What to do at the weekend: from street art exhibitions to markets

A wide range of initiatives to accompany the weekend in Brescia and its province with a wide range of original and interesting proposals. From music festivals to celebrate Europe in the streets of the historic center to country walks in the open air. The new weekend is ready to fulfill the citizens’ desire for relaxation and entertainment.


The milder temperatures allow us to enjoy open-air shows and musical performances. On Saturdays, the alleys of the Carmine district are flooded with a thousand musical varieties: from the acoustic set of Simone Grazioli to the DJ set of Beppe Orizzonti to the Europe Day 2022 edition

On Friday evening, the San Barnaba Auditorium welcomes the second appointment of Spazio Sinfonico’s musical review with i six Brandenburg concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach, entrusted to the skill of the Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra conducted by Maestro Lorenzo Passerini. For the same evening, a truly unmissable event for progressive rock fans: the English group Van Der Graaf Generator returns for an all-Italian stage, right in the middle of our city.

Sunday is time for Subsonica – Temporary Microchip Tour† The band will take great pleasure in reworking the disc “Emotional Microchip”, a symbolic production of the Turin group, in a modern version entitled “Temporal Microchip”, made with the collaboration of fourteen artists for a dive into the past with the audience of the Brixia Forum .

Can we say May 8 without thinking about mothers? Here then is the Preseglie auditorium planning a concert to pay tribute to all mothers with Donna I want to sing for you


There are many shows that will fill the Brescia weekend, including street dance performances and dramaturgical performances. The Sant’Afra Theater is transformed into a place of reflection with the Lamb of God show† The dry and sharp writing of Daniele Mencarelli, Premio Strega Giovani 2020, will accompany us in a comparison between generations that includes a reflection on the values ​​​​passed from adults to the youngest.

The 2022 edition of is fully anticipated Hip Hop Dance Championship scheduled for Saturday. The Gran Teatro Morato will be invaded by more than 600 performers from all over Italy ready to challenge each other in the competition to the sound of criss-cross and man running.

Go back in the history of Turandot, between its storied past and present, to learn the value of friendship and respect for women. This is the purpose behind it Turandot Dancing Queena show scheduled for Sunday afternoon in which the famous fairy tale is transformed into a performance in which a mix of different sounds will frame a classical opera with arias, duets and choirs at the Alberti Theater in Desenzano.

After the success of the tour, Lella Costa returns to the scene with her show If I can’t dance… it’s not my revolution, inspired by Serena Dandini’s “The Catalog of Brave Women”. All weekend long, the Teatro Sociale welcomes curious spectators eager to discover all the attributes of the group of enterprising and often misunderstood women, the fulcrum of the theatrical performance.

Art and culture

The lioness of Italy as cradle of art and culture, has also come up with a wide range of proposals for this weekend for lovers of the most diverse forms of art. Friday and Saturday we start with the Show stardust at the Paci Contemporary Gallery. An exhibition dedicated to the glories and icons of cinema of the past in a story of vintage shots from some of the films that made the history of our country.

A new exhibition enriches the already extensive set-up of Brescia Photo Festival: Butterflies by Claudio Amadei† Friday is the right opportunity for a journey through nature and the animal world through the photographic representation of this fascinating insect.

Among the many initiatives, Brescia has also devised events that can enhance the beauty of its area. A guided tour will lead the participants to the Sanctuary and Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie† Strolling through the streets of the Carmine neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, you’ll go back to the past with a tour that spans from the Renaissance, over the Baroque to the 19th-century renovations.

Can an event be missing from the icon of modern street art? The castle of Desenzano del Garda offers hospitality to the numerous fans of the Banksy phenomenon with an exhibition entitled Banksy is who Banksy does: a path that combines, in addition to the work of the well-known artist from Bristol, some works of the most important street artists of the moment.

Other initiatives

We can officially welcome the season dedicated to outdoor events. What better opportunity to think about the well-being of body and mind, if not one? hiking in the beautiful Valle delle Cartiere† On Saturday morning, designer Renata Barilli accompanies the guests on a journey through untouched nature, followed by a spontaneous drawing activity based on direct contact with the landscape. A way to enjoy the beautiful view of our area while thinking about fun, in a format suitable for adults and children.

Sunday 8 May we leave for the East with a workshop dedicated to the fascinating tea ceremony† The Paolo and Carolina Zani Foundation has decided to dedicate an afternoon to this special Japanese ritual, which goes far beyond consuming a simple cup of tea. The teacher’s demonstration is followed by a tasty matcha tea tasting.

Now it’s time for the long-awaited return of the markets. Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the historic center of Padenghe will be the backdrop for the stands and stalls displaying the new edition of Padenghe Vintage† A wide range, from clothing to vintage collectibles with a theme from the 60s, 70s and 80s. To revive the spring atmosphere, of course: revival DJ set with music from the mythical time.

Every first Friday of the month it returns the game night to the Municipal Library of Concesio which dedicates an evening to board game enthusiasts. A fun date to play in analog mode with your friends or to dedicate yourself to socializing with table mates.