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Thursday

28

June
On this date there are no scheduled events

Plus Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

10:00 - 11:30

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Town festivals

18:00

Piazzale della Chiesa, Colla

Family Festival

Children, Theater and Cabaret

CSC parade – Circondati da Sospetti Circensi

18:00 - 18:45

Parco Ciani

In this light-hearted and captivating show classic circus characters make their entrance aboard a theatrical musical car with a cannon that “shoots” out coloured confetti. Along the route the artists play hilarious jokes on both adults and kids for pure fun and entertainment.

Plus Festival

Town festivals

18:30

Chiesa di Pambio - Noranco - San Pietro, Pambio - Noranco

Ritmo Costante

Dance

Forelock

Weekend Urban Mood

19:00, 22:30

Rivetta Tell

The evening will host several Dancehall crews, including the local Jemani Jacka. Forelock, whose original name is Alfredo Puglia, will take to the stage at 22:30.

The burning words of Alda Merini in her book Magnificat provoke a vibrant interpretation by Arianna Scommegna, who manages to render all the carnality, intimacy and amazing empathy of the Milanese poet in the shoes of the Virgin Mary.

Family Festival

Children, Theater and Cabaret

CSC parade – Circondati da Sospetti Circensi

21:00 - 21:45

Lungolago di Lugano

In this light-hearted and captivating show classic circus characters make their entrance aboard a theatrical musical car with a cannon that “shoots” out coloured confetti. Along the route the artists play hilarious jokes on both adults and kids for pure fun and entertainment.

Cinema al Lago

Movies

Frontaliers Disaster

21:45

Lido di Lugano

Bussenghi è un frontaliere che arriva sempre in ritardo al lavoro a causa della zelante guardia di confine svizzera Bernasconi.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Events, Sports

All day long

Piazza Manzoni

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.

Friday

29

June
On this date there are no scheduled events

Plus Festival

Town festivals

08:30 - 18:00

Alpe Bolla, Cadro

Plus Festival

Town festivals

10:00

Piazzale della Chiesa, Colla

Plus Festival

Town festivals

12:00

Chiesa di Pambio - Noranco - San Pietro, Pambio - Noranco

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Musical: Fun on stage

17:00

Palazzo dei Congressi

The workshop will focus mainly on children’s movements, using recycled materials and the voice for speaking and singing….all of which accompanied by music and just for pure fun.

Worlds Festival

Meetings

Matteo Pericoli

18:30

Darsena - Parco Ciani

The architect and designer Matteo Pericoli has been asking himself for years why stories “withstand”. Literary Architecture is a practice of exploring the narrative space created through the construction of architectural models of literary works.

Ritmo Costante

Dance

Mamata

Urban Mood Weekend

19:00, 21:30

Rivetta Tell

Mamata, which means “peace”, is the group that will take to the stage at 21:30 and create a true and proper African festival. The group was founded in 2005 by Camara and over the years has performed in Africa and in Europe.

Plus Festival

Music

20:30

RSI - Auditorio Stelio Molo

Last year’s musical journey continues with the viola player Paolo Pandolfo performing his transcriptions for viola da gamba of the six suites for unaccompanied cello. The idea of the project is that the viola da gamba, with its immense repertoire of “dance sequence” Suites, can reveal some different aspects of interpretation valuable for a cellist through the careful re-examination of Bach’s masterpieces for cello, and its distinctive musical “vocabulary”.

Family Festival

Children, Theater and Cabaret

Azzurra and Sole

20:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Azzurra and Sole are friends despite being very different from one another. A multi-coloured map made of words, actions, images, lights and sounds, shows how games and friendship are transformed in the experience of children: identity, diversity, innocence, sharing, freedom and multiculturalism.

Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of a small avalanche. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was able of committing such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again?

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Events, Sports

All day long

Piazza Manzoni

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.

Saturday

30

June
On this date there are no scheduled events

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Introdution to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

10:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

During this workshop children can try the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through play. Designed to teach a complete system of self-defence, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers children a high degree of confidence, with which they can develop awareness of their bodies, as well as their motor skills.

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Be good, Save food

10:30, 14:30, 16:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Play together in order to discover how to reduce food waste and how to eat healthily. Thanks to the board game, “BE GOOD, SAVE FOOD”, responsible behaviour will be encouraged through fun, creativity and strategy.

Urban Art Festival

Arts

2191 (S)guardi

11:00 - 16:00, 18:00

Tunnel pedonale di Besso

To celebrate the 2191 days from its improvement, the Besso pedestrian tunnel dresses up with palm trees, deckchairs, moving images, sounds, colors and flavors to host a day of encounters.

Family Festival

Children

Handicraft market for kids

14:30 - 20:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

A little market offering various handicraft products from Ticino, such as clothes, toys and much more in a friendly and happy atmosphere. Every hour a sewing workshop for kids will be organised for free, in which they will make small objects out of felt.

The origins of Beethoven’s Duet for Viola and Cello “the Eyeglasses Duo” was Beethoven’s friendship with Nikolaus Zmeskall von Domanovecz, a secretary in the Royal Hungarian Chancellery and a skilled amateur cello player and composer.

Plus Festival

Music

18:00

Chiesa di Carona - Santi Giorgio e Andrea, Carona

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

The park, the lake, the river and our postcards

18:00

Palazzo dei Congressi

By playing, drawing and recreating coloured pictures we will discover the park, its friendship with the lake and the river, and its importance for the city and all its inhabitants. Children can make postcards with various materials to tell the story of their park during the summer.

The authors of the book, Marco Jeitziner and Valentina Giuliani, assisted by the stand-up comedian and comic Carlo Giuffra, will examine several topics on their entertaining pamphlet in a sarcastic, light and provocative tone in an open dialogue with the audience

Plus Festival

Town festivals

18:30

Chiesa di Pambio - Noranco - San Pietro, Pambio - Noranco

Hip Hop Time is the long-awaited urban evening for locals! Hip-hop crews from Ticino will perform from 20:30 with their best choreography, including the 2018 Swiss champions who are preparing to take part in the Hip-Hop World Championships in Phoenix (USA).

Family Festival

Children, Theater and Cabaret

1+1

20:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Two men that come from afar, from two different worlds, meet at the same point, each with his own suitcase. When they open their suitcases the two men find pieces of their history, fragments of their past lives. The two men build their world in the new land, their new life. Two near/distant worlds.

Plus Festival

Music

21:00

Pista Resega

A homage to the great theatre and cinema actor and showman Walter Chiari, highlighting his absolute genius, crystal-clear histrionic ability, great dramaturgical inventiveness and extraordinary life on the verge of the theatrical.

Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen and Claire return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Events, Sports

All day long

Piazza Manzoni

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.

Sunday

01

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

Accordion players Renée Bekkers (1985) and Pieternel Berkers (1986) studied at the Fontys Academy of Music (The Netherlands), where both graduated with honours, and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music of Copenhagen with Geir Draugsvoll and James Crabb, graduating Master cum laude.

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Family circus

10:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with the technique of acro-balance: performing simple acrobatic figures created by parents and their children. No particular skill is required, but only the desire to take part and to have fun! Comfortable clothing and a towel to lie on are recommended.

Plus Festival

Music

11:00

Piazza San Rocco

Plus Festival

Events

11:00 - 21:00

Quartiere Maghetti

Plus Festival

Town festivals

12:00

Chiesa di Pambio - Noranco - San Pietro, Pambio - Noranco

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

The creative workshop of Dr. Tasca

14:30 - 18:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

This creative workshop offers young inventors pieces of toys of all shapes and sizes so that they can unleash their creative side and make an object using the art of recycling.

Plus Festival

Music

16:00

Chiesa di Carona - Santa Maria Assunta di Torrello, Carona

Family Festival

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Sircus Day

16:30

Palazzo dei Congressi

Introductory workshop to the arts of juggling, floor acrobatics and acro-balance. No particular skill is required, but only the desire to take part and have fun! Comfortable clothing is recommended!

Family Festival

Children, Theater and Cabaret

Snow White

18:00

Palazzo dei Congressi

This well-known fable of the Brothers Grimm is presented as an act using words, the body and movement. The two actors switch quickly from one character to another with ease, sharing an experience with the audience that can be interpreted at different levels.

Plus Festival

Music

18:00

Chiesa di Origlio - San Giorgio, Origlio

Worlds Festival

Meetings

The affective life

18:30

Park&Read - Ciani

Care is an essential part of life: without care the human within us cannot flourish, the wounds that life imposes on us cannot be healed, the precariousness of our being cannot find nourishment and protection.

With record takings at the box office, Save the Last Dance is the family film that will close the weekend, one of the first teen movies about hip-hop that seeks to address social problems like inter-racial relationships, teenage pregnancy, crime and bullying at school.

The mysterious and omniscient narrator strives to give a voice to the fears, hopes, prayers and rebellions of all characters. A tragicomic theatrical story that represents an entire life. 

Cinema al Lago

Movies

Love, Simon

21:45

Lido di Lugano

A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Events, Sports

All day long

Piazza Manzoni

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.

Monday

02

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

Plus Festival

Events

11:00 - 21:00

Quartiere Maghetti

Family Festival

Children, Theater and Cabaret

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

16:00

Cinema Iride

Kaguya is the princess of the moon, who having come to earth, is brought up in a loving home by a man and his wife. Once she has grown up she receives various offers of marriage. However, she secretly dreams of returning to the moon.

Worlds Festival

Meetings

Tommaso Pincio

18:30

Park&Read - Ciani

In his latest novel, Panorama. Un prologo (“Panorama. A prologue”) (NN Publishing House) the author questions the destiny of reading during the times of social media.

Plus Festival

Music

20:00

Chiesa di Carona - Madonna d'Ongero, Carona

In French The Swiss premiere screening of the film by Bruno Monsaingeon, dedicated to the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. A brief discussion with the director will follow the film.

Cinema al Lago

Movies

Solo: A Star Wars Story

21:30

Lido di Lugano

With the emerging demand of hyperfuel and other resources, Han Solo finds himself in the middle of a heist alongside other criminals, where they meet the likes of Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian in an adventurous situation exposing the criminal underworld of the Star Wars saga.

Plus Festival

Exhibitions

All day long

Museo in Erba

Plus Festival

Events, Sports

All day long

Piazza Manzoni

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.