MONDAY AUGUST 13-SUNDAY AUGUST 19


Spotlight MONDAY AUGUST 13-SUNDAY AUGUST 19

Eastern Blok, LUCKY, Carpacho y Su Super Combo , L’ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD , Guitarra Azul , Grupo Cumbé and Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Ensemble , Chicago Afrobeat Project , The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) Bêabá do Samba celebrates the female composers of Brazil, The Balkan Invasion feat. Eyes Manouche & DJ RomaSoul,, Unisono (One Sound, One Village) Festival, Maxwell Street Market

MONDAY AUGUST 13
Eastern Blok
EASTERN BLOK’s “extraordinary pan-cultural ensemble effortlessly blends classical and jazz music with the rich folkloric traditions of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia. The resulting music is as alluring as it is complex.
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge 9pm -1am
4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago

TUESDAY AUGUST 14
LUCKY (FILM) 18th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival
2011, Avie Luthra, South Africa/UK, 100 min.With Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj
An emotionally engrossing tale in which a destitute boy’s progress through a hostile environment is rendered with Dickensian brio, LUCKY uses superior storytelling and vivid characterizations to comment on social and ethnic tensions in post-apartheid South Africa. Lucky, a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy, leaves his rural village for the sprawling city of Durban, where he is exploited by a venal uncle and reluctantly protected by an aging but formidable Indian woman with a inbred suspicion of blacks. The two outcasts warily form a bond, as Lucky struggles to get an education and to find the man who might be his long-lost father. In Zulu, English, and Hindi with English subtitles.
THE GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER
164 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 846-2600

Carpacho y Su Super Combo at The 16th annual Chicago SummerDance series (FREE)
free Salsa and Merengue dance lessons, and live music by Carpacho y Su Super Combo performing Salsa music.
CARPACHO AND HIS SUPER COMBO started in 1986 with the main idea of integrating the band with musicians from various countries. The objective was to demonstrate the typical sound of music of each Latin American country. The band is succeeding to this end currently with musicians from the United States, Puerto Rico, Ecuador and the leader, from Medellin Colombia.
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 6pm
601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15
L’ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD [Last Year at Marienbad] at Logan Square International Film Series/French New Wave month
“A cinematic puzzle, Alain Resnais’ LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD is a radical exploration of the formal possibilities of film. Beautifully shot in Cinemascope by Sacha Vierny, the movie is a riddle of seduction, a mercurial enigma darting between a present and past which may not even exist, let alone converge [ . . . ] Hypnotically dreamlike, LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD is a surrealist parody of Hollywood melodrama, a high-fashion romance with a dark, alien underbelly. According to screenwriter Alain Robbe-Grillet, the movie is a pure construction, without a frame of reference outside of its own existence — the lives of its characters begin when the lights go down, and conclude when they come back up.” Jason Ankeny of Rovi
Logan Square International Film Series 8pm outside donations only
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

THURSDAY AUGUST 16
Guitarra Azul (Spanish Guitar and Flamenco)
Guitarra Azul is an exciting blend of Rumba, Flamenco, Latin Jazz, and World Sounds, with intoxicating Latin percussion and fiery Spanish guitars. Featuring their own original compositions as well as the familiar music of world artists like Gypsy Kings, Ottmar Liebert, Santana, and other pop groups. Add the brilliance of authentic flamenco dancers and you’ve got an event to remember!
Chicago Botanic Garden 6 – 8 p.m
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Grupo Cumbé and Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Ensemble at Chicago SummerDance series FREE
The 16th annual Chicago SummerDance series presents free lessons in La Cumbia and La Puya folkloric dance by Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Ensemble, and live music by Grupo Cumbé performing Colombian music
6 – 7 pm: La Cumbia and La Puya dance lessons by Tierra Colombiana Folkloric Dance Ensemble
7:30 – 9:30 pm: live music and dancing featuring Group Cumbé
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

FRIDAY AUGUST 17
Chicago Afrobeat Project at The 16th annual Chicago SummerDance series FREE
free African Groove dance lessons by Tosha Alston and live music by Chicago Afrobeat Project, performing Afro-Cuban Funk music.
Afrobeat’s range of influences — funk, rock, jazz, afro-cuban, highlife and juju music – settle into a hypnotic, dance-compelling pulse at the core of CAbP. The group layers a fiery originality around this core through high-energy rock and experimental jazz. At each of its 100+ live performances a year, the group’s frenzied songs hit audiences with a big enough one-two punch to tirelessly knock them onto the dance floor time and time again.
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 6pm
601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) August 17-19 FREE
weekend-long arts festival that features 100+ artists, open studios, and live entertainment on three outdoor stages.  Experience art of all disciplines, music, theater, food and drink on the cobblestone streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood
Glenwood Ave at Morse Ave in Rogers Park on Chicago’s north side

Bêabá do Samba celebrates the female composers of Brazil
From the classics of Dona Ivone Lara and Jovelina Perola Negra to modern composers like Joyce and Ana Carolina, Bêabá will interpret compositions written from a woman’s point of view. They will also perform songs from their recent Orixas repertoire, as well as other classic samba and pagode! It’s a night not to be missed!
Uncommon Ground 10pm $10
1401 West Devon, Chicago

The Balkan Invasion feat. Eyes Manouche & DJ RomaSoul
Eyes Manouche is an original band from Chicago that plays gypsy balkan dance music mixing melodies from the eastern blok with rhythms from all over the world.
Subterranean 10pm $5
2011 W. North Ave, Chicago

SATURDAY AUGUST 18
Unisono (One Sound, One Village) Festival
an annual music and cultural festival held in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood. Unisono celebrates community empowerment through diversity, education and social justice. The festival features popular musical performances, poetry performances and readings from renowned authors, as well as a variety of free educational and art workshops, art viewings with local artists, and more
18th & Paulina 12pm-10pm

SUNDAY AUGUST 19
Maxwell Street Market FREE
The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor.
7am-3pm On S. Desplaines from Roosevelt to Harrison/S. Desplaines & Roosevelt Rd.Chicago

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