It was the Golden Era of photography when the Cuban Revolution broke out, that’s what Roberto Salas told a room of diners in Chicago’s West Loop. He and his father, Osvaldo, were two of the four renowned photographers in La Habana who trekked next to Fidel Castro up the mountains of the Sierra Maestra. The […]

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This weekend the Pilsen neighborhood will once again welcome the Cantina Crawl a celebration of local establishments and their specialty drinks, produced by the folks behind Pilsen Fest. It’s expected that more than 1,500 crawlers will participate in the six-hour celebration which features 10 bars beginning with Simone’s on 18th Street and ending at Martin’s in […]

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At this year’s May Day rally and march, members of Organized Communities Against Deportations and Mijente announced a federal lawsuit against CPD and ICE agents, McHenry County, ICE’s Chicago Field Director, and the city of Chicago. Celene Adame, wife of the man filing the suit, said that CPD’s sharing of its “Gang Database” with ICE […]

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On the heels of finishing its first workshop series on immigrant rights, Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is teaming up with several organizations on a new round of workshops on undocumented immigrants’ rights in the workplace, rental properties, and the health care system. The new series launched last Saturday with events on opposite sides of the city: a “Know Your Rights” workshop […]

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 20 UrbanTheater Company Presents Water & Power Batey Urbano, Chicago
Saturday, July 22 Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival Marquette Touist Park, Marquette MI,
Saturday, July 22 SummerDance-Off: Footwork Hamilton Park Cultural Center, Chicago
Saturday, July 22 Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha: Charanga Tropical and Mixed Motion Art Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Thursday, July 27 SummerDance at Humboldt with DJ Agúzate Humboldt Park, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 BANTU FEST Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL 60637, United States,
Saturday, July 29 Peruvian Festival Chicago Kosciuszko Park, Chicago, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Pilsen raise up – Big community march Plaza Tenochtitlan, Chicago
Saturday, July 29 Salsa: Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros and Arthur Murray Dance Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago
Monday, July 31 Juan Díes: Beyond the Music Mather’s—More Than a Café, Chicago
Tuesday, August 1 Bend it Like Beckham Millennium Park, Chicago
Thursday, August 3 2017 Lollapalooza Lollapalooza, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 Quetzal Art Fest 2017! Sga Youth Family Services, Chicago
Saturday, August 5 50 Years of Verde Luz: Chicago Tribute to El Topo Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago
Sunday, August 6 Slow & Low: Community Lowrider Festival 600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1820, United States,
Friday, August 11 Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan
Friday, August 11 Festival Cubano 2017 6100 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639-2705, United States,
Friday, August 11 Santana at Ravinia Festival Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
Saturday, August 12 My House Music Festival 2017 18Th St. & Blue Island Ave., Chicago
Monday, August 14 Broadway In Chicago Free Summer Concert Millennium Park, Chicago
Friday, August 18 Kizomba & Bachata: DJ Just Jacob and Latin Street Dancing Spirit Of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago