Wednesday August 01- Sunday August 05


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 01
Planeta Azul & Passistas Samba Dance Group at Chicago SummerDance – In The Parks FREE
Live Music: 7:00-9:00 pm – Planeta Azul – Samba, Forró, Batucada, and Música Popular Brasileira
Dance Lesson: 6:00-7:00 pm – Passistas Samba Dance Group – Samba, Axé, Samba-reggae, dança toada
Humboldt Park Boathouse FREE
1359 N. Sacramento Ave. Chicago

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (É proibido fumar) Dir. Anna Muylaert, 2009, Brazil
Baby, a chain-smoking guitar teacher in her forties, is desperately looking for love. When a musician named Max moves in next door, she believes she may have found her Romeo; but Max may not be all that he seems… Striking a delicate balance between the comedic and tragic, this unconventional love story takes its characters on the rollercoaster ride that is love. 86 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Chicago Cultural Center 6.30pm FREE
Doors open 45 minutes before start time. Please arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Admission is not guaranteed. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised
78 E. Washington St., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago

L E S   4 0 0   C O U P S [The 400 Blows] at Logan Square International Film Series
Logan Square International Film Series kicks off its all-French New Wave in August with the film that started it all, François Truffaut’s L E S   4 0 0   C O U P S [The 400 Blows]. All are welcome — just fill out the form to make a reservation. No ticket price, donations only.
8PM! OUTSIDE! WITH SUBTITLES! 2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, between the halves of Logan Boulevard.

THURSDAY AUGUST 02
HotOn1Salsa & DJ Carlos Guate
Salsa Class: 8pm – 9pm, DJ Carlos Guate: 9pm – 1am
Island Bar & Grill Cover: $5 for Class only and FREE after 9pm
13414 Old Western Ave, Blue Island, Illinois 60406

Joan Soriano – El Duke de la Bachata CD Release for “La Familia Soriano”
“Soriano’s music is gorgeous. He displays an emotionally powerful voice, versatility with bachata’s classic style of guitar playing, and compelling original compositions about love and loss.” – Dr. Deborah Pacini Hernandez, author, “Bachata: a social history of Dominican popular music”
Excaliber 11pm $10 Adv. | $15 At the door | 21+
632 N. Dearborn St. Chicago

EASTERN BLOK (guitarist’s amalgamation of flamenco, Balkan, classical, blues, and jazz)
EASTERN BLOK’s inventive re-interpretations of old standards and innovative original compositions are a by-product of the artful blending of many diverse styles with jazz including classical, Macedonian, Bulgarian, and Serbian folk, Klezmer, rock and a smattering of Middle Eastern flavorings as well.
Katerina’s 8.30pm $10
1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago

Johnny Bandolero LIVE!!! (World Rock Rumba )
Excalibur 9pm
632 N Dearborn St, Chicago

FRIDAY AUGUST 03
The Doctor is Indian (A STAGED READING Written by Shane Sakhrani Directed by Anish Jethmalani)(08/03-08/05)
If ever a family was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, it’s the Gupta family of Mumbai, India! In Shane Sakhrani’s hilarious The Doctor is Indian , an unexpected takeover of the Gupta family business lands it in the hands of an American corporation. Marital woes abound as traditional male-female dynamics are challenged. The specter of inter-racial dating rears its unruly head. And a poisonous legacy threatens the security of the family home.
Traditionally, an Indian family would have suffered said struggles with silent resentment. But in this age of globalization, intrusive modes of communication and Western style family therapy turn tradition on its head. Globalization at its funniest!
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 8pm $5
77 W Washington St., Chicago

Bollypalooza 2012 (DJ Jonny 5 spins Bolly House, Bolly Electro, Bhangra Remix, and Top 40)
Fedora Lounge 9pm  COVER: Ladies FREE till 11p and Guys $5 till 11p.
712 N. Clark, Chicago, Illinois

SATURDAY AUGUST 04
Festival Cubano  August 4th – 5th, 2012
Festival-goers will savor food from Chicago’s best Cuban & Latin restaurants along with dancing the weekend away to popular Cuban music like Rumba, Mambo, Guaracha and Son Montuno. and more. Other activities that will keep festival-goers entertained throughout the weekend include Domino tournaments, percussion workshops, Zumba demonstrations, healthy cooking tips, a Kid’s Recreation Area, carnival games and shopping for unique arts & crafts in an outdoor market filled with local vendors.
Riis Park on Narragansett & Fullerton. 6100 W Fullerton, Chicago  10am-10pm

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (É proibido fumar) Dir. Anna Muylaert, 2009, Brazil FREE
Baby, a chain-smoking guitar teacher in her forties, is desperately looking for love. When a musician named Max moves in next door, she believes she may have found her Romeo; but Max may not be all that he seems… Striking a delicate balance between the comedic and tragic, this unconventional love story takes its characters on the rollercoaster ride that is love. 86 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Chicago Cultural Center  FREE
Doors open 45 minutes before start time. Please arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Admission is not guaranteed. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised
78 E. Washington St., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago

Unidos do Quilombo Summer Festa, w/Bêabá do Samba, Unidos do Quilombo, Pagode classics by DJ Joao Barba
Unidos do Quilombo, Chicago’s first community bateria, is celebrating 4 years of bringing Brazilian percussion to the Windy City. Founded in 2008, Unidos do Quilombo has shared Brazil’s rich percussive traditions with hundreds of Chicagoans. This year has been focused on the rhythms of Northeast Brazil, rhythms that will be showcased at this party that you cannot miss!
Heartland Cafe 9pm $5
7000 N Glenwood, Chicago

Tidal Wave Reggae Event
DJ Brian from Impala Sound….Chatter Box, Guest selectors and Slacky J with the reggae vibes crew! Rock away with some Rocking Roots,old school dancehall
Darkroom Doors are open at 10pm…Free before 11pm…Gate pressure-$8 after!
2210 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

SUNDAY AUGUST 05

Bharata Natyam arangetram (Indian Classical Dance) w/ Jaya Agnihotri accompanied by a live Indian orchestra
Downers Grove south High School Auditorium
1436 Norfolk Street 3.30pm MUST RSVP to attend 630- 241-3330
Downers Grove Il 60516

Havana at Chicago Jazz Festival’s “Neighborhood Nights” Series
Havana is an Afro-Cuban jazz group which served as an incubator for many of Chicago’s Latin Jazz and Salsa musicians over the last 15 years. The band’s founder and musical director, Richie Pillot, passed away suddenly in March of this year. Havana will perform a tribute to Richie Pillot under the musical direction of veteran musician Philippe Vieux and featuring the band’s favorite sons. 6.30pm $15
The Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Yemen Blues (West African blues and vibrations of the Sahara, Nubian, Gnawi, Touaregs, Saidi and Bambara)
“Shaped by his origins as a Yemeni Jew, the fascinating voice of Ravid Kahalani brilliantly evokes the musical universe of his ancestors. Stretching like a slow caravan crossing the desert, it winds through West African blues and the thousand and one vibrations of the Sahara, Nubian, Gnawi, Touaregs, Saidi and Bambara…a harmonious dance that is complex and resolutely modern.” – World Connection
The Old Town School of Folk Music 7pm $25
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000

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