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When: Saturday, September 24, October 1 and October 8, 2022 from 10:30 am CT to 1:30 pm CT - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago ItalCultura, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, presents a series of three workshops held by the Chicago theater company Laughing Stock Theatre on the origins, developments and influ...

This past week, my daughter Stella had her first dance class of the season. She looked so cute in her pink tutu and her ballet slippers. Her enthusiasm for the class was infectious and when my wife called me from the car on the way to her class, I could hear her telling me “Going to dance, Dad” in her cutest little voice. That evening I asked her t...

He was the “King of Cool,” an Italian American star whose casual magnetism and incomparable voice defined the Rat Pack style that influenced generations of American popular culture.  Now, Dean Martin’s hometown is seeking to honor him for all time with a larger-than-life statue at the heart of this once-bustling community.  In this week’s episode,...

When: September 7 through October 12, 2022 Screenings every Wednesday at 7:30pm CT - Where: Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street, Chicago IL One hundred years after his birth and nearly fifty years after his death, the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini continue to shock and provoke audiences, a filmography defined by powerful imagery and thematic...

Formula One has multiple inquiries from potential team owners who have taken a more behind-the-scenes approach than Michael Andretti, who has been “quite vocal” in his desire to expand the current grid, F1's CEO said Wednesday. Andretti has petitioned to expand the current F1 grid to 22 cars to accommodate Andretti Global, which he's billing as a t...

The 38th Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce, sponsored by Serpentini Chevrolet, will be held Aug. 26-28 at the Wickliffe Italian-American Club, 29717 Euclid Avenue. The event will host more than 100 teams from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, California and Canada,...

Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 7:30 PM – Thu, Sep 8, 2022, 9:00 PM EDT. CLEVELAND ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2022. All films are on THURSDAYS at 7:30 pm - Tickets $12. For further questions please call: 216. 456. 8117 AUG. 25 - "IL MOSTRO" - Cedar Lee Theater - 2163 Lee Rd. Cleveland Hts. OH 44118. SEPT. 1 - "BENEDETTA FOLLIA" - Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10 - Eastgate...

You can sign-up right now to take part in the Little Italy Festival 5-K in Clinton, IN. The race is set for Saturday, September 4. Everyone taking part in the race will meet in the South Vermillion High School parking lot. The Clinton Breakfast Club is behind the 5-K. Proceeds from the 5-K.  Pre-registration is going on right now. There's a one-mil...

Nominations for Honorees to be recognized during Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month in October 2022 are being requested by the Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee. The categories for nomination include: Arts & Culture, Business, City or County Employee, Individual, Public Servant, or Youth.  Anyone is welcome to nominate an Italian...

Emanuele Andrizzi said he’s honored and excited to conduct the Chicago premiere of Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely performed opera Il Corsaro, scheduled for July 22 and 24 at Northwestern University’s Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. Andrizzi, co-founder and Music Director of the Opera Festival of Chicago (OFC), which is staging the production, said the 18...

Mark your calendars now: The popular concert “Opera in the Italian Garden” is back in its regular format and will be presented on the lawn of the Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 24. This family-friendly concert of famous music from well-known operas and Broadway musicals is a perfect summer evening, featuring two of Cle...

It’s easy to make the argument that the annual feast is the soul of the Italian American neighborhood, and for the true feast aficionado, it’s the music that is the soul of the feast! And no two people know this better than this week’s guests, the talented musicians at the helm of two of Italian America’s most renowned feast bands, Marty Caliendo a...