There’s no need to hop a plane to the other side of the world when all of India’s splendors can be enjoyed right here in Chicago without having to eat, pray, or love anything (unless you want to of course).
Anyone familiar with Devon Avenue on Chicago’s Northside has experienced the neighborhood’s vibrant colors, delicious food, and rich culture. However, if you haven’t had the chance to see it first hand, we’re bringing Devon Avenue to Navy Pier in our next installment of Neighborhoods of the World on March 17 from 12-5 p.m. in the Crystal Gardens. This is one event you certainly won’t want to miss!
Devon Avenue’s Desi corridor has been described as one of the biggest and most famous communities of its kind in North America. Authentic restaurants such as Hema’s Kitchen and Tiffin pack in customers of all ethnicities hankering for one of their tandoori, biryani, or vindaloo plates.
For the shopping enthusiast, Devon Avenue is full of bright, multihued clothing and signature jewelry pieces. Stores like My Niketan, which features beautiful, one-of-a-kind saris, and Raaz, which showcases luxurious Eastern fashions, are so colorful and unique that they give the best designer names on the Mag Mile a run for their money in innovation.
Yet while the food and the shopping on Devon are fantastic, the dancing and music will take center stage in our exhibition. Remember how awesome the Bollywood routine at the end of “Slumdog Millionaire” was? Well guess what: we’ve paired up with the Consulate General of India and the Indo-American Heritage Museum to bring that style of dancing and more to the Pier for your visual and aural delight. Be dazzled as Devon Avenue’s finest show you how to break it down, Indian style.
So take a break from all the St. Patty’s Day madness on March 17 to experience Amazing India with us … but wait! We haven’t even mentioned the best part – admission is free! Will we see you there?