What to do at the weekend in Cesena and surroundings

It starts from art to sports and festivals this weekend in May that offers many opportunities in the area: beach tennis is the protagonist in Cesenatico with the absolute Italian championships, the Arrivano da Mare festival opens, the farms reopen theirs Doors with activities for everyone, as always, there is no lack of appointments with theater, music and exhibitions, but also with stories related to Dario Fo. Here are all events from Friday to Sunday.

Night of the Museums

Culture time at sunset. The Night of Museums returns to different locations on Saturday: in Cesena The art and the monumental and cultural heritage of the city will be the absolute protagonists on the second Saturday in May, thanks to the extraordinary and evening openings of the Ecology Museum, the Malatesta Fortress and the Municipal Art Galleries of Ridotto and Pescheria. even there Tito Balestra Foundation follows with an event dedicated to Longiano and Romagna: on Saturday, in addition to visiting the collection, he organizes a meeting in honor of the Longian poet Sante Pedrelli. Also in Sarsina, the National Archaeological Museum is open all day until evening, with a free guided tour by the museum staff.

They come from the sea and work farms

A weekend of Preview of the Arrivano dal Mare Festival! with the inauguration of two exhibitions in the Cesena area. Friday appointment at the Ceccarelli Library in Gatteo with “dolls and puppets tell … 40 years of Teatro del Drago” that traces the performances of the last thirty years of work by the historical company and family of artists from Ravenna, while on Saturday the new exhibition space of the Stazione degli Artisti in Gambettola will frame “Six Photographers in the Story of Otello Sarzi”. landscape and territory. This is the theme of the 2022 edition of open farms that on Sunday invites families, adults and children to spend a day outdoors to discover the countryside, learn about the crafts of the fields, taste traditional products and recipes: on Sundays activities can be carried out at the Ca ‘Poggio farm in Sogliano and Il Pagliaio at Sarsina.

On theater stages and in music

A train, a journey, complete strangers and their stories: “Binary” is a long form of theatrical improvisation that Theatro is staging on Friday at the Ex Bottega in Cesena: an innovative event in the panorama of classical theater and improvisation that offers the spectator the opportunity to live on stage the creative and dramaturgical act in his Become that spark that leads research to the end result. The dialect company “J’Armigì de Burèl” joins in a happy evening in the Parish Theater of Borello after a forced break on Friday “The Stmonga”, a dialect comedy in 2 acts by Lorena Balducci. Also on Friday the OYO – Our Youth Orchestra will perform in the Church of San Domenico in Cesena Peace Concert “Speaking Clearly”: Young musicians from Cesena, performing pieces by George Crumb, Arvo Pärt, Massimiliano Messieri and other contemporary composers, want to make their contribution to peace by raising funds for the emergency in Ukraine. The Genesi Musical Aps Group from Cesena is ready to return to the stage with the show “Are you coming to the ball? an inclusive musical”: The appointment is for Saturday and Sunday at the Bogart Theater in Cesena. On stage, 27 young actors tell the story of a young teenager’s brave struggle to find her voice and open her eyes to a community too closed in a world of anachronistic rules. La Befana is late due to Covid but on Saturday Vidia is preparing to end its winter season with a live evening “Late Befana Rock” and four groups that will take turns on stage: Outer, Gatecloser, Variance and Moondome.

Sagra del Prugnolo and Sant’Eurosia

Appointment with the flavors of the undergrowth Sunday in Bagno di Romagna with Sagra del Prugnolo: Considered the spring mushroom par excellence, tasty and tasty, the sloe grows mainly in the Apennines from April to May and is an ingredient praised by chefs and gourmets from all over Italy thanks to its unmistakable scent. Saturday and Sunday arrive in Savignano sul Rubicone la Feast of Sant’Eurosia: Motorcycle rally, music, gastronomy and workshops enliven the grounds of the Castelvecchio sports field.

Stories from Dario Fo and the Bonci Theater

The editorial, promoted and carried out by the journalist and writer Fabio Grassi, will be presented on Saturday at the Palazzo del Turismo in Cesenatico as a national preview: “Dario Fo – The master of the brushes – How the Nobel Prize winner painted his theater” is the title of the book that contains stories, anecdotes and memories related to the presence of Dario Fo and Franca Rame in Cesenatico between the ’60s and 2016. Exhibition venue and museum in itself, The “Alessandro Bonci” theater in Cesena returns to show itself to the general public with “Discover Cesena”: on Saturday an exceptional visit to the premises inaugurated on August 15, 1846 and named after the great Cesena tenor Alessandro Bonci.

Beach tennis and cafe racer

Until Sunday i Absolute Italian Championships of FIT brings to Cesenatico over 500 athletes who will compete for the Italian title on the 25 pitches on the beach of Piazza Andrea Costa. On the same weekend, another 25 accompanying tournaments will bring all categories from youth to amateur to complete the sporting scenario. New appointment at the Cafè degli Artisti in Cesenatico with the ninth edition of Coffee racer day, the event for motorcycle and motorcycle racing enthusiasts of the 60s and 70s. Saturday and Sunday between music, food and motorbikes.

Discover the territory between memory and music

Saturday in Trappisa, appointment with “Escape routes. Movement as a musical epiphany”. After a 6km hike, at the Vie di Escape refuge, listen to a series of captivating stories that balance nomadic inspiration with musical exploration. On Saturday we will also take a walk to discover the Longiano hills “The Turks by the Sea”. It starts from Frantoio Turchi to walk along ancient roadways on the rolling hills around Longiano. The first blossoms accompany you on this hike that has the taste of spring. That Walk of Remembranceto commemorate the fallen of World War II in the places where they lost their lives. First appointment on Sunday at the Riacci in the footsteps of Tino Corzani, commander and partisan of the 8th Garibaldi Brigade, murdered on May 15, 1944 at the age of 27 by the fascists at the Riacci.

To broadcast

The Mediterranean Sea, cradle of civilization and exceptional environmental heritage, is now among the most polluted seas in the world due to plastic. Plastic makes up 95% of the litter in the open sea, on the seabed and on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea and comes mainly from Turkey and Spain, followed by Italy, Egypt and France. The photo exhibition puts the drama of the Mediterranean in the spotlight “squid bone” by Luigi Tazzari, which will be on view at Galerie Ridotto from Saturday. The exhibition “Invisible Children. The Childhood Lockdown”is instead set up in the Sozzi Room of the Palazzo del Ridotto and collects some images chosen by the management of the magazine ‘Infanzia’ among the many shots sent by the families, in order to give a voice and an image to this marginality of the infantile condition the made boys and girls socially “invisible” in moments of an emergency pandemic. It instead perfectly frames the true soul of the Ridotto of the Municipal Theater “Alessandro Bonci”, the exhibition “Urban planning (not just papers) offices Ridotto Teatro Bonci 1998 – 2018” curated by Vincenzo Stivala from Cesena, architect from Salento and former municipal employee housed in the foyer of the theater: about twenty years ago, in fact, the Ridotto del Teatro housed some offices of the urban planning sector. From Sunday the suggestive Church of Santa Cristina in Cesena by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, it is possible to visit the exhibition of the Japanese artist Maeda Kamari, “sound shells”, dedicated to a group of vibrant recent unpublished works created on paper especially for the occasion. The Malatesta Library pays homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini, a great director, writer and intellectual. It can be visited there Exhibition “Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cinema between reality, myth and poetry” set up by the Cinema Center – City of Cesena in the new Mediateca until next May 31st. A photographic journey that takes into account his journey as a director, from the beginnings of Accattone (1961) to the last Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, published posthumously after his tragic death in Ostia on November 2, 1975. From the cinema with natural elements: at the Naval Museum of Cesenatico, from Saturday you can visit the Exhibition “The Riviera of Enchantment. Water and Land in the Views of Vittorio Guaccimanni, Gaspare Gambi, Romolo Liverani”, edited by Ilaria Chia. The exhibition brings together a careful selection of 33 graphic works from public and private collections, focusing on the theme of the sea and its inhabitants, on the magic of water between coast and inland. Moving to Longiano, the Church of the Madonna di Loreto, next to the Castle of Malatesta, houses, the exhibition dedicated to Renato Bruscaglia, one of the protagonists of international graphics of the second half of the twentieth century and one of the most famous and respected Italian engravers. Recognized interpreter of the landscape, his work deviates from the naturalistic and figurative school of tradition, favoring the chalcographic technique and especially etching, in order to achieve a personal and innovative stylistic autonomy. It’s open there “Figure II” exhibition dedicated to the recent works of Antonio Bertoni, curated by Gian Ruggero Manzoni, at the contemporary art gallery “Il Vicolo”. Among the many options offered by contemporary art, Bertoni has chosen the figurative in order to remain anchored in an original humanistic vocation of art. His “figures”, faces or more complex body compositions, want to affirm the insignificance of the subject and that anti-heroic attitude that shaped the art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Houses the Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery in Cesenatico “Appartenenze”, the first exhibition curated by the “Porto” collective. The event, born from the concept of topophilia, aims to tell the relationship of deep bond between the individual and the place: a story about the creative and emotional impact that the typical cyclicality of Cesenatico, the place the artists were born and raised had over them. As part of the Bible Festival initiative, it can be visited in the small room of Palazzo Ghini in Cesena, la Traveling exhibition “Bible Expo”. A small itinerant museum that allows you to take a journey into Christian-Jewish faith and culture through objects that represent him.

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