https://chicagoreader.com/reader/reader-events/50ish-ungala-celebration/

CHICAGO — 50ish is a whole museum takeover and art party celebrating the Chicago Reader’s 50th anniversary and Chicago’s best arts and entertainment.

Where: The Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

When: Wednesday, November 30
6-7 PM: VIP Reception
7-11:30 PM: Main Event

Dress: Free and freaky / creative cocktail / you-do-you, but make it fabulous

Tickets: $15 – $1,000 ($250 and up are invited to the VIP reception)

With:

  • Three levels of entertainment and fun
  • A VIP reception with a private viewing of the MCA’s new show: Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, passed hors d’oeuvres, special cocktails, and Reader anniversary swag
  • Performance art and entertainment curated by the Reader arts team
  • Two stages with music, live art, and dance
  • Raffles with amazing prizes
  • Photo booth by GlitterGuts
  • 50ish Anniversary merch
  • 10% off at the MCA store (open until 8:00 PM.)
  • And much more!

Emceed by: Scott Duff, Stand-Up Comedian and Host of Out Radio

Featured Artists:

  • Angelique Monroe – performance
  • Batty Davis – drag artist
  • Blue Alice – dance and performance
  • Chad the Bird – puppetry
  • Cristal Sabbagh and Shalaka Kulkarni – butoh, performance, and movement
  • Debbie-Marie Brown – alternative emo soul
  • DJ Flores Negras – cumbia dance
  • DJ Scary Lady Sarah – goth
  • Heavy Crownz – hip-hop
  • Lucy Stoole – drag artist
  • The Neo-Futurists – performance art
  • Ratso – puppetry
  • AJ Sacco – magician
  • Shawnee Dez – alternative R&B and soul
  • Sildance/AcroDanza presents Ellas y Yo Mexicanas – dance
  • Smarty Pants – balloon artist
  • Stylin’ Out Crew – hip-hop and breakdancing
  • DJ Velcro Lewis – old school R&B

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsors

  • Borst Accounting Solutions (BAS)
  • CFL Workforce and Community Initiative
  • Cann
  • The Darrell R. Windle Charitable Fund and Polo Inn
  • Elevate
  • Epic Gourmet Popcorn
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Half Acre
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • KOVAL Distillery
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • Miriam U. Hoover Foundation
  • Morten Group LLC
  • Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
  • Quarterfold LLC

Event Committee

Chairs

  • Christie Hefner
  • Kenneth W. O’Keefe and Jason Stephens
  • Bill Rossi and Dan Earles
  • Darrell R. Windle and Dave Samber

Co-chairs

  • Evette Cardona and Mona Noriega
  • Michael Leppen
  • Gigi Pritzker
  • Bob Reiter
  • Eileen Rhodes
  • Adele Smith Simmons
  • Julia Stasch

Host Committee

  • Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts
  • Eve L. Ewing
  • Janice Feinberg, PharmD, JD
  • Vanessa Fernandez
  • Rena Henderson Mason
  • David Hiller
  • Simone Koehlinger and Lora Branch
  • Reese Marcusson
  • Michael Mock
  • Sharon Mylrea
  • Diane Pascal
  • Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill
  • Nan Schaffer and Karen Dixon
  • Matt Tully
  • Lilly Wachowski

###