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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 Oct 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    Join us as we continue to showcase Italy’s regional richness and diversity in our popular series “Taste the Regions”. Each time, native experts introduce us to a different Italian region or city presenting its history, geography and culinary traditions in an informal and fun format.

    For the first appointment of our Fall term, we will discover Roma, the capitol of Italy and a perennial favorite of tourists the world over.

    Thursday, October 15th, ICC instructor and Italian native Mirella Heimpel will introduce us to the eternal city where she herself was born and raised. She will take us through its history, monuments and local culture. You will sample Roman wines and cheeses, traditional dishes and tasty desserts.

    Mirella will guide us through Rome’s famed piazzas, fountains and churches, including St. Peter and Vatican City. She will also introduce us to the local artisan crafts, farmers markets and songs. 

    Please contact Peggy at with your questions.

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

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

    WHEN: Thursday, Oct 15th 2015  6:30 – 8:30 PM

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

    PRICE: $40 (Member)
    $50 (Non-Member)

    • 24 Oct 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Nonna Rosa’s Restaurant, 4168 West Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
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    Fall is the perfect time to learn to make traditional Ravioli di zucca (pumpkin ravioli). 
    On Saturday, October 24th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, ICC instructor and native Italian, Romina Montanari, will lead this hands-on pasta making session at Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano.           

    Romina will demonstrate the process, and then it will be your turn to create some ravioli of your own!  Each participant will enjoy a glass of house wine and tasty appetizers and will bring the ravioli they just made home. 

    Cost for the event is $45 for members, and $55 for non-members.  All ingredients are included, but please bring a lined, covered, flat pan to carry your ravioli home.  

    Register now: our pasta classes are popular and fill quickly. Registration deadline is Oct. 22 noon.

    Contact Peggy, at, with your questions.  

    As always, all events must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative costs.

    WHEN: Saturday, Oct 24 2:00 – 4:00 PM

    WHERE: Nonna Rosa’s Restaurant, 4168 West Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

    PRICE: $45 (Member)
    $55 (Non-Member)

    • 28 Oct 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502
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      Book Club is back!  Are you interested in improving your reading, pronunciation, and listening skills in Italian?  The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul would like to encourage you to become part of our Book Club.

    Our Book Club will welcome ICC members and non-members who are upper intermediate to advanced speakers of Italian.  Our first meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This is a 6 week course, and there will be no class on Wednesday, November 25th. We will gather in Suite 502 of the Hennepin Center for the Arts building, and the Book Club will be facilitated by native Italian, Elisabetta Re.  We will read and discuss Italian literature in a relaxed atmosphere.  You must be an active ICC member to participate, the cost will be $171.00 with the member 5% discount.

    We will begin reading "La casa nel bosco".  We will take turns reading aloud, and will make certain everyone has a grasp of the meaning.  Our discussion will be in Italian as much as possible.  The book can be purchased through Amazon using this link: 

    Please contact Peggy at with questions.

    Please note:  Book Club must be cancelled 72 hours in advance of the start date to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.

Past events

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 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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