The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri: An Illustrated Presentation

Italian Canadian Historical Centre 1026 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON

Author Mélanie Grondin, and grandson of the late Artist, Roger Nincheri, present the book "The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri" and an illustrated presentation of the artist and a few of his works in Ottawa and elsewhere.The presentation will be followed by Q&A session and a book signing. Books will be available for sale at the event.

$20

Beginner Clay Workshop

Maria Saracino's Studio 729 Vermillion Drive, Ottawa, ON

Introductory class teaching the basics of working with polymer clay while creating unique pieces of art. In this workshop, you will learn about facial anatomy and how to create a recognizable relief portrait of your subject. Maria Saracino will sculpt right alongside you, taking you through the steps to create a whimsical high relief portrait sculpture.

$50

Ottawa Italian Week Gala 2019

Sala San Marco 215 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Italian Week Festival is excited to invite you to our annual Gala, a Night on the Amalfi Coast, hosted by Italian-Canadiancomedian Joe Cacchione.Delicious Italian cuisine, Live Band (Sway), DJ, Slient Auction, Photobooth and more. Come and dance the night away with friends and family…Italian style!

$95

Italian Documentary Screening: “Three Portraits” & “The Fiancée

Italian Canadian Historical Centre 1026 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Italian Week presents a screening of two short documentaries: "Three Portraits of Italomontrealesi of Yesterday and Today" and "The Fiancée". Documentaries are in Italian and French, with English subtitles. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with the three filmmakers.

$20

Spring – a Jazz Evening with Susie Arioli

Carleton Dominion Chalmers 355 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON

Known for her silky tone and interpretive skills, singer-songwriter and three-time Juno Award nominee Susie Arioli returns to Ottawa for an evening of jazz, blues and soul music in the newly renovated Dominion-Chalmers; the historical, cultural and community hub in the heart of the city.

$30

Cook Tuscany

La Bottega Nicastro 64 George St, Ottawa, ON

Famous ​for ​its ​local ​produce ​and ​meat, ​for ​its ​simplicity ​and ​seasonal ​foods, ​Chef ​Michael ​Cummings ​will ​share ​some ​recipes ​from ​his ​favourite ​region ​in ​Italy - Tuscany.

$70

Beginner Clay Workshop

Maria Saracino's Studio 729 Vermillion Drive, Ottawa, ON

Introductory class teaching the basics of working with polymer clay while creating unique pieces of art. In this workshop, you will learn about facial anatomy and how to create a recognizable relief portrait of your subject. Maria Saracino will sculpt right alongside you, taking you through the steps to create a whimsical high relief portrait sculpture.

$50

Uncle Louie Variety Show – Dinner and Comedy

Sala San Marco 215 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario

The Facoffee “World Tour 2019” stops by Ottawa for Italian Week Dinner and Comedy Show. From Facebook Jokes to World Tour. Lou Greco and Carlo Russo both grew up in chatty Italian homes hearing stories of the old country and a new life in America. The humour was not lost on them.

$70

Ottawa Ferrari Festival Presented by Preston Street BIA

Corso Italia (Preston Street)

During Italian Week, The Ferrari Club of America Ottawa Chapter turns Ottawa’s Corso Italia (Preston Street) into a 1.3 km concourse of rare automobiles with a celebration of Ferraris and all things Italian. 

Grand Finale Weekend

Preston St 301 Preston St, Ottawa, ON

Italian Week Festival Street Party. Includes vendors, comedy, music, performances, and more.

FREE

Lego Exhibit

Italian Canadian Historical Centre 1026 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON

The National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Capital District) and the Società Sicula present Lego Artist Deborah Higdon's "A Lego Exhibit showcasing world famous architecture, structures and fashion".

FREE

VIRTUAL OPENING CEREMONY

Welcome to Settimana Italiana - Italian Week, one of the annual iconic cultural festivals in Ottawa. The festival is an important symbol of the Italian-Canadian community’s collective identity, and we take pride in showcasing all aspects of our Italian heritage.  Our vision is to create shared experiences to remind Italian-Canadians who remain entrenched in their […]

MAXIMIZE YOUR GARDEN: Q+A WITH A MASTER GARDENER

Do you have gardening questions? Are you wondering why your tomato plant is not growing or why the leaves are going yellow? Do you like eggplants but are unsure if you can grow them? Get your questions answered by a Master Gardener. Vegetable gardening is an Italian summer tradition; Italians pride themselves with their vegetable […]

NETFLIX WATCH PARTY: OUR GODFATHER

Our Godfather (2019) is a documentary about Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Italian mafia boss ever to turn against “Cosa Nostra”. Buscetta helped convict more than 400 Mafiosi. He became the Mob's most wanted man in the world, and the most protected witness in the United States criminal history. For the first time, the Buscetta […]

LIVE BEDTIME STORY: STREGA NONA

Strega Nona is an award-winning series of children's books written and illustrated by American-Italian author Tomie dePaola (1934-2020). Set in Calabria, in southern Italy, the books tell the stories of Strega Nona or “Grandma Witch”. She is known throughout her home village for her numerous, magical remedies. Strega Nona is getting old, so she hires […]

BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH ALFA ROMEO OTTAWA

Alfa Romeo produces a quintessential Italian car, known around the world for its craftsmanship and performance. We chat with local dealer Alfa Romeo Ottawa about what makes this car so unique. We’ll also share some information about Italy and its reputation for producing some of the world’s best vehicles. Plus, we’ll take YOU behind the […]

LIVE TUTORIAL: MAKING COFFEE WITH YOUR MOKA

Do you have a moka pot? Curious about how to use it properly? Or maybe you are looking for a better way to get your coffee fix.  Join the Chair of the Festival’s Board of Directors, Alessio Monterosso, for a live tutorial on all the tips and tricks you’ll need for using your moka.  REGISTER […]

LIVE BEDTIME STORY: STREGA NONA

Strega Nona is an award-winning series of children's books written and illustrated by American-Italian author Tomie dePaola (1934-2020). Set in Calabria, in southern Italy, the books tell the stories of Strega Nona or “Grandma Witch”. She is known throughout her home village for her numerous, magical remedies. Strega Nona is getting old, so she hires […]

NETFLIX WATCH PARTY: BENVENUTO PRESIDENTE!

Benvenuto Presidente! (1993) is an Italian comedy written by Fabio Bonifacci and Nicola Giuliano and directed by Riccardo Milani and starring Claudio Bisio. Elections are held for the President of the Republic, but political leaders cannot reach an agreement. As a result, main party leaders all chose to vote for a historical figure as a […]

LIVE BEDTIME STORY: STREGA NONA

Strega Nona is an award-winning series of children's books written and illustrated by American-Italian author Tomie dePaola (1934-2020). Set in Calabria, in southern Italy, the books tell the stories of Strega Nona or “Grandma Witch”. She is known throughout her home village for her numerous, magical remedies. Strega Nona is getting old, so she hires […]

TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JOE CACCHIONE

Join comedian Joe Cacchione as he hosts Italian Week’s first Trivia Night, Italian style! Are you a trivia buff? Do you like all things Italian? Test your knowledge on pop culture, food, history, art and more in this fun game of Questions and Answers.  Brush up on your Italian information (you do not have to […]

NETFLIX WATCH PARTY: DONNIE BRASCO

Donnie Brasco (1997) is an Oscar-nominated film loosely based on the true story of Joseph D. Pistone (played by Johnny Depp), an FBI undercover agent who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family in New York City during the 1970s, under the alias Donnie Brasco. Brasco maneuvers his way into the confidence of an aging Mafia hitman, […]

LIVE FROM PRESTON STREET: ANNOUNCING CONTEST WINNERS

Join the Chair of the Festival’s Board of Directors, Alessio Monterosso, live from Preston Street on Sunday night. We'll wrap up our digital festival by announcing the winners of our 2020 art contest, sharing some festival highlights, and answering any questions through a live Q+A!

LIVE BEDTIME STORY: STREGA NONA – THE CHRISTMAS EDITION

Back by popular demand! Strega Nona returns with Big Anthony and Bambolona in time for Christmas and you do not want to miss this story.     Strega Nona is an award-winning series of children’s books written and illustrated by American-Italian author Tomie dePaola (1934-2020). Set in Calabria, in southern Italy, the books tell the […]