Using this calendar, you can find all events of the Longlake Festival


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Monday

16

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

Plus Festival

Events

11:00 - 21:00

Quartiere Maghetti

Pipì, Pupù and Rosmarina must solve a big problem: the Mapà, a mysterious figure that is part mum and part dad, has composed the music for a great opera concert, but the notes on the sheet music have disappeared.

The subject of the home and new housing models is one of the main focuses of the work of the i2a international institute of architecture for the year 2018. During this second event a more in-depth look is taken at the relationship between environmental impact in terms of energy and the design of a new home.

Classica Festival

Music

The Tales of the Russian Pilgrim

20:30

Chiesa di Lugano - San Nicolao della Flüe

The concert is dedicated to the memory of José Bragato (12 October 1915 – 18 July 2017), the Italo-Argentine cellist, composer, orchestra conductor, arranger, and first cello of the orchestra of the Colón Theatre of Buenos Aires. He performed for many years in numerous groups who were proponents of the Nuevo tango of Ástor Piazzolla, and created important arrangements of Piazzolla’s compositions.

The Theatre without Borders project offers an opportunity for integration that concerns all aspects of the existence of each actor. The international company unites disabled and professional actors from St. Petersburg, Hamburg and Ticino. The play that is being brought to the stage, in Italian, Russian and German has been on tour in various countries.

Cinema al Lago

Movies

Lady Bird

21:30

Lido di Lugano

Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

LAC - Museo d'Arte della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero, Carona

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Biblioteca Cantonale

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Photo exhibition "Journeys through our Fragile Heritage"

All day long

Palizzate Parco Ciani su Viale Carlo Cattaneo

Prepared jointly by Wikimedia and UNESCO – and realized in Lugano thanks to the collaboration with the UNESCO Chair at USI – this exhibition highlights the richness, diversity and fragility of our common cultural heritage.

Following the new trend of contemporary street art, urban objects will be covered with hand-woven fabrics.

Urban Art Festival

Arts

The Cactus

All day long

Piazza Dante

The Cactus, an original large-sized pop installation in fluorescent colors, was created by CLAB (Creative Laboratory of the City of Lugano) in collaboration with the CSIA (School of Artistic Industries) and with AUL (Lugano Urban Art).

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Andrea Ravo Mattoni

All day long

Palazzo dei Congressi

Street art meets 17th century painting with Andrea Ravo Mattoni. Classical art will revive in the heart of the city and the public will be able to come into direct contact with local art history.

Tuesday

17

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

Plus Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

10:00 - 11:30

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Events

11:00 - 21:00

Quartiere Maghetti

Family Festival

Children, Movies

The Journey Home

16:00

Cinema Iride

Luke discovers that a young polar bear cub has been separated from its mother. Looking for a way to reunite the two of them, Luke is helped by Muktuk, a half-Inuit and half-Canadian, who knows the terrain where the polar bears live well. 

Worlds Festival

Meetings

Ticino Poetry Slam

18:30

Park&Read - Ciani

A curtain-raiser of oral and performing poetry with winners, curated by Marko Miladinovic

Plus Festival

Music

20:30

Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Andrea Ravo Mattoni

21:00

Darsena - Parco Ciani

Street art meets 17th century painting with Andrea Ravo Mattoni. Classical art will revive in the heart of the city and the public will be able to come into direct contact with local art history.

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

LAC - Museo d'Arte della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero, Carona

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Biblioteca Cantonale

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Photo exhibition "Journeys through our Fragile Heritage"

All day long

Palizzate Parco Ciani su Viale Carlo Cattaneo

Prepared jointly by Wikimedia and UNESCO – and realized in Lugano thanks to the collaboration with the UNESCO Chair at USI – this exhibition highlights the richness, diversity and fragility of our common cultural heritage.

Following the new trend of contemporary street art, urban objects will be covered with hand-woven fabrics.

Urban Art Festival

Arts

The Cactus

All day long

Piazza Dante

The Cactus, an original large-sized pop installation in fluorescent colors, was created by CLAB (Creative Laboratory of the City of Lugano) in collaboration with the CSIA (School of Artistic Industries) and with AUL (Lugano Urban Art).

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Andrea Ravo Mattoni

All day long

Palazzo dei Congressi

Street art meets 17th century painting with Andrea Ravo Mattoni. Classical art will revive in the heart of the city and the public will be able to come into direct contact with local art history.

Wednesday

18

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

Plus Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

10:00 - 11:30

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Children, Meetings

10:00 - 12:00

Biblioteca dei Ragazzi - Besso

Plus Festival

Events

11:00 - 21:00

Quartiere Maghetti

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Let’s co-design our neighbourhood

16:30 - 21:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Do you like your neighbourhood? Perhaps there are areas that you would like to improve? Let’s design it together!

Ticino Musica

Music

20:00

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Music

20:00

Morcote paese, Morcote

Cinema al Lago

Movies

Wonder

21:30

Lido di Lugano

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

LAC - Museo d'Arte della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero, Carona

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Biblioteca Cantonale

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Photo exhibition "Journeys through our Fragile Heritage"

All day long

Palizzate Parco Ciani su Viale Carlo Cattaneo

Prepared jointly by Wikimedia and UNESCO – and realized in Lugano thanks to the collaboration with the UNESCO Chair at USI – this exhibition highlights the richness, diversity and fragility of our common cultural heritage.

Following the new trend of contemporary street art, urban objects will be covered with hand-woven fabrics.

Urban Art Festival

Arts

The Cactus

All day long

Piazza Dante

The Cactus, an original large-sized pop installation in fluorescent colors, was created by CLAB (Creative Laboratory of the City of Lugano) in collaboration with the CSIA (School of Artistic Industries) and with AUL (Lugano Urban Art).

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Andrea Ravo Mattoni

All day long

Palazzo dei Congressi

Street art meets 17th century painting with Andrea Ravo Mattoni. Classical art will revive in the heart of the city and the public will be able to come into direct contact with local art history.

Buskers Festival

Music

Blue Mingos

All day long

Città di Lugano

Burning Swing, Wild Jump Blues, torrid Mambo and the ever-present influence of Jazz. Tonight, the Blue Mingos ignite the dancefloor to take you on a trip to the United States of the 40s-50s, where culture and music styles met in crowded dance halls for a celebration of life, at the rhythm of the night.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Bureau des Pensées Perdues - Maree

All day long

Città di Lugano

Despite the name, Marée is not a show talking about the sea, but a crazy story, a growing wave that takes everthing with itself. 

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Cortomobile, il cinema più piccolo del mondo

All day long

Città di Lugano

Cortomobile is a four-wheeled cinema, designed inside a green Alfa Romeo 2000, year 1974. It can guest two viewers only, which can choose their own show, from a "short-menù", a list of short films and animations located beside the car.

Buskers Festival

Music

Degurutieni

All day long

Città di Lugano

If he can, he always remains in the dark. He defines himself a vampire. Idol in his hometown, Osaka, pushes a similar sound as Tom Waits, but even more weird and wild. A collision of soulful raspy vocals, horns, electric guitars and industrial rhythms.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Guixot de 8

All day long

Città di Lugano

Joan Rovira is the creative force behind the company. Convinced that imagination is the key element in life,she has been imagining, creating and re-inventing games for over 25 years.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Hilton Hiltoff - "Life"

All day long

Città di Lugano

Clown, Tip Tap dancer, frustrated musician, elitary sportsman, haulage contractor, antique dealer, exhibitionist, chatty mime. It is his intention to honour the continuous bittersweet failures of life, always counterbalanced with its passions and highlights.

Buskers Festival

Music

I Camillas

All day long

Città di Lugano

Here are I CAMILLAS! An italian group from 2004, flying over a kind of superpop, where you can find and hear classic italian pop, electrodisco, californian punk and tons of smiles and tears. A keyboard + guitar + drums trio. With vocals and words, of course!

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Imbuteatro

All day long

Città di Lugano

Close your eyes… and let the magic begin! Imbuteatro is a performance for a single spectator, lasting just few minutes and taking place in urban and non-urban areas.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Ça mousse!

All day long

Città di Lugano

Ça mousse! Is a project of installations and graffiti covered with moss. All the works are made with natural materials that don’t leave traces. Everyday objects are covered with moss creating a universe where everything has remained frozen, abandoned, suspended in time, where nature takes back its rights.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Jonathan Burns - "Flexible Comedy"

All day long

Città di Lugano

Jonathan Burns always thought he was special. He was the kind of kid who would put his leg over his head at the family reunion or perform musical armpit farts to impress the girls.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Julot - "Hula Hoopla!!!"

All day long

Città di Lugano

A wobbling pole set up on some colorful squares, hula hoops suspending on shrouds… Here is our man, in a floppy and elastic walk, raving around a pole, animating the hoops to the rhythms of his body, playing cheerfully with colors and music… and from dizzy spells to waves finally overhanging up to 9 meters high!

Buskers Festival

Music

Mattak & Funky Nano

All day long

Città di Lugano

Domenico Varì and Mattia Falcone (alias Funky Nano and Mattak) borned as a rap group in 2011, after having fighted one against the other in a freestyle battle in Bellinzona, a small town in the Italian part of Switzerland.

In September 2007, Chiara and Federica take their chances and send an off-hand demo to the Rock Contest editorial office. A few weeks later, they are unexpectedly called for a live performance at an emerging band contest. After only two rehearsals with new member Piero Cappellini, “I Mitici Gorgi” go on stage for their first time and win the contest finals.

Buskers Festival

Music

Ophelias'iron vest

All day long

Città di Lugano

Ophelia’s Iron Vest is a band from Lucerne performing far away from all music trends. The five men play folk and bluegrass and with the release of their debut album "The Spice River Valley Radio Show", they achieved something that no other band has ever achieved before: they won the Country Award of the Kick Ass Award for the best album.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Zirkus Chnopf - Gugus

All day long

Città di Lugano

It has not been a long time since entrance was paid to see people put on display. Fortunately, all this is forbidden today, but when we meet someone who is a bit different, we gaze at him. Today, everyone wants to show off, persuaded to be special – Who is watching whom?

Buskers Festival

Music

Dj Le Mox

All day long

Città di Lugano

DJ Le Mox is sweet as honey, nice as a holiday. He’ll submerge you with positive and danceable music, selected among an incredible variety of genres. Ein echt tessiner produkt.

Buskers Festival

Music

Gipsy Rufina & Leonhardt

All day long

Città di Lugano

In the tradition of itinerant musicians, widespread all over the world, Gipsy Rufina’s music reflects the typical sounds of blues and American folk. A music characterized by hypnotic arpeggios performed with acoustic guitars, banjos or self-built cigar-boxes, acting as a background sound to deep and authentic songs.

Buskers Festival

Arts

Han Sessions

All day long

Città di Lugano

Strongly influenced by graphics, Han’s works use numerous disciplines and different techniques to represent places far away and people inhabiting them. With material found in the smallest corners of the world, Han’s work is heterogeneous and prolific.

Buskers Festival

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Stratempo

All day long

Città di Lugano

Stratempo gathers lightnings and thunders of local artists that use different waves of electronic music (to have fun). Wednesday, in the ghetto with T o’clock and Lawerence. Thursday, the rage of Lam-1’s self-conscious brunettes. 

Buskers Festival

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Worlds Festival

Meetings, Music

Cosa ti muove: I Camillas

All day long

Città di Lugano

Here are I CAMILLAS! An italian group from 2004, flying over a kind of superpop, where you can find and hear classic italian pop, electrodisco, californian punk and tons of smiles and tears. A keyboard + guitar + drums trio. With vocals and words, of course!

Buskers Festival

Events

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Bucket Butchers

All day long

Città di Lugano

Street-drummers-duo-tecno-percussions-turbodiesel-buskers

Buskers Festival

Arts

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Bucket Butchers

All day long

Città di Lugano

The Bucket Butchers are Marco Zaninello and Luca Leone. Both drummers and inspired by tribal electro music, they start this project on May 2015. 

Thursday

19

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

Ticino Musica

Music

09:30

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Children

09:30 - 11:00

Biblioteca dei Ragazzi di Pregassona, Pregassona

Plus Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

10:00 - 11:30

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Events

11:00 - 21:00

Quartiere Maghetti

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Let’s co-design our neighbourhood

16:30 - 21:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Do you like your neighbourhood? Perhaps there are areas that you would like to improve? Let’s design it together!

Plus Festival

Town festivals

19:00

Pian Piret, Sonvico

Plus Festival

Music

20:00

Morcote paese, Morcote

Plus Festival

Events

Street Food

20:30

Lungolago di Lugano

The Street Food event is doubling up this year: two weekends offering food to suit all tastes along the Lugano lakefront during the LongLake Festival.

Plus Festival

Music

20:30

Piazzetta San Carlo

Ticino Musica

Music

21:00

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

Ticino Musica

Music

21:00

Hotel Bellevue au Lac

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

LAC - Museo d'Arte della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero, Carona

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Biblioteca Cantonale

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Photo exhibition "Journeys through our Fragile Heritage"

All day long

Palizzate Parco Ciani su Viale Carlo Cattaneo

Prepared jointly by Wikimedia and UNESCO – and realized in Lugano thanks to the collaboration with the UNESCO Chair at USI – this exhibition highlights the richness, diversity and fragility of our common cultural heritage.

Following the new trend of contemporary street art, urban objects will be covered with hand-woven fabrics.

Urban Art Festival

Arts

The Cactus

All day long

Piazza Dante

The Cactus, an original large-sized pop installation in fluorescent colors, was created by CLAB (Creative Laboratory of the City of Lugano) in collaboration with the CSIA (School of Artistic Industries) and with AUL (Lugano Urban Art).

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Andrea Ravo Mattoni

All day long

Palazzo dei Congressi

Street art meets 17th century painting with Andrea Ravo Mattoni. Classical art will revive in the heart of the city and the public will be able to come into direct contact with local art history.

The duo is formed by a couple of twins who play different musical instruments: Francesco (Kekko) at keyboards and Federico (Kikko) at sax, flute and voice.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Ami6

All day long

Città di Lugano

A Citroën with a healthy dose of positivism: it grooves, flirts and flies along the streets. A street phenomenon with a headstrong personality, AMI6 plays with - and frequently surprises - the audience.

Buskers Festival

Music

Blue Mingos

All day long

Città di Lugano

Burning Swing, Wild Jump Blues, torrid Mambo and the ever-present influence of Jazz. Tonight, the Blue Mingos ignite the dancefloor to take you on a trip to the United States of the 40s-50s, where culture and music styles met in crowded dance halls for a celebration of life, at the rhythm of the night.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Bureau des Pensées Perdues - Maree

All day long

Città di Lugano

Despite the name, Marée is not a show talking about the sea, but a crazy story, a growing wave that takes everthing with itself. 

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Chez Chopie

All day long

Città di Lugano

‘Chez Jopie’ is a motorised establishment where two tables and four seats transform into a versatile vehicle. The mobile café is expertly driven by its happy bartender. 

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Cortomobile, il cinema più piccolo del mondo

All day long

Città di Lugano

Cortomobile is a four-wheeled cinema, designed inside a green Alfa Romeo 2000, year 1974. It can guest two viewers only, which can choose their own show, from a "short-menù", a list of short films and animations located beside the car.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

The Dado Show

All day long

Città di Lugano

An incredible array of oddball antic's and comical buffoonery where musical chickens and super flies truly exist. Innovative props, bizarre musical instruments and snappy non-verbal wit are what make Dado an oddball original.

Buskers Festival

Music

Degurutieni

All day long

Città di Lugano

If he can, he always remains in the dark. He defines himself a vampire. Idol in his hometown, Osaka, pushes a similar sound as Tom Waits, but even more weird and wild. A collision of soulful raspy vocals, horns, electric guitars and industrial rhythms.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Guixot de 8

All day long

Città di Lugano

Joan Rovira is the creative force behind the company. Convinced that imagination is the key element in life,she has been imagining, creating and re-inventing games for over 25 years.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Hilton Hiltoff - "Life"

All day long

Città di Lugano

Clown, Tip Tap dancer, frustrated musician, elitary sportsman, haulage contractor, antique dealer, exhibitionist, chatty mime. It is his intention to honour the continuous bittersweet failures of life, always counterbalanced with its passions and highlights.

Buskers Festival

Music

I Camillas

All day long

Città di Lugano

Here are I CAMILLAS! An italian group from 2004, flying over a kind of superpop, where you can find and hear classic italian pop, electrodisco, californian punk and tons of smiles and tears. A keyboard + guitar + drums trio. With vocals and words, of course!

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Imbuteatro

All day long

Città di Lugano

Close your eyes… and let the magic begin! Imbuteatro is a performance for a single spectator, lasting just few minutes and taking place in urban and non-urban areas.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Ça mousse!

All day long

Città di Lugano

Ça mousse! Is a project of installations and graffiti covered with moss. All the works are made with natural materials that don’t leave traces. Everyday objects are covered with moss creating a universe where everything has remained frozen, abandoned, suspended in time, where nature takes back its rights.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Jonathan Burns - "Flexible Comedy"

All day long

Città di Lugano

Jonathan Burns always thought he was special. He was the kind of kid who would put his leg over his head at the family reunion or perform musical armpit farts to impress the girls.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Julot - "Hula Hoopla!!!"

All day long

Città di Lugano

A wobbling pole set up on some colorful squares, hula hoops suspending on shrouds… Here is our man, in a floppy and elastic walk, raving around a pole, animating the hoops to the rhythms of his body, playing cheerfully with colors and music… and from dizzy spells to waves finally overhanging up to 9 meters high!

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Le Caramantran

All day long

Città di Lugano

Le Caramantran is a street theatre company pushed by the desire to surprise and unveil the poetry of the daily simple things. Born in 1998 they work mainly with giant puppets trying to create new relationships between the people and their environment, and also bringing them back to their childhood. King of fools, Le Caramantran, oozes happiness and put your imagination on fire.

Buskers Festival

Music

Ophelias'iron vest

All day long

Città di Lugano

Ophelia’s Iron Vest is a band from Lucerne performing far away from all music trends. The five men play folk and bluegrass and with the release of their debut album "The Spice River Valley Radio Show", they achieved something that no other band has ever achieved before: they won the Country Award of the Kick Ass Award for the best album.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Vespaqua

All day long

Città di Lugano

Vespaqua is the world’s smallest, but most exciting bathhouse - because it’s mobile! Up to three minty green bathtubs, being towed around by a 1966 Vespa Ape, will provide bathers with the most relaxing, yet thrilling dip they will ever encounter.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Zirkus Chnopf - Gugus

All day long

Città di Lugano

It has not been a long time since entrance was paid to see people put on display. Fortunately, all this is forbidden today, but when we meet someone who is a bit different, we gaze at him. Today, everyone wants to show off, persuaded to be special – Who is watching whom?

Buskers Festival

Music

Gipsy Rufina & Leonhardt

All day long

Città di Lugano

In the tradition of itinerant musicians, widespread all over the world, Gipsy Rufina’s music reflects the typical sounds of blues and American folk. A music characterized by hypnotic arpeggios performed with acoustic guitars, banjos or self-built cigar-boxes, acting as a background sound to deep and authentic songs.

Buskers Festival

Arts

Han Sessions

All day long

Città di Lugano

Strongly influenced by graphics, Han’s works use numerous disciplines and different techniques to represent places far away and people inhabiting them. With material found in the smallest corners of the world, Han’s work is heterogeneous and prolific.

Buskers Festival

Music

Scudetto

All day long

Città di Lugano

SCUDETTO is a band formed by Giacomo Laser (performer) and Alessandro Fiori (singer-songwriter). Both CVs are a jumbled mess. Their aim is to go over the twentieth century darkest period, starting from the new 14-18 in art. Trap songs telling football stories and a new world war approaching, faced turning their backs in the fear of science; always playing with Championship Manager.

Buskers Festival

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Saraka + Yacubane

All day long

Città di Lugano

The encounter of three caravels with the American coasts gave birth to the New World. The encounter of African slaves with the Caribbean gave birth to Cumbia. The encounter of 7 Swiss musicians and Cumbia gave birth to Saraka. A story of fortunate encounters.

Buskers Festival

Music

Stratempo

All day long

Città di Lugano

Stratempo gathers lightnings and thunders of local artists that use different waves of electronic music (to have fun). Wednesday, in the ghetto with T o’clock and Lawerence. Thursday, the rage of Lam-1’s self-conscious brunettes. 

Buskers Festival

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Worlds Festival

Meetings, Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Events

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Tatum Rush (dj set)

All day long

Città di Lugano

You could run into a show of American/Swiss-Italian songwriter, producer, performer and singer TATUM RUSH at an underground club in New York, sure, but quite possibly also at a decadent rooftop party at an 18th century estate in Rome.

Buskers Festival

Music

Bucket Butchers

All day long

Città di Lugano

Street-drummers-duo-tecno-percussions-turbodiesel-buskers

Buskers Festival

Arts

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Bucket Butchers

All day long

Città di Lugano

The Bucket Butchers are Marco Zaninello and Luca Leone. Both drummers and inspired by tribal electro music, they start this project on May 2015. 

Friday

20

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

Plus Festival

Events

11:00 - 21:00

Quartiere Maghetti

Ticino Musica

Music

14:00

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Let’s co-design our neighbourhood

16:30 - 21:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Do you like your neighbourhood? Perhaps there are areas that you would like to improve? Let’s design it together!

Plus Festival

Town festivals

19:00

Pian Piret, Sonvico

Plus Festival

Events

Street Food

20:00

Lungolago di Lugano

The Street Food event is doubling up this year: two weekends offering food to suit all tastes along the Lugano lakefront during the LongLake Festival.

Plus Festival

Music

20:00

Morcote paese, Morcote

Plus Festival

Music

21:00

LAC - Piazza Bernardino Luini

Ticino Musica

Music

21:00

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Children, Events

21:30

Parco San Grato, Carona

Cinema al Lago

Movies

The Post

21:30

Lido di Lugano

When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

LAC - Museo d'Arte della Svizzera italiana

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero, Carona

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Biblioteca Cantonale

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Photo exhibition "Journeys through our Fragile Heritage"

All day long

Palizzate Parco Ciani su Viale Carlo Cattaneo

Prepared jointly by Wikimedia and UNESCO – and realized in Lugano thanks to the collaboration with the UNESCO Chair at USI – this exhibition highlights the richness, diversity and fragility of our common cultural heritage.

Following the new trend of contemporary street art, urban objects will be covered with hand-woven fabrics.

Plus Festival

Sports

All day long

Belvedere

Urban Art Festival

Arts

The Cactus

All day long

Piazza Dante

The Cactus, an original large-sized pop installation in fluorescent colors, was created by CLAB (Creative Laboratory of the City of Lugano) in collaboration with the CSIA (School of Artistic Industries) and with AUL (Lugano Urban Art).

Urban Art Festival

Arts

Andrea Ravo Mattoni

All day long

Palazzo dei Congressi

Street art meets 17th century painting with Andrea Ravo Mattoni. Classical art will revive in the heart of the city and the public will be able to come into direct contact with local art history.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Ami6

All day long

Città di Lugano

A Citroën with a healthy dose of positivism: it grooves, flirts and flies along the streets. A street phenomenon with a headstrong personality, AMI6 plays with - and frequently surprises - the audience.

Buskers Festival

Music

Blue Mingos

All day long

Città di Lugano

Burning Swing, Wild Jump Blues, torrid Mambo and the ever-present influence of Jazz. Tonight, the Blue Mingos ignite the dancefloor to take you on a trip to the United States of the 40s-50s, where culture and music styles met in crowded dance halls for a celebration of life, at the rhythm of the night.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Chez Chopie

All day long

Città di Lugano

‘Chez Jopie’ is a motorised establishment where two tables and four seats transform into a versatile vehicle. The mobile café is expertly driven by its happy bartender. 

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Cortomobile, il cinema più piccolo del mondo

All day long

Città di Lugano

Cortomobile is a four-wheeled cinema, designed inside a green Alfa Romeo 2000, year 1974. It can guest two viewers only, which can choose their own show, from a "short-menù", a list of short films and animations located beside the car.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

The Dado Show

All day long

Città di Lugano

An incredible array of oddball antic's and comical buffoonery where musical chickens and super flies truly exist. Innovative props, bizarre musical instruments and snappy non-verbal wit are what make Dado an oddball original.

Buskers Festival

Music

Degurutieni

All day long

Città di Lugano

If he can, he always remains in the dark. He defines himself a vampire. Idol in his hometown, Osaka, pushes a similar sound as Tom Waits, but even more weird and wild. A collision of soulful raspy vocals, horns, electric guitars and industrial rhythms.

Buskers Festival

Music

Deux Boulles Vanilles

All day long

Città di Lugano

Deux Boules Vanille: Loup Gangloff and Frédéric Mancini, are two friends and experienced drummers in search for novelty. Ingenious and fashion fanatics, by connecting their drums to two synthesizers they create electronic music delivering an “interdependent performance of the rhythm and the body that produces it”.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Eell Shous

All day long

Città di Lugano

Eell Shous is a dynamic, high-performing duo formed by Davide ScartyDoc Passoni and Marco Tenpo Lombardo. They stun the audience with their rap music, poetry and beatbox, making everyone enjoy their shows. They are “Olympic champions of verbal sports” a prize awarded only once in the history of Italian recording industry by Uochi Toki.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Guixot de 8

All day long

Città di Lugano

Joan Rovira is the creative force behind the company. Convinced that imagination is the key element in life,she has been imagining, creating and re-inventing games for over 25 years.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Hilton Hiltoff - "Life"

All day long

Città di Lugano

Clown, Tip Tap dancer, frustrated musician, elitary sportsman, haulage contractor, antique dealer, exhibitionist, chatty mime. It is his intention to honour the continuous bittersweet failures of life, always counterbalanced with its passions and highlights.

Buskers Festival

Music

I Camillas

All day long

Città di Lugano

Here are I CAMILLAS! An italian group from 2004, flying over a kind of superpop, where you can find and hear classic italian pop, electrodisco, californian punk and tons of smiles and tears. A keyboard + guitar + drums trio. With vocals and words, of course!

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Ça mousse!

All day long

Città di Lugano

Ça mousse! Is a project of installations and graffiti covered with moss. All the works are made with natural materials that don’t leave traces. Everyday objects are covered with moss creating a universe where everything has remained frozen, abandoned, suspended in time, where nature takes back its rights.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Jonathan Burns - "Flexible Comedy"

All day long

Città di Lugano

Jonathan Burns always thought he was special. He was the kind of kid who would put his leg over his head at the family reunion or perform musical armpit farts to impress the girls.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Julot - "Hula Hoopla!!!"

All day long

Città di Lugano

A wobbling pole set up on some colorful squares, hula hoops suspending on shrouds… Here is our man, in a floppy and elastic walk, raving around a pole, animating the hoops to the rhythms of his body, playing cheerfully with colors and music… and from dizzy spells to waves finally overhanging up to 9 meters high!

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Le Caramantran

All day long

Città di Lugano

Le Caramantran is a street theatre company pushed by the desire to surprise and unveil the poetry of the daily simple things. Born in 1998 they work mainly with giant puppets trying to create new relationships between the people and their environment, and also bringing them back to their childhood. King of fools, Le Caramantran, oozes happiness and put your imagination on fire.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Le due e un quarto

All day long

Città di Lugano

Two premature babies go through the city aboard their giant strollers, involving the public in their gags. A grotesque comic show based on game, interaction and complicity, where the "street" turns into an opportunity to highlight, through baby-marionettes, the innocence and cruelty of children and adults, with a good dose of irony!

Buskers Festival

Music

Little Pony

All day long

Città di Lugano

Like a backwards version of the film “Down by law”, the street artist and saxophone player from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ryan spring Dooley, having danced around most of Italy's boot harvesting in his accent, a multitude of dialects and local slang, ends up in Naples where he encounters two street musicians, Marco Guerriero e Fulvio Laudiero.

Buskers Festival

Meetings

Luca Chieregato

All day long

Città di Lugano

An actor, an author, a music stand, two chairs and many stories to tell. Passers-by look at them, stop and listen… “Chiedimi una storia” (“Ask me a story”) is a street theatre project that tells about slowness.

Buskers Festival

Music

Meridian Brothers

All day long

Città di Lugano

Meridian Brothers is tropical - psychedelic - folk - pop - classical group from Colombia. Born in Bogotá in 1998 and based on the musical interests of composer Eblis Alvarez, in the beginning, the project was focused exclusively on cassette recordings and experimentation with alternative ways of playing instruments and electronic media

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Okidok

All day long

Città di Lugano

Extravagant make-up, oversized shoes and red noses - it is as if the traditions of the classic Russian theatre are being revived on the stage.

Buskers Festival

Music

Particle Kid

All day long

Città di Lugano

Particle Kid is the experimental musical identity of Los Angeles-based musician and visual artist J. Micah Nelson. As Particle Kid, Micah Nelson has created a multi-dimensional musical universe all his own, crafted with immense ambition, inventive production techniques, and strikingly emotive song craft.

Buskers Festival

Music

Plastica Promenade: Ooopopoiooo

All day long

Città di Lugano

They are said to play a “Surreal and Dadaist music for theremin, voices and electroacoustic junk” and so it is, indeed. Virtuous and generous musicians, scattered in a thousand elusive projects, here they get together and save the party!

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Vespaqua

All day long

Città di Lugano

Vespaqua is the world’s smallest, but most exciting bathhouse - because it’s mobile! Up to three minty green bathtubs, being towed around by a 1966 Vespa Ape, will provide bathers with the most relaxing, yet thrilling dip they will ever encounter.

Buskers Festival

Entertainment

Zirkus Chnopf - Gugus

All day long

Città di Lugano

It has not been a long time since entrance was paid to see people put on display. Fortunately, all this is forbidden today, but when we meet someone who is a bit different, we gaze at him. Today, everyone wants to show off, persuaded to be special – Who is watching whom?

Buskers Festival

Music

DJ Nigga Fox

All day long

Città di Lugano

With his "O Meu Estilo" 12'' EP debut release in 2013, DJ Nigga Fox crashed the gates as part of Lisbon's Principe Discos crew who have been showing an exciting youth and sonic culture nurtured out of the Portuguese capital urban and suburban areas into a EU widespread diaspora.

Buskers Festival

Arts

Han Sessions

All day long

Città di Lugano

Strongly influenced by graphics, Han’s works use numerous disciplines and different techniques to represent places far away and people inhabiting them. With material found in the smallest corners of the world, Han’s work is heterogeneous and prolific.

Duo Funky/Fusion/SynthPop made in Ticino. By using synthesizers and acoustic drums, they will propose dancing and more “technical” sounds that will satisfy even the most refined tastes. Flavio Calaon & Leonardo Degli Antoni are ready to make you dance and stun!!! Yo. True love for everyone!

Buskers Festival

Music

Scudetto

All day long

Città di Lugano

SCUDETTO is a band formed by Giacomo Laser (performer) and Alessandro Fiori (singer-songwriter). Both CVs are a jumbled mess. Their aim is to go over the twentieth century darkest period, starting from the new 14-18 in art. Trap songs telling football stories and a new world war approaching, faced turning their backs in the fear of science; always playing with Championship Manager.

Buskers Festival

Music

Saraka + Yacubane

All day long

Città di Lugano

The encounter of three caravels with the American coasts gave birth to the New World. The encounter of African slaves with the Caribbean gave birth to Cumbia. The encounter of 7 Swiss musicians and Cumbia gave birth to Saraka. A story of fortunate encounters.

Buskers Festival

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Stratempo

All day long

Città di Lugano

Stratempo gathers lightnings and thunders of local artists that use different waves of electronic music (to have fun). Wednesday, in the ghetto with T o’clock and Lawerence. Thursday, the rage of Lam-1’s self-conscious brunettes. 

Buskers Festival

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Dj Le Mox

All day long

Città di Lugano

DJ Le Mox is sweet as honey, nice as a holiday. He’ll submerge you with positive and danceable music, selected among an incredible variety of genres. Ein echt tessiner produkt.

Worlds Festival

Meetings

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Events

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Arts

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers Festival

Music

Bucket Butchers

All day long

Città di Lugano

The Bucket Butchers are Marco Zaninello and Luca Leone. Both drummers and inspired by tribal electro music, they start this project on May 2015.