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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Page 9 Saturday, October 18 2014 October Sta[ia. 00eritag00e :00ont00 Calendar ofEvents conanued 2ND ANNUAL METHUEN ITALIAN FESTIVAL. 10:00 AM. Community event featuring food and craft vendors, live bands, children's activities, a "Best Meatball" contest, and more. $25 (per booth for vendors). SPONSOR: Methuen Lodge #902, OSIA LOCATION: St. Lucy's Church, 254 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA COORDINATOR: Armand Buonanno 978-688-2258, methuenitalianfestival @ gmail.com Saturday, October 18 FORT DEVENS GERMAN-ITALIAN REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY. 11:00 AM. The Italian and German community presents a Memorial Service for Italian and German prisoners of war who died in America during World War II. This year the graves of the Italian and German military will bedecorated by the German-American Ladies Society. Attendance of the Italian community is recommended to support the spirit of Italian Heritage. In case of inclement weather a tent will be provided. SPONSORS: Italian and German Community LOCATION: Fort Devens, Ayer, MA (Signs at the entrance will direct you to the ceremony site). COORDINATORS: Giovanni Aurilio 617-484-3112; Lino Rullo 617-447-0598 Saturday, October 18 SPAGHETTI SUPPER. 4:30 PM. Dinner includes all you can eat spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee and dessert. Adults: $10. Children 10 and under: $3. Portion of adult ticket goes toward 50/50 raffle. SPONSOR: Quattro Eroi Lodge #1414 (Franklin), OSIA LOCATION: Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1034 Pond Street, Franklin, MA COORDINATOR: Valerie Carlucci 401-488-5510, vcarlucci@gmail.com Saturday, October 18 TEACHING OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE THROUGH ART AND THEATRE. Time to be determined. Symposium/Professional development. Free. SPONSORS: Harvard University, Boston Conservatory LOCATION: Harvard University, Barker Center, 110 Thompson Room, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA COORDINATOR: Domenico Teker ufficioscuole.boston@esteri.it Saturday, October 18 COLUMBUS DAY BANQUET. Cocktails 5:30 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM. Pork Tenderloin or Baked Haddock. ENTERTAINMENT: Tony Cerbo as Michael Buble. We sold out last year, so if you would like to celebrate with us please don't wait! $40 per person. SPONSOR: Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Lodge #169 (Fitchburg), OSIA LOCATION: Oak Hill Country Club, 840 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg, MA COORDINATOR: Sylvia Pacetti-Poirier, 978-516-8899, italianprincess213@gmail.com Sunday, October 19 BEL CANTO OPERA CONCERT. 2:30 PM. Pianist Bradley Pennington plays works of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms; and transcriptions from Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Massenet's Thais. Soprano Catrina Boncaldo and countertenor William Peacock sing operatic selections. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors and students. LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA CONTACT: Please call 617-949-6543, BBCO@comcast.net for further information. Tuesday, October 21 "SALVEMINI COLLOQUIUM" ON ITALIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE. 5:30 PM. A lecture, given by Professor Charles Maier on the "Great War:. A Centennial Perspective," followed by Q&A session. SPONSORS: 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 CONTACT: segreteria.boston @ested.it Wednesday, October 22 TASTE OF ITALY. 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Tastings of many restaurants and pastry shops from the surrounding area, including wine tasting and beer. $40 per person, tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10. SPONSOR: Kiwanis Club of Medford LOCATION: Tufts University, Carzo's Cage, College Avenue, Medford, MA COORDINATOR: Rita Cornelio 781-396-0710 Thurs.-Sat, October 23-25 CASIT AT MAFLA'S 47 TM ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE. 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. CASIT's exhibit of teachers' textbooks, K-12, teachers' realia, and CASIT mission in the promotion of the Italian language. SPONSOR: MAFLA-MA Foreign Language Association LOCATION: Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA COORDINATOR: Maria Gioconda Motta, CASIT, mgmotta @casit.org Thursday, October 23 MOVIE: Love andAnarchy (D'amore E D'anarchia) Honoring the filmmaking of Lina Wertmuller. 6:30 PM. Giancarlo Giannini won Best Actor at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival for his role as Tonino, the shy young farmer who goes to Rome intending to assassinate Mussolini. His contact there is an anarchist prostitute with sad eyes, and he starts living in the brothel, where he falls in love with another young girl who works there. Vivid color, the melodic Italian musical score, the sounds of the women's chatter and laughter, form a strong sense of atmosphere, in which a passionate story unfolds against a stunning Italian backdrop with exquisite camera work. Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato. Director: Lina Wertmuller. Romance/Drama, https://www.youtube.corn/watch?v=eR7iYv-mRB4. FREE (must pre-register). 1973, UR, 125 minutes, Language: Italian (English subtitles). LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia, 617-416-0718, http://thewestendmuseum.org/ Sunday, October 26 PLAQUE UNVEILING BY MEMBERS OF THE PRIVITERA FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION Honoring Gottlieb Graupner of Germany, Francis Mallet of France and Filippo Trajetta of Italy, the Three Multicultural Founders of the American €onservatorio of Boston; The First Conservatory of Music in Boston and perhaps in the United Sates. 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Welcome greetings from MC Sal Bramante to be followed by the video streaming of the plaque unveiling at the Bedford Street location to the attendees at the West End Museum. After the plaque unveiling, historical researcher Terri Mazzulli will offer her commentary about the American Conservatorio founders, and to conclude the program and in celebration of Italian Heritage Month, musical selections composed by Italian co-founder of the American Conservatodo Fillipo Trajetta will be performed by Berklee College of Music students. Light luncheon. Free and open to the public. SPONSOR: Pirandello Lyceum LOCATION: Plaque unveiling Bedford Street, Boston; post unveiling activities at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston. COORDINATORS: Rosario Cascio 617-227-8135; Domenic Amara 617-913-6842; Sal Bramante 781-393-9820 Sunday, October 26 A CONCERT OF THE MUSIC OF SALVATORE ARN{). 3:00 PM. The concert celebrates the music of Salvatore Amb, a Sicilian immigrant who, after many musical successes in Italy, brought his music with him to the Boston area in the early 1900s. This concert revives some of his voice and piano, some of which has not been heard since his lifetime. Performing in the concert are soprano Victoria Bartolomeo and pianist Sarah Troxler. Coffee and light refreshments served after the concert. Suggested donation of $10. SPONSORS: Stephen Loikith and Vena Coco - Co-organizers. LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room of the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech Street. Belmont, MA COORDINATORS: Stephen Loikith 201-317-3815, sll002@lvc.edu; Lavinia (Macauda) Coco 978-475-4565, vccoco@aol.com Monday, October 27 BILINGUALISM AND THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE. Time to be announced. Conference on the connections between linguistics and neuroscience with a particular focus on Bilingualism. Guests speakers will be Prof. Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University), Prof. Eddo Rigotti (Italian Swiss University) and Prof. Andrea Moro (IUSS University). Free. SPONSOR: Swiss Consulate LOCATION: To be determined. CONTACT: 617-876-3076, info@swissnexboston.org. Wednesday, October 29 THE SACCO-VANZETrl CASE REVISITED. 6:00 PM. The Lecture: This presentation is a one hour slide lecture that chronicles the saga of two immigrant Italian anarchists Niccola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The Sacco-Vanzetti Revisited lecture slide presentation contains period photographs of all the major players in the case. Many of these photographs are rare and are not published anywhere. SPONSOR: North End Branch of the Boston Public Library LOCATION: 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Susan Voloshin 617-227-8135 Wednesday, October 29 ROLL THE DICE FOR CASIT! 7:00-11:00 PM. Join us for a real casino experience with tables of Roulette, Black Jack and Texas Hold'em Poker and help us achieve our mission of assisting communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language. Live Music provided by SPA JAZZY. Food and cash bar available. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at www.casit.org. SPONSOR: CASIT (Centro Attivita Scolastiche Italiane) LOCATION: Spinelli Function Facility, 10 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA COORDINATOR: Adelaide Guarracino aguarracino @ casit.org Wednesday, October 29 Thursday, October 30 MENOTTI'S The Consul. 8:00 PM. Gil Rose, Music Director of Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project will conduct The Consul. Donation requested. SPONSOR: New England Conservatory LOCATION: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA MOVIE: The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza). 6:30 PM. Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli. Director: Paolo Sorrentino. Comedy/Drama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyt430YkQn0, 2013, NR, 142 minutes, Language: Italian (English Subtitles). FREE (must pre-register). LOCATION: West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston, MA COORDINATOR: Duane Lucia, 617-416-0718, http://thewestendmuseum.org/ Thursday, October 30 FACULTY TALK: Saint Francis of AssisL 12:30 PM. Rala Diakite, chair of the Humanities Department, will offer an interdisciplinary talk on Saint Francis and the continuing relevance of his thought and action. Diakite will highlight St. Francis' revolutionary contributions regarding the problem of poverty, animals and the environment, conflict resolution, the equality of women, language innovation and popular culture. SPONSOR: Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University LOCATION: Fitchburg State University, Center for Italian Culture, HA 408A, 160 Pead Street, Fitchburg, MA COORDINATOR: Carolyn Garrahan 978-665-4789; cgarrahan@fitchburgstate.edu Wednesday, November 5 WORKSHOP. 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM. In each session, Italian-American soprano Maria Ferrante and Italian born composer Michele Caniato will provide an overview and demonstrate singing techniques, the composition process, learning process for performers, collaboration among musicians and recital preparation. The main focus will be Caniato's work based on poetry by Saint Francis of Assisi. SPONSOR: Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University LOCATION: Fitchburg State University, Center for Italian Culture, HA 408A, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA COORDINATOR: Carolyn Garrahan 978-665-4789; cgarrahan@fitchburgstate.edu Friday, November 7 ARIA DI COMMEDIA. 7:00 PM. An Evening of Italian Renaissance Theatre and Music. Two original Commedia dell'Arte scenes in English with music by Renaissonics. Will Dottor Balanzone find a cure for his "little problem" and will Arlecchino really help him? Will Pulcinella finally propose to Colombina or will he be distracted by the seductive noblewoman Flaminia? Tickets: $15 at the door, $12 advance. Purchase tickets at pazzi-lazzi-aria-di-commedia.eventbrite.com. SPONSOR: The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts. LOCATION: The Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA. CONTACT: www.PazziLazziTroupe.com