WED MAY 15-WED MAY 22


WEDNESDAY MAY 15
Mumbai’s King (Mumbai Cha Raja)
Rahul, a misunderstood adolescent, lives in a poorer neighborhood of Mumbai with his father with whom he has a stormy relationship, his long-suffering mother, and his baby brother. He spends most of his time on the streets of Mumbai with his friend Arbaaz indulging in misadventures. Set against the backdrop of the grand festival devoted to Lord Ganesha, Mumbai’s King paints an engaging portrait of the boys’ adventures and portrays how childhood innocence can conquer life’s grim realities
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

MIMA at World Music Wednesdays
A vanguard artist and pillar in the Puerto Rican alt-music scene, Mima represents both the struggle and viability of the independent musician in Puerto Rico navigating a new kind of Caribbean landscape. Her unique sound is a poetic synthesis of Caribbean rhythms, North American soul, and southern psychedelia that skillfully weaves the romanticism of traditional folk and Afro-Caribbean sounds with a DIY and post-punk approach.
The Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm FREE ($10 suggested donation to help continue these great programming)
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago 773.728.6000

Bad Girl With a Heart of Gold — a performance-lecture by Anuj Vaidya
Vaidya’s Bad Girl With a Heart of Gold finds the artist in conversation with his own film of the same name. The performance/lecture explores the genealogy of the vamp in Bollywood – from her origins in the Jewish stars of early Indian cinema and culminating in the iconic roles of the anglo-Indian actress Helen in the 60s and 70s. Vaidya’s experimental narrative weaves many of Helen’s signature roles together to pose the question: Can the vamp escape her perpetual death by Bollywood? We’ll find out during the next dance number!
Graduate Student Commons 11.45-1.30pm Email RSVP required  kareem.khubchandani@u.northwestern.edu
2122 Sheridan Road, Evenston, IL 60201

THURSDAY MAY 16
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
One night and day in the life of a Tokyo college student moonlighting as a call girl becomes a cinematic hall of mirrors in the hands of acclaimed Iranian director Kiarostami (CERTIFIED COPY, CLOSE-UP), once again working in an international mode. Sent to an elderly special client, Akiko finds his request for conversation and dinner rather than sex beyond her abilities. Intentions are ambiguous when the old man, his would-be seductress, and her jealous and impulsive boyfriend become tangled in an emotional triangle distinguished by half-truths and self-serving fiction.
Gene Siskel Film Center 8pm

THE GATEKEEPERS
An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this compelling film offers a unique and eye-opening perspective on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Director Moreh persuaded all six living former heads of Shin Bet (Israel’s secret service) to speak publicly for the first time about their experiences. Responding to Moreh’s tough questions with remarkable candor, they offer both a gripping inside view of counterterrorist operations (against Jewish as well as Palestinian extremists) and a far-reaching critique of Israeli policies. The six men display vividly different, complex personalities but are unanimous in their belief in a two-state solution as the only possible way out of a situation in which, as one of them says, “We win every battle, but we lose the war.”
Gene Siskel Film Center 8pm

Art of Futbol
The Art of Futbol is a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring local artists and their original work depicting the beautiful game of soccer. Join us for an evening of art, music provided by SOULPHONETICS, appetizers from Carnivale, Cafe Vienna, and Cabot Cheese and beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing while you mingle with Fire players, artists, and guests to celebrate this sport that permeates all aspects of our city. Must be 21+ to attend.
All proceeds benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation.
Society Art Gallery 7pm
2140 W. Fulton, Chicago

Spanish Crossover Juke Box w/DJ Charrua at Barra Ñ
Barra Ñ 9pm-2am
2977 N. Elston Ave., Chicago

FRIDAY MAY 17
Didgeridoo For The Burrup And All Sacred Land – Various Artists
Didgearth Records is Proud to present to all of you our first Digital Release called
“DIDGERIDOO FOR THE BURRUP AND ALL SACRED LAND”
It is a world compilation of Didgeridoo music, with 19 excellent tracks that will blow your mind.
Artists from all over the world with one cause; aboriginal rights and respect for the mother earth.
Support it, Share it, Download it !!

18th Annual Asian American Showcase & The art exhibit “Next Generation,” (May 17 though 30)
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State Street | Chicago Hotline: 312.846.2800

PIETÀ
In this intense and disturbing story, menacing anti-hero Lee Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin) is a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence who uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims.
One day, a mysterious woman (Cho Min-soo) appears, claiming to be his long-lost mother. After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life, quits his cruel job and seek a decent life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life.
The Facets Cinémathèque 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago

Global Dance Party feat. WillfromBrazil
A multi-instrumentalist and passionate singer with a warm tone and ample range, William de Carvalho is a native Brazilian based in Chicago. Growing up in downtown São Paulo fed his artistry with a colorful mix of influences that is apparent when watching one of his vibrant performances. Will brings his samba band along for an evening of music and rhythm. Christina Trumbach will teach a Brazilian dance lesson at 8:30 PM.
Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm $10
4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago

Alash at at Musicology: Live from the Old Town School of Folk Music 9 p.m. on WYCC PBS Chicago
Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash is deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. Alash “can transport you to another dimension, lift you to new levels of consciousness, or otherwise blow your mind…” -V.O.I.C.E.S.
9 p.m. on WYCC PBS Chicago (CST) immediately following Austin City Limits

BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE: Roots, Rock & Reggae | PUERKO PITZOTL & BootSmoke at JUNIORS in Pilsen
Roots | Cumbia | Live Drumming | Reggae | AfroLatin |
Juniors Sports Bar in Pilsen 9pm $5
2058 W. Cermak Road, Chicago

The Flamencito Balkan Invasion::Karpah(Live)::RomaSoul::
Karpah, a Chicago-based Flamenco fusion band, effortlessly blends together the heritage and musical influences of each band member’s culture. Hailing from Argentina, France, and Mexico, this instrumental power trio showcases compositions that incorporate Rumba Flamenca, Tango Flamenco, Eastern European rhythms, Funk and Rock.
Resident Dj RomaSoul will be holding it down as usual and opening and closing the night out with those thunderous world bass sounds and gypsy classics!
Subterranean 10pm-2am $5
2011 W. North Ave, Chicago

SATURDAY MAY 18
Deadly Embrace Premiere Screening
“Deadly Embrace” is the story of down on his luck Robert, who falls for Carmen and her job offer. Carmen is a spicy strong woman who dances the tango and owns a Tango dance hall. Robert and Carmen’s passion for each other is prevented by only one fact; Carmen is married to a Latino mob boss, Marcelino. Together Carmen and Marcelino run an Argentine Tango dance hall as a front for their “other” business. Robert falls into this web and with his life in danger he now must choose between Carmen and death or life without Carmen.
DePaul Cinema Theater/Lower level 5PM
247 S. State (State and Jackson)

Jamaican Oldies Productions presents Derrick Morgan with Eastern Standar…
DERRICK MORGAN A member of the classic first wave of Jamaican ska artists, Derrick Morgan was among the genre’s founding fathers, emerging alongside pioneers including the Skatalites, Laurel Aitken, Prince Buster, and Desmond Dekker. By 1960, Morgan was the unrivaled King of Ska — at the peak of his popularity, he was the first and only Jamaican artist to date to hold down the top seven slots on the national pop singles chart during the same week, generating a string of smashes including “Be Still,” “In My Heart,” “Don’t Call Me Daddy,” “Moon Hop,” and “Meekly Wait and Murmur Not.”
Mayne Stage 8pm
1328 W Morse, Chicago

AfriCaribe’s Monthly Bombazo – Nuestro Baile De Bomba w/With Special Guest Bombero & Plenero- Maestro Jerry Ferrao
Africaribe Cultural Center 8pm-10pm
2547 W. Division, Chicago

REVEL (DANCEHALL, REGGAE, HIP-HOP, FUNK & SOUL)
with resident selectahs DJ BLAKISH & PAPA G. +special guests DJ NATURE (Puerto Rico/SPIK Records)
Taxim 10:30pm-3:00am / 21+
1558 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

Global Late Nite @ Underground Wonder Bar! Featuring DJ’s Corey Bless, Kino & Mwelwa!
The mix: House, Zouk, Reggae, Salsa, Punta, Bachata, Samba, Kizomba, Kompa, Merengue, Afrobeat, Ndombolo, Cumbia, Soukous, Calypso, Soca, Cabo Love, Coupe Decale, Kwaito…
Underground Wonder Bar 10.30pm-5am COVER: Free with password: AKASUBA before 12am, $5 thereafter
710 N. Clark Street (312) 266.7761

SUNDAY MAY 19
The Maxwell Street Market (a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor ) FREE
800 S. Desplaines St. 7am-3pm FREE
Chicago, 312.745.4676

24th Annual All Chinese Music Concert FREE
Explore the world of Chinese music! CSO violinist Qing Hou, Silk Road musicians Yang Wei and Betti Xiang, and pianists XiaoMin Liang and Matthew Hagle perform an intimate, traditional to contemporary program including the world premiere of Liu Dehai’s A Mother’s Love.
Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center 3pm FREE
78 East Washington Street Chicago,IL 60602

Rafi Malkiel Quintet – World Music Sunday
The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest is proud to debut the first Israeli Jazz and World Music festival in Chicago, featuring the Rafi Malkiel Quintet.
Composer and trombonist Rafi Malkiel, originally from Israel, is an active musician in both the Jazz and Latin scenes in New York City. Leading his quintet, Rafi plays original compositions, as well as unique arrangements fusing Jazz and Latin-American standards with Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
Old Town School of Folk Music 7pm FREE ($10 suggested donation)
4544 N. Lincoln,

Amir Gwirtzman – Israeli World and Jazz Festival
Amir Gwirtzman is a musician hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel known for his mastery of reed and woodwind instruments from around the globe. Amir began his solo project Inhale-Exhale, performing alone on a stage surrounded by more than twenty reed and woodwind instruments. These included the saxophone family, clarinets, Scottish Highland bagpipes, Egyptian argul, Middle Eastern ney, Armenian duduk, pan-Asian zorna, and flutes spanning the globe from Native American to Irish to Vietnamese cultures. Orchestrating these instruments together to make a multi-cultural musical tapestry, Amir creates a metaphor for our globalized world – bringing different cultures together to make an exciting, multi-layered whole.
Mayne Stage 8pm
1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554

DJ Anjali LIVE! ( electronic sounds of the South Asian/desi diaspora)
Made in India & born in Oregon, DJ Anjali was raised by Marathi banjaras & Cascadian loggers. Since her Portland debut in 2000, DJ Anjali has existed as the city’s primary advocate for the many varied electronic sounds of the South Asian/desi diaspora. She introduced “bhangra” & “Bollywood” to the dancefloors of Portland. Also on turntables: Jimmy Singh.
TANTRIK 9pm $10 Advance | $15 at the door
800 W Superior St | Chicago

MONDAY MAY 20
PERSONALITY | DESTINY. DESIRE. BOLLYWOOD. — a film by Vinay Chowdhry (Screening and conversation with filmmaker)
Young people across India—and the world, from Nigeria to Trinidad to South Africa and China—sing the newest Bollywood songs and imitate the latest dance moves. Dancers are never credited in the films, 22unlike the actors, singers, and choreographers. The makers of Personality were drawn to this irony of Bollywood—its fabulous sets, large budgets, and lavish dances juxtaposed with the poorly paid and anonymous dancers. Personality is the first film to bring the struggle, art, and lives of these dancers to the forefront.
Rajesh, a talented and hard-working dancer, moves to Bombay from his rural village to dance in Bollywood films. Under the tutelage of Sanjay, his outspoken yet introspective guru, Rajesh embarks on the journey to achieve his dream. Over the course of a eyar, Rajesh and Sanjay encounter the changing climate of globalized Indian and recognize that the new face of Bollywood does not include them. Personality is shot in a cinema verité style. Motivated by the daily struggles of Rajesh and Sanjay, the verité style contrasts with the glitzy Bollywood blockbuster style.
Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium, Annie May Swift Hall 7pm Email Kareem.Khubchandani@u.northwestern.edu for more information including parking
Northwestern University, 1920 Campus Dr, Evanston IL

Outdoor Milonga with Tango Guerrillas of Chicago
Outdoor Milonga 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Come. Indulge your senses in fun and passion under the beautiful evening sky.
605 S. Michigan, Chicago

HotOn1Salsa Mondays @ Patron’s Hacienda!!
Salsa Class with Rick and Griselda: 8pm – 9:30pm
Party Time with DJ Double O: 9:30pm -1am
Patron’s Hacienda $5
316 W. Erie St., Chicago

TUESDAY MAY 21

WEDNESDAY MAY 22
Hadar Noiberg Trio at The Israeli Jazz Festival FREE
Flutist, composer and arranger Hadar Noiberg has established herself as a major force in the Cuban, Jazz, and World music scenes. With a language that transcends her Middle Eastern roots, she fuses styles seamlessly, distinguishing herself as both innovative and highly skilled.
The first Israeli Jazz Festival in Chicago will highlight the full spectrum of the diverse jazz music scene in Israel. The artists reflect the international and multi-cultural diversity found throughout Israel. Such influences have inspired the music which ranges from Afro –Caribbean to Latin fusion, from Ethio-Jazz to Jewish Klezmer, and from Middle Eastern to smooth,  straight-ahead Jazz.
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley hall 6.30pm FREE ($10 suggested donation)
78 E. Washington St. Chicago

How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh? (Ile wazy kon trojanski?) FREE
It is the eve of the new millennium in contemporary Poland and although happily married, forty-something Zosia is filled with remorse over past life choices, wishing she could do it all over again. Be careful what you wish for. Zosia wakes up to find herself back in 1987, miraculously transported to her youth in Poland under Communism, married to her first, Lothario of a husband. From cult director Juliusz Machulski comes a hilarious story about second chances and the transcendent power of love.
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

Global Affair |
DJ Atone & DJ Bremo (Dutch House, Arabic/Greek/Turkish Remixes & Club Anthems)
LIVE Arab Drum /Tabla By Nader, Samba Dance Performance
Y Bar Chicago Complimentary Entry, 9p-11p w/RSVP to Hamed@MamuEvents.com
224 W. Ontario, Chicago

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