The inauguration, on the 28th of September, of the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, was the occasion chosen by Ambassador of Italy to the United States Mariangela Zappia for her first visit to LA. Ambassador Zappia, who is the first Italian woman nominated Ambassador in Washington, met the local scientific and business co...

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) - Los Angeles Office is seeking n.1 full time Audiovisual Market Analyst. The Italian Trade Agency ITA - Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. The ITA Los Angeles Office specializes in t...

ITTV Festival, the first Festival dedicated to Italian television and aimed at bringing attention to the lively Italian TV production and growing relationships between Italian and American TV creators and talents. returns to Los Angeles with the slogan "Let Italy Entertain You." The festival will celebrate the boom in Italian shows airing in Americ...

With the holidays (somehow) right around the corner, Los Angeles is prepping for yet another glitzy gift from the expansive Tao Group, one of America’s most prominent restaurant and nightlife consortiums. The Tao team is hard at work transforming the former Roku space on the Sunset Strip into a lavish and lush Italian destination known as Lavo Rist...

Dear Readers, Opera Season, after a long shutdown, opened recently in San Francisco with Puccini’s Tosca, to a fully vaccinated and masked audience of two thousand. This was the S.F. Opera’s 99th season, but without my friend Joe Brucia’s father and his friends, back in 1922, the S.F. Opera seasons may have been slow getting started. San Francisco’...

WHEN: October 22, 2021, 5-7 PM - WHERE: The Commonwhealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco - Attendees: Please bring proof of vaccination.  Join Humanities West in person at The Commonwealth Club, or via livestream, to celebrate the 700th Anniversary of Dante’s death with a two-hour, three-lecture Dante feast. Visit The Commonwealth Club fo...

October 21, 2021. 18:00 - 21:00 Pacific Time. SF Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco (CA). Register Here. 6 p.m. Reception; 6:45 p.m. Film (1.5 hour film); Q&A with Director Maurizio Gigola after the film. NOTE: per SF mandate all guests must provide proof of vaccination. Screening of the documentary "Harvest 2020" by Maurizi...

This church is home to the Italian American community in Southern California. Not only do we have St Peters Church, but there’s Casa Italiana, which has a large hall, kitchen upstairs but downstairs are rooms where friends gather for meetings, classes and Sunday morning donuts. The Italian community celebrates Saint days (sometimes every weekend) w...

We cover a lot of subjects here on the blog, and this time we’re going to tackle a hyperlocal topic: Italian fraternal organizations. Living as I do in North Beach, I’ve long been familiar with our own San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) on Stockton Street. But speaking with Tony recently, I found out he actually belongs to three separate c...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) condemns the vandalization of St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church, the National Italian Parish for Southern California, located near downtown Los Angeles and has pledged $5,000 for its restoration. What was supposed to be a day of celebration in honor of Columbus Day, turned bitter early Monday mornin...