Peter Taub, MCA's director of performance programs, along with artist Jyldo (Jill Stewart), curated entertainment that included burlesque acts, acrobats hanging from chains in stairwells, dancers twirling around poles, and performers lip-syncing to club mixes throughout the industrial-chic building. With decor by Heffernan Morgan Designs, the MCA Warehouse was filled with whirring fans and state-of-the-art manufacturing presentations.
Comfort food was served from industrial-size carts, and included peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fried baloney, strips of bacon and deviled eggs from Jewell Events Catering. Guests enjoyed beef stew served from conveyor belts, chili ladled out of garbage cans and hors d'oeuvres strung on chain-link fences. Paninis were flattened on ironing boards, and whole pigs turned on spits. After dinner, attendees were escorted downstairs for a performance by indie pop group
Attendees included Mayor Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule; Liza and Marc Brooks; Lisa and Michael Kornick; Kara Walker; Greg Cameron; Greg Thompson; Ken Norgan; Michael Kutza; Linda
Co-chaired by Anne Kaplan, Susan and Michael Canmann, Anita Blanchard and Marty Nesbitt, the event attracted more than 500 patrons and raised $900,000 for MCA programming and exhibits.
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