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    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    This class is for students who would like to customize and advance their learning of Italian (15 hour total for 1 student).  Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org to schedule a private lesson.

    All adult students must hold active ICC memberships.


    • 31 May 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Amore Uptown (rooftop), 1601 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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    Aperitivo per gli italiani nelle Twin Cities

    Quando sei arrivato nelle Twin Cities, avresti voluto un consiglio su dove cercare casa? Sei ancora alla ricerca del miglior ristorante in città per mangiare una buona carbonara? Vuoi sapere dove gustare un vero espresso? O hai bisogno di un suggerimento su come rinnovare il passaporto?

    Hai nostalgia di casa? Vuoi conoscere altri italiani che come te vivono nelle Twin Cities? O, semplicemente, vuoi trascorrere un paio d'ore di relax sorseggiando vino e gustando del buon cibo? L’ Italian Cultural Center sta organizzando l'evento che fa per te.

    Unisciti a noi per un aperitivo all'italiana e cogli l’occasione per incontrare nuovi e vecchi amici. 

    La comunità italiana in Minnesota sta crescendo e per questo motivo l’Italian Cultural Center sta sviluppando nuove iniziative per chi vive qui da anni e per chi è appena arrivato. ICC vuole diventare un punto di riferimento per gli italiani in Minnesota, ma per fare questo ha bisogno delle tue opinioni e delle tue idee.

    L'aperitivo può essere la prima occasione per condividere esperienze.

    Invita tutti gli italiani che conosci!

    Ti aspettiamo!

    RSVP: Aiutaci a pianificare l'evento e prenota qui prima del 28 maggio.

    Quando: giovedì 31 maggio, 17:30 -19:30

    Dove: Amore Uptown (rooftop) 1601 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Costo: Cash bar (vino $5, birra $4, cocktails $8 e $5 rail cocktails) & Buffet con bruschette, caprese, pizze & pasta ($10, da pagare direttamente a Amore Uptown durante la serata).


    Per saperne di più sulle prossime iniziative, unisciti al nuovo gruppo Facebook Italiani a  Minneapolis - Saint Paul & iscriviti sulla mailing list di ICC





    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Walker Art Center, main lobby on Vineland
    • 14
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    The Walker Art Center of Minneapolis is renowned in the U.S. and around the world for its collection of contemporary art. 

    This month, we offer an opportunity to experience a unique guided tour of the reconstructed lower garden of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one year after its re-opening on June 2017. 

    Led by Lorella Angelini, the tour will focus on the new sculptures aiming to create a conversation between pieces of art that have concepts or formal elements in common. 

    The idea of this tour comes from the title of the Walker’s catalog, “Bits & Pieces Put Together To Present A Semblance Of A Whole”.  Lorella has in fact organized the tour as a search for “bits and pieces” of Italy in the featured sculptures. She will take the group through a number of sculptures, including the famed Spoonbridge and Cherry and the new Hahn/Cock while exploring their connections to Italy. Such connection is very strong with Lucio Fontana’s Concetto Spaziale “Natura” (Spatial Concept “Nature”), the only sculpture by an Italian artist currently in the Garden, while it becomes subtler, but still present, with the other sculptures included in the tour.  

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    The Tour will take place on Thursday, June 7th, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the Walker Art Center main lobby on Vineland.  

    The tour will be conducted in English. The same tour is going to be offered in Italian, in September, for native and advanced speakers.

    Lorella will be available after the tour for a conversation, at the Esker Grove Restaurant of the Walker Art Center.

    Lorella Angelini has been a Tour Guide with the Walker Art Center since 2003. She is a native of Pesaro in Central Italy and has been living in the USA for 20 years moving from Milan to Florida first and then to Minnesota. She holds a summa with laude graduate degree in Civil Engineering from Marche Polytechnic University. Lorella is also a Tour Guide at the Weisman Museum of Art.


    Click here for more information about the Walker Art Center. 

    Space is limited - Register now!


    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.

    WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
    WHERE: Walker Art Center, main lobby on Vineland
    PRICE: $10 (Member) and $20 (Non-Member)


                      Photo: Walker Art Center


    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis MN 55403
    • 11
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    Buongiorno! Join us for another fun class of this popular series.

    On Saturday June 16,  from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m., Elisabetta Re, Italian native, will lead a small group in a casual conversation format. Participants will enjoy traditional Italian coffee, Italian breakfast staples – pane, burro e marmellata – along with some dolcetti.

    This is intended to be a very informal class aimed at Italian students of all proficiency levels. This class will offer the opportunity to practice the Italian phrases you know, learn new ones and improve your comprehension skills – all in a laid back atmosphere.

    Space is limited and will fill quickly - Register now!

    Contact Peggy, at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.  

    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.

    NOTE NEW START TIME!

    WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 9:30 until 11:00 a.m.
    WHERE: The Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    PRICE: Member - $15 & Non-member - $20







    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403


    Summer is here, and it is time to improve your Italian!

    Classes will begin the week of June 18, and will end in late August. 

    Here is a link to the adult language home page:

    http://www.theitalianculturalcenter.org/Hadultitalian

    Small groups, informal atmosphere and university-educated qualified instructors provide the ideal environment to learn a foreign language. Our instructors, born and raised in Italy, bring first-hand experience and cultural background of Italian life and current traditions to the classroom.

    Our Language courses, based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), range from Beginning to Advanced level and provide a full program of study, all year around.  In addition, we offer conversation classes, grammar workshops, book clubs, opera, and literature classes. 
    Students of the school have numerous opportunities to attend a great array of cultural events to further expand their
     knowledge of Italian language and culture.

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter with your questions, and enroll today!




     

     

     

    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 9
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    This class is for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 3.  The goal of this course is for the student to be able to express opinions precisely and thoroughly, and to describe events in detail in the present, past and future tenses using accurate and appropriate vocabulary. 

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before enrolling. An instructor will assess your level.

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

     

    Here is the link to the textbook:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-5-C1-STUDENT-BOOK_-AUDIO-CD/productinfo/ALM062/

    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 6
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    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about events of the past, to write a letter or converse on the phone, and to express feelings, emotions and sensations.Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE:  There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-3-B1-STUDENT-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM389/






    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0
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    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 3
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    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 9
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    The goal of this course is to be able to talk about past events, make predictions and express probability, ask and answer questions about time, weather, locations and places.  Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

     

    If you do not have the text used in the Beginner 1 and 2 classes, please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/

     

     

     

     

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to greet others and introduce themselves, ask for information, describe their house, family, objects, and their location. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 


    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

     

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis MN 55403
    • 15
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    Back by popular demand! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.


    Open to beginners as well as advanced players, this genuine and fun Italian experience is the perfect way to celebrate Summer. Join Luisa and Ileana on Thursday June 21, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, to play scopone scientifico, a variant of the popular scopa, a card game (gioco di carte) along with an Italian aperitivo.

                                                                                             

    Hurry, it sells out quickly (16 persons only)!

    The knowledge of Italian is not required.

    Bring your friends and register now!

     

    Italiani delle Twin Cities, vi aspettiamo per un aperitivo e una partita a carte che vi farà sentire a casa!



    Contact Tiziana, at events@theitalianculturalcenter.org, with your questions.  

    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.


    WHEN: June 21, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 PM

    WHERE: The Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    PRICE: Member - $15 & Non-member - $20







    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 17
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    The Italian Summer Camp is almost here! Don’t miss the chance to register your kids for this wonderful adventure in the authentic language, culture and food of the Bel Paese.

    Camp will be based on Italian culture, art, music, food and language.  Participants do not need to speak Italian to enroll. 


    Activities will include going on two field trips: a guided visit to the MIA to explore and learn about Italian art; and a visit to Punch Pizza to learn how to make wood-fired pizza. 

    The material, the food and the field trips are all included in the cost of the registration!

    The camp is designed for all levels of Italian knowledge. For those who already speak the language, this will be a great opportunity to practice with their peers. For those who are just approaching the language for the first time, this will be an opportunity to start to learn simple words, phrases and new meaning of the language. The camp is lead by passionate native Italian instructors. 


    When: Mon-Fri, August 6-10th from 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Ages: 4-12; divided into two age groups (4-6) and (7-12)
    Fee: $265 members, $295 non-members  (Lunch and snacks are included.)
    Where: ICC 528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 room 502

    A minimum of 8 registrants is required for the summer camp to materialize.

    Registration Deadline June 30th

    For info contact luisaogara@hotmail.com




    All events must be cancelled at least 7 days in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.
    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • Reggio Lingua, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    • 1
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    Emilia Romagna - 2018!!

    WAITLIST ONLY!  Remit $250 deposit now to be placed on a waitlist.  If a space opens up, we will notify you.  If not, your deposit will be returned to you.

    Do you dream of studying Italian in Italy?  Would you love to visit the region of Emilia Romagna?  This year will be our 5th educational trip, and our thoughts turn to Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciuto di Parma, balsamic vinegar, and perhaps some of Italy's best cuisine!  We'll base ourselves near the home of Italy's famous car-makers, as well as the most important mosaics in the country....and the oldest university in Europe. Now is the perfect opportunity for you to join fellow travelers at the ICC, study at a well-renowned language school and experience one of the most wonderful regions of Italy!  Emilia Romagna....here we come!

    For complete details go to our Educational Travel page. . A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required. You can remit your payment via this Paypal link. These are very popular adventures which will sell out quickly.  Be sure to act NOW! 

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org for more information.

    NOTE: All participants must hold an active ICC membership.





    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 AM (CDT)
    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 PM (CST)
    • Will be announced soon!
    Register

    Help us bring Italian Theater 

    to the Twin Cities 

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    Master-puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio

    November 2018




    In 2008 UNESCO proclaimed the Opera dei Pupi a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The theatre has ancient roots in literary masterpieces of the Renaissance – epic medieval European novels that created a unique style of theatre in Sicily at the end of the 19th century. The stories were narrated and sung in the streets of Palermo by storytellers (cuntisti) and subsequently transferred to the theater where the movement of the puppets (Pupi) was added.

    Mimmo Cuticchio renews this century-old theatrical tradition and ensures its legacy. His art nurtures and reinvents the Opera dei Pupi and takes it to new creative directions by infusing the art form with new stories, different theatrical languages, genders and forms of the contemporary theater. Cuticchio takes this Sicilian tradition beyond the geographical borders of Sicily, with appearances in Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Australia and the USA. 

    ICC is eager to bring this artist and art form into the American Midwest for the first time, to share oral literary tradition. The magic of the world he creates delivers profound artistic and human values that belong to Italian history, language, and culture. 

    We have planned a series of performances and meetings for a broad audience and all ages to enjoy in November 2018. We will familiarize the viewers with this form of art through different initiatives occurring before the performances. The audience will thus be prepared to share the experience of an ancient yet alive, new, experimental form of art.

    Some of the main actors of the Twin Cities puppet scene will be actively involved to create a dialogue between the different arts communities and with the ICC’s intention to foster a new and different tradition of puppet theater.

    The stellar artistic reputation of Mimmo Cuticchio and his company, coupled with the uniqueness of his artistic practice, provides ICC an opportunity to expose Twin Cities audiences to this Sicilian art form. The board of ICC has decided that expanding our arts offerings is a good way to expand our activities and highlight important Italian contributions to world culture. While the Twin Cities offers a wide variety of puppetry, Cuticchio’s form is unique and will add to the local dialogue.

    This will be the largest live performance project ICC has undertaken. Bringing such project to a reality requires a great balance of energy, passion but also financial support from our members and community partners. The ICC, as a non-profit organization, has the duty to define strong strategies to help cover the costs.

    We are currently applying for local and Italian grants but also wanted to ask if you would be interested in supporting the project (total budget of $25.000).  

    We have planned different options for you to choose from:

    Tickets for the performance

    An exclusive dinner with Mimmo Cuticchio

    Option A - $5,000

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    4 guests

    Option B - $2,500

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    2 guests

    Option C - $1,000

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    Option D - $500

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    Option E - $250

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    GRAZIE!


    VIDEOS

    John Turturro and Mimmo Cuticchio: https://vimeo.com/24118533

    Mimmo Cuticchio and his son Giacomo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsXD9vUkduo&t=90s

    National Geographic documentary on Mimmo Cuticchio and his company (1984): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxVii0J1P4A


    Questions? Contact Tiziana Cervesato, ICC Events & Membership Director, at events@theitalianculturalcenter.org










    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Lucca Italian School, Lucca, Italy
    Register

     SPECIAL OFFER! INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL STUDY - LUCCA ITALIAN SCHOOL

    The ICC is pleased to announce our new collaboration with the Lucca Italian School, located in Lucca, Italy!  

    In the fall of 2016, a group of ICC members ventured to Lucca, Italy, for a two week program of study at the Lucca Italian School.  It was an amazing experience, and we are now able to offer a special arrangement for those of you who wish to travel on your own and study at the school.

    For the cost of $75, remitted to the ICC via our website, you will receive one of these opportunities at the ICC:

    * a $40 credit to be used towards an ICC event of your choice, good for one year

    * a complimentary, one year individual ICC membership (value $40), or

    * a $50 credit towards one ICC adult group language class, good for one year

    In addition, the ICC will pass your contact information on to the administration at the Lucca school.  When you have confirmed a course of study with them, they will offer you a 10% discount towards the cost of your program.

    For additional information in regards to the Lucca Italian School, please follow this link.  Be sure to read the Lucca Adventure 2016 Blog entries, under Educational Travel, on the ICC website, and contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.

    To participate in the special opportunity, please select which of the three opportunities you wish to receive, and process your payment of $75 here.







    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Solemar Academy, Cefalu, Sicily
    Register

     







    SPECIAL OFFER! INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL STUDY - Solemar Academy, Cefalu, Sicily!

    The ICC is pleased to announce our new collaboration with Solemar Academy in Cefalu, Sicily! 

    In the fall of 2017, a group of ICC members ventured to Cefalu, Sicily, for a two week program of study at Solemar Academy.  It was an amazing experience, and we are now able to offer a special arrangement for those of you who wish to travel on your own and study at the school.

    For the cost of $75, remitted to the ICC via our website, you will receive one of these opportunities at the ICC:

    * a $40 credit to be used towards an ICC event of your choice, good for one year

    * a complimentary, one year individual ICC membership (value $40), or

    * a $50 credit towards one ICC adult group language class, good for one year

    In addition, the ICC will pass your contact information on to the administration at the Cefalu school.  When you have confirmed a course of study with them, they will offer you a 10% discount towards the cost of your program.

    For additional information in regards to Solemar Academy, please follow this link.  Be sure to read the Cefalu Adventure 2017 Blog , under Educational Travel, on the ICC website, and contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.

    To participate in the special opportunity, please select which of the three opportunities you wish to receive, and process your payment of $75 here.





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