This weekend, Montreal’s Italian week is in full swing and is celebrating its 26th edition in the heart of Little Italy, to the delight of its festival-goers. Italian culture will be honoured by the merchants, and entertainment will occupy the street. Moreover, the terraces and festive atmosphere will awaken the boulevard Saint-Laurent, between the streets Jean-Talon and Beaubien.
Montreal’s Italian week is in full swing
Friday, August 16, the Jean-Talon stage at 4:30p.m. by the pianist Enzo De Rosa accompanied by the soprano Isabelle Metwalli. The show will continue with Whammo Music artists at 5:30p.m., December Rose at 6:00p.m. and Marco Bocchicchio at 7:00p.m.. On the Mastro & San Daniele stage, Peppe Voltarelli will launch the evening at 8:00p.m., followed by Italian Week’s spokesperson Marco Calliari at 9:30p.m..
Saturday ,August 17, you can discover the heritage of Little Italy through the historic circuits of Amarrages sans frontières and take part in the scopa tournament. The Jean-Talon stage will host the following artists: Marco Sanelli at 3:00p.m., Alexander D’Alesio at 4:00p.m., New Voices at 5:00p.m.,VAN at 6:00p.m., and Michael DiRe at 7:00p.m.. On the Mastro & San Daniele stage, the evening will begin with singer Daniela Fiorentino at 8:00p.m., followed by comedian Joe Cacchione at 9:30p.m., and concluding Saturday’s festivities at 10:00p.m. will be the Moda Sottole Stelle fashion show that will be show casing the collections of Italian-Canadian designers.
Sunday, August 18, the day will begin with the dessert contest hosted by comedian Joe Cacchione at 2:00p.m.on the Jean-Talon stage. At 4:00p.m., the singer Sandrine Fragasso will be on stage, followed by Ari Skye and Charles Vaccaro at 4:30p.m., Super Fantastico at 5:00p.m., Marco Sanelli at 6:00p.m., and Sophist Occasion Show band at 7:00p.m. On the Mastro & San Daniele stage, the winner of the Italian Week draw will be announced at 8:30 p.m..The closing performance will be at 9:00p.m. with Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci, accompanied by the symphonic orchestra led by Maestro Gianluca Martinenghi.
Throughout the weekend, many exhibitors and artists will animate the boulevard Saint-Laurent. You can participate in a treasure hunt organized in collaboration with Missions Morpheus: Montreal Escape Games and Commedia dell’arte theater workshops.
Close to the De Castelnau and Jean-Talon metro stations and with many bus routes running through it, the Little Italy site is easily accessible by public transport and even by BIXI.
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