Until 27th January. “Mary Poppins” The musical, originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, for the first time in Italy and in Italian, with a large live orchestra, performing the famous songs translated in Italian “Supercalifragilistichespiralidoso”, “Cam caminì”, “Com’e’ bello passeggiar con Mary” “Un poco di zucchero… The Italian version of the show has a cast of 26 actors and dancers selected with a national audition, a large live orchestra with 13 elements, extraordinary choreography, spectacular scene changes, sumptuous costumes and incredible special effects. €29/77, 31 December tickets: €87/103. www.ticketone.it, www.vivaticket.it. Teatro Nazionale, Via Giordano Rota 1, corner Piazza Piemonte • M1 Wagner

From 13th Decemberto 6th January. “Mamma Mia” Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson  and Byörn Ulvaeus; libretto by Catherine Johnson; in the new Italian format. Info http://teatroarcimboldi.it. €29,00/59,00. www.vivaticket.it.

Villaggio delle Meraviglie

From 1st December to 6th January. Opening times at http://www.villaggiodellemeraviglie.com/orari.  An amusement park for everyone. Ice Rink, Elven Kitchen, Magical Circus of the Elves, Santa Claus House, Animation with the fantastic Elves and the magical Snowflake, Santa’s Sleighs, Flying Sledge Crazy, Ice Kingdom, Penguin Fishing, North Pole Trip, Ice Climbing,  Christmas tree … but also the candy houses, and the Christmas street food. Admission free to the park. Giardini Montanelli, garden between Via Palestro and Porta Venezia • M1 Palestro or Porta Venezia, M3 Turati

 

Show

From 20th to 26th December. “Alis Christmas Gala.” On stage 24 among the world’s best artists from the Nouveau Cirque and Cirque du Soleil; talented acrobats, contortionists, trapeze artists, jugglers, comedians and musicians will be performing 14 amazing air and ground numbers, some of them created specifically for this world debut show. €26/66. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

 

Cine-Ballet

A calendar of movie events that, thanks to the digital cinema technology, and the partnership with the Royal Opera House showcases on the big screen, during the season 2018/2019, the richness of a varied and heterogeneous program of opera and ballet, including three new works, all broadcast live via satellite from Covent Garden.

3 December, 20.15:  “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky staged by the Royal Opera House Royal Ballet; Peter Wright’s production following the original choreography by Lev Ivanov. https://www.roh.org.uk/showings/the-nutcracker-live-2018. Direct broadcasting via satellite on 1500 screens all over the world. To know which will be in Milan see www.nexodigital.it

 

Google Arts & Culture

In an interactive itinerary, digitized at very high resolution with Art camera, 320 artworks are on line at https://artsandculture.google.com/project/milano-arte. They are kept in 15 museums in Milan, such as GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Castello Sforzesco, Casa museo Boschi Di Stefano, Biblioteca Sormani, MUDEC Museo delle culture, Museo di Storia naturale, Museo del Novecento, Hangar Bicocca, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Associazione Viafarini, Fabbrica del vapore, Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Casa Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Rainlab.

 

Master in Lighting Design & Led Technology

Starting date: 27th February. Lighting Designer is a profession that is increasingly in demand and constantly evolving. These creative professionals master the art and science of illuminating commercial spaces, urban exteriors, museum installations, places of hospitality … Selections for the XVI edition of the Master in Lighting Design are now open. www.polidesign.net/lighting; www.luce.polimi.it.  For further info tel. +39 02 2399 5911; e-mail formazione@polidesign.net; Laboratorio Luce Politecnico di Milano: tel. +39 02 2399 5696, e-mail lab.luce@polimi.it.

 

Fox Circus

Until 2nd  December. 52 hours of non-stop live entertainment. Premiere and TV series marathons, international guests, immersive shows and meetings, to experience firsthand the world of Fox TV series. Admission free. BASE Milano, Via Bergognone 34 • M2 Garibaldi

 

Una Storia Per Emergency

Until 15 December. A competition to stimulate young people to reflect on the themes of peace, rights and solidarity. You can send a screenplay to unastoriapermergency@emergency.it. The winning proposal, selected by a jury chaired by Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, will then be turned into a short film and distributed through traditional channels.

 

Christmas markets

Until 23 December. 10.00-20.00. Casa Emergency hosts a Christmas Area selling Christmas gifts whose proceeds will be used to guarantee care for war victims in Iraq and Afghanistan. Behind many objects there are some moving stories, such as the leather goods made by former patients of the Sulaimaniya Center who attended a training course at the hospital; hand-woven teddy bears from an all-female textile cooperative of Bamiyan; ceramic key rings handmade by a craftsman from Castelli, in the province of Teramo, after the earthquake, and many products made by prison inmates. All Emergency brand products can also be purchased at https://shop.emergency.it/ or at https://eventi.emergency.it/spazio-natale-milano/. Emergency, Via Santa Croce 19 • M2 Porta Genova+bus 94; M1 Duomo+tram 3

From 1st December to 6th January. Open Mon.-Sat. and on Sun. 2nd December. 10.30-18.30. Among many gifts ideas, there is also a great number of beautiful books at €1. Museo Martinitt e Stelline, Corso Magenta 57 • M1 Cadorna or Conciliazione

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. Open from 09.30 to 19.30. “Suk de Noël” sought-after and original pieces of African craftsmanship, such as ceramic necklaces and bracelets, wooden bijoux and ornaments, hand-painted cups and trays, knitted wool puppets, various baskets, the classic Masai blankets, fabrics, cribs, animals and soapstone objects. Basilica of San Simpliciano, Piazza San Simpliciano (Corso Garibaldi) • M2 Lanza.

From 2nd December to 27th January. Open from 10.30 to 20.30. “Wunder Markt” held around the ice skating rink on the pool, workshops, food and drinks, activities for children. Admission free. Bagni Misteriosi, Via Carlo Botta 18, near Teatro Franco Parenti • M3 Porta Romana

 

MM easy payment

It is possible to travel by subway in an easy, fast and safe way, paying at the entrance with Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and VPay contactless cards, taking care to always use the same card both in and out. The new system with contactless bank cards automatically calculates – depending on your entry and exit – what the cost of the ticket is, charging you the cheapest rate, even for the extra-urban metro routes and for the day tickets. For example, after the third subway trip on the urban network, the urban daily ticket of € 4.50 is automatically activated. The service does not provide additional costs.

 

Saturday

1st  

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques and collecting market exhibition for amateurs. From 15.30 to 18.30: “Grandparents games,” workshop for children with wooden artisanal games crafted to faithfully reproduce the games of our ancestors. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

10.30-17.30: Japanese workshop. The principles of the Japanese mokuhanga woodcut. It is a traditional technique that enhances concentration, careful observation and manual skills, thanks to the use of natural materials. During the day 12 students maximum will deal with history, tools, materials, engraving and printing. Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary. €110.00, included all materials provided by the teacher. The matrix and the prints remain the students’ property. For subscriptions please write to: info@paraventigiapponesi.it. Paraventi Giapponesi, Galleria Alessio Nobili, Via Marsala 4 • M2 Moscova

11.00, 15.00, 19.00: On ice show. “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Little Mermaid” and “Tangled”, an energetic choreography that will involve the public of all ages in songs, dances and lots of fun. €25/63. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

16.00: Concert for children. “Veneziana” symphony by Antonio Salieri; Ouverture from Don Giovanni, and Sinfonia n.35 Hoffner, by Mozart; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; conducted by Fabrizio Dorsi. Some texts in Italian by Roberto Iovino. Adults €12.50; under 14 €7.50. www.vivaticket.it Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

16.00: Laboratory for children. Christmas Flipbook!Free animation techniques laboratory starting from a book. Admission free. Museo del Fumetto, Wow Spazio Fumetto, Viale Campania 12 • tram 27, bus 73,90,91,93

17.30: Concert with a topic. “France-Italy: differences between the virtuosos in the eighteenth century.” Music by Francesco-Maria Veracini, Domenico Scarlatti, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Pancrace Royer, Jean-Marie Leclair; performed by Emmanuel Resche-Caserta, violin; Gabrielle Resche harpsichord. € 7.50 including the visit to the museum. Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Sala del Cenacolo, Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

18.30-24.00: Cult night. To celebrate 50 years from 2001: A Space Odissey’s release, an evening of contamination between science and fiction, with meetings, activities and music. Guided night tours to the Astronomy and Space Collection, with Martian sightings at the Merz-Repsold telescope and a real fragment of the Moon. In the laboratories, interactive thematic activities, while in the corridors it will be possible to watch a live assemblage of a new monolith with 12,000 Lego® bricks. There will also be a dedicated corner to take interstellar selfies with space-time travel disguises. Space food & drinks. Admission €10. Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

19.00: Show in Russian with Italian subtitles. Promoted by the Russian Ministry of Culture. From “On the other Side of the Curtain” extracts from “The Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov; text, direction and lights by Andrij Zholdak, Andrij Zholdak, Daniel Zholdak, scenographer; Daniel Zholdak, video; Sergeij Patramansky, sound and music; performed by Elena Vozhakina, Olesija Sokolova, Elena Kalinina, Stepan Balakshin, Vitalij Kovalenko, Igor Volkov, Ivan Efremov, Vladimir Malikov, Semijon Sijtnik, Vasilisa Alexeeva, Oxana Obukhovich, Margarita Abroskina. A St. Petersburg Alexandrinsky Theater production. €32/40. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

20.00: Christmas concert. Musicians and singers of national fame alternate in a faithful symphonic re-enactment of some of the most significant pieces by Giuseppe Verdi: from early youth compositions such as “Attila e i Lombardi alla Prima Crociata”, up to the “trilogy” Rigoletto, Traviata and Trovatore. Before the concert, at 18.30, it is possible to follow a guided tour to the “Romanticismo” exhibition. € 15 (concert plus guided tour). Limited seats, booking recommended at 02 79 4889/6334. Casa Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Via Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone • M1 San Babila

20.30: Jugglers show. “Piti Peta Hofen Show.” Three jugglers, three objects, three countries. A show full of humour, madness and secret techniques never seen before; performed by LPM Company (France) by and with Lucas Castelo Branco, Andres Torres Diaz and Johannes Bauhofer. Firenza Guidi, director; David Murray, musical creation. €6/20. Teatro Gerolamo, Piazza Cesare Beccaria 8 • M1Duomo

20.30: Gospel. “Freedom” a special concert by the Soweto Gospel Choir to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, the Father of the Rainbow Nation. Currently directed by Beverly Bryer, Mazwe Shabalala and Mulalo Mulovhdzi, the Choir ranks the best vocal singers among the churches and communities of Soweto (South West Township), the great Johannesburg suburb. €36/49, discounts under 29 and over 65. www.ticketone.it; www.happyticket.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

21.00: Talent show. After 10 days of popular vote, and more than 7,000 votes, the 10 semi-finalists of Amadeus Factory 2018 will play during the final show. Guests the “Banda Osiris” and Lorenzo Albanese, winner of Amadeus Factory 2017. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.30: Concert. “Discwoman” all-female collective based in New York. Live r&b and soul by the Nigerian Klein; following djset by Ziur and Arcangelo. Triennale di Milano, Sala d’Onore, Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna

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Sunday

2nd

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

09.00–16.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, ricotta, dairy products, bee products, jams, preserves, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Via Chiesa Rossa, Via San Domenico Savio 3 • M2 Abbiategrasso

10.00-13.00: Japanese workshop. Laboratory on the aesthetic perception of the void. The limited use of china together with the inclusion of white as a complementary aesthetic value, give the measure of how much the void collaborates in shaping the spaces. During the morning no more than 12 students will deal with history, tools, materials, engraving and printing. Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary. €70.00, included all materials provided by the teacher, which remain the students’ property. For subscriptions please write to: info@paraventigiapponesi.it. Paraventi Giapponesi, Galleria Alessio Nobili, Via Marsala 4 • M2 Moscova

11.00, 15.00, 19.00: On ice show. “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Little Mermaid” and “Tangled”, an energetic choreography that will involve the public of all ages in songs, dances and lots of fun. €25/63. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

13.00: Harness racing. “Obiettivo Casa Prize.” €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

16.00: Concert. “Concert by the Symphonic Orchestra La Nota in Più”; performed by Esagramma® Method Orchestral Therapy Center® treating people with autism and cognitive disability. Admission free. Auditorium  Testori, Palazzo Lombardia, Piazza Città di Lombardia 1 • M2 Gioia

16.00: Symphony music. “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and La Verdi trebles choir, with choir master Maria Teresa Tramontin; conducted by Patrick Foumillier. €16/36, www.vivaticket.it. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

16.00, 19.30: Show in Russian with Italian surtitles. Promoted by the Russian Ministry of Culture. “The Twelve” by Alexander Blok; directed by Anton Okoneshnikov; Aleksey Salogub, choreographer; music conducted by Ivan Blagoder; performed by Inna Andreeva, piano and Vasily Mikhaylov, cello. Starring: Nikolay Belin, Ivan Efremov, Viktor Shuralev,  Vasilisa Alekseyeva, Oksana Obukhovich, Dmitry Buteev, Timur Akshentsev, Nadezhda Alekseeva, Vladimir Malikov, Daria Malyushenkova, Anna Stepanova, Lyubov Shtark, Kadochnikova Evgenija. A production by the St. Petersburg Alexandrinsky Theater. €32/40. Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato, Largo Rivoli 6 • M2 Lanza, M1Cairoli

16.30: Gospel. “Freedom” a special concert by the Soweto Gospel Choir to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, the Father of the Rainbow Nation. Currently directed by Beverly Bryer, Mazwe Shabalala and Mulalo Mulovhdzi, the Choir ranks the best vocal singers among the churches and communities of Soweto (South West Township), the great Johannesburg suburb. €36/49, discounts under 29 and over 65. www.ticketone.it; www.happyticket.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

18.00: Concert. “Music by César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel; performed by Renato Donà violin; Giacomo Battarino, piano. Admission free. Conservatorio, Sala Puccini, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

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Monday

3rd

21.00: Chamber music. The Quartetto Antonelliano, with Antonella De Franco, harp, performes music by Boccherini, Haendel, Debussy, Šostakovič. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

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Tuesday

4th 

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

08.30-18.30. Farmers market. Organic, natural and traditional Lombardy farms sell organic rice and flour, chickens, Chianina beef and various meat; cow and goat cheese; seasonal vegetables, natural wine, jams, honey and derivatives, juices, fresh fruit…. and more. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

18.30. Charity gala dinner and design exhibition inauguration. “Buono come il pane” (Good as bread) a multifaceted interpretation of bread by important designers, artists, chefs, writers and a famous photographer. During the dinner 22 ceramic sculptures molded by hand by Bosa, the internationally recognized ceramic company, will be assigned with a lottery. The proceeds will go entirely to Pane Quotidiano Onlus, the Milanese association that helps the poorest sections of the population, distributing foodstuffs and comfort goods free of charge. Info for the lottery at €200 dinner. Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna

19.30: Live. Nightwish. From €50, www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Wednesday

5th

09.00–17.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

09.00–18.00: Street market. Crafts, collectibles, vintage. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

20.30: Ballet – Opera. “Jack, Pazzia e Amore. I conflitti di un serial killer” (Jack, Crazy and Love. The conflicts of a serial killer) inspired by the story of Jack the Ripper. Diego Mecchi, music; Damiano Bisozzi choreography and direction; Gaspare Bartelloni, orchestration; musical arrangements by Howl Jordan and Matteo Teani. On stage, the étoile Sabrina Brazzo, the first dancer Andrea Volpintesta and the Jas Art Ballet dancers. Among the singers, the Iranian Ramtin Gazhavi, tenor of the Teatro alla Scala and Marta Leung Kwing Cheung, an Italian-Mauritian mezzo-soprano. €25/34, discounts over 65 and under 26. www.ticketone.it; www.happyticket.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

21.00: Mute film. “La Serpe” by Roberto Roberti. Original music by Rossella Spinosa, premier world performance by I Solisti Lombardi Ensemble, conducted by Alessandro Calcagnile. Università Bicocca, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1 • M5 Bicocca

21.00: Jazz. “Scat & Rap” performed by the Civica Jazz Band, with guests Gegé Telesforo, scatter and Willie Peyote, rapper; with the soloists Emilio Soana, trumpet; Roberto Rossi, trombone; Giulio Visibelli, sax and flute; Marco Vaggi, bass and double bass; Tony  Arco, drums; and the students of the Jazz Civic Courses from the Milan Civic School of Music Claudio Abbado; Enrico Intra conductor; Maurizio Franco art director. Info and bookings at 0242411889, www.piccoloteatro.org. €20. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

21.00: Concert. Music by Bach, Ysaÿe, Ravel, Brahms; performed by Stefan Milenkovich, violin; Antonio Chen Guang, piano. €20. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

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Thursday

6th 

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

08.30-21.00. Christams market. “Obej, Obej” the traditional Milanese Christmas street market (over 25,000 square meters) with 380 stalls offering, great selection of crafts, gifts, books, records, sweets… along the streets around the Castello Sforzesco, in the stretch between Viale Gadio, Piazza Castello and Piazza del Cannone. Castello Sforzesco • M1 Cairoli

09.00-16.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

20.30: Symphony music. “Les Préludes” by Liszt; “Concert for piano and orchestra n. 2 op. 18” by Sergej Rachmaninov; “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Musorgskij (orch. Ravel); performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Feodor Amirov, piano; conducted by Claus Peter Flor. €17.50/25 www.vivaticket.it. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

20.45: Euroligue basket. Ax Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs Herbalife Gran Canaria. www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Jazz. Performed by the Orchestra Nazionale Jazz Giovani Talenti (National Youth Jazz Talent Orchestra); in collaboration with Fondazione Musica per Roma; Paolo Damiani, conductor; Maurizio Franco, art director. Info and bookings at 0242411889, www.piccoloteatro.org. €20. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

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Friday

7th 

Sant’Ambrogio, Milan’s patron saint. Holiday in Milan

08.30-21.00. Christams market. “Obej, Obej” the traditional Milanese Christmas street market (over 25,000 square meters) with 380 stalls offering, great selection of crafts, gifts, books, records, sweets… along the streets around the Castello Sforzesco, in the stretch between Viale Gadio, Piazza Castello and Piazza del Cannone. Castello Sforzesco • M1 Cairoli

10.30: Pontifical Mass. Presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Milan and music sung by the Scholae Cantorum Cathedral choir. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

11.00: Jazz. “Grazie Italia” performed by the Civica Jazz Band, with guests Franco, trumpet, and Gianluca Ambrosetti, sax; with the soloists Emilio Soana, trumpet; Roberto Rossi, trombone; Giulio Visibelli, sax and flute; Marco Vaggi, bass and double bass; Tony  Arco, drums; and the students of the Jazz Civic Courses from the Milan Civic School of Music Claudio Abbado; Enrico Intra conductor; Maurizio Franco art director. Info and bookings at 0242411889, www.piccoloteatro.org. €20. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

13.00: Harness racing. “Sant’Ambrogio Prize.” €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

17.00: Pontifical Mass. Presided over by the Abbott and music sung by the Scholae Cantorum Basilica choir. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

18.00: Great La Scala opening . “Attila” by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Davide Livermore; performed by the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Riccardo Chailly; with Ildar Abdrazakov, Saioa Hernández, George Petean, Fabio Sartori, Francesco Pittari and Gianluca Buratto. €60/3000. http://teatroallascala.ticketone.it/ticketshop/webticket/eventlist. Teatro alla Scala, Piazza della Scala • M1/3 Duomo

The opera will be broadcast live at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele “Octagon”, in many museums, theatres, auditoriums, as well as on Rai 1 TV and other TV channels. Info at https://www.facebook.com/primadiffusa/

20.00: Show. “Salt. The Marvellous Puppet Show” show by the Bamsemble Company, which includes artists of different nationalities (Italian, American, German, French, Mexican, Nepali, Korean and Spanish) and with different skills; actors, singers, dancers, musicians, mimes, acrobats, masks, set designers, costume designers. Inspired and loosely based on El Retablo de las Meravillas by Miguel de Cervantes, the show addresses the very current issue of immigration, racial discrimination and the fear of diversity in general, with a predominantly comic tone, a pressing rhythm, a multi-lingual and contemporary script. €18/24, over 65 and under 26 €15. Teatro Franco Parenti, Via Pier Lombardo 14 • M3 Porta Romana

21.00: Ballet. “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky; performed by the Moscow Classical Russian Ballet, choreography by Marius Petipa; Hassan Usmanov, art director. www.teatrodellaluna.com €18/40, discount for over 70, under 14 at www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Saturday

8th 

Virgin Birth, Immaculate Conception. Holiday in Italy

08.30-21.00. Christams market. “Obej, Obej” the traditional Milanese Christmas street market (over 25,000 square meters) with 380 stalls offering, great selection of crafts, gifts, books, records, sweets… along the streets around the Castello Sforzesco, in the stretch between Viale Gadio, Piazza Castello and Piazza del Cannone. Castello Sforzesco • M1 Cairoli

09.00–14.00: Farmers street market by Lombard producers. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza Durante • M1, M2 Loreto

11.00: Pontifical Mass. Presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Milan and music sung by the Scholae Cantorum Cathedral choir. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

15.00, 21.00: Musical family show. “A Christmas Carol” loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel, performed by a cast of 40 actors. Video teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isux_dexG4&feature=youtu.be. €15/40. www.ticketone.it; www.magicticket.it; www.happyticket.it. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

21.00: Ballet. “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky; performed by the Moscow Classical Russian Ballet, choreography by Marius Petipa; Hassan Usmanov, art director. www.teatrodellaluna.com €18/40, discount for under 70, over 14, www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Sunday

9th 

08.30-21.00. Christams market. “Obej, Obej” the traditional Milanese Christmas street market (over 25,000 square meters) with 380 stalls offering, great selection of crafts, gifts, books, records, sweets… along the streets around the Castello Sforzesco, in the stretch between Viale Gadio, Piazza Castello and Piazza del Cannone. Castello Sforzesco • M1 Cairoli

09.00–17.00: Street market with a topic. “Vecchi libri in Piazza.” Old, antique, rare and collectible books  for amateurs. Today topic is: Art and illustration. Piazza Diaz • M1 Duomo

15.00, 18.00: Musical family show. “A Christmas Carol,” loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel, performed by a cast of 40 actors cast. Video teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isux_dexG4&feature=youtu.be. €15/40. www.ticketone.it; www.magicticket.it; www.happyticket.it. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

15.00: Family show. “The Jungle Book” based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, in Italian. Two hours of entertainment full of fun and friendship with music, dances and fascinating sets. www.teatrodellaluna.com €12/33, discount for over 70, under 14, www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

16.00: Symphony music. “Les Préludes” by Liszt; “Concert for piano and orchestra n. 2 op. 18” by Sergej Rachmaninov; “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Musorgskij (orch. Ravel); performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Feodor Amirov, piano; conducted by Claus Peter Flor. €17.50/25 www.vivaticket.it. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

19.50: Film on a boat. To review the opera Attila by Giuseppe Verdi, which inaugurated the opera season at the Teatro alla Scala, it is possible to book a seat on the boat that navigates along the canals, and see the recording of the event concluded on 7 December. €14 (including navigation on board the heated boat, projection of Prima della Scala and hot herbal tea). Booking and info www.cinemabianchini.it/attila-prima-scala (in Italian). Boarding in via Ascanio Sforza 41; landing at the dock at the end of the projection. Darsena, Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio 20 • M2 Porta Genova; M1 Cordusio + tram 3

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Monday

10th 

21.00: Chamber music. Ludovica Rana, cello; Maddalena Giacopuzzi, piano; music by Brahms, Castelnuovo Tedesco, Franck. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Christmas show. “Ruggero dei Timidi.” In Italian. A mix of irreverence and joy alternating songs and poems recited by angels, Santa Claus in a crisis and surprise guests. www.teatrodellaluna.com €10/27, discount for under 70, over 14, www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

 

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Tuesday

11th

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

08.30-18.30. Farmers market. Organic, natural and traditional Lombardy farms selling organic rice and flour, chickens, Chianina beef and various meat; cow and goat cheese; seasonal vegetables, natural wine, jams, honey and derivatives, juices, fresh fruit…. and more. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

21.00: Live. A tribute to Lucio Battisti. The songs that marked an era in Italian pop culture, performed by a Symphony Orchestra. www.teatrodellaluna.com €18/40, discount for over 70, under 14, www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

20.00: Contemporary music. Music played by the composer Ludovico Einaudi, piano. €40,00/86,00. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Contemporary music. Performed inside the only Italian hall featured with an Acusmonium Sator, with 50 loud speakers, a live concert held by Dorian Concept, followed by Pierre Henry and Andrew Quinn. €6/8/12. Subscription to 6 concerts €36.  Auditorium San Fedele, Via Ulrico Hoepli 3b • M1 San Babila or Duomo

21.00: Champions League Football. Inter versus PSV Eindhoven. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Piazzale Angelo Moratti • M5 San Siro Stadio

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Wednesday

12th

09.00–17.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

17.00: Live. “Senorita Tour” by VAV 2018 Meet & Live. €30. www.mailticket.it/evento/19860. Magazzini Generali, Via Pietrasanta 14 • tram 24

18.30: Art exhibition inauguration. “Free Thinking” collective show by the German Horst Beyer; the Chinese Mingze Cai, Huang Feng and Huiming Hu; the Columbian Jorge Cavelier; the Italo/Swiss Giorgio Piccaia. They produced photographs and paintings; heterogeneous works using different techniques, styles and materials, but united by the refinement of the stroke and the depth of the messages that they convey. Admission free. Galleria MAEC Milan Art & Events Center, Via Lupetta 3 • M3 Missori, M1 Duomo

18.30: Art exhibition inauguration. As a tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the gallery invites the artists of this collective to bring their own works packaged and to discover them during the opening. Admission free. Galleria Gli Eroici Furori, Via Melzo 30 • M1 Porta Venezia

21.00: Concert. The Quartetto Modigliani, with Beatrice Rana, piano; performes music by Brahms. €25/30. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.15: Art event. Chaotic, creative, inclusive performances and concerts with musicians and painters to live new artistic proposals. Legend 54 Club, Via Enrico Fermi 98 • M3 Affori Centro

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Thursday

13th

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

09.00-16.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

18.30: Art exhibition inauguration. “Giorni Bestiali” solo show by Massimo Caccia. Admission free. Galleria l’Affiche, Via Unione 6 • M1 Duomo, M3 Missori

20.00: Contemporary music. Music played by the composer Ludovico Einaudi, piano. €40,00/86,00. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

22.00:Jazz. Olympia Ragtime Band, with Roberto Meroni, sax, clarinet; Francesco Mazzantini, trombone; Marcello Noia, clarinet, sax; Nino Frasio, banjo; Graham Russell, piano; Franco Finocchiaro, double bass; Marcello Colò, drums. Admission free. Drinks purchase required. Caffè Doria Jazz Club, Viale Andrea Doria 22 • M1 Loreto

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Friday

14th

09.00–18.00: Street market. Excellence artistic craftsmanship, vintage and creative ingenuity. Via Olona corner of Via De Amicis • M2 Sant’Agostino

20.00: Contemporary music. Music played by the composer Ludovico Einaudi, piano. €40,00/86,00. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

20.00: Concert. Overture from “I Vespri Siciliani” by Giuseppe Verdi; Suite Sinfonica op. 41bis “La Giara” by Alfredo Casella; Suite “Il Gattopardo” by Nino Rota; “Sicilian Suite” by Gino Marinuzzi; performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; with Denys Pivnitskyi, tenor; Giuseppe Grazioli, conductor. €17/25, www.laverdi.org, www.vivaticket.it. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

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Saturday

15th

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques and collecting market exhibition for amateurs. From 15.30 to 18.30: “Grandparents games” workshop for children with wooden artisanal games crafted to faithfully reproduce the games of our ancestors. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

15.00, 21.00: Family show. “Merry Christmas show”. Spectacular lights, music and heartwarming atmospheres will surround the protagonists. In Italian. At the stroke of midnight, all together we will wish … Merry Christmas! www.teatrodellaluna.com €9/33, discount for over 70, under 14, www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

15.30: Mini musical for children and adults. A Christmas tale in music performed by a cast of 12 artists, with songs and dances on themes such as Silent Night, From Starry Skies Thou Comest, Jingle Bells, St. Claus is coming to town. Children can meet and take a picture with Santa Claus himself, and greet his giant elves. Adults €15, under 14 €11, under 3 €4.50. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

16.00: Tale in music for children over 5 and adults. “The magical Little Prince” free adaptation from the story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Author and actor Bustric. Music by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Prokofiev; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; conducted by Marcello Bufalini. Adults €15; under 14 €7.50, www.laverdi.org, www.vivaticket.it. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

18.00: Premier League Football. Inter versus Udinese. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Piazzale Angelo Moratti • M5 San Siro Stadio

20.00: Contemporary music. Music played by the composer Ludovico Einaudi, piano. €40,00/86,00. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

23.00: Dj. Reggaton/HipHop/Trap by Roberto Genovese. http://alcatrazmilano.it/eventi/we-love-2000-party-milano. €10. Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25 • Passante Lancetti; M3 Maciachini

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Sunday

16th

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

09.00–16.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, ricotta, dairy products, bee products, jams, preserves, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Via Chiesa Rossa, Via San Domenico Savio 3 • M2 Abbiategrasso

09.00-19.00: Street market. Antiques market with furniture, watches, china, silverware, jewelry, dolls, games, collectibles, books, glasses, radio, bronzes, glasses, comics and prints; restaurants, activities for children. Alzaia Naviglio Grande (from Viale Gorizia to Via Valenza ) • M2 Porta Genova, tram 9

9.30-16.00: Street market. Market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, demonstrations and amateur creative activities. Books, cartoons, comics, collectors’ items, toys, games, records, curiosities…. in case of bad weather the market will not be held. Parco Ravizza, Viale Toscana, Via Bocconi, Viale Bach, Viale Brahms Via Vittadini • bus 79, filobus 90-91

13.00: Harness racing. “Finale Palio di Proprietari.” €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

18.00: Contemporary music event. Contemporarities” music review from the script “Pinocchio!” by Fiorenzo Carpi (broadcast on Italian television); performed by the Esecutori di Metallo su Carta ensemble; with Yoko Morimyo, violin; Angelo Maria Santisi, cello; Roberto Benatti, double bass; Carlotta Raponi, flute; Enrico Gabrielli, clarinet, sax; Guido Baldoni, accordion; Maria Silvana Pavan, piano; Damiano Afrifa, keyboards; Alessandro Grazian, guitar; Sebastiano De Gennaro, percussion. Some readings in Italian from the Collodi book, perfomed by Francesco Bianconi, acting voice, frontman of the Baustelle group. Music and words are accompanied by Olimpia Zagnoli live drawings. €12. Santeria Social Club, Viale Toscana 31 • M3 Lodi TIBB + bus 90

20.00: Contemporary music. Music played by the composer Ludovico Einaudi, piano. €40,00/86,00. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Live. Cesare Cremonini. www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Monday

17th

20.00: Contemporary music. Music played by the composer Ludovico Einaudi, piano. €40,00/86,00. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Recital. Music by Rossini and Chopin; performed by Alessandro Marangoni, piano. In collaboration with CFP Como for the preparation of the “Barbajada” dedicated to Rossini in the 150th anniversary of his death, a cocktail that will be served to all participants. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

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Tuesday

18th

08.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

08.30-18.30. Farmers market. Organic, natural and traditional Lombardy farms selling organic rice and flour, chickens, Chianina beef and various meat; cow and goat cheese; seasonal vegetables, natural wine, jams, honey and derivatives, juices, fresh fruit…. and more. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

20.00: Live. A Perfect Circle. From €45. www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

20.30: Art event. Music performed by Zinc & Copper Tric, with Robin Hayward, Elena Kakaliagou and Hilary Jeffery, performing a spatial interpretation of Ellen Arkbro’s “Three” and the world premiere of “Occam Delta X” by Éliane Radigue. Admission free until full capacity is reached. Hangar Bicocca, Via Chiese 2 • M5 Istria

21.00: Symphony concert. Music by the composer Giovanni Allevi, piano; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana, string orchestra. €27/49. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Wednesday

19th

09.00–17.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

09.00–18.00: Street market. Crafts, collectibles, vintage. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

18.00: Recital. A tribute to Giacomo Rossini. Music from “Péchés de vieillesse”: Prelude inoffensive, Petite Polka Chinoise, Une caresse à ma femme, Barcarole, Échantillon du chant de Noël à l’Italienne; performed by Alessandro Marangoni, piano. Admission free on reservation: SMS to +39 335 125 7347 – or e-mail amicigalleriartemoderna@gmail.com. GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Sala da Ballo, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

20.45: Euroligue basket. AX Olimpia Milano vs FC Bayer Munich. www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Concert. The Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, conducted by Dan Ettinger, performs music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Mahler. €25/30. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

20.00: Contemporary music. Music played by the composer Ludovico Einaudi, piano. €40,00/86,00. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Thursday

20th 

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

09.00-16.00: Lombard farmers’ 8 stalls market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

09.00–18.00: Street market. Excellence artistic craftsmanship, vintage and creative ingenuity. Via Olona corner of Via De Amicis • M2 Sant’Agostino

19.30: Christmas concert (admission from 18.45). Extracts from the “Messiah”: Oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra HWV 56, Bärenreiter edition, Composition 1741, by Georg Friedrich Händel, performed by La Barocca orchestra, with Silvia Frigato, soprano; Filippo Mineccia, contralto; Cyril Auvity, tenor; Renato Dolcinibaritone. Admission free. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

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Friday

21st

Winter solstice

13.00: Harness racing. “Manofmanymissions Prize.” €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

21.00: Symphonic-pop concert. The Pop Xmas Symphonic Show Concert Bla Bla; performed by the Gaga Symphony Orchestra. Info www.gagasymphonyorchestra.com. €20/34, under 18 €10. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

23.55: Dj. Reggaton/HipHop/Trap by Roberto Genovese. http://alcatrazmilano.it/eventi/we-love-2000-party-milano. €10/16. Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25 • Passante Lancetti; M3 Maciachini

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Saturday

22nd

09.00–14.00: Farmers street market by Lombard producers. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Quality, freshness and respect for seasonal production, guaranteed directly by those who produce them. Piazza Durante • M1, M2 Loreto

15.00: Premier League Football. Milan versus Fiorentina. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Piazzale Angelo Moratti • M5 San Siro Stadio

15.30: Mini musical for children and adults. A Christmas tale in music performed by a cast of 12 artists, with songs and dances on themes such as Silent Night, From Starry Skies Thou Comest, Jingle Bells, St. Claus is coming to town. Children can meet and take a picture with Santa Claus himself, and greet his giant elves. Adults €15, under 14 €11, under 3 €4.50. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

16.45: Organ vespers. Music by Schumann, Rossini, Franck, Fauré, Reger, Vierne, Karg-Elert, performed by Lidia Basterretxea Vila, soprano and Giulio Mercati, organ. Some short lectures in Italian by Cesare Cavalleri. Admission free. Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato, Piazzetta Beria di Argentine corner of via San Calocero • M3 Crocetta

21.00: Live. Salmo. www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Sunday

23rd

17.00: Basket. Ax Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs Openjobmetis Varese. www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Monday

24th

Christmas Day Vigil

16.30: Organ vespers. Music performed by Emanuele Vianelli, the Milan Cathedral appointed organist. Admission free from the Duomo North Gate facing Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

23.30: Solemn Christmas vigil and Mass. Presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Milan. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • MM1/3 Duomo

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Tuesday

25th

Christmas Day

11.00: Solemn Christmas Pontifical Mass. Presided over the Cardinal Archbishop of Milan, Music sung by the Scholae Cantorum Cathedral choir. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • MM1/3 Duomo

19.00: Basket. Ax Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs Germani Basket Brescia. www.ticketone.it. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Wednesday

26th

20.30: Premier League Football. Inter versus Napoli. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Piazzale Angelo Moratti • M5 San Siro Stadio

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Thursday

27th

19.30: Clown show for adults and children from 8 years old. “Slava’s Snowshow” a show conceived and created and performed by the Russian Slava, with “Yellow Clowns”: Oleg Lugovskoy, Artem Zhimolokhov; and “Green Clowns”: Francesco Bifano, Alexandre Frish, Christopher Lynam, Dmytro Merashchi, Bradford West. www.slavasnowshow.it. €32/40. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

20.00: Cinema and live music. “Harry Potter e il Prigioniero di Azkaban” score by John Williams from the book by J.K.Rowling, music performed by the Italian Film Orchestra, with Timothy Henty, conductor. More info at Harry Potter Film Concert Series: www.harrypotterinconcert.com; Orchestra Italiana del Cinema: www.orchestraitalianadelcinema.it; Cineconcerts: www.cineconcerts.com. €33,00/95,00 www.ticketone.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

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Friday

28th

13.00: Harness racing. “Luigi Canzi Trophy” and “Gentleman Onlus Milano Trophy.” €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

15.00, 20.00: Cinema and live music. “Harry Potter e il Prigioniero di Azkaban” score by John Williams from the book by J.K.Rowling, music performed by the Italian Film Orchestra, with Timothy Henty, conductor. More info at Harry Potter Film Concert Series: www.harrypotterinconcert.com; Orchestra Italiana del Cinema: www.orchestraitalianadelcinema.it; Cineconcerts: www.cineconcerts.com. €33,00/95,00 www.ticketone.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

20.30: Clown show for adults and children from 8 years old. “Slava’s Snowshow” a show conceived and created and performed by the Russian Slava, with “Yellow Clowns”: Oleg Lugovskoy, Artem Zhimolokhov; and “Green Clowns”: Francesco Bifano, Alexandre Frish, Christopher Lynam, Dmytro Merashchi, Bradford West. www.slavasnowshow.it. €32/40. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

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Saturday

29th

15.00: Premier League Football. Milan versus Spal. Stadio Meazza San Siro, Piazzale Angelo Moratti • M5 San Siro Stadio

15.00, 19.30: Clown show for adults and children from 8 years old. “Slava’s Snowshow” a show conceived and created and performed by the Russian Slava, with “Yellow Clowns”: Oleg Lugovskoy, Artem Zhimolokhov; and “Green Clowns”: Francesco Bifano, Alexandre Frish, Christopher Lynam, Dmytro Merashchi, Bradford West. www.slavasnowshow.it. €32/40. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

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Sunday

30th

13.00: Harness racing. “Mr Vic Prize.” €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

16.00, 20.30: Clown show for adults and children from 8 years old. “Slava’s Snowshow” a show conceived and created and performed by the Russian Slava, with “Yellow Clowns”: Oleg Lugovskoy, Artem Zhimolokhov; and “Green Clowns”: Francesco Bifano, Alexandre Frish, Christopher Lynam, Dmytro Merashchi, Bradford West. www.slavasnowshow.it. €32/40. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

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 Monday

31st

New Year’s Eve

16.00: Clown show for adults and children from 8 years old. “Slava’s Snowshow” a show conceived and created and performed by the Russian Slava, with “Yellow Clowns”: Oleg Lugovskoy, Artem Zhimolokhov; and “Green Clowns”: Francesco Bifano, Alexandre Frish, Christopher Lynam, Dmytro Merashchi, Bradford West. www.slavasnowshow.it. €32/40. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

20.00: Concert. The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 by Ludwig van Beethoven; performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; with Karina Gauvin, soprano; Sonia Prina, contralto; Cameron Becker, tenor; choir master Erina Gambarini; Claus Peter Flor, conductor. €27/52. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Musical debut. “A Man in Italy” is a romantic comedy inspired by the famous movie “The Devil Wears Prada”. This pop musical features a series of spectacular fashion shows by the men’s fashion house MIT, which will turn into a sensual and overwhelming choreography. Model-dancers will heat the stage thanks to the live soundtrack featuring the greatest pop hits from the 80s to today. €49/145 including a midnight toast with the performers. Teatro Ciak, Viale Puglie 26 corner Via Tertulliano • M3 Corvetto + bus 84,93

21.00: Musical. “Mary Poppins” The musical, originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, for the first time in Italy and in Italian, with a large live orchestra, performing the famous songs translated in Italian “Supercalifragilistichespiralidoso”, “Cam caminì”, “Com’e’ bello passeggiar con Mary” “Un poco di zucchero… The Italian version of the show has a cast of 26 actors and dancers selected with a national audition, a large live orchestra with 13 elements, extraordinary choreography, spectacular scene changes, sumptuous costumes and incredible special effects. €87/103. www.ticketone.it, www.vivaticket.it. Teatro Nazionale, Via Giordano Rota 1, corner Piazza Piemonte • M1 Wagner

21.30: Special Night. The full version of Caveman in Italian, and an opera singer for the midnight toast, following costume dancers directly from the “Carnival do Brazil” to continue the evening with a samba rhythm. An evening full of theater, entertainment, music and… pandoro, panettone and fine sparkling wine. €49/98 www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

 

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