Archive for March 2015

Mark Ruffalo to receive Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center

Mark Ruffalo to receive Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will once again salute a leader from the world of cinema when it honors two-time Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, on Saturday, June 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street.) The evening will celebrate Ruffalo’s accomplishments as... Read more »

Chanel, Biedermeier, Cartier, Baccarat and a violin: Oprah's stuff at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Chanel, Biedermeier, Cartier, Baccarat and a violin: Oprah's stuff at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Oprah is selling her “stuff” at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Saturday, April 25.  It’s bittersweet to know she’s severing all ties to the Windy City but, on a bright note, the proceeds of this sale will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.  Oprah, always philanthropic even when she’s selling her... Read more »

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Gala 2015 honors Martha Lavey and features Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Gala 2015 honors Martha Lavey and features Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band
Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s world-renowned ensemble will join more than 600 members of Chicago’s corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, at Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted St.  The Gala will offer guests a unique opportunity to connect with Steppenwolf ensemble members in their artistic home while enjoying a preview of upcoming... Read more »
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Bear Tie Ball raises more than $760,000 to fight pediatric cancer (PHOTO GALLERY)

Emcee Anthony Adams with Bear Tie Ball Ambassadors.
The event was so elegant, you expected to see Cinderella slipping out of her golden carriage for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Bear Tie Ball held in historic Union Station on February 28.  More than 650 supporters turned out, many wearing bear motifs in honor of the Foundation’s namesake, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, for this annual... Read more »

Ginormous Grateful Dead memorabilia auction coming to Chicago

Dead Heads Take Notice!  Donley Auction Services will present a once in a lifetime auction bringing an extraordinary private collection of Grateful Dead memorabilia to the Chicago area! Former employees and friends of The Dead are presenting “The Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction,” with nearly 700 items, which may be the largest collection of Dead... Read more »

Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts luncheon honors Laurie Metcalf

Martha Lavey, honoree Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Perry.
For the 6th annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts luncheon the honoree was Emmy and Obie Award-winning actress and original ensemble member Laurie Metcalf.   Following a VIP reception at the Standard Club on March 9, Steppenwolf Board Chair Nora Daley welcomed more than 300 guests, then fellow original ensemble member Jeff Perry introduced the... Read more »
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Fight pediatric cancer for Donna, Bear and all the other little kids who left us too soon

Fight pediatric cancer for Donna, Bear and all the other little kids who left us too soon
March 10 was Donna Day. Donna Quirke Hornik was a beautiful, bright light who lost her battle with pediatric cancer when she was only four but, during her short time on earth, she made a lasting and loving impact on everyone she touched.  (Read her story here).  Her mom, Sheila Quirke Hornik,  is a fellow... Read more »

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's "Cheek to Cheek" Tour coming to Ravinia

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's "Cheek to Cheek" Tour coming to Ravinia
Here’s a HOT ticket! Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will bring their exciting “Cheek To Cheek” Tour to Ravinia for two evenings, Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 at 8 pm.  I’m pretty sure this Ravinia gig will be a sell-out, so I wanted you to know about this NOW! Last month their “Cheek... Read more »

GIs of Comedy to perform at Laugh Factory: a comedic troupe of troops

GIs of Comedy to perform at Laugh Factory: a comedic troupe of troops
The GIs of Comedy will be at the Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) on Sunday, March 29, to share its unique brand of humor as the “comedic troupe of troops.”  This group of veterans are the original “GIs of Comedy” and include founder Thom Tran (US Army), PJ Walsh (US Navy), Eljaye Montenegro (US Air... Read more »
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