Tag: Multicultural

Check out Masoulah, a Roger’s Park Gem!

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1st March

Masouleh is one of the most unique restaurants I have been to in Rogers Park and I can’t wait to go back! It’s right off of Clark street, is very clean, and they even have jars of homemade pickled vegetable mixes for sale.

The couple who owns it are absolutely adorable and extremely nice! When I wasn’t sure what to order they answered all of my questions (many questions) and made me feel right at home. Beautiful photography from Iran is featured on the brick walls with middle eastern decor in an urban atmosphere.

Near the Morse Red Line stop!

Masouleh Restaurant


6653 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone number- (773) 262-2227


Visited January 2015



“El Tango Cafe” Show Midwest Tour in Chicago

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14th January


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 »

Chicago Theatre Week

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11th February

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 »

Flamenco Show + Dinner at Cafe BaBaReeba

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21st January

 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

Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1983 World’s Fair

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21st January

Featuring rare artifacts from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, The Field Museum celebrates an epic event in Chicago’s history 120 years later.

The Field Museum– through September 7, 2014

Excerpt from website: The Field Columbian Museum opened to the public on June 2, 1894. Originally conceived as a commemoration of the Fair, not as a natural history institution, it became a source of civic pride. Over time, certain departments were eliminated, such as Industrial Arts, forming the natural history museum you know today.

Tickets: And all the permanent exhibitions! $31 for adults, $21 for children (3-11), and $25 for students and seniors (65+)  Read more on the website…

Last Call for Art & Appetite

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21st January

Now through Monday, January 27, 2014

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Open daily 10:30–5:00
FREE on Wednesdays all day and Thursday 5:00- 8:00pm

This exhibit celebrates the kitchen with 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts featuring masterpiece “slices” from the 18 – 20th centuries. Some of Chicago’s most prominent chefs like Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot) and Heather Terhune (Sable Kitchen and Bar) have stopped by and contributed recipes to an online cookbook.This is it’s last week on display at the Art Institute and you don’t want to miss this modern journey of true culinary art!

American artists have used food to both celebrate and critique their developing society; express ideas relating to politics, race, class, gender, and commerce; and investigate American identity. This exhibition brings together over 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century, along with … Read More »

French International SchoolFall French Market: 11/8-10

4th November

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:

7:00-10:00 p.m.

$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 »

9/29- CSO in Concert with Buena Vista Social Club

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6th September

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!

9/19- Diner En Blanc: Chicago’s Secret Alfresco Dining Party

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6th September

This elegant dinner soiree celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary this year as hundreds and even thousands gather at secret locations in Chicago, Paris, Rome, and all over the world. The concept is different as it is pretty much BYO-everything, but it promises to be a unique experience to share with friends!

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. when participants walk downtown from official meeting points that they select when they register. The cost is $35 per person and there are tables of two (bring your own table, white cloth, and dinner) and travel together to a secret premiere location and meet hundreds of other Chicagoans elegantly dressed in white. If you pay an extra $5 you will be a member and get the first notice about the 2014 Diner En Blanc. Check their Facebook and Pinterest pages for amazing “white” recipe ideas.

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9/12-22- 15th Annual Chicago World Music Festival

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6th September

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the full line-up of  World Music Festival Chicago 2013, taking place Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 22.  The citywide, 11-day festival will feature more than 70 free performances in more than 20 venues from acclaimed musicians and groups representing 34 countries from around the globe. The ambitious line-up includes five concerts in Millennium Park, an all-night celebration of Indian music at the Chicago Cultural Center and performances from Malian artists as part of the Festival au Desert – Caravan for Peace helping to make the 2013 festival one of the largest and longest running to date.

“World Music Festival Chicago will bring a diverse, international lineup of celebrated musicians to the people of Chicago for its 15th year, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The 2013 festival will extend its reach into … Read More »

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