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Lincoln Park Zoo's Zoo-ologie:
Walk on the Wild Side
Saturday, May 12
Strut your stuff for wildlife at the Auxiliary Board
of Lincoln Park Zoo's eighth annual signature
fundraiser, Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side.
The event, which welcoms more than 1,000
guests to the zoo for a night of culinary creations,
drinks, dancing and a silent auction, will have a
new footprint this year. Guests can swing by the
monkeys at Helen Brach Primate House and
dance in an urban oasis on the tented Park Place
Terrace. Also new this year is the Explorer
Experience add-on, which will give guests access
to VIP programming in Regenstein Small
Mammal-Reptile House, including special tours,
and much more!
DryHop Brewers will also be debuting its 2018
Lincoln Park Zoo collaboration beer with a special
pairing dish from one of the city's finest chefs.
The event begins at 8 p.m. with early admission
of 7:30 p.m. for guests with the Explorer
Experience add-on. Early bird general admission,
or the Gibbon Package, starts at $110. The early
bird Explorer Experience Package starts at $160.
Early bird ticket pricing will be available through
Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side is presented
by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo chairs
Tara From, Tiffany McCormick and Jennifer
All Zoo-ologie proceeds go toward the Auxiliary
Board's commitment to supporting Lincoln Park
Zoo's The Pride of Chicago campaign, which
includes capital projects such as the new Searle
Visitor Center, slated to open in late 2018.
Wish Ball Welcomes JON HAMM
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Make-A-Wish Illinois is pleased to announce
that Jon Hamm, Emmy Award winning actor
and two-time Golden Globe winner, will appear
as the host along with talented wish alumni at
Wish Ball at Navy Pier.
For children with critical illnesses, the journey
back to hope and strength begins with a
life-changing wish experience. In addition to an
engaging program featuring Hamm, nearly 1,000
guests will share in inspiring moments found
throughout the wish experience and hear
first-hand how wishes change lives.
Guests at the event will experience an elegant
evening packed with touching moments
including meeting several wish children serving
as Wish Ambassadors.
Jon Hamm's nuanced portrayal of the
high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper
on AMC's award-winning drama series "Mad
Men" has firmly established him as one of
Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors.
He has earned numerous accolades, including
an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor
in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Awards in
2016 and 2008, Television Critics Association
Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics' Choice
Television Award in 2011, as well as multiple
Screen Actors Guild nominations. Hamm can
next be seen in Warner Brothers' Tag with Ed
Helms and Isla Fisher out this June.
Tickets are $675 per person or $6,750 per table
of ten. Premium tables can be reserved for
$13,500. Tickets are available online at
wishball.org or by calling 312.602.WISH (9474).
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION 31st ANNUAL
CHICAGO RITA HAYWORTH GALA
Saturday, May 12, 2018
The 31st annual Alzheimer's Association Chicago
Rita Hayworth Gala underwritten by Rolex will take
place Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Hilton
Chicago. This iconic Chicago social event was
founded more than 30 years ago by Princess
Yasmin Aga Khan to pay tribute to her mother,
legendary Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth, who
passed away from Alzheimer's in 1987.
This year's gala theme of "Pure Imagination" is
inspired by another Hollywood legend, Gene
Wilder, who died from complications of
Alzheimer's in 2016. The event honors his iconic
role as Willy Wonka in the classic film, Willy
Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
The Gala is one the Association's most successful
fundraising events and supports the critical work of
the Alzheimer's Association to change the future
of this disease through research, care and
support. More than five million Americans,
including more than half a million residents in
Illinois are currently living with Alzheimer's. In
addition, an estimated 16 million family members
serving as caregivers are currently affected by the
devastating and fatal disease.
The gala committee is led by co-chairs Jon Harris,
senior vice president and chief communications
officer for Conagra Brands, and his wife, Allie
Harris, broker associate for Coldwell Banker, who
share a personal connection to the disease
through both of their grandparents.
Tickets: $750 individual and up