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Encore Presentation: “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago premiered the Director’s Cut of “The Chinese Exclusion Act” in February and has since received numerous requests for an encore presentation.

In collaboration with the Chicago South Side Film Festival, we are very excited to bring you the theatrical release of this excellent documentary.

Light refreshments will start at 11:30, and the screening will begin at noon. The film lasts about two hours, after which filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu will join us via video for Q&A.


Please RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chicago-south-side-film-festival-presents-the-chinese-exclusion-act-tickets-48850367765) to reserve your spot!


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DATE AND TIME

Sun, September 30, 2018

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

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Come celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago with music, food, storytelling, arts and craft, and more!

Also called the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, it is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest, and mooncake is the main most characteristic festival food. Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated in East Asian countries celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This year, it falls on September 24, so let's get the festivities started early!

This is a family-friendly free event, but RSVP is required.

DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 22, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Restaurants That Shaped Chicago's Neighborhoods: Chinatown

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The neighborhoods that make up Chicago’s rich cultural landscape have been defined by the restaurants that anchor them. In Local Flavor, the popular food writer Jean Iversen chronicles eight beloved local eateries, from Chinatown on the South Side to Rogers Park in the far North, tracing the story of how they became neighborhood institutions.

Iversen has meticulously gathered the tales, recipes, and cultural traditions that define Chicago’s culinary past and present. Rich with firsthand accounts from local restaurateurs, their families, long-time customers, and staff, Local Flavor is a community-driven look at Chicago through a gastronomical lens.

Including recipes for popular dishes from each restaurant that readers can try at home, Local Flavor weaves together ethnography, family, and food history into a story that will enthrall both food and Chicago history lovers.

Come and hear about the restaurants that have shaped Chicago and especially Chinatown's Wow Kow Restaurant, which sadly closed in February this year.

Light refreshments to highlight Chinatown's diverse cuisines will be provided.

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DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 29, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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