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Poetry Foundation: Poetry in Russian Music

Spend a night in Russia with art songs from POETRY IN RUSSIAN MUSIC, featuring Evgenia Pirshina, Tanya Dybal, and Irina Feoktistova. Hear renditions of pieces by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and others who were inspired by the themes of love, passion, and death in the work of Russian poets Pushkin, Fet, Tolstoy, and Severyanin.

Trap Door Theater: The White Plague by Karel Čapek

Trap Door Theatre
1655 W Cortland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Dates through January 11, 2020

Showings at Facets Cinematheque

Milos Stehlik: A Life in Film

Join us for a special celebration of Milos's life and legacy. We'll be screening 10 of Milo's favorite films with introductions from friends and colleagues and a sale of rare VHS from the Facets Label.

This event is free and open to the public. Full schedule will be available soon.

"The Rebelled Body Plays": A discussion with Catalina Florina Florescu at 57th Street Books

Catalina Florina Florescu discusses "The Rebelled Body Plays." She will be joined in conversation by Mihaela Campion. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books


About the book: "The Rebelled Body Plays" is a collection of three plays: “Mia”; “Suicidal Dog and Laika”; and “Three as in Tri-Angle, or the Aftertastes of Life.” The same plays appeared in the author's native language, Romanian, last year.

Indigenous Studies Forum by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Good afternoon! We would like to invite you to join the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for an online forum discussion: Indigenous Studies Forum. The forum will be held on December 5, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm CST. This forum seeks to raise awareness of current projects and trends in scholarly communication in indigenous studies. Areas of focus include cultural preservation, digitization, digital humanities, language revitalization, and innovative research methods in teaching and learning environments.

Lukáš Sommer at Hey Nonny

Guitarist Lukáš Sommer will be giving a recital on November 17, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights. He will be accompanied by special guest Klára Moldová on violin. 

Workshop: "Non-traditional Publishing and Digitization in Slavic and East European Countries"

All are invited to participate in a workshop that planned with fellow information professionals from around the world. The workshop, “Non-Traditional Publishing and Digitization in Slavic and East European Countries,” will cover samizdat, rock zines, art, and counterculture works, and will focus on Slavic and East European resources, specifically primary sources created by underground, alternative, and counter-culture social groups.

Les Panchyshyn Exhibition and Screening of "Forbidden"

Exhibition: Portal by Ukrainian artist Les Panchyshyn. This exhibition has been extended to Sunday November 3, 2019.

‘Forbidden’ is a film about the turbulent life of the poet and dissident Vasyl Stus. It will be showing with English subtitles at the Ukrainian National Museum, Sunday November 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Admission is $15.00.

This event is sponsored by Ukrainian Congress Committee of Illinois.

10/13 Concert: Garage at the Chopin Theatre


30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution, a decisive moment in Czech modern history

Legendary Prague rock band  inspired by punk, postpunk, pub rock and new wave. In 80s (under former communist regime) Garage was allowed to play officially (sometimes), but never permitted to play for money and unable to publish official albums.

330pm - Free, ight reception. Meet & Greet. Cash bar.

5pm - Concert 

Complimentary admission, RSVP required


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