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 What’s on

                  December 2017

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

Any changes from the monthly issue are highlighted in yellow.

On Sunday 3 December all Italian public museums are free.

 

 

Musical

Until 31 December. Wed. to Sat. at 20.45; Sat. and Sun. afternoon at 15.00; Sun. evening at 19.00. “Flashdance” written by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhaz; directed by Adrian Lyne; performed in Italian with original English music such as What a feeling, Maniac, Gloria, Man Hunt, I love Rock’n Roll. €20/73. www.ticketone.itwww.teatronazionale.it. Teatro Nazionale, Via Giordano Rota 1, corner Piazza Piemonte • M1 Wagner

From 1 to 10 December. Wed. to Sat. at 20.30; Sat. Sun. 15.30. “Le Regina di Ghiaccio” inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, performed by Lorella Cuccarini, Pietro Pignatelli and an artistic cast with actors, singers, dancers, acrobats. €23/60. www.ticketone.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

From 13 December to 7 January. For the timetable see the site www.teatroarcimboldi.it. “Dirty Dancing. The Classic Story on Stage”. €19/74. www.ticketone.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

 

Rehearsals at La Scala

These appointments are an opportunity for the public to access the Teatro alla Scala hits concerts at a very low price, and at the same time participate in a charity project, since the entire proceeds are given to organizations related to the well-being and quality of life in the elderly, as follows: Sunday 21 January, Richard Chailly with Benjamin Grosvenor at the piano in favor of the Società Umanitaria. Sunday 4 February,  Myung-Whun Chung’s with Leonidas Kavakos at the violin for the IRCCS Ca ‘Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Foundation. Sunday 25 March, Yuri Temirkanov with Seong-Jin Cho at the piano for the Eureka Social Cooperative. Sunday 20 May, Daniel Harding with Daniil Trifonov at the piano for San Vincenzo De Paoli. A carnet/set for the 4 evenings €20/140; while each single show ticket €5/35; on sale from Monday 4 December 2018. Info: 02465467467; filarmonica.it/proveaperte #ProveAperte

 

 

Call

Until 15 December. ContrArco is an amateur passionate orchestra in Milan, looking for soloists playing either piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, harp; aiming to share the experience to play with the orchestra and have visibility during a concert on April 2018. They require the availability to perform for free on the concert day and guarantee at least 3 rehearsal before the performance. All info at http://www.aimamusic.it/bando-per-solisti-con-orchestra-201718/

 

Concert at museum

Each third Wednesday of the month. 18.00-22.15. Three hours of classical music in collaboration with the pianist Clive Britton. €3. Pinacoteca di Brera, Via Brera 28 • M2 Lanza, M1 Duomo

 

Concert

From 8 to 17 December. 20.00. “Ludovico Einaudi Tour” contemporary music. €40/75. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

 

 

Contest

Until December. Castello Sforzesco organizes a competition for artistic projects in the glass sector for those under 35. Entries by December 30, 2017. The finalists will attend an exhibition hosted at the Milan Castle. https://www.competition-35.com/home-en.

 

Milano Musica

Until 2 December. The association Milano Musica proposes to the general public the rich repertoire of the twentieth-century music. Without excluding the masterpieces of the past, it aims to offer different generations experiences such as the relationships between sounds, space, time, as well as offering new perspectives. All events in http://www.milanomusica.org/it/sezione-festival/calendario.html in Italian.

 

MiMoto

It is now possible to quickly slip into Milan’s traffic thanks to a two-sided scooters sharing service, equipped with two helmets positioned in the box. All vehicles are electric, eco-friendly, easy-to-use and drive; bookable through App, available for iOS and Android; and when you have finished using, leave them wherever you want within the operating area. mimoto.it

 

I Matematti

From 26 to 31 December and from 02 to 07 January.  On the occasion of the opening of the new permanent space i.lab Mathematics, the museum has organized some special weeks devoted to math, with experimental activities and performances for adults, youngsters and children. The activities also involve several other interactive workshops, Chemistry, Tinkering Zone, the Small Area and Soap Bubbles. The approach to matter is scientific but unexpected and irreverent. The atmosphere is informal, to confront, have fun and be involved with new stimuli. There will be some music performance too. See the detailed program in http://www.museoscienza.org/attivita. Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio

 

Cine-Museum

Until December. A calendar of movie events that, thanks to the digital cinema technology, showcases on the big screen the richness of the world’s most important exhibitions, artists, museums.

12, 13 December. “Julian Schnabel – A Private Portrait” Written and directed by Pappi Corsicato and produced by Buena Onda with Rai Cinema, with the testimonies of friends, family, actors and artists, including Al Pacino, Mary Boone, Jeff Koons, Bono and Laurie Anderson, gives life to a fascinating and revealing portrait of one of the most unconventional and restless painters of the contemporary scene. A list of the Italian cinemas is available on www.nexodigital.it.

5 December. 20.15: Live ballet via satellite. “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky; performed  live by the Royal Opera House; Peter Wright choreographer. Direct broadcasting via satellite on 1500 screens all over the world. To know which will be in Milan see www.nexodigital.it

 

Concert

From 8 to 17 December. 20.00. “Ludovico Einaudi Tour” €40/75. www.tickeone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

 

Porte Aperte ATM

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. 10.00-19.00  A week-end with guided tours and games dedicated to adults and children, to discover the work and learn about the different professions of those who work every day and every night for the mobility of Milan. Visitors will also experience exhibitions of transport and technology dedicated to public service, virtual experiences, direct meetings with experts, as well as an area fully dedicated to children, of course with themed games. Admission free. ATM Deposito, Via Messina 41 • M5 Cenisio, tram 10-12-14, bus 43-57

 

Christmas markets

All December excluding Mondays Sundays and Christmas. Tues. to Sat. 10.300-18.300. New and second hand items for your Christmas gifts. Admission free. Museo Martinitt e Stelline, Corso Magenta 57 • M1 Cadorna or Conciliazione

From 1 to 24 December. 10.00-20.00. Find a gift and also offer a concrete help to those in need of care. On sale items such as; fine fabrics, silver jewelery, children’s toys, natural cosmetics, food, wine chocolate, gift baskets; or Herat handmade glass, Bamyan fabric handbags, Nepal pashmins, Kashmir shawls, Sudan-woven baskets; and even rings, bracelets and keychains by No War Factory, a company that produces handmade jewelry, made by Laos craftsmen using aluminum recovered from fragments of bombs; or products by I Girasoli Onlus, which in the center of Sicily manages a mandorlet confiscated by the mafias. Emergency, Via Santa Croce 19 • M2 Porta Genova+bus 94; M1 Duomo+tram 3

Until 2 December. Fri. 15.00-18.30, Sat. 10-18.30. A great selection of antiques, furniture, lace, hand embroidery, curtains, clothing, linens, books, shoes, bags, jewelry, gifts, records, stamps, rugs, hats, coins, buttons, toys, wedding gowns and household items. Admission free. Piccolo Cottolengo Don Orione, Viale Caterina da Forlì 19 • M1 Bande Nere, bus 58, 67, 90, 91

From 7 to 10 December. 08.30-21.00. “Obej, Obej” the traditional Milanese Christmas street market with 370 stalls offering, great selection of crafts, gifts, books, records, sweets… along the streets around the Castello Sforzesco • M1 Cairoli

 

Ice Skating Rinks

From 2 December to 7 January
* every day from 10.00 to 24.00 and on Saturdays until
01.00. Piazza Gae Aulenti • M3 Garibaldi
* every day from 10.00 to 24.00 and on festivity days till
02.00. Piazza Beccaria, and Piazza Beltrami • M1 Duomo
* every day from 10.00 to 21.00 a covered double track inside
the so called “Village of Wonders”. Giardini Montanelli,
between Via Palestro and Porta Venezia • M1 Palestro or
Porta Venezia, M3 Turati

From 7 December to 28 January. Weekdays 16.30-19.30; festive 10.30-19.30; 25, 26 December closed; 1 January 14.30-19.30. Besides the skating rinks there will be shows, creative workshops, theater, markets, games, stories and lots of music. Admission free. Rent ice skates, helmet €3 each. Palazzina Bagni Misteriosi, Via Carlo Botta 18 • M3 Porta Romana

 

Christmas lighting

From 4 December. Do not forget to see with the lighting of the vault of Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, which will shine with 50,000 blue LEDs located at 45 meters high, covering the 800 square meters of the dome, which will complement the sparkling and now traditional tree positioned under the vault. More over from the periphery to the center of the city, there are 180 “sparkling” streets measuring 35km in total length.

On 6 December. 16.30. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be a spectacular and engaging event, with choreography of lights and colors, various activities and thousands of brightly colored bracelets distributed free. The spruce, 30-meter tall, was selected in collaboration with the Trentino Alto Adige Forestry Corps since it was already destined for slaughter; as it was above the maximum permitted height to ensure the safety of the surrounding roads. At the end of the holidays, it will be recycled. In addition, Christmas balls and LED strings will be returned to suppliers to ensure their reuse.

 

Christmas village

From 2 December to 7 January. In addition to the ice skating rink, a nineteenth-century horse carousel and a sled drawn by Santa Claus and his reindeer. Piazza Beccaria • M1 Duomo
* Every day from 10.00 to 21.00 In addition to the ice skating rink, many activities, shows, creative workshops, glittering rides. Children will be able to speak and take photos with Santa Claus in his lodge. Village of Wonders, Giardini Montanelli, between Via Palestro and Porta Venezia • M1
Palestro or Porta Venezia, M3 Turati

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December 2017

Friday

1st  

08.00–19.00: Street market. Collecting modern art, antiques, vintage for hobbyists and amateurs. Via Spallanzani • M1 Porta Venezia

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques and collecting market exhibition for amateurs. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

10.00-22.00: Sound installation. The Swedish-American artist Catherine Christer Hennix, who is a writer, philosopher, scientist and mathematician, has conceived a long-term sound installation in dialogue with the exhibition “Ambienti / Environments” by Lucio Fontana, on show at Hangar Bicocca. This new art work is performed with static sound waves and developed with a new digital tool. Admission free. Hangar Bicocca, Via Chiese 2 • M5 Istria

19.30: Live manouche. “Spaghetti Gipsy” by Daniele Gregolin, guitar, voice; Ndio Mareco, accordion, Luca Campioni, violin. Admission free, reservation requested at 02.382431051. Drinks purchase required.  Après-Coup, Via Della Braida 5 • M3 Porta Romana

20.00: Symphony music. “Libro notturno delle voci” by Salvatore Sciarrino; “La valse” and “Boléro” by Ravel; “Nocturnes” by Debussy; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Mario Caroli, flute; conducted by Marco Angius; and Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi with Erina Gambarini, choir master. €16/36.  Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

20.00: Concert and Christmas carols. Music by Verdi, Rossini, Galli, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, followed by Traditional Christmas Carols; performed by Matteo Galli, organ; Francesco Attesti, piano; Francesca Martini, soprano. Admission free on a first-come basis. Church of Sant’Angelo, Piazza Sant’Angelo • M2 Moscova, M3 Turati

21.00: Rock opera. A tribute to Lucio Battisti, performed by 2 Mondi & Vent Enseble with a Symphony Orchestra. €21/42. www.ticketone.it Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Saturday

2nd

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

16.00: Orchestral music. Eighteenth century music by George Muffat, Friedrich Haendel, Gasparo Visconti, Giuseppe Sammartini, Alessandro Scarlatti; performed by the Baroque Orchestra of the Civic School of Music Claudio Abbado; conducted by Lorenzo Ghielmi. €3/5 while seats last. Castello Sforzesco, Sala della Balla • M1 Cairoli

16.00: Symphony concert for children. “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky; performed  by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Vincenzo Milletari; ballet performed by Espressione Danza; some speech in Italian by Nicola Olivieri, actor. €7.50/15. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

17.00: Recital. On occasion of the Open Piano event, the pianist Giuseppina Torre performs some parts of her album “Il Silenzio delle Stelle”. Admission free. Libreria Feltrinelli, Piazza Duomo corner Via Ugo Foscolo • M1 Duomo 

17.00: Symphony music. Music by Rossini, Beethoven, Haydn; performed by I Pomeriggi Musical Orchestra, with Jingzhi Zhang, violin; conducted by Gianluca Capuano. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

17.15: Organ music. “Benedictus”, a Christmas meditation with a brief lecture in Italian by Antonio Gargiulo, following organ concert by Matteo Galli. Admission free on a first-come. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

19.00, 21.30: Chamber music. Quartet Noûs plays the first Italian performance of the Quartet no. 9 by Georg Friedrich Haas, to be played in the dark. Following a scientific study in Italian about the theme by Fabio Peri, Planetary Conservator. €5. Planetario Ulrico Hoepli, Corso Venezia 57 • M1 Porta Venezia

21.00: Live Christmas choir. “Oratorio Jephte” by Giacomo Carissimi, “Giuseppe figlio di Giacobbe” by Luigi Rossi; performed by the Civic Choirs of the Civic School of Music Claudio Abbado; with Francesco Girardi, teacher of the choir; conducted by Mario Valsecchi. Admission free. Church of Sant’Agostino, Via Melchiorre Gioia 50 • M3 Sondrio

21.00: Ballet. “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky; performed by the Russian Stars & Moscow State Classical Ballet by Liudmila Titova. €21/42. www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

21.00: Live film music. “60 Years of Music World Tour” by the maestro Ennio Morricone, Golden Globe winner in 2016. 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

3rd

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

09.00–17.00: 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

9.30-17.00: Street market. Market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, demonstrations and amateur creative activities. Books, cartoons, comics, collectors’ items, toys, games, records, curiosities…. Parco Ravizza, Viale Toscana, Via Bocconi, Viale Bach, Viale Brahms Via Vittadini • bus 79, filobus 90-91

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

15.30, 18.15: Musical. “Cinderella” performed by the Compagnia delle Formiche. €26/40. www.ticketone.it Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

16.00: Symphony music. “Libro notturno delle voci” by Salvatore Sciarrino; “La valse” and “Boléro” by Ravel; “Nocturnes” by Debussy; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Mario Caroli, flute; conducted by Marco Angius; and Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi with Erina Gambarini, choir master. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

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Monday

4th 

13.00, 15.00, 17.10, 19.50, 21.30: Film in English with Italian subtitles. “The Snowman,” directed by Tomas Alfredson; starring Rebecca Ferguson, Michael Fassbender. €5/7.50. Cinema Anteo, Via Milazzo 9 • M2 Moscova, tram and buses: 11,33, 41, 43, 94

20.30: Dance. “Thanks for hurting me” contemporary dance in a show dedicated to the emotional and sensory experience of pain. €15. Teatro Franco Parenti, Via Pier Lombardo 14 • M3 Porta Romana

20.45: Show in English with Italian surtitles. “Poker Face” tragicomedy between realism and surrealism by the “enfant terrible” of the Czech theater, playwright Petr Kolečko. The show is produced by LegalAliens, a London-based international company dedicated to contemporary European dramaturgy in open anti-Brexit controversy. €15, www.ticketone.it. Pacta Salone, Via Ulisse Dini 7 • M2 Abbiategrasso Chiesa Rossa

21.00: Cuba show. “Pasión de Buena Vista” rumba, mambo, cha cha cha and salsa, performed by Felicita-Ethel Frias-Pernia, Alfredo Montero-Mojena and Jose Guillermo Puebla Brizuela; with The Buena Vista Band directed by Ramon Puebla; choreography by Jose Luis Rodriguez-Pena. Caliente rhythms, delicate dances, exotic beauties and unforgettable melodies on an authentic Cuban nights trip. €23/39, www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

21.00: Live. “Ombre nell’Inverno” by Vinicio Capossela. www.ticketone.it. Teatro Nazionale, Via Giordano Rota 1, corner Piazza Piemonte • M1 Wagner

21.00: Recital. Melologo for acting voice and piano; Enoch Arden op.38 by Richard Strauss, performed by Elisa D’Auria, piano and Nino Tagliareni, acting voice. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Live pop. Gianna Nannini. €29. 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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Tuesday

5th

08.30-18.30. Farmers market. According to the Mediterranean diet, 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. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

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

15.00, 18.15, 21.30: Film in English with Italian subtitles. “The Snowman,” directed by Tomas Alfredson; starring Rebecca Ferguson, Michael Fassbender. €5/7.50. Cinema Arcobaleno, Viale Tunisia 11 • M1 Porta Venezia

20.00: Live. “Priceless” performed by Gianni de Bernardinis and Andrea Rabuffetti, multi-instrumentalist playing string instruments such as mandolin, sitar, guitar, banjo …. Admission free. Spazio 22, Viale Sabotino 22 • M3 Porta Romana

20.30: Recital. On the occasion of the 300th birthday of Empress Maria Teresa of Austria, the Austrian pianist Paul Gulda plays music by Mozart, Sammartini, Galuppi, Friedrich and Paul Gilda. Admission free, booking at info@residenzerealilombarde.it. Circolo Filologico Milanese, Via Clerici 10 • M1 Duomo

21.00: Live jazz festival. “Nor Sea, Nor Land, Nor Salty Waves” performed by the Civica Jazz Band, with the soloists Emilio Soana, trumpet; Andrea Andreoli, trombone; Giulio Visibelli, sax and flute; Marco Vaggi double bass; Tony Arco, drums; and the guests Signe Irene Stangborli, voice; Renata Vinci, clarinet; Eloisa Manera and Caterina Caramella, violin; conducted by Enrico Intra. €20. Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato, Largo Rivoli 6 • M2 Lanza, M1Cairoli

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Wednesday

6th 

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

09.00–18.00: 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

21.00: Live jazz festival premier world performance. “Italian Way” performed by the Civica Jazz Band, with the soloists Emilio Soana, trumpet; Andrea Andreoli, trombone; Giulio Visibelli, sax and flute; Marco Vaggi double bass; Tony Arco, drums; and the guest Lydian Sound Orchestra, with Gianluca Carollo, trumpet, saxhorn; Roberto Rossi, trombone; Robert Bonisolo, Mauro Negri, Rossano Emili, sax and clarinet; Giovanni Hoffer, horn; Glauco Benedetti, tuba; Paolo Birro, piano; Marc Abrams double bass; Mauro Beggio, drums; Vivian Grillo, voice; conducted by Riccardo Brazzale. €20. Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato, Largo Rivoli 6 • M2 Lanza, M1Cairoli

21.00: Live rap. Caparezza. €29. 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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Thursday

7th 

Sant’Ambrogio, Milan’s patron saint. Feast day in Milan

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

11.00: Live jazz festival premier world performance. “A Band for the Modern Jazz Quartet”, music by John Lewis (Milano, Afternoon in Paris, Blues in Minor, Django, Véndome) and Milt Jackson (Bag’s Groove); arranged by Enrico Intra, Luca Missiti and Marco Visconti Prasca; performed by the Civica Jazz Band, with the soloists Emilio Soana, trumpet; Andrea Andreoli, trombone; Giulio Visibelli, sax and flute; Marco Vaggi double bass; Tony Arco, drums; with guest Luca Gusella, vibraphone; conducted by Enrico Intra. €20. Piccolo Teatro Strehler, Largo Greppi 1 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli

12.30: Harness racing. Gran Criterium (Gr.I) Final; Gran Criterium Filly (Gr.II). €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

18.00: Great La Scala opening . “Andrea Chénier” by Umberto Giordano, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of Victor de Sabata death; a new Teatro alla Scala production performed by the Chorus, the Ballet Company and the Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor. http://teatroallascala.ticketone.it/. Teatro alla Scala, Piazza della Scala • M1/3 Duomo
The opera will be projected live at 27 places distributed in the nine Milan Municipalities. Admission free on a first-come basis, in some locations reservation is requested. All info at www.comune.milano.it/primadiffusa (in Italian).

20.45: Euroleague basket. EA7 Milano versus Khimki Moscow Region. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Ballet. “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky, performed by the Russian International Ballet directed by Oksana Usacheva. €21/42. www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Friday

8th 

Virgin Birth, Immaculate Conception. Feast day in Italy

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

20.00: Symphony music. A selection of arias by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Prokof’ev, about the “Romeo and Juliet” myth; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Patrick Fournillier. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Ballet. “The Sleeping Beauty” by Tchaikovsky, performed by the Russian International Ballet directed by Oksana Usacheva. €21/42. www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Saturday

9th 

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

15.30: Mini musical for children. “Lo Spettacolo di Natale.” Nativity scene, elves, toys, lights and sweets are just some of the magics that will accompany us in this enchanted world! Will the elf Natalino succeed in opening Nicolas eyes making him believe that Santa Claus really exists? A show for both the children and adults. €15; under 14 €11; under 3 €4.50. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

16.30: Organ music. “Marche du Veilleur de Nuit” by Charles-Marie Widor; “Variations sur un Noël angevin” by Gaston Litaize; “Pastorale” by Alexandre Guilmant; “Suite gothique” by Léon Boëllmann. Performed by Alessandro La Ciacera, econd appointed organist. Admission free. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

17.15: Organ music. “The shepherds pathway”, a Christmas meditation with a brief lecture in Italian by Erika Renai, followed by an organ concert by Matteo Galli. Admission free on a first-come. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

21.00: Christmas show. A thrilling journey on board a fantastic train, with the most loved characters of all time, such as magic elves, snowmen, toys and Santa Claus, full of surprises, amazement and much fun. €12/33. www.ticketone.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Sunday

10th 

08.00–19.00: Street market. Old, antique, rare and collectible books  for amateurs. Piazza Duomo, Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga, Via Baracchini • M1 Duomo

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

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

16.00: Symphony music. A selection of arias about the “Romeo and Juliet” myth; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milan Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Patrick Fournillier. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

16.30: Organ concert. “Praeludium in d 4”, “Galliarda in d 8”, “Magnificat VIII toni 8” by Scheidemann; “In Te, Domine, speravi” by Scheidt; “Canzona ex d 3” by Weckmann; „Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 599”, “Fughetta super Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 699”, “Toccata and Fuga BWV 538” by Bach; performed by Maurizio Croci, organ. Admission with free contribution. Church of Santa Maria della Passione, Via Conservatorio 16 • M1 San Babila

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Monday

11th

13.00, 15.20, 17.40, 20.00, 22.20: Film in English with Italian subtitles. “The Big Sick,” directed by Michael Showalter; starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan. €5/7.50. Cinema Anteo, Via Milazzo 9 • M2 Moscova, tram and buses: 11,33, 41, 43, 94

20.30: Chamber music. In collaboration with the Universal Stockhausen And Friend; Klavierstücke nn. 7, 8, 9, 12, Tanze Luzefa, and Tierkreis by Stockhausen; Prèmiere Rhapsodie by Debussy; The seven brightness by Davies; performed by Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano; Michele Marelli, clarinet. €10/20. MAC Auditorium, Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Chamber music. Music by D. Šostakovič, Tchaikovsky, Dvořàk, Davydov; performed by Erica Piccotti, cello; Roberto Arosio, piano. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Contemporary music. Performed inside the only Italian hall featured with an Acusmonium Sator, with 50 loud speakers, a live concert held by the English performers Adam Asnan, followed by Luke Younger. €6/8/12. Subscription to 6 concerts €36. Auditorium San Fedele, Via Ulrico Hoepli 3b • M1 San Babila or Duomo

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Tuesday

12th

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

15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30: Film in English with Italian subtitles. “The Big Sick,” directed by Michael Showalter; starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan. €5/7.50. Cinema Arcobaleno, Viale Tunisia 11 • M1 Porta Venezia

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Wednesday

13th

09.00–18.00: 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

18.00: Recital. Music by Scriabin, Lourié, Lombardi, Mosolov; performed by Daniele Lombardi, piano. Admission free. GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

21.00: Christmas concert. Music by Praetorius, Bach, Guilmant and traditional Christmas carols, with particular attention to the great English choral tradition; performed by Carlo Centemeri, organ; and the vocal ensemble Dona Nobis, with Gian Francesco Amoroso, coral master. The concert aims to introduce the spectators to the association Gratis and let them know about its activity supporting the disabled. Admission free. Church of Redentore, Via Palestrina 5/7 • M1/2 Loreto

21.00: Christmas choirs. Three different choirs and one orchestra with a various program; Martina Zambelli, conductor. Super trouper, by Abba; Eight days a week, by The Beatles; Wishing and hoping, by B. Bacharach; Hark the herald, traditional Christmas carol; The lion sleeps tonight, by The Tokens; performed by The Bloopers Choir. Andem Andem Vergin Maria; I tre Re dell’Oriente; Piccola Canta di Natale; Lilì Marleen; La Ballata del Soldato; performer by Coro Stella Alpina. Hua hua naca, traditional bolivian villancico; Eatneman vuelie; Baba yetu; Orinoco flows; Kia hora te marino; percome by Coro Bocconi with Meditlab Orchestra. Admission free on a first-come. Università Bocconi, Aula Magna, Via Gobbi 5 • M3 Porta Romana, tram 9,15; bus 79, 90, 91

21.00: Recital. Music by Tchaikovsky; Overture in E♭ major, Op. 49; Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat
minor, Op. 23; Swan Lake, Suite, op. 20; performed by the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, with Lukas Geniušas piano; conducted by Toshiyuki Kamioka. €25/30. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

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Thursday

14th

08.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo
09.00-17.00: Badminton tournament. Yonex Italian International 2017, one of the most important Badminton tournaments in Europe will host 300 athletes. All info: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=042CA6E9-AA54-4A11-949B-6C065222BF51. Admission free. PalaBadminton, Centro Sportivo XXV Aprile, Via Giovanni Cimabue 24 • M1 QT8
09.00: 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

15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30: Film in English with Italian subtitles. “The Big Sick,” directed by Michael Showalter; starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan. €5/7.50. Cinema Mexico, Via Savona 57 • M2 Porta Genova F.S., tram 14

19.00: Happy hour. In support of “our four-legged friends” a tasty aperitif with regional products based on pasta, risotto, salami and Italian Dop cheeses, accompanied by a careful selection of wines and cocktails. €10. More over it will be possible to buy gadgets such as panettone, calendars, wines, etc. to support the National League for Dog Defense. Admission free. Victum Milano, Piazza del Tricolore 4 • M1 Porta Venezia + tram 9

21.00: Live choir. Music performed by Coro Bocconi. Admission free. Università Bocconi, Aula Magna, Via Gobbi 5 • M3 Porta Romana, tram 9,15; bus 79, 90, 91

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Friday

15th

20.00: Symphony music. “Fratres,” for violin, string orchestra and percussion by Pärt; “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364”; “Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, The Turkish” and “Symphony No. 39 in E♭ major” by Mozart; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Domenico Nordio, violin; conducted by Maxim Rysanov. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Live electronic. “The Bloody Beetroots” by Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo in his “My Name Is Thunder live tour”. €22 Standing places only; €25 at the entrance. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.it. Fabrique, Via Gaudenzio Fantoli

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Saturday

16th

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

15.30: Mini musical for children. “Lo Spettacolo di Natale.” Nativity scene, elves, toys, lights and sweets are just some of the magics that will accompany us in this enchanted world! Will the elf Natalino succeed in opening Nicolas eyes making him believe that Santa Claus really exists? A show for both children and adults. €15; under 14 €11; under 3 €4.50. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

16.00: Recital. “Echoes of Spain” performed by Cinzia Milani, classical guitar. Admission on a first-come basis, with annual membership card €2, or with annual subscription €50. Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Foro Buonaparte 67 • M1 Cairoli.

16.45: Christmas concert. Music by Johann Pachelbel, Johann Walther e Johann Sebastian Bach; performed by Roberto Bonetto, organ. Following Renaissance chapel repertoire by Dufay, Guerrero, de Victoria; performed by the harmony chorus Gruppo Vocale S. Bernardo. Admission free on a first-come basis. Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato, Piazzetta Beria di Argentine corner of via San Calocero • M3 Crocetta

17.15: Organ music. “Wave of hope”, a Christmas meditation with a brief lecture in Italian by Erika Renai, following organ concert by Matteo Galli. Admission free on a first-come. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

20.30: Pop orchestral music. Napolitan music by Alessandro Cerino; perfomed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Trio Jazz and acting voice by Antonio Lubrano; conducet by Alessandro Cerino, soloist. €15/35. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

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Sunday

17th

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

09.00–17.00: 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. 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

9.30-17.00: Street market. Market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, demonstrations and amateur creative activities. Books, cartoons, comics, collectors’ items, toys, games, records, curiosities…. Parco Ravizza, Viale Toscana, Via Bocconi, Viale Bach, Viale Brahms Via Vittadini • bus 79, filobus 90-91

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

16.00: Symphony music. “Fratres,” for violin, string orchestra and percussion by Pärt; “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364”; “Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, The Turkish” and “Symphony No. 39 in E♭ major” by Mozart; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Domenico Nordio, violin; conducted by Maxim Rysanov. €16/36. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

17.00: Live Christmas choir. “Oratorio Jephte” by Giacomo Carissimi, “Giuseppe figlio di Giacobbe” by Luigi Rossi; performed by the Civic Choirs of the Civic School of Music Claudio Abbado; with Francesco Girardi, teacher of the choir; conducted by Mario Valsecchi. Admission free. Church of San Fedele, Piazza San Fedele 4 • M1/3 Duomo,  M1 San Babila

17.00: Recital. Music by Corelli, Tartini, Bach, Grieg, Rossini, Vivaldi; performed by I Solisti Veneti; with Salvatore Accardo, Laura Gorna, Ana Tifu and Edoardo Zosi, violin; Giuseppe Barutti, cello; conducted by Claudio Scimone. €15/30. The evening’s proceeds will be devolved for 2 scholarships to young musicians. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

17.30: Lega A basket. EA7 Milano versus Red October Cantù. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Monday

18th

20.30: Orchestral music. Music by Šostakovič and Mendelssohn; performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, with Matilde Agosti, cello; conducted by Massimiliano Caldi. €10/20. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Chamber music. Music by Chopin, Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Liszt, Massenet, Mascagni; performed by Sara Rossini, soprano; Hun Kim, tenor; Takiro Yoshikawa, piano. Admission free. Auditorium Gaber, Grattacielo Pirelli, Regione Lombardia, Piazza Duca d’Aosta 3 • M2/3 Centrale

21.00: Live rock. Stadio.  €29/40. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Tuesday

19th

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. According to the Mediterranean diet, organic, natural and traditional Lombardy farms selling organic rice and flour, chickens; Chianina and various meat; cow and goat cheese; seasonal vegetables, natural wine, jams, honey and derivatives, juices, fresh fruit. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

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

21.00: Live crossover classical pop. Peter Bence.  €25/38. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

21.00: Live pop. Elio e le Storie Tese. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Wednesday

20th 

09.00–18.00: 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

20.30: Orchestral music. “Messiah” by Haendel; performed by Orchestra La Barocca; conducted by Ruben Jais. €10/25. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

20.30: Christmas concert. “Tribute to Miles” the entire Kind of Blue masterpiece album reworked for a big band, with music tracks such as So What, Freddie Freeloader, Blue in Green, All Blues, Flamenco Sketches, Tutu, What it is …; performed by the twenty elements of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio di  Milano Jazz Orchestra, with soloist Paolo Fresu, trumpet; conducted by Pino Jodice. The entire proceeds will be donated in support of the Opera San Francesco for the Poor onlus, daily engaged to help poor and marginalized people. €11/60, www.ticketone.it. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

20.45: Euroleague basket. EA7 Milano versus Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Symphony music. Music by Mozart. Symphony No. 1 in E♭ major, K. 16; Concerto for two pianos in E-flat major, K. 365; Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504. €25/30. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

21.00: Live pop. A tribute to Michael Jackson; performed by Sergio Cortes. €20/50. www.ticketone.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

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Thursday

21st

Winter solstice

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: 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

19.45: Aperitif and concert. A meeting and a drink with the public. Follwing at 20.45: Christmas concert. “Christmas Oratorio” Part 1-3 by Bach. €15, over 65 €10, under 16 free, discounts for families. www.happyticket.it. Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d’Italia • Passante Ferroviario Dateo

21.00: Symphony music. I Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra, with Giuseppe Gibboni; conducted by Giancarlo Rizzi. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Friday

22nd

08.00–19.00: Street market. Collecting modern art, antiques, vintage for hobbyists and amateurs. Via Spallanzani • M1 Porta Venezia

20.30: Christmas choir. “Gloria” by Vivaldi; and holy music by Rutter, Couperin, Willcocks, Leontovich, Rathbone; performed by Pietro Cavedon, piano; and La Verdi Choir with Maria Teresa Tramontin, choir master. €7. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

21.00: Live pop. Contemporary music performed by Raphael Gualazzi with his six musicians band. €35/45. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

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Saturday

23rd

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

10.00: Symphony music. I Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra, with Giuseppe Gibboni; conducted by Giancarlo Rizzi. €9/20. Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2 • M1 Cairoli

15.30: Mini musical for children. “Lo Spettacolo di Natale.” Nativity scene, elves, toys, lights and sweets are just some of the magics that will accompany us in this enchanted world! Will the elf Natalino succeed in opening Nicolas eyes making him believe that Santa Claus really exists? A show for both children and adults. €15; under 14 €11; under 3 €4.50. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

17.15: Organ music. “Stories of signs, births and dreams”, a Christmas meditation with a brief lecture in Italian by Antonio Gargiulo, following organ concert by Matteo Galli. Admission free while seats last. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

21.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.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

24th

Christmas Day Vigil

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

21.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.it Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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

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Monday

25th

Christmas Day

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

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Tuesday

26th

St. Stephen’s Day

13.00: Harness racing. Cornish Cris-Memorial Prize Luigi Canzi Award. €5; under 14 free; under 18, women and over 60 €1. Ippodromo del Trotto, Viale Piccolomini 2 • M5 San Siro Ippodromo

15.00, 18.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

20.45: Lega A basket. EA7 Milano versus Germani Basket Brescia. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

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Wednesday

27th

20.00: Concert. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” performed by Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, with more than 80 orchestral elements, conducted by Christian Schumann, plays live, in sync with the images of the film. €35/90. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

21.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Thursday

28th

15.00, 20.00: Concert. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” performed by Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, with more than 80 orchestral elements, conducted by Christian Schumann, plays live, in sync with the images of the film. €35/90. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

21.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

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Friday

29th

20.45: Euroleague basket. EA7 Milano versus Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Mediolanum Forum, Via Di Vittorio 6. Assago (MI) • M2 Assago Forum (buy a “Milan-AssagoForum round-trip ticket”)

21.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.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

30th

18.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.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

31st

New Year’s Eve

18.00: Acrobatic circus. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €33/66. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

20.30: Swing party. Live music to dance lindy hop, shag and balboa till dawn. As a start, a welcome drink. 21.00: Dinner with dj set by Fabio Rutigliano. 23.00: Show. till midnight with the Chicago Stompers Swingtet. 01.00: More music by the Jumping Jive and the Chicago Stompers. 03.00: Dj set by Fabio Rutigliano. Reservations at info@spiritdemilan.it. Dinner + Swing Party €100; after 23.00: Drinks + Swing Party + New Year’s Eve toast €45; after 00.30: Entertainment + Swing Party: €30. Spirit de Milan, Via Bovisasca 57/59 • FNM Bovisa

21.00: Acrobatic circus special night. “Alis – Christmas Gala” 2 hours without breaks, with contemporary circus excellence, 26 artists performing on air and ground numbers: acrobats, jugglers, equilibrists and musicians, some of them prized with prestigious awards, world-famous, performing incredible numbers. €55/110 with New Year’s Eve toast. www.tiketone.it; www.vivaticket.it. Teatro della Luna, Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, Assago(MI) • M2 Assago Milanofiori Forum (round-trip ticket to Assago Forum)

21.00: Musical. “Dirty Dancing. The Classic Story on Stage” Midnight toast with all the company with panettone and spumante sparkling wine. www.teatroarcimboldi.it. €49/139. www.ticketone.it. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

20.30: Great concert in Piazza Duomo. The show stars with Dj music. 23.00: Following live performance by the rapper Fabri Fibra and the rock singer Luca Carboni. Admission
free. Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

22.30: Special party. “Alice in Wonderland” Music, choirs and dancing by the Blinda Band. Following Dj Sets on 3 different dance floors: pop by Danilo Rossini & Doctor M; 90’s by Theo Noise; Reggaetin/hip hop by Roberto Genovese. Each hour after midnight a different surprise … Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25 • Passante Lancetti; M3 Maciachini; trolleybus 91-92

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