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What to do in Milan on the weekend of 19 and 20 January
What to do in Milan on the weekend of 19 and 20 January

Exhibitions, festivals, markets and concerts: here are all the events you need to know to decide what to do in Milan this weekend

Another round, another weekend, others appointments not to be missed a Milan.

While the city stops and is partly emptied of all snow lovers, the events that continue to animate the city and satisfy all kinds of interests do not stop.

It goes from culture at the shopping, from the classic music to that pop, give her festivals at parties.

Grab a pen and paper and write down everything you need to do.


Calcutta in concert

The singer from Frosinone lands at the Mediolanum Forum for a double date Sunday 20 and Monday 21 January.

Author of some of the greatest hits of recent years, also for singers such as Elisa and J-Ax and Fedez, on stage he will propose the songs that made him famous, from Cosa mi missing a do to Gaetano, from Frosinone to Paracetamolo.

salone della cultura
salone della cultura

Culture hall

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January the event dedicated to culture, now in its third edition.

The event is hosted in the spaces of the SuperStudio Plus of via Tortona.

Among the main sections The new Publishing, ALAI (Italian Antiquarian Booksellers Association) and ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) a real paradise for those looking for rare and precious editions; finally The Used Book, where you can find truly unmissable gems.

macchina scrivere
macchina scrivere

Risotto Festival

The typical dish of the Milanese tradition returns to awaken the palates from 18 to 20 January in Legnano in via Bixio.

Three days to rediscover the flavors of the past, to be combined with Lombard wine excellences.

The formula is that of All you can eat: for a fee of 15 euros, patrons will be able to taste and taste the risotto again in all the proposed variations, from the one with pumpkin and Bra cheese to the one with porcini mushrooms.

And for the sweet tooth there will also be sweets.

sister act
sister act

East Market

Sunday 20 January come back on vintage market inspired by the famous markets of East London, in the new location in via Mecenate.

Among the exhibitors of this edition there will be Francesca Capri from Frida's View with a personal collection of 360 degree vintage. Alessandro Fiore, specializing in old posters of films from the 1950s and 1960s linked to the world of motorcycles, alongside the poster of the concerts historians of the time.

Alessandro Trucciinstead, it collects vintage items, its flagship are the old typewriters and from EastMarket will bring some about ten between the 1920s and 1960s. Andrea Biagi da Forlì collects and restores old disused objects, giving them new life as car headlights that become lamps, pieces from engines that become watches and so on.

The usual will not be missing East Market Diner, where will the coffee bar, the bakery, two bar and you are beer points.

Music for diversity

Opens this weekend in urban cultural sea Europe without walls, the review curated by Lucia Martinelli dedicated to young pianists from all over the world who make their music an instrument to combat diversity.

Appointment Saturday 19 January at 5 pm with Federico Medaglia Schonfeld, a Milanese talent, winner of some national and international competitions.

The next concerts they will then be held on February 2nd and March 2nd.

mostra scienziate
mostra scienziate

Bonfire of Sant’Antonio

The traditional festival dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate, protector of farmers and domestic animals, which is celebrated on January 17th.

The anniversary originates from the ancient Celtic cults and illuminated the countryside with fires set to celebrate the victory of light over darkness and was auspicious for abundant harvests.

For the occasion, celebrations will be held in various parts of Lombardy.

In Milan Sunday 20 January, from 3 pm the medieval archers of the White Company will animate the Cascina Nosedo waiting to light the bonfire at sunset, between folk dances, mulled wine and panettone.

On Saturday 19 January the Abbey of Chiaravalle will pay homage to the saint from dawn until after sunset with shows, exhibitions and the lighting of the bonfire.

Titanic VR Experience

The National Museum of Science and Technology organizes from January 19th to February 24th a real journey into the abyss, among the remains of the most famous ship in the world.

Thanks to the simulation with the PlayStation®VR viewers and controllers, the public will be able to admire the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a remote-controlled submarine, discovering the wreck of the famous British ocean liner that was wrecked on April 15, 1912.

A reservation is needed to participate.

Sister Act

The musical which has conquered entire generations returns to Milan January 19th and 20th at the Teatro Nuovo.

Based on the 1992 cult film starring Whoopi Goldberg, the show promises to make audiences sing and dance thanks to the live band and lyrics in Italian.

Start time: 20, 45

Scientists on display

Until June 30, the Italian Diagnostic Center in via Saint Bon hosts the photographic exhibition dedicated to female scientists of the # 100esperte project.

Created to enhance female skills in sectors still perceived as purely male, the event, organized by the Bracco Foundation, collects shots of the photographer Gerald Bruneau in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

A different point of view, which turns the spotlight on professionalism perhaps little known to the general public, but of fundamental importance for scientific development.

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