Environmental Resource Panel & Reception featuring Arlinda Locklear and Heather Kendall-Miller

Join the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian for this environmental resource panel and reception. Native Americans, in addition to all people, face a number of environmental concerns. From the Dakota Access Pipeline to the expansion of crude oil shipping in Gray’s Harbor Washington to uranium mining in Arizona, there seems to be no limit to environmental strife and its effect on Native peoples, their land, and wildlife. Both Locklear and Kendall-Miller have been instrumental in protecting tribal rights to land and water as well as protecting the environment at large. Both women have been

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$10-15

Sweet Memories

Join the National Hellenic Museum for a gathering with Ann Beck from Flesors Candies. Let’s celebrate the sweetest parts of our lives – bring a recipe or story to share from your life or family. We will be sampling sweets from local candy makers and bakeries. The program will be recorded for all participants. Ann Flesor Beck, Ph.D., is a third-generation Greek confectioner, partnering with her sister, Devon, in their grandfather’s business in Tuscola, Illinois.  After a 30-year hiatus, they reopened the confectionery and soda fountain in 2004, in the original location with a resurrectio

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German Cinema Now: Renn, Wenn du Kannst

Join DANK Haus German American Cultural Center for German Cinema Now. Ben (Robert Gwisdek) is a bright, sharp-witted student in his early twenties who is confined to a wheelchair. As Ben is completing work on his thesis, he’s assigned an assistant, a medical student named Christian (Jacob Matschenz). Ben doesn’t suffer fools gladly and is intimidating and demanding of his helpers, but Christian gives as good as he gets and the two develop a keen rapport. Their friendship is put to the test when Christian makes the acquaintance of Annika (Anna Brueggemann), a lovely music student wh

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FREE

Swedish Military in ArkivDigital

Presentation by Kathy Meade at the Swedish American Museum Hosted by Swedish American Genealogical Society. Introduction to Swedish Military Records So your research indicates that there was a Swedish soldier in your family. How do you find the records about him and his service? What will those records tell you? This session will show you the steps for locating your Swedish soldier’s military records. Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; non-members pay $10. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email genealogy@samac.org or by calling the Museum at 773.72

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$10

Fiesta de la Independencia Dominicana

Passion for Music and Dance Dynamic and interactive, the Fiesta de la Independencia Dominicana will present our cultural heritage through music in its history from the beginning of the new world. Free reception followed by dancing. The event hosted by the Dominican American Midwest Association and presented under the auspices of the Comissioner of Culture. Event partners include Garcia Medical Center, LV Club, Carsono’s, O’Hare’s Crown Plaza, Univision-Chicago.

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The Irish Whiskey Class

Join whiskey educator Martin C. Duffy at the Irish American Heritage Center for a “tootful” as you heighten your whiskey knowledge and warm your cockles during this winter season. In these two hours classes, students learn about the history, legacy, production and character of whiskey, while sampling some of the “uisge beatha”; the water of life. Duffy is an internationally known spirits educator and enthusiast with more than 25 years’ experience, including 2 years as the Diageo Reserve Spirits Brand Ambassador for the Republic of Ireland in St. James Gate in Dublin. The Irish Whis

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Cultural Family Day

Join the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial for their Cultural Family Day. For more information click here. 

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Kulturbrüecke German Theater, Art, Storytelling Extravaganza

The German Theater, Art, Storytelling Extravaganza features Judith Heinemann and art talks with Rah Marie. Kulturbrüecke, a cultural bridge of poets, painters, dancers, and sculptors from both Germany and the United States, opens at the Dank Haus German American Cultural Center. Curated by Alpha Bruton and Marianne Buchwald of International Art Group Chicago, the exhibit will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how two cultures can create a dialog about what matte

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FREE

Japanese Ink Painting: Sumi-e Workshop

Explore sumi-e, the art of Japanese ink painting with the Japanese American Service Committee. Beginners will learn to use traditional equipment and techniques used to paint classical nature subjects such as bamboo, chrysanthemums, and plums. Supplies for Sumi-e: 1 Ink Stick and an Ink Stone or 1 Bottle Japanese Black Ink 1 Medium Japanese Brush* 1 Medium Pad Rice Paper (Hosho) 9″x 12″ Brush provided for use in class, but students especially need paper. Some will be available for purchase in class. Fee is $40 for JASC members and $50 for non members. Receive 20% off the workshop fee for br

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$50

Music of Yevhen Stankovych

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents music of foremost Ukrainian composer Yevhen Stankovych Featuring his compositions for violin and piano performed by Solomia Soroka and Arthur Greene on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1PM Tickets $20 Reception to follow

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$20

Kulturbrüecke Film Screening: Sonic Conciousness

View the work of Renee Baker, who is a filmmaker and composer. At the film screening, Sonic Conciousness will feature two films. Film one is Outerextremia 13 on Feb. 28 and Film two is The Blue Bird on Mar. 1. Kulturbrüecke, a cultural bridge of poets, painters, dancers, and sculptors from both Germany and the United States, opens at the Dank Haus German American Cultural Center. Curated by Alpha Bruton and Marianne Buchwald of International Art Group Chicago, the exhibit will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events

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FREE

Film Screening: In Search of Chopin

The Polish Museum of America would like to invite you to a special event during the week-long festival celebrating the birthday of F. Chopin. On February 28, we will present the biographical film “In search of Chopin” (2014) by Phil Grabsky, which tells about the great master. A discussion of his work and life led by eminent film critic Zbigniew Banas will follow. We invite all music lovers who want to deepen the knowledge about Fryderyk Chopin.

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The Pillowman

Shapeshifters Theatre presents three black comedies by playwright Martin McDonagh for the next in its staged readings series at the Irish American Heritage Center. The March play is “The Pillowman”. A writer in a fascist state faces questioning by the government over the content of several of his frightening fairy tale-style stories. McDonagh was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for “In Bruges” and received four Tony Award nominations for Best Play (“The Beauty Queen of Leenane”, “The Lonesome West”, “The Pillowman” and “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”). “The Pillo

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JAPANESE AMERICANS IN PREWAR CHICAGO: The Great Unknown

JAPANESE AMERICANS IN PREWAR CHICAGO: The Great Unknown Featured Speaker: PROFESSOR GREG ROBINSON In The Great Unknown, award-winning historian and journalist Greg Robinson offers a fascinating and compulsively readable collection of biographical portraits of extraordinary but unheralded figures in Japanese American history: men and women who made remarkable contributions in the arts, literature, law, sports, and other fields. Recovering and celebrating the stories of noteworthy Issei and Nisei and of their supporters, The Great Unknown provides powerful evidence of the diverse experiences and

  • Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago
FREE

Solas in Concert

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of quintessential Irish-American band, Solas. They bring their unique sound to the Irish American Heritage Center this March for a concert to celebrate their anniversary, and to help us celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day season. Solas marks its milestone with ALL THESE YEARS, reuniting with all  members of the band; past and present, to record new material and embark on a year-long world tour. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path f

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Kulturbrüecke Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting: The Artist as Subject and Object features Michael Abcede, Elizabeth Parker, Martha Juarez, and Piotr Wolodkowizc. Art talks with Laura Engel. The Native American drum with Warren Perlstein. Kulturbrüecke, a cultural bridge of poets, painters, dancers, and sculptors from both Germany and the United States, opens at the Dank Haus German American Cultural Center. Curated by Alpha Bruton and Marianne Buchwald of International Art Group Chicago, the exhibit will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events

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FREE

Victory of the Battle of Adwa Celebration

The 120th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of ADWA, 1896 On Saturday, March 4, 2017,  Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia will congregate at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, 1730 W. Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa. By 1896, Ethiopia was the last free nation in continental Africa that was never colonized. By securing a decisive victory at the Battle of Adwa against the Italian colonial army, Ethiopia became the First African Nation to ever win a major battle over a powerful European colonial power. The Batt

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Wearing of the Green Dance

The Wearing of the Green Dinner Dance is the official kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day season at the Irish American Heritage Center. The 11th annual celebration features dancing, live music with Gerry Haughey, Kara Eadie and Teresa Shine, raffle prizes, a cash bar and dinner catered by Harrington’s Deli and Catering. The dance is Sunday, March 5 from 5 to 10pm and tickets are $40. Reservations must be made by February 25 online or by calling the Center office at 773-282-7035, ext. 10.

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Herring Breakfast

Join the Swedish American Museum for a traditional fried herring breakfast which includes meatballs, potato sausage, and much more. The brunch is catered by Tre Kronor Restaurant. Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members. Reservations are required.

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Pulaski Day

Celebrate Pulaski Day at the Polish Museum of America on Monday, March 6, 2017, with top officials from national, state, county, and city governments, as the State of Illinois pays tribute to the Polish community by honoring Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski. The program includes the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Stanislaw Kaczor Batowski’s painting of Pulaski at Savannah. Admission is free and the program begins promptly at 10 a.m. in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of the Polish Museum of America, 984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. In 1977, Illinois made Casimir Pulaski Day

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FREE

Opening Reception: Celebrating Women of Courage

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago welcomes Celebrating  Women of Courage, a traveling exhibition curated by local  Vietnam Veteran/Artist Jerry Kykisz (U.S. Army). The exhibition features photography, paintings, mixed media,  poetry and short films of and by over 15 courageous artists  from across the country who have overcome extreme  difficulties in their lives. Many of the artists in this group exhibition are U.S. Veterans, Native Americans, and cancer survivors. Artists include Andrea Harris, Isis Charise, Lindsay Delaronde,

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$10

Kulturbrüecke Film Festival

The film festival will feature Culture Klash by Kao Ra Zen and Tom Pallazolo and a play by Penelope Thrasher. Kulturbrüecke, a cultural bridge of poets, painters, dancers, and sculptors from both Germany and the United States, opens at the Dank Haus German American Cultural Center. Curated by Alpha Bruton and Marianne Buchwald of International Art Group Chicago, the exhibit will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how two cultures can create a dialog about what ma

  • DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
FREE

Distinguished Speaker Series: Alexander J. Motyl

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago Business and Professional Group and Kyiv Mohyla Academy Foundation are pleased to present the Distinguished Speakers Series 2017. Three upcoming afternoons of thought-provoking insights and discussion with Johanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Alexander J. Motyl and David Kramer will be held at the galleries of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Alexander J. Motyl, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, is an American historian, political scientist, poet, writer, translator and artist-painter. A specialist on Ukraine, Russia and USSR, Moty

  • Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
$10

Annual Membership Meeting

All members are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting to vote on 2017 Outstanding Community Leaders, approve new CCA Board Members, and connect with collaborative initiatives and the Alliance community. More details coming soon!

  • Chicago Cultural Alliance (New Office Address)
Free

The Trial of the Parthenon Marbles

The National Hellenic Museum presents: The Trial of the Parthenon Marbles THE CASE Following the extraordinary success of the Trials of Socrates, Orestes, and Antigone, presented by the National Hellenic Museum, nationally renowned judges and attorneys take on another case with ancient roots and modern consequences: The Trial of the Parthenon Marbles. The Parthenon Marbles are a collection of Classical Greek sculptures, inscriptions, and architectural pieces (originally forming much of the exterior decoration of the Parthenon) that were removed and taken from the Acropolis and out of Greece.

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Hejsan – Story and Craft Hour: Kung Karl XVI Gustaf, Current King of Sweden

Kung Karl XVI Gustaf, Current King of Sweden Join the Swedish American Museum at 11 a.m. at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for a story and craft hour on the third Friday of each month, September through June. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver for this free (with admission) program. While there is no additional cost to attend, reservations are appreciated and can be made via email to snyman@samac.org.  

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Free with Museum Admission

Hejsan – Story & Craft Hour

John Ericsson, Engineer Join the Swedish American Museum at 11 a.m. at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for a story and craft hour on the third Friday of each month, September through June. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver for this free (with admission) program. While there is no additional cost to attend, reservations are appreciated and can be made via email to snyman@samac.org.  

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Free with Museum Admission

Distinguished Speaker Series: David Kramer

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago Business and Professional Group and Kyiv Mohyla Academy Foundation are pleased to present the Distinguished Speakers Series 2017. Three upcoming afternoons of thought-provoking insights and discussion with Johanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Alexander J. Motyl and David Kramer will be held at the galleries of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.   David J. Kramer is Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy at the McCain Institute. Before that, he served as President of Freedom House. Mr. Kramer served eight years in the U.S. Department of Sta

  • Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
$10

Byrne and Kelly in Concert

Byrne and Kelly, international stars of Irish group Celtic Thunder return to the Irish American Heritage Center in 2017, after a sold-out concert last April. What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called “Acoustic By Candlelight”, has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly. Driven by vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound. Byrne and Kelly in Concert is Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8pm and tickets are $55 for premium seating, which

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