The Work and Life of Artemisia Gentileschi

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

This talk, by Boston-based early modern Italian historian dr. Franca Barricelli, will explore the remarkable life and art of one of the most accomplished artists of the seventeenth century. Daughter of the baroque painter, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1656) overcame grievous personal challenges to become an international success, with her paintings in high demand in the […]

IN OGNI GENERAZIONE: Italian Jews through the Generations

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

Playwright, TV writer, and educator Ali Viterbi intertwines the historical, the personal, and the fictional in a presentation dedicated to Italian Jews through the generations.  This lecture will include a brief history of Italian Jewry from 70 CE to today, as it connects with the unique story of Viterbi's family. Viterbi will introduce a poignant […]

Fifty Years of Italian Music

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

Enjoy a concert of famed and contemporary Italian songs in the award-winning voice of Iris MonĂ©, a Swiss-Italian artist known for her soulful voice and for being a finalist on The Voice of Switzerland in 2013.  The piano and voice concert, exclusively in Italian, celebrates wonderful songs spanning half a century, including iconic classics like […]

$25

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

Enjoy two remarcable theatrical tales, one Calabrian and one Sicilian, performed by Italian actors in a combination of Italian and Southern dialects, with English subtitles.  "My Idea" and "The Tightrope Walkers" are part of the Fall 2023 Edition of IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival. In its West Coast tour, the festival is a co-production of […]

The Languages of Poetry

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

An inspiring evening of Italian poetry with Poet and Translator Pasquale Verdicchio, in Italian and English. UCSD Professor Emeritus Pasquale Verdicchio will read poems from his new collection, Only You, as well as a selection of 20th and 21st century Italian poems translated by Verdicchio, including works by renowned poets Alda Merini, Giorgio Caproni, Pier Paolo […]

Holiday Party – Festa di Natale 2023

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

ICC is delighted to welcome members to our annual holiday gathering at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park, alongside family and friends. Enjoy a beautiful holiday dinner by chef Mark Pelliccia, a live concert by musician and enternainer Jim Bianchi, a festive photo corner, the return of I-Ching readings by Paola Richard, and two […]

$25

Women, Migrations, Italy

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

This presentation, by USD Italian Studies Professor Loredana Di Martino, will deal with women and migrations throughout some key moments in modern Italian history. A brief glimpse at female migrations from Italy will be followed by a more in-depth discussion about transnational women in contemporary Italy. The lecture will be followed by Italian desserts by […]

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A Year in ItaliaNews

Hall of Nations, Balboa Park 2191 Pan American Rd W Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States

Join us for an in-person conversation about Italian current events. San Diego-based Italian journalist Elisa Meazzini will present what has been happening in Italy in the last twelve months from both a political and societal point of view.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and by an Italian Carnevale celebratory toast. Feel free […]

Goldoni, Verdi, and the Myth of Venice

House of Pacific relations - Hall of Nations 2191 Pan American West Road, San Diego, California, United States

A lecture exploring the origins and mythology of Venice in the works of two artistic masters, accompanied by a Venice-inspired aperitivo. Through the works of 18th-century playwright Carlo Goldoni, and 19th-century composer Giuseppe Verdi, Professor Franca Barricelli will explore how the "Myth of Venice" -- the facts and fictions of the blurry origins and spectacular […]

Cooking Workshop and Dinner

Vino Migrante 2548 Congress St., San Diego, California, United States

ICC current members can enjoy a special cooking workshop and dinner designed by the chefs of CUCINA MIGRANTE. Communal supper in VINO MIGRANTE's evocative space in Old Town will consist of: aperitivi, sangria, and dessert, as well as a risotto main course to be prepared collectively by participants. Expect cooking inspiration and tips, stories of […]

$50

Mafia: Cinematic Journeys

House of Pacific Relations - Hall of Nations 2191 Pan American Road West, San Diego, California, United States

A lecture about representation of Italian organized crime in film and media by USD Professor and SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta Why the fascination with the criminal lives of Italian and Italian American Mafia representatives? Antonio Iannotta, artistic director of the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) and USD Professor in Italian Studies, analyzes the […]

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Paths to Italy

Amici House 250 West Date St., San Diego, California, United States

Dreaming of becoming an Italian citizen, resident, home owner, or more knowledgeable traveler? Join San Diego's Honorary Consul and Convivio Director Tom Cesarini, ICC's CILS Program Director Patrizia Lissoni, and Elena Bernardi of Cultural Italy to discover tips and steps towards Italian citizenship, residence, home ownership, or glorious touring in Convivio's charming space in Little […]

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