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October 19-20 marks the largest annual gathering of Italian-Americans in the United States. The National Italian American Foundation’s convention and gala dinner in Washington, D.C., features conferences, exhibits, wine tastings, and a celebrity luncheon and auction. Nicolas Cage leads the list of stars to be honored during the action-packed weekend. Events are open to the public and many are free. (202) 387-0600, www.niaf.org