Music and memories in Little Italy – San Diego Downtown News



By Tom Cesarini

After a very busy October celebrating Italian American Heritage Month, we take some time to enjoy the fall season in Little Italy, enjoy our special place in the neighborhood and our community for what we have achieved together , to thank. Our respite will of course be short as we start planning for the upcoming holidays! This month, join us for a relaxing break through music and history, and let us know as we say thank you.

Music arramba! International music series | November 12 | 19:30 o’clock

Our monthly music series under the stars features a variety of talented local artists from multiple musical genres. We are proud to present the Carlos Velasco Quartet this month, who will take us on a magical musical journey of Italian and Latin American rhythms. Every seat in the house is a great seat! VIP table spaces are available along with appetizer platters and bottles of wine to complete an intimate and inspiring musical evening in Little Italy. Get your tickets at

Shoebox Tag | November 13 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Climb up to the attic or go down to the basement to dig up your precious photos. Dust off those old albums or shoebox sleeves and take your historical photos and documents to Amici House, where we will digitize them for inclusion in the San Diego Italian Archives, our digital archive of Italian community artifacts. Join us for a free cup of coffee from our coffee shop, share stories and help immortalize the Italian historical tale of San Diego. No Italian and no pictures to contribute? Anyway, stop by to learn more about the Italians in San Diego, tell us your own family story, and have a free coffee with us! For more information, send us a message at

Consulate news and updates

The Italian Honorary Consulate is open again for appointments. The consulate is located in Amici House in Little Italy and serves Italian citizens with a variety of needs. For more information, please visit or call 619-800-7974. We will also be editing passport renewals shortly and posting this update on our website. For questions about traveling to Italy and current entry requirements, please email us your questions at for the most up-to-date information.

– Tom Cesarini is Chief Leadership Officer and Founder of Convivio and also serves as Italian Honorary Consul in San Diego. Convivio provides lawyers, donors and volunteers with the organizational capacity to promote Italian cultural identity, preserve Italian cultural heritage, nurture community and community, and promote multicultural awareness through the humanities. Visit: | Follow: @conviviosociety


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