Fancy Schmancy: A Magical Place

Posted by Amanda Farrar on October 6, 2010

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Hello Blogosphere!  I’m here to tell you about an amazing event that will be occurring very soon.  For the past 9 years, Barrel of Monkeys has been presenting our Fancy Schmancy Benefit for the enjoyment of all and more importantly, to support our programming in under-resourced Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Park Districts.  In order to truly embrace the nature of our writing residencies at the event, the theme of the evening will be “Magical Place”, based upon an audience favored story penned by Dulce H. from Columbia Explorers Academy* when she was in 4th grade.  Read this story and so many more in our Story Archive!

Be amazed by the Magical Place that Fancy Schmancy will be at 7pm on Friday, October 22 at the Ravenswood Event Center, 4025 N. Ravenswood Ave.  More info herePurchase tickets or make a fully tax-deductible donation here!

The evening will be something like this.  (But not quite.)

Fancy 10.5 from Barrel of Monkeys on Vimeo.

We are particularly excited about seeing Magical Place return to the stage after a year-long run and a four month hiatus during the live performance at the event. 

Other highlights: New this year is a raffle for a trip for two to New York City to see Saturday Night Live!  Includes round-trip airfare for two and two tickets to a live taping of SNL.  Sorry to say that raffle laws prevent selling tickets online, but they are on sale weekly at “That’s Weird, Grandma” up until the drawing on October 22 - no need to be in attendance to WIN! 

And!  We are procuring some pretty incredibly unique and exciting auction items which we will tell you more about in future blog entries.  Stay tuned, and monkey on!

*This school year will mark Barrel of Monkeys’ 10th Anniversary of partnering with Columbia Explorers Academy!


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