iBam! 2014 Set for October 4-5
iBAM! 2014 Presents: Celtic Arts Rising: Leaders, Legends and Legacies, a comprehensive weekend of Celtic culture in all its flavors and variations. iBAM!2014 is Saturday October 4 and Sunday October 5th from noon-6pm each day at the Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox Chicago IL 60630. The IAHC spans four floors packed full of Irish activities for this unique weekend, all under one roof.
iBAM! 2014 admission is $10 daily in advance until October 2, $15daily after 10/3. Kids 12 and under are free. Students and faculty are $5 with ID.
Meet your favorite authors and make new favorites- bring your book form home or buy new, the authors will be happy to chat and sign all weekend.
Irish author Frank Delaney will not only be on hand for the weekend to autograph books and speak about his James Joyce blog, he will also be honored with an iBAM! Award for his outstanding contributions to Irish literature.
Actor John Mahoney will attend the Gala Awards Dinner on October 4th, and will receive the iBAM! Performing Arts award. John, who lives in Oak Park IL is famous for hes portrayal as the father on the popular TV series, Frazier, and for his many, many acting roles in live theater, not only here in Chicago but around the world. To buy a seat at the Awards Gala, please click here.
Irish artist, Barry "Jazz" Finnegan is coming from Ireland, and will create one or two of his famous charcoal drawings. He will be on hand in the art gallery all weekend at the Irish American Heritage Center. You will be able to watch him do his thing! He will be receiving the iBAM! Visual Arts award at the Gala Awards Dinner, October 4.
The Irish Comedy and Music show with Mundy, Rooney & Stanley will take place on Friday, October 3rd. Mundy is famous for his rendition of "The Galway Girl" with Sharon Shannon. Joe and Andrew will have you in stitches, a great way to start off the iBAMChicago2014 weekend!
And, yes, we finish off the iBAMChicago2014 weekend with the High Kings in Concert on Sunday, October 5th at 5pm in the Irish American Heritage Center auditorium. There will be live music all day in the Fifth Province as well as workshops, readings and more by the authors, artists and musicians featured.
There is a lively kids activity area and kids 12 and under are admitted free.
The Fifth province is a nice place to have a nice cup of tea, a frosty pint, a nice lunch or dinner and listen to live music.
Parking is free. Check back for updates and additions!
See all that is happening at www.ibamchicago.com.
if you would like to talk to someone, call Cliff or Cathy at 1-847-872-0700.
A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!
The mission of the Irish American Heritage Center is to nurture and strengthen Irish culture and heritage through programs emphasizing Irish music, literature, drama, traditional dancing, fine arts and the constructive contributions of the Irish and Irish-Americans to the United States of America. The Irish American Heritage Center supports this mission by maintaining its resources, including the museum, Irish school, archives, choir, art gallery, auditorium, library, theatre group and other related programs and partnerships, while providing a gathering place for the Irish American community and those interested in Irish culture.The Irish American Heritage Center is one of the premiere Irish cultural organizations in the United States. It is a destination for people of Irish descent as well as those who wish to learn more about the Irish heritage.
There's no place quite like the Irish American Heritage Center when it comes to providing the very best in Irish culture through the arts, history, education, dance and social outlets.
Located on the city's northwest side in a renovated, turn-of-the-20th century building that sprawls over a full city block, the IAHC is dedicated to fostering Irish heritage, culture and traditions in America.
The Center boasts a 658-seat theatre, library, museum, art gallery, authentic Irish pub, dance practice studios, meeting rooms and banquet rooms for parties. The building is wheelchair-accessible. We provide a broad selection of quality educational programs in traditional Irish music, dance, theatre, film, literature, language, Irish customs and more.
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