On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021, the 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will screen the US Premiere of the Italian feature film When Mom is Away…With the Family (‘10 GIORNI CON BABBO NATALE’), followed by a festive post-screening celebration. Sin...

Fia, which has been a solid Santa Monica dining destination from Michael Greco and chef Brendan Collins since August 2019, has split off its Wilshire Boulevard space into a new restaurant called Fia Steak, an intimate 48-seat dining room designed by Adam Picker and Morpheus Design. The mixed theme design has everything from church stained glass and...

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...