Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is one of the most gifted  singers of our time. A bel canto specialist, she’s given brilliant opera and recital performances throughout the Bay Area, with a special emphasis on the music of Donizetti and Rossini. This month, though, she returns to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall with a Cal Performances program titled “Songpl...

Il presidente della Regione Toscana Enrico Rossi, su invito dell'Università di Berkeley, sarà in California da oggi al prossimo 1° febbraio. La visita, organizzata in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia a San Francisco, prevede una fitta agenda d'impegni, a cominciare dall'incontro "L'Italia e l'Europa di fronte alle sfide della globa...

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019 At 6:00 pm - Where: IIC San Francisco The Institute of European Studies and the Department of Italian Studies at UC Berkeley present a conversation with Italian journalist/writer Enrico Deaglio and Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany. The event is moderated by Elisabetta Ghisini (Hult International Busi...

What: Panel Discussion. Speakers/Performers: Enrico Deaglio, Italian journalist and writer; Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany - When: January 31 at 6 p.m. - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94105 Italy has recently been in the spotlight as the European Union undergoes a delica...

Berkley è sicuramente la più antica e probabilmente la più famosa fra le università statali della California, lo sanno quasi tutti. Quello che invece molti ignorano è chi sia Mario Savio, di cui l’intero campus è tappezzato di riferimenti – tanto che può succedere di sedersi su quelli che, dal 1997, sono diventati ufficialmente “Mario Savio’s steps...

Downtown Berkeley gelato shop Almare is turning 10 this year. Almare prides itself on being a real-deal Italian gelateria; it was opened by Treviso native Alberto Malvestio, who learned how to make the Italian-style ice cream from his great uncle Dino. Four years later, Simone Arpaio, who hails from Turin, joined the business as co-owner. Almare ma...

Friday, November 30 | 8:00pm | San Francisco. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 Franklin at Geary. Saturday, December 1 | 8:00pm | Palo Alto. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley at Hamilton. Sunday, December 2 | 4:00pm | Berkeley. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft at Ellsworth. General: $30 ($35 at the door) | Senior: $25 ($30 at the...

The Italian Flag Raising was held Saturday September 30th at Town Hall to recognize the month of October as Italian Heritage Month. Councilman Keith Buscio, Councilman John Bacchione, Council President James Byrnes and I joined with members of the Holiday City / Silver Ridge Park Italian American Club as we presented them with a Proclamation. Berke...

Wednesday September 26, from 19:00 to 21:30 PDT. Lucia's, 2016 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704. Get tickets here. BAC Talks are ten-minute presentations on a variety of topics that we believe you will find captivating regardless of your field of interest. Following the talks, you will have the opportunity to chat with the speakers and the partic...

A press release earlier today from Pro Recco, the Italian First Division water polo club, was a flash of promising news for Luca Cupido—and positive vibes for the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team as well. Formerly with the University of California at Berkeley, the 6-4 attacker who last June was awarded the Cutino Award as America’s top male collegia...