The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul is proud to announce the 10 year anniversary of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). To commemorate a decade of contemporary Italian cinema in the Twin Cities, the IFF will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emerging filmmakers living in Italy an...

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is coming to St. Paul, and will be performed at the MN Opera from November 11-19! The ICC will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to become familiar with this beloved opera, whether you plan to see it in November or just want to learn more. Treat yourself to a relaxed and enjoyable presentation, incl...

On Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 am until 10:30 a.m., Elisabetta Re, Italian native, will lead a small group in a casual conversation format. Participants will enjoy traditional Italian coffee, Italian breakfast staples – pane, burro e marmellata – along with some dolcetti. This is intended to be a very informal class aimed at Italian students of...

Zoe Cinel, Italian artist from Florence and student at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), invites ICC Members & Friends for a guided tour of her current exhibition Read Me. Navigating Immigration on Thursday, October 12th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 528 Hennepin Ave - Minneapolis. A discussion lead by Zoe will follow the tour: how does Art resp...

A vent’anni esatti di distanza da Catarina Pollini, un’altra italiana ha vinto il titolo WNBA. Si tratta ovviamente di Cecilia Zandalasini, che nella notte - pur giocando solo 8 secondi - ha preso parte alla decisiva gara-5 vinta dalle Minnesota Lynx contro le Los Angeles Sparks per 85-76. Anche l’ultima partita non ha tradito le attese di una seri...

Save the date, and don’t miss a wonderful educational opportunity!  St Cloud State University professors, Christine Imbra and Steven McCullar, will join ICC scholarship award recipient, Jessica Gehrke, as they compare Italian higher education to our system in the United States! The SCSU team has a long term relationship with the University of Macer...

John Mariucci was born to Italian immigrants on the Iron Range. The Eveleth boy grew into a young man about the time the Great Depression hit, which might explain why he played hockey with his heart on his sleeve, always ready to take one -- or six -- for the team. He was an All-American and national champion at the University of Minnesota, then pl...

Help us choose a theme for next year's "Italian Film Festival's Building Bridges: Emerging Filmmaker Awards" -- new in 2018! In 2018, the Italian Film Festival (IFF) celebrates its tenth year! To commemorate a decade of contemporary Italian cinema in the Twin Cities, the IFF will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emergi...

Summer has arrived in Minnesota, and so has the ICC's popular Passeggiata! What better way to enjoy the sunny Twin City days than to walk around beautiful Lake Calhoun, and speak a little Italian in the process! Those interested will gather at the West Lake Street kiosk, behind Tin Fish, at 11 AM, on Saturday, June 24th, and will walk clockwise. Le...

When Geno’s announced its opening, and chose to leave the dubious name “Dago” out of the business of making Italian sandwiches, we were very happy. First, because more Italian sandwiches! And second, because something this delicious doesn’t need a potentially offensive nickname attached to its otherwise glorious existence. There’s nothing offensive...