Your Thursday forecast: the best events in Florence


Your Thursday forecast: the best events in Florence

Jane Farrell

20 January 2022 – 12:56

REMEMBER / Memorial Day

January 27

Florence Synagogue. Ph/Marco Badiani

On the occasion of the Holocaust Memorial on January 27, various initiatives are organized in the city, including a screening of the docufilm by Tamar Tal Anati Shalom Italia at the Museum of Florentine Prehistory (via dell’Oriuolo 24) at 5 p.m., followed a debate by Professor E. Anati, brothers Andrea and Reuven, and the director of the documentary, Tamar Tal Anati. Open to the public by reservation. The Jewish community will be involved in several events, for more information see here.

NOSTALGIA/ Vintage Kilo Sale Italy

January 22 + 23

Dive into a treasure trove of vintage finds

A pop-up event selling clothes from the 70s, 80s and 90s by the kilogram is taking place at the Renny Club this weekend. With durability and style at its core, the retro-style frame is the perfect place for a blast from the past. At the price of 40 euros per kilo, buy as much or as little as you want and pay by the weight of what you buy. 10% discount for Renny Club members, with possibility of registration for new members. Free admission, reservation required.

Renny Club, via Baracca 1F, piazza Puccini area

EXHIBITION/ Seduzione by Koen Vanmechelen

Until March 20

Cosmopolitan Fossil I,II – In Times of Trouble – Breakthrough, Seduzione. Koen Vanmechelen

Huge horned iguanas, a crouching red tiger in the middle of the Niobe room, new versions of the Astonished, whose heads are teeming with hybrid figures with bizarre beaks and sharp teeth: a legion of fantastic creatures now populate the Uffizi Galleries in Seduzione, an exhibition by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Uffizi Galleries, piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence

PERFORMANCE/ The British Institute of Florence

Pianist Simone Tavoni

The British Institute in Florence (lungarno Guicciardini 9) hosts a talk by Alan Pascuzzi titled “The Story of ‘Pudge’ in the Renaissance” at 6pm January 26 as part of the Wednesday Lecture Series at the Harold Acton Library. It will also be streamed online via Zoom. January 27, on the other hand, will see a romantic piano recital by Simone Tavoni.

Harold Acton Library, Lungarno Guicciardini 9, Florence

ENGLISH/ Musical café with Camille Saint-Saëns

2:30 p.m., January 26

Much appreciated composer Camille Saint-Saëns

Carla Moreni presents Phryrne in collaboration with the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Center for French Romantic Music,
as part of the series of musical cafés at the French Institute in Florence. The work of Saint-Saëns was particularly performed and appreciated in the period preceding the First World War. Free event, by reservation

French Institute of Florence, piazza Ognissanti 2

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