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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 6:30pm. Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. Free Admission | RSVP Required. The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco invite you to the first American preview of the book Silicio (Mondadori 2019) by Federico Faggin. The event is moderated by Mauro...

On Friday August 30th, Little Italy San Jose will be honored as the Non-Profit recipient at the San Francisco Giants game as part of Italian Heritage night.  Italian clubs from all over Northern California will join together and celebrate in a pregame Italian feast that will include food, wine, cocktails, gelato and music.  Little Italy will also h...

What do Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, The Jetsons, Snow White, and The Flash have in common? In addition to being some of the most iconic series and characters in the history of animation, they were also conceived by or can be linked in some manner to Italian Americans. The impact that Italian Americans have had on the world of animation, and th...

San Francisco’s Italian-American community remains shocked by the news that a teen from our city was accused of killing a carabiniere in Rome and we are all heartbroken for the officer's family. No matter how long ago our families emigrated to the US, Italian-Americans never stop loving Italy. We are Americans, but we are also forever Italians, in...

Saturday, August 24, 2019. 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Quirino Cristiani - The Mystery of the First Animated Movies is a documentary by Gabriele Zucchelli that explores animation pioneer Quirino Cristiani, who is credited with producing the first animated film in 1...

The Italian Studies program at Chapman University is greatly pleased to announce the recent establishment of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Endowment for Travel Courses in Italian Studies. The students’ ability to fully commit to their passions for learning Italian language and culture through travel courses is an essential step in their educ...

If you’ve ever experienced the excitement and the medieval drama and magnificence of the palios of Italy, and for those who haven’t yet experienced the exquisite display of pageantry, the excitement and merriment of medieval and renaissance Italy is coming to you. Direct from Italy, the internationally renowned and award winning GRUPPO SBANDIERATOR...

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4:30pm. Museo Italoamericano - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Free admission | RSVP early as space is limited to (415) 673-2200 or to info@sfmuseo.org Author and Museo member Natalie Galli will present her book telling the true story of 18 year old Franca Viola who made history in 1...

The great Italian films from the decade after World War II — such as “Bitter Rice,” “Bicycle Thieves” and “La Strada” — weren’t just the inventions of directors gaining international fame. They had roots in Italian cities, villages and the countryside. Now an extensive collection of photographs from the era — actually, from 1932 to 1960 — is on vie...

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino wants the audience to know right from the get-go just how dire the prospects of Leonardo DiCaprio’s TV heavy, Rick Dalton, have become in the topsy-turvy Tinseltown landscape of 1969. How does he signal that exactly? An agent (played by Al Pacino with lip-smacking, scenery-chewing relish) tells hi...

Sabato 17 agosto, nell’esclusivo scenario della Monterey Car Week 2019, in California, mille auto italiane da sogno si presenteranno in grande stile per celebrare i traguardi importanti della loro storia: i 50 anni della Ferrari Dino 246 GT e della Iso Lele, il 60° Anniversario di De Tomaso, i 70 anni di Abarth. Torna per la 34° edizione “Concorso...

Sail away for a night in San Diego’s Little Italy to celebrate the largest themed Italian-American gala in the country, Ferragosto! Returning for its final year with the theme, “Pirates Invade Sicily,” Ferragosto will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight, with a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. in Little Italy’s Amici Park. Expe...