• 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…

  • 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…

  • 07:00 AM

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 on Sunday, October 11. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. Committee Cheering Station Locations • Gothenburg,…

  • 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…

  • 03:00 PM
  • Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn, Chicago

Join the Vilnius Committee of CSCI for the rally “Embrace Freedom the Baltic Way” where Lithuanian-Americans will join with Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, and other freedom-loving Americans in this demonstration of unity and a rededication to freedom. Two significant anniversaries will be commemorated in Chicago on August 23, 2014. 75 years ago on August 23, 1939,…

  • 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…

  • 10:00 AM
  • Chicago Midway International Airport, 5700 S. Cicero Avenue

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…

  • 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…

  • 07:00 PM
  • 6500 S Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL
  • 773 582 6500

This handsome documentary commemorates the 100th birthday of Czeslaw Milosz, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Lithuanian poet who spanned his century. Famous cultural figures, friends, and family retrace the life and work of this extraordinary thinker, joined by Milosz’s own words and a wealth of archival material. Born in a cross-border region of Lithuania in 1911, Milosz…

  • 02:00 PM
  • The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago

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…

  • 11:00 AM
  • Chicago Cultural Center, First Floor Garland Room, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

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,…