FACETS will feature three Italian short films as part of this year’s Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Films will be presented online through Nov. 22. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $13.50 for FACETS members. To purchase tickets, click here. The Italian films presented during this year’s festival are “Baradar,” in which tw...

This fall, while traveling is not an option and movie theaters continue to be closed in many areas, American audiences can take a dip into Italy’s culture and atmosphere from the comfort of their couch. Italian movies are coming online. The 30th edition of New Italian Cinema Events USA (N.I.C.E.) will take place in New York, from November 14th to N...

The 4th edition of Italian Design Day in the World (IDD) will take place in 100 cities all over the world and focus on Drawing the Future. Development, Innovation, Sustainability, Beauty. As in the past editions, the theme will be expressed with particular attention to sustainability by 100 “Italian design ambassadors” - architects, designers, acad...

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is alive and well despite the challenges of COVID-19. The 42nd annual event will be held virtually November 1–8 and is offering a lineup of 14 authors. Virtual passes can be purchased individually, or an all-access pass is available for $95. Sports will take the screen Wednesday, November 4, at 7 p.m., as Post-Dis...

Da Vinci Fest Live may be an inaugural event for the Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), but the nonprofit has a history in South Philadelphia. “For 88 years, our organization has focused really insularly, we’ve been really focused on just our artist members (but) that work has really grown over the last couple of years,” said Jarrod Markman, executive d...

Thirty-seven online music, dance and film performances will replace an annual street fair this year in a benefit organized by a Mebane man. Festa Italiana Raleigh will present Raleigh Virtuale Venti Venti at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at https://www.youtube.com/user/LoreinsPacif, as well as on Facebook. The free 2½-hour benefit will feature Mebane-...

October is Italian Heritage Month. Time to hit the road for Little Italy San Jose’s annual festival — a socially distanced curbside event this year. From 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, you can enjoy the sights, sounds — and most important, flavors — of Little Italy from the safety of your car. Support the businesses in this historic district by ordering curb...

The Ulster County Italian American Foundation will present a special mini-festival at TechCity on Sunday, Oct. 11. The drive-in festival will begin at 6:15 p.m. and reservations are required. Local dignitaries will honor Dr. John Ioia and Linda Saccoman as the 2020 Signore and Signora of the Year. Ioia is chairman of the foundation's By-Laws Commit...

The annual Columbus Day parades in Long Branch and Seaside Heights will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The parade has been a tradition in Long Branch dating back to the 1940s. Long Branch's parade organizer Jospeh Mercadante said it's only the second time he's had to cancel the parade during the 15 years he's been in charge of...

Area writers of Italian heritage have a chance to show off as Newport Festa Italiana is sponsoring a new activity this year.  An essay contest centering on the theme, “A Favorite Memory of Growing Up Italian,” will jog some memories and spark much discussion. The essays are limited to 500 words. Three prizes will be awarded ($100, $75, and $ 50). O...