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More Dance Than Dinner Soiree Returns to Support CAM

More Dance Than Dinner Soiree

More Dance than Dinner Soiree

December 16, 2011

Showtime
9:00pm-11:00 pm
After Party
11:00pm-2:00 pm
at TantriK

The Chicago Academy of Music will offer financially sustainable free music education through a variety of programs for children who are underserved and/or chronically poor residents in the South and West sides of Chicago. Programs offered will utilize both Suzuki and traditional methods of musical instruction and will be available mostly for children from a low socioeconomic status (SES) background. The programs offered include weekly musical instruction, daily after-school group music classes, and specialized year-round workshops. While the priorities and goals of each program will differ, they will all serve the mission of the academy.

“The mission of the Chicago Academy of Music is to transform the lives of young people by instilling positive values through affordable music education.” A main functionality of the Chicago Academy of Music is illustrated in our programs using Instruments of Transformation. Not only will students develop into proficient musicians, but their experience with their instrument, their instructor, and (in most cases) with their parent will directly impact areas of their lives outside of the music academy.

We are currently fundraising for the purpose of purchasing and renovating our first location at 4341 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago IL.  Integral to our renovation plans are a daycare and café, which will generate the revenue required to ensure the long-term sustainability of the music program. The daycare will specialize in early math, science, reading and music education through play coupled with bilingual teaching. Sustainable free music education will only be achieved after we reach our overall donation target of $2.5 million.

The plan to reach the targeted donation amount is by way of a series of fundraisers, specifically, the monthly “More Dance Than Dinner” events running from November to June. These two-hour events will showcase the finest vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers Chicago has to offer. Hit songs will be selected and arranged for the specific instrumentation of each performance. An example of this is Maroon 5’s #1 best seller “She would be loved” played through the rigors of the genre’s: Classical, Cuban jazz, Gospel, Salsa landing on R&B; unveiled in front of the audience coupled with (where possible) dance performance. For the aforementioned to be achieved, CAM, in conjunction with Purple Elephant Productions is seeking a tax deductible donation and/or a tax deductible donation toward sponsorship for the planning and production process for the first fundraiser of the series, which is scheduled to take place on December16, 2011, 9:00pm-11:00pm at Tantric. Thank you and we hope you can be our sponsor or a donation.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Music, Philanthropy

 

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Santa Speedo Run Chicago

SANTA SPEEDO RUN CHICAGO

Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Register Here – $40

Naughty or nice….

Buddhist, Sikh, Christian or Jew…
Santa wants YOU to be part of his SPEEDO…bikini…snowsuit … RUNNING crew!

What: Santa Speedo Run (1 mile down Rush street and back up Michigan Ave)

When: Saturday, December 3rd (11am open bar, 1 mile race 1:00pm, and an afternoon of Santa mayhem!)

Where: Shenanigans, 16 W. Division Street, Chicago

Who: All elves, reindeer, santas…

Attire: speedos and swimsuits encouraged… snowpants, sweatshirts, and parkas completely acceptable! Wear your best costume underneath and at the stroke of 1pm, we will strip down to the speedos and get our run on! Please note while speedos are encouraged, you don’t have to run or wear a speedo…as long as its festive!

Open bar starts at 11am and lasts 3 hours. $40 cover charge inludes open bar, snacks and Santa hat.

Flip Cup tourney, raffle, prizes, contest and North Pole dancing!

All proceeds go to the Chicago Diabetes Project!

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Holiday, Philanthropy

 

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New Year’s Eve Victory Ball 2012

CLICK FLYER TO PURCHASE TICKETS

CHICAGO’S PREMIER AND MOST EXCLUSIVE
NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL TO HIT THE TOWN IN DECADES!

New Year’s Eve Victory Ball 2012

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011

Chicago, you’ve asked for it. together we are pleased to deliver the most highly
anticipated New Years Eve event of the season! The buzz is out! For one night only,
step out of the ordinary and into the world of extraordinary private loft affairs.
Housed in the Randolph Loft district, Venue One will reinvent itself as The Victory
Ball; New Year’s Eve 2012 most innovative and exciting party experience that surely
will be the talk and toast of the town. enjoy a spectacular event for a heart warming
cause. Feel good about having a great time! The Event Benefits the American Heart
Association.

So skip the stale hotel and the long lines and experience
the high-octane velvet ropes of VICTORY

GOLD PACKAGE $135.00 (Confetti Explosion at midnight)
• 2 Floors of creative loft space including dance floors,
• Lavish hors d’oeuvres Buffet with Coffee and dessert bar after Midnight
• State of the art sound, video simulcast, lights & non-stop entertainment!
• Silent Auction benefiting the American Heart Association
• Live DJ performance on a state of the art sound system featuring two world-
renowned DJs spinning hip hop, dance, 80’s rock, Top 40 and mash-ups
• Two floors each with its own dance floors and bar stations
• Live NYE 2012 countdown
• 6-hour open bar
• Gourmet coffee service after Midnight & More
• Champagne Toast at Midnight
• Party favors

VIP PACKAGE $175.00
ALL THAT THE GOLD PACKAGE INCLUDES PLUS…
• VIP express entry
• Expanded Buffet
• 6 Hour premium open bar with specialty drinks, expanded selection
• champagne toast
• Exclusive wait service
• VIP lounges
• Last call on Auction Items

Buy Tickets Here: http://www.victoryball2012.com/.

PRIVATE TAILORED LOUNGE PACKAGES
CALL 312-431-4677

(Note: Event will sell out, pricing will go up as event date gets closer)

Victory Ball has risen to the occasion of becoming the ultimate party destination
for New Year’s Eve 2012. Mix, mingle, frisk and frolic the night away with supreme
downtown style. Step out on any of the dance floors and show the world what
you’re made of. The night is yours so live it up! (*Must be 21 to attend)

For the true connoisseurs of Chicago nightlife, from the moment you step out of
the elevator and explore the sprawling 20,000 square foot multi-floor layout, you’ll
know you’ve arrived. The design is clean, sleek and elegant, accented with soaring
ceilings, columns and sweeping walls of windows. The bright lights of this big city
never looked so good!

VENUE ONE Chicago
1044 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL. 60612

VICTORY BALL 2012 BENEFITS THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.
The party is a renewal celebration of our dedication to be come victorious against
heart disease. Our charity goal is to bring awareness, prevention education and raise
funds though a positive experience filled with great people and healthy hearts.

“In 2002, I lost my father, Victor to sudden cardiac arrest. I never had the chance to
say goodbye. We named our fundraiser in honor of him on the 10 year anniversary
of his passing. It is our honor to support such an important cause.” Melissa Cherbak

Dress
Men -~Formal but be yourself in every way! So whether you bring out your tux or
your suit with flare you’ll fit right in!

Women -~ What ever you wear whether you choose a cocktail dress or a trendy
formal jumpsuit you will surely be a stunner!

BUY TICKETS HERE

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Holiday, Philanthropy

 

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Cork Savvy: The Network Exchange

Cork Savvy: The Network Exchange

Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Superior Room (selections provided by C-House restaurant, a Marcus Samuelsson Restaurant)

Affinia Chicago Hotel
166 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

 

Connect, collaborate and rub shoulders with Chicago’s Captains of Industry at Affinia Hotel Chicago, Superior Room. Delve into a succulent 3 course meal provided by C-House Restaurant, a Marcus Samuelsson Restaurant, paired with perfectly balanced wines from the Food Network’s own Entwine Wines.

All proceeds from this event will support the Sidney Givens  and Sherman Galbraith Memorial Scholarship Funds

Networking Cocktail Hour (passed hors d’oeuvres)            6:00PM-7:00PM                             
Dinner                                                                                7:00PM-9:00PM


 

Prices vary.  Please click here for details and to purchase advance tickets.

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Dining, Philanthropy

 

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Camp Out For Kids Fundraising Night

CampOut for Kids gives underprivileged kids opportunities:

Opportunities to see and learn something new. Opportunities to discover. Opportunities to build fundamental skills such as teamwork and responsibility. Opportunities to believe the sky is not the limit. We provide kids under the age of 18 years old the ability to attend a camp of their choice, such as outdoor adventure, soccer, football, drama, snowboarding and cheerleading camps. The kids choose the camp, and we take care of the rest.

Fundraising Night 2012

Thursday December 8, 2011 at 630pm

Frontier – 1072 North Milwaukee, Chicago

Please join us for our annual Fundraising Event at Frontier.  Admission includes hors d’ouevres and an amazing silent auction.  Drink packages will also be available.  Donations of $20.00 in advance can be made at Camp Out For Kids or you can pay $25.00 at the door.

For more information or for volunteer, silent auction or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.campoutforkids.org.

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Philanthropy

 

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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

Tickets
$40 dollars (until Nov. 30th @ http://www.argentinachicago.com/, 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.anafau.com/                                     http://www.argentinachicago.cominfo/: info@argentinachicago.com                               C: 312.371.8569

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Art, Philanthropy

 

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Chicago Chocolate Tours Invites you to our 6th Anniversary Party

Chicago Chocolate Tours Invites you to our 6th Anniversary Party

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

MySpa at the Fairmont, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

RSVP to info@chicagochocolatetours.com or 312-929-2939

Refreshments will be served. $9 validated parking.

Chocolate Swap: Please bring a bar, and take a bar

Charity Partner: Deborah’s Place , helping women and families break the cycle of homelessness. Please bring new winter hats or toiletries to donate if you choose.

Thank you for 6 sweet years and counting!

http://www.chicagochocolatetours.com/

Professional or cocktail attire                                                                                 

Uplift Through Chocolate!

See all Chicago Chocolate Tours Events HERE!

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Free, Philanthropy, Social

 

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