MCA Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art presents Chicago Reader 50ish UnGala Celebration: A benefit for the Chicago Reader - Wedneday, November 30, 2022 VIP reception 6-7:00 PM + General 7:00 - 11:30 PM Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL

Please join the Chicago Reader for our 50ish anniversary UnGala at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Time:  VIP reception:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; General Admission:  7:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Avenue in Chicago

Description: 50ish is a whole museum takeover and art party celebrating the Chicago Reader‘s fifty-ish anniversary and the very best of Chicago arts and entertainment.


  • 3 levels of entertainment + 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; and special cocktails + Reader anniversary swag
  • Site-specific performance art + entertainment curated by the Reader editorial team
  • 3-4 stages with music + live art + dance
  • A Reader history scavenger hunt
  • Food and drink provided by MCA catering, featuring locally sourced and artisan producers
  • Cool sponsor activations + sponsor swag
  • Raffles with amazing prizes
  • Fun 50ish Anniversary merch

Cost: Sponsorship levels start at $250; Tickets start at $15

Contact: For more information on sponsorship opportunities and advertising packages, reach out to your advertising representative or our event producers at Producers at Sprout Partnerships dot com.