Thursday 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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
5:00 PM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of various Italian artists)
5:00 PM Let’s make Italian mosaics
5:30 PM PAESANI: Italian Culture in America

Paesani is a documentary film that chronicles the massive immigration of more than four million Italians to the United States between 1890 and 1930, and the enduring culture these people imbued into American society. WVIA_PM_Logo_

6:00 PM Houston International Folk Dancing-Italian Style
6:15 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! **Stay for Poker (see below at 7:30pm) and receive a $2.00 discount on your Wine Ticket with our “Thursday Night Special”. Purchase both a Wine and a Poker Ticket on-line, and pay a total of only $25.00!

6:30 PM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of Louis Prima, Sam Butera & Paul Anka)
6:30 PM Adult Italian Language Class: An Introduction to Speaking Italian
6:30 PM Let’s paint the Italian Flag
7:00 PM 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.

7:30 PM Poker All’ Italiana:

Learn to play Italian Poker; a fun and fast paced card game, easy to learn (a derivative of 5 Card Draw, “Jacks or better “to open) and then compete in our “Poker All’ Italiana” Mini-Tournament. Play cards like the Italians! First place winner will receive a gift certificate for two for an overnight stay and a round of golf at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La. Second place finisher will receive a $50.00 gift card from the Grotto Restaurant on Westheimer. Third place finisher will win a delicious bottle of Italian Red Wine.

Seating will be limited. Discounted tickets are only $12 on-line and $15 on-site for Poker only. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW to reserve your seat!! Learn More about the game.

**Come early for the wine tasting (see above at 6:15pm) and receive a $2.00 discount on your Wine Ticket with our “Thursday Night Special”. Purchase both a Wine and a Poker Ticket on-line, and pay a total of only $25.00!

**Beverage Service available during Poker Tournament!

8:00 PM Italian Music By DJ Italia, Houston’s Preferred Italian DJ (Featuring the music of Lou Monte, Connie Francis & Aaron Caruso)
8:30 PM Fascinating Tuscany.

Tuscany was named after the Etruscans, 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.

10:00 PM Festival Closes