More than 1,900 University of Illinois Chicago undergraduate students and 1,300 graduate students will be celebrated during fall 2022 commencement ceremonies Dec. 10. About 800 graduate students are expected to attend the graduate ceremonies, which will be held at 9 a.m. at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave. About 1,400 of the eligible underg...

"A Taste of Piedmont" is back, an event promoting and enhancing the food and wine of Piedmont, promoted by the Region of Piedmont, in collaboration with Visit Piedmont, conceived and organised by the IFSE Academy of Haute Cuisine and Pastry and sponsored by ENIT - National Tourism Agency.  The fifth edition of the event will take place in the Unite...

While some may experience an occasional “brush with greatness” in their lives, artist Carlo Beninati has spent a lifetime “brushing greatness,” creating portraits of the legendary sports figures of the 20th century. Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Mario Andretti, Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Derrick Jeter ar...

When: Saturday, December 3 at 4:00pm CT - Where: The Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker perform the U.S. premiere of "Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d’amore" a transcription and reinterpretation of Italian folksongs from their birthplace, the rural Emilia-Romagna region, for violin, cello...

There is strength in numbers, the adage goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa’s eighth annual Christmas Village. The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 4. A Presepio Vivente, or Living Nativity, will be performed by ARPA/San Nicola...

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will host its annual Mary & Christmas celebration on Dec. 3. Maestro Paul French will lead the Shrine chorale and orchestra in a program of familiar Yuletide favorites and classics. On the program will be Christmas music from Venice, Rome and Palermo; compositions b...

Athenaeum Center - 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Purchase tickets here. Renaissance Italy comes to 21st Century Chicago. In this modern interpretation of the classical commedia dell’arte, acclaimed Italian director and educator Antonio Fava directs Laughing Stock’s skilled commedia actors in a newly devised show. Pantalone, upon writing...

A Hyde Park staple of Italian dining will close after nearly four decades in business. Piccolo Mondo Restaurant and Bakery, 1642 E. 56th St., will close Nov. 27, owner Norberto Zas wrote on Facebook Sunday. Zas plans to retire, he said. “It was my pleasure to be part of this community and to give my best to provide all of you with great food and wo...

Conviviality, sustainability and innovation: the ingredients of the Italian cuisine for people’s health and the safeguard of the planet. The program in the United States: November 14 – 20, 2022. Before the week: DETROIT – from October 27 to November 15, 2022; BOSTON – November 9, 2022; SAN FRANCISCO – November 9, 2022; SAN FRANCISCO – November 10,...

A Chicago based Italian American legal group filed suit Thursday against the producers of HBO’s mob show ”The Sopranos.” The American Italian Defense Association announced in a press conference Thursday that it seeks no money or content changes to the show. The group, Reuters reports, wants the Cook County court to proclaim that the series violate...