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The international month of love offers a beautiful bouquet of events and activities that make it as sweet and interesting as can be. 2020 is a leap year so make sure to enjoy that extra day this year!
Metrosounds Music Fest returns with its second edition, focused on Mediterranean identity and belonging. The festival’s opening show was on February 1st with Duoud, with northern African beats. On the next dates, get ready to experience music from Robert Bisha, Linda Rukaj, the Folklore Ensemble of Tirana and Antonio Forcione, who closes the music festival in style. Don’t miss it!
“The Delegation,” the highly-acclaimed film directed by Bujar Alimani, will be screened at Europa House on Feb 5th at 1:00 P.M. Bujar Alimani is an important Albanian director of some of the country’s best movies, with “Amnesty” being one of the most internationally critically-acclaimed. After the film, there will be a Q&A session with famous actor Ndriçim Xhepa.
The popular “Tirana Patience” exhibit continues to stay open the first week of February. As part of their Public Program, the Gallery of Arts invites you on an informative, dual-language tour (in Albanian and English) of this fascinating exhibit. If you’ve been waiting to see it, this is your best opportunity!
This especially interesting exhibit showcases the best journalistic photos of 2019. It is a great way of going through recent history via an aesthetically captivating journey. Founded in 1955, World Press Photo is a global platform created by several Dutch photographers in order to share their work with an international audience. Mark your calendars!
The second weekend of February brings an adaptation of British director Howard Barker’s play “Galaxy” at the National Theater. Directed by Rovena Lule Kuka, the play includes a wonderful cast of actors and is meant to offer a fresh perspective on the play. “Galaxy” is hailed as one of Barker’s best plays. Don’t miss seeing Lule Kuka’s adaptation to the Albanian stage.
Organized by the EU delegation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, this activity is part of the “Week of Integrity.” The second edition of Run Against Corruption aims at the establishment of transparent governing bodies in Albania. All those interested may enroll here.
On this date, Alket Islami presents his sixth volume of aerial photography. This particular volume focuses on the awe-inspiring Albanian Alps, more specifically, the eastern part. Alket has expressed that capturing the beauty that stands between the mythological and the majestic is his aim with this particular collection. For all those interested, plan to be at Adrion at 6:00 P.M on the 10th!
The unique Winter Festival returns to Prespë for another edition. Slowly becoming an established tradition, this festival aims at promoting the natural and cultural values of the gorgeous Prespë region. The event is an ideal excuse to escape the city’s noise and enjoy delicious traditional foods surrounded by a gorgeous natural setting.
The Illyria Trio is an Italian-Albanian band whose music combines elements of Albanian folklore and classical music. The band includes singer Hersi Matmuja, cellist Jacopo Conoci, and accordion player, Andi Zeka. The three are coming to Albania expressly for their show entitled “Home,” set in the historic building of the National Theatre.
With its rise in fame as a frugal paradise over the last couple of decades, many of Albania’s best spots have already been discovered. In times when we need an update, and some new inspiration, we call on explorers and travel experts like Granit Temaj to tell us those rare beauties that we all may have overlooked [...]
Tourism experts count the ways in which Albania has slowly but surely become the vacation paradise of Europe. Polish tourists are becoming the top visitors to the Albanian coast every summer. Even this summer, which saw a significantly diminished number of international vacationers in the country, groups of Polish tourists still made their way to [...]
In addition to the more established water sport destinations like the Osumi and Vjosa rivers or Koman Lake and the Ionian Riviera, there are a few new spots that will take along a more intimate journey with nature. It has been a while since rafting and kayaking has taken off in Albania with some of [...]