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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Presents Candice Guardino: Italian Bred on Saturday January 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Created, written by and starring Candice Guardino, Italian Bred is based on true-life events seen through the eyes of a little girl.Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Guardino s...

It’s a bit of a head scratching-moment for new audience members when La Terza Classe begins a set. One goes in expecting something Italian — or at least European — after seeing the group’s name, and then the musicians do something wholly unexpected. They play American bluegrass. “It’s euphoric, it’s festive,” said Josh Read, co-owner of Fifth & Fed...

The Italian Embassy's Italian Cultural Institute is hosting a night dedicated to pizzica on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00pm!  Pizzica is the name of a traditional dance from the Salento region that originated from an Italian legend. The story warned against venomous tarantula bites, claiming that the only way to shake spider poison out of your bo...

The Sicilian Tenors: a live taping for a Television Special to be aired on PBS stations across the country! Come be a part of the show! Sunday November 25, 2018 | 3:00 PM Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 The Sicilian Tenors take the audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway, Italy, and beyond...

You are cordially invited to “A talk on Puccini's Messa di Gloria”, by Richard Giarusso. Friday, November 16, 2018, at 6:30 pm. ICS Headquarters - 4833 Rugby Ave. Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814. Join conductor, singer, and scholar, Richard Giarusso, Chair of the Musicology Department at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Music Director of the...

Award-winning Italian Tenor Michéal Castaldo and Friends will perform “Christmas in Italia,” a fundraiser for the Richwood United Methodist Church, 111 Richwood Rd., Richwood/Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3pm. This concert is a fundraiser, and 100% of all ticket sales will benefit the Richwood United Methodist Church. Pa...

Comedian Mike Marino, "New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy," is one of Scotch Plains's greatest ambassadors. The comedian, who has performed at major comedy clubs across the country and is currently on a tour called “Make America Italian Again” that recently brought him to Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Las Vegas. No matter where he goes, Marino is proud...

Monday, November 12 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. The popular Italian cuisine, loved and imitated around the world, is slowly fading, but many are trying to save it. Presented at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, I Villani is a documentary by Daniele De Michele, which follows the lives of...

The world’s largest historic vehicle driving event hit the road in America for the first time Saturday. The Mille Miglia (Italian for one-thousand miler) is an open-road rally through the streets of Italy, but organizers are holding an American version — the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA — this year. “It’s like Indianapolis for us,” said Mark Gessler, pr...

You might not know it, but starting this Friday, October 26, through Sunday, November 4 is National Opera Week. Looking for a way to celebrate? Try seeing Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “Norma,” presented by the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) this Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. “Norma,” first pe...

From November 3 to December 16, 2018: Luchino Visconti's Retrospective. National Gallery of Art - East Building. 6th & Constitution Ave NW - Washington, DC 20565. Long acknowledged as one of the leading figures of mid-century Italian cinema, *Luchino Visconti* (1906 – 1976) was a gifted visual artist as well as a paradoxical character — a committed...

The Mille Miglia is coming to America. One of the most famous car races in the world, the original Mille Miglia was held quasi-annually in the 30 years between 1927 and 1957 on a 1000-mile circuit that formed a bent loop between Brescia, Bologna, Rome, and Milan. Italian cars such as Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, Lancias, and Ferraris dominated the race,...