News & Events
If you are you are passionate about writing and Italian language and culture then don’t miss out on this great opportunity to collaborate with L’Italo-Americano!
L’Italo-Americano is a weekly publication serving the Italian-American community throughout the United States. Established in 1908, L’Italo-Americano is the oldest Italian-American newspaper in the US with a mission to promote and preserve Italian culture and heritage by reporting in both Italian and English on subjects such as arts and culture, literature, education, history, business, sciences, sports, lifestyle to name a few.
CINEMA ITALIA offered by the Italian Cultural Arts Council presents “Si Accettano Miracoli,“ an Italian comedy film directed by Alessandro Siani on Sunday, March 19 at Bowers Museum. Arrive early at Bowers Museum and visit the newly remodeled Tangata Restaurant for an amazing Sunday brunch or cocktail/appetizer prior to the movie. In Italian with English subtitles.
Showtime: 2:00 pm
Kershaw Auditorium (north building)
$5 for Students (no need to RSVP)
Members are free
Tickets can be purchased onsite.
Fondazione Italia’s spring session of traditional group classes for kid and adults in Burbank and Hermosa Beach are starting soon! 8-week spring 2017 session starts March 17 & 18.
NEW CLASS! Hermosa Beach offering “Parliamo 101!” for adult beginners. Jump start your Italian with this crash course of high frequency conversation starters. You’ll feel empowered and successful from day 1. If learning a second language has been a challenge for you, this class will break through those barriers. Discover your hidden talent for speaking Italian!
Visit our locations to find out schedule, course offerings and pricing information or to enroll.
Italian musician, Zucchero, will be in concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Friday, March 17.
Show starts at 9:00 pm.
Fondazione Italia’s Italian language student’s ages 7 to 16 have together with their teacher, created Il Piccolo Corriere. The goal of Il Piccolo Corriere was to incorporate, in a fun and creative way, writing activities into the communicative experience of language learning. Fondazione Italia students were asked to contribute an article to Il Piccolo Corriere on a topic related to their own experience of all things Italian, and Italy.
“Writing-to-learn” activities in the foreign language classroom is a great way to learn new vocabulary and practice verb construction. Unlike conversation where there is no time to think about how to use a new language, writing gives language learners the opportunity to think and practice the language, helps increase overall language proficiency, expands critical thinking skills, and fosters cultural interaction.
Please enjoy the most recent edition of Il Piccolo Corriere!
Chapman University hosts Italian author, Giuseppe Conte on March 13 during the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing 20th Annual Literary Arts Reading Series! The Center promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing, and offers the public an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the written word and those who write it.
All readings will take place in Beckman Hall 404 at 5:00 pm.
Don’t miss this chance to connect to Italian heritage through these Masters of the written word.
Every year, women of all ages in Italy have this special day dedicated to them with celebratory dinners or they just get together with other female friends. Known globally as International Women’s Day, in Italy the festival has some wonderful traditions. The official Italian symbol is the yellow mimosa flower which men give to the special women in their lives. Italian feminists chose the mimosa as a symbol of the holiday in 1946, soon after the end of World War II. It was chosen for its bright, cheerful color and fragrant scent, plus it is in bloom in March and is relatively inexpensive. Men and women express best wishes – AUGURI! to any woman they encounter.
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West presents Savor Italy roadshow Los Angeles, an all-Italian food and wine event featuring a grand tasting and educational seminars. Savor Italy roadshow offers foodies and wine connoisseurs and lovers alike a peek into Italy’s unparalleled food and wine culture. Savor, discover and learn about authentic Italian food and wines from an array of selected premium boutique producers hailing directly from Italy!
Eucational opportunities are also provided through two seminars and guided tastings:
Wine – “Lugana: the aristocratic lake Garda white” – 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Food – “Extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar, Modena’s liquid gold” – 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Please note: seminar space is limited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Don’t miss this extraordinary walk-around tasting featuring some of Italy’s best and most authentic wines and culinary productions.