FRIDAY MAY 03
French violinist / vocalist Marielle De Rocca-Serra w/ Paris La Nuit LIVE Recording
The repertoire and virtuosity will musically transport Chicagoans to Paris, France. The Paris la Nuit musicians are as diverse a blend as the genres they traverse – French pop, latin, tango, electro, cabaret, gypsy-swing and jazz… served up with a twist of Pink Martini. Bandmembers hail from Aruba, America’s most esteemed Jazz Universities and the Windy City herself.
Mayne Stage 8pm
1328 W. Morse Ave.
STEREO NATION (live) w/DJ NAVEEN KUMAR & DJ JONNY 5
Best of Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip-Hop, Arabic, house and BHANGRA REGGAE fusion
Joe’s on Weed St. 10pm-4am
940 W. Weed St., Chicago
Johnny Bandolero Live
featuring a variety of dance music, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Turkish and English. Along with the best Dj In Chi-town. DjFernando! Playin all the favorites from the 80s 90s and 20s. Make your reservation call (773)671-7500 and mention Bandolero Boy
“Select Ultra Lounge” 10pm
2542 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago
SATURDAY MAY 04
Nayan Ghosh, sitar with tabla prodigy Ishaan Ghosh
a concert of Hindustani music performed by Nayan Ghosh. Ghosh is an Indian sitar and tabla player, and is one of the best performers of the traditional tabla repertoire of the Farrukhabad style. His teachers include Ravi Shankar, Nikhil Banerjee, Ustad Vilayat Khan and Buddhadev Das Gupta. This concert has been arranged with the help of the South Asian Classical Music Society of Chicago.
DePaul Concert Hall 3pm
800 W. Belden Avenue, Chicago
Closing Ceremony of Chicago Dance Week (snacks, drinks, dancing and socializing)
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project will host the Closing Ceremony of Chicago Dance Week, and you are invited to participate Wilfredo Rivera, artistic director of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre — a founding partner in ARC — will actually teach a mini-class for anyone caring to sample ARC’s offerings. The class will begin at 5 p.m. It is a great way to get your Saturday evening off to a rousing start.
The American Rhythm Center (ARC)/Chicago’s FAB Fine Arts Building 4pm-6pm
410 S. Michigan Avenue
“We are trying to explore and bring, lately, to our repertoire many kinds of Brazilian style and not only bossa nova,” she said. “We are playing a combination of bossa nova, samba, MPB (Brazilian popular music), lambada, forro, axe, etc. We capture the many rhythms of Brazil.” ~ lead singer is Elis Artz
Desafinado means “off-key” in Portuguese, the native tongue of Brazil, which inspires the band Desafinado.The band name is ironic because the sound is very tight; members of the band include native Brazilians with doctoral degrees in music.
Northwestern University/Fisk Hall Auditorium room 217
1845 Sheridan Rd 4pm FREE
Evanston, IL 60208
Funkadesi (world, punjabi folk, bhangra, reggae)(all-ages show)(Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer)
Funkadesi proudly hails from Chicago, representing the diverse multi-ethnic communities within the city. What distinguishes Funkadesi as a group is each band member’s unique and uncompromised cultural/musical contribution merging to create one unifying sound and vision.
Beverly Arts Center 8pm Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer
2407 W. 111th St., Chicago
GuitarConcert: Nemanja Ostoich and friends
A masterful and musical player, Nemanja has been the gold medalist or the top prizewinner in more than fifteen major international guitar competitions around the world. Native of Serbia, Nemanja’s debut CD Album “First Born” presents 20th century music for classical guitar, from Barrios and Moreno-Torroba, to Brouwer and Koshkin, and it has received rave reviews, in United States, Itally, and UK.
Serbian Cultural and Arts Center St. Sava 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
448 w Barry, Chicago
REVEL w/DJ BLAKISH & DJ PAPA G ( A night of best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and more)
TAXIM 10:30pm-3:00am / 21+ Free with RSVP till midnight/$5 after
1558 N. Milwaukee Ave
SUNDAY MAY 05
Tribute to Ravi Shankar & Spectacular Father – Son Tabla Duo!
SACMS is proud to present the illustrious Pandit Nayan Ghosh in a “Tribute to Ravi Shankar” followed by a very special “Father-Son Tabla Duo” featuring the 12 year-old tabla prodigy Ishaan Ghosh. Ishaan, the son of Pt. Nayan Ghosh, represents the 7th generation of the Ghosh musical family.
The first half of this two part program will feature Pandit Nayan Ghosh in a stimulating sitar demonstration and performance. Lyon Leifer, the renowned western classical flutist and master of the Indian keyless bamboo flute (bansuri), will join Ghosh in an informative discussion about the contributions and the role of great Ravi Shankar in the development of the sitar, the quintessential instrument of Indian classical music.
The second half features a rare duet performance on the tabla featuring Ghosh switching from the sitar to tabla. Besides being one of India’s greatest sitarists, Maestro Ghosh is also recognized as one of the nation’s greatest tabla players. He is the only artist in India with a superlative command of these two diverse instruments. This duet (jugalbandhi ) features tabla prodigy, Ishaan Ghosh.
Merit School of Music 3pm
38 S. Peoria St. Chicago
Meher Dance Company Presents “Dhoom Machale”
A Bollywood & Indian Dance Recital by Meher Dance Company Students & Team
Vittum Theater 4.30pm $5 adults – 1012 N. Noble St. Chicago
Gypsy Tango Cabaret II
French Violinist & Vocalist Marielle De Rocca-Serra (one of her last performances before returning to France), guitar virtuoso Alfonso Ponticelli, Sean Arana & dancers from Ensemble Español and Jorge Niedas & Liz Sung bringing the dance of passion The Tango!
The Alhambra Palace 5pm
1240 W. Randolph, Chicago
MONDAY MAY 06
MY AFGHANISTAN: LIFE IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE at 2013 Human Rights Watch Film Festival
In Afghanistan, where foreign journalists are severely restricted, Danish filmmaker Khaja has a plan: he distributes mobile phones with cameras to diverse rural residents and asks them to film aspects of their daily lives. From a widowed father struggling to raise his kids and a family sheltering from fire fights to the young dude obsessed with his hairstyle, the resulting inside views of the country are variously startling, humorous, shocking, and thought-provoking. In Danish, Dari, English, and Pashtou with English subtitles.
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 6.30pm
164 N. State Street | Chicago
HotOn1Salsa “Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Sombreros and Staches” Mondays
Salsa Class with Rick and Griselda: 8pm – 9pm
Cinco De Mayo Bash with Dj Double O: 9pm – 1am
Patron’s Hacienda $5
316 W. Erie St., Chicago
TUESDAY MAY 07
Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at Daley Plaza (May 7 & 8)
Find fair trade treasures at the Global Marketplace with 20 vendors! Learn about fair trade chocolate from visiting farmers from Ghana!
Take action at the Global Action booth including: Revising trade rules as a tool to reduce global poverty
Richard J. Daley Center 9am–6pm
50 W. Washington St., Chicago
WEDNESDAY MAY 08
MoMo a.k.a. Marcelo Frota at World Music Wednesdays
Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, MoMo’s music reassembles different sounds and styles with his natural approach to Brazilian popular music. He is compared to underground folk artists from Northern Brazil, such as Marconi Notaro, Lula Cortez and Alceu Valenca. Recently MoMo was invited to cover a Caetano Veloso song for a tribute compilation alongside Beck, Devendra Banhart, and Os Mutantes.
Old Town School of Folk Music FREE! ($10 suggested donation)
4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago
Run if You Can (Renn, wenn du kannst) at International Screenings Program FREE
Smart and witty, but confined to a wheelchair, Ben spends the better part of his days spying on a neighboring cellist and treating his caretakers with disdain. Things change when the unflappable Christian finds himself in Ben’s employ and happens to befriend Annika, the girl Ben has been watching from his window for years. The three develop a close friendship, but one that inevitably leads to romantic strife, in this stirring tragicomedy,
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater 6.30pm FREE Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.
78 E. Washington St. Chicago