WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17-SUNDAY OCTOBER 21


ONGOING EVENTS

48th Chicago International Film Festival (October11-25, 2012)
Come See the World at 48th Chicago International Film Festival, October11-25, 2012 | We invite you to continue your love affair with film at our Festival. For two weeks, our audiences see the world in different ways through the 150 films we present, the countries we represent and the filmmakers we bring to Chicago.

23rd Annual Festival of Films from Iran (October 6 through November 1)
providing a view on contemporary Persian culture through the eyes of Iran’s filmmakers. This year’s festival includes five U.S. premieres and two Chicago premieres. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Chicago, IL 60601

Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts (Wed Oct 17, 2012- Sun Feb 3, 2013)
Through stunning objects—including beautiful paintings and costumes, fabulous jewelry and weapons, and a golden throne—the exhibition explores the concept of kingship in India, and illuminates the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture.  These are the objects they used, commissioned, collected, and loved and through which they realized their multifaceted—and often, conflicting—role as military and political ruler, religious leader, and cultural patron. The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17
Brazilian Guitars featuring Renato Anesi & Guests
With Luciano Antonio, Geraldo de Oliveira, Felipe Fraga and Ed Gerber
Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, multi-instrumentalist Renato Anesi is considered one of contemporary Brazil’s finest string players with deep musical roots incorporating many traditional styles of Brazilian instrumental music including choro, frevo, baião, maracatu, and more. He is a master of several string instruments including Cavaco, Requinto, and guitar, and has played alongside Tom Ze.
The Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm FREE! ($10 suggested donation)
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts (Wed Oct 17, 2012- Sun Feb 3, 2013)
Through stunning objects—including beautiful paintings and costumes, fabulous jewelry and weapons, and a golden throne—the exhibition explores the concept of kingship in India, and illuminates the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture.  These are the objects they used, commissioned, collected, and loved and through which they realized their multifaceted—and often, conflicting—role as military and political ruler, religious leader, and cultural patron.
The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago

THURSDAY OCTOBER 18
Brazilian “59 Strings” Workshop with Renato Anesi
Join master musician and educator, Renato Anesi (see World Music Wednesday 10/17/12) for a Brazilian strings workshop featuring guitar, bandolim, cavaquinho, viola, and tenor guitar. Renato will demonstrate the fundamental techniques and the range of sound possibilities of each instrument. He will also give a brief history and background of each instrument. Students are encouraged to bring their stringed instruments although they are not required for the workshop.
Old Town School of Folk Music 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM $20
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Vijay Iyer Trio (Grammy nominated & Down Beat International Critics Poll Jazz Artist, Album, and Pianist of the year)
Vijay Iyer’s most recent honors include an unprecedented “quintuple crown” in the Down Beat International Critics Poll (winning Jazz Artist of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Group of the Year, and Rising Star Composer categories), as well as the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and the Greenfield Prize, all awarded in 2012. He was voted the 2010 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, and named one of the “50 Most Influential Global Indians” by GQ India.
Mayne Stage 8pm $20 Adv. | $25 Day of show | $35 Reserved seating | 18+
1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago

Phil Gomez – Brazilian Jazz
Cafe Lura 9pm
3184 North Milwaukee – Phone 773.736.3033

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19
El Vez 4 Prez
It’s an election year and the sexy, singing sensation El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, wants your vote! A true entertainer and performance artiste, join El Vez as he trades in the gold lamé for the good old red, white, and blue. “El Vez is more than an Elvis Impersonator…he is an Elvis translator, a goodwill ambassador for Latin culture.” – Rolling Stone
The Old Town School of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 8pm $25 General Public
4544 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000

RUNA at Global Dance Party
“There is truly a mystical quality to their playing. They create a lyrical sound that is at once unique as well as seamless.” – Irish Philadelphia
Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.
The Old Town School of Folk Music/The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall 8.30pm $20 General Public
4545 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000

The Balkan Invasion feat. Gogol Bordello (dj set) & RomaSoul
guest dj sets by band members of gypsy punk pioneers Gogol Bordello! a global sound clash of a dj set from Pedrito AND Tommy T who will be rocking the deck gypsy punky style. Balkan Invasion resident DJ Romasoul (aka Maja Bijedic) with Balkan Beats and more. Creating a mixture of global sounds and house and elektro music.
Subterranean 10pm $10
2011 W. North Ave, Chicago

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20
Mehran Jalili CD Release Concert for “Subterranea”
Mehran is an Iranian born Flamenco guitarist who resides in the states. His new progressive Rock band has been defined by many as a meeting point of Pink Floyd sound and Flamenco. His new Cd “Subterranea” is due out in Aug 2012 and his new band is on a mission to spread this very new and unique music among his loyal fans.
Mayne Stage 8:00 PM 6:30 PM LOBBY DOORS
1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554

AfriCaribe’s Monthly Bombazo
Please join Africaribe, and Paseo Boricua’s community for Africaribe’s Monthly Bombazo. All are welcomed to dance, sing, drum, clap and celebrate Bomba en Chicago!.AfriCaribe is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, research, promotion and development of the Puerto Rican and Caribbean cultures through music, dance, theatre and other artistic mediums. The AfriCaribe Cultural Center hosts a monthly Bombazo or Baile de Bomba for the community, friends and family!
Afri-Caribe Cultural Center 10pm Free, but donations are welcome and appreciated!
2547 W. Division, Chicago

“REVEL” w/with selectahs DJ BLAKISH & PAPA G.
spinning the best of Reggae.Dancehall.Hip-Hop.Funk.Soul
Taxim 10pm -3am Free with RSVP till midnight/$5 after
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

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