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Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT. San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Join our Citizenship staff at San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on March 25 at 5:30 pm. We will shed light on the newest regulation for obtaining Italian Citizenship by marriage The event is sponsored by Consulate Gene...

While many Little Italys across America are diminishing either due to the growth from adjacent ethnic neighborhoods or the dispersion of Italian families from these areas, San Diego’s Little Italy is a stable ethnic business and residential community – and has been since the 1920s. Little Italy San Diego represents the city’s oldest continuous-neig...

From Saturday, March 16, 2019 to Saturday, April 06, 2019. Organized by Luigia Martelloni, Arena 1 Gallery / Santa Monica Art Studios. Entrance: Free. Nine contemporary Italian artists from the South of Italy (Apulia) are coming to California for the last part of “Between two Seas”. This contemporary art project, curated by Carmelo Cipriani (Italy)...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s hand-painted sign, taped to the window of his office at City Lights, overlooking Columbus Avenue, reads: “OPEN DOOR.” That all-inclusive ethos, which has guided the San Francisco bookstore since Ferlinghetti co-founded it in 1953, will be fully evident when the shop hosts an open house on March 24 to celebrate Ferlinghetti’s...

Celebrate this feast day at Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano 10:00am – 2:00pm. This annual celebration includes our Italian St. Joseph Table, ringing of the historic bells, live mariachi music, community presentations, special guest lecture on Cliff Swallows, Mission Basilica School performances, history of St. Joseph Day and the Swallows legen...

Thursday, March 14, 2019. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Organized by IIC San Francisco in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Society. Entrance: Free. Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102 Mona Lisa Smile: The Question of Leonardo's Women, from Vasari to Freud and the Digital Age. Lecture b...

L’ultimo dei beat, l’apostolo del dissenso cresciuto in un’America in cui essere italiano voleva dire puzzare di aglio e peperoni, il poeta che bombardava Genova di poesie sganciate da un balcone e si presentava alle vernici con la spilla «Fuck art — let’s dance» appuntata sulla giacca, non ha perso il vizio. A cent’anni (quasi: li compie il 24 mar...

The paint was quickly cleaned up after a statue honoring Christopher Columbus was vandalized this weekend in the South Bay. Some called the act violent, but others said they want the statue removed altogether because of what the explorer represents. “They don’t have to come out and vandalize a statue,” said Valeria Corona, Chula Vista Resident. The...

Thursday, March 7, 2019. 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST. Organized by BAIA. Location: SAP.io - 344 Brannan Street - San Francisco, CA 94107. March is Women's History Month and BAIA is excited to celebrate it with the community. This panel event will feature stories of Italian women in different industries, from Science to Entrepreneurship, from Tech and the...

A Christoper Columbus statue in the South Bay was found vandalized Sunday morning, with red paint splashed on the figure's head and the word "genocide" scrawled in red spray paint along its base. Viewer Mel McBroome spotted the vandalism at Discovery Park in Rancho Del Rey, a neighborhood of Chula Vista, and sent FOX 5 a photo. "Genocide," reads th...

A unique project, called GENIUS LOCI, made its way to San Francisco and opened with an exhibition at the Museo Italo-Americano on February 7th. The work has been created by two Italian artists, Stefano Forgione and Pino Rossi, who work under the pseudonym of TTOZOI. Genius Loci, the Latin word for the guardian spirit of a place, was created by TTOZ...

Last year Little Italy San Jose was excited to receive a $250,000 Grant from The City of San Jose and Mayor Sam Liccardo. These essential funds for our Museum and Cultural Center were the 1st public funds Little Italy San Jose has received and we are extremely grateful to the City of San Jose for their support.  The tremendous monetary and In kind...