• 08:00 PM
  • Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is making its Ravinia Festival premiere on August 22 and 23, 2017. The performance on both nights begins at 8pm. The orchestra is conducted by James Gaffigan and will feature violin virtuoso InMo Yang on August 22 and Behzod Abduraimov on August 23. Program for Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Rossini, Overture to…

  • 07:00 AM
  • Various Locations on Marathon Route

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

  • 04:30 PM
  • Chicago Riverwalk on the Jetty between Wells and Franklin

This summer, Chicago Sister Cities International brings a global vibe to Chicago’s iconic Riverwalk for a six week celebration of Chicago’s sister cities with Unifest. Unifest will celebrate Chicago’s 28 sister cities through food, drink and music. Unifest will run every Thursday evening from 4:30–8:30pm beginning on July 13 on the Jetty area of the…

  • 02:00 PM
  • Old Crow Smokehouse, River North, 149 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago

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…

  • Various Locations

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…

  • 12:00 PM

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…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Skydeck Chicago, 99th Floor of the Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago

Online ticket sales for this event have ended. Tickets available for purchase at the door. For more information, please call 312.201.4525. 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…

  • 07:00 PM
  • Lucerne Artist Studio, 903. N. Damen Avenue

On February 26, 2016 from 7-10pm, join the Lucerne Committee of CSCI for the exhibition The Meaning of Life, A New Comic by Anja Wicki, the current artist-in-residence at the Lucerne Artist Studio, 903. N. Damen Avenue. For over ten years, Chicago and Lucerne have worked together on artist exchanges between the two cities. The…