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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...

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....

Postponed – March 11, 2020 English Language Meeting

When: POSTPONED Speakers: Pat Hoffman Topic: Seated at Lorenzo’s Table – From Farm to Table 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 year of retirement, she...

February 26, 2020 Italian Language Meetiing

When: February 26, 2020Speaker: Annalisa BellerioTopic: Leonardo Da Vinci: Cinque secoli di un mito About the Speaker: Annalisa Bellerio is an Italian journalist, editor and writer. After graduating in History of Art from the University of Pavia, she worked in...

February 12, 2020 English Language Meeting

When: February 12, 2020Speaker: Prof. Lloyd HowardTopic: The Power of Music on the Shore of Dante’s Purgatory About the Speaker: Lloyd Howard received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in 1976, after which, the subsequent year, he was appointed to a...

Announcements

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...

February 12, 2012 English Language Meeting

Ciao a  tutti - MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE NEXT ENGLISH MEETING of the 2020 DAS PROGRAM YEAR THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, FEB 12at St. Patrick's Church - Social Hall, 815 E Edgar Street, Seattle Our January presenter is Prof. Lloyd Howard, a  Dante expert and previous...

Dante 2020 Wine Dinner – Wednesday, January 22

DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY - 2020 WINE DINNER - Ciao a tutti - The annual wine dinner for paid-up members and guests is Wednesday, January 22 this year at the Pastoral Outreach Center (POC) at St James Cathedral, 6:30-9:00. Arnie Millan, from Esquin Wines, will again be...

First English Dante Meeting of 2020, Wednesday January 8

Ciao a tutti - MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE FIRST ENGLISH MEETING of the 2020 PROGRAM YEAR THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, JAN 8 at St. Patrick's Church - Social Hall, 815 E Edgar Street, Seattle Our January presenter is Andrea Aldrich, a Dante Alighieri member as well as...