SPECIAL EVENTS - Please contact us with any events!
Oct 1 -31: Ottobre Africano a month of cultural events
Sept 24- Oct 4 MangiaCinema, Salsomaggiore
Sept 29, 30 - Oct 1 The Day of Honey, Traversetolo
Sept 30 - Hiking in the Mines in Corchia
Sept 30 - Oct 1 Polenta Festival, Soragna
Sept 30 - 8: Mercanteinfiera - Renowned Parma Modernism and Antiques Fair
Oct 1: Easy hike near Borgotaro, searching for wildlife (WWF)
Oct 1: Fundraising Day for the Parma Hospital, Pediatrics, Traversetolo
Oct 1: Nigerian Association March Against Racism, Barilla Center
Oct 1: Galletto and Chestnuts Festival, Pelligrino Parmense
Oct 6: Coldplay Tribute at Campus Industry
Oct 7-8: Tortel Dols Festival in Colorno, PR
Oct 7 - 9: BorgoFood, Fidenza
Oct 8: Donne in Corsa (the walk for women) PR
Oct 8: Castello di Gropparello - At the King's Table
Middle weekends of Oct: Sagra del Tortellino, Reno Centese, Ferrara
Oct 7 - Nov 26: 87th tartufo festival in Alba (Piemonte)
Oct 14: Live contemporary music at WOPA
Oct 15 - Nov 12 (weekends only): Black Tartufo Festival of Fragno (Calestano, Parma)
Oct 21 - 29: Festa della Storia, Parma and Bologna (program still to be posted)
Ideas for Halloween at the various Castles in the area
Some concerts in Milan
Also remember to check out the wonderful "Nature" spots around Parma this season the WWF I Ghirardi Oasi in Borgo Val di Taro, Bismantova near Reggio, Lago Santo, etc.
For more info and events:
Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca The Story of Advertising exhibition
-Palazzo del Governatore
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Near ModenaTerramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Until Oct, 2017: Objets Trouves, CSAC museum and archives, Parma
-Until Dec, 2017: Castello Estense (Ferrara): Art for Art's Sake
Parma Movie Theaters and Listings
French Film at Cinema D'Azeglio this month
Cinema Astra also offers some interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison Panorama: Sept 16 - Oct 21 Original Language Films from the Berlin Festival
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan
For athletic courses see "Sports"
Look for courses offered by the various communities here under "In Programma"
English & Other International Language Connections
German Reading Group : Not yet posted
English Reading Club: Sept 28
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Oct 5
Spanish Group Lectures : Oct 25
Internations (Register in the Parma sub-section) for info about monthly aperitivos and more
Reggio-Emilia English Expat Group (Reggio, Parma,Modena)
Also on Facebook at -Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)
-Cours de français Happy Hour Parma
-ENGLISH EVENTS Inglese PARMA MODENA (drinks and games in English once a week)
-INTERNATIONAL Happy Hour PARMA MODENA MEETUP
-For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria in the area, click here;
Music and Theater:
-Teatro Regio and the Festival Verdi as of September 28
-Traettorie: Sept - Nov (Modern and Contemporary Music)
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule Online
-Sounds in the Abbey music festival, Parma until Dec 2017
Full list of Parma Theaters and links to their programs- Teatro Regio, Teatro Due, Teatro al Parco, Teatro Lenz, Nuovo Teatro Pezzani, Teatro del Cerchio, Teatro Europa, Teatro del Tempo
Sports & Outdoors: Please check out the Nature section on our website: there are lots of ideas and many websites listed for ideas for hikes and walks as well.
Fencing, Swimming, Soccer (there are many local teams for kids and even some for adults), Rubgy, Baseball, American Football, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheerleading (Starlight)
If you need additional info about enrollment, please send us an email or a message on FB
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses for 2017
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more
You can also check out Parma Calcio games as well as rugby Parma Zebre or American Football with the Parma Panthers
-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills
-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)
-Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)
Children: Useful resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"
Art and Classes for Children
-Biblioteca Alice: Art and Narration workshops - -Waterpainting at Alice Library
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Orso Ludo: Toy store in the Center of Parma which offers projects & events
-Il Club dell'Orsetto Lavoratore: Baby parking and much more
-Pavese Biblioteca: Reading workshops for children 3 - 5
Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Coming soon
--Fondazione Teatro Due : Coming soon
-Teatro del Cerchio: Calendar online
-Teatro Pezzani: Children's shows begin Nov 26
-Teatro delle Briciole: Calendar online
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro
For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Coop Parma Polisportiva, CUS, UISP, The country clubs (Mariano, Castellazzo) for tennis, SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport. If you need assistance, please write us at Parma Mia on Facebook.
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English This September there is Design Week, a Barbie Doll exhibition and more!
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Milan this month (CiaoMilano): Find your way around Milan in English. Great exhibitions, concerts, flower shows, et al. Many museum exhibits offer "children's tours" for which you need to reserve in advance. Check out the aquarium, planetarium, and Natural History Museum as well.
For the more design-oriented, there's are often great exhibitions going on at the Triennale as well as installations at Hangar Biccoca and the Fondazione Prada.
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc. Buy tickets now for The Who and The Flaming Lips.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian: In November there will be an comprehensive Liberty exhibition
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura