The Italian Social Club of Chicago started with a conversation over dinner. The concept was simple: find a way to foster all things Italian — including food and wine — with others who have an affinity for the culture. Along the way, members can create new and lasting memories and friendships.
The group enjoys monthly dinners at Chicago-area Italian restaurants with special events planned for most Italian holidays, and each evening spotlighting art, music and other aspects of Italian culture.
Last September’s event included a visit to the studio of Ginny Sykes, an artist who exhibits regularly in galleries in Naples and Chicago. The tour was followed by a meal of Neapolitan appetizers and pizza at Spacca Napoli in Chicago.
With the holidays behind them, the first event on the club’s calendar is Carnevale Italiano, a Roaring ’20s masquerade ball set for 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Club Arcada in St. Charles.
A cost of $75 per person covers appetizers, drinks and dinner. Revelers are encouraged to dress in 1920s formalwear and Carnevale masks. For details, visit the club’s Facebook page or call Teresa Crocco at 502-648-9307.