BROADWAY IN CHICAGO — THE COLOR PURPLE
Jul
17
to Jul 24

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO — THE COLOR PURPLE

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO — THE COLOR PURPLE – з 17 по 28 липня.  

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times), directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!

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WAVE WALL WAX: DJ LOVEBUG
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

WAVE WALL WAX: DJ LOVEBUG

WAVE WALL WAX: DJ LOVEBUG – 28 липня, о 2 год. пополудню. Безкоштовно.

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

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A Visual Art Project: Ukraine - Overcoming Crisis
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

A Visual Art Project: Ukraine - Overcoming Crisis

A Visual Art Project: Ukraine - Overcoming Crisis – 3 серпня, о 7 год. вечора. Виставка триватиме до 26 серпня 2018 р.

Візуальний мистецький проект «Україна: Подолання» . 3-26 серпня 2018 року, Український Національний Музей, Чикаго.

Український Інститут Громадської Дипломатії, Генеральне Консульство України в м. Чикаго, Українській Національний Музей в Чикаго запрошукють на відкриття міжнародного мистецького візуального проекту «Україна: Подолання», присвяченого сьогоденню, яке поствило перед Україною чимало викликів, найважчий - війна, яку веде Росія на сході України. Через об’єктив українських та міжнародних фотографів, глядач має нагоду побачити ціну процесу їх подолання, перейнятися гордістю за українського воїна, привітати громадянське суспільство, об’єднане бажанням будувати нову Україну, прославляючи її тисячолітню культуру.

Автори проекту:українське агенство « Укрінформ «, Давид Тесінський, Павел Волберг, Володимир Харченко, Дмитро Холод Галина Лаврінець, Людмила Мацюк, Олександр Сирота, Денис Копилов, Юрій Величко.Автор ідеї: Olena Prokopenko відкриватиме виставку.

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Corey Dennison
Aug
4
9:00 PM21:00

Corey Dennison

Corey Dennison – 4 cерпня, о 9 год. вечора. Вхід безкоштовний до 9 год. вечора, після - $10.

As a young boy, Corey Dennison heard the powerful, soulful sounds of the Blues on late night radio programs and recalls being captivated by the music. He received his first guitar at the age of 6 and began to imitate the music of artists such as Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins and Albert King. Corey immediately felt a strong connection to Soul music. “I just loved the way Soul music made me feel from my head to my toes. I remember humming along to songs from Wilson Pickett, Curtis Mayfield & Sam Cooke.” This marked a lasting impression on his musical style and is clearly visible today in his soulful vocals and fiery guitar solos

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Uketoberfest
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Uketoberfest

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Uketoberfest -  11 та 12 серпня.

The $5 per-day entrance donation, goes to benefit church renovation projects and other parish outreach funds.

St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church will be hosting its Annual Parish Festival, Uketoberfest, on August 11-12, 2018. This very successful venue of ethnic food, dance, and song attracts over 12,000 participants during the two days and is considered to be one of the best Ukrainian festivals of its kind.

Apart from Ukrainian A-list performers (TBA) don't forget about the selections of foreign, Ukrainian, and domestic beer, food from our parish’s own kitchen, games, and raffle, plus much, much more!

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Ukrainian Days Chicago 2018
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Ukrainian Days Chicago 2018

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Ukrainian Days Chicago 2018 – 25 та 26 серпня, вхід $5.

Located on Chicago Avenue in the heart of Chicago's Ukrainian Village (2200 and 2300 block of Chicago Ave.)

Join us for our 35th annual celebration of Ukrainian Culture. The festival coincides with the 27th year of Ukrainian Independence. Ukrainian Days features dance performances, live music, ethnic food, kids activities and much more.

$5 per-day entrance donation goes to benefit the Ukrainian village community, future events, and other outreach funds.

 Sponsorship and volunteering opportunities are available. Please contact us for more details.

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WAVE WALL WAX: AFROQBANO
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

WAVE WALL WAX: AFROQBANO

WAVE WALL WAX: AFROQBANO – 11 та 21 липня, о 2 год. пополудню. Безкоштовно.

AfroQbano is a DJ, producer & eclectic music enthusiast.  He regularly spins at some of the most popular Chicago clubs and coordinates biweekly programming with Lumpen Radio. His original tracks and remixes have been featured on albums and mix-tapes across the world. He was recognized as one of Chicago’s top three DJs in the Chicago Reader’s “Best of 2016.”

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Ukrainian Boat Party #2 by MoLoKo | Sunset Cruise
Jul
15
6:45 PM18:45

Ukrainian Boat Party #2 by MoLoKo | Sunset Cruise

Ukrainian Boat Party #2 by MoLoKo | Sunset Cruise – 15 липня, о 6:45 год. вечора.

Компанія MoLoKo запрошує на чергове Ukrainian Boat Party!

Неймовірний вигляд на місто Вітрів, легкий вечірній бриз, захіж сонця, гаряча музика, весела компанія, запальні танці та 4 години плавання на яхті AnitaDee II. Гостей розважатиме MC Kosmos Konstantin Stanislavsky (New York) DJ Denys Kanel.

- Квитки не повертаються після моменту покупки !

- Яхта відпливе від берега рівно о 07:30PM !!! При запізненні на посадку вартість квитків не відшкодовується.

- На борт не допускаються гості у стані сильного алкогольного та/або наркотичного сп’яніння.

- З міркувань безпеки гостей, перед посадкою на борт охорона проводитиме поверхневу перевірку Гостей та їх речей.

- У випадку несприятливої для плавання погоди яхта не покидатиме прибережну акваторію і не випливатиме в озеро Michigan курсуючи на безпечній відстані від берега. Яхта Anita Dee II - трьохпалубний човен з однією відкритою палубою та 2 палубами під накриттям.

- При умові шторму, торнадо та інших природних або техногенних катаклізмів, що класифікуються командою яхти Anita Dee II як Форс Мажор подія буде скасована i вартість квитків буде відшкодована.

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Grant Park Music Festival
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Grant Park Music Festival

Grant Park Music Festival – з 13 червня до 18 серпня.

Щосереди та щоп’ятниці, о 6:30 год. вечора та щосуботи, о 7:30 год. вечора.

For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. The 2018 season runs from June 13 to August 18 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and will feature an ambitious schedule of programming that has something for everyone! Grab your blanket and some snacks, or get a reserved seat down front close to the stage, and enjoy a classical concert under the stars! For more information, visit gpmf.org.

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Reinterpreting Religion: Performance and Artist Talk
Jul
8
1:30 PM13:30

Reinterpreting Religion: Performance and Artist Talk

Reinterpreting Religion: Performance and Artist Talk – 8 червня, о 1:30 по полудню.

Lakshmi Ramgopal: Maali Performance (1:30pm); Reinterpreting Religion Artist Talk and Catalog Release (2:00pm)

Lakshmi Ramgopal, joined by violinist Lucy Little, gives a performance that activates Maalai, her installation in Reinterpreting Religion, integrating sound, performance art, and dance to produce a ritual that explores sacrilege and gender identity within a Hindu context.

Following the performance, Ramgopal and the other Chicago-based artists of Reinterpreting Religion—Yvette Mayorga, Roni Packer, and Rhonda Wheatley—will participate in a discussion about their artistic practices and will read excerpts from the newly released exhibition catalog that highlight their perspectives on contemporary religion. This discussion will be moderated by curator, Lauren Leving.

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Орест Лютий. "Лагідна та сувора Українізація"
Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Орест Лютий. "Лагідна та сувора Українізація"

Орест Лютий. "Лагідна та сувора Українізація" – 7 липня, о 8 год. вечора.

Видатний український «співочий антрополог» Орест Лютий, що у 2012 році створив культовий проект «Лагідна та сувора українізація» вперше виступить в Чикаго.

Карколомний мікс відомих радянських пісень, шансону, дворових романсів перетворюється на радикально-музичне шоу у стилі бандерівської криївки.

Гумор, іронія, тонкий сарказм та дозоване вмотивоване використання ненормативної лексики від професора антропології може спричинити легкий культурологічний шок.

Виступ відбудеться в ресторані "Tryzub", у форматі закритої вечірки.

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NEIL YOUNG SOLO
Jun
30
to Jul 4

NEIL YOUNG SOLO

NEIL YOUNG SOLO – 30 червня та 1 липня, о 8 год. вечора.

Jam Productions & 93XRT welcome Neil Young Solo for two nights in downtown Chicago at the historic Auditorium Theatre.

“At the Auditorium Theatre, the same theatre where we played one of our first CSNY gigs, just before Woodstock; where I played Tonight’s the Night in 1973. I have played Chicago many times since then, had big times in so many halls and stadiums, and this one will be like coming home. I hope all the folks who want to hear me will be there.” — NEIL YOUNG.

For more information, visit NeilYoungArchives.com.

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Heartbreak Hotel
Jun
30
to Jul 13

Heartbreak Hotel

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Heartbreak Hotel – вже зараз до 9 вересня.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his burgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis’s career skyrockets, both lifting and shattering the lives of those he loves, a secret love story is revealed, a betrayal is discovered, and “Colonel” Tom Parker changes the course of history, all in just 18 short months.

This brand new musical features hit songs from the King himself as well as the legends who influenced his iconic music, with chart-toppers including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right Momma,” “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” and, of course, “Heartbreak Hotel.” This is where the story begins… “take a walk down lonely street.”

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON – 21 червня, о 7:30 год. вечора. Квитки від $55.

The President is Missing, by President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson, marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.

Join President Bill Clinton for a live wide-ranging conversation as he offers candid insights into the process and research behind the novel, as well as the timely and alarming issues it raises about our world today.

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AON SUMMER FIREWORKS
Jun
13
10:15 PM22:15

AON SUMMER FIREWORKS

AON SUMMER FIREWORKS – 26, 30 травня, 2, 6, 9, 13, 16 червня. Безкоштовно.

Navy Pier is Chicago’s bi-weekly destination for spectacular, free fireworks displays perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier’s Aon Summer Fireworks occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

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The Cher Show
Jun
12
to Jun 27

The Cher Show

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The Cher Show -  з 12 червня до 15 липня. Квитки від $33.

For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture – breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show is her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star and the icon.

The Cher Show is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, and Oscar®, an Emmy®, and enough Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequins shortage in Chicago, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical.

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  Фестиваль «Червона Рута»
Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

Фестиваль «Червона Рута»

Фестиваль «Червона Рута» - 9 та 10 червня. Вхід $5.

The Palatine Branch of the American Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) & Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church invite you, your family & friends to join us at the 2018 Chervona Ruta Festival where all who attend will enjoy delicious Ukrainian & American cuisine, a fabulous entertainment program, shopping at the Festival Marketplace, games, activities and much, much more!!!

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s festival!

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Pravytsia Concert
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Pravytsia Concert

Pravytsia Concert – 8 червня, о 7 год. вечора. Квитки $20.

"Pravytsia," an ethno-jazz band from Ukraine, puts a modern spin on traditional folk songs, sung for hundreds of years across the various regions of Ukraine. They are performing for the first time in the United States on Friday, June 8th, 7pm, at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.

Featuring performers Marta Lubchyk (vocals), Myroslava Saliy (vocals), Bohdan Reshetilov (piano), and Nazar Stets (bass).

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Dirty Dancing
May
29
to Jun 3

Dirty Dancing

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Dirty Dancing – з 29 травня до 3 червня.

Dirty Dancing – the classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

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Пікнік та Храмове свято «День Святої Пятидисятниці»
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Пікнік та Храмове свято «День Святої Пятидисятниці»

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Пікнік та Храмове свято «День Святої Пятидисятниці» - 26 травня, з 5 год. вечора та 27 травня, з 10 год. ранку. Вхід $5.

Парафія Святої Трійці в Бенсенвілі щиро запрошує  всю українську громаду на дві урочисті події, які незабаром відбудуться у нашій христовій родині.

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Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy
May
25
3:00 PM15:00

Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy

Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy – 25 травня.

Presentation and Book Signing with Jaroslaw Martyniuk

From the author's experience of spying from the air for US Army intelligence in the mid-sixties to his special work of coordinating undercover research with Soviets in Europe, Martyniuk recollects a most extraordinary life that begins in Ukraine during WWII and ends with his conquest of Switzerland's highest peak in mid-August 1991, the same week the Soviet Union imploded.  

The book focuses on the author’s life and intelligence work in Paris, France, focusing on his involvement in gathering information about the Soviet Union, which provided the US Government with unique insights about the life of average citizens in the Soviet Union and helped the White House to shape strategy in dealing with Soviet leaders. The narrative, told in 40 vignettes, covers a fifty-year span of the author's life from his escape from the Red Army juggernaut to his upbringing and life in Chicago, and in 1979 his fortuitous appointment as an administrator-diplomat in Paris, France.

 In addition to an autobiographical account and European travelogue (he visited every country on the European continent) the memoir contains reflections on history, politics, economics, philosophy, art and architecture. The book also explores leitmotifs such as the meaning of freedom, synchronicity, luck, survival, mountains and the impact of political correctness on free speech and liberty.

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Свято Героїв
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Свято Героїв

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Свято Героїв – 20 травня, о 12 год. пополудню.

Традиційне Свято Героїв. Присвячене 100 річниці проголошення Української Держави і героям Перших Визвольних Змаганнь. Запрошені гості з України.

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«Український Реквієм»
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

«Український Реквієм»

«Український Реквієм» - 19 травня, о 7 pm.

Фундація Українського Геноциду-Голодомору США запрошує на прем’єру видатного композитора Євгена Станковича «Український Реквієм» з нагоди відзначення 85 річниці Українського Геноциду-Голодомору 1932-1933 рр.

Симфонічний оркестр філармонії м. Каламазу, хор фестивалю музики Баха м. Каламазу, диригент Андрій Колер, солісти Ніна Матвієнко, Стефан Шкафаровський, Ансамбль Бандуристок Північної Америки.

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BALLET NACIONAL DE CUBA — DON QUIXOTE @ THE AUDITORIUM
May
18
to May 20

BALLET NACIONAL DE CUBA — DON QUIXOTE @ THE AUDITORIUM

BALLET NACIONAL DE CUBA — DON QUIXOTE @ THE AUDITORIUM – 18-20 травня. Квитки від $41.

Ballet Nacional de Cuba returns to Chicago for the first time in 15 years with company director Alicia Alonso’s Don Quixote. The company puts a distinctly Cuban spin on the classic ballet, elevated by Ludwig Minkus’ acclaimed score, performed by the Chicago Philharmonic. Loosely based on the story by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote has been heralded as an “unforgettable” production (The Los Angeles Times) that will make you “fall in love with ballet all over again” (The Washington Post).

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SPRING INTO ACTION: CARDIO YOGA
May
17
7:00 AM07:00

SPRING INTO ACTION: CARDIO YOGA

SPRING INTO ACTION: CARDIO YOGA – 3, 10 та 17 травня о 7 год. ранку. Безкоштовно.

This free Cardio Yoga class is designed to infuse fundamental yoga postures with low impact cardio and sculpting exercises.  Throughout class, modifications and adjustments are provided to help with posture and to ensure safety. Cardio yoga is a perfect complement your exercise regimen. Please meet us inside the Crystal Gardens (indoors).

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Ефіра Album Release Party & Show
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Ефіра Album Release Party & Show

Ефіра Album Release Party & Show – 11 травня, о 8 год. вечора.

You are cordially invited to Ephyra's long awaited and exclusive album release party and show which will take place at the Ukrainian American Club, 2234 W Chicago Ave. Doors open at 8:00pm. Entrance: $10 which includes a copy of Ephyra's new album "Ланцюги". Music by DJ Taras after the show.

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Долучайтесь до підтримки Києво-Могилянської Академії
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Долучайтесь до підтримки Києво-Могилянської Академії

Долучайтесь до підтримки Києво-Могилянської Академії – 5 травня, о 6 год. вечора. Гала вечеря $100. Квитки на www.kmfoundation.org.

Kyiv-Mohyla Foundation of America cordially invites you to an evening that celebrates 27 years of achievements of Ukraine's leading University, the resilience of visionaries who stood behind the University's re-opening in 1991 following Ukraine's Independence and the Alumni that transform the academic, economic and political landscape of Ukraine today.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky (Honorary President of National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”), Dr. Ulana Suprun (Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine)

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI: Ruslan Petrychka (TV Producer, News Anchor, Voice of America), Lyuba Shipovych (Co-founder RAZOM for Ukraine, former Director of Investment Dpt and Chief of IT at Odesa Oblast Administration), Oleksandr Starodubtsev (Founder of ProZorro, a public e-procurement system, Head of Dpt of Public Procurement Regulation of Ukraine).

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Film Screening: Invisible Battalion
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Invisible Battalion

Film Screening: Invisible Battalion – 4 травня, 7 год. вечора.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art together with Razom for Ukraine, Canada-Ukraine International Assistance Fund and Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America invite you to the Chicago premiere of the documentary film, Invisible Battalion.

Produced and filmed by women, Invisible Battalion, is the first full length Ukrainian documentary film about women’s participation in ATO military operations in Ukraine. The film follows six women as they are fighting the war against Russia and explores the challenges they’ve faced over the course of their service, from evacuating casualties, to recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder, to reintegrating into civilian life. These six heroines represent a much larger group of Ukrainian women in combatant units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, calling attention to stereotypes, gender discrimination and the combatant struggle for recognition and compensation on par with men who serve.

Come and see this Chicago premiere and meet the heroines, directors and producer of this riveting Ukrainian documentary film subtitled in English.

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella –
May
2
4:30 PM16:30

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella –

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – з 27 квітня до 6 травня. Квитки від $18.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®– winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

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Chicago/Book Presentation "The Clergy of the Peremyshl Eparchy" –
Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

Chicago/Book Presentation "The Clergy of the Peremyshl Eparchy" –

Chicago/Book Presentation "The Clergy of the Peremyshl Eparchy" – 29 квітня, о 1:30 pm.

Українська Католицька Освітня Фундація та Український Католицький Університет запрошує на презентацію книжки отця Ректора Богдана Праха «Духовенство Перемиської єпархії та Апостольської адміністрації Лемківщини: у 2-х томах, т. 1: Біографічні нариси (1939-1989); т. 2: Документи і матеріали (1939-1950)».

Праця о. Богдана Праха присвячена історії Перемиської єпархії в буремний і трагічний період 1939-1989 рр., у який Церква пережила воєнне лихоліття, радянські, німецькі та польські репресії й урешті насильну ліквідацію, ув’язнення, заслання та депортації духовенства і вірних.

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Spring Recital Violin & Piano
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Recital Violin & Piano

Spring Recital Violin & Piano – 28 квітня, о 7 год. вечора. Вхід $20.

Olena Hirna and Linda Camp, two acclaimed Chicago area musicians in recital, performing Elgar, Bach, Beethoven, Revutskyj, Dan'kevych, Stepovyj, Kosenko, Stankovych and more. This performance is a part of an ongoing project presenting less known pieces of Ukrainian composers to a contemporary audience.

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SPRING INTO ACTION: CIRCUIT TRAINING
Apr
24
7:00 AM07:00

SPRING INTO ACTION: CIRCUIT TRAINING

SPRING INTO ACTION: CIRCUIT TRAINING – 3, 10, 17 та 24 квітня, о 7 am. Безкоштовно.

Join us at Navy Pier on Tuesday mornings this spring for free, high-intensity body conditioning sessions. Led by top instructors, these hour-long, outdoor circuit training sessions will combine endurance training and resistance training using the natural landscape of Polk Bros Park. Whether you’re a serious athlete or are simply looking to tone up in time for beach season, you won’t want to miss this free opportunity to break a sweat on the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

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STEPAN PROTSIUK
Apr
21
5:30 PM17:30

STEPAN PROTSIUK

STEPAN PROTSIUK – 21 квітня, о 5:30 год. вечора.

After the collapse of the USSR Ukraine faced a decade of significant social change. Since the late 1980s, and particularly after the independence of Ukraine in 1991, with the disappearance of censorship, a whole new generation of writers had emerged, among them Stepan Protsiuk.

Due to increased freedoms and the openness of Ukrainian society to foreign influences, and exposure to literature of other countries, writers began exploring  previously forbidden topics such as the forced famine of the 1930s, sexuality, drugs, the darker sides of human life, while employing new writing styles such as postmodernism and neo avant-garde, using profanity, mixing genres, and reflecting on social problems. These elements are found in Protsiuk’s writing as he is considered one of the most controversial intellectuals of contemporary Ukraine.  A multi-award-nominated laureate, Protsiuk has authored close to 15 works of literature. His most celebrated pieces include “Romance,” “Sacrifice,” “Totem,” and his renowned collection of essays — “Tightrope Walkers.” In 2010, “The Rose of Ritual Pain” was published as one of the first attempts of serious artistic-psychological comprehension of Vasyl Stefanyk’s figure as a human being and creator. Shortly thereafter, “Under the Wings of the Great Mother” was published. The most recent of the author’s works is “The Grass Cannot Die,” whose moving themes led to the creation of a short film in Ukraine. 

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Investing Millions in Ukraine's Future: A Transformative American Experiment
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Investing Millions in Ukraine's Future: A Transformative American Experiment

Investing Millions in Ukraine's Future: A Transformative American Experiment – 14 квітня, о 6 pm.

Jaroslawa Johnson, President and CEO of the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), and Roman Tychkivskyy, WNISEF's economic leadership program manager, will discuss the equity fund's trade/export activities in Ukraine as well as its sponsorship of the Ukraine House at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Additionally, the two executives will review the various WNISEF-sponsored education programs that are helping to prepare Ukraine's youth for leadership roles in their country. The Western NIS Enterprise Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 and funded by the U.S. government via the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Martin Hurtig: A Retrospective Opening Reception
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Martin Hurtig: A Retrospective Opening Reception

Martin Hurtig: A Retrospective Opening Reception –  6 квітня, о 6 pm.

Martin Hurtig began his professional training at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. In 1955, he studied at the Atelier 17 in Paris. In 1957, Hurtig received a Master’s degree, also from the Institute of Design in Chicago. Hurtig has presented his works extensively, with national exhibitions such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Portland Museum, Maine, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii to name a few. He has also exhibited on the international stage, with shows including the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France, Osaka Triennale, Osaka, Japan. He received numerous commissions for his sculptural murals, including from the Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan, IL; the National Republic Bank, Chicago; and a stained glass window and wall mural at the Union Church of Lake Bluff, IL. He also curated a number of exhibitions, including Sight/Insightat the Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago-Paris Abstract Affinities at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago. In the late 60s and early 70s, Hurtig struggled against the dominance of “Imagism” in Chicago, forming with Larry Solomon, a group committed primarily to abstraction called “The Five,” which also included Ted Argeropolis, Larry Booth, and Vera Klement.

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An Enemy of the People Artist Encounter
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

An Enemy of the People Artist Encounter

An Enemy of the People Artist Encounter – до 15 квітня. Тривалість 2 години та 20 хвилин.

Join Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls and playwright Brett Neveu (whose new adaptation of the play, Traitor, is now on stage at A Red Orchid Theatre) as they discusses the universal themes of the play and the challenges of adapting such a fundamental piece of theatrical canon.

When a water contamination crisis puts their community in peril, two brothers face off in a battle of political ambitions and moral integrity. Nearly 150 years after Ibsen's masterpiece first thrilled audiences, it "is startling how current the play's ideas feel" (The New York Times) and remains "a play so necessary, exhilarating to experience" (The Village Voice).

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