Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan and Chef Curtis Duffy's Creative Gift for PAWS Chicago Fur Ball (Video!)

Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan and Chef Curtis Duffy's Creative Gift for PAWS Chicago Fur Ball (Video!)
Billy Corgan and lucky bidders to his Tea House experience at PAWS Fur Ball 2012.

Grammy award winning Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Grace restaurant's Michelin Star Awarded Chef Curtis Duffy will join forces to create an exclusive evening of imaginative cuisine and innovative entertainment to benefit PAWS Chicago, an animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless cats and dogs. Together, they will curate and host "A Night of Folly"; an event of their own design, for 12 lucky bidders at the upcoming 12th Annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball live auction, Friday, November 15th at the Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago.

Duffy and Corgan, both supporters of PAWS Chicago and its No Kill mission, say they were inspired by the extravagance and revelry of the Great Gatsby-era. “Our goal is to create an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind evening that couldn't be repeated if you tried!” Corgan explains, “There will be music, theatre, music-theatre, and theatrical musings that challenge both the intellect and senses. A true night of folly brought right to you."

The evening will take place against the backdrop of a masterpiece of architecture - a stunning, lakeside north shore home, described as "the perfect complement to the unique entertainment and progressive, imaginative cuisine planned for its special guests."

But only 12 lucky people will be invited to attend the exciting, original and exclusive “A Night of Folly” event. And those 12 invitations will be auctioned off personally by Corgan at the 12th Annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball live auction.  

For more information about “A Night of Folly” or to make remote bidding arrangements, please contact Kaitlin Allen, Director of Development for PAWS Chicago, at 773-843-2500.  And tickets to the Fur Ball are still available for those that would like to attend and bid in person. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Alicea Miller at 773-843-4887.

(To see the fun from last year's Fur Ball and Corgan's AMAZING donation for 2012, please watch my video below!

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