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Chef Art Smith To Host Dinner At Reunion To Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Chef Art Smith To Host Dinner At Reunion To Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Longtime Chicago resident Chef Art Smith is hosting a special ticketed dinner on Thursday, June 1 — the first day of Alzheimer’s Brain and Awareness Month — at his newly opened restaurant, [Reunion](https://www.reunionrestaurants.com/), to help raise awareness and support for the Alzheimer’s Association. The special four-course dinner will feature dishes that pay homage to the important women in Chef Art’s life – his mother, grandmother and aunt, all of whom he lost to Alzheimer’s disease. Chef Art, TV personality and personal chef to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga, opened Reunion last summer as a family-oriented eatery located at Navy Pier for locals, visitors and anyone looking for straightforward, down-home Southern food. “Reunion holds a special place in my heart because it signifies my return to the city I love after being away for several years while I cared for my mother with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Chef Art Smith. “My grandmother, mother and aunt were all really remarkable, hardworking women who taught me that if you’ve got food, you’ve got life. Food has the ability to bring people together and I’m excited to invite the Chicago community to join me for delicious food and a night of fun that supports the Alzheimer’s Association.” Chef Art is a longtime supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association through its Around the Table program, an awareness platform that showcases shared experiences with food to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on individuals, families and communities. The special event will encourage communities to share the stories behind some of their favorite dishes, encouraging food lovers to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Tickets are $100 per person and are available on a limited basis [here](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alzheimers-benefit-dinner-with-chef-art-smith-tickets-600823357837). The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter. Today, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease including more than 230,000 Illinoisans. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends serve as dementia caregivers with more than 383,000 caregivers in Illinois.

Chicago Film Festival 2022

Chicago Film Festival 2022

"For many of us, Michael Kutza brought the great city of Chicago to life with his infectious love of film." `-` Oliver Stone, Oscar®-winning director of Platoon, JFK, and Born on the Fourth of July. The 58th edition of the festival runs Oct. 12-23 in theaters across the city. <a href="https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/">https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/</a> Meet The Founder (Michael Kutza) of the Chicago International Film Festival! Signing his new book, Starstruck. October 19 6-9 pm AMC River East Theaters - <a href="www.michaelkutza.com">www.michaelkutza.com</a> Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. They serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.

Navy Pier To Unveil New Interactive Art Installation, 'Solstice'

Navy Pier To Unveil New Interactive Art Installation, 'Solstice'

Looking for something to do with the family that is absolutely FREE? You'll want to check out Solstice. Inspired by solar and planetary movements, SOLSTICE is a monumental interactive art installation that invites visitors to take control of the environment around them. After activating a giant spinning globe, participants pick their path through a series of doors, each creating a distinct array of glowing light and sound. Whether energized by the mind-bending challenge of an ever-changing puzzle, or wrapped in esoteric contemplation of parallel dimensions, visitors will be captivated by this one-of-a-kind immersive experience. SOLSTICE is open free to the public during all Pier hours. SOLSTICE is the creation of Montreal-based digital art studio Iregular. Founded in 2010, Iregular creates audiovisual installations, large-scale sculptures, architectural projections, and scenographies, with a focus on interactive and immersive experiences. At the crossroads between art and technology, these artworks experiment with geometry, light, sound, typography, mathematics, algorithms, communication protocols, AI, and machine learning, and have been exhibited in 25 countries across the globe. Find more at [navypier.org](https://navypier.org/)