What to do in Milan from 2 to 4 July?
Music, shows and a pinch of thrill are the protagonists of the first weekend of July: Summer Steam, the summer festival at the Fabbrica del Vapore with performances, concerts and workshops for children (all weekend); the rich summer calendar from Wow Spazio Cartoon with meetings and activities for adults and children (Friday and Sunday); the horror films to see on the magical Cinemobile in Lido Milano; the numerous theatrical and musical events at the former convent of the Annunciata in Abbiategrasso, inside All-breathtaking Summer Arena (both all weekend).
Evenings and concerts
The notes of jazz will accompany the outdoor festival Garbagnate in Jazz (all weekend), while a concert tribute to Nirvana will be held at Parco Tittoni (Saturday). In the magical setting of the Castello Sforzesco it continues instead Sforza summer, with shows and concerts throughout the weekend.
Meetings and events
Outdoor festivals enliven the weekend from morning to evening: the Villa Arconati Festival in the magical park, with literature and live music meetings throughout the summer (all weekend); the meetings of Farout, festival dedicated to the search for new points of view to observe the Earth, with over 38 international artists between shows and performances (all weekend); the festival at Parco Tittoni with music, cinema and outdoor shows (all weekend).
For those looking for true American flavors, an evening of beer is coming in the new Hamerica’s in Turati, on American Independence Day (Sunday).
Again: the numerous summer events at Arena Milano Est with open-air cinema and live music (all weekend); is Rozzano under the stars, with many cultural, cinematographic and theatrical initiatives until July (both all weekend). Shopping instead offers great surprises at the Moscova District Market with a week of discounts (all weekend).
For those who love ancient art, visits to the Crypt of San Sepolcro continue, to discover one of the most beautiful jewels in the city (Sunday).
And then: the walks among the spiers of the Duomo to admire the skies of Milan (all weekend); appointments for adults and children immersed in nature at CityLife’s Flower Gardens (Saturday). On the Navigli, on the other hand, the summer appointments at Ride Milano continue with concerts, art exhibitions and theatrical performances (all weekend).
Last weekend, however, to attend the complete readings of the Divine Comedy in the Duomo, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death (all weekend).
Books and TV series come together in the new book by Marianna Gulli, which will be presented on Saturday by BundaLinda in Brugherio (MB).
Among the free exhibitions, however, both that of the artist Neïl Beloufa continue, a journey through his immersive installations at Hangar Bicocca (all weekend) and Dancing30 at the Viasaterna Gallery, dedicated to the mysterious Club30, an abandoned and timeless dance club (by appointment).
Among the weekend exhibitions, the creativity of Vico Magistretti and Enzo Mari in two different exhibitions at the Triennale, with projects, models and drawings from the Mari Archive (both all weekend); also at the Triennale, the works of 28 artists from the Fondation Cartier collection put on display by the Argentine painter Guillermo Kuitca (all weekend).
The photographs narrate the Milan of the 60s at the Galleria Carla Sozzani (all weekend), while the shots by Guido Harari from Leica Galerie pay homage to the great characters of the past (all weekend). Finally, at the Palazzo Reale, the exhibition of the great Margaret Bourke White continues (all weekend).
For lovers of installations and street art: the invisible labyrinth at Spazio Leonardo, conceived by choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and artist Francesca Lando di Immuto, a real path to live and explore (all weekend). The exhibition continues at the Fabbrica del Vapore Frida Kahlo, the chaos inside, dedicated to the great Mexican artist (both all weekend).
At the GAM continues Misfits, the first solo exhibition of the visual artist Nairy Baghramian at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna promoted by the Furla Foundation (all weekend); the personal exhibition of the artist Riccardo Arena continues at the Galleria Milano, a journey through collages, photographs, drawings, sculptures and archive materials (Friday and Saturday). Women, Mexico and Freedom, at Mudec, on the other hand, tells about the talent of Tina Modotti, Italian photographer and activist (Saturday and Sunday).
At Palazzo Reale the exhibition The Ladies of Art. Stories of women between the 1500s and 1600s allows you to admire over 130 works by the greatest artists who lived between the 1500s and 1600s, while, again at the Royal Palace, Women in Russian art tells a distant world through 90 paintings dedicated to the role of women in society (both throughout the weekend).
The great superheroes are still the protagonists of the exhibition from Wow Space Comic book dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Marvel (Saturday and Sunday), while at the Archaeological Museum the exhibition Under the sky of Nut. Divine Egypt tells the charm of ancient Egypt (all weekend).
Al Pac continues the photographic exhibition of Luisa Lambri (all weekend), while at Villa Clerici Grafts 21, tells a dialogue with the paintings and sculptures of the permanent collection (Friday and Saturday).
The exhibition at the Fondazione Prada Who The Bær by the Japanese designer Fujiwara, through the fictional character of a * ors * in search of his own identity, investigates the double search for invention and authenticity in the culture we consume every day (all weekend).
Finally, at the Museo del Novecento, you can admire the exhibition by Loris Cecchini – one of the most internationally established Italian artists and winner of the Acacia Award – Associazione Amici Arte Contemporanea Italiana – and the exhibition by Franco Guerzoni, The subtracted image, a thrust into the work of the Modenese artist (both all weekend).
Cinema and Theater
Cinema lovers will have an agenda full of appointments: AriAnteo 2021, the most important film festival of the Milanese summer at the Palazzo Reale, the Triennale and the Cloister of the Incoronata (all weekend); The white nights of the cinema in the three locations of the Cineteca, with three different reviews: “An expressionist night”, “A night with Truffaut in 35 mm” and “A night tinta di rosa” (Friday); the Porta (le) Venezia review, at the Cineteca Milano Meet, a documentary dedicated to the thousand faces of the neighborhood (all weekend) and the wonderful films with Massimo Manfredi at the Cineteca Milano MIC (all weekend).
At the theater, at the Chiostro Nina Vinchi del Piccolo it will be possible to attend theatrical and literary meetings (all weekend). The show Happy New Year, guys at Franco Parenti, instead, he stages a hilarious story about the inability to express one’s feelings (Sunday).
Even children are spoiled for choice on weekends: the workshop at the Pime Center dedicated to ancient textile art (Friday); Estate Museum, the rich summer program of the Science Museum with meetings and workshops (all weekend) and a special summer campus (Friday); the exhibition with vintage toys in tin and wood at the Teatro Gerolamo (Saturday and Sunday).