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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

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 31 Mar 2018
    • Lucca Italian School, Lucca, Italy

     SPECIAL OFFER! 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.







    • 26 Mar 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul 55114
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    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Gnocchi – delicate Italian dumplings made from potatoes and traditionally served as a first course – are a versatile and delicious alternative to fresh pasta. Most Italian regions have their own version of these soft pillows of goodness.  

    To learn how to make traditional gnocchi, join our instructor, Modena native, Romina Montanari for a hands-on session.

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

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

    The event is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, 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 Tiziana, at events@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, March 26th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

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

    REGISTRATION: 
    Member - $45
    Non-member - $55



    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • University of Minnesota, School of Music, Ferguson Hall, Room 225 2106 4th St South 55455 Minneapolis
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    The ICC is pleased to announce a special presentation and piano performance to be held on Wednesday, March 29th, at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by the School of Music of the University of Minnesota. Maria Mannone, will present Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective".

    What is the connection between art and science? These apparently opposite fields of the human knowledge have an incredible story of interactions and mutual influences. Science can inspire artistic production, and answers some questions while opening new ones. Art gives Science new food for thought, and helps understanding abstract concepts in an intuitive way.  As in a progressive zoom, we start from general considerations, then we address on math, physics, and music, to focus on the Italian contribution to these fields across the centuries. A short gallery of important contributions is completed by musical “live” examples. A short piano recital follows the presentation, including a section with improvised piano music based on the suggestions of the public, as an interactive exchange between public and performance.

    The event is organized by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and hosted by the University of Minnesota.


    Maria Mannone (Palermo, 1985) earned Masters in Theoretical Physics, Orchestral Conducting, Composition, and Piano in her native Italy; in France, the Master 2 ATIAM at IRCAM-UPMC Paris VI Sorbonne. She’s currently Ph.D. candidate in Composition at the University of Minnesota, where she developed an interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with the Fine Institute of Theoretical Physics. She participated in international conferences about math and music as invited speaker, and recently to the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s author and co-author of books and articles about the field, that also involve relations between music and visual arts, her strong passion. Her musical compositions have been performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, and during Festival delle Orestiadi di Gibellina, and the Arts Quarter Festival at the U of M. She’s also active as performer and improviser.

    Structure of the event:

    40 minutes presentation

    10 minutes interval (alcohol-free drinks are offered)

    20 minutes performance

    light refreshments offered


    Date: Wednesday, March 29th
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Place: University of Minnesota, School of Music, Ferguson Hall, Room 225  
    2106 4th St South
    55455 Minneapolis

    Cost: Free but please register to help us plan the event

    Parking: Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps.


    Contact Tiziana at events@theitalianculturalcenter.org with questions.












    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul 55114
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    RAVIOLI DI SPINACI E RICOTTA

    On Sunday, April 30, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, ICC instructor and native Italian, Romina Montanari, will lead this hands-on pasta making session at Mid-City Kitchen, a beautiful space in St. Paul.

    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 wine and some ravioli to taste and will bring the ravioli they just made home. 

    Cost for the event is $55 for members, and $65 for non-members. All ingredients are included, but please bring a large flat pan/tray with two flour sack kitchen towels to carry your ravioli home.  


    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 Tiziana, at events@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 30, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

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

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



    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 14 Oct 2017
    • Solemar Academy, Cefalu, Italy
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     NOTE:  ADDITIONAL SPACE POSSIBLE IF WE ADD A MINIMUM OF 2-3 MORE PARTICIPANTS!

    CEFALU ADVENTURE - 2017!!!

    Do you dream of studying Italian in Italy?  Would you love to visit the city of Cefalu, and explore the island of Sicily?  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 first 10 openings sold out in 24 hours!  We need 2-3 additional participants to allow additional space on the trip. 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

16 Mar 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Mia tours series: Ancient Greco-Roman Art Guided Tour
19 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! EW17 Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities
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
06 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo in Musica
15 Oct 2016 EF16 Discover the Caponi Art Park
08 Sep 2016 Earthquake Fundraiser: CLOSED, Thank you for the overwhelming response!
07 Sep 2016 EF16 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
28 Aug 2016 ES16 2nd Annual "Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk
13 Aug 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 13, 2016
07 Aug 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 13, 2016
23 Jul 2016 EN16 PLEASE NOTE: Change in Start Time! Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, July 23, 2016
25 Jun 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, June 25, 2016
21 May 2016 EN16 It's Back! Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, May 21, 2016
19 May 2016 EU16 The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview, Thursday, May 19, 2016
15 May 2016 SOLD OUT! EU16 Make & Take Class:Tagliatelle – Sunday, May 15, 2016
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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