The Illinois State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music invite you to Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, sung in Italian with English supertitles and presented by the Civic Chorale in collaboration with Midwest Institute of Opera Festival Orchestra at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The saga of...

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago, IL Presented on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci Described by Giorgio Vasari as a “truly admirable painter, sculptor, art theorist, musician, writer, mechanical engineer, arch...

The award-winning tale of a band that made musical history is back on national tour, bringing the story behind well-known songs of The Four Seasons to life. “Jersey Boys” is running in Chicago for a limited one-week engagement at the Auditorium Theatre April 2-7.  “Jersey Boys” is a behind-the-scenes look at the ‘60s pop-rock band Frankie Valli and...

How do you say "work of art" in Italian? Answer: prosciutto! From April 1 to 14, we're celebrating all things prosciutto crudo (yes, there will be special offers, too!). Read on to find all the prosciutto activities planned at Eataly Chicago. WHAT IS PROSCIUTTO? Prosciutto, meaning "ham" in Italian, is cured pork leg. To make good prosciutto, you n...

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL - What: A Lecture by Musicologist Jesse Rosenberg, Northwestern University, Evanston and Maestro Francesco Attardi, Milan After many years of the domination of opera over musical life in Italy, the second ha...

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL A lecture by George Dodds, PhD, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor at the University of Tennessee: “Today, more often than not, a building is an attention-seeking object that glorifies its owner and architect and...

Onalaska restaurateur Tony Angelini plans to open Mario’s Chicago Beef & Hot Dogs, specializing in Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, in about three weeks at 118 S. Third St. in downtown La Crosse. The new restaurant will be named after one of his sons, Mario. Angelini also owns Angelini’s Ristorante in Onalaska and Gino’s Pizzeria...

“Nel corso di questi anni l’internazionalizzazione delle produzioni calabresi, a partire dall’agroalimentare e non solo, ha registrato un costante aumento con importanti risultati. C’è una tendenza alla crescita delle esportazioni dei nostri prodotti e alla presenza delle nostre imprese sui mercati esteri che è frutto di una serie di iniziative che...

In Chef's Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and talk about a featured dish found on their menu. This week, we speak with Alberto Torres, 39, assistant chef at Braconi’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Naperville. He first started cooking 20 years ago as a teenager in Naperville at La S...

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL Just as he's starting to settle into his new job, Montalbano is surprised, and somewhat irked, by the unexpected arrival of the new deputy inspector Mimì Augello. The two soon find that their personalities are as...