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One of two silver medal winners in our playwriting contest, A Long Shadow, explores a time when Italians were the immigrants to be feared and suspected. Join us for this thought-provoking, historical drama that roused the world to an ever-present danger. The Italian American Theatre of Chicago Presents: A Long Shadow. A Staged Reading of the Play b...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame has a stellar crop of inductees and honorees on tap for its 41st annual gala on Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. (312-226-5566) The NIASHF Class of 2018 includes Gina Carano, Rocco B. Commisso, Joe Girardi and Gene Pingatore. Perry Mandera will be honored as the Sportsman of the Year. The progra...

The Chicago Blackhawks will celebrate Italian Heritage with a special ticket offer for the Oct. 18 game against the Arizona Coyotes. Fans who purchase tickets through ChicagoBlackHawks.com/Italian will receive an Italian-themed Blackhawks hat while supplies last. All those who purchase through the offer will be eligible for game-day perks that incl...

Villa Cesare in Schererville will host an indoor bocce league starting Oct. 4. Open to all levels of skill and experience, the league will convene at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday for seven weeks. Two games will be played each night, with a single elimination playoff in Week 7. Teams of four play each game, but more than four members are allowed on the r...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 41st Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 3, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The program will be emceed by 2016 Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza and New York Mets Radio Announcer Wayne Randazzo. The NIASHF...

Day two of the Little Italy Festival has wrapped up for the night. The fun picks back up on Sunday. On Saturday, activities started bright and early with the Little Italy 5k. The South Vermillion Middle School Dance Team and the Clinton Breakfast Optimist Club hosted the event. The one mile and 5k was open to all runners of all ages. For many, the...

The Italian American Women’s Club of Lake County, Indiana, is seeking women of “Italian heritage or espousal, from ages 16 to 116” to join their organization. The group hosts a dinner meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Villa Cesare Lodge, 900 Eagle Ridge Dr., Schererville. The next meeting is Sept. 13. “The club’s goals are to have...

Friday, September 28 at 6pm - Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago, IL. Chicago Premiere! Director Valerio Jalongo will be in attendance! Presented on the occasion of EXPO Chicago, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. A quest to unravel the mysteries of the universe through an audacious experiment conducted b...

Gianluca Petrella and Giovanni Guidi will make a rare American appearance in Chicago this month. The duo known as “Superstar” will take to the stage at Constellation on North Western Avenue on Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the concert will offer jazz aficionados the opportunity to enjoy these young Italian talent...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will host a Sept. 15 screening of the acclaimed PBS documentary “A City at War: Chicago” featuring a discussion led by one of the film’s contributors. Retired Navy Commander Joseph Troiani will give a PowerPoint presentation and field questions before the screening. When President Franklin Roosevelt urged the na...

September 12 at 7pm - Sleeping Village - 3734 W Belmont Ave - Chicago, IL 60618. Entrance: Free. The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to collaborate with the 20th Annual World Music Festival in bringing Actores Alidos, a Sardinian group that specializes in female polyphony, to Chicago. The group performs songs of love, sacred songs, lullabies,...

September 3, 2018, 9pm - 1am. 8$ cover. GREEN MILL JAZZ CLUB - 4802 N. BROADWAY AVE. - CHICAGO, IL 60640 773.878.5552 GREENMILL@COMCAST.NET - http://greenmilljazz.com/events/patricia-barber-quartet-2018-09-03/ more info at www.lucaciarla.com One of the most original Italian jazz ensembles in recent years, the Luca Ciarla Quartet has performed every...