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The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation invites the community to celebrate the rich Italian heritage of the city and North Beach in particular at its eighth annual Festa Coloniale Italiana from 9:30am-6:30pm this Saturday, August 15th.   The festival will take place inside the club at 1630 Stockton St. and outside on Stockton betw...

by Mauro Battocchi   There is a special treat for lovers of opera coming exclusively to San Francisco this month. With a limited showing on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 22 at 2:00 PM, the Marines' Memorial Theatre of San Francisco (609 Sutter St) will bringing to life Carlo Pallavicino's The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles, a lo...

As SF Design Week kicks off today – a week in which the Italian Republic is also celebrating its 70th anniversary – I am glad to report that work from a fantastic collaboration between Milan- and California-based design teams will be on display throughout the city this week.   The initiative is called High Up. Graphic Design Around Town and...

When: Thursday 13 October from 6:30pm to 8:00pm Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, 601 Van Ness Ave F, San Francisco, CA 94102 Luciano Bellini is a pianist, composer and very famous conductor. Luciano will perform Italian composers such as Scarlatti, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Bellini, Berio, Busoni, Casella and the one piano piece...

by Gerald Ferreira   Maserati celebrates the North American roll out of the all-new Ghibli at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, following the highly successful worldwide launch of the Quattroporte in January. Also making its North American debut is the exclusive Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept featuring a unique...

Frank Fiscalini is a man who defies labels. He's served as both vice mayor and a city councilman for San Jose; as CEO of Alexian Brothers Hospital; as superintendent of the East Side Union High School District, which added 10 new schools during his tenure; as a teacher at James Lick High School and Bellarmine College Preparatory; and as a ment...

Colorado Boulevard will transform into an elegant Italian stable when 140 of the finest vintage and contemporary Ferraris are on display Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Concorso Ferrari 2014.   The most exciting car show hosted in Old Pasadena, the Prancing Horse extravaganza showcases 140 of the finest vintage and cont...

Here are a few words of reminder from our friends at DIVE, the network of Italian women in the Bay Area:The real Italy of hand made food and original crafts is in town again! The Italian Market is coming back at Museo Italo Americano on May 10th in San Francisco.   After the success of the Christmas edition, the organizers put together the S...

A hometown memorial service was held tonight at Torrance High School for World War II hero and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97.   The service at the school's stadium named for Zamperini included flyovers of military aircraft and a symbolic lap around by the track run by members of the school's track team.   R...

Italian Cultural Arts Council and Cinema Italiano presents screening of La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana! Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm Bowers Museum - 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 Adults $10, Students: $5 (no need to RSVP) 1:30- 2:00 pm, Reception/RefreshmentsSeating in Au...

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Time: Lecture: 6:30 PM. Location: Lecture: IIC; model on view at the Westfield Mall. Organized by: Consulate General of Italy in SF; City of Pisa; Pisa Chamber of Commerce; Toscana Promozione. In collaboration with: IIC San Francisco, Italy in US.   Have you ever wondered why...

by Serena Perfetto   "Creativity is the way to transform dreams into reality": there is no better quote we could hope to end our conversation with Serena Zanello during the Spring Show at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.   Young, Italian, woman, entrepreneur, Serena moved to California a few years ago, after she complet...