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Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

Office Hours:  M - F
9:30 am to  4:30 pm

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Fred Herzog Lecture:

Living in the Shadows of Katyn

We would like to invite you to a lecture that will take place at Chicago-Kent College of Law on Wednesday, Nov. 18th. The lecture, conducted by author Wesley Adamczyk will begin at 5:30pm. More information about the lecture can be found here.

The event is free, but RSVP's are requested no later than by Friday, Nov. 13th.


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"The Love and Peace of Christmas" by The Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra.  

This 3rd annual Christmas Show is sure to please both young and young at heart on Saturday, December 12th.

Celebrate this Christmas Season with the AKO CHRISTMAS SHOW and their fun-filled roller-coaster of emotion production of "The Love and Peace of Christmas".

Get your tickets now for the best seats. CLICK HERE 

Our Solar Panel Project is progressing!

We would like to let you know that our solar panel project is progressing. Our new roof has been installed and solar panels are placed on the roof right now. The solar panels will supply 25% of our power!


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Before requesting a booking for the theater, annex, or other venue, PLEASE check our calendar.

Upcoming events are ALL listed in our calendar; often months before the event appears on our website "Event" listing. 
Link to Calendar

Buyer Beware

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GUARANTEE your legitimate seat assignment.

Don't be conned by the GROWING ticket "re-sellers." Be SAFE, only click through our website to ticketing links listed on each event's URL. 

The occurrence of DUPLICATE tickets is a growing concern we cannot control.

October Newsletter

Last month was very productive for us, as we hosted many interesting events in our Center. 

On Saturday, Sept. 26th we hosted Ani Mru Mru, a comedy cabaret group from Poland, that gathered thousands of their fans in our theater. The audience enjoyed a number of classic sketches, responding with doses of honest laughter! 

October was filled with popular events & sold out shows! 

  • Bulgarian play, “The Marriage Illusion,” Oct. 2nd.
  • YouTube sensations event “Girls Night In,” Oct. 3rd.
  • Lech Makowiecki & Grupa Zayazd’s concert,.Oct 4. 
  • C.C. Catch & Bad Boys Blue concert, Oct. 17th
  • Jubileuszowa Gala Piosenki Biesiadnej Zbigniewa Górnego, October 24th & 25th.

You Can Be My Angel's Radioton Raises Over $100,000

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photo courtesy of You Can Be My Angel Foundation.

The Radioton, organized by You Can Be My Angel Foundation on Oct. 10th was a huge success! Over $100,000 was raised in order to help sick children from Poland. We’d like to thank those who donated and helped organize this event. Your continuous kindness supports great causes! Thank you Polski.FM radio for helping with making YCBMA Radioton possible!  

The Copernicus Foundation was proud to sponsor this event by donating our facilities at no charge.

More information about the Foundation can be found on their website.

Polish American Chamber of Commerce Business Awards


Copernicus Foundation proudly hosted the Annual PACC Business Awards on October 16th. Congratulations to all winners of the PACC 2015 Business Awards. 
You make our community in Chicago and beyond more 
vibrant and dynamic, serving as an example on how tenacity and vision can create success!  
More pictures from this year's PACC Business Awards can be found here.

Member Appreciation

The very special classical music concert on October 23rd provided us with an opportunity to reward our members.  
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All Copernicus 
Foundation members were offered free tickets.

Zoltan Maga is a violin virtuoso who is ranked 3rd in the world.  The show included soprano opera singer named Elizabeth Norman, dancers, and a fashion show during intermission. 

Pictures by Shown by Drones photography: Click Here.
Consider becoming a Member:  CLICK HERE

Golf Outing - Fundraiser for the Arts

Gregg Kobelinski, Managing Director with guest Mark Leverone.

Our second annual golf tournament, held at Deerfield Golf Club Oct. 9th, brought over 30 golfers. Everyone had a good time and great camaraderie, enjoying a nice dinner and spirits afterwards. 

All of the proceeds from our golf outing will be used to support the performing arts groups involved in our annual Magic of Christmas Festival on December 13th. 

More pictures from this year's Golf Outing can be found here.

Saturday BINGO & Raffle

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Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR Bingo & Raffle this Saturday in the Annex at 11 am. 

NEW → WILDSTAR Jackpot has begun!  

In addition, we will be giving away pumpkins, mums and more! Link to Saturday BINGO

PACBA Construction & Safety Expo 2015

We invite you to the first PACBA Annual Construction & Safety Expo. The Expo is followed by a Forum with OSHA representatives.  Join us in our Annex on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.:  The Expo begins at 11 am and the Forum begins at 5 pm.
More information can be found on our website.

A One-of-a-kind BLUES & JAZZ Concert

Urbaniak - Auguscik socialMichal Urbaniak & Grazyna Auguscik
Don’t play the music! Let the music play! 
December 4th at 8 pm

Michał Ukrabniak, the co-founder of fusion music, will join forces with contemporary jazz vocalist Grażyna Auguścik.  This FIRST TIME pairing will perform only one concert in Chicago, and we’re delighted to be their host!
Read more at THIS LINK.
JOIN the event on Facebook for updates & commentary.

The Magic of Christmas 2015

Magiczne-Swieta-2015-mpThis year's fifth annual Magic of Christmas [Magiczne Swieta] will be Sunday, December 13th. 
→ Purchase Tickets and learn more HERE.

This event celebrates Polish Christmas traditions! Pictures with Santa, savory treats, and a Christmas Market will be available in the Lobby & Annex. The theater will host performances by:
  • Akademia Muzyki PaSO 
  • Warsztaty Teatralne Little Stars 
  • Henryka Sienkiewicza Polish School
  • Polonia Ensemble 
Christmas Market Vendors Wanted
See this link for more information. 

Upcoming Events at the Copernicus Center

Nov. 8 - Teresa Werner
Nov. 14 - Zenon Laskowik z Kabareciarnią
Nov. 21 – Yuri En Concierto “Invencible Tour”
Nov. 28 – Andrius Mamontovas
Nov. 29 – Happy End Concert 
Dec. 4 – Grażyna Auguscik & Michał Urbaniak
Dec. 4 – Gigantyczna Randka w ciemno (in the Annex)
Dec. 5 – Gloria Trevi
Dec. 12 – AKO ‘The Love and Peace of Christmas’
Dec. 13 – Magic of Christmas 2015


Quick Link for Polish Events:  Polskie WYDARZENIA

Planning has begun for WOSP

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We’re preparing for the annual fundraiser which benefits children's health - WOSP.  Meetings began last week and upcoming meetings are posted at THIS LINK. More volunteers are needed.

To volunteer, please attend a meeting or contact Kamil: or 773.313.9157 

For sponsorship options please contact:
- Karolina Pelc: or 224-578-3342
- Urszula Baginska-Narewska: or 708-204-6499 

About the WOSP Foundation: 
The Foundation’s aim is to save the lives of sick people, especially children & seniors. This annual fundraiser at the Copernicus Center enables the organization to buy medical equipment for hospitals all over Poland and to carrying out five nation-wide medical programs and an educational one.  More info can be found here.

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