The elegance and passion of Spain’s dance, music and culture is showcased in the 38th American Spanish Dance & Music Festival, Wednesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 22. Each year this popular Festival attracts thousands of cultural fans from around the world to experience “Spain in America” with the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater’s full company and guest artists from Spain.
We are launching a huge distribution this week covering all corners of the city, the western suburbs, and the north shore. Come see the festival The Chicago Sun-Times hails as “a date worth keeping every summer.”
Please visit www.ensembleespanol.org for tickets and more information.
Melissa Etheridge usually performs with musicians well-versed in the rhythms of rock ’n’ roll. But for her next appearance in Chicago, the iconic rock star has chosen as her backing band a group of musicians more familiar with the intricacies of Beethoven and Brahms. Joined by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Etheridge will appear June 16 for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s 25th annual Corporate Night. Sean O’Loughlin will be the guest conductor. If you’ve ever wondered how Etheridge’s many hit songs would sound if backed by an orchestra, you’re about to get your answer. Always ready for a challenge, Etheridge admits it’s a pairing that many rock artists would not want to try, but she’s confident it will be a “very memorable evening.”
Melissa Etheridge plays the CSO on June 16th. Please visit cso.org for tickets and more information.
The DuSable Museum and the Illinois Amistad Commission invites families, educators, and Civil War enthusiasts to the DuSable for their second annual “Civil War Family Day.” This history-packed day will be filled with riveting battle re-enactments; engaging historic character re-creations including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and President Abraham Lincoln. In addition a special recognition of “Juneteenth” will be observed and exciting family activities and Museum tours are on the schedule.
Our street teams were out this weekend promoting this, and other exciting summer events taking place at the DuSable. We were posted at Printer's Row Lit Fest and the 57th Street Art Fair passing out postcards to people in attendance. Check out this and more happening at DuSable this summer!
Please visit www.dusablemuseum.org for more information.
The Eye on India Festival, started in Chicago and now in it’s 4th year will host a rich multi-disciplinary program of over 25 events centered on cuisine, dance, fashion, film, literature/ storytelling, music, theater, visual arts and business discussions. The Festival will feature acclaimed artists and speakers including award-winning author Rana Dasgupta, prominent theater personalities Rajat Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin, contemporary musicians Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel Project, Fareed Haque, and the Saxophone Sisters, award-winning filmmaker Prashant Bhargava and expert on Indian business, the ex-MD of Microsoft India, Ravi Venkatesan.
Eye of India takes place June 13th through 29th in Chicago. Please visit eyeonindia.com for more information.
In its seventh year, our annual Alcyone Festival celebrates the depth and breadth of women writing for the stage. The theme for The Alcyone Festival 2014 is "Inspirations," featuring works by women that have inspired some of the artists who have inspired us.
This is our first time working with the Halcyon Theatre, and we targeted lots of north side neighborhoods for their retail distribution including Lincoln Square, Hendersonville, and Albany Park.
The Alcyone Festival takes place through June 22nd @ Christ Lutheran Church. Please visit halcyontheatre.org for tickets and more information.