Classic Chicago DateBook | 2023

Presenting this year’s DateBook. For event submissions, email or with the following details:

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March 2023


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 


March 14th, 2023, Tuesday, 06:00 – 08:00 p.m

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Fuller Award for Harriette Gillem Robinet

Award ceremony in which Harriette Gillem Robinet, the acclaimed author of 11 historical novels for young adults, will receive the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s prestigious Fuller Award for her lifetime contribution to literature.

Dominican University Performing Arts Center, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest

Event is free, but registration required: register here


March 14th, 2023, Tuesday, 07:30 PM

St. Chrysostom’s Church

Organ Concert by Daniel Roth – Organiste-Titulaire of St-Sulpice, Paris

Daniel Roth, France’s preeminent organist, returns to St. Chrysostom’s for his fifth concert on the C. B. Fisk organ.

He will play a program of French music and end the concert with an improvisation on a submitted theme.

Free admission

1424 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago

312-944-1083 or


March 15th, 2023, Wednesday, 06:00 p.m.

Heritage Auctions

Salon Series: Emerging Auction Trends – Pop Culture

Sneakers, Video Games, VHS Tapes, Trading Cards and Action Figures are a new force in the auction world — achieving record prices and inspiring passionate collectors. Heritage Auction Pop Culture specialists will discuss these categories and highlight exciting, covetable items available in upcoming sales. Learn what transforms a collectible from nostalgic to notable!

Heritage Auctions, 222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago

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March 16th, 2023, Thursday 06:00 p.m

Neiman Marcus Oakbrook

Women’s History Month at Neiman Marcus Oakbrook

Joni for a conversation with professional makeup artist Alyssa Cruz, fashion illustrator Kristine Steiner, and Kareracter Creative Studio Founder Karen Spears. Celebrating women writing their own stories and inspiring both this generation and the next to be a force for positive change. Sips, bites and live music. Moderated by Michelle Crowe. 


March 16th-19th, 2023, Thursday–Sunday

The Joffrey Ballet

Winning Works 2023

The annual choreographic competition to recognize talent and emerging choreographers 

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago


March 18th, 2023, Saturday, 12:00 – 03:00 p.m

Gilda’s Club Chicago

An Untapped Brunch!

Delicious brunch buffet and tasty crafted beverages to support Gilda’s Club Chicago. Live music and raffle included!

Goose Island Barrel House, 603 North Sacramento Blvd, Chicago 


March 21st, 2023, Tuesday, 05:00 – 07:00 p.m.

Heritage Auctions

Photographs Auction Preview Reception

Please join Heritage Auctions Photographs Director, Nigel Russel, for a Photographs Auction Preview Reception including remarkable works by Irving Penn, Lewis Morley, Herb Ritts, Kwong Chi Tseng, Sally Mann and Diane Arbus.

Heritage Auctions, 222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago

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March 21st, 2023, Tuesday, 05:00 – 07:30 p.m

Chicago Innovation and Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network

The Taste of Innovation

Reimagined food from Shakespeare’s plays presented by Chicago’s hottest restaurant group, including premium cocktails and drinks served by both humans and robots. Food industry innovators will discuss trends that wow and excite them, and offer their predictions on how the future of food will impact us all.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago  


March 23rd-April 2nd, 2023

Hubbard Street Dance Studio

Spring Series: Elements

Performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art

220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago


March 25th, 2023, Saturday, 02:00 to 04:00 p.m.

Friends of Historic Second Church

Celebration of the Restoration of the Frederic Clay Bartlett Tree of Life Mural

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan Avenue or 1-800-657-0687


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, 




April 2023


April 13th-16th, 2023, Thursday-Sunday


10th Anniversary of the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

More than 170 international leading exhibitors on display

Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago 


April 14th, 2023, Friday, 05:00 – 08:00 p.m.

Heritage Auctions

Modern & Contemporary Art: EXPO Gallery Walk

Please stop by during the EXPO Gallery Walk for a Modern & Contemporary Auction Preview Reception including remarkable works by Basquiat, Butterfield, Roller Wilson, Calder and more.  Also available to view Monday – Friday March 10 – 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heritage Auctions, 222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago



April 15th, 2023, Saturday, 07:30 p.m

Music Institute of Chicago

Marcus Roberts Trio Returns to Nichols Concert Hall

The Marcus Roberts Trio is recognized for its virtuosic style and new approach to jazz trio performance that features each trio member equally. The trio has developed a reputation for having almost telepathic communication onstage, exhibiting lightning-quick musical reflexes and creative imagination. Tickets are available for purchase, and the performance will also be live-streamed.

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston or 847.448.8326


April 15th, 2023, Saturday, 07:30 p.m

Chicago Philharmonic

Kishi Bashi

In this powerful concert, award-winning multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kishi Bashi explores Executive Order 9066, which saw the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. This immersive, multimedia experience with the full Chicago Philharmonic brings together music, film, and photography for a moving, and ultimately hopeful, experience. 

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago 


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, 


April 20th, 2023, Thursday

Youth Job Center

The Power of Partnership

Annual Benefit with Raffle and Silent Auction

Venue SIX10, 610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago or call  847-864-5627


April 20th, 2023, Thursday, 12:00 – 03:00 p.m.

Heritage Auctions

Spring Fine Jewelry and Luxury Accessories: Afternoon Tea

Pop in over lunch and bring a friend to peruse and enjoy sparkling gems from modern, Van Cleef & Arpels showstoppers to exquisite, vintage Cartier treasures alongside luxe and rare accessories from Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.  Heritage Auctions specialists will be available to assist and inform.  What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon!  

Heritage Auctions, 222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago

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April 22nd, 2023, Saturday, 07:30 p.m

University of Chicago and Mandala South Asian Performing Arts

Master Sarod Musician Amjad Ali Khan Performs

Amjad Ali Khan will perform his Concerto for Sarod and Orchestra, entitled Samaagam, alongside members of the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Barbara Schubert.

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago


April 26th, 2023, Wednesday

CPS Lives

5th Anniversary Celebration

A benefit to commemorate CPS Lives’ 5th anniversary of helping keep art in schools.

The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 East Ontario Street, Chicago


April 27th, 2023, Thursday, 06:00 – 7:30 p.m

Heritage Auctions

Salon Series: St. James Palace – Royal Residence Revealed

As the coronation of Charles III approaches, explore the remarkable history and treasures of St. James Palace with Rufus Bird, author of newly published St. James’s Palace and former Surveyor of the Queens Works of Art. Rufus shares the history of this least-known royal residence — from its medieval origins as a leper hospital to its pivotal role in the royal court. 

Heritage Auctions, 222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago

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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 or click here


April 28th, 2023, Friday, 08:00 p.m

Visceral Dance

Visceral Dance Celebrates 10 Years with SPRINGTEN

Performance with three works by Visceral director Nick Pupillo and more!

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago or 




May 2023


May 1st, 2023, Monday, 11:00AM

The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center

28th Annual Spring Luncheon featuring Geena Davis

Two-time Academy Award winner Geena Davis will keynote the Rush Woman’s Board’s 28th annual Spring Luncheon, a beloved tradition that has featured such prominent speakers as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, First Lady Laura Bush, and director and author Nora Ephron, among many others. In addition to being one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Ms. Davis is also an author and the founder of Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.  Sharon Hayes and Steffie Madigan serve as co-chairs for this highly anticipated event, the proceeds of which will benefit community engagement and medical research programs at Rush. Ticket price: $250-5,000

Four Seasons Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago



May 1st, 2023, Monday, 06:00 – 08:00 p.m

Classical Music Chicago

CMC 2023 Spring Fundraiser Event

Please join us for a breathtaking performance, while you enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Celebrate Classical Music Chicago’s programs and lend your support so that we may continue to offer access to world-class performances. Featuring guest artists: Sirena Huang, violin & Chih-Yi Chen, piano.

The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago

Tickets here


May 2nd, 2023, Tuesday, 06:00 p.m.

Heritage Auctions

American Art Gallery Talk with Aviva Lehmann

Join us for a conversation with Aviva Lehmann, Director of American Art at Heritage Auction and Adjunct Professor at NYU.  Coinciding with an exceptional auction preview of American Art including Leyendecker, Sharp, Harvey, Neiman and Wiggins, Aviva will share her perspective on the American Art landscape and current market. 

Heritage Auctions, 222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago

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May 4th, 2023, Thursday

Alliance Française de Chicago

Cabaret des Arts

A festive evening of music. This chic soirée will feature a cocktail dînatoire and cabaret performances by Boissat Custom Productions, and promises to be a memorable evening in an inviting, modern and sophisticated setting.

Arts Club of Chicago, 201 East Ontario Street, Chicago 


May 5th, 2023, Friday

The Newberry Library

The 2023 Newberry Library Award Celebration Honoring Ken Burns

Cocktails, Dinner and Conversations with Ken Burns

Venue Six10, 610 South Michigan Avenue

Contact Jennifer Shulman at or 312-255-3594


May 6th, 2023, Saturday, 07:30 p.m

Music Institute of Chicago 

Celebrating Music Institute Luminaries

Representing the Music Institute’s past, present, and future, the performers include alumna pianist Inna Faliks, alumna pianist and Artist-in-Residence Marta Aznavoorian, Ensemble-in-Residence Quintet Attacca, and the award-winning musicians of the Music Institute’s Academy Orchestra.

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston


May 7th, 2023, Sunday, 05:00 p.m

Bishop Anderson House

Annual Spring Benefit

Join us as we gather in person to celebrate 75 years of chaplaincy, community and caring.


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 


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 


May 11th, 2023, Thursday

Hubbard Street Dance Studio

All Kinds of Beautiful: Spotlight Ball 45

The Spotlight Ball includes a rooftop dinner and afterparty!

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago 

Tickets available soon at 


May 12th, 2023, Friday, 06:30 p.m

JPA Chicago

All in for Kids Spring Benefit

Cocktail reception followed by a dinner, program, live auction, and paddle raise.

RPM Events, 317 North Clark Street, Chicago


May 13th, 2023, Saturday, 05:30 p.m

Women’s Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago

Wine Auction 2023

This marquee fundraising auction event offers some of the world’s greatest wines, luxury trips, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Laurent Drouhin from Maison Joseph Drouhin will be the Honored Guest. 

Co-chairs: Nancy S. Searle and Erica L. Sandner or 


May 14th, 17th, 21st, 2023

The Orion Ensemble


To conclude its 30th anniversary season, the Orion Ensemble welcomes five guest musicians for a Schubertiad, a celebration of the work of Franz Schubert.

The performances will take place at three venues: New England Congregational Church in Aurora (May 14), PianoForte Studios in Chicago (May 17) and Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston (May 21). The Chicago and Evanston performances also will be available via livestream.

630-628-9591 or


May 15th, 2023, Monday, 05:30 p.m

Music Institute of Chicago

Annual Gala Benefit

Celebrates trailblazing women in classical music with a cocktail reception, dinner, award ceremony, and live musical performances.

The Peninsula Chicago,108 East Superior Street, Chicago

Tickets and gifts:


May 17th, 2023, Wednesday, 06:00 — 8 p.m

Heritage Auctions

Fine Watches & Timepieces Auction Preview Reception

Peruse a robust collection of handsome watches from vintage Patek Philippe to very fine and rare Rolex and Omega models.

Heritage Auctions, 222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago |


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,


May 20th and 21st, 2023, Saturday and Sunday, Times TBD

Chicago Dancers United

Dance Divas

Annual party and performance to raise money for the Dancers’ Fund, which supports members of Chicago’s professional dance community for critical medical needs and preventative health care. This evening of “high heels and high camp” features Chicago’s leading professional male dancers impersonating famous dancing women of stage, screen, and pop music.

The Baton Show Lounge, 4713 North Broadway, Chicago

More details TBA


May 23rd, 2023, Tuesday, 05:30 – 09:00 p.m

The Glessner House

Celebrating Chicago’s Two World’s Fairs Gala

Gala reception celebrating the 130th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition and the 90th anniversary of the Century of Progress. Food stations, desserts based on foods introduced at the Columbian Exposition, and an opportunity explore Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall. Program, greeting by honorary chair, Jeanne Gang, remarks by Dr. Reed Kroloff, Dean of the School of Architecture, IIT, presentation of the John and Frances Glessner Award to architect T. Gunny Harboe, Paddle raise

There will also be an online auction with fabulous experiences and merchandise that opens May 17.

Crown Hall, IIT Campus, 3360 South State Street, Chicago

William Tyre, 312-326-1480 or 




June 2023


June 2nd, 2023, Friday

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

74th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Women’s Board Summer Ball

Annual summer event including dinner, entertainment, a live auction and paddle raise. Funds raised will go towards programs that benefit Chicago youth. Chairs:  Cece Richette and Jacky Ferro

Theater on the Lake, 2401 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

74th Annual Woman’s Board Ball


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,


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 


June 16th, 2023, Friday, 06:30 p.m

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Guild Board’s 18th Annual Lawn Ball

The Guild Board, featuring many of Chicago’s most accomplished young professionals and civic leaders, supports thousands of youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago through funds raised at its annual lawn ball.

Saddle & Cycle Club, 900 West Foster Avenue, Chicago 




July 2023


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, 


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 


August 2023



August 7th, 2023, Monday

The Service Club of Chicago

Day on the Terrace

The Peninsula Chicago, 108 East Superior Street, Chicago

Details TBA


September 2023


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 


September 11th, 2023, Monday, 10:00 a.m

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago 7th Annual Great Futures Open

The Great Futures Open at Olympia Fields’ championship golf courses supports the transformational programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Clubs empower thousands of youth to reach their full potential as caring and responsible citizens.

Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields 


September 30th, 2023, Saturday evening

The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center

2023 Fall Benefit

The Rush Woman’s Board hosts its annual Fall Benefit, a fundraiser to support the Medical Center’s education, research and community service programs.  Approximately 400 guests are expected to join in the celebratory evening – which will feature signature cocktails, delicious bites, and a lively dance floor, among other delights – all set in the state-of-the-art environs of the newly-constructed Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building at RUSH. Long-time Woman’s Board member Melissa Hennessy will serve as chairman of this fabulous event.

The Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building, 1520 W Harrison St. Chicago





October 2023


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 


October 14, 2023, Saturday

The Breakthrough Board 

The Breakthrough Ball – Moments of Wow

A spectacular and fanciful evening of fundraising in support of cutting-edge cancer research at The University of Chicago.

Event Co-Chairs, Cheena Chandra and Linda Burns Coleman

The Casino Club, 195 East Delaware Place, Chicago


October 19th – 22nd, 2023

Zephyr Dance

S45 Premiere

Zephyr Dance, an experimental dance company that pushes the art form’s boundaries, announces an unprecedented collaborative choreography project that combines Suite for Five by seminal 20th century American choreographer Merce Cunningham and new choreography that springs from that work created by a diverse group of choreographers.

SITE/less, 1250 West Augusta Blvd, Chicago or 




November 2023


November 3rd 2023, Friday

The Service Club of Chicago

Annual Gala

Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago

Details TBA


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 




December 2023


December 5th, 2023, Tuesday

The Service Club of Chicago

Holiday Luncheon

Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago

Details TBA