September/October HighlightsBulgarian Womens Choir
The University of Chicago Presents will open its 2000-2001 season with the Bulgarian Womens Choir and a showcase of Bulgarian orthodox music from its beginning to the present. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 702-8068. Single tickets $28, $11 for students.
World Music Festival: Chicago 2000
A number of musical groups will perform in Hyde Park as part of the 2000 World Music Festival, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 1. Native Roots and the Eschikagou Powwow 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, on the Midway Plaisance at 59th Street and Dorchester Avenue. Music From China 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept 24, at the 57th Street Childrens Book Fair at 57th Street and Kimbark Avenue. Tony Vacca, Massamba Diop and Gokh-bi System 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Harper Court at 52nd Place and Harper Avenue. LoJo 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Harper Court at 52nd Place and Harper Avenue. WOFA 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the DuSable Museum of African-American History at 57th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. (312) 742-1938. All events are free.
The Eschikagou powwow will celebrate the City of Chicagos early American Indian history. Dancing and drumming competitions and performances, storytelling and craftmaking will take place alongside authentic American Indian food from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, on the Midway Plaisance, between 59th and 60th streets at Dorchester Avenue. (888) 947-5004. Free.
57th Street Childrens Book Fair
The 14th annual 57th Street Childrens Book Fair will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, on 57th Street between Kimbark and Dorchester avenues. A kick-off storybook parade will begin at 12:45 p.m. in front of 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free.