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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2017 – Day Ten

      Aug. 13, 2017

      Montreal's Italian WeekMother Nature is cooperating with Montreal’s Italian Week, and as a result, the last day of the festival is going to be a darling one.

      The Maria-Auxiliatrice Parish in Rivière-des-Prairies ends its annual outdoor feast today with performances by circus artist David Fiset and Nunzio Tiano and the Millenium Orchestra, followed by fireworks at 10:00PM.

      Dozens and dozens of kiosks continue to line up Little Italy (on Saint-Laurent Boulevard from Rue Jean Talon to Saint-Zotique) today from 1:00PM to 11:00PM.

      On the Jean Talon Stage (corner St-Laurent Boulevard and Rue Jean Talon), comedian Joe Cacchione hosts the Best Cannoli Contest at 2:00PM. The jury will be: everyone’s favorite puppet Nonna Maria, CBC weatherman Frank Cavallaro, Antonio Giorgi from TLN, and chef Davide Bazzalli. After the content, pianist Giancarlo Scalia and soprano Sophie de Cruz will perform at 5:30PM, followed by The Maxwells at 7:30PM.

      The 5th annual Scopa Tournament, hosted by Italocanadese and the Order of the Sons of Italy in Canada, wraps up today at 3:30PM with the semi-final round, followed at 4:30PM with the finals. 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.

      Today is the last day to visit two art exhibits: Wonders of Sicily by photographer Paolo Ruiz at the Leonardo da Vinci Centre (8370 Boulevard Lacordaire, Saint-Leonard); and Sinergia 2017 at Erga Gallery (6394 St-Laurent Boulevard) with Giovanni Angeloro, Faustina A. Bilotta, Frank Caracciolo, Domenico Antonio Di Guglielmo, Ida Marinaro Fanzolato, Alfonso Fiengo, Gianni Giuliano, and Paolo.

      Montreal’s Italian Week will conclude with an outdoor opera at 9:00PM tonight, on the Mastro & San Daniele stage (corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Saint-Zotique). Cavalleria Rusticana will be conducted by Giancula Martinenghi. On stage, Caroline Bleau, Thomas McLeary, Alexandre Sylvestre, Marianne Lambert and Geneviève Lévesque will play their respective roles as Santuzza, Turiddu, Alfio, Lola and Lucia.

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