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PAGE 10 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 three rebels blow up the Zouaves' barracks. Colombo leams that a bdef liaison with a countess 20 years before produced a son, one of the rebels arrested for the bombing. He uses his influence to gain the youth's release, hides him, and then engages in doomed battles of wit with the court and with the Black Pope to free the other two. Can this priest be a father, blunt power, and live out his faith? Cast: Nino Manfredi, Danilo Mattei, and Carmen Scarpitta. This movie is: Drama, History, and Romance. Director: Luigi Magni. Language: Italian (English Subtitles). 1977, R, 1h45m. FREE (must pre-register). SPONSOR: West End Museum LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia, Curator West End Museum, 617-723-2125 (Office), 617-416-0718 (Cell), http:ltthewestendmuseum.orgl Thursday, October 27 ITALIAN BOOK CLUB. 7:00 PM. The CASIT Italian Book Club is dedicated to the fiction and non-fiction works of Italian-American writers who focus on Italian- American issues, themes and history, as well as to authentic Italian works available in CASIT's library. Refreshments. Donations are welcome. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT LOCATION: 37 Water Street, Unit 4, Wakefield MA COORDINATOR: Vilma Bibeau, 781-224-0532, or Friday, October 28 WE THE ITALIANS. Two flags, One heart. One hundred Interviews by Umberto Mucci. Book Presentation and Signing. 7:00 PM. Professor Anna Rocca will introduce participants and moderate a Q&A. The Italian Consul General Nicola de Santis, or the Director of the Education Domenico Teker, will present Umberto Mucci and his book. Mucci will introduce three of his Italian interviewees: Gianluca De Novi, Nicola Orichuia, and Mary Tedesco. Refreshments. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Dante Alighied Society of Massachusetts LOCATION: 41 Hampshire Street, Cambddge, MA COORDINATOR: Professor Anna Rocca, Salem State University, arocca47 @ Fdday, October 28 HALLOWEEN ITALIAN-STYLE PARTY with SALIMBLUES. 8:00 to 10:00 PM. Great Italian and Neapolitan music of the 1960s-1980s. Light refreshments. $10 per person SPONSORS: Paesani d'ltalia and San Rocco Club LOCATION: 149 A Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA COORDINATOR: Anna Quadri, Saturday, October 29 I PICCOLI LETTORI. 10:30 AM. Italian reading group for children 0-4. Free. SPONSOR: I AM Books LOCATION: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Adele Profeta, 857-263-7665 Sunday, October 30 BOSTON BEL CANTO OPERA: PIANO/OPERA CONCERT. 2:00 PM. Piano recital by Bradley Pennington, plus operatic arias and duets by Soprano Lisa Correnti and Neapolitan Tenor Giovanni Formisano from Italian and French operas. $21, $18 discounted tickets for seniors and students. SPONSOR: Boston Bel Canto Opera LOCATION: Dante Alighied Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambddge, MA COORDINATOR: Bradley Pennington, 617-943-7429, Thursday, November 3 FERRANTE NIGHT FEVER. 5:00 PM. Celebrating together the release of Elena Ferrante's new book Fragments. Talk and presentation will be held. Refreshments. Free (online registration required). SPONSOR: I AM Books LOCATION: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Nicola Odchuia, 857-263-7665 Fdday, November 4 Saturday, November 5 ITALY, REVISITING AND REINVENTING TRADmONS: SICILY. 8:00 PM. CONCERT: Sicilian singer Sissy Castrogiovanni accompanied by three musicians ( Refreshments. $20 per person. SPONSOR: Dante Alighied Society of Massachusetts LOCATION: 41 Hampshire Street, Cambddge, MA COORDINATOR: Professor Anna Rocca, Dante Vice President of Cultural Affairs, Dante Alighied Society, TOMIE DePAOLA BOOK SIGNING. i:00 PM. One of the world's favodte children's book authors retums to I AM Books for a book signing. Free. SPONSOR: I AM Books LOCATION: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Nicela Odchuia, 857-263-7665 Sunday, November 6 ITALY, REVISmNG AND REINVENTING TRADmONS: SICILY. 5:00 PM. LECTURE on Sciascia and film screening of "il giomo della civetta,, Professor Marco Natoli from U Mass. Refreshments. SPONSOR: Dante Alighied Society of Massachusetts LOCATION: 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA COORDINATOR: Professor Anna Rocca, Vice President of Cultural Affairs, Dante Alighied Society, November 17-20 ACTFL CONFERENCE. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Italian Consulate and CASIT will be attending and presenting at the Annual Convention and Wodd Language Expo. SPONSORS: Italian Consulate and C.A.S.IT Inc. LOCATION: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston MA COORDINATORS: Prof. Domenico Teker,; Professoressa Vilma Bibeau,; Professoressa M.Gioconda Motta Sunday, November 20 2016-2017 MOVIE NIGHT Italian Cinema: Contemporary Perspectives and Themes. 5:00 PM. Screening of film Reality (Matteo Garrene 2012). Matteo Garrene's film Realitytells the story of how auditioning for a reality TV show can changes one's life, and not necessarily for the better. The film, inspired by a true story, won the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Reality focuses on Luciano who desires to be on the show Grande Fratello, Big Brother. Luciano represents a culture of material reality and distorted identity as he is seduced by the illusion of reality TV. Refreshments. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Dante Alighied Society of Massachusetts LOCATION: 41 Hampshire Street, Cambndge, MA COORDINATOR: Professor Elisabetta Misuraca, Bryant University, For further information about Italian Heritage Month visit Not to be t~uced cMfflout tllw pennission of ff/m Po~-Gazeffe The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY TO ALL i ! This year's East Boston Columbus Day Parade will be held on Sunday, October 9th, starting at 1:00 pm by Suffolk Downs. CHIEF MARSHAL'S BANQUET OCTOBER 7th This year's Chief Marshal's Banquet will be held on Friday, October 7~ at 6:30 pm at Spi- neUi's Function Room in Day Square. For more information on tickets, call 617-590-3035. I AM VOTING YES ON QUESTION FOUR On Election Day, I will be vot- ing YES on Question 4 to legal- ize the use of recreational mari- juana. However, I also think 100 percent of all tax monies raised should be used for the treatment and rehabilitation of Madeleine Steczynski from ZUMIX with stepson (in arms) opioid addicts. This wouldn't Ell. Madeleine was also watching two brothers nan and Alden be a cure-all for this epidemic, during the 9/11 observance at Piers Park in East Boston. but it could give folks hope and a chance to take back control ofAMADEUS IS BACK great BLOCK PARTY this past their lives. Peter Shaffer's Amadeus is Saturday, September 17th, with COUNTRY HEAI~ WALK back on stage in Boston from food, live music, and plenty of Country Heals Walk is a November 25th to December art. It was the place to be. five-mile walk for Tufts Medi- 17% In the Plaza Theatre at 4TH ANNUAL cad Center & Floating Hospital the Boston Center for the Arts. GLEN DOHERTY for Children. It will be held on For more information, go to MEMORIAL RACE Sunday, October 16th at or call This upcoming Sunday, Sep- am at Wompatuck State Park 617-933-8600. tember 25th, the 4th annual in Hingham. For more informa- ZUMIX RADIO BLOCK Glen Doherty Memorial Race tion, go to www.countryheals. PARTY in Winchester starts at 12:00 org. The folks at ZUMIX put on anoon. Doherty and three other Americans were killed in Beng- hazi on September 11, 2012. For more information, go to glendohertyf oundation, org. MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER The Make a Difference Make History Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Boston on Sunday, October 2"d. Speaker Bob DeLeo is doing his best to help in this fight. Transportation will be available to Boston. If you are interested in doing the walk or need transportation, you can contact Sofia Forgione at Sfia'Frgine@mashuse" gov. Less than two years ago, I lost a cousin down in Connecti- cut from a battle with breast cancer. She was only 60 years old. She fought as hard and as long as she could. We all need to work together to battle this disease. SPFJXKING OF ~u'MIX Another great place to be down at the Point is Piers Park, where there's plenty of good summer time action that won't stop as we change seasons again. Autumn will continue to bring out folks to this oasis fac- ing Boston Harbor and Down- town Boston. If you aren't there, you're missing lots of fun. HAPPY ROSLINDALE DAY This year's Roslindale Day Parade will be held on Sunday, October 2nd starting at i:00 pm from Roslindale Square. GROOVY '70S DISCO UPCOMING The East Boston Social Ser- vice Centers will be holding a GROOVY "70s DISCO dinner/ dance and raffle on Friday, October 14th, so you can relive that era. For more information and tickets, call 617-650-3442 or contact Marisa Di Pietro at mdipietro@ebcs, org. A TASTE OF WINTHROP The 11th Annual Taste of Win- throp will be held on Wednes- day, September 28th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Win- throp Yacht Club on Shirley Street. For more information, go to HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday to Joe Young down at the Elite on turning another year younger on Sep- tember 19th. REMEMBERING RONNIE YONUSS A good friend of mine, Dickie Denero, lost his grandson Ron- nie J. Yonuss to an act of vio- lence back in 2007 at the age of 23, and he asked me to remem- ber him recently for what would have been his 33rd birthday on August 12% Dickie still misses him like crazy. I hope this helps him and the entire family with the loss all carry forever.