July 25-August 01


THURSDAY JULY 26
Goranie (Gypsy/Hungarian music) and Ethnic Dance Chicago (Gypsy/Hungarian Folk Dance lessons) at Chicago SummerDance FREE
Celebrating and performing music derived from the Gypsy tradition, Goranie’s music is original and quite specific. The majority of the band members have been friends for many years and grew together as a group through endless amounts of repertoire. The band has recorded four albums over 11 years, with several recent recordings ready to perform. Their new recordings bring a fresh sound and colorful instrumentals that will excite audiences.
6 – 7 pm: Gypsy/Hungarian Folk Dance lessons by Paul Collins
7:30 – 9:30 pm: live music and dancing featuring Goranie
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

FRIDAY JULY 27

PONYO (GAKE NO UE NO PONYO), A CAT IN PARIS, EL VELADOR at GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER, 164 N. State Street (between Lake and Randolph). Chicago (312) 846-2600

‘Fiesta del Sol’ (07/26-07/29) FREE
Pilsen Neighbors Community Council presents the 40th Annual ‘Fiesta del Sol’ – the largest Latino Festival in the Midwest. Celebrate Mexican culture, enjoy live entertainment, local art, educational resources for parents and students, carnival rides, and much more! Admission is FREE!
Pilsen Neighborhood, 1400 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL 60608

A CAT IN PARIS (UNE VIE DE CHAT) (film)
A 2012 Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature is only the latest honor to come the way of this contemporary Parisian adventure with a Jazz Age heart and an entrancing Art Deco look. Wily black cat Dino is a little girl’s pet by day and the slinky sidekick of a rooftop-roaming jewel thief by night.
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER 6.15pm & 7.45pm

Unieros ROOTS art exhibit
Unieros international community of friends, presents an exhibit featuring new paintings, photography, and mixed media works by artists from around the world. Each artist will create works that reflect their concept of ‘roots.’ Along with the exhibit will be some works from the the Walter O. Evans collection of African American Art.
Silver Room 7pm
1442 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Renato Anesi and Goran Ivanovic guitar concert
Serbian American Museum St. Sava 8pm $15 suggested donation
448 W. Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

The Opposition Party + SOULPHONETICS + The Famous Mandrell Brothers
A night of afro-latin boogie, electronic goodness by 2 bands and a dj collective. Worlds collide for musical righteousness.
Morseland 9pm -2am
1218 W. Morse Ave

FORRO NIGHT with Swing Brasileiro
Revolver Bar 10pm-2am NO COVER
3759 N. Damen Ave – Chicago

SATURDAY JULY 28

Celebrate Clark Street Festival (07/28-07/29)
a mecca for concert and festival goers and Chicago’s hippest globalistas. It highlights folkloric music and dance from around the world, and cutting edge international touring bands redefining the world music genre on two stages.
Music line-up Saturday: Raiz Viva Pre Hispanic Opening Ceremony (Mexico), Son Peru Afro Peruvian (Peru), Sarazino Algerian/Ecuadorian Reggae (Ecuador), Los Vicios de Papa Latin Ska, SMOD Afro Pop Electronica (Mali), Sentimiento Boliviano Bolivian Dance Group, NorthSide Dance Theater Dance Studio, JaroChicanos Son Jarocho, Estampa Colombiana Colombian Folkloric, Planeta Azul & Passistas Brazilian Samba, Sangre Michoacana Mexican Regional
Clark Street | Between Morse Ave. and Touhy Ave. Chicago 1pm-10pm
$5 suggested per person | $10 suggested per family

HO ETSU TAIKO presents ‘HANABI’ (‘fireworks’)
Celebrating 15 Years of Ho Etsu Taiko w/Kiyoshi Nagata and his taiko and music ensemble Nagata Shachu. Ho Etsu Taiko invites you to help celebrate their 15th Anniversary.  Appropriately named HANABI (‘fireworks’), this concert will introduce you to their explosive sound and striking compositions.  In addition, they will be joined on stage by one of  Ho Etsu Taiko’s earliest mentors – Kiyoshi Nagata – and his Toronto-based professional taiko and music ensemble, Nagata Shachu.
University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts 2-4pm and 7-9pm tickets $20 ($15 Discount Price for WFC fans)
915 E 60th St. Chicago, IL 60637

PORCO ROSSO (KURENAI NO BUTA) (film)
One of the most delightfully bizarre films in the entire Studio Ghibli body of work, PORCO ROSSO recounts the adventures of a former fighter pilot transformed into a pig through a mysterious bit of magic involving his WWI glimpse of heaven. Buffoonish sea pirates, Italian fascists, a swaggering American challenger, an ingénue aircraft designer, and a love-struck chanteuse figure in this wild ride of a yarn replete with thrilling aerial dogfights over the Adriatic.
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER, 164 N. State Street (between Lake and Randolph). Chicago (312) 846-2600

Angel d’Cuba (Afro-Cuban music) & Milly Acevedo (Salsa dance lessons) at Chicago SummerDance
Angel d’Cuba, former lead singer with Cuban super-group Mezcla, now resides in Chicago and leads his own group. This group delivers blistering salsa, timba, soul, funk, calypso, and reggae flavored with the real music of Cuba. Angel has built a solid reputation in his homeland and now in the US as a dynamic performer and blender of styles, as well as a master of pure traditional Cuban music. In addition Angel is a prolific songwriter, with compositions spanning the styles of salsa, timba, merengue, pop latino, jazz, funk, calypso, samba and more.
6 – 7 pm: Salsa dance lessons by Milly Acevedo
7:30 – 9:30 pm: live music and dancing featuring Angel d’Cuba
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Samba & Forró w/Swing Brasileiro and Chicago Samba and dancers
Live Brazilian music for listening and to dance
Logan Square Auditorium 9pm $10
2539 N. Kedzie, Chicago

DANCE SYNDROME | feat. Dj ROMASOUL
Dj ROMASOUL; Balkan Beats and so much more. DJ Romasoul is originally from Sarajevo, but has been residing in Chicago since 1995. Creating a mixture of global sounds and house and elektro music Dj Romasoul aka Maja Bijedic has made people dance across a wide variety of venues in Chicago.
#Latin Jazz #Samba #Bossa #Break Beats #Baile Funk #Salsa Dura #Batucada #Afro Beat #Disco #Deep House #Cumbia #Dub #Reggae #Reggaeton #Tropical Bass #Carioca Funk #Moombahton #Hip-Hop #NuCumbia #Boogie #Bugaloo #World #Global
Taxim 10pm-3am | 21+ $5 Cover
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

SUNDAY JULY 29
Celebrate Clark Street Festival (07/28-07/29)
a mecca for concert and festival goers and Chicago’s hippest globalistas. It highlights folkloric music and dance from around the world, and cutting edge international touring bands redefining the world music genre on two stages. Music line-up Sunday: Echos del Pacifico Afro Colombian Folkloric, Son del Viento Mexican Son Jarocho, The Outernational World Fusion (NY), Morikeba Kouyate Kora led African Dance (NO), Los Empresarios Latin Dance (NY), Fuego Michoacana Regional Mexican, Juvenato Colombian Vallenato & Cumbia
Magic Carpet East African Afrobeat/Jazz, Son de la Habana Latin Dance, Janka Nabay and The BuBu Gang West African Bubu
Music (NY)
Clark Street | Between Morse Ave. and Touhy Ave. Chicago 1pm-10pm
$5 suggested per person | $10 suggested per family

MONDAY JULY 30

SMOD + M.A.K.U. Soundsystem  at Downtown Sound Millennium Park FREE
Making their Chicago debut, Malian group SMOD mixes rap, hip hop, folk and traditional music to form an entirely new and exciting sound in the genre of world music. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem starts off the evening with music that begins in traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in the punk-jazz stratosphere.
Millennium Park 6.30pm  FREE
N. Michigan Ave. & E. Randolph St. Chicago

Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang, Natural Information Society, Jamaican Queens
JANKA NABAY & THE BUBU GANG Sierra Leone expat Janka Nabay, who’s now based in Philadelphia, calls himself the “king of bubu music,” and it’s hard to argue. As far as anyone knows, the ancient ritual music of the country’s Temne population—used during Ramadan processions and traditionally played by masses of people blowing on cane or metal pipes—had never been recorded until he did it.
Empty Bottle 9pm FREE
1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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