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Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival. Held Saturday and Sunday at The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, CA. Most years, the Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival is a sunny affair, with more than 100 artists out on the pavement at The Marketplace creating temporary chalk masterpieces. "It’s like a sport: You have to put in some swe...

It was October 2016 when Mike McCoy was appointed executive director of the Kern County Museum. "I got here and I heard from the community that the Chinese built Kern County. So we did the Joss House and a couple other things," McCoy recalled. "But people were still unhappy because they said the Okies and the Dust Bowlers built Kern County. So we d...

The annual Italian Heritage Parade and Festival returned to the streets of San Francisco Sunday afternoon for its 155th year. It started at 12:30 p.m. and ran from Fisherman's Wharf down to Washington Square, offering the whole family 1.3 miles of free fun. Mayor London Breed was taking part in the parade. But for some, their favorite part is the f...

The Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) is proud to announce the official program on the occasion of Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month 2023. Celebrated in October every year by proclamation of the President and Congress, Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month honors the sacrifices, the achievements and contributions of th...

Ray Guadagni, a Napa native and retired local judge, will lead a walking tour Saturday through Napa's very own Little Italy neighborhood. Participants will receive a map of Little Italy— several blocks from a small portion of Third and Fourth Streets to Silverado Trail — and hear about a number of businesses owned and operated by Napa's Italian-Ame...

It’s widely understood that art is created in solitude. Emily Dickinson, Paul Cezanne, Frida Kahlo — all of them thrived in isolation, at least in terms of their work. From Oct. 21 to 22, The Marketplace at 9000 Ming Ave. will be filled with thousands of visitors for the 25th Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival, an annual celebration of art i...

The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, tucked in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, held their St. Padre Pio Festival on September 24. Partnering with the Saint Padre Pio Foundation and the Knights of St. Francis, the National Shrine hosted the relics of St. Padre Pio, which brought hundreds of people to the Shrine throughout the day....

The 6th Annual Little Italy San Jose Festival kicks off this Saturday, September 30th from 6-10pm and continues on Sunday, October 1st from 11am-7pm. It'll feature authentic Italian cuisine, entertainment, Cal-Italia wine tasting, Italian supercars, arts & crafts, and will of course highlight both the existing and new Little Italy San Jose business...

The Campari Spagliatos were flowing, authentic carbonara canooded with guanciale, sounds of bel canto filled the air and liters of world-class wine were poured as hundreds of Italophiles filled the plaza surrounding the historic Pico House near Olvera Street for A Taste of Italy on Saturday. Chef Giacomino Drago welcomed guests with samples from hi...

A little taste of Italy came to the Northstate with Paesano Days. It took place at South City Park in Redding on Friday and Saturday. Eventgoer Kent Eikanas explained to KRCR’s Tyler Van Dyke why he enjoyed the event so much. "The funness is really the comradery that everybody experiences together, everybody has fun everybody supports each other,”...

St. Helena's Italian Heritage Month celebration, Festa Italiana, will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Lyman Park, CA. The event will feature food, wine from local Italian-owned wineries, Italian music, the raising of the Italian flag, and the singing of the Italian national anthem by Katie Hopgood-Sculatti. Organizer Anthony Micheli...

Bella Vita Fest, produced by the ArtWalk San Diego team, has been at the drawing table since 2018. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend October 21st and 22nd, in San Diego's Little Italy. October is Italian Heritage month, and Bella Vita Fest celebrates the tradition of street painting which originated in 16th century Italy with wayfaring arti...