Cifre da capogiro per la rappresentazione della Tosca di Giacomo Puccini all’Opera House di San Francisco. Nove rappresentazioni in due mesi e trentacinquemila biglietti venduti che chiude alla grande il novantaseiesimo anno di vita della famosa Opera House.  La prima rappresentazione della Tosca a San Francisco risale al 2 Ottobre 1923 e fu condot...

Saturday 11/03/2018. 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Please join us for the Museo's 40th anniversary Gala! Established in 1978 above Caffè Malvina in North Beach, the Museo Italo Americano was the first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian American art and culture. Since that year, our membership, our art collection, and our la...

OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST'S TALK: Friday, November 2, 2018 | 6:30pm. ON VIEW: November 2 - December 21, 2018. The Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) San Francisco, CA 94102 Join Italian photographer and architect Matteo Pessini on the occasion of the Opening Reception & Artist's Talk of the exhibition dedicated to...

Much like other Little Italys in the U.S., San Francisco’s North Beach saw a decline of its  Italian population after the 1950s. Today, what points to the neighborhood’s Italian heritage is mostly the number of Italian restaurants and cafés, the signs in Italian, the green-white-red colors. Gentrification, a decline in immigration from Italy, and t...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT. Italian Cultural Institute - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F - San Francisco, CA 94102. Register here In his presentation, starting from the Italian Design heritage, Leandro Agrò will lead to an open discussion about the artifacts we would like to bring to our future. An awarded IxD/UX Director,...

For 83 years, October in San Francisco’s North Beach has begun with a festival celebrating the Blessed Mother. The Madonna del Lume festival, celebrating Mary’s protection of fishermen, was brought from Sicily to San Francisco and instituted in 1935. The festival first started in Porticello, Sicily, after some fishermen credited Our Lady for guidin...

San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city by the bay had the distinct pleasure of welcoming internationally acclaimed conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza.   The Maestro made his fourth appearance, a collaboration with the San Francisco Opera,...

Innovation Days 2018 takes place on October 12th in San Francisco, right on the aftermath of ITA's participation to LAUNCH Scale 2018, where Italian startups are offered valuable opportunities to engage with leading American counterparts and present their innovative ideas. The event is organized by the Italian Trade Agency via its Los Angeles offic...

Sunday, for the 150th time, a Queen Isabella and her court will march through the streets of the city’s Little Italy section, North Beach, for an Italian Heritage and Pride parade. There’s a lot to be prideful about. North Beach is the oldest section of the city, with the largest concentration of authentic Italian restaurants, including old-time in...

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT. Jefferson and Powell Streets, in Fisherman’s Wharf. Come and meet Pugliesi in California, a wonderful southern italian community that is bringing the culture and traditions of Puglia in the Bay Area. We will participate to the Italian Heritage Parade with a beautiful float representing Puglia for t...