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Chicago nonprofits are having a ball this spring

Harold Washington Library
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Barrel of Monkeys presents The Big Prom: Space Horses in Space on March 29 at The Drucker Center on1535 N. Dayton Avenue. The annual fundraising soiree features adult beverages and light appetizers, live music from Diego Sol & The Metronomes, a space horse-themed photo booth, and more, including a drawing for tickets to Saturday Night Live. For more information, visit

The Chicago Public Library Foundation Junior Board will host Night in the Stacks on April 4 in the Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library on 400 S. State Street from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. And open bar offering specialty drinks inspired by authors and books is included as well as food, music and other literary-themed surprises. Tickets ($100) are available at

The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus is gearing up for their 7th Annual Big Package Auction with guest hostess Miss Richfield 1981 on Saturday, April 5. For details, visit or call 773-296-0541.

Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7 hosts a #hatersball fundraiser on Friday, April 11 at Chop Shop on 2033 W. North Avenue. “Vocalo has come a long way from days when it felt like we didn’t have a lot of supporters,” says The Morning AMp!’s Brian Babylon. “#hatersball is a tongue-in-cheek way of saying Let’s forget about all of the haters and celebrate all the things we love. Our party proceeds will help us to continue to make great programming and will also support our free storytelling workshops for Chicago’s young, aspiring media makers.” The party and concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets and additional information are available at

About Face Theatre’s Wonka Ball 2014: The Gayme Show! featuring the prestigious 2014 Leppen Leadership Awards presentation takes place on at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Macy’s on 111 N. State Street. For tickets, visit or call 773-784-8565.