Events

What’s Going On In Bologna?

Impressioni di Settembre
from Friday, September 1, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017 --- Two days dedicated to songwriter music, in the magical and traditional scenario of the Rufus Thomas Park in Porretta Terme born to welcome theatrical and music performances.
Zumpappà - Trilli e Frulloni al Dancing Cavaticcio
from Thursday, August 24, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017 --- Six days dedicated to the dances of the Emilia-Romagna tradition through a contemporary reinterpretation.
Radio Bruno Estate 2017
from Sunday, September 3, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017 --- A night of great music in piazza Maggiore with the protagonists of the summer 2017.
Danza Urbana 2017
from Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Saturday, September 9, 2017 --- 21st edition of the International Urban Dance Festival dedicated to contemporary dancing in urban environment, organized by Associazione Danza Urbana.
Run Tune Up 2017
from Sunday, September 10, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017 --- 16th edition of Bologna half marathon, the road race fully developing in city  historical centre, on a distance of about 21 km.
Blues a Balues 2017
from Thursday, August 31, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017 --- 15th edition of the "metropolitan" blues festival organized by the Association Serena 80 at Giardino Davide Penazzi.
Jewish Jazz 2017
from Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017 --- In the courtyard of the Bologna Jewish Museum, three appointments to explore the connection between music and images in the Jewish universe.
International Water Festival
from Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017 --- Water wonders: environment, economics, history, arts and entertainment.
Domenica dell’Arte in Pianura
from Sunday, September 17, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017 --- Guided tours and children activities promoted by Emil Banca in the historic buildings and museums of Budrio, Minerbio, Bentivoglio and Argelato. Free entry, reservation required.
Il Nuovo l'Antico - Stockhausen, dieci anni dopo
from Monday, September 18, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017 --- First project of Bologna Festival autumn programme , dedicated to the German composer Stockhausen: concerts, conferences, seminars, and a conference day.
Race for the Cure 2017
from Friday, September 22, 2017 to Sunday, September 24, 2017 --- The 11th edition is scheduled at Giardini Margherita in Piazzale Jacchia, from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September
La Nona (dal caos, il corpo)
from Thursday, September 28, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017 --- For the Dance season 2017 of Teatro Comunale, a ballet staged by Compagnia Zappalà Danza, based on the music of Beethoven's Symphony n. 9.
Bologna Design Week 2017
from Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017 --- An event that brings together cultural, productive, distributive and creative excellences based in the local area and elsewhere. Exhibitions, workshops, talks, for a third edition featuring more international cultural projects than ever.
Medea | Medeamaterial
from Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to Thursday, October 12, 2017 --- As part of BolognaModern#2, the contemporary music theatre  by composer the French  Pascal Dusapin is combined with the 1775 one-act play by Georg Benda.
Il Nuovo l’Antico - Monteverdi sacro e profano
from Thursday, October 5, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017 --- Second project of Bologna Festival autumn program focussing on Monteverdi . A wide selection of his madrigals and by coeval authors, as well as his masterpiece Vespro della Beata Vergine.
Collegium Vocale Gent - Philippe Herreweghe
from Thursday, October 26, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017 --- a concert with Collegium Vocale Gent cunducted by  Philippe Herreweghe, performing the Vespro della Beata Vergine by Monteverdi. As part of the programme Bologna Festival 2017 - Grandi Interpreti and Il Nuovo l'Antico.
Luciano Ligabue - Made in Italy Palasport 2017
from Friday, October 27, 2017 to Saturday, October 28, 2017 --- After the release of his latest album, the Italian singer Luciano Ligabue is now touring in Italy with “Made in Italy – Palasport 2017”.
Viaggio di una nuvola
from Saturday, October 28, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 --- Theatre performance for children, recommended for Ages 1-4. Screenplay by Roberto Frabetti, director Valeria Frabetti, with Bruno Frabetti and Sara Lanzi.
Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone - Concert in favour of Face3DBO
from Friday, November 3, 2017 to Friday, November 3, 2017 --- For the solidarity concerts of Bologna Festival 2017, an event in favour of Face3DBO with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone.
Ritratto d'artista – Alexander Lonquich
from Friday, November 10, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14, 2017 --- Three music appointments at Biblioteca del Centro San Domenico with the fine pianist and chamber-music player Alexander Lonquich. The concerts are part of Bologna Festival 2017.
Le colline fuori della porta - Autumn 2017
from Sunday, September 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017 --- Walkings, hikes and long queues of nature lovers scrolling through the hills of  Bologna and of its surroundings.
Aida
from Sunday, November 12, 2017 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017 --- Opera by Verdi, libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on the original subject by the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette. Part of the Opera season 2017 of Teatro Comunale.
Aziz Shokhakimov, Giuseppe Albanese - 2017 Play. Concerts
from Saturday, November 25, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017 --- The conductor Aziz Shokhakimov with the pianist Giuseppe Albanese. Music by Lizst, Ravel, Franck. Part of the symphony concert season 2017.
Michele Mariotti - 2017 Play. Concerts
from Thursday, November 30, 2017 to Thursday, November 30, 2017 --- At Manzoni the conductor Michele Mariotti closes the Symphony concert season 2017 of Teatro Comunale. Music by Shubert and Bartok.
Tosca
from Friday, December 15, 2017 to Saturday, December 23, 2017 --- Opera in three acts by di Giacomo Puccini,  libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica.  Part of the Opera season 2017 of Teatro Comunale.
Nel segno di Manara. Antologica di Milo Manara
from Friday, September 22, 2017 to Sunday, January 21, 2018 --- Seven sections of 130 artworks, which are tribute to one of the best-known and worldwide valued Italian contemporary authors.
Duchamp, Magritte, Dalì. I Rivoluzionari del '900
from Monday, October 16, 2017 to Sunday, February 11, 2018 --- An extraordinary exhibition dedicated to the artists who revolutionised the 20th century art , all together to let people know about a period of great and bright creativity.
México “La Mostra Sospesa” - Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros
from Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Sunday, February 18, 2018 --- At Palazzo Fava sixty-eight works among the most important paintings of the great Mexican muralism.
Viaggio di una nuvola
from Saturday, March 24, 2018 to Sunday, March 25, 2018 --- Theatre performance for children, recommended for Ages 1-4. Screenplay by Roberto Frabetti, director Valeria Frabetti, with Bruno Frabetti and Sara Lanzi.
REVOLUTIJA. Da Chagall a Malevich, da Repin a Kandinsky
from Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to Sunday, May 13, 2018 --- At MAMbo on show about 70 works, real masterpieces from the State Russian Museum of St. Petersburg, to traces the styles and the development of the early 1900s Russian avantgards.