Chicago – Mar 13 2019

GET LUCKY – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day wih EuroCircle

Join us as we celebrate all things Irish in anticipation of Chicago’s favorite holiday- St. Patrick’s Day!!

Thanks to this month’s awesome ( and Irish!) co- host Sonya, she has set us up at the super cozy + charming D4 Irish Pub & Cafe where we look forward to sharing some of that famous Irish luck- and cuteness of course! ☘️
So get your green on and come join us!

 

Maria & Sonya

Chicago – Feb 17 2019

EuroCircle’s Apres Valentine’s Day Mix + Match!

MARCH EVENT – March 13 at at D4  RSVP HERE

Due to icy weather moving in the area we wanted everyone to be safe so we will keep our arrows sharpened for our new date – SUNDAY, Feb 17 5 to 8 pm

Join us at Baptiste and Bottle with a great view of the city scape below!
We’re kicking off the 2019 event season with our favorite- and most anticipated- event of the year!
Join Chicago’s most eligible int’l professionals for some networking fun as we help Cupid sharpen his bow and arrows!!
Please wear RED if you’re looking to be a target! Fabulous co-hosts to be announced SOON, but in the meantime, make sure to spread the word and save the date!!!

Let’s celebrate EuroCircle’s 20th Anniversary in style.

ABOUT THE VENUE:

Approachable, bourbon-centric restaurant, serving an elevated American menu in an environment that is reflective of bourbon’s true American roots.

 TOO MUCH OF ANYTHING IS BAD,

BUT TOO MUCH GOOD WHISKEY IS BARELY ENOUGH.

– MARK TWAIN

Chicago – Nov 03 2018

I Morti, Italy’s Day of the Dead @Ciao Chicago

Celebrate Halloween like you never have before — the Italian way! I Morti, Italy’s Day of the Dead, is a centuries-old Italian tradition of celebrating the dead with opulent religious processions and delicious parties. And now, for the very first time, I Morti is coming to Chicago!
Celebrate this sinister holiday with bottomless wine, devilish Italian food, live performances from La Tosca and Chicago’s very first Italian Halloween procession.
Black Halloween attire is strongly recommended.

General Ticket: $40 (includes bottomless wine & food)
Party Rate: $150 for 5 Tickets

EC members: please use this link: GET TICKETS HERE

Chicago – Sep 27 2018

EuroCircle Presents: End of summer rooftop at Noyane

lease join us for a final adieu to the summer season at the beautiful Noyane rooftop at the Conrad hotel! Let’s all pray to the weather gods for good weather! 🙏

*proper attire required

We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Chicago – May 15 2018

EuroCircle Presents: Spring Soiree at Petit Margeaux!
EC CHICAGO is BACK!

And we plan on being better than ever! Please join us Apres- work for as we kick of the Spring season in Chicago at the impossibly chic + elegant Waldorf Astoria courtyard!

This is an exclusive event just for us – cash bar will feature delicious summer cocktails, light bites and of course, the coolest international crowd in the city!

RSVP isrequired. Space is limited and we  a capacity crowd!

Keep in mind that proper attire is required at Waldorf Astoria.

We look forward to seeing you there

Any questions please email chicago (at) eurocircle.com

PS. Rain will not stop you so no worries. We have a backup space in case of rain!

Chicago – Feb 15 2018

Spread the Love this February with EuroCircle. Cocktails and Whiskey Libations at the Drumbar 18th Floor at the Raffaello hotel on the 18th floor.
(there is no sign outside for Drumbar)

6-9p.m. drink specials, dj

Your hosts

Marjana Vucic, Monika Janiak and Maria Dollas

Chicago – Jan 31 2018

EuroCircle Mixer at the new ACE Hotel Waydown Bar (7th Fl)

Join the local Europeans to celebrate EuroCircle’s 19th annivesary in casual and fun environment at this new boutique hotel ACE featured even by Architectural Digest.
It has really been 19 years since the first event took place in NYC – and 18 years in Chicago.

The Waydown Bar is located on the 7fl at the ACE hotel.
The Chicago Google office is located across the street

See you there on Wednesday. January 31st Ace Hotel Waydown Bar 7fl – from 6 pm to 9 pm. ( Green Line Morgan Stop is a block away from Google.)

No Cover.

Hosted by:

Marjana Vucic

Yulia Tokanina (TBA)

More details will be posted shortly

Karolina Zelenekiene, Chicago based young graphic designer/make-up artist from Lithuania

My name is Karolina Zelenekiene. I am 23 years old graphic designer and make-up artist from Lithuania. For those who don’t know, Lithuania is   a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe.  It is a former Soviet bloc nation bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. Our lovely capital Vilnius  is known for its medieval Old Town, a UNESCO listed historic centre.  Lithuania’s historic heritage sets it quite apart from the other two Baltic countries.

Those of you who are travelled in Eastern Europe may have heard about Lithuanian dishes such as zeppelins (cepelinai) and cold red beet soup (šaltibarščiai).

This year brought a lot of changes into my life. First of all I got married to a  wonderful man wife after 4 years together.   I  graduated from the Vilnius Academy off Arts (graphic design degree).  Lastly,  my husband and I decided to move to Chicago.

This is the first trip so far away from my hometown. And it is  not just a trip,  we are starting a new life together in Chicago.  I have never been so far away from Lithuania. I have never lived in another country more than 2 months. If I ever went anywhere, it was only  for a holiday. In Chicago we have lived only 3 months.  That means we have not gotten to know to know the city very well yet.

After we visited downtown Chicago, we decided that we want live in there one day.  We currently live in Willowbrook.

The biggest passion in my life in addition to design is make-up. It is a hobby I have had for about 3 years. It all started as I like to do make-up on myself. For my birthday I got professional make-up courses as a gift. First  I took the courses to do professional make-up on myself.  When I learned more I started doing make-up for my friends and for clients.  By the time I finished the make-up courses I had created  a logo, business cards and facebook page for myself.  I participated for unpaid photo shoots only to learn and train on new faces and get  new photos for my fan page.

Little by little my circle of clients expanded in Lithuania and I ended working almost all weekends. Some of my clients were upset, when I told them that I will move abroad.  When we came to Chicago  my husband suggested I continue my hobby.  He knows what I like –  so I started to promote myself. Right now only  Lithuanian girls come to my for professional make-up.  However,  I hope that in future I can attract other nationalities as well.  I’m very new in Chicago.  It  is always harder to start from scratch, but in time I hope so that my clientele will grow to what I had in Lithuania.

I  am happy to all kinds of make-up from bridal make-up to fashion shoots, special effects or Halloween make-up. I love Halloween as a celebration because it allows me to  experiment with special effects.

ABOUT THE FUTURE

In the future I may open my own Make-up studio.
In addition of doing make-up for the clients I could teach girls  how to do make-up for themselves (or their clients).
I can not imagine my life without both of my passions – make-up and graphic design.

If would like me to help you with your make-up or design, my information is below.

CONNECT WITH KAROLINA:

facebook.com/designkarolina
Email Karolina
Instagram: karolinak_makeup and karolinadesign

Chicago – Oct 18 2017

A conversation with Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla America

by Italian Expo

Join us, on Wednesday October 18th, for a business talk overviewing the main trends in the American food industry.
Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla America will analyze the topic and explain how the main actors in the industry are anticipating and tackling new challenges.
The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception along with some food pairings, exclusively prepared by Barilla chefs.

TICKETS HERE

Jean-Pierre Comte, President of BARILLA Americas is based in Chicago, IL. In his current role, JP is responsible for the North and South America operations of one of the world’s largest Italian food companies.

Jean-Pierre has 25 years global experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry that began at PROCTER & GAMBLE where he held positions in Sales, Trade Marketing, Shopper Marketing, and General Management. Through his increasing responsibilities at P&G he was relocated from his native France to Italy and Switzerland. Jean-Pierre joined Barilla in March 2010, where he was Vice President in charge of Western Europe, before moving to Chicago in September 2013.

He is passionate about the Consumers, Customers and Employees he has the opportunity to serve every day.

Since moving to the United States, Jean-Pierre has been unwavering in his leadership and engagement in promoting of diversity and inclusion. He is an ambassador for activities within BARILLA both locally and worldwide, as well as several Non-Profit arenas.

Jean-Pierre is an MBA graduate of NEOMA Business School (France).

Italian Expo Business Talks is series of seminars addressing the most important trends and changes across different industries, in an informal way.

Meet Croatian-born guitarist Goran Ivanovic from Chicago

One of the most versatile, skilled, and curious musicians in Chicago, guitarist Goran Ivanovic has built a career built upon exploration.

Born and raised in Osijek – Croatia, he was in the midst of studying at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with masters like Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch when his parents (his father is a Serb, his mother a Bosnian Croat) were expelled in the late 90s; the family was granted asylum in the US and they settled in Chicago.

Since his arrival he’s displayed a deep interest in collaboration, steadily expanding his stylistic range well beyond the European classical music and Balkan sounds he was fluently versed in when he arrived. These days his repertoire not only incorporates those disciplines, but jazz and flamenco as well.

He’s recorded duet albums with the great Pakistani-Chilean jazz guitarist Fareed Haque as well as Greek-American musician Andreas Kapsalis. He’s a key member of the quartet Eastern Blok with Matt Ulery, Doug Rosenberg, and Michael Caskey, a combo that deftly surveys the folk music of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia in a distinctly jazz-oriented context, embroidering timeless Balkan melodies and rhythms with sophisticated improvisational gambits.

Most recently, Goran released an eponymous trio album with bassist Ulery and percussionist Pete Tashjian where he’s achieved a stunning assimilation of his many influences, creating a hybrid all his own. Reviewing the new album for All About Jazz, Budd Kopman wrote, “It is easy to get lost in Ivanovic’s technique, especially if one plays (or attempts to play) Classical style guitar, in a jazz style or not.”

The trio’s agility has also been noted. As Jeff Elbel wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times, “The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages.”

Connect with Goran Ivanovic:

GoranGuitar at Facebook
www.GoranGuitar.net
BUY GORAN’S MUSIC

CONCERTS: calendar

PREVIOUS PRESS:

This is just one example we picked as it mentioned another EuroCircle member Ian Maksin.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
October 21, 2016 Jeff Elbel
Chicago-based guitarist Goran Ivanovic has shared the stage with boundary-pushing local artists including current Claudettes’ drummer Michael Caskey in the pair’s former group Eastern Blok, as well as classical and jazz master Fareed Haque and renowned cellist Ian Maksin. The Croatian native’s stirring style incorporates jazz, traditional Balkan, flamenco and classical styles.

Ivanovic’s rich discography is often signified by “Seven Boats,” a powerful collaboration with Haque released in 2004 that made a strong impression with its unusual fusion of classical, jazz and world music influences. The title track was reprised on an eponymous 2005 release by the Goran Ivanovic Group. Other key collaborations included 2009’s duo album with innovative Greek-American Chicago-based fingerstyle guitarist Andreas Kapsalis.

Currently, Ivanovic is celebrating the debut release by his Goran Ivanovic Trio with bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Pete Tashjian. The trio are recognized for their individual virtuosity, but they show particular excellence as a unit able to stop on a dime and twist gracefully through the trickiest hairpin turns together on local stages including those at City Winery and the Whistler. The trio’s upcoming show is a return visit to Jazz Showcase.

The trio’s new album features concert highlights like the spirited roots-music influence of “Alvorada Americana,” in which Ivanovic tumbles through lilting arpeggios and chiming harmonics on his nylon-string guitar before the rhythm joins him in crashing acoustic rock. The moody and haunting “Patient Zero” creates a disquieted but compelling mood. “Querido Paco” pays homage to flamenco giant Paco De Lucia.

Maksin joins the trio for the undulating “Maurice’s Ragtime,” a beautifully impressionistic piece honoring French composer Maurice Ravel with its intoxicating and sublime atmosphere. If it’s not in the set list at Jazz Showcase when Maksin shares the bill with Ivanovic, patrons should demand it as an encore.