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When: Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm CT - Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago IL For the first time, “Il Giovane Corsaro – Pasolini da Bologna,” tells the story of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s youth, in a documentary format, in the context of the city where he was born on March 5th, 1922 and where he studied from 1937 to 1943. Wh...

Week of Italian Language. October 17-23, 2022. “La Fabbrica dell’Italiano” - Documentary. October 17, 2022 at 7:00pm CT. Organized by ICC Chicago. The documentary will be available for 72 hours starting at 7:00pm CT on October 17, 2022. Watch Online here. “La Fabbrica dell’Italiano” enters into the history of the Accademia della Crusca and of Itali...

An opera aimed at the whole family, a rare Spanish-language opera and a return to the Ohio Theatre are among the highlights of Opera Columbus’ new season. For its 2022-23 season, the company will open on Oct. 28 and 30 in the Southern Theatre with Gioachino Rossini’s 1817 opera “La Cenerentola,” which tells the Cinderella folk tale familiar to fami...

Film aficionados have hungered for the return of Casa Italia’s beloved feast of Italian cinema, and the wait is finally over. The Casa’s 2022 Italian film series will reboot on Oct. 21 and run for four glorious Fridays. The host of the series will once again be Pam DeFiglio, a veteran Chicago editor, columnist and arts critic. Here’s the lineup: Oc...

Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm - UWM Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI. FREE Presenting a CineConcert featuring the groundbreaking 1911 silent film L’Inferno, accompanied live by Stefano Maccagno (piano) and Furio Di Castri (double bass) on the mesmerizing musical score composed by Maestro Maccagno....

The Italian Bowl is coming to the Glass Bowl next summer. The Italian Football League Championship will happen outside Europe for the first time ever -- and for starters, this is American football, not soccer. The game is expected to draw thousands of international visitors to Toledo and it’s about much more than touchdowns. The Glass Bowl has host...

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,...