There is strength in numbers, the adage goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa’s eighth annual Christmas Village. The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 4. A Presepio Vivente, or Living Nativity, will be performed by ARPA/San Nicola...

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will host its annual Mary & Christmas celebration on Dec. 3. Maestro Paul French will lead the Shrine chorale and orchestra in a program of familiar Yuletide favorites and classics. On the program will be Christmas music from Venice, Rome and Palermo; compositions b...

Athenaeum Center - 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Purchase tickets here. Renaissance Italy comes to 21st Century Chicago. In this modern interpretation of the classical commedia dell’arte, acclaimed Italian director and educator Antonio Fava directs Laughing Stock’s skilled commedia actors in a newly devised show. Pantalone, upon writing...

A Hyde Park staple of Italian dining will close after nearly four decades in business. Piccolo Mondo Restaurant and Bakery, 1642 E. 56th St., will close Nov. 27, owner Norberto Zas wrote on Facebook Sunday. Zas plans to retire, he said. “It was my pleasure to be part of this community and to give my best to provide all of you with great food and wo...

Conviviality, sustainability and innovation: the ingredients of the Italian cuisine for people’s health and the safeguard of the planet. The program in the United States: November 14 – 20, 2022. Before the week: DETROIT – from October 27 to November 15, 2022; BOSTON – November 9, 2022; SAN FRANCISCO – November 9, 2022; SAN FRANCISCO – November 10,...

A Chicago based Italian American legal group filed suit Thursday against the producers of HBO’s mob show ”The Sopranos.” The American Italian Defense Association announced in a press conference Thursday that it seeks no money or content changes to the show. The group, Reuters reports, wants the Cook County court to proclaim that the series violate...

On the occasion of the 7th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, invited Prof. Giovanna Frosini to lead an online lecture that will focus on central moments and aspects of Italian language and food experience; particular attention will be given to the analys...

Italian wines were in the limelight at Times Square, in the heart and soul of New York, where millions of people from all over the world pass through every day. First, they were the stars of the Great Brands (which includes 18 of the top most important family Italian wine companies), and then the “Wine Experience”, signed by “Wine Spectator”, and f...

In order to promote the endless possibilities of pairing Italian wine with Italian, international and local cuisines, the Italian Trade Agency announces the Dining with Bacchus tour, a series of educational events in 6 cities across the US throughout the month of November. The events, to be executed in some of America’s most authentic and iconic re...

As an Italian-American and borderline wino (I mean, aficionado), I’ve had Eataly on my short list of must-visits for a few years. Earlier this month, my dream of plates piled with fresh pasta and cannolis the size of a boot came to fruition when my family and I made the easy journey to Eataly, 43 E. Ohio St. Eataly is a chain of large Italian food...