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WINTER PARTY Italian Film Festival EW18

  • 08 Feb 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (CST)
  • Hennepin Center For The Arts, The Tek Box (2nd floor), 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Of Italian Cinema in the Twin Cities

Thursday, February 8th
Celebrate with us, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at the Tek Box in Minneapolis
and get ready for the 10th edition of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul.


6:30 - 7:15

* Red Carpet Experience - Pose and take pictures in front of our step-and-repeat photo wall
* Italian specialties and wines
* Live music - Listen to the earthy and groovy sounds of Talking Strings

7:15 - 7:45

* Welcome word Vittorio Raimondi, President of the ICC Board of Directors.
* Introduction to the 10th edition of the Italian Film Festival and this year's new "Building Bridges" awards - Michelle Baroody, IFF's Executive Director

7:45 - 8:15

* Live auction - Hosted by WCCO-TV news anchor Frank Vascellaro. Take your chance for a luxury hotel experience, a cruise on an authentic gondola, a Chef’s Tasting Menu and much more

8:30 - 9:30

* Exclusive preview - Be part of the happy few to get a sneak-peek on the large screen of a selection of the short movies for the new "Building Bridges" awards. Winners will be announced during the Festival, on Saturday, February 24.

BOOK NOW! Vi aspettiamo!

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An exclusive selection of wines from the vineyards of Marchesi Alfieri. Produced in the lovely Piedmontese hills between Asti and Alba, these wines have been especially chosen for the ICC by Mario Olivero, oenologist and director of the winery. The selection is comprised of two Barbera d'Asti offerings - 2010 premier reserve Alfiera and 2013 La Tota - plus 2011 Pinot Nero San Germano.
(8 bottles, value: $300)

A one-night stay in a Luxury Suite at the Radisson Blu Hotel Minneapolis Downtown and a dinner for two at the FireLake (Total value: $674)

A Signature Portrait session by Lisa Venticinque, popular and well-established Portrait & Event photographer who has been serving the Twin Cities and beyond for over fifteen years.  Her unique and high-end portrait work includes professional headshots, couples engagement photos, family photos, and more.  This Signature Portrait session can be used for an individual or group session, and can take place at a location of your choice or at her Northeast Minneapolis studio.  Treat yourself and your loved ones to a fun experience that will create memories for years to come (value: $325)

A 6 course Chef’s Tasting menu for 6 guests (wine excluded) to enjoy by, experienced and visionary, Executive Chef Mike “YC” DeCampMonello is the thoughtful expression of contemporary coastal Italian fare. The restaurant celebrates the cuisine of the Campania region, one that weaves the charm of rustic simplicity with the inherent elegance of fresh ingredients (value: $600)

A 1-hour gondola cruise "An Occasion To Remember" for a couple with a gourmet picnic donated by Gondola Romantica in Stillwater. Valid from Mondays to Thursdays  (value: $200)

A pasta making party in your home for 8 people, by ICC instructor
and Italian native Romina Montanari (value: $440)

Emily Mellon, 
traveling massage therapist

A 3 hours of in-home massage, provided by Emily Mellon, traveling massage therapist. Emily blends a variety of modalities in her therapy sessions, including Shiatsu, Thai yoga, deep tissue massage and cupping all the comfort of your home (value: $240)

Park Lane Estate & Moving Sales A shopping spree gift certificate (value: $250)

A magnum bottle of Castello di Neive wine. The grapes that are destined for this ultra-premium wine come from the highly-respected Santo Stefano vineyard which is known to make some of Piemonte’s finest Nebbiolo wines.  As with the other Castello di Neive Barbarescos, this wine is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, but the grapes used to make this wine represent the finest selection of grapes, picked at optimum ripeness.  These grapes are pressed and the resulting wine is allowed to age in wooden barrels for 4 years to soften the wine’s tannins and add a layer of spicy complexity to the wine’s opulent floral aromas (value: $300)

Come experience the flavors of Southern Italy at Al Vento. This package includes a four course Tasting Menu with wine pairings (value: $400)

Contact Tiziana, at, with your questions.  

WHEN: Thursday, February 8th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
WHERE: Hennepin Center For The Arts, The Tek Box (2nd floor), 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
TICKETS: ICC Members  $45,  Non-members $60 



The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 295-4111 

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