Weekend in Rome: 14 unmissable events Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January     Today

Weekend in Rome: 14 unmissable events Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January Today

Here we are: A new weekend is just around the corner. There are those who want to switch off without setting the alarm clock and live this weekend in the name of total relaxation, and those who want to take advantage of the two days off to experience Rome, its monuments, its beauty, perhaps to see a new exhibition to visit, go to the cinema or theater.

If you’re wondering what to do in the capital over the weekend of January 21st and 22nd, know that there’s no shortage of appointments. Exciting immersive experiences, exhibitions and tours are coming to the city, it is also the weekend of Chinese New Year and various initiatives are planned.

Here are RomaToday’s suggestions

Cacio & Pepe Festival

Until Sunday January 22nd, the gastronomic temple of Eataly Rome organizes in the big market and in the restaurants a whole week dedicated to the “Cacio e Pepe”, culminating at the weekend with an unmissable and big party that now is in its fourth year : the Cacio & Pepe Festival from January 20th to 22nd on the third floor of the largest Eataly store in the world. A selection of the best Roman realities will offer cacio e pepe in many versions. There will be special show cooking, cooking classes, musical entertainment and creative workshops for children. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

IKONO, a new immersive experience in Rome

Located in a historic location in the heart of the capital, the new IKONO experience in Rome invites visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in exciting environments and highly interactive installations, unleash their creativity, stimulate their senses and create unforgettable memories. The immersive journey, which averages around 1 hour, unfolds through a series of unique, breathtaking settings that can emulate the thrill of traveling into different worlds, cultures and eras without ever having to leave the city. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

RomaSposa becomes “Urban”

From January 20th to 22nd, 2023, RomaSposa arrives for the first time in the Prati Bus District in a very “urban” version. The event dedicated to future spouses brings to the central Viale Angelico 52 the proposals of the approximately 150 exhibitors present with solutions for location, entertainment, decoration, favors, dresses, hairstyle, makeup, photos and honeymoon. A 360° journey into the wedding world that inspires dreams and longings, with news and trends from all product categories. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni is 140 years old

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni blows out 140 candles. It was January 21, 1883 when, in the presence of the King and with a great ceremony, the Palace for the International Exhibition of Fine Arts, designed by the architect Pio Piacentini and immediately characterized as a laboratory for research and experimentation, was inaugurated. On January 21st and 22nd, there will be celebrations with a ticket at a special price of 8 euros. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Stefano Fresi, Toni Fornari and Emanuela Fresi in “Cetra una volta”

Do you know the zither quartet?” If you ask a 20-year-old, he shakes his head with a sad emoticon. But only hum “In the old farm …” that he answers with the shining eyes of those who have returned to childhood “ia … ia … ò!”. Stefano Fresi, Toni Fornari and Emanuela Fresi bring “Cetra una volta” to the Ambra Jovinelli Theater, a show that traces the magic of the cetra that is part of everyone’s life. Her musical legacy needs no credit; it’s just there. A journey between past and present, between melancholy and laughter, in the magical wake of a legendary quartet. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

“Up!”, the exhibition in the Palazzo Merulana

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, the exhibition “UP!” comes to the Palazzo Merulana. curated by Liliana Liao, scheduled until Sunday January 22, 2023. Seven Chinese artists who chose to study in Italy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, each with a different language and diction, tell with authenticity the constant search according to an organic balance between East (China) and West (Italy). [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Special Chinese New Year dinner with lucky dishes

The arrival of the Lunar New Year is just around the corner, which according to the Chinese calendar will fall on January 22 this year. A celebration particularly felt in Asian countries, and to celebrate it, the Chinese restaurant Dao organizes a special dinner with good luck dishes, accompanied by the suggestive performance of Gao Chuanyan, the musician of guzheng, the traditional Chinese stringed instrument. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

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Real Bodies Leonardo’s anatomy exhibition

Real Bodies Leonardo’s Anatomy Exhibition is the homage to the genius and his immense intellectual curiosity, which opened in Rome on December 26th. A visit will allow you to admire the works that reproduce the anatomical studies carried out by Leonardo da Vinci, based on his personal experience in the field of autopsy practices: this is how the famous Vitruvian man and an incredible embryological study take shape that the very high Levels of reveal anatomical knowledge and the extreme drawing precision achieved by Leonardo. Walking through the exhibition areas, the viewer can get to know and understand the studies of the great Florentine genius, which were the backbone of his scientific and artistic work. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

The largest Lego brick exhibition in Europe

The largest Lego exhibition in Europe has arrived on the first floor of the Leonardo Shopping Center in Fiumicino. Over 2,000 m2 of space and 100 spectacular models. The exhibition covers 1500 square meters. You can admire many unique constructions, life-size figures and large buildings. From the largest Lego Titanic in the world to the Colosseum, 188 meters long, 156 meters wide, with a circumference of 524 meters and a height of 48.5 meters. There will be superheroes, the Smurfs village, the space villages, ancient Rome and ancient Greece, alien cities and much more. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Casanova Opera Pop, the musical by Red Canzian

There is still time until Sunday to see Red Canzian’s musical Casanova Opera Pop at the Brancaccio Theater. The musical theater blockbuster, set in 18th-century Venice and dedicated to one of the most famous Italian personalities in the world, Giacomo Casanova, brings 21 performers to the stage, 2 hours of music and 35 songs sung live, 120 costumes, 30 scene changes, immersive scenography and innovative stylistic choices. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

All nut

Gabriele Pellegrini, aka Dado, returns to cinemas across Italy with a new show: “Dado all round”. The show will run from Wednesday to Sunday until January 29, 2023 at the Teatro Tirso De Molina in Rome. Dado’s new show will be a great showcase of comic emotions that, between monologues, songs and a wide variety of characters, uses the language of stand-up comedy and song theater to delight its audience while questioning itself about the small and big questions of daily life, especially that of the Romans. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Martufello at the Teatro Golden

Until Sunday there is at the Teatro Golden Martufello with the show “Cocktail x 3”, together with Miriam Mesturino and Luca Negroni. The 2023 season will start again at the theater in Via Taranto. “Cocktail x 3” is an entertaining show that reveals some couple dynamics and, based on the concepts of fidelity, love and betrayal, manages to skillfully mix the characters’ movements, making the comedy entertaining and intelligent. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Out of tune notes in the Manzoni Theater

Saturday and Sunday is the appointment at the Teatro Manzoni with the show “Note stonate” by Israel Horovitz with Gaia de Laurentiis and Pietro Longhi. Two lives that do not meet by chance. He is an elderly sick professor who is passionate about music, she is his new governess. Tortured souls bound by a dark past that is slowly being revealed. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde

From Thursday January 19th to Sunday February 12th 2023 Ubik Produzioni and Teatro Stabile del Giallo present “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde” at the Teatro Ciak in Rome. A show by Robert Louis Stevenson, directed, translated and adapted by Matteo Tarasco and starring Ruben Rigillo, Linda Manganelli, Giovanni Carta, Enrico Ottaviano, Amedeo D’Amico. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]