For the past 128 years, the Christopher Columbus Italian Society in San Antonio has been known for many things: Homespun spaghetti dinners at its Italian Hall; charitable works; a beautiful, historic downtown church. Sure, there was the Ladies Auxiliary — after all, that spaghetti didn’t make itself — but to truly become a member of the society, yo...

È il periodo più bello dell’anno: In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY sta per aprire nuovamente le porte! Un Festival davvero unico, il primo e unico appuntamento interamente dedito a portare il teatro italiano contemporaneo in diverse location nei cinque distretti di NYC. Abbiamo allevato e curato con amore In Scena! fin dal lancio nel 2013, e o...

With the intent to shed a light on the hidden gems of Italian wine, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will host two Executive Wine Seminars during the 52nd edition of Vinitaly. Henry Davar, wine educator from USA and Vinitaly International Academy certified Italian Wine Expert, will introduce two unique tastings aimed at drawing attention to whi...

Arkansas is home to a number of food and wine festivals. And later this month, a new festival will be added to the lineup. The first Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival, will be held in Riverfront Park, North Little Rock, April 20-21. The festival will kick off with an Italian Film Spotlight and VIP Reception, 5:30-10 p.m. April 19 at The Un...

I know, Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of this already inhabited continent led to the indefensible annihilation of Native American life that had existed for thousands of years. I've always been incensed about it after being brought up by a mother whose grandmother was a Cherokee toddler on the Trail of Tears. Mom revered her Native American he...

Show you care and volunteer with the Carefree & Cave Creek Italian American Club in downtown Carefree next weekend. Volunteers are needed for the Carefree Italian Festival on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 100 Easy Street. Entry is a $3 donation and children under 12 are free. Each volunteer will receive two fr...

“The first time, my mother brought me here in a stroller,” council-member Joe Buscaino recalls during the Saint Joseph’s celebration in San Pedro, a feast that has had a profound meaning for his family for a long time. His grandmother, Rosaria LoGrande, known as nonna Savina, was one of the six Sicilian women members of the Italian Catholic Federat...

During the 1960s, movies from Italy, created by such visionary auteurs as Fellini, Pasolini and Antonioni, were staples of the art-house cinemas that popped up like cinecybin mushrooms in hip urban centers, university towns and even such minor metropolises as Memphis.  Grindhouses, drive-ins and mainstream commercial theaters also imported their sh...

Have you bought your tickets for the third annual Carnevale? At 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, the Rehoboth Touch of Italy becomes an Italian Street Fair with unlimited food, wine, masks, valet parking, auctions - you name it. And it's all to raise money for the Touch of Italy/RehobothFoodie.com Culinary Scholarship Fund.  So why a scholarship fund? Th...

Festa Italiana is an annual multi-day event in the Tampa Bay area centered around a love of Italian culture and heritage. This year, the festival will take place from April 5-8. Since 1997, Festa Italiana has aimed to educate Tampa Bay on Italian ways of life with food, performance and activities. Hosted by The Italian Club of Tampa, the organizati...