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The Convivio Now and Again Series comprises oral histories from Italian-community members. In this excerpt from an interview with Marianna Brunetto, she discusses some cherished remembrances of her time growing up in Little Italy and the impetus that led her to take a leadership role with the Little Italy Association. Without question, Marianna Bru...

January 21/ Thursday / Columbus presentation by Richard DiGiacomo / 7pm PDT. Click here to join. Organized by the Italian American Heritage Foundation. Zoom Presentation by Richard DiGiacomo, regarding his research and book, The Critics of Columbus, The Character Assassination of a Great Explorer. This is a rescheduling of his October talk. Richard...

Dave Cavagnaro was far more than a successful businessman. Known as the unofficial “Mayor of East Napa,” Cavagnaro made it his life’s work to enhance local life in a variety of ways. He is credited with bringing the circus to town, orchestrating the annual fair-time parades, organizing a volunteer fire-fighting unit and establishing immigrant assis...

The Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, remembering the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during World War II with the screening of the video Witnesses of  Witnesses (Testimoni dei testimoni), created by Studio Azzurro to document the...

Little Italy San Jose has successfully launched a new Legacy Brick campaign that coincided with the groundbreaking ceremony for our Little Italy Cultural Center & Museum on November 6th. We want to thank the dozens of families who have already purchased a brick to honor their family and to support construction of our museum. These bricks will be in...

We are beginning a new year in these unusual times, hoping the ICC community is healthy and in good spirits. Let's start 2021 in Venice! Enjoy a three-part lecture series in collaboration with Cultural Italy. You will be guided by a Venetian art historian and guide in the discovery of 18th Century Venice: its masks, everyday life, art, stunning arc...

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 At 6:00 pm - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute and Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles In collaboration with : he Holocaust Museum LA, the Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles, the USC Shoah Foundation., AJC Los Angeles and ADL Los Angeles This documentary chronicles the Holocaust as experienced in Italy,...

Diane Rose di Prima (1934-2020), America’s most influential female poet of the past three-quarter-century, lived, wrote, taught, and worked in San Francisco from 1968 until her passing in 2020. She was the author of approximately 50 books of poetry, drama, and prose. Diane di Prima was named Poet Laureate of San Francisco in 2009 and retained that...

From Monday, December 28, 2020 to Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Time: At 6:00 pm PDT. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with San Diego Italian Film Festival. Entrance: Free. See the trailer. US Premiere - Released in celebration of the centennial of Federico Fellini's birth the documentary explores for the first time, “the hidden world”...

Lucy Ann Vallera Luhan, a Southern California restaurateur, shares insights on how to bring about quality time around the table and a healthier lifestyle by recounting her experiences and memories as a first-generation Italian-American. In “Convivio through the decades” (published by Xlibris UK), Luhan compares the food culture in the two countries...

Sun, December 20, 2020. 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM CET. A Virtual Seasonal Celebration for the Households of ICC Members & Friends. Sign up by Friday December 18 and you will receive a Zoom Link on Saturday December 19. The small contribution ($5 members; $10 non-members) will be used to support our harpist and to continue producing ICC events. Thank you...

Wednesday December 9 2020. 11 am PDT. Organized by IIC San Francisco. Free - Register here. Art, Labor, and Artificial Intelligence: A conversation between Italian artist Elisa Giardina Papa, curator Valentino Catricalà and Claudia Schmukli (Curator, De Young Museum, t.b.c.). In this webinar presentation, Elena Giardina Papa will present her most r...