CALENDAR



AUGUST 14
CHICAGOLAND ITALIAN AMERICAN CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION | Golf outing | Bloomingdale Golf Club | 708-259-0552

AUGUST 14 & 16
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” | Ravinia (Highland Park) | 847-266-5100 | ravinia.org

AUGUST 14-17
CHICAGO FESTA ITALIANA | Taylor between Racine and Ashland | Food booths, live entertainment, meatball-eating contest, Italian car show | 312-266-3300

AUGUST 15
CASA ITALIA (Stone Park) | Ballo Sotto le Stelle | Family-style dinner and dancing under the stars | 708-345-5933
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH (Melrose Park) | Mass and Novena celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary | 708-344-4140

AUGUST 15 & 17
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” | Ravinia (Highland Park) | 847-266-5100 | ravinia.org

AUGUST 16
TONY BENNETT | American Songbook | Ravinia (Highland Park) | 847-266-5100 | ravinia.org

AUGUST 17
FEAST OF MADONNA DELLE GRAZIE | Villa Scalabrini (Northlake) | Mass and procession | 847-758-1251
FEAST OF SAN ROCCO DI POTENZA | St. William Church (Chicago) | Mass, procession, benediction, veneration, food booths, live entertainment, bingo (Aug. 17); Novena (Aug. 8-16); anointing Mass (Aug. 12) | 847-721-8124
FEAST OF SAN ROCCO DI SIMBARIO | St. Therese Church (Chicago) | Mass, procession, benediction, veneration, buffet dinner (Aug. 17); Novena and anointing (Aug. 16) | 312-446-0504
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Madonna of the Chains pilgrimage | 312-421-3757

AUGUST 18
UNICO NATIONAL, CHICAGO WEST SUBURBAN CHAPTER | Golf outing | Bloomingdale Golf Course | 708-452-9070

AUGUST 20
ITALIAN AMERICAN EXECUTIVES OF TRANSPORTATION | Golf outing | Klein Creek Golf Course (Winfield) | 708-212-1051

AUGUST 21
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Ice cream social | Naperville Municipal Center | 630-961-2031

AUGUST 23
COLUMBIAN CLUB OF CHICAGO | Fox River boat cruise followed by dinner at Francesca’s in St. Charles | 708-236-5906

AUGUST 24
ASSOCIAZIONE SAN ROCCO DI VALENZANO | Dinner dance | Manzo’s Banquets (Des Plaines) | 630-458-0452
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Festa Di Tutti I Santi | Mass, procession, family picnic featuring food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, bocce contest, photo exhibit, Pot of Gold raffle | 312-421-3757

AUGUST 29
OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (Chicago) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by ICF Branch #439 | 847-341-1847

AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 1
FEAST OF MARIA SS LAURETANA | Morton West High School (Berwyn) | Street festival featuring food, rides, games and nightly entertainment (Aug. 29-Sept. 1); torchlight procession (Aug. 30); procession, Mass, flights of the angels and fireworks (Aug. 31); Novena (Aug. 21-30) | 773-736-3766

AUGUST 30
ST. COMBONI FEST | Comboni Mission Center (LaGrange Park) | Food booths, live entertainment, bingo, raffle, children’s activities and outdoor Mass | 708-354-1999

AUGUST 31
FEAST OF MARIA SS DEL POZZO | Villa Scalabrini (Northlake) | Mass, procession, reception (Aug. 31); Novena (Aug. 22-30) | 630-773-3189

AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 1
FEAST OF MARIA SS LAURETANA | Morton West High School (Berwyn) | Street festival featuring food, rides, games and nightly entertainment (Aug. 29-Sept. 1); torchlight procession (Aug. 30); procession, Mass, flights of the angels and fireworks (Aug. 31); Novena (Aug. 22-30) | 773-736-3766

SEPTEMBER 3
I CICERONI | Dinner and conversational Italian | Nonna Graziella’s at Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-562-7915

SEPTEMBER 5
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Open house | Naperville Municipal Center | 630-961-2031

SEPTEMBER 6
ANGELO CAPUTO’S FRESH MARKETS (Carol Stream) | Battle of the Vino | Home winemaking contest featuring a wine, cheese and deli meat sampling and winemaking advice from experts | 630-620-4444, ext. 1034
CLUB MARIA SS INCORONATA | Special birthday Mass in honor of the Blessed Mother | St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church (Chicago) | 708-222-1200

SEPTEMBER 7
ITALIAN VILLAGE | Ferraris in the Loop | Food and beverages for sale, music, clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon artists, raffle, more than 65 award-winning Ferraris on display | 312-332-7005

SEPTEMBER 9
ZAMMUTO | Experimental music | Schubas (Chicago) | 773-525-2508 | schubas.com

SEPTEMBER 10
JUSTINIAN SOCIETY OF LAWYERS | Installation and Awards Dinner honoring Leonard Amari (Moses W. Harrison II Award), Michael Favia (President’s Award) and Monsignor Kenneth Velo (Award of Excellence) | Palmer House Hilton (Chicago) | 708-338-0760

SEPTEMBER 12
FRIENDS OF RADIO MARIA AND THE POOR | Banquet | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 847-673-4660

SEPTEMBER 12
ITALIAN AMERICAN EXECUTIVES OF TRANSPORTATION | Day at the Races | Maywood Park Racetrack (Melrose Park) | 708-212-1051

SEPTEMBER 14
FEAST OF MARIA SS ADDOLORATA | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (Melrose Park) | Mass and procession | 773-625-4016
FEAST OF MARIA SS INCORONATA | St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church (Chicago) | Mass, procession, angel ceremony, benediction | 708-222-1200
ST. ZACCHARY CHURCH (Des Plaines) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by the ICF Branch #441 | 224-333-0237

SEPTEMBER 18
COLUMBIAN CLUB OF CHICAGO | Bocce tournament | Mazzini-Verdi Club | 630-222-2686

SEPTEMBER 19
FORNELLI HALL | “Those Were the Days Fest” benefiting the Italian American Veterans Museum | Quarter lagging, free throw matches, bocce tournament, beanbag toss competition, closest-to-the-pin contest, with unlimited beer and wine, food and beverages | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 312-829-2460

SEPTEMBER 19-20
JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD | Jam band | Concord Music Hall (Chicago) | 773-570-4000 | concordmusichall.com

SEPTEMBER 20
MIKE BIRBIGLIA | Standup comedian | Chicago Theatre | 312-902-1500 | thechicagotheatre.com
ITALIAN AMERICAN VETERANS MUSEUM | Grand Reopening, featuring a noon dedication of a new exhibit honoring Italian-American Congressional Medal of Honor recipients | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-338-0690

SEPTEMBER 21
FEAST OF MARIA SS DELLA CROCE | Villa Scalabrini (Northlake) | Mass, procession, reception | 847-593-5196
FEAST OF SAN ROCCO DI MODUGNO | Mass, Casa Italia (Stone Park) | Dinner dance | Villa Brunetti (Franklin Park) | 708-267-1701
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Anointing of the sick | 312-421-3757

SEPTEMBER 23
OSIA LEONE D’ORO LODGE 2700 | General meeting featuring veteran actor George Zima | Orland Civic Center (Orland Park) | 708-560-0632

SEPTEMBER 25
ROVETTI AND MEATBALLS | Rock and blues | Elbo Room (Chicago) | 773-549-5549 | elboroomchicago.com

SEPTEMBER 25-27
NICK DIPAOLO | Comedian | Zanies Chicago | 312-337-4027 | chicago.zanies.com

SEPTEMBER 26
AMERICANS OF ITALIAN DESCENT OF DUPAGE COUNTY | Chuck Daniello Memorial Golf Outing | 630-939-3971
OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (Chicago) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by ICF Branch #439 | 847-341-1847

SEPTEMBER 27-OCTOBER 29
DON GIOVANNI | Opera starring Antonio Poli | Lyric Opera (Chicago) | 312-332-2244 | lyricopera.org

SEPTEMBER 28
FRA NOI | “A Salute to Hollywood” honoring Frank Pisani | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-338-0690
MAIN STREET OPERA | Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lamermoor” | Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) | 708-345-5933
SICILIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION | Medal of Merit buffet brunch honoring Dominic Candeloro, Paul Ciminello and Josette Mentesana Weber | Monastero’s (Chicago) | 773-588–2515

SEPTEMBER 30
IL SOGNO DEL MARINAIO | Punk band | Schubas (Chicago) | 773-525-2508 | schubas.com