Festivities are in full swing in Little Italy for the last leg of Montreal’s Italian Week. Despite the weather forecast calling for a day of rain!
At 11:00AM today in the St-Zotique Park gazebo (corner Blvd St-Laurent and St-Zotique), writers of Italian origin will be reading from their works. They are Antonio D’Alfonso, Bruna Di Giuseppe, Albino Matano, Carole Davide, and Frank Giorno.
Dozens and dozens of kiosks set up along St-Laurent will be open all afternoon and evening, ready to entertainment, feed and inform passersby.
The annual Scopa tournament, hosted by Italocanadese and the Order of the Sons of Italy in Montreal, will officially get underway at 2:00PM with 16 teams competing for the coveted gold medal. By 6:00PM tonight we will have four teams remaining. They will return tomorrow for the semi-final and final rounds. After today’s elimination rounds, the tables will be open to any and all festival goers wishing to enjoy a friendly hand of Scopa. Be sure to visit the Scopa Tent on Blvd St-Laurent, just north of Dante Street!
Live entertainment begins at 4:30PM on the Shamrock Stage (at Blvd St-Laurent and Jean Talon) with the Appennini Dancers, followed by performances by Marco Sanelli, Mike Melino, and Marco Bocchicchio.
On the main stage tonight (at Blvd St-Laurent and St-Zotique), the live entertainment will get underway at 8:00PM with Italian/Mexican band Taluna, followed by comedian Joe Cacchione at 9:00PM. At 9:30PM, the annual Moda Sotta le Stelle fashion show will feature creations from Italian designer Vittorio Camaiani, and local designers Amabile Style, M Siamo, and Maria Arciero Design. If the rain is still falling at 9:30PM, an alternative in-door venue will be announced.
Montreal’s Italian Week runs until tomorrow (August 14). For a full program listing, please visit www.italianweek.ca.