HOT DATES November 1 Attend the Pope’s Angelus speech in St. Peter’s Square for All Saints' Day. 2 Brighten your day at Gyula Várnai’s light installation at Sala S. Rita (Via Montanara). 3 Don’t miss the last day of the Bulgari exhibition at Castel Sant’Angelo. 4 The Roman Forum is free today! Get there early to avoid the lines. 5 Stop at Freni e Frizioni for aperitivo: a drink and a free buffet. 6 Take a journey to ancient Pompeii and Santorini at the Scuderie del Quirinale’s new exhibit. 7 Enjoy a healthy meal of seasonal, hand-picked ingredients at Hostaria del Mercato (p34). GIO PONTI 8 Explore Rome’s most fascinating site after dark with a night tour of the Colosseum. WEDNESDAY 27 A new exhibit at the MAXXI (Museum of 21st-century Art) explores the career of Gio Ponti. As one of the most important Italian architects and designers of the 20th century, Ponti has been the subject of much critical literature about his work, ranging from architecture and design to poetry. This exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives and presents materials, models, books, and more from the iconic artist’s large body of work throughout his lifetime. maxxi.art 9 Take the kids to see De Stilte Dance Co. perform at the Mattatoio. Alice in Wonderland 10 calcio Catch a game of (soccer) when Lazio plays Lecce (Stadio Olimpico). 11 Be soothed by the jazz stylings of Archie Shepp at the Roma Jazz Fest. 12 Watch pianist Claire Huangci interpret Brahms and Rachmaninoff at the PDM. THANKSGIVING THURSDAY 28 13 The Borghese Gallery showcases the works of neoclassical artist Luigi Valadier. If you find yourself in Rome this Thanksgiving and want a traditional American dinner, have no fear! Multiple restaurants offer Turkey Day eats, whether it be traditional or with a Roman twist. The Hard Rock Café and Vivi Bistrot are just two of the restaurants where you can find a Thanksgiving feast. For a social event, consider the American International Club, or for something informal, stop in at The Highlander pub for a meal and some American football. St. Patrick's Church also holds a special Thanksgiving Day Mass. If you feel up for the challenge to cook (and you have access to a kitchen), head to international food shop Castroni to find all the ingredients you need. Just make sure to order your bird at the butchershop at least a week in advance. 14 Idomeneo, King of Crete Catch Mozart’s opera Teatro Costanzi. at 15 See the Ara Pacis as it once was during one of their Virtual Reality night visits. 16 Find out where you can try Rome’s most gourmet sandwiches (p20). 17 Last week to take in a performance of the Romaeuropa Festival. 18 Genesis tribute band The Musical Box performs at Teatro Brancaccio. 19 Eleonora Princess of Magic performs her new show at Teatro Brancaccio. Amazing 20 Rainy day? Head to Palazzo Barberini, one of Rome’s many overlooked museums. 21 Warm up as the weather gets colder with a pot of tea at Babingtons. 22 Celebrate the feast of St. Cecilia at the medieval church devoted to her in Trastevere. 23 Craving Christmas? Visit the National Panettone & Pandoro Festival at the Sheraton. 24 GLEN HANSARD Want to get active? Run the Deejay Ten Race at Circus Maximus! TUESDAY 12 25 Explore the works of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud at the Chiostro del Bramante. Singer-songwriter and actor Glen Hansard is set to perform at the Auditorium PDM this month. Hansard started his musical career with The Frames, a local Dublin band, and gained international attention in 2007 when his song “Falling Slowly” won the Oscar for Best Original Song for the film in which he also starred. Over the past two decades, Hansard has pursued a career as a solo artist while still performing with The Frames. His show at the PDM includes music from his latest solo album which was released in April this year. 26 Make sure to order truffles—they are in season right now! 27 Architect and writer Gio Ponti’s lifetime of work goes on display at the MAXXI today. 28 Discover secret meanings and hidden messages begind Rome's greatest masterpieces (p14). Once, 29 It's Black Friday! Head to the shops to score some deep savings! 30 Get into the holiday spirit as some Christmas markets begin to open! This Wild Willing, For more ideas visit whererome.com 12 WHERE ROME I NOVEMBER 2019
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