Spotlight 02/21-02/27

Congratulations Yelena Malchenko you won 2 FREE tickets to
From The Arctic To The Middle East Broken Narratives by An American Flamenco Dancer at Mayne Stage 


Films from Behind the Wall (02/02-02/28)
a series of eight honors-winning films produced by DEFA, the state-controlled company that oversaw film production in the GDR aka East Germany

Thursday February 21
Adler After Dark: Chinese New Year Edition
Featuring performances by: Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion Dance, Jin Qiu Yue Dance Studio, Typhoon Dance, CFAS Young Musicians, Bei Dou Kung Fu
Celebrate the Year of the Snake in style at this 21+, after hours event. Be sure to check out the Chinese Star Chart and the fantastic view of the city skyline while you’re there. Sip on a Chinese Firecracker cocktail, explore exhibits, shop the marketplace, see performances, and much more.
Adler Planetarium 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

SLOWBOTS & Hurricane Reggae Band
Underground Wonder Bar starting at 8pm.
710 N. Clark St., Chicago

Friday February 22
From The Arctic To The Middle East Broken Narratives by An American Flamenco Dancer
From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer) uses the timeless tools of story, song, music, and dance to provide an odyssey and a sense of transcendence which gives the feeling that the journey has just begun. Zack Wittenburg of Time Out Chicago describes the piece as “exemplary of how live performance… can act as connective tissue between people of divergent experience.”
Mayne Stage 8pm concert
1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554

Vieux Farka Touré
Vieux Farka Touré,“the son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen.” – Rolling Stone
Old Town School Of Folk Music 8pm
4544 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000

Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society at Global Dance Party
Workshop session will include folk dances from the Greek islands as well as the Greek mainland regions of Peloponnese, Macedonia and Thraki. Live music and songs by the Orpheus Music Ensemble featuring a wide range of folk instruments and styles.
The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall/Old Town School Of Folk Music 8.30pm
4545 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000

Trio Al Sur
popular Latin American music with Brazilian & Chilean rhythms – the successful Brazilian singer & guitar player Luciano Antonio, the smooth sounds of Chicagoan Jack Zara, and the Chilean hypnotic groove drummer Yuri Hevia.
Sabor a cafe 7.30pm-10.30pm NO COVER
2435 W PETERSON, Chicago Reservations (773)878-6327

Soham In-Studio w/Dance artist Anjal Chande
Dance artist Anjal Chande performs original solo repertoire and works-in-progress in the intimate Soham Dance Space studio located in Chicago’s Wicker Park. Witness live dance up close and personal and enter Chande’s world where she weaves together music, poetry and philosophy with topical and humanistic themes. Chande’s work, rooted in bharatanatyam technique, seeks to bridge the traditional and contemporary with an audience outside the classical dance world.
A discussion following the performance will include refreshments and time to dialogue with the artist and fellow attendees.
Soham Dance Space 8pm $10
922 N Damen Ave, Chicago

Unieros Roots Rock Reggae Concert
Hector Guerra from Bolivia raised in Spain plays a fusion of Latin hip hop-reggae.
Rebel Roots band plays special blend of roots reggae with members from Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Poland and United States.
The Go Down band plays tribal rock and will play songs from their self titled debut album.
Son del Viento band plays traditional music from Veracruz Mexico called son jarocho.
DJ Ringo Named 2013 Chicago Music Awards Best Dancehall Reggae DJ.
Multikulti 9pm-3am
1000, N Milwaukee Av

Forro Night with Swing Brasileiro at Revolver Bar
Revolver Restaurant & Wine Bar 10pm NO COVER
3759 N. Damen Ave., Chicago

Saturday February 23
Salsa Saturday at Paris Cafe!!
DENNIS PASAMBA DANCE COMPANY & HOT ON 1 SALSA PRESENTS: two rooms of dancing, tropical music, salsa, merengue, bachata, Cumbias and House Music, Top 40’s and RnB!! 1hr Class from 8:30pm – 9:30pm Party until 3am!! $5
Paris Cafe, 5301 W Belmont, Chicago

#Latin Jazz #Samba #Bossa #Break Beats #Baile Funk #Salsa Dura #Batucada #Afro Beat #Disco #Deep House #Cumbia #Dub #Reggae #Reggaeton #Tropical Bass #Carioca Funk #Moombahton #Hip-Hop #NuCumbia #Boogie #Bugaloo #World #Global #Goodness
Taxim 10pm-3am | 21+ NO COVER ALL NIGHT
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

Sunday February 24

Lamajamal  at “Klezmer and Beyond! Brunch” at City Winery
Eggs… Ouds… Smoked salmon… Hammered dulcimers… Blintzes… mmmmmmmmmmmm…..
The “Klezmer and Beyond! Brunch” showcases the beautiful musical traditions of the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. Expect to hear some Lamajamal classics – Turkish Romani music, Greek dulcimer tunes, North African jams – as well as a few Klezmer and Sephardic tunes done differently than you’ve ever heard before, and a little ‘Beyond’ thrown in just for good measure!
City Winery 10 am

Neighborhoods of the World: ChinaLantern Festival Celebration
FREE all-ages event. Bring the entire family to see colorful performances and shop items made by local Chinese artisans in the New Year Marketplace. Don’t forget to stop by the interactive area to learn how to make your own Chinese craft art!
Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM FREE
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party at Evanston Space
It’s a sound so powerful it has left the band in its own utterly unique and enviable class. These days you are as likely to see Red Baraat throwing down at an overheated and unannounced warehouse party in their Brooklyn neighborhood as you are at the Barbican or the Montreal Jazz Festival, or Lincoln Center. It’s a band unquestionably on the ascent playing some of the most prestigious festivals and theatres worldwide, and keeping their chops razor sharp in basements and sweaty sold out clubs across New York City. Leading an audience as diverse and joyful as the band itself, Red Baraat has subsumed a plateful of global in?uence, fused it, and is now exporting it Brooklyn-style to the world.
Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

Wednesday February 27
Habib Koité & Eric Bibb – Brothers in Bamako at Old Town School Of Folk Music
21st century Malian griot Habib Koité joins new world bluesman Eric Bibb on the road between Bamako and Memphis. Expect an evening of magical cultural exchange as these two masters join the rhythms of their guitars and voices for some transatlantic blues.
Old Town School Of Folk Music/Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 7pm
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000

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