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On Tuesday, March 19,  the Italian American Heritage Foundation hosted its annual event in honor of St. Joseph, the city of San Jose’s patron saint. The focus is the St. Joseph Table, a feast for the community, with all attendees welcome. The tradition has its roots in Sicily, where peasants appealed to St. Joseph to ease a famine. Their prayers an...

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

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...

When the city began bulldozing the Los Angeles neighborhood he loved—the neighborhood he lived in—Leo Politi protested in the only way he knew how. He made art. Bunker Hill had captivated his imagination from the moment he arrived from Fresno in the mid-1930s and set up his easel on Olvera Street, sketching portraits of tourists to make a living. O...

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...

While many Little Italys across America are diminishing either due to the growth from adjacent ethnic neighborhoods or the dispersion of Italian families from these areas, San Diego’s Little Italy is a stable ethnic business and residential community – and has been since the 1920s. Little Italy San Diego represents the city’s oldest continuous-neig...

From Saturday, March 16, 2019 to Saturday, April 06, 2019. Organized by Luigia Martelloni, Arena 1 Gallery / Santa Monica Art Studios. Entrance: Free. Nine contemporary Italian artists from the South of Italy (Apulia) are coming to California for the last part of “Between two Seas”. This contemporary art project, curated by Carmelo Cipriani (Italy)...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s hand-painted sign, taped to the window of his office at City Lights, overlooking Columbus Avenue, reads: “OPEN DOOR.” That all-inclusive ethos, which has guided the San Francisco bookstore since Ferlinghetti co-founded it in 1953, will be fully evident when the shop hosts an open house on March 24 to celebrate Ferlinghetti’s...

Celebrate this feast day at Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano 10:00am – 2:00pm. This annual celebration includes our Italian St. Joseph Table, ringing of the historic bells, live mariachi music, community presentations, special guest lecture on Cliff Swallows, Mission Basilica School performances, history of St. Joseph Day and the Swallows legen...

Thursday, March 14, 2019. From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm PST. Organized by IIC San Francisco in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Society. Entrance: Free. Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco CA 94102 Mona Lisa Smile: The Question of Leonardo's Women, from Vasari to Freud and the Digital Age. Lecture b...