Saturday, June 20, 2015

Swedish Midsommar Fest Sun Jun 31, 2015 Geneva, IL

Swedish Day Midsommar Festival
Sunday  June 21, 2015
at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva, IL 60134.
Ethnic festival,  Arts & Crafts Fair, Scandinavian Food, Maypole Celebration, Live Music, Children's Choir, etc.
Admission: Adults -- $5; Children 12 and under free;
People dressed in Traditional Scandinavian Folk Costumes also free.

There's also Swedish Days coming up in downtown Geneva June 23-28, 2015 -- Here's the complete schedule:

Looks like the main Swedish folk music & dancing is Saturday, 3pm & 4pm in the "Sweden Väst" area, 4th St & State St

Friday, June 19, 2015

Passport Europe Fest, Morton Arboretum, Jun 20-21,2015

Another short-notice:

2nd Annual Passport Europe Cultural Festival
Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
Sat/Sun Jun 20-21,2015
Lots of international music & dance performances,
Outdoors near the Visitor Center and Meadow Lake
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Passport Europe Festival FREE with Arboretum admission
$14 Adults ages 18–64
$12 Seniors ages 65+
$9 Youth ages 2–17
Children 1 and younger are free
Admission includes FREE parking!

Chicago Scots Highland Games June 19-20, 2015

Sorry this is late notice:

29th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games from June 19-20, 2015
at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, Illinois. 
333 Pierce Rd, Itasca, IL

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Children under 2 are FREE; Children ages 3-12 $5.00; Adults $20.00

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Chicago Summerdance June 26-Sep 13, 2015

June 26 - September 13, 2015  •  Spirit of Music Garden • FREE To Everyone
  • Free Admission
  • Fridays & Saturdays
    Dance Lessons: 6-7pm
    Music & Dancing: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sundays
    Dance Lessons: 4-5pm
    Music & Dancing: 5-7pm
The schedules are up at this link:

Looks like, as last year, they're only doing Fri,Sat,Sun, at the Spirit of Music Garden, not the Thursday dances that tended more to ethnic and international folk dance in years past.  But I see that EDC will be teaching for this one:

Sunday, August 9, 2015

  • Megitza (Polish and Carpathian Folk Music) / / / /

  • Ethnic Dance Chicago (Polish, Carpathian Basin and Romani folk dances) / /

Authors in our midst

Two local folk dancers,  Rose and Louise have both recently published new books:
They're available from the authors, or on Amazon:

Mountain Rescue, by Rose Creasey McMills
The Secrets and Recipes of the Beef Steak Inn, by Louise Brass

Serbian Performance, Harris Theater Chgo Thurs Jul 2, 2015

Serbian Cultural Association “Stevan Mokranjac”
Tamo Daleko... Nostalgic Journeys through Serbia
Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7:30pm
Harris Theater, Millenium Park, Chicago