You are cordially invited to attend
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Italidea at the Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405
Join us for an evening dedicated to exploring
the Italian courses offered at Italidea
- take part in FREE TRIAL lessons for all levels
- meet our instructors and students
- take a placement exam
-register for a course
-sample authentic Italian cuisine
-Live music entertainment by Vince Amore
Summer Classes begin on July 9th!
For a complete schedule of classes, please click here.
Placement tests can be taken Monday through Friday from 9-5pm up to and including the first week of classes, but will also be offered during the Open House.
This event is free and open to the public.
Reservations kindly requested.
Friends of the Italian Cultural Institute are eligible to receive a discount on tickets to the Gene Siskel Film Center's upcoming screening of "Habemus Papam" ("We have a Pope) by Nanni Moretti. Friends of the Institute pay only $7 to the Monday, July 16, 8:15 pm and Tuesday, July 17, 6:15 pm screenings with the code "ITALY," given in-person only at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office, subject to availability. For more details about this screening, please click here.
Free tickets to this screening will also be available to a lucky winner at our raffle during the Open House.
Special thanks to Acqua Smeraldina
When & Where
Italian Cultural Institute
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 N Michigan Ave. Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611
Currently active in all the major cities of the five continents, the ninety Italian Cultural Institutes serve as an ideal meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and cultural operatives, as well as for ordinary citizens, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country. By acting not only as a showcase and source of current information on Italy, but also as a driving force behind initiatives and projects of cultural cooperation, the Italian Cultural Institute has become a focal point for both the Italian communities abroad and the growing demand for Italian culture throughout the world.
By extending the role of Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes offer the most effective tools for promoting a worldwide image of Italy as a center of production, preservation, and dissemination of culture from the Classical Age until today. Along with organizing cultural events in a vast array of areas, including art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, and photography, the Italian Cultural Institutes:
- Offer the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture through the organization of courses, the management of libraries and the preparation of educational and editorial materials;
- Provide the networks and the premises to facilitate the integration of Italian operators in the process of cultural exchange and production at an international level;
- Provide information and logistic support to public and private cultural operators, both Italian and foreign;
- Continuously support initiatives aimed at promoting an intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.