Monthly Archives: February 2011

Film: “Čovek nije tica (Man Is Not a Bird),” Slavic Film Series, Northwestern University, February 24

Screening this Thursday (24 February):

“Čovek nije tica (Man Is Not a Bird)”

With an introduction by Dr. Petkovic
Refreshments provided by the Slavic Department.

Film screenings every other Thursday @7pm in Kresge 4365. Pizza and soda to be provided and discussion afterward is encouraged.

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Concert: Evgeny Kissin, Chicago Symphony Center, February 27

Stage seats just added!

The popular and enigmatic Evgeny Kissin returns to Symphony Center for a special residency. His extraordinary virtuosity and powerful interpretations make him one of the most sought-after pianists in the world. Don’t miss your chance to witness incredible artistry and immeasurable musical depth when he performs this February. Call 312-294-3000 or visit to purchase your tickets today!

Symphony Center Presents Piano Series

Sunday, February 27, 3:00

Evgeny Kissin, piano


Liszt Etude No. 9 in A-Flat Major Ricordanza
Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Liszt “Funérailles” from Harmonies poétiques et
Liszt “Vallée d’Obermann? from Années de pèlerinage,
Book 1 (Suisse)
Liszt “Gondoliera,” “Canzone” and “Tarantella” from 
Venezia e Napoli

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Lecture: “Preserving Sacred Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Macedonia,” Pance Velkov, SAIC, February 28

Pance Velkov Lecture

Mon, February 28, 6pm – 8pm

Where McLean Center Ballroom (112 Michigan Ballroom)
Description Pance Velkov will give a lecture to students faculty and staff.

The lecture will focus on the current problems related to conservations of some of the most important churches and mosques in the republic of Macedonia. The country possesses some of the finest medieval frescoes in the world and the most important Ottoman heritage in Europe after Turkey.

Any person with a disability who would like to request an accommodation for this program should contact Campus Life at 312.629.6880 or email as soon as possible to allow adequate time to make proper arrangements.

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Romania at the Festival de la Francophonie, Alliance Francaise – Chicago, March 4

Romania at the Festival de la Francophonie

Friday, March 4, 2011 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Alliance Francaise – Chicago
54 W. Chicago Ave entrance
Children $5, Adults $15

Djembé, raclette, grio, gauffre, tourtière, poutine, thiou… Don’t know what these words mean… or taste like? Come and find out!

ROCX is proud to have Romania represented on the kick-off evening of a month-long festival organized by Alliance Fracaise, celebrating French-speaking people from over 50 different countries. Come to sample delicacies from Romania, Belgium, Canada, France, Morocco, Québec and Switzerland, meet people from all over the world on the dance floor with DJ Lady D spinning La Francofonie, a mix of classics, hits and techno-ethnic. And… pourquoi pas? Belt out your own version of La Vie en Rose and let your inner Céline Dion loose during the Karaoke de la Francophonie. Prizes for the braves! The Romanian pavillion will be sponsored by generous local Romanian businesses.

Pre-register early with Alliance Francaise! Places are limited and this program sells out every year.

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“Enchanting Kyiv” – 8th Annual Fundraiser and Live & Silent Auction, Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, March 5

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art invites everyone to celebrate “Enchanting Kyiv” – 8th Annual Fundraiser and Live & Silent Auction.

2320 W. Chicago Ave.
6:30pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Admission: $40 per person, $75 per couple
RSVP March 1st by calling us at (773) 227-5522 or email

Some auction items can be viewed here.

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Concert: The Resonance Ensemble, Chicago Cultural Center, March 6

The Resonance Ensemble

Sunday, March 6, 2pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater

Ken Vandermark’s 10 piece orchestra, the Resonance Ensemble, features musicians from Poland, the Ukraine, Sweden, and the United States. To coincide with this show the Resonance Ensemble’s brand new album, “Kafka in Flight,” will be released on the Not Two label. This performance is the culmination of the International Resonance Festival taking place in Chicago and Milwaukee, March 2-6

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International Women’s Day, WorldChicago, March 7

International Women’s Day

“The Business Case for Diversity: Why Developing Women Leaders is Imperative to the Success of Global Companies”

March, 7, 2011

10:30 AM: International Fair

12:00 PM: Keynote Luncheon

Union League Club | 65 W. Jackson  Blvd | Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Deborah L. DeHaas, Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner at Deloitte

Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Diann Burns, Host, Next TV

Deb is the Vice Chairman and Midwest Regional Managing Partner for Deloitte LLP, which includes offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines.  With 5,000 professionals, Deloitte is the largest Big Four firm in the region.  In this role, Deb leads the quality, client satisfaction, growth, marketplace, and human resource initiatives in the region.   Deb also serves as lead client service partner or advisory partner on a number of the firm’s most significant clients in the Midwest Region.

During her career, Deb has served a variety of clients, with an emphasis on those in the manufacturing, consumer products, and communications industries.  Deb is also a member of the Deloitte LLP U.S. Board of Directors.

For More Information… or Howard Gross at or 312-368-9197

$60 – Luncheon Ticket
$75 – Display table at the International Fair (non-profit organizations) – includes one lunch ticket
$100 – Display table at the International Fair (for-profit organizations) – includes one lunch ticket
$600 – 10-top luncheon table and a display table at the fair

This event is sponsored by: International Trade Club of Chicago, WorldChicago and Union League Club of Chicago

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Coffee Conversations: Interfaith Dialogue: The European and Eurasian Perspectives, WorldChicago, March 17

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations
Interfaith Dialogue: The European and Eurasian Perspectives
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 8:30-9:30am
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL
1st Floor, Garland Room

Come to hear about interfaith dialogue in Europe and Eurasia from a U.S. Department of State sponsored delegation of religious leaders, educators, community activists and leaders of advocacy groups involved in religious affairs from a variety of countries in that region.  These visitors will be in Chicago to explore this topic as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program and will meet with local experts representing a variety of different religions and initiatives in Chicago.

Continental breakfast provided.

Cost: WorldChicago Members, Free

Non-members, $10

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Soiree Roumanie at Alliance Francaise, March 23

Soiree Roumanie

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 6:30 pm
Alliance Francaise – Chicago
54 W. Chicago Ave entrance
Free admission

Alliance Francaise in partnership with ROCX invites you to the Romanian Soiree as part of the Festival de la Francophonie. Join us for the screening of Nae Carnfil’s “The Rest Is Silence”, described by Variety as “an intelligent crowd-pleaser made with affection for its characters and era”.

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Romanian Film Festival at Chicago – Third Edition, Skokie Theatre, May 27-29

Romanian Film Festival of Chicago – 3rd Edition

Romanian Cultural Exchange (ROCX) is hosting the 3rd Romanian Film Festival in Chicago, scheduled for May 27-29, 2011 at the Skokie Theatre. This event draws the highest population of people with Romanian heritage in the Mid-West, and hundreds of film lovers. The Romanian Community in Chicago alone accounts for over 100,000 people. The event will include an opening cocktail party to honor lead Romanian film industry players and our elite sponsors.

As the L.A. Times quotes, “Romanians can’t make a bad film. It’s like, illegal in their country.” We invite you to join the Romanian community, and foreign film enthusiasts alike in discovering the cinematic phenomenon that left a fierce impression on film festivals all over the world. Help ROCX make that impact in Chicago.

Highlights include:

– Chicago Premiere of Silent Wedding (“Nunta Muta”) directed by Horatiu Malaele, Winner of the Grand Prix at Umbria International Film Festival, Italy 2009

– Chicago Premiere of Megatron directed by Marian Crisan winner of the Palme d’Or for a Short Film at the Cannes International Film Festival 2008

– US Premiere of The Red Gloves (“Manusi Rosii”) directed by Radu Gabrea, Official Selection of the Cannes International Film Festival 2010

– Romanian Film Festival of Chicago Short Film Awards Ceremony

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