Classic Chicago DateBook

 

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

 

May 23, 2019, Thursday 11:30 AM
Children’s Home & Aid
Champions for Children Luncheon
Honoring Corporate Partner of the Year BMO Harris Bank
The Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom
312-424-6807
tharper@childrenshomeandaid.org

 

 

May 26, 2019, Sunday
The Art Institute of Chicago
Manet & Modern Beauty
Regenstein Hall, Art Institute, Michigan and Adams
Opening Day
312-499-3600
artic.edu

 

 

May 30, 2019, Thursday, 6:00 PM
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Spark!
Four Seasons Chicago
Reception, Immersive Experience, Dinner, Dessert & After-Party
Briana Wagner
PJH & Associates
312-553-2000
bwagner@pjhchicago.com

 

 

May 30, 2019, Thursday, 6:00 PM
Free Spirit Media
Focus Celebration
The Ivy House, Tree House Studios
Open bar, outstanding food & program
freespiritmedia.org/focus

 

Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you won’t be invited to cocktail parties. -Oscar Wilde

 

JUNE 2019

June 1, Saturday, 12:00-3:00 PM
Bright Promises Foundation
Elevating Youth Voices Nonprofit Fair 
Conaway Center, Columbia College – 1104 S Wabash
20 local nonprofits; over 100 youth leaders; interactive displays,
youth performances, music, art, food, and more.
Katherine Dreher Korey
Bright Promises Foundation
312-704-8260
katherine.dreher@brightpromises.org

 

 

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

 

 

June 4, 2019, Tuesday, 5:00 PM
The Village Chicago
10th Anniversary Benefit
Holtschneider Performance Center (DePaul School of Music), 2330 N Halsted
Reception, Program, and Performance (featuring Rachel Barton Pine)
Darcy Evon, CEO
773-248-8700
Darcy@thevillagechicago.org

 

 

June 5, 2019, Wednesday 11:00 AM
Alliance Francaise
“Symposium: Les Dames Extraordinaires:Passion and the Art in the lives of three Parisennes”:
Greater than Gatsby: Mona Bismarck
Alliance Francaise, 810 North Dearborn
Coffee, Lecture, Luncheon for Patrons, Grand Patrons and Their Guests
Conery Hoffman
312-337-1070

 

June 5, 2019, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Signature Lecture with Fashion Designer Walé Oyéjidé
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

 

June 6, 2019, Thursday, 5:30 PM
UCAN
20th Annual Youth Leadership Awards Dinner
Four Seasons Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place
Awards Ceremony, Reception, Dinner
Kristin Meyer
PJH & Associates
312-553-2000
kmeyer@pjhchicago.com

 

 

June 7, 2019, Friday, 6:30 PM
Woman’s Board, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Woman’s Board Summer Ball Gala
Hilton Chicago
Cocktails, Formal Program, Silent Auction, Dinner, Auction, & Dancing
Madeline Schimeck,
mschimeck@bgcc.org
312-235-8000

June 8, 2019, Saturday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Family Day: Art Makers workshop—Ankara Accessories!
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

 

June 8, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 PM
Smart Museum of Art
Family Day: Tees ‘N’ Totes
Art Making
312-738-1503
info@nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

 

 

June 8, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Streeterville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

 

June 8 and June 9, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am
Old Town Art Fair
Art Works for Sale, Garden Walk, Live Music, Food Court, Children’s Corner
Old Town Triangle Historic District
oldtownartfair.org

 

 

June 10, 2019, Monday, 6:15 PM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Gala 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 East Grand Avenue,
Reception, Dinner, Award Ceremony, Performance
Courtney Galassini
PJH & Associates
312-553-2000
cgalassini@pjhchicago.com

 

 

June 11, 2019, Tuesday, 6 PM
Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Hero Award Dinner
Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place
Reception, Dinner, Award Ceremony
Jennifer Breslin
PJH & Associates
312-553-2000

 

 

June 12, 2019, Wednesday, 6:00 PM
Gilda’s Club
Gilda’s Club Awards Dinner
Four Season HotelReception, Dinner
pjhchicago.com/event/gildasclub

 

 

June 14, 2019, Friday, 7:30 PM
Auditorium Theatre
The Devil’s Ball
Auditorium Theatre
Drinks, Dancing, Light Bites, Wine Raffle, Silent Auction, Tours
To Benefit Auditorium Theatre Restoration and Preservation
Auditoriumtheatre.org

 

June 15, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Streeterville Historical Walking Tour
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street
Tickets at driehausmuseum.org

 

 

June 21 2019, Friday, 6:30 PM
Chicago Botanic Garden
Summer Dinner Dance
Chicago Botanic Garden
Dinner, Dancing Under a Tent
847-835-5440
chicagobotanic.org

 

June 21, 2019, Friday, 11:30 AM
The Civic Federation
Annual Civic Awards Luncheon
Palmer House Hilton Chicago, 17 East Monroe
Reception, Luncheon, Program
Briana Wagner
PJH & Associates
312-553-2000
bwagner@pjhchicago.com

 

 

June 26, 2019, Wednesday,  6:00 PM
Rush University Medical Center
Road Home Program Benefit 2019
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago,120 East Delaware Place
Reception, Dinner, Program
Rina Tsang
PJH & Associates312-553-2000
rtsang@pjhchigo.com

I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

JULY 2019

 

July 6, 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

 

July 12, Friday, 6:30 PM
The Women’s Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo
The Zoo Ball
Reception, Viewing of Favorite Creatures, Candlelit Dining Dancing
312-742-2000
lpzooball.org

 

 

July 12, 2019, Friday
The Norton Museum Of Art, West Palm Beach
Opening Exhibit, Film Posters from the Dwight Cleveland Collection
1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
The Norton Museum of Art
561-832-3541

 

July 13, 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

 

July 14 2019, Sunday
The Ravinia Women’s Board
Annual Gala Benefit Evening
Reception, Dinner, Performance by Jennifer Hudson, Chicago Symphony Orchestra  
847-266-5045
ravinia.org

 

July 18, Thursday, 6:00 PM
PAWS Chicago
Paws Beach Party
Pet Friendly Gala, Buffet Dinner, Including One for Pets Only, Dancing on Deck
Castaways Beach Yacht
 773-843-4887
pawschicago.org/beachparty

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

 

July 20, 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

 

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

 

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 5th, 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 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 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 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 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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

OCTOBER 2019

 

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 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 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 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, 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

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

 

NOVEMBER 2019

 

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 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 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 

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

 

DECEMBER 2019

 

 

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 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

 

_______________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____________

May 26, Sunday, through Sept 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

 

Art Institute of Chicago
Through June 9, 2019
Rembrandt Portraits
312-443-3600

 

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

 

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

 

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

_____________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