The Philippine-American Cultural Foundation (PACF) and Piyesta Pinoy are proud to bring two very talented and funny singers/comedians, Mikey "Pinoyboy" Bustos and Nanette "Dona Buding" Inventor to Illinois on Sunday, Aug. 30 at the Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Concert Starts @ 4 pm with a Mini-Palengke (Philippine Market featuring food, drinks and merchandise vendors) open from 2 pm -8 pm.
Discounted tickets – VIP* $70/ RESERVED $45/ GENERAL ADMISSION $25 must be purchased on or before August 17.
Full price ticket prices after August 17 – VIP* $84/ RESERVED $54/ GENERAL ADMISSION $30 *VIP includes Meet & Greet Reception and Reserved Seating in Front Row Sections.
Purchase your tickets on-line at http://pacfmidwest.org/events-2/2015-pinoy-comedy-concert/. For more information on the event, contact: Adeline (630) 886-0701, Cindy (630) 336-0511, Girlie (847) 912 3997, Michelle (630) 327-6789), JP (708) 692-0393, or Tito Ruben (630) 969-2971.
VDance Fever, Inc. will hold a Hawaiian Night on Friday, Aug. 15, 6:30 pm at the St. James Lutheran Church, 7400 W. Foster, Chicago. Donation is $10. Proceeds will go to the purchase of trash bins for St. James--the regular venue of the group’s dancing events.
Meanwhile, VDance Fever is set to mark its 9th year anniversary on Saturday, Oct 10, 6:30 pm at Crowne Plaza, 5440 N. River Road in Rosemont. Ticket is $60. For more info, call Alex Sundian (847) 577-2266 or Flo at (773) 962-1253. Attire is Filipiniana.
CHICAGO’s “Circulo Capampangan,” the oldest Pampangueno organization in North America, is sponsoring the first national Capampangan convention in the U.S. and Canada on Aug, 21-23 at Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.
The Guest Speaker is State Senator Chris Nybo who is married to a first generation Capampangan, Faye Hizon-Nybo. Keynote Speaker is Ernie Turla, a poet laurette, author including a Capampangan dictionary and recipient of many awards for his advocacy of the Capampangan dialect. Turla is a resident of Oregon. He is a native of Lubao, Pampanga.
This grand reunion will give an opportunity to enhance consciousness among “cabalens” specially the younger generations about traditions, custom and common heritage that bind Filipinos who speak the dialect that ranks 6th largest among the more 60 dialects spoken by a highly diverse people from the Philippines.
Three awards will be handed out to outstanding Cabalens led by George V. Samson for his worldwide humanitarian medical programs through his company, The World Relief Inc.; Emelita de Guzman Breyer, Ph.D. for her invention in biomedical Technology innovation dealing with diabetes, CVD, stroke, Alzheimer and other chronic diseases. She has been awarded 12 patents internationally; and Dr. Connie Mariano who served as White House physician under three U.S. Presidents including George H. Bush, Sr., Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
A special award will be given to Benjamin and Linda Agana for the couple’s perfect record of attending all the Circulo’s annual gala night celebrations for the last 45 years. A presentation of the 30 muses representing major towns in the Capampangan region (Pampanga, Tarlac, Bataan, Nueva Ecija and Bulacan) will be featured. Twenty “ Diamond Patrons” contributed $500 each to help defray the cost of the convention expenses.
The convention motto is "NOCARIN CA MAN MIBAIT OR MIPADPAD, DAYA CA PA RIN CAPAMPANGAN" (Wherever you were born, wherever you are—you carry the Capampangan blood.) For more information, email Conrad & Norma Manankil: CNManankil <email@example.com> or call (630) 319-7949.
A spiritual retreat: Holistic Health and Prevention” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Elston Avenue United Methodist Church, 5850 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago. The speaker will be Charlotte Christian, a Physician of Eastern Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist.
Registration is required by emailing Tina de Ocampo at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call her at 847-254-5506.
A Kids for Christ Camp will be held on Sept. 4-6 at the Camp Tomo Chi Chi Knolls in Gilberts, IL. For inquiries contact Mita Delizo at 847-209-9201 or email <email@example.com>. If reaching by email, please type in “KV 2015” as subject matter.
A discussion on the topic of Philippine artifacts used for protection and safety called“Kuwentong Pagtangkilik at Kapakanan: From Blades to Spirits” will be held at the Field Museum in Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 12 pm to 3 pm.
Kwentuhan session is presented in partnership with 10000Kwentos, a community volunteer organization which features speakers from Chicago’s Filipino community who will share stories about select artifacts from The Field Museum’s Philippine Anthropology collection consisting of 10,000 items. This is a rare opportunity to experience community engagement and to view artifacts not on display, specifically from the islands of Mindoro, Palawan, Southern Luzon, and the Visayas. There will also be live entertainment.
This event will be held in the The Marae Gallery on Mezzanine Level of the museum. RSVP to email <firstname.lastname@example.org> for free entry.
For those planning to drive, parking will be available through the Soldier Field parking garage for a fee of $22. For those planning to take public transit, the Museum is easily accessible via L or bus. The closest L stop is the Roosevelt station, where red, green, and orange lines converge. Furthermore, the Museum can be accessed via either the 146 Inner Michigan Drive to Museum Campus and the 130 Museum Campus bus routes.