Spotlight 08/01-08/07


Ongoing events

Chicago SummerDance (06/27-09/15) FREE | Chicago Latino film festival Film in the Park FREE | The Jungle Book (June 21 – August 11) | International Screenings Program FREE| 19th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (08/02-08/29)

Thursday July 31
Architecture 101 (Geon-chook-hak-gae-ron)
When Seo-yeon visits architect Seung-min’s office to commission him to design a new home for her, she is looking as much to chase her blues away as for blueprints. The two have traveled long and separate paths since they first met and fell in love as young students. Shifting seamlessly between past and present, Architecture 101 unfolds a tale of love won and lost, resentment, regret, and redemption. 118 minutes. Korean with subtitles.
Claudia Cassidy Theater/ Chicago Cultural Center, 6.30pm ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
78 E. Washington Street, 2nd floor

Novalima – Afro Peruvian Electronic Fusion
Afro-Peruvian tradition collides with modern production techniques to create an infectious hybrid. Novalima are part of an exciting movement defining new directions in world music.” – Jason Bentley, Morning Becomes Eclectic at KCRW
“Like Gotan Project at their best, this Afro-Peruvian outfit takes the rhythmic and melodic forms of its traditional music and make something wholly vital and contemporary out them.” – The Independent (UK)
Old Town School of Folk Music 7.30pm $22
4544 N Lincoln Ave Chicago

Chicago Afrobeat Project featuring Tony Allen with Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub / Impala Sound Champions
Tony Oladipo Allen (born 12 August 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. He is currently writing his autobiography “Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat” with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who has previously written a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.
As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” He has also been described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived.”.  He wants to fuse afrobeat with modern music like funk, rock and hip-hop, hence he has been working with people like Doctor L for the recording Black Voices and they also both appear on Psycho On Da Bus. He believes that, despite its complexity, afrobeat is gaining popularity.
Reggies Rock Club 8pm
2105 S. State St, Chicago

Friday August 02
Festival Cubano at Riis Park
Festival-goers will savor food from Chicago’s best Cuban & Latin restaurants along with dancing the weekend away to popular Cuban music like Rumba, Mambo, Guaracha and Son Montuno. and more.
Other activities that will keep festival-goers entertained throughout the weekend include Domino tournaments, percussion workshops, Zumba demonstrations, healthy cooking tips, a Kid’s Recreation Area, carnival games and shopping for unique arts & crafts in an outdoor market filled with local vendors.
6100 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago | August 2,3&4 2013

19th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (08/02-08/29
From August 2 through 29, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the crowning event in our summer programming, the Black Harvest Film Festival, now in its 19th amazing year of celebrating the stories, images, and history of the black experience and the African diaspora. The harvest of new talent is bountiful, as seen in an exciting array of narrative features, documentaries, and attention-grabbing short films. Be sure to check back for ongoing updates on appearances and special events, as many filmmakers will be present for audience discussion. All films are eligible for your vote for the Black Harvest Audience Award, ballots available in gallery/café.

Saturday  August 03                                                                                                                                                                                                  Festival Cubano at Riis Park
Festival-goers will savor food from Chicago’s best Cuban & Latin restaurants along with dancing the weekend away to popular Cuban music like Rumba, Mambo, Guaracha and Son Montuno. and more.
Other activities that will keep festival-goers entertained throughout the weekend include Domino tournaments, percussion workshops, Zumba demonstrations, healthy cooking tips, a Kid’s Recreation Area, carnival games and shopping for unique arts & crafts in an outdoor market filled with local vendors.
6100 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago | August 2,3&4 2013

Markets at the Zócalo, Mercaditos en el Zócalo
Markets at the Zócalo features local Pilsen business and artists who will be selling their food, arts and crafts.
Come see and taste all the great food, crafts, and services Pilsen has to offer. Markets at the Zocalo is a combination of local food merchants, arts and craft vendors as well as cultural programming such as art workshops, and live musical performances. Come check out a unique community market experience in the heart of Pilsen Chicago!
1815 S. Paulina Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. FREE

REGGAE BEACH PARTY – CAFFE’ OLIVA AT OHIO STREET BEACH
IRIE VIBES and GREAT food and drinks Pon Da Beach in the heart of Chicago, Ohio Street Beach right next to Navy Pier. 550 E. Grand Ave
Caffè Oliva 5pm-10pm
550 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Pilsen SUMMERFEST | PriMary (The Cure TRIBUTE) + LA MATA + TONE ZONE SKAM + KEZ BAN
Live Music : Drum Circle : Fire Dance : DJ’s
MANJARES 8pm-3am
2230 S Ashland Ave, Chicago

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