AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 02


TUESDAY AUGUST 28
Mariachi Divas at Millennium Park FREE
Grammy® award-winning group Mariachi Divas ! Enjoy the sounds of this all-female, international group and help celebrate 25 years of art, culture and community!
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion 6.30pm
N. Michigan Ave. & E. Randolph, Chicago

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29
LE SOUFFLE AU CŒUR [Murmur of the Heart]{Film)
2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, 8pm OUT SIDE donations only.
between the halves of Logan Boulevard. (Free street parking in the NE quadrant of Logan Square!)

LA MATINEE (FILM) Dir. Sebastian Bednarik, 2007, Uruguay (FREE)
After a 20-year hiatus, a group of veteran musicians are reunited to perform a murga, a traditional Uruguayan musical and theatrical performance, at the 2004 carnival in Montevideo. Shadowing these old masters as they prepare to sing and dance to the rhythm of La Matinée, a murga that is said to “carry the historical essence of a country and Latin American society,” this Uruguayan-style Buena Vista Social Club enchants us with the lives, traditions, and rhythms at the heart of a nation. 80 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
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
Chicago Cultural Center 6.30pm (FREE)
78 E. Washington St., Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago

FRIDAY AUGUST 31
Gwadloup International Day of Chicago
This year, the French West Indian Island of Guadeloupe (pronounced Gwadloup in Antillean Creole) will be a special guest at the 23rd African Festival of the Arts.
For the first time, festival attendees will be given a rare opportunity to discover and experience the Guadeloupean culture, tradition and heritage in a very special and intimate way. It is a world-premiere and a unique event that will stamp Guadeloupe’s distinctive cultural footprint in the celebrated multicultural heritage of Chicago. Stop by the Gwadloup Pavilion and enjoy the exotic and wonderful Caribbean Arts and Entertainment from the island of Guadeloupe.
Washington Park- 5110 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago

African Festival of the Arts-Chicago (August 31- September 3rd)
Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment. AFA also boasts a food court rich in delectable and authentic African-cuisine. Experience exotic fare from the diverse cultures of Africa including Egusi from Nigeria; Wolof rice from Senegal; Jerk chicken, goat-meat and fish from the Caribbean; and other spicy, appetizing dishes from across the African Diaspora. And don’t miss out on the distinct Cajun and Soul foods from the different corners of the world.
Washington Park- 5110 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago

32nd Annual Taste of Polonia Aug 31 to Sept 3
Polish Food Favorites: polska kielbasa, pierogi, potato pancakes and Polish Beer, Inflatable’s, Arcade Games, “Big Nick’s Casino” and the Festival Market Place.
Copernicus Center Lawrence and Milwaukee Ave

Forro Night at Revolver Bar with Swing Brasileiro
another edition of Noite de Forro with Swing Brasileiro
The Revolver Bar 10pm -2am NO COVER
3759 North Damen Avenue, Chicago

GLOBAL ROOTS * TRANSNATIONAL BASS * NU WHIRLED
SubT Lounge 10pm $5
2011 W. North Ave, Chicago

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 01
Guitarra Azul (Nuevo Flamenco) & Tango dance lessons by Gregory Day and Tommye Giacchino at Chicago SummerDance FREE
Guitarra Azul Is an exciting mix of rumba flamenco, latin jazz, and world sounds combined with intoxicating latin percussion & fiery spanish guitars. Guitarra Azul performs as an ensemble of six and can add the sensual passion only authentic flamenco dancers can bring for a full, stunning evening of musical entertainment. At its core,
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 6pm FREE
601 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

LABOR DAY WEEKEND TIDALWAVE REGGAE EVENT w/ DJ KINKY P, SLACKY J and MC CHATTER BOX
Darkroom 9pm-3am
2210 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago

HotOn1Salsa Tropical Saturdays Labor Day Bash @ Paris Cafe!!
w/Special Guest DJ Kimani!!: 9pm – 3am
Cafe Paris Cover: $5
5301 w belmont, Chicago

Nomadic Saturdays with Ode, Eyes Manouche and DJ Romasoul
Morseland 10pm $7
1218 W. Morse Ave., Chicago

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 02

Bridging the Gap: An Interfaith Concert of Muslim and Jewish Music, Celebrating 500 Years of Friendship in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Included on the program will be the US premiere of Josip Slavenski’s “Muslimani,” Ilya Levinson’s “Shtetl Scenes,” works by John Williams, Shehidi and traditional Bosnian sevdah music adapted for orchestra by conductor Philip Simmons. Imam Senad Agic will be vocal soloist, joined by guest speaker Rabbi Neil Brief and the Chicago Syntagma Musicum Chorus. The event includes a photo exhibit, “20 Years Later, Remembering the Genocide in Bosnia,” by Samir Hadzalic. Presented by the American Islamic Center of Bosniaks in Chicago, the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and American Music Festivals.
American Islamic College 7pm $25
640 W. Irving Park Chicago

Jerry Gonzalez & El Comando de la Clave (Special 2×1 tickets)
A rare Chicago performance by one of Latin Jazz’s most innovative artists of our time. One of the leading figures in the world of Latin Jazz, trumpeter/conguero Jerry Gonzalez has played with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie and McCoy Tyner and Latin music greats Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente, as well as being a founding member of Conjunto Libre and Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino, and as leader of his own Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band. His latest project Jerry Gonzalez & El Comando de la Clave is being featured in the Chicago Jazz Festival and has been named 2011 Latin Jazz Album of the Year by Downbeat Magazine.
Mayne Stage 7pm $25 Adv. | $30 Day of show | $35 Reserved Seats | 18+ Special 2×1 tickets with code: Clave
And $15 single tickets with code: Apache
1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago

BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebration w/Chicago Samba
Logan Square Auditorium 9pm-1.30am $10
2539 N. Kedzie, Chicago

DJ Aqeel from (The Don of Remixes direct from Mumbai) in Chicago
Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic, Persian, Euro, House
Sound-Bar 9pm-4am
226 W. Ontario, Chicago

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