The best weekend events in Milan

Still hot weekend. Not only in terms of climate but also for the quantity and quality of the proposals. Starting from Cinema in celebration, which chooses Sunday to start offering discounted tickets at 3.50 euros (until 22 September). The intent is to entice the public to go to the hall. There are films, there are also cinemas, since most have joined the initiative.

It ends on Sunday Visions from the world (15-18 September, free admission subject to availability, edition of International documentary festival, or – as they say now – of the “cinema of reality”. Dedicated this year to “More knowledge, more awareness”, very current concepts, today, it takes place between the Litta Theater, the Eliseo Cinema and the Science and Technology Museum (here a special VR Zone is set up in the Auditorium where you can view some of the documentaries in competition in virtual reality). Among the guests and the highlights of the final days: Saturday “Hotel Sarajevo” by Barbara Cupisti, reflections on a war that bloodied the Balkans only a few years ago and everyone seems to have forgotten (Litta, 8.45 pm); Sunday, masterclass with the producer and director Domenico Procacci (Eliseo, 3 pm), followed by a screening of “A team” on and with the guys who made the business of winning the Davis Cup in 1976. Also for this edition, it is possible to follow the previews on the official website of the Festival on the MYmovies streaming platform.

From this weekend until September 25th at North Milan Park come back on Biodiversity Festival, dedicated this year to the Amazon Forest, vital for our survival and the planet. The festival does this by resorting to the languages ​​of art – shows, screenings, exhibitions, meetings, concerts, workshops and performances – and of science. Among the guests, Adriano Karipuna, native leader of the people of Rondonia, a symbol of resistance to the destruction of that habitat. Among the initiatives of these first days, Cospe organizes the solidarity picnic # 100ceneperamazzonia at the Cascina Centro Parco on Sunday at 12.30 (reservations required on

The Photofestival (, an annual photography review that between now and 31 October will fill the city with over 150 photographic exhibitions housed in art galleries, museums, libraries, theaters, historic buildings and photography shops, from the city center of the “Palazzo della Fotografia ”located in Palazzo Castiglioni (corso Venezia 47) in the hinterland, in the province (Bergamo, Brescia, Monza, Lecco Varese also involved). From this weekend it is already visible “Water making the invisible visible”, the best photos of the World Water Day Photo Contest 2022 (at Centrale dell’Acqua). The complete list of exhibitions on the website

Sunday the Triennial hosts The Gathering (viale Alemagna 6, free admission for performances in the atrium and in the garden,, an uninterrupted flow of spontaneous performances and music conceived as a global installation that covers the whole day, from 11 to 24, designed by Ferdinando Arnòwinner of the Targa Tenco 2022.

Saturday and Sunday City Life Park hosts Wanderlust 108 (, the only mindful triathlon dedicated to self-awareness with running sessions, mind-body warm up, yoga flow accompanied by dj-set and guided meditation, silent yoga, gong baths, animal flow, gyrochinesis, mindful markets, healthy food and interventions by health coach and yoga teacher. Five types of tickets are available based on the activities you want to do.

Saturday and Sunday the PIME Center hosts the 91st edition of the Missionary Congress (via Monte Rosa 81, free admission, with the presence of Cardinal Matteo Zuppi and a calendar full of appointments between mission, culture, solidarity and workshops for children.

Saturday at Forum of Assago (via G. di Vittorio 6, 9 pm, 53 / 64.50 euros) the only Italian date of the tour of Arcade Firethe leading independent rock band of the new millennium.

Back to the City Concertthe great classical music in BAM Park. On Sunday at 8 pm in the large lawn of the Biblioteca degli Alberi in the Isola district, the fourth edition of the free outdoor concert will be staged, featuring the soloists and the orchestra of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala.

Saturday and Sunday back to Live Music Club of Trezzo sull’Adda, one of the most anticipated festivals dedicated to metal music. The 2022 edition is aimed at the hardest, most infernal and darkest metal, for two days of extreme music. All the info and the complete program of the festival on the website.

Sunday from 10 to Milan Bonacossa Tennis Club (via Giuseppe Arimondi 15) is disputed A racket for life, a charity event with the presence of former champion Raffaella Reggi with an all-female tennis challenge to support the Ieo-Monzino Foundation in support of the Ieo Women’s Cancer Center. On the same day, breast examinations and medical consultations open to all will be available free of charge.

Parco delle Cave, Parco di Trenno, Bosco in Città: on Sunday there will be a charity competition in favor of Amo la Vita onlus Race of the Three Parks, respectively on lengths of 5 and 12 km. Registration and bib collection on Saturday from 10 to 18 at the Village in via Cancano, at the entrance to the Parco delle Cave. Info at the site

The proposal of Cineteca Milano Arlecchino (San Pietro all’Orto 9, since this hall in the center was taken over by the Cineteca. From this weekend, part of the exhibition “The thin red thread of memory” has been housed in the foyer, which offers a selection of works by Veronica Menghi inspired by the work of his father, architect Roberto, including the blow-up of the painting “Arlecchino looks for a place”, the original of which will remain on permanent display at the cinema (Tuesday instead, a tribute to that other great Milanese architecture and design that is Aldo Rossi, whose exhibition at the Museo del Novecento has been extended until 6 November). Furthermore, starting from Sunday, in the presence of his daughter Enrica, he proposes the retrospective of the works of the (forgotten) filmmaker Elio Ruffo starting from the restored version of “Tempo di amarsi” (5.30 pm) of 1955 which, presented at the IX Locarno Film Festival , received a special mention.

Saturday Royal Palaceas part of the Arianteo projections (Piazza Duomo,, hosts the preview of the documentary “Alik Cavaliere. The green universe ”dedicated to the figure of one of the major protagonists of twentieth-century Italian sculpture. Speakers Elena Pontiggia, curator of the exhibition dedicated to the artist in 2018, her daughter Fania Cavaliere, Domenico Piraina and Roberto Andreoni.

Saturday The Cinemino (via Seneca 6, he carves out a space in his normal programming to remember Jean-Luc Godard by projecting his masterpieces “Until the last breath” (7 pm) and “Band à part” (9 pm). As part of the Cine4 review of Municipio 4, the Cinemino also offers free screenings at the Garden of Cultures in via Morosini: the comedy “The Farewell – A good lie” and a marathon of short films in collaboration with Vertigo are on the bill.

To the Arcimboldi Theater come back Notre Dame de Paris (avenue of innovation 20, until 25 September, work of worship signed by Riccardo Cocciante: the 20 years tour starts from this room (debut March 14, 2002) which sees the entire cast of the debut return to the scene, from Lola Ponce to Giò Di Tonno.

It starts on Sunday at 6.30 pm at the Umanitaria – where the program and the selected artists are presented – on Milan Off Fringe Festival (reservation almost always required, Now in its fourth edition, the festival is spread over a vast network of locations distributed throughout the city from the center to the periphery. In a very rich program, shows, stand-ups, performances, concerts and artistic workshops.

Last evenings at Parenti Theater with a histrionic, delicate and melancholy Silvio Orlando in “Life in front of oneself”.

To the Menotti Perego Theater Sunday a unique opportunity to listen Moni Ovadia who reads and comments on Pope Francis ‘encyclical “Laudato si’”.

Until Sunday the Cloisters of Fontana Theater host “Bar Blues”: Federica Bognetti accompanied by Emiliano Vernizzi re-reads the “Tales” of Giovanni Testori.

After a first summer taste, the Dal Verme Theater (via San Giovanni sul Muro 2, free admission, reservations required, go back to telling his own 150 years of business with an exhibition. Located in the small hall of the theater in the basement and with a preview video in the foyer, “Teatro in Mostra. A 150-year history ”traces the daring history of this theater from its foundation to the present day with documents, newspapers and period magazines, photographs, booklets, playbills, models and a multimedia installation. Following, until December, the celebrations are completed by a program of meetings consisting of a dialogue and a musical part, which will tell the variety and richness of genres that have been staged on this stage.

Come back Milan Dancing City, a project of shows and workshops to approach dance, which is divided into three paths: #danzaMI (performances in theatrical and non-theatrical spaces of the city), #mostraMIladanza (site-specific projects within the city museums), #formaMI (moments of theoretical study and workshops for the public). The first to start, Sunday, is #danzaMI: with “The Ring” by Alessio Maria Romano, Silver Lion at the Biennale Teatro 2020, hosted in the Barrio’s spaces. The performance is anticipated by a dancing procession in Piazza Donne Partigiane and is part of the “90/91: shall we dance?” promoted by Fattoria Vittadini.

In conjunction with the autumn edition of Open Villas in Brianza (until 2 October, turns 20, returns on Saturday and Sunday Monza Park Festival (viale Brianza 1,, eco-sustainable cultural event dedicated to the discovery, knowledge and enhancement of the Royal Park and Gardens, of its Villas and Cascine. In two days over 50 events of various kinds: artistic, musical, literary, poetic, theatrical, meetings and didactic-educational workshops for children and adults focused on nature and art. Not to be missed: the walks with musical accompaniments and laboratory on the making of violins; on Sunday the small spiritual concerts for cello in the Cardinal Durini Chapel and the meeting of the radio host Marco Ardemagni with the astrophysicist Luca Perri.

Sunday third appointment a Villa Arconati (via Fametta 1, Bollate, activities included in the entrance ticket, reservations required, with “Il filo della storia”: we will talk about “Dejeuner sul l’herbe”, or rather the funny story of the picnic from the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. Also on Sunday (11.30 am and 3 pm), on the occasion of Angela Lyn’s exhibition “On the Edge of Time”, the Anglo-Indian jazz player Jesse Bannister will join his friend Angela for a performance.

The best weekend events in Milan