January 23 - February 9, 2016. Musical, theatrical, cultural events, balls and a film festival for Venetians and tourists alike. See the website for program of upcoming events & for photos & videos from previous years.
July 29 - August 6, 2016. Newest Venice to Barcelona all-gay cruise; aboard the beautiful Eurodam discover some of Europe’s most fascinating cities- seven countries in eight days with 2100 guests from around the world. With top performers, legendary DJs, and an amazing international crowd you have the perfect summer holiday. Celebrate 25 years of Atlantis with amazing low fares!
August 31 - September 10, 2016, annual festival, at Palazzo del Cinema, Lido di Venezia. By La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. International cinema in all its forms: art, entertainment and an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. Also retrospectives and tributes to major figures, to better understand the history of cinema. Line-up to be announced July 2016.
September 4, 2016, historical reenactment, colorful 16th-century Venetian boats; reenacts visit to Venice by Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, marking beginning domination of that island by the "Most Serene Republic."
October 7-16, 2016. Fourth Stage presents the 60th International Festival of Contemporary Music, directed by Ivan Fedele. Ongoing series of art, performance and cultural events: film festival, art & architecture exhibitions, contemporary music, dance and theatre festivals, music workshops. See website for details.
Summer - Fall, 2017 - this past year at the Central Pavilion (Giardini), the Arsenale and other venues. The Encyclopedic Palace attempts to fashion an image of the world that captures its infinite variety and richness. To be curated by Okwui Enwezor. Works spanning the past century alongside new commissions to include over 136 artists, from 53 countries.