MARCH 2013 EVENTS
Actor Bernie Yvon hosts the Sarah Siddons Society Scholarship Benefit “God I Think I Got It” at 8 p.m., March 11, at Marriott Lincolnshire Theater, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. See calendar for complete details.
Updated: March 15, 2013 4:33PM
Harvard Club of Chicago Annual Award Dinner: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. dinner, March 2, Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren, Chicago. Black-tie optional event will honor 2013 award recipient, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who recently stepped down as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinoisand will also be the dinner’s speaker. Chairing the dinner is Nancy Berman of Chicago. Members of the committee include Suzanne McCullagh, Honey Skinner, James Stone of Winnetka and Paul Choi of Deerfield. Tickets: $125; $60 for Harvard graduates in classes 2003-2012. Club office at (847) 256-1211 or (312) 266-8729 or see harvardclubchicago.org.
Helping Hand Center Annual Gala and Auction: 6 p.m., March 2, Burr Ridge Marriott, 1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy., Burr Ridge. Lauren Petty, NBC News Reporter will be the MC. Entertainment by Roxtette. Evening includes dinner and cocktails. Tickets: $150; raffle tickets $75 each or two for $100. Benefits Helping Hand Center, a nonprofit organization serving 670 children and adults with developmental disabilities in suburban Cook County and greater Chicagoland. Call Julie Bosso, (708) 352-3580, Ext. 225, hhrehab.org.
Lookingglass Theatre Company’s “Gglassquerade”: 6 p.m. March 2, The Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago. Celebrating 25 Years of ensemble collaboration, transformation and invention. Host Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will receive the Lookingglass Civic Engagement Award. Table sponsorships can be purchased by calling the Lookingglass Development office at (773) 477-9257, ext. 116, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The gala is expected to sell out through table sponsorships. lookingglasstheatre.org.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Benefit: 5:30 p.m. March 6, Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner; will recognize William Brodsky, chairman and CEO of Chicago Board Options Exchange; Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Company and J.B. Pritzker, managing partner of The Pritzker Group, for their lifelong achievements, philanthropic efforts and commitment to advancing the Museum’s mission. Proceeds will be used to support the Museum’s mission. Tickets: $400 person; $5,000 table of 10. Jennifer Hutchinson, (312) 573-5468, ilholocaustmuseum.org.
The Woman’s Club of Evanston’s 62nd annual benefit show: “Laughter in the Key of WCE,” 8 p.m. March 7-9, 14-16, The Woman’s Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Benefits the Institute for Therapy through the Arts, a division of the Music Institute of Chicago. Tickets: $32.50, $40, on sale now. wcofe.org/events/annualBenefit.php.
Urban Gateways Art for All Gala and fundraiser: 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner, March 8, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Live entertainment by Chicago Improv Productions, 20th Century Players, live auction and much more. Dedicated to memory of former board member Charles Zeitlin. Tickets: $300. urbangateways.org, (312) 445-2760.
Misericordia Women’s League annual fundraiser “MisAmore”: 7-11:30 p.m., March 8, Pinstripes, 7 Oak Brook Center. Hinsdale. Enjoy an evening of bowling, bocce, silent art auction, live auction and live music by the band Papparockzzi. Tickets: $175. Supports Misericordia’s Personal Effectiveness Program. events.org/misamore, (630) 590-5754.
20th annual Bear Tie Ball/Fundraiser: 6 p.m.-midnight, March 9, UIC Forum, Chicago. Passion for a Purpose - Black tie preferred, purple finery encouraged. 6 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $325; Bear Tie Ball Centerpiece Tribute $30; Bear Bow Tie $49. Benefits children and families battling pediatric cancer. bearnecessities.org, (312) 214-1200.
Sarah Siddons Society Scholarship Benefit “God I Think I Got It”: 8 p.m., March 11, Marriott Lincolnshire Theater, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 634-0200. Musical revue features many of Chicago’s premiere music theater performers. Host Bernie Yvon; Master of Ceremonies Dominic Missimi. $50 general admission; $15 students and members of AEA. Parking is free. sarahsiddons.brownpapertickets.com and search for God I Think I Got It!, (800) 838-3006.
Curves International 15th annual “Feed the Need” Food Drive: March 11-23. Curves of Northbrook, 4183 Dundee Rd., Space D1, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Northbrook will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank during the two week period. (847) 564-0853, 97MF9BIO@curvesmail.com, curves.com.
Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., March 12, College of Lake County Learning Resource Center Atrium, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. For a minimum donation of $15 per bowl, event attendees can purchase a handmade ceramic bowl and receive a serving of chili and cornbread. Members of the CLC Community Clay Association, consisting of both faculty and students, have created more than 1,000 bowls for the event, and the CLC Hospitality and Culinary Management program is preparing the chili and corn bread. Proceeds will benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank (northernilfoodbank.org). Ben Bates at (847) 543-2435 or email@example.com.
The Greek America Foundation Fundraiser: 9 p.m.-2 a.m., March 16, Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Avenue at Balbo St., Chicago. Annual Blue Masque Ball, black tie, mask preferred. Features dinner, gambling for amazing prizes, raffle, silent auction and dancing with DJ John Grammatis. Mixes traditional Apokries celebrations and Casino Royale, the theme for this year’s ball. Tickets: $150, includes open premium bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Benefits Project Hope for Greece. greekamerica.ticketleap.com/bmb, (312) 733-4633.
The SEDOL Foundation 22nd annual Heart of Gold Dinner Dance/Fundraiser: 6 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 p.m. dinner, March 16, Concorde Banquets, 20922 North Rand Road, Kildeer. Black tie optional. Honors Heart of Gold Award Recipient The Trustmark Foundation. Opening remarks and celebrity auctioneer Dan Jiggetts. Dancing to music by Michael Lerich Orchestra; silent and live auctions. Tickets: $175; raffle tickets six for $25. Benefits Lake County’s children with special needs. sedolfoundation.org, (847) 548-7032.
Annual Family Service Center Benefit: 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour and silent auction; 7:30 p.m. dinner by Smoque BBQ, March 19, Woman’s Club of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. Light jazz entertainment. Heart of the Family Award to Mark O’Brien, assistant principal of Student Services for Glenbrook South High School. Tickets: $125/person; table for eight $1,000. Call (847) 251-7350 to make your reservation, familyservicecenter.com.
Glenview Senior Center Annual Garage Sale/Fundraiser: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., March 21 and 22, 2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview. Check out the $5 Bag Room and fill up the provided brown grocery bag with as much jewelry, clothing, toys, holiday items and more. Open to the public. Admission is free.
Oakton Community College “March Madness Fundraiser”: March 23, The Glen Club, 2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview. Entertaining fundraiser benefiting Oakton’s Student Scholarship Fund, tips-off at 7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, an enticing raffle, and an area to watch exciting games of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Entertainment by The Moods, award-winning artists who have performed with and opened for major stars including The Temptations; dancing. Casual or athletic-inspired attire encouraged. General tickets are $50 and tickets purchased at the door will be $60 each. For tickets, call (847) 635-1893, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Antiques & Garden Fair Chicago Botanic Garden: April 18-21. Features works in antique garden furnishings, botanical art and home and garden design by more than 100 dealers from Europe and the United States. Indoor display gardens interpreting the theme, “Color in the Garden: An Artist’s View,” will be donated and installed by premier landscape designers. Lectures/talks by Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, Michael S. Smith and Charles Stick. Tickets purchased on or before April 18 for either the Smith or Stick lecture are $65; $60 in advance for Garden members; after April 18, they are each $70; $65 for Garden members. A combination ticket for the Smith and Stick lectures is available for $105; $100 for Garden members. Lecture ticket purchase includes a three-day fair pass. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are available online at chicagobotanic.org/antiques or in person at the Visitor Center. Tickets purchased on or before April 18 are $15; $12 for Garden members. Tickets purchased after April 18 are $18; $15 for Garden members. A three-day pass is $20 for all. Children under age 16 are free with an adult. For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted in the Fair. Parking at the Chicago Botanic Garden is $20 per car; free for Garden members. The Preview Evening, April 18, features priority shopping and elegant fare; tickets begin at $250 and are available online at chicagobotanic.org/antiques or by phone at (847) 835-6944. Proceeds from the Fair benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s conservation, education and research programs.
Nina Rathi of Oak Brook, a sophomore at Morgan Park Academy, is the founder of Inspiration Couture (dedicated to raising money and awareness for various causes). Her first project is to raise awareness and funding for drug and alcohol addiction through selling Addiction Bracelets. Up to 50 percent of profits will be donated to SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). To purchase a bracelet, visit addictionbracelets,com.
Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council’s 10th Anniversary Red or White Ball: 8 p.m. April 5, Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Evening of music, dancing, cocktails, local cuisine and a silent auction (7pm VIP Reception). Proceeds from the Red or White Ball benefit Steppenwolf for Young Adults, the theater’s nationally recognized arts education program. Tickets for the 2013 Red or White Ball are on sale now. Tickets: $150 in advance or $175 at the door (if available). Limited number of $250 VIP tickets available; include an exclusive cocktail reception at 7 p.m. chef tasting stations, whiskey tasting, VIP gift bags, special access to Steppenwolf artists and other perks. Tickets online at steppenwolf.org/rowb, via e-mail at email@example.com or (312) 654-5623.
The Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago 15th biennial Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens: April 27-May 19. Regarded as one of the top 10 showhouses in the country, the home is one of David Adler’s most famous, an Italianate lakefront mansion built in 1916. A well-preserved estate, it is also famous for its gardens overlooking Lake Michigan. Proceeds from the home tour will benefit the Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Community Health Center. Tours will be offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To date, leading landscape and interior designers, including Bravo’s “Top Design” winner Matt Lorenz, Michael del Piero, Summer Thornton, Julia Edelman and Susan Fredman, have signed on to update the historic estate with their latest design ideas. Celebrity designers, including HGTV’s Monica Pedersen, will speak at special events as part of the Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens’ programming. Tickets: $35 per person advance online; $40 door. Shuttle information and other details will be available at lakeforestshowhouse.com.
Writers’ Theatre WordPlay Gala 2013: April 27, The Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago. Supports the company’s artistic excellence and education programs. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner and special performance celebrating Writers’ Theatre with the theme “Saturday Night Fever.” Tickets: $500; tables and sponsorships available. Call 847-242-6012, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.writerstheatre.org/gala.
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra spring benefit dinner, “An Evening of Celebration”: 6 p.m. April 30, Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine St., Highland Park. Features entertainment by baritone Gerard Sundberg and viola duo Roger Chase and Yukiko Ogura. $200 per person. Call (855) 277-8482 or visit www.arsviva.org.
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