A necessary premise for those who were in the center at the weekend: from Saturday, every day until 31 December, from 10 to 22, it is mandatory to wear a mask even outdoors, along the axis between Piazza San Babila and Piazza Castello, or in piazza Castello, largo Cairoli, via Dante, piazza Cordusio, via Orefici, via and piazza Mercanti, piazza Duomo, Galleria and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, piazza San Babila. And in any case, even if Milan is (still) in the white area, outdoors it is always mandatory to have a mask with you and wear it in situations where interpersonal distancing cannot be guaranteed or there are crowds, such as in a market or at the Fair.
Saturday and Sunday are the highlight of theEicma, the International Exhibition of cycles, motorcycles and accessories. After a year of hiatus due to pandemics, the Rho Fair the 78th edition of the most important event dedicated to the world of two wheels is staged. Over 820 motorcycle and bicycle brands representing 36 nations from all over the world are represented in the five halls of the fair, testifying to the international vocation of the event. News, previews and the future of mobility on two wheels are on the agenda. In addition to the exhibition of the new models inside the pavilions, the outdoor spaces host shows, test rides, competitions and exhibitions. Info and tickets on eicma.it.
Sunday The Space Cinema Odeon hosts Vanity Fair Stories 2021 (via Santa Radegonda 8, 10.30-20, booking required on eventbrite.it), the festival of the magazine of the same name with musicians, actors and directors and sportsmen called to deal with the theme “Together. A new wave of creators “. Speakers include: Salmo, Gabriele Muccino, Arisa, Stefano De Martino, Gabriele Mainetti, Claudio Santamaria, Orietta Berti, Miriam Leone, Dardust. On Saturday there are the first meetings but only online on the website and on the social channels Instagram and Facebook of Vanity Fair Italia.
Saturday and Sunday at Ice Palace (via Piranesi, Sat 10 am-8pm; Sun 10 am-7pm, free admission, booking required, you enter for time slots) come back Re Panettone with an even richer edition than in the past. In addition to panettone and pandoro, there will be on display (and to buy) all the Christmas sweets prepared by the pastry chefs present. The final prize will elect the best panettone and the best innovative dessert. For children aged 8 to 13 there is a special dedicated workshop held by great names in leavened pastry.
From this weekend for all holidays Portello square hosts the suggestive Christmas market (until January 9), where you can experience the Christmas atmosphere among the decorated and illuminated wooden houses. On sale objects in wood, ceramic and blown glass, in boiled wool. Gastronomic specialties (many) are often available for a taste.
Saturday and Sunday atArci Beauty the fifth edition of the Small traditional Christmas market with artisans from Northern European countries (Finland, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania and Sweden). Gift items, Nordic clothing, typical food products.
And meanwhile in Piazzale Pagano the tent is back Banco di Garabombo (9-20 hours, every day), the traditional ethical Christmas market organized since 1997 by Radio Popolare.
From Sunday shopping in solidarity with the traditional market Arches Christmas (at the National Women’s Union, Corso di Porta Nuova 32, until 5 December, 10 am-7pm, free admission). On sale selected and designer vintage garments.
The Touring Club Italiano for this Christmas proposes Passion Italy, solidarity gifts to be purchased on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 to 18, at the TCI stands in Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo and in Piazza San Fedele.
Do you already want to know what the stars have in store for you for 2022? Your place is the The Grace Club: Saturday and Sunday back A hand from the stars (via Messina 38, 2 pm-6pm, 25 euros): personalized astrological consultations are provided, the proceeds of which will be donated to Telefono Rosa, ANGSA-National Association for Parents of Persons with Autism and to the Rainbow House in Milan.
Until December 24th Casa Emergency (via Santa Croce 19, 11-20 hours) also this year hosts the traditional Christmas market of ethnic and gastronomic products. A special space is dedicated to Afghan crafts. Also on sale is the “Panettone made for good” made in collaboration with the Tre Marie, which will then be on sale in many Italian squares from 4 to 8 December.
The Orchestra dei Musical Afternoons back on Saturday at 17 to the lecterns of Dal Verme Theater (via San Giovanni sul Muro 2, ipomeriggi.it) for the weekly concerts of the 77th Season “Tales without words” with a program that links two famous Beethoven pages – the Coriolano overture and the Symphony n. 8 – at the Concerto n. 2 for piano by Saint-Saëns. The protagonists are two well-known musicians such as Beatrice Venezi engaged on the podium and the pianist Viviana Lasaracina.
Sunday on the stage of Blue Note (via Borsieri 37, 8.30 pm, 27/32 euro, bluenotemilano.com) Cochi Ponzoni plays the legendary jazz player Charlie Parker through his own words taken from original interviews of the time. With him on stage in the concert “Bird lives” a sextet of extraordinary Italian jazz players led by trumpeter Emilio Soana.
It has just been inaugurated at Mudec (via Tortona 56, until 27 March, 9.30-19.30, Thursday until 22.30, 16 euros, mudec.it) the exhibition Piet Mondrian. From figuration to abstraction, which brings for the first time to Milan an exhibition project dedicated to the Dutch artist and the artistic process that led him from figuration to abstraction, from the landscapes of his native Holland to the famous and unmistakable geometries.
It is exhibited from this weekend at the Diocesan Museum (piazza Sant’Eustorgio 3, until 6 February, 10 am-6pm, 8 euros, chiostrisanteustorgio.it) the precious Gernetto nativity scene by Francesco Londonio, a very delicate work of the eighteenth century in paper composed of about 60 figures painted in tempera on shaped cardboard.
This weekend opens in Triennial (until January 23, 11-20, free admission) the exhibition The profession of graphic designer – today: through about 90 projects an attempt is made to define the framework of the profession of graphic designer in Italy. New boundaries for the profession are being drawn between experimentation, independent training and hybridizations.
Double inauguration atNAME Museum (Piazza Compasso d’Oro 1, 10.30-20) where the exhibitions are inaugurated Image 1960-1971, images and documents on one of the most refined and innovative experiences of Italian graphics of the Sixties, e Gillo Dorfles ABC, 42 drawings that of the scholar and critic reveal his ironic and counter-current personality.