The best events for the first weekend of May

The first of May
Labor Day is finally back on the streets. Labor Day will be a collective moment of testimonial and music, this year titled “To Work for Peace”. There are several appointments for this day (the national one in Assisi and the return of the Concerton Marathon in San Giovanni on TV starting at 15.30 on Rai3). in Milan appearance Departs at 9 o’clock from Corso Venezia, followed by the interventions of the CGIL CISL UIL Secretaries General and at 12 o’clock Live by Rezophonic. On Via Padova / Piazza Costantino at 2:30 pm the demonstration by Cubas “Fight against the war”.

Saturday and Sunday big opening partyMind Village Milano Innovation District” In the’Former exhibition area In Roux, where previous Expo buildings have been converted and will now open to the public. Seven years after this event, Prima Vera MIND (Free entry, It proposes a program full of events, meetings, live music, art and science, street art workshops, fencing exercises with new world champions for the national under-20 team, basketball, group hip hop tournaments, recycling, co-artistic creativity, and for more stable workshops on genomics and sensory pathways in the dark. A MIND hot air balloon is also available to the public from which you can see all of Milan from above. MIND – Milano Innovation District is the new district set to become the beating heart of Milan’s biotechnological progress, the city’s most futuristic district, and will host dedicated biomedical and genetic research pavilions, biotech startup accelerators, and Galeazzi Hospital now nearly complete , the campus of the State University for Scientific Materials and Human Technopole in the former Palazzo Italia, near the symbol of the Tree of Life at Expo 2015. Inside MIND, mobility is only electric: the traditional car must be left in the large parking lot in Piazza Costellazione.

Refer to the feramilanocyte until Sunday”Do the right thing!(Pavilions 3 and 4, Viale Scarampo, Corner Via Colleoni, Gate 4, free entry upon registration online,, fair for critical consumption and sustainable lifestyles. Now in its eighteenth edition, it is back in attendance after a two-year hiatus: in the gallery there are 500 exhibiting incidents that are a corollary of hundreds of events including workshops, meetings and presentations, with special attention given to themes of peace, hospitality, kindness and concern for others. The section on conscious tourism is getting a lot of attention in light of summer.

world jazz day
On the occasion of the International Jazz Day promoted by UNESCO, which falls on Saturday 30 April, Fontana Theater You will host the concertArchipel orchestra Based on Jonathan Koo (9pm, tickets €10/21 on Vivaticket). Coe, one of the most beloved contemporary English writers, is also a composer and keyboardist, and on Saturday he will present his music, reinterpreted in orchestral form with extensive arrangements, along with a lineup directed by Ferdinando Faray, one of the most representative groups of the national jazz scene.

Saturday evening repeated from Rafael Gualzi on stage blue note (Via Borsieri 37, today and tomorrow, 8.30pm and 11pm, €42/47, 02-69016888). Having focused their Friday evening lives on his musical repertoire, on Saturday the talented Urbino pianist will propose a personal journey into the history of jazz, playing some great standards and extracting the hidden pearls that have influenced him the most.

Other parties
At long last, Saturday’s “Microchip Temporale Club Tour” by subsonic will stop at Long live Trezzo Club on the performance (10pm, The concert was originally scheduled for March 7, 2020, but has gradually moved due to the pandemic five more times to today’s date. The tour brings to the stage the songs of the “Microchip Temporale” album, released in November 2019, a reworking of “Emotional Microchip” and enriched with the creativity and lyrics of 14 singers, from Achille Lauro to Elisa, and Ensi to Lo. Stato Sociale and Willie Peyote.

Also on Saturday, Milan concert too erama. Starting off winning at Amici 2018 and from fourth place at the recent Sanremo Festival with the song “Wherever You Are,” the 26-year-old from Carrara stops at Assago . Forum Sold out (9 pm).

Sunday blue note will host GeGè Telesforo, black music lover, multi-instrumentalist, composer, but also record producer, radio and television host and artist. A multifaceted artist. The creator of the “scat” technique, he is able to stand up to such jazz giants as John Hendrix, Daisy Gillespie, Ben Sedan, Phil Woods, Diddy Bridgewater. For the occasion, he will make a quintet and give the audience a special concert (Sold at 8.30pm, at 10.30pm at €33/28).

drink food
until sunday Citta de Lombardy Square hosts”Lombardy beer festival(Entry is free, with the obligation to purchase the screen-printed glass for tasting, for €5,, dedicated solely to Italian craft beer. Here it is possible to meet brewers from all over Italy and follow in-depth courses in the world of beer-making. For purchases at street eateries or for access to beer tasting places, only festival tokens can be used, for which central cash desks are set up (each token 1 euro).

Sunday in planetary (Corso Venezia 57, €5, with conference presentationconquer space“For kids ages 6 and up, everyone will be able to feel a little bit like Samantha Cristoforetti or Paolo Nespoli, and discover what life on the International Space Station is like or what future flights will be like.

Until Sunday SuperStudio Maxi host MIA Gallery – Milan Art Gallery (via Moncucco 35, €16,, the first and most important Italian exhibition dedicated to the photograph. Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon talks are of a photogenic nature. MIA Fai offers a comprehensive path of artistic photography through collegiate platforms, 50 exhibitors, and 90 galleries from 16 countries. In parallel, a program of events and conferences is held.

Opens this weekend at Twentieth Century Museum (Piazza Duomo 8, until October 2, admission is included in the entrance ticket to the museum, 10 euros, exhibition”Aldo Rossi. 1960-1997 designDedicated to the work of one of the greatest heroes of visual culture of the twentieth century, architect, designer, theorist, critic. In a stunning path, more than 350 pieces of furniture, items for use, prototypes, models, paintings, drawings and studies designed and created between 1960 and 1997 are on display.

From the end of this week Science and Technology Museum (Access via Olona, ​​until 15 May, free entry, As part of the celebrations of World Earth Day, it hosts a photo exhibitionour land. Landscaping and SustainabilityWho collects the winning photos in the “Our Earth and Climate Change” competition. Landscapes of agro-food chains”, in which students of the University of Milan participated between December 2021 and January 2022.

It starts this weekend involving Triennale (Via Alemagna 6, ending May 22, free admission. And cooperative theaterUkrainian realism‘, an exhibition that collects paintings by active Ukrainian artists from the 1970s to the 1980s.

Friday to Sunday time Franco Parenti Theatre (via Pier Lombardo 14) With film screenings at nearby Cinemino (via Seneca 6) the festival returns Borealis ( is dedicated to the culture of the Nordic countries. On the program are meetings with writers, music, workshops for children and a Nordic Brunch with gastronomic specialties. Among other things in the program: Saturday, 12 noon, a meeting dedicated to the TV series “Vikings” and “Ragnarok”; Sunday, 4.30pm, chat with novelist Tom Malmquist presented by Pietro Colabrico, and at 6pm, meet the “Gods of Northern Chaos. A History of Norway’s Black Metal.”

Going live on Saturday the 31st FCAAAL – Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Films (Free admission meetings, €8 movie ticket, €25 season tickets, €10 broadcast subscription,, 10 days of shows, meetings and special events on the cultures of the three continents operating in 5 cinemas in Milan and broadcast on In particular, scheduled for this weekend: Saturday, San Fidel Hall “Twist à Bamako” by Robert Guédiguian, the story of music and love in Mali in the 1960s; On Sunday, at the Cinema Arlecchino, a pre-screening of Kiwi Chow’s film “The Revolution of Our Time” about the protests in Hong Kong.

From Saturday, thanks to the new project “Cinema Centro” sponsored by movie library In collaboration with Regno del Cinema of the Quilleri . family Arlecchino cinema reopens (via San Pietro all’Orto 9, 3 / 8.50 euros). It will also be open to schools for educational activities, music events, meetings and discussions. Saturday kicks off with some movie classics: “The Third Man” with Orson Welles and Buster Keaton in “Hard Luck,” “The Strawberry Place” and the disturbing current Dr. Strangelove. Sunday of the 15th There is the first “team” movie about the golden years of tennis in Italy in the Davis Cup.

Saturday and Sunday appointment withVillas are open in Brianza‘, an event that opens the doors of some of the most beautiful country houses of Milan’s aristocracy. Thirteen municipalities are participating, and among the residences, it is possible to visit Villa Reale in Monza, Villa Cuzani Traversi in Disio, Villa Luigi Cagnola in Inverigo, Villa Borromeo Dada in Arcor, and Palazzo Ares Borromeo in Cesano Maderno, Palazzo Troti in Vimercate, Villa Sormani in Missaglia and Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta in Lainate.Full list, schedules and any accompanying events at

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