Must-See International Concerts

Music goes well with wine, especially when those tunes compliment the berry aroma of international flavor. This summer, City Winery vaunts an impressive calendar of live entertainment, including a handful of acts from outside the country. If you're looking for sultry Latin sounds to pair with fine Spanish wines, check out these can't-miss international artists.

Ian Maksin & Las Guitarras de España (6/21, 8PM)

Cellist Ian Maksin and Las Guitarras de España collaborate to present a program of international music genres in flawless unison. The evening will showcase a 10-piece band, including Patricia Ortega on vocals, flamenco dancer Wendy Clinard and Mamadou Diop, Senegalese tama (talking drum) player. $18 reserved; $20 premier (includes the seats closest to the stage;) $25 VIP (elevated section).

Tribute to Tito Puente (6/26, 7PM)

International Concerts

Dance Mania, Chicago's Angel Melendez & 911 Mambo Orchestra pay tribute to the "King of Latin Jazz," Tito Puente. The evening kicks off at 7 pm with a Latin dance lesson by Latin Street Dance Academy. At 8:30 pm the full sound of the 20-piece mambo band, including a full horn section, pays homage with an irresistible array of classic tropical sounds. $12 standing room; $15 reserved seating.

The Mavericks (7/8, 8PM)

The Mavericks, Grammy-winning, genre-defying soul music led by Cuban-American, Raul Malo's magical sound. This vibrant country-rooted band is magnetic on stage with infectious energy and full horn section sound. $45 standing room; $50 reserved seating.

Badi Assad (7/21, 8PM)

Badi Asaad

Brazilian Badi Assad's enchanting voice and virtuoso guitar artistry delivers brilliant experimentation and innovative melodies. The internationally recognized artist simultaneously sings, plays guitar, dances and plays percussion -with her body, showcasing her unique technique and boundless, versatile talent. $48 reserved; $58 premier; $68 VIP.

Bebel Gilberto (8/11, 8PM)

Gilberto's soulful interpretation of timeless bossa nova grooves, along with the fresh blend of Brazilian and pop styles of her latest album All in One (Verve 2009) return to Chicago for two nights to deliver an evening of sweet Brazilian sounds. $45 reserved; $50 premier; $55 VIP.

Amenities include valet parking, an ample patio, a bright and open modern dining room, and a listening room meant for intimate music appreciation. All concerts offer reserved seating ticket options. Box Office is open 11 am to 6 pm Monday - Sunday. By phone at 312-733-WINE (9463).

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