Gregory Perrine, Creative Director at Jewell Events Catering, proposed to partner Michael Hall in the observatory of the John Hancock Center with the help of friends below. While looking through one of the observatory’s digital viewfinders, which have the ability to zoom in and zoom...

On Saturday night, chef Homaro Cantu left the kitchen of Moto to prepare hors d’oeurves at the Museum of Science and Industry. The Columbian Ball, the museum’s annual black-tie fund-raiser, raised $1.9 million this year and celebrated the permanent, rotating exhibition “Fast Forward… Inventing the...

On Saturday night, the Children’s Place Association’s “Once Upon a Time” gala returned to Union Station after a year at another locale. The venue swap was a sign of increased attendance: While least year’s gala drew around 315 guests, 345—or about three more tables’ worth—made...

On Monday afternoon, Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated the opening of its Stella McCartney boutique with a luncheon for 10 local fashion writers. The meal took place in the boutique, at a long table set with BBJ’s pin-tucked linens, Epoch’s springy flower arrangements, and the designer’s...

The Society of Interventional Radiology held its annual Scientific Meeting at McCormick Place from Saturday through Thursday. On Sunday night, the group hosted its first-ever gala at the Field Museum. With the purpose of raising funds and creating awareness for the society, the gala drew...

Broadway stars Patti Lupone, Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris, and George Hearn took to the stage at Ravinia on Saturday night for the women’s board gala (No. 5 on our list of Chicago’s top theater, dance, and music events). Backed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the...