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POST-GAZETTE JANUARY 31,2014 Page 5 Spring Home Show Sparks Creativity and Inspiration for Homeowners in Boston A Frank De Pasquale Venture "This Old House" Star Kevin O'Connor and HGTV's Dina Manzo to Attend With Spring just around the corner, interior and ex- terior home renovations are on everyone's mind. Whether you are a new homeowner or just craving a fresh new look, the 2014 Suburban Bos- ton Spring Home Show will help your imagination run wild. This year, American Consumer Shows is bringing the Spring Home Show to the Boston area, February 7-9, 2014. The event will allow guests to attend specialized home improvement semi- nars, view creative home displays and get up to date information on the latest trends and tips inspired by the world's top designers, home improvement profes- sionals and local experts. Also joining this year's fun will be special guest Kevin O'Connor, host of PBS' "This Old House" and DIY's "This New House" as well as Dina Manzo, host of HGTV's "Dina's Party" and co-star of "The Real Housewives of New Jer- sey." Kevin will share fan- tastic tips on storm-proofing your home as well as answer home improvement ques- tions from guests. Dina will provide tips on everything from entertaining and host- ing guests to creating special living spaces for your family. "Incorporating the hottest new design styles into your home should be at the top of everyone's to-do list this year," said Alyssa Lakes, Director of Marketing Strat- egy for American Consumer Shows. "The variety of exhib- its on display and the prod- ucts and services offered make this show a great resource for Bostonians. From construction and inte- rior design tips to our hot tub blowout sale and solar green energy expo, there is some- thing for everyone." Attendees are able to view and compare the latest in remodeling, landscaping and design with product demon- strations, merchandise dis- plays and sample interior and exterior vignettes from over one hundred exhibitors. They can also receive expert advice from award-winning chefs, certified professional organizers and established interior designers. No mat- ter what project or renova- tion homeowners have in mind, they will be able to brainstorm, research and decide how they want their finished product to look, all in one visit. The Suburban Boston Spring Home Show is open Friday, February 7, 2014, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday, February 8, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sunday. February 9, from I0:00 am to 6:00 pm at Shriners Auditorium, 99 Ford- ham Road, Wilmington, MA. Admission is Free on Friday, but tickets are required on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please call 855-523-5302 or visit SAVE THE DATE NEAD BINGO FUNDRAISER MARCH 2 "d North End Against Drugs will be having a Bingo Fundraiser. The event will be on Sunday, March 2 nd at the Nazzaro Center starting at 2:00 pm. Doors will open at 1:00 pm. To reserve your spot see Laurie D'Elia at the Nazzaro Center. You must pay in advance to reserve your spot. There is only a limited amount of spaces available for early reserva- tions. There will be great prizes for each game. No cash prizes. There will also be raffles the day of the event. Free coffee and des- sert will be provided. If you cannot attend and would like to help out -- do- nations of gift certificates, tickets to events and sports memoribilia for prizes, will be appreciated. All proceeds from the Bingo will go to NEAD pro- grams and events. For further information contact John Romano at or stop by the Nazzaro Center and talk to Laurie. Italian Pop Star and Neapolitan Singer-Songwriter GIGI D 'ALESSIO Announces February North American Album Release and Tour 2014 kicks off on a North American note for Gigi D'Alessio. The Ital- ian superstar will release his 18 th stu- dio set Ora via Sony Music on February 4 th, followed by the kick off of his world tour with a seven city concert run of the continent on February 7 th. One of Italy's most popular recording artists, the Naples-born D'Alessio has sold 12 million copies and achieved 100 plati- num awards during a 20-year career. Ora features D'Alessio in collaboration with Neapolitan musician Enzo Avitabile on the track Notte di lune storte. Avitabile recently came to the attention of American audi- ences through a documentary by Jonathan Demme; D'Alessio and Avitabile were child- hood conservatory classmates. Serpente e sonagli features words penned by the legendary Italian lyricist Mogol and includes the voice of Anna Tatangelo, D'Alessio's life part- ner who will be join- ing him on stage in the U.S. and Canada. D'Alessio's Febru- ary 12 th Miami con- cert at the Fillmore Jackie Gleason The- ater comes on the heels of Primera Fila, a 2012 Spanish language CD/DVD project recorded live in Mexico City that put the Italian artist in the front row of live per- formers throughout Latin America with releases in 22 countries. On February 16 h the Neapolitan singer-songwriter heads north to conclude the tour at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun. Bricco Boutique ItalianCuisine 241 Hanover St. 617.248.6800 Trattoria II Panino Boston's Ist Original Trafforia 11 Parmenter St. * 617.720.1336 Quattro Grill, Rosticceria & Pizzeria 266 Hanover St. 617.720.0444 GiGi Gelateria 50 Flavors of Homemade Gelato 272 Hanover St. 64 Cross St. 617.720.4243 N.E. Scene Boston Magazine A Magazine of Food, Wine, Tradition, Travel & Culture 256 Hanover St. * 617.570.9199 Mar6 Seafood & Oyster Bar 135 Richmond St. * 617.723.MARE Bricco Panetteria Homemade Artisan Breads 241 Hanover St. * 617.248.9859 Umbria Prime 5 Story Steakhouse Oyster Bar & Night Club 295 Franklin St. * 617.338.1000 DePasquale's 5 Homemade Pasta Shoppe Over 50 Varieties 66A Cross St. * 617.248.9629 Eagle Design Commercial & Residential Construction 256 Hanover St. Suite 8 617.201.7951 The Ocean Club at Marina Bay 62,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Nightlife 333 Victory Rd. * 617.689.0600 Chinese New Year Celebration at Hong Kong Harbor Restaurant 201400 The owners of Hang Kong Harbor Restaurant at 5 Maver- ick Square would like to invite everyone to join them in celebrating the Year of the Horse Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 9 th, 2014 at noon. Come celebrate the New Year with a spectacular Lion Dance right here, in Maverick Square. The Horse is one of China's favorite animals. The Horse provides people efficient transportation so that we can reach our destination quickly and safely. The Horse even helps people win their battles. Therefore, the Horse is a symbol of travel, competition, and victory. The Horse is the symbol of speedy success! The Dragon and the Horse are auspicious symbols. It is said that the best flyer in the sky is the Dragon and that the best runner on the ground is the Horse. The Dragon and the Horse are the symbols of nobility and leadership. Come join us in celebration of this truly remarkable animal as we light fire crackers in celebration of the Chinese New Year.