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November 2014 in Rome: What’s Up in the Eternal City?

November 2014 in Rome: What’s Up in the Eternal City?

If October was the month of cinema in Rome for the International Film Festival, it seems November is the month of music and shows also because most art exhibitions have already started.

 

MUSIC

For the second time this year the Chinese classical music star Lang Lang will perform in Rome. This time it will be melodies by Mozart and Chopin. On November 21.

The Roma Jazz Festival kicks off on the 14th and runs through the end of the month. This year’s focus is on Swing and New Deal.

A very unusual music performance is Voices from Renaissance on November 16. English vibes performed by Coro Città di Roma under the direction of the music head of Sidney Sussex College – Cambridge (UK).

Tribute to Richard Strauss is a three-day event devoted to the Romantic opera composer. November 22-24.

 

DANCE

The Marhaba Rome Festival is about to start! The 9th belly dancing event unfolds in the Tendastrisce theatre from the 28th to the 30th.

Kaze Mononoke by the DaCru Dance Company and inspired by the traditional Japanese Hanami ceremony is on stage on November 20 at Ara Pacis.

The Momix crew is back in town with the Alchemy show from November 18 until the end of the month.

 

THEATRE

The Rome-based English language companies are ready with their new theatre shows after the summer recess.

The Rome Savoyards propose the Dresser by Ronald Harwood on November 4-9.

The English Theatre of Rome presents an adaptation inspired by Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms. November 7-16.

 

FOOD

Vinoforum, the wine fair takes place on November 12-14.

The fantastic venue of Lanificio hosts the Gluten Free Day on the 30th. Free admission.

There is nothing to eat but a lot to learn about food and its future, the theme of the 2015 Milan Expo, at the National Geographic photography exhibition from November 18 at Palazzo Esposizioni.

 

ART

Fine, most of the major exhibitions were opened in September/October but there a couple of things we would like to present you.

First of all Norman Rockwell and his American Chronicles on show from November 11.

And then from a totally different country the contemporary art exhibition “Unedited History. Iran 1960-2014” at MAXXI also from the 11th.

 

DEAL OF THE MONTH

Barter week is back! November 17-23. Free accommodation in Rome in exchange for your precious skills and services.

 

PETS

November also features the top cat event of the year in Rome. It’s Supercat Show on November 8 & 9.

 

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Last but not least a short Christmas chapter. As you can imagine Romans are not great planners and prefer to organize everything last-minute. Therefore, the only Christmas-related event that has already been scheduled in the city’s calendar is 100 presepi, the exhibition with dozens of cribs and nativities from all over the world made with the most impossible materials! From November 27.

2 comments

  • I am quite insulted by the comment: “As you can imagine Romans are not great planners and prefer to organize everything last-minute.”
    You are promoting a stereotype that does not, in the least, represent the population. How terrible of you!

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