at Venice Carnival
The exhibition of epoch costumes and objects “RETROmania. Romanian refinement 1850-1947,” organized by the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research (IRCCU) from Venice, will be opened on Saturday, the first day of the Venice Carnival this year, the Institute reports. The exhibition will be presented at Mocenigo Palace Museum – Research Center for the History of Textiles and Costumes in Venice, until March 7. The exhibits are part of the collection of costumes and artefacts which belong to Adina Nanu. The collection includes authentic and new, high society and folk costumes from the 19th and 20th centuries, and objects that recreate the atmosphere of each epoch. Besides the clothes which come from the collection of Nanu family, the “Retro” collection includes objects which belonged to family or friends, among whom personalities such as Vasile Alecsandri, Sabin Popp and Ligia Macovei. The collection is structured by years and periods, each exhibit being placed in the cultural context of the respective epoch. The event is organized by IRCCU Venice, in collaboration with the Foundation of Civic Museums from Venice.
Geological Institute organizes
“St. Valentine Fair”
The Geological Institute of Romania, through the National Museum of Geology, organizes, during February 12-14, “Saint Valentine Fair,” an exhibition with sale of jewels, crystals and semi-precious gems. The stars of the exhibition will be the ruby, the rodonite and the pink quartz. “For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered the gem of love, of energy and of passion, being the perfect symbol of the strong feelings. Any jewel which has a ruby signifies plenty of passion and love between two persons,” the organizers say.
Another representative semi-precious gem from this exhibition is the rodonite “recommended to those who want to maintain the state of love every day.” In the 16th century it was considered the gem of happiness, joy and honour, being attributed magic powers. In its turn, the pink quartz is considered the gem of pure love. Besides the jewels made of ruby, rodonite and pink quartz, the visitors will have the possibility to admire and acquire also other decoration artefacts, either mounted on precious metals, or naturally shaped, ornamental objects and interior decoration elements.
Scooter to perform in Bucharest on June 5
The German band Scooter returns to Bucharest where it will perform on June 5, at Arenele Romane, reads the site bilete.ro. The tickets will cost RON 85 until February 15, and RON 100 afterwards. The concert is part of the world tour for the promotion of the new album “Under the Radar Over the Top.” The band has already concerted in Bucharest in the summer 2006. Scooter is a hard-dance German band which has sold over 25 million albums along its career. Presently, the members of the band are H.P. Baxxter, Rick J. Jordan and Michael Simon. Some of the best known pieces of the formation are “Hyper Hyper,” “Move Your Ass!” “Fire,” “How Much Is The Fish?” “Posse”.