Three Lithuanian Threaded Straw Ornament-Making Master Classes

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

Join us at the Balzekas Museum for a special three-evening Master Class on making traditional Lithuanian straw ornaments. Classes will be conducted by artist/educator Laura Lapinskas. Traditionally, ornaments were made from natural straw, but resourceful city-dwellers began to use more easily available paper and plastic straws for this purpose. Participants will also have an apportunity […]

$20

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 […]

“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

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 […]

Balzekas Museum Award Dinner Honoring “Saulute” Sunlight Children’s Aid”

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

Every year, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture honors exceptional individuals who, through their talents, efforts, and achievements, have distinguished themselves and contributed to the betterment of humanity. The Award is the highest and longest-standing civic honor of its kind outside of Lithuania. The roster of former honorees includes civic and cultural leaders, physicians, artists, […]

$135 – $225

The Road to Global Conquest: Stalinist Expansionism and the Baltic Region, 1917-1953

Chicago, IL, United States

This Friday, January 12, 2023, at 7 PM the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, presents: "The Road to Global Conquest: Stalinist Expansionism and the Baltic Region, 1917-1953" A lecture by Dr. Alexander Gogun from the Free University of Berlin Dr. Gogun is the author of Stalin’s Commandos: Ukrainian Partisan Forces on the Eastern Front […]

Free

Tour of Lithuanian Historical Sites in Chicago — in Lithuanian

Lithuanian World Center 14911 127th Street, Lemont, IL, United States

\Ekskursija po istorines lietuviškas Čikagos vietas ir pasakojimas apie Amerikos lietuvių gyvenimą bei jų veiklą XIX-XX a. Išvykstame: Kovo 25 d., 9 val. ryto iš Pasaulio Lietuvių Centro automobilių aikštelės (14911 127 St., Lemont, IL 60439) Sugrįžtame: Tą pačią dieną 3 val. po pietų. Kelionė patogiu modernišku autobusu Sustojimai 1. Lietuvių tautinės kapinės. Pasivaikščiojimas ir […]

$40 – $45

Lithuanian Easter Egg Etching Workshop – Balzekas Museum, Chicago

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

Location: 6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629 (Egg photo credit: LadyofWheat.com) Join us on Saturday, March 25 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, for our popular annual Easter Egg decorating workshop using the traditional Lithuanian surface etching technique. WHAT TO BRING: Each participant […]

$8 – $20

Book Talk in Lithuanian: Prof G. Subačius on Simonas Daukantas’ Orthography

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

Kviečiame į susitikimą su Ilinojaus Universiteto profesoriumi, kalbininku Giedriumi Subačiumi, kuris neseniai išleido įspūdingo dydžio veikalą „Simono Daukanto Sankt Peterburgo ortografija (1834-1846)“. Susitikime galima bus sužinoti daugiau apie Daukanto gyvenimą ir jo darbus. Daukanto asmenybė, veikla ir svarba mūsų istorijai vis dar nėra plačiai žinoma. Taigi, ką mes apie Daukantą žinome, ko nežinome ir ko, […]

A Murder Mystery Party and Balzekas Museum Women’s Guild “FUN”draiser

Mayfield Banquet Hall 6072 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Come enjoy the all-immersive experience where you can be the detective. This party promises an afternoon of mystery and intrigue. Sponsored by: The Women's Guild of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture What: Annual Fundraiser When: Sunday, May 21, 2023 / Social Hour: 12:30PM / Lunch 1:30PM to 2:30PM / In-House Raffle: 3:30PM Where: Mayfield […]

$65

VR Film Preview & Creator Talk: “Trail of Angels”

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

Meet the creative team behind VR film Trail of Angels, which draws from Lithuanian artist/composer Mikalojus Čiurlionis' works to reveal his extraordinary  imagination.

Bus Tour of Lithuanian Historical Sites in Chicago

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

The definitive tour of the historic neighborhoods and landmarks where Chicago Lithuanians lived, worked, played, and prayed for 150 years.

$60 – $65

Gabrielė Labanauskaitė: Author of PLAYS/DRAMOS

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

Meet Lithuanian playwright Gabriele Labanauskaitė and director Greta Štiormer in a cosy, intimate dialogue. Labanauskaitė will present works from her collection of plays “Dramas."

Free

Peace Day

Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington St, Chicago, IL, United States

Peace School is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Peace Day Chicago! Experience an uplifting and energizing celebration of unity and diversity.

Free

Marija Temo and Kerensa DeMars, Flamenco Guitar & Dance

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

Flamenco artists Marija Temo and Kerensa DeMars team up for a duo performance of Flamenco and classical Spanish repertoire, letting music and dance breathe together as one.

Free

2023 Balzekas Museum Award Dinner Honoring the Hon. John V. Prunskis, MD

Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center 2100 Spring Rd, Oak Brook, United States

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture will honor John V. Prunskis for his service and contributions in the field of anesthesiology and to the United States and Lithuania.

$175 – $250