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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2016 – Day Four & Five

      Aug. 8, 2016

      MedeaLaSalle is the place to be for outdoor activities on day four of Montreal’s Italian Week. Tonight (August 8) festival goers will be treated to a Fiat 500 exhibition and performances from the Music Cadets and the Albertan folklore group, Appennini Dancers. Performances get underway at 8:00PM at Ouellette Park (407 Serre Street, corner Robert).

      Over in Old Montreal at Atelier et Saveurs (444, rue Saint Francois-Xavier), participants can take part in wine tastings and cooking lessons. Both workshops run from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Registration is required. Visit for details.

      Free film screenings at various venues around the city continue all week long.

      Showing tonight (August 8): Il Grido by Michelangelo Antonioni at the Casa d’Italia (505 Jean-Talon Est); Alfredo, Alfredo by Pietro Germi at the Leonardo da Vinci Center (8370 boul. Lacordaire); and Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium.

      Showing tomorrow (August 9): Leopardi, Il giovane favoloso by Mario Martone at the Leonardo da Vinci Center; Nanni Moretti’s La Stanza del Figlio at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini at the Casa d’Italia.

      All film screenings start at 7:30PM and are free of charge. The films will be presented in Italian, with English or French subtitles.

      Three different venues around the city are showcasing works by Italian-Canadian and Italian artists all week long. The Leonardo da Vinci Center (8370 boul. Lacordaire) has a solo exhibit by Italian artist Elvino Echioni. Galleria D’Art Elisa 
(6796 boul. St-Laurent) is showing the works of Frank Caracciolo, 
Alfonso Fiengo,
 Anita Cardone,
 Sonia Conforti,
 Paolo Ruiz, 
R. Aparici, 
Giovanni Angeloro, and
 Gianni Giuliano. Over at 
Espace Galerie Ludovik in Griffintown 
(1318 Rue Notre-Dame West), additional works by Frank Caracciolo, Sonia Conforti,
 Paolo Ruiz,
 Giovanni Angeloro, and
 Gianni Giuliano are on display.

      Montreal’s Italian Week, which attracts over 390,000 visitors annually, is organized by the Quebec Region of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians. The festival runs until August 14, 2016. For a full program listing, please visit

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