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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2016 – Day Ten

      Aug. 14, 2016

      Montreal's Italian WeekMontreal’s Italian Week is in its final day of festivities.

      Today, the Dufresne – Nincheri Museum (corner of Sherbrooke Street East and Pie-IX Boulevard) is organizing a guided tour of Guido Nincheri’s studio, the museum itself, and two churches that feature Guido’s Nincheri’s famous stained glass works. The tour runs from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Registration is required. Call (514) 259-9201 for details.

      Amarrages sans frontières is organizing a walking tour of Little Italy’s historical hot spots. The French-language tour starts at 10:00AM, followed by an English-language tour at 2:00PM. Registration is also mandatory. Call (514) 272-7049 for details.

      The kiosks along Blvd St-Laurent in Little Italy will be up and running as of 1:00PM today. The ALMA Association will be parading down Little Italy at 4:00PM with their traditional Quintana procession. Be sure to check out local artist Mimmo Scali’s pop up shop at the corner of Mozart and Blvd St-Laurent.

      The annual Scopa tournament, hosted by Italocanadese and the Order of the Sons of Italy in Canada, resumes today at 3:00PM with the semi-final and final rounds. After today’s tournament, the tables will be open to any and all festivalgoers wishing to enjoy a friendly hand of Scopa. Be sure to visit the Scopa Tent on Blvd St-Laurent, just north of Dante Street!

      On the Shamrock stage (at the corner Blvd St-Laurent and Jean Talon), live performances get under at 5:30PM with California Show Band, the Superfantastico singers at 6:30PM, and Michael Di Re & The Muddy Wheel at 7:30PM. But before the music comes the eating. A Beavertails eating contest will take place on the Shamrock stage at 2:00PM. It is hosted by comedian Joe Cacchione, with some local celebrities at the table.

      The festival will cap off ten days of activities with a free outdoor presentation of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. The three-act opera tells the story of the love between Floria Tosca, a famous opera singer, and Mario Cavaradossi a painter and political activist. In an attempt to be together, the lovers have to battle the evil Baron Scarpia who is determined to have Tosca for himself. The opera starts at 9:00PM on the big stage at the corner of Blvd St-Laurent and St-Zotique. Arrive early for a prime spot, as this is a popular attraction. And bring a fold up chair!

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