It starts from art to sports and festivals in this May weekend that offers many possibilities in the area: beach tennis is the protagonist in Cesenatico with the absolute Italian championships, the Arrivano da mare festival opens, the farms open wide again with activities for everyone, as always, there is no shortage of appointments with theatre, music and exhibitions, but also with stories about Dario Fo. Here are all the events from Friday to Sunday.
Night of the Museums
Culture time at sunset. The Night of the Museums returns on Saturday at various locations: in Cesena the art and the monumental and cultural heritage of the city will be the absolute protagonists on the second Saturday of May thanks to the extraordinary and evening openings of the Ecology Museum, the Malatesta fortress and the municipal art galleries of Ridotto and Pescheria. Also there Tito Balestra Foundation takes part in an event dedicated to Longiano and Romagna: on Saturday, in addition to visiting the collection, he organizes a meeting for a tribute to the Longian poet Sante Pedrelli. Also in Sarsina, the National Archaeological Museum is open all day until evening, with a free guided tour by the museum staff.
They come from the sea and open farms
A weekend away preview for the Festival Arrivano dal Mare! with the opening of two exhibitions in the Cesena area. Friday appointment at the Ceccarelli library in Gatteo with “Puppets and puppets tell … 40 years of Teatro del Drago”, which describes the performances of the last thirty years of work by the historical company and the art family from Ravenna, while on Saturday the new exhibition space of the Stazione degli Artisti in Gambettola will frame “Six Photographers in the History of Otello Sarzi”. Landscape and territory. This is the theme of the 2022 edition of Open farms which, on Sundays, invites families, adults and children to spend a day outdoors to discover the countryside, learn the crafts in the fields, taste traditional products and recipes: on Sundays, activities can be carried out on the farm Ca’ Poggio in Sogliano and Il Pagliaio near Sarsina.
On the stages of theaters and in music
A train, a journey, complete strangers and their stories: “Binary” is a long form of theatrical improvisation that Theatro performs on Friday at the Ex Bottega in Cesena: an innovative event in the classical and improvisational theatrical panorama, which offers the spectator the opportunity to witness on stage the creative and dramaturgical act in its become that spark that leads the investigation to the end result. The Dialect Company “J’Armigì de Burèl”, after a forced break, proposes a cheerful evening on Friday at the Parish Theater of Borello with “The Stmonga”, a comedy in dialect in 2 acts by Lorena Balducci. Again on Friday in the Church of San Domenico in Cesena, the OYO – Our Youth Orchestra will de Peace concert “Speaking plain language”: young musicians from Cesena, with pieces by George Crumb, Arvo Pärt, Massimiliano Messieri and other contemporary composers, want to contribute to peace by raising money for the emergency situation in Ukraine. Cesena’s Genesi Musical Aps Group is ready to return to the stage with the show ‘Are you coming to the ball? an inclusive musical”: the appointment is for Saturday and Sunday at the Bogart Theater in Cesena. On stage, 27 young actors tell the story of a young teenager’s brave struggle to find her voice and open her eyes to a community too closed in a world of anachronistic rules. La Befana arrives late due to Covid, but on Saturday Vidia is preparing to close the winter season with a live evening “Late Befana Rock” and four groups that alternate on stage: Outer, Gatecloser, Variance and Moondome.
Sagra del Prugnolo and Sant’Eurosia
Appointment with the flavors of the undergrowth Sunday in Bagno di Romagna with Sagra del Prugnolo: considered the spring mushroom par excellence, tasty and appetizing, the blackthorn grows mainly in the Apennines, from April to May, and thanks to its unmistakable fragrance, it is an ingredient praised by chefs and gourmets from all over Italy. Saturday and Sunday arrives in Savignano sul Rubicone la Feast of Sant’Eurosia: motorcycle rally, music, gastronomy and workshops will enliven the area of the Castelvecchio sports field.
Stories of Dario Fo and the Bonci Theater
The editorial operation, promoted and conducted by the journalist and writer Fabio Grassi, will be presented on Saturday at the Palazzo del Turismo in Cesenatico, as a national preview: “Dario Fo – The Master of Brushes – How the Nobel laureate painted his theatre” is the title of the book that contains stories, anecdotes and memories related to the presence of Dario Fo and Franca Rame in Cesenatico, between the 60s and 2016. Show location and museum in itself, the theater “Alessandro Bonci” in Cesena returns to reveal itself to the general public with “Discover Cesena”: on Saturday an extraordinary visit to the building that was inaugurated on August 15, 1846 and named after the great Cesena tenor Alessandro Bonci.
Beach tennis and cafe racer
See you Sunday i Absolute Italian Championships of the FIT bring more than 500 athletes to Cesenatico, who will compete for the Italian title on the 25 playing fields on the beach of Piazza Andrea Costa. In the same weekend, another 25 side tournaments will bring all categories from youth to amateurs to complete the sporting scenario. New appointment at Cafè degli Artisti in Cesenatico with the ninth edition of coffee racer day, the event dedicated to motorcycle and motorcycle racing enthusiasts of the 60s and 70s. Saturday and Sunday between music, food and motorbikes.
Discovering the area between memory and music
Saturday in Trappisa, appointment with “Escape routes. Moving like a musical revelation”† After a 6 km trek, at the mountain refuge “Vie di Escape” you will hear a series of captivating stories that reconcile nomadic inspiration with musical exploration. On Saturdays we also go with a walk to the discovery of the hills of Longiano “The Turks by the Sea”† It starts at the Frantoio Turchi to walk along old carriageways on the rolling hills around Longiano, the first flowers will accompany you on this walk that has the taste of spring. The Walk of Memory, to commemorate the fallen of the Second World War in the places where they lost their lives. First appointment Sunday at the Riacci in the wake of Tino Corzani, commander and supporter of the 8th Garibaldi Brigade, murdered at the age of 27 by the fascists in the Riacci on May 15, 1944.
The Mediterranean Sea, the cradle of civilization and extraordinary ecological heritage, is today one of the most polluted seas in the world due to plastic. Plastic represents 95% of litter in the open sea, on the seabed and on the beaches of the Mediterranean and comes mainly from Turkey and Spain, followed by Italy, Egypt and France. The photo exhibition highlights the drama of the Mediterranean Sea “squid bones” by Luigi Tazzari which can be seen at the Ridotto Gallery from Saturday. The exhibition “Invisible children. The Children’s Lockdown”is instead arranged in the Sozzi room of the Palazzo del Ridotto and collects some images selected by the management of the magazine ‘Infanzia’ from the many photos sent by the families, to give a voice and image indicate that marginality of the infantile condition that, in moments of emergency pandemic, has made boys and girls socially “invisible”. It perfectly frames the true soul of the Ridotto of the Municipal Theater “Alessandro Bonci”, instead, the exhibition “Urban planning (not just paper) Offices Ridotto Teatro Bonci 1998 – 2018” composed by Vincenzo Stivala from Cesena, an architect of Salento origin, and former municipal employee housed in the foyer of the theater: about twenty years ago, the Ridotto del Teatro even housed some offices in the Urban Planning sector. From Sunday, the evocative Church of Santa Cristina in Cesena by architect Giuseppe Valadier is possible to visit the exhibition of the Japanese artist Maeda Kamari, “sound shells”, devoted to a group of vibrant recent unpublished works, specially made on paper for the occasion. The Malatesta Library is a tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini, a great director, writer and intellectual. It can be visited there exhibition “Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cinema between reality, myth and poetry” founded by the Cinema Center – City of Cesena in the new Mediateca until next May 31. A photographic journey that takes into account his journey as a director, from the beginning of Accattone (1961) to the last Salò or the 120 days of Sodom, released posthumously after his tragic death in Ostia on November 2, 1975. From cinema with natural elements: in the Maritime Museum of Cesenatico you can enjoy the exhibition “The Riviera of Enchantment. Waters and lands in the views of Vittorio Guaccimanni, Gaspare Gambi, Romolo Liverani”, edited by Ilaria Chia. The exhibition brings together a careful selection of 33 graphic works from public and private collections, focusing on the theme of the sea and its inhabitants, on the magic of water between the coast and inland. Moving to Longiano, the Madonna di Loreto Church, adjacent to the Malatesta Castle, houses, the exhibition dedicated to Renato Bruscaglia, one of the protagonists of the international printmaking of the second half of the twentieth century and one of the most distinctive and prestigious Italian engravers. Recognized interpreter of the landscape, his work departs from the naturalistic and figurative school of the tradition, preferring the chalcographic technique, and in particular the etching, to achieve a personal and innovative stylistic autonomy. It’s open there Exhibition “Figure II” dedicated to the recent work of Antonio Bertoni, curated by Gian Ruggero Manzoni, in the contemporary art gallery “Il Vicolo”. Among the many possibilities offered by contemporary art, Bertoni has chosen the figurative in order to remain anchored in an original humanistic vocation of art. His ‘figures’, faces or more complex compositions of bodies, aim to reaffirm the insignificance of the subject and that anti-heroic attitude that characterized the art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Host of the Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery in Cesenatico “Appartenenze”, the first exhibition curated by the collective “Porto”† Born from the concept of topophilia, the event aims to tell the relationship of deep attachment between the individual and the place: a story of the creative and emotional influence that characterizes the typical cyclicity of Cesenatico, the place where artists were born and raised. , had about them. As part of the Bible Festival initiative, it can be visited in the small room of Palazzo Ghini in Cesena, la traveling exhibition “Bible Expo”† A small itinerant museum where you can take a journey through the Christian-Jewish faith and culture through objects that represent it.