Montreal’s Italian Week has set up camp in Little Italy, on Blvd St-Laurent between St-Zotique and Jean Talon, for three days of festivities.
The street festival officially gets underway at 4:00PM today with dozens and dozens of kiosks set up along Blvd St-Laurent ready to entertainment, feed and inform.
Live entertainment begins at 4:30PM on the Shamrock Stage (at Blvd St-Laurent and Jean Talon) with performance by the Appennini Dancers. Local duo Dolceamare take the stage at 7:00PM, followed by The Maxwells at 7:30PM.
Today’s festival headliner is singer/songwriter Marco Calliari. His Italian world beat infused music is infectious and his live shows are not to be missed. Calliari will take the main stage at Blvd St-Laurent and St-Zotique at 9:30PM. Opening for Calliari are Italian band Fabrizio Pocci e il Laboratorio at 8:00PM and local singer/songwriter Paul Cargnello at 9:00PM.
Local artist Mimmo Scali will again be bringing his IArtFactory to Little Italy with a very cool pop up shop at the corner of Mozart and Blvd St-Laurent.
For a fourth year in a row, Italocanadese and the Order of the Sons of Italy in Canada, in collaboration with Montreal’s Italian Week, will host a Scopa tournament. The tournament starts tomorrow at 2:00PM and continues on Sunday. Today, festival goers can enjoy a friendly hand of scopa with friends. Be sure to visit the Scopa Tent on Blvd St-Laurent, just north of Dante Street.
Montreal’s Italian Week runs until Sunday, August 14, 2016. For a full program listing, please visit www.italianweek.ca.