First up is the festival’s opening night event, L’Inaugurazione sponsored and catered by Torinos’ @ Home with a buffet featuring the restaurant’s signature “fresh takes” on classic Italian fare.  Torinos’ owners Jenna and Daniel John had a great time at last year’s festival, providing scrumptious mini-tiramisu desserts for an event.   This year the...

The NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, the State’s premier festival celebrating Italian cinema and culture, has announced the full program of films and events for its 12th anniversary festival. “We’re set to launch the best festival of our entire 12-year run,” said festival director, Dan Puccetti. “Included in our film lineup are several award-w...

Sunday, January 27, 1:00 PM. The Guild - 3405 Central Ave NE - Albuquerque, NM. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival’s rate. Dir. Robert Hossein - 1969 - 90m - Italy. In Italian with English Subtitles. SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG -one show only. Inspired by the international success of the Dollars trilog...

M’Tucci’s Italian Market & Pizzeria is the type of neighborhood spot you’d expect to find in New York’s Little Italy or Boston’s North End. Behind the narrow storefront, with its sign bearing the colors of the Italian flag, cured meats hang from the ceiling and flour-dusted loaves of bread crowd the racks behind the counter. The small restaurant, w...

Movie lovers . . . Listen up!  Italian Festivals of New Mexico has announced its film lineup for the 12th Annual New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival, and it’s fantastico!  You’ll find thrillers, dramas, comedies and a free bonus documentary, all award-winners and highly-acclaimed recent films that showcase Italian cinematic storytelling at i...

With yet another stunning score by Ennio Morricone! Unofficial lawman John Corbett (the legendary Lee Van Cleef) hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl. Corbett leaves on a long, relentless manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for wh...

For Albuquerque resident Racheli Bauer, today, 77 years after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, is an especially poignant anniversary. Her uncle, Navy radioman Petty Officer 3rd Class Dante Sylvester Tini, was one of 2,403 service members and civilians killed during the attack that led to the country’s entry into World War II. But Tini’...

"My name is nobody". Two shows only: Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25. 1:00 PM. The Guild - 3405 Central Ave NE - Albuquerque, NM. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival’s rate. Conceived and produced by Spaghetti Western legend, Sergio Leone, and directed by one of his most loyal students, Tonino Valerii, this 1973 classic...

Tuesday, November 13. 2:00 – 3:30 PM. University Of New Mexico, Fine Arts & Design Library – Main Foyer. 2401 Central Ave Ne (across from the Frontier), Albuquerque, New Mexico. In summertime, the medieval village squares, magical landscapes and dazzling beaches of Sardinia come alive with music festivals that give voice to great American genres li...

Giacomo Puccini’s ultimate thriller will change the hearts and minds of even the most resistant opera cynics. Even if you’re convinced you won’t like opera, try Tosca on for size. Powerful music, a stellar cast, spectacular staging, and the world-class baton of Maestro Anthony Barrese bring this suspense-packed classic to life – right here in our o...