The New Alphawood Gallery
The Alphawood Foundation felt it was so important that this exhibition come to Chicago that it has undertaken an effort to transform its headquarters building, a former bank, into a temporary museum space, the Alphawood Gallery. The reworking of the space is now underway. Our contractors have filled out the foundation—studs, plywood and drywall have been going up at remarkable speed. The floors, finishes, and lights are next. It is very exciting to see the space taking shape so rapidly. Check back regularly for updates and more exhibition information.
Alphawood Foundation is proud to bring Art AIDS America to Chicago. To accommodate the largest possible audience for this important exhibition, admission to Art AIDS America at the Alphawood Gallery will be free to all. We are only constrained by the size and capacity of our building that necessarily limit the number of visitors who can enter the gallery at one time.
To ensure admission and a quality experience, you should obtain a timed admission pass, which will allow entry to the gallery during a one-hour window.
The length of your visit will be up to you. If crowd size and other circumstances permit, a limited number of walk-up admissions will also be available onsite.
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A Church 4 Me MCC will be hosting a free community Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving day, November 24. located in Rogers Park at 7366 N. Clark St.
The biggest and best way to kick off the holiday season!
On Thursday, December 1, Revel Fulton Market is the place to be. Transcending traditional boundaries, World of Chocolate 2016 commands full sensory attention. This year, prepare to awaken your spirit as you discover the pleasures of FIRE and ICE.
From classic confections to surprising savories, 20 of Chicago’s best chefs are offering their talents at Chicago’s premiere World AIDS Day event. Admission grants you more chocolate than in your wildest dreams; an open bar with cocktails that will warm your spirits; and music to get you in the holiday groove—all the makings of an unforgettable night.
Local Chicago nonprofit, EdgeAlliance, has this month announced more than 70 restaurants to participate in city-wide event, Dining Out for Life, to benefit and geared towards improving the lives of homeless persons living with AIDS.
In its 22nd year, Dining Out for Life brings restaurants and diners across the city together to rally around a pressing cause for Chicago; homelessness. Be part of a movement where millions of people across 60 cities come-out to dine-out on April 30th, “Dining Out for Life”, a campaign that annually raises $4 million in support of those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
EdgeAlliance is doing their part in Chicago by connecting more than 12,000 people and 115 community partners with over 80 restaurants in support of our mission of providing quality and affordable housing to those who are most in need.
Rick Roman, co-owner of The Signature Room at the 95th, and Honorary Chair of Dining Out for Life/Chicago 2015, reaffirmed that local restaurants have always been fully supportive of HIV/AIDS research and programming in this city. “We at The Signature Room at the 95th welcome the opportunity to show support for EdgeAlliance and their Dining Out for Life campaign by being a participating restaurant. Our shared support with residents of Chicago – to uphold the traditions of good taste and community engagement – makes this venture a natural fit,” he said. Participating restaurants around Chicago will donate a portion of their proceeds to EdgeAlliance, allowing its residents to sustain healthy lives through affordable housing and programming. Chicago is one of 60 cities across the United States and Canada participating in the event, making Dining Out for Life the single largest HIV/AIDS benefit in the country!
Actress and advocate Pam Grier joined Dining Out For Life as co-spokesperson (with Food Network host Ted Allen) to help raise support. “There is a resurgence of HIV among youth, gay men, women and ethnic minorities due to lack of education and the misperception that the epidemic is over and curable. Awareness and funds are declining – but you can help. Dine out on Thursday, April 24th for the most satisfying meal you’ll have all year.”
For more information on Dining Out for Life, please contact Joey Wasserman, Campaign Development Manager at 202-765-7442 or Jwasserman@edgealliance.org. Visit the official Dining Out for Life website at www.diningoutforlife.com/chicago for full list of participating restaurants.
THE WINTER EVENT EVERYONE LOVES!
Chicago House and Event Chairs J.P. Anderson, Matthew Harvat, David
Kaufman, Dennis Remer, Tom Segal and Sean Ward invite you to our
favorite winter tradition – Absolut Wrapture – now celebrating 12
Enjoy signature, sky-high cocktails while tasting
delicious hors d’oeuvres. Procure one-of-a-kind works of art from our
silent auction. No matter how you enjoy the event, you’ll be directly
supporting Chicago House!
Take your experience to the next level with VIP tickets, which include early admission, a keepsake photo and a VIP swag bag.
When: Thursday, January 23rd
Where: Willis Tower, Skydeck 233 S Wacker Drive
Time: 5 p.m. VIP admission 6 p.m. General admission
Tickets: Limited VIP tickets – $160 (only 60 available)
General tickets – $99 Door Tickets – $120
About Face Theatre is celebrating its 17th year by presenting a unique
and wondrous Wonka Ball. This year, Wonka goes to the circus with Wonka
Ball: Circus Maximus combining the unexpected delights of the Big Top
with the inspired grandeur of Chicago’s Architectural Artifacts.
Proceeds from the WONKA BALL support About Face Theatre programming including its groundbreaking Youth Theatre, which creates critically acclaimed new work by and about LGBTQA youth and their allies. The
Youth Theatre has performed on major stages across the country, and,
through its outreach tour, changes the lives of thousands of young
people each year. AFT also boasts its annual, award-winning main stage season and the ambitious XYZ Festival of New Works.
Hosted by About Face board members Benjamin Sprunger and Billy Lullo,
Wonka Ball: Circus Maximus offers a night of dazzling performance,
decadent revelry, and sumptuous food and drink. The About Face annual
gala is topped off with an extravagant silent auction and the 2013
Leppen Leadership Awards and About Face Youth Theatre MVP ceremonies.
Event: WONKA BALL 2013: CIRCUS MAXIMUS
Date: Friday, April 26 at 8 pm; Ringmaster’s VIP Cocktail Party at 7 pm
Location: Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. in Chicago
Details: Featuring a silent auction, open bar, delicious food, music, dancing and performances.
Tickets: $135 general admission. Ringmaster’s VIP Cocktail Party: $135 event ticket + $100 tax deductible donation. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets, visit www.aboutfacetheatre.com
Join us for this amazing celebration! More information online!
Chicago House & Co-Chairs Dennis Remer, Sean Kotwa, David Kaufman,Tom Segal, Christopher Hubbard & Sean Ward invite you to enjoy a fresh new fusion of one-of-a-kind artwork up for auction and windy city views alongside the premiere of a tasty new tune from Absolut!
Thursday, January 24th
Willis Tower Skydeck 99th Floor
233 South Franklin (Building’s East Lobby Entrance)
5PM: VIP Early Arrival
6PM-9PM: General Guest Arrival
LIMITED VIP TICKET 50% Sold Out: $150, includes EARLY ARRIVAL at 5PM, a commemorative visit and photo opportunity on The Ledge, plus a VIP swag bag of treats from Garrett Popcorn, Kiehl’s, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and much more!
GENERAL TICKET: $99
New In 2013!
Expedited Entry through Willis Tower’s multiple passenger elevators!
Early arrival for VIP’s!
Paperless auction with cellular bidding!
More unique artwork!
NEW year, NEW tune, SAME great cause
Tickets at ChicagoHouse.org or phone (773) 248-5200 x. 303
This is the PERFECT WAY to Begin
your holiday season ! at World of Chocolate 2012 –
an evening of decadence and celebration of community on Thursday, Nov. 29.
“This year, we’re featuring both sweet and savory samples from more than 30 of Chicago’s finest chefs, chocolatiers and caterers. Our celebrated Punchboard will be back and bigger than ever with prizes valued as high as $500.”
World of Chocolate celebrates the achievements of master
chocolatiers, world-class chefs and aspiring confectioners throughout
the Chicago area. Their imagination and ingenuity produce breathtaking
creations and inspired flavor combinations for World of Chocolate year
By participating in World of Chocolate, our generous chocolatiers
make a significant contribution to support the international efforts of
local organizations providing direct HIV/AIDS services. The
chocolatiers’ dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS plays an
essential role in Chicago’s premier commemoration of World AIDS Day.
Decadence is just the beginning of your World of Chocolate adventure. No
matter where your palate takes you, you could return with prizes worth
thousands of dollars.
Experience a world beyond chocolate
AFC’s World AIDS Day Event – GET TICKETS!
Thursday, November 29 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hilton Chicago/ International Ballroom
720 S. Michigan Ave.