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    • 01 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 31 Dec 2019
    • ICC, Hennepin Center for the Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    This class is for students who would like to customize and advance their learning of Italian.  Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org to schedule a semi-private lesson.

    All adult students must hold active ICC memberships.

    • 03 Jan 2019
    • 31 Jul 2019
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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    This class is for students who would like to customize and advance their learning of Italian (15 hour total for 1 student).  Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org to schedule a private lesson.

    All adult students must hold active ICC memberships.


    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 25 Jun 2019
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403


    The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is pleased to offer casual conversation sessions.  These sessions of one hour and a half each, Colazione all'Italiana and Tarallucci e Vino, will be offered on a continuing basis.  Both will be lead by native Italian instructors and are open to all levels of Italian language proficiency.  Please follow the links below for additional information and to enroll in the next scheduled date for each session.




    Small groups and university-educated qualified instructors provide the ideal environment to learn a foreign language. Our instructors, born and raised in Italy, bring first-hand experience and cultural background of Italian life and current traditions to the classroom.

    Our Language courses, based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), range from Beginning to Advanced level and provide a full program of study, all year around.  In addition, we offer conversation classes, grammar workshops, book clubs, opera, and literature classes. 
    Students of the school have numerous opportunities to attend a great array of cultural events to further expand their
     knowledge of Italian language and culture.

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter with your questions, and enroll today!




     

     

     

    • 01 May 2019
    • 29 Aug 2019
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403


    It is time to improve your Italian!

    Registration is now open for summer classes at the beginner and intermediate levels!  

    Summer classes will begin the week of June 17th, and space is available.

    Small groups and university-educated qualified instructors provide the ideal environment to learn a foreign language. Our instructors, born and raised in Italy, bring first-hand experience and cultural background of Italian life and current traditions to the classroom.

    Our Language courses, based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), range from Beginning to Advanced level and provide a full program of study, all year around.  In addition, we offer conversation classes, grammar workshops, book clubs, opera, and literature classes. 
    Students of the school have numerous opportunities to attend a great array of cultural events to further expand their
     knowledge of Italian language and culture.

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter with your questions, and enroll today!




     

     

     

    • 30 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis MN 55403
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    Tarallucci e Vino - Casual Conversation

    The Tarallucci e Vino, one hour and a half casual conversation sessions, will be offered on a regular basis.  The upcoming workshop is scheduled for May 30. 

    Please join us on the evening of Thursday, May 30,  from 6 until 7:30 p.m., for an enjoyable casual conversation event!  An ICC native Italian instructor will lead a small group in a casual conversation format. Participants will enjoy traditional Italian tarallucci, cheese and a glass of wine.

    This is intended to be a very informal class aimed at Italian students of all proficiency levels. This class will offer the opportunity to practice the Italian phrases you know, learn new ones and improve your comprehension skills – all in a relaxed atmosphere. Space is limited and will fill quickly - Register now!

    Contact Peggy, at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.  


    WHEN:  Thursday, May 30, from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
    WHERE: The Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502  Minneapolis, MN 55403
    PRICE: Member - $20 & Non-member - $25


    All activities and events must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less administrative fee.








    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theater , 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414


    ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL of Minneapolis / St. Paul
    A 10-year retrospective


    This year again, the Italian Cultural Center, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, is happy to bring the best of Italian cinema to the Twin Cities. 2019 is a special edition celebrating the best movies of the past 10 years of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). The 10 movies selected by our committee will be screened throughout the year leading up to the IFF's 11th edition, Feb. 20-23, 2020. 

    Join us on Wednesday, June 12th, 7:00 pm, for the third screening of this special edition with Latin Lover, a touching comedy that evokes Italian cinema's finest era, and features numerous references to your favorite movies.

    All screenings will take place on the Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theater. All films are in Italian with English subtitles. Future dates and titles will be announced soon! 

    TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!

    Active ICC Member Only promo code: IFF10


    Sponsor this third screening! Help us make the 10-year retrospective of the Italian Film Festival a success. Consider making a $150 donation ($126 deductible) and receive 2 free tickets to the movie.

    Your donation will be greatly appreciated and will help us ensure a successful screening for the entire community. CLICK HERE to donate and receive 2 free tickets



    Latin Lover

    Comedy/Drama, 2014, 104 mins

    Director: Cristina Comencini


    On the tenth anniversary of the death of Italian cinema star Saverio Crispo (a fictional character modeled after Marcello Mastroianni), five of his daughters, two of his wives, and one very interesting stunt double gather to celebrate his tempestuous life and glorious career on the silver screen. Saverio, know as the "Latin Lover", a beloved star of the Golden Era of Italian cinema (and a prolific ladies' man), turns out to be even more complex than everyone believed.

    Latin Lover's stellar cast includes the final performance from Italian superstar Virna Lisi. 


    Cast: Francesco Scianna, Virna Lisi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Angela Finocchiaro, Candela Peña, Marisa Paredes, Lluís Homar.

    Awards


    2015, Nominee, Best Actress, Virna Lisi, David di Donatello Awards

    2015, Nominee, Best Costumes, David di Donatello Awards

    2015, Nominee, Best Makeup, David di Donatello Awards

    2015, Nominee, Best Hairstyling, David di Donatello Awards

    2013, Award of Merit, Accolade Competition


    This movie was originally shown at our 8th edition of the IFF in 2016.













    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main, 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Sponsor the next screening of 2019!


    Help us make the 10-year retrospective of the Italian Film Festival a success. Consider making a $150 donation
    ($126 deductible) and receive 2 free tickets to the movie. We will send a code to book your free tickets.

    Your donation will be greatly appreciated and will help us ensure a successful screening for the entire community.

    Grazie,

    The ICC Team



    Latin Lover

    Comedy/Drama, 2014, 104 mins

    Director: Cristina Comencini


    On the tenth anniversary of the death of Italian cinema star Saverio Crispo (a fictional character modeled after Marcello Mastroianni), five of his daughters, two of his wives, and one very interesting stunt double gather to celebrate his tempestuous life and glorious career on the silver screen. Saverio, know as the "Latin Lover", a beloved star of the Golden Era of Italian cinema (and a prolific ladies' man), turns out to be even more complex than everyone believed.

    Latin Lover's stellar cast includes the final performance from Italian superstar Virna Lisi. 


    Cast: Francesco Scianna, Virna Lisi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Angela Finocchiaro, Candela Peña, Marisa Paredes, Lluís Homar.

    Awards


    2015, Nominee, Best Actress, Virna Lisi, David di Donatello Awards

    2015, Nominee, Best Costumes, David di Donatello Awards

    2015, Nominee, Best Makeup, David di Donatello Awards

    2015, Nominee, Best Hairstyling, David di Donatello Awards

    2013, Award of Merit, Accolade Competition


    This movie was originally shown at our 8th edition of the IFF in 2016.









    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55105
    • 72
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    Could a symbol hidden in the U.S. one dollar currency hold the key to who is behind a plot to control over 200 billion dollars?

    Barricades surround St. Peter’s Basilica and the scene of a gruesome murder. Alonso Garibaldi Poggiani head of Vatican Bank is dead. This, along with the unprecedented election of the first Jesuit Pope, many inside the Vatican wonder if their suspicions are coming true. A code of instructions found in an ancient document, known as the Monita Secreta, outline the methods to increase the Jesuits power around the world but repeatedly deny its existence. Cardinal McKenna calls his friend Anthony Andruccioli asking him to help find out who killed the banker. But, even more troubling is the question could the Pope be involved somehow. Anthony joins forces with the beautiful Christine and they become aware of another powerful group with international connections and must figure out who is the real enemy.

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    Meet The Author:

    Now is your opportunity to meet Deborah Stevens, local Italian American author of  "The Serpent's Disciple" and her latest book, "Holy Predator".  Deborah will join us for a book discussion/reading event, at Next Chapter Booksellers (former Common Good Books), 38 South Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 651 225-8989. This FREE event will be held on Thursday evening, June 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

    Come to meet Deborah, learn about her award winning novels, and enjoy live music!  Cellist, Sandra Haines, and violinist, Carol Margolis, both ICC members and students in the ICC language program, will perform Italian pieces.  This is an evening you won't want to miss!

    This is a FREE event! Please register here today, plan to meet Deborah, Sandra and Carol, and take part in what promises to be a fascinating evening!

    Date:  Thursday, June 13

    Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.

    Place: Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55105


    The Story Behind The Author:

    Deborah Stevens

    Deborah Stevens is a native of Detroit, Michigan, who now lives in Minnesota.  Stevens majored in Interior Design.  Her interest in the arts and to detail is evident in her debut novel, "The Serpent's Disciple", and in the second in the series, "Holy Predator", where she describes famous paintings, architectural landmarks, and intriguing, little know facts.  The first book, "The Serpent's Disciple" has been honored with multiple coveted awards, including The Pinnacle Book Achievement Aware for best Thriller, A Book Excellence Aware, American Friction Award for best Religious Thriller, a finalist in the Best Book Awards, an Honorable Mention through the Great Midwest Book Festival, and a finalist in the International Book Awards for Religious Fiction.  Deborah has traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, and has a soft spot for her ancestral home of Italy.


    Here are some reviews of Deborah's latest book:

    https://deborahstevensauthor.com/media-exposure#32ade7ab-908a-4e7c-90f7-6b84379f9fca

    https://deborahstevensauthor.com/media-exposure#90a60612-3f3b-4e55-aa1c-b55b4d19aece


    Carol Margolis graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Violin Performance. At Grinnell she studied performance with Delmar Pettys of the Lenox String Quartet.  She studied ensemble playing with Bonnie Hampton and Nathan Swartz of the Francesco Trio. She went on to the University of Minnesota to study performance and pedagogy with Shirley Santoro and Mary West.  Carol is a 25 year member of the Lake String Quartet and has played a variety of other professional venues including the Minnesota Opera, The State Fair Orchestra, Ruperts Club, Broadway shows and the Viennese Strings. She is the Concertmistress of the Minneapolis Civic Orchestra and an Artist member of Thursday Musical.

    Sandra Haines studied cello with Maestro Benedetto Mazzacurati in Bologna, Italy.  She has a M.A.  in music and a M.S. in Psychology from  Kansas State University.  She is a performing member of Thursday Musical and a member of The Ariel Trio.

     

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.


                      











                    



    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 5
    Register

    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about events of the past, to write a letter or converse on the phone, and to express feelings, emotions and sensations. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE: NO CLASS THE WEEK OF JULY 1.

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    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/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-3-B1-STUDENT-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM389/






    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 6
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    The goal of this course is for 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. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NO CLASS THE WEEK OF JULY 1

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 2
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    The goal of this course is for students to be able to talk about past events, make predictions and express probability, ask and answer questions about time, weather, locations and places.  Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 

    NO CLASS THE WEEK OF JULY 1

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    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 and workbook prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/

     

     

     

     

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 8
    Register

    The goal of this course is for students to be able to greet others and introduce themselves, ask for information, describe their house, family, objects, and their location. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 


    NO CLASS THE WEEK OF JULY 1

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class.


    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/



    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Weisman Art Museum, check in desk
    • 14
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    Join us at the Weisman Museum of Art for a “Made for ICC” tour!

    Fairy tales and storytelling are at the core of “The World Before Disney” exhibition on view at the Weisman Museum of Art till July 7. The exhibition is based on the large collection of fairy-tale themed postcards from Jack Zipes, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota.  The tour is an opportunity to see part of this amazing collection but also to revisit some of the most beloved fairy tales and to reflect on how they have evolved over time mirroring and interpreting changes in society.

    As we usually do, during the tour we will search for references to Italy. It should not be a difficult task since there is a strong tradition of fairy tales and storytelling in Italy. This tradition is in some ways still alive. This can be seen in the recent reinterpretation of 1600 fairy tales by Giambattista Basile, which was made by renowned Italian film director, Matteo Garrone in his “The Tale of Tales” movie that was presented at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

    The tour is in English and will be led by Lorella Angelini.

    The tour will take place on Wednesday,  June 26, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. .

    Participants will meet at the Weisman’s check in desk. 


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    Lorella Angelini is a tour guide with the Weisman Museum of Art.  She is native of Pesaro in the Marche region. She has been living and working in Minneapolis for the last 20 years. She holds a graduate degree in Civil Engineering from Marche Polytechnic University and specialization in Marketing from SDA Bocconi in Milan. Deeply passionate about art, Lorella has been building her knowledge through collaboration with the Weisman Museum of Art and also the Walker Art Center.

    Click here for more information about the Weisman Museum of Art. 

    Space is limited - Register now!


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

    WHEN: Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30 – 7:45 PM
    WHERE: Weisman Museum of Art, check in desk
    PRICE: $15 (Member) and $20 (Non-Member)


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    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 15 Sep 2019
    • Scuola Dante Alighieri-Campus l'Infinito Recanati
    • 0
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    Le Marche --- 2019!!!

    In September 2019, the ICC will take a small group to the Marche region of central Italy.

    Located in the idyllic hill-top town of Recanati, L'infinito Campus school has curated an exciting program of Italian language classes, cultural sites, culinary discoveries and fun experiences that will take us across this lesser known and genuine region.

    Our program includes Urbino – home of Renaissance painter Raffaello and UNESCO World Heritage site; Ascoli Piceno – founded by the Piceni, an ancient Italic population who predate the Romans; Fabriano - a medieval town in the Apennines renowned for its hand-made watermark paper which began in the 13th century; Ancona – the capital of the region founded by the Greeks in 387 BC due to its strategic position on the Adriatic Sea.

    Don't miss an exceptional educational travel adventure!

    Experience Le Marche with us, from August 31 through September 15, 2019.

    If you wish to join us, a non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required. You can remit your payment via this Paypal link. Act NOW!  Once the program reaches 12 participants, registrations will close.  

    Please contact Sandra at sgengler44@gmail.com for complete program details and cost information.

    NOTE: All participants must hold an active ICC membership.


    Don't forget to visit our Educational Travel pages to read blogs of past trips, and to learn more about our educational travel experiences










    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 05 Oct 2019
    • Piccola Universita Italiana, Trieste, Italy
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    Friuli-Venezia Giulia --- 2019!!!

    We are pleased to announce that, in 2019, the ICC's educational travels will take us to  Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a northeastern Italian region bordering Austria, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea! It is home to the sharp-peaked Dolomite Mountains and vineyards producing white wine.  Trieste, the capital, was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Its famous sites include the old quarter, the waterfront Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia and Castello di Miramare, a former royal residence. 

    A full, exciting itinerary of Italian language classes, cooking lessons, activities, and a variety of excursions, (including the Istrian Peninsula), has been planned.  Don't miss an exceptional educational travel adventure! Experience Friuli-Venezia Giulia with us, from September 21st through October 5th, and uncover an extraordinary region of Italy...and the amazingly beautiful and historic city of Trieste!

    Don't forget to visit our Educational Travel pages to read blogs of past trips, and to learn more about our educational travel experiences. . A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person/per trip is required. You can remit your payment via this Paypal link. These are very popular adventures which will sell out quickly.  Be sure to act NOW! 

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org for more information.

    NOTE: All participants must hold an active ICC membership.











    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Lucca Italian School, Lucca, Italy
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     SPECIAL OFFER! INDIVIDUAL 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.







    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Solemar Academy, Cefalu, Sicily
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    SPECIAL OFFER! INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL STUDY - Solemar Academy, Cefalu, Sicily!

    The ICC is pleased to announce our new collaboration with Solemar Academy in Cefalu, Sicily! 

    In the fall of 2017, a group of ICC members ventured to Cefalu, Sicily, for a two week program of study at Solemar Academy.  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 Cefalu 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 Solemar Academy, please follow this link.  Be sure to read the Cefalu Adventure 2017 Blog , 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.





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