The 8th Annual Italian Film Festival is less than two weeks away! We have a wonderful line-up of ten films never before seen in Minnesota, including a silent film with live accompaniment by avant-garde band Sun Silo. Comedies, dramas, crime, romance--it's all here at the Italian Film Festival!   The best way for ICC members to support the Fe...

All members are invited to the annual meeting of the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Join us to learn about our achievements for this year, exciting plans for next year and meet fellow members! This year we are honored to have WCCO TV co-anchors, Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello in attendance. We wish to recognize Frank...

By Cindy Kujala The first meeting of the Trentini Tirolesi del Minnesota, Stella del Nord was held on June 14, 1995. "We hold dear to our heritage, because we firmly believe that embracing our past enlivens our present and leads to a wonderful future," the club says. Today, 20 years later, the club continues to embrace its past.   Founders...

TRENTO - Quando i rappresentanti dei Circoli trentini di Stati Uniti e Canada si riuniscono (lo fanno ogni due anni su iniziativa della federazione dei circoli del Nord America), rinsaldano i vincoli di un'amicizia mai spenta con la terra d'origine. Al tempo stesso riscoprono la memoria di quanti, con la dura esperienza dell'emigrazione, hanno dato...

It is our pleasure to announce the visit of Italian American author, Christopher Castellani! Chris is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship award, and we are pleased to have planned a two-part event. Those who register for the book club can read Chris' most recent novel, "All This Talk of Love", and discuss it at the ICC on Thursday, May 29...

Dear Friend of the Italian Cultural Center, We ask for your support on Give to the Max Day, this Thursday, November 13, 2014. Billed as the "Great Minnesota Give Together", this is a day for all of us to support those organizations that inspire us individually and speak to us as a community.   As we continue to promote the best of Italian...

Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher swore by them for much needed energy. But it seems power naps might be bad for us. Those who steal forty winks in the day are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, according to research. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota pooled data from nine studies with 112,267 participants. They found those who...

The new restaurant going into the space formerly known as Porter & Frye will be called Monello. Jester Concepts will open the new restaurant at Minneapolis' Hotel Ivy this summer, according to the restaurant's website, which went live Wednesday.   Monello is Italian for "sea urchin," according to a post by food critic Dara Moskowitz...

Visitors to two popular Twin Cities museums will be able to grab a bite of Italian after enjoying a slice of history in the near future. The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) announced Wednesday it has struck a deal with D'Amico Catering, which will be the "official caterer" of the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and Mill City Museum in...

by Jess Fleming   The former Trattoria Da Vinci space in Lowertown St. Paul won't be empty for long - a new, more modern, yet still rustic, Italian restaurant is moving in. The restaurant, to be called Parco 400, will be helmed by chef Troy Unruh, a St. Paul native who spent 12 years working in New York City under big-name chefs like Ma...