ICI Louisville Account

Volunteer: Bocce Referee at the Kentucky Special Olympics
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Volunteer: Bocce Referee at the Kentucky Special Olympics

  • Eastern Kentucky University

Here's a great volunteer opportunity from our friends at the Louisville Italian-American Association

DETAILS

  • Each year, the Louisville Italian-American Association (IAA) supports the Kentucky Special Olympics (KSO) by sponsoring the “Lou Perry Bocce Tournament,” which is named in honor of longtime IAA board member Lou “Mr. Bocce” Perry.
  • The IAA is seeking volunteers to serve as bocce referees on Saturday, June 3, 2017 for a tournament at the Special Olympics at Eastern Kentucky University.   
  • Volunteers do not need to be experienced bocce players.  To help volunteers become familiar with the basic rules of bocce, the IAA will be scheduling a brief training session one evening prior to the event.
  • In addition, to help cover the cost of travel, the IAA will be providing up to $100.00 per car traveling to Eastern Kentucky University.  If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please see the details of the event presented below. 

What: Kentucky State Special Olympics Bocce Competition
Where: Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 pm
Seeking: 10 volunteers to be bocce referees (previous experience with bocce not required)
Training Session: To be announced and to include a brief review of the rules for bocce used for KSO

For more Information: Contact Bob Scorsolini of the IAA by email at bscorsolini@aol.com


Coals Artisan Pizza Dinner featuring Sicilian Travel Tips
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Coals Artisan Pizza Dinner featuring Sicilian Travel Tips

  • Coals Artisan Pizza

Join the ICI for a lovely evening of pizza and Sicilian travel tips hosted at Coals Artisan Pizza on Frankfort Avenue. Guests are welcome to choose from Coals' full menu of artisan pizzas, beer, and wine. We are collecting $5 for admission, which will be applied towards next year's scholarship fund. Guests will cover food and drinks separately.

We're pleased to welcome certified travel agent Jo Rouse to speak to our group about traveling through Sicily. Jo frequently visits Sicily and is well-versed in the best sights to see and navigating the island. 

Attendance is limited to the first 30 guests. Please register online through the form below. Note: this is the St. Matthews Coals location in the old Vogue theater complex. We've reserved space in the private, upstairs seating location. 

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. PLEASE CONTACT ICI.LOUISVILLEKY@GMAIL.COM REGARDING POTENTIAL AVAILABILITY FOR DAY-OF TICKETS. 

Lecture: The Greatness of Michelangelo
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Lecture: The Greatness of Michelangelo

  • Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville

This lecture explores the achievement, influence and reputation of Michelangelo Buonarroti, who was called in his day "il divino"—the divine one—for his apparently superhuman capabilities. What is the reality, and what is the myth, behind this giant figure in the history of art?

2017 Italian Film Series: Part 3
Apr
5
6:30 pm18:30

2017 Italian Film Series: Part 3

  • Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville

"Italy: Love It or Leave It" (2013): Directed by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi. This is a docu-trip: a road-mentary. Two gay young men are trying to decide whether to remain in Italy, with all its problems, or move to Berlin. Before reaching their decision, they embark on a trip to various parts of Italy, seeing places and talking to people (including Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Andrea Camilleri.)

2017 Italian Film Series: Part 2
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

2017 Italian Film Series: Part 2

  • Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville

"Cose dell' altro mondo" (Things from another World) (2011): Directed by Francesco Patierno. Set in the northeast of Italy, rather well off but reliant on immigrant work. A racist and hypocritical industrialist goes into daily rants on a local TV against immigrants, legal or illegal. Until one day they all disappear.

2017 Italian Film Series: Part 1
Mar
22
6:30 pm18:30

2017 Italian Film Series: Part 1

  • Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville

"Terraferma" (2012): Directed by Emanuele Crialese. Two women, one a local and the other an immigrant from North Africa, sharing the same dream: a better future for their children.

2017 Carnevale Celebration
Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Carnevale Celebration

  • Hunting Creek Country Club

The ICI welcomed 40 guests for a rousing celebration of Carnevale at Hunting Creek Country Club. The atmosphere recalled scenes of Carnevale in Venice thanks to video projections adorning the walls courtesy of Charles Wallace. Likewise, attendees enjoyed an excellent spread with fantastic desserts, pasta, salad, and wine--of course. Many thanks to Ros and Sal Vicario for all of their hard work organizing the event and dedication to the ICI! 

ICI Christmas Party
Dec
11
6:30 pm18:30

ICI Christmas Party

  • River House Restaurant and Rawbar

The ICI event committee invited all members, families, and friends of the Italian Cultural Institute to gather on Sunday, December 11 for a joyous celebration of the season at the River House Restaurant, located at 3015 River Road near the Louisville Water Tower off Zorn Avenue. 

Our sincere thanks to Charles Wallace for all of his excellent work in organizing this event. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! 

"How to Drink Like an Italian" Series: Part 1 Digestivi
Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

"How to Drink Like an Italian" Series: Part 1 Digestivi

  • Silvio's Italian Restaurant

The Italian Cultural Institute successfully launched the first event in a three-part series exploring the place of alcohol as a complement to meals and social outings. Our kickoff event took place on November 19 at Silvio's Italian Restaurant. 

Bill Melillo, owner of Silvio's, was our first host. We're thankful for Brad Jeffries, who led a Q&A on the various types of digestivi and provided samples. In all, attendees sampled various digestivi, including tuaca, grappa, sambuca, white vermouth, red vermouth, and amaretto. 

Guests were treated to excellent conversation--not to mention tasty appetizers. ICI chose to break with tradition and feature the digestivo, a liqueur traditionally enjoyed a meal's conclusion, for this first outing. Stayed tuned for an announcement for the dates and times of parts one and two as we work 'backwards' through a meal.