Tag Archives: Cultural Heritage

175 Days to Love Chicago: 14th Annual Katherine Dunham Tribute

Katherine Dunham Celebrate the legacy of Chicago-born Katherine Dunham, a legendary dancer and choreographer who raised awareness of the cultures of the African diaspora. Be inspired by SpiritWing Dance Ensemble’s 14th Annual Katherine Dunham Tribute, a free admission dance performance, and our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Thursday, June 21.

175 Days to Love Chicago: American Spanish Dance and Music Festival

Over 40 dancers and musicians bring the rhythms and passion of Spain to Chicago at the American Spanish Dance and Music Festival, June 14-24, and our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Thursday, June 14! 

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Greeter

Explore Chicago with a friendly, knowledgeable Chicago Greeter as your guide. This free service, offered daily, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Monday, June 4!

175 Days to Love Chicago: Maifest Chicago 2012

Feel the spirit of friendship (a.k.a. “gemütlichkeit”) fill Lincoln Square as you celebrate German culture, food and music at Maifest Chicago 2012, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Thursday, May 31.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago

Celebrate the Jewish experience and impact throughout Chicago’s history when you experience Movers, Shakers and History-Makers at the Spertus Institute. It’s the fifth chapter in Spertus’ FREE eight-part series Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago, and it’s our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Thursday, April 26.

175 Days to Love Chicago: My Chinatown: Stories from Within

Go behind the beautiful architecture of Chinatown and hear stories that illuminate its vibrant past and present at the opening day of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago’s My Chinatown: Stories from Within, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Saturday, April 21.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret

For a show that’s playful, sexy and somewhat subversive, catch Silk Road Rising’s Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Sunday, April 8th.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Great Greek Experiences

From Corinthian columns to delicious Greek dishes, you can see the influence of Greek culture all over Chicago! Stephanie Vlahakis, President of the National Hellenic Museum shares her favorite ways to celebrate Greek culture and heritage in Chicago.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Experience African American History and Heritage

Journalist, women’s rights activist and civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells (left) and her great-granddaughter Michelle Duster (right). Photos courtesy of Michelle Duster. From watching new plays by contemporary African American writers to experiencing historic landmarks up close, Michelle Duster, author, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells and Co-Chair of the Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee, [...]

Choose Your Own Culinary Adventure at Two Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinatown’s Nine Dragon Wall (Above) Greets Visitors to the Neighborhood Celebrate Chinese New Year at not one, but two free public celebrations, Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29! Colorful paper dragons flap their mouths and curly eyelashes as they parade through Chinatown and Uptown. Join in the celebration, then feast to your heart’s (or stomach’s) delight [...]