The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance series presents free Texas and Western Swing dance lessons by The Galaxie and live music by the Western Elstons, who mix classic honky tonk, western swing and rockabilly.
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The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free African Diaspora dance lessons by Kimosha P. Murphy of the ALYO Childrens Dance Theater and live music by Kokolo at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Tango dance lessons by Manny Lopez-Marquez and live music by Nancy Hays & The Romance of Dance Orchestra, performing classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin along with Latin favorites.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Salsa dance lessons by Tommye Giacchino & Gregory Day of Chicago Dance and live music by Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, performing Salsa, Merengue, and Latin Jazz.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Zydeco dance lessons by Louie Stallone & Monica Vachlon and live music by Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, performing Zydeco.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Son Huasteco, Son Jarocho, Son de Tarima, Polka, and Waltz dance lessons by Lorena Iiguez and live music by Sones de Mxico Ensemble, performing Mexican Son.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Zydeco dance lessons by Buddy Bates & Rebecca Unger and live music by Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, performing Zydeco.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Bhangra dance lessons by Shamila Khetarpal and live music by Funkadesi, performing East Indian, funk, and reggae sounds.
Chicago SummerDance in the Parks 2009 presents free Fox-Trot dance lessons by Nicolle Gifford of MayIHaveThisDance and live music by Thomas Gunther Jazz Band, performing Classic Swing.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Rumba dance lessons by Bob & Penny Urbon of Chicago Ballroom Dance Co. and live music by Steve Cooper Orchestra, performing Ballroom-era highlights.
Get into African American imagery, words and ideas at this festival’s film screenings and workshops, book fair, writing workshops and spoken word show.
One hundred exhibitors’ original artworks (woodworking, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, paintings, photographs) are yours for the choosing, and at the open-air studio, create and keep your own masterpiece.
Rack up bargains and freshen up your look with chic spring-summer ’09 merchandise from some of the city’s best boutiques featuring Chicago designers.
Say goodbye to summer with this outing full of live global music and artisan wares, African and African-inspired foods, and fun for the entire family.
Chicago’s oldest juried art fair is the perfect place to find original works of art from local artists, plus fun activities for kids.