Italian Heritage Month

October 2017

Official Event Calendar*

                  *more events will be posted!



October 1, 2017, 1:30 pm

Christopher Columbus Civic Ceremony

Casa Italiana 1051 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012


Columbus Day Program hosted by United Lodges of Southern California - Order Sons of Italy in America: Special Guest Speakers, Songs performed by Regina Iacovino, Complimentary "Panino Imbottito" (sandwiches, salad & soda) Lunch.  

RSVP only. More info: (626)254-0449 or rgeorev@aol.com


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

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 9, 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. *THIS EVENT HAS REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS.


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,  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Festa Italia Block Party
Weymouth Corners San Pedro, CA 90732

Enjoy an evening of free food and entertainment to celebrate Italian Heritage Month!  Italian food, drinks and entertainment. 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


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