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  • 08 Feb 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (CST)
  • The Tek Box, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403


  • Tickets include 2 glasses of wine
  • Tickets include 2 glasses of wine


Join us for an exclusive night on February 8th


Get ready for this year's Italian Film Festival and join us on Thursday, February 8th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm,
at the Tek Box in Minneapolis.


 You will enjoy Italian specialties (Antipasto, Frappe - tasty Carnevale treats - , Torta della Nonna - a classic Tuscan-born tart- ... just to name a few) with great wines and live music performed by Talking Strings, offering earthy and groovy sounds of guitar, violin, bass, harmonica and mandolin. 


Take your chance during the live auctionhosted by WCCO-TV news anchor Frank Vascellaro, and bid on an exclusive stay in a Luxury Suite at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, a cruise on an authentic gondola, a 6 course Chef’s Tasting menu for 6 guests at Monello, a Signature Portrait session by Lisa Venticinque or many other great items on the list (see below).


Finally, be part of the happy few and get a sneak-peek at the contenders for this year's new "Building Bridges" awards. The awards will recognize two shorts—one film made in Italy and one made in Minnesota—that respond to this year’s theme: "Places of Memory and Change." Winners will be announced and their short films screened
on the last day of the IFF, Sunday, February 25.

 B O O K   N O W  !

Seats are limited.


An exclusive selection of wines from the vineyards of Marchesi Alfieri  in the lovely hills between Asti and Alba, Piemonte, specially chosen for the ICC by Mario Olivero, oenologist and director of the winery
(8 bottles, value: $300)

A one-night stay in a Luxury Suite at the Radisson Blu Hotel Minneapolis Downtown and a dinner for two at the FireLake (Total value: $674)

A Signature Portrait session by Lisa Venticinque, popular and well-established Portrait & Event photographer who has been serving the Twin Cities and beyond for over fifteen years.  Her unique and high-end portrait work includes professional headshots, couples engagement photos, family photos, and more.  This Signature Portrait session can be used for an individual or group session, and can take place at a location of your choice or at her Northeast Minneapolis studio.  Treat yourself and your loved ones to a fun experience that will create memories for years to come (value: $325)

A 6 course Chef’s Tasting menu for 6 guests (wine excluded) to enjoy by, experienced and visionary, Executive Chef Mike “YC” DeCampMonello is the thoughtful expression of contemporary coastal Italian fare. The restaurant celebrates the cuisine of the Campania region, one that weaves the charm of rustic simplicity with the inherent elegance of fresh ingredients (value: $600)

A 1-hour gondola cruise "An Occasion To Remember" for a couple with a gourmet picnic donated by Gondola Romantica in Stillwater. Valid from Mondays to Thursdays  (value: $200)

A pasta making party in your home for 8 people, by ICC instructor
and Italian native Romina Montanari (value: $440)

Emily Mellon, 
traveling massage therapist

A 3 hours of in-home massage, provided by Emily Mellon, traveling massage therapist. Emily blends a variety of modalities in her therapy sessions, including Shiatsu, Thai yoga, deep tissue massage and cupping all the comfort of your home (value: $240)

Park Lane Estate & Moving Sales A shopping spree gift certificate (value: $250)

A magnum bottle of Castello di Neive wine. The grapes that are destined for this ultra-premium wine come from the highly-respected Santo Stefano vineyard which is known to make some of Piemonte’s finest Nebbiolo wines.  As with the other Castello di Neive Barbarescos, this wine is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, but the grapes used to make this wine represent the finest selection of grapes, picked at optimum ripeness.  These grapes are pressed and the resulting wine is allowed to age in wooden barrels for 4 years to soften the wine’s tannins and add a layer of spicy complexity to the wine’s opulent floral aromas (value: $300)

Come experience the flavors of Southern Italy at Al Vento. This package includes a four course Tasting Menu with wine pairings (value: $400)

Contact Tiziana, at, with your questions.  

WHEN: Thursday, February 8th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
WHERE: The Tek Box, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
TICKETS: ICC Members  $45,  Non-members $60 (tickets include 2 glasses of wine)



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