Category: art/culture

Vive Kutza! Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza awarded French Legion d'Honneur

Vive Kutza! Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza awarded French Legion d'Honneur
The President of the French Republic has named Chicago’s own, Michael Kutza, a Knight of the Legion of Honour!  This distinction acknowledges his outstanding professional achievements, “as an internationally recognized graphic designer, filmmaker and the Founder of the Chicago International Film Festival,” said Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago. Mr. Kutza is the recipient of many... Read more »

Stanley Paul Scholarship Benefit honors philanthropic couple: Myra and John Reilly

Tom and Robin Segesta with honorees Myra and John Reilly.
For the first time in the event’s history, the Stanley Paul-Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Benefit honored a couple.  Well known and much loved philanthropists, Myra and John Reilly, were toasted and roasted at the Casino recently in front of a crowd of fans and friends. John Reilly, a popular society photographer, had shot many of the... Read more »

Service Club of Chicago Spring Luncheon "blooms" at the Ritz

Mary Lasky and Frances Renk.
The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual Spring Luncheon with many ladies donning colorful and whimsical chapeaux for an afternoon at the Ritz on May 18. Nearly 300 guests turned out for this annual fundraiser for one of the oldest charitable organizations in Chicago, founded in 1890. Co-chaired by members Kristina McGrath and Susan... Read more »
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Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening

Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening
The Trust for Public Land will host Above the Rails, the inaugural gala celebrating the grand opening of The 606, Chicago’s next great park, trail and arts corridor, on Friday, June 5, at Western Trail Head (1821 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago). The party will bring together Chicago’s most influential civic and philanthropic leaders for a... Read more »

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter
Looking for something fun to do for Father’s Day?  Look no further than the always fabulous N’Digo Gala! Hermene Hartman’s N’Digo Foundation will host N’DIGO GALA 2015 themed “Jazz Enchantment” on Sunday, June 21, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave, beginning at 5 pm.  The black-tie evening will begin with a Grande Buffet before... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Auditorium Theatre celebrates 125th with star-studded performance and gala

Auditorium Theatre celebrates 125th with star-studded performance and gala
Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, built in 1889, is celebrating a BIG birthday!  This national historic landmark, located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy., will toast 125 years at its Anniversary Gala,, “Living the History – 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre,” on December 9 at the Theatre and the Palmer House Hilton.  The glamorous... Read more »
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EXPO CHICAGO 2014: Opening night brings out stars of film, sports and art worlds

EXPO CHICAGO president/director Tony Karman, MCA Chicago's Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, Commissioner Michelle Boone and Northern Trust EVP of Wealth Management "Mac" Maclellan toast at Vernissage.
The third annual EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Modern and Contemporary Art, opened to more than 3,500 people during Vernissage, the opening night event benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago.  Besides some of the city’s top business, civic and cultural leaders in attendance, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall was filled with stars of... Read more »