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December 2020


December 19, 2020, 10:00 AM

San Franciso Lithuanan School and the Kaunas Chamber Theater (Kauno Kamerinis Teatras) present a virtual play, MILŽINAS MAŽYLIS – where legends and myths about LIthuania are revived.

Kada: Šeštadienį, gruodžio 19 – 10 val ryto (PST laiku) – bilietas galioja 4 valandas po transliacijos. Bilietai: San Francisko Lituanistinė Mokykla „Genys” turi kelis papildomus bilietus. Kreipkitės: aiste.solly@sfgenys.org

Papildomus bilietus galite įsigyti per Tiketa.lt portalo nuorodą:


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VIRT Ateitis Kūčios

December 19, 2020, 6:00 PM

Chicago’s ateitininkai and ŠAAT invite all to participate in a virtual celebration of Kūčios.
Saturday, Dec 19th, 6 PM Central time, 7 PM Eastern, and 4 PM Pacific time.

Pre-registration is required. Please register at the following link:


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December 31, 2020, 2:15 PM


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December 31, 2020, 7:40 PM
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IL Cheerful Evenings with Rasa

February 6, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Reservations required. Space is limited.Gallery ” Siela” 7 PM
Please reserve a spot by calling 630-291-0097.

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ONL “Neringa” Cooking Club

February 9, Tuesday, 6:30 PM

Over 60 people have signed up for the cooking club! The first meeting (via zoom) will be on February 9 at 6:30pm. If you haven’t signed up yet you can do so at this link:

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the world renown Lithuanian-American archeologist and anthropologist Marija Gimbutas, the General Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago and Lithuanian Culture Institute invite you to join a virtual lecture and Q&A:
“Between Archaeology and Feminism: Great Goddess in the Work of Marija Gimbutas”
Presenter: dr. Rasa Navickaitė (Central European University)
Moderator: prof. Giedrius Subačius, Endowed Chair in Lithuanian Studies (University of Illinois Chicago)
The event is hosted by the University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Polish, Russian and Lithuanian Studies.
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 AM PST

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February 12-25 The debut feature film Isaac / Isaac by director Jurgis Matulevičius will also be screened at the legendary US film festival Slamdance, which will take place virtually throughout the USA. The film, based on a work of the same name by Antanas Škėma, tells about the events of the Holocaust and their personal consequences in Lithuania.
For the first time ever a Lithuanian film, a debut director’s Jurgis Matulevicius’ movie Isaac / Izaokas drama story about Holocaust, will be shown during the legendary Slamdance festival Feb 12-25.
This festival selects innovative works and seeks to discover promising film directors. This is the first Lithuanian film at this festival.
By purchasing a ticket (10 USD) you will have the opportunity to see not only this, but also over 100 other films participating in the festival: https://slamdance.com/festival-passes/

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IL Simona Smirnova Concert

February 12, Friday, 8:00 PM

New York-based jazz vocalist, composer Simona Smirnova arrives in Chicago.
Gallery ” Siela”

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IL Lithuanian Independence Day celebration

February 13, Saturday, 12:00 PM

To commemorate February 16, the Youth Center Council and the Lithuanian School in Chicago are holding a commemoration on February 13. and invites the community to participate. The commemoration will contribute 12v. In the garden of the Youth Center by raising flags and honoring freedom fighters. After the tribute, all participants are invited to chat over snacks and hot drinks at the Youth Center.
The American Lithuanian Council will present a mobile exhibition “The Road to Freedom”.

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The commemoration of the Day of Restoration of the State of Lithuania will take place on Sunday, February 14, at 11 am. morning St. In the parish church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary.
In the program:
11:00 am – St. Mass.
After Mass – greetings and a musical program. The guest of the program is Lithuanian vocalist, composer, arranger from New York – Simona Smirnova.
After the commemoration in the church – outdoor conversation, Lithuanian food, hot drinks.

We invite you to come with Lithuanian attributes!

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IL Traditional Lithuanian Yeast Pancakes

February 16, Tuesday, 4:30 PM

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
4:30- 6:30 pm
Phone: (630) 257-5613

Traditional Lithuanian yeast pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Preorders will be taken and if you live within a one mile radius, we could deliver. Follow our website within the next week for how to place orders http://www.matulaitismission.org.

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ONL Let’s sing Lithuania

February 20, Saturday, 11:00 AM

Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11 AM CST – 12 PM CST

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IL Siupinys Festival

February 20, Saturday, 12:00 PM

On Saturday, February 20, at 12 noon, the NON-TRADITIONAL Festival of Šiupinys will take place at the Youth Center. Everyone is welcome to pre-order a pack. You can pick it up (with delicious extras) at the Youth Center from noon. to 2 p.m. p.p., or with home delivery after 2 p.m. Book and help mark this 60-year-old tradition. The price of the package is $ 20 (buying on site or taking it out), $ 25 (with home delivery), kvass $ 2. You will be able to take it out, or have lunch at the Youth Center from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
There will also be a lottery to support Lithuanian activities in the Königsberg region (six lottery tickets for $ 5 dollars).
To order Šiupinys, please call 630-240-3343 Svajone

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March 2021

Exhibition: Painting on Silk

March 5, Friday, 7:00 PM

Exhibition “Spring”. Painting on Silk by Violeta Lucce
Friday, March 5, 2021
7:00 p.m.
LWC, Gallery “Soul”

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IL Cheerful Evenings with Rasa

March 6, Saturday, 7:00 PM

Reservations required. Space is limited. Gallery ” Siela” 7 PM
Please reserve a spot by calling 630-291-0097.

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ONL The Singing Revolution

March 13, Saturday, 10:00 AM

On the occasion of the Lithuania’s Independence Restoration Day the Consulate General of Lithuania in Los Angeles and the Lithuanian Theater, Music and Cinema Museum invite you to a presentation of the exhibition ‘The Singing Revolution’ (curator Dario Martinelli; https://ltmkm.lt/revoliucija/) followed by the discussion and Q&A with historians (Luka Sinevičienė, Darius Juodis), musicians, and participants (Algirdas Kaušpėdas, Arvydas Juozaitis, Darius Polikaitis, Virgis Stakėnas, Ignas Marcinkevičius) of ‘The March of Rock’ – peaceful events that contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

All registered participants will be granted a complimentary access to the screening of the documentary ‘How We Played the Revolution’, directed by Giedrė Žickytė (link will be sent via email, valid on March 11-14, trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0VWssRNXOc).

Date and time: Saturday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. PST, 12:00 p.m. CST, 1 p.m. EST, and 8:00 p.m. EET.

Event languages: English (exhibition presentation) and Lithuanian (discussion, greetings).

Place: ZOOM (advance registration is required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bd9Y_oBPTmiAc23HSln5BQ)

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ONL Documentary “The Jump”

March 19, Friday, 7:00 PM - March 28

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Director Giedrė Žickytė’s documentary The Jump about Simas Kudirka, who lives in Los Angeles and is well known to Lithuanians in the United States.
Tickets for the virtual preview can be purchased here (the film is shown only in the USA): https://watch.eventive.org/…/play/60382b7dc0a43c005b35a485

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IL Cheerful Evenings with Rasa

March 26, Friday, 7:00 PM

Reservations required. Space is limited. Gallery ” Siela” 7 PM
Please reserve a spot by calling 630-291-0097.

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ONL Finding your Lithuanian Roots

March 28, Sunday, 6:00 PM

Webinar “Finding your Lithuanian Roots” By Tom Sadauskas
Sunday, March 28 2021 7pm EDT
(6pm CDT, 5pm MDT, 4pm PDT)

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April 2021

IL The Spring of Poetry 2021

April 10, Saturday, 6:00 PM

The Spring of Poetry 2021
Saturday, 4/10/21 6 PM
Gallery ” Siela”

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May 2021

IL Spring Fest

May 16, Sunday, 9:00 AM

Sunday, May 16, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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June 2021

IL Youth Center Picnic

June 13, Sunday, 12:45 PM

June 13 12:45 in the courtyard of the Youth Center

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IL LWC Charitable Golf Tournament 2021

June 19, Saturday, 12:00 PM

Saturday, 06/19/21
12 p.m.
Old Oak Country Club
14200 S. Parker Rd. Homer Glen, IL 60491

Register at www.lithuaniangolf.com

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