Cultural Experiences

La Piccola Cucina: Occhi di Bue

La Piccola Cucina: Occhi di Bue

Calling all bambini! La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on culinary experience for children ages 3-10 years old. Our little chefs will wear aprons and toques, learn basic Italian kitchen vocabulary, and practice the metric system while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. This September, our little chefs will be making occhi di bue (shortbread cookies with jam)….

Painting in Late Medieval Siena

Painting in Late Medieval Siena

In the fourteenth century, Siena reached what some might call its golden age of art and architecture. In this lecture, Dr. Judith Steinhoff will contextualize selected masterpieces from Late Medieval Siena, exploring the political ideals that shaped them and what they can teach us about art and culture in trecento Italy. About the Presenter Judith…

Shakespeare in Italy

Shakespeare in Italy

As far as we know, William Shakespeare never traveled to Italy. But the culture of Italy fascinated him. The dramatic action for one-third of all his plays takes place within an Italian setting, either ancient or contemporary. From the lovelorn and feud-vexed streets of Romeo and Juliet’s Verona and the ancient Roman forum in which…

Ferragosto Pizza and Movie Night

Ferragosto Pizza and Movie Night

It’s movie night at the Milford House! Join us for pizza from Piola Midtown and a screening of Strangeness (La stranezza) on Sunday, August 18 in celebration of Ferragosto. We will serve wine and soft drinks alongside the pizza. Please note that we do not allow BYOB. Strangeness In 1921, Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello wrote Six…

Beginner Mosaic Workshop

Beginner Mosaic Workshop

Discover the joy of mosaics and create your own original work of art to cherish and bring home with you! We are delighted to offer once more our Beginner Mosaic Workshop with instructor Elizabeth Gtz. Carabeo. We will provide most materials (please see list of required tools below), making this workshop an unbeatable value with…

Italian Mass & Pasta Lunch

Italian Mass & Pasta Lunch

Bring your friends, bring your family, and experience Mass in an intimate setting at the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston. Mass is free to attend, although donations are always appreciated! Pasta lunch costs $10 at the door (cash only). If you would like to sponsor a Mass for a family member or friend,…