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The Zoppe Italian Family Circus returned to downtown Redwood City this fall, entertaining more than 26,000 people with matinee and evening performances of its La Vita Nova show. Over a period of eight weeks from Oct. 7 through Nov.28, the group set up its one-ring circus tent next to the Main Library, according to the City’s Parks, Recreation and C...

Cinema Italian Style is known for being a dynamic film festival showcasing the top new Italian films from emerging filmmakers and seasoned masters alike. Seven narrative feature films—including dramas, comedies, and a mystery— were screened at this year’s festival, highlighting the extraordinary talent of Italy’s greatest actors. Cinema Italian Sty...

Wednesday 12/15. 5:30PM - 7:00PM. Enoteca La Storia - 320 West St John St, San Jose (CA). Little Italy San Jose has an amazing wine club in collaboration with Enoteca La Storia. We are very excited to finally have an in person tasting event! We will be tasting through a fantastic lineup of Italian family owned wines hand selected from Mike Guerra a...

For her role in the film, House of Gucci, Lady Gaga will receive the Icon Award from The Palm Springs International Film Awards. The Film Awards will take place in-person on Jan. 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the festival running through Jan. 17. The event will be presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment To...

Items from Sylvester Stallone‘s personal collection went on the auction block online and at Julien’s in Beverly Hills on Sunday, and his original, handwritten script for the 1976 Oscar-winner Rocky knocked them out with a winning $437,500 bid. But that’s not all: The Italian Stallion’s American Flag boxing trunks as seen in Rocky III went for $200,...

I’ve been a great fan of Mama D’s since it was a casual storefront at the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Indeed, I took my wife there for a much craved dinner just before the birth of our daughter; I remember fondly how they pulled up a chair for her to sit on while we waited for a table. That branch of Mama D’s is long g...

The Alioto-Lazio Fish Company, opened in the 1940s on San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, is the last of five fishing businesses started by Tom Lazio. Opened with relatives Frank Alioto and Sal Tarantino, it was a beacon to local fishermen who unloaded fresh fish and crab, sold directly to the public at wholesale prices. Granddaughters Annett...

Calabria—the southwesternmost region of Italy—lies between the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. The region includes the provinces of Catanzaro, Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone, and Vibo Valentia. Compared to other parts of Italy that have been plagued with over-tourism, this historically and culturally rich region has largely remained off-the-beaten-p...

LEONARDO SCIASCIA 1921 -2021. An online lecture, panel and film screening on celebration of the centenary of the great Sicilian author. LECTURE: Doing Sciascia Justice: His Legacy on the Judicial Novel. December 6 | 2 pm PST Online - Zoom. Angelo Castagnino (University of Denver) will analyze Sciascia's idea of justice in some of his most important...

A unique collection of mosaic pieces created by young Italian artists is currently on display at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater through Jan. 16. There are approximately 50 pieces in the collection in a range of sizes, each displaying technical proficiency in the art of mosaics. “These pieces are something unique; they are not typical,” said Guglielmo...

For the past 40 years, the Italian Cultural Society has been at the forefront of uplifting the Italian American community. The Society has successfully served the cultural needs of the Italian community during these past 4 decades and has become a major cultural institution in the Sacramento region. From humble beginnings, the Society has grown and...

The team behind Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Acquerello in San Francisco opened Sorella (Italian for “sister”) on Dec. 1. “After spending 32 years perfecting the fine dining experience at Acquerello, we are ready for a new challenge,” co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini told Wine Spectator via email. “The time feels right for us to introduce a more c...