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The Joseph and Jovita Trani Family of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, made a gift to the IAMLA and has joined the Museum's elite cadre of donors known as the Founding Families. The IAMLA’s Founding Family designation was created as a way to recognize individuals and families whose dedication, generosity, and achievements qualify them for distincti...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm PT. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with The Consulate General in Houston, University of Houston, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA. Entrance: Free. Register Here. The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini and the 20th Week of Italian Language in the Wor...

While every neighborhood, and just about every restaurant, has been struggling under the current strain of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems that Venice has emerged as a continually-hot place to not only dine, but to open new restaurants. The next newcomer is Forma, opening in the former Chaya space at the corner of Main and Navy on Monday...

After a great deal of public outcry, San Jose sent a statue of Christopher Columbus packing from its place in city hall. This year, the San Jose City Council is further distancing itself from the problematic Italian explorer by essentially giving the boot to the holiday that bears his name. On Tuesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the council issued a pr...

October is Italian Heritage Month. Time to hit the road for Little Italy San Jose’s annual festival — a socially distanced curbside event this year. From 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, you can enjoy the sights, sounds — and most important, flavors — of Little Italy from the safety of your car. Support the businesses in this historic district by ordering curb...

With October designated as Italian American Heritage Month, and today marking the one-year anniversary of the Historic Little Italy sign unveiling in downtown San Pedro, the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) is celebrating and offering the public a host of free public events. In honor of the rich history of achievements and contributi...

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm PDT. Online - ZOOM webinar organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. Free Entrance. REGISTER HERE. In anticipation of the 20th Italian Language Week in the World (October 19-25, 2020), acclaimed Italian writer Beppe Severgnini will present the premiere English...

The first weekend in October is usually busy for San Francisco. Residents and travelers greet the San Francisco Fleet Week to honor all men and women serving in the armed forces and celebrate the oldest Italian Heritage Parade of the United States. It usually takes three hours for all people on the floats, organizations, and cars to go around North...

The freestanding building on Garnet Avenue that was the longtime home of Caffe Bella Italia is being revived as a new Italian restaurant from Leo Landini, the owner of Landini’s Pizzeria in Little Italy. The 11-year-old, New York-style pizzeria opened an offshoot at the Liberty Public Market last year, and since 2016, Landini and his wife Christine...

Sarà presentata mercoledì 7 ottobre, la docuserie “Foodball High - Cucina Italiana & Football Americano” che racconta l'avventura di 4 giovani giocatori italiani in una High School di San Diego, dove all'amore per il football americano abbinano quello per la cucina italiana. La docuserie nata a Modena sarà disponibile nella versione italiana sul ca...

San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) will spread out this year's "feStivale 2020" across the month of October with films and discussions every week. SDIFF has made activism this year’s theme. "So, we selected the movies, having in mind this general theme activism," said Antonio Iannotta, SDIFF's artistic director. "This year is an election year...

It’s October, the Italian Heritage Month! We are all very excited to share our past and work towards our future with all of our friends and family. To honor our society and Italian culture and heritage, please send a picture of you or a member of your family and tell us a little bit about your history. With these submissions, we will create a sort...