ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Pair of movies offer taste of Italy
A pair of Italian films share screen time at Doris Duke Theatre today. At 1 p.m. catch 2005's "Mario's War" ("La Guerra Di Mario"), the tale of a rebellious boy — that would be the Mario of the title — taken from his abusive mother and placed in the temporary custody of a young couple. Go out into the real world afterward for some baked ziti or espresso, and return to the Duke at 7:30 p.m. for 2004's "After Midnight" ("Dopo Mezzanotte"). In this one, a shy cinema museum night watchman and a girl who lives for the museum's silent movies fall for each other — with complications, of course. Each flick $7 general, $5 museum members. 532-8768.
— Derek Paiva
ICE CREAM TREAT
COOL OFF FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates its fifth anniversary and raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the world's largest ice cream social, 5 to 8 p.m. today at all locations. Visitors get a free 3-ounce serving of Cole's Creation — chocolate ice cream, yellow cake, chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles. Donations go to the foundation, which helps grant the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions. Cole, 10, took part in Make-A-Wish; he's this year's Junior Tastemaster. His wish: To meet New York firemen, after the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks.
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