THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM TO HOLD ANNUAL GALA “CONNECTING GENERATIONS” May 12

The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) will hold its Annual Gala, “Connecting Generations,” Saturday, May 12, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The NHM Gala has always been a great opportunity for hundreds of Greek Americans and friends from across the country to gather for a night of festivities and philanthropy. The evening features spectacular auctions, live music, and dancing while celebrating and supporting the legacy of Hellenism. Read more

CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY: Late Night Writers Room returns April 27

The wildly popular, sell-out hit CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY: Late Night Writers Room returns once again for one night only on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10 pm at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The evening will be co-hosted by Chicago comic artists Kevin Budnik and Sage Coffey.

The irreverent night of improv comedy is inspired by the popular and politically incorrect party game “Cards Against Humanity.” After audience members pitch their ideas, the Cards Against Humanity writers and a team of improvisers act out the best suggestions. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. Recommended for ages 18+.

CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY: LATE NIGHT WRITERS ROOM at Greenhouse Theater Center. Photo by Stephen Voss

CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY: LATE NIGHT WRITERS ROOM at Greenhouse Theater Center. Photo by Stephen Voss.

Tickets, priced at $10 are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. All proceeds will benefit the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). For information, visit cakechicago.com.

About the Greenhouse Theater Center

The Greenhouse Theater Center is a producing theater company, performance venue and theatre bookstore located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our mission is first and foremost to grow local theatre.

The Greenhouse Theater began its producing life in 2014 with the smash hit Churchill, after which came 2016’s much-lauded Solo Celebration!, an eight month, 16 event series highlighting the breadth and depth of the solo play form. This year, the Greenhouse announced a full subscription season, with a mix of multi-character and solo plays. With a focus on our community, the Greenhouse has also launched the Trellis Residency Initiative, an initiative designed to cultivate the next generation of Chicago theatre creators, as well as the MC-10, an ensemble of mid-career playwrights whose works will be included in future Greenhouse programming.

As a performance venue, our complex offers two newly remodeled 190-seat main stage spaces, two 60-seat studio theaters, two high-capacity lobbies and an in-house rehearsal room. We strive to cultivate a fertile environment for local artists, from individual renters to our bevy of resident companies, and to develop and produce their work. In 2016, the Greenhouse announced a new residency program, which offers a reduced rate to local storefront companies while giving the Greenhouse a stake in the resident’s success. We house Chicago’s only dedicated used theatre bookstore, located on the second floor of our complex.

Sideshow Theatre To Honor Chicago Women’s Health Center

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the Chicago Women’s Health Center is the recipient of its 2018 Sideshow Impact Award for Community Enrichment. CWHC is being honored for its significant contribution to the Chicago community by providing accessible, affordable healthcare and health education to women and trans people. CWHC has partnered with Sideshow for the interactive philanthropic event, The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW). Read more

“CHRIS’ BIRTHDAY BELT FEST” CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY MAY 14 AT UPTOWN UNDERGROUND

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 4th annual Chris’s Birthday Belt Fest, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway. Tickets are $30, in advance; $40, at the door on the night of the performance, and are available at uptownunderground.net or by calling 773.867.1946. Uptown Underground is a 21 years old and older venue and advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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Akvavit Theatre Hosts A Benefit Concert Featuring Special Guest Gregory Treco from the Chicago Cast of HAMILTON

Akvavit Theatre is pleased to present A LITTLE NIGHT OF NORDIC MUSIC, a benefit concert featuring highlights from the musical Chess and other song selections, with special guest Gregory Treco, who currently stars as Aaron Burr in the Chicago cast of the smash hit musical Hamilton.

The one-night-only concert event will take place Monday, April 9 at 8 pm at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Read more

About Face Theatre Announces WONKA BALL at Saturday Night Live: The Experience! Friday, May 11, 2018 at Museum of Broadcast Communications

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its annual gala and Chicago’s hottest party: WONKA BALL at Saturday Night Live: The Experience! on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565. Discounted early bird ticket specials are available through Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Read more

“Gateway to OZ” Gala For Cancer Research To Feature EARTH, WIND & FIRE Nov. 18 @ McCormick Place Grand Ballroom

Gateway for Cancer Research (Gateway) founder Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson announce world-renowned entertainment for the annual Cures Gala, “Gateway to OZ,” beginning at 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at McCormick Place, 2301 South King Drive, Chicago. The Emerald City-worthy event will rock with the legendary R&B band that changed the sounds of pop for all times, Earth, Wind & Fire. Read more

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