• 07:00 AM

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…

  • 07:00 AM

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 8. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. Committee Cheering Station Locations…

  • 07:00 PM
  • Polo Café (3322 S. Morgan Street, Chicago)

With raves from the Lapin Agile in Montmartre to Ravinia’s “Rising Stars,”, Parisian-born Claudia Hommel partners with singer-pianist Elizabeth Doyle and accordionist Patricia Spaeth to transport you to the “City of Light.” The evening is introduced by the Poetry Slam team from Paris and continues with special appearance by Paris-based world troubadour Eric Vincent. Let…

  • 12:00 PM
  • The Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior Street, Chicago

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Paris, the Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invites Chicago Slam Works to showcase the work of Collective 129H, poets/performers Rouda, Neobled and Lyor. Together with Marc Smith, founder of the poetry slam, and Chicago Slam Works poets, they create a dynamic interpretive performance. The resulting poetic performance can be…

  • 07:00 PM
  • United Center, 1901 W Madison, Chicago, IL 60612

For the first time ever, two Euroleague professional basketball teams will play on North American soil. On October 1, 2015, Chicago’s United Center will host the Euro Classic between six-time European Champs Maccabi Tel Aviv and three-time Euro champs Armani Exchange Milan. Both teams have created a “Give Back Ticket Program to battle violence”— over…

  • 12:00 PM
  • Cai Restaurant, 2168 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago

The Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and the China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International present Consul General Zhao Weiping at a business luncheon on Monday, September 30, 2103 at 12 noon at Cai Restaurant located in Chicago’s Chinatown. Chinese Consul General Zhao Weiping will update the state of China-U.S. trade relations, U.S.-China trade issues,…

  • 12:00 PM
  • Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago

Travel the world with Chicago Gourmet’s Global BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Pavilion. Chicago’s favorite ethnic restaurants will highlight internationally-loved bbq from a selection of Chicago’s sister cities. Come sample the best food from around the world from September 26–27 in Millennium Park’s South Promenade during Chicago Gourmet. For more information and tickets, visit chicagogourmet.org.

  • 07:00 PM
  • Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Cuisine is increasingly global and yet heavily influenced by local ingredients and tastes. As interest in the clean flavors of Scandinavian cooking has exploded, so too has the number of accomplished chefs and restaurateurs hailing from Sweden’s west coast. This talent has been brought together in Gothenburg into the Délice Network of Good Food Cities…

Chicago Sister Cities is excited to once again participate in Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park on September 24-25, 2016. CSCI will have a tasting pavilion featuring the food of our sister cities. For a glorious weekend in September, Millennium Park becomes the perfect canvas for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet and there’s so much to…

  • 09:00 PM
  • The Chop Shop & 1st Ward, 2033 W. North Avenue, Chicago

Join the Toronto Committee of CSCI at the Tale of Two Cities Chicago Showcase, presented by The Remix Project and the City of Toronto and sponsored by the City of Chicago, the Toronto Committee of CSCI, Green Label, Fake Shore Drive, XVThree, Chop Shop 1st Ward and ComEd. Showcasing Toronto and Chicago as global cultural…

  • 06:00 PM
  • 4626 N Knox Ave Chicago, IL 60630
  • 1-312-201-4530

Join the Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, the Irish American Heritage Center and Slow Food for an enchanted evening of Slow Food cooking. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it…

  • 02:00 PM
  • Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Celebrate the the 25th anniversaries of Ukrainian Independence and the Sister City Anniversary between Chicago and Kyiv with a special gala banquet. Individual tickets are $150 and sponsorship is available. To learn more, purchase tickets or arrange for sponsorship, please visit Ukraine25Chicago.org. Cocktails 2:00pm Dinner and program 3:00pm

  • 06:00 PM
  • Showplace Icon Theater, 1011 S. Delano Court East, Chicago

CSCI and its Delhi Committee are sponsoring the Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF), celebrating the best in South Asian Film from September 18–21, 2014 at Chicago’s Showplace Icon Theater and Evanston’s Public Library. CSAFF, organized by the Chicago South Asian Art Council, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit), is a path-breaking film festival that showcases the…

  • 06:00 PM
  • DePaul University’s Daley Building, Room LL10 (lower level), 14 E. Jackson Boulevard

The 2016 presidential campaign introduced a new term into the cultural zeitgeist: “fake news.” But fake news is anything but new. In the years between World Wars One and Two, as old empires fell and new ideologies formed, the field of journalism came of age. Principles of objectivity, fairness, and unbiased reporting became a question…

  • 11:00 AM
  • Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago

The Gothenburg Committee of CSCI, in partnership with the Swedish American Museum are hosting a gallery walk and fika for Ariana Ramhage‘s exhibit Bluescapes of Sweden. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist, who will be present at the gallery walk, is inspired to paint a warm, colorful summer motif on the coldest and darkest days of winters…

  • 04:30 PM

The Busan Committee is a sponsor to an exhibition and workshop hosted by the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago featuring contemporary art made of traditional Korean handmade paper (hanji). Made from mulberry trees, hanji is smooth, translucent, shiny, permits ventilation, and is extremely durable. An old saying states that “silk can last five hundred years,…

  • 06:00 PM
  • Dining Room at Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago

Chicago Sister Cities International continues its tradition of creating global relationships through cultural connections with Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Busan, presented by the Busan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. Chicago food lovers will have the opportunity to dine on a five-course Korean feast prepared by renowned Chicago husband and wife chef team Beverly…

  • Jackson Park, Chicago

The Osaka Committee of CSCI is forming a team to participate in the 17th Annual Chicago Half-Marathon or 5K to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Chicago and Osaka sister city relationship. Come cheer on Team Chicago-Osaka! Look for the Chicago Sister Cities International tent at the Finish Line Festival from 8am-11:30am in Jackson Park…

  • 08:00 PM
  • La Triennale di Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano, Italy

Celebrating the sister city relationship between Milan and Chicago, Chicago’s own JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound closes out a weekend of Chicago-themed events throughout Milan with a free outdoor concert celebrating the rich soul music that has made Chicago famous world-wide. With a take-no-prisoners live attack and lyrics speaking of the torment and triumph…

  • Various Locations Throughout Milan, Italy

Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and World Business Chicago (WBC) are leading a delegation of Chicago business, civic and cultural leaders on a mission to Chicago’s sister city of Milan, Italy to present “Chicago Week” during Expo Milano 2015 from September 3-6, 2015. Organized by CSCI and WBC, and with the support of the City…