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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

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 Lenart Topic: 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...

English Language Meeting – November 11, 2020

When: November 11, 2020Speaker: Pat HoffmanTopic: Seated at Lorenzo’s Table – From Farm to TableLocation: Online About the Speaker: Pat grew up on the east coast and had a long career in immunological research at both for-profit and non-profit institutions. After a...

Italian Language Meeting – October 28, 2020

When: October 28, 2020Speaker: Francesca CarmichaelTopic: Italian Linens and Hand-stamping in RomagnaLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. Francesca Carmichael will speak about the hand-stamped, block...

English Language Meeting – October 14, 2020

When: October 14, 2020 Speaker: Joyce Ramée Topic: Chamber Music of 2 Italian Composers Location: Online A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a "social hour" beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30....

Italian Language Meeting – September 23, 2020

When: September 23, 2020 Speaker: Dante Language Program Instructor Topic: Francesca Giambartolomei Location: Online A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will...

English Language Meeting – September 9, 2020

When: September 9, 2020Speaker: Domenico MinottiTopic: "Festa Italiana" QuizLocation: Online A link will be emailed to the Dante Society Email list prior to the meeting. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. Agenda...

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda Approval of Minutes from last 2 Board Meetings – April 6 and May 20 Old Business Festa di Natale per i Bambini not taking place this year; Festa being postponed New Business Language School Director’s proposals for summer courses and 2020-2021 school year...

Announcements

Interview with Beth Barrett – SIFF Artistic Director

One of our Dante members, Andrea Aldrich, recently interviewed the Artistic Director of SIFF, Beth Barrett, during a recent episode of her podcast, Italy Inside Out. Beth gives us insider information about the Seattle International Film Festival and the reason Cinema...

2020 SIFF Cinema Italian Style

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!get ready for SIFF - coming soon right into your homes. Dante Alighieri is a proud sponsor of Cinema Italian Style at SIFF, bringing the best in new Italian cinema right to your home in 2020—with a virtual 12th edition! Featuring work from...

October English & Italian Meetings

Announcing the Dante Alighieri Society’s October English & Italian Language Meetings Wednesdays, October 14 and 28, 2020 Zoom room opens at 7:00 Presentations begin at 7:30 English Language Meeting, October 14 Music of Luigi Cherubini and Alessandro RollaChamber...

Festa Italiana Quiz – Pasta of Italy

When: September 9, 2020Speaker: Domenico MinottiTopic: Virtual Festa Italiana Quiz About the Speaker: In the late 1920s, Nick’s parents emigrated from Sant’Angelo, Limosano, a small hilltop town in Molise. The population at that time was about 1000 but is now 345 as...

Socially Distanced Goodbye to Nancy McDonald

Hopefully, each of us can say that there are one or two friends in our lives who always made you smile, always told you the truth and who were always there to step up when things were falling apart. For the women of Dante who have been loving this Society for the last...