The Soccer Ball 2014 In Chicago To Benefit Urban Initiatives


(Photo Courtesy of Urban Initiatives)

Urban Initiatives will hold its 8th Annual Soccer Ball at River East Art Center on January 24, 2014. Urban Initiatives uses sport to motivate children to increase their potential in all aspects of their lives—academically, socially, personal health, and self-sufficiency.

The fundraiser aids Urban Initiatives’ health and educational […]

Black Creativity Gala 2014 At Museum Of Science And Industry In Chicago

Black Creativity Gala

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The 31st Annual Black Creativity Gala will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry on January 25, 2014. The event benefits the museum’s Black Creativity initiative, which provides culturally relevant science programming to underserved communities in the Chicago area.

According to the Museum of Science and Industry website, […]

Lyric Opera Of Chicago’s Fantasy Of The Opera 2014

Fantasy of the Opera

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Join the Lyric Opera of Chicago‘s Guild Board of Directors on Jan. 31 as they present the annual Fantasy of the Opera gala fundraiser. Themed “Petals and Pearls,” this year’s event is Japanese culture influenced. The scene will be set in a Japanese garden, and the night will include special […]

Connie’s Pizza Gold Coast Location To Host Fundraiser For The Children’s Heart Foundation


On Saturday, February 8, 2014 starting at 5:00 p.m., The Children’s Heart Foundation will be hosting a wine and pizza event at Connie’s Pizza’s Gold Coast location. The evening will be filled with plenty of delicious food to go around. There will be appetizers, fresh salads, pastas, homemade sauces, specialty wines, desserts, Connie’s new […]

Purple Affair For The Bear To Benefit Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation


Purple Affair for the Bear ( Photo Credit:

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 starting at 8:00 p.m., The Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation Auxiliary Board will be hosting a 1920’s era party at the Chicago Cultural Center. This magical evening will include music, dancing, complimentary food and drink, and silent auction. Money […]

ParTEA With A Purpose To Benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago

ParTEA with a Purpose (Photo Credit: ParTEA with a Purpose Facebook)

On Wednesday, January 22, join the festivTEAS at the Chicago Cultural Center from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the chariTEA partnership between Argo Tea and Gilda’s Club Chicago. Gilda’s Club Chicago is a community where those who have been touched by cancer, where men, women and children diagnosed with cancer can feel supported […]

Celebration of Service In Chicago To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicago Cares

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago Cares is leading the community service event, “Celebration of Service.” The service initiative lasts through the entire month of January where Chicagoans can commit to giving their time and giving back to the community.

Chicago Cares Celebration of Service 2013 – Marillac […]

The Windy City Winter Soiree and Fashion Show 2014 At The Allerton Hotel Chicago


Windy City Winter Soiree and Fashion Show. (Photo Credit: Windy City Winter Soiree and Fashion Show Facebook)

On Thursday, January 16 starting at 7:30 p.m., J. Inspired Events will be hosting their annual Windy City Winter Soiree and Fashion Show at the Allerton Hotel Chicago. Event activities for the night will include a […]

Charity Meets: Rick Bayless


Renowned Chef, Rick Bayless (Photo Credit: R. Elledge)

Name: Rick Bayless

Occupation: Chef/Restaurateur/Writer/TV Personality


Twitter Handle: @rick_bayless

Facebook Page: chefrickbayless

What are three words that best describe you? Focused, food and fun.

Could you describe your business? I have three flagship restaurants—Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and XOCO—located in Chicago’s River North area; […]

Recap: Bin 36 Hosts Bubble Bath XIV In Chicago To Benefit Common Threads


On Wednesday, December 11th, wine enthusiasts came out to sample some of the finest bubbly and all for a good cause. At Bin 36, guests were able to sample over 50+ selections of sparkling wine and support a cause dear to Chicago’s heart. I spoke with Chef Art Smith, former personal chef for Oprah […]

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