Thursday Schedule

Other Events not listed below can be found on the Activities page.
As information becomes available this page will be updated.

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
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
5:00 PM Rome Adventure

Tired of stuffy New England, Prudence Bell resigns from her teaching position and heads for the Eternal City and encounters a handsome student, a dashing older man, and competition from a woman of the world. The young lovers set out together to become acquainted with Italy and visit the Italian Alps, Verona, Pisa, Lago Maggiore, other breathtaking sights, and of course Roma. Starring Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Rossano Brazzi, Angie Dickinson, and L’Italia.

6:00 PM Italian Music By 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 It Started in Naples

Filmed on location in Naples, Rome, and Capri, It Started in Naples stars the magnetic screen team of Clark Gable and Sophia Loren along with Vittorio De Sica and an Italian cast which includes Nando,the rebellious, cigarette smoking son of Gable’s deceased brother. It Started in Naples…but will it end in love?

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)
10:00 PM Festival Closes

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