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Greenlight: Chicago Consular Region Dec '22

Greenlight: Chicago Consular Region Dec '22

GreenLight Newsletter

See below some of the fantastic upcoming events showcasing Irish culture in Chicago and the surrounding region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)


Nov '22 - Aug '23: Take a Geneology Journey at the Irish American Center with weekly classes offered here

Dec 3: Irish Christmas in America at the Old Town School of Folk Music at 4 pm and 8 pm, produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada.

Dec 4: Gaelic Park Book Club offers an opportunity to read and discuss and array of books by Irish authors. Next book is When All Is Said by Anne Griffin. 

Dec 9: Julie Morrissy at the Newberry Library - A Poetry Reading sponsored by the Newberry Irish Studies Scholarly Seminar with Julie Morrissy, University of Notre Dame. 

Dec 9:  Christmas 'Chairoling' with Glass Half Empty at the Fifth Provence 8 pm at Irish American Heritage Center

Dec 10: The Great Irish Book Club at the Library of the Irish American Heritage Center 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm is reading 'Small Things Like These' by Claire Keegan.

Dec 10: The Celtic Angels along with the Celtic Knight Dancers perform at 8 pm at Chicago's Gaelic Park. 

Dec 11: An Cailín Ciúin / The Quite Girl The Chicago Irish Film Festival in partnership with the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival screens Ireland's 2023 Academy Award submission at the Chicago History Museum at 2:30 pm. 

Dec 18: Cherish The Ladies at the Irish American Heritage Center of Chicago at 4 pm. 


Dec 8: Learn to cook Mad Sweeney’s Watercress Souffle with Shelagh Mullen in time to accompany the Christmas roast!  Enjoy preparing the delicious green and cheesy souffle in this online class for $25.

Dec 9-17: Celtic Holiday Hooley is a hosted variety show with Irish music, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more at the Celtic Junction Arts Center in St. Paul, MN. Presented by the O’Shea Irish Dancers with a world-class band which includes three-time Live Ireland Awards “Best Vocalist of the Year” Norah Rendell. Choreography and music by original Riverdancer, Cormac O’Sé, of Dublin.


Dec 3: At 9 am and 11:30 am Brunch with Santa at the CelticMKE center in Wauwatosa. 

Dec 11: University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Center for Celtic Studies at 3:00pm a reading of James Joyce’s famous short story The Dead. Set at a Christmas party in the home of the writer’s aunts, the story famously captures the hospitality of a Dublin Christmas in times past. In the Joyce Room at the County Clare on 1234 N Astor St, Milwaukee. 

Dec 11: Merry and Bright: A Holiday Concert with Kim Robertson, Brett Lipshutz & Friends which will include traditional Celtic, Christmas and Hanukkah tunes.


Dec 2: Kitty's Ceili at the Gaelic League of Detroit offers a dance class for beginners. 

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