JUNE 2013 EVENTS
Updated: May 16, 2013 2:05PM
Chicago Sinfonietta Ball: “Fusion: Music + Art”, 6 p.m. June 1, The Fairmont Millennium Park, Imperial Ballroom, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Black tie. Cocktails, dinner, live auction, paddle raise, raffle. RSVP by May 25. Complimentary valet parking of the Circle Drive. Tickets: $400. chicagosinfonietta.org/events
Chicago Shakespeare 2013 Gala: 5:30 p.m. reception; 6:30 p.m. program, June 3, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago. Event features sumptuous cuisine, theatrically inspired décor and living art installations. Highlights of the event include the presentation of the third annual “Spirit of Shakespeare Awards,” honoring those who keep the spirit of Shakespeare alive through community service and artistic leadership, and an artistic program of star‐studded performances. All proceeds will benefit the Regional Theatre Tony Award recipient’s far‐reaching education and civic engagement programs. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $2,500 and $1,000 per person; table packages and sponsorships available. pjhchicago.com/cst, cst.org.
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra dinner/benefit: 6 p.m. June 6, Hilton Chicago/Northbrook Allgauer’s on the Riverfront, 2855 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook. Includes a social hour, silent auction, dinner, entertainment including appearances by next seasons guest artists Roger Shen and Rachel Stenzel, special guest appearance by soprano Kaoli Williams,and a preview of the 2013-2014 NSO concert season by Maestro Rapchak. Tickets: $50 (847) 272-0755 or see northbrooksymphony.org.
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago (DIFFA/Chicago) 25th annual Gala: “Believe 2013 Red Hot Ball,” June 8, Radisson Blu Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago. Black tie. Event features presentations, cocktail reception, dinner, dessert and live auction. Hosted by Val Warner of ABC-7 Chicago’s Windy City LIVE! Keynote speaker Dr. Claudia Hawkins, MD, MPH, assistant professor of the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and past DIFFA/Chicago Fellow. See http://diffachicago.org/ for ticket information.
Fourth Annual Paws For Life 5K: “Charlene’s Run,” takes place Sunday, June 9, at Lisle Senior High School, 1800 Short St., Lisle. Registration at 6 a.m.; Men’s & Women’s Competitive 5K race (non-chip timing) at 7 a.m.; Pet-friendly, non-competitive Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m.; awards follow. This year, Charlene’s Run hopes to donate $5,000 to the West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove. For more information or to register, please visit www.PawsForLife5K.com.
Journeycare Foundation, formerly Hospice Foundation of Northeastern Illinois, holds it’s 2013 annual gala 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Rolling Oaks Farm, 160 W. Dundee Road, Barrington Hills. Black tie; raffles, auctions, dinner and dancing with High Society Orchestra. Reservations: Individual, $350; tables $3,500-$5,500. Raffle tickets $25; 5 for $100. RSVP by June 12. Contact Kristin Frazier at (224) 770-2414 or email@example.com.
Felicia Beth Nekritz Memorial Fund Fundraiser/Gala: 7-11 p.m. June 14, Felicity School, 158 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Felicity School will be celebrating its Grand Opening while raising money for the Felicia Beth Nekritz Memorial Fund. Food by D’Agostino’s; entertainment by superstar mentalist, Sidney Friedman; music from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by Straight Ethyl. Tickets: $45 or $80 for 2 tickets. To register go to www.FelicitySchool.com. For more information, e-mail mnekritz@FelicitySchool.com, or call (224) 475-3329
Openlands Celebration/Fundraiser: “Songs of Praise: Celebrating Openlands” Jubilee, 6 p.m. June 15, at the Lakeshore Preserve, Highland Park. Cocktails along the lake bluff, 3-course dinner, program showcasing Openlands’ accomplishments since 1963 and live choral ensemble which will honor Openlands’ work with songs from all five decades of its work. Tickets: $500. Benefits Openlands’ work in protecting the natural and open spaces in northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region. Co-chairmen Susan DePree and Jody Elting, both of Lake Forest. Kay Oberhausen, (312) 863-6263, openlands.org.
Chicago Botanic Garden Summer Dinner Dance: 7 p.m. June 21, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. The black-tie soirée begins with cocktails in a beautiful garden, followed by an intimate dinner dance. Proceeds benefit the Garden’s conservation, education and research programs. Ticket prices begin at $750. (847) 835-6944, chicagobotanic.org.
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