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Upcoming events

    • 04/07/2017
    • 05/31/2017
    • IWA

    Official IWA Name Badges are now on Sale! The 3.5 x 1.5 inch, blue and white plastic and magnetic piece will clearly identify you and add an extra special look to your outfits at IWA functions. Order a badge online today!  Deadline is May 31, 2017


    Note: 

    Some members may want to list an additional country on their name badges if they have strong enough ties with another country.


    (i.e. A US citizen who has Spanish parents or grandparents or lived in Spain for many many years, may want to put USA/Spain on her badge.)


    Please email us by May 31 should you like to add an additional country to you badge  iwa@iwachicago.org   



    • 05/30/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • HILTON l ASMUS Gallery, 716 N. Wells St., Chicago

    New Program!


    A salon exploring various facets of the written word.  We will have our first meeting in May to see the level of interest among our members. Topics will include contemporary books, essays, and poetry, along with a selection of general reading and workshops.   Well known published authors will be invited to speak on their works.  Lively discussions will be encouraged.  May program details will be announced soon, stay tuned!      

    • 06/01/2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Location details to be provided upon registration.

    Film:  “Trumbo” (to be shown) Director Jay Roach, 2015.  The film is an American biographical drama taking place in 1947 when Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screen writer until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film stars Bryan Cranston, who was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Also, in the film is Helen Mirren and John Goodman.


    NOTE:  LIMITED TO 20. REFRESHMENTS WELCOME!    


    • 06/06/2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St., Chicago

    Program (in French and English): Let’s spend a pleasant evening with good friends and good food.  Dominique Tougne, Owner and Chef of “Chez Moi” will prepare a French dinner for us. Husbands and friends are welcome. Cost $45/person for a 3 course dinner including wine, tip and taxes. Please contact Chantal Seguy for details.


    Note: Valet parking available, bus #8 Stop Halsted and Dickens, Brown Line Armitage.


    • 06/07/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Frontier Restaurant, 1072 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

    IWA Woman Extraordinaire "Getting to Know You" Evening Event

    Please join us for an evening of fun, food, merriment and camaraderie at Frontier’s Family Style Wednesday Night Feast!


    Cost $35.00 per person (all inclusive)


    Cost includes a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. A selection of drink specials in addition to the regular beverage menu items will be available for separate purchase.


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    • 06/09/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Location details to be provided upon registration.

    Program: "Live Classical Turkish Music and Raki Night"

    Join us for a special summer (outdoor garden party)
    with live classical Turkish music, Turkish food and Turkish Raki (Lion's Milk). Guests are welcome.
     

    • 06/10/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Location details to be provided upon registration.
    • 25

    Program (in English): What Cubans told Joanna Dobecka-Lembert about Cuba before Fidel died? The answers varied a lot.  Shortly before El Commandant passed away, Joanna was exploring Cuba through the eyes of local people from three different generations and will share her experience with us.


    Presenter and Host: Joanna Dobecka-Lembert, Attorney  and IWA member    


    NOTE: JOINT POLISH & SPANISH PROGRAM.  LIMITED TO 25. PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE. 

    • 06/13/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    Program:  Women in Architecture, IWA member Elise Renwick will share a presentation on women in Architecture through the decades.

    Presenter: Elise Renwick AIA Co-Founder Aetheric Studio Architects LLC


    Note: This event has been cancelled.

    • 06/14/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • The University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street

    10:30 a.m. arrival, 11 a.m. meeting, Noon Lunch

    Annual Meeting and Election for Officers and Board of Directors followed by the luncheon.  


    Come celebrate the success of the IWA year!


    There is no fee to attend the meeting.  There is a $55 fee for the lunch.  Cash Bar. Valet Parking available. 


    We will also feature a Silent Auction and our Annual Hat Parade!  




    • 06/16/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    Book:  LaRose

    Author:  Louise Erdrich

    Leader: D. Clancy

    • 06/19/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • Location details to be provided upon registration.

    Program (in Spanish): Planning for the coming year 

    • 06/21/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago

    Program: Classical Music-Beethoven's Symphony No. 4

    Join us to celebrate the beginning of the summer with Beethoven's classic Fourth Symphony. Wagner's orchestral interpretation of the Faust overture opens the program. 

    Place: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, beginning of the lawn right after the stairs, west entrance. 

    Transportation:  CTA 151 Lake/Randolph Stop, Red Line to Washington Stop, Paid Parking Millennium Park Garage

    NOTE: DATE CHANGE AND TIME CHANGE. REFRESHMENTS WELCOME. 

    • 06/22/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Goethe-Institut, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200

    Program (in English): The German Harmonica and African-American Blues Culture

    Presenter & Host: Herbert Quelle, the German Consul General for the Midwest in Chicago. Program in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut. Sandwich-Lunch to follow.

    • 09/12/2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Chicago IL *Please Register for Location Details*

    Title: The Body Message


    Program Description: Share an evening with Dr. Ashraf Abdelhamid discussing the ways the neuromusculoskeletal and musculoskeletal system sends messages to the body and how we can understand, prevent and manage those messages.  The time together will be an interactive, inspiring and stimulating learning experience.


    Presenter: Dr. Ashraf Abdelhamid


Past events

05/23/2017 Asian Culture: Private Tour of Ai Weiwei's Photo Activism
05/22/2017 European Culture: "My Life as a Diplomat"
05/20/2017 Insider Chicago, Goose Island Brewery Tour
05/19/2017 Literature: The Mersault Investigation
05/18/2017 German Language: May Program
05/17/2017 Arabic Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "The Square"
05/12/2017 Turkish Culture: Post-Gala Program on Language
05/10/2017 English Speaking World - Oldest World Cuisines
05/09/2017 Modern Professionals: Career Mobility
05/06/2017 Polish Language: Polish Constitution Day Parade
05/05/2017 TICKETS TO THE Gala ~ Suomi Finland 100 ~ Celebrating Together
05/02/2017 French Language: Café Conversation (in French)
05/01/2017 Performing Arts: "Linda Vista"
04/19/2017 Pre-Gala Event, A Finnish high-tech success story: SWAP.COM
04/12/2017 English Speaking World - Literacy Chicago
04/11/2017 Modern Professionals - Creative Power of Women
03/27/2017 IWA Briefings: Lurie Children's Hospital
03/14/2017 Modern Professional - Int'l Parental Child Abduction
03/10/2017 Turkish Interest - Handmade Turkish Jewelry
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Celebration
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Raffle
02/25/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Lapland to Helsinki, Finland
01/11/2017 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Winter Luncheon from Normandy"
12/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Winter Sale
12/07/2016 2016 IWA Annual Holiday Party
11/29/2016 Insider Chicago “Working in America Exhibit” Private Tour and interactive discussion
10/25/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/25/2016 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/07/2016 Spotlight Program, “The New Science of Cancer” at Northwestern Hospital
10/01/2016 Pop-Up Program ArtPrize International Art Festival
09/28/2016 Open House Celebration at Our New Office and Volunteer Fair!
08/28/2016 The International Gourmet Program invites you to the Annual IWA Summer Picnic
06/15/2016 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
05/13/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for IWA Gala 2016, "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 Sponsorship Opportunities, IWA Gala 2016 "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 TICKETS TO THE IWA Annual Gala "Celebrating Germany"
04/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event II
04/06/2016 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Celebration of the New Season, AN EARLY SPRING PASTICHE"
03/31/2016 Insider Chicago, "Dressing Downton!"
03/08/2016 International Women’s Day Celebration at Intercontinental Chicago
02/05/2016 Insider Chicago, "IWA visits SAIC!” IWA MPG and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
01/25/2016 IWA New Year Open House...Goodbye Suite 1800...Hello 2016!
01/15/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event
08/09/2015 2015 Gourmet Picnic
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