FRIDAY DECEMBER 07
A new monologue by Pozo playwright, Raúl Dorantes…
Set in Chicago, Colján captures the crisis of a Latino immigrant after a wretched borrachera. Omar Soto (Marcopolo Soto) will confront demons related to the Conquista, an inherited colonial past, the modern present, all a midst a devastating break-up in a painfully delightful clash.
Presented in Spanish with English supertitles. Directed by: Marcos Litwicki Performed by: Marcopolo Soto
Calles y Sueños 1900 S. Carpenter, Chicago 60608
First Friday Dance Extravaganza
The Dance Extravaganza is an annual celebration of dance and movement and the Old Town School faculty members who teach and perform this moving art in its many styles and genres. This year, the 7th annual show, will feature performances of Bhangra/Bollywood and contemporary dance influenced by those forms, Psychedelic Go-Go – group dancing to pop tunes, a Modern dance set to contemporary folk/pop by Jonas Friddle and the Majority, Tap dances by a local troupe ranging in age from 8 to 80 as well as improvisational rhythm tap, Flamenco Sevillanas to live guitar accompaniment, Ancient Hawaiian Chanting, Hula, and a “Backyard” Hula piece presented by Kupa’a Pacific Island Resources, Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Irish Step dance, Brazilian contemporary dance and Samba to a recording of Brazilian artist Paulinho Garcia as well as to live batucada led by Geraldo de Oliveira, Mexican Folkloric Dance, and a special appearance by the Old Town School Jazzettes – a youth jazz dance performance group.
The Old Town School of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 7.30pm $5
4544 N Lincoln Ave 773.728.6000
DJ BRAZILIA (LOS ANGELES) w/Ruben Jimenez on percussion and African-inspired jewelry by Limba Gal.
and DJ NEWLIFE the Voodoo Killer (FEx) | ITZI NALLAH (FEx, Sonic Diaspora) | SOUND CULTURE (Sound Culture Chicago) |
Taxim 10pm NO COVER
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago