"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...

A representative of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles will be in Albuquerque on Wednesday, November 14 to provide passport renewal services at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Details follow: This is for passport renewal only. You must already hold an Italian passport that has expired or is...

Bocce. The game is ancient. It dates back to 5000 BC, at least. And although it originated in Egypt, it’s considered thoroughly Italian. That’s because when Greek colonists introduced it to the Roman Empire, the game put down some serious roots in what is now modern Italy. It quickly became the chosen sport of nobility and statesmen, then spread th...

It was a fitting setting for two married Italian scientists who wanted to become U.S. citizens. At Thursday’s opening of the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Albuquerque, Milena Veneziani and Gennaro D’Angelo took the oath and became naturalized citizens. They both work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. And Thursday’s ceremo...

Would you risk your life to save a stranger, and never talk about it? Scores of Italians did just that as part of a secret underground to save Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Italy. Some were ordinary citizens, others were prominent figures. One was Giovanni Borromeo, a distinguished physician who created a fictitious contagious disease to...

Coming to the Guild Cinema: The 50th Anniversary Restoration Edition of THE GREAT SILENCE (Il Grande Silenzio). One of the best, most influential Spaghetti Westerns ever made, with a mellow, haunting score by Ennio Morricone. In Italian with English subtitles. Two showings only. Saturday, June 30, 1:00 PM - Sunday, July 1, 1:00 PM. 3405 Central Ave...

Art songs weave a combination of poetry and melody into a musical tapestry for recital. This year’s Vocal Artistry of Song Festival stars soprano Kendra Colton, a soloist who has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Colton will be accompanied by her pianist Allison...

One of the most memorable – and filling – meals in Albuquerque can be found on Eubank at Paisano’s Italian Restaurant, a family-owned gem that’s been doing business since the 1970s.  There’s nothing better than a good fettuccini alfredo. It’s a classic dish, simple, delicious, and nearly as synonymous with Italian food as spaghetti and meatballs. I...