Classic Chicago DateBook

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, shall we dance? ~ Anonymous

 

JULY 2019

 

 

July 24, 2019, Wednesday, 4 PM
Newberry Library
Colloquium
Newberry Library,60 W Walton St, Chicago
312-943-9090

 

 

July 24, 2019, Wednesday, 5-9 PM
Field Museum
Fossils & Flicks: Toy Story
Outdoor Movie Screening, Food, Navy Pier Fireworks
Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Free, Activities start at 5pm and movies begin at 7pm
312-665-7600

 

 

July 27, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
McCormickville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

AUGUST 2019

 

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.-Alexander Woollcott

 

August 1, 2019, Thursday–Through September 14
Babes With Blades Theatre Company
Women of 4G
The Factory Theatre, 1623 West Howard Street
Part murder mystery, part space thriller–
science fiction asks questions about women in power.
773.904.0391
Babeswithblades.org

 

 

August 3, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
McCormickville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

 

August 5, 2019, Monday, 11:00 AM
The Service Club of Chicago
Day on the Terrace
The Peninsula Chicago
Reception, Runway Fashion Show, Luncheon
312.220.9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

August 5, Monday, 7:00 PM
Porchlight Music Theatre
Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight
The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Performance, Presentation of 9th annual Guy Adkins Award
773.777.9884
porchlightmusictheatre.org

 

 

August 10, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
McCormickville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

August 10, Saturday, 1:00-10:00 PM
Access Contemporary Music
Thirsty Ears Festival
Wilson Ave. from Hermitage Ave. to Ravenswood Ave.
ACM School of Music
(773) 334-3650
info@acmusic.org

 

 

August 11, Sunday, 1:00-8:00 PM
Access Contemporary Music
Thirsty Ears Festival
Wilson Ave. from Hermitage Ave. to Ravenswood Ave
ACM School of Music
(773) 334-3650
info@acmusic.org

 

 

August 12, 2019, Monday, 11:00 AM
Big Shoulders Fund
Golf Classic
Olympia Fields Country Club
8:30 AM Check-in, 10:30 Welcome, 11:00 Shotgun, 5:00 Cocktails, Dinner, Program
312-751-3850
adrozda@bigshouldersfund.org

 

 

August 14, 2019, Wednesday,  6:00-8:00 PM
Benjamin Marshall Society
White Summer Soiree
999 East Lake Shore Drive
Cocktail Party
Fundraising for Benjamin Marshall Film
847-682-0606

 

 

August 17, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
McCormickville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

 

August 17, 2019, Saturday, 6 PM
Dance for Life
Dance for Life
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.
Performance Followed  By
Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
Gala Reception, Summer Bites Immediately Following Performance
312.341.2300
http://chicagodancersunited.org/

 

 

August 19, 2019, Monday, 9:00 AM
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Golf for the Bear
Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 N. Old McHenry Rd, Kildeer, IL
Mimi Bajagich
312-214-1200
mbajagich@bearnecessities.org

 

 

August 24, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
McCormickville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

 

August 31, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
McCormickville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway.

 

September 6, 2019, Friday, 5:00 PM
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Art in Motion
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Molly Rinehart
312-238-6209
mrinehart@sralab.org

 

 

September 6, 2019, Friday, 6:30 PM
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center
Bright Futures Fall Benefit,
Theater on the Lake 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive
Benefit, Party
Whitley Bouma Herbert
312-560-4490
rushwomansboard@gmail.com

 

 

September 6, 2019, Friday–Through October 27
Lifeline Theatre
Whose Body?
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue
When a dead body turns up in a bathtub wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez,
amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey assigns himself to the case.
773-761-4477
lifelinetheatre.com

 

 

September 7, 2019, Saturday
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Eternal Light: Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie St., Chicago
312-482-8933

 

 

September 8, 2019- August 11, 2019
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Treasures from the White City: The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893
Exhibition
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
40 East Erie Stree
info@driehausmueum.org

 

 

September 14, 2019, Saturday & September 15, 2019, Sunday
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Broadway Avenue from Belmont Avenue, north to Hawthorne Street
Live Music, Interactive Children’s Area, Food Booths, Interactive Garden Oasis
773-348-8608
LakeviewEast.com

 

 

September 20,  2019,  Friday–Through October 20
Idle Music Theatre Company
Equivocation
The Edge of Broadway Theatre, 1133 West Catalpa Avenue
Fact, fiction, politics and comedy all vie for control–
critically acclaimed dramatic account of a historical national crisis!
773-340-9438
idlemuse.org

 

 

September 21, 2019, Saturday, 6:00 PM
Lake Forest Symphony
Season Opening
Reception, Concert, Vladimir Kulenovic, Conductor
Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest
847-295-2135 or 312-266-8729
www.LakeForestsmphony.org

 

 

September 27, 2019, Friday 6:30 PM
Big Shoulders Fund
Big Shoulders Fund Ball
Location TBD
VIP Reception, Main Event, Program
Amelia Drozda
312-751-3850
adrozda@bigshouldersfund.org

 

 

September 27, 2019, Friday–Through November 9
The Factory Theater
Oh Sh#t! It’s Haunted!
Factory Theater, 1623 West Howard Street
They say that the old Lockwood place is haunted—
not just by a heartbroken old man, but by actual ghosts.
866-811-4111
thefactorytheater.com

 

 

September 28, 2019, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opening Night Opera Ball
Lyric Opera House/The Hilton Chicago
6:00 p.m. Opening Night Performance of The Barber of Seville at Lyric Opera of Chicago, immediately followed by Opera Ball at The Hilton Chicago
The Women’s Board Office
Lyric Opera of Chicago
312.827.5682

 

OCTOBER 2019

 

 Anything can happen, but it usually doesn’t. -Robert Benchley.

 

October 3, 2019, Thursday, 7:00 PM
Giordano Dance Chicago
Dancing with the Giordano Stars
Park West
Voting for Professional Dancers & High Profile Partners
Giordano Dance Chicago
312-922-1332
giordanodance.org

 

 

October 3, 2019
Gary Comer Youth Center
Gary Comer Youth Center “Redefine Possible” Luncheon
University Club
Luncheon
Ashley Pabst, AM Consultants Group
847.922.0144
ashley@amconsultantsgroup.com
Tickets: www.garycomeryouthcenter.org

 

 

October 5, 2019, Saturday
Victory Gardens
Victory Gardens Chicago Stories Gala
Four Seasons Hotel
Performances Short Plays by Celebrity Authors
773-328-2131
victorygardens.org

 

 

October 8, 2019, Tuesday
Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Ballet Fall Luncheon
Hilton Chicago
Reception, Luncheon, Intimate Conversation
Artistic Team of Joffrey Ballet
312-386-8911
joffrey.org/luncheon

 

 

October 11, 2019, Friday–Through November 24
Porchlight Music Theatre
Sunset Boulevard
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn Street
Winner of eight Tony Awards
773.777.9884
porchlightmusictheatre.org

 

 

October 15, Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 PM
Bright Promises Foundation
150th Anniversary Awards 
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
Cocktail reception, awards presentation,
live music, youth performances.
Katherine Dreher Korey
Bright Promises Foundation
312-704-8260
katherine.dreher@brightpromises.org

 

 

October 18, 2019, Friday, 7:00-10:00 PM
Lake Forest Symphony
Lake Forest Symphony Annual Benefit
Cocktails, Buffet and Music Interlude
Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Street, Highland Park
847-295-2135 or 312.266.8729
www.lakeforestsymphony.org

 

 

October 19,  2019, Saturday–Through November 24
Lifeline Theatre
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 North Glenwood Avenue
Discover the meaning of family in this musical—
based off the beloved classic by Bernard Waber.
773-761-4477
lifelinetheatre.com

 

 

October 24, Thursday, 6:30 PM
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Gift of Life Gala
The Drake Hotel
Reception, Dinner, Dancing
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
312-321-1500
nkfi.org/gift-of-life-gala

 

 

October 24, Thursday, 8:00 PM
Directo Productions
Paris! The Show
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport Avenue
Gil Marsalla presents a brand new show
highlighting the best repertoire of French music in the world.
773-935-6875
AnthenaeumTheatre.org

 

 

October 25, Friday, 11:30
 Lynn Sage Cancer Research
Fall Annual Celebrity Luncheon
Featuring Purse-Sue the Cure Silent Auction of Designer Handbags
The Hilton Chicago
 312-926-7133
lynnsage.org

 

 

October 26, 2019, Saturday, 7:00 PM
Susan G. Komen Chicago
2019 Gala—All Bets on Pink
The Palmer House Grand Ballroom
Cocktails, Dinner, Silent Auction, Paddle Raise, Award Presentation
Julie Jacobson
JJacobson@KomenChicago.org

 

 

October, 2019
Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation 21st Annual Dinner
University Club
Dinner, Fundraiser
Ashley Pabst, AM Consultants Group
847-922-0144
ashley@amconsultantsgroup.co

 

NOVEMBER 2019

 

All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say ‘No’ and said ‘Yes’.  –Moss Hart

 

November 1,  Friday,  6:00PM
The Service Club of Chicago
Annual Gala
Four Seasons Hotel
Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner, Dancing, Live Auction
312-220-9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

November 2, 2019, Saturday
The Factory Theater
Factory After Dark 11
Factory Theater, 1623 West Howard Street
The 11th installment of the late-night variety show
best Chicago talent, sprinkled with some Factory surprises
866-811-4111
thefactorytheater.com

 

 

November 8, 2019, Friday
International Women Associates
2019 Woman Extraordinaire Award: To Amy Maglio
The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court
Luncheon, Award Ceremony
Pilaar Pantoja
312-263-1421
iwa@iwachicago.org

 

 

November 8, 2019, Friday–Through December 29
The House Theatre of Chicago
The Nutcracker
The Chopin Theatre, 1543 West Division Street
This spellbinding spectacle tells a heartwarming,
darkly moving story of magic and hope.
773-769-3832
thehousetheatre.com

 

 

November 9, 2019, Saturday, 6:30 PM
University of Chicago Cancer Research Women’s Board
53 st Annual BREAKTHROUGH BALL
Reception, Dinner, Dancing, Auction
Four Seasons Hotel
Erin Peck
773-834-1899
www.cancerboard.org 

 

 

November 16, 2019, Saturday
The  Auditorium Theatre
The  Auditorium Theatre Annual Fall Gala
Reception and Dinner, Palmer House Hilton
Performance, The  Auditorium Theatre
312-341-2364
www.auditoriumtheatre.org

 

 

November 20, 2019, Wednesday & November 21, 2019, Thursday
Porchlight Music Theatre
Porchlight Revisits: Call Me Madam
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn Street
One of the Golden Age of Broadway’s biggest musical comedy hits.
773-777-9884
PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

 

DECEMBER 2019

 

 One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.  ~ George Carlin

 

December 4, 2019, Wednesday, 10:00 AM
The Service Club of Chicago
Holiday Luncheon
The University Club of Chicago – Cathedral Hall
Reception, Holiday Shopping, Luncheon
312-220-9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

December 5, 2019, Thursday
The Factory Theater
Annual Fundraiser: The Shameless Ball
Factory Theater, 1623 West Howard Street
Entertainment, Food, Beverages, Prizes
866-811-4111
thefactorytheater.com

 

 

December 6, 2019, Friday, 6:30 PM
Woman’s Board, Chicago Botanic Society
All Aboard
Chicago Botanic Garden
Reception, Dinner
847-835-5440
chicagobotanic.org

 

 Someone said that life is a party. You join in after it’s started and leave before it’s finished. ~ Elsa Maxwell

 

December 13, 2019, Friday–Through December 21
The Factory Theater
The Xmas War II
Factory Theater, 1623 West Howard Street
SEQUEL to the Factory’s first-ish-ever holiday extravaganza—
2018’s The Xmas War: A Christmas Play.
866-811-4111
thefactorytheater.com

 

 

December 13, 2019, Friday–Through December 29
Porchlight Music Theatre
The Ruffians’ Burning Bluebeard
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn Street
Told with music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics and dance—
Burning Blackbeard is a physical performance phenomena.
773-777-9884
PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

_______________2020_______________

 

 May 21, 2020, Thursday, 6:00 PM
Big Shoulders Fund                                                         
Humanitarian Award Dinner
Location TBD                                                     
Cocktails, Dinner, Program
Amelia Drozda
312-751-3850
adrozda@bigshouldersfund.org

 

At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. ~ Ann Landers

 

_____________CURRENT____________

 

Current Exhibition
Field Museum
Inside Ancient Egypt
Exhibition
Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
312-665-7600

 

 

Through September 8, 2019
Art Institute of Chicago
Manet & Modern Beauty
Regenstein Hall, Art Institute, Michigan and Adams
First AIC exhibition devoted exclusively to   Édouard Manet in over 50 years.
312-443-3600
 artic.edu

 

 

Through September 29, 2019
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE
312-482-8933

 

Through October 13, 2019
National Museum of Mexican Art
Abyss: Rocío Caballero Exhibition Torres Gallery
312-738-1503
info@nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

 

 

Through January 5, 2020
Field Museum of Natural History
Brewing Up Chicago 
312-922-9410

 

_____________NOT QUITE THERE____________

 

Nothing risque, nothing gained. -Alexander Woollcott

 

NOTE: Every effort has been made to provide accurate information and the editors of Classic  Chicago
are endeavoring  to identify and correct the inevitable errors than can occur in a document of this kind.

Benefit chairs and cultural event principals who wish to update an existing listing, as well as those
would like to add an appropriate event to the list, please send information in the following format to
whitfieldassoc@aol.com

 

Calendar Date, Day of Week, Clock Time
Sponsoring Organization
Name of Event
Location of Event
Schedule of Event Components
Name of Contact Individual
Name of Contact Company
Contact Telephone
Contact email

___________  CHEERS!   ____________

 If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn

 

Compiled by the editors of Classic Chicago with
Erica  Williams and
Travaughn Cowan