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Festa della Musica 2019

Bloomfield Township Public Library 1099 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Twp

Organized by the Dante Alighieri Society and the Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation, in cooperation with the Verdi … Continue >Festa della Musica 2019


Celebrating Dante’s Day

Belle Isle Central Ave. @ Vista Ave., Belle Isle, Detroit

Celebrating the Dante  Alighieri Society's 130th  Anniversary at beautiful Belle Isle. (1889-2019) Family event with games, picnic, and potluck. When: … Continue >Celebrating Dante’s Day

Italians in Detroit | Caffè & Cultura

Dante Alighieri Society 4050 West Maple Rd, Suite 250, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Most Italians came to Detroit between 1880-1920. Detroit’s “Little Italy” started from the lower east side (Eastern Market area) along Gratiot and Riopelle Streets near Black Bottom and Paradise Valley.

Giving Shape to Falstaff | XIX Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo

Bloomfield Township Public Library 1099 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Twp

Giuseppe Verdi’s final operatic masterpiece, Falstaff, is a brilliant comedy that astonished the musical world, coming as it did from the imagination of an author whose previous operas were the very embodiment of Romantic drama and tragic action.

IV Week of Italian Cuisine in the World

Castle Hall - Grand Army of the Republic 1942 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI

“Educazione alimentare: la cultura del gusto”.
This year, Italian Cuisine Week in the World – in its fourth edition – will take place in Detroit on November 14, 2019, aims to promote Italy’s agri-food industry and the tradition of high-quality food and wine which is so central to the Italian identity and culture.

Italian American Foodways: Migration and Politics of Taste by Simone Cinotto

Michigan League University of Michigan 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Food has been a vital factor in the experience of Italian immigrants to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century as well as the American-born generations of their children and grandchildren. Food provided them with a widely shared means of cultural identification, social cohesion, and economic opportunities.

The Nativity Scene – Natale in Casa Cupiello

The Village Players 34660 Woodward Ave, BIRMINGHAM, MI

The Nativity Scene imparts insights into why millions of immigrants left Italy and established their presepe (Christmas cribs) elsewhere, in the new Promised Land ... Through the image of the presepe, The Nativity Scene presents a dramatic debate over the place and significance of Italy's rich and powerful iconic heritage, and the myths and rituals attendant upon it as shapers of social life.
(Kevin Z. Moores)

$18 – $23

The Leopard | Italian Book Club

Dante Alighieri Society 4050 West Maple Rd, Suite 250, Bloomfield Hills, MI

The Leopard is a story of a decadent and dying aristocracy threatened by the forces of revolution and democracy. Set against the political upheavals of Italy in the 1860s, it focuses on Don Fabrizio, a Sicilian prince of immense sensual appetites, wealth, and great personal magnetism. Around this powerful figure swirls a glittering array of characters: a Bourbon king, liberals and pseudo liberals, peasants and millionaires.

Gino Bartali: The Invisible Hero

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 1516 S Cranbrook Rd, BIRMINGHAM, MI

Gino Bartali: Eroe Silenzioso
Three-time Giro champion helped save the lives of 800 Jews during the Holocaust.
We invite you to a Meet and Greet with Special Guest Speaker: Gioia Bartali

$8 – $10

The Leopard | Film Screening

Dante Alighieri Society 4050 West Maple Rd, Suite 250, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Luchino Visconti's best film and certainly the most personal of his historical epics, The Leopard chronicles the fortunes of Prince Fabrizio Salina and his family during the unification of Italy in the 1860s