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2023-2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

LECTURE: Italian Iconic Design and La Linea Italiana

Monday, November 13, 2023

Selby Library – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

$25 Member  -  $30 Guest

Since the 1950’s, Italy has become a trendsetter, exerting
a vast influence on urban, industrial and fashion design.
Architects and engineers worked closely with local
craftsmen respecting a classic and artisan past.
A PowerPoint presentation will include examples from
architecture, furniture and fashion.
Dr. Rosanne Martorella will familiarize us with the innovative designs
of urban landscape and some innovative and whimsical
objects such as Olivetti’s typewriter and Piaggio’s Vespa.
Photos include the fashionable boutiques of Milan and Rome.

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DINNER:  The Neapolitan Feast of the Seven Fishes

Thursday, December 7, 2023    5-9 pm

Cafe Amici – 1371 Main Street – Sarasota

$95 Member  -  $110 Guest  -  Cash Bar

La Festa Dei Sette Pesci is a festive dinner 
enjoyed on Christmas Eve by many Italian Americans.
The tradition of eating fish comes from the Roman Catholic
practice of abstaining from meat on the eve of holy days.
Come, dine with us, enjoy a seven-fish meal and learn more 
about this iconic culinary experience. The feast includes 
Caesar salad with white anchovies, fried calamari,
mussels in red sauce, sautéed scallops, grilled octopus,
linguini with white clam sauce,
Baccala Livornese and homemade biscotti. 
 

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Maserati:  Luxury Italian Car Design

Wednesday, January 10, 2024   –   5-7 pm

Maserati Dealership – 7641 South Tamiami Trail

$25 Member  -  $30  Guest

From the sleek and sporty Ferraris and Lamborghinis

to the elegant and luxurious Maseratis,

Italian cars have been admired and loved by all.

Come and join your SICE friends at this unique

event hosted by the Sarasota Maserati dealership. 

Light bites and wine will be served as we learn

about the history of this iconic luxury automobile.

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OPERA EVENT: Costume Design: Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 -   10 am - 12 pm

Sarasota Opera Courtyard

$30 Member  -  $35 Guest

Let’s venture “Behind the Scenes” and view some of the

 costumes seen on the Sarasota Opera stage. 

We begin in the Courtyard with sfogliatelle and coffee

followed by a presentation by Sarasota Opera’s

Costume Designer, Howard Kaplan.

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WEDNESDAY FILM EVENTS AT LAKEWOOD RANCH CINEMA

ICONS OF CINEMA ITALIANO: PERFORMERS AND STYLISTS

Discussions led by Joseph and Brenda Morra

Doors open at 10 am  Film starts at 10:30 am

Cost for each film:   $25 Member  -  $30 Guest

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January 24, 2024              

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February 21, 2024              

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March 20, 2024              

Luca Zingaretti, of Montalbano fame, stars as Judge Paolo Borsellino in the

docudrama, “The 57 Days,” depicting his attempt to overthrow the Sicilian Mafia in 1992.

Next, the elderly Marcello Mastroianni visits Italy’s mainland

to gather his adult children, named after characters from famous operas,

for one final “Felliniesque” family reunion in “Stanno Tutti Bene.”

Finally, the beautiful Ingrid Bergman lands on the bleak and forbidding

Island of Stromboli where her character experiences an

“existential” crisis.  As the volcano erupts, she and Director Roberto Rossellini

engage in the “Scandal of the Century.”

ANNUAL LUNCHEON MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 -  11:30 am

Prestancia Country Club

$45 - Member   -   $60 -  Guest

Join your SICE friends for the final event of the 2023-2024 season!

Enjoy a delicious three course lunch, exercise your voting rights

to elect SICE’s officers for 2024-2026 and

 get a “sneak preview” of next season’s exciting events.

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For further information, see our Website:  https://SICESRQ.com 

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