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“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese The greatest boxing film to have ever been made is, actually, not even about boxing at all. Raging Bull is often cited as Martin Scorsese’s comeback film, the manifestation of his artistic genius after the poor reception of New York, New York in 1977 and nearly dying of a...

Caffe Trieste, San Francisco's iconic high temple of coffee in North Beach, is marking its 65th anniversary on Thursday, a milestone that seems even more noteworthy after surviving through the pandemic and temporary closure.   San Francisco's Board of Supervisors declared Thursday "Caffe Trieste Day" in San Francisco, and the cafe planned to hold s...

Alessandro Marianantoni, Director of Mediars and M Accelerator, will illustrate Dante's influence in cinema and television through some intriguing collages of images, videos and music, in conversation with Massimo Ciavolella, Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies, UCLA Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies and former direc...

“Strumenti Digitali per l’Internazionalizzazione: l’esperienza italiana a Los Angeles” è il webinar organizzato dal Consolato Generale e dalle Istituzioni del Sistema Italia a Los Angeles in linea con l’approccio innovativo promosso dal Patto per l’Export. Obiettivo dell’iniziativa è quello di illustrare l’importanza degli strumenti digitali per l’...

Italian Americans don’t even number 100,000 in Los Angeles, accounting for just about 0.25% of the city’s population, but Italian food has made an outsized impact on the culinary landscape. Pizzerias, trattorias, and osterias generally get the most buzz, but L.A. also has several Italian delis that feed thousands of people per week. Angelenos shoul...

The Santa Barbara County Education Office has begun planning a virtual version of this year's I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place on May 29, 30, and 31. Normally, the festival is held in front of the Old Mission where artists of all ages from across the country come to draw their chalk masterpieces....

After years of planning and fund raising the newly constructed Bocce courts in Carmichael Park are ready for use! The courts are located in the Carmichael Park panhandle right behind the Italian Cultural Center. Currently there are two courts with plans for additional courts in the future. A Grand opening is planned over the summer and we hope memb...

When: Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. PDT - What: Musco Center for the Arts, WIlkinson College, and the Italian Studies Program Present: Food and Culture: An Italian Perspective [Virtual Event] - Reserve now Today, at least in the more prosperous countries where variety is available to the masses, the label ‘Italian food’ is a means of marking o...

Tuesday, April 6, Wednesday, April 7; Tuesday, April 13, Wednesday, April 14. 8:30 am PST. Streaming Lectures with Archeology Expert and Tour Guide Simone Lanna. Colosseum & Gladiators; Ostia Antica; Ides of March; Imperial Madness Tickets $ 27-32 for the series. Each live lecture will last about 90 minutes + Q&A. You will receive a link after your...

Sounds like an anomaly, doesn’t it? A “poor man’s banker,” but that’s what thousands of disenfranchised immigrants called the gracious Amadeo Pietro Giannini. His contemporaries referred to him as “America’s Banker.” The son of Italian immigrants, Virginia and Luigi, Amadeo was born on a farm in San Jose, California on May 6, 1870. At 7, he was tra...

The global pandemic hasn’t stunted the creativity and output of indie musicians. In fact, when it comes to DIY-leaning artists who create and record their original music at home instead of in recording studios, this period of confinement has yielded a bumper crop of new material. One such locus of local musical activity is WWNBB (We Were Never Bein...

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 At 11:00 am - Entrance : Free - A Zoom webinar with Dr. Dagmar Korbacher (Director, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin State Museums) and Dr. Furio Rinaldi (Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) To mark the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in collaboration...