Monday, April 24th, 2017

Benefit Beat Party Spotlight

Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel “Paprika!”

    Attending Paprika! is like taking a trip to Budapest – totally immersive, gracefully sophisticated in a charming, old-world style, not to mention a delightful way to sample Hungarian dishes, aperitifs, culture and dancing. This 27th annual event organized by the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel (CHDP) was a celebration recognizin...

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The Cleveland Orchestra “Centennial Season”

          The Cleveland Orchestra announced its Centennial Season at a grand celebration with more than 1,200 people in attendance at Severance Hall. A reception in the Smith Lobby prior to the presentation in the concert hall featured libations and hors d’oeuvres by Marigold Catering, and music performed by members of the...

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American Red Cross “Fire & Ice Ball”

      Fresh battery power in smoke alarms is not usually a list topper for discussion at a formal reception. But the 25th anniversary of Operation Save-A-Life gave the American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Chapter an additional reason for celebrating at this year’s Fire and Ice Ball. Since 1992, when former chapter executive Steve D. Bul...

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“Illuminate” 41st Cleveland International Film Festival Opening Gala

  Captions  and Photos by Peggy Turbett With the roar of clacking keys, the Cleveland International Film Festival kicked off “Illuminate,” the 41st annual film fest with a multi-theater showing of “California Typewriter.” The documentary ode to the low-tech machine profiled various aficionados, including Tom Hanks, John Mayer and Sam Shepard....

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Playhouse Square 26th Jump Back Ball: Roaring Back to the 20s

    Playhouse Square went “Roaring Back to the 20s,” transforming the multi-theater complex into a meandering multi-level speakeasy for the 26th Annual Jump Back Ball. Fedoras, feathers and and flappers filled the halls as more than 1,000 patrons sipped champagne and cocktails, danced the Lindy and the Charleston with Get Hep Swing, and played...

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Our Lady of the Wayside “Cleveland’s Finest Hors d’oeuvre Contest”

          A dream team of area chefs helped raise more than $50,000 at the 23rd annual Cleveland’s Finest Hors d’oeuvre Contest, to benefit Our Lady of the Wayside. The sold-out event at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field attracted more than 800 guests. Attendees were invited to sample fare from some of the area’s very best restaurants. Guests v...

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Cleveland Institute of Music “Broadway in the Circle”

There’s a future for Porgy serenading his Bess, for an American dancing in Paris, and for Maria, Anita and the girls to match the musical escalations of the Sharks against the Jets. For 96 years the Cleveland Institute of Music has trained and nurtured accomplished classical musicians. The Broadway in the Circle benefit, sponsored by CIM’s Women’s...

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Laurel School “For the Love of Laurel”

More than 500 people turned out in support of Laurel School for its 11th annual Gator Bash entitled “For the Love of Laurel.” Presented at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, the evening featured a live and silent auction, a $10,000 tuition raffle and a Call to the Heart, which raised money for the creation of the Laurel School Innovation Fund. Guests e...

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NE Ohio Chapter of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America “Toast of the Town”

    The NE Ohio chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) held its fourth annual Toast of the Town Fundraiser at the Ariel International Center. An annual wine tasting extravaganza to benefit the mission of CCFA, this year’s theme was “California Dreaming on the Northern Coast” and catered to 300 people. Th...

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“Somewhere in Time” Western Reserve Historical Society 150th Birthday Celebration

      What’s a birthday bash without balloons, games, ice cream and cake? Throw in a smorgasbord of tasty regional treats, whimsical costumes and rides on the Euclid Beach Grand Carousel and you’ve got the Western Reserve Historical Society’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. Inspired by the theme “Somewhere in Time,” many of the 308 gu...

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