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      Montreal’s Italian Week: Day Four

      Aug. 13, 2012

      A Monday workday doesn’t mean that the party stops. Montreal’s Italian Week continues today with stops in little Italy and LaSalle.

      The Casa D’Italia, located at 505 Jean-Talon East, continues its run of Italian classic cinema. Tonight’s feature presentation will be Renzo Martinelli’s Vajont (2001) with Michel Serrault, Daniel Auteuil and Laura Morante. The screening starts at 7:30PM. Admission is free.

      While at the Casa, be sure to check out the exhibit of works by Italian-Canadian painters, including artists Umberto Bruni and Egidio Vincelli. Running until August 19, the exhibit is free of charge and is open Monday to Friday, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.

      An evening of activities and performances is planned for tonight at Parc Ouellet in Lasalle. The park will feature an exhibit of Fiat 500 cars, as well as kiosks featuring various community organizations.

      The entertainment at Parc Ouellet kicks off at 8:00PM with a performance by Italian folklore group, Danzerini di Lucinico. The northern Italian troupe will be performing throughout the week at various Italian Week venues.

      At 8:30PM, singer David Marino will take the stage. A veteran performer and only 12 years old, Marino has been singing for half his life.

      A local favorite, comedian Joe Cacchione
will share his take on growing up Italian at 9:00PM.

      And last but not least, singer/songwriter Vincenzo Thoma will serenade the crowd at 9:30PM with songs from Romantico, an album featuring ten of the greatest songs of the past thirty years, adapted in Italian for the first time. Thoma will also perform on Friday, August 17 at 8:00PM on the Loto-Quebec Stage in Little Italy.

      Montreal’s Italian Week continues until August 19. To view the full program please visit

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