Weekly Worldly Events


Photo Credit: Cambalache Facebook Event Page

Collected by Jennifer Wolan, Community Media Workshop New Media Intern

Thursday June 27- Sunday September 15

Chicago SummerDance, Grant Park (Spirit of Music Garden-Michigan and Harrison)

Although this event will be available for 11 weeks, make sure you don’t miss it. Chicago SummerDance brings a one-hour professional instructor to Grant Park followed by a two-hour dance session. The 4,900-square-foot dance floor is just the right size for the 44 different live bands to do the Swing, Waltz or Cha-cha. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sundays 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. For more information click here.


Saturday June 29

Son Jarocho Exchange Project, National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W 19 st.

Join this festival kick-off with a panel discussion and live concert with Cambalache. Moderated by Juan Dies, ethnomusicologist and co-founder of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, this event will bring a roundtable discussion of panelists including Laura Cambron and Ricardo Salazar to share different views of the 21st century global movement, Movimiento Jaranero.

The movement has now evolved via a network of jam parties, the internet and migrant communities since the past 30 years. The discussion and concert runs from 2 p.m.-9p.m. For more information click here.


Saturday, June 29

The Rise of Thundera, Taxim, 1558 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Take yourself on a journey to the a Latin influenced beat where you can listen to Samba, Reggae and Afro Beat all in one night. Infuse your mind, body and soul as it will be throbbing for more. Join DJ’s like Soulphonetics and Rasul from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m for this global electronic goodness. For more information click here.


Sunday, June 30

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Milwaukee Avenue (Kedzie to Diversey)

Sunday night is a great night to end the weekend and listen to over 50 visual artists including William Cepeda, AfriCaribe and Angel Alvarez at 8 p.m. With two stages of live music and some of Logan Square’s most renowned restaurants, it’s going to be hard to stay in. A $5 donation is suggested. For more information click here.



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