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Giuseppe Penone | Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of Bronze
Giuseppe Penone | Foglie di bronzo / Leaves of BronzeThursday, September 12, 2019 → Saturday, November 09, 2019

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by the renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, his first in San Francisco. A proponent of the radical Arte Povera movement beginning in Italy in the 1960s, which used "poor" and unconventional materials such as soil or plant matter to evoke a preindustrial...

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Lights, Camera, Talk! Stories of Italian Immigration in the Bay Area
Lights, Camera, Talk! Stories of Italian Immigration in the Bay Area Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Join us for the screening of the newly released documentary Italians By The Bay and the presentation of the recently published photo book La Valle del Silicio. Both projects feature interviews with Italian professionals living in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and present an original snapshot of what it means to be an...

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2019 Italian Film Festival of Marin
2019 Italian Film Festival of Marin Saturday, September 21, 2019 → Saturday, November 02, 2019

The 2019 Italian Film Festival of Marin celebrates its 43rd anniversary with eight top comedies and dramas from Italy! More... The Italian Cultural Institute is a proud sponsor of the Italian Film Festival. September 21-November 2Marin Center, Showcase Theatre, San Rafael

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50 Faces | Contemporary Mosaic Portraits from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli
50 Faces | Contemporary Mosaic Portraits from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli Saturday, September 21, 2019 → Sunday, November 10, 2019

Experience this stunning exhibit of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. In its first US appearance, the collection showcases the work of young mosaic artists who enhance the ancient tradition of mosaic art with innovative methods and materials. Curator Guglielmo Zanette explains:...

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Italian Excellence: Illustrators for Gianni Rodari
Italian Excellence: Illustrators for Gianni RodariWednesday, September 25, 2019 → Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the birth, on October 23, 1920, of Gianni Rodari, one of the most innovative children’s authors and the first Italian to win the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970. The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Bologna Children’s Book Fair will honour the ann...

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Leonardo, What a Genius!
Leonardo, What a Genius!Monday, October 07, 2019

The Elfo Puccini Theater arrives in Salt Lake City and San Francisco from Milan with its latest creation dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci: a great pop-up book waiting to be opened and containing the story of the greatest Renaissance man. A world in three dimensions that, page by page, retraces the fundamental stages of the...

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Litquake 2019 | San Francisco's Literary Festival
Litquake 2019 | San Francisco's Literary FestivalSaturday, October 12, 2019

Hosted by Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, in the section Words Around the Worlds: I Am God, A Diary of the Almighty, Italian author Giacomo Sartori discusses his diabolically funny novel I Am God, the Almighty’s diary of the existential crisis that ensues when, inexplicably, he falls in love wi...

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151st Italian Heritage Parade
151st Italian Heritage Parade Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Italian-American Community of San Francisco proudly celebrates the 151st Italian Heritage Parade, with the participation of prominent Italian and Italian-American personalities, music, shows, floats and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations and companies. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at the ...

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19th WEEK OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD | Italian on Stage
19th WEEK OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD | Italian on StageMonday, October 21, 2019 → Sunday, October 27, 2019

Theater, melodrama, song and more: Italian on Stage is the theme chosen this year for the 19th Edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 21-27), in which Embassies, Consulates and Institutes of Culture will organize events to promote Italian throughout the world. The Week of the Italian Language...

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Io, Leonardo | XIX Edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World
Io, Leonardo | XIX Edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the WorldMonday, October 21, 2019 → Sunday, October 27, 2019

On the occasion of Leonardo500 and the XIX Edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to present the American premiere of Io, Leonardo (I, Leonardo), a cinematographic journey into the life of the great artist, with the participation of Luca Argentero,...

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Montalbano's Croquettes - Gli Arancini di Montalbano | 19th Week of the Italian Language in the World
Montalbano's Croquettes - Gli Arancini di Montalbano | 19th Week of the Italian Language in the WorldMonday, October 21, 2019

On the occasion of the 19th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco pays tribute to the recently deceased author Andrea Camilleri with an event entitled Gli arancini di Montalbano. PROGRAM 6:00pmReading of excerpts from the Italian version of the book Gli...

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Literary Foosball
Literary FoosballSaturday, October 26, 2019

Celebrate the XIX edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World and win lots of Italian books! Subscribing is easy: Choose your partner Bring one Italian book you like--new, or used in good condition (that's your subscription fee!) The title of the book will be your team's name Teams are subject to direct...

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Federico Rampini: When Our History Begins
Federico Rampini: When Our History BeginsMonday, November 04, 2019

Renowned Italian journalist Federico Rampini presents his book, When Our History Begins. The Great Turning Points of the Past that Shaped the World We Live in Today (Quando inizia la nostra storia. Le grandi svolte del passato che hanno disegnato il mondo in cui viviamo) (Mondadori, 2018). History is the teacher of life:...

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Alessandro Baricco | The Game
Alessandro Baricco | The GameThursday, November 14, 2019

Italian writer Alessandro Baricco presents his latest book The Game (Einaudi, 2018), which deconstructs our transition from analogical to digital reality and its repercussions on our society. Baricco will also hold a lecture at Stanford University on November 15. Organized by the IIC San Francisco in collaboration with...

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4th WEEK OF THE ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLD
4th WEEK OF THE ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLDMonday, November 18, 2019 → Friday, November 22, 2019

Showcasing Italy and the Italian taste in the world, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian culinary traditions and food-and- wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture. The theme of the fourth edition this year is Food Education: the...

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