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Italians in Detroit | Caffè & Cultura

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

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.

Italian Book Club – Conversations with Friends | Parlarne tra Amici by Sally Rooney

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student in Dublin and aspiring writer, she works at a literary agency by day. At night, she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are profiled by Melissa, a well-known journalist, they enter an exotic orbit of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence.

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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.

Becoming – Michelle Obama | Italian Book Club

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

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

IV Week of Italian Cuisine in the World

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

“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

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

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

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

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
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