June marks Italian Heritage Month, and here at Il Centro we have many exciting events approaching to celebrate Italian heritage, culture and values.

Festa della Repubblica at Il Centro

Festa della Repubblica is Italy’s National Day and marks the day the country became a Republic. Join Il Centro in our Grand Ballroom to commemorates the Referendum of 1946 when Italian citizens were called to decide what form of government, the ‘Repubblica’ which they wanted for Italy after World War II – for that we celebrate the Birth of the nation. 

The holiday is celebrated on June 2nd, but at Il Centro we will be celebrating on Friday, June 3, 2022. 

Join us as we mark this very important day. This is a free event for our community, but considering recent circumstances we are asking all attendees to register to reserve their spot. 

Please CLICK HERE to register. You can also register by calling 604-430-3337.

An Evening with Joe Avati

For the first time in ten years, the comedic legend Joe Avati is coming to Vancouver for TWO exclusive comedy shows at the Italian Cultural Centre. 

The Italian-Australian comedian is currently on his “Have Some Respect” world tour, and will be stopping at our centre in celebration of Italian Heritage Month.

The June 11th show is currently sold out. Joe still has available tickets for his June 10th show starting at 8:00 PM. This event is suitable for ages 12 and up.

For more information and for tickets please CLICK HERE. If you can’t purchase tickets through Eventbrite, please contact 604-430-3337 and we will assist you.

Classica Auto Italiana

This Father’s Day, give your dad that ultimate gift by taking him to Il Centro’s Classica Auto Italiana – the finest display of classic Italian automobiles, Vespas, and motorcycles. 

The show will take place in the Italian Cultural Centre’s parking lot on June 19, 2022, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

If you have a classic Italian car, Vespa or motorcycle, and would like to take part in the show, please CLICK HERE to register your vehicle today. 

The show is FREE ADMISSION for all. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. We ask attendees to register before by CLICKING HERE. Or call us at 604-430-3337 and we will assist you.

Italian Food Festival and Mercato

On June 25, 2022, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, come to Il Centro to celebrate with us our Italian Food Festival and Mercato.

The festival will include plenty of food features from around Italy, and a market full of vendors selling goods, food, drinks and treasures.

In all our past years we have had exceptional turn outs. This year we expect an even greater turn out with the sunny weather heading our way, and lift of recent restrictions. 

REGISTRATION IS FREE. We are asking our attendees to register by CLICKING HERE. Or call 604-430-3337 and we will assist you.  

We can’t wait to see you on June 25th to gather in community and eat delicious food.

“So I Married A Mangiacake”

The smash hit one-man show written and performed by actor/comedian Guido Cocomello.

Through memories, family footage, and music, actor/comedian Guido Cocomello (from the Oscar-nominated Being the Ricardos with Nicole Kidman, Ford vs Ferrari, SWAT, and more) explores how meeting his wife (the Mangiacake) and his father’s death influenced his life. 

So I Married a Mangiacke is a feast for your senses that will have you howling at our cultural differences and will make you want to hold your loved ones closer. 

Doors open at 7:00 PM. All tickets are general admission. To purchase them please CLICK HERE. Or call 604-430-3337 and we will assist you.

For information regarding all of our events please CLICK HERE, or call us at 604-430-3337 and we will assist you. We can not wait to celebrate Italian Heritage Month in community!