Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CCR Walks: Garbatella Neighborhood - April 7, 2018

Garbatella, now a hip neighborhood, has a turbulent past. At the start of the last century, when it was first built, it was populated by newly arrived immigrants to Roma Capitale and became a hotbed of dissent during the Fascist period and of leftwing anti-government opposition during the postwar years. Its distinctive architecture also marks it as one of Rome’s few urban planning experiments in popular (public) housing, inspired by “Garden City” models and 20th century modernism. During the course of the walk, we will look at the many strands of Rome’s recent history and ways in which the past has been recorded in official and non-official ways in this highly distinctive, edgy neighborhood.

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Near the Garbatella metro station; exact location will be sent to confirmed participants by email.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Joe by Tuesday, April 3, 2018. You are financially responsible for your reservation.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Movie Afternoon in French - March 18, 2018

We're going to see a movie in French! "Les Mauvaises herbes" is a Quebec comedy by director Louis Bélanger, starring Alexis Martin, Gilles Renaud and Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez.

Jacques is a stage actor who's struggling under a huge debt burden owed to Patenaude, a Montreal loan shark. While running away from the mobster at his heels, he ends up, in the middle of winter, on land belonging to Simon, a quasi-hermit with a totally illegal marijuana grow-op.

The movie will be shown in the original French-language version, with Italian sub-titles. Part of the IX edition of the FRANCOFILM festival. 

When: Sun., Mar. 18, 2018
Time & Meeting Point: meet Marielle and Michèle in front of the Centre at 4:45 pm. The movie starts at 5.
Where: Institut français Centre Saint Louis, Largo Toniolo 22 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon).
Cost: Admission is free, while seats last.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CCR Wine Tasting: We are going white! - March 17, 2018

This time we'll be sampling only white wines all evening! They all come from the northern part of Italy and we'll get to compare those from the north-west with those from the north-east.

Where: Residence of CCR members (Piazza Barberini area) - exact address will be sent to registered participants.
When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost:  €25 for members, €35 for non-members
RSVP to Linda and Paul by Wednesday March 14 at canadarome@gmail.com. Please note that you are financially responsible for your reservation.

Each session is given in French and Italian and focuses on a specific theme relative to Italian wines.

Daniele Maestri, well-known Italian sommelier and a favorite among CCR members for his knowledgeable and lively presentations, will again lead this lecture and wine-tasting. For those interested in ‘wining and dining’, Daniele writes in-depth articles on Italian wines and food for “Bibenda – Vini D’Italia” produced by the Italian Sommelier Foundation and he is a major contributor to their wine guide

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CCR Book Club - April 26, 2018

The CCR Book Club's April meeting will be on Thursday the 26th and will discuss "Forensic Records Society" by Magnus Mills. The Washington Post review says the British author "has a knack for coming up with stories that cast a comically revealing light on human struggle and perversity" and his latest novel portrays the perceived "unbearable burden of superior taste in music" of its protagonists!

When: Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Piazza Albania area; exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Dinner: Please RSVP letting Luigi know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Luigi.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tex-Mex Aperitivo - March 1, 2018

This casual aperitivo get-together bring us the tastes of another area of the world. Come along for a drink and some Tex-Mex treats -- that Mexican-US fusion cuisine that many of us miss!

Rec23 is located near the Sublicio Bridge that connects Testaccio to the Porta Portese area.

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rec23 Restaurant Emporio Club, Piazza dell'Emporio 1-2 (Testaccio area, by the river)
Cost: €10 for a drink and aperitif buffet. Each pays for their own order.