Friday, October 4, 2019. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. Fisher Fine Arts Library at The University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. How cities are built reflects both the cultural values of our society as a whole and the way we humans address practical collective needs. The birth of cities has often been accompanied by the myth...

For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors will perform the greatest Tenor Arias and Songs of all time, in wonderful unique arrangements, created particularly for their U.S. Debut Tour. The quartet will make a stop at the State Theatre on Friday, October 11th. Show time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $45/$35 and can be purchased by v...

As paesani of the most notable sailor of all times, many Italian Americans want to shout “Basta!” to the annual assaults upon the reputation of our great hero, Cristoforo Colombo. Isn’t it time to hear something positive about ol’ Chris? Well you can if you go to Boalsburg, a picturesque town in central Pennsylvania. Little Boalsburg — population 3...

Celebrate Italian culture Saturday in Bristol Borough. The Bristol Lions Club will be hosting their 36th annual Italian Day Festival along the waterfront from noon until 8 p.m. Organizers said the free event will feature activities for kids, vendors, live music, food, and crafters. In addition, Italian sausages that have become staple of the event...

Tony Buba’s 1979 black-and-white documentary Sweet Sal opens with a stream of trash talk. The film’s namesake, middle-aged wise guy Sal Carulli, leans against the exterior of a bar on the main drag of Buba’s hometown of Braddock, a declining suburb of Pittsburgh. Sal is talking about his favorite subject, himself. “The real name is Sal-va-to-re,” h...

We’re excited to announce the return of Ciao Philadelphia and the long-beloved event series celebrating Italian culture. This year, our events start in late September and will continue into December. We are confident that it’s also going to be one of the best years yet! The next Ciao Philadelphia event is a rarely seen musical gem and favorite of O...

In a renewal of the venerable tradition of Sicilian faithful from the town of Sciacca, hundreds of Italian-American Catholics gathered in Norristown Sunday, Aug. 18 for the 115th annual feast in honor of la Madonna Santissima del Soccorso di Sciacca (supported by the M.S.S. Society). After Mass celebrated by Msgr. John C. Marine and other clergy at...

The annual Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, in Scranton. All are welcome to attend. The liturgy is celebrated in conjunction with La Festa Italiana, which occurs over the Labor Day weekend, Friday through Monday, August 30 through September 2, on Courthouse Square, one block away. Thi...

Sonny Conto, a genuine and upbeat 23-year-old boxer from S. 9th Street, is setting himself apart in a sport too often defined by flashy promotions and over-the-top personalities. An Italian-American who picked up boxing gloves at age 10, Conto is beloved in his South Philly neighborhood and humbled by the family and fans who roar from beside the ri...

La Festa Italiana will be held Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2) on Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Scranton. Hours are Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. As usual, more than 80 vendors will be offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainme...