Saturday, December 21, 2013

Buon Appetito, Santa! Dine with St.Nick at Osteria Marzano's Sunday and Monday!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town… or rather to Kingstowne’s Osteria Marzano on Sunday, December 22nd and Monday, December 23rd from 6pm-9pm to greet children and take pictures with them (free of charge!). Take a break from the holiday madness, bring your family in for a delicious Italian dinner, and let the kids tell Santa what’s on their wish list one more time before he comes down the chimney!  Marzano's will have special treats for the children, and guarantee a good time to be had by all! Seating is limited. Make your reservations now!

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With more than 30 years of authentic Italian cooking experience, Chef Carmine Marzano is adding a fresh twist on classic dishes, and creating local and seasonal fare made with top-quality ingredients in this new Italian restaurant, located in the Kingstowne region of Alexandria, VA. A sophisticated, 6,100 sq. ft. venue for lunch, drinks, or dinner, Osteria Marzano serves classic brick oven pizzas, delicious handmade pastas, hearty main courses, a variety of small “Assaggini” Italian tapas-style sharing plates uniquely available at the bar, and a well-curated wine, beer and cocktail selection.

Osteria Marzano
6361 Walker Lane. Suite 140 (Metro Park VI)
Alexandria, VA 22310
Tel: (703) 313-9700
Twitter: @OsteriaMarzano

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Monday, December 16, 2013

A Commedia Christmas Carol - One Week Only!

Do not neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests. - Christian New Testament

Bah Hum Bug!  Ebenezer Scrooge is in town for one more week in the Faction of Fools' adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol now through December 22 at Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University.  Hurry, get your ticket, for even those non-believers will sure to be enlightened.  

Scrooge, played by Paul Reisman, is performed with perfect grace, shrewdness and lessons for all just in time for Christmas.  And if the mask fits, wear it!  "Masks" off to Tara Cariaso and Aaron Elson of Waxing Masks of Glen Burnie, MD.  The mask created for Scrooge is perfection as are all of the other masked fools on stage.  The stage is set with London fog scenery and brilliant costumes adorned on actors with flawless English diction.  Writer, Director and Choreographer/Fools' Founder, Matthew Wilson, creates a whimsical journey through the tormented soul of Scrooge with a lively cast of maqueraders and "ghosts" from Christmas past, present and future that illuminate the stage.  The Fool's Christmas Carol is energetic and cleansing for every soul with a quiet message to connect anywhere and everywhere there is love.  For $25 tickets, use promotional code BUONNATALE, a gift to CiaoDC followers from our friends at Faction of Fools.

Love and Light this Holiday Season! 

Carols & Cocktails: Bella Notte Italiana

Take a night off while counting down to Christmas with the Choral Arts Society of Washington's 4th Annual holiday concert Carols and Cocktails: Bella Notte Italiana TONIGHT at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   Holiday Carols will be performed at the Kennedy Center followed by a cocktail party at City Tavern Club in Georgetown.  Italy will be celebrated due to the Society's collaboration with the Italian Embassy.  Thank you to my old friend Nello DeBlasio for sharing this event with CiaoDC.   Buon Notte Italiana!