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The Italian Cultural Center routinely organizes special opportunities for students of the adult language school to foster new friendships and practice their Italian language skills in informal social settings.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Feb 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 1

    Join us for a new Italian Heritage class, where we offer topics ranging from cultural traditions to historical events and individuals who sparked change. 

    This month we feature Carnival in Venice – a storied festival that has survived hundreds of years and continues to mesmerize visitors from all over the world.

    Discover the history of Carnival and of its elaborate masks and how they are an integral part of Venice’s own history. Watch short videos of the glamorous Ballo del Doge (Doge’s Masquerade Ball), Volo dell’angelo (Angel’s flight) and immerse yourself in a most magical atmosphere. Italian native Elisabetta Re will take you through the historical context and meaning of the elements that make this Venice tradition worthy of attention.

    Treat yourself to this presentation on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 PM, at the Italian Cultural Center and enjoy hand-made Chiacchere, delicate strips of fried dough traditionally prepared in Italy during Carnival accompanied by Prosecco wine from the Veneto region.

    The presentation is in English.

    Space is limited – register today!

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

    All classes/events must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.


    When:  February 9 2016  6:30 – 8:30 PM

    Location: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Registration:
    Member - $30 (USD)
    Non-member - $40 (USD)







    • 11 Feb 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • The Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    • 8

    Established in 1883, The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is home to great works of art from around the world, covering every period and style.

    On Thursday, February 11th from 7:00 to 8:15 PM, we will offer a guided tour of Mia’s collection of Italian Modern Art. Our Mia docent will guide our small group through a number of art pieces that are part of Mia’s permanent collection. The tour offers a great opportunity to learn about great artists such as Modigliani, de Chirico and others.

    The tour is in English.  

    Click here for more information about Mia and its collections. 

    Space is limited - Register now!

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


    WHEN: Thursday, February 11th 2016, 7:00 – 8:15 PM

    WHERE: The Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

    PRICE: $15 (Member) and $20 (Non-Member)


    Title: Head
    Artist: Amedeo Modigliani
    1911-1912
    Limestone 25 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (65.4 x 17.1 x 21.3 cm)
    Minneapolis Institute of Art, Gallery G367 
    Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art



    • 16 Feb 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • 15 Mar 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, Hennepin Center for the Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 8

    Join our new conversation class to put into practice the many grammatical skills and vocabulary you have learned. The class will be focused on refinement of conversational ability. Every week, a different topic will be developed and discussed in group. 

    Prerequisites: Intermediate 1 or approval from instructor. This class will meet once per week for five weeks at the member price of $152.  

    Please contact info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with questions.

    Note:  Class materials will be provided by the instructor.


    • 19 Feb 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Servizio Passaporti

    Un rappresentante del Consolato Italiano di Chicago sarà a Minneapolis per facilitare il rilascio dei passaporti biometrici per i cittadini italiani residenti nel Minnesota o Western Wisconsin.

    La visita del rappresentante avverrà venerdi, 19 febbraio p.v. dalle 9,00 alle 14,30 nella sede dell’Italian Cultural Center a Minneapolis. Le visite avverranno solo per appuntamento.

    Questa visita offre la convenienza dell’apposizione delle impronte digitali senza doversi recare a Chicago. Per la lista completa della documentazione necessaria, si prega di visitare il sito del consolato:

    http://tinyurl.com/gnuvh8o

    Vi invitiamo a spargere la voce ed informare i vostri amici italiani che risiedono nel Minnesota di questo servizio.

    Gli interessati sono pregati di mettersi in contatto con Sandra Gengler sgengler44@gmail.com per fissare un appuntamento.


    • 24 Sep 2016
    • 08 Oct 2016
    • Lucca Italian School, Lucca Italy
    • 1
     

    LUCCA ADVENTURE - 2016!!!

    Do you dream of studying Italian in Italy?  Would you love to visit the city of Lucca, and explore the region of Tuscany?  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 beautiful regions of Italy!

    For complete details go to our Educational Travel page. The group is limited to 8-10 participants and a non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required. You can remit your payment via this Paypal link.  

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

    NOTE: All participants must hold an active ICC membership.





Past events

31 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT!! DOLCI series: Tortelli dolci ripieni (Italian sweet pockets) – Sunday, 1/31
28 Jan 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Baroque Art Guided Tour
22 Jan 2016 EW16 Wine Tasting series: Wines of Southern Italy
14 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT! Taste the Regions: Puglia (Apulia)
06 Jan 2016 EW16 Winter Open House - Travelogue: Study Italian in Lucca, Fall 2016!
10 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance Art Guided Tour - Thursday, December 10
06 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) Sunday, December 6
03 Dec 2015 EF15 Make & Take Class: il VOV (Italian holiday drink) December 3
19 Nov 2015 SOLD OUT! EF15 Mia tours series: Ancient Roman Art Guided Tour
07 Nov 2015 EF15 Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di ricotta & spinaci @ American Swedish Institute
04 Nov 2015 AE15 NEW! Italian Heritage: il giorno dei morti-The day of the dead, Wednesday, November 4
24 Oct 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di zucca @ Nonna Rosa’s
15 Oct 2015 EF15 Taste the Regions/Cities: Rome, the eternal city - October 15th
05 Oct 2015 RED DESERT (1964) A film by Italian Director Michelangelo Antonioni
04 Oct 2015 EF15 NEW! Al mercato: in search of tasty Italian food at Whole Foods - Sunday, October 4th
03 Oct 2015 EF15 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – 1st Saturday of each month (June – Oct)
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 Aug 2015 ES15 Cocktail Reception at Historic Clifton House
25 Jul 2015 ES15 Registration closed! 1st Annual "Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk
07 Jul 2015 ES15 SOLD OUT! - Symposium - Leonardo Da Vinci: the Scientist, The Inventor, The Artist: Legacy of the Ultimate Renaissance Man.
13 Jun 2015 EN15 Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert!
22 May 2015 Eurochannel Short Films Tour
20 May 2015 ENS15 NEW! Cena Sociale - An Evening at The Butcher Block Restaurant, Wednesday, May 20
19 May 2015 ENS15 Sorrento/Todi Travelogue--Tuesday, May 19
25 Apr 2015 University of Minnesota Event
23 Apr 2015 Servizio Passaporti
22 Apr 2015 Chocolate for the Rainforest
18 Apr 2015 EN15 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-Saturday, April 18, 1-3
04 Apr 2015 DOLCI: La Cassata Siciliana - Saturday, April 4th
31 Mar 2015 AE15 Educational Travel: Todi, Umbria Meeting, Tuesday, March 31
31 Mar 2015 ES15 Open House
26 Mar 2015 AE15 NEW! Spring Meet Up and Italian Conversation
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
19 Feb 2015 ENW15 SOLD OUT! Walker Art Center - “Arte Povera” Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers
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
02 Dec 2014 Italian Ambassador Visit/ Spoken in Italian - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
01 Nov 2014 EF14 Welcome Reception for Isabella Dalla Ragione
30 Oct 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center- Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers -- Thursday, October 30
24 Oct 2014 FREE Screening – Men of the Cloth – Friday, October 24
07 Oct 2014 EF14 NEW! MEMBER ONLY Appreciation Movie Night! - Tuesday Evening, October 7
04 Sep 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center-Sculpture Garden Tour in ITALIAN, Thursday, September 4
03 Sep 2014 FS14 Open House- Wednesday, September 3, 5:30-7 p.m.
31 Jul 2014 EU14 Walker Art Center-SOLD OUT!!!
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
10 May 2014 EN14 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-NEW LOCATION!
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!
21 Nov 2013 ENF13 Italian Wine Tour
18 Nov 2013 ENF13 Festeggiamo Fall 2013
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
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!
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
04 Sep 2012 Open House
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
17 May 2012 Benny The Chef Is Here!
20 Apr 2012 365 Days of A Women Exhibit Private Tour
04 Apr 2012 Open House
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
21 Feb 2012 Cook With Carmela!!!
30 Nov 2011 Meet Carmela Tursi Hobbins - Author, Chef, Cooking Instructor
07 Nov 2011 EN11F Festeggiamo Fall 2011
06 Sep 2011 Open House
20 Jun 2011 EN11S Festeggiamo Spring 2011
04 Dec 2010 Giochi Per Parlare
22 Nov 2010 Festeggiamo Fall 2010
08 Sep 2010 Open House
09 Jun 2010 Book Club
07 Apr 2010 Open House
06 Jan 2010 Open House
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 298-2223 

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