Laguna Association Christmas Party, Dec. 4

The Laguna Association of the Midwest (LAMI) will hold its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 4, 4 pm, at the Little Quiapo Restaurant, 6259 McCormick Blvd., Chicago. $25/person with buffet dinner. Exchange gift with $20 suggest cost for each item. Casual holiday outfit with green and red motiff. To reserve, call Gene Brizuela at 773-896-4399 or email him at; Rey Elazegui at 773-742-5322; 847-999-8913.

Pamanang Pinoy: Filipino Traditions + Adobo Tasting

Pamanang Pinoy will run from 12pm-3pm on Dec. 3 at the Field Museum’s upper level, 1400 Lakeshore Dr., Chicago 60605. The Field Museum is waiving its usual $29/person entrance fee for this event for everyone who pre-register by emailing at:

To enter, use the museum’s West or South entrance.The Maori House where the event will take place is located at the upper level of the museum by way of the Pacific Spirits Exhibit. Parking is available at $22/vehicle.


Cardinal Cupich at ‘Simbang Gabi’ in Mundelein, Dec. 17

CHICAGO-Newly installed cardinal, Archbishop Blasé Cupich will celebrate mass at the ‘Simbang Gabi’ at Sta. Maria del Popolo Catholic Church at 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein, Illinois at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Cardinal Cupich started participating in this enduring Filipino Christmas tradition in 2014 shortly after he succeeded the late Cardinal Francis George. Pope Francis had installed him in the College of Cardinal in a ceremony at the Vatican on Nov. 19.

Two area bishops are also celebrating mass during the Simbang Gabi this month. Bishop Alberto Roxas will be at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 2626 N. Hoyne, Chicago on Dec. 15 at 7 pm while Bishop Francis Kane will be at Our Lady of Carmel, 708 W. Belmont, Chicago at 7 pm.

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