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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

    • 28 May 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (CST)
    • ZOOM ONLINE MEETINGS

    Supplement your regular group language classes with Workshops and other Special Language Sessions! These one time offerings provide an excellent method of securing your Italian language foundation.

    The following  Conversation and Grammar Workshops, at different levels of language proficiency, will be offered in the next months. Follow the links for additional information and to enroll:


    Conversation


    Fra Amici/Conversazione e Aperitivo (Intermediate level)


    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. 

    Please Note: Students will receive a full refund, less a $5 registration fee, if cancellation occurs a minimum of 72 hours in advance. No refunds will be issued if cancelled less than 72 hours prior to the workshop.

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




     

     

     

    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Event. Access Link with Registration Confirmation Email
    Register





    Made in Italy: Parmigiano Reggiano
    Meet the Serra Family

    Saturday, October 3, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT via Zoom




    The ancient Genoese families of Serra and Balduino appeared in the province of Parma on 25 June 1879, when Count Girolamo Cantelli and Cavalier Giuseppe Balduino signed the deed of sale of the Gainago estate before the notary.

    Today the Azienda Agricola Valserena produces about 14 wheels a day and follows the entire production chain: in its 1000 acres of land it cultivates, with five-year rotation, the excellent forages that nourish the Brown Cow from which the milk for the "Solo di Bruna" Parmigiano Reggiano derives. 

    Today it is Gian Domenico Serra with his sons Giovanni, Antonietta and Niccolò who is directly involved in the management of the company, also supported by the collaboration of a staff specialized in the related areas of expertise.


    Online Event (in English) - Registration is required
    Free or with Suggested Donation to Support our Programming
















    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online Event



    Parmigiano Reggiano: Meet the Serra Family

    Prosciutto di Parma: Meet the Conti Family

    Aceto Balsamico di Modena: Meet the Giusti Family




    The oldest Parmigiano Reggiano dairy in Parma and one of only few members of the Consorzio di Sola Bruna (Brown Cow Consortium).  Valserena is a 5
    th generation producer operated today by the Serra familyGiovanni and his sister Antonietta – who is a veterinarian and knows each cow by name. Valserena is one of the last farmstead that grows the feed, raises the animals, and makes Parmigiano Reggiano all at their farm. 

    Meet the Serra family on Saturday, October 3, at 11:00 am CDT via Zoom. Free or with suggested donation to support our programming. Click here to register. 


    For over 200 years, the Conti family has been present in the small town of Langhirano in Emilia Romagna, Italy first as farmers and then starting in 1968 as Prosciutto di Parma makers. It all began when the Conti brothers, who were just twenty years old, decided to open a ham factory, with the help of their father Giovanni.Today, Conti remains a family-owned and operated company, the torch of century-old traditions and passion is carried by Afro with his wife Mariangela and three daughters Michela, Francesca and Daniela.

    Save the date - October 24 at 11:00 am CDT: Meet the Conti family. More details to come.


    The "Great Deposit of Balsamic Vinegar of Giuseppe Giusti" is the oldest acetaia of the world, founded in 1605 in the town of Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy. More than 400 years have passed since the ancestors of the Giusti family started the first batteries of barrels in the attics of their home in Via Farini. Today, the historic vinegar factory is led with passion, enthusiasm and innovative momentum from the 17th generation of the family: Claudio Stefani Giusti proudly carries on the family tradition.

    Save the date - November 21 at 11:00 am CDT: Meet the Giusti family. More details to come.





    • 05 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • 07 Dec 2020
    • 7:30 PM (CST)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 0

    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. 


    Use these links and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:


    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO (BOOK +MULTIMEDIA DVD)


    OR


                     NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO (BOOK+MULTIMEDIA DVD + E-BOOK)

                     Please note: duration of access to E-book: 14 months                                                         

                        

    Workbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO_WORKBOOK




     


    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Conversation Workshop
    • 8
    Register

    In Buona Compagnia/ Conversazione

    Practice your conversational skills in a relaxed setting. Led by an ICC instructor, this hour will include a vocabulary building activity centered around a theme. Next, participants will be provided with a set of questions to practice the new words with their peers, followed by a game aimed at reinforcing the vocabulary in a fun way.

    Prerequisite:Beginner 3


    Contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions. All workshops must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom ONLINE Course
    • 4
    Register

    Join us for a 5 week course designed for art lovers who would like to delve into some of the most important Italian masterpieces in the context of learning the Italian language. From Giotto to Caravaggio, this course will explore Italian art through the messages these artists wanted to convey in their historical context.

    The style, history and cultural content is taught in Italian and is ideal to support students at an intermediate level (Prerequisite: Intermediate 1).  Learn through the various activities of listening, writing and speaking.

    This 5 week class will be held on Tuesdays, from 12:00 until 2 p.m., and will commence on October 20.  The rate of tuition is $160.

    Please follow this link to order the textbook: L'Italia Dell'Arte







    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Conversation Workshop
    • 8
    Register

    In Buona Compagnia/ Conversazione

    Practice your conversational skills in a relaxed setting. Led by an ICC instructor, this hour will include a vocabulary building activity centered around a theme. Next, participants will be provided with a set of questions to practice the new words with their peers, followed by a game aimed at reinforcing the vocabulary in a fun way.

    Prerequisite:Beginner 3


    Contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions. All workshops must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.

Past events

11 Jun 2020 Insieme a Tavola! Cooking Together Virtual Series. ES20
04 Jun 2020 Insieme a Tavola! Cooking Together Virtual Series. ES20
28 May 2020 Insieme a Tavola! Cooking Together Virtual Series. ES20
29 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Make & Take Pasta: Tagliatelle and Tagliolini. EW20
26 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Wine Tasting Le Vie del Vino: Sangiovese from the Tuscan Hills to Fellini's Romagna. EW20
14 Mar 2020 SUSPENDED Colazione all'italiana
12 Jan 2020 Wine Tasting La Via del Vino: Sunshine in a Bottle. Wines of Puglia and Sicily. EW20
08 Dec 2019 SOLD OUT! DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) EF19
07 Dec 2019 NEW! Full Immersion Weekend! Un fine settimana in italiano AF19FIW
21 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! WINE TASTING. Le Vie del Vino: Bollicine d'Oro - Golden Italian Bubbles. EF19
17 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi di Zucca. EF19
26 Aug 2019 Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "Va' dove ti porta il cuore" - Monday, August 26 EU19TR
13 Jun 2019 Author Visit- Live Music! Deborah Stevens Presents "Holy Predator" EN19
04 May 2019 Morning Opera Lecture: La Traviata. SOLD OUT! ES19
28 Apr 2019 Make & Take Class: Erbazzone & Salame di Cioccolato. ES19
26 Mar 2019 Spring Open House, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. ES19
24 Mar 2019 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. ES19
09 Mar 2019 WEEKEND ITALIANO, a contemporary 2-day Italian Food and Social Event. EW19
03 Mar 2019 EW19 Educational Travel - Marche Information Session/ Sunday Afternoon, March 3
03 Jan 2019 Educational Travel Meeting, Thursday, January 3. EW19
08 Dec 2018 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) EW19
18 Nov 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. EF18
08 Nov 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Centro Italia. EF18
02 Nov 2018 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis
14 Oct 2018 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. EF18
04 Oct 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Nord Italia. EF18
23 Sep 2018 Frammenti d’Italia al Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. EF18
05 Sep 2018 FALL OPEN HOUSE. EF18
19 Aug 2018 "Giro del Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk. EU18
07 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT! Searching for Bits and Pieces of Italy at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. ES18
29 Apr 2018 Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta. ES18
08 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! - Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
28 Mar 2018 EN18 NEW LOCATION: Spring Open House, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
25 Mar 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
13 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Imperfetto e Passato Prossimo in Musica, Wednesday, December 13
12 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbo Piacere, Tuesday, December 12
10 Dec 2017 TWO MORE SPOTS! EF17 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies)
05 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente, Tuesday, December 5
02 Nov 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro. Presentation and live performance
24 Sep 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini
21 Sep 2017 EF17 Wine Tasting: Scrumptious Sangiovese
07 Sep 2017 EN17 Author Visit - MUSIC ADDED! Olivia Kate Cerrone: Sicilian History Comes To Life!
06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
20 Aug 2017 ES17 "Giro del Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk
19 Aug 2017 EN17 - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 19, 2017
20 May 2017 EN17 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, May 20
04 May 2017 ES17 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance & Baroque Art Guided Tour
30 Apr 2017 ES17 ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta
06 Apr 2017 ES17 “By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres
30 Mar 2017 SPRING TERM ITALIAN CLASSES
29 Mar 2017 ES17 Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective
26 Mar 2017 ES17 Make & Take Class: Gnocchi
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 Opening Night Party plus film ticket
26 Feb 2015 VIP Pass - Includes all films and opening night party
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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