Looking for a space to connect with like-minded individuals through various art forms? Look no further than Cultural Evening! Our events feature music, prose, poetry, dance, painting, and drawing. We strive to honor traditions and celebrate the work of contemporary & wellknown artists. Cultural Evening events are a great opportunity to meet new people who have similar interests. Through discussions and shared art & cultural experiences, we gain a deeper understanding of our individual/common history.


We gather periodically to enjoy a variety of art forms: music & poetry recitals, prose, painting, photography, traditions, and life stories. Our meetings usually take place at the Naperville Public Library.

Occasionally, we choose different locations for our events; we may celebrate Mother's Day, International Women's Day, International Children's Day, or Christmas at alternate locations. To stay updated on our upcoming events, please visit the Naperville Public Library's website or feel free to email us. You can also find us on Facebook.


Maria Theodorescu

Meet Maria Theodorescu, Montessori Professional with over 15 years of teaching experience. She earned a Master's degree in Management & Administration and completed a Continuing Education Program within Romanian Ministry of Education. Maria relocated to US in 2011, and she was ISBE certified. Apart from teaching, she took the role of School Liaison & PDAC Advisory Council member in Naperville School District 204, to address equity, diversity & inclusion within the school community. Committed to enhancing educational experiences & opportunities for all students, and fostering a stronger collaboration among parents, district staff, and community, Maria coordinated local World Cafe multicultural events within School District 204. At present, she participates in various local cultural & educational projects like Summer School classes, Sunday School, and painting courses, particularly icons & landscapes. Since 2016, she has been managing the Romanian Cultural Evening "Seara Culturală Românească" - a series of events primarily organized at the Naperville Public Library.


Raluca Bojor

Meet Raluca, a Romanian musician and academician who currently resides in the greater Chicago Area. She earned her Bachelor's of Music degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and also holds a Master's of Arts in History of Christianity from the same institution. Currently, Raluca is pursuing a doctorate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where her dissertation research will focus on the Protestant Reformation in Brașov, Romania during the sixteenth century. In addition to her academic pursuits, Raluca is also passionate about teaching piano lessons and performing in local concerts. Recently, she launched her career as a recording artist.

Website: ralucabojor.com