• 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…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago. The proceeds from this special event will support the work of Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago and fund Chicago Consular…

  • 01:30 PM
  • Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Join the Bogota and Mexico City Committees of Chicago Sister Cities International at the Gene Siskel Film Center as they host a pre-screening reception at 1:30pm before the screening of the Chicago premiere of the documentary Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez at 3pm. Must have a movie ticket to enter the reception. To purchase…

  • 03:00 PM
  • The Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington Street, Chicago

The Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and The Consulate General of the Czech Republic, in concert with The First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple present Jakub Jan Ryba’s Czech Christmas Mass, a concert with soloists, chorus and orchestra Two performances will take place on Saturday, December 10: 3:00 – 4:00pm afternoon…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago in honor of Chicago’s 85+ member diplomatic corps. The proceeds from this special event will support the work of Chicago Sister Cities International…

  • 06:15 PM
  • Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago

Join the Vilnius Committee of CSCI for an encore screening of the Lithuanian film Land of Songs, winner of the Audience Award at the 19th Chicago European Union Film Festival. San Francisco-based filmmaker Aldona Watts, the granddaughter of Lithuanian immigrants, traveled to the village of Puvočiai in the region of Dainava (“Land of Songs”) to make this…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

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…

  • 06:00 PM
  • The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago

The Moscow Committee of CSCI will celebrate the rich traditions of Slavic culture through an evening of beautiful performances, delightful conversation and delicious food at the 4th Annual Firebird Gala. Hosted by Moscow Committee Co-Chairs Aleksandra Efimova and Prince Piotr Galitzine. Guests are also invited to participate in the Eurasian Business Forum at Baker and McKenzie…

  • 07:30 AM
  • Baker & McKenzie, 300 E. Randolph Street, Suite 5000, Chicago

The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and Baker & McKenzie present the 4th Annual Eurasian Business Forum. The forum will highlight doing business in the Eurasian countries. Distinguished speakers and panelists from Eurasia will address key issues and trends of the current investment climate in the region. In addition, panelists from established Eurasian…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Germania Place, 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago

The Accra Committee of CSCI and the Chicago KICS Foundation is proud to announce that a team from Ghana has been identified to receive a grant to compete in the 2014 Inaugural Chicago KICS Cup in July 2014. Together, the Accra Committee and the Chicago KICS Foundation are hosting a benefit to help bring the…

  • 02:30 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater (77 E. Randolph Street, Chicago)

The Lahore Committee of CSCI presents Aaj Ki Umrao Jaan, a play by Riaz Baber in collaboration with the Performance Club of Chicago. In Urdu with audio English translation via smartphone.  

  • 12:45 PM
  • The Turf Club of Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie Avenue in Stickney/Cicero, IL

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 18th 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…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Sheridan Shore Yacht Club, 20 Harbor Drive, Wilmette, Illinois

Join the Warsaw Committee of CSCI, in partnership with Poland’s Kuyavian-­Pomeranian Voivodeship, for The King’s Thursday Dinner, a Taste of Chicago Sister Cities event. This unique culinary event celebrates the Independence Day of the Republic of Poland and features Chefs Artur Moroz of Bulaj in Sopot, Poland and Mark Grosz of Oceanique in Evanston on November…

  • 12:45 PM
  • Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 19th 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…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago. The proceeds from this special event will support the work of Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago and fund Chicago Consular…

  • 01:00 PM
  • Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie Avenue, Stickney/Cicero, IL
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The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 16th 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…

  • Meet at the CAF Shop and Tour Center (224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago)

Offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, this French language tour visits both historic and modern skyscrapers. It traces the history of tall buildings from the 19th-century to the present, with considerations of the Chicago School, Art Deco, Modern, Postmodern and contemporary architecture. French influence on Chicago’s architecture will also be discussed. Tour is two hours;…

  • Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Lobby, 20 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago

David Lee Csicsko’s portrait of Coco Chanel will be on display during the week of the Chicago-Paris Anniversary celebration, as part of the French Connections exhibit, on display from August 15–October 12, 2016. Throughout the exhibit, 24 of Csicsko’s modern and playful portraits of iconic French personalities will be featured, connecting a local Chicago artist…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago Sister Cities International is privileged to once again host the Chicago Consular Corps Ball on Wednesday, October 30 at the Hilton Chicago’s Grand Ballroom. The international guest list will include members of the 85 foreign Consulates and Honorary Consulates in Chicago. The Chicago Consular Corps Ball is black tie and national dress, and begins…