Discounted tickets for Broadway in Chicago show “Come From Away”

Discounted tickets for Broadway in Chicago show “Come From Away”

Broadway in Chicago has offered Members of the Alliance a special deal on their new show “Come From Away,” playing February 22 – March 6 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Using the promo code HEART, tickets for the show on select days are only $72. Here are the details:

Show Info:
Come From Away
Cadillac Palace Theatre
February 22 – March 6

$72 TICKETS! *
Use offer code HEART when ordering.

*Offer valid on February 22, 23(mat/eve), 24; March 1, 2(mat/eve) and 3 performances. Offer ends Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30PM. Valid on select front orchestra, dress circle, and loge seating locations only. Subject to availability. Not valid with any other offers or previously purchased tickets. Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.

Buy tickets here:

About Come From Away:

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss the breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Watch the Info Session with DCASE Commissioner Erin Harkey

Watch the Info Session with DCASE Commissioner Erin Harkey

New Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Commissioner Erin Harkey recently hosted two informational sessions to talk about their increased funds for the arts and culture sector, highlights from recent research reports and program assessments, and plans for DCASE’s strategic direction moving forward, followed by a Q & A session. You can watch either session at the links below.

Jan 11, 1:45pm Session
Jan 21, 5:00pm Session

Helpful links shared by DCASE during the sessions:
DCASE Opportunities webpage:

Link to more information on the recovery grant:

Apply to be a DCASE Grant panelist here:

Chicago Arts Census survey:

How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chicago

How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chicago

It’s time to celebrate Lunar New Year in Chicago!

Get ready to kick off the Year of the Tiger! Lunar New Year starts on February 1 this year, and it’s time to celebrate! Lunar New Year is a great time to reflect on the past, welcome the changing of the seasons, get ready for the year ahead, and learn a little more about the diverse communities that call Chicago home.

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Dragon Dancers at the Alliance’s 2014 Mosaic Gala. Photo by Jason Brown Photography

What is Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in many cultures across East Asia, and to people of East Asian descent across the world. While in America the new year starts on January 1, as determined by the Gregorian calendar, many cultures instead mark time by moon cycles. Lunar New Year always falls on the first New Moon to appear between January 21 and February 20.

Lunar New Year is a major holiday in China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Tibet, Vietnam, and Mongolia, and many other countries celebrate as well. Specifically in China, it is known as the Spring Festival. Though it occurs in the coldest time of year, it is a hopeful time of looking forward to the new year and the coming of spring.

How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chicago

Because we have diverse communities across the city and suburbs, of course there are going to be some Lunar New Year celebrations in Chicago! Check out some events where you can learn more about this holiday and the cultures that celebrate it:

Chinese New Year Online Celebration

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is hosting a virtual Lunar New Year celebration this year! Join them on Wednesday, February 2 at 6pm for a free event where you can learn about the holiday, hear musical performances, enjoy the lion dance, and lots more. Register here.

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Korean Traditional Furniture Exhibition

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is doing something a little different for Lunar New Year– an exhibition celebrating the beautiful decorative arts of traditional Korean furniture. It’s a fun and interesting way to learn more about Korean culture in a more relaxed setting. Learn more here.

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Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration and Parade

The diverse neighborhood of Uptown has hosted a Lunar New Year celebration in Chicago for over 40 years! This year is no different, with a parade and other festivities kicking off on February 5th. Learn more here.

Have fun! Hoping the Year of the Tiger brings you health and happiness. 

Marie Rowley, Marketing and Communications Manager

“Strengthening Your Fundraising Capacity” from Illinois Humanities

“Strengthening Your Fundraising Capacity” from Illinois Humanities

As part of their COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants Program, Illinois Humanities is offering virtual learning and capacity building opportunities for grantee-partners across the state throughout 2022.

This Capacity Building Series will cover topics such as fundraising, available grants opportunities, proposal writing, and many more. Stipends of $100 will be provided to each attendee, and workshops are capped at 60 participants. 30 slots will be reserved for participants from grantee-organizations in Cook County and 30 for participants from grantee-organizations outside of Cook County. There is a limit of one participant per grantee-organization per session; however, recordings of all sessions will be made available afterwards.

Registration is open now for the first session!

“Strengthening Your Fundraising Capacity”

Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, from 1-3PM CDT

Description: This 2-hour session will focus on understanding how to position and strengthen your fundraising capacity as a nonprofit organization.

Presenters: This session will be led by Juana Guzman, a national arts strategist, who is a board member at Illinois Humanities, consultant for Bloomberg Philanthropies, and former Vice-President at the National Museum of Mexican Art; and Tracy Taft, former Executive Director at the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, who spearheaded the Curley School Artisan Housing Community Development and Urban-Rural Planning.

To register for the first session, click here. Note that this is a password-protected page; the password is IL2022 (case sensitive).

Upcoming activities will include a funders panel (April 2022) and workshops on proposal writing (June 2022) and how to grow & manage your volunteers program (August 2022), as well as facilitation trainings (which Illinois Humanities has offered to grantee-partners since 2017, please note stipends are not available for our facilitation trainings).


2022 Legal Update Webinar Series from Hub International

2022 Legal Update Webinar Series from Hub International

2022 Legal Update Webinar Series

Join HUB’s Employee Benefits Compliance Officers and Employment Law Attorneys for a two-part webinar series covering important changes and updates in 2022 impacting employee benefits and employment law issues.

Part 1: Employee Benefits Compliance
Wednesday, January 26th | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Join HUB’s Compliance Officers for the first of our two-part webinar series discussing regulatory changes that impact employee benefits compliance in 2022. During this webinar we’ll cover:

  • COVID-19 changes impacting group health plans
  • Updates to the Transparency Rules and reporting
  • What the No Surprises Act means for your organization
  • ACA updates and other regulatory changes
Register Today

Part 2: Employment Law and Litigation Trends
Wednesday, February 2nd | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Join HUB’s employment attorneys for the second part of our legal update webinar series as they discuss:

  • Employment law litigation and insurance trends for this year
  • Regulatory changes including wage and hour, National Labor Relations Board, and the various workplace vaccination and testing rules
  • Recent landmark employment law cases and how they will impact 2022 and beyond
Register Today