Grupo Ritual (Cumbia Andina)
Grupo Ritual, under the direction of Alfredo Rebolledo, perform a style of music called Cumbia Andina made popular by Mexican super group Los Askis. This group, whose members hail from Mexico, Ecuador, and Bolivia, mix Mexican and South American cumbia with Andean music for a unique, danceable sound.
Old Town School Of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 8.30pm FREE! ($10 suggested donation)
4544 N Lincoln Ave :: TICKETS 773.728.6000

Magic Carpet at Underground Wonder Bar
Everything -AfroMiddleEasternJazzFusion “Flying gracefully through mystic realms of musical fantasy.
Underground Wonder Bar 10.30pm
710 N. Clark St., Chicago 312-266-7761

Salsa Congress at Global Dance Party
For one weekend in February, salsa takes over the Old Town School! Learn the steps, feel the rhythm or just sit back and enjoy some of the best Latin and Afro-Caribbean music and dance in the Midwest!
Old Town School Of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 8.30pm $10
4544 N Lincoln Ave TICKETS 773.728.6000

Brazilian Carnaval 2013 feat. Swing Brasileiro
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!
The night will feature local Brazilian super group SWING BRASILEIRO which combines some of the area’s most accomplished Brazilian musicians playing popular carnaval musical styles such as Samba, Marchinhas, Samba Reggae, Frevo and Batucadas. The evening also includes Carnaval costume dance performances by the beautiful DILL COSTA DANCE GROUP.
Joining again is BLOCO MAXIMO, a 12-piece force of percussive groovers, bringing carnaval batucada from Bahia and Rio. Bloco Maximo is a new Chicago-based percussion group that brings the awesome sound of Brazilian batucada from the Pelourinho and the Sambodromo – combining the traditional sounds of timbal, repique, surdo, caixa & tamborim in a funky, energetic dose of wall-to-wall rhythm!
Mayne Stage will screen Rio de Jenairo’s Carnaval Parade on a 22ft screen before the show starts and will serve Caipirinha drink specials.
Mayne Stage concert 9:00 PM 7:30 PM LOBBY DOORS $20-$30
1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554

SOULPHONETICS & FMEL present Zuzuka Poderosa (Live)
ZUZUKA PODEROSA (Brazil/ Brooklyn) “Zuzuka Poderosa drops Brazilian bred, BK-based swagger like no other. A stylistic blend of Funk Carioca Bass and NYC rumble add a breath of fresh air to today’s international music scene.”
DJs SOULPHONETICS (Chicago / Dance Syndrome), (((SONORAMA)) (Chicago / Discoteca Tropical)
Beauty Bar 5pm – 2am | 21+ NO COVER!!
1444 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago

Luca Ciarla’s Fiddler in the Loop (Italy)
Luca Ciarla’s music easily transcends the boundaries between musical genres to trace an innovative path, a ‘magical acoustic seduction’ in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. “Luca Ciarla has wooed the classical, jazz and folk crowds with his originality.” Cover Magazine (Hong Kong)
Mayne Stage 7:00 PM concert 5:30 PM LOBBY DOORS
1328 W Morse, Chicago

Angel d’Cuba CD Release Party (singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist)
Heritage, which features Angel’s own compositions and arrangements in an expanded ensemble setting, finally gives him a long-overdue proper introduction to the world at large, showcasing his wide musical range, while still honoring his roots. This project has a Cuban heart, as you’ll hear in Muchacha de Escuela (a tasty Songo), and Can’t Hide Love (a Funk-Mozambique fusion guaranteed to make you move), and it also features a much wider range of genres including Vallenato-style Cumbia, Samba, Calypso, even some Reggaeton, which is all done con alma y sabor. World, meet Angel d’Cuba, and enjoy.
Mayne Stage 9:00 PM concert 7:30 PM LOBBY DOORS
1328 W Morse, Chicago

HotOn1Salsa’s Carnaval Party, Kizomba Class and Salsa Congress Kickoff @ Paris Cafe
Playing everything from Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbias, Kizomba, Top40’s, Cuban Timba, House Music. This is also the Kickoff Party for the Salsa Congresso, so bring your dance shoes and let’s get ready to dance the night away.
Kizomba Class: 8:30pm – 9:30pm Party Time: 9:30pm – 3am
Paris Cafe 8.30pm-3am $5
5301 W Belmont, Chicago

Jerry’s – Wicker Park 9PM-3AM
1938 W. Division, Chicago

CARNAVAL with Chicago Samba & Samba1 Dance Group
Samba Dance Lesson by Edilson Lima.
Logan Square Auditorium Live Music at 10:00pm. DOORS open at 9:00pm
2539 N. Kedzie Blvd. Chicago

DJs Radiohiro & RomaSoul at Taxim
a night of good vibes! For this installation guest dj Radiohiro joins the movement alongside Resident dj RomaSoul. It will be a night of bass oriented and dance driven selections highlighting indian, middle eastern, latin and balkan sounds within the unique atmosphere of Taxim!
Taxim 10pm-3am NO COVER
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

Movies with a Mission
Motherland (Enat Hager) is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent.
From the glory and majesty of Africa’s past through its complex and present history. Motherland looks unflinchingly toward a positive Pan-African future. With breathtaking cinematography and a fluid soundtrack, Motherland is a beautiful illustration of global African diversity and unity.
DuSable Museum of African American History 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
740 East 56th Place, Chicago

Kalapriya Studio Sessions Concert Series
The artists are Saraswathi Ranganathan on the veena, Ganapathi Ranganathan playing mridangam, Dr. Ravi Iyer on the ghatam, and Tara Swaminathan performing vocals. All are classically trained in their art and have performed internationally, receiving numerous accolades and recognition for their skill. Saraswathi Ranganathan founded the group Ensemble of Ragas, with a school and studio in Schaumburg, IL.
American Rhythm Center’s Studio space/Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Avenue. Chicago

A new romantic/criminal comedy from one of Poland’s best comedy filmmakers dir. Sławomir Kryński.
Albert, a shy young man, is seeking love online. Surfing the net, he stumbles upon Basia who is no less in need for a true feeling, as well. They both get the same strategy – she claims to be a mysterious Simone while he pretends a handsome French beau. They continue that masquerade when finally set up their first date in a real life, sending some attractive replacements. In result, the all come to a hotel where ludicrous gang of thieves is hunting for a priceless collection of diamonds. In the plot full of errors, nobody knows who is in love and who is a suspect. Here, even falling in love is by a lucky chance! Lively course of events in which one guys look for love while the others just want money…
Muvico Rosemont 18, 9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois 60018

HotOn1Salsa and Dennis Pa’Samba Dance Social
Music: Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Cha-Cha and Cumbia
Dennis PaSamba Dance Company / Studio 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM $5
4020 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

Kahil Elzabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 40 Year Celebration!
Kahil Elzabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is 40 years old! The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is on a national tour for the month of February celebrating Black History Month and 40 years of inspired music. Kahil Elzabar, Corey Wilkes, Ernest Kahbeer Dawkins
Colab Space 5pm $20 Donation
312 N Carpenter, Chicago

Milonga La Baldosita:
7-8 PM All Levels Tango Class, takes place on the 2nd dance floor
7-12 AM Milonga La Baldosita, on the main dance floor
$15, includes ONE FREE DRINK and TANGO CLASS. Food will be available for purchase–– check out the $5 special menu Alhambra is offering only to us TANGO PEOPLE!
Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W. Randolph Street, Chicago

STOLEN SEAS (02/08-02/14)
A chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon, Stolen Seas is the story of a Danish shipping vessel’s 13-man crew held at the mercy of pirates, a country responding to global capitalism in overdrive, young boys with nothing to lose and a translator who gets in over his head. When the pirates demand an exorbitant $7 million dollar ransom, the hostages remain helpless as haggling between the ship’s stoic owner and the pirates’ negotiator drags on for 70 days. These two adversaries will have to become unlikely allies as they race to keep the crew from being killed by their violent captors.
The Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago


Flamenco Flamenca
Famed flamenco dancer and choreographer Edwin Aparicio explores themes of gender in flamenco with this stunning new work. While flamenco is steeped in tradition, it continues to evolve, and Aparicio’s choreography pushes it forward with evocative imagery and spectacular footwork.
Edwin Aparicio is considered to be one of the most sought-after flamenco performers, teachers, and choreographers in the United States. He has been described by critics as “the most amazing dancer seen in years,” and as “a technical powerhouse dancing with blistering conviction.”
Old Town School Of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 8.30pm FREE! ($10 suggested donation)

The Sahmat Collective: opening reception w/ music by South Asian Vocal Ensemble’s Sugaraga
The Sahmat Collective (02/14-06/09) art and politics in India through the work of the Delhi-based collective Sahmat. The evening features live performances by Rakae Jamil, Apsara, and the UChicago South Asian Vocal Ensemble’s Sugaraga.
Smart Museum of Art 7pm FREE
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago 773-702-0200

FEB 14-FEB 30


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