UPCOMING CULTURAL EVENTS at the italian center, carmichael

At the Italian Cultural Society it is our mission to serve the cultural needs of our community by providing some of the best and most unique cultural and traditional events and activities in our region. Events which can not be found elsewhere, that enable us and our community to learn about Italian heritage and history while strengthening Italian unity and identity.  Several events are offered throughout the year (except during summer) at the Italian Center; our community is invited to attend and enjoy some Italian hospitality!  SCROLL DOWN TO PREVIEW ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, April 28, 2019

at 1:00 - 3:30pm

MEET THE AUTHOR 

"ITALIANITA`; THE ESSENCE OF BEING ITALIAN & ITALIAN-AMERICAN"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Whether you are from Napoli or New York, Bari or Boston, Siena or San Francisco, there is a special quality that binds Italians - Italiani nel Mondo - together. That element that unites Italians as a people is Italianita’ -the essence of being Italian.

In his new book, Author William Giovinazzo, has woven a story of the Italian people both in Italy and the United States in which he explores the culture and history of both and the forces that shaped who we are and makes us all part of a global family. While Italian American culture is different than the reality of Italy, Giovinazzo examines the diversity and hallmarks of both cultures and the cultural inheritance they share through their history, food, language, religion and traditions. His journey takes us from the early Greek colonists of Italy to the influx of Italian immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries to the United States and the extensive impact that Italian culture and people have had on both western civilization and the world. The Authors books will be available for purchase and signing. 

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

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DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 PM

   Friday, April 26, 2019

at 7:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL

"TORNO INDIETRO
E CAMBIO VITA
"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Fifth Film in the 2018-19 Series!

(“I’m Returning and My Ways Are Changed”) Marco’s wife leaves him after 25 years of marriage and he and his friend Claudio, who also is having problems, get into an accident that puts them back in time. Returning to the present, they find their lives quite different. But, love triumphs. In Italian with English Subtitles (2015).

In Italian with English Subtitles. (2015)


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DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM 



      Sunday, May 5, 2019

at 1:30 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR

"SICILY, A HEARTS JOURNEY"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Author Mary Tolaro Noyes had a childhood dream of discovering her Sicilian family. Her connection to Sicily, less than two miles from the Italian mainland and the largest island in the Mediterranean, was strong because of her grandfathers stories about her Sicilian family. 

Her grandparents, Filippo Tolaro and Maria Zarba settled in Bellows Falls, Vermont in 1913. Her fathers life long search to find his extended family became hers. They experienced the joy of finally connecting it together in 1989 when they traveled to their family’s home in Pietraperzia, Sicily where they were embraced by their Sicilian family. Mary’s book, Sicily, A Hearts Journey, is a wonderful personal account of her journey of family love that enriches each generation.

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 Friday, May 17, 2019

at 7:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL

"THE WHOLE SHEBANG"


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Last Film in the 2018-19 Series!

Tragedy meets comedy when a bumbling yet passionate Italian travels to America to save his family’s firework business and all hell breaks loose. Family, loyalty, life, death, dreams and answered prayers … that’s “The Whole Shebang,” a funny, heartwarming tale about an Italian-American family steeped in tradition.

In English (1989)


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    Sunday, May 19, 2019

at 1:30 pm

FILM DOCUMENTARY

"BELLA VITA"

Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Surfer Chris del Moro travels back to his ancestral homeland to explore the modern surf culture of the Tuscan Riviera in Marina di Pisa, Italy. As a kid, Chris had traveled back and forth to Italy. As an adult surfer from California he desired to get in touch with his Italian culture and family. This beautifully shot film explores the beginnings of Italian surf boarding in Tuscany in the 1960’s by the boys of Marina di Pisa when one of them bought a board from an American serviceman from Hawaii stationed in Italy. From that beginning the tradition has been passed down to new generations and today’s world class Italian surfers. In the film, Chris connects with the Italian surfing community and their pride in surfing Italian style.


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Sunday, May 26, 2019

at 1:30pm

"LEONARDO, THE MAN
WHO SAVED SCIENCE"
 


Admission $15
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

This year is the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci in May 1519. He was an Italian that changed the world. An artist, scientist , philosopher, genius, Leonardo was one of the Renaissance”s most brilliant minds. Born 40 years before the discovery of America in Tuscany, Italy in 1452 in the town of Vinci, he helped pioneer the Italian Renaissance and was a contemporary and rival of Michelangelo. He was the embodiment of the Renaissance man and world renowned for his masterpiece paintings including the Last Supper and the Mona Lisa, some of the most memorable paintings the world has known. He is known for his revolutionary inventions as well as his art and his greatness is recognized 500 years after his death. This film features some of his most famous ideas and inventions, and traces their origins and influence on the modern world.


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