08/24-27 | 14 th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival FREE


Enjoy various regions of Turkey together with the participants from Turkey and Turkish-Americans living in culturally diverse community of Chicago. Guests will be able to browse through and buy Turkish products, souvenirs, art and handicrafts, find travel information, participate in activities for children, view many authentic demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and much more……

08/20 | Mehmet Polat Trio – workshop & Concert at Worlds of Music Chicago


The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcome listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere…

08/19 | KGB Band (Tamburitza Music)|Chicago SummerDance 06/24-09/11 FREE


08/19 | KGB Band (Tamburitza Music) & Ethnic Dance Chicago (Southern and Central European Folk Dances) Swing, waltz, cha-cha, salsa, tango, bhangra…or simply enjoy the music. All FREE! 06/25 Carpacho y Su Super Combo (Colombian, Salsa) | 06/26 KAIA String Quartet and Richard Scofano (Argentine Tango) | 07/09 Los Hacheros (Son Montuno, Guaracha and Salsa…

08/17 | Sacred Sounds of the Shona MBIRA of Zimbabwe, with Victoria Kruszewski


an intimate solo concert of Shona mbira music given by local artist Victoria Kruszewski.  Victoria sings beautiful traditional Shona melodies and accompanies herself polyrhythmically and melodically on the mbira.  The only percussion that is played alongside are some gourd rattles called hosho.  It is a trance-inducing, ancestor-channeling tradition many generations old.  It is so soothing…

08/18 | Bella’s Bartok (Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop) at the Red Line Tap


This 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella’s Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who’s counting?). To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if…

08/09 | International Visions at 22nd Black Harvest Film Festival


Shorts Program: International Visions. 8.15pm 2014-16, Various directors, Various nations, 89 min. Alma 2015, Christa Eka Assam, Cameroon, 22 min. With Christa Eka Assam, Valery Nchifor. The silence of her friends and neighbors contributes to an abused woman’s ordeal. In English. (MR) Death to Life 2016, Roger Bell, UK, 5 min. Animation and motion capture…

08/12-14 | GINZA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL (celebration of Japanese Culture)


Ginza Holiday Festival is a summer event featuring Japanese food, culture and entertainment. The members of the Midwest Buddhist Temple, located in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, started the festival over 60 years ago as a way to share their cultural heritage. Ginza visitors will enjoy delicious food including our famous Chicken Teriyaki and experience performances…

08/12-14 | 7th Annual Festival Cubano at Riis Park


Now in its 7th year, this high-profile 3-day summer festival is recognized as one of the largest, most organized and elite Latino family festivals in Chicago, the Midwest and across the nation. Festival Cubano is a high quality, authentic experience that features the best of Cuba’s rich, colorful and lively culture in one fun-filled weekend….