Sunday Schedule

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2017 SCHEDULE
LOCATION: Main Stage Cultural Education Stage
Taste of Italy Pavilion Culture Movie Theatre
Children’s Stage Italian Cultural & Community Center Booth

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
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 Martain & Laura Pausini)
11:00 AM Let’s learn the seasons and the days in Italian
11:00 AM Fascinating Tuscany.

Tuscany was named after the Etruskans, who were called ‘Tusci’ by the Romans. The kingdom was eventually divided into independent dukedoms and from 1531 the Medici, a family of businessmen and bankers, ruled. The capital of Tuscany is Florence, a city of art and joie de vivre and the home of important artists such as Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, plus the writers Dante and Boccaccio and the scientist Galileo Galilei. You will visit other beautiful cities such as Lucca, Pisa, and Siena.

11:30 AM Footloose in Italy: Walking in the Cinque Terre and Discovering Venice.

Le Cinque Terre. What better way to see and explore the five dramatic coastal villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso than on foot!The 12 Kilometer coastal path gets progressively more difficult as you travel West from Riomaggiore.

Veniceis so unique and so gorgeous that very few people fail to be enchanted by it! Yes, you can take the vaporetti, but there is plenty of land to walk on and make your own haphazard trail through the streets. Getting lost in Venice can actually be a lot of fun especially if you don’t have to hurry anywhere.

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 Sicily Unpacked

Art Historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and Michelin starred chef Giorgio Locatelli take us on a delightful journey around their beloved Sicily. As they explore the island through each other’s eyes and hearts, they reveal how the layers of history have created a unique blend of art and architecture. Together they document how the various conquering forces and the rich variety of different heritages have helped to shape both the food and the culture of this beautiful Mediterranean island.

2:00 PM Let’s paint and make the Italian flag with popsicle sticks
2:30 PM The Tarantellas – Italian Folk Dancing
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 Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World.

Although Columbus made one of the singlemost important discoveries in Western history, he died a poor, forgotten man. Let’s celebrate the life and times of Christopher Columbus this October at Festa Italiana.

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

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