This week, check out a concert by a Puerto Rican folk singer, a photo exhibition on Asian Americans from the Midwest and more!
Each week Borderless Magazine highlights some of the best things to do in Chicago’s vibrant immigrant communities.
Saturday, May 28 – 🇵🇷 The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is hosting the Latin Music Project featuring folk singer and songwriter Fabiola Méndez. The performance will be in Humboldt Park at the Latin Music Project Center (2958 N. Milwaukee Ave.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 31 – ⛽ DePaul University’s International Studies program is hosting an online talk on “The Social and Environmental Histories of Oil in the Persian Gulf” presented by Iranian author and professor Dr. Kaveh Ehsani. This event will be held on Zoom from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, May 30 and Wednesday, June 1 – 📷 Check out Nancy Wong’s latest photo exhibition, “Noble,” at the Hairpin Arts Center. Wong is an international photographer based in Chicago and her work in “Noble” features photographs of Asian Americans from the Midwest. Gallery hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 – 🇮🇷 Northwestern University is hosting “Like Water Through Stone: Celebrating Hamid Naficy’s Contributions to Iranian Film and Diaspora Studies,” a gathering to honor the legacy of filmmaker and professor Hamid Naficy. Naficy has conducted extensive research on exile, media and cinema. The two-day event will include three panels, a keynote address, film screenings, personal testimonials and more.
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