Istituto Di Cultura - Toronto

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FROM A TO ZAVEN
FROM A TO ZAVENTuesday, January 22, 2019 → Friday, April 05, 2019

FROM A TO ZAVEN. A project by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni IIC Istituto Italiano di Cultura – TorontoJanuary 22 – March 15 2019Opening night: January 22 | 6:30pm On the occasion of the “Design TO Festival” the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with Studio Zaven and MUSE Fac...

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Book presentation: Stones into Bread
Book presentation: "Stones into Bread"Saturday, March 23, 2019

Vito Teti’s last work: Stones into Bread is a book about a small Southern Italian village and its offshoots in Toronto. It's about bread and figs and food in general, about Carnival and pilgrimages to religious sanctuaries, about fathers, mothers and children, about migrating and about remaining, about yearning to l...

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Screening of Shores of Light
Screening of "Shores of Light"Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30pm Sala Caboto Ballroom, Villa Colombo Toronto 40 Playfair Avenue, Toronto - Free admission   The untold story of warmth and compassion as seen in the Jewish refugee camps in Puglia, Italy from 1947-1947. Documentary screening followed by a conversation with interviewer Giorgio Tine...

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European Book Club 2019: Dates and Titles
European Book Club 2019: Dates and TitlesThursday, March 28, 2019 → Thursday, December 05, 2019

Book Club 2019: Dates and Titles The European Book Club aims to introduce Canadians to European books and authors by crossing over cultures and allowing readers to discover modern European authors and their works. March 28: Palomar by Italo Calvino, presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura at the Alliance Fran&ccedi...

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European book club: Palomar by Italo Calvino
European book club: Palomar by Italo CalvinoThursday, March 28, 2019

European book club - Franco Gallippi   Italo Calvino’s long residence in Paris (1964-1980) is said to have left an indelible mark on Calvino the novelist. By 1983, when Palomar was published, the Calvino family moved back to Rome. Franco Gallippi’s reading of Palomar will concentrate on this “i...

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La Traviata at Toronto City opera
"La Traviata" at Toronto City opera Thursday, March 28, 2019 → Sunday, March 31, 2019

Toronto City Opera's upcoming production of Verdi's La Traviata from  March 28 - March 31 at the Al Green Theatre (Bloor and Spadina). On opening night, the 28th at 7.30PM   One could imagine, to the modern eye, a 19th century classic like La Traviata would be only a sweet echo of a distant time, but nothin...

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Painting with Style: Italian Fashion through Art
Painting with Style: Italian Fashion through ArtFriday, March 29, 2019 → Friday, April 05, 2019

lecture series - Sebastiano Bazzichetto Friday, March 29 | 10 am-12pm Friday, April 5 | 10am-12pm For many centuries, clothes have epitomized the social representation of power, wealth, knowledge and religious belief. Fashion is still one of the key elements of Italian culture worldwide. Sebastiano Bazzichetto presents...

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Aperitivo in Maschera: a cocktail party with the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario
"Aperitivo in Maschera": a cocktail party with the Italian Chamber of Commerce of OntarioSaturday, March 30, 2019

Throughout the world, Carnival is one of the most beloved festivals by young and old alike. The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario in collaboration with Pizza Nova and Casa Loma, is organizing the "Aperitivo in Maschera", a cocktail party to celebrate the Carnival in a true Italian style.   Saturday, March 30, ...

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Arrigo Cappelletti in concert at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler - BC
Arrigo Cappelletti in concert at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler - BCSaturday, April 06, 2019

Italian pianist and composer Arrigo Cappelletti plays at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler - BC April 6 | 9pm 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC   Inspired by John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, Paul Bley, for several years Arrigo Cappelletti found the ideal dimension to express his free, intense, elegant jazz in a ...

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Pianist and composer Arrigo Cappelletti and Juno award-winning vocalist Sienna Dahlen play at the Jazz Bistro
Pianist and composer Arrigo Cappelletti and Juno award-winning vocalist Sienna Dahlen play at the Jazz BistroTuesday, April 09, 2019

Italian pianist and composer Arrigo Cappelletti and Juno award-winning vocalist Sienna Dahlen play at the Jazz Bistro April 9 | 8pm 251 Victoria St, Toronto Inspired by John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, Paul Bley, for several years Arrigo Cappelletti found the ideal dimension to express his free, intense, ele...

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“Fear Italian Style | Screening of “Deep Red” by Dario Argento
“Fear Italian Style" | Screening of “Deep Red” by Dario ArgentoWednesday, April 10, 2019

Second screening of the series “Fear Italian Style”: Dario Argento’s masterpiece “Deep Red”. Far from being Dario Argento’s first foray into the giallo—the Italian version of the anglophone murder mystery genre putatively established by Mario Bava with his Hitchcock-inspired La ra...

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“Leonardo’s Last Supper”: interactive show by DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT)
“Leonardo’s Last Supper”: interactive show by DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT)Wednesday, April 10, 2019 → Thursday, April 18, 2019

“Leonardo’s Last Supper” (“L’ultima cena di Leonardo”), is a new interactive show created by internationally acclaimed theatre company DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT). Performed at a secret and unexpected location in the Columbus Centre, “Leonardo’s Last Supper” is half-theatr...

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 Lecture: How Old is the City of Florence? by Dr. McKenzie Lewis.
Lecture: "How Old is the City of Florence?" by Dr. McKenzie Lewis.Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present the lecture: "How Old is the City of Florence?" held by Dr. McKenzie Lewis. It is commonly accepted that the city of Florence, the cultural heart and first capital of unified Italy, was founded by Julius Caesar in the 40s B.C.E. and settled as a colony shortly afterward...

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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of The Place
At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "The Place"Friday, April 12, 2019 → Friday, April 26, 2019

Movie A mysterious man sits everyday at the same table of the same restaurant, continuously receiving visitors. Each of his clients wants something, driven by a deep desire, a desire that is difficult to realize, if not impossible. There is however a price to pay for his services. Because the choices and the consequences...

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Sanremo Giovani World Tour 2019 | Toronto
Sanremo Giovani World Tour 2019 | TorontoFriday, April 12, 2019

Winners of the prestigious Sanremo Giovani 2019 song contest will give their only North American date during a world tour which will take them to Tunis, Tokyo, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Barcelona and Brussels. The tour is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and RAI (Italian...

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