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Sudden Impact 2020 Summer Series

Tatsu Aoki brings back the Sudden Impact Summer series with its third full streaming event to facilitate new catalystic events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to create and collaborate, and conduct musical experiments.
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Shi-An Costello

Shi-An Costello performs the playful and vibrant masterpiece Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano. This concert will have a live audience and will also be livestreamed. For an in-person ticket, you can buy a SOLO ticket, to be seated alone, or a DUO ticket, to be seated at a table with room for two.
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Sudden Impact 2020 Summer Series

Tatsu Aoki brings back the Sudden Impact Summer series with its third full streaming event to facilitate new catalystic events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to create and collaborate, and conduct musical experiments.
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Jazz by the Lake - Indo-American Heritage Museum

Celebrate our first inductee into IAHM's Hall of Fame! Acclaimed Jazz pianist and MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer accompanied by Chicago's award winning, guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque for an unforgettable concert at Northwestern University's stunning Mary Galvin Recital Hall!
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TGIF Chicago Concert – Jessica Sanchez with Mikey Bustos and SamaSama Project

Mikey Bustos, Jessica Sanchez and SamaSama Project in Chicago concert to celebrate FAHM 2016 CHICAGO, IL — This October, Filipino-Americans in the Windy City are invited to celebrate Filipino American History Month (FAHM)
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2017 Kollaboration Chicago Showcase

Join us as we celebrate six of the most talented Asian Americans in the Chicagoland area as they compete for the title of the 2017 Kollaboration Chicago Winner and a chance to compete in Kollaboration Star this fall.
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Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Auditiorium

Shen Wei Dance Arts, led by Chinese-born and New York-based choreographer Shen Wei, makes its Chicago debut.
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STIR FRIDAY NIGHT PRESENTS: THE ASIAN MONTH VARIETY SHOW!

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and Stir Friday Night on SATURDAY, May 26 to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special variety show at iO Chicago!
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Ginkenshibu 50th Anniversary Live Collaboration with Tsukasa Taiko

This free performance uniting Gin-ei (a type of Asian poetry) with Japanese drum and traditional performing arts features a cast of more than 50 singers and dancers and is presented in honor of the Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation’s 50th Anniversary.
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Singing workshop - Mohori, Cambodian traditional song

Mohori music ensembles were in existence in Cambodia before Angkorian times; and probably dated back to as early as the 9th century. Music played by the ensemble is gentle and fluid. The music is suitable for an entertainment in social and traditional events. Songs and lyrics of Mohori music normally depict the beauty and admiration of nature, and the confession of love.
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Yaeji at Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall Presents: Yaeji One More
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John Vietnam - Emergence - Album Release Party

We will see you all at Baseline, underneath the Argyle Red Line stop. Much thanks to Axis Lab for providing the space.
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Us The Duo: The Together Tour - Summer 2018

Doors open at 7PM. Performance begins at 8PM. This is an All Ages event subject to parental discretion. 
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MPG in Chicago - Melissa Polinar, Gabe Bondoc, Jeremy Passion

Melissa Polinar: a soulful independent singer/songwriter based in North Texas. Melissa has played several venues all over Los Angeles and has completed residencies at The Hotel Cafe and Room5, to name a few.
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Destination Asia Festival

On Friday, August 3, kick off our fifth annual Destination Asia festival with a formal ceremony, engaging performances, culinary delights, and a breathtaking Japanese lantern display.
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World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier

On Sunday, September 23, World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier's Polk Bros Park Performance Lawn to deliver food, culture and international performances from 1 until 7:30 p.m. as part of a special collaboration with Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE.
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Kanikapila! At Uptown's Argyle Night Market

Featuring the student-base of the Aloha Center Chicago in our tradition of Kanikapila! Hawaiian style jam with Uke Nation & E Hula Mau bringing songs of the south pacific and impromptu hula. Bring your `uke and play along, sing, take a "Hula Lesson"
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Urbandub - Live in Chicago

Join us on the Urbandub on November 2.
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MITSKI: BE THE COWBOY TOUR

"The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it," she says. "I realized I'm the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else."
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AUTUMN HUES - Musical Stylings from Tokyo, Los Angeles and Chicago

This year, we invite you to Autumn Hues, a joint concert featuring Shogo Yoshii, Shoji Kameda, and Ho Etsu Taiko.
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Trace Bundy + Sungha Jung in Chicago!

Join us on the TRACE BUNDY + SUNGHA JUNG in Chicago! on Sunday, October 7th.
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Taiko Legacy 15

In its most common incarnation Taiko (Japanese drum), is typically heard at seasonal festivals and temples all throughout Japan. The more esoteric and theatrical expression of Taiko is a less frequent and more difficult endeavor, but at the core of Tsukasa Taiko’s artistic and musical vernacular.
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No-No Boy (music + scholarship) Chicago!

No-No Boy returns to Chicago with songs from their debut album "1942" and a full length set of their innovative work.
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Reduction 6

In its most common incarnation Taiko (Japanese drum), is typically heard at seasonal festivals and temples all throughout Japan.
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Amber Liu at Park West

Amber Liu at Park West - Jam Productions
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Kero Kero Bonito with Tanukichan at Thalia Hall

The Time ‘n’ Place tour is their first using a 5-piece live band. Playing selections from across their discography arranged for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals, it will be their most raucous yet.
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Chicago Mongolian OPEN MIC

We welcome you to come showcase your talents with us! Let's celebrate our community's art by sharing with each other.
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ZICO “King Of the Zungle” Tour in Chicago at The Vic Theatre

ZICO is a man of talent who plays multiple roles as a rapper, producer and composer.
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B.A.P [Forever] North America Tour 2018

B.A.P made their musical debut with the single "Warrior" on January 26, 2012, followed by the release of their debut EP Warrior in February 2012.
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2018 SoriBeat Annual Show

GPI's youth pungmul ensemble SoriBeat presents the 3rd Annual Show.
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70's and 80's Japanese Funk Night

Specializing in 70s & 80s Japanese Disco, Funk, and Pop.
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Asian American Jazz Fest: Tatsu Aoki, Jonathan Chen, Kikù Hibino

Come and celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival.
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MER's Music Showcase

MER's Music Showcase is an acoustic based, songwriter round-robin featuring the Midwest's finest up & coming talent!
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Chi-buya

Chi-buya is a Tokyo city pop event hosted by Fun Hausu.
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Victory Gardens Theater Presents Scenes from Cambodian Rock Band

This program is part of a unique partnership developed by Illinois Holocaust Museum and Victory Gardens Theater to further their shared goals of combating hatred, prejudice, and indifference.
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Winter Workshop

Whether you're learning about gamelan for the first time or have enjoyed it for years, be a part of our community and bring your friends and family at CBG's first concert at mHUB!
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Tomodachi

Join the spectacular team from Yokocho as they welcome in guest bartender Jacyara de Oliveira from Leblon Cachaça and Chicago DJ Jesse Sandwich for the inaugural Tomadachi night!
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Ongaku音楽

Take a trip down memory lane as classic records from Japan's bubble economy era set the mood for an authentic experience in an artisanally crafted interior by renowned woodworker Steven Teichelman.
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Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos A Tribute To Nujabes at Subterranean

Born in Tokyo, raised in Tanzania and England, Shing02 came up in the independent SF Bay Area scene in the early '90s.
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Global Connections: Chinese New Year

Join us in the Aon Grand Ballroom for an afternoon celebration of Chinese New Year, featuring live dance, music, and other performances, plus traditional food, crafts and more!
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Yo-Yo Ma's Bach Project: Chicago

Join Yo-Yo for a free concert as he performs all six of Bach's cello suites in one sitting in Millennium Park.
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Chinese New Year Celebration

Join performance artists The Lucky Trikes for original music accompanying stories about lineage and Chinese New Year celebrations.
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MER's Music Showcase feat. The Hoodie Life, Releaser, Josefina

Join us on the MER`S Music Showcase on March 13.
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Sound Bath

A gentle and meditative immersion in the sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs, and other healing tools.
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3rd Annual Toyoaki Shubukai Spring Recital

Please come and experience our 3rd Annual collaboration between Japanese classical dance and live traditional music, perpetuating the legacy for performing arts diaspora here in the Midwest.
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An American Dream: Lyric Opera of Chicago

A free, pre-opera talk will begin one hour before curtain, and the audience is invited to a post-performance discussion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view images on loan from the Alphawood Foundation from the 2017 exhibition Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
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Sudden Impact Series 2019

Tatsu Aoki brings together a new musical series to facilitate new catalystic events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to collaborate and bring forth different musical experiments.
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ALI SETHI - Live in Chicago

Join us on the Ali Sethi Live in Concert Chicago on April 5.
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The Sensasia Show

Join us for a show packed with Chinese traditional dances, K-pop, fashion shows and much more!
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Adobo Variety Hour

A new showcase featuring the next generation of Asian American artists.
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Cambodian Rock Band

Please join the National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial as we commemorate more than two million people who lost their lives during the Khmer Rouge regime and celebrate the resilience of the Cambodian community through a play, Cambodian Rock Band, by Lauren Lee with music by Dengue Fever.
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Yoko Noge & Osaka Blues Women Band from Japan

Yoko Noge, a blues woman from Osaka, Japan plays with women blues musicians from her hometown.
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Night at the theater with Advancing Justice | Chicago!

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago for a night of theater at Victory Gardens to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and build power for our communities!
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VAV 2019 Tour in North America - Chicago, IL

VAV 2019 Meet & Live Tour in North America will take place this Spring! Don’t miss this chance to be captivated by the charms of VAV!
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BTS WORLD TOUR 'LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF'

All events at Soldier Field are RAIN OR SHINE.
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BTS Pre-Concert Workshop by Prism Kru

Hey ARMY! Come join us on Friday, May 10th from 7:15PM-9:00PM CST to learn BTS's amazing dance moves before the concert!
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Exhibition Opening: Yoko Ono

Join us for this opening celebration of YOKO ONO: POETRY, PAINTING, MUSIC, OBJECTS, EVENTS, AND WISH TREES, featuring screenings of Ono’s films EYEBLINK, FLY, CUT PIECE, and MATCH PIECE.
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Mai Sugimoto Quartet

Sugimoto draws inspiration from Lennie Tristano, Ornette Coleman, Japanese folk and popular songs, and classical compositions. She continues to channel these inspirations and others into writing for her new quartet.
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Haibayo Take Two

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with us!
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A Meeting of Two Seas: Migration Stories

Join us for performances of Indian Jewish music alongside Hindu abhangs, compositions of Iranian Baha'i refugees, music of Jewish and Muslim composers from Andalusia, and more!
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Beyond the Box III: Suji - Lines of Tradition

This experimental piece focuses on the presentation of self; exploring ideas of pedagogy, identity and gender presentation using the aesthetics of Japanese classical dance and Japanese cart puppetry (kuruma ningyo) as a lift off point.
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Jake Shimabukuro

Every major artist has that one defining album or performance, but for ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, his entire career has been filled with such magical achievements.
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Kuana Torres Kahele Concert Performance

One of Hawaii’s most popular artists, Kuana Torres Kahele garnered world-wide attention lending his voice to the lovesick volcano in Disney Pixar’s hit short film, Lava.
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Ukulele Lessons and Jam Session

Come to the River Theater on the Chicago River for some ukelele lessons followed by a jam session with Ukelele master Lanialoha Lee.
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IMFACT 1st US Meet & Live Tour

Studio PAV is excited to announce IMFACT 1st US Meet & Live! Beat the summer heat with IMFACT in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Jersey City!
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Noel Palomo of SIAKOL & Dodong Cruz of THE YOUTH-Live in Chicago

Siakol(Noel Palomo) and The Youth (Dodong Cruz)
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Argyle Night Market

Join us every Thursday in July & August for delicious food, live music, cultural performances, and family fun - FREE admission.
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Cambodian Dance Party

Immerse yourself for an evening of Cambodian culture, dance, food and music while benefiting a great cause.
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Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music

World Music Festival Chicago opens Friday, September 13, with Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music, a FREE overnight concert starting at 6 p.m. through 8 a.m. on Saturday.
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Lost in Translation: 70s & 80s Japanese Jazz, Disco, & Funk

Classic anime and film from that era provide the visual feed for a mash-up of Japanese culture in the 70s and 80s.
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2019 JAY PARK in Chicago

JAY PARK 2019 WORLD TOUR SEXY 4EVA IN NORTH AMERICA – CHICAGO
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2019 WILD KARD TOUR in USA - Chicago

Join us on the 2019 WILD KARD TOUR IN USA on October 25.
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SOLD OUT - keshi [skeletons tour] with Zac Greer at Schubas

Inside the music of Keshi, ethereal melodies and lo-fi beats entwine with handcrafted instrumentation and understated guitar wizardry, emitting modern transmissions by way of a traditional beacon.
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DAY6 WORLD TOUR 'Gravity' in USA - Chicago

Following the success of their first fanmeet tour DAY6 LIVE & MEET IN NORTH AMERICA 2017 and first world tour DAY6 1ST WORLD TOUR ‘YOUTH’ IN NORTH AMERICA last year, the boys will be hitting seven Stateside cities for a total of nine shows.
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World of Dance Championship Series - Chicago 2019

The 2019 World of Dance Tour promises to deliver an unparalleled experience to both participants and spectators in an effort to build a reputation as the Nation's authority in Urban Dance Culture.
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Grill Sessions

Join us Sunday September 15th for a special edition of Grill Sessions celebrating our 10th anniversary.
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CSAFF 2019 Exclusive Musical Experience with DJ Karsh Kale

You are invited to enjoy the musical experience at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival 10th Anniversary!
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MER's Music Showcase

The songwriter showcase returns to Foundation Room Chicago at the historic House of Blues Chicago.
Community

FMOC 6th Year Anniversary

Please join us as we celebrate all the musicians/live bands who have been supporting us throughout the years.
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Love + Light: Chicago Sinfonietta Diwali concert

Chicago Sinfonietta Diwali concert
Community

Filipino American History Month

FilAm Artists Coalition Presents:Forgiveness
Community

Crossing Borders Music at Lagunitas Taproom

Join us for an evening of community, music, and fun!
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Cambodian Music of Life and Healing

The program is a part of Inherit Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s citywide, intercultural festival of art, ideas, and performance.
Community

Cambodian Music and Masterclass at UIC

This short performance will feature music celebrating the living tradition of Cambodian arts, and the event will also include a masterclass for UIC students.
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Mahatma Gandhi: 150 years

Sing for change! A story of justice, equality, compassion, and peace.
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Chinese New Year Celebration 2020

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Symphony Center with a dynamic evening of traditional Chinese music and theater. The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra highlights the history, legacy and influence of Chinese culture with a program of works performed on traditional instruments.
Community

Christmas Around the World

Explore rich holiday traditions from around the globe while creating your own traditions with loved ones in Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light.
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Taiko Legacy 16

Taiko Legacy is one of the largest Taiko drumming concerts in the U.S.Midwest. This perennial presentation reunites professional contemporary and classical performers alongside enduring community members to celebrate over two decades of artist directed performance.
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Haibayo Holidaze

A Southeast Asian Pop-Up Party! Open to All!
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Hyukoh

This is an All Ages event subject to parental discretion.
Community

Lunar New Year Parade

The procession will head north up Wentworth to Cermak Road, and feature marching bands, colorful floats, traditional lion dances and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald.
Community

Ho Etsu Taiko Classes

Ho Etsu Taiko is offering Winter and Spring taiko courses, beginning and intermediate players welcome!
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Ho Etsu Taiko

Ho Etsu Taiko blends the culture of Japanese-American taiko with influences that celebrate the diversity of its ensemble and its mission to spread joy is heard with every thunderous drumbeat.
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Korean Music Concert to celebrate Lunar New Year

Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (KPAC) presents a New Year Kick-off concert. Various Korean music performances will be provided.
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AB6IX

$185 ticket includes Early Entry and HI-TOUCH. HI-TOUCH takes place immediately following the concert.
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Monsta X: 2020 World Tour

Each online ticket purchased includes one (1) physical copy of Monsta Xs upcoming album All About Luv, scheduled for release on February 14th, 2020.
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Navy Pier Global Connections: Chinese New Year Celebration

Enjoy an extravaganza of dance, martial arts, music and drumming on three stages, kicked off by our iconic lion dancers, as Navy Pier's AON Grand Ballroom is transformed into a festive Chinese marketplace.
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4th Annual Toyoaki Shabukai Spring Recital

Please come and experience our 4th Annual collaboration between Japanese classical dance and live traditional music, perpetuating the legacy for performing arts diaspora here in the Midwest.
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Black Swan by BTS - Dollie

male style kpop class every Sunday 5:45-6:45pm. A free trial class is available for new students!