Saturday, April 4, 2015

Alexis Bittar at Nordstrom

Come and meet the Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Alexis Bittar will be making an appearance at Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue, who has had a strong year with his spring campaign featuring Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson. Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; alexisbittar.com

Friday, April 10, 2015

American Theater Company’s 2015 Gala: Making History Together

This event celebrates the theater’s 30th anniversary and proceeds support ATC’s education programs and new play development. Individual tickets: $250, tables: $2,500. Event runs from 6 – 10 p.m. InterContinental Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Ave.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

RefugreeOne Many Voices One Vision Annual Gala

RefugeeOne will be hosting their annual fundraising gala a cocktail reception, cultural performances, and a silent auction. Dinner and a program showcasing the stories behind select refugrees will follow. The gala helps raise funds to support the organization’’ mission of creating opportunities for refugees fleeting war, terror, and persecution. Following the event is the after-party, Not Your Grandma’s Formal. Event runs from 6–12 p.m. Tickets are $250. Venue One, 1034 W. Randolph St., 312-605-8300; refugeeone.org/events.html

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jeffrey Breslow: Bolder & Boulder

Come and view the Willis Tower's first outdoor sculpture, Bolder & Boulder, made by Jeffrey Breslow. The sculpture will be in place from April 23 to October 30. Willis Tower Plaza and Willis Tower Wacker Lobby, 233 S. Wacker Dr.; willistower.com

Friday, April 24, 2015

Center for Independent Futures’ SPARK Gala

This spring fundraiser takes place against the backdrop of SPARK’s venue, Galleria Marchetti, with grand indoor spaces for cocktails and the silent auction as well as an expansive tent where guests gather under stunning chandeliers for dinner, live music, and dancing. All proceeds from this event, CIF’s largest fundraiser of the year, directly contribute to programming, services, and sustainability. 7-11 p.m., Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St. independentfutures.com

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chicago House Spring Brunch & Fashion Show

Sip a mimosa, buy a raffle ticket, and enjoy a lavish brunch before the runway fashion show from Chicago’s best boutiques and most forward-thinking designers. Intermingled with the amazing displays of fashion will be thrilling musical and dance performances. The Spring Brunch raises over $100,000 in support of men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty and LGBTQ marginalization in the Chicago area. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Winter Garden Ballroom, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.; chicagohouse.org

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Women’s Division of the Jewish United Fund Spring Event

The Women’s Division of the Jewish United Fund presents their Spring Event featuring Ivanka Trump. Event begins at 11:30 a.m. A minimum individual women’s gift of $365 to the 2015 JUF Annual Campaign is required to attention. Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.; juf.org/women

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Huddle Up For Mental Health

Join Project 375, formerly the Brandon Marshall Foundation, for an evening of promoting mental health awareness at Soldier Field. 6 p.m. Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive; namiccns.org

AIDS Foundation of Chicago 30th Year Gala

Gather together with Illinois’ strongest HIV/AIDS community to commemorate AFC’s three decades as a leader in the fight against HIV. The 30th annual gala will be hosted by Amy Landecker, star of the 2015 Golden Globe-winning TV series Transparent, and features dinner, a raffle, a live auction, and dancing. 6 p.m. Hilton Chicago, International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave.; aidschicago.org

Wish Ball

This annual black tie gala helps generate revenue to support the Make-A-Wish mission of enriching the lives of hundreds of wish children each year with hope, strength and joy. The always magical night includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, a raffle, and live and silent auctions as well as celebrity entertainment. 6 p.m. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.; illinois.wish.org

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