June is Italian Heritage Month and Il Centro has prepared plenty of events all month!
- Sun 16 Jun @ 12-4PM – outdoors: Festa Italiana – children & adult entertainment, Italian food, music, dancing
- Mon 17 Jun @ 7PM – Ballroom: Italian Love Songs for Singing and Dancing – Popular tunes performed by the Italian Choir of BC & dancing. FREE.
- Tue 18 Jun: Lecture by Prof. Stefano Zamagni (University of Bologna) on the impact of the financial crisis and the unique role of cooperative enterprises in building a more resilient economy.
- Wed 19 Jun @ 7PM – Ballroom: Trevigiano-Veneto Choir & Italian Men’s Choir in Concert – These choirs will be joined by the Austrian Melody Choir and will be performing to traditional Italian songs, children songs, solos and more. FREE.
- Thurs 20 Jun @ 7PM – Ballroom: Voice of the Night – Cheer on a group of young performers in this song contest. FREE.
- Tues 25 Jun: A Musical Journey – The Vancouver Italian Folk Chorus will perform Italian folk songs from all regions of Italy, as well as some Canadian songs! FREE.
- Wed 26 Jun @ 7PM – Trattoria: Luigi Pirandello Night – UBC Prof. Mario Inglese will introduce Pirandello’s work, complemented by a special screening (in Italian with English subtitles) of a short episode from the film “Kaos” by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, which was based on Pirandello’s short story La giara (The Jar). FREE.
- Thurs 27 Jun @ 7:30PM – Ballroom: Italian Theatre Night – The Theatre Group I Commedianti will perform “L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù” (in Italian), a comedy by Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello. FREE.
- Fri 28 Jun @ 6:30PM: Italian Heritage Month Closing Banquet Festa delle Regioni Buffet – Buffet inspired by traditional Italian food from different regions. Tickets are $40.00 (incl. 3 bottles of wine / table of 12) and must be purchased in advance (call 604-430-3337). A cash bar is available for other drinks. Doors open @ 6:00pm, dinner @ 6:30pm, music for dancing @ 7:00pm.