Past Administrative Assistant

Connie Bertuca.

The Dante Society of Santa Cruz supports a variety of activities for its members and others interested in learning more about Italian language, history, art and culture, including:

Italian Language Classes
(Fall, Spring, and occasionally Summer) 

A variety of classes from Beginning to Conversational Italian taught by native Italian speakers. 

Italian Film Series 

(Fall and Spring) 

We screen recent and classic Italian language films with English subtitles at Cabrillo College VAPA Forum Room 1001.  Film Historian, Logan Walker provides an informative introduction before the film and hosts a Q&A session after each film.

Santa Cruz International Film Festival

(each Fall)

We also sponsor an Italian language film as part of the SCFF, held each fall, and provide for a special reception for Dante members and their guests.

Lecture Series

(Fall and Spring) 

We are also fortunate to have interesting lectures by visiting and local experts on Italian history, art, music and more. 

Dante Bocce Team
(Spring and Summer)

We sponsor a Dante bocce team for fun recreational play with other community members.  We also try to get Dante members to play casual bocce the month prior to when league play begins. 

Italian Dinner Gatherings
Informal gatherings at Italian restaurants throughout Santa Cruz County. 

Ferragosto
In August, we celebrate what has become the Italian national holiday that occurs in the middle of August (generally August 15) with one of our Italian restaurant sponsors. 

Dante Scholarship
Providing financial support for students pursuing studies in Italian art, history, or language. 

 

Opera Outings
When the opportunity presents itself, Dante members have attended live performances and simulcasts of famous Italian operas. 

Art History Group
Italian art lovers gather monthly to watch DVD lecture series on Italian art and artists. 

Italian Book Club and Readings
As opportunity arises, Dante members and guests are invited to book readings.  If you would like to form an Italian book club, let us know so we can announce it to our members. 

If you know of an event coming up, or if you would like to help organize an event that you think would be of interest to Dante members please let us know.

Sun, Sep 27
ZOOM link will be sent to our mailing list.
ZOOM Lecture by Allan Langdale
At the Edge of Empire: The Roman Temple Complex at Baalbek, Lebanon
Sun, Apr 26
Cancelled
Film: Diverso da chi? (Different from Whom?)
Director: Umberto Carteni, 2009 (100 minutes; in Italian with English subtitles). Logan Walker (film lecturer UCSC, SJSU) will introduce the film and field questions afterwards. You are invited to join us at 6pm for a Picnic in the Portaco - please bring a snack and non-alcoholic beverage to share.
Sun, Apr 26
Zoom Lecture
Lecture: Papal Propaganda in the Reformation Era - the Case of Raphael's Stanze
Presenter Allan Langdale is an art & architectural historian, photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer. Allan has taught courses in Italian Renaissance, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Indian, and Islamic art and architecture and currently teaches art history at UCSC and film studies at UC Santa Barbara.
Sat, Mar 07
104 Bronson St
Dante Pasta-Making Evening
Join Chef Adrienne Megoran of Epicurious Lifestyle for a participatory cooking class in her well-equipped industrial kitchen, then share the meal! $40 for Dante Alighieri members, $50 for non-members.
Sun, Feb 23
Cabrillo College VAPA Bldg 1000, Rm 1001
Film: I compagni (The Organizer) (1)
Director: Mario Monicelli, 1963. (130 minutes; in Italian with English subtitles) - with legendary actor Marcelo Mastroianni. Logan Walker (film lecturer UCSC, SJSU) will introduce the film and field questions afterwards.
Sun, Jan 26
Cabrillo College VAPA Bldg 1000, Rm 1001
Lecture: Michelangelo's Campaigns in the Sistine Chapel - Creation as Artist
Presenter Allan Langdale is an art & architectural historian, photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer. Allan has taught courses in Italian Renaissance, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Indian, and Islamic art and architecture and currently teaches art history at UCSC and film studies at UC Santa Barbara.
Sun, Dec 15
Live Oak Senior Center Annex
l'Italia dei Miti: The Italy of Myths
November 17, 2019 Multi Media Lecture: l'Italia dei Miti: The Italy of Myths by Dr. Robert Davis
Fri, Nov 01
1777 Capitola Rd
Book Reading/Signing & Scholarship Fund Raiser
A Space Between an Italian immigrant story of a journey to find a new home with hosts Anna Citrino (author) and Michael Citrino
ABOUT US

The Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz is a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the study and promotion of Italian culture and language.  

Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz

P.O. Box 1507
Aptos, CA 95001

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