TUESDAY AUGUST 07
THE LOVES OF PHARAOH (DAS WEIB DES PHARAO)
1922, Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, 100 min. With Emil Jannings, Dagny Servaes
a tragic love story involving a tyrannical Egyptian Pharaoh (Jannings), the Greek slave girl he falls madly in love with, and the Ethiopian princess he spurns, leading to war between the two kingdoms.
THE GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER 6pm
164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 846-2600
Matisyahu/The Dirty Heads/Moon Taxi
Matisyahu “We live in a world where people tend to think in extremes and categorize with ultimate statements,” Matisyahu says. “While it’s true that at one point it would’ve been pretty accurate to describe me as Hasidic reggae, for most of my career my music has been a blend, a mixture.”
Congress Theater 6.30pm $24.50
2135 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647 | Ph: (773) 276-1235
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 08
FUKUSHIMA HULA GIRLS (Ganbappe Hula Girls!) Dir. Kobayashi Masaki, 2011, Japan
The holiday theme park Spa Resort Hawaiians, constructed in 1966 to breathe life back into the ailing mining town of Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture, faces renewed challenges in the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis that devastated the region in March 2011. Following the resort’s path to recovery as it shelters disaster victims, undergoes structural rebuilding, and faces the arduous task of luring back holiday visitors, this riveting documentary provides unique insight into the staggering ramifications of the earthquake and its aftermath. 100 minutes. Japanese 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
Una Noche con Federico Garcia Lorca y Flamenco
a performance that incorporates the sublime poetry of Lorca with the song, music, and dance of flamenco to produce a transcending experience.
The Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30PM
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago 773.728.6000
THURSDAY AUGUST 09
Festa Italiana at Taylor Street (08/09-08/12)
Festa Italiana celebrates the history and heritage of Chicago’s Historic Little Italy – a place where many Italians migrated to and settled at the turn of the 20th century.Entertainment by:Ron Hawking; The Legendary Drifters; Dominic Mantuano; Moreno Fruzzetti; Tony Spavone; Peter Guerin; John Vincent; Packy Angelo Ciaravino; Aaron Caruso, Hairbangers Ball; This Must Be the Band (Talking Heads tribute); Mike & Joe; The Breakfast Club; Your Villian My Hero; Liquid Soul; Hot Sauce Committtee; Jaw Potato and more!
University Village Association
1453 W. Taylor Street, Chicago
FUNKADESI at Summerdance FREE
6 pm – 7 pm: Bollywood and Bhangra dance lessons by Shamila Khetarpal
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: live music and dancing featuring Funkadesi
Chicago’s own Funkadesi represents the diverse multi-ethnic communities within the city. What distinguishes Funkadesi as a group is each band member’s unique and uncompromised cultural/musical contribution merging to create one unifying sound and vision. Funkadesi’s one-world sound, roots-watering vision, and positive vibe make the band a unique and compelling musical force. The 5-Time Winner of The Chicago Music Awards, Funkadesi has been hailed by Time Magazine, and even caught the attention of then U.S. Senator Barack Obama, who noted, “Funkadesi really knows how to get a crowd going. I can’t say enough how energizing this band is. There’s a lot of funk in that desi!”
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Hot Summer Nights Series with Lamajamal and Erika Ochoa
Lamajamal’s sound is a unique blend of Balkan, Gypsy, Arabic, and North African dance music. Their exciting live performances feature middle eastern vocals, serpentine clarinet melodies, exotic instruments, and infectious dance beats. Erika Ochoa is a contemporary artist of Middle Eastern dance, specializing in Egyptian-style dance. She has been dancing professionally in the Chicagoland area for the past fifteen years. Erika teaches weekly at the Old Town School of Folk Music and at her own studio called Pineapple Dance Studio in Forest Park, IL.
Chicago Botanic Garden/McGinley Pavilion from 6-8pm
Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022
FRIDAY AUGUST 10
The 57th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival (Aug 10, 11, and 12)
Featured in the festival will be ongoing stage performances with the entertaining taiko drumming by the MBT Taiko group, Twin Cities Kogen Taiko Group, and Ho Etsu Taiko, the MBT Minyo Troupe, Fujima Shunojo Classical Dance Troupe, martial arts demonstrations, the Na Kupuna Ukulele group. Self defense tactics will be demonstrated by Aikido, Judo and Karate schools, while Kendo (Japanese fencing) will entertain the crowd. Inside the temple, the exhibit hall will be filled with demonstrations and exhibits of bonsai, ikebana (flower arranging), kaminingyo (paper dolls), calligraphy, brush painting, silk flowers, Japanese arts and crafts and a haiku contest. Many of the products will be offered for sale.
The hours are: Friday, Aug 12, 5:30-9:00; Saturday, Aug 13, 11:30-9:30; Sunday, Aug 14, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
A benefit donation of $4 for adults, and $3 for students and senior citizens will be collected at the gate. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult
Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee Street, Chicago
Traveling Baile de Bomba at Global Dance Party
Old Town School of Folk Music/The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall 8.30pm $10
4545 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
Papo Santiago CD Release for “Infraverde” + DJ El Caobo spins classic salsa throughout the night
Papo Santiago started his musical journey in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the birthplace of some of the most celebrated musicians in Latin music history. Santiago pursued a degree in music at Universidad Interamericana, San German, Puerto Rico. Before completing his studies, he was recruited to play baritone sax with “La Terrifica”, who spun off from “La Sonora Poncena” in the early 70′s and paved the way for Santiago’s incursion into the world of salsa.
Mayne Stage 9pm $12 Adv. | $15 Day of show | $22 Reserved seating | 18+
1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago
MôNiCA DA SiLVA (live) at Taxim (bossa, samba, rock)
Mônica da Silva very neatly brings together her Brazilian and American sides, making softly sensual indie pop that casts its tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian popular music). “Da Silva is doing something unique with Brazilian music, following her own Muse, and sounding spectacular ”, -Chris Nickson (The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide To World Music
Taxim 10pm-2am | 21+ $5 Cover
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
SATURDAY AUGUST 11
Brazilian Carnaval Feat. Swing Brasileiro & Folia Tropicalia Dance Group
One of the most vibrant celebrations of Carnaval in the world happens every year in Rio de Jenairo Brazil. Sound Culture and Swing Brasileiro are proud to bring the tradition and vibe of Brazilian Carnaval to Chicago for the 2nd time this year in our Summer Edition!
Mayne Stage 10pm $15 Adv. | $20 day of show | 18+
1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago
SUNDAY AUGUST 12
KUMARÉ (Film) ends 08/16)
“A lark exposing Americans’ spiritual gullibility and fetishism of the exotic turns into something more complicated.”—Andrew Barker, Variety
The runaway popularity of yoga in the U.S. and the proliferation of self-styled gurus on an Eastern model led filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, an Indian American and lapsed Hindu from New Jersey, to a BORAT-like plan to debunk it all by reinventing himself as Sri Kumaré, a long-haired holy man in robes and a diaper-like thong. From his new compound in Arizona, he preaches his made-up brand of spiritual enlightenment to gullible seekers, but soon discovers one unwelcome truth–his phony gibberish and fake yoga moves appear to be helping them. KUMARÉ proceeds down a path unfamiliar even to Gandhi as his plan for the big reveal, meant to expose his devotees as suckers, runs into the roadblock of his conscience.
THE GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 846-2600