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FILM

Edge of Tomorrow (Live Die Repeat)

The reset button gets a boost in a sci-fi thriller that lets Tom Cruise mock Tom Cruise.

Godzilla

Gareth Edward's remake of Japan's favorite monster owes a nuclea debt Fukayama.

BOOKS

The Underground Man

Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer endures as a detective ahead of his time.

Leaving the Atocha Station

Ben Lerner's 2011 debut set a fine tone for postmodern irony, but it grows repetitive.

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Chagall in Milan.

Exhibit: Chagall, 1908-1985

Milan The largest-ever Chagall retrospective Italy has ever hosted, with more than 220 works on display. Hours: Mon. 2.30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thursday and Sat. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. See exhibit site for details and recommended advanced booking. Palazzo Reale, Piazza Duomo 12, Milan.
Through Feb. 16
Tickets: €14
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
"A Farewell to Arms" set to stage.

Stage: "A Farewell to Arms"

Rome Nikolai Berger, Gaby Ford and Michael Monkhouse present an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" in conjunction with John Cabot, the English Theatre of Rome and Italy Reads. Dates: Fri., Nov. 7 (7 p.m.); Sat., Nov. 8 (7 p.m.), Sun., Nov. 9 (4 and 7 p.m.); Sat., Nov. 14 (7 p.m.), Sun., Nov. 15 (7 p.m.) and Nov. 16 (4 and 7 p.m.) For more information call 348.935.5626. John Cabot University, Via Lungara, 233 (Trastevere).
Nov. 11-16 (8 performances)
Tickets: €15
John Cabot University - tel. 06.681.91.251 Map
Dining in Rome
Works by Gerold Miller, Melissa Kretschmer and Ettore Sottsass in Rome.

Exhibit: Gerold Miller, Melissa Kretschmer and Ettore Sottsass

Rome Works by Gerold Miller, Melissa Kretschmer and Ettore Sottsass. Hours: Tue.-Sat.: 11-1 p.m./3:30-7:30 p.m. Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea. Largo Cristina di Svezia, 17. Rome.
Through Nov. 13
Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea - tel. 06.6880.1038/393.805.9116 Map
Dining in Rome
Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, the last scion of the House of Medici.

Exhibit: Art and Politics

Florence An artistic examination of Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667-1743), the last scion of the House of Medici (known as the Electress Palatine). Museo delle Cappelle Medicee. Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6. Florence.
Through Nov. 2
Tickets: €8
Museo delle Cappelle Medicee - tel. +39.055.238.8602 Map
Dining in Florence
Giuliano Vangi's works in Rome.

Exhibit: Giuliano Vangi

Rome Sculptures by acclaimed Italian Giuliano Vangi, whose works include the statue of St. John the Baptist in Florence, "La Lupa" in Siena and the entrance sculpture for the Vatican Museum. Hours: Tue-Sun. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Box office closes one hour before. MACRO Testaccio, Piazza O. Giustiniani, 4 Rome.
Through Jan. 18
Tickets: €8.50
MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma - tel. 06.671.070.400/06.0808 Map
Dining in Rome
Photos by Dennis Hopper.

Photography: Dennis Hopper

Rome Photos by the late American actor, director and photographer Dennis Hopper in an exhibit titled "Scratching the Surface." Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and by appointment. Closed Monday. Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi, 16, Rome.
Through Nov. 8
Gagosian Gallery - tel. 06.4208.6498 Map
Dining in Rome
Gilberto Gil.

Guitar: Gilberto Gil

Rome Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gilberto Gil, whose eclectic career has covered rock and Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae. One show only, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. He will perform in Cesena on Oct. 28, Trieste on Nov. 1 and in Padua on Nov. 6. See TicketOne for details. Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione, 4. Rome.
Oct. 24, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €30-53
Auditorium Conciliazione - tel. 800.904.560 Map
Dining in Rome
"Puro semplice e naturale" in Florence.

Exhibit: Pure, simple and natural

Florence A look at the clean lines that characterized painting in the 17th and 18th-centuries. Paintings by Andrea del Sarto, Santi di Tito, Ciampelli, Tarchiani, Vannini and Antonio Novelli, among others. Hours: 8:15 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Closed Monday. Galleria degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence.
June 17-Nov. 2
Tickets: €6.50
Galleria degli Uffizi - tel. 055.238.8651 Map
Dining in Florence
Morrisey in Padua.

Concert: Morrissey

Padua English singer and lyricist Morrissey who rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band The Smiths. One show only, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Gran Teatro Geox Via Tassinari, 1. Padua
Oct. 22; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €51-57
Gran Teatro GEOX - tel. 049.807.8685 ‎ Map
Dining in Padua
Works by Hans Memling in Rome.

Exhibit: The Flemish Renaissance

Rome Works by Hans Memling, a German-born painter who moved to Flanders and worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. It includes his famed "The Last Judgement" tripych. See website for details. Book ahead. 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.
Through Jan. 18
Tickets: €12
Scuderie del Quirinale - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
Sam Smith in Milan.

Pop: Sam Smith

Milan Twenty-two year-old British singer-songwriter Sam Smith in his first Italian gig. One show only, March 9 at 9 p.m. For information, see Alcatraz site or Call Center TicketOne 892.101 (from Italy). Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25/27, Milan.
March 9, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €32
Alcatraz - tel. 02.690.163.52 Map
Dining in Milan
Afghan rugs on the theme of war.

Exhibit: "Covering" War

Rovereto, Trento A remarkable collection of more than 50 Afghan rugs manufactured from 1979 on, whose themes and imprints are tied to that benighted country's seemingly endless legacy of war. Hours: Tue.-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Monday. MART, Corso Bettini 43, Rovereto, Trento.
Through March 15
Tickets: €11
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (Mart) - tel. 800.397760/0464.438.887 Map
Dining in Rovereto
2Cellos in Bologna.

Alt music: 2Cellos

Bologna 2Cellos is a Croatian cello duo, consisting of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. The duo rose to fame after their cover of "Smooth Criminal" became a hit on YouTube. One show only, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. Estragon, Via Stalingrado, 83, Bologna.
Dec. 13, 10 p.m.
Tickets: €32
Estragon Bologna - tel. 051.323490 Map
Dining in Bologna
Tiepolo's drawings in Rome.

Exhibit: Tiepolo's colors

Rome A collection of Giambattista Tiepolo's drawings reveal how he came to develop both form and color. It is titled "I colori del disegno," "The Colors of Drawing." Hours: Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Monday, Dec 25 and Jan. 1. Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio 1, Rome.
Through Jan. 18
Tickets: €15
Musei Capitolini - tel. 06.06.08 Map
Dining in Rome
Robert Bolle.

Dance: Robert Bolle and Friends

Genoa La Scala-trained Robert Bolle performs with members of New York City's American Ballet Theatre, where he is now a principal dancer. One show only, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. He will perform in Florence on Nov. 24 and Bergamo on Nov. 26. Teatro Carlo Felice, Passo Eugenio Montale, 4, Genoa.
Nov. 22, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €40-112
Teatro Carlo Felice - tel. 010.53811 Map
Dining in Genoa
Paintings from Washington's National Gallery in Venice

Exhibit: The Poetry of Light

Venice More than 100 16th-to-18th century paintings on loan from the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. dedicated to the culture of art in Venice over those three centuries. Works by Giambattista Tiepolo, Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Canaletto and Francesco Guardi. Admission price covers entry into five local museums. Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museo Corer, Piazza San Marco 52, Venice.
Dec. 5-March 15
Tickets: €16
Museo Correr - tel. 041.520.9070 Map
Dining in Venice
Ludovico Einaudi.

Piano: Ludovico Einaudi

Rome Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, whose work combines classical forms, pop, rock, world music, and folk music. His latest album, 2013's "In a Time Lapse," was universally hailed. One show, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. Sala Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale de Coubertin 30, Rome.
Dec. 17, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €30
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Santa Cecilia - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
Dining in Rome
Placido Domingo sang Verdi in the 2014 edition of the festival.

Opera: Arena's 2015 Opera Festival

Verona As part of its 2015 Opera Festival, Verona's Arena will stage "Aida," "Don Giovanni," "Romeo and Juliet," "Tosca" and "Nabucco," among others in a summer season that includes more than 75 performances and begins June 19, 2015 and runs through Sept. 6. See Arena website below for details, including dates, show times and performers. Teatro Filarmonica di Verona, Via Teatro Filarmonico. Verona.
June 19-Sept. 6
Tickets: €23-250
Arena di Verona - tel. 045.800.5151 Map
Dining in Verona
Don McCullin, U.S. soldier in Hue, Vietnam, 1968.

Photography: Through Open Eyes

Turin Seminal works by photographers Steve McCurry, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb, Gabriele Basilico, Abbas, Paolo Pellegrin and Sebastião Salgado. Each photo narrates a historical moment. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Venaria Reale, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Turin.
Through Feb. 8
Tickets: €10
La Venaria Reale - tel. 011.499.23.33 Map
Dining in Venaria Reale
Works by Escher in Rome.

Exhibit: Escher

Rome More than 150 works by Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), the acclaimed Dutch graphic artist who focused on fantastical woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Includes his famed "Hand with Reflecting Sphere." Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m.-9 p.m. DART Chiostro del Bramante, Via della Pace, 5, Rome.
Through Feb. 22
Tickets: €13
Chiostro del Bramante - tel. 06.6880.9036 Map
Dining in Rome
Detail from Roger Ballen's "The Place of Eyeballs."

Photography: Festival Internazionale di Roma

Rome Photos by August Sander, Asger Carlsen, Larry Fink, Gianpaolo Arena and Roger Ballen, among others, as part of the 8th Annual Rome Photography Festival, this one focusing on human expression up close. Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Until 10 p.. on Saturday. Closed Monday. MACRO, Via Nizza 138, Sala ENEL, Rome.
Through Jan. 11
Tickets: €11
MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma - tel. 06.671.070.400/06.0808 Map
Dining in Rome
Henri Cartier Bresson, 1908-2004.

Photography: Henri Cartier Bresson

Rome A retrospective dedicated to French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, including photos, letters and drawings. Open Tue.-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of Via Tomacelli). Rome.
Through Jan. 25
Tickets: €10
Museo dell'Ara Pacis - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Guercino to Caravaggio in Rome.

Exhibit: Guercino to Caravaggio

Rome Works by Poussin, Guercino, Carracci Caravaggio, among 45 seminal Baroque works, most on loan from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, Sala Ovale, via delle IV Fontane, 13. Tel. 06.328.10.
Through Feb. 8
Tickets: €12
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini) - tel. 06.32810 Map
Dining in Rome
South Korean In-Sung Sim as Sarastro.

Opera: Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

Verona Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Andrea Battistoni conducting. In-Sung Sim (Sarastro), Leonardo Cortellazzi (Tamino), Mihaela Marcu (Pamina). Nov. 8, 10, 12, and 16. See website for performance times. Arena di Verona, Via dei Mutilati, 4. Verona.
Nov. 8-15 (4 performances)
Tickets: €20-75
Arena di Verona - tel. 045.800.5151 Map
Dining in Verona
Felice Casorati's works in Cuneo.

Exhibit: Felice Casorati

Alba, Cuneo Felice Casorati (1883-1963) was an Italian painter, sculptor, and printmaker known for his highly idiosyncratic portraits and still lifes. Hours: Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri. 3-7 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Free admission. See site for directions. Fondazione Ferrero, Via Vivaro 49..
Through Feb. 1
Fondazione Ferrero - tel. 0173.29.45.62/0173.28.52.59 Map
Dining in Alba
Billy Idol in Milan.

Rock: Billy Idol

Milan Rocker Billy Idol with guitarist Steve Stevens. Idol's autobiography will be released this fall. One show only, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. Fabrique, Via Fantoli, 9 (tangeziale est, Milan).
Nov. 23, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €39+
Fabrique Milan - tel. +39.02.506.3008 Map
Dining in Milan
David Crosby in Lucca.

Solo concert: An Evening with David Crosby

Lucca David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame in an acoustic evening. One show only, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. See website or Ticketone for details. Teatro del Giglio. Piazza del Giglio, 13/15. Lucca.
Dec. 10; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €26.50
Teatro del Giglio - tel. +39.0583.46531 Map
Dining in Lucca
Patti Smith in Parma.

Rock: Patti Smith

Parma Veteran Patti Smith in concert, one show only Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. Smith also appears in Udine and Bergamo. Check TicketOne site for details. Teatro Regio, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi,16. Parma.
Dec. 14, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €25.30
Teatro Regio - tel. 0521.039.393 Map
Dining in Parma
Ed Sheeran.

Pop: Ed Sheeran

Milan English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's most recent album is "x" (pronounced "multiply"). He was nominated for Best New Artist at 2014 Grammy Awards. One show, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 21/25. Milan.
Nov. 20, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €36.80
Alcatraz Milano - tel. 02.6910.6352 Map
Dining in Milan
The Black Keys in concert in Milan.

Rock: The Black Keys

Milan (Assago) American rock duo The Black Keys, whose latest album "Turn Blue was released in 2013. One show only, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. See Mediolanum website or TicketOne for details. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
Feb. 17, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €39+
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Luisa, Marchesa Casati Stampa di Soncino.

Exhibit: La Divina Marchesa

Venice The life and times of Luisa Casati (1881-1957), the Italian heiress who famously said, "I want to be a living work of art" and inspired portraits by Boldini, Bakst, Marinetti, Balla, Man Ray, Romain and Brooks, among others. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Museo Fortuny, San Marco 3758, Campo San Beneto, Venice.
Through March 8
Tickets: €9
Museo Fortuny - tel. 041.520.0995 Map
Dining in Venice
Matteo Montani in Milan.

Exhibit: Matteo Montani

Milan Works by Italian artist Matteo Montani, who often used sandpaper to hone his work. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Via Antonio Stoppani 15/c. Milan.
Through Nov. 8
Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea - tel. 06.6880.1038/393.805.9116 Map
Dining in Rome
Tobias Rehberger's works in Rome.

Exhibit: Tobias Rehberger. Wrap it up

Rome Works by acclaimed Frankfurt-based Op artist Tobias Rehberger, who uses but disrupts traditional iconography. Hours: Tue-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (though 10 p.m on Saturday). Closed Monday. MACRO, Via Nizza, 128, Rome.
Through Jan. 11
Tickets: €12.50
MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma - tel. 06.671.070.400/06.0808 Map
Dining in Rome
Piero Manzoni's "Artist's Shit," 1961.

Exhibit: AZIMUT/H. Continuity and Newness

Venice AZIMUT/H. Continuity and Newness is a tribute to the post World War II neo-avantgarde in Italy. Works by Manzoni and Castellani, as well as Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701, Venice.
Through Jan. 19
Tickets: €12
Peggy Guggenheim Collection - tel. 041.2405.411 Map
Dining in Venice
Mario Sironi's work in Rome.

Exhibit: Mario Sironi

Rome Mario Sironi (1885-1961) was a painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and decorator well-known for his interwar work. Hours: Monday-Thur. 9.30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9.30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun. 9.30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Complesso del Vittoriano, Sala Verdi Via San Pietro in Carcere (Fori Imperiali), Rome.
Through Feb. 8
Tickets: €12
Complesso del Vittoriano di Roma - tel. 06.678.0664 Map
Dining in Rome
Religious art from 17th-century Rome.

Exhibit: The Hopeful Popes

Rome A sweeping look at religious art with a focus on paintings from the 17th-century, with many of the works on loan from the Vatican archives. Papal patronage was once central to all artistic ventures in Rome. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Monday. Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, 50. Rome.
Through Nov. 15
Tickets: €10.50
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo - tel. 06.681.9111 Map
Dining in Rome
Rockwell's America in Rome.

Exhibit: The Art of Norman Rockwell

Rome More than 100 works on loan from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in Italy's first major Rockwell retrospective. Rockwell (1894-1978) was among the major American magazine artists of the 20th century. Hours: Tues.-Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, 2:30-8 p.m. Museo di Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso, 320, Rome. Wheelchair access at Via Montecatini, 18.
Nov. 11-Feb. 8
Tickets: €13
Museo del Corso - tel. 06.6786.2098/06.916.508.451 Map
Dining in Rome
Interpol in Milan.

Alt rock: Interpol

Milan (Assago) New York alt-rockers Interpol in Milan, one show only Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. (with Heath). Interpol's latest album is "El Pintor." See TicketOne for details. Fabrique, Via Fantoli, 9 (tangeziale est, Milan).
Jan 30, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €38
Fabrique Milan - tel. +39.02.506.3008 Map
Dining in Milan
Paul Simon and Sting in Milan.

Jazz: Paul Simon & Sting

Milan Legendary singers Sting (The Police) and Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel) in an evening together. One show only, March 30 at 9 p.m. Ticket information at TicketOne. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
March 30, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €74+
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Veronica Montanino's work in Rome.

Gallery: Veronica Montanino

Rome Solo exhibit by Veronica Montanino titled "Mutatis Mutandis." Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dorothy Circus Gallery, Via dei Pettinari, 76.
Through Oct. 28
Dorothy Circus Gallery - tel. 06.702.1179 Map
Dining in Rome
Giovanni Lanfranco's works, among others.

Exhibit: Rome, Vice and Misery

Rome Paintings that portray the hedonistic and downtrodden side of Rome in the Baroque centuries, with poverty and debauchery as themes. Hours: 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medici (Grandes Galeries), Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1.
Through Jan. 15
Tickets: €12.50-14.50
Accademia di Francia - tel. 06.67611 Map
Dining in Rome
George Ezra in Rome.

Rock: George Ezra

Rome (Ciampino) British singer songwriter George Ezra, 21, has just released his first album, "Wanted on Voyage." One show only, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. Orion Live Club. Viale John F. Kennedy, 5. Ciampino, Rome.
Nov 21, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €23
Orion Live Club - tel. 06.8901.3645/338.7638681 Map
Dining in Ciampino
James Taylor in Rome and elsewhere in Italy.

Pop: James Taylor

Rome James Taylor on his month-long 2015 Italian tour. One Rome show only, April 15 at 9 p.m. He will also play Padua, Trieste, Florence and Milan, all in April. See TicketOne for details. Sala Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale de Coubertin 30, Rome.
April 15; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €45+
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Santa Cecilia - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
Dining in Rome
Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam's "Harmonic Motion."

Exhibit: "Harmonic Motion"

Rome A massive hand-knitted installation by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam titled "Harmonic Motion" and situated in the museum courtyard. Plaited entirely by hand, the work combines ropes of different colors. Hours: Tue-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Monday. Ticket office closes one hour before doors. MACRO, Via Nizza, 138 (sala ENEL), Rome.
Through Dec. 31
Tickets: €12.50
MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma - tel. 06.671.070.400/06.0808 Map
Dining in Rome
In Rome, 3,000 year old Chinese artifacts.

Exhibit: The Tombs of Mawangdu

Rome A detailed examination of life in ancient China (3500 BC-220 BC) using dozens of artifacts on loan from major Chinese museums, most made from porcelain and dug up in Hunan Province over the last 150 years. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo Venezia, Sale Quattrocentesche, Via del Plebiscito, 118. Rome.
Through Feb. 16
Tickets: €5
Palazzo Venezia - tel. 06.699.9431 Map
Dining in Rome
Armor as aesthetic in Turin.

Exhibit: Knights, Mamluks and Samurai

Turin Italian, German, Islamic, Indian and Japanese suits of armor are presented here as art works to investigate the differences between Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. From the collections of the Frederick Stibbert Museum in Florence. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Monday. Venaria Reale, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Turin.
Through Feb. 8
Tickets: €10
La Venaria Reale - tel. 011.499.23.33 Map
Dining in Venaria Reale
Lionel Richie in Milan.

Concert: Lionel Richie

Milan (Assago) Grammy-award winning Lionel Richie on his 2015 global tour. One show only, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. See Mediolanum and TicketOne websites for details. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
Feb. 15; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €50+
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait as Tehuana (or Diego in my mind), 1943.

Exhibit: Frida & Diego

Genoa More than 100 works that demonstrate the intellectual, emotional and erotic kinship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. See exhibit site for details and advanced booking. Hours: Tue.-Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday 2 p.m-7 p.m. Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9. Genoa.
Through Feb. 8
Tickets: €13
Palazzo Ducale - tel. 010.55.74.064/65 Map
Dining in Genoa
The 21st-century Glen Miller Orchestra in Padua.

Big Band: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Padua Miller's band, founded in 1938, is still going strong. "Moonlight Serenade," "A String Of Pearls," "Little Brown Jug," "Pennsylvania 6-5000" and "In The Mood" are all in the band's repertoire. One show, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. See theater website for details. Gran Teatro Geox, Padua.
Dec. 13; 9:15 p.m.
Tickets: €35+
Gran Teatro GEOX - tel. 049.807.8685 ‎ Map
Dining in Padua
Sharon Van Etten in Milan.

Folk: Sharon Van Etten

Milan American singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten in concert. Her latest album is "Are We There." One show only, Dec. 12 at 9:30 p.m. La Salumeria della Musica. Via Antonio Pasinetti, 2. Milan.
Dec. 12, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €17.25
La Salumeria della Musica - tel. 02.5680.7350 Map
Dining in Milan
Nickolas Muray's photos in Genoa.

Photography: Nickolas Muray

Genoa Nickolas Muray was a Hungarian-born American photographer known for his celebrity shots and ad images in the 1920s and 30s. Some 150 shots are on display. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9. Genoa.
Through Feb. 8
Tickets: €8
Palazzo Ducale - tel. 010.55.74.064/65 Map
Dining in Genoa
"Swan Lake" on Christmas Day.

Ballet: Moscow Ballet

Padua The Moscow Ballet "La Classique," which tours frequently, performs "Swan Lake" on Christmas Day. Dec. 25 at 9:30 p.m. "La Classique" and the Bolshoi are not related. Gran Teatro Geox, Padua. Via Giuseppe Tassinari, 1. Padua.
Dec. 25, 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: €12-39
Gran Teatro GEOX - tel. 049.807.8685 ‎ Map
Dining in Padua
Ed Ruscha, "Inner City Make Scream," 2014.

Exhibit: Ed Ruscha

Rome New paintings by Ed Ruscha, an American artist who has long been associated with the pop art movement. Hours: Tue-Sat 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and by appointment. Closed Monday. Via Francesco Crispi, 16, Rome.
Nov. 20-Jan. 17
Gagosian Gallery - tel. 06.4208.6498 Map
Dining in Rome
Stromae in December.

Concert: Stromae

Rome Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, is a Belgian singer-songwriter wno has established himself in hip hop and electronic music. His latest album is 20013's "Racine Carrée." One show only in Rome, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. He appears at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan on Dec. 15. Ticket purchases online at TicketOne.Palalotomatica, EUR, Piazzale dello Sport, Rome.
Dec. 17; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €30-35
Palalottomatica Roma - tel. 199.128.800 Map
Dining in Rome
Ennio Morricone conducts in Milan.

Concert: Ennio Morricone

Milan, Assago Italian composer Ennio Morricone, two days shy of his 87th birthday, conducts some of his most memorable compositions for film. One show only, Nov. 8 at 8:45 p.m.Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
Nov. 8; 8:45 p.m.
Tickets: €50+
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Kasabian in Rome on Halloween.

Rock: Kasabian

Rome British indie rock band Kasabian, whose most recent album is "48:13." One show only, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. . Ticket purchase and show details at TicketOne or see Forum website. Palalotomatica, EUR, Piazzale dello Sport, Rome.
Oct. 31, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €28-34
Palalottomatica Roma - tel. 199.128.800 Map
Dining in Rome
Lindsey Stirling in Milan.

Pop: Lindsey Stirling

Milan YouTube channel queen Lindsey Stirling (see Lindseystomp) brings her violin talents to Milan. She has more than four million YouTube subscribers. One show only, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 21/25, Milan.
Oct. 28; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €28.75
Alcatraz Milano - tel. 02.6910.6352 Map
Dining in Milan
Lang Lang performs Mozart and Chopin in Rome.

Recital: Lang Lang

Rome Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang in a recital that includes selections exclusively from Mozart and Chopin. Nov. 21, 8:30 p.m. Sala Santa Ceclilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale de Coubertin 30, Rome.
Nov. 21, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: €19-52
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Santa Cecilia - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
Dining in Rome
Giorgio GRiffa's works at Lorcan O'Neill.

Gallery: Giorgio Griffa

Rome Turin-born Giorgio Griffa is an Italian abstract painter associated with the arte povera movement. His paintings are marks in acrylic colours on raw, unstretched canvases. Hours: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Vicolo dei Cantinari, 3. Rome.
Oct. 21-Dec. 20
Galleria Lorcan O'Neill - tel. 06.6889.2980 Map
Dining in Rome
Chinese conductor Zhang Xian.

Ballet: Sir Kenneth MacMillan's "Romeo and Juliet"

Milan British choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan's "Romeo and Juliet," by Prokofiev. Dancers: Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle and Massimo Murru. Conductor: Zhang Xian. Oct. 10-23, 12 performances. See La Scala website for showtimes. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milan.
Oct. 10-23 (12 performances)
Tickets: €11-127
Teatro alla Scala - tel. 02.72.003.744 Map
Dining in MIlan
Calder in the Guggenheim garden.

Exhibits: The Schulhof Collection

Venice Eighty-three works by Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Lucio Fontana, Jean Dubuffet, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among others, are added to the collection at the bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, who died in early 2012. The additons extend the reach of the overall collection into the 1970s and even 1980s. Daily: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Dorsoduro 701. Venice, Italy.
From Oct. 12
Peggy Guggenheim Collection - tel. 041.2405.411 Map
Dining in Venice
MART remembers World War I with a yearlong exhibit.

Exhibit: "The Magnificent Obsession"

Rovereto, Trento MART marks the 100th anniversary of World War I with a yearlong retrospective that includes paintings, postcards, photos, letters, sketches and installations, all in some way linked to the Great War, which began in August 1914. Works by Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall, Albin Egger-Lienz, Fortunato Depero and Josef Sudek. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Monday. MART, Corso Bettini 43, Rovereto, Trento.
Through Sept. 20
Tickets: €11
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (Mart) - tel. 800.397760/0464.438.887 Map
Dining in Rovereto
Plácido Domingo and Anja Harteros.

Opera: Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra"

Milan Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" in coproduction with Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Simone: Leo Nucci and Plácido Domingo; Amelia" Carmen Giannattasio and Anja Harteros. Oct.31-Nov. 19, nine performances. Check La Scala website for showtimes.Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milan.
Oct. 31-Nov. 19 (9 performances)
Tickets: €13-210
Teatro alla Scala - tel. 02.72.003.744 Map
Dining in MIlan
Elton John in December.

Rock: Elton John

Milan (Assago) Elton John and his band in concert. One show only, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. Ticket purchase online at TicketOne. See Mediolanum link below for information. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
Dec. 4, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €50-138
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Katy Perry in Milan.

Pop: Katy Perry

Milan (Assago) Katy Perry's one Italian date on her Prismatic World Tour. Feb. 21, 2015. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
Feb. 21; 8 p.m.
Tickets: €50+
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
British rockers Deep Purple tour in 2015.

Rock: Deep Purple

Rome Veteran British rockers Deep Purple in concert, one show only, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. The band will also perform in Padua and Florence. Ticket purchases online at TicketOne. More info at 892.101 (in Italy) or 02.5300.6501. Palalotomatica, EUR, Piazzale dello Sport, Rome.
Nov. 15, 2015; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €34.50
Palalottomatica Roma - tel. 199.128.800 Map
Dining in Rome
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