Author Reading: Kathy Curto

Join us at the AICC on Thursday, July 11 for an author presentation and book signing with Kathy Curto featuring Not for Nothing: Glimpes into a Jersey Girlhood. “In this tense and tender memoir, Curto dishes up her family’s crazy moody love like rich red Italian gravy. Sometimes platters of it smash against the wall, sometimes…

Movie Night: Food on the Go

Italian food has taken its spot in the echelons of global gastronomic heritage thanks to the diaspora of millions of emigrants to key spots like New York and Buenos Aires. Through testimonies from all over the globe, we discover the adaptations that have been made to Italian food abroad, as well as the cultural enrichment…

Italians and the Birth of Jazz

Join award-winning author Jason Berry for a presentation and signing of his latest book, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. In City of a Million Dreams, Berry delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. The lecture will focus on the birth of jazz and the…

Una Notte Italiana with Sophia and Oghi

You’re invited to join us for an evening of Italian music with Sophia Parigi and Oghi Kanev! This will be a beautiful evening of Italian arias, Italian American classics, & much more. Sophia Parigi is a professional musician in training as a vocalist and pianist in both classical and jazz music through private study, the foundation…

Pizza at the Piazza

Join us for a pizza party at the Piazza d’Italia and check out the AICC’s newly rennovated second floor event space while mingling with the Sansepolcro flag throwers! This will be a fabulous evening with friends, food, and fun. Tickets include unlimited food (appetizers, pizza, salad, & dessert) and a wine ticket.

Lecture: Challenging what you thought you knew about Sicilian New Orleans

In this talk, Dr. Justin Nystrom of Loyola University New Orleans will share some of the bigger surprises that came out of the research for his recent book, Creole Italian. This work documents the important role that Sicilian immigrants played in making New Orleans into one of the world’s great food cities. Justin Nystrom is an…

Lecture: Michelangelo and the Popes

All Michelangelo wanted to be was a sculptor, but Pope Julius II had other ideas, as did Pope Leo X, Pope Clement VII, and Pope Paul III. A long line of Popes with an eye for talent commissioned Michelangelo, often against his will, to create works of art and architecture which the artist accomplished so superbly…

Book Talk: La Passione

Join New York Times best-selling author Dianne Hales for a presentation & signing of her newest book: La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World. “[Hales’] love affair with Italy shines through as she recounts the histories of colorful characters who made their names through war, art, food, wine, music, and more. She brings the reader with her to…

34th Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Gala

The Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala honors & celebrates national and local Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical, and civic fields. Proceeds benefit the American Italian Cultural Center and scholarships for college-bound high school seniors excelling in academics and athletics. Cocktails and Silent Auction will begin at 5:00pm The Dinner…