What to do at the weekend in Forlì and the surrounding area

A weekend that extends with the celebration of April 25, which offers several appointments in addition to the institutional celebrations, along with the Earth Day anniversary. Do not miss a series of concerts and theatrical performances among the classics and events for families. There are also food and music nights, markets and exhibitions in the area, ranging from comics to painting, sculpture and recycling. These are the events from Friday to Monday.

Stridoli and Sangiovese

After a two-year hiatus, due to the restrictions imposed by Covid measures, it will return on Saturday and Sunday Sangiovese di Modigliana Festival, which reached the milestone of its 50th edition in 2019. An event that aims to celebrate Sangiovese and combines the name Modigliana with this prestigious wine, symbol of Romagna. It starts on Saturday evening with the “Ceningiro”, a itinerant diner that develops along the paths of the historic center. The characteristic field grass typical of the spring season is instead the protagonist in Galeata. The traditional returns on Sunday Festival of the stridol, which can be tasted in the food stalls in Piazza Gramsci that will offer typical dishes. In the streets of the center, from the morning onwards, the stalls of the itinerant market will frame.

into music

On Friday for the review “Forlì Grande Musica” the nomination entitled “Mozart and surroundings” dedicates the duo formed by very young and talented brothers Parrovicini, Lodovico and Nicolò, which will perform in the church of Sant’Antonio Abate in Ravaldino in Forlì with music by Mozart and Beethoven. Fifth concert instead for the music program Forlì Musica Primavera, Saturday at the Diego Fabbri Theater in Forlì. Maestro Gianna Fratta conducted by the Maderna Orchestra will present a program including romantic masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, the first of Brahms’s symphonies and Mangani’s acrobatic adaptation of Verdi’s pages, performed by the extraordinary Corrado Giuffredi on clarinet. The cycle “Musical paintings” also continues, the aperitif concerts within the path “Spectator’s School”: on Sunday in the Ridotto of the Diego Fabbri Theater, a new musical performance, “Women in music”, performed by the “Luminoso Duo”, composed by Tadeja Kralj on the harp and Tanja Jarc on the flute† The contest “Adopt a musician” This year has reached its eighteenth edition, dedicated to young music students up to the age of 16, it is open to all music genres and aims to support and strengthen young talents. The finalists will perform on Monday at the Diego Fabbri Theater in Forlì, accompanied by the Maderna Orchestra, always conducted by musical director Gianna Fratta.

On the stages of theaters

On Fridays, the Verdi Theater in Forlimpopoli organizes Beppe Casales performing his monologue “Nazieruopa”: the show was one of the finalists in the 18th edition of the Teatro Resistente review in Casa Cervi and was the winner of the Theatrical Mass 2019 prize. Casales’ monologue travels on two tracks, the word and the images, and is together with a letter to a daughter and a journey that begins in Germany in the 1930s and reaches Europe beyond its borders. He arrives at the Municipal Theater of Predappio “AA (Aspiring Assassins)”, hosted by the Fellowship of the Ring directed by Francesco Lezza. Meeting on Saturday and Sunday with three mistreated associates, a self-proclaimed murder counselor and a decidedly sui generis killer: unexpected events, misunderstandings, twists and turns in La Compagnia dell’Anello’s new prose. The show Silver nose of the company Progetto gg will be performed for the review “A Teatro in Famiglia”, on Saturday at the Dragoni di Meldola: it is taken from a story of the popular tradition also collected by Italo Calvino in Fiabe Italiane. Also in Forlimpopoli, on Saturday, to the family theater, with “The Nutcracker” by the company Fior di Teatro: reality and fantasy, meek toys that become brave fighters and nightmares that grow into beautiful dreams, all these mingle in the story of the Nutcracker.

April 25 is Earth Day

For celebrate the 77th anniversary of the national liberation, April 25, 1945-2022, in Forlì, the calendar of events accompanies the entire weekend, culminating in Monday, when in addition to the institutional celebrations there will be a festive afternoon in the city park “Franco Agosto” with moments of play for children, recreational activities, the concert from the city of Forlì Band and the “Partisan Concert”. The municipality of Bertinoro celebrates on April 25 with the “Walk of the Resistance”: a journey of about 3 hours, between vineyards, paths and caves in the countryside of Bertinoro, accompanied by the stories of the resistance told by Giancarlo Dini. All the time in Bertinoro, on the occasion of Earth DayHeld on April 22 every year, there will be three days of events, including Roberto Mercadini’s play titled “Little boy”, the code name given with hideous sarcasm to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which caused the greatest massacre of all time for the number of victims (160,000) and for the environment. On foot or by bike, from Friday to Sunday Spinadello Participating Visitor Center promotes a rich program of initiatives in the meanders of the Ronco Riverin collaboration with environmental excursion guides, green realities and territorial promotion: on the occasion of World Earth Day, the weekend kicks off with the inauguration of the new equipment delivered to the aqueduct† For the Liberation Day, an appointment also at the Alessandro Callegati ‘Calle’ Regional Cartoon Library, with the proposal ofonline exhibition entitled ‘Musso Comics’, which collects the covers of American comics published from 1941 to 1944 relating to the presentation of the image of Benito Mussolini. ‘Musso’ was a nickname often used in comics to define Mussolini, at that time a comic entitled ‘Musso the Wop’ was also published on the Beano strip from 1940 to 1943.

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Piazza Morgagni is occupied from spring to Sunday with “Tease-Spring Festival”: lots of grilled meats and Romagna appetizers will be the protagonists of the festival also characterized by live music with the “ Trio Santa Maradona ” on Friday evening and the “ Same Old Shoes ” on Saturday, also on Sunday there will be games and entertainment for families and children. On Saturdays, the Franco Agosto Urban Park in Forlì de . organizes lion day: a series of initiatives by local clubs, including solidarity, such as the “Bunny Walk” for children and their families and an excursion to the historic center led by Gabriele Zelli. Always seeking solidarity, the parish of San Giorgio organizes the initiative, again on Saturday “St. George for Ukraine”: foodstand and shows to raise money for refugees. the agreements of “Sunrise, tasting and walking”, an initiative organized by the farm Rio del Sol and the farm La Sabbiona dedicated to lovers of walking, hiking in the north and cycling who want to discover an evocative corner of Romagna and enjoy its typical flavors and landscapes. Every Saturday and Sunday morning, it is possible to cover a five kilometer route on foot or by mountain bike, between breakfast and aperitif. On the way to Meldola, Rocca delle Caminate to visit again to the public, after closing in the winter. The castle is open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer and exceptionally also on Monday 25 April.

Markets and reuse

In addition to the traditional Monday and Friday markets and the antique markets, the historic center of Forlì hosts extraordinary events such as the Sunday with the Promotions fair† New appointment, in the area of ​​the old oven in Piazza Orsi Mangelli in Forlì, Sunday, with the “Trunk Market”the typical English market where car trunks become stalls on a second-hand market: objects, home accessories and clothing in good condition but no longer needed.

All-round art and film

The new exhibition appointment at the San Domenico Museums in Forlì is open to the public, dedicated to a great female myth from our history, a mysterious and misrepresented figure: Mary Magdalene. Through some of the most valuable and fascinating works of art dedicated to her, the Forlì exhibition “Maddalena. The mystery and the image” of 2022 – curated by Cristina Acidini, Paola Refice, Fernando Mazzocca – sets out to investigate the unsolved mystery of a woman named Maria who still rests and fascinates. Until July 10, the rooms of San Domenico will display 200 works of the most important from the third century. AD to the twentieth century, divided into 11 sections, in an exhibition route that includes painting, sculpture, miniatures, tapestries, silver and graphic works and that meanders through the greatest names of each era. On the occasion of the upcoming holidays, there is another opportunity to better appreciate the great exhibition is activated on service ‘fixed departure guide’ which allows you to take advantage of a guided tour without having to organize as a group. With lighting “Art and Business – Dino Zoli, 50 years of creativity”, scheduled until October 2, at the Dino Zoli Foundation in Forlì, officially opened the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Dino Zoli’s entrepreneurial activity: the exhibition offers an excursion through the works of the permanent collection and the main art projects created by the Dino Zoli are promoted Foundation. 3 years after the last exhibition dedicated to Benito Partisani, in art Mastro Lupo, Forlì .’s Farneti Art Gallery, offers an in-depth study of the artistic journey of this extraordinary character. Painter, draftsman, ceramist and sculptor Benito Partisani (Predappio 1906-1969), he was a prominent man in the municipality of Predappio, of which he became mayor immediately after the war. Contemporary art in the MAF in Forlimpopoli, with an original proposal linking the Archaeological Museum in Piazza Fratti to the naturalistic oasis of Spinadello: at the MAF it is possible to visit the exhibition “Animalium” by Silver Plachesi, and at the same time, at the Spinadello lifting station, the “Aquarium” will be opened by Plachesi himself: the two exhibitions tell through the same technique – that of recycling art (or art made with recycled materials) – the animal world on Earth (at MAF) and at the bottom of the sea (at Spinadello). The photo exhibition opens at the Oratory of San Sebastiano in Forlì “Invisible children. The Child Lock”: the management of the magazine “Infanzia” wanted to give a voice and image to this state of invisibility, by encouraging families to represent it through photographing games, didactic activities (remote), moments from everyday life, on-site tests of resistance and resilience in their own homes during the lockdown. In early 2022, Comic Strip Dante started the project ‘Dante701’, starting with a calendar of proposals that the ‘Dante Disneyano’ event on the front. The exhibition, on site and online, features all forms in which the Dante aspect has been presented through Disney’s works. In Palazzo Morattini, Pievequinta di Forlì, one can visit exhibition of family trees from local families from Carpinello to San Pietro in Vincoli, curated by Mauro Mariani. You can visit Mussolini’s birthplace in Predappio from Saturday the exhibition “From Dovìa to Predappio Nuova”: it is an exhibition of books, documents, paintings, sculptures and bas-reliefs of collectors or public bodies depicting the history of Predappio and the surrounding areas. For the penultimate weekend of April Sala San Luigi has chosen to screen the film “Belfast”an autobiographical coming of age novel by director Kenneth Branagh.

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