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Cathedral Basilica Christmas Concert

Celebrate Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis as the St. Louis Archdiocesan Choirs and Orchestra fill the Cathedral with the sounds of the season on Sat., Dec. 1 (8 p.m.) and Sun., Dec. 2 (2:30 p.m.). The concert will include Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” — and his magnificent “Gloria.” Tickets ($24 – $49) are available at https://cathedralconcerts.org. For questions, call (314) 533-7662

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Carnevale March 2, 2019 – Tickets Now On Sale Buy Early And Save

Ciao St Louis’ Annual Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball

This is a formal event; black tie optional. Masquerade masks in the style of Venice’s Carnevale not required, but strongly encouraged! Early Bird Ticket Price: $115 per person + $2.5 per ticket for fees if bought online.

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: River City Casino Grand Ballroom

Click here to see a video from Carnevale 2018

Early Bird Pre-sale Price: $115 per person
Tables of 8 or 10 are available. If purchased before December 25, 2018 .

Regular price of $125 on December 26, 2018, so get your loved ones a nice gift for Christmas and save.

Event includes:

Cocktail hour and appetizers
Venetian Dining Stations
Premium Open Bar

The night kicks off with a special performance in a typical Venetian style; followed by Music and Dancing, along with other surprises throughout the evening.

We are looking forward to a beautiful evening, with great music, great food and great company! If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us!

Sincerely,

Laura DiMaggio.
Ciao St Louis Event Chairperson
Email: lauraadimaggio@gmail.com

or

Marianna Vitale
Ciao St Louis Event Co-Chair
Email: mavitale61@aol.com

You can mail payment to:  $115 per person

Ciao St Louis
2413 Boarwalk Place
St. Louis MO 63129

 

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Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball Tickets Now On Sale Buy Early And Save

Ciao St Louis’ Annual Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball

This is a formal event; black tie optional. Masquerade masks in the style of Venice’s Carnevale not required, but strongly encouraged! Early Bird Ticket Price: $115 per person

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: River City Casino Grand Ballroom

Early Bird Pre-sale Price: $115 per person
Tables of 8 or 10 are available. If purchased before December 25, 2018 .

Regular price of $125 on December 26, 2018, so get your loved ones a nice gift for Christmas and save.

Event includes:

Cocktail hour and appetizers
Venetian Dining Stations
Premium Open Bar

The night kicks off with a special performance in a typical Venetian style; followed by Music and Dancing, along with other surprises throughout the evening.

We are looking forward to a beautiful evening, with great music, great food and great company! If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us!

Sincerely,

Laura DiMaggio.
Ciao St Louis Event Chairperson
Email: lauraadimaggio@gmail.com

or

Marianna Vitale
Ciao St Louis Event Co-Chair
Email: mavitale61@aol.com

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St. Ambrose Breakfast With Santa December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018
7:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost:
$7.00 Adults and $6.00 Kids ages 2-10 ($8.00 Adults and $7.00 Kids at the door)
(Children under 2 are free)

Menu:
Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Milk and Coffee
Santa’s Secret Shop

* Country Store *
Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Pictures with Santa

You can purchase tickets by contacting a current 8th Grader or click on form below print and submit to school office. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose School and submit in an envelope marked
“Breakfast with Santa” with amount enclosed.

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SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO ALREADY “HUNGRY” FOR 2019 in St. Louis May 4, 2019 Special Pre-Sale Offer

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SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO ALREADY “HUNGRY” FOR 2019

Comedian, Actor and Best-Selling Author Announces
30+
Stay Hungry Tour Dates for Next Year

 Additional Run of Dates Come on the Heels of Maniscalco Selling Out Three Shows at Madison Square Garden and Adding a Fourth Jan. 19-20

Set to Return to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” on Nov. 5, 2018

Los Angeles, Calif. –Billboard opined last month comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco “is starting the new year at the top of the comedy game,” when announcing he would be taking the Madison Square Garden stage on Saturday, January 19, 2019. They weren’t wrong. Additional shows sold out as quickly as they were added. Dubbed “one of standup comedy’s breakthrough performers” in a recent CBS Sunday Morning profile, and “the comedian’s comedian” by PEOPLE, Maniscalco is set to perform four shows at the famous venue (three of them already sold out) Jan. 19-20.

On these heels of that career milestone comes news that his wildly successful Stay Hungry Tour will continue through May 18, 2019 with over 30 stops across the U.S. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 10:00 am local time.  Maniscalco is also set to return to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” on Nov. 5 to discuss his upcoming appearances at Madison Square Garden and 2019 tour. Check local listings for time.

Distinguished by the New York Times as having his “own kind of panache,” Maniscalco’s live performances have become critically-acclaimed events “embraced with thundering applause and tear-inducing laughter,” according to a recent Billboard review which described his Sept. 8, sold-out Greek Theatre performance as “devastatingly full-force comedy.”

With a string of record-breaking sold-out comedy appearances, a best-selling memoir Stay Hungry (available in paperback Nov. 13), five sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall earlier this year, an appearance in the summer film TAG as well as appearances in upcoming fall films Cruise and Green Book (winner of Toronto Film Fest’s 2018 People’s Choice Award), 2018 has been a milestone year, culminating in Maniscalco receiving Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year award this November. And 2019 is already shaping up to be another banner year for one of Forbes’ Highest Paid Comedians. With a role in Martin Scorsese’s 2019 picture The Irishman as well as a new Netflix special coming early next year, Maniscalco can also add playing FOUR nights at ‘The Garden’ to his list of accomplishments.

2019 Stay Hungry Tour Dates:

1/11/19            Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall           Portland, OR
1/12/19            Moore Theatre                                     Seattle, WA
1/19/19            Madison Square Garden (7 & 10 pm) New York, NY*      1/20/19            Madison Square Garden (7 & 10 pm) New York, NY*
1/24/19            Taft Theatre                                        Cincinnati, OH
1/25/19            Palace Theatre                                     Columbus, OH
1/26/19            Connor Palace                                     Cleveland, OH
1/31/19            Warner Theatre                                   Erie, PA
2/1/19              Shea’s Performing Arts Center           Buffalo, NY
2/7/19              Carpenter Theatre                               Richmond, NY
2/8/19              MGM National Harbor                       Washington DC
2/21/19            Morris Performing Arts Center       South Bend, IN
2/22/19            Coronado Performing Ars Center      Rockford, IL
2/23/19            Peoria Civic Center                            Peoria, IL
2/28/19            Hershey Theatre                                 Hershey, PA
3/1/19              Heinz Hall                                           Pittsburgh, PA
3/2/19              Sands                                                   Bethlehem, PA
3/8/19              Eccles Theatre                                     Salt Lake City, UT
3/9/19              Grand Sierra Resort                            Reno, NV
3/22/19            Paramount Theatre                             Denver, CO
3/23/19            Arvest Bank Theatre                     Kansas City, MO
3/28/19            Tobin Center                                       Antonio, TX
3/29/19            Paragon Casino                                   Marksville, LA
3/30/19            Beau Rivage                                       Biloxi, MS
4/5/19              Fox Theatre                                        Detroit, MI
4/6/19              DeVos Performance Hall                    Grand Rapids, MI
4/12/19            Millennium Theater                            Tunica, MS
4/13/19            TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater   Nashville, TN
4/18/19            Paramount Theatre                      Cedar Rapids, IA
4/19/19            Hoyt Sherman Place                           Des Moines, IA
4/20/19            Brown Theatre                                    Louisville, KY
5/3/19              Egyptian Old National Centre             Indianapolis, IN
5/4/19              Stifel Theatre                                      St. Louis, MO
5/17/19            Humphrey’s Concerts                         San Diego, CA
5/18/19            Celebrity Theatre                                Phoenix, AZ

*Previously Announced

For more information, please visit sebastianlive.com.

 

 

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New Business On The Hill

Written by Carina Marino – Il Pensiero

“Organic, sustainable & garden-inspired”


City House Country Mouse will open its doors at 2105 Marconi Ave. 63110 on Thursday, August 16 for an open house from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The event will feature 15% off all flower arrangements and a flower bar with flowers from local favorite farmers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to register for a chance to win a designer’s choice flower arrangement. A winner will be selected each open house day.

Refreshments (while supplies last) will be provided by the following Green Dining Alliance vendors:

Thurs. Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.
Confluence Kombucha vegan small bites & kombucha

Fri. Aug. 17 at 5 p.m.
Seed Sprout Spoon seasonal hors d’oeuvres

Sat. Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.
Kitchen House Coffee cold brew coffee, bagel bites and sweet treats

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Call: 314-502-9555 Facebook: @cityhousecountrymouse Instagram: @cityhousecountrymouse Pinterest: @cityhouseseeds As Seen On: the knot: THEKNOT.COM

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Italian American Baseball Family Movie Coming To St Louis July 22, 2018

Italian American Baseball Family from Roberto Angotti on Vimeo.

Coming to Fox Sports Live at Ballpark Village in downtown St Louis on July 22, 2018. The movie will be shown at 7:00 pm followed by a panel discussion including the director of the film Roberto Angotti

FOX Sports Midwest Live! is the central gathering place and entertainment plaza of Ballpark Village with two levels and 20,000 square feet of entertainment market space. With a world-class audio and video presentation spanning over 1,200 sq ft of HDTV, including a 40 foot LED, St. Louis sports fans get one of the best sports-viewing experiences in the country. This is the place to be year round with a 100 foot long retractable glass roof, one of the largest of its kind in the country, fans can enjoy the nice weather during warmer months. The venue includes, a stage for live concerts and performances, LED ribbon boards circling the entire space, a 200 seat restaurant and VIP lounge area.Kitchen hours of operation are Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm and Fri & Sat:11am-11pm.

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Maria SS. Lauretana Festival Returns To Niles Labor Day Weekend 2018

118-Year-Old Chicago-Area Festival Has Sicilian Roots Dating Back To The 1600s

The 118th annual Feast of Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia in Chicago will take place Friday,  August 31 to Monday, Sept. 3 on Church Street between the Golf Mill Shopping Center and Golf Mill Park.

Between 15,000-to-20,000 people attended the four-day event last year, according to Deputy Niles Police Chief Vince Genualdi. Religious highlights of the festival include the Procession of the Vera, the Flight of the Angels and the pulling of a large ship. The festival also includes secular entertainment, a fireworks display, carnival rides, food, vendors and a beer tent.

A group of up to 60 men will carry the Vera, a two-ton altar on a wooden base with a portrait of the Virgin Mary on top, down Church Street. They will make stops for people to give offerings and kiss the face of the image of Mary.

After about two blocks, the Vera will be placed between two high scaffolds, where two young girls in dresses — one in pink the other in blue — will be tied by the waist and one ankle onto a pulley system of ropes high above the Vera, where they will “fly” out over the crowd to sing a religious song in Italian. The Vera will be moved several times Sunday, after which additional Flights of the Angels will take place.

The story of the shrine to the Virgin Mary in Altavilla Milicia, Sicily started in the 1600s when an image of Mary was looted by pirates. Traveling off the Sicilian coast, the pirates found the painting of Mary in a barrel. They blamed the portrait for the violent seas and believed it was responsible so tossed it overboard near between several Sicilian towns including Altavilla Milicia, Joe Camarda, president of the Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia in Chicago Society since 1966, said.

Legend said village leaders from several towns found the portrait of Mary washed up on shore and hitched oxen to a cart, intending to build a church and shrine with the recovered relic from the ship wherever the oxen stopped, Camarda continued. The oxen stopped in Altavilla Milicia where a church was built.

Immigrants from Sicily brought the festival to the Little Sicily neighborhood near North and Clybourn avenues in 1900. Angelo Camarada, chairman of the Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia in Chicago Society, said the festival moved to other suburbs, including Rosemont, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and more recently Berwyn until 2014. The first festival in Niles took place in 2015.

Festival Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2; noon to midnight Sunday, Sept. 3; and 3 to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. There will also be a special procession and Mass in Golf Mill Park with a procession at 9 a.m. and mass at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. The festival will have other religious observances Saturday and Sunday. The festival will include Italian and pop music Sept. 1, 2 and 4.

by:Tom Robb

A group of 40 to 50 men, all members of the Fratellanza Brotherhood, clad in white and maroon, lift the two-ton Vera shrine holding a sacred image of the Virgin Mary at the Maria SS Lauretana Festival in Niles Sunday. Their labor is a sign of sacrifice and devotion to their faith.

 

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Italian Open Dinner Auction Saturday, August 4th 2018

Join us in supporting

St. Louis Italian Open

Saturday, August 4th

Westport Sheraton Chalet Hotel

5:00 PM Silent Auction, Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres 

6:30 PM Program, Gourmet Dinner, Auction, Awards

Monday, August 6th

The Legends Country Club

10:30 AM Italian Luncheon, Registration

12:00 PM Shotgun Start, 18 holes, Four Person Scramble

5:00 PM Dinner Banquet and Awards

2018 Honorees

Rosemary Locascio Hanley, Co-Founder of The Little Bit Foundation

Guy and George Giudici, Owners of Crescent Parts and Equipment

Golden Raffle Tickets Available For Pre-Purchase- $100 

Winner will receive first choice of our Live Auction Items

Each ticket purchased comes with the 2018 Bear of the Italian Open 

Winner will be drawn at the Italian Open Dinner Auction on Saturday, August 5th

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Italian Open 49th Annual Charities Golf Tournament August 6th 2018

Approximately $4 million has been contributed to numerous primarily St. Louis-based children’s charities since the initial Italian Open in 1974 raised about $4000. Today between 30-40 local
children’s charities (including St. Ambrose School) benefit from the Italian Open which now distributes approximately $150,000 yearly. The Italian Open two-day event includes a dinner auction at which we honor one or two deserving citizens from our area each year.

Two of this year’s honorees are Guy & George Giudici.

To register for this year’s event, http://italianopen.org/registar-online/

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