Leonardo da Vinci was a genius, a virtuoso and a visionary. His studies, inventions and works of art created during his life from 1452 to 1519 make him the consummate Renaissance man. He drew early concepts for the car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute and much more, but his legacy is best seen today in such works as the “Mona Lisa,” “The Vit...

Opportunity knocked in a big way when Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) searched for a larger venue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its popular annual flagship event, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. A fundraiser for disadvantaged kids, the multi-day festival was bursting at the seams of its traditional theater and event venues, an...

The ever popular, always fun, IFNM Bocce Tournament rolls again in Albuquerque. Only 6 two-person team slots left. Register now for the most fun you can have without getting arrested! Saturday, May 20, 2017. 8:00 AM – Approx. 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 21, 2017. 12:00 PM - Approx. 4:00 PM. The North Domingo Baca Park. 7521 Carmel NE, Albuquerque (turn...

Back in the mid-90s, if you wanted to develop an ear for the Italian language, practice your own conversation skills, or simply network with like-minded lovers of Italian culture, you showed up at the Double Rainbow coffee shop on Central Avenue in Albuquerque on Saturday mornings, ordered a cappuccinoand headed for the section with the most animat...

What do you get when acclaimed Greek female conductor, Zoe Zeniodi, conducts Opera Southwest’s production of Pagliacci? Answer: HISTORY IN THE MAKING! Be a part of history in the making when Opera Southwest welcomes its first female conductor ever, in a brilliant performance of Leoncavallo’s heartbreaking version of “tears of a clown.”Leoncavallo's...

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. It’s not just about Italian movies. It’s about the whole fabric of contemporary Italian culture, including the cuisine, the wine, the traditions, the iconic Italian automotive design (don’t miss those Fiats and Alfa Romeos on display!) - AND it’s about one of the major cultural markers of Italian national and...

In just a few weeks, Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) rolls out the 10th edition of its annual flagship event with a best-yet lineup of contemporary Italian films, a sampling of some of the finest, most authentic Italian cuisine and wine in New Mexico, and live music and dance performances by unique local talent. IFNM’s mission is to raise aw...

Thanks to Fiat of Albuquerque, New Mexico has enjoyed a taste of Italian culture of the automotive kind for several years now. The snappy, colorful Fiat has dotted our roadways since 2012, attracting car buyers with its winning combination of smart Italian design and outstanding fuel economy, and offering countless motorists the opportunity to driv...

The dates are set.  The program is in place.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 (that would be  just in time for Valentine’s Day gifts…I’m jus’ sayin’). This will be fun!  The 10th Anniversary celebration of the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, with food, live music (from Italian pop to Italian opera), live dance performances, and recent aw...

March 26 – April 2. National Hispanic Cultural Center. Journal Theater. AlbuquerqueEven if you think you’re “just not into opera” Pagliacci will change your mind. Set in the deep south of Italy, this is a tale of passion, jealousy and deceit among a troupe of traveling performers - a play within a play that will keep you on the edge of your seat. P...