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If you’re looking for authentic Italian eats in a safe, outdoor setting, park yourself at Garage Buona Forchetta. Not only will you enjoy perfection in pasta, pizza, and in-house specials, you’ll be treated to a playful taste of Halloween. When everything feels a little different, it’s fun to celebrate some normalcy. Like, a fun date night on the t...

The 4th edition of Italian Design Day in the World (IDD) will take place in 100 cities all over the world and focus on Drawing the Future. Development, Innovation, Sustainability, Beauty. As in the past editions, the theme will be expressed with particular attention to sustainability by 100 “Italian design ambassadors” - architects, designers, acad...

Diane di Prima, a prolific poet who pursued the life of a Beat and rose to the position of San Francisco poet laureate, died Sunday, Oct. 25. For eight years, di Prima had battled Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the central nervous system, and Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and mouth. She also had...

CAFFÈ LETTERARIO, our new virtual book club, gives you the opportunity to meet new friends who share your interest in the Italian language and literature. The first book we’ll read and discuss is Elena Ferrante’s La vita bugiarda degli adulti(The Lying Life of Adults). Once you sign up and become a member of the book club, you’ll be entitled to a 1...

In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) and Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) present: My Roots, My Heritage, a free and interactive genealogy webinar designed to help you discover your family’s origins and unique story. Whether you are curious about your family’s early years,...

In March, Restaurant Critic Soleil Ho ditched the traditional restaurant review and composed a pasta horoscope in honor of the menu at Belotti, an Oakland favorite run by Italian Chef Michele and Joyce Belotti. Now she’s back to ranking restaurants. Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle published her list of the top 10 Italian restaurants in the B...

Over 26 million Americans of Italian descent currently reside in the United States, making Italian Americans the seventh largest ethnic group. Every October, the Italian-American Heritage Month aims at recognizing the contributions and achievements of these people and their ancestors by celebrating the distinguished cultural contributions of Americ...

How has it been used historically and how is the Italian language used in a complex audiovisual medium such as comics? This conference by Dr. Antonio Iannotta (USD) focuses on some of the authors, stories, heroes, magazines and books that created the illustrated imagery of Italians. An exciting journey in the Italian language used in comics with re...

The Joseph and Jovita Trani Family of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, made a gift to the IAMLA and has joined the Museum's elite cadre of donors known as the Founding Families. The IAMLA’s Founding Family designation was created as a way to recognize individuals and families whose dedication, generosity, and achievements qualify them for distincti...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm PT. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with The Consulate General in Houston, University of Houston, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA. Entrance: Free. Register Here. The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini and the 20th Week of Italian Language in the Wor...

While every neighborhood, and just about every restaurant, has been struggling under the current strain of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems that Venice has emerged as a continually-hot place to not only dine, but to open new restaurants. The next newcomer is Forma, opening in the former Chaya space at the corner of Main and Navy on Monday...

After a great deal of public outcry, San Jose sent a statue of Christopher Columbus packing from its place in city hall. This year, the San Jose City Council is further distancing itself from the problematic Italian explorer by essentially giving the boot to the holiday that bears his name. On Tuesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the council issued a pr...