When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, published in English between 2011 and 2015, tell the story, in sometimes excruciating psychological detail, of the sixty-year friendship between two women from a crumbling, violent neighborhood on the outskirts...

Giacomo Leopardi lies in the middle of Italian culture as a milestone in the middle of a pathway. His name accompanies everyone who is committed to literature and more in general to the humanities. Hated by students during their high school years, disputed by literary critics because of his cosmic pessimism, reduced to an icon of eternally depresse...

When: Monday, October 23, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago - Entrance : Free Winner of the 2015 Strega Prize, Italy's preeminent prize for fiction, "Ferocity" is a cinematic suspense novel that also addresses vital social questions, a combination of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" and Jonathan Franzen's "Freedo...

When: Thursday, 19 October, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. RSVP HERE Come celebrate Italian Language in an evening featuring Italian delicacies and music. As part of the evening, the Observatory of the Italian Language in Chicago (OLIC), under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General of Italy, will...

When: Tuesday, October 17,  2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - Entrance: Free Have you ever noticed people speaking Italian in non-Italian films and wondered why? Italian crops up in all sorts of ways you might expect related to food, opera, Italy's glorious history and some you might not. Come along as we...

When: Monday, October 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago - Entrance: Free. RSPV here. Born in the Romagnole town of Santarcangelo di Romagna in 1920, Antonio (Tonino) Guerra spent his long life of 92 years in joyful creativity that encompassed dialect poetry, prose fiction, civic initiatives, the pictori...

Friday October 6, 2017 - 6 PM to 8PM. Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago - 500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450. Chicago, Illinois 60611. RIGOLETTO. "QUEL VECCHIO MALEDIVAMI: A CURSE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES THROUGH THE LENS OF VERDI'S MUSIC". Maestro Marco Armiliato in conversation with Maestro Emanuele Andrizzi. As part of its 2017/18 season, Lyric O...

When: Tuesday, November 21st at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450, The exhibition will be on view through January 8, 2018 On the occasion of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, September 16, 2017 through January 8, 2018, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Chicago Architecture Biennial are pleased to...

What: Monteverdi 450 Lecture Series, Lecture-Demonstration: Music and the Myth of Venice, Music from L'incoronazione di Poppea - When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6-8pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 On the occasion of the upcoming US premiere of "Monteverdi 450" at Harris Theater, celebrating the 450...

What: "Italiano tra il dire e il fare. Tra grammatica, lessico e cultura", un seminario didattico curato da Roberto Tartaglione. - When: Friday, September 22, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Where: University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S. Morgan Street, Daley Library Conference Room 1- 470. Entrance : Free Il seminario didattico curato dal dottor Roberto...