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What Time Does the Gala Begin/End?

  • Friday, October 11th! Doors open at 6:00PM, Buffet is open at 6:45PM, and Gala concludes at 10:00PM


Where is the Gala?

  • The Chicago Cultural Center (Preston Bradley Hall) 78 E Washington St
  • Enter on Washington St


Can I get Tickets at the Door?

  • Time is running out! We highly recommend getting tickets before the event. It will make check-in easier and quicker. However, it is possible to get tickets at the door.


Where Should I Park?

  • The Grant Park North Garage, (Parking Entrance: 25 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602). We have $15 parking vouchers which you can pick up at check-in.


What Food/Drinks will be Available?

  • A buffet (includes Gluten Free options) and light desserts
  • An open bar serving wine and beer


What Should I Wear?

  • Cocktail/Business Attire, or anything which expresses your identity.
  • There will be live music, so make certain to put on your dancing shoes!


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