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World Sport Chicago Hosts 5th Annual Wrestling Festival

Almost 800 wrestlers from all over the Midwest will come to Chicago this Saturday, April 26th, 2014 to take part in nonprofit’s World Sport Chicago’s 5th annual Wrestling Festival. The event has grown to be the largest wrestling event in all of Illinois and attracts wrestlers of all ages from eight states totaling more than 700 wrestlers. World Sport Chicago’s 5th annual Wrestling Festival raises money for wrestling programs in the inner city of Chicago.

Chicago “America’s Dance Capital”

The Chicago Dancing Festival (CDF), co-produced by renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, returns for its 8th season of free dance performances and events, August 20 – 23, 2014, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop dancers from Chicago and across the country. 

Seth Rogen And Lauren Miller Head To The University of Vermont

UCONN’s Huskies may have won the big game, but they aren’t the only school celebrating. Hilarity for Charity’s (HFC) nationwide collegiate program HFC U announced that the University Of Vermont’s Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity beat out the more than 270 student organizations and college campuses in the fight to raise the most funds for Alzheimer’s Association.

Today a Leader Tomorrow a Reader

What started as a class "final exam" at Columbia College Chicago has evolved into a bi-annual fundraiser hosted by the students to help raise money for local charities. Come join Jane Canepa and her Special Events and Promotions class to bring about awareness to these Literacy Organizations around Chicago: SitStayRead, 826Chi, and Open Books.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL MOVIES & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest), the annual four-day showcase celebrating the inseparable connection between movies and music, returns Thursday, May 1 – Sunday, May 4, 2014for its sixth and boldest year yet. In addition to 90+ features, shorts and videos and 75+ live bands and DJs, CIMMfest presents CIMMcon, a dynamic professional and entrepreneurial industry conference.

Studs Terkel festival, Let's Get Working

 A full schedule is now available for Let’s Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago.  Let’s Get Working explores Terkel’s legacy while showcasing individuals and groups from Chicago and beyond who have been influenced and inspired by Terkel’s work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

THE ARTS OF LIFE HOSTS COMMUNITY EXHIBITON AND DINNER

The Arts of Life, a Chicago non-profit committed to providing high quality, innovative services for artists with developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition How We Make It at The Arts of Life Chicago Studio and Gallery located at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. The opening event, taking place on Friday, April 25th from 6 pm- 9 pm, will also serve as a heartwarming celebration of the studio’s founding artist Veronica “Granny” Cuculich. 

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW NAVY PIER, APRIL 24-28

 From a 1940s-style French boudoir to a cosmopolitan lounge combining traditional and modern periods, visitors to the inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show can discover four fully-decorated room vignettes as part of the 2014 Designer Showcase in partnership with the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID-IL).  Four ASID-IL members - Basically Bedrooms & Interiors, Fredman Design Group, Interiors by Mary Susan, and NM Design House– will incorporate art, a

Chinese Fine Arts Society Forces of Nature: The Five Elements Project
The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS), Chicago’s champion for the art and culture of China led by Julie Tiao Ma, celebrates its milestone 30th Anniversary Season with a year-long series of concerts, lectures and events inspired by the world’s fundamental building blocks in Forces of Nature: The Five Elements Project.  Inspired by late CFAS founder Barbara Tiao, who many considered a “force of nature,” The Five Elements Project is themed around the five elements found throughout Chinese art, science and philosophy: earth, fire, metal, water and wood.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Hosts “The Art of Caring”
On Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. the Women's Board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Lake County Services will host the 25th Anniversary Celebration for the “Art of Caring.” With the vision to financially enrich the important services of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago in Lake County, the Women’s Board invites guests to the historic Onwentsia Club to enjoy a black-tie affair including dinner, cocktails, a live auction, a paddle raise and a raffle, with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit’s Lake County services.
 
 

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