Schedule of Events

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2017 Festival Events

Thursday

LITTLE ITALY MADONNARI ARTS FESTIVAL

KICK-OFF CABARET WITH SIMONA DE ROSA

6pm Cabaret at Germano’s

Friday

INTRO TO STREET PAINTING AND 3D WORKSHOP

ANTHONY CAPPETTO, PRESENTER

3:30pm  Information Center (KOHLER)

SOLAR HEARTS

5pm – 7pm   S. High Street

JOEL MICHAEL-SCHWARTZ

5pm – 7pm S. High Street

GARY RUBIN & BRENT HARDESTY

6pm – 8pm Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

MARC DESIMONE & VINCE PISCOPO

6pm – 8pm La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

KIMBERLY CHRISTIE, SOPRANO

JASON BUCKWALTER, BARITONE

6:30pm – 8:30pm   S. High Street

ANDREA CARLSON & THE LOVE POLICE

7pm Cabaret at Germano’s

ROSES N RUST

7pm – 10pm Amicci’s of Little Italy

Saturday

PNC CHILDREN’S CHALK CENTER

Featuring YANKEE DOODLE ART STUDIO

11am – 5pm S. High Street at Trinity Street

SOLAR HEARTS

12pm – 2pm S. High Street

STONE HILL ALL-STARS

12pm – 2pm S. High Street

THE MISSING VEIL OF MARY: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND MOTHERHOOD IN THE MADONNARI ART

PROF. NICOLINO APPLAUSO, PRESENTER

11am   Information Center (KOHLER)

MANDO KIDS

12pm – 2pm Information Center (KOHLER)

BALTIMORE MANDOLIN QUARTET

2pm – 3pm Information Center (KOHLER)

PARK SCHOOL A CAPPELLA ENSEMBLES THE EIGHTNOTES & THE VOCAL CHORDS

3pm – 5pm S. High Street

DALE COLEMAN

3pm – 6pm Amicci’s of Little Italy

DUO DOLCE

3pm – 6pm S. High Street

MARC DESIMONE & VINCE PISCOPO

6-8pm  Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE

7pm Cabaret at Germano’s

Sunday

PNC CHILDREN’S CHALK CENTER

11am – 5pm S. High Street at Trinity Street

JEFFERSON STREET STRUTTERS

11am – 2pm S. High Street

MARC DESIMONE & VINCE PISCOPO

11am -2pm S. High Street

NO STRINGS ATTACHED

2pm – 5pm Amicci’s of Little Italy

ELLIS WOODWARD

2pm – 5pm S. High Street

JUDGES INTRODUCED AND WINNERS ANNOUNCED

5pm S. High Street

THE APPLE SCRUFFS: THE 1969 BEATLES ROOFTOP CONCERT REVISITED

5:30pm – 6:30pm Germano’s PIATTINI (roof)

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2016 FESTIVAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

 FRANK VIGNOLA AND VINNY RANIOLO: AN EVENING OF GYPSY JAZZ

6-9pm    Germano’s PIATTINI

FRIDAY

 3D WORKSHOP

ANTHONY CAPPETTO, PRESENTER

9:30am   Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART OUTPOST MOBILE MUSEUM

12 noon – 5pm S. High Street at Fawn Street

PNC CHILDREN’S CHALK CENTER

11am – 6pm S. High Street at Trinity Street

MICHAEL RAITZYK & JEFF REED

11am-2pm    S. High Street

ANNAPOLIS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

5-7pm Our roving Shakespearean actors will be performing scenes from Carlo Goldoni’s

“A Servant of Two Masters”

in and outside of the Little Italy restaurants on S. High Street

DAN COLEMAN

5-9pm Amicci’s of Little Italy

STONE HILL ALL-STARS

8-10pm   Germano’s PIATTINI

SATURDAY

 AUDIO DESCRIBED TOUR FOR BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED

10-11am (meet at 9:30am

at the Information Center)

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART OUTPOST MOBILE MUSEUM

12 noon – 5pm S. High Street at Fawn Street

PNC CHILDREN’S CHALK CENTER

11am – 6pm S. High Street at Trinity Street

LUCAS CHOHANY AND LEDAH FINCK

11am-2pm   S. High Street

STEEL PAN DRUM

6-9pm   Amicci’s of Little Italy

ANNAPOLIS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

5-7pm Our roving Shakespearean actors will be performing scenes from Carlo Goldoni’s

“A Servant of Two Masters” in and outside of the Little Italy restaurants on S. High Street

 KIMBERLY CHRISTIE, SOPRANO

JASON BUCKWALTER, TENOR

6:30-8:30pm Our roving opera singers will be appearing (in this order) at

Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant

Amicci’s of Little Italy

Chiapparelli’s Italian Restaurant

Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant

Germano’s PIATTINI

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano

Café Gia Ristorante

GARY RUBIN AND BRENT HARDESTY

8-10pm   Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant

KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE

8-10pm   Germano’s PIATTINI

SUNDAY

 COPYRIGHT SEMINAR FOR ARTISTS  UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY, PRESENTER

9:30am   Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

DEAF/ HEARING IMPAIRED

COMMUNITY TOUR

10-11am (meet at 9:30am

at the Information Center)

THE HISTORY OF THE MADONNARI FESTIVAL LECTURE

MICHAEL KIRBY, PRESENTER

11am   Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART OUTPOST MOBILE MUSEUM

12 noon – 5pm S. High Street at Fawn Street

PNC CHILDREN’S CHALK CENTER

11am – 6pm S. High Street at Trinity Street

MANDO KIDS

12 noon-1pm   S. High Street

THE BALTIMORE MANDOLIN QUARTET

2-3pm   S. High Street

COLUMBUS CELEBRATIONS PARADE

2:30-3:30pm Key Highway – Light Street – Exeter Street

ROSES N RUST

4-7pm   Amicci’s of Little Italy

JUDGES INTRODUCED AND

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

5pm    S. High Street

THE APPLE SCRUFFS: THE 1969 BEATLES ROOFTOP CONCERT REVISITED

5:30-6:30pm   Germano’s PIATTINI (roof)

All events are free except for the Thursday evening cabaret fundraiser.

 

 

 

 

BALTIMORE STYLE MAGAZINE HOSTS MADONNARI ARTS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT KOHLER SIGNATURE STORE

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The most gorgeous arts event of the year is fast approaching.  Be a part of the dynamic team that is presenting the Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival 2016 on September 30-October 3, 2016..  Fifty artists, including eight featured Madonnari masters, will literally paint the streets of Little Italy in this magnificent 3 day festival that includes theatre and music, a children’s chalk center and more.  Join us on September 8 from 5:30-8pm for a delicious fundraiser hosted by Baltimore STYLE magazine at KOHLER Signature Store.  Enjoy food, wine and beer provided by the Little Italy restaurants and our wine and beer partners, Folonari Wines, Mamma Mia Wines, Flying Dog Brewery and Birra Moretti.

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy resident artist Joe Reinsel’s  signature Light City Neighborhood Lights installation, which will be projected onto the front of St. Leo’s Church on Exeter Street in Little Italy every night of the Light City expo (3/28-4/3). Then dine in the neighborhood’s charming restaurants, all serving up unique Light City special food and drinks.  Enjoy a show at the Cabaret at Germano’s while dining and stop into the KOHLER Signature Store to check out the latest in artist editions of kitchen and bathroom fixtures. See the neighborhood on a segway from Segs in the City. Munch on biscotti from Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop while enjoying the art and music along the Promenade.  Visit our restaurants‘ respective websites and call each venue for additional information about our special menus and events.

 

 

FRANK VIGNOLA AND VINNY RANIOLO KICK OFF 2016 LITTLE ITALY MADONNARI ARTS FESTIVAL

Germano’s PIATTINI and the Associated Italian American Charities is proud to announce that the guitar virtuosos Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo will perform  An Evening of Gypsy Jazz, frank-vinny (1280x1024)the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival Kickoff Cabaret. Vignola and Raniolo honor the music and style of Django Reinhardt, the Gypsy guitar genius who, with violinist Stephane Grappelli, formed the core of the legendary Hot Club of France Quintet in the 1930s and 40s. Frank Vignola shatters the barriers between popular music and traditional jazz to create a powerful new acoustic string music experience. His amazing virtuosity mixes high-energy, unique renditions of famous classical pieces, great American popular songs and contemporary tunes.

“How versatile is Frank Vignola? He’s collaborated with Lionel Hampton and Madonna, covers Mozart and Black Sabbath on the same record and is one of Les Paul’s favorite guitarists.” – Joan Anderman, Boston Globe

Tickets to the kickoff cabaret can be purchased here.

The full Schedule of Events for the Madonnari Arts Festival 2016 to be announced.

 

 

LITTLE ITALY CELEBRATES LA FESTA DELLA DONNA

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The Little Italy Madonnari Restaurant Group will celebrate  La Festa Della Donna  during the week of March 7 through March 13 with special menus, including a complimentary Mimosa for the ladies.  The participating restaurants include Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, Amicci’s of Little Italy, Chiapparelli’s Italian Restaurant, Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant, Germano’s PIATTINI, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano,Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant and Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop.  Cabaret at Germano’s features cabaret performances throughout the month celebrating women, including Mary Claire Curran in “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” a cabaret dedicated to her great grandmother, Roseann Riley (3/11), Karen Collins and the Backroads Band: Honky-Tonk Country Music (3/13), Maureen Kerrigan in “A Woman’s Worth” (3/17), An Evening with Broadway Actor, Singer/Songwriter Carla Bianco (3/18), and Charisma Wooten in her one woman show, “A Night With Jackie Moms Mabley (3/19).

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016Resolve to Live an Artful Life
6pm – 9pm
Kohler Signature Store, Little Italy

A TASTE OF LITTLE ITALY — RESOLVE TO LIVE AN ARTFUL LIFE!

The organizers of the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival are back with a fabulous night of delicious food, wine and song…and gorgeous art staged in the newest star in Little Italy, Kohler Signature Store.  Meet the entrepreneurs and artists who participated in the inaugural festival as they celebrate a new year of dreams and opportunities. Feast on Italian specialties from each of the Little Italy restaurants and wines from each Italian region.  This is an ideal time to select the artist you desire to sponsor at the 2016 festival.  We guarantee that you will end the evening inspired.

$35 includes food and glass of Prosecco on arrival.  Cash bar.  Buy Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

OUR INAUGURAL LITTLE ITALY MADONNARI ARTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (LAST YEAR)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

6pm – 9pm  Aaron Caruso, Italian Tenor: Not Your Typical Night at the Opera, Cabaret at Germano’s  Fundraiser sponsored by the Associated Italian American Charities of Maryland and Columbus Celebrations, Inc. Seating is at 6pm for pre-show dining and the performance begins at 7:30pm.  $25 tax deductible donation.  All proceeds will be used to fund the Columbus Parade and the Madonnari Arts Festival. Buy Tickets

6pm — 10pm Aldo Locco, Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant Lounge

 

Friday, October 2, 2015

6pm – 7:30pm  Bocce Courts Open for Children.  Dino Basso will be present to teach the children the game.  Parents should call Dino at 410-536-0886 to confirm their child’s attendance by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 30 as the size of the group will be limited.

6pm – 7pm. Sojourne with Trina Coleman, Germano’s PIATTINI Gastropub.

6pm — 9pm  A Very Special Evening with Flavio Sala, Cabaret at Germano’s. The Italian guitarist captivates audiences with his masterful handling of a repertoire that includes  Bach, Mozart, Venezuelan music, a bit of Flamenco, as well as Clapton, Carlos Santana and a few other surprises. Tonight, he treats us to Italian classics and crossover favorites from Puccini to Baglioni. Seating is at 6pm for pre-show dining and the performance begins at 7:30pm. $20.  A portion of the ticket proceeds are a donation to the Madonnari Arts Festival.  Buy Tickets  This concert will also be live streamed.

6pm – 9pm Mary Jennings, Café Gia Ristorante

6pm – 8pm The Baltimore School for the Arts Senior Acting Ensemble, under the direction of Donald Hicken, BSATheater Head, and Sally Boyett, Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, performs scenes from Carlo Goldoni’s A Servant of Two Masters on a rotating basis at Germano’s PIATTINI, Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant, Gia’s Café Ristorante, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano, Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant, Chiapparelli’s Italian Restaurant, Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant and Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop.

7pm – 10pm Roses ‘n Rust.  Amicci’s of Little Italy Bar

7pm – 11pm Lynn Roxy Gambrill. Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant Lounge

7pm – 11pm Mario Palumbo. Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant Outside

 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

11am – 3pm PNC Children’s Chalk Center. Stiles and S. High Streets.  Check in at the Festival Information Tent for assigned space and free chalk to all children accompanied by an adult.

Noon – 5pm Face Painting and Crafts.  Trinity Street between High and Albemarle Streets.

Noon – 1pm Viginti Millys Sicilian Dance Project. Stiles Street

Noon – 1pm Brian Kay, Lute. Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

2pm – 4pm Mando Kids, Laura Norris, Artistic Director. Germano’s PIATTINI Gastropub

5pm – 6pm Everything Turned To Color. Germano’s PIATTINI Gastropub

5:30pm – 7pm Vince Piscopo & Marc DiSimone. La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

6pm – 9pm Kings of Crownsville. Celebrate Columbus New Orleans Style. Cabaret at Germano’s. . Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville,  Germano’s house band, is a Roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriter Steve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.  Johnson’s original songs are destined to become classics. $15. Buy Tickets

6pm – 9pm Julien Xuereb, Café Gia Ristorante

6pm – 8pm The Baltimore School for the Arts Senior Acting Ensemble, under the direction of Donald Hicken, BSATheater Head, and Sally Boyett, Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, performs scenes from Carlo Goldoni’s A Servant of Two Masters on a rotating basis at Germano’s PIATTINI, Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant, Gia’s Café Ristorante, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano, Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant, Chiapparelli’s Italian Restaurant, Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant  and Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop.

6pm – 8pm Karen Myers, Soprano, and Aaron Caruso,  Tenor, treat diners to arias and art songs at Germano’s PIATTINI, Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant, Gia’s Café Ristorante, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano, Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant, Chiapparelli’s Italian Restaurant, Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant  and Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop.

6pm – 10pm Last Resort. Amicci’s of Little Italy Bar

7pm  – 11pm Marcus Dagan. Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant Lounge

7pm – 11pm Mario Palumbo. Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant Outside

8:30pm-10pm Vince Piscopo & Marc DiSimone.   Osteria da Amedeo

 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

9:30 am   Mass at St. Leo’s Church

10:30 am   Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Columbus Piazza followed by Brunch in the Little Italy Lodge for ticket holders

11am  – 3pm PNC Children’s Chalk Center. Stiles and S. High Streets.  Check in at the Festival Information Tent for assigned space and free chalk to all children accompanied by an adult.

Noon – 5pm Face Painting and Crafts.  Trinity Street between High and Albemarle Streets.

2pm   Columbus Day Parade

2pm  – 4pm Mando Kids, Laura Norris, Artistic Director. Germano’s PIATTINI Gastropub

2pm – 5pm Dale Coleman. Amicci’s of Little Italy Bar

4pm – 5pm UltraFaux Duo. Germano’s PIATTINI Gastropub

5 pm  Announcements and Art Awards.

5:30pm – 6:30pm  The Apple Scruffs: The Beatles’ 1969 Rooftop Concert Revisited..  Germano’s PIATTINI.  With a dedication to accurately reproducing the music of The Beatles, The Apple Scruffs perform shows that allow audiences to re-discover the fab four’s repertoire all over again.  As a quintet, they are able to reproduce songs from The Beatles’ later “Studio Years” such as “Strawberry Fields” “I Am the Walrus” and the entire Abbey Road album to name a few.  No costumes, no wigs, just the music that changed the world.

Tonight, as the grand finale of the Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival, the Fab Five recreate the infamous 1969 Beatles rooftop concert above Apple headquarters in London, their final concert—but tonight the action is on the roof of Germano’s PIATTINI in the heart of Little Italy.

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR PUBLIC CONCERT FREE OF CHARGE.

6:30pm – 8:30pm The Baltimore School for the Arts Senior Acting Ensemble, under the direction of Donald Hicken, BSATheater Head, and Sally Boyett, Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, performs scenes from Carlo Goldoni’s A Servant of Two Masters on a rotating basis at Germano’s PIATTINI, Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant, Gia’s Café Ristorante, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano, Sabatino’s Italian Restaurant, Chiapparelli’s Italian Restaurant, Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant  and Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop.

 

Additional information coming soon.