Elizardi Castro was a practicing lawyer in Florida before he decided to give it all up for performance theater. His one-man stand up show, Made in Puerto Rico, is a funny yet heartfelt account of Castro’s experiences growing up Puerto Rican in America.
Blanca Rodriguez, the Manager and Publicity Director for Mike Oquendo Events, says Castro's comedy is "clever and playful. It’s physical and a little sarcastic, but he’s always clean – he’s writing for his grandmother.” Rodriguez says Castro's show is relatable because his stories make you laugh at yourself. This clip is just a taste:
Global Dance Party at Old Town School of Folk Music. June 22, at 8:30 p.m. $10 at the door.
International Fest 2012 at the Korean Cultural Center. June 23, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free.
The Korean Cultural Center and the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce bring you International Fest 2012. The day is full of performances from Ireland to the Philippines, as well at 30 food vendors with everything from Polish cuisine to Korean food and wine. The kids area features face painting, library readings and pony rides. A family-friendly way to get exposed to international culture.
The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago celebrates the road to discovery and helps preserve Korean immigrant’s history and cultural legacies in Chicago.