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LA Italian Festival in NoHo – Oct. 22

Date 10.20.2017

Enjoy Italian food, music, comedy, beer, wine, games, bocce and entertainment all day long at the LA Italian Festival on Sunday, October 22. Family-friendly. Free admission.

October 22, 2017,  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Los Angeles Italian Festival
10901 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606

More info call (818)945-3378 or visit their website


Italian Language Video Contest for Kids (K-12) Launches Today!

Date 10.16.2017

In honor of Italian Language Day, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles,  would like to propose a fun contest that will showcase kids creativity and Italian language ability, while pushing them to tap into Italian culture.

Contest Overview

Students in grades K-12 are asked to create a “commercial” or promotional spot to talk about or “sell” their favorite Italian product, Italian travel destination, book, music, Italian fashion item, Italian food, museum, artist, artwork etc. The possibilities for kids to talk about what they love about Italy are limitless!

Contest Requirements

  1. Kids must be enrolled in K-12
  2. Their commercial/promotional spot must be in Italian
  3. Their commercial/promotional spot cannot exceed three minutes
  4. Video submitted should be in MP4 or QuickTime format

Awards

Three winners will be chosen from three separate age groups.

  1. one first place winner for K-4,
  2. one first place winner for 5-8, and
  3. one first place winner for 9-12

The winning videos across all three age groups will be showcased on June 2nd, 2018 during the celebration of Italy’s National Day and the students will receive recognition from the Consul General.

Information & Application

Important Dates

Dec. 15, 2017 – Video Submission with Application Deadline
Jan. 26, 2018 – Winners announced
June 2, 2018 –  Award Ceremony


Taste of Italy is this weekend!

Date 09.07.2017

Tickets are now on sale for the Italian American Museum LA’s (IAMLA) ninth annual food and wine event! Support IAMLA in downtown Los Angeles for a fun evening of Italian cuisine, culture, and entertainment. Friends of Fondazione Italia receive a discount!

$5 off General presale tickets with code FONDITALIA5 or
$20 off Premiere presale tickets with code FONDITALIA20

To find out more and to purchase your tickets visit https://www.showclix.com/event/tasteofitaly2017


Epicureology: Wine and Food tasting in Los Angeles – Nov. 1

Date 10.20.2017

Lafirstep is proud to present Epicureology one of the most important food events in Los Angeles. In its fourth incarnation, Epicureology will showcase only the best Italian food products during a wonderful tasting at the Casa Italiana. Only the best and most original of Italian food product and culture will be represented.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

4:00-10:00 pm

Casa Italiana – 1051 N Broadway, Los Angeles

Tickets are $25 each.

More Information and Ticket Purchase

 

 


Ludovico Einaudi in Concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Date 10.14.2017

Back by popular demand, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance again welcomes the incomparable Ludovico Einaudi to Royce Hall for two unforgettable evenings. A classically trained pianist and composer, Einaudi is best known for his unique, genre-defying musical style that blends elements of classical, avant-garde, rock, jazz, electronica and world music in an effortlessly lyrical and unexpected way.

October 19 & 20 at 8:00 pm

The Adelaide Review described his compositions as “rolling waves” and said that while “some describe it as nostalgic and liken its patterned harmonies to pop music…in truth, this Milanese musician has invented a solitary musical path of his own, one where genre distinctions cease to matter and establishment practices are left far behind.”

For tickets or more information call the UCLA box office at 310-825-2101.

www.ludovicoeinaudi.com


San Diego Little Italy Classic Film Festival: Oct. 7 – May 31

Date 10.05.2017

The Classic series screens Italian classic and contemporary film in San Diego’s Little Italy the first Saturday night of each month starting on Saturday, October 7 through Saturday, May 31. This years program in includes The Stuff of Dreams by G. Cabiddu, The Great War by M. Monicelli and Like Crazy by P. Verzi’.

Weekly Saturday screenings are at 7:30 pm
Firehouse Museum, Little Italy, San Diego

View the full program


Sergio Gaudio Wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Date 10.05.2017

Fondazione Italia would like to congratulate friend and board member, Sergio Gaudio, on winning the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna and  gravitational waves as part of team LIGO at Caltech.

 


Italian Genealogy: Discovering Your Ancestral Records in Italy and in the USA

Date 10.04.2017

Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry. If you’re one of them, this workshop might be of interest to you! It offers a hands-on approach to researching documents relevant to families that emigrated from Southern Italy to the U.S.

The two-day workshop by Bill Cellini, Jr., a genealogy researcher who has 25 years of experience working with, translating, and interpreting Italian genealogical vital records in the United States and in Italy, provides participants the opportunity to learn valuable research techniques specific to Italian genealogy to enhance their genealogical skills. The workshop offers novice and intermediate genealogists practical methods of research to utilize immigration records, and government and church documents to establish travel patterns, hometowns, and personal records. No knowledge of Italian is needed.

Saturdays, October 7 & 14, 2017
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles
1023 Hilgard Avenue
Two sessions $90 (non-member)/$85 (member)

*To register please call (310) 824-7408 or email classes.iicla@esteri.it


Italian Heritage Month in Los Angeles – Calendar of Events

Date 10.03.2017

October 3, 2017, 6:30 pm
Lawrence Di Stasi: The Danger in “Potentially Dangerous”
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

Historian & writer Lawrence DiStasi will discuss the homefront restrictions, internments and evacuations of Italian “enemy aliens” during WWII. Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute with NIAF and the George L. Graziadio Center at CSULB. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. More at http://bit.ly/2jLe6IK

September 29 – October 5
“Spettacolo”
Documentary on the “Teatro Povero” of Monticchiello

Limited engagement at Laemelle’s in Santa Monica and Pasadena. Visit www.laemmle.com for show times. Special discounted price for Fondazione Italia’s students and friends! Ticket price of $10 for Friday & Saturday shows after 7:00 pm, and $8 all other times. Discount code is TEATRO52.

October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Italian Movie Night San Juan Capistrano
“My Country”

Regency San Juan Capistrano theater will screen, MY COUNTRY, by director Giancarlo Iannotta. The director will be in attendance and available for Q&A after the screening! Happy Hour is at 6:00 pm followed by the screening at 7:00 pm

October 7, 2017, 12:00 pm and October 14 2017, 12:00 pm
Italian Genealogy: Discovering Your Ancestral Records in Italy and in the USA (2-day workshop)
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

The workshop offers practical methods to researching documents relevant to families that emigrated from Southern Italy to the U.S. No knowledge of Italian is needed. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.
Two sessions $90 (non-member)/$85 (IIC members).  Info and registrations at (310) 824-7408 or classes.iicla@esteri.it  More at http://bit.ly/2w85ZI6

October 7, 2017, 6:30 pm
Cinema Little Italy
Firehouse Museum Theater 1572 Columbia Street San Diego, CA

The Classic series screens the first Saturday night of each month from October through May. The Stuff of Dreams di Gianfranco Cabiddu will screen on October 7. In Italian with English subtitles. Organized by Cinema Little Italy in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  More at http://cinemalittleitaly.com/

October 7, 2017, 9:30 am
Colazione Italiana
Meeting of Italiani a Los Angeles at Novo Cafe in Burbank
3900 w. Riverside Drive. All are invited!

October 8, 2017, 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Columbus Day Celebration

Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 

Join the Italian Cultural Arts Council, an affiliated council of the Bowers Museum, for their annual Columbus Day celebration! Festivities include parade of the flags, Color Guard presentation, singing of Italian National Anthem, a live musical performance, awards, guest speakers and more.  This is a free event.  More info: (714)567-3600 www.bowers.org

October 9, 2017
Christopher Columbus Holiday

Americas, Italy, Spain

Multi-Celebrations of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas in 1492.

October 10, 2017, 6:30 pm
“Raphael: The Lord of the Arts” –
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

West Coast premiere of the film on the life of Raphael Sanzio, one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Film in English. Introduction by Davide Gasparotto, the Getty Museum’s Senior Curator of Paintings. Organized by Sky TV e IIC Los Angeles. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  More at http://bit.ly/2xgzL0V (by invitation)

October 10, 2017, 9:00 pm
Marco Cappelli e Ken Filiano @ Angel City Jazz Festival
Blue Whale  123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012

On the occasion of the 10th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival (Oct. 1 – 15, 2017), a special performance by Marco Cappelli (guitar) and Ken Filiano (bass). Organized by ACJF in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  Info at http://angelcityjazz.com/marcocappelli/

October 11, 2017
Masterclass
Santa Fe Springs Gelson’s Distribution Center 13833 Freeway Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90670

Within the Extraordinary Italian Taste campaign, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West organizes a training session specifically for Gelson’s specialty store personnel on authentic Italian cheese and deli products. The event is organized in collaboration with some of Italy’s most prominent consortia and will feature spokespersons directly involved in the training. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  Info at: info@iaccw.net

October 12, 2017, 6:00 pm (ceremony) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (reception)
Italian Heritage Day 
Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Italian Heritage Month Presentation by Councilman Joe Buscaino in John Ferraro Council Chambers, with reception to follow in City Hall Courtyard. More info: (213)473-7015 iliana.garcia@lacity.org

October 14, 2017, 10:30 am
Cooking class: Homemade Italian Bread
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

Ale Gambini, LA-based Italian food blogger and author of the cookbook “A Queen in the Kitchen,” will host a class dedicated to homemade Italian bread. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  Fee: $60.00 (non-members) / $55.00 (IIC members).  Info and registrations at (310) 824-7408 or classes.iicla@esteri.it

October 14, 2017, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Taste of Italy
424 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Italian American Museum Los Angeles presents the ninth annual premiere Italian food and wine event.  For one evening the heart of historic Downtown Los Angeles is transformed into a charming Italian Piazza where guests can enjoy: 40+ of the region’s best Italian restaurants, 100+ World Class Wines, Live Entertainment, Chef Demonstrations.

More info: www.italianhall.org

October 16, 2017, 6:30 pm
Wine class: Cocktail night
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

Sommelier Giammario Villa will teach how to make traditional Italian cocktails.  Organized by IIC Los Angeles and Lingua Viva with Vinomatica. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  Info and registrations at (310) 824-7408 or classes.iicla@esteri.it

October 17, 2017, 6:30 pm
“Leopardi – Il Giovane Favoloso” by Mario Martone
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

A screening of the film Leopardi (2014, 2h 25m) by Mario Martone, based upon the life of the Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi. In Italian with English subtitles. Organized by the IIC with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. More at http://bit.ly/2fBJ5CJ

October 18, 2017, 6:30 pm
Giovanni Bellini: the poetry of landscape
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings at the Getty Museum, will give his insight on the Giovanni Bellini exhibition Landscapes of Faith which he curated (on view at the Getty Center through January 14, 2018). Organized by the IIC in collaboration with the Getty Museum. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.

More at http://bit.ly/2xx5Dht

October 19 and 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Ludovico Einaudi in concert
UCLA Royce Hall 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi returns to Los Angeles for two unforgettable evenings. Organized by CAP UCLA in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.
For info and tickets call UCLA box office at 310-825-2101.

October 21, 2017,  8:30 am
Italian Language Teachers Workshop 2017
Taper Hall of Humanities – University of Southern California (USC)

The workshop will focus on best practices and strategies for what goes into the very best lessons. Organized by USC in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.
Info and registrations at http://bit.ly/2wHY17N

October 22, 2017,  12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Los Angeles Italian Festival
10901 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606

Enjoy Italian food, music, comedy, beer, wine, games, bocce and entertainment all day long. Family-friendly. Free admission. More info: (818)945-3378 www.losangelesitalianfestival.com

October 23, 2017, 6:30 pm
Reading the Language of Reality: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Consulate General of Mexico 2401 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Authors Gian Maria Annovi and Christopher Domínguez Michael will discuss the work of Italian world-renowned writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  More at http://bit.ly/2xhrtmV

October 24 2017, 6:30 pm
“Bread and Tulips” by Silvio Soldini
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Los Angeles

A screening of the Italian-Swiss production and romantic comedy, Bread and Tulips (2000, 1h 56m) directed by Silvio Soldini. In Italian with English subtitles. Organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland and the IIC. Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  More at http://bit.ly/2hgxAEa

October 24, 2017, 8:30 pm
Sounding Limits. The music of Pascale Criton
REDCAT 631 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Silvia Tarozzi (violin) and Deborah Walker (cello) will perform a selection of works by the innovative French composer Pascale Criton. Organized by REDCAT, CalArts and UC Santa Barbara in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.  Info and tickets at http://bit.ly/2xnA5tV

October 26, 2017, 6:30 pm
“Tina Modotti. Dogma and Passion” by Laura Martina Diaz
Consulate General of Mexico 2401 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

A screening of the documentary on Tina Modotti, Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist. In Spanish with English subtitles. Organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). Event recognized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. More at http://bit.ly/2yelfDH

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 pm
Italiani in Orange County
“Tutti in Pizzeria” at Angelina’s

A social gathering in OC organized by Maria Moffa. Open menu. Since the gathering is close to Halloween, families who want to come in their costumes are more than welcome to! Angelina’s in Irvine at Los Olivos Marketplace, 8573 Irvine Center Drive.

 

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EVENT: Annual Columbus Day Celebration at Bowers – Oct. 8

Date 10.03.2017

Join the Italian Cultural Arts Council, an affiliated council of the Bowers Museum, for their annual Columbus Day celebration! The Italian family festival will include a parade of the flags, a Color Guard presentation, singing of the Italian National Anthem, a live musical performance, awards, guest speakers and more!

This year’s celebration will honor Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D.President, Chapman University For his dedication to Mathematics, Science and Technology.

Sunday, October 8 at 10:00 am
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana
(Appetizers and refreshments will follow)

Presented by The Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation Renaissance Lodge #2259 Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America. Proud Affiliate Members of the Bowers Museum.


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