Anime Midwest, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more has announced the musical guests that will be performing at this year’s convention, which is expecting over 8,000 attendees from July 4-6, 2014. From vaudeville to punk rock and folk, the musical lineup provides entertainment of various music genres for guests to enjoy in the Rosemont Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

This year’s musical lineup includes:

Retro rockabilly swirled with South Sea Tiki

Vintage Garage Chicago Returns to Uptown July 20th with the popular Rockabilly and Tiki theme.

“Think pineapples and Polynesia with a dash of Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley,” says Melissa Sands of Vintage Promotions, LLC, producer of the show. “Last year it was the biggest show of the year. I’m confident everyone will be back and we know the outfits will be amazing.”

RE|Dance Group Celebrates 5th Anniversary The Long and Forgotten Winter

RE|Dance Group, headed by Michael Estanich and Lucy Vurusic-Riner, celebrates five years of evocative dance-theater with the world premiere of The Long and Forgotten Winter, a mythic allegory for modern times.  Focusing on the central theme of passage, the 9-member ensemble sets out on a journey that explores a contemporary world lost and the search for a new utopia.

17th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Invitational

On Wednesday, July 23rd, kicking off at 10 a.m., Catholic Charities will host its 17th Annual Golf Invitational at the picturesque Cog Hill Golf & Country Club located in Lemont, just 30 miles southwest of the city.

Fourth Annual Anime MidWest Convention Announces Masquerade With Cosplay

Anime Midwest, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more announces its masquerade complete with a cosplay contest from 4-6 p.m. on July 5, 2014. Guests are invited to show off their best cosplay attire and have the opportunity to compete in the cosplay contest, where winners will receive free admission to next year’s convention.

Chinese Fine Arts Society’s Music Annual Festival in Honor of Confucius

Registration opens today for the Chinese Fine Arts Society’s annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius Competitions.  The Music Festival in Honor of Confucius introduces participants to the rich heritage of Chinese music through instrumental and vocal competitions and scholarship opportunities.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Confucius Competitions as the Chinese Fine Arts Society also celebrates its 30th anniversary.  All competitions are held at the Merit School of Music, 38 S.

MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO A Day of Free Music throughout Chicago

 Presented by Rush Hour Concerts, Make Music Chicago, a completely free musical celebration across Chicago, returns for its fourth annual event on the first day of summer and longest day of the year, Saturday, June 21.  Chicago joins more than 700 cities across the world celebrating free music as part of the international music holiday, Fête de la Musique, all on the Summer Solstice each year.  This year, Make Music Chicago is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night

Leapin’ Lipizzans! Tempel Lipizzan Performances to Begin June 21, 2014

Best known for seemingly gravity-defying leaps that have prompted many to describe their breed as the equine equivalent to Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Tempel Lipizzans will begin performing their internationally-acclaimed “Ballet of the White Stallions” on Saturday, June 21, this summer. Performances are scheduled for 6 - 8 p.m. on select Saturday evenings, and 1 - 3 p.m. on select Sundays and Wednesdays, through Sep. 13. All shows take place at Tempel Farms in rural Old Mill Creek, Ill., where the rare Lipizzan horses are bred, trained and perform.

Vinyl is Back at Vintage Garage Chicago Record Ramp
Vintage Garage Chicago and the Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) have teamed up to bring a special section to the market June 15, the Record Ramp.
Vendors will bring vintage vinyl, cds, 8-tracks, tapes, electronics, memorabilia and more to sell on the ramp. In addition CHIRP DJs will be on-site spinning vintage vinyl records from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The show is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.


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