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Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Finding the Mother Lode a film by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien documents the experiences of Italian immigrants in California. Italians first settled en masse in California during the Gold Rush. While few m...

Jimmy Garoppolo prefers to keep his family life away from the public eye, something that is difficult to do for an NFL quarterback. Jimmy has granted just a couple rare interviews discussing his parents and brothers dating back to his college career at Eastern Illinois. Jimmy’s nationality is Italian and his family is proud of their heritage. Prior...

If you feel like you don't really know Jimmy Garoppolo, you're not alone. His pre- and post-game interviews are mundane. His Instagram is comprised mainly of game photos with the occasional ad peppered in: a local luxury car dealership, the Men's Wearhouse, New Era or Bose. He doesn't even have a "personal life" section on his Wikipedia page. With...

John Patrick Shanley is still best-known for his deeply dramatic, Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Doubt,” as well as his Oscar-winning script for the movie “Moonlighting.” But 1988’s “Italian American Reconciliation” showcases an early-career Shanley’s comic voice, as he brings an almost operatic tone to this saga of ruptured romance. In its review of...

It felt like home away from home for Elisa Princic when she and Team Italy U19 women's softball squad captain Alessandra Rotondo threw out the first pitch on Italian Heritage Night at Petco Park in San Diego on August 9, 2019. Earlier that memorable day, Elisa Princic and the Azzurre softball team participated in a workout at San Diego State Univer...

January 16–May 21, 2020. BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley CA. Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s highest honors, winning Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for La...

Pinstripes — an Italian-inspired bowling-bocce-bistro hybrid with locations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Houston and Cleveland — has arrived on the West Coast at last. The concept: Create a space with good food and a common activity to bring people together. The Pinstripes launch at San Mateo’s Hillsdale Mall last month has added some bustle at th...

Sunday 01/19/2020 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. The Bay Area is home to many ex-pat Italians who have moved here for jobs they couldn’t find at home. Blue Bear School of Music has organized a group of these emigranti into a band performing Italian rock and pop songs...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is collaborating with Film Geeks SD to present a year-long monthly series of Italian genre films that showcase the variety and range of Italian cinema, many of which have never been screened in San Diego before. "We could not be more excited to kick off our programming with this partnership with Film Geek...

Saturday January 11. 7:30 pm. St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037. The San Diego Early Music Society is proud to present the long anticipated San Diego debut of the award-winning Concerto Italiano under the direction of renowned harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini. Concerto Italiano will perform music of Corel...

From Friday, January 17, 2020, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scripps Ranch Theatre, 9783 Avenue of Nations, San Diego, 92131. Age limit: 18+ Cost: $37 | Get tickets. The plot of this Italian American comedy is near operatic: 2 men, 2 women and an overseeing matriarch - Aunt Mae. Huey is married to Janice, Aldo loves Janice, Teresa hates Janice. Huey also loves...

After playing for Team Italy in three World Baseball Classics (2006, 2009, and 2013) and having spent nearly a decade as the everyday Rimini shortstop, Jack Santora began his Minor League Baseball-affiliated coaching career in 2017 with the Los Angeles Angels Single-A affiliate Burlington Bees before taking on the managerial reins of the rookie-lev...