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Equipped with a glass of wine in one hand and a glow-in-the-dark bocce ball in the other, I’m at the Truckee River Winery on a warm evening at a bocce ball court, trying to figure out how to tap away my opponents’ balls. I may have blown my shot, but the game gives me a chance to relax, catch up with others and participate in some friendly competit...

As director of minor league operations for the Los Angeles Angels, Mike LaCassa says that yes, of course, developing players for Major League Baseball is the goal. “Each time a player moves up a level and especially when they make their Major League debut, it really makes us feel proud of all the work they put in, because none of it comes easily,”...

Shot in Matera. A Film Retrospective Celebrating Matera. 2019 European Capital of Culture. Free Admission | RSVP Required. IIC SF: 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza), San Francisco (CA); BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley (CA) Jun 23, Jul 5, Aug 8 | IIC SF - CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI - Dir. Francesco Rosi - Bay Area Premiere Full-Length Digita...

Tuesday, May 18, 2019 | 7:00pm. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. Free Admission | RSVP Required. What would film be without music? Music conveys all that which images cannot. The importance of a soundtrack can sometimes even transcend that of images and stories, and great directors often build the entire structur...

Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 7.30 PM. Free entrance. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. What would film be without music? Music conveys all that which images cannot. The importance of a soundtrack can sometimes even transcend that of images and stories, and great directors often build the entire structure of their mast...

June 1 - 22. LA Opera, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Conducted by James ConlonExperience the glamour and romance of Verdi's essential opera about a beautiful courtesan who dedicates her remaining days to decadent parties in the face of certain death. High-flying Violetta lives like every day is her last....

Santa Clara student life and the professional sports world often seem overwhelmingly disconnected. Most of us weren’t blessed with the raw talent to give us a chance to play in the big leagues, and, for many of us, the business side of sports may seem even more complex. We constantly hear of big-name, recordbreaking contracts or large marketing dea...

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club held its third annual High School Awards Banquet on Monday night, honoring athletes and coaches across generations and providing one of the rare occasions in which all three main San Francisco athletic leagues were connected under one roof. Honorees from the Academic Athletic Association, Bay Counties League...

The Winters Theatre Company has selected “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding as their spring dinner theatre production at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. There will be three performances: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, when doors will open at 6:30 p.m. (show beginning at 7 p.m.), and Sunday, May 19, when the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will...

On a glorious Saturday at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, you’ll feel the wheels coming off as Italy undergoes jarring change during a painful decade of transition. Of course, it happens on 35mm film. It’s the 1970s, and our guide is Ugo Tognazzi, who is government bureaucrat, corporate villain, suicidal chef, proudly gay and one very ridiculous ma...

This Thursday the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) will showcase the neorealist classic, “Rome Open City” ("Roma città aperta") at the Museum of Photographic Arts in honor of Italian Liberation Day. The neorealist movement began after World War II as Italian filmmakers looked to telling stories of ordinary people struggling to survive in a c...

The storybook Lincoln football season will continue in high fashion May 13 at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, where the organization’s third annual San Francisco High School Awards Banquet will be held. Modeled after the Downtown Athletic Club’s Heisman Trophy, Lincoln coach Phil Ferrigno and quarterback-defensive back Jovan Baker will be...