Fun Events in Chicago: September 16-22

9/16: Krar Collective at Constellation – World Music Festival

If you missed Sunday’s show at Millennium Park due to the rain, you have a chance to see this show indoors tonight! Live dance and music with the internationally-acclaimed Ethiopian band, Krar Collective, as part of the World Music Festival. Come enjoy the diverse sounds and rhythms of Ethiopia tonight at 9:00 – come early for the opening act! Read More

Ongoing: World Music Festival

The Chicago World Music Festival is in full swing until the end of this week. Check the calendar of event for this week here. Don’t miss the “One World Under One Roof – Closing Night” at the Chicago Cultural Center this Sunday September 22nd. Free

9/17: Live Salsa Tuesday at Alhambra- Carpacho Y Super Combo on stage!

Carpacho and his Super Combo started in 1986 with the main idea of integrating the band with musicians from various countries. The objective was to demonstrate the typical sound of music of each Latin American country. The band is succeeding to this end. They currently have musicians from the United States, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and Colombia. I have been to a couple of their performances and the band surely puts you to dance all night long. Read More

9/19 Dîner en Blanc
A “secret” event that started in Paris and has become global. At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space. Read More

9/20: Chicago Music Summit
Calling all musicians and music industry professionals! There’s still time to be part of the inaugural Chicago Music Summit, September 20. It’s your chance to meet, mingle with and learn from leaders in the industry. Read More

9/19 Particle Party at Adler after Dark
Exclusively for adults, this 21+ evening event offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment. For one night a month, the Adler’s Doane Observatory is exclusively open for Adler After Dark guests. This tour of Chicago’s largest public telescope is not to be missed. Music, a cash bar, and the best views of Chicago’s skyline round out the night. The theme for this Wednesday is “Particle Party.” Explore the world of particle physics at this subatomic Adler After Dark. People from Fermilab will be on hand for a special panel discussion exploring the “Three Frontiers” of particle physics-energy, intensity, and cosmic, all of which are radically altering how we understand the universe. Discover otherwise invisible particles with a special Cloud Chamber, check out how particle accelerators work, and enjoy all the museum has to offer-cocktail in hand. Read More

9/21 Expo Chicago
The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, will once again present over 125 leading international galleries at Festival Hall at Navy Pier. These exceptional galleries represent 17 different countries and 36 different cities, offering a broad spectrum of modern and contemporary artwork. Building on the success of the exposition’s inaugural year, EXPO CHICAGO/2013 will ensure Chicago’s place as an annual international fair destination. Read More

9/21 Art for The heart event at The Polish American Museum
Art for Heart is again proud to present Chicago’s talented Polish and Polish-American artists and share their artwork with the community. This year the event runs from Saturday, September 21st through Friday, September 27th with the exciting open night held on the 21st from 7 to 11 pm. Come mingle with the artists, enjoy complimentary appetizers, a cash bar and a live DJ. Read More

9/21 M.A.K.U* SoundSystem + SOULPHONETICS at Navy Pier

M.A.K.U. SoundSystem makes big music that begins in traditional Afro- Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in the punk-jazz stratosphere. Free. Read More

9/22 Learnapalooza in Logan Square
The Learnapalooza Festival is a community-building event offering free workshops and classes lead by volunteers and hosted by local businesses. Read More

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