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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Vienna, Austria. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s most…

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Ukrainian Chicago Fashion Show

Presented by Ukrainian Chicago Magazine in partnership with Miss Ukrainian Diaspora and VIDIA, the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is supporting the upcoming fundraiser, Ukrainian Chicago Fashion Show. The proceeds will benefit those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. The show will feature three collections by leading Ukrainian fashion designer, Olena Dats. Seating…


Film Screening of “Guns, Pucks, Beer and Dogs”

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic and the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International present a film screening of Jan Novák’s Guns, Pucks, Beer and Dogs (2013, 77 min). Jan Novák will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.  


Literary Weekend at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 2 pm, the Women’s Guild of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture proudly presents author, attorney Tony Mankus, who’ll read from and discuss his book, Where Do I Belong? An Immigrant’s Quest for Identity. This captivating memoir outlines an emotional quest for identity in the context of the author’s…

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Concert for Ukraine

The turmoil in Ukraine has created an under-reported and alarming humanitarian crisis. Nearly one million people have been displaced by fighting in Eastern Ukraine, including children orphaned by the war, critically wounded soldiers and families forced to leave their homes for safety. Resources to assist these refugees and victims are limited. With the intention of bringing…

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Swiss Noggeler Soirée

Join the Lucerne Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International as they welcome guest-of-honor the Honorable Stefan Roth, Mayor of Lucerne, Switzerland, and the 50-member Noggeler Guuggenmusig Lucerne marching band to Chicago. This joyous celebration of all things Swiss includes a buffet and wine set against the background of Chicago’s skyline from Skydeck Chicago on the 99th…


Lucerne’s Famous Noggeler Marching Band in Chicago

Lucerne’s famous 50-member Noggeler Guuggenmusig Lucerne are appearing throughout Chicago March 12–15. The Noggeler is part of Lucerne’s carnival tradition, one of the most popular carnival celebrations in Europe. Strange characters in fantastic masks and costumes will make their way through Chicago, as these carnival musicians (Guggenmusigen) blow their instruments in joyful cacophony and celebration. The…


絆 Kizuna 4: Through Our Eyes

絆 Kizuna 4: Through Our Eyes is the fourth phase of a multidimensional photography exhibition focusing on the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The first three phases toured venues throughout Chicago in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The exhibition will be at the Richard J. Daley Center Lobby from March 9–13 and the James R….


A Red Sari Evening

The Delhi Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International sponsored the South Asian Cardiovascular Center’s Red Sari Evening.


Chicago Consular Corps Gala

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners. The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, will serve as the Gala’s keynote speaker. This year, the Chicago Consular Corps will honor Glenn Tilton, Retired Chairman of the Board, United Continental…


2014 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 17th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing. Chicago’s own Oyster Festival of Racing pays tribute to two of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, by bringing together enticing food…


CSCI at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 12. Committee Cheering Station Locations • Gothenburg, Sweden: Sandburg Terrace at LaSalle Street, between Goethe and Schiller • Osaka,…


Sister City Street Food at Chicago Gourmet

Travel the world with Chicago Gourmet’s newly added Global Street Food Market, developed in collaboration with Chicago Sister Cities International. Chicago’s favorite ethnic restaurants will highlight internationally-loved foods from a selection of Chicago’s sister cities, including: Saturday, September 27, 12–6 pm Barbakoa Modern Latin & Bar (presented by the Mexico Tourism Board) representing Mexico City,…


MILAN: Welcome Reception for Italian Youth Soccer Team

The Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is proud to sponsor the Collegio Gallio youth soccer team from Como, Italy in their participation in the first annual Chicago KICS Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament that will take place July 19–26, 2014. The KICS Cup will bring in over 100 youth soccer teams including local,…