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Cocktail Party The St. Ambrose 150 Club Save the Date Nov. 18, 2017


What is the 150 Club?


Complete the registration form below, put it in the collection on Sunday or mail to St. Ambrose Church 5130 Wilson Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 Tickets: $150 each Make checks payable to: St. Ambrose Church * In the Memo: 150 Club

Name:______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________City/state/zip________________________ Phone #____________________________Email__________________________________ Office Use Only: Check_________ Cash_________

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Italian Class for Children: Learning Italian while playing at St Ambrose

Imparare L’italiano Giocando


Ciao St Louis is beginning a new initiative called: Imparare L’italiano Giocando (Learning Italian while playing). Thanks to @Giovanna Leopardi and @Stefania Parravicini who will be leading the classes and who are excited to begin!

The next date is Saturday, November 4th at St Ambrose School on the Hill. The classes cost only $5 and are for kids 10 years of age and under! The objective is so that kids can grow up in an Italian speaking environment and also for parents and grandparents to meet each other and speaking Italian among each other as well.

Giovanna Leopardi will be leading this effort. If you have specific questions, please contact her directly: 314-566-3873.

The activities for now will be held every First Saturday of each month. That of course can change as we get more interest.

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Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its twelfth blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world.

But please don’t say that Frankie is back. The truth is, he never went away. Sure, the majority of the 71 chart hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s) came during the 1960s, but the music didn’t just disappear. He has toured almost continuously since 1962, and his songs have been omnipresent in such movies as The Deer HunterDirty DancingMrs. DoubtfireConspiracy Theory and The Wanderers. As many as 200 artists have done cover versions of Frankie’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” from Nancy Wilson’s jazz treatment to Lauryn Hill’s hip-hop makeover.

There’s something about Frankie’s music that makes young people of every generation want to get up and dance. Amid the disco era, the Seasons hit it big with “Who Loves You,” which reached No 3 in 1975, and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” a No. 1 record in 1976.

But who could imagine that the first four decades would be only the beginning—that Frankie Valli would celebrate the new century with a new album and a heavy sold-out global concert schedule? No other pop star has ever received the kind of fresh lease on life that Jersey Boys has given Frankie Valli. In 2009 Jersey Boys made it into the Southern Hemisphere by having a wildly successful run in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to Sydney, Australia, and then New Zealand.


Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm


Accessible Seating

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Art Inspiring Music: Italian Renaissance Oct 23, 5:00pm Kemper Art Museum

The Clarion Brass Quintet, the Washington University Chamber Choir, and faculty from the Department of Music will perform works from the Italian Renaissance including antiphonal brass favorites of Giovanni Gabrieli and vocal masterworks of Palestrina.

October 23, 2017 – 5:00pm
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum


The rise of printmaking in Europe in the early fifteenth century facilitated major transformations in visual culture. Serialized images began to circulate on an unprecedented scale, extending beyond the confines of palaces or churches to reach new audiences of artists, collectors, and connoisseurs. Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection surveys the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s substantial holdings of prints from the late fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Highlights include work by major innovators of the medium of printmaking such as Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) and Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) as well as Daniel Hopfer (c. 1470–1536), Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480–c. 1530), and Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778).

Printmaking during the Renaissance and Baroque eras served a wide variety of purposes. As part of the Renaissance in Northern Europe, such artists as Dürer developed sophisticated techniques and subject matter that elevated the print to an important art form in its own right. Prints also played an integral role in the growing fascination with classical antiquity that was a hallmark of the Renaissance era, fueled in part by the proliferation of printed images depicting ancient sculpture and buildings that were disseminated throughout Europe. In the Baroque era printmaking continued to flourish as Rembrandt and others experimented with new techniques and dramatic expressive effects that lent an emotional immediacy to traditional religious scenes. Printmaking also served as a medium that reflected imagined worlds, as in the fantastic architectural scenes of Piranesi.

Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection offers a unique opportunity to study the Museum’s rich collection of works on paper, much of which has rarely been shown. A variety of printmaking techniques are represented by the works on view, including woodcuts, engravings, and etchings, complemented by a selection of drawings from the same period. The display is conceived as a catalyst for new research on these works through a series of public talks with faculty, students, and curators specializing in this area.


Image credit: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), St. Anthony Reading, 1519. Engraving, 3 13/16 x 5 9/16″. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Dr. Malvern B. Clopton, 1930.

The exhibition is curated by Allison Unruh, associate curator.

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LoRusso’s Awareness and Remembrance Dinner

November 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A benefit event to remember those lost to our region’s opioid epidemic, to celebrate those in recovery, and to support vital NCADA education, intervention, and advocacy programs.

The evening will include a brief, inspirational program.


Favazza’s Rose of the Hill
2300 Edwards St.
St. Louis, MO 63110

First course: Favazza’s famous house salad
Second course: Pasta pomodor
Third course: Chicken prosciutto, garlic mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables
Fourth course: Cannoli and Italian cookies

Cash bar and music by The Kevin Mitchell 4.

Register now.

Questions? Contact Angie Yarbrough, 314.962.3456 x327.


November 6
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Rose of the Hill
2300 Edwards St.
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Italians in St Louis Panel Discussion October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25 | 7pm | Lee Auditorium | Free

Ciao St Louis in cooperation with the Missouri History Museum presents a panel discussion on Italians in St Louis.

Frank Cusumano will moderate this panel representing various
sectors—business, faith, education, government, and sports—
to explore the ways in which the contemporary Italian
community continues to shape and contribute to the
St. Louis region and other communities around
the United States.

Meet the Panel

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The Feminine Cartel Launch on The Hill October 12, 2017


The Feminine Cartel is for women who buy the best from creation to closet. For one night, shop an international and exclusive fashion market by St. Louis women for St. Louis women. Open to the public on Thursday October 12th from 6-9pm at LAUNCH in the Skif Int’l Building at 2008 Marconi on the Hill.

Hosted by LAUNCH Clothing & Accessories, Collections by Joya, Beautiful Mexicana, be.U Leggings & Skif Int’l

A portion of the evening’s sales will go to benefit relief efforts in Mexico following the September 19th earthquake that destroyed both rural towns and parts of Mexico City.

More information:

Invite friends: RSVP on Facebook

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Villa Antonio Winery October 29, 2017

The Sicilian Cultural Assocation of St Louis will be going to Villa Antonio Winery this year. Bring family and friends for a good time.

When: October 29, 2017
Where: 3660 Linhorst Rd. Hillsboro, Mo. 63050 636-475-5008
Time: 11:00 -4:00
Cost: $5.00 per person for the tent rental.

You are welcome to bring in your own food/snacks, as well as soda and water. No alcoholic beverages can be brought on the grounds. They have a restaurant that you can purchase food and alcoholic beverages. No candles, crock pots, or any kind of electrical appliances maybe brought in. They do not provide electric for your use and no chafing dishes or open flames of any kind.
Music: Matt Pratt is a solo acoustic entertainer. His selections range from Classic Rock to Top 40 to Country to Adult Contemporary. 1:00-4:00.

Directions: Take 55 South. Then take the MO-Z exit, Exit 180 toward Pevely. Keep right to take the ramp toward Route A. (0.04 miles). Merge onto Highway Z/MO-Z. (1.08 miles). Turn right onto Sandy Creek Rd. (2.71 miles). Turn left onto Johnston Rd. (0.03 miles). Turn right onto Linhorst Rd. (0.67 miles). 3660 Linhorst Rd is on the left. Or just put the address into your navigation system.
Reservations should be made no later than Tuesday October 24th to:
John Mandala at or 314-814-2504
Phyllis Sansone at or 636-461-0329

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An Evening at the Lodge at Grant’s Trail with Ciao St Louis

An Evening at the Lodge at Grant’s Trail October 21, 2017

Make your reservations by Friday, Octber 13, 2017

Cost for dining and drinks  is $55 per person or $110 per couple

Enjoy an evening with friends of Ciao St Louis


The Lodge at Grant’s Trail provides a warm and romantic place to relax and unwind from life’s daily grind. Once stemming from a bed and breakfast theme, the rustic log cabin motif combined with state of the art luxury, makes our lodge unique.  There are six rooms available if you choose to spend the night which includes a full breakfast in the morning for an additional cost of $120.00 per couple. If you are planning on an overnight stay check-in time is at 3:00 pm.

The event begins at  7:00 pm and ends at 11:00 pm
For individuals spending the night the party continues after 11:00 pm  on the outdoor patio.

For reservations call Rio Vitale at 314-846-5802



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