Spotlight 08/23-08/28


Friday August 23
Brasil Fest Chicago 2013 (August 23, 24 & 25)
Brazilian Street Festival! as part of The Boulevard Fest,
The ultimate celebration of Brazilian culture in the Midwest. music, dance, Capoeira, soccer, food. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 23, 24 & 25 $5
2800 West Logan Blvd (Logan Square).

Saturday August 24
Celebration of Dance at Chicago Dancing Festival (FREE)
No tickets are required for this outdoor performance and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6.00 pm.
In/Side (2008) by Robert Battle |Diana and Actaeon pas de deux (1935)
by Vaganova/Alonso | In the beginning…(Premiere) (2013)
by Lane Alexander and Bril Barrett Chicago Human Rhythm Project |
Bolero (1993) by Dame Libby Komaiko Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater | Two Become Three (2011) by Alexander Ekman Giordano Dance Chicago | Interplay (1945) by Jerome Robbins The Joffrey Ballet |
Wake Up (2012) by Rennie Harris Philadanco |
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park 7.30pm

Tuesday August 27
Eastern Blok at Jazz Showcase
The Los Angeles Times calls Eastern Blok’s music “relentlessly innovative work.” Downbeat Magazine claims that “the ensemble playing is often breakneck and consistently challenging.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine raves that Eastern Blok plays with “blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.” Innovation! Innovation! Innovation! Such is the musical mantra for popular world fusion jazz ensemble Eastern Blok.
Jazz Showcase 8pm & 10pm
806 S. Plymouth Ct. CHICAGO, IL 60605

Wednesday August 28
Red Baraat at World Music Wednesdays
Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, led by dhol player Sunny Jain. The group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound – a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, brass funk, and hip-hop. “Imagine a New Orleans street band playing Indian Bollywood tunes with a go-go beat…a crazy blast of fun…. One of the best concerts of 2011.” – NPR All Songs Considered
The Old Town School of Folk Music 8.30pm  FREE! ($10 suggested donation)
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

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