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Sunday, May 15, 2022. 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT. Cedarville Lodge, 3800 West Powell Loop, Gresham, OR 97030. The event wants to be an opportunity to meet Italians who in the last few years relocated to the Portland-Vancouver area, the new Honorary Consul, the recently elected representative of the Comites of San Francisco and members of the different a...

People from across the Wasatch Front will have the opportunity to view life-sized reproductions of frescoes from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in an upcoming exhibit in Salt Lake City. “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition,” produced by SEE© Global Entertainment, is a collection of 34 of the artist’s ceiling frescoes in the Vatican’s Sisti...

The Fogolâr Furlan Nevada - Utah - Arizona provides connections to Friulians emigrants and their descendants residing in Nevada, Utah and Arizona with their land of origin, the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy. The aim is to connect people (Friulians, descendants and supporters), preserve the awareness of the Friulian identity, promote our...

The road to Italy begins at an old Seattle street address — starting line of a community’s search for a home, a Casa, a center, to celebrate friendship, food, and Italian culture. The starting point is 1520 17th Avenue on Capitol Hill, now a fenced parking lot, which was the site of the first Casa Italiana, dedicated in 1930. It failed once — falli...

When Italians found their way to the Pacific Northwest at the beginning of the 20th century, it was often to work in the coal mines, help build the railroads, or take on “pick and shovel” work as part of a construction crew. Some were tenant farmers hoping to save enough to buy their own little piece of paradise. The great wave of Italian immigrati...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is set to honor NIAF Chairman Emeritus Jerry Colangelo at the Foundation’s Arizona Regional Gala in Phoenix on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Colangelo will be receiving the inaugural Jerry Colangelo Sports Excellence Award in recognition of hi...

The Italian Association of Arizona is excited to announce its 7th Italian Festival, celebrating all things Italian. This two-day event will entertain and delight guests with live music, delicious Italian food and wine, entertainment, authentic Italian art and more. This year’s event will begin Saturday, February 26th at 11:30 am with a parade and o...

Gino Vuolo, owner of Gino’s Italian Ristorante died today, the restaurant announced. Vuolo was born in Naples, Italy, growing up in a family that put its emphasis on Italian cuisine. His grandmother Immacolata opened a restaurant in 1906, which became a family affair. Vuolo, 60, first came to the US at age two years old, when his father opened a re...

While the ongoing pandemic has forced many art spaces to close their doors, the Leonardo has emerged realigned with a spirit of creativity and innovation. "Every cultural institution had just come out of a really dry spell because COVID not only shut us down but a lot of exhibits stopped touring and so the Leonardo really took that time to say, 'Wh...

Presentation of the book of the life and writings of Orienta Badia. Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 4:00 AM – 5:30 AM CET. Online event. This talk introduces participants to the extraordinary life of Orienta Badia-a second generation Italiana who possessed rare and pertinent talents that still remain so in 2022. She was born with the gift of dance and...

All are welcome to a Festa Natale at Casa Italiana Italian Cultural Center in Burien, starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Enjoy an Italian Bake Sale, festive chestnut roasting, Italian imports shopping, toe tapping music by the Rigatones, and top it off with a grand Christmas tree lighting. Come discover the warm and inviting Casa Caff...

After canceling the 2020 season because of the pandemic, SIFF Cinema Italian Style returned to Seattle for a week in early November, showcasing 13 films to celebrate the festival’s 13th season. “Seattle loves this festival,” declared SIFF’s Artistic Director Beth Barrett. “And it’s no wonder: these films are passionate, heartbreaking, funny, inspir...