February 11-28, 2017. 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.
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.
July 4-13, 2017. All-gay cruise, aboard the Celebrity Constellation. Barcelona and Ibiza, Spain; Valletta, Malta; Catania, Sicily; Corfu, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Koper, Slovenia; Venice, Italy. Massive outdoor pool, indoor AquaSpa, hot tubs, gym, restaurants, top performers, legendary DJs, movies/ music under the stars, and an international crowd - the perfect summer holiday.
August 30 - September 9, 2017, 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 2017.
September 3, 2017, 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."
September 29 - October 8, 2017. Fourth Stage presents the 61st International Festival of Contemporary Music, an 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.