LGI's calendar: things to do

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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 Chef’s Choice Entree dinners at Southwest Italian American Club:

1st and 3rd Fridays

$12 for complete pasta meal: salad, entree with meat of the week, pasta with home-made sauce, dessert, cash bar. SWIAC is located at 7510 Snow Rd., near Ridge Rd. in Parma.

Master/Apprentice: Imitation and Inspiration in the Renaissance:

Through Feb. 16 

Cleveland Museum of Art 

James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery (101)

Works from the museum’s collection survey the impact of Michelangelo on the history and practice of art in Europe in the 1500s and beyond. On view are prints, drawings, and sculptures by artists who copied, imitated, or took inspiration from the Italian Renaissance master.

Italian Language Classes:

Saturdays, Feb. 1-March 28; April 18-June 13 

Western Reserve Historical Society

10 - 11:30 a.m. – Beginners level

12 - 1:30 p.m. -  Intermediate/Advanced level

$120 Non-member, $100 Member

Designed for individuals with no previous 

knowledge of Italian or those who were exposed to the Italian language but are in need of studying or reviewing the basics. 

"Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi:"

Saturdays, Feb. 1-March 28; April 18-June 13 

Cleveland Museum of Art, Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

Recent conservation of the CMA’s Italian Baroque painting "Danaë" by Orazio Gentileschi (1563–1639) has revealed a more vibrant and refined painting than has hitherto been possible to perceive. In the exhibition, "Danaë" will be at the center of an intimate group of paintings by father and daughter that will beautifully distill the artists’ capacity to modify and manipulate forms across subjects.

Alla Boara:

Feb. 26

Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Youngstown State University's Jazz Studies 

presents Anthony Taddeo's Alla Boara.

Little Italy Summer Art Walk:

June 5-7

Little Italy Cleveland

Over 100 visiting artists and exhibits from local, regional, national and international artists. Art of all medium including the best of Italian Culinary Art! Wine, dine and stroll through three days of great art and fine gifts.

Opera in the Italian Garden 2020:

July 26

990 East Blvd, Cleveland

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Enjoy this popular FREE concert on the lawn of the beautiful Italian Renaissance garden. Bring a picnic and dream a little while being serenaded with well known music from famous Italian operas, Broadway show tunes & popular Italian songs.

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