Category Archives: Art

Indulgence First Fridays at the MCA

First Fridays at MCA

December: Indulgence

Friday, December 2, 2011 from 6:00PM-10:00PM

GA: $18; online advance tix: $14; MCA Members: $10


Get spoiled at “Indulgence” themed First Fridays event. Robble with the Hamburglars at 7 pm. Listen to beats by Shala. while you explore the exhibitions with a scavenger hunt. Pose for the camera at Magnolia photo booth. Sample a mini cocktail from Brugral Rum and hors d’oeuvre from Wolfgang Puck’s. Let your inner artist shine at our creation station.

All tickets include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary Wolfgang Puck hors d’oeuvres. Doors are open from 6 to 10 pm with a cash bar until 9:30 pm. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.

NEW! Buy your tickets in advance to save money and get VIP admission to the event. The MCA Box Office closes ticket sales at 3 pm on the day of the event.

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Art, Social


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A Night at the Fine Arts Buidling in Memory of the Late Jeffrey A Berger

A Night at the Fine Arts Building

Friday, December 9, 2011 from 5:00PM-10:00PM

The Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

FREE Admission

We are celebrating our 3rd annual Night at the Fine Arts Building!  Come enjoy the festivities at the Nation’s oldest artist colony. All of our artist studios will be open and there will be dance, music recitals, theatre, and workshops. Enjoy a glass of wine and walk the 10 floors of the famed Fine Arts Building, which Frank Lloyd Wright, Ezra Pound, and L. Frank Baum (amongst many other notables) called home.

For additional information please visit

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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Art, Free, Holiday


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Argentina Chicago Foundation Annual Benefit Concert 2011

Argentina Chicago Foundation invites you to its Annual Benefit Concert

Featuring distinguished Argentinean – American concert pianist Ana Fau in a program of Spanish, Latin American and European composers with works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Albeniz, Granados, Ginastera &  Lecuona.  Reception to follow.

Thursday Dec 1st 2011 beginning at 6.30pm

Gottlieb Concert Hall
Merit School of Music
38 S Peoria, Chicago 60607

$40 dollars (until Nov. 30th @, click on “Ways to Help” then “Donate”)
$50 day of the event
$10 students (with ID), Merit School of Music Staff and Faculty
Proceeds will benefit a rural school in northern Argentina                                     http://www.argentinachicago.cominfo/:                               C: 312.371.8569

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Art, Philanthropy


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Ballroom Dance Chicago Presents: Sips & Dips – BYOB Latin Dance Party

Ballroom Dance Chicago Presents: Sips & Dips – BYOB Latin Dance Party

 Dance Party Scheduled – 12/01/2011!

Bring your favorite refreshments and enjoy an evening of a fun Latin dance class, professional performance and open dancing.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: Ballroom Dance Chicago, 4043 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 105

Cost: $25 per person

*Participants must be 21 or older


8 PM Cocktails and Mingling

8:30 PM Latin Group Class (Salsa, Bachata)

9:20 PM Professional Performance

9:30 PM Open Dancing

 Tickets are required! To buy a ticket, go online to paypal and send payment to: “

For more information, kindly email or call us at (312) 504-5866.

Ballroom Dance Chicago
4043 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 504-5866

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Art, Music, Social


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Urban Fetes Mix and Mingle


Thursday, November 17, 2011 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Chicago Art Department
1932 S. Halsted st
Chicago, IL 60608
Email Subject:   Urban Fêtes / #MIXANDMINGLE
Urban Fêtes is dedicated to bringing together professionals, new talent/artists and expanding businesses in the area’s best venues.
The #MIXANDMINGLE networking event will be held:
Thursday, November 17th (7-11pm) at The Chicago Art Deparment 1932 S. Halsted Chicago, IL.
Urban Fetes will provide our guest with: Live DJ, Live Video Coverage, Free Raffles/Give-Aways, Complimentary Appetizers & Beverages.
In association with The Greater Chicago Food Depository, we have become official hosts of the “1 City, 1 Food Drive” canned-goods depository. With 150+ cans collected at our last event, we plan to reach new marks and continue to encourage our guests to join the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s citywide effort to fight hunger in our community.
*The donated non perishable food will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.*
We are always teaming up with great sponsors and steadily finding ways to reinvent social networking in Chicago!
Our goal is to provide businesses unique opportunities to market their products and/or their services to a well-defined demographics base of prospects in the Chicago-land & surrounding areas. Our following is made up of young, passionate, physically active professionals that are always looking for products/services to compliment their zealous lifestyles.
Have you heard about our past “Mix and Mingle” events? Ask around. You don’t want to miss this one!

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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Art, Holiday


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Chicago RAWards 2011 Semi-Finals Showcase

Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 8:00PM
Evil Olive | 1551 W Division St | Chicago, IL 60622
21+ event. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 week of, $20 at the door.


RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.

RAWards 2011:

At the end of every RAW season, we host an annual indie arts award show, and we call it RAWards. All of our artists who have participated throughout the RAW season (February-October 2011) are eligible to compete for the title of best in their craft (Art, Fashion, Accessories, Music, Film, Photography, Performing Art, Hair & Makeup). Each artist is given the opportunity to compete for career-building prizes such as gallery placement, boutique placement, big consultations and RAW’s Golden Ticket.

Because we can’t pick our favorites (RAW loves all of our artists), we leave this in the hands of the nation, your community and our trusty professional panel of judges.

These are the nominees in your community. Help choose the artists who will represent your city in the nationwide finale! Live voting takes place at this event; come and show your support!

To learn more about RAWards, the judges, the prize packages, and to see ALL the nominees – please visit:

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Art, Fashion


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Bayan Bayanan Letters From Home Benefitting The Teddy Rey Healing Center

Live Performance of Bayan Bayanan Letters From Home

Directed by Dr. Anton Juan with featured performance by Cherie Gil

Playing Friday, November 11, 2011 – Sunday, November 13, 2011

Showtimes vary

At the St. Scholastica Academy Theater – 7416 N. Ridge Blvd in Chicago

Ticket prices range from $20-$100 and sales benefit the Teddy Rey Healing Place and School for cancer-stricken and chronically ill children at the Philippines General Hospital.  Tickets can be purchased online a or by calling Education Resources, Inc at (773) 598-9880, Vicky Silvano at (773) 848-1201, ir VIA Times at (773) 866-0811.

Written by the late Bienvenido Munoz Noriega, Jr., BAYAN-BAYANAN – Letters from Home, is one of the most loved, touching, Filipino theater classics. It has been performed in Manila, Athens, Italy, Geneva, Paris and London and now…it comes to Chicago.

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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Art, Philanthropy


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