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The Girl of the Golden West

The Girl of the Golden West

Everyone’s got gold fever! It’s the California Gold Rush and this tight-knit mining community is fiercely protective of its saloon sweetheart Minnie. Sheriff Jack Rance will do anything to win her over but having waited all her life for the right man to walk through her doors, she falls helplessly and hopelessly in love with the ‘new kid in town’, Dick ...

WHEN: Thursday, 19 May 2011

TIME: 7.30 pm

WHERE: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Viva Italia! Dinner Concert

Viva Italia! Dinner Concert

Join OPERATIF! And special guest, Sicilian tenor, Antonio Nicolosi, who flies in from Rome, for a stunning evening of fine Italian food wine, opera and song in this iconic Brisbane Restaurant. OPERATIF! is delighted to be relaunching their Brisbane dinner shows by presenting this thrilling singer. Nicolosi is a Rome-based tenor and student of legendary tenor ...

WHEN: Friday, 20 May 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm

WHERE: Dell’Ugo Ristorante, 693 Brunswick St New Farm

Trattoria Night at Leonardo’s Café & Deli

Trattoria Night at Leonardo’s Café & Deli

Entre: Antipasto – A selection from our Deli line served with Ciabatta Main: Garlic Prawns in Vol-au-vents with a Napoletana sauce & Grana Padano cheese Desert: Tiramisu Complimentary glass of Yellow Tail red/white wine per person. Cost $40.00 per person Bookings Essential (contact Leonardo) Phone 3262 2306 Mobile 0417 447 996 ...

WHEN: Friday, 20 May 2011 - Saturday, 4 June 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm

WHERE: Leonardo’s Café & Deli, Shop2B 730 Sandgate Road, Clayfield 4011

THYME² Interactive restaurant adds bellisimo touch

THYME² Interactive restaurant adds bellisimo touch

THYME² Interactive restaurant adds bellisimo touch to the menu. Dine in a vibrant atmosphere and enjoy the taste of fresh Italian favourites. Wood fired pizzas, fresh pasta’s, sliced Italian meats, gourmet olives, Italian breads and a specialty pesto station.   Save the best for last with our assortment of traditional Italian desserts ...

WHEN: Friday, 20 May 2011 - Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: Lunch and Dinner

WHERE: Sofitel Brisbane Central 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane

Festival Parade (Free Event)

Festival Parade (Free Event)

The streets of Ipswich will come alive as the annual Commonwealth Bank Festival Parade passes by, see the Italian Week entry into the street parade with Italian cars and enjoy the fun of the day. Delight your senses with the sights and sounds of the marching bands, colourful costumes, the smiles and laughter from a wonderful array of community ...

WHEN: Saturday, 21 May 2011

TIME: 3.30 pm

WHERE: Ipswich Festival, Brisbane and Bell Streets Ipswich.

'Top of Town' Street Party! (Free Event)

'Top of Town' Street Party! (Free Event)

Wood fired pizza as always favourite any occasion, and for the top of town Street party between 5 PM and 10:30 PM, a mobile wood fired pizza vehicle offering delicious, traditional Italian pizza’s to partygoers.   World Music Stage presented by Harding Martin. Our multicultural community join the party mood when Ipswich Multicultural Projects ...

WHEN: Saturday, 21 May 2011

TIME: 5.00 pm - 10.30 pm

WHERE: Ipswich Festival, Top of Town, Brisbane Street, Ipswich

The Girl of The Golden West

The Girl of The Golden West

Everyone’s got gold fever! It’s the California Gold Rush and this tight-knit mining community is fiercely protective of its saloon sweetheart Minnie. Sheriff Jack Rance will do anything to win her over but having waited all her life for the right man to walk through her doors, she falls helplessly and hopelessly in love with the ‘new kid in ...

WHEN: Saturday, 21 May 2011

TIME: 7.30 pm

WHERE: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

St. Columban's Catholic Italian Day Festival

St. Columban's Catholic Italian Day Festival

The Italian Culture is celebrated in a variety ways throughout Australia. To further promote and celebrate Italian Culture and its infusion in the Australian way of life, St. Columban’s Catholic College is hosting its own Italian Day Festival. We would like to invite you to help us celebrate and showcase the fusion of Italian and Australian philosophy. Come ...

WHEN: Saturday, 21 May 2011

TIME: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

WHERE: St. Columban's Catholic College, 100 McKean Street, Caboolture.

Oh! So Italiano Package

Oh! So Italiano Package

This May and June at Brisbane Marriott we are showcasing a fusion of Italian culture to celebrate Italian Week Brisbane. From traditional coffees, to Vespas and food, you will get a sense of true Italian flavour and feel Oh! So Italiano.   OH! SO ITALIANO PACKAGE -FROM $349   The Oh! So Italiano Package gives you the chance to indulge and ...

WHEN: Sunday, 22 May 2011 - Thursday, 30 June 2011

TIME: All day, everyday

WHERE: Brisbane Marriott 515 Queen Street · Brisbane,

Opera in the Amphitheatre

Opera in the Amphitheatre

Join OPERATIF! and special guest, Sicilian tenor, Antonio Nicolosi, who flies in from Rome, for a stunning late afternoon concert of Italian opera and song in the sensational setting of the Cooroy Amphitheatre.   The venue has a magnificent natural acoustic, perfectly suited to the big operatic voices of OPERATIF! And evokes images of the famous ...

WHEN: Sunday, 22 May 2011

TIME: 3.00 pm

WHERE: Lake Macdonald, Cooroy.

Roberto Nobilia at the Global Fiesta (Free Event)

Roberto Nobilia at the Global Fiesta (Free Event)

Roberto Nobilia (who wrote and performed the Italian Week theme song) grew up listening to the radio and his Italian parents’ record collection every day, developing a love affair with the art of “the song”.   Rather than having been influenced by certain bands or a particular genre, Robert drew inspiration from various modern ...

WHEN: Sunday, 22 May 2011

TIME: 3.30 pm

WHERE: Queens Park, Ipswich as part of the Ipswich Festival

The Girl of The Golden West

The Girl of The Golden West

Everyone’s got gold fever! It’s the California Gold Rush and this tight-knit mining community is fiercely protective of its saloon sweetheart Minnie. Sheriff Jack Rance will do anything to win her over but having waited all her life for the right man to walk through her doors, she falls helplessly and hopelessly in love with the ‘new kid in town’, Dick ...

WHEN: Tuesday, 24 May 2011

TIME: 7.30pm

WHERE: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Jan Powers 'Il Mercato' Italian Markets (Free Event)

Jan Powers 'Il Mercato' Italian Markets (Free Event)

Local foodie Jan Power transforms her famous Farmers Markets in the centre of Brisbane City at the top of the Queen Street Mall, Reddacliff Place. Experience the Italian expression of freshest fruit, crispest vegetables and leanest cuts of meat right here in the city.   The Italian Gastronomic experience starts at the markets with the gathering of the ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 25 May 2011

TIME: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

WHERE: Reddacliff Place, between Brisbane Square (the BCC building) and the Treasury Casino

Italian Week Official Launch

Italian Week Official Launch

Italian Week Official Opening and Media Launch. Italian Week, starts in Queensland offering an exhibition of a realistic, modern Italy capturing the flare and excitement of one of the world's most ancient countries through past and present automotive, culinary and musical innovations, making this event an enriching ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 25 May 2011

TIME: 11.00 am

WHERE: Treasury Casino and Reddacliff Place, between Brisbane Square (the BCC building) and the Treasury Casino

Italian Film Night

Italian Film Night

Antipasto platters with wood fired oven bread, Italian wine & beers, then Italian movie with english subtitles followed by Italian Gelato & Coffee

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm

WHERE: Cominos House, Cnr of Greenslopes & Little Sts, Cairns

Venetian GlassArt Installation (Free Event)

Venetian GlassArt Installation (Free Event)

The 13th century Venetian art form of crafting handmade glass art comes to Australia as part of Italian Week 2011. Third generation Glass Master, Nirvano Voltolina has over than 40 years of experience in the ‘Vetro a lume’ technique, world-renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skillfully made, originating from the island of Murano. Explore ...

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011 - Friday, 3 June 2011

TIME: 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm

WHERE: Commonwealth Bank Flagship 240 Queen Street Brisbane

The Hidden Sardinia

The Hidden Sardinia

Premiere (by invitation) : The hidden Sardinia ‘ An insight into the unique Sardinina identity Presented by Kara Sutton with the support of the Region of Sardinia and the Associazione Sarda del Queensland Inc (Sardinian Association of Queensland) Sardinia, island in the Mediterranean.   Join Kara Sutton as she takes you through a unique ...

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011

TIME: 5.00 pm

WHERE: Commonwealth Bank Flagship 240 Queen Street Brisbane (by invitation)

'Illumination' Aperitivo at Il Centro

'Illumination' Aperitivo at Il Centro

Il Centro, in conjunction with Italian Week organisers and with the Accademia Italiana della Cucina will host an aperitivo on the evening of Thursday the 26th of May to celebrate the Illumination of the Story Bridge in the Italian Colours. Celebrating 150 years of unification, Italy is toasted in fine fashion with the Accademia Italiana della Cucina in ...

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011

TIME: 6.00pm - 8.00 pm

WHERE: Il Centro Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier, Eagle Street, Brisbane

The Girl of The Golden West

The Girl of The Golden West

Everyone’s got gold fever! It’s the California Gold Rush and this tight-knit mining community is fiercely protective of its saloon sweetheart Minnie. Sheriff Jack Rance will do anything to win her over but having waited all her life for the right man to walk through her doors, she falls helplessly and hopelessly in love with the ‘new kid in town’, Dick ...

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011

TIME: 6.30 pm

WHERE: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Italian Wine tasting at the Wine Emporium (Free Event)

Italian Wine tasting at the Wine Emporium (Free Event)

Come and join Italiquore as they present a range of Italian wines and liquors for you to taste at The Wine Emporium. During the night you will be able to taste sparkling wines from Gancia including Prosecco and Bracetto a true treasure of the Italian wine industry.   Why not finish off with a Pallini limoncello made from handpicked organic lemons on ...

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011

TIME: 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

WHERE: The Wine Emporium, 47/1000 Ann Street Fortitude Valley

SOLD OUT - Italian Week Celebration Dinner

SOLD OUT - Italian Week Celebration Dinner

SOLD OUT - This year we are excited about celebrating Italian Week by inviting you to a special ‘Italian Dinner and Wine Tasting’ on Thursday 26th May. We will be serving up a mini-degustation menu of 6 courses from Head Chef Rachel Lawton’s sensational new 2011 menu with a selection of matched Italian wines, aperitifs and liqueurs ...

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm

WHERE: Venice Restaurant - On the Boardwalk - Admiralty Towers 2 501 Queen Street, Brisbane

Chestnuts and Trivia night

Chestnuts and Trivia night

Come and have some fun, Chestnuts with a informative and fun Italian Trivia night with prizes

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 8.00 pm

WHERE: Blue Sky Brewery, Lake St. Cairns

The Hidden Sardinia Installation (Free Event)

The Hidden Sardinia Installation (Free Event)

The Hidden Sardinia, installation ‘ An insight into the unique Sardinina identity Presented by Kara Sutton with the support of the Region of Sardinia and the Associazione Sarda del Queensland Inc (Sardinian Association of Queensland) Sardinia, island in the Mediterranean.   View Kara's short film and installation as she takes you through a ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011 - Friday, 3 June 2011

TIME: Any time during the day

WHERE: Commonwealth Bank Flagship 240 Queen Street Brisbane

Impressions of Italy

Impressions of Italy

Presented by Carole Horne - “In 2010, I went to Italy for three weeks. It was my third visit in as many decades, having travelled there in 1987 and 1997 – the first time with friends, the second time with a new husband. This third trip, however, was strictly “tutto solo”. Unless, of course, you count my camera as a travelling ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 5.00 pm

WHERE: Commonwealth Bank Flagship 240 Queen Street Brisbane

Wine tasting at Era Bistro (Free Event)

Wine tasting at Era Bistro (Free Event)

Come and join Italiquore as they present a range of Italian wines and liquors for you to taste at Wine @ Era.   During the night you will be able to taste sparkling wines from Gancia including Prosecco and Modonovo and why not finish off with a Pallini limoncello made from handpicked organic lemons on the Amalfi coast.   Gancia is an Italian ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

WHERE: Era Bistro, 102 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Viva Italia! Dinner Concert

Viva Italia! Dinner Concert

Dinner and concert / show. Join OPERATIF! And special guest, Sicilian tenor, Antonio Nicolosi, who flies in from Rome, for a stunning evening of fine Italian food, opera and song. OPERATIF! is delighted to be presenting another one of their famous dinner shows by presenting this thrilling singer.   Nicolosi is a Rome-based tenor and student of ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm

WHERE: Maleny Community Centre, Maple Street, Maleny

Italian Waiters Race (Free Event)

Italian Waiters Race (Free Event)

Waiters and waitresses representing Italian restaurants in Queensland will gather in The Queen Street Mall to compete in a race with a difference-the runners have to carry glasses of wine on a tray without spilling a drop.   The waiters' race, or Corsa dei Camerieri in Italian, an annual event during Italian Week features waiters and waitresses ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 3.00 pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Fiat Car 100th Birthday Exhibition

Fiat Car 100th Birthday Exhibition

The only example still surviving of 50 models of a FIAT Tipo 7 built by FIAT for the US and Australian market will be displayed in conjunction with the Italian Waiters Race and the Italian Week Concerts at the Queen Street Mall. The vehicle would be part of a very specific exhibition from the Fiat Car Club in Queensland and would feature more vehicle which ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Dolce Girls (Free Event)

Dolce Girls (Free Event)

Brigitte Falcioni and Rachael Scuteri known as Dolce have been working professionally together for several years, they began singing songs for family events. Brigitte and Rachael began volunteering their time at nursing homes and charity events, they found the experience very rewarding , both girls became inspired by their Italian heritage and thus ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 6.30 pm - 7.00 pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Monique Latemore (Free Event)

Monique Latemore (Free Event)

Monique Latemore has recently been awarded a scholarship from the Dante Alighieri Society to continue studying Italian and has Performing with the Queensland Symphony orchestra conducted by Marc Taddei.   She has performed as a soloist in Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Brisbane Concert Choir conducted by Debra Shearer-Dirié and ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 5.00 pm - 5.30 pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Clayton Smith (Free Event)

Clayton Smith (Free Event)

Sinatra historian, enthusiast, musician and performer Clayton Smith provides an inspiring, invigorating and informative 90 minutes presenting the unique sounds of “The voice” who over 50 years became known more affectionately as OI’ Blue Eyes.   Clayton provides incredible unknown information from when Sinatra began during the ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 8.00 pm - 8.30 pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Fortunato Isgro (Free Event)

Fortunato Isgro (Free Event)

Fortunato Isgro was born on the Gold Coast, Queensland and from a young age he was introduced to traditional Italian and 50's English music, where family sing-a-longs were a common place.   His natural gift for music was soon realised at the age of eight, when he began teaching himself to play keyboard by ear. From these humble ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 5.45 pm - 6.15 pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Commedia Viva! - (Free Event)

Commedia Viva! - (Free Event)

Meet the characters of the Commedia dell’Arte; agile Arlecchino, lazy Pulcinella, blustering Capitano, miserly Pantalone, pompous Dottore, the swooning Sweethearts.   Be transported to the fifteenth century and experience the Italian invention of modern theatre, Commedia dell'Arte! Presented by Australia’s best and most authentic ...

WHEN: Friday, 27 May 2011

TIME: 7.15 pm - 7.45 pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Italian Market Day

Italian Market Day

Come and share an Italian experience at Angelo's market day and celebrate our passion of Italian culture & food.   Be entertained by street performers while you work your way through each store tasting the delights from each unique market stall holder.   At our authentic Italian village market day, you can enjoy foods, such as roasted ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 9.00 am - 2.30 pm

WHERE: Angelo's Fresh Pasta 22 Doggett Street, Fortitude Valley

Opera Australia - The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Australia - The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Australia will be beaming their new season into cinemas presenting OPERA ON THE BIG SCREEN at Event Cinemas and Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas from Saturday 28 May. In Qld, the very popular THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO will be screening at Event Cinemas Chermside, Indooroopilly and Robina, and Birch Carroll & Coyle Maroochydore and Carindale from ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011 - Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: Various times

WHERE: Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas

Le Carrosse D'or (The Golden Coach) 1952

Le Carrosse D'or (The Golden Coach) 1952

In this story, set in Peru in the 18th century, Jean Renoir takes as his subject the contrast between theatre and life, focusing on a commedia dell'arte troupe and their temperamental star, Camilla - the luminous Anna Magnani at her comic best. Camilla is courted by three suitors, an actor, a bullfighter and a viceroy, each of whom loves her for something ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 6.00 pm

WHERE: Gallery of Modern Art - Cinema A

La Strada (The Road) 1954

La Strada (The Road) 1954

Widely considered to be Fellini's first masterpiece, La Strada features a masterful performance by Anthony Quinn as an itinerant strongman who purchases a tragic, affection-starved waif (the sublime Giuletta Masina) as his assistant for the price of a plate of pasta. He exploits her at every turn as they travel to grey and desolate towns that Fellini ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 8.00 pm

WHERE: Gallery of Modern Art - Cinema A

The Black Nonnas at the Italian Market Day - Free Performance

The Black Nonnas at the Italian Market Day - Free Performance

Two Black Clad Italian grandmothers escaped from the nursing home on the lookout for cheap pasta, good coffee and new husbands - preferably with a big tractor. And they love singing Italian folksongs!   Keep a look out for them as a roving act at the Italian Markets in Fortitude Valley as well as on the Queen St Mall stage during Brisbane Italian ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 12.45 pm - 1.30pm

WHERE: Italian Market Day Angelo's Fresh Pasta 22 Doggett Street, Fortitude Valley

The Girl of The Golden West

The Girl of The Golden West

Everyone’s got gold fever! It’s the California Gold Rush and this tight-knit mining community is fiercely protective of its saloon sweetheart Minnie. Sheriff Jack Rance will do anything to win her over but having waited all her life for the right man to walk through her doors, she falls helplessly and hopelessly in love with the ‘new kid in ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 1.30 pm

WHERE: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Social Bocce & Grigliata

Social Bocce & Grigliata

Come and play Bocce, have some fun, followed by a Italian style bbq. Bocce (sometimes anglicized as bocci or boccie) is a ball sport belonging to the boules sport family, closely related to bowls and pétanque with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy (where it is called Bocce, the plural ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 11.00 am

WHERE: Salt House, Pier Marina, Cairns

Italian Alfresco Feast

Italian Alfresco Feast

Spend the evening in Italy with authentic alfresco dining featuring five unforgettable courses of Italian cuisine. Presented by Treasury Executive Chef Steven Jones Italian wines a nd traditional acoustic entertainment complete an experience that will bring a touch of the Mediterranean to Brisbane.   Presented as part of Italian Week 2011 This ...

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 6.30 pm

WHERE: Treasury Casino & Hotel, Brisbane CBD

Solemn high Mass and blessing of the statue of St Pio of Pietrelcina

Solemn high Mass and blessing of the statue of St Pio of Pietrelcina

Solemn high Mass and blessing of the statue of St Pio of Pietrelcina Setting: MISSA ORBIS FACTOR INTRODUCTORY RITES and RITE OF SPRINKLING WITH HOLY WATER The priest sprinkles himself, his ministers and the people with holy water to remind us of our Baptism in which we were joined to the dying and rising of Christ, our sins were washed away, and we became ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 9.30 a.m

WHERE: All Saints’ Church, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane

Musica Musica - Free Performance

Musica Musica - Free Performance

Two Italian musicians, Antonio and Giovanni, take us on a comical musical tour of Italy. Explore the sounds and stories of Italian folk music, from the passionate southern rhythms of the Tarantella to the stirring harmonies of the mountain songs of the north. Join in singing the festive carnevale songs from the village piazza of the last ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 12.00pm to 1.00pm

WHERE: Dolci Sapori, 28 Sandgate Rd Clayfield, Brisbane

Mandolins at Sunset perfomance at Newstead House

Mandolins at Sunset perfomance at Newstead House

Spend an evening with Mandolins in Brisbane on a twilight evening on the verandah of historic Newstead House facing the river, enjoy Italian sparkling wines by ItaliQuore and delicious Italian pastries from Dolci Sapori . $25.00 Book Online   An intimate event with the Mandolins in Brisbane, Queensland's foremost mandolin and guitar ensemble. ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

WHERE: Newstead House, crn Breakfast Creek Road and Newstead terrace, Newstead

Venetian Masks  @ Kids Kingdom Family Day (Free Event)

Venetian Masks @ Kids Kingdom Family Day (Free Event)

The elegant masks and beautiful costumes of Venice are a sight to behold, watch the masked actors move elegantly through the crowd. Are they moving? They are so slow that they are motionless some are convinced they are statues. Sometimes they can be seen preening each other elegantly as they are so preoccupied with their own beauty. The Venetian masks are a ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 9.00 am to 12pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands Located across from Orion Springfield Town Centre. Parking at Orion Springfield and Robelle Parklands.

Two Captains Meet on an Empty (Free Event)

Two Captains Meet on an Empty (Free Event)

Commedia dell'Arte - Two Captains, meeting each other on an empty road. Each refuses to give way to the other. What will ensue? Violence? Probably not. Lots of bluster and hot air? Definitely.   Laugh along as the famous Captains try to outdo each other with insults, out-bluff each other with posturing, until finally there's nothing for it but to ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 9.00am to 12.00pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands Located across from Orion Springfield Town Centre. Parking at Orion Springfield and Robelle Parklands.

Commedia Performance (Free Event)

Commedia Performance (Free Event)

Italy's famous Pulcinella – Loveable Zanni Rogue of the Commedia dell'arte - is out and about, exploring the streets, and he's not alone. In fact there are four of him! Dressed in their traditional baggy white blouses, starkly contrasting with the dark masks, this family of Pulcinella’s are a sight to behold, and a fantastic addition ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 9.00 am - 12.00 pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands Located across from Orion Springfield Town Centre. Parking at Orion Springfield and Robelle Parklands.

Viva Italia! - OPERATIF with Sicilian tenor Antonio Nicolosi

Viva Italia! - OPERATIF with Sicilian tenor Antonio Nicolosi

Concert of Opera and Italian song at St Andrew's, Ann Street , Brisbane. VIVA ITALIA WITH ANTONIO NICOLOSI & OPERATIF!   Join OPERATIF! And special guest, Sicilian tenor, Antonio Nicolosi, who flies in from Rome, for a stunning afternoon concert of Italian opera and song in this beautiful inner-city church, The venue transports you to Italy where ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 2.30 pm

WHERE: St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Cnr Creek and Ann Streets Brisbane

Italian Republic Day Lunch

Italian Republic Day Lunch

Celebrate the 65th Italian Republic Day with the Dante Alighieri Society, with a Italian style long lunch . Italian Entertainment, Italian Fashion, guest speaker and our big raffle    

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 12.00 pm

WHERE: The Sebel Hotel, Abbott St, Cairns

The  Italian Long Lunch

The Italian Long Lunch

Sunday’s Long Italian Lunch consists of a 4 course traditional menu with also a children's option: the kids get to come in and build their own pizza's and then watch them bake in our windowed oven.   Antipasti with Bellini (Warm mixed marinated olives and confit galic; Marinated artichoke with panagrattato; Buffalo Ricotta, pistachio, lemon ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 1.00 pm

WHERE: Via Italia, Mooloolaba Shop 13, Peninsular Apartments, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba

SOLD OUT - Anniversary Lunch at Viale Canova

SOLD OUT - Anniversary Lunch at Viale Canova

- SOLD OUT - Come and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy at Viale Canova Restaurant. Massimo and Lorenzo menu is inspired to the "Unità d'Italia" with tipical dishes from the Northern, Central and Southiern Italy.   Enjoy the Aperitvo with a glass of Prosecco wine with "Mozzarella in Carrozza" ...

WHEN: Sunday, 29 May 2011

TIME: 12.00 pm

WHERE: Viale Canova, 4/828 Sandgate Rd. - Clayfield 4011 Qld

Wine & Cheese, Gelato & Coffee

Wine & Cheese, Gelato & Coffee

Italian Wine and local produced cheeses from Gallo's followed by Italian Gelato from Gelocchio and Coffee from Cruze. Gallo Dairyland is a family owned and operated business situated on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, in tropical North Queensland. Ideally situated half way between Atherton and Malanda and spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic ...

WHEN: Monday, 30 May 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm

WHERE: Cominos House, Cnr of Greenslopes & Little Sts, Cairns

Black Nonnas Show - Free Performance

Black Nonnas Show - Free Performance

Two Black Clad Italian grandmothers escaped from the nursing home on the lookout for cheap pasta, good coffee and new husbands - preferably with a big tractor.   Free Performance A nd they love singing Italian folksongs!   Keep a look out for them as a roving act at the Italian Markets in Fortitude Valley as well as on the Queen St Mall stage ...

WHEN: Monday, 30 May 2011

TIME: 12.00pm to 12.35pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall

Dolce Far Niente, Wines and Sweets

Dolce Far Niente, Wines and Sweets

Join Master of Wine, Peter Scudamore Smith as he explores with guests a fantastic experience discovering Italy from the point of view of an expert wine and food connoisseur. ‘Taking people’ through the regions of Tuscany and Piemonte, the Master of Wine will deliver an exclusive experience for lovers of wine and food. The presentation will be ...

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: 5.30 pm

WHERE: Commonwealth Bank Flagship 240 Queen Street Brisbane

Dolce far Niente Business Lunch

Dolce far Niente Business Lunch

Join special guests Phillip Di Bella, Director and founder of Di Bella Coffee, Councillor Paul Pisasale, Mayor of the City of Ipswich, Filippo D'Arro` Director, Italiquore for a special business lunch focusing on Dolce Far Niente – Enjoying leisure time.   Listen to leading Italian Business men talk about how they spend their leisure time. ...

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm

WHERE: Marca Restaurant, 1/299 Sandgate Road Albion Brisbane

Musica! Musica! Gondolieri (Free Event)

Musica! Musica! Gondolieri (Free Event)

The Gondolieri (Venetian Gondoliers) will take you on a journey through Italy from South to North.   Come on an Italian musical holiday filled with skits and favourites from the last century! Free event on the Queen Street Mall stage     Since 1981 Giovanni Sanjiva Margio and Antonio Giri Mazzella have been performing together ...

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: 1.00pm to 1.50pm

WHERE: Queen Street Mall Stage (Brisbane CBD)

Frutto Magico As part of the 'Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme' Program

Frutto Magico As part of the 'Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme' Program

Two crazy Italian storytellers present this hilarious medieval fable of a spoilt, smelly prince who is cursed by the Fairy Witch Fata Morgana. His quest is to find the magical fruit with the help of the audience.   A must see family show which builds to a crescendo of Tarantella dancing delight.   Using masks, folk music, puppets, outrageous ...

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: 10.00am to 10.50am

WHERE: Tavernetta Function Centre, 144 Dorville Rd

Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme

Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme

Italian Week presents Ciak Junior cartoons and films and Commedia dell’Arte. Join us for an afternoon of short films and cartoons followed by Commedia dell’Arte performances. Italian Week encourages schools and TV networks to support children and teens taking part in Ciak Junior 2012 and see Australia participate in this important international ...

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

WHERE: Tavernetta, 144 Dorville Road Carseldine Brisbane

Italian style Lunch

Italian style Lunch

Come and Celebrate the 150th Unification of Italy & the 65th Anniversary of Italian Republic with a Set Menu Lunch, Pizza, Pasta, Salad & Drink all inclusive for $25 pp   When it comes to style, Italians lead the world. In the halls of fashion great Italian names like Armani, Versace, Valentino, Fendi and Ferragamo are synonymous with all ...

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 May 2011

TIME: 12.00pm

WHERE: Villa Romana, Cairns Esplanade

Italian Speaking Presentation

Italian Speaking Presentation

Come and hear students from all the Italian schools of the far north Queensland, with their Italian presentations.

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm

WHERE: Cairns School of Distant Education Hore St, next to Trinity Bay High school, Cairns

Teaching Commedia Presentation

Teaching Commedia Presentation

Actors trained in the Italian Commedia dell'arte share the process of discovering the spirit of a mask character. Witness the mask being donned and a wild and mischievous zanni coming to life before your eyes. Anything can and will happen, when a newborn zanni is let loose on the stage! Acclaimed director, performer and teacher Tony Kishawi writes from ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 5.00 pm

WHERE: Commonwealth Bank Flagship 240 Queen Street Brisbane

Le Carrosse D'or (The Golden Coach) 1952

Le Carrosse D'or (The Golden Coach) 1952

'In this story, set in Peru in the 18th century, Jean Renoir takes as his subject the contrast between theatre and life, focusing on a commedia dell'arte troupe and their temperamental star, Camilla - the luminous Anna Magnani at her comic best. Camilla is courted by three suitors, an actor, a bullfighter and a viceroy, each of whom loves her for something ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 6.00 pm

WHERE: Gallery of Modern Art - Cinema A

La Strada (The Road) 1954

La Strada (The Road) 1954

Widely considered to be Fellini's first masterpiece, La Strada features a masterful performance by Anthony Quinn as an itinerant strongman who purchases a tragic, affection-starved waif (the sublime Giuletta Masina) as his assistant for the price of a plate of pasta. He exploits her at every turn as they travel to grey and desolate towns that Fellini ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 8.00 pm

WHERE: Gallery of Modern Art - Cinema A

Caribinieri at Jan Powers Italian Markets (Free Event)

Caribinieri at Jan Powers Italian Markets (Free Event)

The roving Commedia Carabinieri are the ever-so-serious white gloved ambassadors for the Italian State Police.   Keep an eye out for them at the Italian Market Place on Wednesday 1st June. Free Event at Jan Powers Markets.   Rest assured under the watchful eye of these guardians of merriment as they patrol and serenade you with traditional ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 1.00pm to 1.50pm

WHERE: Jan Powers Italian Markets, Reddacliff Place, Brisbane CBD

Jan Powers 'Il Mercato' Italian Markets (Free Event)

Jan Powers 'Il Mercato' Italian Markets (Free Event)

Local foodie Jan Power transforms her famous Farmers Markets in the centre of Brisbane City at the top of the Queen Street Mall, Reddacliff Place. Experience the Italian expression of freshest fruit, crispest vegetables and leanest cuts of meat right here in the city.   The Italian Gastronomic experience starts at the markets with the gathering of the ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

WHERE: Reddacliff Place, between Brisbane Square (the BCC building) and the Treasury Casino

Frutto Magico

Frutto Magico

Two crazy Italian storytellers present this hilarious medieval fable of a spoilt, smelly prince who is cursed by the Fairy Witch Fata Morgana. His quest is to find the magical fruit with the help of the audience. A must see family show which builds to a crescendo of Tarantella dancing delight.   Using masks, folk music, puppets, outrageous props and ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 10.00am to 10.50am

WHERE: Tavernetta, 144 Dorville Road Carseldine Brisbane

Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme

Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme

Italian Week presents Ciak Junior cartoons and films and Commedia dell’Arte. Join us for an afternoon of short films and cartoons followed by Commedia dell’Arte performances. Italian Week encourages schools and TV networks to support children and teens taking part in Ciak Junior 2012 and see Australia participate in this important international ...

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

WHERE: Tavernetta, 144 Dorville Road Carseldine Brisbane

Italian Republic Day Dinner

Italian Republic Day Dinner

Come and celebrate Italian Republic Day, with a 5 course Italian style menu. Big Raffle and presentation.   An institution in Cairns since 1993, Ciao Italia previously Donnini's is renowned for its affordable and delicious Italian cuisine. Specialising in homemade pasta, Ciao Italia was established as one of the first true Italian eateries in ...

WHEN: Thursday, 2 June 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm

WHERE: Ciao Italia Restaurant, The Pier @ The Marina Cairns

Italian Film - Arrivano i Bersaglieri (1980, L. Magni) (Free Event)

Italian Film - Arrivano i Bersaglieri (1980, L. Magni) (Free Event)

Italian Week celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Italy dedicating one day to screen two Italian movies under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Canberra. 'Arrivano i bersaglieri', 1980, L. Magni. In the year 1870 Rome, then governed by the Pope, was captured by the Italian General La Marmora's troops.   After the armistice, the Italian soldier ...

WHEN: Thursday, 2 June 2011

TIME: 2.00pm

WHERE: Tavernetta, 144 Dorville Road Carseldine, Brisbane

Italian Film - Viva l'Italia (1961, R. Rossellini) (Free Event)

Italian Film - Viva l'Italia (1961, R. Rossellini) (Free Event)

Italian Week celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Italy dedicating one day to screen two Italian movies under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Canberra. 'Viva l'Italia', 1961, R. Rossellini.     The 1800s sees the emergence of an Italian hero who works to unify his country.   The film follows Giuseppe Garibaldi as he liberates ...

WHEN: Thursday, 2 June 2011

TIME: 10.00am

WHERE: Tavernetta, 144 Dorville Road, Carseldine Brisbane

Esplanade Italian Concert

Esplanade Italian Concert

Sing and dance along with some very talanted local Italian artist, performing on the Esplanade in Cairns

WHEN: Friday, 3 June 2011

TIME: 6.00 pm

WHERE: Esplanade in between Shield and Aplin Sts, Cairns

Italian Golf Day

Italian Golf Day

The Italian Golf Association of Qld in collaboration with the ICCI invites you to the “Annual Italian Golf Classic” on Friday the 3rd of June 2011. Come and be part of this experience and enjoy a day of much fun and good company at the beautiful Virginia Golf Course . For further information please contact by email: italiangolfqld@bigpond.com or ...

WHEN: Friday, 3 June 2011

TIME: From 8.00 am

WHERE: Virginia Golf Course

Italian Republic Day Concert

Italian Republic Day Concert

The Cairns Social & Dance Club will perform with traditional folk songs dancing and singing.   The Italian Social and Dance Club was formed in September 1992 by a group of Italians who wanted to keep their culture alive. Vita and Mary Balsamo decided that the Italian community in Cairns was in need of a cultural boost and after some thought ...

WHEN: Saturday, 4 June 2011

TIME: 7.00pm

WHERE: Civic Centre, Cnr of Sheridan & Florence Sts, Cairns

One Night in Brisvegas

One Night in Brisvegas

A spectacular show filled with music & laughter with 2 great acts from our friends in New South Wales and Victoria!!   Single entry: $39.00 Book Online Now or Contact Maria ph. 0417 003 329. See the promo poster here Tickets available at moshtix 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on your mobile www.moshtix.mobi and all moshtix ...

WHEN: Saturday, 4 June 2011

TIME: 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start

WHERE: Tavernetta, 144 Dorville Road Carseldine, Brisbane

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