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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2017 – Day Nine

      Aug. 12, 2017

      Montreal's Italian WeekRain or shine, dozens and dozens of kiosks featuring culture, community, food and entertainment are lined up in Montreal’s Little Italy (on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, from Rue Jean Talon to Saint-Zotique), ready to greet thousands of festival goers for day nine of Montreal’s Italian Week.

      The 5th annual Scopa Tournament, hosted by Italocanadese and the Order of the Sons of Italy in Canada, is set to start at 2:00PM today. In the evening, the Scopa Tent, on St-Laurent Boulevard between Belanger and Dante streets, is open to anyone and everyone who wishes to enjoy a friendly hand of scopa with friends or other festival goers. The Scopa Tournament finals will take place at 4:30PM tomorrow.

      On the Jean Talon Stage (corner St-Laurent Boulevard and Rue Jean Talon), today’s line up will be: the Beavertails eating contest at 2:30PM, followed by singers Marco Sanelli (5:00PM), Franco Perrotta (6:00PM), and Mike Melino (7:00PM).

      At 5:00PM today, at Galerie Erga (6394 Saint-Laurent Boulevard), the Association of Italian Canadian Writers hosts a series of literary readings by Licia Canton, Michaela Di Cesare, Connie Guzzo-McParland, Antonio Maggio and Christina Sforza.

      Galerie Erga is also the venue for Sinergia 2017, an exhibit of works by eight Italian-Canadian: Angeloro, Faustina A. Bilotta, Frank Caracciolo, Domenico Antonio Di Guglielmo, Ida Marinaro Fanzolato, Alfonso Fiengo, Gianni Giuliano, and Paolo Ruiz. The exhibit is open today and tomorrow from 10:00AM to 10:00PM.

      Once again this year, the festival hosts its annual Moda Sotto le Stelle outdoor fashion show. The show starts at 9:30PM on the Mastro & San Daniele Stage (corner Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Saint-Zotique). This year, the show will feature the collections of Emy Armor, DUOMO, Maria Aricero, Mimmo Scali, Braccialini and Signor Terry, with music from DJ Fabio Russo.

      Local folk singer Gianni Bodo will perform on the main stage at 8:00PM, just before the fashion show.

      Montreal’s Italian Week runs until tomorrow, Sunday, August 13. For the full festival program, please visit

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