Exhibition: “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories”: Partition Anti-Memorial Project

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Through experiential art installations “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947. This year marks 75 years since the Partition of India in 1947, which created Pakistan, and eventually, Bangladesh in 1971. Pritika Chowdhry’s experiential art installations are temporary 'anti-memorials' to the Partition. Often described as the Holocaust of South Asia, the […]

$5 – $10

A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print

Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL, United States

For centuries, handwriting served as a powerful tool for communicating information, preserving knowledge, shaping identity, and building empires. In our digital world, however, fewer and fewer people can read handwritten words. Handwriting has survived disruptive technologies before. The invention of printing did not diminish the need for handwriting. Instead, it created new markets for ambitious […]

Free

Seeking Sonder by Akina Curley

American Indian Center 3401 West Ainslie Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Please join us to celebrate the art of Akina Curley. A very impressive show by a talented young Native artist. Seeking Sonder showcases work by Akina Curley (Ojibwe/ Diné) to […]

The Greek Diner and the Making of American Cuisine

Online IL, United States

In this hour-long class, we will explore the history of the Greek diner and its profound influence on American food culture. On the eve of World War I, Greek immigrants began buying up the diners abandoned by German Americans facing anti-German persecution brought on by the war. In these kitchens, the new Greek owners would […]

Free

In-Person Master Class – Lithuanian Threaded Straw/Paper Ornament Making

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture 6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL, United States

The Balzekas Museum presents an in-person 3-Thursday Lithuanian Straw Ornament Making Master Class with artist/educator Laura Lapinskas About this event In order to preserve and perpetuate Lithuanian traditions, the Balzekas Museum is launching a series of traditional Lithuanian Folk Arts Master Classes. The first Master Class - on making traditional Lithuanian straw Christmas ornaments-- will […]

“Al Fil or Bishop?” Lecture + Public Chess Tournament

Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education 55 W Van Buren Street, Suite 220, Chicago, IL, United States

The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education and The Chicago Chess Foundation are proud to present: Al-Fil or Bishop? a free public event in which ACCE will give a brief presentation about the origins of chess and the Muslim influences over the game throughout history! We will then open the floor to the Chicago Chess Foundation […]

FREE

“Lithuania in 1922” – A Symposium

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture 6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL, United States

Balzekas Museum presents "Lithuania in 1922 - a Symposium Lithuanian American contributions during the first formative years of Lithuania’s statehood is the subject of "Lithuania in 1922," a symposium on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd. NEWS RELEASE: […]

$5 – $20

42nd Annual Holiday Delight & Kodomo Matsuri

Japanese American Service Committee 4427 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United States

Family fun for all ages at the 42nd annual Holiday Delight. The festival hosts a wide variety of vendors selling one-of-a-kind goods such as fine art, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, and Japanese collectible items. Homemade baked goods donated by community bakers will be for sale as well as craft kits, raffle tickets, and a silent […]

Free

TRACING OUR PATH THROUGH BRONZEVILLE – FILM PREMIERE 3PM Nov. 12, 2022

Bronzeville Historical Society 4455 S King Dr. - Suite 103, Chicago, IL, United States

About the event: Bronzeville Historical Society welcomes Film maker Reginald Rice to premier his documentary of personal interviews with artists in Bronzeville and their important mark in the art world. The event is supported in part by the Bronzeville Historical Society. SEATS are LIMITED. RSVP TODAY.

FREE

Film screening: “SOUTHEAST: a city within a city”

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 756 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

A screening of the film "SOUTHEAST: a city within a city" followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Steven J. Walsh and artist Roman Villarreal. The Southeast side of Chicago is an often overlooked and stigmatized neighborhood, blocked by an overcast of misguided interpretation. In the documentary SOUTHEAST: a city within a city, filmmaker Steven J. Walsh […]

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UIMA Annual Fundraising Gala: Ukraine, My Love

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art 2320 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Over the past year, everyone including UIMA, has been affected by the war in Ukraine. Since February, the Institute has shifted focus to providing mutual humanitarian aid through fundraising and […]

$150

Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music

Online Event

New Music Chicago presents Crossing Borders Music celebrating its first decade with a return to its first-ever program, "Beyond the Headlines: Haiti in Music"! Featuring music highlighting Haiti's rich history and cultural traditions, the Haitian diaspora, and the accomplishments of its young artists, this program remains as relevant as ever! View the concert online at […]

FREE

Bold Byzantine Women: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia

Online IL, United States

Join NHM Discussions as we explore the lives and legacies of three of the Byzantine Empire's most influential figures: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia. Theirs are stories of palace intrigue, spiritual seeking, and intellectual vibrancy. In the man’s world of the Byzantine Empire, these three women left a legacy for us today.

Free

WBEZ Presents: Mortified Chicago

Music Box Theatre 3733 North Southport Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60613 Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Join us for a night of humorous storytelling from everyday people in Chicago. Share the shame. About this event Join us for a night of humorous storytelling from everyday people […]

$25 – $70

Art After Work: Marvin Tate

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 756 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists from the museum's collections and exhibitions. This month, Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist and educator Marvin Tate will facilitate a workshop inspired by one of his pastimes: birdwatching. In the in-person workshop titled "Come Fly With Me," participants […]

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