Celebrate your favorite heroes – super or otherwise – at Barrel of Monkeys’ annual fundraising soirée Fancy Schmancy: We Could Be Heroes on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago. Come dressed as YOUR favorite hero for an evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres from Entertaining Company, complimentary beer, wine and cocktails, a photo booth, live performances, music by DJ Debonair Status and dancing. The party also features a silent auction with dozens of great gift packages and a raffle for tickets to Hamilton in Chicago (includes a collection of props) and Saturday Night Live in New York.
Tickets for Fancy Schmancy: We Could Be Heroes are currently available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org/fancy with early bird discounts available through Friday, March 9. Online access to silent auction items, using GiveSmart auction technology, will be available in late March. All proceeds support arts education programming in Chicago elementary schools.
Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble now in its 21st season, conducts creative writing workshops with 2nd through 7th grade students in underserved Chicago Public Schools and in its own after-school program. The ensemble of actor-educators then turns their stories and poems into professionally performed theater, presented both in-school and for the general public through its revues. Barrel of Monkeys annually performs more than 300 stories for the students in their schools and 175 stories on the stage for the general public.
Event: Fancy Schmancy: We Could Be Heroes
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 7 pm – 11 pm
Attire: Your favorite hero – super or otherwise. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Location: The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago.
Tickets: General admission $70 early bird, $80 regular, $90 at the door; VIP tickets $90 early bird, $100 regular, $110 at the door. VIP tickets include reserved table seating and exclusive access to the VIP lounge with private bar and live music. A table of 8 VIP tickets is available for $700. Tickets are currently available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org/fancy. Early bird pricing is available through Friday, March 9.
FANCY SCHMANCY: We Could Be Heroes is sponsored in part by Allscripts, Crafthouse Cocktails, Ernst & Young, Magnolia Bakery, Punchkick Interactive, Revolution Brewing and Wintrust.
About Barrel of Monkeys
Since Barrel of Monkeys’ inception in 1997, its teaching artists have served more than 60 Chicago Public Schools. Over 15,000 elementary school students have participated in the Barrel of Monkeys programs, which aim to build students' writing skills, improve self-esteem, and instill confidence in their ideas and abilities.