MAY 9-May 16


WEDNESDAY MAY 9
Manguito
Manguito, featuring five members of the New England Latin powerhouse Mango Blue, serves up a spicy cocktail of Afro-Latin folklore, jazz and salsa in their Chicago debut. Ecuadorian bassist, singer, composer, arranger and cultural promoter Alex Alvear brings together an all-star cast including Grammy nominated Venezuelan pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Gonzalo Grau.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm Free ticketed event. $5 suggested donation
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

Cocteau’s ORPHÉE (FILM ON WEDNESDAY AT 8PM! OUTSIDE)
Logan Square International Film Series kicks off its season with a month tracing the lineage of BLADE RUNNER and beyond. Get ready to pick the final film of this month’s series when you show up this coming Wednesday, May 9, for JEAN COCTEAU’S…
“ORPHEUS shows Cocteau’s taste for magic and enchantment; he uses simple but dramatic special effects and trick shots to show his characters passing into the world of death by stepping through mirrors, and when he wants a character to spring back to life, he simply runs the film backward. He weaves his effects so lightly into the story that after a time they aren’t tricks at all, but simply the conditions of his mythical world…
All are welcome — just fill out the form above to make a reservation. No ticket price, donations only. Hope to see you there: 2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, between the halves of Logan Boulevard. (Free street parking in the NE quadrant of Logan Square!)

THURSDAY MAY 10
Khaira Arby with special guests Das Boton
Khaira Arby, a singer in the desert blues tradition of Saharan Mali, takes the listener to her home, Timbuktu, crossroads of cultures.
With a powerful voice and backed by her talented band, who are influenced by the contemporary world and western R&B and rock and roll, she sings about love, family, women, and the toll of war.
“To call Arby’s style “desert blues” misses something essential: her music’s infectious joy.” – The Washington Post
Old Town School of Folk Music 7.30pm $15 General Public
4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

FRIDAY MAY 11
Lamajamal with Middle Eastern Belly Dance Class by Erika Ochoa at Global Dance Party
Lamajamal’s music combines Middle Eastern and Balkan traditions with luscious, dubbed-out production and a rock band’s sensibilities. Capable of dreamy, pensive soundscapes or raucous, jovial, party music, Lamajamal can take the listener all over the world, or just to the dance floor.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm $10
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

Pagode do Marcao/Samba night at Revolver Bar
best of the Pagode, Samba de Raiz, Samba de Roda…Lapa Style….Samba all night long.
THE REVOLVER BAR 10pm NO COVER
3759 N. Damen Ave, Chicago

Sunny Side Up with Special Guest DJ Puerko Pitzotl!
Sunny Side Up with Special Guest DJ Puerko Pitzotl along with regulars 4BZ & Mwelwa!
The mix: House, Zouk, Reggae, Salsa, Rumba, Bachata, Huaracha, Samba, Dancehall, Kizomba, Merengue, Afrobeat, Ndombolo, Ska, Soukous, Calypso, Soca, Cabo Love, Coupe Decale…
Subterranean 9pm – 2am No Cover before 10pm, $5 thereafter.
2011 West North Avenue

SATURDAY MAY 12
Agustin & Diana “Ole Duet”
Diana & Agustin’s electro-acoustic sounds.. boleros, rock, funk, R&B, guajiras, cha cha cha, tangos, and original tunes as well. Excellent tapas and cocktails
La Taberna Tapas on Halsted 8pm-11pm
1301 S. Halsted, Chicago

NICE UP THE DANCE- REGGAE DANCE PARTY “VINYL VS DIGITAL”
100% REAL REGGAE MUSIC-ROOTS & CULTURE -DANCEHALL CLASSICS-ONE DROP-DUB ALL IN ONE NIGHT
Subterranean 10PM-3AM NO COVER ALL NIGHT
2011 W. North Ave, Chicago

SUNDAY MAY 13

Carry-On: Puerto Rico Inspected / CHICAGO | 05/13-06/08 |
This stimulating exhibit of 35 contemporary artists. Part exchange, part exposé, this curatorial collaboration was inspired and imported from the current ongoing charged art scene of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) 3015 W. Division St., Chicago

“Mama’s Boys” an Indian comedy show at The Laugh Factory (Special Event: SAVE A MOTHER BENEFIT)
featuring Saurin Choksi, Andrew Voris, Raghu Adibhatla, Anish Shah & Dom Irrera!
Save A Mother is an all volunteer organization with 100% of proceeds going to field work. Of your ticket price 20% is to cover the expenses of the event with 80% as the tax deductible portion. Please consider your ticket receipt as your donation receipt. For additional information about Save A Mother, please see http://www.saveamother.org
– Saurin Choksi – He’s funny, single, and will likely hit on your mom.
– The comedy debut of Rahul “The Hair” Singhal, Exec. Director of Save A Mother US
– The comedy debut of Jacob Abraham, Exec. Director of Douchbaggery
– Andrew Voris – Don’t let the name distract you; he’s brown.
– Raghu Adibhatla – He’s funny and no, his brother’s name isn’t Prego.
– And your Headliner – Anish Shah
Laugh Factory Chicago 7.30pm
3175 N. Broadway, Chicago

WEDNESDAY MAY 16

María Volonté: Blue Tango Tour
“She can mix an intimate treatment of tango classics by the great Astor Piazzolla with songs from Chile and Brazil, along with echoes of late-night jazz and Latin-blues fusion. She has a cool, emotional style, plays impressive acoustic guitar, and is willing to experiment.” – The Guardian (UK)
Winner of the Gardel Prize, a Latin Grammy nominee and member of the Tango Hall of Fame, María Volonté is an Argentine singer, guitarist and composer celebrated for the intense passion and beauty of her songs as well as for her charisma and sensuality on stage. After conquering the world of tango with numerous award-winning CDs, María’s new work explores the fusion of Argentine music with other Latin American rhythms, jazz and the blues together with harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm Free ticketed event. $5 suggested donation
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

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