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Italian actress Silvia Bottini is bringing her show, Pinocchio the Wooden Boy around the LA area, with the next date in Sylmar, on Saturday 24. The play has been produced by the Italian Consulate in LA and IAMLA (the Italian American Museum in Los Angeles), where it has also debuted. Bottini received the support of the IIC for the staging of her wo...

Pizza, wine tasting, and an Italian mercato. Festa Italiana, the annual Lodi Festival is back for another year "celebrating all things Italian" Sunday at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. “We are excited to celebrate the Italian Culture at Festa Italiana. The support from our sponsors gives us the opportunity to bring high-end talent such as renowne...

Several fairs took over San Francisco streets this weekend. But perhaps none was more vibrant than the Festa Italiana, put on by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The event was held on Stockton Street, between Union and Filbert. The festival featured live music, including a symphony of accordions and multiple appearances by well-known musici...

Cities as diverse and far-flung as San Francisco, London and Melbourne have a neighborhood they call Little Italy. Now, Sacramento has one, too. In late 2021, the city council adopted a resolution designating a portion of East Sacrament —the area bounded by Folsom Boulevard and 48th, 59th and J streets—as Little Italy, in recognition of the role It...

The 37th I Madonnari Italian street painting festival is coming alive at the Santa Barbara Mission. It's referred to as a romantic Italian festival in line with a sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. The event takes place for three days beginning Saturday and through the end of the Memorial Day weekend. Some of the artists have already be...

Amadeo Pietro Giannini had seen disaster before. He’d survived an earthquake, the stock market crash and world war. And he’d done so with remarkable aplomb and grace. His childhood had been marked by struggle due to the violent death of his father. When his mother remarried, Giannini, who was known as “A.P.,” left school and worked furiously to bui...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that it received a contribution from the Ferrante Family in memory of Henry Ferrante, Jr. Henry was born in 1943 in Rhode Island, the son of Enrico and Bettina Ferrante. His grandparents had immigrated from Basilicata and elsewhere in Italy at the turn of the twentieth century. 

The Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) is immensely proud to announce that, thanks to the support of Councilmember Tim McOsker and Council District # 15, and under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy,  the Los Angeles City Hall Building will be lit up in blue on May 14th, 2023 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passi...

Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM PDT (doors open at 6 PM). Register here. Italian Cultural Institute / INNOVIT - 710 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA. Architect Gabriella Musto, Director of the Pantheon - Basilica of Santa Maria and Martyres - Ministry of Culture, will present a lesson on ArtCentrica's innovative methodologies applied to...

New Americans Museum & Immigration Learning Center - 2825 Dewey Rd. #102 - San Diego, CA. Una Storia Segreta: When Italian Americans Were "Enemy Aliens," a captivating exhibition curated by Dr. Lawrence DiStasi and Dr. Rose Scherini that delves into a lesser-known chapter of American history. The exhibition is open to the public until July 15th—gal...

At the northern end of Griffith Park, the Travel Town Museum showcases old trains and locomotives. Few people are aware that a much darker history lives on this spot, where Japanese, German and Italian immigrants were unjustly imprisoned during World War II, often on baseless suspicions of being “potentially dangerous enemy aliens.” Now, that histo...

Hundreds of opera lovers gathered on April 22 for the San Diego Opera Ball for All, When in Rome. The black-tie event was held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Veronica and Miguel Leff and Diana and Eliezer Lombrozo co-chaired the event. The evening honored the legacy of Peter and Peggy Preuss, longtime champions of the arts and education...