The 57th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival , Festa Italiana at Taylor Street , Traveling Baile de Bomba at Global Dance Party, Papo Santiago CD Release for “Infraverde” , MôNiCA DA SiLVA ,
Brazilian Carnaval Feat. Swing Brasileiro & Folia Tropicalia Dance Group , KUMARÉ
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
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
Papo Santiago CD Release for “Infraverde” + DJ El Caobo spins classic salsa throughout the night (2×1 tickets with code: “El Caobo” online at checkout)
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