Category: Music/ Dance
Chicago’s City Wide Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 70th Season Long-standing relationship with Chicago Park District and Jefferson Park Community
CHICAGO, March 10, 2017: The City Wide Symphony Orchestra (CWSO) is one of Chicago’s most unique, historic community orchestras and they will perform a free concert for the public in Jefferson Park on June 11th, 2017 to celebrate their 70th Season.
“It is a privilege to perform this free concert, in appreciation of the seven decades of support from the people of Jefferson Park and surrounding communities. It will truly be a great celebration of two great leaders of the orchestra: our founder, Fanny Hassler, and our long-time music director Chung-Yoon Park.” said Bret Popper, President of the orchestra board.
The concert will take place in the Jefferson Park Fieldhouse located at 4822 N. Long Ave. between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. There will be a reception immediately after with coffee and snacks.
The orchestra plans to perform musical pieces that are historic favorites … Read More »
Chicago, IL (August 15, 2016) — Tango 21 Dance Theater presents Feathers: A Tango Journey at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts on August 19, 20 and 21, 2016.
Like the birds in the sky, we are on a journey and sometimes it takes a storm to reveal one’s true nature. Feathers: A Tango Journey tells the story of three women who meet by chance in an airport and share their tales of love, loss and the search for a path home.
Full of entrancing tango music and dance … prepare to fall into tango’s embrace! With a cast of actors, dancers, singers and musicians, Feathers: A Tango Journey was created, written and choreographed by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung. It is the creative pair’s third original production using the uniquely expressive art and discipline of Argentine tango to tell contemporary … Read More »
El Tango Cafe Tour adds one extra show in Chicago for ONE NIGHT ONLY– don’t miss it!
El Tango Café tells the story of one man’s transformation after stumbling into a beautiful tango cafe filled with friendship, love and heartbreak. Featuring a cast of 17 dancers, singers and actors, El Tango Café was inspired by an actual tango cafe that
used to be on Chicago’s Ashland Avenue.
Full of entrancing tango music and dance… prepare to fall into tango’s embrace! El Tango Café was created, written and choreographed by Jorge Niedas & Liz Sung of Tango 21 Dance Theater. Tango 21 Dance Theater was established by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung to use the
uniquely expressive art and discipline of Argentine tango to tell compelling stories. The company is comprised of Chicago artists who are passionate about tango and believe that dance is a lifelong avocation. Tango 21 Dance Theater is dedicated … Read More »
Any shopper will tell you that this is the best time of year to get a sweet deal, but whoe knew that in Chicago this extended to restaurants and even the theater?! We may have had one brutal winter but like any true Midwestern lady, this will not keep us down and coped up for months at a time! After our last post about Chicago Restaurant Week, we are thrilled to follow up the occasion and announce that Chicago Theater Week starts TODAY!
This event is happening and there are more than 100 productions all over the city to prove that Chicago really IS “the current theatre capital of America!!” What’s even more thrilling is that prices for each show are only $15 or $30. That’s right, only $15 or $30!!! So whether you are celebrating Valentine’s with someone special or … Read More »
Monday, February 24- Flamenco Dinner Show
Cafe BaBaReeba- 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
Enjoy the traditional music and dancing of Spain by ‘Cuadro “El Payo”‘ at our Flamenco Dinner Show! Reservations are taken for dinner at 6:00PM and the show begins at 7:00PM. Event cover is $15 per person, plus tax. Phone reservations required; please call 773-935-5000 for registration and payment. (from website)
See more on Cafe BabaReeba’s website
Museum of Science and Industry:72nd Annual Christmas Around the World & Holidays of Light- Until 1/5/2014
Stroll through beautifully decorated trees while various traditional folk music performances are happening from a wide range of cultures!
“As always, the Museum’s 45-foot Grand Tree takes center stage in the Rotunda with more than 30,000 red, green and white twinkling lights and hundreds of ornaments and trimmings. More than 50 smaller trees are beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities to represent their various cultures and holiday traditions. This custom began for local families in 1942 as a United Nations Day salute to the Allies during World War II. From a first year featuring only a dozen trees, the annual exhibit has grown into a forest of dazzling trees and homemade displays, created by dedicated volunteers.
Stroll through the trees, enjoy intermittent falling “snow” and savor the performances on the Holiday Stage. School choral groups perform during the week, and … Read More »
This event has become a Chicago tradition and is great for families and small groups. Santa greets audience members and the night begins with a Christmas Carol Sing-Along before watching timeless classics White Christmas AND/or It’s a Wonderful Life. Tickets have been on sale since November 1st so order yours ahead of time by calling the “Box Office.”
Advance tickets are:
Single Feature: $12
Double Feature: $17
Children under 13: $10 or $15 double feature
Here is the link to see show times: http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/30th-annual-music-box-christmas-show
The Chicago French International School is throwing their 9th Annual Fall French Market Friday through Sunday on November 8-10th. With more than 60 venders, including activities for children, this is an event that has much variety to offer. The General Admission to the market is only $5.00 while students of the school and children are free. We’ve looked ahead at the schedule and these are a few things we are excited about:
Friday Night Fete on Nov. 8th:
$35 when purchased online by Wednesday, $45 at the door
This is a definitely a French-Mexican fusion fiesta with Mexican cuisine and mariachi bands performing while shoppers are first to see what’s available in the market. Vender categories available include jewelry, fashion, art, bath and body, gourmet, and home decor. There will be a drawing available with more than seven prizes valued at … Read More »
This legendary group originated from Havana and is considered to be part of the “Golden Age of Latin Music.” Chicago is the perfect venue this month as they play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Downtown!
(from website) The legendary musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club sparked a worldwide love affair with Cuban music with their first release in 1997, which was later included in Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest albums of all time. Original members Guajiro Mirabal, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo and Barbarito Torres come to Symphony Center for a night of the infectious energy that made the group an international phenomenon. Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, “one of the most gifted, adventurous spirits of his generation” (The Guardian)opens the program.
Click here to get your tickets!
Chicago State University Foundation presents “An Evening with Smokey Robinson”
Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on September 19 to feature “Motown Legend” Smokey Robinson
The Chicago State University Foundation (CSUF) will host their 19th
on Thursday, September 19 on the CSU campus. The Scholarship
Fundraising Concert, emceed by Windy City Live’s Val Warner, will take
place at the Jones Convocation Center (JCC) beginning at 8 p.m. (Doors
open at 7:00). Funds raised at this event will support CSU students pursuing
their educational goals.
The CSU Foundation is pleased to host this first time scholarship
fundraising concert featuring Robinson, who was once pronounced by Bob
Dylan to be America’s “greatest living poet”. Smokey Robinson’s career
spans over four decades of hits. His numerous awards include the Grammy
Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary
Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National
Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also
been inducted into … Read More »