Chicago Ukulele Cabaret

... an open-mic style night of music taking place every few months at Silvies Lounge, in Chicago.

Two weeks until our 5th Annual Great Midwest Uke Fest, Sunday, August 3rd!

5th Annual Great Midwest Uke Fest, Sunday, August 3rd at Chief O’Neill’s pub in Chicago.

Where: Chief O’Neill’s Pub, 3471 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

When: 3:00-6:30: Open Mic, 10 minute slots for performers. There’s no theme, so play whatever you love!

7:00-11:00 Scheduled acts from our featured performers. Here’s the a scheduled acts:

7:00 Seeso (our host kicks things off)
7:30 Vic Miguel and Friends
8:00 Eve’s Undoing
8:30 Uke and Tuba
9:00 Lanialoha and Aloha Lives
9:30 Buck Board and The Saddle Sores

Our open mic schedule is full, but will try to accommodate any walk ups.

This is the one Ukulele Cabaret event each year with an entry fee ($10 in advance $12 at the door), but it’s for a good cause! Proceeds this year will again benefit The Intonation Music Workshop, a local non-profit organization providing band-based music education to children in Chicago’s under-served neighborhoods. 

To purchase tickets in advance, go to: http://ukefest.brownpapertickets.com/

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Chicago Ukulele Cabaret’s UKE SOUNDTRACKS - May 17th at Silvie’s Lounge

Happy Spring Ukulele fans and performers!

The next Chicago Uke Cabaret is upon us - and the theme for this show are the soundtracks, themes, accompaniment or background from a movie, a TV show, a play or a musical. (Or just the soundtrack of the movie of your life!)

What: Chicago Ukulele Cabaret’s UKE SOUNDTRACKS  show. 
When: Saturday May 17th, 8 pm to as late as we go!
Where: Silvie’s Lounge 1902 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

To play, choose a single time slot below.

Three short rules to Cabaret:

1. You can play for 3 songs and / or 15 minutes, whichever is shorter. 

2. The songs you choose should be from, or about, a movie, a TV show, play or a musical. And if you’re working on your own opera for the Uke, that works too! 

3. And of course, someone must be playing a Ukulele! All other instruments and costumes are welcome. 

Click HERE to sign up to play!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEA722A2F49-chicago3?uToken=26ECC5F7FD04F8075EC2DCCF02E8
Questions? Let us know at the contact page!
Ukulele Cabaret Chicago

1 month until Chicago Ukulele Cabaret’s UKE VALENTINO Valentine’s day show

While the snow falls, dream a little dream of a musical and possibly romantic Valentine’s Day cabaret!

The Chicago Ukulele Cabaret will be celebrating our anniversary in raucous style, serving up songs of love, lust, heartbreak, despair, and betrayal in honor of the devil on Cupids shoulder. This is the show that started it all! 

What: Chicago Ukulele Cabaret’s UKE VALENTINO Valentine’s day show. 
When: Saturday February 15th, 8 pm to as late as we go!
Where: Silvie’s Lounge 1902 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Bring your uke, 1, 2, or 3 good love or heart-ache related tunes and a couple of friends.
There is no cover charge - it’s free!

Here’s the rules: 15 minutes or three songs (not Medleys!) in theme with a uke playing somewhere onstage. To sign up, click the link below to choose a time slot: 

SIGN UP TO PLAY HERE: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEA722A2F49-chicago2

This Saturday!

Our Holiday Ukulele Cabaret is one week away, this Saturday the 14th! There are slots available if you want to play - go here to sign!

Seeso: Americana Ukulele

Our friend Seeso is recording not 1 but 2 ukulele records, and he’s a well thought out project, check it out:

CHICAGO UKULELE CABARET’S HOLIDAY SHOW - Saturday December 14th 8pm at Silvie’s Lounge!

Friends and Family, 

It’s been too long, so get ready to all be together in a month from now: 

Join us for our our Holiday Ukuele open-mic cabaret on Saturday, December 14th. It’s “How The Uke Stole Christmas (and Hannukah, and Kwanzaa, etc)”, a celebration for the grinch on one shoulder and the diehard holiday angel on the other. 

What: Chicago Ukulele Cabaret’s Holiday Open Mic show.
When: Saturday December 14th 8 pm to midnight.
Where: Silvie’s Lounge 1902 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Want to play? Sign up at the link below!

The Rules: 

1. You can play for 3 songs or 15 minutes
2. The songs you choose should be in a holiday theme, or at least as much as can handle.
3. And of course, someone must be playing a Ukulele!

Performer Sign up Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEA722A2F49-chicago1

As always, the show is free and everyone over 21 are welcome to come, watch, and soak up the uketide spirit! 

Questions? See the Contact us page at the top … 

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Official Gazette
Direct from the Office of the President of the Philippines.

UNICEF
Inspiring, enlightening updates from UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Donations given now help supply health kits, hygiene kits, and clean water to affected Filipino communities.

Oxfam GB
A look inside the lives of Filipino children currently living in evacuation zones. Citizens of Great Britain can donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70066.

Doctors Without Borders
Documenting their pursuit of a better cure for TB as well as their emergency responses to natural disasters. Cargo teams are currently prepping supplies to be sent to the Philippines, just one of the 60 countries Doctors Without Borders aids every year.

In Other News
Comprehensive but digestible daily round ups of what’s happening around the world. Stay updated on the most recent news from the Philippines, ways to help, and places to donate money to typhoon survivors.

For more ways to help our friends in the Philippines, look here.