Sunday, September 18, 2011

Flower does the world

World Music Festival 2011 has hit Chicago! 8 days, 22 venues, 52 shows and music from over 30 countries. That's a whole lot of fun to fit in to a week and although most of it is strictly human-only, Flower is broadening her horizons with a little culture too.

She started off with Kutumba, a folk instrumental ensemble from Nepal, at Navy Pier yesterday afternoon.


The weather was absolutely perfect and it was a wonderful spot to take in the city skyline


And watch the boats on the lake


After the show I picked up some greasy snackfood (yum) and we had a leisurely stroll back along the pier, checking out the amusements.



She met lots of new friends along the way and checked out the sculptures in the park.


Our stroll back to the El Station took us past the rather ugly giant Marilyn Monroe statue that is currently flashing her knickers at passers-by opposite the Wrigley Building.


This afternoon we're off to the Vintage Bazaar before resuming her world travels at the closing night of SummerDance, featuring World Music Fest Artist Sergent Garcia.

The festival continues through Thursday night so don't forget to check it out, all events are low-cost or free and definitely worth trying! If you're short on time, you can experience multiple groups in one big FREE blowout at the Chicago Cultural Center on Thursday for the One World Under One Roof finale.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks like a lot of fun. It's great that you were allowed to go with the peeps!

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  2. Ooo la la! Flower looks like the cultural adventure type! I hope she met plenty of potential adopters while she was out and about.

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  3. I didn't even know! I've always wondered whether dogs are allowed at Navy Pier...I guess they are. Though it would be so much easier if I could fit them in a bag on the train. And I still don't understand why we have that Marilyn Monroe statue.

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