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7th annual LAUNCH: Driving Fashion Forward

Sunday March 18th 2018 4:30pm

Join Autohaus on Edens for an evening of friends, fashion, philanthropy and some “fur” on Sunday March 18th for Launch: Driving Fashion Forward. For the seventh year in a row, the Autohaus on Edens Mercedes-Benz showroom will be transformed into a dynamic catwalk as the North Shore’s “best in show” fashion event. This year’s event celebrates PAWS Chicago and its expansion to the North Shore. Guests will enjoy walking the red carpet, shopping, light bites, cocktails, a spring fashion runway show with celebrity judges and a chance to support PAWS Chicago.

The evening also includes a “Project Runway” style competition among senior fashion design students from the Columbia College Fashion Department. Student designers will be showcasing looks from their collections. A panel of esteemed judges including actress Nora Dunn, designer Peach Carr, Make It Better Media founder Susan B. Noyes and philanthropist Andrea Rosengarden will award the winner a $5,000 scholarship to use towards school or launching their own collection, courtesy of Northbrook Toyota.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the fashion show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for Launch: Driving Fashion Forward are $80 for general admission (standing room only) and $100 for VIP, which secures a seat next to the runway and a VIP gift bag.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit

March 25 through April 8

Enter a world of magic, imagination and wonder as the Macy's Flower Show® opens the first chapter of Spring with Once Upon a Springtime. Macy's annual floral spectacular will bloom at Macy's on State Street on Sunday, March 25 and sprouting through Sunday, April 8. This year's show will come to life on the first floor of Macy's on State Street. The iconic architecture of the main floor will be transformed into enchanted gardens where the beauty and renewal of the spring season meets the whimsy of a fairytale journey telling this year's theme – Once Upon a Springtime.

For more than 20 years, Macy's Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. Native to many different landscapes, Macy's Flower Show features floral material blooming in unison despite their unique climatic DNA. Taking root in unexpected settings such as store countertops, windows and specially-designed architecture, including grand bridges, columns and topiaries, Macy's Flower Show will be staged in distinct fashion at Macy's on State Street.

This year's themed celebration will bring to floral life an original twist on classic fairytales, creating a world of personified flora and fauna, princesses, evil queens, fairy godmothers and noble knights that lead to a wondrous journey.

As visitors enter each show, they will have the ability to choose their own adventure, based on how they begin their trip through the floral fantasy land. From a towering castle where the Princess resides to a meadow of brightly colored flowers, an enchanted forest, and lush lagoon; spectators will play a part in Spring's triumph over eternal Winter.

In addition to the magnificent landscaped gardens, Flower Show spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of special in-store events including floral, food and fashion demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.

For additional information about these events visit

Macy's 111 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
The Joffrey Ballet Spring Gala

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet will host its signature event, the Gala, on Friday, April 20th in honor of Ashley Wheater’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet. The 16th Annual Gala, presented by the Joffrey’s Women’s Board and Gala Chair, Susan Oleari, is themed a Swedish Midsummer celebration and will highlight the Joffrey’s legacy as a world-renowned ballet company committed to elevating and empowering the community. The Joffrey’s spring program features Alexander Ekman’s North American Premiere of Midsummer Night’s Dream and entire artistic team will be on hand to celebrate.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a special one-hour performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Parkway) featuring dancers from the Company.

The performance will be followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing at 8 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton (17 E. Monroe St.).

Guests will be treated to a delicious menu created specially by the Palmer House Hilton inspired by traditional Swedish Midsummer fare.

This black-tie affair raises funds for The Joffrey Ballet’s community programs and performances. The Joffrey positively impacts the lives of thousands of children, teens and young adults throughout the city of Chicago through its award-winning Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs. These programs provide students with inspirational art education opportunities, fostering creativity and confidence.

Individual tickets are priced at $1,000 for the performance and Gala dinner, and tables range from $10,000 to $50,000. For more information on tables and tickets or donation inquiries, please visit or call 312.386.8911