CALENDAR



JUNE 30
NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME | Tommy Lasorda Golf Tournament | Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort (Bloomingdale) | 312-226-5566

JULY 2
I CICERONI | Dinner and conversational Italian | Nonna Graziella’s at Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-562-7915

JULY 7
JOE PUG (Pugliese) | Folk music | Millennium Park (Chicago) | www.joepugmusic.com

JULY 9
MARC SCIBILIA | Folk music | Schubas (Chicago) | 773-525-2508 | www.schubas.com

JULY 10-13
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL | Sponsored by the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast Committee | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (Melrose Park) | Novena (July 4-12); street festival with food booths, rides and live entertainment (July 10-13); banner presentation (July 8); rose presentation (July 9); Masses and processions (July 13) | 708-344-4140

JULY 11
MAIN STREET OPERA | Fully staged performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-345-5933 LADY GAGA (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) | Pop music | United Center (Chicago) | www.ticketmaster.com

JULY 12
ASSOCIAZIONE REGIONALE PUGLIESI IN AMERICA | Feast of San Nicola di Bari | Lake Michigan | 708-267-1701
TONY LUCCA | Folk music | SPACE Evanston | 847-492-8860 | www.evanstonspace.com

JULY 13
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Picnic | 630-961-2031
SOCIETY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN OF MT. CARMEL | Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel | Mass and Picnic | River Grove | 312-718-5219
ST. ZACHARY CHURCH (Des Plaines) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by the ICF Branch #441 | 224-333-0237

JULY 16
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH | Liturgical Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel | Mass followed by wine and cheese on the piazza | 708-344-4140

JULY 18
ITALIAN AMERICAN EXECUTIVES OF TRANSPORTATION | Italian Heritage Night | Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros | U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago) | 708-212-1051

JULY 18-20
FESTA ITALIANA MILWAUKEE | Sponsored by the Italian Community Center | Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Milwaukee) | Food and beverage booths, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, wine-tasting area, cultural exhibits, Pinocchio Parade and other activities for children, bocce and soccer tournaments, cannoli-eating and kids’ pizza-eating contests, gondola rides, fireworks nightly, Sunday Mass and procession | www.festaitaliana.com

JULY 19
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Mary Magdalene celebration | 312-421-3757

JULY 20
CALABRESI IN AMERICA ORGANIZATION | Golf outing | Bloomingdale Country Club | 630-529-6391, ext. 101
SOCIETÀ MARIA SS DEL CARMINE | Feast of Madonna del Carmine | Mass, procession and refreshments, Villa Scalabrini (Northlake); dinner dance, Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) | Novena, July 11 to 19 | 630-694-1653

JULY 23
COLUMBIAN CLUB CHARITABLE FOUNDATION | Michael Sabatino Memorial Golf Outing | Bloomingdale Country Club | 708-977-3375

JULY 25
AEROSMITH | Rock | Featuring Frontman Steven Tyler (Tallerico) | First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (Tinley Park) | www.ticketmaster.com
OUR LADY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (Chicago) | Mass in Italian | Sponsored by ICF Branch #439 | 847-341-1847
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ITALY IN AMERICA | Night at the Races | Maywood Park (Melrose Park) | 630-913-7654

JULY 27
SOCIETÀ BEATO GIOVANNI LICCIO DI CACCAMO | Feast of Beato Giovanni Liccio | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | Mass, procession, and family festival with food, live entertainment and activities for children | Coroncina and Mass, Cappella Beato Giovanni (Chicago), July 20-24 | Appreciation dinner, Porretta’s Banquets (Chicago), July 25 | 630-935-6998

JULY 31
MARCHEGIANA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Sausage Fest | Veterans Memorial Park (Glenwood) | 708-932-5934

AUGUST 1
AMICI NAPERVILLE AREA ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB | Cucina Italiana | Naperville Municipal Center | 630-673-1550
JOEY DEFRANCESCO | Jazz | SPACE Evanston | 847-556-9756 | evanstonspace.com

AUGUST 1-3
FESTA ITALIANA ROCKFORD | Boylan Central Catholic High School (Rockford) | Food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, cultural center, bocce tournament, Sunday Mass | GRIAA.org
LOLLAPALOOZA | Alternative music festival | Featuring Joywave with Joseph Morinelli; Swedish-Italian DJ Sebastian Ingrosso; The Gemini Club with Dan Luciani, Dan Brunelle and Gordon Bramli; singer-songwriter Peter DiStefano | Grant Park (Chicago) | lollapalooza.com

AUGUST 2
MAZZINI-VERDI CLUB (Franklin Park) | Hawaiian luau | 708-366-8435, 708-457-0039

AUGUST 3
FEAST OF SAN ROCCO DI VALENZANO | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | Mass and procession | 630-458-0452

AUGUST 4
THE ITALIAN AMERICAN CIVIC ORGANIZATION OF BERWYN | Golf outing | Carriage Greens Country Club (Darien) | 708-692-6900

AUGUST 5
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ITALY IN AMERICA | Open house | 630-913-7654

AUGUST 6
I CICERONI | Dinner and conversational Italian | Nonna Graziella’s at Casa Italia (Stone Park) | 708-562-7915
A.J. CROCE | Jazz/Blues | SPACE Evanston | 847-556-9756 | evanstonspace.com

AUGUST 6-10
FEAST OF ST. DONATUS | St. Donatus Church (Blue Island) | Food booths, live entertainment, rides and games, bingo (Aug. 6-10); Mass, procession, spaghetti dinner, $10,000 raffle (Aug. 10) | 708-385-2890

AUGUST 7-10
LITTLE ITALY FEST-WEST | Centennial Park (Addison) | Food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, Italian merchandise, Sunday Mass | 630-962-7000

AUGUST 8-10
FEAST OF SAN LORENZO | Amaseno La Loggia #3 (Chicago Heights) | Food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, bingo, raffles (Aug. 8-10); Sunday Mass and procession (Aug. 10) | 708-755-2982

AUGUST 9
OSIA LODGE 2700 | Picnic | Jaycee Grove (Tinley Park) | 708-560-0632
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF POMPEII (Chicago) | Prayer Walk with Mary | 312-421-3757

AUGUST 9-10
FESTA DELLA FAMIGLIA IN HONOR OF SAN FRANCESCO DI PAOLA | Casa Italia (Stone Park) | Vespers service, torchlight procession, live entertainment, fireworks display (Aug. 9); Mass, procession, family festival featuring food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks display (Aug. 10); Triduum (Aug. 7-9) | 708-804-0630
FESTA ITALIANA IN HONOR OF MARIA SS DELL’ASSUNTA | American Italian Cultural Society (Crest Hill) | Food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities (Aug. 9-10); Mass and procession (Aug. 10) | 815-725-7450

AUGUST 9-13
ITALIAN SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA AND IANU FOUNDATION | Biennial conference | Hilton Hotel (Rosemont) | 847-885-2074

AUGUST 11
ALYSSA R. PAGANO MEMORIAL FOUNDATION | Golf outing | Oak Brook Hills Resort | 708-405-3082

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