NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

From Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to Saturday, June 29, 2019. Organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles, Consolato Generale di Italia a Los Angeles in collaboration with Riedizioni Milano. Entrance: Free. Location: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 On the occasion of the third annual Italian Design Day,...

On the evening of March 3, San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon put on a spectacular performance of “Fiorello!” a musical centered around the life and career of Italian American politician Fiorello H. La Guardia. The musical highlights both La Guardia’s involvement in politics (in addition to sitting on the U.S. House of Representatives multiple times,...

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)...

L'abbiamo visto conquistare scudetti e coppe, parlare con gli uccellini, guidare aziende di merchandising, analizzare partite in tivù. Ma dopo il giocatore, il testimonial, l'imprenditore e il commentatore, com'è ora il Del Piero presidente (o, per dirla a stelle e strisce, owner, proprietario)? A una settimana dalla notizia dell'acquisto della squ...

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...

Cari Amici – Dear Friends, it is with great pleasure that we announce the 2019 movie line-up of Cinema Italiano Classico. This year we are presenting two movies starring the most famous couple of Italian Cinema: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in her Oscar winning performance of “Two Women.” They will make you laugh and cry;...

Actress Debrianna Mansini, known for her role as FRAN in Better Call Saul, brings her solo show, The Meatball Chronicles, to Los Angeles this March. Mansini joins a list of stellar performers celebrating dance, musical plays and dramas and comedies for her first appearance in The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF). The Meatball Chronicles...

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...

“I always dreamed of working, one day, in the entertainment industry and, being an extremely ambitious person, I had high standards: I wanted to go to Hollywood and become an agent, but especially a producer.”  Oscar Generale’s tenacity brought him exactly where he desired, in Los Angeles, where his goal of becoming a film producer and an expert in...

Our Little Italy neighborhood offers some of the finer food fare this side of the Tiber River. When it comes to Italian cuisine, visitors certainly have their pick of dining experiences. The Italian neighborhood, however, offers much more than great food, providing a host of cultural offerings at any given time. Movies, of course, are always a hit...

I know the saying is ‘a good man is hard to find,’ but I propose an alternative phrase,—‘a good meat is hard to find.’ It’s true; I love a good cured meat; from salami to prosciutto, they’re all winners in my book, but often the quality can be a little, shall we say, iffy. One company that is making a commitment to quality is Principe Foods, a Cali...