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Joffrey Ballet Spring Gala

Friday, April 21, 2017

Gala Co-Chairs Sandra and Roger Deromedi, Shelley and William Farley, Jerrilyn and David Hoffmann, and Maria and William Smithburg

Performance | 6:30 PM
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway
Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing | 8:00 PM
The Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street

Tickets and more information:

Sunday, April 30 from 5pm - 8:30pm

Join Common Threads for an exciting and intimate Chicago-inspired pop-up experience!
The evening will begin with specialty cocktails and delicious passed apps created by Chef Jeremy Leven and Common Threads students.
Following the cocktail hour, guests will be seated for an outstanding five-course Charlie Trotter-inspired menu created by Chef Fabio Viviani, Chef Anita Lo, Chef Brad Kilgore, Chef JJ Johnson, and Chef Dana Cree. Master Sommelier Serafin Alvarado will hand-select wine to pair with each course.
This unique event also includes a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, as well as a special musical guest performance.

Prime & Provisions Steakhouse,
222 North Lasalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Driehaus Design Initiative Presents
The 16th AnnualDriehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence

Friday, April 28, 2017

Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. The event, themed Elements, features a runway show highlighting the talents of top emerging Chicago fashion design students.

Hosted by Inese and Richard H. Driehaus, The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellencewill take place at Vintage Studios (700 S. Desplaines Street), showcasing25 designers'innovative collections,and excellence in sewing techniques and garment construction.

The elegant fashion soirée will be emceed by Sylvia Perez, News Anchor/Reporter on Fox 32 Chicago, and includes a pre-party with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, live entertainment, a live auction, and an exclusive VIP after-party.

Reserved seating VIP tickets are $300 and include access to the VIP after-party. General admission tickets are $175. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit
Chef Bowl 2017

Sunday, April 30 from 2pm

Kings Bowl Lincoln Park will once again become a strike zone for Chicago foodies and sports fans alike when former Chicago Bear Rashied Davis hosts "Chef Bowl 2017." Emceed by Ji Suk Yi of ABC 7's Windy City LIVE and chaired by Chef Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina, the event will bring Chicago's hottest chefs together for a day of bowling, delicious food and festivities to support Saturday Place. In addition to Priolo, other participating chefs include Kevin Cuddihee (TWO), Dick Flanigan (Il Congilio), Kevin Hickey (Duck Inn), Brian Jupiter (Frontier), Cory Morris (Ronero), Todd Stein (Formento's), Giuseppe Tentori (GT Prime) and Tom Valente (Lucille),among others.
Join as a spectator and cheer for your favorite chef to win the Turkey Bowl trophy. Tickets $65.

Kevin Spacey: Renaissance Man
the Gene Siskel Film Center
Annual Benefit

Saturday, May 13, 2017

6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Welcome
7:15 PM Conversation with Kevin Spacey
8:00 PM Dinner
9:30 PM Award Presentation

Celebrating one of the most dynamic and versatile actors today, the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago honors Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA and two-time Academy-Award winner Kevin Spacey, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Four Seasons Chicago (120 E. Delaware Pl.). “Kevin Spacey: Renaissance Man” will pay tribute to the actor’s accomplishments on the screen as well as give attendees the opportunity to hear an intimate conversation, providing insights into his creative process and influences, favorite roles, upcoming projects and more. A retrospective of film clips from some of his most memorable performances will accompany the conversation highlighting his illustrious career. The evening will culminate with the presentation of the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award to Spacey by SAIC President Elissa Tenny and GSFC Advisory Board Chair Ellen Sandor.

The benefit is co-chaired by longstanding GSFC supporters and Advisory Board members Eda Davidman and Melissa Sage Fadim. The chair of the GSFC Advisory Board is Ellen Sandor. All proceeds support the Gene Siskel Film Center’s curated film programming as well as lecture series and discussions with visiting scholars and filmmakers. This programming provides the opportunity for students and the Chicago community to experience the best in film presentation. The annual fundraiser is the primary event that ensures that the GSFC can continue to present the highest quality films and film-related events in Chicago.

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 East Delaware Place