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    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10
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    L'italiano Per La Cucina

    Learn Italian through the world of food and cuisine. Practice vocabulary, phrases, and grammar needed to understand and talk about Italian food. Become familiar with traditional Italian recipes, their origin, and idiomatic expressions to enjoy food like Italians.

    Pre-requisite: Pre-intermediate 2

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

    This class will meet for 10 weeks, from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. Tuition will be $225, and the text may be ordered with the following link.

    Textbook:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/LITALIANO-PER-LA-CUCINA/productinfo/ALM536/

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis MN 55403
    • 1
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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







    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 9
    Register


    Adults and students who wish to spend a period of time in Italy, either for tourism, cultural interest or study abroad, will benefit from a fast paced, communicative approach to the Italian language. 

    This course will allow for simple but effective communication in everyday life situations such as greetings, getting to know each other, finding out about transportation, asking for directions, reserving a room or an apartment, shopping at a coffee shop or a restaurant. 

    This course aims at reaching these abilities through simple dialogues, comprehension activities and a rich and illustrated vocabulary, all while discovering the rules of everyday life in Italy. 

    The text for class may be ordered in advance following this link:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/FACILISSIMO-CORSO-RAPIDO-DI-LINGUA-ITALIANA-BOOK_CD/productinfo/ALM297/

    • 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

    10

    Option D - $500

    4

    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.





Past events

16 Jun 2018 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group. ES18
24 May 2018 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group. EU18
12 May 2018 ES18 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
26 Apr 2018 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group. ES18
12 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! It's back! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. ES18
28 Mar 2018 EN18 NEW LOCATION: Spring Open House, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
01 Mar 2018 EW18 Tarallucci e Vino – Casual conversation group
04 Jan 2018 EW18 Educational Travel Meeting, Thursday, January 4, 2018
19 Dec 2017 WAITLIST! EF17 Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro. An Italian Holiday Tradition.
13 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Imperfetto e Passato Prossimo in Musica, Wednesday, December 13
12 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbo Piacere, Tuesday, December 12
10 Dec 2017 TWO MORE SPOTS! EF17 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies)
07 Dec 2017 EF17 Aperitivo & Cards. Last chance to learn how to play Scopone Scientifico with Luisa & Ileana!
05 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente, Tuesday, December 5
18 Nov 2017 EF17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
21 Oct 2017 EF17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
12 Oct 2017 EF17 Torneo di Scopone Scientifico / Scopone Tournament (no previous experience needed)
01 Oct 2017 Semi-private Classes - DATE AND TIME YET TO BE CONFIRMED
14 Sep 2017 EF17 Aperitivo and cards. Last session before the GRAN TORNEO! Don't miss it!
07 Sep 2017 EN17 Author Visit - MUSIC ADDED! Olivia Kate Cerrone: Sicilian History Comes To Life!
06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
13 Jul 2017 EU17 - Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "Il giorno della civetta", Thursday, July 13
29 Apr 2017 ES17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
27 Apr 2017 ES17 IT'S TONIGHT, join us! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
07 Apr 2017 Neorealism’s Casualisation of Labour - Lecture at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
06 Apr 2017 ES17 “By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres
06 Apr 2017 The Cinematic Life of Petroleum - Workshop at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
29 Mar 2017 ES17 Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective
11 Mar 2017 EW17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
28 Jan 2017 EW17 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
26 Jan 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
19 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! EW17 Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities
11 Jan 2017 Cinema! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
08 Jan 2017 EW17 Viva l'Italia! From our friends of Opera on Tap
05 Jan 2017 EW17 Winter Open House
14 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente
11 Dec 2016 EF16 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) Sunday, December 11
10 Dec 2016 EF16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
06 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo in Musica
05 Nov 2016 EF16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
01 Oct 2016 EF16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group
07 Sep 2016 EF16 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
31 Aug 2016 EU16 - Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "L'amica geniale" by Elena Ferrante, Wednesday, August 31, 2016
20 Jul 2016 EU16 - Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "In other words" by Jhumpa Lahiri, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
19 May 2016 EU16 The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview, Thursday, May 19, 2016
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
24 Mar 2016 ES16 Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Formation of Italian Identity - Thursday, March 24, 2016
12 Mar 2016 EW16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group - Saturday, March 12
19 Feb 2016 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis – Venerdi, 19 febbraio
13 Feb 2016 EW16 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group - Saturday, Feb 13
31 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT!! DOLCI series: Tortelli dolci ripieni (Italian sweet pockets) – Sunday, 1/31
06 Jan 2016 EW16 Winter Open House - Travelogue: Study Italian in Lucca, Fall 2016!
06 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) Sunday, December 6
05 Dec 2015 EF15 Colazione all’italiana – Casual conversation group - Saturday, December 5
21 Nov 2015 EF15 - NOTE DATE CHANGE: Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda, Saturday, November 21st
08 Oct 2015 AF15IFB - Italian For Business
04 Oct 2015 EF15 NEW! Al mercato: in search of tasty Italian food at Whole Foods - Sunday, October 4th
27 Sep 2015 EF15 DOLCI series:SOLD OUT! Frittelle di mele (Italian Apple Fritters) - Sunday, 9/27
09 Sep 2015 EF15 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
19 May 2015 ENS15 Sorrento/Todi Travelogue--Tuesday, May 19
23 Apr 2015 Servizio Passaporti
18 Apr 2015 EN15 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-Saturday, April 18, 1-3
31 Mar 2015 ES15 Open House
01 Mar 2015 The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (La mafia uccide solo d'estate)
01 Mar 2015 Love in the City (L’amore in città)
01 Mar 2015 Italy in a Day (Un giorno da italiani)
28 Feb 2015 South Is Nothing (Il Sud è niente)
28 Feb 2015 Off Road (Fuoristrada)
28 Feb 2015 Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot (Zoran, il mio nipote scemo)
27 Feb 2015 Inside Buffalo
27 Feb 2015 The Art of Happiness (L'Arte della Felicità)
26 Feb 2015 I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Smetto Quando Voglio)
26 Feb 2015 VIP Pass - Includes all films and opening night party
26 Feb 2015 Opening Night Party plus film ticket
29 Jan 2015 ENW15 Sorrento Travelogue, Thursday, January 29
10 Jan 2015 ENF15 Sorrento Travelogue, CANCELLED Sat, Jan 8
06 Jan 2015 ENW15 - READ AND DISCUSS- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
06 Jan 2015 EW15 Open House- CANCELLED--Due to Weather
03 Sep 2014 FS14 Open House- Wednesday, September 3, 5:30-7 p.m.
24 Jun 2014 AU14GW Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto, Tuesday, June 24
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
29 May 2014 ENS14 - SPECIAL EVENT: Book Discussion -All This Talk of Love
10 May 2014 EN14 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-NEW LOCATION!
02 Apr 2014 AS14G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
01 Apr 2014 ES14 Open House- Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
08 Mar 2014 Il restauro dei luoghi Verdiani - da Roncole a Sant'Agata passando per Busseto (Restoring Verdi's Places - from Roncole to Sant'Agata via Busseto)
25 Jan 2014 EW14 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
11 Jan 2014 RESCHEDULED! Open House- Saturday, January 11, 2-4 pm
17 Dec 2013 ENF13 Sorrento Travelogue, Tuesday, December 17
07 Dec 2013 EN13 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
21 Nov 2013 ENF13 Italian Wine Tour
12 Nov 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Tuesday, November 12
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!
04 Sep 2013 Fall Term OPEN HOUSE
17 Jun 2013 EN13 Festeggiamo Spring 2013
25 May 2013 EU13 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
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
07 Apr 2013 È stato il figlio (It was the son) tickets and sponsorship
07 Apr 2013 La kryptonite nella borsa (Kryptonite!) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 L'estate di Giacomo (Summer of Giacomo) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 Un giorno speciale (A Special Day) tickets and sponsorship
05 Apr 2013 Terraferma (Dry Land) tickets and sponsorship
04 Apr 2013 Polvere -Il grande processo dell'amianto (Dust-The Great Asbestos Trial) tickets and sponsorship
04 Apr 2013 Italian Film Festival 2013
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
07 Mar 2013 EW13 Dario Fo: EVENT RESCHEDULED!!
08 Jan 2013 Winter Term OPEN HOUSE
05 Jan 2013 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
03 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Monday, December 3
27 Nov 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Tuesday, November 27
25 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Monday, June 25
21 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto - Thursday, June 21
20 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Wednesday, June 20
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
01 Apr 2012 20 sigarette (20 Cigarettes ) tickets and sponsorship
01 Apr 2012 Into Paradiso (Into Paradise) tickets and sponsorship
01 Apr 2012 Senza arte né parte (Make a Fake) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Fughe e approdi (Return to the Aeolian Islands ) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Una vita tranquilla (A Quiet Life) tickets and sponsorship
30 Mar 2012 Caravaggio Tickets and Sponsorship
30 Mar 2012 Italian Film Festival 2012
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - April 4
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop- Passato Prossimo- April 4
21 Mar 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti -March 21
24 Feb 2011 Italian Poetry Review
12 Apr 2010 Italia Oggi - Wednesday Evenings
13 Jan 2010 Italia Oggi - Wednesday Evenings
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