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Chicago Arabessque Festival- Wednesday through Saturday June 24 - 27

From: Hicham Z.
Sent on: Friday, June 19, 2009 8:57 PM
Dear Friends & Arabic Meetup Members,

In celebration of Chicago?s Arab community of almost 250,000, I proudly announce the Third Annual Chicago Arabessque.

Please update your calendars, post it on your Facebook profiles, Come out, invite friends and family...


"Chicago Arabesque is a non-religious, non-political festival that promotes public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Arab World. Representing over twenty Arab countries, the fest seeks to introduce Americans to the rich diversity of the Arab World through workshops, calligraphy, artisan demonstrations, activity booths, Arab cuisine and a souq (bazaar). There will also be daily performances of Arab music and dance. Children will be able to enjoy storytellers, magicians and games.

The festival will be held in Daley Plaza expecting an audience of approximately 50,000 diverse Chicagoans and guests over the course of four days. Visitors will enjoy educational and commercial booths showcasing culture and products from Arab countries."

Where: Daley Plaza-Corner of Washington & Dearborn- Chicago

When: Wednesday through Saturday June 24 - 27

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm

For more information and details about the program please visit Chicago Arabesque 2009 website

I hope to see you there.

Hicham Zerhouni
Chicago Arabic Meetup Organizer.

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