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Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

May 11, 2013–The 26th annual Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala at the Hilton Chicago raised a record-breaking $1.5 million for Alzheimer’s Association care, support, and research programs. More than 900 guests attended the Mother’s Day weekend tradition and paid homage to the elegance of the silver-screen legend. Founded by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the Gala is a tribute to her mother, Rita Hayworth, who lost her life to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Kentucky Derby Day Crawl

May 4, 2013—Chicagoans gathered at Old Town Social for the action-packed Derby Day Crawl sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon. Guests sipped refreshing Bulleit Bourbon mint juleps while viewing the Kentucky Derby.

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The Chicago Zoological Society’s ‘Animals Around the Whirl’

April 20, 2013–The Women’s Board in partnership with the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zoological Society hosted the 32nd annual Whirl at Brookfield Zoo on April 20. The black-tie fundraiser allowed guests the experience to get up close with a variety of charismatic animals, including a cheetah, flamingo,penguin, fennec fox, spotted genet, wallaby, tamandua, and sloth from both Brookfield Zoo and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The $600-per-person gala was chaired by Romana Malinowski, store director of A. Marek Fine Jewelry in Oak Brook. The event, which was attended by more than 625 guests, grossed approximately $1.27 million, which will support the animals at Brookfield Zoo, as well as the Chicago Zoological Society’s conservation and education programs.

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Coldwater Creek Spring Fashion In-Store Workshop

April 20, 2013–Coldwater Creek at Old Orchard hosted an in-store spring fashion workshop with Chicago magazine’s contributing fashion editor, Heiji Choy Black. Guests joined Heiji as she selected her spring favorites and offered expert tips on trend-right styles for the season. A few lucky shoppers were chosen to win Heiji’s spring picks.

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2013 Chicago magazine Green Awards

April 2, 2013–Chicago magazine hosted an exclusive reception at Perennial Virant to honor the Green Award winners featured in the April 2013 issue. This year’s honorees are Greg Hall, Nancy Tuchman, Emmanuel Pratt, Amy Francetic, and Rand Ekman. In addition to delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, guests enjoyed a DIY urban gardening workshop provided by Green City Market.

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Carson’s Spring Trendevous

March 16, 2013–Carson Pirie Scott presented their spring trends with a runway presentation at the Yorktown location hosted by Chicago magazine’s editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Fenner. Guests admired the florals, nautical patterns, and bold pops of colors as they came down the runway. Chicago magazine selected one lucky attendee to jump start their spring shopping with a complimentary shoe and handbag. Guests also enjoyed the breakfast bar and utilized the special event promotions to stock up on spring fashion.

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Susan Fredman Design Group’s Art of Design Kickoff Event

March 14, 2013–The Art of Design showcase kicked off at Susan Fredman Design Group’s Chicago studios. The event featured artwork by Jennifer Webster, Deb Clemente, Michelle Courier, Shannon Cunningham, Diane Dammeyer, Terri Tito, Bohdan Gernaga, Christine Towner, Eli Zilke, and Lee S. Brown. Fantastic hors d’oeuvres and drinks were provided by Food For Thought catering while musician Neal Alger performed. Proceeds benefitted Designs for Dignity. A fabulous evening was had by everyone!

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The DuSable Opens ‘Geoffrey & Carmen’ with Unforgettable Evening

February 9, 2013–The DuSable Museum opened its groundbreaking new exhibition, Geoffrey & Carmen: A Memoir in Four Movements, with an unforgettable evening of entertainment, excellent food and drink, and more than 400 of Chicago’s most beautiful people. The retrospective exhibition celebrates the careers of two of the entertainment world’s most respected and endearing individuals, Geoffrey Holder and Carmen DeLavallade.

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Illinois Super Lawyers

January 31, 2013–Chicago magazine and Super Lawyers hosted an exclusive reception at the World of Whirlpool Showroom honoring the attorneys listed in the 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers, as featured in the February 2013 issue of Chicago magazine. Mercedes-Benz was the exclusive sponsor of the evening.

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Chicagoans of the Year 2012 Luncheon

December 11, 2012–For the 19th consecutive year Chicago magazine honored its Chicagoans of the Year, six individuals who have made amazing things happen in the city this year. The magazine celebrated their achievements at its annual Chicagoans of the Year Luncheon at The Peninsula Chicago, sponsored by Spex and emceed by CBS 2 News anchor Bill Kurtis.