Experience the taste of Italy, the music of France, the art of Japan, the poetry of England, and the dances of Spain, Mexico and Africa with the following upcoming events.
In honor of Columbus Day, the food and music of Italy will grace all the Sunset Foods locations when the store celebrates Festa Italiana from October 13 to 18 with cooking demonstrations, variety of authentic Italian foods, and the Food Network’s Iron Chef America Judge Mario Rizzotti—who will give olive oil tastings from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, at the Libertyville location at 1451 West Peterson, and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Long Grove on 4190 Route 83. For a list of all locations, visit www.sunsetfoods.com and www.facebook.com/sunsetfoods
The Chicago Chamber Musicians present an all-French concert on October 16 at Evanston’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University (50 Arts Circle Drive) and October 17 at Chicago’s Gottlieb Hall (38 South Peoria Street). Works include Saint-Saëns’s Sonata in G Major, Op. 168; Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor, of which CCM Artistic Co-Director and Ensemble Artist Meng-Chieh Liu says, “It really speaks to our quality because it requires not only the musicians’ understanding of how to play together, but an understanding of each individual’s playing as well. That is what CCM is all about.” To order, call 312-225-5226 or visit www.chicagochambermusic.org.
Floating World Gallery (FWG) presents Mountain Shadows: A Selection of Contemporary Masterworks at the Gallery’s Lincoln Park location on 1925 North Halsted Street. The opening reception on October 21, from 6:00 to 9 pm unveils the newly-renovated first floor gallery space and the exhibition of recently-acquired works by ceramic sculptor Sueharu Fukami (b. 1947); textiles by Shihoko Fukumoto; woodblock prints by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) and Tadashi Nakayama (b.1927); lithographs by Toko Shinoda (b. 1913); and mezzotints by Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000). The evening includes a Q & A with FWG Director of Exhibitions Elias Martin. Guests will also be treated to complimentary sake flights guided by the expertise of internationally-known sake enthusiasts Ryan Hart and Mason Horowitz, of Hart GP and Chicago Sake.
The Jewel Box Series presents Robert Heitzinger, baritone and Stephen Zivin, piano in Rule Britannia! Poetry and Song of the British Masters on Friday, October 21 at 8:00 pm at Chicago’s Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University on 3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. Call 773-442-4636 or see http://boxoffice.neiu.edu for tickets.
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project opens its 22nd season with Global Rhythms featuring Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater (Nov. 26); The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago (Nov. 27); and Step Afrika! (Nov. 26 and 27) at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. For information visit chicagotap.org.