This weekend don't missCINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2012through November 18, 2012 at the Aero Theatre Cinema Italian Style, the annual celebration of Italian cinema, continues this weekend with Daniele Vicari's hard-hitting procedural expose DIAZ: DON'T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD,the true story of the police assault at the Genoa G8 summit; Carlo Verdone's sharp...

A terracotta head depicting the Greek god Hades that the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired in 1985 is being voluntarily sent back to Sicily, the museum has announced. Getty officials said that the museum has worked with officials from Sicily during the last two years to determine whether it would be appropriate to return the artifact. The museum said...

The 2013 edition of Concorso Italiano will be staged Friday, August 16th at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, California. Long a staple of the Monterey Classic Car Week, the 28th annual Concorso will again honor Italian vehicles and style with everything great from Italy including cars, fashion, food and wine.   This year's Concorso Italia...

By Mauro Battocchi The San Francisco Opera company has announced an ambitious calendar of ten operas this season, up from eight last year.   Included from the Italian opus will be Vincenzo Bellini's Norma (Sep 5 - 30, 2014), Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (Oct 4 - 22, 2014), Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Nov 9 -26, 2014), Marco...

Una mostra "work in progress" di dipinti realizzati dal vivo in uno studio artistico aperto al pubblico.È questa l'originale idea realizzata dall'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco e dall'artista toscano Domenico Monteforte, il quale torna nella città sulla baia dopo la bella mostra esposta in questa sede due anni fa.   Fino all'i...

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015Hours: TBAVenue: IIC Los AngelesOrganized by: Consolate and Jewish Community of Los AngelesIn collaboration with: IIC Los Angeles   On Monday January 27, Italians around the world are commemorating the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust. In Los Angeles, the Italian Consulate General, the Italian Cultural...

Claudia Volpi throws down a friendly ultimatum: "I challenge you to find an Italian who doesn't own a pair of Superga shoes." And she's hoping the sporty "People's Shoes of Italy" will soon become common footfare for Fillmore residents as well, now that the doors to her new boutique are open at 2326 Fillmore Street.   The shoes — slip-o...

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: IIC To illustrate the theme of this year's Italian Language Week, which is "The Italian of Music, the Music of Italian", Kip Cranna from the San Francisco Opera and Marina Romani from UC Berkeley will give a talk ab...

Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard takls about Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia:"We are very pleased to welcome the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia back to Pasadena. Last year's inaugural event was a huge success, and we expect the 2013 ride to attract even more participants. Cycling is a vital component of Pasadena's transportation plan. Named the most bike-friendly c...

On Tuesday, February 18, the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Cuisine - Los Angeles chapter presents Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine: Paesi di Cuccagna, Gastronomic Utopias and Food Justice.   This illustrated lecture by Luisa Del Giudice examines the mythic Paese di Cuccagna, known variously as Coc...