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Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60630

Phone:  773-777-8898
Office Hours:  M - F
9:30 am to  4:30 pm
Office Staff

Managing Director
Gregg Kobelinski

Event Coordinator
Patrizia Fusch
Dominika Przybyl
Special Events
Natalia Ladzinska
Kamila Sumelka

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Please help the Copernicus Foundation in its continuing support of culture, community, and the performing arts.

FOUR ways to help:
1.  Google Wallet on our 
     webpage HERE.  (note: 
     you must have or create 
     a Google account.)
2.   Send a check: 
      Copernicus Foundation: 
      5216 W Lawrence Ave, 
      Chicago, IL 60630
3.  Choose "Support the 
     Copernicus Foundation
     when purchasing tickets 
     to an event. (Vendini 
4.  Become a MEMBER of 
     the foundation.  
     See member information




Membership has benefits! 

Each level of membership offers more to you; while you support the work of the Copernicus Foundation at the same time.  
Membership Levels explained at the link below:  

Pierogi Eating Contest

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Hurry and register for this fun event on May 4th at 3:00 pm.
~Must be 18 years or older ~Limited to the first 15 
   contestants to complete ~Entry Form Prize awarded 
    to 1st place finisher
Entry Form



Event Gallery
See pictures from our concerts and events 


Please Check-in at the Copernicus "CENTER"

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We''ve claimed our numerous foursquare accounts created by different patrons, all with different labels.  Please check-in at the Copernicus "CENTER" - - -

 not "foundation," "theater," "cultural center," or "gateway."

Thanks!  We''ll see who becomes our new Mayor.


Tickets purchased through the Copernicus Center website or Facebook Page (link) guarantee faster entry into the theater. 

Just bring your printed ticket to the specifically marked VIP Line and  your tickets will be quickly scanned at the door. 

Click on "Get Tickets" button to purchase tickets to upcoming events.

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Spring has FINALLY arrived.   We hope you join us in celebrating by attending Chicago's first springtime festival, MAJOWKA.   Much like the Taste of Polonia, this festival holds something fun for all members of the family. There will be great food, performances, kid's programs, and cultural presentations. Hope to see you there!


-The Copernicus Center Staff

Mayfest - May 4 & 5

Mayfest 2Enjoy Polish food favorites like pierogi, potato pancakes and kielbasa; an array of imported beer; loads of special activities for kids and nonstop music on both indoor and outdoor stages!
  • Admission:  $5
  • 12 years & under are FREE

Mayfest - Saturday, May 4

  Outdoor Stage

Noon-1:00   The Music Company

1:30-3:00    Abba Salute

3:30-4:30    Mucca Pazza 

4:30-5:30    Hudobni 

5:30-6:00    Nu Bambu (Latin)

6:30-8:00    July Trio

8:30-9:30    Nu Bambu (Latin)

  Indoor Stage

8:30   PERFECT  (Additional Fee)

  Krakus Kids Stage

1:00-2:00    Mary Macaroni  

                        ~music, balloon sculpting

2:00-4:00    You Can Be My Angel  

    ~clowns, balloon fun, face painting

4:00-4:30    Bubbles Academy (live music, games)

4:30-6:00    ABC Dance Academy  

    ~hip-hop & ballroom dancing 


Mayfest - Sunday, May 5


   Outdoor Stage 

Noon-1:00      Ted Tomczak's Take Five

1:30-3:00       Media Sound Band  

3:30-5:00       Black Bear Combo

5:30-7:00       Przystanek Polkie Granie

7:30-9:00       Rebel Roots with Gorale

  Indoor Stage 

2:30-3:30       Wawel & Paderewski Choir

4:30-5:30       PaSO Music Academy

6:30-7:30       Polonia Ensemble

  Krakus Kids Stage

1:00-2:00       Miss Geri's School of Dance  

2:00-3:00       Blake Alexander (magic show)

3:00-3:30       King Krakus Awards  

                       ~young artists exhibition

3:30-4:30       King Krakus & Dragon 

                       ~Little Stars children's theater

4:30-5:30       You Can Be My Angel 

                       ~clowns, balloon fun, face painting

5:30-6:30       Dance Fever Academy 

                     - Przepeioreczka   ~ballroom-folk

Subject to change - Please check online schedule for updates.

Even MORE Perfect! 

Additional Concert Date, May 3

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With the May 4th concert virtually sold out, we are happy to announce a second concert date for the famous Polish band, PERFECT.  
Tickets are now available for Friday, May 3, 2012. 
This is the last chance for those who have not yet bought Tickets to hear the greatest hits of these Polish rock icons.  This is their last tour in the United States.

Even More Good News!

Beloved Tributosourus books a show for May

May 24, Fri 8pm: Tributosaurus becomes The Beatles, Vol. 6 White Album

Tickets are ONLY available online (box office sales available the night of the concert). The seating is assigned, so you'll want to get yours ordered as soon as you can to reserve the section you want. 


Rentals at Copernicus Center

Venues page


Check our CALENDAR for available dates HERE, or call Patrizia at:  
773-777-8898 ext 102

Virtual Copernicus . . . Wow!

Take a Tour

Wojciech Kalembasa, a video expert and gracious Copernicus supporter, has blessed us with his talent.
You may now take a virtual tour of the Copernicus Center from Google maps.  This interactive technology is impressive and made possible through Mr. Kalembasa's company, Lights Camera Pixels, LLC.  Their website is HERE
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When you Google search words - Copernicus Center Chicago - a SEE INSIDE box appears in the column on the right.  Click on the box, and you will enter the virtual theater.  Move around using the white arrows or by clicking on the picture in the direction you would like to move.   This tour includes the entrance,  full lobby, upper lobby, theater, and annex.
FANTASTIC!  Thank you Wojciech & Lights Camera Pixels.

Upcoming Events

Check the online Event Page & Calendar for open booking dates, CHANGES, and confirmed events. 
Click on Event Title below for more information.
T = Buy now at Copernicus ticketing
     May 3, Friday, 7pm: Newberry Consort Pre-Concert Lecture (Annex) 
     May 3, Friday, 8pm: Newberry Consort Concert (Annex) 
T May 3, Friday, 8:30pm:  Perfect Concert 
     May 4, Sat. 12-9:30pm:  Mayfest 
T May 4, Saturday, 8:30pm:  Perfect Concert 
     May 5, Sun. 12-7:30pm:  Mayfest 
     May 10, Friday, 10am:  Seussical 
     May 11, Sat. 10-10pm:  Muscle Expo 2013 
T May 12, Sunday, 5pm:  Los-Panchos - Mother's Day Show 
     May 19, Sunday, 2 - 6pm:  The World's Honkiest Polka Band 
     May 25, Sat. 6-10pm:  Soorya Indian Festival 
     May 27, Mon. 6-10pm:  FOKANA Fundraising Event (Theater Show) 
     June 2, Sun. 5:30-9:30pm:  Musical Concert 
     June 8, Sat. 8-10:30pm:  Kabareton 
     June 16, Sun 8-10:30pm: Sorry, I''m Greek! Comedy Lakis Lazopoulos
     July 13, Sat 7-10pm:  Annual Indian Festival 
     July 20, Sat. 7-8pm:   Santa Rosa Documentary (Reception follows) 
     Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2013: Taste of Polonia -- See Facebook for updates
T September 28, Sat., 7pm:  Cezary Pazura 

T = Confirmed Ticket Sales via Copernicus online ticketing.
(direct link)

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