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The deadline to register to participate in the annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival is coming up soon. Artists have through Sept. 20 to register for the event, which takes place Oct. 19 and 20 at The Marketplace, Ming Ave. Students and Professional artists will use chalk to create art pieces on the asphalt. Artists can enter up to three...

Every major film festival eventually faces the challenges associated with leadership change. In some cases that transition can be handled sloppily or unethically, compromising the event’s vision while permanently damaging staff morale and community support.  There are no such concerns regarding Diana Agostini’s recent appointment as the new executi...

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present the Zoppè Italian Family Circus: “La Nonna – Power, Beauty, Elegance!” for a four-day residency on Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 27, 2at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m;  and Sunday, September 29, 2019 at noon & 4 p.m.                          ...

Experience this stunning exhibit of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. In its first US appearance, the collection showcases the work of young mosaic artists who enhance the ancient tradition of mosaic art with innovative methods and materials. Curator Guglielmo Zanette explains: “50 FACES is a unique blend o...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM PDT. Lamborghini Dealer SF, 901 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. BAIA and ART-ER are happy to invite you to a special event in collaboration with Lamborghini San Francisco. Come and learn about the automotive industry in Emilia Romagna, land of luxury car brands like Lamborghini and Pagani,...

Before we get to the bad news, let’s agree that North Beach, the West Coast’s most-storied Little Italy and the richest vein of Beat Generation memories anywhere, can still deliver a moment the way Frank Sinatra delivered “My Way.” As you line up for morning cappuccino among the young and old bohemians at Caffe Trieste, you spot a few who may have...

September 26th; 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy, San Diego (CA). Our annual State of the Neighborhood event will take place in Little Italy’s Piazza della Famiglia; the 10,000-square-foot public space playing host to the community as we hear Chief Executive Administrator of the Association, Marco Li Mandri, present on the past,...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT. Italian Community Services, 678 Green St #3, San Francisco, CA 94133. Join us for an educational evening focused on Italian music: from folk to songs of resistance and emigration to Pop music of the 60s to today.Sara Marinelli, producer and host of Italian Frequency Radio, a weekly show of Italian...

If this year’s Monterey’s Annual Festa Italia is any indication, the three-day festival that’s rooted in the city’s Sicilian history and that of its local fishermen, still runs deep. In its 86th year, as one of the oldest running festivals in the state, it featured Italian cuisine, music, dancing, raffles and a bocce ball tournament. It also includ...

Guido Oppizzi immigrated to America from Italy only three years ago, bringing a deep love for traditional cooking from his homeland. But if you assume that means Oppi’z Bistro & Natural Pizza — his new State Street restaurant located in the longtime, though long-empty, home of Palazzio — is serving standard versions of pizza and pasta, think again....

Celebrating 20 years next month, this wonderfully cluttered family-operated favorite evokes New York, Italy, and a bygone era when independent pizzerias were the heart of the community. Rocco’s thin yet sturdy and chewy, well-toasted crusts with puffy edges make the old nostalgic and the young ecstatic. On our recent visit, we went all in with pizz...

A memorial service will be held on Friday for George P. Schiavelli, 71, a retired judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and a beloved and respected figure in the Los Angeles legal community. Schiavelli, who died on the night of Aug. 31 from the after-effects of a stem cell transp...