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Bounty: An Exploration of Themes at the Intersection of Culture, Cuisine, Agriculture and Heritage

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Bounty: An Exploration of Themes at the Intersection of Culture, Cuisine, Agriculture and Heritage

Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Alliance and WBEZ 91.5 Chicago present Bounty, an exploration of themes at the intersection of culture, cuisine, agriculture and heritage.

Join us for this two-part series that connects our dinner tables with art, culture and the larger world in response to the 2016 book selection Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

Panel Discussion: Bounty – Food and Origin

Tues., April 4, 6-8 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State St.
Free ticket required. Register now.

Join reporter Monica Eng of WBEZ 91.5 Chicago in conversation with Chicago Cultural Alliance members: the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago; the Haitian American Museum of Chicago; the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago; and the Indo American Heritage Museum. Chef and restaurateurs speakers include: Ranjani Bhargava, Myrtha Briette, Almaz Yigizaw, and Alvin Yu. They will discuss the complexities of food and its resonance with people, place and tradition. Meet and greet to follow.

Presented by:
Chicago Cultural Alliance


FREE MOVIE SCREENING - Song of The Phoenix 百鳥朝鳳

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Chinese-American Museum of Chicago and Asian Pop-Up Cinema Presents


Song of The Phoenix 百鳥朝鳳

Saturday, 4/8, 2pm

Location: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

238 W. 23rd St, Chicago IL 60616

Synopsis: A young suona (Chinese trumpet) apprentice forms his own troupe at a time when the traditions of suona music are declining in Chinese society. He has to face the painful reality that his chosen calling is no longer in tune with a modern China.(In Mandarin with English subtitles)

Register for free tickets here:




King of the Yees

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From our friends at Goodman Theatre of Chicago


Get 50% off tickets to King of the Yees

By Lauren Yee | Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody

Goodman Theatre | 170 N Dearborn

Going against tradition isn’t easy with 36 generations of ancestors to please.

For Lauren Yee, being a modern woman often clashes with her Chinese family’s values. But when her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America’s largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy.

Produced in association with Center Theatre Group.

Get 50% off tickets to performances on 3/31-4/14* by using promo code CAMOC at http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/1617-Season/King-of-the-Yees/

*Offer valid on main floor and mezzanine seats only. Not available on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Expires 4/14/16.


Community Night

Join us for two wonderful evenings in the Goodman's Community Engagement Series designed to deepen engagement with Chicago's civic life and explore the broad range of work on stage.

Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and a performance of King of the Yees on Thursday April 20 or Objects in the Mirror on Thursday May 4, 2017.

Buy your tickets to one evening or both!

Thursday, April 20 & Thursday, May 4

6 PM | Cocktails and Appetizer Reception

Club Petterino's | 50 West Randolph

(Northwest corner of Dearborn and Randolph)

7:30 PM | Performance

Goodman Theatre | 170 North Dearborn

Tickets are $25 per person, per evening.

Purchase tickets by April 17 for King of the Yees at

Purchase tickets by May 1 for Objects in the Mirror at

or contact Victoria Rodriguez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 312.443.3811 ext. 539

Parking is available at the Government Center Garage at 181 North Clark Street

(enter on Clark and Lake Street).

Thursday, April 20 | King of the Yees

An offbeat and electric joy ride about living in the contemporary world while honoring one's rich ancestral heritage - and the conflict that ensues. The affable Larry Yee remains a driving force in the San Francisco Chinese American community as the head of the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent men's club dedicated to the preservation of the Yee line. His daughter Lauren, however, is dismissive of its patriarchal culture policy. When Larry suddenly goes missing, Lauren's desperate search drops her into a strange but familiar world where she will have to embrace the past in order to get her father back.

Thursday, May 4 | Objects in the Mirror

This is a gripping account of one African refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous, lifelong secret. After surviving a tumultuous upbringing in war-torn Liberia, Shedrick Yarkpai has found a new home in a sunny, coastal Australian city. Shedrick now faces a different type of danger: the haunting memories stirring inside him. Inspired by writer Charles Smith's friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-acclaimed-actor, the playwright crafts a harrowing story of personal honor vs. familial obligation and the responsibility that comes with being a survivor.

Tickets are $25 per person, per evening.


Asian American Showcase 2017

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Asian American Showcase

The Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) and the Gene Siskel Film Center present The 22nd Annual Asian American Showcasecelebrating the vibrant work of Asian American filmmakers, March 31 through April 12. Guest appearances and performance bring sparkle and the opportunity to meet filmmakers to this year’s provocative lineup of comedies and documentaries.

All films and events will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center:
(164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601) To buy tickets and see the entire lineup of films and events, visit our website at:

Finding Kukan, Sunday April 9th. 5pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

In the late 1930s China is in dire straits. The country will collapse under Japan’s military juggernaut if it doesn’t get outside help. Chinese American firebrand Li Ling-Ai jolts Americans into action with a new medium — 16mm Kodachrome color film. She hires photojournalist Rey Scott to travel to China and capture a citizen’s perspective of the war-torn country, including the massive bombing of the wartime capital Chungking (now Chongqing). Their landmark film KUKAN screens for President Roosevelt at the White House, is called “awesome” by the New York Times, and receives one of the first Academy Awards for a feature documentary in 1942. Why have we never heard of Li Ling-Ai? And why have all copies of KUKAN disappeared? Filmmaker Robin Lung goes on a 7-year quest to find the answers.


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