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The 11th annual Southington Italian-American Festival, benefiting Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts, is set for July 24-26. The festival on Center Street, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and the Southington Unico Club, will begin at 5 p.m. July 24 and end at 6 p.m. July 26.   This is the first year th...

Date & Time: Friday, August 19, at 8PMWhere: The Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MACost: Only $42, checks made payable to OSIARSVP: Dr. Dean Saluti, 617-285-6565 or djsaluti@aol.comParking: Free parking on the street and at city lots   Don't Miss the "O Sole Trio" Performance at the Stoneham Theatre. "A Grand Lodge OSIA...

Eataly Boston is still on track for a late 2016 opening, and it's been a long time coming. Back in November 2013, news first came out that the Eataly team (which includes the B&B Hospitality Group — Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali) had been eyeing Boston real estate for more than a year, including spots in the Quincy Market a...

Luigi Pirandello Lyceum & Boston Bel Canto Opera present 20th Annual Italian Opera Concert. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm. The concert features the debut performances by mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes and baritone David Kravitz. Other soloists: Lisa Correnti (soprano), Michelle Trainor (sopran...

When: Sunday, January 12, 2014-2:30 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts-41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MAThe renowned Boston Bel Canto Opera Company, artistically directed by Bradley Pennington, will present arias and ensembles from Italian operas on January 12, 2014. Pennington will also present artistic piano arrangements. This exc...

Last week we brought you news of Parla, the upcoming Italian "speakeasy" set to open in the North End. With its intentional play on words ("parla" in Italian means to speak) and its unique concept, the "speakeasy" is now one the most anticipated openings in Boston.   But according to a recent post by UrbanDaddy, it doesn't look like we have...

Four stunning paintings by Caravaggio, currently on loan at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, were the backdrop to the fourth annual Achievement Awards handed out by Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli. This year's awardees included Ron Della Chiesa (Art, Culture & Entertainment), Vlado Dukcevich (Business), Tino D'Agostino (Education), J...

Don't miss the opera event of the year! Since 1981, spectacular and groundbreaking opera productions have been the centerpiece of the biennial Boston Early Music Festival. Teh BEMF's extraordinary and distinctive performances reproduce the Baroque's stunning palette of spectacle and sound by bringing together today's leading opera singers, a wealt...

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 — 3 to 5:30 p.m.Where: Dante Alighieri Society — 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MAA staged reading of "Bernini in Ecstasy", a new play in two acts by Clay Ballard. (Director: Kate Caffrey. Producer: Phil Micali. Historical consultant: Franco Mormando.) BERNINI IN ECSTASY is a portrait of one of Italy's greatest...

Annually, in occasion of October Italian Heritage Month, FAA-USA (Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi - USA) awards scholarships to high school seniors who have excelled in the study of Italian. The annual scholarships are made possible through a generous donation by Joe Pace in memory of his mother, Rosaria DiPompo Pace.   This year two...

By Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld   When a restaurant closed next door to the Upper West Side outpost of theMermaid Inn, the fish shack's owners Danny Abrams and Cindy Smith took the opportunity to relocate and double their capacity. Their plan for the newly vacated original space, says Smith, is "to bring a Brooklyn sensibility to Manhatt...

Winchester will soon be home to a purveyor of Italian food that has made a name for itself feeding the Greater Boston area family-style meals. Comella's is expanding to the town, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.   Comella's will take over the space at 529 Main St., which was previously home to Pizza Express NY Deli. It will join a number...