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June 2019

Yuk Yuk’s Special Comedy Show featuring Joe Machi

June 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - June 8, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa, 292 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3 Canada
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$15

Since taking 4th place on Last Comic Standing’s 8th season, Joe Machi has been busy touring the United States as a headlining stand-up comedian. He has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has become a regular on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News. Joe also won the 2013 NY Comedy Festival’s Funniest Comedian Competition, and the 2010 NY Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Comics Competition.

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The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri: An Illustrated Presentation

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Italian Canadian Historical Centre, 1026 Baseline Rd
Ottawa, ON K2C 0A6 Canada
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$20

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.

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Beginner Clay Workshop

June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Maria Saracino’s Studio, 729 Vermillion Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 1V9 Canada
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$50

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.

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St. Anthony of Padua Church – Knights of Columbus BBQ Dinner

June 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
St. Anthony of Padua Church, 427 Booth St
Ottawa, ON K1R 7K8 Canada
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Outside the church. All are welcome.

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Ottawa Italian Week Gala 2019

June 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sala San Marco, 215 Preston St
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R1 Canada
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$95

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!

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St Anthony of Padua Church Ladies Aid Dinner

June 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Anthony of Padua Church, 427 Booth St
Ottawa, ON K1R 7K8 Canada
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Pasta and polpette in the church basement. All are welcome.

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St. Anthony of Padua Church Outdoor Mass and Procession

June 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
St. Anthony of Padua Church, 427 Booth St
Ottawa, ON K1R 7K8 Canada
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FREE

Outdoor Mass at St. Anthony's followed by a procession. All are welcome.

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St. Anthony of Padua Church Ladies Aid Lunch

June 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Anthony of Padua Church, 427 Booth St
Ottawa, ON K1R 7K8 Canada
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Pasta and polpette in the church basement. All are welcome.

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

June 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Italian Canadian Historical Centre, 1026 Baseline Rd
Ottawa, ON K2C 0A6 Canada
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$20

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.

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Spring – a Jazz Evening with Susie Arioli

June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carleton Dominion Chalmers, 355 Cooper St
Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8 Canada
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$30

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.

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Beginner Clay Workshop

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Maria Saracino’s Studio, 729 Vermillion Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 1V9 Canada
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$50

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.

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Cook Tuscany

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
La Bottega Nicastro, 64 George St
Ottawa, ON K1N 5V9 Canada
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$70

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.

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Uncle Louie Variety Show – Dinner and Comedy

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sala San Marco, 215 Preston St
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R1 Canada
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$70

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.

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Grand Finale Weekend

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Preston St, 301 Preston St
Ottawa, ON K1R 7R6 Canada
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FREE

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

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Ottawa Ferrari Festival Presented by Preston Street BIA

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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. 

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Lego Exhibit

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Italian Canadian Historical Centre, 1026 Baseline Rd
Ottawa, ON K2C 0A6 Canada
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FREE

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".

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Italian Car Parade Presented by Italian Car Club of Ottawa (ICCO) & Preston Street BIA

June 15, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Corso Italia (Preston Street)
FREE

Come early to Preston Street so you can get a good spot and watch more than 100 Italian cars as they drive the parade route between Norman and Somerset Streets.

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Preston Street Criterium Bike Race Presented by Preston Street BIA

June 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Corso Italia (Preston Street)

Ottawa’s longest running bike race takes place in the heart of Ottawa’s Little Italy neighbourhood.

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June 2020

VIRTUAL OPENING CEREMONY

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Italian culture to celebrate their heritage; to hold space for Italians who are new to Canada to feel at home; to give Italian-Canadians who are…

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MAXIMIZE YOUR GARDEN: Q+A WITH A MASTER GARDENER

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 gardens. Gardening is also a popular hobby for many Canadians. Gardening has never been more popular these days, since many of us are staying home.…

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NETFLIX WATCH PARTY: OUR GODFATHER

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 story is told with exclusive footage after 30 years. Come together, virtually, with your friends and family, and join us in the first Italian Week…

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LIVE BEDTIME STORY: STREGA NONA

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Big Anthony as her assistant to do the household chores. Let the adventures begin! Children are invited to join the live story time in their…

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BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH ALFA ROMEO OTTAWA

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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 wheel with a special surprise. REGISTER HERE

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LIVE TUTORIAL: MAKING COFFEE WITH YOUR MOKA

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 HERE

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LIVE BEDTIME STORY: STREGA NONA

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Big Anthony as her assistant to do the household chores. Let the adventures begin! Children are invited to join the live story time in their…

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NETFLIX WATCH PARTY: BENVENUTO PRESIDENTE!

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 protest vote: unintentionally they all end up electing "Giuseppe Garibaldi". When the vote is confirmed the party leaders are in shock and want to immediately…

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LIVE BEDTIME STORY: STREGA NONA

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Big Anthony as her assistant to do the household chores. Let the adventures begin! Children are invited to join the live story time in their…

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TRIVIA NIGHT WITH JOE CACCHIONE

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 be Italian to play) and join us in a fun-filled night of comedy, laughter, and prizes, don’t forget to have your refreshments nearby! REGISTER HERE…

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NETFLIX WATCH PARTY: DONNIE BRASCO

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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, Lefty Ruggiero (played by Al Pacino), who vouches for him. As Donnie moves deeper into the Mafia, he realizes that not only is he crossing…

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LIVE FROM PRESTON STREET: ANNOUNCING CONTEST WINNERS

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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!

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