FRIDAY MAY 4
THE CINEMA OF LUCIAN PINTILIE (A Complete Retrospective)
The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Facets Cinémathèque are proud to present the first Chicago retrospective on the cinema of Lucian Pintilie, a Romanian-born director whose career in theater, opera, film and television provided international recognition. One of Europe’s finest filmmakers, his work has explored questions of tyranny and remorse—often relating directly or allegorically to the history of his own country. His work also evokes the remembrance of the tolerant and cosmopolitan nature of his hometown, a German village within Southern Bessarabia which he describes as a halcyon polyglot and multicultural community, a key detail which has informed his body of work.
The Facets Cinémathèque 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago
SATURDAY MAY 5
Poncho Sanchez with Terence Blanchard: Cubano Be! Cubano Bop! A Tribute to Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard, with the backing of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, have created a hot new project: Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!, a tribute to the legacy of the original conga king, Chano Pozo and his co-conspirator in Latin jazz, Dizzy Gillespie.
Old Town School of Folk Music 7pm & 10pm $38
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
SUNDAY MAY 6
Celebración de la Mexicanidad A Mexican Identity Celebration
Join us for a day of dancing, music, theater, and art to celebrate the rich and vibrant traditions of the Mexican people. Create art, learn dances and play music that form the roots of Mexican heritage with local teaching artists. Choose one of the three low-priced workshops (Dance, Music, or Theater) and close with a culminating event and mexica circle blessing that ties these rich forms together. Bring your instrument and a dish to share for the potluck and jam from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Old Town School of Folk Music (Armitage location) 2pm-7pm $10-FREE
909 W. Armitage
SPRING FEST (A new beginning for Indian dance, culture, and community)
Open House 1:00-6:00PM
* Free admission. * Learn about Soham Dance Space * Tasty food from Curried * Live music by local artists: Satya Alliance & Desibels * Register for classes and summer camp * Mingle with friends and discover a growing creative community * Participate in interactive stations for children and adults * Get involved with Team Soham
Spring Recital 3:30-5:00PM
* $15 Admission * Free for children under 12 * Witness special performance by Founder/Director Anjal Chande * Arts education in action – see performances by Soham’s youth and adult students * Behold the beginnings of a pioneering Indian dance company
Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble Street
“Ekatva” Oneness Journey, A message of Unity, Harmony and Love.
Sixteen children from some of the largest slums of Ahmedabad, Gujarat to perform a 90-minute dance-drama production sharing Gandhiji’s message of ‘Oneness’. The EKATVA children are ambassadors of the potential and spirit of those 1 billion human beings around the globe who must constantly struggle to overcome difficulties and challenges that arise from their lack of resources. But yet there is hope.
Through this journey we hope to spread seeds of goodness and compassion throughout the world and inspire our global citizens to serve and care for those in need.
Athenaeum Theater 7pm
2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago