More than 260 young professionals turned out to The Bassment (353 W. Hubbard) Feb. 4 to support the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s $540 million campaign “Never Again: What You Do Matters,” which works to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive into the 21st century.
TV stars and activists — think “Empire’s” Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett and Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. — gathered to introduce renowned concert vocalists at the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Civic Opera House (20 N. Wacker) Feb. 4.
Serenaded by the orchestra’s James Bond-inspired score, partygoers descended the grand staircase of the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (120 E. Delaware) to celebrate the symphony’s 007-themed 70th season Feb. 11.
A record 700 guests — including boxing legends David Diaz, Frank “Time Bomb” Scalise and Montell “Ice” Griffin — filled the Drury Lane Theatre (100 Drury, Oakbrook Terrace) for the Charities’ third annual boxing competition Feb. 3.
The Union League Club of Chicago (65 W. Jackson) hosted the city’s creative set Feb. 10 to honor artists Nick Cave and the Zhou Brothers, authors Stuart Dybek and Rebecca Makkai and musicians Sir Andrew Davis and Willie Pickens as ULCC Distinguished Artist Privilege Holders.
The dance ensemble celebrated its 25th birthday with a live performance at the Feb. 4 bash, hosted by Broadway star Ann Reinking.
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