CALENDAR

THROUGH JANUARY 5
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY | Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light | www.msichicago.org

DECEMBER 6-JANUARY 16
LYRIC OPERA CHICAGO | Gaetano Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” | 312-332-2244 | www.lyricopera.org

DECEMBER 11-13
ST. LUCY CHURCH (Chicago) | Feast of Santa Lucia | Three-day Novena culminating in a solemn Mass on Dec. 13 featuring anointing of the sick and blessing of the eyes | 312-842-6115

DECEMBER 11-15
BALLET L&Egactue;GERE | “The Nutcracker Ballet” | Dominican University Performing Arts Center (River Forest) | 773-237-1874 | www.balletlegere.org

DECEMBER 13
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Christmas party and cookie exchange | 630-961-2031
ANDREA BOCELLI | Italian tenor | 800-982-2787 | www.andreabocelli.com
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Advent Day of Reconciliation and Reflection, featuring prayer, lecture and lunch | 312-421-3757

DECEMBER 14
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH (Melrose Park) | Gift and bake sale | 312-550-4105
ST. ZACCHARY CHURCH (Des Plaines) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by the ICF Branch #441 | 224-333-0237
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Santa Lucia pilgrimage | 312-421-3757

DECEMBER 15
VENUTI’S (Addison) | Christmas opera dinner show | 630-530-2140

DECEMBER 19
OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (Chicago) | Mass in Italian featuring Presepio Vivente (Living Nativity) | Sponsored by ICF Branch #439 | 847-341-1847

DECEMBER 24
PESCATORE PALACE (Franklin Park) | Christmas Eve grand buffet | Reservations required | 847-678-0895
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH (Melrose Park) | Carols followed by Christmas Eve midnight Mass | 708-344-4140
THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Carols followed by Christmas Eve midnight Mass, with rector's reception afterward | 312-421-3757

DECEMBER 25
CASA ITALIA (Stone Park) | Christmas Day Mass in Italian | 708-345-5933
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH (Melrose Park) | Christmas Day Masses in Italian and English | 708-344-4140
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Christmas Day Mass in English | 312-421-3757

DECEMBER 30-31
THE ORWELLS | Rock band featuring Mario Cuomo on vocals and Dominic Corso on guitar | Lincoln Hall (Chicago) | 773-525-2501 | www.lincolnhallchicago.com

DECEMBER 31
ALTA VILLA BANQUETS (Addison) | New Year’s Eve party | Reservations required | 630-543-1222
MANZO’S BANQUETS (Des Plaines) | New Year’s Eve party | Reservations required | 847-593-2233
PESCATORE PALACE (Franklin Park) | New Year’s Eve party | Reservations required | 847-678-0895
PORRETTA’S BANQUETS (Chicago) | New Year’s Eve party | Reservations required | 773-736-3684

JANUARY 1
CASA ITALIA (Stone Park) | noon Mass in Italian | 708-345-5933

JANUARY 4
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | La Befana children’s pilgrimage | 312-421-3757 ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION, BRANCH 392 | Epiphany party featuring a visit by La Befana | Pescatore Palace (Franklin Park) | 773-763-0507

JANUARY 7
I CICERONI | Dinner and conversational Italian | Nonna Graziella’s at Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-562-7915

JANUARY 11
ST. ZACCHARY CHURCH (Des Plaines) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by the ICF Branch #441 | 224-333-0237

JANUARY 15
CAMERON ESPOSITO | Stand-up comedian | Hideout (Chicago) | 773-227-4433 | www.thehideoutchicago.com

JANUARY 15-17
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Brahm’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 1” conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti | 312-294-3000 | www.cso.org

JANUARY 16
TONY SORRENTINO | Singer/songwriter | Durty Nellie’s (Palatine) | www.durtynellies.com

JANUARY 17
BERWYN PARK DISTRICT | Positively Pasta fundraiser | Family-style meal prepared by guest chefs Mario Manfredini and Frank Amaro, cash bar, live entertainment, silent auction and raffles | Proceeds benefit park district scholarship fund | Liberty Cultural Center (Berwyn) | 708-788-1701
COLUMBIAN CLUB OF CHICAGO | Black-tie optional installation gala | Medinah Country Club (Medinah) | 708-456-9203
ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | “Viva Vivaldi!” | Mayslake Peabody Estate (Oak Brook) | 630-941-0202 | www.elmhurstsymphony.org
JOE PUG (Pugliese) | Folk singer/songwriter | House of Blues (Chicago) | 312-923-2000 | www.houseofblues.com

JANUARY 18
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Anointing of the sick | 312-421-3757

JANUARY 19
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Ai limiti della note” | 312-294-3000 | www.cso.org

JANUARY 22-24 & 27
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Prokofiev’s “Alexander Nevsky” and Scriabin’s “Symphony No. 1” conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti | 312-294-3000 | www.cso.org

JANUARY 24
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Wine tasting | 630 445 3741
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Winter Spirituality Series | Moment to Moment: Finding God in the Everyday | 312-421-3757

JANUARY 24-MARCH 14
LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO | Puccini’s “Tosca” | 312-827-5600 | www.lyricopera.org

JANUARY 25
ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | “Visual Vivaldi” | Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church | 630-941-0202 | www.elmhurstsymphony.org

JANUARY 27
ARCOLIAN DENTAL ARTS SOCIETY | Scholarship raffle | Volare (Oakbrook Terrace) | 773-616-6491
OSIA LEONE D’ORO LODGE 2700 | General meeting featuring a presentation by Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough | Orland Civic Center (Orland Park) | 708-560-0632