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March 2014: The Best events of the month in Rome

March 2014: The Best events of the month in Rome

01March is still a Carnival month this year. Tuesday the 4th marks the end of Carnival, with a follow-up on the 9th in Poggio Mirteto, near Rome.

But March in Rome offers much more than that, here are our picks!

 

MUSIC

Let’s start with the music scene, particularly interesting this month.

 

The British band Skunk Anansie will perform on the 19th in Rome during their Acoustic Tour. At Gran Teatro.

On the very same night, the US rock band Boyce Avenue from the US will play at Atlantico Live.

On March 20 Paris Rocking begins. The 3-day French electronic music festival will take place at Lanificio.

Guitar lovers shouldn’t miss Manuel Barrueco’s concert on the 25th. The Spanish master will be on stage at the Rome University La Sapienza.

March also features two Organ Festivals. One in the Cristo Re church while the other, specifically conceived for Lent, will be on stage in the San Pietro in Montorio church from the 9th. Free concerts for both festivals.

 

THEATRE

This month has an incredible amount of shows for kids in English that we really want to share with you.

Four of these plays (each of them followed by a workshop) are hosted by Sala Umberto throughout the month.  While Nuts, a bilingual show, will be on stage from March 11 at the Sistina theatre (for school only, on individual tickets). Both venues are very central.

 

ART

The event of the month in Rome’s art scene should be the Frida Kahlo exhibition at Scuderie del Quirinale. Works by the Mexican artist will be on display from the 20th.

Another key moment will be on March 22 e 23 for the FAI Spring days, when many monuments and buildings usually closed to the public will be open for free.

 

SPORT

The usual March rugby game will be versus England this year. The Six Nations match will be on the 15th at the Olympic Stadium.

Another key sport event is the Rome Marathon,  Italy’s most important race. On March 23.

 

FOOD & DRINK

From March 21 to the 30th you can have heavily discounted five course meals at Michelin-starred restaurants in Rome, starting from 55 euros.

The Rome Whisky festivalSpirit of Scotland” will take place on March 15-17 and will offer much more than just Scottish malt spirits.

 

OTHER HAPPENINGS

March 8 is International Women’s Day. We first recommend you to read our post on the most important women in Roman history and then recommend you to join of the events organized for this holiday. The Furio Camillo theatre hosts the free photo exhibition “Colors of Women” by Matteo Nardone (March 7-30). The English Theatre of Rome presents A Night Of Women Who Write, new works by contemporary female authors on March 8, 15 and 16.

Mid-month will also feature the Rome Book Festival. The main theme of the fifth edition (from March 13 to the 16th) is work. The Festival will host John Grisham, Donna Tartt, Taiye Selasi, David Grossman, Jhumpa Lahiri and many more.

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