Amici Christmas Party

Join us at the American Italian Cultural Center for a night of eating, drinking and Italian conversation! The event includes unlimited pizza, salad, and dessert. We will celebrate the holiday season and learn about Italian Christmas traditions, music, and stories. Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for AICC members.

Trivia Italian Style

What food was considered scandalous if consumed by women in public during the Renaissance? Why is carpaccio called carpaccio; the Bellini, the Bellini? Who saved the Ponte Vecchio from certain destruction during World War II? How did the Colosseum get its name? A special super fun “edu-taining” program for anyone curious about (or already in…

Movie Night: Divorce Italian Style

Join the AICC for this 1961 Italian classic! Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile cousin Angela, but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia. His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he will devise a scenario wherein he can catch his spouse in the arms of another…

Sicilian Wine Tasting with Swirl and the AICC

Join Swirl Wine Bar and Market at the American Italian Cultural Center for a tasting of wines from Sicily. From the volcanic soils of Mount Etna to the dry, arid terroir of Vittoria and the chalky slopes of Menfi, Sicily offers an amazing array of indigenous varietals that thrive in the diverse microclimates across the…

Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society 5th Annual Columbus Day Dinner

Monday, October 8, 2018 Blue Bayou Bar & Grill at the Silver Slipper Casino, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 Schedule of Events: 5:30 – 6:00pm Registration and cocktails (cash bar) 6:00pm Seating for dinner 6:15pm Welcoming remarks – Cav. Joseph Ventura, President 6:30pm Buffet line opens for dinner 7:30pm Program begins, David Biagini, Master of…

Muffuletta Festival

The Second Annual Muffuletta Festival is this October! Join us at Nor Joe Imports for muffulettas and other Italian food delicacies, music, bocce, and much more!

SOLD OUT Formaggio Italiano: A Cheese Tasting

***SOLD OUT*** This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact the AICC: 504-522-7294. St. James Cheese Company and the AICC are teaming up to present an evening of Italy’s two most delicious contributions to the world: Vino e Formaggio! From the top of the boot to…

A Conversation on Turandot with New Orleans Opera

Join the AICC and Todd Simmons of New Orleans Opera for Puccini’s TURANDOT: a conversation about the composer, the times, and the opera. Turandot is Puccini’s final opera, which was unfinished at the time of his death and was completed by Franco Alfano. The opera is set in China and tells the story of Prince Calaf,…

Festa di Ferragosto

Celebrate the Italian holiday, Ferragosto with the American Italian Cultural Center. Join us for an evening of food, friends, and fun! Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated annually on August 15 in Italy which coincides with the Assumption of Mary. The celebration however, pre-dates the Catholic church and actually dates back to the Emperor Augustus…

The Spirituality of Classical Italian Cinema

Was Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City a retelling of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount? Did Fellini accomplish the condensation of thousands of years of spiritual cycles in the first few minutes of his famous film, La Dolce Vita? And how is it that Pier Paolo Pasolini, and avowed atheist, rendered one of the greatest retellings of the St. Matthew…