Classic Chicago Datebook

Presenting Datebook 2022, to be updated frequently with your events. This is just a beginning of Chicago’s philanthropic and cultural opportunities ahead. Please use the format below to publicize your event at no cost and send to along with any changes or updates to your events.

Calendar Date, Day of Week, Clock Time
Sponsoring Organization
Name of Event
Event Details/Schedule of Event Components (add event chairs if you would like)
Location of Event
Contact Telephone, Email, and/or Website


August 2022


August 13, 2022, Saturday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre
Dance for Life performance by famed Chicago dance companies
The Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago
312-795-9777 or

August 26–September 10, 2022, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Dance Crash
A signature blend of concert and street dance styles meet in Booms Day, a two-act, world premiere dance production appropriate for all ages
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago

August 27, 2022, Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre
A performance by Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project: RECLAMATION
Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago
312-795-9777 or



September 2022


September 10, 2022, Saturday, 7:30-11:00 a.m.
PAWS Chicago
PAWS Chicago 5K
Montrose Harbor, 601 W Montrose Avenue, Chicago

September 10, 2022, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Adler Planetarium
Celestial Ball with cocktails, dinner, program, and dancing
The Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
312-322-0514 or

September 15, 2022, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Humble Design
Welcome Home fundraising event
The Old Chicago Post Office, 433 W. Van Buren Street, Chicago
773-285-2800 or

September 16, 2022, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center
Erin Ritchie and Sonja Smith serve as co-chairs for the 2022 Fall Benefit, Illuminate, supporting The Woman’s Board Fund for Excellence in Cellular Therapy and the Medical Center’s education, research and community service programs
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
312-942-6513 or or

September 16, 2022, Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Village Chicago
“Can’t Stop the Beat!” a rocking benefit with Porchlight Music Theatre performing Broadway favorites,  Trailblazer Awards, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, libations, and fun!
DePaul Music School’s Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
773-248-8700 or

September 22, 2022, through January 8, 2023
Smart Museum of Art
Monochrome Multitudes exhibition
The University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago
773-702-0200 or

September 23-24, 2022, times TBA
The Gerald Arpino Foundation
Arpino Centennial Celebration
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago

September 26, 2022, Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Juvenile Protective Association (JPA)
JPA’s All in for Kids Golf Outing: Check-in 10:00 a.m., Lunch 10:30 a.m., Shotgun Start 12:00 p.m., Cocktail Reception and prizes following golf
Royal Melbourne Country Club (Jenni Romack, Director of Marketing and Events) or

October 2022


October 6, 2022, Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The Women’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Opening night party for The Chicago Show: jewelry, art, antiques, and modern with Suzette Bulley, Chair
Show opens Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 1l :00a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 9, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Morgan Arts Complex, 3622 S. Morgan Street, Chicago
312-926-9138 or

October 8, 2022, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Mandala South Asian Performing Arts
Diwali: The Story of Ram, a performance event
Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago
773-392-1409 or

October 15, 2022, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Board, Misericordia
Heart of Mercy Ball: dinner, dancing, awards, and auctions
Hilton, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
773-973-6300 or


November 2022


November 12, 2022, Saturday, 6:30 pm
The Breakthrough Board
A fall season highlight, The Breakthrough Ball, an evening of merriment and fundraising in support of cancer research at UChicago Medicine, is not to be missed. The Duchossois Family will be honored with the Partner in Breakthroughs Award.
Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E Delaware Place, Chicago or