WBEZ | Brian von Rueden http://www.wbez.org/tags/brian-von-rueden Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Weekend Passport March 16th http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-16/weekend-passport-march-16th-97371 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-22/AP110317028964.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week, our global citizen Nari Safavi is here to help us plan your international weekend. Nari is president of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange. <a href="http://www.vox3.org/vonrueden.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Brian von Rueden</a>, artistic director of Vox 3 Collective, contributes. Today we’ll celebrate St. Patrick's day, the Persian New Year, and Bulgarian art.<a href="http://www.vox3.org/vonrueden.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"> </a></p><p>First up, we have a <img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-16/bagpipes1.jpg" style="width: 201px; height: 133px; float: left;" title="(AP/Staff Photo)">St. Patrick's Day celebration with some very German flair. This Saturday at 7:30 pm, <a href="http://vox3.org/home.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Vox 3 Collective</a> is partnering with <a href="http://www.dankhaus.com" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Dank Haus</a>, Chicago’s German American cultural center, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their cultural fusion event <em>Erin Go Berlin</em>. The Vox 3 Collective fuses combines folk music with classical German composers like Beethoven to bring us a totally original performance. If you're looking for an event sooner, Dank Haus is also hosting McStammtisch, another St. Patrick's Day event tonight 7:30. This event involves playing a mix of Irish and German songs on Irish bagpipes. There is no cover. Dank Haus is located in Lincoln Square at 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This weekend m<img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-16/fire.jpg" style="width: 169px; height: 110px; float: right;" title="(AP/Vahid Salemi)">arks the beginning of festivities celebrating the Persian New Year, Nowruz. On Sunday, March 18th from 5-9 pm, the Libertyville Civic Center will be hosting its annual Nowruz Celebration in Chicago. <a href="http://www.niacouncil.org/site/PageServer?pagename=About_sadri" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Dr. Ahmad Sadri</a> will be making a presentation on his translation of the Shahnameh project. The official beginning of the Persian New Year comes with the Spring solstice.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Lastly, there is<img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-16/STAGE02.jpg" style="width: 155px; height: 155px; float: left;" title="(Painting by Lubo Velkov)"> an <a href="http://www.bulgarianartistsabroad.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Bulgarian art exhibit</a> at the <a href="http://www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org//eng/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Ukrainian National Museum</a>. Tonight's exhibit opening begins at 7pm and includes a performance of traditional Bulgarian national dancing. You can also go Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Children under 12 are free. The exhibit runs through March 25th. The museum is in Ukranian Village on Chicago Avenue. This Sunday, from 2-4pm, museum-goers will have a chance to meet the artists.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Happy travels!</p></p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-16/weekend-passport-march-16th-97371