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Upcoming events

    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Da Shop
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    Angela Bononi, Ph.D., an award-winning postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, will be discussing her groundbreaking research on the link between genetic and environmental factors and cancer.

    Bononi graduated from the University of Ferrara and for the past six years has been working at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. She will explain how her research in Italy and Hawaii helped her in making a pioneering discovery in the field of cancer prevention, after studying cancer patients in Turkey and the USA who shared a very unique DNA story. In 2017 the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation conferred her the Hogan Lovells Award, recognizing her as the best among early stage investigators working in North America in the field of Medicine, Biosciences and Cognitive Science, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, impactful and honors their country of origin. This summer the magazine “Fortune Italia” featured her among the “40 under 40” Italian talents that we should keep an eye on.

    Her lecture is part of the “From Italy to Hawaii: Connecting two worlds through art, science, and community” series presented by Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii and Da Shop. This series features experts who discuss topics that affect both Italy and Hawaii. Complimentary Italian wine and Italian delicacies for your "aperitivo." Bring pupus to share if you'd like.

    • 7 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hawaii Loa Ridge Clubhouse, 669 Puuikena Drive, Honolulu
    • 14
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    Join Iolanda Marinelli for a demonstration on limoncello making, followed by limoncello tasting and Italian delicacies.

    Registered attendees will receive an email with the address and directions.

    For questions, please email info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    No refunds, except if FOISOH cannot deliver this program.

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 465 Coral Street, Honolulu (upstairs)
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    INSTRUCTOR:
    Chiara Logli is originally from Bologna (Italy) and holds a Ph.D. in international/cross-cultural education from the University of Hawaii. Currently, she is the Institutional Assessment Specialist for the Honolulu Community College. In the past, she worked for various educational institutions, including the University of California, USAID, and the East-West Center. She also taught Italian language for the Dante Alighieri Society and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. She has studied five languages and worked in three continents. In her free time, she dances hula with Halau Kaulakahi, loves the ocean, and volunteers with Hoa ‘Aina o Makaha.

    DATES:
    Every Tuesday, September 10-October 29, 2019 (8 weeks)

    Beginner Level 1: 4:30-6:00pm
    For students who have no or minimal grasp of the Italian language—we’ll cover up to chapter 3 of the book Prego.

    Intermediate Level 2: 6:00-7:30pm
    For students who have mastered all grammar and vocabulary of Level 1—we’ll cover chapters 4-9 of the book Prego.

    Advanced Level 3: 7:30-9pm
    For students who have mastered all grammar and vocabulary of Level 2--we'll complete the book Prego.

    PAYMENT:

    • $160 for members (please join our membership first at http://www.friendsofitalyhawaii.org/join-us )
    • By September 3, 2019 register online.
    • 15 students maximum per class.
    • No refunds, except if FOISOH cannot deliver this class, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    BOOK: 
    "Prego!" 6th Edition, available online for $5 and up (used). Other editions are fine to use as well, but you may have a hard time finding correspondent pages. 

    LEARNING APPROACH:
    Students review assigned grammar and exercises at home ahead of time, so class time is used to clarify questions, do a couple of exercises, and especially read and speak together.

    LOCATION:
    465 Coral Street, Honolulu. Attention: The classroom is on the WEST side of Coral street--enter through the GLASS DOOR and go UPSTAIRS. Some free perpendicular parking spots by entrance, plus meter street parking or Salt Parking Garage (get validation in one of the cafes: https://saltatkakaako.com/about/parking/). 

    INFORMATION:
    For questions, please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.


    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu
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    Join our members Fabrizio Medosi (architect) and Nancy Miwa (docent) at the Honolulu Museum of Art for a talk and tour about Firenze and the Illusionist of Santa Maria del Fiore, Filippo Brunelleschi. They will bring a few models to explain architectural and structural concepts, while touching upon a sprinkling of historical social, economic, artistic, and cultural issues leading to and evolving in the Florentine Renaissance.

    The program will start at 11am with Fabrizio's talk, continue at 11:30am with Nancy's tour of selected artwork that relate to Brunelleschi's architecture. At 12pm we'll sit down at the cafe' and enjoy lunch (optional and self paid), while discussing the presentation/tour as well as the book "Brunelleschi's Dome" by Ross King

    RSVP: Please register here so we can organize accordingly.

    Cost: Museum members (free); age 18 years and under (free); Hawai‘i residents ($10 with ID), others ($20). Pay at the door, directly to https://honolulumuseum.org .
    • 5 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Private Residence (Kahala)
    • 19
    Register


    Join Chef Ivo Rossi for a making- (and eating-) risotto class, featuring "risotto ai funghi" (mushroom risotto) as well as other vegetables.

    The class will end around 7:30pm and will be followed by a dinner together.

    Please bring wine or pupu to share so we do not just eat risotto :-).

    Registered attendees will receive an email with the address.

    For questions, please email info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    No refunds, except if FOISOH cannot deliver this program.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Da Shop
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    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Honolulu
    • 20
    Register


    SERIES: Singing songs, playing games, and creating projects will make learning Italian fun! 

    DATES: Every Saturday, November 9-23 (3 weeks)

    LOCATION: We' ll meet in a garden in Honolulu, with also a covered space in case of sun or rain (E.g., behind Imin Center at UHM East-West Center). Locations will be announced via email to registered guests.

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Originally from Napoli (Italy), Iole Marinelli is a Substitute Teacher in K-12 grades with the Hawaii Department of Education (Windward District). She teaches Italian language at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School. She also taught Italian at Saint Anthony School of Kailua. She holds a MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a Teaching Certification in English for secondary education from Italy. She speaks five languages and is the Italian Representative on the Executive Board of the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers. In a former career, Iole was a Contract Specialist with the US Naval Base Headquarter in Napoli for 14 years, where she was responsible for the contract negotiations in Europe and South West Asia. She likes to cook, to travel, and to watch movies with her son Gabriele and husband Erik.

    NOTE: At the same time and nearby location, we'll offer a "Painting class in Italian" for adults so parents can have fun too! No Italian or painting experience needed. Check our website for further details.

    NO REFUNDS: 
    Except if FOISOH cannot deliver this program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    INFORMATION: 
    For questions, please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Honolulu
    • 21
    Register


    SERIES: Learn a little water color while also learning a little Italian! Or practice your Italian conversation while painting with friends! Each lesson will include Italian words, glossary, and mini conversation in Italian. No Italian or painting experience is needed.

    DATES: Every Saturday, November 9-23 (3 weeks)

    LOCATION: We' ll meet in a garden in Honolulu, with also a covered space in case of sun or rain (E.g., behind Imin Center at UHM East-West Center). Locations will be announced via email to registered students.

    BRING:

    • 1 or 2 soft pencils
    • 1 soft eraser
    • Watercolor paper (a few sheets medium size, 8"x 12"; 11" x 14; 12" x 18" more or less)
    • Card board backing or clip board (to place you paper sheet on)
    • 6 clothespins (to hold the paper sheet onto the card board)
    • Kitchen paper roll
    • 3 watercolors brushes (small, medium, and large)
    • Empty glass jar ( 16 oz. size) to fill with water to rinse brushes
    • Watercolors set of your choice (the better quality ones contain more pigment and offer brighter colors)
    • Comfortable clothes and apron or easy wash clothes
    • Sun screen, water to drink, hat.

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR: 
    Dr. Daniela Rocco Minerbi pursued classic studies (Liceo Classico Berchet), earned a Fifth Year Piano Diploma (Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi), and obtained a Doctoral Degree in Architecture (Polytechnical University) in Milano, Italy. She taught Italian language and culture, painting in Italian, psychology, architecture, and peace studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and Kapiolani Community College. Dr. Minerbi is the co-author of the book “Macrohistory and Macrohistorians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change” (Galtung et al., 1997). As an artist, she has won prizes and awards, and had art exhibitions in both Italy and Hawaii.

    NOTE: At the same time and nearby location, we'll offer a children program so kids can have fun too while learning Italian! Check our website for further details.

    NO REFUNDS: 
    Except if FOISOH cannot deliver this program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    INFORMATION: 
    For questions, please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Private Residence (Kahala)
    • 30
    Register


    Join Chef Ivo Rossi for a making- (and eating-) tiramisu' class!

    The class will end around 7:30pm and will be followed by a "spaghettata" together (spaghetti with tomato sauce).

    Please bring wine or pupu to share so we do not just eat spaghetti and tiramisu' :-).

    Registered attendees will receive an email with the address.

    For questions, please email info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    No refunds, except if FOISOH cannot deliver this program.

Past events

17 Aug 2019 Poolside Party: Ferragosto in Paradise
3 Aug 2019 Lasagne: Cooking class
17 Jul 2019 Maserati Yacht Party: Benvenuti!
6 Jul 2019 Ravioli Making Class (sold out)
8 Jun 2019 Ravioli Making Class (SOLD OUT)
30 May 2019 Lecture: Cinematic connections
20 May 2019 Annual Meeting & Dinner
4 May 2019 Italian Village at Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha: 40 years! Cancelled due to weather.
1 May 2019 Leonardo 500: Film, Panel, Q&As
20 Apr 2019 Community service with Gigi at Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha
20 Apr 2019 Italian Language Classes for Children: Spring 2019
11 Apr 2019 Wine Tasting with Flavors of Italy
6 Apr 2019 Biscotti Making Class (SOLD OUT)
2 Apr 2019 Italian Language Classes for Adults: Spring 2019
28 Mar 2019 Lecture: Climate Change--Hurricanes in the Mediterranean and Pacific
9 Mar 2019 Field trip with Gigi Cocquio at Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha
23 Feb 2019 Gnocchi Making Class
31 Jan 2019 Lecture: Land that Connects Hearts
26 Jan 2019 Pizza Making Class
22 Jan 2019 Italian Language Classes for Adults: Winter 2019
14 Dec 2018 2018 Festa di Natale
23 Oct 2018 Italian Language Courses: Fall Session 2018
6 Oct 2018 Festa Italiana 2018
8 Sep 2018 Picnic al Parco
18 Jul 2018 Talk Story on Tarantella with Dr. Incoronata Inserra
15 Jun 2018 "Arrangiarsi: pizza...and the art of living" Movie Premiere
16 May 2018 Annual Meeting Dinner
24 Apr 2018 "Cena in Biblioteca" Presented by Fête
17 Apr 2018 Italian Language Course
4 Mar 2018 FOISOH Brunch
11 Feb 2018 Sunset Jazz Sessions @ Hawaiian Aroma Caffe
10 Dec 2017 2017 Festa di Natale
1 Dec 2017 Pizza & Vino
7 Oct 2017 Festa Italiana Hawaii
18 Aug 2017 Blind Wine-Tasting
6 Aug 2017 Beginners' Italian Classes
23 Jul 2017 FOISOH Brunch @ Outrigger Canoe Club
22 May 2017 Annual Meeting Dinner
27 Apr 2017 Honolulu Museum of Art Presents "Fire at Sea"(Fuocoammare)
19 Apr 2017 Honolulu Museum of Art Presents "Like Crazy" (La Pazza Gioia) Italian Film
14 Apr 2017 Honolulu Museum of Art Presents "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back"
6 Apr 2017 Hawaii Symphony's "Verdi Requiem" with Oahu Choral Society + Dinner at Cafe Sistina
1 Apr 2017 Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Concert "Masterworks 10: Ocean Dreams" featuring Maestro Falletta
31 Mar 2017 Lunch at Sabrina's with renowned Maestro JoAnn Falletta
18 Mar 2017 Cirque de la Symphonie by Hawaii Symphony Orchestra + Dinner
24 Feb 2017 Dinner at Baci Bistro
9 Feb 2017 Talk Story with Pauline Chakmakjian on Italian Fencing
18 Dec 2016 Christmas Party 2016
14 Nov 2016 Pasta Making Demonstration & Dinner

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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