Posts tagged "Neal Zucker"

City Porch's Grand Opening Brings Locals to Navy Pier (PICS!)

It was one of those perfect nights in Chicago that we wait all winter for.  Everyone was dressed in their best with smiles from ear to ear.  If you live here, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  And it was on this night, appropriately, that a new, chic soon-to-be hotspot opened on Navy Pier called... Read more »

Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band Peform at Steppenwolf's Million Dollar Fundraiser

Ensemble member and co-founder Gary Sinise plays bass with the Lt. Dan Band.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosted over 500 guests for its annual star-studded gala on May 5th.  The event kicked off with a showcase of scenes inspired by the world-premiere production of The March, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, adapted for the stage and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati, and featuring ensemble members Alana... Read more »

Roy Lichtenstein Opening Gala at the Modern Wing Plus "Crash the Gala" After-Party Hosted by Ikram Goldman

"Crash the Gala" host Ikram Goldman dances with Desiree Rogers and friend.
The Art Institute’s Women’s Board ALWAYS plans spectacular and creative events but on Friday, May 11th, they hosted TWO back to back parties at the Modern Wing.   The night began with a gala for 600, co-chaired by Caryn Harris and Stephanie Field Harris,  celebrating the opening of  the largest exhibition of artist Roy Lichtenstein’s works... Read more »
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TCW Magazine's A-List: 60 Chicagoans of Style

TCW Magazine's A-List:  60 Chicagoans of Style
TCW Mag:  “These women and men about town are fashion standouts They’ve got the look. Impeccably attired, perpetually polished and with an uncanny sense of personal style, these women and men about town are fashion standouts. They turn heads, and for all the right reasons. Click below to see who made TCW’s list of Chicago’s... Read more »

What VIC's (Very Important Chicagoans) Did for New Year's Eve!

Freelance writer and Chicago Magazine nightlife reporter, Amalie Drury, partied with friends Alex and Megan Menocal at their Albany Park apartment with champagne, singing and board games. Grilled rib roast, smoked salmon and squash Wellington were on the menu.
I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s Eve.  Granted, my plans have changed dramatically through the years from staying out all night, to dinner with friends to fun in the sun like this year.  Newlywed/friends , Kim and Bob Mills, were recently married but decided to wait to combine their wedding celebration with a... Read more »

The Costume Ball Honors Ralph Rucci for Design Excellence (PICS!)

Co-chair Robin Berger, looks stunning!
The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum revived their signature black tie ball for the first time in over ten years, and from the looks of these photos, it was a GREAT decision! The Ball celebrated the opening of Charles James: Genius Deconstructed with a black-tie affair that included dinner, auction and exhibition preview... Read more »
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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 »

Ebony Fashion Fair Party at Macy's Honors Eunice W. Johnson

No, this isn’t real but what a fun party photo op for guests at the Ebony/Macy’s tribute to Eunice Johnson! Combine the forces of Ebony Magazine with Macy’s and you know you’re in for a heck of a party.  Throw beautiful Johnson Publishing dynamo, Linda Johnson Rice, into the mix and it is a PARRRTEEE! ... Read more »

SAIC's "The Walk 2010" Fashion Show

SAIC’s The Walk 2010 Fashion Show–Maggie Thoms and Lane Spodek designs.  (Photo by Daniel Tomei) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosted its 76th annual fashion show, The Walk 2010, presented for the first time in the Renzo-Piano designed Griffin Court of the Art Institute’s Modern Wing.  This marked the return of... Read more »
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GEORGE LUCAS HONORED AT FOUR SEASONS

George Lucas was honored Saturday night at the Four Seasons by The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute.  He was presented their Visionary Award for Innovation in Filmmaking by SAIC President Wellington Reiter.  George mingled among his guests with his gorgeous Chicago girlfriend and President of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson... Read more »