Cooking Italian with the Thermomix® (AKA Bimby)

Thursday, December 14th from 6:30 to 8 p.m – at the ICS Headquarters 

Join Prof. Federica Deigan for a taste of classic Italian recipes effortlessly made in the Thermomix®, affectionately known as ‘Bimby’ in Italy. The Thermomix® is a versatile kitchen appliance that streamlines the cooking process, creating delicious and healthy dishes in no time, without compromising on flavor and quality ingredients. Ideal for those leading busy lives, the Thermomix® is the perfect solution for quick and wholesome cooking.

Following the demonstration, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some delightful creations of this kitchen game-changer, which is one of Whoopi Goldberg’s most-loved gifts! ✨👨‍🍳


Speciale BRINDISI di NATALE, con Panettone!

Friday, December 15th, from 6:30 to 8:00pm

Enjoy Aperol Spritz & delicious appetizers while chatting with native Italian instructors/staff

Passaparola (spread the word) con amici e conoscenti che vogliono conversare in Italiano. Non preoccuparti se sei “beginner level”, unisciti a noi per un autentico aperitivo italiano del venerdì sera!

Please RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 14th at 5pm.

Aperol, Campari and Prosecco Cinzano are kindly offered by CAMPARI, generous sponsor of most of ICS events.

Must be 21 to attend.

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All events organized by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington 


Explore Melitta P.’s luxurious cashmere sweaters, crafted with top-notch yarns from Loro Piana and Cariaggi. Elevate your style with iconic scarves and shawls sourced from the vendor of Brunello Cucinelli and Chanel. Indulge in exclusive leather bags—a touch of luxury at unbeatable prices. More info on this fabulous collection HERE

Until Dec. 16th

Nov. 18th 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
Dec. 2nd 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

For every purchase, a small percentage supports the ICS

AFI Silver Theatre presents a series of Italian films at the 2023 AFI European Union Film Showcase, running from Nov 30 to Dec 19

Our Christmas raffle includes tickets for any of these shows. Also, end-of-the-year donations are welcome! We would like to thank the first three people who donate starting December 1st (minimum $200) with a pair of tickets  to any of the shows. Please contact us for tickets pick-up!


Sat, Dec. 2, 6:45PM; Thurs, Dec. 7, 7:00PM

In 1980s Tuscany, English archaeologist Arthur (Josh O’Connor), mourning lost love and armed with second sight, joins a group of graverobbers led by the mysterious Spartaco (Alba Rohrwacher). Their illegal antiquity trade fuels Arthur’s morose lifestyle until he encounters Italia (Carol Duarte), the maid with the potential to change his underworld obsession. Directed by Alice Rohrwacher, this folkloric and romantic film is a funny yet thought-provoking journey. Official Selection, 2023 Cannes Film Festival.


Sat, Dec. 9, 7:00PM; Wed, Dec. 13, 7:00PM

Renowned for films like “Gomorrah” and “Dogman,” Matteo Garrone returns to reality in “Me Captain.” The film follows Seydou, a Senegalese teenager with dreams of a music career in Italy. Facing hardships from corrupt guards to modern-day slavery, Seydou’s journey culminates in a perilous Mediterranean crossing. Seydou’s tale of bravery, heroism, and determination earned Garrone the Best Director award at the 2023 Venice Film Festival. 2024 Oscar Selection, Italy.


Fri, Dec. 15, 7:00PM; Tue, Dec. 19, 7:00PM

In 1858 Bologna, tragedy strikes a prosperous Jewish family when their seven-year-old son, Edgardo, is forcibly taken to the Vatican for a Catholic upbringing. Amid an international scandal and the Pope’s refusal to return the child, a gripping tale of power and faith unfolds. Marco Bellocchio’s film, based on true events, offers a lavishly lensed, heartbreaking melodrama with surreal touches. Official Selection at 2023 AFI FEST, Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals.

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Next ICS events:

Festa di Natale 2023, December 10th, at 4:00-6:00, at the Chevy Chase Village Hall

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