The 22nd Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place September 11–27, 2020 and is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999.

This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the region, Chinatown Summer Fair is a true celebration of Far East beauty and culture including food, art and music located on Wentworth Avenue from Cermak Avenue to 24th Place in Chicago.

This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the region, Chinatown Summer Fair is a true celebration of Far East beauty and culture including food, art and music located on Wentworth Avenue from Cermak Avenue to 24th Place in Chicago.

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.

Breathe, move, heal.
Learn and experience Afro Diasporic Dance with Barron Lightner. Each week includes stretching and an introduction to an Afro Diasporic social dance. The workshop series will culminate in a virtual performance for the 10th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of the Masks at the Leimert Park Art Walk.
All ages are welcome and invited to participate in this free series of online public programs! Come for just one, or sign up for the whole series.
Zoom link will be sent to attendees one hour prior to event.*
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If the workshop registration has closed, please join us on facebook where the workshop will be livestreaming and register now for next week’s workshop.
The workshop is free
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Your donation of any amount supports the artists and culture bearers who co-create the Festival of Masks Workshops, Dialogues and Celebration.
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A Community Festival Bringing Over 30 Different Countries and Cultures Together to Exchange, Celebrate Diversity, Unity & Love.
Join thousands of delighted festival-goers, coming together to exchange, celebrating diversity, culture, and food from over 30 different countries, local and international artists, MCs, DJs, from the Caribbean, Africa, South America and the USA.
In honor of continuity, exchange, and cultural connections throughout the diaspora, Bantu Fest 2020 will showcase arts, crafts, food, vendors, dance, drums, workshops, children activities, and many more activities that will create a unique experience from all of the countries featured.

When COVID-19 hit, every comedian lost their ability to tour. Nowhere Comedy Club is a way around that – a full comedy club experience from the comfort of your home (assuming your home is comfortable). Watch your favorite touring acts while they can’t tour. And since there’s no travel costs, tickets are more affordable to fans!

Greg Proops of “The Smartest Man in the World“ podcast and “Who’s Line is it Anyway” joins improvisational forces with Ben Gleib of “Last Week on Earth” podcast and “Idiotest” for a night of comedy from the top of their heads. Crowd work in your living room. As God intended it.

RULES AND PROCEDURES:

This show is limited, so don’t wait to purchase your ticket.

Your ticket gets you access to the Zoom chat. Please make sure to download the Zoom app on your phone or computer ahead of time. We encourage the audience to keep their mics on so that everyone can hear the laughter. If your mic is on, headphones are mandatory to prevent feedback. You are welcome to have your video on or off. Please be respectful: if you interrupt the performance or do anything inappropriate on video you will be locked out of the show.

Upon purchase, you will be emailed a Zoom link – DO NOT SHARE IT. Only one person can use each link, and if more than one person tries to use it, both people will be locked out of the show.

Yvette Marie Stevens, better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Khan received public attention for her vocals and image. Known as the Queen of Funk, Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with “I Feel for You” in 1984. Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.