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Page 9 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 i 201l Otober Sta[ian ]Oeritage : lontb Calendar of Events continued Tuesday, October 18 Movie: The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette). 7:00 PM. Honoring the Italian neorealism (Neorealismo) style. Widely considered a landmark Italian film, Vittorio De Sica's tale of a man who relies on his bicycle to do his job during Rome's post-World War II depression earned a special Oscar for its devastating power. The same day, Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) gets his vehicle back from the pawnshop, someone steals it, prompting him to search the city in vain with his young son, Bruno (Enzo Staiola). Increasingly, he confronts a looming desperation. Director: Vittorio De Sica. 1948, NR, 89 minutes. Free. SPONSOR: West End Museum. LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia 617-416-0718, thewestendmuseum.org. z~ Tuesday, October 18 II Volo Concert. 8:00 PM. "Already certified platinum in their homeland and several other countries, IL Volo have captured the hearts of Americans of all ages following their U.S. American Idol debut and appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and Ellen. Their single "O Solo Mio" has been seen by over one million fans on YouTube and their self-titled debut, which is a mix of re-imagined classics and original material produced by the multi Grammy Award- winning Humberto Gatica and the world renowned Italian singer/producer Tony Renis, is heading toward platinum status in the US." $29.50, $49.50 and $69.50. SPONSOR: Live Nation Supported by Italia Unita. LOCATION: Orpheum Theater, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: www.livenation.com Wednesday, October 19 Italian American Heritage Month Film Festival. 3:00 PM. Film Sicilian Girl/La siciliana ribelle (2010, 110 minutes, unrated, English subtitles). Free. SPONSOR: West End Branch of the Boston Public Library. LOCATION: West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 151 Cambridge St., Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Helen Bender 617-523-3957 Wednesday, October 19 Movie: "Detective Montalbano: The Snack Thief." 6:00 PM. There will be a screening of "Detective Montalbano: The Snack Thief' based on one of Andrea Camilleri's best selling novels about the adventures of Sicilian police detective. Free. SPONSOR: Friends of North End Branch Library. LOCATION: Boston Public Library North End Branch, 25 Parmenter Street, North End, Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Peter Greene 617-720-0516 Friday, October 21 Italian Language Appreciation Week. 7:00 PM. A Reading of various passages from contemporary Italian authors (please note the program will be in English and Italian). SPONSOR: Italian Book Club. LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA. COORDINATORS: Susan Angelastro sangelastro112@gmail.com, Paola Capasso pcapasso@comcast.net Saturday, October 22 West End Reunion Dance. 7:00 PM. Italian buffet from Raso's Cafe of Medford. $50 per person. SPONSOR: West End Museum. LOCATION: Irish American Club, 177 West St., Malden, MA. COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia 617-416-0718, thewestendmuseum.org Saturday, October 22 Italian Night. 6:30 PM. Full service sit-down dinner/dance. $42 per person. SPONSOR: Wakefield Lodge #1734. LOCATION: Crystal Community Club, artguardia @ aol.com 71 Preston St., Wakefield, MA. COORDINATOR: Joe Racamato 781-245-5724, Tuesday, October 25 "A Taste of Italy" 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Tasting of fine foods from over 30 of the areas finest restaurants, beer, wine and music. $35 per person. SPONSOR: Kiwanis Club of Medford. LOCATION: Accardi & Sons, 85 Commercial St., Medford, MA. COORDINATORS: Rifa Cornelio 781-396-0710, Kelly Catallo 339-221-5412 Wednesday, October 26 Wednesday, October 26 Wednesday, October 26 West End Museum Italian Heritage Month Honorees. Honoring current and former West Enders of Italian heritage who have contributed to preserving the culture of the West End and its rich immigrant history. Refreshments served. Free. SPONSOR: West End Museum. LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia 617-416-0718, thewestendmuseum.org Italian American Heritage Month Film Festival: 3:0Q PM. Film Baaria (2009, 150 minutes, unrated, English subtitles). Free. SPONSOR: West End Branch of the Boston Public Library. LOCATION: West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 151 Cambridge St., Boston, MA. COORDINATOR: Helen Bender 617-523-3957 Justinian of the Year Awards Dinner. 6:00 PM-lo:oo PM. Come celebrate OIHM with us as we honor Robert "Ted" Tomasone, Clerk-Magistrate of the Somerville District Court, who has consistently devoted his efforts to the betterment of the Italian-American Civic Community in Greater Boston while also serving the public as a dedicated member of the Massachusetts Trial Court. Join us, Patriots Hall of Fame Gino Cappelletti, and other special guests as we pay tribute to Ted at this special event. 6:00 PM Cocktails. 7:00 PM Dinner. $60 per person. Send check to: Carmine Lepore, One Sprague St., Revere, MA 02151. SPONSOR: Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts. LOCATION: Spinelli's Route One South, Lynnfield, MA. COORDINATOR: Carmine Lepore, President, One Sprague St., Revere, MA 02151 Wednesday, October 26 -- Monday, February 20, 2012 Aphrodite and the Gods of Love. Art exhibit (presentation of 150 Greek and Roman works of art). Museum Hours : Monday-Tuesday 10:00 AM-4:45 PM, Wednes- day-Friday 10:00 AM-9:45 PM, Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM-4:45 PM. Museum members: FREE, Adults: $22, Seniors (65+): $20, Students (18+): $20 Youth 6 and under: FREE, Youth 7-17: FREE (weekdays after 3:00 PM, weekends and Boston school holidays; otherwise $10). SPONSOR: Museum of Fine Arts. LOCATION: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston MA. Thursday- Saturday October 27-29 M.A.F.L.A (MA Foreign Language Association) Annual Conference. 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. C.A.S.IT will exhibit a variety of textbooks, multi-media instructional materials and cultural miscellanea on Italy for teachers of Italian. Refreshments can be purchased at nearby coffee shops. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT-Centro Attivita Scolastiche Italiane. LOCATION: Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 508-347-7393. COORDINATOR: M. Gioconda Motta~ Chairman of the Board of C.A.S.IT, 617-939-4216 Friday, October 28 Friday, October 28 Italian Heritage Month Dinner/Dance. 6:30 PM. A dinner/dance with music by Trilogy in honor of Italian Heritage Month 2011. $45 per person. SPONSOR: Burlington Lodge #2223. LOCATION: CrestView, 36 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA. COORDINATOR: Jeanne Squires 781-272-6336, jean:squi res @ gmail.com j, CirColo Italiano di Boston Fausto Calderai, Art Collector, Florence Italy. 5:30 PM. A Lecture: Isabella Stewart Gardner e il mobile italiano (the lecture will be in ./italian). SPONSOR: MIT. LOCATION: MIT, Center for International Studies, Building E40-496 (Muckley Building), 4 Floor, One Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA. Satu rday, October 29 An Evening of Music and Comedy. 6:30 PM. An evening of music and comedy with soprano Frank Santorelli, North Shore Acapella and featuring comedians Steve Sweeney, Johnny Pizzi and Patty Ross. Light refreshments will be served. $45 per person. SPONSOR: East Boston Columbus Day Parade Committee. LOCATION: Madonna Shrine Hall, Don Orione, 147 Gladstone St., East Boston, MA. COORDINATORS: Joe Ruggiero 617-590-3035, Buddy Mangini 617-470-7236 Saturday, October 29 Zucchero in Concert. 8:00 PM. Live concert. LOCATION: Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts www.stubhub.com, www.ticketliquidator.com Ave., Boston MA. TICKETS: www.ticketmaster.com/Zucchero-tickets/artist/1142293, www.bostix.com, Saturday, October 29 Giant Indoor Tag Sale. 9:00 AM. Indoor yard sale of multiple items, too numerous to list but are always great deals! SPONSOR: Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646. LOCATION: Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646, 124 Washington St., Haverhill, 978-372-0023, miguelschroth @ hotmail.com MA. COORDINATOR: Michael Schroth Sunday, October 30 Wine Tasting. 4:00 PM. Tasting of local, international and homemade wines. (Medals will be awarded for served. $20 per person. SPONSOR: Orsogna Women's Club/Son's of Orsogna. COORDINATOR: Roberta Cicolini 781-321-7254 the best homemade wine.) Cheese and breads will be Monday, October 31 An Evening of Italian Music by Ferdinando Argenti. 6:45 PM. The Burlington Lodge is pleased to announce a visit by Ferdinando Argenti as our October 2011 Italian Heritage Month Culture Series presentation. The presentation consists of memorable vocal and keyboard renditions of Italian music, classical, popular and opera by the very capable Ferdinando Argenti. Open to the public. Refreshments following the presentation. SPONSOR: Burlington Lodge #2223. LOCATION: Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears St., Burlington, MA. COORDINATOR: Pat Moreno 781-272-5375, morenosp@verizon.net Wednesday, November 2 Italian Book Club: Don't Sing at the Table. 6:30 PM. Focusing on Don't Sing at the Tab/e: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers, this book-club session continues the exploration of Adriana Trigiani's writing, moving from her fiction writing with its influence by her grandmothers to this "primer" filled with Lucy and Viola's sage advice, observances, traditions and everyday experiences. "No one ever reads just one of Trigiani's wonderfully quirky tales. Once you pick up the first, you are hooked." -- BookPage. Free. SPONSOR: Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University. LOCATION: Fitchburg State University, Center for Italian Culture (4~ floor), Amelia V. Gallucci- Cirio Library, Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA. COORDINATOR: Mary Chapin Durling 978-665-3709 (direct number); mdurling@fitchburgstate.edu or box office: 978-665-3347; centerstage @ fitchburgstate.edu Friday, November 4 Turkey Raffle. 6:00 PM. Light supper of hot dogs and beans, bread, beverages prior to an evening of raffles including gift baskets, wine, turkey with each prize. This is a fundraiser for Lodge overhead. SPONSOR: Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646. LOCATION: Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646, 124 Washington St., Haverhill, MA. COORDINATOR: Carmine LoConte 978- 373-1447, cmloconte@verizon.net Satu rday, November 12 La Sagra della Polenta (Polenta Night). 7:00 PM Dinner dance where the main dish is polenta. Full dinner served. $45 per person. SPONSOR: Orsogna Women's. LOCATION: Sons of Orsogna, 316 Main St., Everett, MA. COORDINATOR: Roberta Cicolini 781-321-7254 For further information about Italian Heritage Month visit www.ltalianHeritageMonth.com Not to be reproduced without the permission of the Post-Gazette