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DEE SNIDER’S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE

Dee Snider, creator and star of DEE SNIDER’S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, will auction off various personally autographed awards and memorabilia for charity. In the spirit of the holiday, all proceeds from the auction will benefit one of his favorite charities Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS.

Chicago Loop Alliance daily schedules of holiday happenings in the Loop
Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) invites residents and visitors to explore downtown Chicago’s festive attractions, restaurants and cultural events this holiday season with LoopChicago.com/Holidays. From now through Dec. 31, the CLA website hosts dozens of discounts for events and restaurants, as well as curated family itineraries and daily schedules of holiday happenings in the Loop—Chicago’s iconic holiday destination.
 
Holiday deals available at LoopChicago.com/Holidays Include:
 
The Chicago Bears will host the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championship

The Chicago Bears will host the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championship on Saturday, November 22, 2014 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Walter Payton Center at the Bears training facility in Lake Forest.  The top scorer in each group will be crowned team champion and will be eligible for the National Championships, which will be held during an NFC playoff game.  Finalists will participate in an on-field passing demonstration prior to the game on Sunday, November 23, 2014 and the winners in each age division will be recognized afterwards. 

BEARS TO HOST PAYTON FOUNDATION TOY DRIVE AT SOLDIER FIELD

The Chicago Bears will host a stadium collection drive in support of the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation’s annual “Toy Drive” prior to the Bears vs. Buccaneers game this Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Soldier Field.  Chase has partnered with the WCPF to promote this initiative to benefit those less fortunate. The first 1,000 fans who bring a new, unwrapped toy to Sunday’s game will receive a “Sweetness” headband courtesy of Chase.

GREER GRAMMER NAMED MISS GOLDEN GLOBE 2015 BY HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has selected actress Greer Grammer as Miss Golden Globe 2015 for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe® Awards. HFPA President Theo Kingma made the announcement this evening at the first party of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards Season, hosted by the HFPA and InStyle. The star-studded event was held at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood and was presented by Aquafina.

TrevorLIVE Los Angeles

Celebrating 16 years, The Trevor Project will host its annual “TrevorLIVE Los Angeles” (TrevorLIVE LA), a high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment on December 7th at the Hollywood Palladium, presented by Wells Fargo. The event will bring together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving, life-affirming work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in crisis.

Eighth Annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research Begins December 3, 2014

In its eighth consecutive year, ESPN’s Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research begins on Wednesday, Dec. 3, across all domestic ESPN platforms to drive awareness of and donations to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Last year, Jimmy V Week raised a record $1.8 million, bringing the seven-year total of contributions to more than $8.2 million.

Breakfast with Santa at Lambs Farm
Despite his very busy schedule, Santa Claus will be making his annual trek to Lambs Farm on December 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2014. Enjoy brunch, pictures with Santa and holiday activities for $16.95, or $7.95 for children under 23 months.  
 
The delicious brunch features Lambs Farm favorites such as apple cinnamon french toast, carved meats, fresh bakery treats and more. Seatings are available at 9am, 10:30am and 12pm.  Call the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery at 847.362.5050 for reservations.
 
 
THE SPHINX ORGANIZATION HOSTS SPHINXCON

Founder Aaron P. Dworkin announces that The Sphinx Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, will host the third annual SphinxCon, one of the nation’s leading arts diversity conferences,from January 30 through February 1, 2015 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, 1114 Washington Blvd, in Detroit, Mich. SphinxCon will bring more than 40 distinguished arts leaders together, including National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu.

CELEBRATES 135 YEARS OF PERFORMING HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” AT ORCHESTRA HALL

The Apollo Chorus, Chicago’s oldest musical organization, will perform their signature rendition of the choral masterpiece Handel’s “Messiah on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., and Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive. Handel’s “Messiah” has been performed by The Apollo Chorus nearly every December since 1879.

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