Women in jazz film and talk back November 14, 2015

The Wilmette Theatre is proud to partner with the Music Institute of Chicago to screen the jazz documentary “Lady Be Good” with a post-screening talk-back led by filmmaker Kay D. Ray. The Theatre is located at 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, 60091. Tickets are $12 ($10 for Music Institute students and families) and are available at the Theatre’s Box Office, by phone 847.251.7424 or online at

Annual Teddy Bear Toy Drive for Children is Ready to Roar Harley Style

The Lake Shore Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), Chapter #3522, will hold its annual “Teddy Bear” drive, bringing Christmas gifts to children in the care of the state of Illinois, on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

“We collect teddy bears and match box cars throughout the year to donate to the Department of Children and Family Services for the children in their care,” said Joey Smith of the Lake Shore H.O.G.’s. “We have done this for more than 12 years and the smiles on the children’s faces are sure to inspire us for decades to come.”

Frank Sinatra Celebration at Palmer House Hilton 2015

The Palmer House Hilton is proud to announce dinner, dancing and an all-star performance in celebration of the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth, Saturday, Nov. 28 in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. The event begins at 6 p.m.

Fashion Loves Art Fashion Show & Art Gallery Fundraiser

WHO & WHAT: Stephanie Alexis, founder of SA Style Studio will be hosting an interactive fundraising fashion show and art exhibit to benefit Ronald McDonald House Chicago. The event will bring together celebrities, influencers and socialites who will be joining forces to raise awareness and funds to benefit the many causes addressed by the Ronald McDonald House Chicago to help aid children battling chronic illness.

WHERE: The Moonlight Studios located at 1446 W Kenzie Street in Chicago, IL.

Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The Chicago Sinfonietta captures the duality of grief and joy intrinsic to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead in its annual Día de los Muertos concert, where the orchestra is joined by Colombia-born guest conductor Andrés Franco, making his Sinfonietta podium debut, and Waubonsie Valley High School Varsity Choir.

Explore New Heights with Childrens Oncology Services, Inc.

Fasten your seat belts for the 2015 FLIGHT Event to benefit Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., on Friday, November 13th, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel-Chicago. Children’s Oncology Services will be entering its second year with this exciting format.

The New York City Congenital Heart Walk October 25th, 2015

The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefitting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD). The Congenital Heart Walk shows the nation how a team of inspired individuals can join together to make a difference. Funds raised will support the missions of both national nonprofit organizations who are uniting to fight CHD! Since 2010, CHW has raised more than $4 million in total.

The organisers for the 2015 FDC Young Designer Awards and the Collections Showcase are embracing the Great Gatsby theme and are inviting Male and Female guests to dress up if they choose, in 1920’s – 1930’s style. 
OCTOBER 31, 2015  FDC Young Designers Awards 2015 Saturday, October 31at 4:00pm - 9:00pm in UTC  Pullman London St Pancras 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 2AJ London, United Kingdom
Final ACTIVATE alley event of 2015 at Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl 2015

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) will transform Harrison Street Alley (between Michigan and Wabash Avenues) into an urban celebration of light in its final ACTIVATE event of the season on Friday, October 23 from 5-10 p.m. The free pop-up event is one of dozens of programs planned in conjunction with the third annual Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl the same evening.


The Arts of Life, a Chicagoland non-profit arts studio for adults with and without disabilities, will be returning to showcase the area’s best and tastiest chili at their 7th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off on November 7, 2015 starting at 5PM. Like the previous successful years, the Chili Cook-Off will take place at 2010 W. Carroll Ave in Chicago.


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