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Comedian Mike Marino, "New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy," is one of Scotch Plains's greatest ambassadors. The comedian, who has performed at major comedy clubs across the country and is currently on a tour called “Make America Italian Again” that recently brought him to Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Las Vegas. No matter where he goes, Marino is proud...

Monday, November 12 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. The popular Italian cuisine, loved and imitated around the world, is slowly fading, but many are trying to save it. Presented at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, I Villani is a documentary by Daniele De Michele, which follows the lives of...

The world’s largest historic vehicle driving event hit the road in America for the first time Saturday. The Mille Miglia (Italian for one-thousand miler) is an open-road rally through the streets of Italy, but organizers are holding an American version — the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA — this year. “It’s like Indianapolis for us,” said Mark Gessler, pr...

You might not know it, but starting this Friday, October 26, through Sunday, November 4 is National Opera Week. Looking for a way to celebrate? Try seeing Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “Norma,” presented by the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) this Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. “Norma,” first pe...

From November 3 to December 16, 2018: Luchino Visconti's Retrospective. National Gallery of Art - East Building. 6th & Constitution Ave NW - Washington, DC 20565. Long acknowledged as one of the leading figures of mid-century Italian cinema, *Luchino Visconti* (1906 – 1976) was a gifted visual artist as well as a paradoxical character — a committed...

The Mille Miglia is coming to America. One of the most famous car races in the world, the original Mille Miglia was held quasi-annually in the 30 years between 1927 and 1957 on a 1000-mile circuit that formed a bent loop between Brescia, Bologna, Rome, and Milan. Italian cars such as Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, Lancias, and Ferraris dominated the race,...

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7 p.m. Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, 1015 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. Admission is free with ticket registration. You are invited to attend a documentary screening celebrating the Italian American experience. Brothers James J. and Justice Louis L. Manderino from Monessen, Pennsylvania were born two of six...

Will the real Steven Van Zandt stand up? The Jersey boy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who’s played with Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band off and on for decades. He played Silvio, Tony Soprano’s mob sidekick, on six seasons of HBO’s The Sopranos. He’s introduced over 1,000 new bands in the last 15 years on Little Steven’s Underground Gara...

Performer, composer, and author John T. LaBarbera performs his original score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck on October 28 at 4:00pm. LaBarbera’s score creates an emotional atmosphere through the melodic themes that are reminiscent of the Italian immigrant music published during the early 20th century. C...

Friday, October 26, 2018. From 7:00 pm To 7:45 pm. Organized by Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute. Entrance: Free. Shakespeare Theatre Company - Sidney Harman Hall: Forum 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004. Now in its 11th year, Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America. This year Italy pres...

The Peppertown Park Renewal Committee threw the second annual Bocce Tournament & Festival on Saturday. By any measure it was a hit. Committee member Midge Vicendese said the hope was residents would come not just to play Bocce, but to watch it, have something to eat and to enjoy a day in the park with their family, friends and, yes, even dogs. Judg...

After a successful film festival run, “Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream,” Antony Osso’s award-winning documentary chronicling Rudy’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, will be released on Vimeo On Demand, for rental or purchase, on October 15. Starting October 8, Viewers can pre-order the film at this link: www.vimeo.com/ondemand/pizzashop The hourlong do...