Join us for another Italian Heritage workshop - easy readings in Italian & discussion on topics that include Italian cultural traditions, historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month, we feature the story and tradition of Presepio, the recreation of the nativity scene using model figures. Through the lens of Corrado Alv...

Have you ever longed to create, and sip, your own limoncello? We are excited to offer our first "Make and Take-Limoncello activity! Join native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, and learn to make the famous Italian liqueur.   The TWO PART EVENT will begin at Valcucine, on Wednesday, July 30th. Valcucine is located at 275 Market Street, S...

When: 23 Sep 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: ICC 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403Registration: Member – $25.00, Non-Member – $35.00 Are you traveling to Italy next year? Do you wish to see something out of the ordinary? You certainly know about the major attractions, but you may not be aware of the amazing events and festivals...

Join us on Thursday, December 10th from 7:00 to 8:15 PM, for a guided tour of Mia's collection of Italian Renaissance art. Our Mia docent will guide our small group through a number of paintings and other art pieces that are part of Mia's permanent collection. The tour offers a great opportunity to learn about this period of history and ask questio...

by Jaime DeLage   After a year off to reorganize and a year away in Shoreview, the fledgling Festa Italiana is returning to Harriet Island this weekend.   The first Festas were held on Harriet Island in September 2011 and 2012, but miserable weather the second year convinced organizers to move their event to midsummer. The lack of sum...

In conjunction with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 we offer an event highlighting the history, philosophy and the work of Brunello Cucinelli.   Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian company in the fashion industry that produces luxury products. Known for its cashmere products, Brunello Cucinelli is now...

Another Columbus Day came and went this week, although not as such in Minneapolis, which voted this year to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day instead, a time to reflect on the price American Indians paid for the greed and ruthlessness of my European ancestors.   Yet it is ironic that Columbus should take the blame, for he was our first "multicul...

A North Loop Minneapolis retailer is partnering with a Minnesota entrepreneur to launch a linen and home collection this month. Colette Jaffe is launching her self-named line of bedding, bathroom and home accessories manufactured in Italy's Tuscany region. Upscale men's retailer Martin Patrick 3 is the collection's exclusive retailer.  ...

The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy a traditional Italian cold-weather drink: VOV, a delicious egg-based beverage infused with Marsala wine. Born in the city of Padova in 1845, the drink quickly gained scores of aficionados in Italy and abroad, due to its delicate taste and energizing properties.   On Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30...

by Jim Hammerand   A Versace brand plans to open its third U.S. location and the first in the Midwest at Mall of America late this fall. Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo Srl will be on the first floor of the Bloomington megamall's west side. Founded by Alessandro Versace in 2001, the Italian-made brand sells women's ready-to-we...