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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

    • 15 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Location: Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul 55114
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    Tagliatelle and tagliolini (from the Italian tagliare, meaning "to cut") is a traditional type of pasta from the Emilia-Romagna and Marche, regions of Italy. Individual pieces of tagliatelle are long, flat ribbons that are similar in shape to fettuccine and are typically about 6.5 mm to 10 mm (0.25 to 0.375 inch) wide. Tagliatelle can be served with a variety of sauces though the classic is a meat sauce or Bolognese sauce.

    To learn how to make three types of traditional tagliatelle (yellow, green and red), join our instructor, Modena native, Romina Montanari for a hands-on session.

    The class will be held at Mid-City Kitchen, a beautiful new space at 693 Raymond in St. Paul, near 280 and University Avenue. Romina, will demonstrate and guide you through the process of making your very own tagliatelle!  Each participant will sample tagliatelle in a light sauce and enjoy a glass of wine in a fun atmosphere. Everyone will take home the tagliatelle they just made.

    All ingredients are included, but please bring a large cookie sheet and two cloth kitchen towels to carry your tagliatelle home.

    The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 15,  2:00 – 4:00 PM.  The location is easy to find, conveniently located near the Green line of the light rail. If you choose to drive, free parking is available.

    Register now! Our Make & Take events are very popular and we expect to sell out.

    Contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions. As always, all events must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative costs.

    WHEN: Sunday, April 10th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

    WHERE: Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul 55114

    REGISTRATION: 
    Member - $55
    Non-member - $65



    • 19 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 18

    Andreozzi photo.jpgThe ICC is pleased to present The Italian Experience in Minnesota--An Overview , lead by local resident and author, John Andreozzi.  Please join us on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., in suite 502 of the Hennepin Center for the Arts Building, as John leads a discussion of early Italian arrivals in our state.  John will discuss chain migration, our Cumberland, Wisconsin connection, the stages of assimilation, World War ii and the turning point, Italian Americans in Minnesota today, as well as numerous additional areas of interest.

    This will be a fascinating evening, providing guests with an opportunity to learn more about the Italian influence in our state. Light refreshments will be served.

    Date:  Thursday, May 19
    Time:  6:30 p.m.
    Place: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502
    Cost: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members

    John Andreozzi grew up just outside of Lackawanna, New York.  His parents and grandparents, four of whom were born in Italy, settled in Lackawanna's First Ward in the 1920s.  John has authored the book, "The Italians of Lackawanna, New York: Steelworkers, Merchants and Gardeners", and now lives in Shoreview, Minnesota, with his wife Linda, the book's designer/publisher.  He wrote this book to better understand his own roots, to tell the story of the Italian experience in Lackawanna, to help dispel negative stereotypes about Italian Americans, and he has been working to gain a more accurate picture of the Italian American experience in Minnesota and beyond.  

    Register here, and contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.  all cancellations must be received at least 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.











    • 21 May 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lake Calhoun West Lake Street kiosk behind Tin Fish

    Now that winter is giving way to milder temps, let’s shed our heavy jackets and go for a Passeggiata around Lake Calhoun.  Italian speakers of all proficiencies can speak or practice their Italian while walking around the lake.

    Join us for our first walk of the season, on Saturday, May 21st. The group will gather at the West Lake Street kiosk behind Tin Fish at 11 AM and walk clockwise. The group will return at approx. 12 noon for lunch in the area. Leading the May walk will be ICC native Italian instructor, Paola Disconzi.

    This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Italian speakers while enjoying one of Minneapolis greatest outdoor locations.

    The event is free and open to anyone (lunch not included). Registration is required.

    For additional information, please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org

    • 20 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to greet others and introduce himself/herself, ask for information, describe his/her house, family, objects and their location. Overall grammatical topics: present tense of regular and some irregular verbs; nouns, articles, adjective agreement; interrogative pronouns. 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 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10

    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. Overall grammatical topics: additional regular and irregular verbs; introduction to the simple past tense; usage of adjectives and pronouns. 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/


     


    • 22 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • 31 Aug 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 8

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to talk about past events, to make predictions and express probability, to ask and answer questions about time, weather, locations and places. Overall grammar topics: simple past and future tenses; use of prepositions; personal pronouns; impersonal subjects. 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/


     

     

     

Past events

10 Apr 2016 ES16 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi – Sunday, April 10th
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
03 Mar 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Puccini’s Tosca – Thur. 3/3
19 Feb 2016 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis – Venerdi, 19 febbraio
11 Feb 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Modern Art Guided Tour
09 Feb 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Carnevale di Venezia - Tuesday, Feb 9
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
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