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This is a Meetup for anyone who loves events related to Italy. Whether you are an Italian Expat, and Italian-American, married/related to Italians, or just someone who LOVES Italy, this group is for you!

Most events are held at the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) of Houston, which MeetUp members have the option of joining for a discount in event fees. ICCC membership is NOT required for MeetUp membership. Events include cooking classes for adults and children, Italian language classes, wine tastings, lectures, films, festivals, galas, social networking, and various other events related to many aspects of Italian culture and history.

Upcoming events (5+)

Ferrante Fever Movie Screening

The Italian Cultural and Community Center

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ferrante-fever-movie-screening-tickets-59066342019?aff=Meetup Come join us for the movie screening of Ferrante Fever, a journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy. A short lecture overviewing Elena Ferrante's work will be held before the movie. "Filmed between Italy and the United States, Ferrante Fever is born from the same passion that devours the readers of Elena Ferrante, the faceless writer”. whose novels have sold more than five million copies worldwide. The film is not looking to uncover the truth behind the pseudonym. Instead, it hopes to discover the secret to her success, the nature of the fever that conquered the world over the course of 12 years. Exceptional witnesses (Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen) provide answers, but so do the writer's own words, and the places and the protagonists in her novels. Ferrante's books have sold more than 10 million copies in over 40 countries, and in 2016, she was one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People." Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-Members The ICCC is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Ostia Antica, The Port City of Ancient Rome

The Italian Cultural and Community Center

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ostia-antica-the-port-city-of-ancient-rome-tickets-58874678749?aff=Meetup Presented by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski of the Houston Archaeological Society The ancient city of Ostia lies at the mouth of the Tiber River, about 15 miles southwest of the center of Rome. Founded as a military camp in the 4th century BC as a defense against invasion from the sea, Ostia grew into a large commercial center as Rome stabilized the Mediterranean area in the late 1st century BC. Ostia, as the port of Rome, flourished during the imperial era, but as Rome declined, so did Ostia. The city was abandoned in the 6th century AD due to hostile attacks and malaria. Eventually, the city was covered with sand and silt from the flooding of the Tiber. Excavations, beginning in the 19th century and continuing today, have revealed an archeological site that has been remarkably well preserved since ancient times. Join us as we provide an overview of the significant features of Ostia Antica. This PowerPoint presentation is taken from a series of walking guides to archeological sites in Ancient Rome that Aulbach and Gorski are currently writing. These include Along the Aurelian Wall, Campus Martius and its Ancient Monuments, and the Public Lands of Ostia Antica. All of their books will be available for purchase at the meeting. Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45 pm) $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members

2019 Contemporary Italian Film Series - Sconnessi

Italian Cultural & Community Center

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-contemporary-italian-film-series-tickets-52312068806?aff=Meetup Join us in 2019 for our Contemporary Italian Film Series, recent releases from Italy screened in Italian with English subtitles, all premiering in Texas. Tickets on sale online and at the door. Full Schedule: Wednesday, January 16, 2019: Fortunata (Lucky) Wednesday, February 20: Where I've Never Lived Wednesday, March 20: Sono Tornato (I'm Back) Wednesday, April 17: Euforia Wednesday, May 22: Troppo Napoletano (From Naples with Love) Wednesday, June 19: Sconnessi (Disconnected) Wednesday, July 17: Storie Sospese (Suspended Stories) Wednesday, September 18: Il Tuttofare (The Handyman)

2019 Contemporary Italian Film Series - Storie Sospese

Italian Cultural & Community Center

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-contemporary-italian-film-series-tickets-52312068806?aff=Meetup Join us in 2019 for our Contemporary Italian Film Series, recent releases from Italy screened in Italian with English subtitles, all premiering in Texas. Tickets on sale online and at the door. Full Schedule: Wednesday, January 16, 2019: Fortunata (Lucky) Wednesday, February 20: Where I've Never Lived Wednesday, March 20: Sono Tornato (I'm Back) Wednesday, April 17: Euforia Wednesday, May 22: Troppo Napoletano (From Naples with Love) Wednesday, June 19: Sconnessi (Disconnected) Wednesday, July 17: Storie Sospese (Suspended Stories) Wednesday, September 18: Il Tuttofare (The Handyman)

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