2013 Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
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San Francisco Italian Athletic Club | 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 for the Festa Coloniale Italiana, an annual event that celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations.
Along Stockton St., between Union and Filbert streets, there will be continuous live Italian music, plenty of beer, wine, and Italian food for sale, plus competitions like the annual Pizza Toss with 11-time world pizza-throwing champion Tony Gemignani.
Vendors will be selling Italian-related products. Inside, the club’s main ballroom will be transformed into an Italian piazza complete with a fountain and live music.
2013 Festa Coloniale Italiana
Saturday, August 17, 2013 | 11 am to 6 pm
Stockton St (btwn. Union and Filbert), North Beach, SF
2013 Entertainment Schedule
- 11 am – Luca Siriani
Luca has composed a diversity of music from pop and rock to jazz; he is also inspired by Brazilian/Latin jazz and blues genres, and many of his compositions exhibit these influences.
- Noon – Speeches
- 12:15 pm – Il Sole featuring Steve Albiniand Tatiana Semichastnaya
Their performances of Italian music fused with jazz and world rhythms have brought them international acclaim. They have enchanted audiences throughout the United States, Italy, and the world with a blend of musical virtuosity and artistic passion. Their live performances span Italian, world, jazz, and Latin American genres.
- 1:15 pm – Tony Gemignani
Neighbor and Club member Tony Gemignani is an 11-time world pizza champion. He will delighting audiences at the festa with incredible feats of dexterity with his pizza-toss demonstration.
- 1:30 pm – Il Sole featuring Steve Albini and Tatiana Semichastnaya
- 2:15 pm – George Kompsky
Today, Komsky frequently tours across the United States and Europe, and continues to build his fan base both domestically and internationally. He has performed in the US and abroad with Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, with recent engagements with the San Francisco Symphony and at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York.
- 2:50 pm – Ricco Dancers
The Ricco Dancers, featuring Toni Bava, have been delighting audiences since 1984 with their authentic tarantellas, mazurkas, Italian waltzes, and more.
- 3:05 pm – Bella Ciao
The Bella Ciao band performs the hottest Italian-American hits including their first-ballot, Grammy-nominated songs Blue Italian Skies and Mambiambo; the Pasta Song, Monica from Monaco, and more in a fun-filled, all-ages show that has everyone livin’ la dolce vita.
- 3:45 pm – Due Zighi Baci
Zighi Baci is a dance band that performs Italian and Neapolitan songs.
- 4:15 pm – Ricco Dancers
- 4:45 pm – Bella Ciao
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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