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Join professor and poet Federica Santini in a conversation about her Italian American experience and poetry. Federica will read excerpts from her collection Unearthed and explore her connection to language(s) as a lifetime scholar of Italian literature in both Italy and the States, and as a poet writing in her non-native English. Federica’s poetry,...

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 to remember the victims of the Shoah, the Institute presents a video concert of traditional Jewish music performed by Gabriele Coen (saxophone), Pietro Lussu (piano) and Barbara Eramo (voice) recalling the way of life destroyed...

Follow your passion. It seems like a simple concept, but it can be easier said than done. It takes courage, sacrifice, self-awareness and a firm belief in yourself and what you can accomplish. Tom Gamboa followed his passion and it led to a career in baseball that lasted over four decades and gave him a front seat to history on multiple occasions....

Although the Palm Springs International Film Awards were called off because of COVID-19, Lady Gaga was still honored with the prestigious Icon Award. The “Rain on Me” singer accepted the honor and spoke about the meaning behind her win in an Instagram post on Thursday. “Thank you so much to the#palmspringsfilmawards for the Icon Award. I dedicate t...

The Italian touring exhibition, ‘Created in Italy – An Aptitude for the Impossible‘, will make its first overseas appearance at the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, on 17 December 2021. The exhibition, which focuses on the landscape of Italian industry, features some of the most outstanding examples of new Italian industrial design and...

The Hand of God by award-winning Italian film director Paolo Sorrentino has been shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday night. The coming-of-age film, whose original Italian title is È stata la mano di Dio, is listed among 15 hopefuls vying for a nomination in the academy's best in...

The Zoppe Italian Family Circus returned to downtown Redwood City this fall, entertaining more than 26,000 people with matinee and evening performances of its La Vita Nova show. Over a period of eight weeks from Oct. 7 through Nov.28, the group set up its one-ring circus tent next to the Main Library, according to the City’s Parks, Recreation and C...

For her role in the film, House of Gucci, Lady Gaga will receive the Icon Award from The Palm Springs International Film Awards. The Film Awards will take place in-person on Jan. 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the festival running through Jan. 17. The event will be presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment To...

From December 9 to December 13. Locations: AERO THEATRE - 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403; LOS FELIZ THEATRE - 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027. Co-presented by Cinecittà. Few Italian filmmakers since Fellini have paired sumptuous visual style with piquant social commentary as effectively as Paolo Sorrentino, who also brings a barbe...

December 9-15. Curtain up! It’s time for the 3rd edition of Cinema Italian Style, the annual festival that brings you the best of new Italian film. This year, like last year, we’re remaining virtual, with a full program of films and filmmaker Q&As to stream from the comfort of your home. Check the program here. Cinema Italian Style is co-presented...

After a most busy October celebrating Italian American Heritage Month, we are taking some time to enjoy the fall season in Little Italy, relish our special place in the neighborhood, and express our grati-tude to our community for what we have accomplished together. Our respite will be brief, of course, as we begin to plan for the holiday festiviti...

Neapolitan tenor Pasquale Esposito pays homage to the great Italian tenors of the past century: Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli and Giuseppe Di Stefano. Esposito performs a robust repertoire that highlights many songs that were made international hits by Caruso and re-interpreted by the two tenors. Recorded in Longola, an archaelogical site near Napl...