Benefit for Chicago Women's Health Center
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Benefit for Chicago Women's Health Center

The sliding scale is the only way I would be able to afford health care. I am so grateful for CWHC.

Monday September 9th, back at Uncommon Ground on Edgewater and incredible line up of songs, performances, readings and comedy.

Have a bite to eat and a local brew while watching some of Chicago’s top performers give their time for free for this vital health center.

Making healthcare affordable and accessible for women and trans people across Chicago.

I have learned more here in two visits than a lifetime with other providers.

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Spring Benefit for Refugee Rights
May
23
1:30 PM13:30

Spring Benefit for Refugee Rights

Spring Benefit for ICIRR (Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights)

Carlos Tortolero

Carlos Tortolero

An evening of song, stories and emotion, hosted by President and Founder of the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago, Carlos Tortolero.

Carlos Tortolero is the Founder and President of the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago. He founded the museum in 1982 and the museum opened its doors in 1987. From 1975-1987, Tortolero worked as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the Chicago Public School System. 

He is a recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts from Columbia College (Chicago), 2016 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 2017 from the University of Illinois (Chicago).

He was recently named one of Mayor Lightfoot’s Co-Chairs for her Arts & Culture Transition Team. He has served on numerous boards including the University of Illinois, the American Alliance of Museums, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Illinois Humanities Council, Enrich Chicago, and Choose Chicago. He has won numerous awards for his work including the Ohtli Award which is the highest honor given by the Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico and is given to individuals “Who have distinguished themselves in the services of the Mexican community outside of Mexico."  He was named by the Chicago Sun-Times as one of the 200 most prominent Illinoisans in 200 years of history and was awarded the City of Chicago’s highest honor in the arts – The Fifth Star Award. He has received the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance’s National Cuatro Festival Award. He was awarded the Chicago History Museum “Making History” Award in June 2018. He was also honored with a Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF) Lifetime Achievement Award. Tortolero is a Co-Founder of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance.

Tortolero has written for several books as well as numerous articles for national and international publications.  He has also made presentations across the U.S. and in Mexico, Puerto Rico, France, Spain, Sweden, and in Argentina. He has also served on several national search committees including the Smithsonian American Museum of Art Director position, (2016-17). He has taught classes at University of Illinois at Chicago, The School of the Art Institute, and Northwestern University. Tortolero has a B.A. in Secondary Education and History from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a M.A. in Bilingual Education Supervision from Chicago State University.


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Strides for Peace Benefit
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Strides for Peace Benefit

We are delighted to partner with Strides for Peace who are working towards a Chicago where all can thrive and live free of the fear of gun violence.

We are putting together another inspiring evening of stories, performances and song to delight and challenge you.

Pre-sale tickets are available now for only $20 (full price is $25) or $10 for industry people (code INDUSTRY14 at checkout).

Tickets here.

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The Big Green Benefit for NRDC
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Big Green Benefit for NRDC

Our second Green Benefit to raise money for the Natural Resource Defence Council and fight for the future of our planet.

Back at Uncommon Ground in Edgewater, with very special guest Emcee Steve Scott.

Tickets available for pre-order @$20 below (save $5)

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Benefit to support the work of MALDEF
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Benefit to support the work of MALDEF

Our seventh event is back at Uncommon Ground in Edgewater (1401 W Devon Ave) to raise money for the rights of and celebrate the culture of the Latinx community.

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is a national legal civil rights organization, whose mission is to promote the civil rights of all Latino living in the United States. MALDEF opened its doors in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, following coordinated efforts by Latino lawyers and community activists from throughout the southwestern United States to create a legal organization to serve the Latino community. 

Our Guest Emcee is supremely talented Laura Crotte.

Tickets are available from here.

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The Big Green Event
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Big Green Event

An evening of music, theater and variety to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Starring an amazing line up of Chicago Talent...

Andrea Salloum and the Kidworks Touring Theatre Co will be showing us how we can green our lives and the legendary Nan Zabriskie from the Green Theatre Alliance will be showing us how to green our theatres!

Our host is Fran Guinan, we have music from Foiled Again (Rob Lindley, Anne Smith, Allison Bazarko-Kirk), the amazing Donica Lynn and Heather Townsend.

Foiled Again (Anne Smith, Rob Lindley, Allison Bazarko-Kirk)

Foiled Again (Anne Smith, Rob Lindley, Allison Bazarko-Kirk)

Fran Guinan

Fran Guinan

Andrea Sallom

Andrea Sallom

Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend

Donica Lynn

Donica Lynn

Nan Zabriskie

Nan Zabriskie

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Benefit Concert to support ACLU
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Benefit Concert to support ACLU

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We are cooking up an amazing night in UIC Village.

Special guest Irvine Welsh, writer of Trainspotting and the sequel Porno (on which Trainspotting 2 is based) will be with us for the evening. Fresh from her success in the acclaimed production of In the Heights, Isabel Quintero will be performing, plus Ross Lehman, Donica Lynn, Ronald King, Bill Massolia from Griffin Theatre, Coco Sho-Nell, Keely Vasquez and hosted by Avi Roque

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Benefit Concert to support NAACP
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Benefit Concert to support NAACP

ARTIST: Lynne Jordan

ARTIST: Lynne Jordan

In celebration of Black History Month, we are delighted to partner with NAACP (Chicago Southside Branch) to bring you a wonderful evening of music, poetry, acting and more.

More details to follow. But we are really excited to be at The Promontory in Hyde Park with excellent food and cocktails. And as a special deal all our attendees can stay for the DJ dance party afterwards for free!

Get your tickets now! And spread the word.

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