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The Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and D.I.V.E., cordially invites members and guests to celebrate the International Women's Day (Festa della Donna). Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:30-8:30. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Avenue - San Francisco. Register at www.davincisanfrancisco.com Fre...

Considering my obvious Italian surnames, it may come as a surprise to some people that I support the San Francisco Board of Education’s recent decision to remove Columbus Day from its October academic calendar. The day will now be designated simply as Indigenous People’s Day. Both names had apparently been on the academic calendar for some time. Ma...

The address for Vino & Cucina Trattoria Italiana is on Carson Street. But really, it’s on Norse Way, which feels more like the main street in a Middle American town than a shopping and dining destination north of Long Beach Airport, a feeling helped along by the presence of a retro eatery called Dale’s Diner just across the street, an old school so...

A Conversation with Lidia Bastianich. Food, Family, and Italian Culture: More Than a Meal Around the Table. Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University. Click here for further information   The 2017 Vari Symposium, an event of the Dr. Victor and Julia Botto Vari Italian Studies Initiative, proudly presents television pe...

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Where: University of Southern California Planning, identifying learning goals and objectives, time constraints, sequencing, differentiating instruction based on student needs, assessment, creativity, gathering and creating materials, keeping up with departmental syllabi, sizing up the audience, working with large...

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 From 12:00 pm To 2:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Lingua Viva & IIC - Entrance : With fee - Two sessions $90 (non-member)/$ 85 (member) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry. If you...

The first time that Anthony Damiano tasted Rita’s Italian Ice he wasn’t sure that the 25-minute wait in line was worth it until that first spoonful. In an instant, Damiano was transported back to his childhood in an Italian-American neighborhood, where buying lemon or cherry flavored “East Boston slush” from his neighbor’s front stoop was as much o...

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Lingua Viva & IIC - In collaboration with : Vinomatica - Entrance : Free - Space is limited, RSVP required* Fee: $55.00 (IIC members)/$60.00 (non-members) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Wine in co...

In collaboration with the city’s Women’s Advisory Board, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will present the Phillis Morris Award to Anna Paola Snaidero of Snaidero USA for excellence in the design industry. The award will be presented during the 22nd annual Women in Leadership Awards with a ceremony and reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 22 at w...

For anyone interested in learning about the history of Italians in the greater Los Angeles area, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is the place to start. Opened in August 2014, after many years in the making and a few setbacks along the way, the IAMLA is located in the Italian Hall, the oldest remaining building from L.A.’s Little...

From homemade ravioli coming out “I Love Lucy” conveyor belt-style, to freshly made pizzas, cannolis, breads, cheeses and so much more, Mimi’s Ravioli off Johnson Street in Hollywood has it all. “Mimi’s Ravioli is your local family bakery, pasta manufacturer. All Italian food,” said Anthony Billisi, one of the owners. “We do everything from differe...

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:30 pm - Where:Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco Organized by : Maria Signorile - In collaboration with : Consolato generale d'Italia - Entrance : With fee Reserve your tickets here, or contact Maria at epensoateitaly@gmail.com With the support of the Consulate General of Italy and the Itali...