Date: Friday, March 06, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: See link to festival programme. Location: Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland. Organized by: NorthWest Film Centre In collaboration with: IIC A selection of Italian Neorealist films to complement the Portland Art Museum's lavish exhibition of postwar Italian fashions,...

"Michelangelo Buonarroti" and "the Medici" are usually the first two names that come to mind when we recall the heroic figures of the Italian Renaissance—Michelangelo as a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, architect and poet, the Medici as an inspired family of patrons and collectors.   They were all Florentines, to be sure. But in real te...

The President and Board of Directors ofThe Leonardo da Vinci Society cordially invite you to:Eternal Traveler: Leonardo da Vinci's Secret LifeA multimedia concert by Andrea Centazzoin collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Saturday, March 28, 20157:00 PM: Concert8:00 PM: Dinner The Century Club of California, 1355 Franklin Street,...

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016 Time: 7:30 PM. Location: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Organized by: San Francisco Performances In collaboration with: IIC The Quartetto di Cremona, founded in 2000 while the members were students at the Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona, Italy, is rapidly becoming one of the most interest...

Come join the Italian community in the Bay for two special events this December. First, at 6:30PM on December 10th at the Italian Cultural Institute, join a conversation and tasting between food specialist Viola Buitoni and sommelier Elisabetta Fagioli for a sampling of specialities from the holiday tables of Italy and niche regional sparkling wine...

On the heels of a major retrospective at MOMA in New York, and at UCLA and the American Cinemateque in Los Angeles, Luce Cinecittà and Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/Cineteca di Bologna, in association with Colpa Cinema and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, present Pasolini, a sampling of the three periods of Italian film master Pier Paol...

Joseph Sciorra, director of academic and cultural programs at Queen College's John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in New York City, presents Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora (University Press of Mississippi, 2014), an interdisciplinary collection co-edited with Edvige Giunta that includ...

Finally coming to fruition as part of 2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the US, the project's first major initiatives will include two major events in San Francisco: the Meeting Between the Two Mayors and the Gala Dinner in June and the Concert of the Two Bays in October. The Viva L'Italia Gala Dinner to benefit October's Concert of the Two Bays...

by Roberto Natalini   As the traveling exhibition "Italy of The Future" makes its round of the world's major cultural capitals, the innovative international tour is now arriving in the City by the Bay. After its debut in Tokyo last April, 2013, cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Budapest will soon have an opportunity to meet th...

Pianists Anthony Porter and Sarah Cahill, Soprano Amy Foote, and Bass Richard Mix present an evening of Italian contemporary pocket operas suspended in between the humorous and the apocalyptic.   Featured works are Fabrizio de Rossi Re's King Kong, amore mio (King Kong, My Love; 2011), on a libretto by Luis Gabriel Santiago, and the wor...