Vukovar Day Celebration - CHICAGO: Croatian Night & Tiho Orlic Concert at Croatian Cultural Center

  • May 11 - 12, 2024
  • Croatian Cultural Center

    2845 W Devon Ave
    Chicago, Illinois 60659
Ticket Price $30.00-$65.00 This event is now over

Location: CHICAGO, Croatian Cultural Center


Our first ever celebration of Vukovar Day and its patrons St Philip (Filip) and James (Jakov) will feature a program curated by Four Rivers Foundation in partnership with Domovinski Rat - a screening of a documentary and video interviews with women veterans of Vukovar , and a concert by Tiho Orlic and The bandIn addition to his hit songs "Daleko Je", "Ostani", "Stari Se", "Opasno je ljubiti", "Neraskidivo", Tiho Orlic will also perform crowd favorites such as "Geni kameni", "Moj Dida i ja", and many others. It will be a night to remember and a great warm up ahead of Euro24 watch parties.  


Join us from 8PM - 1AM for meet & greet, screening/documentary highlights, and great music. Early access ticket gets you Meet & greet, including access to the screening. Free entrance to kids under 5.


Meet & Greet with Tiho Orlic at 8PM

Program begins at 8:30PM

Concert begins at 9:45PM

The program will feature a screening of a video highlights produced by Borna Marinić, historian and producer of popular YT channel Domovinski Rat / "Gdje si bio '91?"  followed by a conversation with Mirjana Semenić Rutko, doctor from Vukovar, veteran of the Homeland War and one of the women veterans featured in the latest documentary produced by Borna Marinić that aired on Croatian Television HRT.

Greeting by Borna and preview of the highlights here


About our guest: Mirjana Semenić Rutko

Mirjana Semenić Rutko was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but she spent her childhood and youth in Vukovar. In the summer of 1991, she completed her medical studies and was searching for a place to do her internship and gain her first work experience. Fate decided that it would be in Vukovar, and that her initial experiences would also be wartime experiences. Nothing could have prepared her for treating the wounded injured by bombs and bullets. However, the young girl and promising doctor readily accepted all the wounded, including even enemy soldiers. 

During that time, her fiancé Miroslav was on the battlefield and was killed after the fall of Vukovar. Mirjana didn't go home from the hospital; she was there non-stop, and she did not leave Vukovar in its darkest hours. After a few days of captivity, she managed to regain her freedom. She dedicated herself to the search for her missing fiancé and pursued a career in medicine, specializing in gynecology. After the war, she returned to Vukovar, where she now successfully runs a private clinic. The search for her missing fiancé still continues.


Date & Time

May 11, 2024 8:00 PM - May 12, 2024 1:00 AM

Venue Details

Croatian Cultural Center

2845 W Devon Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60659 Croatian Cultural Center
Four Rivers Foundation

Croatian-American Foundation based in California. Current project includes Women war veterans of the Homeland War in partnership with Domovinski Rat / "Gdje si bio '91?". The project is video documenting and presenting war stories of women war veterans and was introduced and presented on Nov 19, 2023 at St Anthony's Croatian Center In Los Angeles in honor of the Remembrance Day. 

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