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The annual Jarvis Puppet Festival returns this weekend with two shows by nationally acclaimed puppet troupes and a workshop to experience the world of a puppeteer. This is the 21st year that the Jarvis Conservatory has created a puppeteering extravaganza for the community, creating a tradition that kicks off the holidays. It begins on Friday, No...

Accursio Lota came to the United States with the American dream in mind. He played the drums, and was drawn to California because of his love for American rock music. However, his passion for music was outweighed by one thing – his passion for cuisine. Originally, Lota comes from the small coastal town of Menfi, Sicily. Growing up in Italy, he was...

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano hosted a fundraising event organized by Isabella Weiss di Valbranca and Valentina Consolo, co-chairs of the Giovani section of the Leonardo Da Vinci Society of San Francisco.  The fires that devastated the wine areas of Sonoma and Napa, and are still burning causing death and dest...

The retailer’s Melrose Avenue boutique will have the West Coast exclusive to sell Gucci's home collection. WELCOME HOME: Gucci Décor has made its way to Maxfield on Melrose Avenue. The luxury house’s home line will be sold exclusively on the West Coast at Maxfield’s through the holidays. The two will celebrate the collection’s launch at the retaile...

Thursday, November 16, 2017. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm. Italian Cultural Institute. 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F. San Francisco, CA 94102. Free Entrance. The city of Mantua and its surrounding region, East Lombardy, have been selected by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism as the 2017 European Capital of Gastronomy. O...

As the winter months cool the oak trees and turn the Central Coast vines bare and dormant, Antonio Varia, executive chef and owner of the area’s favorite Italian restaurants, Buona Tavola in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, will be finding new ways to serve up his truffle mushrooms, polenta and risotto. Winter is the perfect time for Varia’s Osso B...

It must be tough to open an modernist, artisanal pizza place near the Pier in wild and wacky Hermosa Beach, just a few doors down from the much loved old school pie and pasta joint called Paisanos. It sure looked that way on a recent Saturday night, when there was a line out the door at Paisanos of locals hungry for a slice served on paper plate, a...

In occasione dell’evento Dreamforce 2017 di San Francisco, la quattro giorni di ispirazione, crescita, innovazione e apprendimento organizzata da Salesforce – la più importante azienda al mondo nel settore delle tecnologie per il Customer Relationship Management -, Brunello Cucinelli ha parlato del legame tra tecnologia e relazioni umane.  Ad affia...

The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invites you to: "THE GALLERIA BORGHESE MUSEUM - special presentation by Director Anna Coliva". Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 6:30 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024 The Director of the world renowned Galleria Borghese Museum in Rome, Anna Coliva will pr...

With its third production of the season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion LA Opera remains on a roll. Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco is another eye-popping extravaganza, with director and designer Thaddeus Strassberger’s opulent sets that not only recreate and evoke ancient Jerusalem and Babylon during biblical times (as D.W. Griffith did for his 1916 mas...

Barilla is more than just dry pasta served in a blue box. That’s the idea behind a string of restaurants launched by the global pasta maker, known more for its boxed pasta and ready-to-eat sauces found in dozens of grocery stores around the country. The company, founded in Italy 1877, is opening its first two fast-casual Italian eateries in Souther...