Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…

Captain Abu Raed Screening

During Arab Heritage Month, the Amman Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International hosted the screening of this first-ever independent film to come out of Jordan, Captain Abu Raed, with a guest appearance by Amin Matalqa (writer, director and producer of Captain Abu Raed).

A Night of Jordanian Fashion

The Honorary Consul of Jordan and the Amman Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Program welcomed HRH Princess Ghida Tala and HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, rising over $71,000 for the King Hussein Cancer Center at a Night of Jordanian Fashion on Sunday, October 5th at Alhambra Palace and Restaurant. The fashion extravaganza featured…

The Trio Chicago and Friends – Reception and Concert

The Amman and Petach Tikva committees of CSCI co-hosted a reception and concert performed by pianist Mark Damisch. The event was a send-off to Mr. Damisch’s Middle East tour, which included visits to Amman and Petach Tikva. The Amman Committee hosted a night of American memorable music, “The Trio Chicago and Friends” featuring Gershwin, Ellington…

Second Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The Second Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival was held 6/4-6/8 on Daley Plaza. The Chicago -Amman committee ran a Vote for Petra booth fashioned as a Bedouin tent and shared tourism information and encouraged people to vote for Petra as a Natural Wonder of the World.

Arabesque Music Ensemble Performance

The Amman Committee and the Arabesque Foundation for Arab Culture cosponsored the Arabesque Music Ensemble performance of “The Music of the Three Musketeers” and “Al-Fursan at-Talatha” (music by three composers for the legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum) in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. Over 200 guests attended the concert.

Jordanian Dance Troupe at Sister Cities 50th Celebration Fest

The culture committee arranged for the Jordanian dance troupe, Church of the Virgin Mary Debke Group, to perform at the Sister Cities 50th Anniversary Celebration Fest held at the Daley Center. Petra Café sold Arab cuisine at the weeklong fest. Travel brochures were distributed through the information booth.