Fun Events in Chicago August 12-18

Claudia Urbano

Hello! Here are my picks for this week in Chicago:

8/13: Tuesdays on the Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art with Julia Huff

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Terrace turns into a jazz concert every Tuesday evening this summer. Each week different jazz musicians play at the Terrace. You can bring your own blanket to watch on the garden lawn, or you can rent a chair. Read More

8/13: Eastern Blok with Nohaybanda trio and World Service Project

The Chicago-based world fusion jazz ensemble Eastern Blok performs at Reggies Music Joint. Their inventive re-interpretations of old standards and innovative original compositions are a by-product of the artful blending of many diverse styles with jazz including classical, Macedonian, Bulgarian, and Serbian folk, Klezmer, rock and a smattering of Middle Eastern flavorings as well. Read More

8/13: Movies at Millennium Park -Cabaret

Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey both took home Oscars as did Director Bob Fosse, just three of the eight Oscars won by this Kander and Ebb musical. It focuses on the decadent Kit Kat Club in a 1930s pre-Hitler Berlin and its nightclub singer, the carefree Sally Bowles. 1972 (124 min.) Free. Film will begina at 7:30 pm. Read More

8/14: Reggae Beach Party at Montrose Beach

Absolutely free to the public & also pet + kid friendly.
“Tropical Addiction Reggae Series “. Read More

8/14: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Building on the success of last summer’s inaugural session, the expanded 2013 program will bring William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. FREE FOR ALL, to neighborhood parks across Chicago. A specially equipped truck will roll into each park, a stage will unfold, and a company of professional actors will share the delight of Shakespeare. Read More

8/15: Sones De México Ensemble with the Chicago Sinfonietta Wind Ensemble

Celebrate summer with a fandango featuring the GRAMMY Award-winning Sones de México Ensemble Chicago along with a wind ensemble from the Chicago Sinfonietta. Read More

8/15: Cuban Charanga at Lalo’s

Pa’ Gozar at Lalo’s on Maxwell Street with Cuban Charanga and Mexican Food. Read More

8/15:Will From Brazil at Underground Wonderbar

Come out for some live Brazilian-Fusion Music and awesome people and atmosphere! Read More

8/16-17: SummerDance in Grant Par
This weekend features Swing and Salsa. Read More

8/16: Indian Independ-DANCE with DJ Cheb i Sabbah

Born in Algeria of Berber (Amazigh) descent, Cheb i Sabbah moved to Paris as a teenager and became a DJ by chance. By the late 1980s, residing in San Francisco, he was internationally pushing boundaries on the dance floor, seeking ways to infuse Asian, Arabic, and African sounds into the mix. Then as the “world music” movement unfolded, Cheb i Sabbah took the inspired step of recording traditional and classical musicians from India, Pakistan, and Africa, effectively transforming those compositions into sonic landscapes, thus creating a new style of electronic music “composed” by a DJ. Read More

8/16: The Balkan Invasion Party

It’s the craziest Balkan dance party going on every 3rd Friday of the month in the downstairs lounge of SubT. Read More

8/17: The DuSable Museum of African American History presents Movies in the Park- Jumpin’ the Brooom

Join some of Chicago’s premiere steppers and steppin’ teams at the DuSable Museum, and learn the distinctive art and varying styles of this beautiful couples’ dance. After a time of exciting, interactive instruction, the Museum lawn becomes your dance floor to step until dusk. Free.

7:00PM Steppin’ demonstration
7:30PM Couples dance
8:30PM Feature Presentation: “Jumpin’ The Broom”

8/17: Unisono Festival

Unisono is an annual music and cultural festival held in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood. Unisono celebrates community empowerment through diversity, education and social justice. The festival features popular musical performances, poetry performances and readings from renowned authors, as well as a variety of free educational and art workshops. Read More

8/17: Raices del Ande Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music

Raíces del Ande was founded in 1983 by six Chicago-based Bolivian university students. The group’s style, known internationally as Andean music, combines indigenous, Spanish, and African influences. Read More

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