Musica Italiana

Sentieri Italiani Presents an Evening of Musica Italiana   Join Sentieri Italiani for an enjoyable night of Italian music from the 18th century through now — including Neapolitan songs, opera arias, Italian pop hits from the 60s and 70s, and more! Featuring Italian-American jazz and cabaret singer Robert Rodi on vocals and Neal Alger on guitar. … Continue reading

Cineforum April 13th • The Place

The Place Directed by Paolo Genovese (2017) If Perfect Strangers investigated the darkest sides of those who move among us, The Place explores the black souls that live within us. The man sitting at the bar, day and night (brought to life by Valerio Mastandrea), gives directions to people who turn … Continue reading

Briscola + Apericena = Fun Evening!

Sentieri Italiani kicked off the 2018 social scene with a nice group of card sharks gathered around the tables of MUNNO. The Briscola competition between the teams was as fierce as always. But an Aperol spritz or two, some vino and lots of really delicious food had a mellowing effect … Continue reading

La Cena Pugliese – A tasty time was had by all!

On Sunday, March 12th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Via Veneto in Chicago for a specially prepared Cena Pugliese. Highlights of the dinner included fried calamari, orecchiette con rapini, risotto patate e cozze and the super tasty salsiccia Barese alla griglia which was served with fave e cicoria!  Grazie … Continue reading

It’s March – FOLLOW UP ST. PAT’S…

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… WITH ST. JOE’S! BY JACK PILIPONIS   When you’ve finished being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, move on and enjoy St. Joseph’s Day like an Italian! It is only two days later, on March 19th. Well known as the “foster father” of Jesus, St. Joseph has been honored on … Continue reading

Celebrate Carnevale …

… IN TUTTA ITALIA! BY JACK PILIPONIS   Like many countries with strong Catholic/Christian culture and traditions, Italy marks the weeks leading up to Lent with colorful, sensual, food- and drink-filled celebrations. In Italy, it’s called “Carnevale,” derived from Latin “carnem levare” — take the meats; in ancient times that … Continue reading