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October 23, 2011

Parma this week (Oct 24-30)

Check La Repubblica for a comprehensive list of events. La Repubblica Parma is also now accessible on facebook.

Our selection of events for the week:
Festival Verdi is coming to an end, but Aperitivi alla Casa della Musica will start soon!
Every Saturday jazz at Bar Cristallo from 8 pm.
The original ones, the festival of movies in original version, still going on at Cinema d'Azeglio!
Free concert at Chiesa San Sepolcro Sunday at 9 pm: Frescobaldi, Cimarosa, Donizetti.
Science week at Barilla Center with workshops for kids aged 6-11
Halloween: see the post dated October 15. And if you have suggestions, please send them to or leave a comment below.

Saturday morning the ticket office of Teatro al Parco will exceptionally open so you can buy your tickets for the coming season of Teatro delle Briciole.
It's also time to book tickets for Zona Franca, a festival of theatre taking place in November with about 10 shows for kids.
I warmly recommend Teatro delle Briciole: the shows are of excellent, professional quality and are a great entertainment for adults too!

Out of town:
Tired of Verdi? Try Puccini! Book tickets for La Bohême playing on November 11 at Teatro Magnani in Fidenza.
In Fidenza starts the annual festival for kids aged 3-12: drop your kids and husband and go shopping at the outlet!
Sunday at Parco Boschi di Carrega, kids can learn how to recognize animal prints!
The Festa del Tartufo in Calestano takes place every sunday until November 13.
Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition at the Fondazione Magnani-Rocca until December 11.

Outside the province
In Ferrara exhibition "Gli anni folli" Paris at the time of Dali, Picasso and Modigliani until January 2012.
In Pavia exhibition Degas, Lautrec e Zandò a Pavia: mostra al Castello Visconteo da Settembre a Dicembre 2011 Eventi a Milano
"Les Folies de Montmartre", Degas, Lautrec e Zandò until December 18.
In Milano "Cézanne, les ateliers du midi" until February 26, 2012.
In Torino "Moda in Italia", 150 years of Italian high fashion until January 8, 2012.

Build your own calendar of events: check our 'Time out' page for useful websites.

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