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Sunday March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Join us for a discussion and special screening of “Ringraziamenti: The Saint Joseph’s Day Table Tradition,” produced by Kirsten Keppel, a videographer of the Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society in Washington D.C. Keppel’s film explores “The St. Joseph’s Day Table”...

Thursday, March 12th at 7:30pm. Regent Theatre - 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA. Since half a century Adriano Celentano is the most loved artist in the Italian showbiz. Whatever he did, he always amazed, innovated and leaved a sign. His countless hits beat the time of three generations. Maurizio Schweizer’s natural likeness, both physical and voca...

The Cineteca of Bologna is one of the world’s most renowned film restoration centers, home of the Charlie Chaplin and Pier Paolo Pasolini archives. Each summer, it hosts Il Cinema Ritrovato, an acclaimed film festival featuring restored masterpieces and early silent cinema that has been described as “pure heaven for cinéphiles.” Thanks to an ongoin...

Fellini! Fashion! Vampires! And an exciting international lineup of documentaries, comedies, unconventional love stories, and politically engaged films. This eight day series gives a small taste of the world renowned festival of rare and restored films - Il Cinema Ritrovato - that draws thousands of international cinema fans to Bologna, Italy every...

Sunday March 1 2020 from 3PM to 4 PM EST. The Union Church In Waban - 14 Collins Road, Waban, Massachusetts 02468. In his quest to become a real boy, the wooden puppet Pinocchio must overcome temptation and danger with the help of his closest friends. Told in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, a classical Italian style of physical comedy, this energe...

With Mookie Betts traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Team Italy’s John Andreoli is competing for an opening day roster spot on the Boston Red Sox as the backup for outfieldersAndrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, and Jackie Bradley Jr. The speedy 29-year-old has played all three outfield positions and has also served as DH in four games so far during 2...

On a Tuesday evening, the newly opened Bar 'Cino in Saint Mary's is packed. Families toast across high top tables and groups of friends fight over who can pay the bill. At the bar, a young, dressed up couple nervously navigate their first date, while next to them, a senior couple comfortably embarks on their 1,000th date. At Bar 'Cino, the Brooklin...

John and Teresa Sullivan, owners of the Connecticut Academy for the Arts on Prospect Street, brought a bit of Italian art and culture to their space this week, marking Fat Tuesday with a performance of “commedia dell’arte” by Mace Perlman of Greenwich. The actor and educator used his collection of leather theater masks, created by Italian artist Re...

The Western Connecticut State University Opera will present a contemporary adaptation of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) in three performances from March 5 through 7 at the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.  Performances wi...

Emma Dante’s passionate and brutal plays stem from a need to confront important familial and societal realities in contemporary southern Italy. Her twenty-first century tales challenge stereotypes of the country and stage acts of resistance against the social, political, and economic conditions of Sicily. The seven works in this anthology paint a c...

Red Sox pitcher Chris Mazza was watching a special 20 years ago on New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio when his older brother let him in on a little secret. "I was 9 years old and we were watching ESPN Classic and they were talking about the 56-game hitting streak and all of the sudden my brother goes, ‘You know that’s our cousin, right?’ " Mazza...

When the city of Hartford demolished a 12-acre Front Street neighborhood in the late 1950s to pave the way for urban renewal and the building of Constitution Plaza, it tore the heart out of the Italian community that had lived and worked and worshiped there. Italians had been immigrating to Hartford, a booming economic center, since the mid-19th...