Sunday Schedule

Other Events not listed below can be found on the Activities page.
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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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
9:30 AM Roman Catholic Mass for Volunteers (open to the public)
11:00 AM FESTIVAL OPENS
11:00 AM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of Louis Prima, Dean Martin & Laura Pausini)
11:00 AM Let’s learn the seasons and the days in Italian
11:30 AM

Bingo Italian style, “Tombola”! Learn to play this traditional Italian game (similar to American Bingo) and win prizes (5 winners in each session). Fun for the entire family as you race to fill your cards while immersing yourself in a bit of Italian culture and language! Ambo! Terno! Quaderno! Quinto! Tombola! Limited seating. Cards are $3 each or 2 for $5.00. Learn More about the game.

12:00 PM Adult Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian
12:30 PM Adult Grape Stomp
12:30 PM Carranza Puppets
12:30 PM Let’s color and decorate Venetian masks
1:00 PM Aaron Caruso, Nation’s Top Italian Tenor from New York
1:00 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 Italian Breadsticks! Seating is limited. Tickets are only $10. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW to reserve your seat!

2:00 PM Learn to Dance the Tarantella
2:00 PM Let’s paint and make the Italian flag with popsicle sticks
2:30 PM The Tarantellas – Italian Folk Dancing
2:30 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!

3:00 PM Pasta Eating Contest
3:00 PM Carranza Puppets
3:00 PM Adult Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian
3:00 PM Let’s make Italian necklaces
3:30 PM Aaron Caruso, Nation’s Top Italian Tenor from New York
4:00 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!

5:00 PM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of various Italian artists)
6:00 PM Festival Closes