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The Italian Cultural Center is dedicated to helping promote local events that celebrate Italian culture in fresh and thought-provoking ways. If you have an event that fits this criteria and you would like to see it featured on the ICC website please e-mail

Upcoming events

    • 26 Feb 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul 55114
    • 3

    Carnevale is coming up!

    Join Romina Montanari, native Italian instructor and passionate cook, and make your own Frappe!

    These rectangles of sweet pastry dough fried and coated with powdered sugar are typical tasty Carnevale treats made throughout Italy and called by various names: chiacchieresfrappole, crostoli, bugie, cenci and many more depending on the region.

    The group will taste the fresh made Frappe with a glass of Prosecco.

    Don't forget to bring a tray and 2 flour sack towels (or light kitchen towels) and a large container with you as you will carry back home some frappe! 

    The event will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul 55114. Free parking available. 

    Register now: our cooking classes are popular and fill quickly.

    As always, all events must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative costs.

    Contact Tiziana, at, with your questions.  

    WHEN: Sunday, Feb 26 2:00 – 4:30 PM
    WHERE: Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul 55114 (Free parking available) 
    PRICE: $35 (Member)$45 (Non-Member)


    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • University of Minnesota, School of Music, Room 225 2106 4th St South 55455 Minneapolis
    • 99

    The ICC is pleased to announce a special presentation and piano performance to be held on Wednesday, March 29th, at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by the School of Music of the University of Minnesota. Maria Mannone, will present Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective".

    What is the connection between art and science? These apparently opposite fields of the human knowledge have an incredible story of interactions and mutual influences. Science can inspire artistic production, and answers some questions while opening new ones. Art gives Science new food for thought, and helps understanding abstract concepts in an intuitive way.  As in a progressive zoom, we start from general considerations, then we address on math, physics, and music, to focus on the Italian contribution to these fields across the centuries. A short gallery of important contributions is completed by musical “live” examples. A short piano recital follows the presentation, including a section with improvised piano music based on the suggestions of the public, as an interactive exchange between public and performance.

    The event is organized by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and hosted by the University of Minnesota.

    Maria Mannone (Palermo, 1985) earned Masters in Theoretical Physics, Orchestral Conducting, Composition, and Piano in her native Italy; in France, the Master 2 ATIAM at IRCAM-UPMC Paris VI Sorbonne. She’s currently Ph.D. candidate in Composition at the University of Minnesota, where she developed an interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with the Fine Institute of Theoretical Physics. She participated in international conferences about math and music as invited speaker, and recently to the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s author and co-author of books and articles about the field, that also involve relations between music and visual arts, her strong passion. Her musical compositions have been performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, and during Festival delle Orestiadi di Gibellina, and the Arts Quarter Festival at the U of M. She’s also active as performer and improviser.

    Structure of the event:

    40 minutes presentation

    10 minutes interval (alcohol-free drinks are offered)

    20 minutes performance

    light refreshments offered

    Date: Wednesday, March 29th
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Place: University of Minnesota, School of Music, Room 225  
    2106 4th St South
    55455 Minneapolis

    Cost: Free but please register to help us plan the event

    Parking: Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps.

    Contact Tiziana at with questions.

Past events

19 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! EW17 Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities
08 Jan 2017 EW17 Viva l'Italia! From our friends of Opera on Tap
01 Dec 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "Visualizing Sanudo's Diarii. The Multimedia Festival in Renaissance Venice"
27 Nov 2016 CF16 Festa italiana in pizzeria! Italian Pizza Party for Families
13 Nov 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: Special Concert Performance "¡Sacabuche!: Venetia 1500"
11 Nov 2016 CONSORTIUM CARISSIMI: Early Italian Baroque Meets Jazz
01 Nov 2016 Ferrante Night at Moon Palace Books
27 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "A Knight of the Italian Renaissance: Pietro Bembo and the Order of Malta"
20 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "The Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean: Trade in a Transitional Time"
15 Oct 2016 EF16 Discover the Caponi Art Park
10 Oct 2016 BORDERS (OF THE HUMAN): Naoki Sakai and Sandro Mezzadra: A Winton Chair Cornerstone Event (Oct 10-12, 2016)
08 Sep 2016 Earthquake Fundraiser: CLOSED, Thank you for the overwhelming response!
19 May 2016 EU16 The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview, Thursday, May 19, 2016
15 Apr 2016 Sebastian Maniscalco heads to Pantages 4/15!
24 Mar 2016 ES16 Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Formation of Italian Identity - Thursday, March 24, 2016
14 Feb 2016 Cineforum Series: Film “Matrimonio all’italiana” (Marriage Italian Style)
11 Oct 2015 CE15 - Piccoli Pizzaioli series: Panzerotti class for children
05 Oct 2015 RED DESERT (1964) A film by Italian Director Michelangelo Antonioni
19 Aug 2015 ES15 Cocktail Reception at Historic Clifton House
07 Jul 2015 ES15 SOLD OUT! - Symposium - Leonardo Da Vinci: the Scientist, The Inventor, The Artist: Legacy of the Ultimate Renaissance Man.
22 May 2015 Eurochannel Short Films Tour
25 Apr 2015 University of Minnesota Event
24 Apr 2015 EN15 U of M Film, "Refugees in Cinecitta"- Friday, April 24
22 Apr 2015 Chocolate for the Rainforest
04 Apr 2015 DOLCI: La Cassata Siciliana - Saturday, April 4th
14 Mar 2015 CE15 SOLD OUT! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
07 Feb 2015 Sold Out! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
01 Feb 2015 1 Open Spot! DOLCI – Italian treats for Carnevale! Sunday, Feb 1st
02 Dec 2014 Italian Ambassador Visit/ Spoken in Italian - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
27 Sep 2014 EF14 DOLCI - Tiramisu! Saturday, September 27
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
14 Nov 2013 Give To The Max Day!
11 Nov 2013 ENF13 Young Professionals----Meet and Greet!
21 Oct 2013 ENF13 Meet New Italian American Author, Deborah Stevens...Book Signing and Wine Giveaway!
31 May 2013 CineForum May: Zabriskie Point
02 May 2013 ES13 A Concert of Italian Songs and Arias with the University of Minnesota Department of Music
01 May 2013 Euro-American Celebration
26 Apr 2013 CineForum April: Zabriskie Point
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
22 Feb 2013 CineForum 2013: Blow Up
25 Jan 2013 CineForum 2013: Il deserto rosso
15 Nov 2012 Give To The Max Day!
19 Oct 2012 We Need Your Feedback! Take a short survey here!
15 Oct 2012 Jovanotti at First Ave
21 Sep 2012 Festa Italiana Event
25 Aug 2012 Italian Exchange Students Need Host Families
23 Jul 2012 Festa Italiana Kickoff!
22 Jul 2012 AS Roma Soccer In Chicago
16 Jun 2012 ICC Soccer Team Mini World Cup Tournament
25 May 2012 CineForum 2012: Mio fratello è figlio unico (My Brother Is an Only Child)
09 Dec 2011 Concert by Ivailo Giurov
16 Oct 2011 ICC Soccer Team
23 Sep 2011 Festa Italiana: First Italian Festival
11 Sep 2011 Recreational indoor soccer for men over 35
28 Aug 2011 Wheels of Italy
21 Aug 2011 Italian Exchange Students Need Host Families
18 Jul 2011 Festa Italiana Fundraiser; First Italian Festival
11 Jun 2011 ICC Soccer Team
10 Jun 2011 La Doppia Ora at Edina Theater
14 Apr 2011 Italian Films at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
05 Mar 2011 Minnesota Opera Presents: La Traviata
13 Feb 2011 Roberto Plano plays with Dakota Valley Symphony
10 Feb 2011 U of MN Italian Conversation Group
29 Jan 2011 Chocolate Tasting Classes by Chocolate BonaVita
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