Maifest 2016 is brought to you by the May Fest Committee, President Joe Matuschka, Vice President Matt Lodge and with special thanks to the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce (www.lincolnsquare.org) and 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar (chicago47.org).
Date: Friday to Sunday, May 29-31 Time: Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm | Saturday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm | Sunday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm Location: 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.), Chicago View Map Beneficiary: Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Parish Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood will celebrate the stuffed tortilla in all its glory at this 2nd annual community event.
The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago and the Holiday Market.
Manifest Urban Arts Festival: the ultimate showcase of young talent. Columbia College Chicago invites you to our annual showcase and celebration of the student work that only our students can create.
Taste of Polonia Festival → September 2 thru 5, 2016 This annual Labor Day weekend festival at the Copernicus Center in Chicago’s Jefferson Park offers non-stop LIVE MUSIC, food, and fun for four days; from Friday thru Monday (Labor Day).
This, and Mexican Independence Day (celebrated in September at the Little Village neighborhood’s “Festival de La Villita”), are two of the biggest celebrations of Mexican culture in the Midwest.
Erotic Flares, Beastly Zen: Day Five of the Umbrella Music Festival The duo of Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet/tenor sax and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on doublebass graced Constellation’s main room to begin the final night of the festival. A large room, with dark-stained wood, I liked how closely they stood next to each other despite the open, available space around them. Longtime musical partners, these...
Tipping the Hat, Leather and Petals: Day Four of the Umbrella Music Festival Longtime playing partners and current UCSD faculty members Mark Dresser (doublebass) and Anthony Davis (piano) started the night off with duo versions of several tunes from each other’s extensive catalogs. I didn’t have very high expectations for this set as Dresser’s recent projects have stunk of an unfortunately typical academic tepidity. The...
Moments vs. MOMENTS! : Day Three of the Umbrella Music Festival The keyword for tonight was ASSURED. In an age rife with empty gloating and overly apologetic self-scrutiny, it was a relief and an incredible pleasure to be treated to three sets of music that displayed such thorough and well-warranted confidence. These sets worked well individually, but immaculately altogether. Shamefully, I can admit that I’ve...