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Those people who will be in Chicago for the upcoming weekend should consider stopping by the 2009 University of Chicago Folk Festival. It'll be on Saturday and Sunday at Ida Noyes Hall, which is at 59th Street between Kimbark and Woodlawn. This year, there is a fantastic lineup of music and dance workshops (I am so going to Steve Weintraub's Yiddish dance workshop, and I'm thinking that the Quadrilles and English Dance workshops will be worth checking out, too.) There's Georgian folk singing, juggling, Irish sessions, Cajun dance, storytelling, bhangra, all sorts of things. And, of course, Sacred Harp singing on Sunday afternoon, 2:30 - 4:30, in the West Lounge.

http://www.uofcfolk.org/2009/Workshops2009.html

Heartily recommended, especially as we go into the grotty ass-end of winter.

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elliska
Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm jealous. This weekend I'm going to be writing the 12 page research paper that I have due on 2/10 that I haven't even chosen a topic for (so, does the fact that I'm completely unconcerned about this tell you anything about the quality of my education?) Post pictures or something afterward so I can live vicariously. :-)
frenchpony
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
If not pictures, then surely some gushing description!
ns_tulkas
Feb. 4th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
Story telling! Oh, I want to be there...
frenchpony
Feb. 4th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Even in the bitter cold that we often get for the Folk Festival? Now, that's dedication to stories.
ns_tulkas
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'd even make a holiday of it and fly there all the way from here!

But no money...:(

Ha! I'd be a human popsicle if I go there when you call it cold. I'm imagining a blizzard...
frenchpony
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
You could stay at my place if you did come. Human popsicle or no. But I bet you could take it better than you think. How cold does Israel get in the winter?

I'm imagining a blizzard...

Sometimes. Depends on the temperature and the humidity. Chicago is on the west side of the lake, so we tend to be fairly dry, and of course, there is that lovely prairie/steppe phenomenon of "too cold for snow to fall." But sometimes we do get blizzards, or just very heavy snowfalls.
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