CALENDAR



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

OCTOBER 1
I CICERONI | Dinner and conversational Italian | Nonna Graziella’s at Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-562-7915

OCTOBER 2-4
RICCARDO MUTI | Conductor with special guest Christopher Martin | Program includes Tchaikovsky’s “Third Symphony” and “Polonaise,” Panufnik’s “Concerto in Modo” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” | Symphony Center (Chicago) | 312-294-3000 | www.cso.org

OCTOBER 2-JANUARY 4
MILWAUKEE MUSEUM OF ART | “Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Paintings” | Featuring artworks by Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Domenichino, Francesco Guardi, Salvator Rosa and Titian | 414-224-3200 | www.mam.org

OCTOBER 3
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Cucina Italiana | Naperville Municipal Center | 630-673-1550

OCTOBER 4
ITALIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | Gala dinner honoring Joe Perillo, Steve Lombardo, Anthony Belcore, Jim De Blasio and John Leopardo | Hilton Chicago | 312-553-9137
SOCIETÀ SAN LEOLOCA DA CORLEONE | Dinner dance | Porretta’s Banquets (Chicago) | 773-742-4520

OCTOBER 5
THE ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION BRANCH #439 | Dinner dance honoring Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago | Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) | 847-341-1847
SOCIETY OF OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL | Feast of St. Michael the Archangel | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (Melrose Park) | Mass and procession honoring police officers | 708-344-4140

OCTOBER 9-23
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | www.chicagofilmfestival.com

OCTOBER 10
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ITALY IN AMERICA | Night at the races | 630-913-7654.

OCTOBER 11
MAZZINI-VERDI LADIES CLUB AND ARMANETTI LIQUORS | Wine tasting dinner dance | Mazzini-Verdi Club (Franklin Park) | 708-366-8435
OSIA GRAND LODGE OF ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN | Columbus Banquet honoring John Bucci and Frank Zuccarelli | Villa Brunetti (Franklin Park) | 708-403-7822

OCTOBER 11 & 14
CHRISTINA PERRI with DEMI LOVATO | Pop singers | iWireless Center (Moline) on Oct. 11 and United Center (Chicago) on Oct. 14 | www.christinaperri.com

OCTOBER 12
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Big Night Dinner | 630-369-0575
GREATER ROCKFORD ITALIAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION | Columbus Day Mass and reception | 11:30 a.m. | St. Anthony of Padua Church (Rockford)
ST. ZACHARY CHURCH (Des Plaines) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by the ICF Branch #441 | 224-333-0237

OCTOBER 13
JOINT CIVIC COMMITTEE OF ITALIAN AMERICANS | Columbus Day Celebration | Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii (Chicago), parade on State Street (Chicago), reception at Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-450-9050
OSIA GRAND LODGE OF ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN | Wreath-laying ceremony in Arrigo Park between the Columbus Day Mass and parade | 708-403-7822

OCTOBER 15
CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY | Italian Heritage Month Courthouse Tour | Richard J. Daley Center (Chicago) | 312-603-1927

OCTOBER 18
ITALIAN AMERICAN LABOR COUNCIL | Dinner dance honoring Frank Christiansen | Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) | 312-485-3100

OCTOBER 19
CIAMA | Feast Of Madonna di Buterrito | Mass, procession and dinner dance honoring Dr. John Bello | Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) | 708-278-8004
ST. ANTHONY SOCIETY | Old-Fashioned Breakfast Buffet | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (Melrose Park) | 708-344-4140

OCTOBER 21
OSIA LEONE D'ORO LODGE 2700 | General meeting featuring Lou Macaluso, author of “Clown Town” | Orland Civic Center (Orland Park) | 708-560-0632

OCTOBER 23
LAURA PAUSINI | Italian pop singer | The Chicago Theatre | 312-462-6300 | www.thechicagotheatre.com

OCTOBER 24
OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (Chicago) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by ICF Branch #439 | 847-341-1847

OCTOBER 26
MAURIZIO POLLINI | Pianist | Program includes Schumanns’ “Arabesque” and “Kreisleriana,” and Chopin’s “Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor,” “Berceuse” and “Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat Major, Op. 53.” | Orchestra Hall (Chicago) | 312-294-3000 | www.cso.org
OSIA LODGE 2700 | Pasta dinner featuring door prizes, raffle and live entertainment | Tinley Park High School (Tinley Park) | 708-479-1489

OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 29
GIUSEPPE VERDI | “Il Trovatore” | Lyric Opera (Chicago) | 312-332-2244 | www.lyricopera.org

NOVEMBER 1
ARCADA THEATRE (St. Charles) | Battle of the Big Bands benefiting the Italian American Veterans Museum | 708-338-0690
CALABRESI IN AMERICA ORGANIZATION | Installation dinner dance and scholarship awards ceremony | Manzo’s Banquets (Des Plaines) | 847-692-2503
HUSH OPERA | “Harmony: A Harmonious Blend of Opera, Broadway and Sinatra,” featuring baritone Alessandro Magno | Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush (Chicago) | 312-222-0101
SOCIETÀ SS CROCIFISSO DI CIMINNA | Dinner dance | Porretta’s Banquets (Chicago) | 847-577-8230

NOVEMBER 2
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Conference titled “The Compassionate Heart” | 312-421-3757

NOVEMBER 5
I CICERONI | Dinner and conversational Italian | Nonna Graziella’s at Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-562-7915

NOVEMBER 7
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Cucina Italiana | Naperville Community Center | 630-673-1550
CASA ITALIA | “What I Did For Love” featuring Main Street Cabaret performing hit show tunes | 708-345-5933
ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION | “A Fairy Tale Christmas” boutique, dinner and fashion show | Drury Lane Oakbrook | Proceeds to benefit One Step at a Time camp for children with cancer | 630-616-8466

NOVEMBER 7-9
SOFA | Art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design | Special exhibit: Life in Glass: The Art of Lino Tagliapietra | Navy Pier | 800-563-7632

NOVEMBER 8
ARCADA THEATRE (St. Charles) | The Bronx Wanderers | 630-962-7000
CONGREGAZIONE DI SAN ROCCO DI POTENZA | Dinner dance | Manzo’s Banquets (Des Plaines) | 773-551-2604
ITALIAN AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION | Dinner dance honoring John Carpino | Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) | 708-268-1495
ITALIAN AMERICAN WAR VETERANS | Veterans Day Mass | Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii (Chicago) | 773-728-3733
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Remembrance Mass | 312-421-3757

NOVEMBER 9
ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION, BRANCH 392 | Mother Cabrini Award dinner honoring Giovanni and Antonia Favuzzi | Mass, St. Francis Borgia Church (Chicago); dinner, Porretta’s Banquets (Chicago) | 773-763-0507
ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER | Concert of Italian Opera featuring Vocal Scholarship winners | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-345-5933
SOCIETÀ SAN TRIFONE DI CHICAGO | Feast of San Trifone | Mass, Casa Italia (Stone Park); luncheon, Pescatore Palace (Franklin Park) | 708-562-3113
ST. ZACCHARY CHURCH (Des Plaines) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by the ICF Branch #441 | 224-333-0237

NOVEMBER 14
COMPAGNIA ARTEMIS DANZA | Dance performed to the opera “La Traviata” | Lead by Monica Casadei | Logan Center Performance Hall (Chicago) | 773-702-2787
ITALIAN AMERICAN WAR VETERANS POST 2 | Pasta Party Fun Night | Alta Villa (Addison) | 630-941-4700
JON PARDI | Country singer | Joe’s on Weed Street (Chicago) | www.jonpardi.com

NOVEMBER 16
MAZZINI-VERDI LADIES CLUB | Holiday bazaar and homemade bake sale | Mazzini-Verdi Club (Franklin Park) | 708-366-8435
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE | Beckel’s Concerto for Horn “The Glass Bead Game,” conducted by Chip De Stefano | 773-702-8484 |

NOVEMBER 20
JUSTINIAN SOCIETY OF LAWYERS | Past president’s dinner | Mass, Assumption Church; dinner, Gene & Georgetti’s (Chicago) | 708-338-0760

NOVEMBER 22
COMBONI MISSIONARIES | Dinner dance honoring Dominic DiFrisco | Via Bella (Countryside) | 708-354-1999
ITALIAN AMERICAN EXECUTIVES OF TRANSPORTATION | Scholarships and awards dinner honoring Terrance Hancock and LeeAnn Cali | Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) | 630-825-9816

NOVEMBER 23
JOINT CIVIC COMMITTEE OF ITALIAN AMERICANS | Camminata del Biscotto (Cookie Walk) | Villa Brunetti (Franklin Park) | 708-450-9050
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Bake sale and holiday bazaar | 312-421-3757

NOVEMBER 25
OSIA LEONE D’ORO LODGE 2700 | General meeting featuring Richard Della Croce, lodge historian, who will talk about the history of the Roman Empire | Orland Civic Center (Orland Park) | 708-560-0632

NOVEMBER 28
OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (Chicago) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by ICF Branch #439 | 847-341-1847

NOVEMBER 30
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Lunch with Santa | 312-421-3757