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For five years, it was the same disheartening scenario. Giorgio Tavecchio would intrigue a team just enough to make its preseason roster and go through training camp, only to get cut. Sometimes it was earlier, sometimes it was later. But always he’d find himself at home, watching yet another NFL season start without him. “Close,” Tavecchio said whe...

We are proud of bringing together two special acts, Sonamo' - Italian Funk and PizziCali for an unforgettable Italian night. Prepare yourself for a full immersion in the Italian Culture, we will take from the deepest Italian Traditions of PizziCali to the modern and original sound of Sonamo' - Italian Funk.PizziCali will be teaching some traditiona...

This foray into football began innocently enough for Giorgio Tavecchio. It was fun. A catchy Italian song from the 1950s, “Eh, Cumpari!” by Julius La Rosa, bounced from the stadium speakers at Campolindo High in Moraga, California, whenever the Italian-American took the field for a field goal or extra point. He relished the time spent with friends....

Thu, August 31, 2017. 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM PDT. AT&T Park - 24 Willie Mays Plaza - San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco's Italian heritage is very rich, to say the least, and the Giants invite you to celebrate with them at AT&T Park at the 2017 Italian Heritage Night! Your Special Event ticket package includes a seat in one of the Italian Heritage s...

Saturday, September 23 | 11:00am (first screening) - 10:00pm (last screening) - The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco. Cinema Italia SF, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, is proud to announce its 6th Classic Italian Film program, celebrating the pioneering woman d...

Three scholarships for girls and boys ages 6-16 are available to attend Alessandro del Piero Soccer Clinics in Los Angeles on August 8-10! The 100% scholarships are available to friends of Fondazione Italia on a first come first serve basis. Fee is normally $395. Use discount code Poliform2017 when enrolling online to take advantage of this amazing...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club proudly present: SPAGHETTI & MOVIE NIGHT. The first of a series of entertaining evenings combining one of Italy's most iconic dishes with a film screening, in the style of the great American tradition. Thursday, August 17 - 7:00pm. SF Italian Athletic Club,...

Il corto ispirazionale dal titolo Take my hand del filmaker trapanese Francesco Siro Brigiano s’è aggiudicato la vittoria del Los Angeles LA Film Awards, nella categoria “Best Inspirational”, e del festival internazionale Festigious, anch’esso di Los Angeles, nella sezione “Inspirational”. Si tratta di un racconto astratto ed autobiografico ispirat...

The Friends of Isola Delle Femmine will host a music show of Italian-American classics at 8 p.m. July 29 at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. Hosted by Nicky D, Louie Esposito II and Jim Coniglio, the show will feature Italian-American classics with opera favorites. Performers include Leandra Ramm of the San Francisco Symphony Choir and San...

It's a haunting tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness that has mesmerized audiences since its first performance nearly two centuries ago. “Giselle,” a two-act romantic ballet first performed in 1841 in Paris, will make an exclusive West Coast engagement with the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company from July 28 to 30 at the Segerstrom Center for the A...

Ciao, Amici! Italians are crazy about Ferragosto! They brave bumper to bumper traffic to go the the beach on vacation where they are supposed to enjoy nature and time away from ‘crowded’ cities while resting and relaxing…. While this is an excellent idea, reality often turns out to be quite different! In the meantime, the great Italian cities are w...

For the better part of five seasons, the L.A. Clippers have had significant issues when it came to filling the small forward spot with a lengthy, two-way player to pair with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. A lot of that was due to financial restraints, and it kept the Los Angeles-based team from having postseason success beyond the second round. Goin...