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When you are the most happening person at the party, its time to leave. Kelly Cutrone

 

POSTPONED Watch here for new date.

(Originally scheduled for April 17, 2020, Friday 6:30 p.m.)
The Joffrey Ballet
“Center Stage”
Auditorium Theatre, Performance
The Old Post Office, 8:00 pm
Dinner, Dancing and more
Dress Festive and Fabulous

 

 

POSTPONED Watch here for new date in the Union Station.
(Originally scheduled for April 18, 2020, Saturday, 7:00-11:00 PM)

Junior League of Chicago
Perfect Pairings
Chicago Union Station, 225 S. Canal StreetG,uests will sample food and beverage pairings from Chicago’s top restaurants and bars.
Proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Chicago and its community projects.
Junior League of Chicago
(312) 664-4462
events@jlchicago.org
https://www.jlchicgo.org/perfectpairings/

 

 

CANCELLED Watch here for new plan.
(Originally scheduled for April 20, 2020, Monday)
Music Institute of Chicago
Anniversary Gala
Four Seasons Chicago
Dushkin Award recipient: pianist Evgeny Kissin
Cultural Visionary Award recipient: Helen Zell
musicinst.org/anniversary-gala

 

 

NEW DATE: See September15, 2020.
(Originally scheduled for April 21, 2020, Tuesday, 10:30am)
The Antiquarian Society
Luncheon
The Casino, 195 E. Delaware Place
Luncheon, Conversation
amerri5@artic.edu

 

 

 

NEW DATE: April 22, 2021, Thursday
(Originally scheduled for April 23, 2020, Thursday, 10:30 a.m.)
Kenilworth Garden Club
Kenilworth Garden Club Luncheon with Dr. Eric Haskell’s
“Modern Floras:  The Frenchwoman’s Garden in Our Time”
Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Glenview
Reception, Luncheon, Program
Jeanne Daniel
Kenilworth Garden Club
847.302.0117
kgc.benefit@gmail.com

 

 

 

MAY 2020

POSTPONED  Watch here for new date.
(Originally scheduled for May 1, 2020, Friday, 7:00 pm)
Misericordia Women’s Auxiliary
Misericordia Loves Chicago
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Spring Celebration
misericordia.womens.auxiliary@gmail.com

 

 

POSTPONED  Watch here for new date.
(Originally scheduled for May 7, 2020, Thursday, 11:00am)
Field Museum
Women in Science Luncheon
Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Dr.
Keynote Address, Kristine McDivitt Tomkins, Conversation with Wendy Paulson, Luncheon
Catherine Miller
312-665-7135
womensboard@fieldmuseum.org

 

 

NEW DATE: November 13 , 2020, Friday
(Originally scheduled for May 9, 2020, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.)
The Alliance Française de Chicago
Gala 2020 · Un Air de Provence
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 East Pearson St.
Lauren Esula
312 337 1070

 

 

POSTPONED Watch here for new fall date
(Originally scheduled for May 14, 2020, Thursday, 5:00 – 900 p.m.)
Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Opening Night Party of the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show
Merchandise Mart, 7th Floor
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. VIP Lecture and Reception
Carol Cheng
312-926-9138
carol.cheng@nm.org

 

 

NEW DATE: September 3, Thursday, 11:00 a.m.
(Originally scheduled for May 15, 2020, Friday, 11:00 a.m.)
The Service Club of Chicago
Fall Luncheon “A White House Floral Affair”
The Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton
Reception, Luncheon
Hat Luncheon. Guest Speaker Laura Dowling,
Former White House Chief Floral Designer.
312-220-9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

NEW DATE:  November 14, 2020 .
(Originally scheduled for May 15, 2020, Friday, 6:30 p.m.)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Summer Ball, Honoring Kim White & Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel
Four Seasons Chicago
312-235-8000
bgcc.org/summerball

 

POSTPONED to Spring 2022 at Lyric. Watch here for precise new date.
(Originally scheduled for May 30, 2020, Saturday, 5:00 p.m.)
Lyric Opera of Chicago
42nd Street Celebration
Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 60606
Cocktail Reception,  Dinner. Performance, Post-performance After Party
The Boards Office, Lyric Opera of Chicago
312.827.5682
boards@lyricopera.org

 

JUNE 2020

 

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there.– Franklin P. Jones

 

June 2, 2020, Tuesday, 6pm-8:30pm
Chicago Child Care Society
Anniversary Gala
Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place
Gala, Reception, Dinner
773-643-0452

 

June 4, 2020, Thursday, 6:00-9:00 PM
Sarah’s Circle
Hot Summer Night
The Arts Club of Chicago
Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres, Live Band, Auction Prizes
To Help End Women’s Homelessness
Anna Withers
Sarah’s Circle
773-751-7446
awithers@sarahs-circle.org.

 

 

June 12, 2020, Friday, 6 p.m.
JDRF Illinois
The YLC One Party
Old Crow Smokehouse – River North
Christine Bissler
312-423-7198
Cbissler@jdrf.or

 

 

June 24, 2020, Wednesday, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friends of Historic Second Church, League of Women Voters, Illinois
Celebration of Chicago History: “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage”
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan Ave.
Docent led tours of landmark church sanctuary, Lecture, Reception
Speaker Rachel Bohlmann
Heather Kendall
800-657-0687
info@historicsecondchurch.org

 

  JULY  2020

Friday nights are the first chapter in all my favorite short stories.– Unknown

 

CANCELLED Watch here for new plan.
July 10, 2020, Friday,
Women’s Board, Lincoln Park Zoo
Zoo Ball
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2400 Cannon Drive
Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Dancing
312-742-2000
lpzooball.org.

 AUGUST 2020

 

That’s what life is all about: Let’s have a party. Let’s have it tonight. Lilly Pulitzer

August 3, 2020, Monday, 11:00 a.m.
The Service Club of Chicago
Day on the Terrace
The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior
Reception, Runway Fashion Show, Luncheon
Models Include Club Members,  Local Celebrities.
312-220-9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.– Ron White

 

September 3, Thursday, 11:00 a.m.
The Service Club of Chicago
Fall Luncheon “A White House Floral Affair”
The Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton
Reception, Luncheon
Hat Luncheon. Guest Speaker Laura Dowling,
Former White House Chief Floral Designer.
312-220-9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

September 5, 2020, Saturday, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Friends of Historic Second Church & Marktown Preservation Society
Marktown Walking Tour
405 Prospect Street, East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Architect Nate Lielasus will lead the tour of Marktown, former industrial town designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1917
Heather Kendall
800-657-0687
info@historicsecondchurch.org

 

 

September 10, 2020
Alliance Française de Chicago 
The Symposium on the Arts of France:Le Grand Style de la Riviera: The Côte d’Azur
Alliance Française de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago Ave.
Lecture, Seated luncheon (for Grand Patrons, Patrons and their guests). 
Adler Planetarium
September 12, 2020, Saturday
Celestial Ball
Adler Planetarium
 September15, 2020, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. 
The Antiquarian Society
Autumn Luncheon
Speaker, New York Interior Designer Thomas Jayne!!
The Casino, 195 E. Delaware Place
Luncheon, Conversation
amerri5@artic.edu

September 19, 2020, Saturday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Friends of Historic Second Church
Led by: Architect, Nate Lielasus
Heather Kendall
800-657-0687
info@historicsecondchurch.org

 

 

September 22, 2020 , Tuesday, 5:00 p.m

The Village Chicago
11th Anniversary and Benefit
DePaul School of Music, Holtschneider Performance Center, Fullerton/Halsted
Reception, Silent & Live Auctions, Broadway favorites by the Lyric Opera Stage Artists
Susan Wakula
773-248-8700

 

 

September 24, 2020, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
EXPO CHICAGO Vernissage
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, 600 E Grand Ave.
Fashionable Opening Night Benefit & Preview
Patron Reception, 5:00 p.m.Bob
312-397-4017
komalley@mcachicago.org
mcachicago.org/vernissage

 

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
September 25, 2020, Friday
Guild Board Lawn Ball
Saddle & Cycle Club
Matt Beran
312-235-8015.
mberan@bgcc.org

 

 

September 26, 2020, Saturday, 8:00 a.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Walk – Libertyville
Independence Grove
Maggie McNally
312-423-7192
mmcnally@jdrf.org

 

September 27, 2020, Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Walk – Chicago
Abbie Peterson
312-423-7196
apeterson@jdrf.org

 

 

September 27, 2020, Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Walk – Schaumburg
Busse Woods
Jennifer Carr
312-423-7195
jcarr@jdrf.org

 

 

September 27, 2020, Sunday, 10 a.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Walk – Merrillville
Hidden Lake Park
Mary Anne Bryan
312-447-7955
mbryan@jdrf.org

 OCTOBER 2020

 

Parties are the nightly ritual of the sophisticated society.    –Dominick Dunne

 

October 4, 2020, Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Walk – Orland Park
Centennial Park
Mary Anne Bryan

 

 

October 4, 2020, Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Walk – Warrenville
St. James Farm
Lindsey Riley
312-423-7197
lriler@jdrf.org

 

 

October 17, 2020, Saturday, 6:30pm
Field Museum
Field Museum Gala
Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Dr.
Cocktails, Dinner
Catherine Miller
312-665-7135
womensboard@fieldmuseum.org

 

 

October 22, 2020, Thursday – Time TBA
Chicago Public Media
WBEZ Chicago Annual Dinner
Now Virtual
Jamie Hall
(312) 948-4824
jhall@wbez.org

 

 

October 23, 2020, Friday, 6:00
Big Shoulders Fund
Humanitarian Award Dinner
Hilton Chicago
Honoring Beth and Bruce White

 

 

October 24, 2020, Saturday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Friends of Historic Second Church
Basement to Belfry Tour: Halloween Edition
Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan Ave.
Architect Nate Lielasus will provide guests a behind the scenes look at areas of the church not typically visited on regular tours.
Heather Kendall
800-657-0687
info@historicsecondchurch.org

 

Victory Gardens Theatre
October 24, 2020, Saturday
Chicago Stories Gala
Four Seasons Hotel

 

NOVEMBER 2020

 

Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.    –Mason Cooley

November 6, 2020, Friday, 6:00 p.m.
The Service Club of Chicago
Annual Gala
The Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware
Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Dancing, Silent, Live Auctions
312-220-9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

November 7, 2020, Saturday, 6:00-11:00 p.m.
North Shore Board of the Northwestern Settlement House
Northwestern Settlement House In The Wood Gala
Theater on the Lake, Chicago
5:30 p.m. VIP Reception by Invitation
Cocktails, Seated Dinner with Wine Pairings, Live auction, Entertainment by Maggie Speaks
Melanie Panchal847-997-0775
https://northshoreboard.org    nushnsb@gmail.com

 

 

 

November 13, 2020  Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
(Originally scheduled for May 9, 2020)
The Alliance Française de Chicago
Gala 2020 · Un Air de Provence
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 East Pearson St.
Lauren Esula
312 337 1070

 

 

November 14, 2020,  Saturday
Chicago Children’s Museum
Chicago Children’s Museum Gala
Gala event
www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/fundraising-events
November 14, 2020
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
71st Annual Women’s Board  Ball
Honoring Kim White & Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel
Four Seasons Chicago
312-235-8000
bgcc.org/summerball

 

 

DECEMBER 2020

 

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. _Phyllis Diller

 

December 2, 2020, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.
The Service Club of Chicago
Annual Holiday Luncheon
The University Club, 76 E. Monroe
Sipping & Shopping, Luncheon, Carol Sing-Along
312-220-9600
info@serviceclubofchicago.org

 

 

December 5, 2020, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Dream Gala
Silent Auction, Dinner, Gala Program, Silent Auction Electronic
Michael Mayberry
312-416-5088
mmayberry@jdrf.org

_______________2021_______________

 

 

APRIL  2021

April 22, 2021, Thursday
Kenilworth Garden Club
Kenilworth Garden Club Luncheon with Dr. Eric Haskell’s
“Modern Floras:  The Frenchwoman’s Garden in Our Time”
Kenilworth Garden Club
847.302.0117
kgc.benefit@gmail.com

 

 

April 30, 2021, Friday, 6:00-10:00  PM
Glessner House
The Great Chicago Fire Gala
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago
Cocktail hour, dinner, presentation on Chicago at the time of the fire by a noted celebrity historian (TBD)
William Tyre, Curator & Program Director, Glessner House
312-326-1480
wtyre@glessnerhouse.org

 

 

MAY 2021

May 7, 2021, Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
23rd Annua Butterfly Ball
Peggy Notebaert Museum
Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing
butterflyball@naturemuseum.org

 

 

JUNE 2021

 

 

June 5, 2021, Saturday
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Singin’ in the Rain Celebration
Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 60606
Watch here for details around January 2021

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____________

 

 

 

Through May 2021
Chicago History Museum
American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. at North Ave.
312-642-4600

 

_____________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.

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would like to add an appropriate event to the list, please send information in the following format to
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Sponsoring Organization
Name of Event
Location of Event
Schedule of Event Components
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