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Italianissimo! to hold 2016 event at Eataly

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When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 – 6 to 11 p.m. Where: Eataly – 800 Boylston St. (Prudential Center), Boston, MA To purchase tickets, click here. Italianissimo! 2016 will be celebrating all things Italian to benefit the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston: an exclusive pre-opening event at Eataly Boston – 800 Boylston St. Starting at 6 p.m., Eataly Boston will become a foodie paradise with never-ending food, drinks, and beyond, exclusively for italianissimo! guests. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston, Inc., founded in 2012 to promote Italian identity, language and ...

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Boston to host North American Debut of Italian film “Briciole Sul Mare”

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When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 Where: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA Critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama film “Briciole Sul Mare” will make its North American debut in 12 cities across the U.S. and Canada throughout the month of October, beginning at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall on October 9. The movie premiere is part of a larger event, dubbed Rocambolesco-Spectaculare! An Evening Celebration of Joy, Family and Tradition!, which also features world-class performances from recording artists such as The Platters and culinary treats from celebrity chefs and TV personalities “The Princess of Prince Street” Dana Gallo Strayton and Mike Fucci. The Platters will ...

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Fundraising event for earthquake victims (Sept. 25)

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When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 — 5 to 9 p.m. Where: Filippo Ristorante — 283 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02109 For tickets and donations, click here. The fund raising event Serata Solidarieta’ will feature a traditional Central Italian menu with: Arrosticini, Pasta Amatriciana and Porchetta. Click on the flyer for more information:

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Max Gazzè at Regattabar (Oct. 13)

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When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Regattabar — Charles Hotel | One Bennett Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 Click here for event page. Max Gazzè is an amazing performer and extraordinary bass player. Singing in Italian, French and English he always creates a feel-good mood everywhere. He lived and played long in Paris and London and in the last 3 years he has being touring all over Europe. In Italy he published 10 golden CDs (Emi/Virgin and Universal Music). He wrote and toured in Europe with Stefan Eicher and performed with Stewart Copeland in the Gizmo project. After ...

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Da Vinci – The Genius exhibit at Museum of Science (opens Oct. 23)

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When: Opens Oct. 23, 2016 Where: Museum of Science — 1 Science Park, Boston, MA Rediscover the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci in the most comprehensive exhibition on the Renaissance master to tour the world. Created by Grande Exhibitions with the assistance of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and a number of experts in Italy and France, this exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, and philosopher. Working from Leonardo’s codices, Italian artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions, including the first concepts of a car, ...

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St. Padre Pio relic coming to Boston in September

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BRAINTREE — “I’m very excited to announce that the Capuchin Friars who run the Shrine of St. Padre Pio have offered to come to Boston with the heart of Padre Pio for his feast day this year,” Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said in the Sept. 2 post of his weekly blog, CardinalSeansBlog.org. “This is the first time any major relic of Padre Pio has left Italy, and we are so pleased that they have offered to come to Boston for this historic visit. We know that many people throughout our country have a great devotion to Padre Pio, so the ...

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Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books exhibit opens Sept. 22 at Gardner Museum

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BOSTON, MA (August 2016) – Rarely seen, exquisite Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books make this a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books showcases over 65 Renaissance paintings hidden between the covers of rare books in Boston’s libraries and museums. The works – remarkable for their beauty and jewel-like colors – will be on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston from Sept. 22 through Jan. 16, 2017. At the heart of the show is a remarkable trove of illuminated manuscripts from celebrated Renaissance libraries. Written, illustrated, and bound by the hands of leading artists for popes, ...

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PIB Saturday School registration open

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Professionisti Italiani a Boston (PIB) will kick off its Italian Saturday school on Sept. 24, with a preliminary meeting for parents and students set for Sept. 17. Classes will be held at the Cambridge Community Center. Registration and more information on the course can be found here: https://www.piboston.org/pre-registrazione-corsi-di-italiano-2016-2017/ Scholarships are available. For more information, click here. The PIB Italian Saturday School for Boston Children (Scuola Italiana del Sabato PIB per Bambini dell’Area di Boston) was launched to fulfill the high demand of full-immersion Italian classes for children who already speak Italian in New England. The first classes took place in ...

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Earthquake strikes central Italy – Ways to help

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The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy at 3:36 a.m. on Aug. 24 has killed at least 247, left more than 2,500 without a home and razed entire towns. “Half of the town is gone,” said the mayor of Amatrice, Sergio Pirozzi. Other towns near the earthquake’s epicenter, including Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto, have seen most of their buildings turned into rubble. Every few years, the country is rattled to its core by a large earthquake. In 2009, L’Aquila was destroyed by a large earthquake, while the region of Emilia-Romagna was hit hard in 2012. Every time a ...

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MFA’s Della Robbia exhibit shines light on Renaissance Florence

Andrea della Robbia, Prudence (detail), about 1475. Glazed terracotta. Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1921.

When: Through Dec. 4, 2016 Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA In the 15th century, Luca della Robbia (1399/1400–1482) invented a glazing technique for sculpture characterized by brilliant opaque whites and deep cerulean blues. Luca shared the secrets of his technique with his nephew and principal collaborator Andrea della Robbia, who in turn passed them on to his sons Giovanni, Luca the Younger, Marco, Francesco, and Girolamo. The Della Robbia family workshop flourished in Florence for about a century, producing expressive artworks for all spheres of life. Portraying both sacred and secular themes, it gained a strong presence in ...

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Newpoli to Perform at Oberon in Cambridge

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When: June 15, 2016 – Doors 7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. Where: OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you’ll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpoli live! The group carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, the tempo is high, and the drama and passion in their blood ...

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NEMPAC celebrates 15th Anniversary Performance Season with Rossini’s La Cenerentola

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When: June 23-25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Faneuil Hall, Boston MA The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) invites guests and members of their community to Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, The Great Hall for a night of opera featuring Rossini’s La Cenerentola. The NEMPAC Opera Project presents Rossini’s La Cenerentola, a two act opera sung in Italian accompanied by Chamber Orchestra. The project, founded in 2012, continues its annual tradition of presenting a fully staged opera in one of Boston’s most historic venues. Loosely based on the fairytale, La Cenerentola turns Cinderella on its head with an ...

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