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The month of January has a serious bad rep for being uneventful. The holidays are over along with their festivities, lights and commotion. The wallet is emptier and much lighter as a result of a December lived at full speed. However, we are here to tell you that this particular January has lots to offer! There are many exciting and affordable events, including the ten listed below, which bring the missing heat to amp up this cold month. Read over our top selections below and make sure to attend the ones you find most interesting.
Daddy G, one of the founders of the world-famous Massive Attack, will electrify Tirana on the second week of the month. Performing at the Skanderbeg Square Parking, Daddy G brings his style to the city in a show that is bound to entertain. Massive Attack has produced some of the most popular contemporary songs and albums worldwide and has won several international awards. Fans of electronic music and trip-hop will have the rare opportunity to experience their favorite music via one of its best representatives. The event is hosted by Turtle Fest. Don’t miss it!
The Italian duo, frequent collaborators of the famous music label Spinnin’ Records and creators of many hits which have earned millions of clicks on YouTube in recent years, will play on the Folie stage on January 18th. For fans of house music, progressive house, or electro house, this will be the event of the month!
Tirana’s famous late-hours party spot, Discobox, starts the new year with a bang thanks to Cinthie. This Berlin-based DJ is one of the most in demand names in contemporary electronic music. Get ready for a show that will last until the wee hours of the morning!
This mountain bike race of the Individual Cross-country Marathon type will commence at Skanderbeg Square and will finish in Golem. The race will include all of the sport’s fanatics, from professionals to amateurs, so if you belong to any of these groups, we encourage you to join! For more go to the official website of the event.
The renowned play “Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Basquervilles” succeeds in fusing the traditions of detective novels and gothic fairy tales into one singular piece. In addition to the story’s suspense, a number of the actors play several roles, another fascinating and innovative element and reason for attending the show. For more information and reservation details, please call: +355 67 227 0668.
Your last chance to see Chagall’s exhibit! If you were saving it for the quieter weeks of January, you have until January 12th to see one of the greatest names of 20th century art, Marc Chagall. Graphic selections from the three illustrative cycles created by Chagall for Shakespeare’s famous “Tempest,” La Fontaine’s “Fables” and Gogol’s “Dead Souls,” await you from Monday to Saturday at COD, located in the Prime Minister’s office building.
One of the past year’s most successful comedies returns from January 9th to the 13th. For all those who have not had a chance to see it yet, please call the following numbers for reservations: 0695717746/042278158.
The young artist from Shkodra has extracted a number of negatives from a random bundle found accidentally, offering them a second life. Do not miss the exhibition where the selected enigmatic photographs raise many questions about their mysterious origins as well as many others regarding being and creation.
The Italian Institute of Culture is one of the most prominent places in Tirana in terms of housing cultural activities throughout the year. This January begins with three interesting movie encounters. On January 16th, you can watch Bernardo Bertolucci’s “La comare secca” (“The dry housewife”), on the 23rd, “L’uomo che non cambiò la storia” (The man who did not change history”) by Enrico Caria and on the 30th, “Terapia di coppia per amanti” (“Couple’s therapy for lovers”). The films all start at 18:30, are free of charge, and can be viewed at the Institute, located within the Palace of Culture.
The unique images of Atelier Nadar will transport you to the France of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Thanks to the cooperation with the Jeu de Paume Museum of Photography in Paris and a number of the most important cultural institutions in France, at Marubi Museum you will witness images that have left a significant mark on the last century. The exhibition is curated by Michel Poivert.
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Following our call for photo contributions, we received countless wonderful photos from all over Albania. Professional and amateur photographers sent us their best shots and, after a tough selection process, we are sharing our top picks for January. But, stay tuned as, each month, we’ll publish more of the best photos from our readers!