La CSO e il Maestro Riccardo Muti rendono omaggio a Verdi, nell'anno del bicentenario, con un evento: portare la musica del meraviglioso compositore italiano in diretta nel mondo. E' questa una manifestazione unica nel suo genere, sì un omaggio all'autore più eseguito nel mondo, ma anche un grande atto d'amore.   Infatti, nel bicentenario di...

By Janice Neumann Once known mainly for helping newly-arrived immigrants from Italy, the Order of Sons of Italy in America now raises money for research into various diseases.   Members of the Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin also appreciate good Italian food and its Orland Park branch is holding a Polenta and Italian Sausage Dinner to...

Chicago Sister Cities InternationalFriday, June 21, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)Chicago, IL Join the Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the opening reception of the exhibition Wings of Italy: Italian Aeropainting from 1910–1935.One of the earliest and most effective means of mass communication, the poster was the perf...

Located on a bustling stretch of Irving Park Road, Sabatino's is as mired in the past, with a clientele that keeps aging alongside it, as everyone says it is. When I stopped in at 6 p.m. for a Wednesday evening dinner, the first wave of early birders were already on their way out the door.   Though the sun was still shining, it felt very, ve...

June 16, 2015 - Tuesday 3:00 PMThe Hancock Observatory - 875 N Michigan - Chicago, Illinois 60611Advanced level of Italian Language is required in order to attend this course START DATE: Tuesday June 16 until Aug 25, @ 3,30pm-5,00pm - 10 WEEKS COURSE (Note: The week 29/6-5/7 there are no classes)   This course is designed for...

The great American Italian restaurant has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades.   Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken...

Supporting culture and the arts is part of Salvatore Ferragamo's DNA, and the Italian luxury house hosted a cocktail reception at its Michigan Avenue store last week to celebrate the upcoming 606 project.   The 606, named after the telephone area code all Chicagoans share, will convert unused urban space along the city's east-west Bloomingda...

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Verdi's Il Trovatore in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Sir David McVicar, conducted by Asher Fisch. It opens Monday, October 27 with 8 performances through Saturday, November 29. Performance dates: Oct. 27, Nov. 12, 15, 18, 21, and 29 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 5 and 9 at 2pm.   One of t...

by Paul Basile   Hi, everybody. My name is Paul Basile, and I've been the editor of Fra Noi for the last 25 years. We've hit our fair share of rough patches during that span, and we're in the midst of one right now. For those of you who don't already know, Fra Noi has been the publication of record for the Chicago-area Italian...

All the boys and girls of Chicago must have been very good this year, because Monday marks the opening of one of the greatest concepts ever brought to the foodie world: a Nutella bar.   The bar is located inside of Mario Batali's 63,000 square foot new Eataly, which is 30% bigger than the New York location.   Read more   Source...