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      Montreal’s Italian Week – Day Nine

      Aug. 17, 2013

      With just two days left and a thumbs up from the local weather reporters, Montreal’s Italian Week continues its reign of Little Italy today and tomorrow.

      Tonight (August 17), on the main stage at the corner of St-Laurent Boulevard and St-Zotique Street, the annual Moda Sotto le Stelle fashion show will take center stage. Designers include Lady Dutch, Signor Terry, Maria Arciero, Kartell and Lauro & Co. The show will start at 10:00PM.

      Before the start of Moda Sotto le Stelle, Brigitte Pace will perform at 8:00PM, followed by comedian Joe Cacchione at 9:30PM.

      Performances on the Shamrock Stage, at the corner of Shamrock Street and St-Laurent Boulevard, will include Davide Bazzali and Pasta Opera at 2:00PM, Gli Azzurri folklore dance troupe at 6:00PM, Tenor Christopher Dallo at 6:30PM, and folklore dance group Stelle Alpine at 7:30PM.

      Writer and actress Michaela Di Cesare is presenting a conference on Isabella Andreini and Commedia del’Arte at 3:00PM today in the park gazebo at the corner of St-Laurent Boulevard and St-Zotique Street.

      The Amarrages sans frontières tours are offering guided tours of Little Italy today and tomorrow in English, French and Italian. Reservations are required. Please contact Amarrages sans frontières
directly at (514) 272-7049 for tickets.

      Nonna Maria and friends make their highly anticipated appearance at Montreal’s Italian Week today. Starting at 1:00PM, Nonna Maria will be out and about filming a video and interacting with festival goers. Then later tonight at 8:00PM, the gang will film a live edition of The Nonna Maria Show at the Nonna Maria booth. They’ll be taping a second show at 7:00PM on Sunday. has partnered up with the Sons of Italy to host a Scopa Tournament during Montreal’s Italian Week. The official tournament starts today at 2:00PM and continues until tomorrow at 6:00PM. Passersby can also enjoy a leisure game of Scopa throughout the weekend. The Scopa tent is stationed on St Laurent Boulevard just north of St-Zotique Street.

      Alongside the Scopa tent, dozens of other tents and kiosks line up St Laurent Boulevard all weekend long. Community groups, organizations, businesses and restaurants have a variety of activities and delights available for young and old.

      Montreal’s Italian Week runs until August 18. A detailed schedule of activities is available at

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