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Long Beach Carnevale on March 1

Date 02.28.2014

The Authenticity Of Venetian Carnevale Comes to The Los Angeles Area In A Fun Day Filled With Festivities For Guests Of All Ages!

For the third year in a row, Long Beach Carnevale brings the tradition and culture of the Venetian Venice Italy Carnevale to the L.A. Area.

SATURDAY, March 1
(Rainbow Harbor outside the Long Beach Aquarium)

The event is thrown in the true customs and traditions of the Venice Carnival.

For more information CLICK HERE.


Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival from February 23 – March 1

Date 02.20.2014

LOS ANGELES, ITALIA – Film, Fashion and Art Festival on February 23 – March 1 at Chinese 6 Theaters, Hollywood.

Right before the 86th Academy Awards, the Festival presents in Hollywood Italian films premieres as well as classic movies, with guests and celebrities from the industry. Organized by the Istituto Capri nel Mondo, with the support of the Italian Trade Commission and the collaboration of the Consulate General of Italy and the IIC.

For program information CLICK HERE.


Fondazione Italia Now Offering Italian Class in Bakersfield

Date 02.11.2014

Fondazione Italia now offering Italian in Bakersfield! Spring 2014 Session starts March 6 at the Italian Heritage Dante Association.

CLICK HERE for more information and to enroll.


Cinema Italiano at Bowers Museum – “Si Puo’ Fare” Screening on February 16

Date 02.10.2014

CINEMA ITALIANO! Offered by the Italian Cultural Arts Council presents SI PUO’ FARE – “WE CAN DO THAT” by Claudio Manfredonia in Italian with English subtitles.

SUNDAY, February 16 @ 2:00 PM

Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
In the state-of-the art Norma Kershaw Auditoriu

Register & Refreshments: 1:30 pm

Admission fee of $10 Payable at Entrance
$5 for Students (no need to RSVP)

This unusual Italian-language seriocomedy from director Giulio Manfredonia walks a fine-line, suspended midway between genial farce and sensitive, compassionate drama. It tells of Nello (Claudio Bisio), a businessman from Milan who gets unexpectedly booted out of his job and ends up managing a collective of ex-mental patients; the individuals in question have suffered from the notorious Basaglia Law, and thus found themselves expelled from area psychiatric hospitals. Sensing a need for renewed purpose in these individuals, Nello defines a new occupational role for each of them, molded and shaped to each individual’s abilities – with both humorous and surprisingly touching results. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Parking Notice! The north and south lots cost $6. Disabled parking is free. There is free parking in a public lot on Main Street (a short walk across from North Lot with easy access back to museum by traffic signal) Street parking is free.


New Masters in Italian Studies at Cal State University, Long Beach

Date 02.07.2014

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Academic Senate approves a new Master of Arts degree for Italian Studies to begin next fall.

For enrollment information CLICK HERE.


Italian Cultural Center of SD – Teacher Position

Date 02.06.2014

The Italian Cultural Center of San Diego is seeking a part-time native Italian teacher with the start of each new term to teach Italian language or Italian culture classes in art, music, opera, literature, and more.

If you are interested and live in the San Diego area with a valid work permit, please send your resume to programs@icc-sd.org or visit their website at: http://www.icc-sd.org


High School Student Italian Scholarship to Study in Rimini, Italy

Date 01.30.2014

Tiberius International in Rimini, Italy through Fondazione Italia is offering a 100% scholarship to a high school student to cover the tuition fees for a one-week standard language course during the 2014 summer!*

Tiberius International was founded in Rimini in 1994 and is located in the historic center at the Tre Re (“Three Kings”) Palace. The school is run by Monica Golfieri and Donatella Donati, who are actively involved both in the coordination of the Italian language and culture courses, and in all the students’ activities. Courses are held all  year round and are aimed at meeting students’ specific needs in order to develop their language skills and increase confidence. Teaching is based according to the six levels of knowledge provided by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language, and each course will be led by two teachers who will share the tasks of teaching vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation and grammatical structures. For the future Tiberius International wishes to achieve new goals to offer continuous innovation in the study of Italian language.

*Scholarship includes: 20 hours of instruction, teaching materials, and old town guided tour. The scholarship does not include annual registration fee, housing, and food.

Deadline is FEBRUARY 15, 2014

CLICK HERE to download an application.


Italy’s Holocaust Remberence Day on January 27

Date 01.27.2014

In July 2000, Italy proclaimed Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a Day of Remembrance to commemorate Italian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust, and all those who had risked their lives to try to save others.

There will be a public reading on Jan. 27th, 12 – 2 pm at the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust (100 South The Grove Dr.) or at the Italian Cultural Institute (1023 Hilgard Ave.).


Cinema Italiano Screens “Lezioni di Cioccolato” at Bowers on Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 pm

Date 01.17.2014

CINEMA ITALIANO! Offered by the Italian Cultural Arts Council presents LEZIONI DI CIOCCOLATO by Claudio Cupellini in Italian with English subtitles.

Lezioni di cioccolato (Chocolate Lessons) (2007)
A building contractor on the verge of closing his biggest deal to date finds his future jeopardized when an illegally hired worker is injured on the job, and makes a most unusual attempt at blackmail. Mattia (Luca Argentero) is about to make some serious cash when illegal employee Kamal (Hassani Shapi) suffers a serious trauma on the job site. As a result, Kamal is unable to attend an advanced course for pastry makers that he had signed up for. When Kamal threatens to sue unless Mattia attends the course in his place, the contractor reluctantly agrees to take part in the ruse, posing as his employee and bridging the culture gap between the two men in the process. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
SUNDAY, January 19, 2014
Register & Refreshments: 1:30 pm
Showtime: 2:00 pm

Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
In the state-of-the art Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Admission fee of $10 Payable at Entrance
$5 for Students (no need to RSVP)

Parking Notice! The north and south lots cost $6. Disabled parking is free. There is free parking in a public lot on Main Street (a short walk across from North Lot with easy access back to museum by traffic signal) Street parking is free.


Mercatino Italiano at Newport Italian – Saturday, January 18 at 7 pm

Date 01.17.2014

Mercatino Italiano!
A wonderful monthly event at Newport Italian that recreates an Italian market street tradition for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss this cozy family event!

SATURDAY JANUARY 18TH
FROM 7PM TO 10PM

@NEWPORT ITALIAN 1536 NEWPORT BLVD., COSTA MESA, CA 92627