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September 2017

IL – ŽAS band concert

September 29, Friday, 7:00 PM

Friday, September 29 at 7 pm
ŽAS band concert at LWC, front lawn (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439). Tickets sold at Old Vilnius, Smilga, Rūta, Kunigaikščių užeiga, Lithuanian Plaza or www.wazupio.com.

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IL – Mary Krauchunas Memorial Luncheon

September 30, Saturday, 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 30 at 1 pm
Mary Krauchunas Memorial Luncheon at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629).

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IL – Oktoberfest 2017

September 30, Saturday, 6:00 PM

COME JOIN US FOR OKTOBERFEST!
Band! Beer! Brats!
Saturday, September 30 at 6:00 pm

Lithuanian World Center, Riškus Hall
14911 E 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439

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October 2017

Friday, October 6 at 6 pm LDM 2017-2018 Art season opening at Lithuanian Museum of Art (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439).

Attention all artists! You can register your work by calling 630-291-0097. The theme for this year: “Another road” („Kitas kelias”).

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IL – World Dumpling Festival

October 7, Saturday, 11:00 AM

Saturday, October 7 at 11 am World Dumpling Festival
Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602)

Will feature dumplings of the world from Chicago’s best ethnic restaurants, cultural performances that preview of programs to come throughout the month in the neighborhoods, and heritage-based artisans selling original crafts and artwork.
Lithuanian culture will be represented by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Grandis Dance Group, and artist Agne Sabonis.

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Friday, October 13 at 7 pm
Book presentation “Lithuanian Hotline” at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629)

Valentinas Krumplis and Pranė Šlutienė dedicate this book to all the American Lithuanians and all Lithuanian immigrants all over the world who found the time, the energy, and the finances to create a mass media storm to draw attention to the aspirations of Lithuania to be free of the Soviet Union in 1990.

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IL – A. P. Čechovas theatre performance

October 14, Saturday, 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 14th at 7:30 pm

Antonas Pavlovičius Čechovas theatre performance „Spąstai” at gallery „Siela” (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439). For more info please email richardshow@yahoo.com or call 323-360-7786 (Ričardas).

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Sunday, October 15th at 4 pm

Theater performance based on a novel „Tūla” by Jurgis Kunčinas at gallery „Siela” (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439). For more info please email richardshow@yahoo.com or call 323-360-7786 (Ričardas).

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Saturday, October 21 at 3 pm

Book authors, Dalia Cidzikaite, Laima Petrauskas Vanderstoep and Dalia Stakė Anysas present a book Balzeko lietuvių kultūros muziejus kartu su kitomis Čikagos etninėmis organizacijomis kviečia dalyvauti festivalio „Inherit Chicago” renginiuose. We Thought We’d Be Back Soon. Actress and teacher, Audre Budrys and playwright, performer, director, and teacher Kestutis Nakas, will read excerpts from the book.
Andrew Leith, Chicago Cultural Alliance Conservation and Collections Program Manager will share his impressions about the book.

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IL – LWC Annual Dinner Dance

October 21, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 21 6pm – 12am Banquet Hall
LWC 30 Year Anniversary

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IL – Annual Fall Fundraising Lunch

October 22, Sunday, 12:30 PM

Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 pm “Child’s Gate to Learning” annual fall fundraising lunch. All are invited to enjoy a tasty lunch, see a musical program, and participate in a raffle. Proceeds will help the organization continue supporting after school centers in Lithuania attended by children and youths from at risk families. (The program is conducted in Lithuanian.)

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Saturday, October 28 at 12 pm

Join the National Public Housing Museum and Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629) for a pop-up exhibition and conversation that invites participants to share stories about the loss of home due to political, economic and social upheaval, and the objects that give meaning to their lives. Please bring an object with you that reminds you of a home from the past.

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IL – „Draugas” annual banquet

October 29, Sunday, 1:00 PM

The “Draugas” annual banquet will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, October 29, at the Lithuanian World Center (14911 127th St. Lemont, IL 60439). More information will follow soon.

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November 2017

IL – The LF Annual Fall Gala

November 4, Saturday, 5:30 PM

Please come to this important event and celebrate the 55 year anniversary of the Lithuanian Foundation! Saturday, November 4th, 2017, at the Burr Ridge Marriott (just off I-55 and County Line Road). 5:30 PM – Cocktails; 6:30 PM – Concert (Evelina Anusauskaite – vocalist, Marius Leskauskas – piano); 7:30 PM — Banquet Dinner and Dance.

Please RSVP before Oct. 23, 2017. tel: 630-257-1616

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IL – 51st Anniversary Award Gala

November 18, Saturday, 6:00 PM

Saturday, November 18 at 6 pm
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture (6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629)

Honoring Darius Polikaitis for his devoted leadership to the world of Lithuanian song.

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January 20182018

IL – LRSC CONCERT

January 28, 2018, 12:30 PM

LITHUANIAN RESEARCH AND STUDIES CENTER CONCERT
JANUARY 28, 2018 AT 12:30 PM
LITHUANIAN WORLD CENTER, LEMONT

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