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Special events

In addition to the regular meetings, the Society participates in various other events involving Italian language and culture. For example:

  • Our Festa di Natale per i Bambini celebrates the Christmas traditions of Italy every December. For more details – Check out the event brochure.
  • DAS Annual Wine Tasting Dinner pairs a region’s delicious food specialties with both celebrated and undiscovered local wines. See the calendar below for the scheduled date.
  • Seattle’s Festa Italiana is a celebratory weekend each September at Seattle Center, with Italian entertainment, marvelous food and gifts, and booths representing Italian clubs and activities.
  • Italian Film Festival each fall and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)each summer are in part sponsored by DAS.
  • Small group events throughout the year, such as cooking classes, Italian conversation meetings, outings to opera, festivals, restaurants, art exhibits, Italian film showings, and similar activities of interest to members.

Upcoming Events

English Language Meeting – May 12, 2021

When: May 12, 2021Speaker: TBDTopic: TBDLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker: About the Presentation:  

Italian Language Meeting – April 28, 2021

When: April 28, 2021Speaker: Maurizio Igor MetaTopic: "Ellis Island"Location: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker: Author and actor, Maurizio Igor Meta works mainly in theatre and in the last...

April 14, 2021 – Annual General Meeting

When: April 14, 2020Speaker: Board of DirectorsTopic: Annual General MeetingLocation: Online A link will be emailed to members of record on April 13 to enable them to participate in the meeting. Agenda To Be Announced

Italian Language Meeting – March 24, 2021

When: March 24, 2021Speaker: Movie NightTopic: La Divina ComediaLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Presentation: Dante's L'Inferno !!! Our Italian meeting will be a bit different this month...

English Language Meeting – March 10, 2021

When: March 10, 2021Speakers:  Giuseppe Tassone, Director, Dante Alighieri Italian Language Program with Language Program StudentsTopic: DantedìLocation: Online Social “hour” begins at 7 pm. Presentation begins at 7:30 About the Presentation: On the occasion of the...

Italian Language Meeting – February 24, 2021

When: February 24, 2021Speaker: Marta BernsteinTopic: Venice and the Establishment of Printing in Italy in the Late 15th CenturyLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker:  Designer and...

English Language Meeting – February 10, 2021

When: February 10, 2021Speakers: Rob PruferTopic: The Innocents at HomeLocation: Online Social "hour" begins at 7 pm. Presentation begins at 7:30 About the Presentation: The Innocents at Home explores Florence’s remarkable Renaissance institution, the Hospital of the...

Italian Language Meeting – January 27, 2021

When: January 27, 2021Speaker: Dr. Lorenzo GiacaniTopic: From the Apennines to the Cascades Pursuing Scientific ExcellenceLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker:  Dr. Lorenzo Giacani...

English Language Meeting – January 13, 2021

When: January 13, 2021Speakers: Janet and John LenartTopic: Walking Through History in the VenetoLocation: Online About the Speakers: Janet (a retired Nurse Practitioner) and John (a retired engineer) moved to Vicenza, Italy in 1994 to work as civilians on a U.S Army...

Annual Dante Alighieri Society Festa di Natale

Please join the fun at theDante Alighieri Society’sFesta di Natale Online!Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Zoom room opens at 7:00Tombola begins at 7:30 Print your Tombola Cartella before 7:30 so you're ready to play! We have a set of several unique Tombola cartelle.When...

Announcements

Language Program News

Spring Quarter Classes Begin March 30

Italian Classes Resume March 3oth by Giuseppe Tassone Congratulations to our students for completing their second quarter of Italian and thank you to our instructors for their dedication and success. Spring Quarter resumes on Tuesday, March 30. Registration is still...