The American Italian Cultural Center is dedicated to getting you in touch with your Italian roots. We strive to offer events that bring you a little bit closer to your ancestors, spiritually and physically.


Upcomming Events

  • May 19 – LSU Dental School Graduation Party (Private).
  • May 21 – Multicultural Event at Deutsches Haus.
  • May 26 – Lecture & Book Signing
    “Sicilians: Influencing the City While Becoming New Orleanians” by Elizabeth Williams.


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April 2017

Film Series: “Everybody’s Lady” aka “La signora di tutti”

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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La signora di tutti

Join the American Italian Cultural Center for its screening of Everybody's Lady. Master filmmaker Max Ophüls fled to Italy in 1934 with the rise of Nazism. In the film, Gabriella Murge is a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. After bringing several men to their ruin, she slits her wrists in an attempted suicide. The film consists of Murge's flashbacks brought on by anesthetic. The film screening is free for AICC members and…

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May 2017

Lecture Series: Jazz Italian Style

May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Anna Celenza of Georgetown University will present on her latest book Jazz Italian Style, which reveals a forgotten chapter in jazz history – the development of jazz in Mussolini's Italy – and demonstrates how this new musical style eventually influenced quintessentially "American" performers like Frank Sinatra. The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a valid university or high school ID, and a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.

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September 2017

Stromboli

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the AICC for its screening of Stromboli! This Roberto Rossellini movie stars the talented, Ingrid Bergman and Mario Vitale. The film follows the life of Karen, a young Lithuanian woman who escapes an internment camp by marrying Antonio, an Italian POW fisherman. Antonio promises her a wonderful life on Stromboli, his island home between Sicily and Italy. When Karen arrives she finds the land desolate and the people very traditional and conservative. Her life is made even more difficult…

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Things to See in Rome and Florence

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Have you gone with your family to Italy and want to enjoy it again? Do you hope to go there with them one day? Do you want your kids or grandkids to learn something of the history and culture there? Come to this lecture and bring the whole family. Tom Cortazzo will be presenting things to see and do in Rome and Florence in a discussion for young people to enjoy. All children and teenagers are welcome. We will engage…

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February 2018

Bernini’s Rome

February 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Many of the memorable sights a tourist sees in Rome were created by one man, GianLorenzo Bernini. Join lecturer Tom Cortazzo and continue the American Italian Cultural Center’s virtual walking tours of Italy’s great cities. We move from Florence to Rome where you will take a virtual walking tour through the Eternal City to see many of Bernini’s breathtaking and inspiring creations, from his spellbinding sculpture David (which rivals Michelangelo’s), to his Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona…

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November 2019

Lecture Series: Duccio, Giotto and the Origins of Western Painting

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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This lecture explores the lives and major works of these two pioneering artists—one long famous, the other only more recently so—and examines the context for their groundbreaking achievements. Gregory Waldrop, S.J., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Father Waldrop works on the art and architecture of late medieval and early modern Italy, with a focus on 14th- and 15th-century painting in Central Italy and Tuscany. The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a…

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December 2019

Pelicans Italian Heritage Night

Pelicans Italian Heritage Night

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive
New Orleans, LA 70113 United States
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Come enjoy Italian Heritage Night with the Pelicans featuring Nicolo Melli, the new Pelicans player from Italy. Special offers available in all seating areas. For ticket information, contact Dominic Zahn at 504-593-4986 or email him at dominic.zahn@pelicans.com.

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February 2021

Ski Holiday in Cortina, Italy

February 13, 2021 - February 20, 2021

From February 13th to 20th 2021 for 7 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Majoni - a charming 4-star hotel right in the center of Cortina, a few steps from the pedestrian mall and shopping area. The package of $1945 per person, sharing double occupancy includes: • Seven nights’ accommodation at Hotel Majoni • Daily Full Breakfast • Daily Dinner • Transportation from Venice Airport to Cortina and back (travel time 2 hrs)     Not included: • Airline tickets from…

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January 2022

AICC HOSTS “CHAMBER AFTER FIVE”

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

January 20, 2022 5:30PM to 7:30PM Registration only via the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce https://www.neworleanschamber.org/events/details/2022-chamber-after-5-american-italian-cultural-center-15426

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February 2022

THE 36th LOUISIANA AMERICAN ITALIAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME GALA

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

February 5, 2022 5:30PM to 9:30PM Hilton Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA You’re invited to the 36th Annual Gala! Come celebrate with us as we honor our amazing inductees from the fields of sports, medicine, civic service, the military, and more! Purchase your tickets by calling us at 504-522-7294 or send us an email at questions@americanitalianculturalcenter.com

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