May 23-26, 2010
Organizer: Turkish Consulate General of Chicago and The Turkish-American Cultural Alliance (TACA)
What to expect: Plenty of traditional Turkish art, film, dance, music and gourmet food.
Why to go: Orchid ice cream and whirling dervishes...what better combo is there?
Additional Information: Festival goers can enjoy a fashion show displaying traditional and modern Turkish textiles, as well as events like folk dancing, silk carpet weaving demonstrations and traditional Turkish cuisine including baklava, kabobs and coffee.
Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein