Classic Chicago DateBook (2023)

February

 

February 4th, 2023, Saturday, 06:30 p.m

Boy’s Hope Girl’s Hope

43rd Annual Evening of Hope Gala- A Night in Buenos Aires

Cocktails, silent auction, dinner & program, followed by games & dancing. Live music by Indigo, and ABC7 Sports’ Dionne Miller will be emceeing. Funds raised will go to the nurturing and guidance of motivated young people in need to become educated, career-ready individuals. Dress code: creative black tie.

Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E Delaware Place, Chicago 

bidpal.net/eveningofhope23

 

February 7th, 2023, Tuesday, 06:00 – 07:00 a.m

Chicago Booth

Economic Outlook: Hong Kong

A virtual event held in Hong Kong discussing inflation, interest rates and the risks facing Asian economies. Chicago Booth’s Randall S. Kroszner and Chang-Tai Hsieh, as well as HSBC’s Pranjul Bhandari, will share their insights about what’s in store for the global economy in 2023.

Virtual Event

economicoutlook@chicagobooth.edu or Register Here

 

February 14th, 2023, Tuesday, 02:00 – 04:00 p.m

The Service Club of Chicago 

Valentine’s Day Tea

A celebration of love and friendship with raffle prizes, tea, champagne and more! 

The Ritz Carlton, Water Tower Place, 160 East Pearson Street, Chicago

312.220.9600 or info@serviceclubofchicago.org 

 

February 15th-26th, 2023

Joffrey Ballet Chicago

Anna Karenina

The famed drama Anna Karenina returns to the Joffrey Ballet for the first time since its successful world premiere. 

Lyric Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago

Michael Solomon, Director of Relations, 312.827.5924 or msolomon@lyricopera.org 

 

February 16th, 2023, Thursday, 5:00 p.m

Chicago History Museum & Mikva Challenge

Mikva! Democracy Is A Verb

The story of the life and legacy of former U.S. Congressman, Federal Judge and White House Counsel Abner Mikva and his battles with the NRA, the Daley machine and neo-Nazis in Skokie. The film also chronicles his legacy organization, the Mikva Challenge. Screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary will be followed by panel discussion with Director Bob Hercules, Con. Jan Schakowsky, Mikva Challenge students and special guests.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago

Nell McKeown, Development Events Manager, (312) 799-2112, mckeown@chicagohistory.org 

or 7615a.blackbaudhosting.com/7615a/Mikva-Democracy-is-a-Verb 

 

February 17th, 2023, Friday, 07:30 p.m

Music Institute of Chicago

Reverón Piano Trio showcases Latin-American Classical Composers

A concert in which the trio performs the world premiere of the complete Tres Placeres (Three Treats) for Piano Trio by Ricardo Lorenz; the Chicago premiere of Baroqueada by Miguel Del Aguila; and Piano Trio No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston (Event will also be live streamed)

nicholsconcerthall.org  or 847.448.8326

 

February 25th, 2023, Saturday, 06:00 – 11:00 p.m

Junior League of Chicago

110th Anniversary Annual Gala: Black & White Ball

A night of dinner, live music, dancing, a cocktail reception, silent auction, and paddle raise. 

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago

https://members.jlchicago.org/?nd=ticket_list&fundraiser_id=169 or jlchq@jlchicago.org 

 

March

 

March 8th, 2023, Wednesday, 07:30 p.m

The Orion Ensemble

Concert 3 of Orion’s 30th Season

Two trios, including Arutiunian & Tchaikovsky trios. Performances will be live streamed.

PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

630-628-9591 or info@orionensemble.org 

 

March 12th, 2023, Sunday, 07:30 p.m

The Orion Ensemble

Concert 3 of Orion’s 30th Season

Two trios, including Arutiunian & Tchaikovsky trios. Performances will be live streamed.

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

630-628-9591 or info@orionensemble.org 

 

March 28th, 2023, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum

Field Trip to the Polish Museum of America

Join the Guild of the Chicago History Museum for a visit to Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church, a tour of the Polish Museum of America, and a lunch of traditional Polish cuisine at Staropolska restaurant.

Polish Museum of America, 984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

Nell McKeown, Development Events Manager, (312) 799-2112, mckeown@chicagohistory.org 

 

April

 

April 18th, 2023, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum

Guild Annual Meeting: Behind the Scenes of CHM’s Collections

Hear from the Chicago History Museum’s Director of Collections, Julie Wroblewski, as she gives a behind-the-scenes view into how the Museum acquires, preserves, and restores collections. Lunch will follow the presentation.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago

Nell McKeown, Development Events Manager, (312) 799-2112, mckeown@chicagohistory.org 

 

April 28th, 2023, Friday, 07:00 – 11:00 p.m

PAWS Chicago

Animal Magnetism: A Spring Celebration for People and Their Pets

Welcomes Chicago’s urban professionals, animal lovers, and their canine companions for a night of food & drinks, dancing, entertainment, and more. General Admission or VIP tickets are available for purchase.

Morgan Manufacturing, 401 North Morgan, Chicago 

AnimalMagnetism@pawschicago.org or click here

 

 

May

 

May 8th, 2023, Monday

The Service Club of Chicago 

Annual Hat Luncheon

Celebrate the arrival of spring- while wearing your best hat!

The Langham, 330 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago

312.220.9600 or info@serviceclubofchicago.org 

 

May 10th, 2023, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m – 02:00 p.m

The Ryan Licht Sang Foundation

Medical Briefing Luncheon: Bipolar Disorder, Innovation—The Way Ahead

The 17th Annual Chicago Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon with guest panelists Dr. Andrew Nierenberg, Director of the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr. Robin Nusslock, Leading Research Scientist working on a test for Bipolar Disorder (Northwestern University).

Chairmen: Marla London and Amy Morro

The Casino Chicago, 195 East Delaware Place, Chicago

https://www.ryanlichtsangbipolarfoundation.org/event/17th-annual-chicago-bipolar-medical-briefing-luncheon/ 

 

May 19, Friday, 6:00 p.m.

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum

Guild Celebration Benefit—Back Home: Polish Chicago

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to an evening featuring cocktails, an enlightening program, and a fabulous dinner celebrating Chicago’s Polish community. Connect with Museum supporters old and new and toast to Back Home: Polish Chicago. Na zdrowie!

Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago

Nell McKeown, Development Events Manager, (312) 799-2112, mckeown@chicagohistory.org

 

June

 

June 7th, 2023, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m

Chicago History Museum

Making History Awards

The Making History Awards pay tribute to the positive and enduring impact of some of our city’s extraordinary leaders. We look forward to saluting our outstanding honorees while supporting the History Museum and its mission to “share Chicago stories” through a vast collection of artifacts, innovative exhibits, and public programs.

Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware, Chicago

Nell McKeown, Development Events Manager, (312) 799-2112, mckeown@chicagohistory.org

 

June 12th, 2023, Monday

PAWS Chicago

Peter Fasseas Golf Outing

Golfers can enjoy a day on the links, starting with lunch on the patio, cocktail and food tasting stations on the course, raffle prizes, contests, a Golf Ball Shooter, and photo stations with adoptable animals. The day concludes with a dinner reception, with silent and live auctions, program, and networking with supporters.

Westmoreland Country Club, 2601 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette

golf@pawschicago.org 

 

July

 

July 4th, 2023, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m

Chicago History Museum

Independence Day Celebration at the Chicago History Museum

Celebrate the Fourth of July, Chicago style! Gather on the Chicago History Museum’s beautifully renovated plaza for a free event featuring live music, refreshments, a speaker program, and festive activities for the whole family. Illinois residents get complimentary Museum admission.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago

Nell McKeown, Development Events Manager, (312) 799-2112, mckeown@chicagohistory.org 

 

July 27th, 2023, Thursday

PAWS Chicago

Beach Party

A dog-friendly summer luau celebration. There will be dancing, an open bar, dinner, live and silent auctions, pet spa services, raffles and more.

Offshore Club at Navy Pier, 1000 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

BeachParty@pawschicago.org 

 

August

 

 

September

 

Fall 2023- Event Date TBA

PAWS Chicago 

5K Run/Walk for Their Lives

Dog-friendly 5K in which supporters can raise awareness and funds for abandoned, injured and sick animals. There will be raffles, entertainment, treats and much more.

Montrose Harbor, 601 West Montrose Drive, Chicago

https://my.pawschicago.org/PAWS5K2023 

 

October

October 8th, 2023, Sunday

PAWS Chicago

Team PAWS Chicago

Fundraise for PAWS Chicago by joining Team PAWS in the Chicago Marathon!

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

https://my.pawschicago.org/TEAMPAWSChicago2023/Account/Register 

 

November

 

November 10th, 2023, Friday, 06:00 – 11:00 p.m

PAWS Chicago

Fur Ball

A pet-friendly black-tie gala. The event features a red carpet, elegant dinner, dog buffet and pet spa, silent and live auctions, dancing, a raffle, a photobooth and more!

The Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago

furball@pawschicago.org 

 

 

 

December