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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2017 – Day Three

      Aug. 6, 2017

      Guido GrassoOn day three of Montreal’s Italian Week, the festival makes a pit stop in Laval – a first in it’s 24-year history.

      From 2:00PM to 8:00PM at Lausanne Park (425 rue de Lausanne), festival goers can enjoy an exhibit of Fiat 500 cars, food kiosks, and games for the little ones. Performers will take the stage all day long, starting with the Orchestre d’Harmonie Leonardo da Vinci at 2:00PM, followed by Starfest (3:00PM), singers Gloria Polcari. Sandrine Fragasso, and Robert- Olivier Fragasso (4:00PM), and VAN and Marco Bocchicchio (5:00PM). Comedy will take center stage at 6:00PM with stand up from Gino Durante , Guido Grasso and Pino Pirillo. Singer Mike Melino will headline the day’s entertainment with a performance at 7:00PM.

      If art is what you’re in the mood for today, the festival offers two free exhibitions. Wonders of Sicily by photographer Paolo Ruiz runs at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre (8370 Boulevard Lacordaire, Saint-Leonard) until August 13. The exhibit is open daily from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Sinergia 2017 at Erga Gallery (6394 St-Laurent Boulevard) – also running until August 13 – features eight Italian-Canadian artists. The works of Giovanni Angeloro, Faustina A. Bilotta, Frank Caracciolo, Domenico Antonio Di Guglielmo, Ida Marinaro Fanzolato, Alfonso Fiengo, Gianni Giuliano, and Paolo Ruiz will be on display Monday to Wednesday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM, and Thursday to Sunday from 10:00AM to 10:00PM.

      Two Italian films will screen this evening. Il Gattopardo by director Luchino Visconti will screen at Casa d’Italia. Emanuele Crialese’s Respiro will show at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre. Both screenings start at 7:00PM and are free of charge.

      For the full festival program, please visit

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