Classic Chicago DateBook

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

 

NOVEMBER 2019

 

 

November 16, 2019, Saturday, 7:30
The  Auditorium Theatre
Auditorium Theatre Annual Fall Gala
5:00 Reception, Dinner and Award Presentation, Palmer House Hilton
8:00 Performance,  Chicago Celebrates Sondheim! The  Auditorium Theatre
Kelly Saroff Allen
312-341-2364
ksaroff@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

 

 

 November 21, 2019,Thursday,  6:00 PM
The Chicago Botanic Garden

Lightscape
The Chicago Botanic Garden
Cocktails, dinner and desert
An illuminated trail created for the garden

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

 

 

December 14, 2019, Saturday, 5:30-11:30 PM
JDRF
One Dream
Cocktail reception, dinner, cocktail reception, auctions, performance
McCormick Place Convention Center & Arie Crown Theater
2301 S Lake Shore Dr.
JDRF website for more information.

 

 

_______________2020_______________

 

 

January 17-18, 2020, Friday- Saturday, 5:30 PM-9:00 AM
Field Museum
Dozin’ with the Dinos
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Family event, pajama-themed, explore exhibitions over night
312-665-7525
overnights@fieldmuseum.org

 

 

February 7-8, 2020, Friday- Saturday, 5:30 PM-9:00 AM
Field Museum
Dozin’ with the Dinos
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Family event, pajama-themed, explore exhibitions over night
312-665-7525
overnights@fieldmuseum.org

 

 

Febuary 28-29, 2020, Friday- Saturday, 5:30 PM-9:00 AM
Field Museum
Dozin’ with the Dinos
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Family event, pajama-themed, explore exhibitions over night
312-665-7525
overnights@fieldmuseum.org

 

 

TimeLine Theatre Company
March 13,  2020, Friday, 6:00-10:30 PM
Step Into Time
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Reception, Silent Auction, Raffle, Dinner, Dancing, Entetainment
773-281-8463 ext 26
timelinetheatre.com/step-into-time

 

 

March 27-28, 2020, Friday- Saturday, 5:30 PM-9:00 AM
Field Museum
Dozin’ with the Dinos
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Family event, pajama-themed, explore exhibitions over night
312-665-7525
overnights@fieldmuseum.org

 

 

April 3, 2020, Friday
Red Clay Dance Company
Paint the Town Red
Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr.
Performance features three world premieres
redclaydance.com

 

 

April 3-4, 2020, Friday- Saturday, 5:30 PM-9:00 AM
Field Museum
Dozin’ with the Dinos
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Family event, pajama-themed, explore exhibitions over night
312-665-7525
overnights@fieldmuseum.org

 

 

April 17-18, 2020, Friday- Saturday, 5:30 PM-9:00 AM
Field Museum
Dozin’ with the Dinos
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Family event, pajama-themed, explore exhibitions over night
312-665-7525
overnights@fieldmuseum.org 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

May 30, 2020, Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
42nd Street Celebration
Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 60606
5:00 p.m. Cocktails, 6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Performance, Post-performance After Party
The Boards Office, Lyric Opera of Chicago
312.827.5682
boards@lyricopera.org

 

   _______________2021_______________

 

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

 

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 November 24,  2019
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

 

 

Through December 8, Sunday
Porchlight Music Theatre
Sunset Boulevard
Rurh Page Center for the Arts, 1016  N. Dearborn St.
1-773-777-9884

 

 

Through December 29
The House Theatre of Chicago
The Nutcracker
The Chopin Theatre, 1543 West Division Street
773-769-3832
thehousetheatre.com

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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