Sunday 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

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
11:00 AM Notte Magica: A Tribute to the Three Tenors with Il Volo and Placido Domingo

On July 7, 1990 a magical night took place when the Three Tenors sang at the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome. 26 years later Il Volo along with Placido Domingo pay tribute to the three Maestri with a live concert from Piazza Santa Croce in Firenze.

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
12:30 PM Enchanting Sicily: The largest island of the Mediterranean Sea.

On this enchanting tour of romantic Sicily, you will visit the Messina Strait, the famous Greek theatre of Taormina, the archeological sites of Segesta and Selunite, marvelous Catania, the unique monastery and temple of Monreale, and picturesque Cefalù and Ragusa. You will also enjoy walking through the streets of Palermo and refreshing yourself on the beach of Mondello, along with sampling the Sicilian blood-oranges, and drinking a cappuccino among the walls of Siracusa.

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!

1:30 PM Footloose in Italy: Walking in the Cinque Terre and Discovering Venice.

Part 1. 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.
Part 2. Venice is 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.

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 Houston International Folk Dancing – Italian Style
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