Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii will postpone events and pause registrations until the situation normalizes.

We will be in touch with some new dates soon, take care for now, andra’ tutto bene!

    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Iolani Palace
    • 18

    Iolani Palace was the official royal residence of King Kalākaua, his wife Queen Kapiolani, and his sister and heir to the throne, Queen Liliuokalani, from 1882 to 1893. The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii has partnered with Iolani Palace to offer a private guided tour that explores the connections between the Kingdom of Hawaii and Italy during the 1880s. Please join us as we learn about royal visits to Italy as well as objects in the Palace with an Italian association.

    Born and raised in Honolulu, Marybeth Fentriss is a member of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii and very much enjoys the cooking classes and enrichment opportunities sponsored by the Society. Marybeth has been a docent at Iolani Palace since 2015 and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

    Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    Your guests: If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.


    Meet at Ticket Office.

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Da Shop
    Register


    Margherita Balbo Parrent was President of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii from 2004 through 2010. With a passion for many things Italian, she founded Cinema Italiano in Hawaii under the Friends of Italy umbrella and with the support of many, many inspired volunteers and special loyal sponsors. Today Ms. Balbo Parrent is the Executive Director of the 501c3 non-profit Cinema Italiano in Hawaii, a community partner of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii.

    Why have an Italian film festival in Hawaii? The festival came about due to the yearning to enhance the cultural link between Hawaii and Italy. For eight years the festival successfully drew an audience who for fours days laughed and cried together as we watched the best of contemporary Italian film to arrive in Hawaii. The festival’s specialty is to focus on securing Italian tragic comedic films for its audience whenever possible. The upcoming discussion will focus on this genre of films, review the festival’s film archive and share with you what makes these films so special. Cinema Italiano in Hawaii is looking to host another festival in 2021!

    Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

    Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Da Shop
    Register


    Ancient explorers navigated the oceans, like astronauts are now navigating into space. Astronauts are the modern explorers enlarging our horizons. Is it possible to live on the Moon or Mars? How will a moon village look like? What are the steps for the next human space exploration? Since 2011 the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) detector has been operating on board of the International Space Station and providing valuable data to NASA. AMS may be the key for future human explorations to the Moon and Mars.

    Dr. Veronica Bindi is an Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her academic interests include the study of Dark Matter, Cosmic Rays, Space weather, and Space Radiation. Dr. Bindi has been part of the CERN team in Switzerland, which led to the construction of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). With her team, she is currently analyzing the AMS data in order to solve major challenges for human exploration to the Moon and Mars. In 2013, she was featured in the Women Inspiring Europe by the European Institute for Gender Equality. She has just returned to Hawaii, after a year at the NASA Science Mission Directorate.

    Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

    Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Da Shop
    Register


    For those who like the Opera this is a unique occasion in which we will talk about the various aspects in the world of Italian Opera. We will explore Opera stories: anecdotes, myths, and famous singers and primedonne which influenced the last 3 centuries of Italian history. Those stories tell us why Italian Opera is an ideal candidate for UNESCO recognition. In Italy there are hundreds of structures that were born to create the Opera. Outside Italy it is common to find ourselves in Opera Houses that had been built by Italian architects or that run their productive system in a sort of projection of the knowledge and style of the multiple professions of the Italian Opera Houses . The Italian language and Italian culture wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have this important phenomenon. The Opera was born in Italy: Monteverdi was the first who combined voice and theater and therefore it is important to protect and export the activities of Italian Opera Houses all over the world because the Opera is truly Italian, not only for the language but also for the great composers who have gone through an era of more than two hundred years. In Hawaii Italian Operas are constantly represented by the local performing arts and educational institutions.

    Dr. Carlo Andrea Malanima was born and raised in Italy, he has been working in the Opera world for over 30 years. As a musician he has been member of the orchestras of some of the most important Opera Houses of Italy and Europe. He has also been a General Manager and Artistic director of important Italian Opera Festivals as well an Opera Conductor. In 2011 has collaborated with the VII Culture Committee of Camera dei Deputati of the Italian Parliament and the former Ministry of the Culture H. Massimo Bray to the stesure of new decrees and forms of economical improvement and organization of the Italian Opera Houses. Dr Malanima studied at the Italian Conservatory Viola Performance and The Julliard School of New York as a Fulbright scholarship recipient. He also studied Political Science at University of Pisa. In 2014 he moved to Hawaii following his wife Susan McGinn who is currently the principal flutist of the Hawaii Symphony, they have set their house in Manoa. Both Dr. Malanima and his wife manage very well know music teaching studios where they tries to inspire young musicians and plays enthusiastically with Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.

    Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

    Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

Past events

7 Mar 2020 Cooking class: Pasta cuts (SOLD OUT, add your name to waitlist)
27 Feb 2020 Lecture: Are there mermaids in Hawaiʻi and Sicily?
22 Feb 2020 Carnevale! With bocce and potluck
30 Jan 2020 Dance class: Tarantella
25 Jan 2020 Lecture and tour: Dante's Divina Commedia (MEMBERS ONLY)
7 Jan 2020 Language Class: Adults
14 Dec 2019 Cena di Natale: Appetito (by Chef Hiro, Executive Chef of Taormina Sicilian Cuisine)
7 Dec 2019 Cooking class: Canederli (meat balls)
9 Nov 2019 Cooking class: Tiramisu'
9 Nov 2019 Art class: Painting in Italian
9 Nov 2019 Language class: Children
24 Oct 2019 Lecture: Marine explorations
19 Oct 2019 Bocce and potluck
5 Oct 2019 Cooking class: Risotto
28 Sep 2019 Lecture and tour: Firenze and its dome
10 Sep 2019 Language Class: Adults
7 Sep 2019 Cooking class: Limoncello
29 Aug 2019 Lecture: Learn from rocks how to defeat cancer
3 Aug 2019 Cooking class: Lasagne
17 Jul 2019 Party: Maserati Yacht--Benvenuti!
6 Jul 2019 Cooking class: Ravioli
8 Jun 2019 Cooking class: Ravioli
30 May 2019 Lecture: Cinematic connections
20 May 2019 Annual meeting and dinner: Outrigger Canoe Club
1 May 2019 Film and panel: Leonardo 500
20 Apr 2019 Community service: Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha with Gigi
20 Apr 2019 Language class: Children
11 Apr 2019 Wine tasting: Flavors of Italy and Mediterraneo
6 Apr 2019 Cooking class: Biscotti
2 Apr 2019 Language class: Adults
28 Mar 2019 Lecture: Climate change--Hurricanes in the Mediterranean and Pacific
9 Mar 2019 Community service: Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha with Gigi
23 Feb 2019 Cooking class: Gnocchi
31 Jan 2019 Lecture: Land that connects hearts
26 Jan 2019 Cooking class: Pizza
22 Jan 2019 Language class: Adults
14 Dec 2018 Cena di Natale: Vintage Cave Cafe'
23 Oct 2018 Language class: Adults
8 Sep 2018 Picnic: Kapiolani Park
18 Jul 2018 Lecture: Tarantella
15 Jun 2018 Film: Arrangiarsi: Pizza...and the art of living
16 May 2018 Annual meeting and dinner: Outrigger Canoe Club
24 Apr 2018 Dinner: Fête
17 Apr 2018 Italian class: Adults
4 Mar 2018 Brunch: Outrigger Canoe Club
11 Feb 2018 Concert: Hawaiian Aroma Caffe
10 Dec 2017 Cena di Natale: Cafe Julia
1 Dec 2017 Dinner: Brick Fire Tavern
18 Aug 2017 Wine tasting: Hawaii Loa Ridge
6 Aug 2017 Italian class: Adults
23 Jul 2017 Brunch: Outrigger Canoe Club
22 May 2017 Annual meeting and dinner: Outrigger Canoe Club
27 Apr 2017 Film: Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)
19 Apr 2017 Film: La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy)
14 Apr 2017 Film: Maurizio Cattelan--Be Right Back
6 Apr 2017 Concert and dinner: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Oahu Choral Society, Cafe Sistina
1 Apr 2017 Concert: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
31 Mar 2017 Lunch: Sabrina's with JoAnn Falletta
18 Mar 2017 Concert and dinner: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Brick Fire Tavern
24 Feb 2017 Dinner: Baci Bistro
9 Feb 2017 Lecture: Italian Fencing
18 Dec 2016 Cena di Natale: Cafe Julia
14 Nov 2016 Cooking class: Pasta

Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization | P.O. Box 1376, Honolulu, HI 96807 | friendsofitalyhawaii@gmail.com

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