La Befana arriva alla BIS!

On Sunday, January 8th from 2:30 to 4pm  BIS-Biblioteca Italiana Seattle and Il Punto! will be welcoming you with a special kids event: “La Befana”.

In the Italian tradition, la Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on the Epiphany Eve (night of Jan. 5th). This old woman looks more like a witch, but a good one: your kids will have the chance to see her, listen to a story, of course ask her questions, and receive candies, if they did indeed behave during the year!

A little snack will be provided by il Punto! Adults may stay and purchase a coffee at caffè Musica.

The event is free. Tickets can be reserved at

If you are not a member of Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center, we encourage to subscribe for 2017. Family membership are only $75.



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Caffè Musica, in conjunction with Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle, is hosting benefit dinners for the victims of Italy’s earthquake four nights this week on Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28th, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.

The caffe’ is located in the same place where the Italian library and Il Punto! are.
14300 Greenwood Ave N Ste A- Seattle, WA 98133 between 144th St & 143rd St

Three-course dinner prepared by Chef Gaspare Trani — $75 per person.

For reservations please call (206) 418-6797.

100% of profit will be donated to the Italian Red Cross (English), Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian) for victims of Italy’s earthquake. Additional donations welcome. Seattle’s Honorary Italian Consulate will present the proceeds to the Italian Red Cross.


Your choice of one dish from each course:

Insalata rucola, peperoni dolci, arancia e noci.
Arugula salad, sweet peppers, orange and nuts.

Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, basil & olive oill


Capellini con Langostino
Baby lobster with fresh tomato sauce.

Ravioli con Ripieno di Anatra
Duck ravioli with wild mushroom sauce.

Fettucine con Pesto e Vedure
Fettucine with fresh pesto sauce and seasonal vegetables.


Traditional Italian dessert homemade by Chef Trani.

10th annual Mariners Italian Heritage Night – June 30th

Do not miss the 10th Annual Italian Heritage Night at the Mariners, Thursday June 30th at 7:10 PM against the Baltimore Orioles. $2 from each ticket sold through the special offer will go to benefit Festa Italiana!



Birra Peroni & the Mariners are sponsoring also a Bocce Tournament in advance of the game. Only for this event Peroni beer will be on sale at Safeco field!