About Night Out in the Parks

Night out in the Parks hosted by the Chicago Park District is celebrating Indian Film and Dance at Paschen Park, Midway Plaisance Park and Revere Park

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Patang is a poetic journey to the old city of Ahmedabad, it weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India’s largest kite festival.

Every year a million kites fill the skies above Ahmedabad—duelling, soaring, tumbling and flying high. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams.

Music and fireworks, food and laughter, a kaleidoscope of color and light, the magic of the kite flying high — a traditional recipe of healing and renewal.

With naturalistic performances from actors and non-actors alike, bold, lyrical editing, vibrant cinematography and a kinetic score, Patang delights the senses and nourishes the spirit.


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Makdee is an Indian children’s film in Hindi language, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The story is set in a small North Indian village. Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts, and any person who goes inside is turned into an animal. In the same village, a clever naughty girl named Chunni lives with her widowed father, grandmother and her identical twin Munni, who is just the exact opposite of Chunni in mannerisms. But one day, Chunni’s prank causes Munni to enter the witch’s mansion and the witch turns her into a hen. Chunni strikes a deal with Makdee (Shabana Azmi) that she will present her with 100 hens in exchange for Munni in human form. How she manages this task forms the crux of the rest of this fun-filled children’s movie.

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BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP

Meher Dance Company is a contemporary Indian and Bollywood dance company dedicated to advancing the art of Indian dance and creating a platform for everyone to enjoy diverse Indian dance styles. The company provides instructional classes for kids and adults in Chicago, dance workshops, choreography and dance production services locally and internationally.

Meher Dance Company will lead a fun and engaging Bollywood dance workshop during the ‘Night Out at the Park’. Learn some cool moves while jamming to vibrant Bollywood music. Kids and adults of all ages can join in the fun. Then stay back to watch the Indian film ‘Patang’ on June 15th and 22nd and film ‘Makdee’ on June 29th.

Event Info:

  • Sunday, 15th June - Midway Plaisance Park 1130 Midway Plaisance North, At Sunset /
    Sunday, 22nd June - Revere Park 2509 W. Irving Park Rd, At Sunset /
    Sunday, 29th June - Paschen Park 1932 W. Lunt Ave