CSCI Cheering Stations at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees will join with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 9. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. Committee Cheering Station Locations…

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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Join Us For A Live Broadcast From Europe’s Favorite Music Competition Chicago Sister Cities International presents a free Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Stockholm, Sweden. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since…

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Post-Screening Reception for Land of Songs

The Vilnius Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a post-screening reception with Lithuanian food and drink after the Lithuanian film Land of Songs during the 19th Chicago European Union Film Festival, of which CSCI is a sponsor. Ticket to the film required to attend the post-screening reception. San Francisco-based filmmaker Aldona Watts, the granddaughter of…

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Traditional Lithuanian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop

Join the Vilnius Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture at a Traditional Lithuanian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop to learn the ancient art of decorating eggs using the etching technique. This annual workshop, usually held at the Museum, has become increasingly popular and gained attention not only among the Lithuanian community,…

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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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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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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,…

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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…

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Lithuanian Exhibit Opening

Join the Vilnius Committee as the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania celebrates the opening of the special exhibition We Shall Fly to Lithuania at Concourse A of Chicago Midway International Airport on Thursday, July 18 from 10-11 a.m. This special exhibition honors the 80th anniversary of the first U.S.-Lithuanian Transatlantic flight by Captain Steponas Darius and…

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Film Screening of “The Age of Czeslaw Milosz”

The Vilnius and Warsaw Committees of CSCI, in partnership with the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, present a screening of the film The Age of Czeslaw Milosz. This documentary commemorates the 100th birthday of Czeslaw Milosz, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Lithuanian poet whose life spanned a century. Famous cultural figures, friends and family retrace the life and…