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The 20th Annual Via Arte Festival is this weekend at The Marketplace. The Italian street painting festival will transform the pavement at The Marketplace in Southwest Bakersfield on October 20-21. Artist applications are closed this year but families and visitors can purchase a square for $20 and create their own masterpiece. The art festival lasts...

Fendi, Fendi, Fendi could have been the mantra last night in Los Angeles and New York as the Italian house celebrated its latest offerings under the banner, Fendi Mania. The pieces take their cues from retro-inspired sportswear, and according to the turnout, both coasts had fashionable fans galore. In New York, Ansel Elgort, Chloë Sevigny, and Oliv...

Si chiama DroneGuardy ed è la startup fondata ad agosto nella Silicon Valley da due giovani fratelli Italiani (18 anni lei, 27 lui) decisi a rivoluzionare, grazie ai droni, il mondo della security e della videosorveglianza.  La App DroneGuardy è già in fase di sperimentazione in California - con oltre 1500 piloti iscritti in meno di un mese - e a f...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT. Italian Cultural Institute - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F - San Francisco, CA 94102. Register here In his presentation, starting from the Italian Design heritage, Leandro Agrò will lead to an open discussion about the artifacts we would like to bring to our future. An awarded IxD/UX Director,...

Cari Amici, on behalf of the Italian Studies Council at Chapman University, I am pleased to present to you our fourth edition of the Italian Perspective series focusing on Science.  The event will be held on March 30, 2019 in the Musco Center for the Arts.  Tickets are on sale now at: http://muscocenter.org/event/science-and-culture-an-italian-pers...

From Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Monday, March 18, 2019. From 9:00 am To 5:00 pm. Entrance: Free. J. Paul Getty Museum - 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049. What did ancient Greeks believe would happen to them after they died? Organized around a monumental funerary vessel, on loan from National Archaeological Museum in Naples and recent...

L’emigrazione sarda negli Stati Uniti ed il suo portato culturale sono state portate in primo piano a Los Angeles in occasione dell’Italian Heritage Day. Ieri mattina, nella prestigiosa ricorrenza promossa dalla municipalità della capitale californiana, l’assessore regionale del Lavoro Virginia Mura è stata ricevuta con il consigliere regionale Mar...

A delegation from Elk Grove Village's Italian Sister City, Termini Imerese, visited over Columbus Day weekend in early October for a trip packed with cultural and educational activities. The delegation participated in Chicago's Columbus Day Parade down State Street, along with local representatives from the Elk Grove Village Italian Sister Cities o...

Balmy autumn weather, great company and amazing Italian food made Paul’s Pasta Piazza Party the place to be on Chapman University’s campus this past week.  The Attallah Piazza with all its magic, cheer, and color was transformed into an Italian square teeming with cheerful students. We wish to thank our amazing host and hostess, Paul and Marybelle...

For 83 years, October in San Francisco’s North Beach has begun with a festival celebrating the Blessed Mother. The Madonna del Lume festival, celebrating Mary’s protection of fishermen, was brought from Sicily to San Francisco and instituted in 1935. The festival first started in Porticello, Sicily, after some fishermen credited Our Lady for guidin...

Los Angeles celebrated its inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday with a panoply of events, native dancing, panel discussions, and of course, a lot of food trucks in and around Grand Park in downtown. But there was one persona non grata. At the other end of Grand Park, a statue of the Italian explorer – the focus of a wave of revision on his le...

San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city by the bay had the distinct pleasure of welcoming internationally acclaimed conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza.   The Maestro made his fourth appearance, a collaboration with the San Francisco Opera,...