Saturday Schedule

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2018 SCHEDULE
LOCATION: Main Stage Cultural Education Stage
Taste of Italy Pavilion Culture Movie Theatre
Children’s Stage Italian Cultural & Community Center Booth

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
11:00 AM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of Dean Martin, Fabio Frizzi & Frankie Valli)
11:00 AM Children Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian for Ages 6-12
11:00 AM Children Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian for Ages 3-5
11:30 AM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on cultural culinary experience for children, aged 3-12 years old. Children will wear chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. The little chefs will learn how to make Italian Breadsticks! Seating is limited. Tickets are only $10. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW to reserve your seat!

12:00 PM Children Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian for Ages 6-12
12:00 PM Children Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian for Ages 3-5
12:30 PM Flag Ceremony and Presentation of Awards
12:30 PM Carranza Puppets
1:00 PM The Tarantellas – Italian Folk Dancing
1:30 PM Pasta Eating Contest
1:30 PM Let’s make some stained-glass windows (with tissue paper)
2:00 PM Aaron Caruso, Nation’s Top Italian Tenor from New York
2:00 PM Learn to Dance the Tarantella
3:30 PM Adult Grape Stomp
3:30 PM Let’s paint and make the Italian flag with popsicle sticks
3:30 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on cultural culinary experience for children, aged 3-12 years old. Children will wear chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. The little chefs will learn how to make Focaccia! Seating is limited. Tickets are only $10. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW to reserve your seat!

4:00 PM Learn to Dance the Tarantella
4:00 PM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of Al Caiola, Al Martino & Gianni Ferrio)
4:30 PM The Tarantellas – Italian Folk Dancing
5:00 PM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of Italian Motown, Frank Sinatra & Laura Pausini)
5:00 PM Carranza Puppets
5:00 PM Adult Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian
5:00 PM Introduction to Italian Wine: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting/Seminar –

Learn more about Italian Wine by attending this guided tasting, featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico and the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Join us, as we compare and contrast these amazing wines. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW to reserve your seat!

5:30 PM Let’s have face painting
6:00 PM Aaron Caruso, Nation’s Top Italian Tenor from New York
7:30 PM Let’s make Italian necklaces
7:30 PM The Fab 5, Houston’s Premier Beatles and 60’s Show Band
8:00 PM Introduction to Italian Wine: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting/Seminar –

Learn more about Italian Wine by attending this guided tasting, featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico and the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Join us, as we compare and contrast these amazing wines. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW to reserve your seat!

10:00 PM Festival Closes