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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

    • 30 Jul 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • 27 Aug 2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • Valcucine, 275 Market Street, Suite 145, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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    Have you ever longed to create, and sip, your own limoncello?  We are excited to offer our first "Make and Take-Limoncello activity!  Join native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, and learn to make the famous Italian liqueur.  

    The TWO PART EVENT will begin at Valcucine, on Wednesday, July 30th.  Valcucine is located at 275 Market Street, Suite 145, Minneapolis, MN  55405, and we will begin at 6:30.  Parking is free.  We ask that you bring 12 organic lemons, a liter bottle of Everclear, and a microplane or zester the first evening.  It is important that the lemons are organic and yellow.

    The second session will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Valcucine, beginning again at 6:30.  We will complete the limoncello process, and in addition, will make the dessert, Crema di mascarpone al limoncello. At this meeting, we ask that you bring a simple syrup solution (recipe provided on first night) and a large mixing bowl.

    You will bring home a one liter bottle of Limoncello, and a one liter bottle of Crema di Limone!

    Cost for the event will be $45 for members and $55 for non-members.  To participate, please enroll here, via the Paypal link.  Space is limited.  Contact Peggy at with any questions.

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

    • 31 Jul 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    Registration is closed
     Are you interested in a conversation about art spoken in ITALIAN?  Would you like to learn more about contemporary art, and keep up to speed with major exhibitions that take place at the Walker Art Center?  If so, this summer you will have the opportunity to participate in tours organized by Lorella Angelini for the ICC.

    The first event in the series will be held on Thursday, July 31st, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m.  The exhibit is entitled, "Art Expanded, 1958-1978".  The group will meet at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue,  in the Bazinet Lobby, located near the Vineland entrance. Loerella will lead the tour IN ITALIAN, and the cost is $15 per person.

    Lorella is a native of Pesaro, in the Marche region of Italy.  She holds a Laurea in Civil Engineering from Marche Polytechnic University.  She moved to the USA from Milan in 1998 as part of her international career in the corporate environment.  She has been living in Minneapolis since 1999, where she became a member of the Walker Art Center (WAC) and a tour guide in 2003.  She enjoys participating in the life of WAC, where she has been able to nourish her passion for contemporary art, while learning teaching skills and techniques.

    Space will be limited, so please register here today.  Please contact Peggy at with questions.

    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.
    • 23 Aug 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • 3M Tartan Park, Tartan Tap/ Bocce Courts, 11455 20th St N, Lake Elmo, MN

    Ferragosto, the mid-August Italian holiday, is celebrated in Italy with picnics and informal outdoor gatherings. The Italian Cultural Center invites you and your family to a picnic-style celebration to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Tartan Park in Lake Elmo, on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Tartan Park is located at 11455 20th Street North in Lake Elmo.


    This year’s Ferragosto will feature an Italian- themed picnic buffet by Prom Catering. The buffet will include:

    •  Italian sausage cooked on the grill with pepper and onions
    •  Hot dogs and buns for the kids
    •  Farfalle pasta salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil vinaigrette
    •  Sliced watermelon
    •  Brownies and popsicles
    •  Soft drinks and bottled water 

    A cash bar, for the purchase of wine, beer (including some Italian varieties), mixed drinks, and additional soft drinks, will be available.  Please note that it is not possible to bring in alcoholic beverages at Tartan Park, but the cash bar will be open throughout the event.


    EVERYONE IS WELCOME to attend. Cost for the event is $20 for non-members.  We are pleased to offer a special member cost of $12 per adult and all children under 10 will be admitted at a cost of $5. Registration will close on August 17.


    The event will feature our 3rd annual bocce ball tournament! There is no cost to play, but all bocce participants must purchase picnic tickets, and must indicate if they want to play. Please join us for some fun!


    The ICC will organize two-man teams; there will be a maximum of 16 teams (first to sign-up will play). Upon registering to play, indicate the name of your desired partner, and include an Italian name for your team. Be creative!  If you wish to play as an individual, let us know, and we will try to match you with another player.  Some prizes will be awarded.


    Register today, and meet us on the Tartan Park at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 23rd.     

    For further questions, contact Peggy at

Past events

12 Jul 2014 Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert!
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)
07 Mar 2014 Viva La Libertà (Long Live Freedom)
06 Mar 2014 Cuore sacro (Sacred Heart)
06 Mar 2014 Tickets for Cuore Sacro
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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