News & Events

Pasta Masters – May 23

Date 05.13.2019

Mr. C Beverly Hills & IACCW present Pasta Masters: A Progressive Pasta Experience at the Authentic Italian Table on May 23rd. Enjoy culinary demonstrations showcasing imported, authentic Italian ingredients at the centerpiece and tastings of freshly made pasta from some of LAs’ most celebrated Italian Chefs.

Bellinis will be served upon arrival, followed by passed hors d’oeuvres, unlimited freshly made pasta samples from each chef, and bottomless Italian beverages, including craft beers by Peroni Nastro Azzurro and specialty wines wines from Marchesi Antinori.

Thursday, May 23 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at Mr. C Beverly Hills

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The Language Magician: the video game for Italian learners

Date 05.10.2019

The Erasmus + Language Magician project is a video game with a grip on children that can also be useful to teachers in evaluating the progress students make in learning foreign languages. The project, which was joined by the Schooling Office of the Italian Consulate in London since the beginning of 2015 and by the Italian Foreign Ministry in 2018 through a financial contribution, has now become an instrument available online free of charge and accessible to all schools and teachers.

At the address  you can use the game for two levels of learning: one for children between 7 and 10 who have already dedicated approximately 100 hours to studying the foreign language of choice (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian for foreigners) and another for older students of up to 12 years of age who have dedicated approximately 200 hours to studying the foreign language.

For 35 minutes, the student becomes the Language Magician whose task consists in “freeing his animal friends imprisoned by the terrible Winivil in his inaccessible tower”.

By periodically repeating the game, teachers can evaluate the progress of their young students thanks to the instantaneous creation of a diagram showing their performance.

Consul General Silvia Chiave and Senator Francesca Alderisi visit Franklin Elementary

Date 05.10.2019

Within days of each other, the teachers and students from the K-6 Italian Dual-Immersion program were honored to welcome visits from both Consul General Silvia Chiave and Italian Senator Francesa Alderisi! The steadfast support of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles and the Italian government allows Fondazione Italia to provide Franklin Elementary with a grant to provide two Italian instructional assistants to the program.

Article on Senator Francesca Alderisi’s visit

Kids Italian Summer Camp Open for Enrollment!

Date 04.09.2019

Italian Summer Camps in Glendale and Laguna Beach are open for Enrollment! Make Friends! Have Fun! All in Italian! All levels welcome for kids ages 4-10! Check out all the details here!

Single day drop-offs available!

Buona Pasqua! Discover Italian Easter Food Traditions

Date 04.16.2019

The importance of Easter in Italian culture is reflected in the country’s food traditions. During Easter lunch in Italy, lamb and eggs are always served. They appear either as part of the meal itself, or as sweets in the shape of these symbols of life and rebirth (in the case of eggs) and of sacrifice of the son of God for humanity (in the case of the lamb.)

For traditional Italian recipes served during Easter visit Giallo Zafferano.

Easter is one of the most important holidays in the Christian religion and is a celebration of the resurrection of Christ, three days after he had been crucified. One important detail about this holiday, is that the date changes from year to year. As was decided at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AC, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring and can therefore vary from March 22nd to April 25th.

The week prior to Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday, is referred to as Holy Week and is a period of many symbolical celebrations, including the preparation of long tables in churches that represent the table there Jesus held his last supper with his twelve disciples. There is also the procession of Good Friday, during which people try to recreate the Christ’s long walk towards the cross.

Leonardo Da Vinci 500th Anniversary Exhibit at The Getty Opens April 30

Date 04.16.2019

This year the world celebrates Leonardo Da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death. On the April 30 an exhibition dedicated to him will open at the Getty Museum in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles.

Learn about the history and significance of the Sicilian puppet theater – April 15

Date 04.15.2019

Join the Chapman University Italian Studies Department tonight for a presentation by Italian Studies alumnus Marco Saglimbeni that will explore the traditional form of Sicilian Puppetry known as pupi theater.

Monday, April 15
7:00-8:30 pm
Chapman University – Center for American War Letters of the Leatherby Libraries.

Today is Italian Research Day 2019

Date 04.15.2019

Italian Research Day is an initiative launched by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to promote the important work of Italian scientists and researchers around the world.

On the occasion of this year’s #ItalianResearchDay, please check out these fascinating interviews of two Italian researchers in the US, Veronica Bindi from NASA and the University of Hawaii, and Barbara Marchetti from the Catholic University of America and Universita’ e-Campus. Video 👉🏼

Il Consolato si informa…Info for retired Italians living abroad

Date 04.08.2019

Do you receive an Italian pension and reside abroad?  Have you already received the “yellow envelope” for your pension? Watch this helpful video to be informed on the procedure that needs to be followed for your existence of life certification.

Ricevi la pensione italiana e risiedi all’estero? Hai gia’ ricevuto la “busta gialla” per la pensione? Per avere informazioni sulla procedura da seguire e le scadenze per l’accertamento dell’esistenza in vita segui le istruzioni di questo video

Patrons of Italian Culture offer Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors Studying Italian

Date 04.05.2019

Full Time High School Seniors from anywhere in the U.S. who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been accepted to an accredited College or University are eligible for consideration for this scholarship offered by the Patrons of Italian Culture. A commitment to a major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is strongly recommended, however, consideration will be given to the applicant’s final course of study. You do not have to have Italian heritage to apply.
Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts. Funding of all scholarships will be deposited to the account of the student at the academic institution he or she will be attending.
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019