Wednesday, September 19, 2018. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura - San Francisco 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102. Entrance: Free. A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction i...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102. Free Admission | RSVP Required. Join us for an enchanting evening with pianist Alberto Pizzo at the Italian Cultural Institute! Starting from a young age, Neapolitan born musician Alberto Pizzo demonstrated...

Thursday August 16, 18:30 to 20:30 PDT. Istituto Italiano Cultura SF - 601 Van Ness Ave, Ste F, San Francisco 94102. Buy tickets here (Free admission). A taste of Italian comedy right here in San Francisco--in Italian! Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in Italian culture or enjoy state of the art stand-up, this is the event for you! Antone...

September 22 10AM to September 23 Midnight PDT. Castro Theatre - 429 Castro St. San Francisco, CA. 94114. San Francisco pays an overdue homage to a great star 60 years after the making of “La Dolce Vita”, featuring the works of four directors for one actor in one day. Join us for CIAO, MARCELLO! AN HOMAGE TO MARCELLO MASTROIANNI. Presented in colla...

A comedic, poetic and magical show: a triumph of masks that revisits the themes of Commedia dell’Arte with a modern and ironic twist is on its way to San Francisco. Two actors give life to the stylized and surreal characters of Italian theater tradition combining acting, music and puppets. The leather masks, made specifically for this show by maste...

After his last appearance four years ago, Maestro Riccardo Frizza is returning to the Bay Area for his fourth collaboration with the San Francisco Opera. This season he will be conducting Donizetti's iconic Roberto Devereux, from September 8th to the 27th, 2018. His previous productions include Lucrezia Borgia in 2011, I Capuleti e i Montecchi in 2...

It is common to think of musical instruments as immutable. In reality, musical instruments are constantly evolving and improving. The mandolin in particular has undergone a surprising evolution, which, from its baroque beginnings to its modern form, has seen changes in aspects such as its shape, wood type, ropes, and plectrums. From the flat top an...

Una serata speciale lungo il viale dei ricordi, un viaggio tra gli spezzoni di film di famiglia, una piacevole nostalgia da condividere insieme. Per riviere le emozioni del passato e scoprire come preservare questi tesori in pellicola l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco ospiterà martedì prossimo, 17 luglio, “Home movies!”. Appuntamento...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT. Italian Cultural Institute - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F - San Francisco, CA 94102. Free Admission | RSVP Required. Join us for an evening of fun as we take a trip down memory lane while watching the intimate yet universal footage that comprise home movies! This event is a collaborative effort be...

Join us for an engaging presentation by Roberto Taroni and Annamaria Martena, currently Artists in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito. On the occasion of their visit, SF Cinematheque and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will host a retrospective of their films on Friday, July 6, at the YBCA auditorium. The artist duo will gi...