Posts tagged "Jay Franke"

Where to Go and What to Do in Chicago: My TOP 40 Picks (Culture, Food, Fashion, Kids, Pets and More!)

If you wanted to attend two events a day in Chicago, you certainly could!  I have never seen a busier summer with lots of fun fall things coming our way, too!  So have your calendar handy and let’s get ready to party! 1) First up, this Saturday, August 18th, Dance for Life at the Hilton,... Read more »

ArtEdge Gala Raises More Than $1 Million for Museum of Contemporary Art

Co-chairs Liza and Marc Brooks
I’ve been to some pretty thrilling parties in my day, but I can’t remember many in recent memory that delivered as much excitement as this year’s Gala fundraiser for the MCA!   More than 460 guests paid $1000 a piece to enjoy this over-the-top party, artEdge, that included performances by renowned artist Nick Cave and... Read more »

Chicago Dancing Festival Gala Kicks off Week of Country's Largest Free Dance Fest

Chicago Dancing Festival Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Jay Franke,  with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The first annual Chicago Dancing Festival’s Opening Night Gala at the MCA was an intimate evening of dance that included duet performances by some of the top dance companies in the country.  Co-founder, Jay Franke, welcomed the crowd and introduced Mayor Rahm Emanuel who is thrilled that the Dancing Festival will help promote Chicago as... Read more »
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Candid Candace Picks her Favorite Parties in Chicago!

The Joffrey’s “Couture & Cocktails” is always a crowd pleaser in September. The social scene in Chicago NEVER stops!  There are so many goings on around town, that you would need a team of interns to keep up with the invites.  I’m going to make it easy for you and give you a listing of some... Read more »

Pointe of Departure--An Art Inspired Fundraiser for Joffrey Ballet

  The newly formed Joffrey Auxiliary Board (JAB) is making its move with a very cool fundraiser called Pointe of Departure on Thursday, February 10th, from 6-9 PM at Archisesto, 1006 W. Randolph St.  This art exhibition will be an evening where the stage and canvas collide. Inspired by a dancer’s pointe shoe, featured works... Read more »

My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »
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Last Chance to Attend the Chicago Dancing Festival!

The 2008 Chicago Dancing Festival in Millenium Park. The 3rd annual Chicago Dancing Festival will culminate Saturday night with a free “Celebration of Dance” in the Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park beginning at 7:30 PM.  The event began on Tuesday night and continued throughout the week presenting 16 of the top dance companies in the... Read more »