LGI's calendar - things to do


Regular meetings of Solon Italian Club: Last Wednesday of each month     

7:30 p.m., Solon Community Center

New members welcome. Contact Mike Rhea at (216) 337-8407 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for information.

Dinner at Home Family Club: Fridays

6 - 8 p.m. Adults $20, ages 8-13 $10, children 7 and under free. Cash bar. Open to the public, no reservations needed.

Pasta and meat dinners at Southwest Italian American Club: 1st and 3rd Fridays 

$10 for complete pasta meal: salad, entree with meat of the week, dessert, cash bar.  SWIAC is located at 7510 Snow Rd., near Ridge Rd. in Parma.

“Michelangelo: Mind of the Master:” Now through early 2020

Cleveland Museum of Art

The exhibit will be on show until Jan. 5. A related exhibit “Master/Apprentice: Imitation and Inspiration in the Renaissance” will be available Oct. 13 - Feb. 16. 

Casa Italia: Now through Nov. 26

6444 Pearl Rd. Parma Hts. Twelve weekly classes in Italian at Advanced level (6:30-7:30 p.m.) or Beginner/Intermediate (7:30-8:30 p.m.) taught by Dr. Ivana Di Siena of Oberlin College. $60 registration. Sponsored by Casa Italia. Mail check to Casa Italia, 5200 W. 130th St., Brookpark, OH 44124. For more information contact Ivana Di Siena at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CIAO! Cleveland: Oct. 5

12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Flats East Bank

Free outdoor event to celebrate Italian Heritage Month, sponsored by NOIA. Wine tastings, cooking demos, fashion, art, alcohol, coffee, music and food. www.ciaocleveland.com. 

Opening ceremony for Cleveland Italian Heritage month: Oct. 7

6:00 p.m., City Hall Rotunda

Members of the Italian American community will be honored for their contributions. Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary.   Buffet dinner sponsored by the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America following the ceremony. For further information contact Pamela Dorazio Dean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330-285-2950.

“Set in Stone: The Role of Italian Americans in Building Lake View Cemetery:” Oct. 13 

2 p.m., Lake View Cemetery

Lecture and tour led by Pamela Dorazio Dean; tour on Lolly the Trolley. $30 registration IN ADVANCE. See lakeviewcemetery.com/events.

Columbus Day Celebration: Oct. 14

Little Italy

12 p.m. Parade. Other events include street shows, food, and music.

“Music from the Age of Michelangelo:" Oct. 23 

7:30 p.m., Cleveland Museum of Art

Fretwork, the world’s leading consort of viols, performs a program inspired by the exhibition Michelangelo: Mind of the Master. In 1501 (Michelangelo was born in 1475) Ottaviano Petrucci published the Harmonice Musices Odehecaton, or One Hundred Harmonic Pieces of Music, featuring works by all the major composers of the time; much of the program is drawn from this book. Don’t miss this illuminating concert featuring works by Marbriano de Orto, Johannes de Piñarol, Josquin Desprez and more.  Tickets $33-$45, or $30-$40 for CMA members.

An Evening of Giving Thanks with Carmelina: Nov. 3 

3:30 p.m., LaVera Party Center

Fundraiser to benefits  the “Touch of Italy” radio program. Call 440-473-9933 for details and tickets.