When: 12 Oct 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Where: Weisman Art Museum, 333 E River Road Minneapolis, MN 55455. The exhibition on show at the Weisman Museum of Art, “Capturing Change: The Urban Images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi”, offers a rare opportunity to admire together the works of two masters, twentieth century American...

A player piano taps out jazzy tunes while "The Godfather" plays on the television at Barzini's Italiano in downtown Anoka.  The restaurant recently opened on the historic Main Street in the space formerly occupied by G's Cafe.  Chandeliers and strings of twinkle lights cast a warm glow over the seating and "Johnny the mannequin" is perched at the p...

Can a sandwich bread be transcendent? At a modest St. Paul sandwich shop, it certainly is. The team behind my current favorite restaurant in town, Estelle, opened Mario’s and brought in one of the masters of dough to oversee the kitchen. Evan Vranian toured sandwich shops in New York to home in on the perfect Italian white sesame seed bread. It’s c...

Cirque Italia, the world-renowned Italian entertainment company is bringing their outstanding performance, “Water Circus Silver” from September 22 – 25 at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth. There are seven show times to choose from. These talented entertainers bring a traveling stage holds 35,000 gallons of water. According to the Cirque Italia websit...

The ICC of Minneapolis is pleased to present: ITALIAN AMERICANS AND THEIR LANGUAGES, PAST AND PRESENT - by Nancy C. Carnevale. Join us on Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Doors: 5:30 PM) at ICC (250 Third Ave N. Suite 625 - Minneapolis). Prof. Nancy C. Carnevale will connect remotely from the East coast with ICC members and friends listeni...

Iron Mountain will celebrate its “Quindicesimo Anniversario della Festa Italiana” on Saturday For 15 years, the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority has hosted the annual Italian Fest to honor the region’s rich Italian heritage.  This year’s festivities kick off at noon Saturday, with the gates closing at 11 p.m. at Iron Mountain’s downtow...

Longtime Iron Range lawmaker David Tomassoni has died at 69 after a battle with ALS, the Minnesota Senate announced Friday morning, Aug. 12. Tomassoni, an independent lawmaker from Chisholm, was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1992. He was elected to the Senate in 2000, where he served the rest of his time in the Legislat...

The Rochester Art Center (30 Civic Center Drive SE, STE 120 Rochester, MN) in partnership with the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul presents a solo exhibition of photographs and interviews created by Italian artist Melissa Ianniello (b. 1991, Naples, Italy). August 3, 2022 - January 29, 2023 Produced over the last four years, and sta...

“A big part of playing the game is improvising. It’s using your instincts and your awareness of what’s going on around you—how you’re feeling at that moment, and what you’re seeing and sensing,” observes Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. The avid music fan, who names Phish, the Grateful Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, JRAD and Spafford among his cu...

When you think of gondolas you typically think of Italy, right? Well, you don't have to travel all the way to Italy to experience a gondola ride, although that would be really cool. You can take a beautiful gondola ride right here in Minnesota. I feel like Stillwater gets brought up a lot when we're talking about unique things to do or see in Minne...