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16th Annual Gaming For Green

16th Annual Gaming For Green

The 16th Annual “Gaming for Green®” returns Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 5:30pm - 11:00pm at Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie Street). Check-in is at 5:30pm and cards fly at 7pm. The annual Texas Hold “Em poker tournament and casino night benefit Chicago Gateway Green®. Poker Players compete for the Grand Prize of a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The top ten players will all walk away with fabulous prizes. Guests will enjoy live music and a variety of charitable gaming, including roulette, craps, blackjack, and a chance to win over $20,000 in prizes. Ticket holders will also enjoy Galleria Marchetti’s famous Italian specialties & complimentary cocktails all evening. Gaming for Green is hosted by the nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green, dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicago’s expressways, gateways, and neighborhoods. Founded in 1986 by Donald J. DePorter, Gateway Green has planted more than 4,000 trees, 80,000 shrubs, and 130,000 perennials, and removed over 1.5 million pounds of litter. Poker Tickets: Early Bird $150 A poker tournament ticket includes tournament entry, an open bar, access to charitable casino gaming, and dinner. The top 9 finalists in the poker tournament will be able to choose from an amazing prize pool featuring a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas! Note: price increases to $200 on June 1. Five Player Buy-in Poker Ticket bundle: $625. A 5-player ticket bundle includes 5 tournament entries with an open bar, access to charitable casino gaming, and dinner. The top 9 finalists in the poker tournament can choose from a fantastic prize pool featuring a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas! [Casino Tickets](https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTc1NDI1https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTc1NDI1): Early Bird $100 A casino guest ticket includes an open bar, dinner, charitable gaming access, and a poker tournament viewing. Note: Price increases to $125 on June 1.

1950's Styled Event Space And Recreational Cooking And Baking School

1950's Styled Event Space And Recreational Cooking And Baking School

Bettie’s Chicago, nestled in the charming River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago, is not just an event space—it's a journey back in time to the nostalgic 1950s. As a retro diner-themed venue, we specialize in creating a unique blend of entertainment and education, offering a delightful fusion of event hosting and recreational cooking and baking classes. Immerse yourself in the weekly baking classes and date night events hosted by none other than the talented Baker Bettie herself—Kristin Hoffman. Step into an era where the simplicity of a pyrex bowl and the warmth of baking memories come to life. [Baker Bettie's](https://bettieschicago.com/) expertly breaks down baking techniques and science, ensuring that every participant gains hands-on experience in a friendly and easily digestible manner. The space, adorned with a genuine 1950s jukebox and a classic Coke machine, is the perfect backdrop for private classes, parties, and corporate events. Whether you're seeking a cozy baking class or a unique venue to host a memorable event, Bettie’s Chicago promises a one-of-a-kind experience. "Baker Bettie is my retro alter ego," says Kristin Hoffman. "I aim to infuse a sense of nostalgia into the art of baking, creating an environment that feels comforting and approachable. Join me, and let's recreate those cherished baking moments together."

A Celebration Of Slime At The SLOOMOO Institute in River North

A Celebration Of Slime At The SLOOMOO Institute in River North

It's a celebration of SLIME with a 20,000 sq. ft. immersive attraction in River North that intersects Contemporary Art + Mental Health. [Get Tickets Here:](https://sloomooinstitute.com/) Originally opened as a pop-up in SoHo and now expanding to permanent sites in Chicago and Atlanta, the space is designed by contemporary artists and renowned architects with multiple interactive installations that flow like a gallery including: a Yayoi Kusama Obliteration Room-inspired Slime Wall, a DIY bar with over 4 million combinations to create your own, composer Pei Pei Chung wrote music for Sloomoo’s ASMR soundscapes, AR and video installations and much more! What is Sloomoo? The word Sloomoo came from a funny, viral trend noticed in the slime community in 2017. Slimers captioned their posts with this saying, “replace the vowels of your name with ‘oo’ and that’s your new slime name.” Slime = "SLOOMOO" Sloomoo immerses you in a transformative world of touch, sound, scent, and sight. A mix of science and magic, the space is full of compounds from slime to kinetic sand to new innovations that entertain, soothe and surprise, otherworldly CGI videos, kaleidoscopic glow-in-the-dark moments, a 150-foot DIY bar to design your own slime (there are 4,320,000 unique combinations), and more. Every element of the experience was created to awaken your spirit with creative fun.