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Antonio Campos' take on the Christine Chubbock suicide is all about the stunning Rebecca Hall.

The Dark Tower

Stephen King's epic saga gets a star turn from Idris Elba, but the rest is pure industrial light and magic.


The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories

Osama Alomar's latest collection of stories in miniature prove his worth as a Mideast magical realist.

Men Without Woman

Haruki Murakami again revels in tales of mysterious woman (and sad men) in his latest story collection.

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Hollywood Icons (Audrey Hepburn) in Rome.

Exhibit: Hollywood Icons

Rome Hollywood Icons features over 200 photographs focusing on the great faces that drew moviegoers around the world into movie theatres by the tens of millions. Silent stars are supplemented by 30s and 40s superstars including Cooper, Gable, Dietrich, Lamarr, Leigh, Boyer, Bogart, Bacall Brando, Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly The photos are from the Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation archive. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194, Rome.
Through Sept. 17
Tickets: €12.50
Palazzo delle Esposizioni - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
"Time Is Out of Joint" in Rome.

Exhibit: Time is Out of Joint

Rome Works by Giacomo Balla, Gustav Klimt, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti a Cristina Lucas, Adrian Paci, Sophie Ristelhueber, among others The standing exhibit attempts to use works from across the historical spectrum to illustrate themes and ideas. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Tue.-Sat.; Sunday 2 p.m.-7:30. Closed Monday. GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Viale delle Belle Arti 131.
Through April 2018
Tickets: €12
GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - tel. 06.322.982.21 Map
Dining in Rome
Ara Pacis over the years.

Exhibit: Ara Pacis As It Was

Rome A multimedia look at the Ara Pacis monument as it has evolved over the decades, including its massive remodeling a decade ago. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.daily. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of Via Tomacelli). Rome.
Through Oct. 30
Tickets: €10.50 (with admission to Ara Pacis)
Museo dell'Ara Pacis - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Bristol-born Banksy's work in Rome.

Exhibit: Banksy's "War, Capitalism & Liberty"

Rome Works by the English street artist known as Banksy in an exhibit titled "War, Capitalism & Liberty." The show includes extensive examples of Banksy's works (more than 150) from private international collections worldwide. See exhibit website for details. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (August 4 p.m.-9 p.m.)Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso, 320.
May 24-Sept. 4
Tickets: €12
Museo Fondazione Roma - tel. 06.678.6209 Map
Dining in Rome
July 21 is dedicated to Placido Domingo

Opera: Arena's 2017 Opera Festival

Verona As part of its 2017 Opera Festival, Verona's Arena will stage "Aida," the 2013 staging as well as the 1913 historical version, "Nabucco," "Tosca" "Madama Butterfly," and "Rigoletto." Special evening will be devoted to Roberto Bolle and Placido Domingo. The season runs from June 14 through August 27. See Arena website for details, including dates, show times, performers and pricing. Teatro Filarmonica di Verona, Via Teatro Filarmonico. Verona.
June 14-August 27
Tickets: €23-250+
Arena di Verona - tel. 045.800.5151 Map
Dining in Verona
A large exhibit of Joan Mirò's works in Bologna.

Exhibit: Joan Mirò.

Bologna More than 100 Mirò paintings, along with dozens of drawings, photos and lithographs. Check Palazzo Albergati website for updates on dates and times.Palazzo Albergati. Via Saragozza, 28. Bologna.
April 12-Sept. 15 (approx.)
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Albergati - tel. + Map
Dining in Bologna
Vivian Maier.

Photography: Vivian Maier

Genoa Dozens of images by American street photographer Dorothy Maier (1926-2009), who shot mostly the people and architecture of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, though she also traveled and photographed worldwide. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9. Genoa.
June 23-Sept. 24
Tickets: €11
Palazzo Ducale - tel. Map
Dining in Genoa
Alice Cooper Milan.

Rock: Alice Cooper

Milan Alice Cooper, the one-time king of self-styled horror-rock, one show only, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. For information, see Alcatraz or TicketOne site, or call 892.101 (from Italy). Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25/27, Milan.
Nov. 30, 9 p.m.
Tickets: From €42
Alcatraz - tel. 02.690.163.52 Map
Dining in Milan
Bryan Adams on tour through Italy.

Rock: Bryan Adams

Rome Bryan Adams on the Italian leg of his Get up Tour. In Rome, one show only, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. He will also perform in Turin, Milan and Padua. See TicketOne website for details. Palazzetto dello Sport. Piazza Apollodoro. Rome.
Nov. 14, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €45+
Palalottomatica Roma - tel. 199.128.800 Map
Dining in Rome
Robert J. Wilson, "The head of Saint John the Baptist." 2013.

Exhibit: 56 i Video Portraits, Robert Wilson

Varese Videos by avant-garde American visual artist and playwright Robert J. Wilson on display in this verdant northern villa. Over the last decade, Wilson has produced dozens of high-definition videos known as the Voom Portraits, many of which will be shown in this exhibit. Subjects include Lady Gaga, Robert Downey Jr., Roberto Bolle, Marianne Faithfull and Chinese author Gao XingJian. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Villa e Collezione Panza Piazza Litta, 1. Varese.
Nov. 4-Oct. 15, 2017
Tickets: €7
Villa Panza - tel. +39.0332 283960 Map
Dining in Varese
Detail from Picasso's "The Weeping Woman."

Exhibit: Picasso, Cubism to Neoclassicism

Rome The Scuderia del Quirinale hosts a major Picasso retrospective that focuses on his pre-World War I Cubist period and his return to a more classical approach after the war. Hours: Sun.-Thur. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, Rome.
Sept. 21-Jan. 8
Tickets: €12
Scuderie del Quirinale - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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