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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

    • 22 Apr 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 514 Studios, 514 North 3rd Street #101, Minneapolis, MN 55401

    Our co-founder Anna Bonavita is putting on a rainforest fundraiser for Earth Day, April 22, 2015. Hope you will join this one of a kind grassroots effort to make a difference as a global citizen while enjoying a guided tasting of some of the best Italian chocolates. The cacao beans used to make these chocolate all come from the Ecuadorian rainforest. Without the rainforest chocolate will not available to us. Neither will be 1/5 of the oxygen we breathe...Rainforests do play a crucial role in many of our planet’s ecological cycles – they maintain global rainfall and regulate climate patterns worldwide... Hope to see you on Earth Day!

    Good chocolate and a good cause! To learn more and buy tickets please click here.

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Best Buy Theater, Northrup Building, University of Minnesota
    Image result for profughi a cinecittàOn Friday, April 24, the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, and the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul, will bring to Minneapolis, Professor Noa Steimatsky, of the University of Chicago, for a screening and discussion of her film, "Refugees in Cinecitta".  Professor Steimatsky completed the film in collaboration with Marco Bertozzi.  The screening and discussion will be held at the Best Buy Theater, located in the Northrup Building, University of Minnesota, and will begin at 3 p.m. on the 24th.  Please contact Lorenzo Fabbri at for additional details.  The event is free and open to the public.

    On June 6, 1944 Rome's “city of cinema” was requisitioned by Allied Control Commission to house thousands of war refugees. A modernistic movie complex, though profoundly bombed out, was soon transformed into a refugee camp: Italian homeless on one side, an international field on the other – trespass being strictly forbidden. Cinecittà was the destination for people coming from everywhere: the sons and daughters of Italian colonists in Libia, the displaced people of Rome and Monte Cassino’s bombings, the exiled people of Dalmatia, several Jews who had been interned or imprisoned in German lagers. In this documentary, Marco Bertozzi and Noa Steimatsky follow those very refugees walking in nowadays Cinecittà, letting their story emerge as they move along today’s studios and reality shows’ sets. 

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Past events

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
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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