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A controversial Christopher Columbus statue is set to be removed from City Hall — but how soon and where it ends up is anyone’s guess. A City Council committee Wednesday voted unanimously to gather public input, in partnership with San Jose State, about where the statue should go and what should replace it. The council committee will discuss the st...

Eureka’s Sons of Italy organized a celebration of Italian culture Sunday, and made a special dedication to one of their own. The family friendly festa italiana took place at Redwood Fields, and all those who appreciate Italian traditions were invited to take part in food, music and a bocce tournament. During the event, attendees paused to remember...

You’d expect to get a little passionate when talking about Italian wines. Cernilli’s new book, “The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2017,” is a thorough examination of the labels in Italy’s 21 major wine-producing regions. He and an army of contributors have produced a scholarly yet lively 581-page tome that’s an indispensible addition to any wine l...

We petition to have the statue of Christopher Columbus located in the lobby of San Jose City Hall to remain in its present location. The statue of Christopher Columbus was given to the City of San Jose in 1958 by the Civic Club. This beautiful marble statue depicts a brave explorer who found a new route to the Americas. Christopher Columbus used th...

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 At 6:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco - Entrance : Free - RSVP Here As part of the cultural initiatives to inform Italian citizens living abroad, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs financed the making of the documentary “The Italian Way,” produced by Stamen Film, and directed by Luig...

When: Saturday, October 07, 2017 From 12:00 pm To 2:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - Organized by : IIC & Lingua Viva - Entrance : With fee Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry. If you’re one of them, this workshop might be of interest to you! It offe...

I don’t necessarily oppose the Los Angeles City Council’s replacement of Columbus Day with “Indigenous People’s Day” on the city calendar — I’ve always thought a “John Smith Day” or “John Winthrop Day” would be more appropriate of an American holiday, and the Italian Americans the holiday was originally meant to appease are now thoroughly integrate...

What: Monteverdi 450 Lecture Series, Lecture-Demonstration: Music and the Myth of Venice, Music from L'incoronazione di Poppea - When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6-8pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 On the occasion of the upcoming US premiere of "Monteverdi 450" at Harris Theater, celebrating the 450...

Sunday, September 10 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco Saporoso (Italian for "tasty") is the latest collection of poems by Jennifer Barone in collaboration with artist Lam Khong. Saporoso reads like a robust, Italian dinner menu that explores the sensual nature of Italian culture, mythology, family, sex and love t...

Opening Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 4:00-6:00pm. On view through October 28, 2017. Brian Gross Fine Arts, 248 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of STREETLIGHTS, an exhibition of recent paintings by Marco Casentini. In this exhibition, Casentini will debut a series of paintings on colored...

San Francisco’s North Beach is a hidden treasure of great literary and political history. It’s probably best known to tourists looking for great food as it is best known as San Francisco’s Little Italy. Dozens of checkered-clothed sidewalk tables tucked away on narrow streets with old world charm. Besides great Italian food, North Beach is the home...

Since the early 1980s, Beryl Landau and Anthony Holdsworth have traveled and painted in Italy on their extensive visits. This exhibition represents a survey of works created on site, from Lake Como in the north to Catania in the south, and of studio paintings inspired by their trips. The artists are interested in Italy's astonishingly rich architec...