What to do at the weekend: from street art exhibitions to markets

A wide range of initiatives that accompany the weekend in Brescia and its province with a multitude of original and interesting proposals. From music festivals to celebrate Europe in the streets of the historic center to idyllic outdoor walks. The new weekend is ready to satisfy the citizens’ desire for relaxation and entertainment.


The milder temperatures allow us to enjoy shows and musical performances in the open air. On Saturday, the streets of the Carmine district will be conquered by a thousand musical variants: from the acoustic set by Simone Grazioli to the DJ set by Beppe Orizzonti, to celebrate Edition for Europe Day 2022.

On Friday night, the San Barnaba Auditorium welcomes the second appointment of the Spazio Sinfonico Musical Review with i six Brandenburg concerts by Johann Sebastian Bach entrusted to the skill of the Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra conducted by Maestro Lorenzo Passerini. For the same evening, a truly unmissable event for progressive rock lovers: the English Group Van Der Graaf Generator Return for an all-Italian stage directly in our city.

Sunday is time for Subsonica – Temporal Microchip Tour. The band will have fun reworking the CD “Emotional Microchip”, an iconic production of the Turin group, in a modern version entitled “Temporal Microchip”, created in collaboration with fourteen artists to connect with the audience of the Brixia -Forums delve into the past.

Can we say May 8 without thinking about mothers? Here, then, the Preseglie Auditorium is planning a concert to pay tribute to all the mothers Donna, I want to sing for you.


There are many shows that will spice up the Brescia weekend, including street dance performances and dramaturgical performances. The Sant’Afra Theater transforms into a place of reflection Show Lamb of God. Daniele Mencarelli’s dry and sharp writing, Premio Strega Giovani 2020, will accompany us in an intergenerational comparison that includes a reflection on the values ​​passed from adults to the youngest.

The anticipation for the 2022 edition is great Hip Hop Dance Championship scheduled for Saturday. The Gran Teatro Morato is invaded by more than 600 artists from all over Italy ready to challenge each other in competition to the sounds of Criss Cross and Running Man.

Follow the story of Turandot between the legendary past and the present to learn the value of friendship and respect for women. That’s the goal behind it Turandot Dance Queena show scheduled for Sunday afternoon that takes the famous fairy tale and transforms it into a performance in which a mixture of different sounds frames a classical opera with arias, duets and choruses at the Alberti Theater in Desenzano.

After the success of the tour, Lella Costa returns to the stage with her show If I can’t dance… it’s not my revolution, inspired by Serena Dandini’s The Catalog of the Brave Women. Throughout the weekend, the Teatro Sociale hosts curious audiences eager to discover all the attributes of the group of enterprising and often misunderstood women who are the lynchpin of theatrical performance.

Arts and Culture

The lioness of Italy, the cradle of art and culture, has also come up with numerous proposals for lovers of various art forms for this weekend. Friday and Saturday we start with that show stardust at Paci Contemporary Gallery. An exhibition dedicated to the glory and the icons of the cinema of the past in a history of old shots obtained from some of the films that have made the history of our country.

A new exhibition enriches the already extensive offer of the Brescia Photo Festival: Butterflies by Claudio Amadei. Friday is the right occasion for a journey into nature and wildlife through the photographic representation of this fascinating insect.

Among the many initiatives, Brescia has also thought of events that can highlight the beauty of its territory. A guided tour will lead participants to discover the Sanctuary and Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Walking the streets of the Carmine district on Sunday afternoon, you can go back in time with a tour ranging from the Renaissance to the Baroque to the 19th century renovations.

Can an event be missed at the icon of modern street art? The Castle of Desenzano del Garda welcomes the numerous fans of the Banksy phenomenon with an exhibition entitled Banksy is who Banksy does: a route that, in addition to the works of the well-known artist from Bristol, brings together some of the works of the most important contemporary street artists.

Other Initiatives

We can officially welcome the open air season. What better reason to think about the well-being of body and mind than none Walk in the magnificent Valle delle Cartiere? On Saturday morning, designer Renata Barilli accompanies guests on a journey through unspoilt nature, followed by a spontaneous drawing action based on direct contact with the landscape. A way to enjoy the wonderful view of our territory while thinking about fun, in a format suitable for adults and children.

Sunday, May 8th, we’re going east with a Workshop dedicated to the fascinating tea ceremony. The Paolo and Carolina Zani Foundation has decided to dedicate an afternoon to this extraordinary Japanese ritual, which goes far beyond enjoying a simple cup of tea. The teacher demonstration is then followed by a delicious matcha tea tasting.

Now is the time for the long-awaited return of the markets. On Sunday from 8am to 7pm, the historic center of Padenghe will be the backdrop for the stands and stalls to welcome the new edition of Padenghe vintage. A wide range of range from clothing to vintage collectibles with a strong 60’s, 70’s and 80’s theme. Of course, to revive the spring mood: revival DJ set with music from the mythical time.

Every first Friday of the month they are returned game night in the Municipal Library of Concesio, which dedicates an evening to board game enthusiasts. A fun date to play with your friends in analog mode or devote yourself to socializing with tablemates.