Indian culture is celebrated at the fourth annual Eye on India festival (June 5 – 29) with free and ticketed events showcasing contemporary Indian art, literature, theater, film, music and dance at various Chicagoland venues including the Field Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Old Town School of Folk Music to name a few.
Among the scheduled programs are:
June 5, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Open Secrets Studio, 401 N. Racine Ave.
Tickets $125 in advance or $150 at the door
June 10, 11:30 a.m.
Curry and Conversation: A Photographer’s Journey with Susan Aurinko
Jaipur Restaurant, 847 W. Randolph St.
June 18, 5:30 p.m.
The Idea of India: Imagination, Attachment and Diaspora
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Music: Saxophone Sisters Hindu
Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd., Lemont
June 21, 1 – 5 p.m.
Author Conversations: Words on Water
The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.
$15 Tickets at Columbia College Chicago, www.colum.edu/Dance_Center/ or 312-369-8330
June 26, 5:30 p.m.
Music: Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel Project
Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St.
June 27-28, 6:30 p.m.
Theater: Hamlet – The Clown Prince
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Tickets available at Columbia College Chicago, www.colum.edu/Dance_Center/ or 312-369-8330
June 29, Sunset
Night Out in the Parks: Patang film screening and kite flying
Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt Ave.
Free; For more information, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
The festival is supported by a grant from The Chicago Community Trust and is made possible in part by gifts from the Efroymson Family Fund and the Hamid-Efroymson Family Fund.