Saturday, April 27 at 7 pm
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629)
Screening of “Kelionės namo”, a documentary film by Ramunė Rakauskaitė. 2019, 60 min., in Lithuanian with English subtitles. Film Director will be present. “Kelionės namo”, is an upbeat memoir, never before presented in cinema, recounting the unexpected first encounters of American-Lithuanians who traveled back to their Soviet-occupied homeland after WWII. During the war, the heroes of the film were forced to leave Lithuania and became displaced persons (DP). Their nostalgia created somewhat naïve images of their homeland. Yet when allowed to travel to Soviet Lithuania in the late ‘60s and 70’s, they were confronted with a different reality! This account of returning to their homeland reveals the hope and spirit of the pre-occupation era, the intersection of two different civilizations, colorful heroes and their unique experiences.Find out more »
Secret Babylons. Meeting with the poet Violeta Palcinskaite
Sunday, April 28 at 1 pm
LWC, Gallery “Siela” (14911 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439)
Meeting with poet Violeta Palčinskaitė, book signing by the author and concert. Vocalist and guitarist Vygantas Kazlauskas, and accordionist Tadas Motiečius will perform songs with lyrics by V. Palčinskaitė. Entrance fee $25.
Saturday, April 4, Concert 4 pm
Carl Sandburg High School Performing Arts Center
13300 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL
Banquet 7 pm
PLC, Banys Family Hall (14911 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439)
For concert reservations contact Rasa Zakarauskienė, tel. 708-712-4931, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For banquet reservations contact Ruta Sula, tel. 630-917-7875, email@example.com.
Ansamblis “Grandis”Find out more »