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THURSDAY – SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

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We are so proud to introduce our featured lineup of entertainment:

ENTERTAINMENT

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019

Beat the crowds and fly/drive in early to see the city and take a day trip or tour!

THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 2019

Vahe Berberian – Comedian

 

 

Zanie’s Comedy Club
5437 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
7:30pm

Three Ticket Options:

Tier 1 – $45 – as close as you can get to Vahe
Tier 2 – $40- a few steps from Vahe –
General Admission – $35

Early bird pricing after July 15th.

Free shuttle from the hotel
Cash bar

World-renown and hilarious comedian Vahe Berberian from California is coming to Chicago Olympics, and we couldn’t be more excited! If you don’t know him, you must see this show and Vahe’s creative, verbally-colorful and unique monologue! He performs at many cruises, and shows in Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, Canada, Europe and all over the world!

“Yete” is the fifth and the most personal of Vahe’s monologues. The master of finding comedy in social and cultural topics, now finds humor in anxiety. He talks about anything and everything that gives him anxiety, including movies, death, politics, marriage and social media!  Everyone knows (and loves) Vahe for his ability to relate to the Armenian audiences and we can tell you by experience he will leave you in tears laughing!

The show is in Armenian

COMEDY NIGHT REGISTRATION

FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 30, 2019

ALUMNI NIGHT DANCE

Hyatt Regency O’hare

$25 per person
7:00 pm

Beautiful ballroom, cash bar, light mezza, dance floor.

Hye Vibes

The Hye Vibes were founded in 2004 by original members John Paklaian on dumbeg and vocals and AYF Boston “Siamanto” alum John Harotian on clarinet.  Harotian named the band to reflect both the heritage and cool style of play of this group. AYF Detroit “Kopernik Tandourjian” alum Mark Gavoor on oud and vocals and Kraig Kuchukian on keyboards make up the rest of the band. Ara Topouzian from Detroit “Kopernik Tandourjian” alumni will be joining in on kanun. We can’t wait for this dance!

  • Mark Gavoor- Oud/Vocals
  • John Paklaian- Dumbeg/ Vocals
  • John Harotian- Clarinet
  • Kraig Kuchukian- Keyboards
  • Ara Topouzian-Kanun

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FRI NIGHT, AUGUST 30, 2019

AYF GALA- A LITTLE HAYASTAN!

Hyatt Regency O’hare – Rosemont Ballroom

$50 per person / $25 per person (5-12 years old)
7:00 pm

Beautiful ballroom, cash bar, huge dance floor.

Tigran Asatryan

The theme for this dance is “A Little Hayastan,” because whenever two Armenians gather in the world, we DO make a little Armenia. For those who don’t know the legendary Tigran yet, you are in for quite a treat! He is the hottest, most popular singer from LA and is originally from Etchmiadzin. A hit for over 20 years with recent popular songs “Sev Achker” and “Varteris,” check him out on You Tube, Apple and Amazon Music. We love him and sure you will too!

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SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 31, 2019

SATURDAY DANCE – JUST SAY HAROUTTTT!

Hyatt Regency O’hare – Rosemont Ballroom

$70 per person / $35 per person (5-12 years old)
7:00pm

Beautiful ballroom, cash bar, huge dance floor.

Harout Pamboukjian – When we say Harout, chills and thrills go down our spine! We don’t need a chiropractor, we just need to grab each other’s pinkies or solo dance “mena bar” to his amazing music. One of the greatest of all-time, Harout is a tribute to Armenian musicians everywhere, and many of AYFers have grown up with his albums! But he will be LIVE in person at the Saturday night dance.

Harout has performed for over 50 years as his music moves millions of people to sing, dance, and enjoy – and is just as popular now as he was years ago.  His Armenian dance, folk, revolutionary and romantic songs make him a fan favorite worldwide so don’t miss him on Saturday night! .

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SUNDAY, SEPT 1, 2019

BIG CRAZY CHICAGO-STYLE OLYMPIC DANCE

Hyatt Regency O’hare – Rosemont Ballroom
$50 per person / $25 per person (5-12 years old)

Beautiful ballroom, cash bar, huge dance floor.

The weekend would not be complete without the fan favorites… the seamless sounds of our legendary Onnik Dinkjian and the All Star lineup. They will surely end the weekend with style!

We cannot fathom an Olympic dance without this great group of multi-generational family men have brought tradition to life. They are musicians who we know and love through every Olympics weekend, as they have told the stories through song of women, men, love, strength, hope and the Armenian spirit. Onnik, Hachig and crew are going to ignite the stage as always, but most of all they are leading by example to keep our Armenian music alive.

AYF All-Stars

  • Onnik Dinkjian – vocals
  • Hachig Kazarian – clarinet
  • Raffi Massoyan – oud
  • Steve Vosbikian Jr. – saxophone
  • Ara Dinkjian – keyboard
  • Jim Kzirian – dumbeg, vocals
  • Michael Kazarian – dumbeg

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