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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

April 24, 2019 Italian Language Meeting

Speaker: Matteo FitzGeraldTopic: La Sicilia Un’esplorazione della Sicilia, conosciuta come Granaio degli Imperi”, e nell’antico Greco, la Trinacria. È la più grande regione d’Italia e la quarta più popolosa, con oltre5 milioni di persone. Esploreremo la storia, la...

November 13, 2019 English Language Meeting

Dante Alighieri Society English Language Meeting Chris Kelly Topic: Italy Invades Italy Invades is an action packed history of Italy’s military involvements throughout the ancient and modern worlds. From the empire building of the Romans, through the globe-spanning...

May 8, 2019 English Language Meeting

Rob Prufer Topic: A Bellini in Venice: Seeing the paintings of Giovanni Bellini in Venice, like sitting in a Venetian campo and enjoying the cocktail named after him, is a special treat. What makes Bellini a master of the Venetian Renaissance? And what can we know...

September 25, 2019 Italian Language Meetiing

Robert ThomsonFlorence, Dante, and MeRobert Thomson from Victoria, Canada will be presenting his recently publishedbook, Florence, Dante and Me. Thomson spent the 1960-61 year in Italy ona scholarship from the Italian government. During the year he wrote many detailed...

May 13, 2020 – Annual General Meeting

When: May 13, 2020Speaker: Board of DirectorsTopic: Annual General MeetingLocation: Online A link will be emailed to members of record on May 12 to enable them to participate in the meeting. Agenda Introductions - Dan DeMatteis, President Reports President Treasurer...

Canceled – April 29, 2020 Italian Language Meetiing

When: April 29, 2020Speaker: Gianfranco FoddaiTopic: Sardegna About the Speaker: Gianfranco comes from Tissi, with a population of 2000, located in the north-west area of Sardegna (Sardinia). He moved to Seattle on November 2017, after having married his wife Jen....

Announcements

Revised Meeting Schedule for April and May

Ciao a tutti - Following the recent announcement that Governor Inslee has extended the mandatory stay-at-home order through May 4, we will POSTPONE the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for April 15 to May 13 and CANCEL the Italian Meeting scheduled for...

Dantedì Flashmob – 25 marzo le 10:00 di mattina

Dantedì Dal 25 marzo di quest'anno si celebra il Dantedì, la giornata dedicata a Dante Alighieri. A seguito delle emergenze sanitarie che costringe tutti a rimanere a casa, la Società Dante Alighieri ha promosso un flashmob invitando tutti con #stoacasacondante, a...

Spring Quarter 2020 Italian Language Classes

Dear Italian Language Students, The commitment of all of us at the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington’s Italian Language Program is to bring you one step closer to Italy with our Italian language lessons. That commitment couldn’t be stronger in this trying time,...

March 25 Meeting Cancelled

Ciao a tutti - Following the recent announcement of Washington State's plan to limit gatherings of 50 or more and the urging of Governor Inslee that Washington residents over 70 self-isolate immediately, as the demographic most at risk of severe infection from...

March 10 & 12 Winter Quarter Classes to be Held Online

No in person classes for the last week of Winter Quarter The health and safety of our students and instructors is our number one priority. We are following closely the guidance of our local public health experts, the World Health Organization, and the CDC regarding...

March 11 Meeting Postponed

Ciao a tutti - The health and safety of our members remains our number one priority. We are following closely the guidance of our local public health experts, the World Health Organization, and the CDC regarding the threat and spread of COVID-19 and are carefully...

Fellini Film Festival at SAM – Postponed until April

Festa Italiana and the Seattle Art Museum present ten films by Federico Fellini in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The series begins on March 19 at 7:30 pm with a showing of "The White Sheik" and "Toby Dammit."  Other films in the series will include "La...

Dante Society’s Coronavirus Response

Ciao a  tutti - We are mindful of the growing concerns of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the news and in our community and want to be sure we all stay safe. At this time, both the March 11 English meeting with the Pre-Dante Pasta Dinner and the March 25 Italian...

Spring Quarter Registration Now Open

Registration for spring quarter is now open for continuing students and new students and closes on March 20. Information on the classes and registration instructions are available here. The first day of class will be Tuesday, March 31. We recommend that absolute...