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Dance Thu Jul 10 2008

YOU Can Dance With (Chicago's) Stars!

A summer twilight rooftop party with vintners pouring their own wines while members of one of Chicago's favorite dance companies teaches you Bossa Nova moves from one of their popular works. No, this isn't just some fantasy of your friendly GB dance writer. This is the latest event from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. At Twilight on the Rooftop, HSDC's dancers will be teaching a lesson where "guests will discover how to 'Sway' Dean Martin-style to the rhythms of the Bossa Nova as they learn part of one of HSDC's most popular performance pieces." Meanwhile, attendees can snack on hors d'oeuvres and taste fine wines from nine Napa Valley wineries (be sure to read below whatcha get if you pay the big bucks). And if that's not enough, they will be raffling prizes, including a "Napa Valley winery experience." Yum!

If this sounds fabulous to you, be sure to RSVP by July 15. The event is Tuesday, July 22, 7-10 p.m. on the Rooftop of the East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury St. Tickets are $75 per person, or get a VIP ticket for $125, which includes reserved seating with table-side wine service by the vintners themselves. Proceeds benefit HSDC. RSVP by phone at 312-850-9744, x164 or online.

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dino martin peters / July 10, 2008 5:52 PM

Hey pallies, "to 'Sway' Dean Martin-style" how cool is that...woulda loves to come to this party....never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool, oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth....

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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