There are lots of great events coming up so let’s get right to it!
On Thursday, April 23rd, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago honors former alumna Maria Pinto with the Legend of Fashion Award. All proceeds support the Department of Fashion Design and student scholarships. This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Fashion Department. The evening begins at 5:30 as you go behind the scenes of the Sage studios, 36 S. Wabash, where fashion students bring their designs to life. Tickets start at $500 and can be purchased by calling Maureen McInerney at (312) 899-7404.
The 12th Annual Preview Party for the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair will be on Thursday, April 30th, at the Merchandise Mart from 5:30- 8 PM. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Raffle items include Bitter End Virgin Gorda week-long package for two, 3 night stay at the Roaring Fork Club in Aspen, Colorado, round trip business class for two to London on American Airlines and $1000 gift certificate to Neiman Marcus plus dinner for two at Nomi Restaurant. Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased by calling (312) 238-6023. The antique show runs from May 1st-4th.
The Racquet Club, 1365 N. Dearborn, hosts the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation dinner on Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 PM. This dinner is hosted by Helen Melchior, Amy Morro, Abby O’Neil and Mamie Walton and honors renowned doctors in this field. Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased by calling Liz Kores at (312) 944-4408.
The 2009 Man and Woman of Vision Awards will be presented to Heinz Kern and Mary Ann Rose at the Peninsula (108 E. Superior) on Friday, May 15th, starting at 7 PM. Master of ceremonies is Bill Zwecker and music will be provided by the Stanley Paul Orchestra. Tickets start at $375 and can be purchased by calling (312) 706-6765.
It looks like we’re all going to be very busy! Have a wonderful Spring!! (: