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On the occasion of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raphael, the IIC of Los Angeles in collaboration with the IIC in San Francisco and the San Diego Italian Film Festival present RAPHAEL: THE LORD OF THE ARTS (Raffaello Il principe delle arti | Italy 2017, 91') In English, December 4 - 6, 2020. Online Streaming Free ticket - Limited sp...

North Beach is one of San Francisco's most beloved neighborhoods. It is the city's "Little Italy" and has historically been home to a large Italian-American population. The Italian influence on North Beach peaked between the two World Wars when over 60,000 of its residents claimed Italian ancestry and five Italian language newspapers circulated the...

It took until the second round, but the third Arizona Wildcat of the 2020 NBA Draft, Nico Mannion, is off the board thanks to the Golden State Warriors. Mannion, who played his prep ball at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, was drafted 48th overall. His head coach, Steve Kerr, is also a former Wildcat point guard. As a freshman last season, Mannion...

To wrap up the Week of Italian Cuisine, the Italian Consulate General and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco planned a grand finale event: showing classic Italian films at a drive-in theatre on the San Francisco Bay and serving fresh Roman pinsa delivered to your car. This Saturday, they will host the first “Italian Western drive-in” a...

Art. Science. Music. Food. Fashion. The components that form Italian culture are multifaceted, foundational, and continue to inspire. The word “Italian” is certainly synonymous with “rich” and “vibrant.” Amici House Amici House in Little Italy—through its own revamping of the Italian American experience—has become a touchstone for celebrating the I...

Tosca Cafe, the historic Italian-American restaurant and bar in North Beach, is reopening this weekend. The latest repolishing of this classic spot has been anticipated for more than a year, ever since the powerhouse trio of chef Nancy Oakes (Boulevard), restaurateur Anna Weinburg (Marlowe), and designer Ken Fulk took the keys last year. Despite se...

For nearly 30 years now, Leonardo DiCaprio has remained one of the most prominent and prolific voices in Hollywood. Looking back on each decade since the Academy Award-winning actor made his debut in the early 1990s, it's impossible to find a stretch of time where he wasn't in one of the most highly regarded movies. With everything from the box off...

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 At 3:00 pm - Entrance : Free A Zoom webinar with Joseph Puglisi (Stanford University), interviewed by Chiara Cecchini (Future Lab Food), with opening remarks by Lorenzo Ortona, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, and Stefano Pisani, Mayor of Pollica.

No other country in the world even comes close to offering the number of distinct grape varieties found in Italy. Join the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco for this three-part Zoom series on Native Italian Grapes presented by Leslie Rosa, a sommelier and Founder of La Dolce Vigna Wine + Culture Tour Co. Each Zoom will highlight a selecti...

When: From Friday, November 13, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles In collaboration with : San Diego Italian Film Festival - Entrance : Free To mark the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Modigliani's passing, this documentary film explores the life and work of artiste maudit Amedeo Mo...

The Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ITA) is currently seeking a Foreign Direct Investment Specialist for the FDI Desk operating in San Francisco. The purpose of the role will be to support US direct investment in Italy, as well as to strengthen awareness of Italian business and regulatory environment. The ideal candidate will have a consolidated ba...

When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 At 6:00 pm - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles - Entrance : Free On the occasion of the 5th annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Chef Ale Gambini will present her book No Ketchup on Spaghetti. The complete guide on how...