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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 Page 9 Monday, October 19 2015 October Sta[ia. )eritage Mo. Calendar of Events iPODS FOR WOUNDED VETERANS MASSACHUSETTS KICK-OFF. 1:30 PM. Join the Grand Lodge as we support our veterans. Free. SPONSOR: Grand Lodge of Massachusetts - Charity Commission LOCATION: Massachusetts State House, Memorial Hall, 24 Beacon COORDINATOR: Carol Rossi, 508-655-2099, Street, Boston, MA Monday, October 19 DARIO FO: MUSICA E PAROLE. 5:00 PM. Discovering Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Lecture with video materials and a short performance. Presented by Walter Valeri, former personal assistant of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, and Bob Scanlan Director of The Poets' Theatre - Cambridge. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Consulate General of Italy LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA COORDINATOR: Domenico Teker, @ esteri, it Monday, October 19 FILM SCREENING: The Italian Americans, Part 1.6:30 PM. Screening of Part I of the PBS documentary series The Italian Americans. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Wakefield Lodge #1734 LOCATION: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (Lecture Hall), 345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA COORDINATOR: Paula Sasso, 781-799-6203, wakefieldosia @ Tuesday, October 20 "SALVEMINI COLLOQUIUM" on Italian History and Culture. 5:30 PM. A lecture, given by Professor Alessandro Portelli on 'The Legacy of Italian Resistance," followed by a Q&A session. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Consulate General of Italy LOCATION: Lower Level Conference Room, Center for European Studies, Harvard University: 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA COORDINATOR: Wednesday, October 21 MEDFORD'S TASTE OF ITALY. 6:30 PM-9:30 PM. Tastings of various restaurants in Medford and the surrounding cities, with tasting of wine and beer. $40.00 per person. SPONSOR: Medford Kiwanis LOCATION: Tufts University, Carzos Cage, Cousens Gym, 161 College Avenue, Medford, MA COORDINATOR: Rita Cornelio, 781-396-0710 Wednesday, October 21 MOVIE: I Am Love (Io sono I'amore). 7:00 PM. I Am Love tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. Eduardo, Sr., the family patriarch, has decided to name a successor to the reins of his massive industrial company and, in so doing, surprises everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. However, Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a talented chef. At the heart of Tancredi's family is his wife, Emma (Tilda Swinton), a Russian immigrant who has adopted the culture of Milan. An adoring and attentive mother, Emma's existence is shocked to the core when she falls deeply in love with Antonio and pursues a passionate love affair that will change her family forever. Stars: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti. Director: Luca Guadagnino. This movie is: Drama, Romance. 2009, R, 120 min, Language: Italian (English Subtitles). FREE (must pre-register). SPONSOR: West End Museum LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia, Curator, 617-416-0718, Thursday, October 22 THE JUSTINIAN LAW SOCIETY ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH. 6:00 PM Cocktails - 7:00 PM Dinner. Celebration of Italian-American Heritage Month with delicious food, good wine, and great company. Donation request $40.00 SPONSOR: The Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts LOCATION: Filippo's, 238 Causeway Street, Boston's North End COORDINATOR: For tickets, please mail your check to: Joseph Boncore, 1140 Saratoga Street, East Boston, MA 02108 or by preferred method: Pay online by visiting Thursday, October 22 THE SONS OF ITALY IN MASSACHUSETTS: A Lecture by Anthony Sammarco. 7:00 PM. Lecture about the history of the Sons of Italy based on Mr. Sammarco's 2015 book of the same name. Free. SPONSOR: Medford Public Library LOCATION: 111 High Street, Medford, MA COORDINATOR: Barbara Kerr, Assistant Director, Medford Public Library, 781-395-7950, Friday, October 23 "SERATA DI MUSlCA ITALIANA." 8:00 PM-10:00 PM. Italian Music from the '80s-'90s and present. Refreshments. Donation of $10.00 SPONSOR: Paesani d'ltalia and San Rocco Club LOCATION: 149 A Highland Avenue. Somerville, MA COORDINATOR: Anna Saturday, October 24 THE'CORO-DANTE CHAMBER SINGERS PRESENT MUSIC FROM ITALY. 12:30 PM. The Core-Dante Chamber Singers are part of the 60-voice Coro-Dante of the Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge singing traditional favorites of Italy. Sponsor: North End Branch Library Location: 25 Parmenter Street. Boston, MA Coordinator: Susan Voloshin, 617 227 8135, Saturday, October 24 85TM ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER DANCE. 6:30 PM. Celebrating Italian Heritage Month and our 85 years in the Order Sons of Italy in America. Dinner. $55.00 per person. SPONSOR: Cornelia dei Gracchi Lodge #1583 LOCATION: .Sons of Italy, 520 Pleasant Street, WatertoWn, MA COORDINATOR: Mary Cooper, 781-646-8578, mayc382 @ Sunday, October 25 GRAND LODGE OF MASSACHUSETTS - 100TM ANNIVERSARY BOOK AUTHOR PRESENTATION. 1:00 PM. Author Anthony Sammamo will speak on the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts' 100 Anniversary Book. Books will be sold and signed at the event. Attendees will order off the menu. SPONSOR: Greater Boston Renaissance Lodge #2614 LOCATION: La Summa Restaurant, 30 Fleet Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Dr. Dean Saluti, 617-285-6565, djsaluti@ Sunday, October 25 PARLARE CON LA MUSICA E IL PROPRIO CORPO - PETRA CONTI INTERVIEW. 5:00 PM. Stefano Marchese interviews Petra Conti, first ballerina at the Boston Ballet, with screening of video clips. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Sponsor: Consulate General of Italy Location: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA Coordinator: Domenico Teker, @ Wednesday, October 28 TALK ON ITALIAN POETRY by Dr. Rala Diakite. 3:30 PM. Reading and discussion of selected Italian poetry. Refreshments will be served. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Consulate General of Italy LOCATION: Fitchburg State University, Kent Recital Hall, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg MA COORDINATOR: Domenico Teker, Wednesday, October 28 NOTABLE ITALIAN AMERICANS. Lawrence DiCara at the North End Library. 6:30 PM. A first-generation Italian-American and youngest elected member of the Boston City Council, Mr. DiCara will discuss his book, Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era. SPONSOR: North End Branch Library, Boston Public Library LOCATION: 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Susan Voloshin, 617-227-8135, svoloshin Wednesday, October 28 MOVIE: "Boston "s North End: America's Italian Neighborhood." 7:00 PM. Boston's North End: America's Italian Neighborhood, features stories about North End residents George Scigliano and James Donnaruma who helped shape the neighborhood, as well as events like the Great Molasses Flood and the Sacco and Vanzetti funeral which still impact today. The documentary features interviews and archival film footage. 2015 NR 60 min Language: English. $10.00 per person ($5.00 per person NE Historical Society & WEM members). SPONSOR: West End Museum LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia, Curator, 617-416-0718, Thursday, October 29 to Saturday, October 31 C.A.S.IT at MAFIA 48th Annual Fall Conference. 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. C.A.S.IT will display instructional, material / textbooks for teachers of Italian K-12, and for C,A.S.IT in its mission to promote the Italian language. SPONSOR: MAFIA LOCATION: Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA COORDINATOR: M.Gioconda Motta, Thursday, November 5 CANTI E CANTICh Cent'anni di Musics e Cultura Italisna. 7:00 PM. Concert and lecture on Italian music and culture. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Consulate General of Italy LOCATION: Fitchburg State University, Kent Recital Hall, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA COORDINATOR: Domenico Teker, @ Friday, November 6 Thursday, November 12 Roll the Dice for C.A.S.ITI 2"0 ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT. 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. A real casino experience with tables of Roulette, Black Jack, and Texas Hold'em to help raise funds for the promotion of the Italian language in the New England schools. Refreshments will be served. $75.00 per person. SPONSOR: C.A.S.IT LOCATION: Spinelli Function Facility, 10 Newbory Street, Peabody, MA COORDINATOR: Adelaide Guarracino, aguarracino@casit:org or casinonight2015 ITALIAN / AUSTRALIAN TENOR ALFIO IN CONCERT. 7:30 PM. Sydney native ALFIO has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. This highly charismatic tenor /crooner offers a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to the legendary singers to which he is often compared. As he continues his travels, reaching the shores of almost every continent, his Australian homeland and Italian heritage never stray from his heart or his music. 'The Voice from OZ" divides his time touring between Australia, America and overseas and is rapidly gaining fans all over the world, becoming renowned for his extraordinary vocals and mesmerizing live shows. Refreshments will be available for purchase. $43.70 per person. SPONSOR: WGBH LOCATION: Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA FOR TICKETS: or Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000 Sunday, November 15 LISA CORRENTI, Soprano, Solo Recital. 2:30 PM. Solo concert of songs and operatic arias in Italian and French with piano accompaniment provided by Mr. Bradley Pennington. Ticket price $20.00 ($17.00 for Seniors and Students). SPONSOR: Boston Bel Canto Opera LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA COORDINATOR: Bradley Pennington, 617-943-7429, bbco @ ~, For further information about Italian Heritage Month visit Not to be reproduced without the permission of the Post-Gazette ~..