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...

Join the vibrant community of Bay Area Italian language supporters on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Italian Cultural Institute at 601 Van Ness Ave in San Francisco.   The special event, called Aperitivo in Piazza, is hosted by the Istituto Italiano Scuola and will be a gathering of friends and family around the time-hono...

January 19 - February 24, 2017. Sardinian Textiles: An Exhibit of Contemporary + Antique Handwoven Art   An exhibit of hand-woven textiles from Sardinia, Italy, opens at the Italian Cultural Institute - San Francisco on January 19, 2017. The exhibit will feature contemporary weavings from the few remaining tessitori artigianali, Sa...

by Cahterine Accardi   How many people do you know that are capable of creating a new Italian verb and use that verb to name their art exhibit? Not many. Leave that kind of creative genius to our own San Francisco living legend, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.   On October 28, at the re-opening gala of San Francisco's Istituto Italiano di Cult...

Italian Innovation Day, The Future of Information Technology, Clean Tech Italia in San FranciscoOn the occasione of "2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US" the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture of San Francisco have proudly announced the "Italy Tech Week." The groundbreaking week will start next Tuesday, March 12, 20...