Sara Forden
Sara Forden

House of Gucci Events

Thanks to Sara Gay Forden, author of the book “House of Gucci: a true story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed”, The Italian Cultural Society was able to host some exclusive themed events.

Learn more on our PAST EVENTS 

Next ICS events:

  • December 19th 2021, 4:30 pm at the Chevy Chase Village Hall: FESTA DI NATALE
  • December 19thHoliday Art Tour – Italian collection at the National Gallery (Guided tour with Prof. Brody Morani, in English at 1:45-2:45pm and in Italian at 3:00-4:00pm) More details…
  • January 23rd 2022: Book presentation – Renato Miracco’s “Oscar Wilde’s Italian Dream 1875–1900″
  • February 13th : FESTA DI CARNEVALE
  • February 20th : An early sixteenth-century travelogue, Zaccaria Pagani’s account of his journey from Venice to Cairo by Prof. Laura Benedetti
  • March 20th : Book presentation – Giorgio Chiarva’s “Amadeo Peter Giannini, Il banchiere galantuomo” (translated in English)
  • March tbd: Guided Tour to the exhibit Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass American Artists and the Magic of Murano at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • April 12th: Alessandro Vena, piano concert
  • April 22nd: Cello Concert + Aperitivo at the Executive Director’s backyard
  • May 20th tbc: GALA 2022

ICS Recommends the following upcoming events:

       All the events organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington 

Italian Christmas Market 

Le D.I.V.E. (Donne Italiane che Vivono all’Estero, meaning Italian Women Living Abroad) are inviting you to the 2021 edition of the Italian Christmas Market.

You will find them in the beautiful and central Westmoreland Congregational Church in Bethesda.

Saturday December 4 and Sunday December 5

They will hold their traditional kermesse of art, custom jewelry, fashion, hand-painted porcelain, gastronomy, bakery, ice cream and espresso! Le D.I.V.E. will donate the proceeds to charity. Cash and checks will be the preferred form of payment although other options, such as credit card, will be available.

2021 Winter Cashmere Sample

November 16th – December 18th

We are pleased to highlight wonderful Italian products with MELITTA P. LLC’s Luxury Made in Italy sample sale.

For those who do not know about this event, it is an excellent opportunity to purchase high-end cashmere Italian products from the same vendors of the most prestigious fashion brands at reasonable prices (up to 50%-70% off).

Please confirm by email the best day and time to meet virtually or in person, as you prefer.  

Ph: 917-859-3208
Mail: melittapater[email protected]

Melitta Paterni is  pleased to continue supporting Italy and her hometown Washington, DC, in partnership with The Italian Cultural Society and N Street Village. A portion of the total income will benefit these two amazing no-profit organizations.

Andrea Bocelli’s concert

Sunday December 12, at Capital One Arena, Washington DC.

Call our office (301) 215-7885, to benefit from a discount code for ICS members!

AFI Silver Theatre – European Film Festival

AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring is happy to present its European Film Festival.  Between the movie selected there are 4 Italian movie that we highly recommend.

The first 12 ICS members who give an end-of year donation to the ICS (over $200) get two tickets for one of these 4 screenings.

Fri, Dec. 3, 9:30 p.m.; Tue, Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Acclaimed director Jonas Carpignano returns to Italy’s Calabrian region to tell the story of a teenager, Chiara, who uncovers deadly secrets about her close-knit family — which, it turns out, is intimately connected to the local mafia. Carpignano weaves a gripping drama as Chiara searches for the truth about her mysteriously missing father. DIR Jonas Carpignano. Italy/France, 2021, 121 min. In Italian with English subtitles.

Special Presentation
2021 Oscar® Selection, Italy
Thurs, Dec. 2, 7:15 p.m.
Hearing that soccer legend Diego Maradona has signed to play for Napoli, gawky teen Fabie and his father (Toni Servillo) are overjoyed. But fate has other plans as cinema, soccer, life and death collide. Paolo Sorrentino directs this surreal, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama, which has drawn comparisons to Fellini’s AMARCORD. DIR/SCR/PROD Paolo Sorrentino. Italy, 2021, 130 min. In Italian with English subtitles.

Sat, Dec. 18, 11:45 a.m.; Sun, Dec. 19, 4:30 p.m.
The solitary life of an Italian shepherd and the subterranean adventures of a team of speleologists intersect in Michelangelo Frammartino’s long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s LE QUATTRO VOLTE. Nearly wordless and shot with a mystical touch, it chronicles the unknown depths of life and nature, detailing in parallel two great voyages to the interior. DIR Michelangelo Frammartino. Italy/France/Germany, 2021, 93 min. In Italian with English subtitles.

Fri, Dec. 10, 11:15 a.m.; Sun, Dec. 12, 11:00 a.m.; Mon, Dec 13, 9:15 p.m.
In this deeply personal documentary, legendary Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio explores the life and suicide of his twin brother Camillo. Incorporating a rich trove of archival footage, excerpts from his own expansive filmography and interviews with family and friends, Bellocchio looks at the complex repercussions of his brother’s death. DIR Marco Bellocchio. Italy, 2021, 96 min. In Italian with English subtitles.

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