Sunday, August 6, 2023
Destination Asia Festival at The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532
Bring your family and friends to be transported across the globe as you explore the beautiful cultures and traditions of Asia. You’ll sample delicious food, experience new music, and take in traditional dances that pay homage to this part of the world.
1 p.m. Friends of the Gamelan (Javanese gamelan)
2 p.m. Chicago Balinese Gamelan
Performances are included with Arboretum admission. Click to learn more.
This performance is appropriate for all ages. Families are welcome.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Night Out in the Parks at Douglas Park
1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL 60623
Night Out in the Parks activates parks across the city with robust cultural events–bringing neighbors together to laugh, dance, sing and engage. In partnership with the Chicago Park District, the series is supported by the Department for Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
1 p.m. Performance by Friends of the Gamelan (Javanese music)
1:45 p.m. Performance by Chicago Balinese Gamelan
Performance is free. Families of all ages welcome. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair!
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Argyle Night Market
Argyle (Between Kenmore and Sheridan)
Started in 2013, the Argyle Night Market is an annual event that features food from local Argyle restaurants plus live cultural and musical performances on Thursday evenings each summer.
6-7 p.m. Performance by Chicago Balinese Gamelan
Performance is free. Families of all ages welcome.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
World Dumpling Festival
Logan Square, Chicago, Ill.
Join the Chicago Cultural Alliance to celebrate and experience diverse cultures throughout Chicago and the world through performance, art, and DUMPLINGS! Dumplings are served from neighborhood-based ethnic restaurants in and around Chicago and aims to highlight the diversity of cultural and community the city has to offer. Located just off the Logan Square Blue Line Station, this one of a kind event will feature cultural performances, live music, interactive crafts, drinks and of course, dumplings. This is a free event and dumplings are purchased using Tasting Tickets which are available to purchase onsite or via this ticket link.
Festival runs from 12-7 p.m.
12-1 p.m. Performance by Chicago Balinese Gamelan
At CBG, we believe music and dance are powerful tools that bring people together and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. CBG’s board, ensemble members and volunteers are committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for our community, regardless of their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, religion, socioeconomic status or cultural background.
We understand that creating a truly inclusive environment requires ongoing education and effort, and we are committed to continuously learning and improving our practices. CBG actively seeks out and welcomes diverse perspectives and experiences, and we strive to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities to participate and contribute to our programming
Chicago Balinese Gamelan is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Illinois Arts Council Agency, a grant from the Robert H. and Terri L. Cohn Family Foundation, and by individual donors.
Thank you, supporters!