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The Up Coming

Hey everyone!

Thanks for stopping by. Just want to let you in on a few things that have been happening and will start soon.

My girls, Lori Diaz and Wendy Mateo from Dominizuelan recently performed for the TBS Just For Laughs Festival this past weekend. This is the second time that they’ve been a part of this festival and they do an awesome job at it! Congratulations!

This week also starts the Colombian Music Festival. If you haven’t checked out the awesome acts coming out, please do. There are a lot of free shows and amazing artists coming to Chicago just for you and you don’t have to be Latino to enjoy them. The shows will take place all over Chicago including Millennium Park, the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Shrine and at Las Tablas restaurant, located on Lincoln Ave. Check out the website to preview the music and to see where everyone is performing or you can also follow on Twitter. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

July starts up RatioNation’s acts again, starting with Carla Morrison at the Dark Room on July 1st. Tickets are on sale now, or just follow RatioNation on Twitter or on Facebook to try and win some tickets. This show is going to be awesome just because Carla Morrison is awesome. She’s gained a lot of attention out in Los Angeles and is now performing in Chicago. Check out the Facebook Event or take a look at RatioNation.com for more information about the show. She’s coming straight from Tecate, Mexico and the event will be sponsored by Heineken.

There’s always a bunch of events listed on the Arte y Vida Chicago website. So if you’re bored and need something to do, please take a look. For up to the minute updates and schedule changes check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well. There are some amazing events coming up for your cultural aficionados. If you find us out at different events, please be sure to stop by and say hello. Tell us what you like most about the website and/or newsletter and let us know what you’re interested in so we can be sure to add it on to our list of cool events in the future. It’s summer time in the Chi, which means there’s a lot of cool and free stuff to do.

For those of you in a giving mood, Choose To Shine, a nonprofit who helps support other nonprofits will be hosting a fundraiser for Christopher House on June 23 from 7-10 p.m. at Mystic Celt. It’s $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes drinks and food. Upon arrival you get to choose which of the nonprofits (there are four supported in one night) deserves your money. Check out the event on Facebook to see if it’s of interest to you and who you’d like to give a few bucks to. Don’t forget to follow Christopher House on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. Your support goes out to low-income children and families all around Chicago.

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