This year's appointment with classic Italian cinema at the legendary Castro Theatre will pay a tribute to Italian icon Ugo Tognazzi. As an actor, director and screenwriter, Tognazzi performed in over 150 films in the Golden Age of Italian Cinema. Together with Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi inv...

The year 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Primo Levi, a writer and chemist who, like no one else before him, was able to represent the Shoah and its echoes in literature. Levi’s precision and linguistic clarity make him one of the most significant Italian writers of the last century. Professor Marco Belpoliti, a leading expert on Pr...

A Lecture by Fritjof Capra Leonardo da Vinci, the great master painter and genius of the Renaissance, has been the subject of hundreds of scholarly and popular books. However, there are surprisingly few books about Leonardo's science. Moreover, most authors who have discussed his scientific work have looked at it through Newtonian lenses, which has...

Iscrizioni aperte fino al 30 aprile per le Maria Manetti Shrem Grants 2019. Ad annunciarlo è la Commissione Lingua e Cultura del Comites di San Francisco, ricordando che le borse di studio sono destinate agli studenti che affronteranno l’esame Ap Italian. In base ai loro risultati verranno assegnati premi da 50 a 100 dollari. L’iniziativa, sottolin...

When: Monday, May 06, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, #F Lecture by Prof. Kate von Orden, Harvard University Organized by the Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Cultural Institute Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza) Free Admission | RSVP Required

Funded by Commission for Language and Culture of COMITES SF Comites San Francisco invites all students preparing for the AP Italian Exam on May 15th, 2019 to join the free mock test ONLINE. Any student living within the Italian Consular District of San Francisco² can participate. Diana Ferrara, PhD, Italian instructor at De Anza College in Cupertin...

Two things Lawrence Ferlinghetti has done in abundance — besides writing poetry — is paint and pose for pictures. And there are enough of each to fill a gallery. To that end, in honor of the North Beach bard’s 100th birthday on March 24, Rena Bransten Gallery is showing the paintings of Ferlinghetti, and Canessa Gallery is showing pictures of Ferli...

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, SF -  Portrait of my Father (2010), directed by his daughter Maria Sole, is an affectionate tribute revealing the complicated brilliance of Ugo Tognazzi, both as a famous actor and as a family man, through rare home movies, film clips and on-set footage, and...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, nella ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha proseguito la visita negli Stati Uniti recandosi a San Francisco, seconda tappa del coast to coast iniziato lo scorso fine settimana a New York. “In questa parte del Paese, importante meta dell'emigrazione italiana, si respira una...

Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT. San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Join our Citizenship staff at San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on March 25 at 5:30 pm. We will shed light on the newest regulation for obtaining Italian Citizenship by marriage The event is sponsored by Consulate Gene...