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 29summer) at the Italian Center; our community is invited to attend and enjoy some Italian hospitality!  SCROLL DOWN TO PREVIEW ALL UPCOMING EVENTS


      Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

at 2:00 pm

PART 1 FILM DOCUMENTARY

"THE ITALIAN-AMERICANS"

Admission $10
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

This two part series recounts the rich and diverse saga of the Italian American experience. The film is four hours long so we are showing it on two different dates, in two segments of 2 hours each, with intermissions. 

 Myths about Italian-American culture run deep into the fabric of Italian-American life. But the centuries long story of the Italians in American needs to be told. Italian-Americans are woefully ignorant of their own history and are only taught about the experiences of other ethnic groups in their educational experience in American schools. This film adds to our awareness about who we are and where we came from.

In the latter half of the 19th century and 20th century Italian immigrants came to America in large numbers. Their stories include newly arrived immigrants in the great cities of New York, Chicago and San Francisco; the establishment of hundreds of “ Little Italy” communities across the nation; farming on plantations in Louisiana and in the great Cental Valley of California; lynching’s in New Orleans; the banker, Amedeo Pietro (AP) Gianinni, who rebuilt San Francisco after the great earthquake of 1906, nationwide restrictions during WWII and Rosina Bonavita, the real life “Rosie the Riveter.” 

This is the story of those who played vital roles in shaping a unique Italian-American identity and transformed American life and culture. Join us for this journey through the complex history of one of America’s most distinctive ethnic groups.

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR 

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 PM


Sunday, October 13, 2019

at 12:00 - 3:30pm

SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF 

"COLUMBUS DAY &
ITALIAN-AMERICAN DAY
"


Admission $25
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

DOORS OPEN 12:00 - 3:30 PM

RFEATURE PRESENTATION "LA PASSIONE" WITH DIANE HALES BEGINS AT 12:45

AL FRESCO BUFFET LUNCHEON AT 1:45

VISIT ON HAND OLIVE OIL PRODUCERS TO TASTE AND PURCHASE OLIVE OIL PRODUCTS FROM 12 - 3:30 PM

Italian-Americans are one of the largest groups to immigrate to America and were the single largest group of immigrants to come through Ellis Island. 

In celebration of Italian heritage, we have invited best-selling Author Dianne Hales to Sacramento to discuss her newest book, “La Passione, How Italy Seduced The World”. 

On October 13, Dianne will take us on an exploration of how the Italian passion for life has inspired the world - NO country has matched Italy’s impact on culture. Whether its love of food or wine, art or opera, Roman temples or Renaissance masters, cinema or a Ferrari, these achievements stem from “la passione Italiana”, the passion to discover and create. Dianne guides us through the riches of Italian culture and essence of the spirit of Italy, its history and its people. Dianne was knighted by the President of Italy for her previous book ‘La Bella Lingua.” Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Another tradition of our heritage celebration is the Olive Oil Tasting with featured olive oil vendors invited to this special event. “Olio d’oliva” (olive oil) also know as “liquid gold,” is an integral part of the Italian diet. Vendors Bella Grace, Chef’s Olive Mix and Olive Drop Co. will have olive oils for tasting and purchase during the event.

AND-DON’T FORGET YOUR APPETITE!
At 1:45 a buffet lunch prepared by Society volunteers includes ravioli by the Pasta Queen and wine by Andis Wines served on our lovely Italian Center patio facing Carmichael Park. 

Reservations are encouraged - mail in your reservation using the form on the cover of the current newsletter or make your reservation online by clicking the link below.

SPACE IS LIMITED.

RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED:  
CLICK HERE
 

DOORS OPEN AT 12:00 - 3:30 PM



Sunday, October 6, 2019

at 2:00 pm

FILM DOCUMENTARY

"CRISTOPHER COLUMBUS"


Admission $10
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

This classic film follows the voyage of Columbus into the unknown limits of the Atlantic ocean. After 71 days at sea in uncharted waters with his three trading ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, Columbus and his crew sighted a tropical island in the West Indies they christen San Salvador. The natives of the island and Columbus set up a friendly trade of European goods for native goods. This voyage changed the course of world history and led to the creation of America. The film portrays the many challenges Columbus faced in bringing about the voyage and his landing in a continent unknown to Europeans.

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR 

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 PM


 Friday, October 18, 2019

at 7:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL

"A BELL FOR ADANO"


Admission $10
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Second Film in the 2019-20 Series!

Classic film based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, in which Victor Joppolo, an Italian-American army major in charge of the occupied Sicilian town of Adano, at the cost of losing his rank, first opposes and later agrees to help locals get back the church bell taken by the Fascists. 

In English. (1945)


REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

CLICK HERE TO WATCH FILM TRAILER

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR

DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM 



 Sunday, October 20, 2019

at 2:00 pm

FILM DOCUMENTARY

"MARIO LANZA"


Admission $10
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

Before Elvis and the Beatles there was Mario Lanza, the “Voice” from the Italian district of South Philadelphia. Through his films and recordings, Lanza introduced Opera to the movie going masses of Americans. During his career he sold 50 million records and thrilled millions with his magnificent voice and good looks. Blessed with a powerful tenor voice he was both a recording star and film idol during the 1950’s. Some of his popular movies were “The Great Caruso,” “The Seven Hills of Rome” and “The Toast of New Orleans.” 

With his unique blend of both classical and popular music, Lanza’s recordings of “The Loveliest Night Of The Year” and signature ballad “Be My Love,” were among the top hits of his era. Famed conductor Arturo Tosconini described Lanza as “the greatest voice of the century” His tragic death at age 38 stunned the world but his music lives on. Learn about his life and amazing rise to stardom with us on September 29. The Mario Lanza Museum is located in South Philly.


REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR 

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 PM



 Sunday, October 27, 2019

at 1:30 pm

PART 2 FILM DOCUMENTARY

"THE ITALIAN-AMERICANS"

Admission $10
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

This two part series recounts the rich and diverse saga of the Italian American experience. The film is four hours long so we are showing it on two different dates, in two segments of 2 hours each, with intermissions. 

This is the story of those who played vital roles in shaping a unique Italian-American identity and transformed American life and culture. Join us for this journey through the complex history of one of America’s most distinctive ethnic groups.

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR 

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 PM




 Sunday, November 3, 2019

at 1:30 pm

PATRIZIA CINQUINI CERRUTI'S

"TRAVEL TALK"


Admission FREE
at the Italian Center, Carmichael

There is no question that Italy is a top travel destination, since 1988, the Italian Cultural Society has offered unique, carefully crafted tours of Italy. Join our Travel Director, Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti, for this special travel seminar designed for anyone traveling or thinking about going to Italy. Patrizia is a native of Lucca, Italy and has hosted our tours to Italy for 30 years. She is also author of the practical Italian Guide Book, “Buon Viaggio! A Travelers Guide to Italian Language and Culture.” Patrizia will present the 2020 line up of Society tours she plans and escorts and provide practical information, tips and handouts. The talk will include a Virtual tour of Italy from North to South.

REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

NO RESERVATION REQUIRED.
PAY WITH CASH/CHECK AT DOOR 

DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 PM