A long weekend of four days awaits us, full of horror and trick-or-treating. Because – as the very Milanese Delio Tessa unwitting anticipation already said a century ago – “It is the day of mort, alegher!”. In short: nothing new, despite the detractors of the party with pumpkins.
At the theater to report some of the shows for children who love this masked party so much: Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Franco Parenti Theater the ghost story is staged “The Canterville Ghost”: Oscar Wilde in a teen key.
Monday and Tuesday the Manzoni Theater instead proposes the two chapters of the “Transylvania family”, A little ‘Addams a little’ Drac Family however bizarre and funny.
Bread, butter and fear is instead the Sunday proposal of Martinitt which invites you to a breakfast with a show “Who’s afraid of whom?“.
Halloween themed but for adults is instead the show staged at the Fontana Theaterrereading with technology support – wireless headphones, virtual environments and binaural audio -, of the masterpiece of Gothic literature, “Frankenstein” (via Boltraffio, until 31st, 23 euros, teatrofontana.it), a dream journey in the novel and in the mind of its author Mary Shelley. And on Monday, to follow, “Spectriana. Reading in the dark”: Darkened room, impalpable sound and voices reading scary stories.
The lessons of the Planetary on Monday 31 (corso Venezia 57, 5 euros, lofficina.eu/event-tag/halloween): there is everything about “Animals of the night“And there is a”Halloween NightA little less scientific about “Witches, ghosts, vampire stars and cosmic pumpkins”.
Saturday to Monday Piazza Città di Lombardia hosts Gin & Sound Halloween Edition: tastings (of gin alone or in cocktails, English, Italian and from all over the world, 20 euros) and dj-sets signed by some icons of disco dance. Among the curiosities: gin with ants, truffles, the ecological “Gin Silent”. And to keep alcohol under control, the delights of Roman street food, from pinse to supplì, puff pastry with ricotta and cream pasticciotti.
Even the cinema is getting ready: Monday there Arlecchino Film Archive (via San Pietro all’Orto 9, 7 euros, cinetecamilano.it) proposes an almost unobtainable vintage horror mini-marathon: the gothic “Suspense“From 1961, the cult”The Wicker Man“Of 1973 and the disturbing”The night of the devil“Of 1957.
In the first run, however, themed monsters and fear, in cinemas there are the hilarious “Cut! Zombie versus zombie“, The latest in the saga of the walking dead but in a comic key, set on the set of a 1960s horror b-movie, and”Dampyr”, A film based on the comic of the same name by Sergio Bonelli Editore with a half-man and half-vampire protagonist.
After an October all of fear, Gardaland (via Derna 4, Castelnuovo del Garda, gardaland.it) celebrates 31 with a long day “Halloween Party”(From 10 to 24), which culminates in the concert by J-Ax and DJ set by RTL 102.5.
Saturday at Moved (via Angelo Mosso 3, 8.30 pm, 25 euros)the new multifunctional space between Parco Trotter and via Padova, the first of six live events is staged with Francesca Michielin: the Venetian singer-songwriter has chosen to prepare in an original way for the theatrical tour scheduled for next February, making an appointment every Saturday (until December 3) to improvise lineups, fish out covers, invite friends and colleagues to perform without too many schemes.
On Monday 31 the Americans One Republic finally land at Forum of Assago (9 pm, sold out), after the dates postponed for the pandemic and the cancellation of the June date at the Carroponte. The concert is the second and last Italian stage of the European tour linked to the latest album “Human”.
“The Dark Side of the Moon”, “The Wall” and more…. Brit Floyd“The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” arrives at Arcimboldi Theater on the magical night of October 31st. Much more than a simple tribute band of the historic English group, Brit Floyd represent a great live show, an emotional, coherent and perfect journey into the Pink Floyd universe (v.le of Innovation 20, 32/60 euro, teatroarcimboldi.it).
The 38th concludes on Saturday IGLTA Global Convention (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, igltaconvention.org). But LGBTQ + events continue until Sunday: an inclusive football triangular (Dindelli Sports Center, via Treviglio 6, 7.30 pm); the “Beyond Gender” party (Saturday, Qclub, via Padova, from midnight and Sunday from 6.30 pm at the Queer Food Village of the Isola Municipal Market, piazzale Lagosta); the non-competitive race “Run for Inclusion” (departure Sunday at 9.30 and arrival at the Arco della Pace, runforinclusion.com).
The centenary of that Caporetto of democracy which was the March on Rome fell on 28 October. And the Cooperative Theater inaugurates the 2022-2023 season with the national premiere of a show that recalls that event, “October 22” (via Hermada 8, Saturday and Sunday, and then from 3 to 13 November, 18 euros, teatrodellacooperativa.it). Interpreted, conceived and directed by Renato Sarti with Sergio Pierattini, it is a drama with two characters: a young man disabled by squad violence asks the now former Prime Minister Luigi Facta to explain why the king and government did not know or wanted to stop Mussolini and his followers, instead handing over the country to fascism.
On the anniversary of the disappearance of Alda Merini (November 1, 2009) at the space named after her, “Vigils of love”, Review of shows, poetic readings, meetings and aperitifs by Cetec (1-3 nov., Via Magolfa 30, spazioaldamerini.com). Among the appointments that of Saturday evening with Giovanni Nuti who sings the Merini in “Alda per semper”. The exhibition “A casa di Alda” can also be visited.
EXHIBITIONS AND MUSEUMS
They are fresh from their inauguration, atADI Design Museum (piazza Compasso d’Oro 1, adidesignmuseum.org)the exhibitions “Sacred signs. The hundred years of the Beato Angelico School” (until November 19th, free admission) And “Heads and tails. The parallel convergences of Swiss and Italian design” (until February 5th, 12 euros)the classics and young designers trace the distance / proximity of design in these two countries represented by the Monte Cervino of the manifesto.
With the arrival of the Gianni Mattioli collection visible from this weekend, the Museum of the twentieth century (Piazza Duomo 8, 10 euros, museodelnovecento.org) continues its growth. The new Collection is made up of 26 masterpieces of the early twentieth century in Italy, from Boccioni to Sironi from Modigliani to Carrà and Morandi, making it the complete exhibition in the world of works of Futurism.
Opens Saturday at Steam Factory the exhibition “Great Aspirations – The art of the world by Qi Baishi” (via Procaccini 4, until November 26, free admission, Fabbricadelvapore.org), dedicated to the Chinese master of the so-called “naturalistic intimism” (1864-1957). Those exhibited are almost perfect replicas made on the precious Sheng paper used by Qi with the same natural pigments and the same painting techniques. Parallel to the exhibition, some free calligraphy workshops are organized.
On the thread of history, Sunday Villa Arconati (via Madonna Fametta 1, Bollate, 10 euros, villaarconati-far.it) lights up with the lights and music of “The dance of the Risorgimento”For a historical re-enactment that brings the noble residence to the splendor of the mid-nineteenth century. Costumed characters will propose the typical activities of the time in this fourth appointment focused on dances – quadrilles, contradances, waltzes, polkas, marches and figured mazurkas – also inviting visitors to try their hand (guided by a teacher, of course).